Alia Bhatt’s Complete Evolution Through the Years


Bubbly, cheerful, with a face that would make anyone fall for her. Nothing could describe the superstar Alia Bhatt better. From the stunning and sexy Shanaya in Student of the Year (2012) to the matured Sehmat in Raazi(2018) Alia has come a long way. Let’s take a look at her amazing journey to stardom.

1. Student of the Year (2012)

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Alia Bhatt played the role of a young teen in her first movie Student of the Year that released in 2012. She donned LBD’s, shorts, tee’s and everything that relates to a school go-er. She entered the industry in a complete Western outlook and definitely swept us off our feet. For the off screen part, the young star didn’t use much of makeup except for a deep kohl to highlight her big beautiful eyes.

2. Highway (2014)

alia bhatt, Highway

For her second project, Alia appeared in an Imtiaz Ali film, Highway (2014). She appeared in a De-glam off beat role, far different form the completely commercial film she debuted in. This film proved that apart from being beautiful, Alia Bhatt is an extremely talented actor. By this film, Alia Bhatt had started experimenting with bold lip colors for her promotions and off screen appearances.

3.  2 States (2014)

2 states, Alia Bhatt

There hardly exists a person, who did give a thumbs down to this movie. A treat for the soul, this movie uplifts the mood every time you watch it. Alia Bhatt once again slayed her role as the bubbly, cute Ananya. By this time Alia has tried a different hair do including side swept hair for a grown up look.

4. Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya (2014)

Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya, Alia Bhatt

A commercial movie again, but this time Alia Bhatt essayed the role of a Desi Punjabi girl, fearless and daring but cute nonetheless. She looked adorable in the salwar suits and the braided hair, proving her versatility. By this time Alia Bhatt soared up the cuteness quotient with superstar lashes and bright shades of lipstick.

5. Shaandar (2015)

Shaandaar, Alia Bhatt

The first flop on the actress’s list, this film failed to make a mark on the box office. Alia Bhatt played the role of an insomniac in this movie, in her comfort zone of the cute girl next door.

6. Kapoor and Sons (2016)

Kapoor and Sons, Alia Bhatt

A family oriented movie, this movie did not have Alia as the central character. Though, the portion of Alia’s screen appearance showed us some beautiful acting from her part. It had Siddharth Malhotra, Fawad Khan, Ratna shah Pathak, Rajat Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor in the lead. Alia played Siddharth’s love interest in the movie.

7. Dear Zindagi (2016)

dear zindagi, Alia Bhatt

A complete treat for the soul, this movie helped us look at life differently. Shah Rukh Khan played the role of a therapist and Alia was seen in a role of a girl fighting depression. By this movie, Alia Bhatt opted for a natural look and ditched bright shades and makeup.

8. Udta Punjab (2016)

Udta Punjab, Alia Bhatt

Another film in a De-Glam role, Alia Bhatt broke all height and levels of acting. Every appreciation, was less for the performance Alia Bhatt gave in this movie. By this movie, Alia switched to cute hairstyles and experimented with eye makeup.

9. Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya (2017)

badrinath ki dulhaniya, Alia Bhatt

A sequel to  Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya, this movie again starred Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt, but in a different plot. Again, Alia Bhatt  perfectly pulled off her role as a young desi girl. For her off screen appearances, Alia juggled between blown off wavy curls, updo buns. Alia also changed her eye makeup, and experimented with funky shades of eye shadow.

10. Raazi (2018)

raazi, Alia Bhatt

In an amazing true story on a young Indian spy Sehmat, Alia Bhatt played the role of an Indian Muslim girl. She looked absorbed in the role , with pastel colored salwars and braided hairs. She received massive appreciation for her acting in this movie alongside Vicky Kaushal who played the role of her husband. For the promotions of the film too, Alia Bhatt chose traditional and pulled off every look with perfection. Though she was seen in some bright colors, pastels were her constant favorite.

Isita Chatterjee
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