She might be a privileged star-kid who got launched under the big banner of Karan Johar at a tender age of 18, but her immense hard work, terrific talent and undying confidence has made her what Alia Bhatt is today. From a raw, expressionless and mere glamorous college girl in ‘Student of the year’ to a bihari farm-worker who gets stuck in a vicious underbelly and is raped repeatedly in ‘Udta Punjab’, Alia’s journey has truly been her own and reflects she is the ‘leading female superstar of coming times’.

Before ‘Student of the year’ released, Alia Bhatt was not famous even as a star-kid. In media mentions, that too rare, she was just the other daughter of Mahesh Bhatt than the much known muse Pooja Bhatt. Alia entered the industry when eminent actresses like Kareena Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai, etc were almost on the verge to their ending careers and a plethora of sparkling young talent was already present in form of Sonam Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Kangana Ranaut and Anushka Sharma. None had ever thought that this lil young star-kid would ever be able to mark a prominent imprint. Well, she not only succeeded in carving a special place for herself in the industry but has also emerged as a ‘star performer’ by delivering some memorable and impeccable performances

As she turns 24 today, here are 6 reasons we absolutely adore Alia Bhatt!

Her Versatility in Acting: Within 5 initial years of her career, Alia has proved her versatility as an actor. Her very second film, Highway, was an offbeat. She brought escape, freedom, bondage, utopia and parenting, all the themes together while playing the role of a choked high-class modern Delhi girl. She plays light-hearted roles with immense ease. Dear Zindagi and Kapoor & Sons are true testaments of it.

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Apart from playing content-driven roles, Alia is a true entertainer too. With her young and lively roles in 2 states, Humpty Sharma…etc, she has proved herself as ‘The Actress of Our Time”.

Never-say-die attitude: She proved she doesn’t have the intellect of her father and sister when she failed to correctly answer a basic general knowledge question on Koffee with Karan. But what followed her was really very heart-wrenching. She was endlessly trolled on every possible medium and became a face of ‘brainless beauties’. But with her electrifying confidence, she didn’t let all this bring her down. Rather she reverted with an ah-mazing video in collaboration with AIB.

Her film choices: After her debut film (SOTY), Alia has truly come a long way in a short career spanning across mere 5 years. With her impressing film choices, the actress has successfully appealed the masses with her both commercial and offbeat cinema.

alia_bhatt_in_student_of_the_year-wide2Her Breezy Fashion Style: Alia knows how to make best of her young age. She never steps back from experimenting with her fashion. From traditional looks to millennial floral LBDs, crop tops and jumpsuits, she dons her every attire in high spirits with sheer grace. Her carefree and breeze looks are at times too relatable for the modern Indian young girls, and that just becomes one more reason to adore her.

cffc3acef0f446b5a7efded8cca10cb5Fresh and Charming Looks: Needless to say, with Student of the year, we might not have seen her as a long-going actress but we immediately fell in love with her enlightening smile and fresh pretty face. But ofcourse, she is not just a pretty face but treasure trove of inexhausting talent.

Her Melodious Flair: She revealed her singing side in the very second film of her career i.e. Highway where she lent her voice in the song ‘Sooha Saaha’. Under the music of legendary AR Rahman, Alia emerged a true winner as a singer. Her soft voice and harmonious chores has allowed her to croon numerous songs including ‘Ikk Kudi’ from Udta Punjab, ‘Samjhavan’ from Humpty Sharma and latest, ‘Humsafar’ from Badrinath Ki Dulhania. Must say, she is a true heart-winner.

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Udta Punjab: Last but not the least! ‘Udta Punjab’ is by far the epitome of her career. The ease with which she played a super complex role of a Bihari farm-worker and picked up the Bihari accent is commendable. She emerged as a winner in the multi-starrer film in which all the characters were equally appreciable.

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Well, the girl has achieved reputed accolades including ‘Actor of the year’, in the start of her career, all we can say is, this is just a glimpse of her! A lot is her talent is still untapped and yet to be explored.

A very happy birthday Alia! <3