10 Interesting
Facts About
Kiara Advani That You Should Know

A Die-Hard Cinephile

“My goal was clear: to be an actor. I went to
college and got a degree because my parents
wanted me to have a solid backup plan, but in my
mind, I knew what I really wanted to do... I was
listening to every Govinda song ever, and delivering
dialogues from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Ghum
(2001) on repeat.”

From Alia to Kiara

“Alia is my first name. Salman suggested that
I change it because of Alia Bhatt. There can't be
two actresses with the same name in Bollywood.”

Why Kiara? Thanks,
Priyanka Chopra

“The name Kiara was inspired from Priyanka
Chopra's movie Anjaana Anjaani," the actor
revealed in an interview. "I thought, 'what a
beautiful name. If I have a daughter, I'll call her
Kiara.' But before that I need a name for myself.”

A Degree in Mass

The Bollywood diva completed her Bachelors in
Mass Media from a reputed institution in Mumbai.
"For me, it was like wearing blinders. I never had a
Plan B, I never even thought of another profession
as an option... I knew what I really wanted to do.”

Her First Job

While acting was always her dream job,
Kiara first worked as a teacher in Mumbai's
Early Birds Playschool, where her mother was
the headmistress.

A Near-Death

Kiara Advani recalled an instance where her
friends and she were stranded in McLeodganj
due to heavy snowfall. "Long story short,
our room caught fire," she said.

Her Debut Performance

Before making her debut in comedy-drama-thriller
Fugly (2014), Kiara Advani appeared in a commercial for baby cream alongside her mother,
as a toddler.

Industry Connections

Not many are aware that Kiara Advani is
legendary Bollywood actor Ashok Kumar’s
great-granddaughter, and Saeed Jaffrey’s

Didn't Audition
For Lust Stories

Did you know that the actor didn't audition for
her part in the anthology film Lust Stories?
"Karan Johar has an eye for it. He spots a
performer and he knows how to get it done,"
she revealed in an interview.

She Was Embarrassed
About Her Obsession
With Bollywood

When my friends would call and ask what I was
doing, I would quickly switch the channel and say
something like, ‘Oh, I was just watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S
and chilling’. But in reality, I was devouring every
single Govinda-Raveena Tandon movie...”