Harshaali Malhotra Age, Family & More

Harshaali Malhotra

Harshaali Malhotra is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood movies, TV shows and commercials.

Wiki / Bio

Harshaali Malhotra was born on Tuesday June 3, 2008 (13 years old; from 2021) in Mumbai. His zodiac sign is Gemini. She is studying in grade 8 at Seven Square Academy in Mumbai.

Physical appearance

Hair color: Black

Eye color: Black

Harshali Malhotra

Family

Harshaali Malhotra belongs to a family from Maharashtra.

Fathers and brothers

Harshaali’s father’s name is Vipul Malhotra and her mother’s name is Kajal Malhotra who is an interior designer. Harshaali has an older brother, Hardik Malhotra.

Harshali Malhotra childhood photo

Harshaali Malhotra childhood photo

Harshaali Malhotra with her family

Harshaali Malhotra with her family

Career

Harshaali entered the media world when she was just two years old. Her mother shared in an interview that Harshali got her first break when they visited a shopping mall. She said,

We came across a photo contest for a children’s clothing brand when we visited a shopping mall,” explains Kajal. “We filled out the form and after a few days we were informed that Harshaali had won. So he did a photo shoot with them.”

Following this, Harshali appeared in various commercials for brands such as Hyundai Xcent, Pears, Haier, Fair & Lovely, Sony, Horlicks, HDFC Bank, and Apollo Tires.

Harshaali in a Sony ad

Harshaali in a Sony ad

Film

Harshaali’s debut film was Bajrangi Bhaijaan in 2015. She was only 6 years old when she was filming the film. Harshaali’s mother Kajal shares how Bajrangi Bhaijaan happened by chance. He shared in an interview that one day he went to casting director Mukesh Chhabra’s office after reading about a movie. After a while, he received a call from his office saying that Harshaali was selected for the movie Bajrangi Bhaijaaan. At that time she did not know that Salman Khan was going to be a part of this movie. Kajal said in an interview,

Harshaali was brought to Salman’s house, with three other girls, to meet the actor. I was nervous, wondering how I would speak and react when I saw Salman. When she came back, she told me that she had asked Salman to make her a superstar like him.”

In an interview, Harshali shared her experience of working with Salman Khan. He said that he enjoyed it very much and used to play barbie games on Salman and Kabir Khan’s cell phones. Sharing her sweet memories of the film, she said in an interview:

I like chicken. I ate a lot of chicken while doing the song ‘Chicken’ at Bajrangi Bhaijaan. I took four takes to do that scene. On the sets, we played table tennis and drove an ATV (all-terrain vehicle) while shooting in Karjat. And he made me eat a lot of biryani. But I was afraid of action scenes, so Uncle Kabir decided to shoot my scenes separately. In the scenes where Uncle Salman cries, he made me cry too. I would feel so bad, he added.

TV

Harshaali also appeared in television series. In 2012, she appeared in the series “Qubool Hai” as Zoya Farooqui, in “Laut Aao Trisha” as Sania Swaika, in “Saavdhan India” as Honey. In 2015, he also acted in the famous Sony TV series Jodha Akbar and in 2017 he made a special appearance in the Sabse Bada Kalakar program.

controversies

Harshaali was trolled for calling Katrina Kaif “aunt.” On Katrina’s 33rd birthday, Harshaali posted a photo of her with Katrina on Facebook, wishing her a birthday. She wrote, ‘Happy Birthday…Aunt Katrina’, which was not well accepted by netizens.

Harshaali with Katrina Kaif

Awards, Honors, Achievements

Livestock

  • Big Star Entertainment Awards for Most Entertaining Children’s Artist in the Movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan
  • Star Guild Awards for Best Child Artist in Bajrangi Bhaijaan Film

Guild Awards in 2015

  • Star Dust Awards for Best Child Artist in Bajrangi Bhaijaan Film
  • Screen Awards for Best Children’s Artist in the Film Bajrangi Bhaijaan
  • Zee Cine Awards for Best Female Newcomer in Film Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Zee Cinema Award

  • National Bharat Ratna Dr B. R. Ambedkar Award for the film Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Bharat Ratna Award Dr B. R. Ambedkar

  • Global Business Award for the film Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Harshali receives the Global Business Award from Madhuri Dixit

  • WOW Award for Aspiring Hairstylist for the movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Wow Award in 2021

nominated

  • Big Star Entertainment Awards for Most Entertaining Female Actor (Film) in Bajrangi Bhaijaan
  • Star Guild Awards for Best Female Debut in Film Bajrangi Bhaijaan
  • Filmfare Awards for Best Female Debut in the Movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan

favorites

  • Meal: chocolates and chicken
  • Actor: Salman Khan, Ranveer Singh, Akshay Kumar
  • Actress: Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor, Deepika Padukone
  • Subject: English, Geography
  • Films: Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Kick, Padmaavat, Housefull Series

Salary

The exact figure of his salary is not known but as revealed by India Times, he was paid a couple of lakhs for the movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

Facts / Curiosities

  • Harshaali Malhotra played the role of a mute girl in the movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan., but in real life, she is very talkative.
  • After auditioning for around 1000 girls from different cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Shimla, Kashmeer and even Tehran and Kabul, the director of the movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Kabir Khan and casting director Mukesh Chhabra selected her for the role of Munni.
  • She was initially cast in the movie Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, but was dropped at the last minute.
  • Her hobbies are dancing, singing, acting and listening to music.
  • Harshali is very active on social media and often shares her dance videos on Instagram.
  • She shared in an interview that Salman Khan offered her a lead role opposite him when Harshali and her family went to Salman’s house on Diwali.
  • He was offered various roles in the Tollywood, Punjabi and Gujrati film industry after Bajrangi Bhaijaan but he did not choose any as he was looking for a major role as Munni.
  • “History is the worst subject because I have to put in so many dates and names,” Harshali says in an interview with ETimes.
  • The last scene of the Bajrangi Bhaijaan movie is Harshali’s favorite scene.
  • Harshali revealed in an interview that she uses her phone only for studying or chatting with friends, otherwise she is not allowed to use the phone. Even her social media accounts are handled by her mother.
  • Salman Khan loves Harshali very much. He said in an interview,

    Harshali is the most beautiful girl I have ever met and it was a pleasure working with her.”

  • Harshaali is a dog lover and has a pet dog, Leo.
Harshali with her dog Leo

Harshali with her dog Leo

  • Harshali had previously walked at PC Gardens and is a brand ambassador for PC Jewellers.
Harshali walked the runway at PC Jewelers

Harshali walked the runway at PC Jewelers

  • Salman said in an interview that Harshali has all the talent and innocence to become a superstar. He said,

    She is like a diva. If she becomes a leading actress, she will give all the other actresses a chance. She has set her goals at such a young age. I hope he doesn’t lose his innocence with all the attention he’s getting.”

  • She was also offered the role of young Katrina Kaif in the movie Fitoor as she looks like Katrina.