Sanya Malhotra Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More

Sanya Malhotra Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More

Sanya Malhotra (born February 25, 1992) is an Indian cinema actress who works in Hindi. She began her career as a supporting actress in the biographical sports film Dangal (2016) and the comedy Badhaai Ho (2018), both of which were box office successes in India.

Malhotra garnered Filmfare Critics Award nominations for Best Actress for her parts in the drama Photograph (2019) and the black comedy Ludo (2020), as well as plaudits for her roles in the streaming films Shakuntala Devi (2020), Pagglait (2021), and Love Hostel (2022).

Background and early life

Malhotra was born and reared in the Indian capital of Delhi. She is a trained contemporary and ballet dancer. Malhotra went on to compete in the dancing reality show dancing India Dance after graduating from Gargi College, reaching the top 100. She relocated to Mumbai, where she began auditioning and helping camerapersons for television commercials. Mukesh Chhabra, the film casting director, later approached her.


Early career and recognition (2016-2019) Malhotra was cast alongside Fatima Sana Shaikh in Nitesh Tiwari's biographical sports film Dangal. She stated before to the film that she knew very little about wrestling. She then viewed multiple wrestling videos and practiced "how wrestlers move, walk, and use body language." Malhotra and Sheikh both went through five rounds of auditions, as well as physical training and workshops with Tiwari and Aamir Khan. Kripa Shankar Patel Bishnoi, a former wrestler and coach, trained them. Dangal, which was released in 2016, gained critical acclaim and went on to become the highest-grossing Indian film of all time, generating more than 2,000 crore (US$250 million) globally. In her assessment, Anupama Chopra stated that Malhotra lends "strong support" to the tale. Malhotra later choreographed the song "Sexy Baliye" for Khan's Secret Superstar (2017).

Two years later, Malhotra appeared alongside Radhika Madan in Vishal Bhardwaj's drama Pataakha (2018). It is based on Charan Singh Pathik's short novel Do Behnen and portrays the narrative of two feuding sisters in Rajasthan. Pathik's siblings' wives inspired the story. To prepare for the film, she and Madan met with the genuine inspiration for the characters to learn about their quirks. They lived in Ronsi village near Jaipur and learned the Rajasthani dialect while milking buffaloes, thatching houses, plastering buildings with dung, and traveling long distances while balancing matkas full of water on their heads and another around their waist. They had to gain 10 kg in weight as well. Raja Sen, a critic, described Malhotra as a "fearless actress" who "plays this character with unhinged enthusiasm." She had a supporting role in Amit Sharma's critically and commercially successful comedy Badhaai Ho, starring Ayushmann Khurrana, the same year.

Malhotra appeared in Ritesh Batra's Photograph in 2019. Rafi, played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, is a street photographer who tries to persuade a student Miloni (Malhotra) to masquerade as his fiancée so that his grandmother stops pressuring him to marry. It was shown at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival and the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The Hollywood Reporter listed her as a "breakout talent" from the latter festival. Photograph received a good review from picture Companion's Rahul Desai, who said that Malhotra "becomes the dreamy-eyed participant that enables the film to embrace its quiet glances and gentle flights of fantasy." For the film, Malhotra was nominated for a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress.

Streaming films (from 2020 to the present)

Malhotra at a 2022 event

Malhotra's two 2020 films, the biographical Shakuntala Devi and the black comedy Ludo, were originally scheduled for theatrical release. However, because to the COVID-19 epidemic in India, they were only available on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. Anu Menon's Shakuntala Devi is based on the mathematician of the same name and stars Vidya Balan as the title character, with Malhotra as Devi's daughter Anupama. The Guardian's Mike McCahill called Malhotra's performance "quietly affecting," and praised her for holding her own against her co-star. Ludo, an anthology film directed by Anurag Basu, starred her among an ensemble cast. The "outstanding camaraderie" between Malhotra and her co-star Aditya Roy Kapur was noted by India Today's Nairita Mukherjee. She was nominated for another Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for her work in Ludo.

Malhotra's first two films were released on Netflix in 2021. She played a young widow who finds her late husband's infidelity in the black comedy Pagglait. Critic Anna M. M. Vetticad thought she was well cast in a quiet role. She was nominated for Best Actress at the Filmfare OTT Awards. Malhotra then co-starred in the romantic comedy Meenakshi Sundareshwar with Abhimanyu Dassani as newlyweds. The film was panned for its stereotypical portrayal of Tamil people.

In 2022, she co-starred with Vikrant Massey in the ZEE5 film Love Hostel, a thriller about honour murders. According to Rediff's Sukanya Verma, both Massey and Malhotra "effortlessly convey the flavor of the world they inhabit." Malhotra appeared in the thriller HIT: The First Case, a remake of the Telugu film of the same name, in a tiny role opposite Rajkummar Rao.

