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Sidharth Malhotra is an Indian actor and former model who appears in Bollywood films.
Malhotra was born in Delhi, into a Punjabi family, to Sunil, a former employee of the Indian Merchant Navy, and Rimmi Malhotra, a homemaker.
He was schooled at Delhi's Don Bosco School and Naval Public School, and later attended Shaheed Bhagat Singh College.
At the age of 18, Malhotra began modelling. Although he was successful, he decided to quit after four years because he was dissatisfied with the profession.
Interested to pursue an acting career, he successfully auditioned for a film to be directed by Anubhav Sinha. However, the film was shelved, following which he worked as an assistant director to Karan Johar on the 2010 film My Name Is Khan.
He made his acting debut with a leading role in the commercially successful comedy drama Student of the Year (2012), for which he received a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut nomination.
He went on to star in the romantic comedy Hasee Toh Phasee (2014) and the highly successful romantic thriller Ek Villain (2014).
In 2015, Malhotra appeared in the remake of the Hollywood film Warrior (2011), entitled Brothers, directed by Karan Malhotra and co-starring Akshay Kumar,Jacqueline Fernandez and Jackie Shroff.
As of September 2014, he is filming alongside Alia Bhatt and Fawad Khan for Shakun Batra's family drama Kapoor and Sons and has committed to play a time traveler in debutant director Nitya Mehra's science fiction Baar Baar Dekho, opposite Katrina Kaif.
Apart from acting in films, Malhotra is an endorser of several brands and products, such as Coca-Cola and American Swan.
He also does charity work. In 2013, Malhotra performed at an event alongside Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor and Huma Qureshi to raise funds for the flood-affected victims of Uttarakhand.
He collaborated with PeTA for a campaign to create awareness about dogs.