Kiara Advani

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Kiara Advani
Kiara Advani in promotion of 'M.S. Dhoni (01).jpg
Advani at an event for promotion of M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, 2016.
Born Alia Advani
(1992-07-31) 31 July 1992 (age 25)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress
Years active 2014–present
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Parent(s) Geneviève Jaffrey (mother)
Jagdeep Advani (father)
Relatives Juhi Chawla (aunt)

Kiara Advani (born Alia Advani; 31 July 1992)[1][2][3][4] is an Indian film actress, who appears in Hindi films.

Early life and background[edit]

Advani was born as 'Alia Advani' to Jagdeep Advani as a businessman and Genevieve Jaffrey. She has a younger brother, Mishaal (born September 1995). Kiara's father is a Sindhi Hindu,[5] while her mother, raised a Catholic, is the daughter of Hameed Jaffrey, a Muslim, by his first wife Valerie Salway, a woman of Scottish, Irish, Portuguese and Spanish ancestry.[6][7][8][9]


Kiara said that her father, only after watching the 2009 film 3 Idiots, allowed his kids to pursue a career in whatever they were passionate about. Before pursuing a career in film, Advani did two short courses in acting at Anupam Kher's school of acting and Roshan Taneja's institute as well.

Advani made her acting debut in Kabir Sadanand's comedy drama film, Fugly, opposite newcomer Mohit Marwah, Vijender Singh, Arfi Lamba and Jimmy Shergill. The film, described by the director as a "social thriller with a message", released on 13 June 2014, to mainly mixed reviews. For her performance however, Advani received generally positive reviews, with Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama saying she "catches you completely unaware" and has the "combination of looks and talent".[10] Mehul S Thakkar of Deccan Chronicle noted her performance as being "very striking" and said she "shows a lot of promise", along with praising her versatility and range as an actor.[11] Despite this, Suprateek Chatterjee of First Post criticized Advani, calling her "especially bad" and "still very self-conscious in front of the camera".[12]

Kiara recently been honored with Life Membership of International Film And Television Club of Asian Academy Of Film & Television by Sandeep Marwah.


Year Film Role name Language Notes
2014 Fugly Devi Hindi
2016 M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story Sakshi Singh Dhoni Hindi
2017 Machine Sara Thapar Hindi
2017 Bharat Ane Nenu Telugu Filming


  1. ^ "Kiara Alia Advani on Twitter". Retrieved 2015-09-22. 
  2. ^ Kiara Advani (23 July 2014). "hey guys, so I believe it's been misprinted on wiki.. My birthday is on the 31st of July! :)". Twitter. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Singh, Prashant (2 June 2014). "Salman Khan ensures Bollywood doesn't get another Alia". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Kiara Advani to play Sakshi Dhoni in MS Dhoni-The Untold Story!!
  5. ^ Kiara Advani's unseen side
  6. ^ Agrawal, Stuti (26 May 2014). "Having a film background can only get you to meet the right people: Kiara Advani". Times of India. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  7. ^ Gupta, Priya (5 May 2014). "My father saw '3 Idiots' and decided to let me do what I wanted to: Kiara Advani". Times of India. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Yeh Fugly Fugly kya hai? | The Lucknow Observer". Retrieved 2015-09-22. 
  9. ^ "Gene Junction: Kiara Alia Advani". Verve Magazine. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 
  10. ^ Taran Adarsh (13 June 2014). "Movie Review: 'Fugly' (2014)". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  11. ^ Mehul S Thakkar (13 June 2014). "Movie Review 'Fugly': Raises disturbing and thought provoking questions". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  12. ^ Suprateek Chatterjee (13 June 2014). "Fugly review: Atrocious mish-mash of Rang De Basanti and Shaitan". First Post. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 

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