Kriti Sanon

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Kriti Sanon
Kriti Sanon at IIFA 2017 (cropped).jpg
Born (1990-07-27) 27 July 1990 (age 27)
New Delhi, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress
Years active 2014–present

Kriti Sanon (born 27 July 1990)[1][2][3] is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi and Telugu films.[4][5][6]

Following a modelling career, Sanon made her acting debut with the Telugu psychological thriller 1: Nenokkadine (2014). Her first Hindi film release came with Sabbir Khan's action film Heropanti (2014), for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.[7][8][9] She went on to play the lead female role in two commercially successful films, the action-comedy Dilwale (2015), which ranks among the highest-grossing Indian films of all time, and the romantic comedy Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017).[10]

Early life and background[edit]

Kriti Sanon was born on 27 July 1990 to Rahul Sanon, a chartered accountant and Geeta Sanon, Professor at the University of Delhi.[11][1] She has one younger sister, Nupur Sanon. She attended Delhi Public School, RK Puram and completed her BTech degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, Uttar Pradesh.[12][13]

She has appeared in various television commercials, endorsing brands such as Close Up, Vivel, Amul, Samsung, Himalaya and Bata. She modeled for Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2010, held in Mumbai. In 2012, she appeared in Chennai International Fashion week and India International Jewelry week. Kriti has been a favourite of several well-known Indian designers for whom she frequently modeled, like Ritu Beri, Suneet Varma and Niki Mahajan.


Kriti Sanon at an event for Bareilly Ki Barfi in 2017

Kriti Sanon made her acting debut in 2014, with Sukumar's Telugu film 1: Nenokkadine, a psychological thriller, in which she played the role of Sameera.[14] The film generated mixed reviews from critics.[15][16] The Times of India critics stated Sanon "looks pretty" and "acts well".[17] while the reviewer at stated that Sanon "looks gorgeous", though her performance is "okay".[18]

Later that year, Sanon made her Hindi cinema debut with Sabbir Khan's action-romance film Heropanti. Despite the fact that the film received mixed reviews from most critics, Box Office India called it a commercial success at the Indian box office.[19] Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama said she "looks gorgeous and handles her part with certainty and confidence" and that she "has the trappings of a star",[20] whereas Rajeev Masand said she "looks lovely and makes an impression despite her harebrained role".[21] Srijana Das of The Times of India, criticised her emoting, calling it "more cheesy than sharp."[22] For her performance, Sanon won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.[23]

Sanon had her second Telugu release entitled Dohchay directed by Sudheer Varma in 2015.[24] Sanon subsequently appeared in Rohit Shetty's Dilwale in which she starred alongside Varun Dhawan, Shahrukh Khan and Kajol.[25] The film received mixed reviews from critics, though emerged a major commercial success at the box office, grossing more than 394 crore (US$59 million) worldwide.[10] While Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama praised Sanon's work and said she "is camera-friendly and confident to the T",[26] Anupama Chopra noted that Sanon, along with Dhawan, "work as bait, meant to bring in the critical youth segment".[27]

Sanon starred in two films in 2017; in Dinesh Vijan's directorial debut Raabta opposite Sushant Singh Rajput;[28] and in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari's Bareilly Ki Barfi alongside Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkumar Rao.[29][30][31] In March 2018, it was confirmed that Sanon would appear with Arjun Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt in the Ashutosh Gowariker film Panipat - The Great Betrayal.[32] She has also committed to star in the comedy sequel Housefull 4 and will feature opposite Kartik Aaryan in the romantic comedy Luka Chuppi.[33][34][35]

Other work[edit]

In addition to acting, Sanon is an endorser for several brands and products, including Trident Group's Bath & Home Linen, Titan Watches' Raga Collection, the hair product Parachute,[36] apparel brand American Swan[37] and a cola brand, among others.[38] In July 2014, Sanon launched Tissot's Quickster Football watch in multiple cities in India.[39][40] In April 2017, she performed in the opening ceremony of 2017 Indian Premier League.[41]



Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
2014 1: Nenokkadine Sameera Telugu Film
Heropanti Dimpy Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
2015 Dohchay Meera Telugu Film
Dilwale Ishita Malik
2017 Raabta Saira Singh/Saiba
Bareilly Ki Barfi Bitti Mishra[30][31]
2018 Arjun Patialadagger Ritu Randhawa Post-Production[42]

Luka Chuppidagger

TBA Pre-Production[43]
Kalankdagger TBA Special Appearance[44]
Housefull 4dagger TBA Filming
Panipatdagger Parvatibai Pre-Production

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Singer(s) Composer Ref
2015 "Chal Wahan Jaate Hain" Arijit Singh Amaal Mallik [45]
2017 "Paas Aao" Prakriti Kakar, Armaan Malik Amaal Mallik [46]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Film Award Category Result Ref.
2014 N/A Vogue Beauty Awards Face to Watch out For Won [47]
2015 1: Nenokkadine South Indian International Movie Awards Best Debut Actress - Telugu Nominated [48]
Heropanti Stardust Awards Superstar of Tomorrow – Female Nominated [49]
BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor – Female Won [50][51]
Star Screen Awards Best Female Debut Nominated [52]
Filmfare Awards Best Female Debut Won [23]
International Indian Film Academy Awards Star Debut of the Year – Female Won [citation needed]
Arab Indo Bollywood Awards Most Promising Debut- Female Won [53]
2016 Dilwale Arab Indo Bollywood Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2018 N/A Star Screen Awards Nothing To Hide Award Won [54]
Bareilly Ki Barfi Best Actor – Female (Popular) Nominated [citation needed]
Lux Golden Rose Awards Versatile Beauty of the Year Award Nominated [55]
Breakthrough Performance of the Year Nominated [55]
Zee Cine Awards Best Actor – Female Nominated [56]
HELLO! Hall of Fame Awards Rising Star of the Year Award Won [57]
Films of India Online Awards Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast Nominated [58]
Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award Memorable Performance in a Lead Role (Female) Won


GeoSpa AsiaSpa Awards Best Breakthrough Performance – Female Won


N/A International Indian Film Academy Awards Style Icon Won [61]


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