Disha Patani

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Disha Patani
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Patani in 2018
Born13 June 1992/93 (age 28/29)[a]
Years active2015–present

Disha Patani (pronounced [ˈd̪ɪʃa paːʈəˈni]) is an Indian actress who works primarily in Hindi films. She began her acting career with the Telugu film Loafer (2015) opposite Varun Tej, and later received critical acclaim for her performance in her Hindi debut, the sports biopic M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016). She starred in the Chinese action comedy Kung Fu Yoga (2017).

She went on to star in the commercially successful Hindi action films like Baaghi 2 (2018), Bharat (2019) and Malang (2020).

Early life[edit]

Disha Patani was born on 13 June 1992/1993,[a] in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh.[2][3] She is a Kumaoni,[4] from a Rajput background.[5] Her father, Jagadish Singh Patani is a police officer and her mother is a health inspector. Her elder sister, Khushboo Patani is a lieutenant in Indian Army.[6] She also has a younger brother, Suryansh Patani.[7][8] She has studied engineering.[9] She revealed in a radio show that her real surname was Patni rather than Patani.[10]
She was first runner up of Pond's Femina Miss India Indore 2013.[11]


Patani during promotion of M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

Patani debuted with a Telugu film, Loafer alongside Varun Tej in 2015.[12] She played the role of Mouni, a girl who runs from home to escape a forced marriage.[13] Directed by Puri Jagannadh and produced by C. Kalyan under C.K. Entertainment, the film was made on a budget of 200 million and performed poorly at the box office with a lifetime collection of 106 million.[14] In the following year, Disha appeared in a music video, Befikra along with Tiger Shroff which was produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar under T-Series and composed by Meet Bros. Written and directed by Meet Bros, the singer, Aditi Singh Sharma lent her voice.[15] Patani found her commercial break with Neeraj Pandey's M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, a biographical sports film based on the life story of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the former captain of the Indian Cricket Team along with Sushant Singh Rajput and Kiara Advani.[16] She played the role of Priyanka Jha, the girlfriend of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's character who dies in a car accident. Directed by Neeraj Pandey and produced by Fox Star Studios, the film was released on 30 September 2016 and was a massive hit with the collections of 216 crores.[17] In her review, Renuka Vyavahare of Times of India reviewed, "the performance of Disha in the film deserves a special mention as her performance tugs at your heartstrings."[18] In addition, she also starred in Jackie Chan's Kung Fu Yoga, along with Sonu Sood.[19]

Patani then acted in Baaghi 2 along with Tiger Shroff, a sequel to 2016 hit Baaghi starring Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and directed by Ahmed Khan, the film was released on 30 March 2018 worldwide and grossed approximately 243 crore.[20]

Patani at the premiere of Bharat in 2019

In June 2019, she appeared in the film Bharat starring Salman Khan as one of his leading ladies. She started 2020 with February release Malang opposite Aditya Roy Kapur. In March 2020, she appeared in a song in the film Baaghi 3 starring Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor, a sequel to Baaghi 2.

In 2020, Patani was among several Bollywood actors who were criticised for posting Instagram messages showing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, despite their previous work advertising skin-lightening products which perpetuate colorism.[21][22]

Patani has finished filming Prabhu Deva's action film Radhe, in which she is reuniting with Salman Khan.[23] She is also the female lead in Ekta Kapoor's production KTina.[24]

As of March 2021, Patani is shooting for Mohit Suri's Ek Villain Returns alongside Tara Sutaria, Arjun Kapoor and John Abraham.[25]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Language Notes
2015 Loafer Mouni Telugu
2016 M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story Priyanka Jha Hindi
2017 Kung Fu Yoga Asmita Mandarin
2018 Welcome to New York Herself Hindi Cameo appearance
Baaghi 2 Neha Hindi
2019 Bharat Radha Hindi
2020 Malang Sara Nambiar Hindi
Baaghi 3 Herself Hindi Special appearance in song "Do You Love Me"[26]
2021 Radhe Diya Hindi [27]
KTina Films that have not yet been released TBA Hindi Filming[24][28]
2022 Ek Villain Returns Films that have not yet been released TBA Hindi Filming[29]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Singer(s) Composer Ref.
2016 Befikra Meet Bros, Aditi Singh Sharma Meet Bros [30]
2019 Har Ghoont Mein Swag Badshah Badshah [31]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Disha Patani graces the 4th edition of the Nykaa Femina Beauty Awards
Year Film Award Category Result Ref.
2017 M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor (Film) Debut – Female Won
Most Entertaining Actor in a Drama Film – Female Nominated [32]
Stardust Awards Superstar of Tomorrow – Female Won
Star Screen Awards Best Female Debut Won [33]
Stardust Awards Best Acting Debut (Female) Won [34]
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Female Debut Won [35]
Best Supporting Actress Nominated
News18 Movie Awards Best Debut (Female) Nominated [36]


  1. ^ a b Her age was alternatively referred to as either 28 or 29 by various sources on her birthday in 2021.[1]


