Kiara Advani is riding high on success with movies like M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016,) Lust Stories (2018) and Kabir Singh (2019,) with the latter becoming the highest grossing film of 2019 so far. She impressed everyone with her amazing acting skills and is now considered one of the most promising actresses of Bollywood. As Kiara turns a year older today, let’s look at some lesser known facts about the actress.
Unknown facts about Kiara Advani
1) Her real name
Born Alia Advani, Kiara changed her name from Alia to Kiara after Salman Khan advised her to do so because of Alia Bhatt. According to Salman Khan, there cannot be two actresses with the same name in Bollywood and suggested the change. This prompted the actress to change her name to Kiara, which was inspired by Priyanka Chopra’s character from the movie Anjaana Anjaani (2010.)
2) A diverse ancestry
Kiara has a very diverse ancestral background. While her father Jagdeep Advani is a Sindhi businessman, her mother Genevieve Jaffrey has a Punjabi, Scottish, Irish, Portugese and Spanish background.
3) A Bollywood connection
While it may seem Kiara Advani is an outsider in the industry, she has quite a few celebrity relatives from her mother’s side. Actor Ashok Kumar is her step-great-grandfather and actress Juhi Chawla is her aunt.
4) Acting courses
Before making her debut with Fugly, Kiara took short acting courses at Anupam Kher and Roshan Taneja’s institute.
5) Childhood friend of Isha Ambani
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There are some special people who are a part of your life and you grow up with. My oldest friend, still as caring, as humble and as amazing as you were when we first met! My to be bridey, Ishu never ever let the child in you grow up❤️ forever your Aliu 👯♂️ Congratulations @_iiishmagish @anandpiramal 💍🎉Comofomo🙃
Kiara is a childhood friend of Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani. Kiara Advani shared an adorable collage of the duo’s childhood photos on the occasion of Isha Ambani’s engagement to Anand Piramal.
6) Ad film debut
Kiara made her ad film debut as a toddler. She appeared alongside her mother Genevieve Jaffrey, who was working as a model at the time for “Wipro Baby Shorts,” when she was only 1-2 years old.
7) An avid cricket fan
Kiara Advani, who rose to fame after starring in the M.S. Dhoni biopic, is also an avid fan of cricket and a die hard fan of “Master Blaster” Sachin Tendulkar.
Here’s wishing this immensely talented actress, Kiara Advani, a very happy birthday and a wonderful year ahead.
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According to the latest reports, actress Kareena Kapoor Khan will, in Melbourne, unveil the trophies for the 2020 T20 World Cup for both men and women. The 7th ICC T20 World Cup is scheduled to take place from October 18th to November 15th, 2020. Hosted by Australia, the tournament will see 16 countries participating in 45 matches to win the T20 World Cup.
Kareena Kapoor Khan, whose late father in law was the legendary Indian cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, is excited about the opportunity. Speaking about the ceremony, Kareena Kapoor Khan said, “I am honoured to be a part of this prestigious evening. I would like to encourage all these women out there who are playing for their respective countries to pursue their dreams. It’s truly empowering to see them stand tall on an international platform.”
On the workfront, Kareena Kapoor Khan will next be seen in the comedy Good Newwz. Directed by Raj Mehta, the film is produced by Karan Johar under his banner Dharma Productions. The movie, which deals with two couples’ quest with in vitro fertilisation, stars Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani in lead roles. Good Newwz is slated to hit theaters on December 27th, 2019.
Kareena Kapoor Khan will become the first Indian actress to unveil the T20 World Cup trophies.
Akshay Kumar Donates To Flood Stricken Families In Bihar
Actor Akshay Kumar extended a helping hand to 25 families affected by the floods in Bihar. The actor announced to donate Rs. 1 crore, which will be used to rehabilitate 25 flood stricken families in Bihar.
Each of the 25 families affected by the floods would be awarded Rs. 4 lakh from the Rs. 1 crore fund. The families would be given the cheques on the auspicious occasion of Chhath Puja.
Akshay Kumar said, “A natural calamity reminds us we are nothing in front of it. But there’s one more thing, which is what bit can we do. We should do whatever we can. I am very happy that I got the opportunity to do whatever little I could. It couldn’t get bigger than being able to help those people, who have lost everything, start all over again.”
