Birthday Love: Five of Alia Bhatt’s most loved character looks

Priyanka Borua Vo



Alia Bhatt was launched by Karan Johar in ‘Student of the Year’ (2012) amongst much fanfare and expectation. She was a part of the newer generation of actors, who were set to start off newer stories with iconic moments and characters. Bhatt has done just that since her leading debut almost nine years ago. She has shown her versatility not only through her acting, but through the execution and dedication to her character’s appearances. takes a walk down memory lane with five of Bhatt’s most loved character looks as she celebrates her 28th birthday on 15th March.

Shanaya – ‘Student of the Year’ (2012)
Bhatt was introduced to the Bollywood audience with her fashion forward character Shanaya in ‘Student of the Year’. She played a young adult, with all the approaches and ability to have the next big thing in her wardrobe. Shanaya became equivalent to Kareena Kapoor Khan’s character Poo in ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ (2001). Bhatt was dressed in designer Manish Malhotra’s best finds, with branded handbags and perfectly blown out hair to compliment.

Kaira – ‘Dear Zindagi’ (2016)
‘Dear Zindagi’ gave us Bhatt in a quirky, boho-chic avatar. Her character Kaira was free spirited and her wardrobe represented that. There were light, casual outfits with minimum jewelry that stayed true-to-life. Bhatt was not dressed down nor was she over the top, but realistic in the outfit choices that were styled by costume stylist Anaita Shroff Adajania.

Vaidehi – ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ (2017)
Bhatt was her effortless best in ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’. Her character look in the film as Vaidehi was fun, and had much mass appeal as she played a modern girl-next-door. Manish Malhotra created a bright and colorful wardrobe, that ranged from printed kurtas to flowy lehengas, which made Bhatt the top contender in the long list of celebrity fashion-filled films.

Sehmat – ‘Raazi’ (2018)
Bhatt had only been seen in contemporary character looks till the structured Sehmat in ‘Raazi’. She played a girl of mystery who radiated strength and poise. Bhatt’s costumes, created by Maxima Basu, were feminine and in mostly pastel colors, which helped the audience focus on her character than on flashy, designer wear.

Roop – ‘Kalank’ (2019)
Bhatt’s character look as Roop in ‘Kalank’ was perhaps her most aesthetically pleasing. She had the simplest of whites, to the deepest of reds in her character transition from a soft-spoken much-in-love young girl, to a mature young lady. Bhatt’s traditional wardrobe was carefully curated by Manish Malhotra, as it was a period drama and required to match the time period it was based in.

Here’s to many more career defining looks for Bhatt! wishes her a very happy 28th birthday!