Alia Advani, known professionally as Kiara Advani, is an Indian actress who appears predominantly in Hindi films. After making her film debut with the 2014 poorly received comedy Fugly, Advani had her first commercial success with a brief role in the 2016 sports biopic M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story.
|Real Name||Alia Advani|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 165 cm|
|in meters- 1.65 m|
|in feet inches- 5 5|
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 55 kg|
|in pounds- 121 lbs|
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||34-26-34|
|Eye Colour||Light Brown|
|Debut||Film (Hindi): Fugly (2014)|
|Film (Telugu): Bharat Ane Nenu (2018)|
|Web Series: Lust Stories (2018)|
|Date of Birth||31-Jul-92|
|Age (as in 2019)||27 Years|
|Birthplace||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|School||Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai|
|College/University||Jai Hind College for Mass Communication, Mumbai|
|Caste/Ethnicity|| Sindhi- from her father's side|
| Scottish, Irish, Portuguese, and Spanish- from her mother's side|
|Hobbies||Snorkeling, Doing Burpees, Zip Lining, Rock Climbing|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Jagdeep Advani (Businessman)|
|Mother- Genevieve Jaffrey (Teacher)|
|Siblings||Brother- Mishaal Advani (younger)|
|Favourite Food||Tacos, Seaweed Salad, Cupcakes, Sushi|
|Favourite Fashion Designer||Manish Malhotra|
|Favourite Actress||Grace Kelly, Sridevi|
|Favourite Actor||Salman Khan|
|Favourite Travel Destination||New York City|
|Favourite Cafe||Caffe Habitu, Hong Kong|
|Favourite Book||Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham|
|Favourite Athlete||Usain Bolt|
|Favourite Hotel||The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Kiara Advani
- Does Kiara Advani smoke?: Not Known
- Does Kiara Advani drink alcohol?: Yes
- Kiara was born into a modest family in Mumbai.
- Kiara Advani belongs to the Sindhi Community.
- The noted veteran actors, Ashok Kumar and Saeed Jaffrey are her step-great-grandfather and great-uncle, respectively.
- Kiara was always passionate about acting since her childhood. She had developed a good dressing sense even at a very tender age.
- She was also very good at studies during her school days and had scored 92% in class 12th.
- The baby Kiara appeared in Wipro Baby Soap TV commercial along with her mother.
- Kiara Advani and Isha Ambani are childhood friends.
- Kiara is the niece of model Shaheen Jaffrey. In an interview, Kiara said that her aunt Shaheen had dated Salman Khan in their 20’s.
- Kiara and her family are very close to Salman Khan, and Kiara was launched in films from “Fugly” in 2014, which was produced by Salman Khan.
- When she made her Bollywood debut in 2014, she changed her name from Alia to Kiara; as one Alia (Alia Bhatt) was already there in the industry. On her change of name, she says-
Kiara’ was chosen by me. We were brainstorming with lots of names and I remembered watching Anjaana Anjaani, and the way Priyanka Chopra introduces her character: ‘Hi, I am Kiara.’ I loved the way she said it. I had loved it so much that I thought if I ever have a daughter, I would name her Kiara. So when I wanted a name, I used it for myself.”
- On people’ conjecture that she might have got an easy entry in Bollywood; owing to her family relations with Salman Khan, Kiara says-
It was not easy. My mother told me that I must work hard; if I sit at home, no one will come home to say that they have a script for me.”
Kiara Advani on Instagram and Twitter
— Kiara Advani (@advani_kiara) June 21, 2020