Kriti Sanon

Kriti Sanon (born 27 July 1990) is an Indian actress who appears predominantly in Hindi films. She pursued an engineering degree from the Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, after which she briefly worked as a model. After making her debut in Telugu cinema with the psychological thriller 1: Nenokkadine (2014), Sanon won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for her performance in Sabbir Khan's action comedy Heropanti (2014), which marked her first Bollywood release.

Kriti Sanon
Born (1990-07-27) 27 July 1990
New Delhi, India
Alma materJaypee Institute of Information Technology
OccupationActress
Years active2014–present

Sanon has since starred in three commercially successful films, the action romance Dilwale (2015), which ranks as her highest-grossing release, and the romantic comedies Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017) and Luka Chuppi (2019).

Early life and background

Sanon was born on 27 July 1990 in New Delhi to Rahul Sanon, a chartered accountant and Geeta Sanon, a professor at the University of Delhi.[1][2][3][4] Her family is Punjabi.[5] She has a younger sister named Nupur. She attended Delhi Public School, RK Puram and completed her BTech degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida.[6][7]

Sanon 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.

Career

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, a journalist who is also the love interest of Mahesh Babu's character.[8][9][10][11] The film received mixed reviews from critics.[12][13] A reviewer for The Times of India wrote that Sanon "looks pretty" and "acts well".[14] while a reviewer for Sify.com stated that she "looks gorgeous" and considered her performance to be "okay" for a newcomer.[15]

Sanon and Kartik Aaryan promoting Luka Chuppi in 2019

Later that year, Sanon made her Hindi cinema debut, opposite Tiger Shroff, in Sabbir Khan's action romance Heropanti.[16][17][18] Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, it emerged as a commercial success.[19] Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama wrote that 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] Conversely, 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's second Telugu film release came with Sudheer Varma's Dohchay, a crime film co-starring Naga Chaitanya.[24] She next appeared in Rohit Shetty's action-comedy Dilwale, in which she starred alongside Varun Dhawan, Shahrukh Khan and Kajol. The film received mixed reviews from critics, though emerged as one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time, grossing more than 3.72 billion (US$54 million) worldwide.[25][26] Anupama Chopra disliked the film and wrote that Sanon and Dhawan "work as bait, meant to bring in the critical youth segment".[27]

Sanon had two film releases in 2017. She first starred alongside Sushant Singh Rajput in Dinesh Vijan's directorial debut Raabta, which tells the story of star-crossed lovers who are reincarnated.[28] In a scathing review, Sukanya Verma of Rediff.com labelled the film "embarrassingly daft" but took note of Sanon's "statuesque, spirited presence".[29] It did not do well commercially.[30] Her next release, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari's romantic comedy Bareilly Ki Barfi, was better received. Sanon starred alongside Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao and played the role of a headstrong woman in rural India who aspires to a better life.[31] Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV noted that "the burden of making Bareilly Ki Barfi work rests upon Kriti Sanon and she doesn't put a foot wrong", but Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express thought that despite Sanon's effort, her performance lacked naturalism.[32][33] It earned over 548 million (US$7.9 million) against its 200 million (US$2.9 million) budget.[34]

In 2019, Sanon starred opposite Kartik Aaryan in Luka Chuppi, a romantic comedy about a couple in a live-in relationship.[35] Devesh Sharma of Filmfare wrote, "Sanon is spontaneous throughout and seems to be finding her feet in comedy, having a gala time of it all in the process."[36] Commercially, it proved to be a success.[37] Her second release of 2019 was Arjun Patiala, co-starring Diljit Dosanjh, a romantic spoof comedy film directed by Rohit Jugraj.

She has three upcoming films, a comedy Housefull 4, featuring an ensemble cast,[38][39][40] Ashutosh Gowariker's period drama Panipat with Arjun Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt and Rahul Dholakia's as-yet untitled thriller, in which she is playing a leading role.[41][42]

Other work

In addition to acting, Sanon is an endorser for several brands and products, including Trident Group's Bath & Home Linen, Titan Watches' Raga Collection, Parachute,[43] American Swan[44], Cadbury Fuse, Oasis Tiles, Urban Clap among others.[45] In July 2014, Sanon launched Tissot's Quickster Football watch in multiple cities in India.[46][47] In April 2017, she performed in the opening ceremony of 2017 Indian Premier League.[48]

Films

Sanon at an event for Bareilly Ki Barfi in 2017
Key
Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Director Notes
2014 1: Nenokkadine Sameera Sukumar Telugu film
2014 Heropanti Dimpy Sabbir Khan Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
2015 Dohchay Meera Sudheer Varma Telugu film
2015 Dilwale Ishita Malik Rohit Shetty
2017 Raabta Saira Singh/Saiba Dinesh Vijan
2017 Bareilly Ki Barfi Bitti Mishra Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
2018 Stree Unnamed Amar Kaushik Special appearance in song "Aao Kabhi Haveli Pe"[49]
2019 Luka Chuppi Rashmi Trivedi Laxman Utekar
2019 Kalank Unnamed Abhishek Varman Special appearance in song "Aira Gaira"[50]
2019 Arjun Patiala Ritu Randhawa Rohit Jugraj Chauhan
2019 Housefull 4 TBA Farhad Samji Post-production[51]
2019 Panipat Parvati Bai Ashutosh Gowariker Post-production

Music videos

Year Song Singer(s) Composer Ref
2015 "Chal Wahan Jaate Hain" Arijit Singh Amaal Mallik [52]
2017 "Paas Aao" Prakriti Kakar, Armaan Malik Amaal Mallik [53]

Awards and nominations

Sanon is the recipient of several awards including one Filmfare Award and two International Indian Film Academy Awards.

Kriti Sanon awards and nominations
Awards and nominations
Award
Wins
Nominations
Filmfare Awards 1 0
International Indian Film Academy Awards 2 0
Others 8 7
Totals
Awards won11
Nominations7
References
Year Award Category Film Result Reference
2014 Vogue Beauty Awards Face to Watch out For N/A Won [54]
2015 South Indian International Movie Awards Best Debut Actress (Telugu) 1: Nenokkadine Nominated [55]
Stardust Awards Superstar of Tomorrow (Female) Heropanti Nominated [56]
BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor (Female) Won [57][58]
Screen Awards Best Female Debut Nominated [59]
Filmfare Awards Best Female Debut Won [23]
International Indian Film Academy Awards Star Debut of the Year (Female) Won
2016 Elle Graduates Awards Rising Star N/A Won [60]
2017 Filmfare Glamour and Style Awards Future Of Fashion (Female) N/A Won [61]
2018 HT Style Awards Most Stylish Youth Icon (Female) N/A Won [62]
Star Screen Awards Nothing To Hide Award N/A Won [63]
Best Actor Female (Popular) Bareilly Ki Barfi Nominated
Lux Golden Rose Awards Versatile Beauty of the Year Award Nominated [64]
Breakthrough Performance of the Year Nominated [64]
Zee Cine Awards Best Actor Female Nominated [65]
HELLO! Hall of Fame Awards Rising Star of the Year Won [66]
Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards Memorable Performance in a Lead Role (Female) Won [67]
International Indian Film Academy Awards Style Icon N/A Won [68]

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