Tracing her family tree on her birthday.

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She’s just 28 year old. She’s a versatile actor. She has a huge fan following. She’s young and independent. She has been a part of many hit films such as ‘Raazi’, ‘Udta Punjab’, and many more. She’s known for her exceptional acting skills. Alia Bhatt she is!!

Alia loves to be in the headlines. Be it her relationship with Ranbir or her next project she never fails to impress her fans. But do you know about her family? Let’s have a look!

Alia is the second child of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and actor Soni Razdan. The Bhatt family is well-known in Bollywood. The patriarch of the family was Nanabhai Bhatt, a Hindu Nagar Brahmin from Porbander in the Kathiawad region of Gujarat. He was known for producing fantasy and mythological films. It is he who reportedly introduced the ‘twin’ phenomenon in Indian cinema. His very first film, Muqabala (1942), had featured ‘fearless’ Nadia (born Many Ann Evans, an Australian) as the good sister and gangster’s moll.

Nanabhai was married to another woman but had a long relationship with a lady called Shirin Mohammad Ali, the latter being Mahesh’s biological mother. Shirin was reportedly a Shia from Lucknow. Though they loved each other, Nanabhai never married her. Mahesh had been troubled by his parents’ relationship and even translated it on the screen with his film, Zakhm (1998). Incidentally, Shirin’s sister and Mahesh’s aunt Purnima (born Meherbhano Mohammad Ali) was a successful film actor in the 1940s and 1950s and is the grandmother of actor Emraan Hashmi.

Alia, and her sister, Shaheen Bhatt, often share pictures and videos with their maternal grandparents. A few years back, a video of her grandparents playing ‘Happy Birthday’ on Alia’s birthday had been shared by the Highway actor


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