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Sidharth Malhotra: The Outsider Who Shook the Bollywood Industry

Credit: Sidharth Malhotra at Instagram

Learn Sidharth’s Enviable Journey from Modelling to Impressive Stardom

Sidharth Malhotra is an Indian actor who primarily works for the Bollywood cinema. He came into the limelight after he was featured in the Hindi film Student of The Year, wherein he played the role of Abhimanyu Singh.

Sidharth Malhotra’s Family and Early Career

Sidharth Malhotra was born on 16 January 1985 (age 38 years; as of 2023) in Delhi. His father, Sunil Merchant, served as a captain in the Merchant Navy. Besides, his mother, Rimmy Malhotra, is a homemaker. Additionally, Sidharth has an elder brother, Harshad Malhotra, who is an established banker.

Sidharth Malhotra did his schooling at Don Bosco School and the Naval Public School, New Delhi, respectively. Fascinated by the entertainment industry since childhood, Sidharth was an active participant in the school’s cultural functions. Soon after completing his higher secondary education, he pursued his graduation at Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University Of Delhi.

Sidharth Malhotra, A Model-turned-Actor

Took Modelling for Easy Pocket Money

Although Sidharth is an established actor in Bollywood, he initially ventured into his career in modelling. At 18, Sidharth made his debut in modelling and worked as a model for various TV and newspaper advertisements. In addition to it, he won the Face of the Year title at the Gladrags Man Pageant.

Owing to Sidharth’s sharp looks, he earned a successful career in modelling in a short period. Nevertheless, God has other plans for him and he dropped his modelling career at 21.

Ventured Into Bollywood as Assistant Director

After shifting his full-time career in modelling to Bollywood, he made his directorial debut with the famous Hindi film My Name is Khan (2010); he worked as an assistant director for the same.

Besides, in 2012, Sidharth achieved his breakthrough role in Karan Johar’s film Student of The Year. Subsequently, in 2014, Sidharth appeared in two popular films, Hasse Toh Phasse and Ek Villian, respectively. Although the films didn’t earn well at the box office, Sidharth was enormously praised for his exceptional acting.

Meanwhile, some successful films of Sidharth include Kapoor & Sons, Aiyaaary, Shershaah, and Mission Majnu. Along with it, his recent upgoing project is Yodha. 

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Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani: A Love Story Unlike Any Other

Sidharth Malhotra: The Outsider Who Shook the Bollywood Industry
Credit: Sidharth Malhotra at Instagram

Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani are one of Bollywood’s most talked about couples. Despite their differences, their love story has been a talking point ever since they fell in love on the sets of Shershaah (2021).

For the unversed, the couple got married in a dreamy wedding in Jaisalmer. Since then, the lovebirds never leave a chance to mesmerise everyone with their mushy romance and cutesy PDA moment.

Before marrying Kiara, Sidharth was head over heels in love with Bollywood actress, Alia Bhatt. Moreover, the handsome hunk himself admitted to his relationship with Alia. However, their relationship didn’t last longer as the duo parted ways for the reasons best known to them.

What is the Net Worth of Sidharth Malhotra?

As of 2023, Sidharth’s towering net worth is INR 100 Crores ($13 Million approximately). Besides, his wife and actress Kiara Advani, enjoys a staggering net worth of INR 25 Crores.

Meanwhile, Sidharth charges a massive remuneration of INR 7 Crores for his acting projects. In addition to it, he charges INR 3 Crores (approximately) for brand endorsements.

Sidharth Malhotra’s Lifestyle: Cars and Abodes

The Shershaah’s fame is popular for his exquisite lifestyle among other Bollywood actors. As of 2023, Sidharth has three lavish toys parked in his garage,

  1. Range Rover Vogue SE- This lavish SV is worth INR 2.5 Crores. Along with it, this is Sidharth’s most expensive car in his collection.
  2. Mercedes-Benz ML 350- This vehicle is Sidharth’s first luxury car purchase since his rise to stardom.
  3. Audi Q5- Bought in 2022, this car is worth INR 64 Lakhs in India.

Talking about his abodes, he resides with his newlywed wife, Kiara Advani, in a posh house in Bandra. Reportedly, the house’s worth is INR 70 Crores. In addition to it, he owns various properties across the country.

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Do You Know These Lesser Known Facts About Sidharth Malhotra?

  • Did you know that Sidharth has appeared in an acting project before Student of the Year? He made his acting debut with the TV show Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan. He played the minor role of Jaichand in the TV show.
  • Sidharth Malhotra is fond of gadgets. In addition to it, he owns several numbers of laptops, iPods, laptops, computers, and music players.
  • Sidharth’s good looks have earned an enormous female fandom in India. And not just this, he is equally famous abroad. He has worked for fashion capitals like Paris, Milan, and New York. He has also worked for the designer Robert Cavalli.
  • Sidharth considers Shah Rukh Khan as his role model. Moreover, in a media interaction, he expressed his desire with actress Deepika Padukone.
  • Malhotra is a fitness enthusiast and often shares Instagram pictures of hitting the gym.
  • Sidharth is a trained scuba diver. Meanwhile, he is also a rugby player.
  • In 2022, Sidharth landed himself in a controversy after the film critic Kamaal R Khan slammed him on social media. Reportedly, Sidharth was blamed for forcing his then-girlfriend Kiara to delete a congratulatory Tweet. Meanwhile, the congratulatory Tweet was for KRK’s newly-released book. Although Kiara congratulated him for his achievement on Twitter, she deleted her Tweet within ten minutes of posting it.
  • Although Karan Johar’s obsession with star kids and the urge to feature them in his films is well known, his decision to cast Sidharth, a Bollywood outsider, raised curiosity among audiences. Meanwhile, many reports also suggested Karan Johar dating Sidharth owing to which he gave a lead role in his film.


1. What is the net worth of Sidharth Malhotra?

As of 2023, Sidharth’s staggering net worth is INR 100 Crores ($13 Million approximately). Meanwhile, Sidharth charges a massive remuneration of INR 7 Crores for his acting projects. In addition to it, he charges INR 3 Crores (approximately) for brand endorsements.

2. Who is Sidharth Malhotra’s wife? 

In February 2023, Sidharth Malhotra entered into a marriage with actress Kiara Advani.

3. Is Sidharth Malhotra a vegetarian? 

Sidharth Malhotra follows a non-vegetarian diet.

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