Disha Patani

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Disha Patani
Disha Patani snapped at the M.A.C Cosmetics event, 2019 (1).jpg
Patani in 2019
Disha Paatni

(1992-06-13) 13 June 1992 (age 30)[1]
Alma materAmity University, Lucknow
Years active2015–present
FamilyKhushboo Patani (elder sister)[2]

Disha Patani (pronounced [ˈd̪ɪʃa paːʈəˈni]; born 13 June 1992) is an Indian actress who is known for her work in Hindi films. She began her acting career with the Telugu film Loafer (2015). She had her first Hindi film release with the biopic M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016), for which she won the Stardust Award for Superstar of Tomorrow – Female and the IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female.[3]

Patani subsequently played the leading lady in the Chinese action comedy Kung Fu Yoga (2017) and the Hindi films Baaghi 2 (2018), Bharat (2019), Malang (2020) and Ek Villain Returns (2022).

Early life and family

Patani was born on 13 June 1992/1993,[a] in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh.[5][6] She is a Kumaoni,[7] from a Rajput background.[8] 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.[9] She also has a younger brother, Suryansh Patani.[10] She studied engineering at Amity University, Lucknow.[11] She was the first runner up of Pond's Femina Miss India Indore 2013.[12]


Early work (2015–2018)

Patani debuted with a Telugu film, Loafer alongside Varun Tej in 2015. She played the role of Mouni, a girl who runs from home to escape a forced marriage. 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. 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.[13]

Patani during promotion of M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story in 2017

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 MS Dhoni, the former captain of the Indian Cricket Team along with Sushant Singh Rajput and Kiara Advani.[14] She played the role of Priyanka Jha, the girlfriend of MS 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 an estimated collections of 216 crore (US$27 million).[15] In addition, she also starred in Jackie Chan's Kung Fu Yoga, along with Sonu Sood.[16]

Patani then acted in Baaghi 2 along with Tiger Shroff, a sequel to the 2016 film Baaghi starring Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor and the second installment of the Baaghi franchise. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and directed by Ahmed Khan, Baaghi 2 was released on 30 March 2018 worldwide and grossed approximately 258 crore (US$32 million) worldwide.[17][18]

Rise to prominence (2019–present)

Patani snapped at the premiere of Bharat in 2019

In June 2019, she appeared in the film Bharat starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. Patani was seen as one of his leading ladies in an extended cameo appearance.The film was commercially successful but received mixed reviews.

She started 2020 with the action thriller release Malang opposite Aditya Roy Kapur also starring Anil Kapoor and Kunal Khemu. The film was praised from critics for its music, action sequences, direction and cast performances, Malang has earned 84.50 crore (US$11 million) worldwide thus becoming a commercial success.[19][20] In March 2020, she appeared in a song in the film Baaghi 3 starring Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor, the third installment of the Baaghi franchise.

Patani next appeared in Prabhu Deva's action film Radhe, in which she reunited with Salman Khan this time as his leading ladies.[21] The film was released coinciding with Eid al-Fitr, as premium video on demand on Zee Plex through ZEE5, Though Radhe received highly negative reviews from critics and audiences alike, who criticized the story, screenplay, direction and VFX. It became a huge OTT success. With 4.2 Million views, it became the most watched OTT film on the day of release.

In 2022, she starred in Mohit Suri's psychological thriller Ek Villain Returns alongside John Abraham, Tara Sutaria and Arjun Kapoor.[22] The film opened to mixed reviews from critics and performed moderately at the box office.[23][24] Sukanya Vema of Rediff wrote "Ek Villain Returns falls back on the popularity of the Galliyan track to boost its appeal".[25]

Patani finished shooting for Karan Johar's Yodha opposite Sidharth Malhotra. In mid 2022, she has signed her Tamil debut film Suriya 42 alongside Suriya.[26]

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Patani's debut was one of the most talked about debut of 2016.[27] That year, she ranked fifth in the list of most searched celebrities on Google.[28] She is often termed as the National Crush Of India.[29]

In 2019, Patani appeared in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list, ranking 43rd with an estimated annual income of 58.0 million (US$730,000).[30] She is one of the most followed celebrities on social media with over 56.8 million massive Instagram followers.[31]

Patani has featured in The Times of India's Most Desirable Woman List, ranked at No. 19 in 2017 and No. 9 in 2018.[32] Patani was named the Most Desirable Woman in year 2019 and ranked at No. 3 in 2020.[33][34]

She's often referred as a sex symbol among the youth for her bold photoshoots and public appearances.[35][36]



Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
  • All films are in Hindi unless otherwise noted.
Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2015 Loafer Mouni / Parijatam Telugu film
2016 M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story Priyanka Jha
2017 Kung Fu Yoga Asmita Chinese film
2018 Welcome to New York Herself Cameo appearance
Baaghi 2 Neha Rawat [37]
2019 Bharat Radha Mathur [38]
2020 Malang Sara Nambiar [39]
Baaghi 3 Herself Special appearance in song "Do You Love Me" [40]
2021 Radhe Diya Abhyankar [41]
2022 Ek Villain Returns Rasika Mapuskar [42][43]
2023 Yodha Films that have not yet been released TBA Completed [44]
Untitled Siva film Films that have not yet been released TBA Tamil film; filming [45]
2024 Project K Films that have not yet been released TBA Telugu-Hindi bilingual; filming [46]

Music videos

Year Title Singer(s) Composer Ref.
2016 "Befikra" Meet Bros, Aditi Singh Sharma Meet Bros [47]
2019 "Har Ghoont Mein Swag" Badshah Badshah [48]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2017 BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor (Film) Debut – Female M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story Won
Most Entertaining Actor in a Drama Film – Female Nominated
Stardust Awards Superstar of Tomorrow – Female Won [49]
Best Debut (Female) Won
Screen Awards Best Female Debut Won
International Indian Film Academy Awards Star Debut of the Year – Female Won [50]
Best Supporting Actress Nominated


  1. ^ Her age was alternatively referred to as either 28 or 29 by various sources on her birthday in 2021.[4]


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  2. ^ "Who is Khushboo Patani? Meet Disha Patani's beautiful sister who is serving as Indian Army officer"
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  4. ^ Sources which refer to her birth year being 1993. Sources which refer to her birth year being 1992.
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  12. ^ "Pond's Femina Miss India Indore 2013 Indore announces the winners – Beauty Pageants – Indiatimes". The Times of India. 27 November 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
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  16. ^ 功夫瑜伽 Douban | Kungfu Yoga
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  21. ^ "Salman Khan, family members test negative for COVID-19". The Hindu. 20 November 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
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  24. ^ Cite error: The named reference :13 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  25. ^ "Ek Villain Returns Review". Rediff. Retrieved 30 July 2022.
  26. ^ "Disha Patani reveals Suriya 42 has 'larger-than-life elements', says she is excited to be part of the pan-India movie"
  27. ^ "Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra to Disha Patani, these debut actresses won our hearts in 2016!". Pinkvilla. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  28. ^ "Sushant Singh Rajput, Disha Patani were the most searched celebrities and Sultan was the most searched film on Google in 2016". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  29. ^ "Disha is the national crush". The Tribune. Archived from the original on 17 June 2018. Retrieved 10 July 2022.
  30. ^ "2019 Celebrity 100". Forbes India. Archived from the original on 19 December 2019. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  31. ^ "Disha Patani shares breathtaking pics as she reaches 50 million followers on Instagram". Firstpost. Retrieved 15 April 2022.
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  33. ^ "Disha Patani tops 50 Most Desirable Women 2019 list". ANI. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  34. ^ "Rhea Chakraborty Ranks 1st On 50 Most Desirable Women 2020; Check Out TOP 10!". instantbollywood.
  35. ^ "Disha Patani raises the oomph quotient in sultry photoshoot"
  36. ^ "Disha Patani shows off sexy cleavage, toned midriff and legs during Ek Villain Returns promotions"
  37. ^ "Baaghi 2: Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani look uber-hot while wrapping up the film's first schedule". The Indian Express. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  38. ^ "Disha Patani on Accepting a Small Role in Bharat: I'll Never Get to Work With Salman Khan". Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  39. ^ "Aditya Roy Kapur and Disha Patani starrer Malang goes on floor". The Indian Express. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  40. ^ "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.
  41. ^ "Disha Patani wraps up the shoot of Radhe; shares picture with her girl gang". Bollywood Hungama. 12 October 2020. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  42. ^ "Disha Patani starts shooting for Ek Villain Returns, Krishna Shroff says all the best". India Today. 1 March 2021. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  43. ^ "Disha Patani wraps up Ek Villain Returns, see photos". The Indian Express. 20 February 2022. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  44. ^ "Disha Patani finishes filming for 'Yodha". The Hindu. 27 December 2021. Retrieved 19 January 2022.
  45. ^ "Disha Patani to be stationed in Goa for a month-long schedule for Suriya 42, says great to be a part of such larger-than-life elements". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 21 September 2022.
  46. ^ "Disha Patani joins Prabhas and Deepika Padukone on Project K!". Bollywood Hungama. 8 May 2022. Retrieved 8 May 2022.
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  49. ^ "Stardust Awards 2017: Complete List of Winners". Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  50. ^ "IIFA Awards 2017 | Shahid Kapoor to Disha Patani: Here's the complete list of winners!". DNA. 16 July 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2018.

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