On the workfront, Akshay Kumar’s latest release, Housefull 4, is doing well among the audience. Directed by Farhad Samji, Housefull 4 is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under his banner Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and Fox Star Studios. The movie stars Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Pooja Hegde and Kriti Kharbanda in lead roles.
Housefull 4 – Day 1 Box Office Collection
Housefull 4, Akshay Kumar’s latest release, was well received by the audience despite having tough competition with Saand Ki Aankh and Made In China. Housefull 4, which revolves around the theme of reincarnation, managed to bag Rs. 19.08 crores on its opening day itself.
The movie managed to stay at the top at the box office and is expected to perform well during the Diwali weekend. Despite the film doing well among the audience, it was not well received by the critics.
Box Office India stated, “The film did slow in the evening due to pre-Diwali but still is the second highest opening ever for a comedy film and the highest opening for the Housefull franchise despite pre-Diwali.”
Housefull 4, which is the fourth installment in the Housefull series, is directed by Farhad Samji. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under his banner Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, Housefull 4 is said to be the most expensive Indian comedy film. The film saw franchise regulars Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh make a comeback. Along with Akshay and Ritesh, the film also stars Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Pooja Hegde and Kriti Kharbanda in lead roles.
Bollywood Stars Celebrate 150 Years Of Mahatma Gandhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined hands with Bollywood stars to release a video celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The video follows the theme of “Change Within.”
The video is directed by renowned director Rajkumar Hirani and brings together 8 Bollywood celebrities to share the important teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. In the video, every actor recites a quote by Mahatma Gandhi about peace, truth and non violence, among others. The video features Aamir Khan, Alia Bhatt, Salman Khan, Kangana Ranaut, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Shah Rukh Khan, Vicky Kaushal and Ranbir Kapoor.
Rajkumar Hirani took to Twitter to write about the video and said, “Deeply honoured to have played a small part in showcasing Mahatma Gandhiji’s greatness. Celebrating and saluting 150 years of the Mahatma #ChangeWithin.”
— Rajkumar Hirani (@RajkumarHirani) October 19, 2019
— Chulbul Pandey (@BeingSalmanKhan) October 19, 2019
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) October 19, 2019
Prime Minister also shared his thoughts on Twitter and said, “Spreading the thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi through cinema, ensuring more youngsters are well-acquainted with the ideals of Gandhi Ji… We exchanged thoughts on a wide range of subjects. Our film and entertainment industry is diverse and vibrant. Its impact internationally is also immense. Our films, music and dance have become very good ways of connecting people as well as societies.”
Spreading the thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi through cinema, ensuring more youngsters are well-acquainted with the ideals of Gandhi Ji.
Today’s interaction with leading film personalities and cultural icons was fruitful.
We exchanged thoughts on a wide range of subjects. pic.twitter.com/2xKTEZrVAJ
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 19, 2019
Prior to the release of the video, Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited many Bollywood celebrities to his residence. The meeting focussed on how TV shows and films have helped popularise Mahatma Gandhi and Gandhism.
Deepika Padukone Becomes Ambassador For Bharat Ki Laxmi Initiative
Actress Deepika Padukone, along with Indian badminton player P.V. Sindhu, became the face of the Bharat Ki Laxmi initiative.
The actress shared a video on her social media platform with the caption reading, “Societies grow when women are empowered and their accomplishments are given a place of pride! I support PM @narendramodi ji #BharatKiLaxmi movement. It celebrates extraordinary achievements of extraordinary women of India. This Diwali, let’s celebrate womanhood.” The video features Deepika alongside P.V. Sindhu, where the duo discuss more about the initiative.
— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) October 22, 2019
Deepika has been working hard on tackling mental illnesses through her organisation, The Live Love Laugh Foundation. Recently, she also launched the Closet initiative, where the actress auctions clothes from her personal collection. The entire proceeds from the auction go to her foundation.
On the workfront, the actress will be next seen in Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak and Kabir Khan’s ’83. While Chhapaak is based on the real life story of Laxmi Agarwal, an acid attack survivor, in ’83, Padukone plays the role of Kapil Dev’s wife, Romi Dev. Chhapaak will be released on January 10th, 2020, while ’83 is scheduled to hit theaters on April 10th, 2020.
Bharat Ki Laxmi is a new initiative by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which aims to honour Indian women who worked for the betterment of society and had extraordinary achievements.
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