Malhotra will next be seen in the Netflix satire Kathal, about a small-town cop on the hunt for a missing jackfruit. She will also appear in Jawan, an action film starring Shah Rukh Khan and Nayanthara, and Sam Bahadur, a biography starring Vicky Kaushal as Sam Manekshaw.



Films that have not yet been releasedDenotes films that have not yet been released


2016DangalBabita Kumari
2017Secret SuperstarChoreographer for song "Sexy Baliye"
Badhaai HoRenee Sharma
2019PhotographMiloni Shah
2020Shakuntala DeviAnupama Banerjee
LudoShruti Choksi
Meenakshi SundareshwarMeenakshi
2022Love HostelJyoti Dilawar
HIT: The First CaseNeha Mahta
2023Kathal Film has yet to be releasedMahimaCompleted
Jawan Film has yet to be releasedTBAFilming
Sam Bahadur Film has yet to be releasedSilloo ManekshawCompleted


2018Jackie Chan Action Movie AwardsBest New Action PerformerDangalWon
2019Screen AwardsBest Actress (Critics)PataakhaNominated
2020Filmfare AwardsBest Actress (Critics)PhotographNominated
Filmfare OTT AwardsBest Actress in a Web Original FilmPagglaitNominated
2022International Indian Film Academy AwardsBest ActressNominated
Filmfare OTT AwardsBest Actor in a Web Original Film (Female)Meenakshi SundareshwarNominated
Love HostelNominated
Real NameSanya Malhotra
Profession(s)Actress, Dancer
Famous Role"Babita Kumari" in the film 'Dangal' (2016)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 157 cm
in meters- 1.57 m
in feet inches- 5’ 2”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 50 kg
in pounds- 110 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)32-26-32
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth25 February 1992
Age (as of 2023)31 Years
BirthplaceDelhi, India 
Zodiac signPisces
SignatureSanya Malhotra's signature
HometownDelhi, India
SchoolRyan International School, Mayur Vihar, Delhi
College/UniversityGargi College, University of Delhi, New Delhi
Educational QualificationGraduate
DebutFilm: Dangal (2016)
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
AddressA 3-BHK apartment in Mumbai
HobbiesDancing, Travelling, Reading, Doing Yoga
Awards2018- Best New Action Star at the prestigious 4th annual Jackie Chan Action Movie Week in China
TattooLeft Arm
Boys, Affairs, and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsNot Known
ParentsFather- Sunil Malhotra (Engineer)
Mother- Renu Malhotra (Homemaker)
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- Shagun Malhotra (Elder)
FoodRajma Chawal
Beverage(s)Coffee, Beetroot Juice
Actor(s)Aamir Khan, Ranbir Kapoor
ActressesKangana Ranaut, Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone
Film(s)Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dil Chahta Hai, Maqbool, The Lunchbox
Director(s)Vishal Bhardwaj, Imtiaz Ali, Karan Johar
Singer/Band(s)Lana Del Rey, Coldplay
Money Factor
Assets/PropertiesIn November 2021, she gifted herself a new home in the Bayview building on Juhu-Versova Link Road. Reportedly, the apartment is worth Rs 14.3 crore.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sanya Malhotra

  • Does Sanya Malhotra smoke?: No
  • Does Sanya Malhotra drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Sanya was born into a middle-class Punjabi family.
  • During her childhood, she suffered from a stammering problem, which she had overcome with time.
  • She has always been passionate about dance and is a trained ballet dancer.
  • As a kid, she was fascinated by Bollywood award shows and also showcased her acting abilities at the theatre plays in Delhi.
  • In 2013, after completing her graduation, she reached Mumbai to participate in Zee TV’s dance reality show ‘Dance India Dance,’ but didn’t go beyond top 100.
  • Though she left her dancing aspirations after failing to contest in ‘Dance India Dance,’ she stayed in Mumbai to try her luck in acting and started doing various commercials.
  • She rose to fame with the biggest hit of 2016- ‘Dangal,’where she played the role of Babita Kumari, daughter of Mahavir Singh Phogat. Babita Kumari was the one who had won a gold medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
  • She beat around 10,000 girls at the auditions to get the lead role of “Babita Kumari” in ‘Dangal.’ 
  • She, along with Zaira WasimFatima Sana Sheikh, and Suhani Bhatnagar used to stay together at Aamir Khan‘s old apartment in Mumbai for 6 months during the filming of ‘Dangal.’
  • After doing ‘Dangal,’ she worked for a while as an intern at ‘Aamir Khan Productions,’ where she learned the skills of pre-production, post-production, background score and VFX.
  • She turned choreographer for Aamir Khan in his production film ‘Secret Superstar’ (2017).
  • She is an avid cat and dog lover.

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