  1. ^ Sources which refer to her age being 28.
    • Roy, Tanushree (13 June 2021). "Inside photos of Disha Patani's 28th birthday bash with Tiger, Krishna Shroff". India Today. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
    • Amena, Rasti (21 June 2021). "Jackie Shroff confirms son Tiger Shroff's relationship". The Siasat Daily. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
    • "Inside Disha Patani's birthday party, with Tiger Shroff and sister Krishna. See photos". The Indian Express. 13 June 2021. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
    • "Disha Patani celebrates 28th birthday with BFF Krishna Shroff and Naruto. See pics". Hindustan Times. 13 June 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
    Sources which refer to her age being 29.
  2. ^ Iyer, Sanyukta (25 June 2018). "Disha Patani: Tiger Shroff is a great role model". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Disha Patani receives a heartfelt letter from her youngest fan from Bareilly". Mid-Day. 22 January 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  4. ^ "'Baaghi 3': Disha Patani stuns with her bold moves in the 'Do You Love Me?' song". Deccan Herald. 26 February 2020. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  5. ^ Mukherjee, Madhureeta (28 January 2017). "Disha Patani: The only time I'm not shy is when I'm facing the camera". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Who is Khushboo Patani? Meet Disha Patani's beautiful sister who is serving as Indian Army officer | Latest News & Updates at". DNA India.
  7. ^ Tiwari, Saumya (13 June 2019). "Exclusive: पुलिस अफसर पापा की जुबानी, बेटी दिशा पाटनी के स्टार बनने की कहानी". Jansatta (in Hindi). Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Disha Patani Introduces Her Army Officer Sister Khushboo in Instagram Post". News18. 19 April 2019. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Disha Patani opens up about her journey from a Bareilly girl to a successful actress". Mid-Day. 26 June 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  10. ^
  11. ^ "Pond's Femina Miss India Indore 2013 Indore announces the winners - Beauty Pageants - Indiatimes". India Times. 27 November 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  12. ^ "Varun Tej - Puri Jagannadh film titled 'Loafer'". IndiaGlitz. 21 June 2015. Archived from the original on 28 February 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Loafer Review". 17 December 2015. Archived from the original on 28 February 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Loafer reaches Half-Way Mark". 27 December 2015. Archived from the original on 24 May 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani's single 'Befikra' launched in Mumbai". The Times of India.
  16. ^ Sonil Dedhia (16 January 2017). "Disha Patani to play MS Dhoni's ex-girlfriend". Times of India. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Box Office: Worldwide Collections and Day wise breakup of M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story". Bollywood Hungama. 1 October 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  18. ^ "MS Dhoni: The Untold Story Movie Review". The Times of India. 25 October 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  19. ^ 功夫瑜伽 Douban | Kungfu Yoga
  20. ^ "'Baaghi 2' worldwide box-office collection: Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani's film on an impressive run". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  21. ^ Suresh, Sanjeeva (8 June 2020). "Bollywood Stars Called Out For Double Standards Over Black Lives Matter". Harper's Bazaar. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  22. ^ Mukherjee, Jashodhara (6 June 2020). "Peak Hypocrisy: Bollywood Actors Protesting Racism and Endorsing Fairness Creams". News18. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  23. ^ "Salman Khan, family members test negative for COVID-19". The Hindu. 20 November 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  24. ^ a b "'KTina' goes on floors: Disha Patani poses like Ekta Kapoor in first look, what's cooking?". DNA. 25 October 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  25. ^ "'Ek Villain Returns': Disha Patani shares a picture from her vanity van as she kick-starts shooting of Mohit Suri's next". Times of India. 1 March 2021. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  26. ^ "Baaghi 3 star Tiger Shroff shares sizzling photo of Disha Patani from upcoming song 'Do You'". Bollywood Hungama. 26 February 2020. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  27. ^ "Disha Patani wraps up the shoot of Radhe; shares picture with her girl gang". Bollywood Hungama. 12 October 2020. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  28. ^ "Disha Patani starts shooting for KTina. Is she playing Ekta Kapoor? See first look". India Today. 25 October 2019.
  29. ^ "Disha Patani starts shooting for Ek Villain Returns, Krishna Shroff says all the best". India Today. 1 March 2021. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  30. ^ "'Befikra' song: Tiger Shroff-Disha Patani show sizzling chemistry in this peppy track [VIDEO]". 28 June 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  31. ^ "Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani to share screen space again, check viral pictures". India Tv. 7 April 2019. Archived from the original on 7 April 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  32. ^ "Big ZEE Entertainment Awards: Nominations list". BizAsia | Media, Entertainment, Showbiz, Events and Music. 22 July 2017. Archived from the original on 26 June 2019. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  33. ^ "Disha Patani Announced Most Promising Newcomer Female At The Screen Awards!". 6 December 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  34. ^ Aarti Iyengar (20 December 2016). "Stardust Awards 2016 FULL winners list: Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan win BIG". Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  35. ^ "IIFA Awards 2017 | Shahid Kapoor to Disha Patani: Here's the complete list of winners!". DNA. 16 July 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  36. ^ "News18 Movie Awards nominees and winners". CNN-News18. Retrieved 1 July 2021.

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