Harshaali Malhotra

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Harshaali Malhotra
Harshaali Malhotra 2015.jpg
Native name
हर्षाली मल्होत्रा
Harshaali Malhotra

(2008-06-03) 3 June 2008 (age 10)
OccupationChild Actress
Years active2012–present
Notable work
Munni in Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Harshaali Malhotra is an Indian child actress and model who appears in Hindi-language films and television series.[1][2]

Malhotra made her film debut with a leading role in Kabir Khan's 2015 drama film Bajrangi Bhaijaan, opposite Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. She played the role of Shahida also known as 'Munni', a Pakistani Muslim girl who gets lost in India and travels back to her homeland with the help of an Indian, Pavan Kumar Chaturvedi (played by Khan). Malhotra was selected out of 5,000 girls who appeared for the film's audition. Malhotra's performance as a mute girl was critically praised and earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut nomination, making her the youngest person to be nominated in the category and won the Screen Award for Best Child Artist among several other awards and nominations.

She has acted in serials such as Qubool Hai (2014) and Laut Aao Trisha (2014), and appeared in TV commercials and print ads for brands including Fair & Lovely (cosmetics), Pears (cosmetic), HDFC Bank, Horlicks, and Ace Group and also appeared in the Pakistanis commercial of Telenor along with Shaan Shahid and Hilal Cup Cake TV Commercial alongside veteran popular actress Ismat Zaidi.[3][4] Harshaali later is scheduled to work in Hindi film Nastik (2018 film), along with Arjun Rampal[5]


Year Film Role Notes
2015 Bajrangi Bhaijaan Shahida 'Munni' Debut Film
2019 Nastik


Year Title Roles Channel
2012 Qubool Hai Young Zoya Farooqui Zee TV
Laut Aao Trisha Life OK
Saavdhan India Honey Life OK
2017 Sabse Bada Kalakar Herself (Special Appearance) Sony Entertainment Television

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Film Award Category Result
2015 Bajrangi Bhaijaan Big Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Child Artist Won
Big Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor(Film)-Female Nominated
Star Guild Awards Best Child Artist Won
Star Guild Awards Best Debut Female Nominated
Filmfare Awards Best Debut Female Nominated
Stardust Awards Best Child Artist Won
Screen Awards Best Child Artist Won
Zee Cine Awards Best Debutant Female Won


  1. ^ "Salman Khan's 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan': The making".
  2. ^ "Not Salman Khan, Harshali Malhotra is the real star of 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan': Kareena Kapoor". The Indian Express. 20 June 2015.
  3. ^ "All You Need To Know About The Little Girl Of Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan". Businessofcinema.com. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Big Star Entertainment Awards 2015 winners list". bollywoodlife. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Arjun Rampal's new co-star is little Munni from 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan'".

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