Disha Patani

Disha Patani (pronounced [ˈd̪ɪʃa paːʈəˈni]; born 13 June 1992) is an Indian actress who is known for her work in Hindi films. She began her acting career with the Telugu film Loafer (2015). She gained recognition for her role in her debut Hindi sports biopic film M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016) for which she won several awards including Stardust Awards for Superstar of Tomorrow – Female and IIFA Awards for Best Female Debut.[3]

Disha Patani
Disha patani
Patani in 2020
Born (1992-06-13) 13 June 1992 (age 30)[1]
Alma materAmity University, Lucknow
Years active2015–present
FamilyKhushboo Patani (elder sister)[2]

Patani subsequently starred in the Chinese action comedy Kung Fu Yoga (2017) and the Hindi films such as Baaghi 2 (2018), Bharat (2019), Malang (2020) and Ek Villain Returns (2022).

Early lifeEdit

Disha Patani was born on 13 June 1992/1993,[a] in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh.[5][6] She is a Kumaoni,[7] from a Rajput background.[8] Her father, Jagadish Singh Patani is a police officer and her mother is a health inspector. Her elder sister, Khushboo Patani is a lieutenant in Indian Army.[9] She also has a younger brother, Suryansh Patani.[10] She studied engineering at Amity University, Lucknow.[11] She was the first runner up of Pond's Femina Miss India Indore 2013.[12]


Early work (2015–2017)Edit

Patani debuted with a Telugu film, Loafer alongside Varun Tej in 2015. She played the role of Mouni, a girl who runs from home to escape a forced marriage. Directed by Puri Jagannadh and produced by C. Kalyan under C.K. Entertainment, the film was made on a budget of 200 million and performed poorly at the box office with a lifetime collection of 106 million. In the following year, Disha appeared in a music video, Befikra along with Tiger Shroff which was produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar under T-Series and composed by Meet Bros. Written and directed by Meet Bros, the singer, Aditi Singh Sharma lent her voice.[13]

Patani during promotion of M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story in 2017

Patani found her commercial break with Neeraj Pandey's M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, a biographical sports film based on the life story of MS Dhoni, the former captain of the Indian Cricket Team along with Sushant Singh Rajput and Kiara Advani.[14] She played the role of Priyanka Jha, the girlfriend of MS Dhoni's character who dies in a car accident. Directed by Neeraj Pandey and produced by Fox Star Studios, the film was released on 30 September 2016 and was a massive hit with an estimated collections of 216 crore (US$27 million).[15] In addition, she also starred in Jackie Chan's Kung Fu Yoga, along with Sonu Sood.[16]

Rise to prominence (2018–present)Edit

Patani grace the premiere of Bharat

Patani then acted in Baaghi 2 along with Tiger Shroff, a sequel to the 2016 hit Baaghi starring Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and directed by Ahmed Khan, the film was released on 30 March 2018 worldwide and grossed approximately 253 crore (US$32 million) worldwide.[17][18] In June 2019, she appeared in the film Bharat starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. Patani was seen as one of his leading ladies in an extended cameo appearance.

She started 2020 with February release Malang opposite Aditya Roy Kapur. In March 2020, she appeared in a song in the film Baaghi 3 starring Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor, a sequel to Baaghi 2. Patani next appeared in Prabhu Deva's action film Radhe, in which she reunited with Salman Khan this time as his leading ladies.[19]

She starred with July release 2022 Mohit Suri's psychological thriller Ek Villain Returns alongside Tara Sutaria, Arjun Kapoor and John Abraham[20] and also completed her part in Karan Johar's Yodha opposite Sidharth Malhotra.

In mid 2022 she has signed her Tamil debut film Suriya 42 alongside Suriya.[21]

Media imageEdit

Patani snapped at the M.A.C Cosmetics event, 2019

Patani is currently one of the popular actor of Hindi Cinema. She is featured in the list of Forbes India's ranked at No. 43 in 2019.[22] Patani was also featured in The Times Of India's "Most Desirable Woman" ranked at No. 19 in 2017 and No. 9 in 2018.[23] Patani was the winner of "Most Desirable Woman" in year 2019 and ranked at No 3 in 2020.[24][25] She's often referred as a Sex symbol among the youth for her bold photoshoots and public appearances.[26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33]



  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Language Notes Ref.
2015 Loafer Mouni Telugu
2016 M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story Priyanka Jha Hindi
2017 Kung Fu Yoga Asmita Chinese
2018 Welcome to New York Herself Hindi Cameo appearance
Baaghi 2 Neha Rawat Hindi [34]
2019 Bharat Radha Mathur Hindi Extended cameo [35]
2020 Malang Sara Nambiar Hindi [36]
Baaghi 3 Herself Hindi Special appearance in song "Do You Love Me" [37]
2021 Radhe Diya Abhyankar Hindi [38]
2022 Ek Villain Returns Rasika Mapuskar Hindi [39][40]
Yodha   TBA Hindi Completed [41]
2023 Project K   TBA Telugu
Filming; bilingual film [42]
Suriya 42   TBA Tamil Filming [43]

Music videosEdit

Year Title Singer(s) Composer Ref.
2016 Befikra Meet Bros, Aditi Singh Sharma Meet Bros [44]
2019 Har Ghoont Mein Swag Badshah Badshah [45]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Patani at the 4th Nykaa Femina Beauty Awards 2018
Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2017 BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor (Film) Debut – Female M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story Won
Most Entertaining Actor in a Drama Film – Female Nominated
Stardust Awards Superstar of Tomorrow – Female Won [46]
Best Debut (Female) Won
Star Screen Awards Best Female Debut Won [citation needed]
International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Female Debut Won [47]
Best Supporting Actress Nominated


  1. ^ Her age was alternatively referred to as either 28 or 29 by various sources on her birthday in 2021.[4]


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  4. ^ Sources which refer to her birth year being 1993. Sources which refer to her birth year being 1992.
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  12. ^ "Pond's Femina Miss India Indore 2013 Indore announces the winners – Beauty Pageants – Indiatimes". The Times of India. 27 November 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
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  14. ^ Sonil Dedhia (16 January 2017). "Disha Patani to play MS Dhoni's ex-girlfriend". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Box Office: Worldwide Collections and Day wise breakup of M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story". Bollywood Hungama. 1 October 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  16. ^ 功夫瑜伽 Douban | Kungfu Yoga
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  19. ^ "Salman Khan, family members test negative for COVID-19". The Hindu. 20 November 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  20. ^ "'Ek Villain Returns': Disha Patani shares a picture from her vanity van as she kick-starts shooting of Mohit Suri's next". The Times of India. 1 March 2021. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  21. ^ "Disha Patani reveals Suriya 42 has 'larger-than-life elements', says she is excited to be part of the pan-India movie"
  22. ^ "2019 Celebrity 100 - Forbes India Magazine".
  23. ^ "Meet India's most desirable divas". timesofindia. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  24. ^ "Disha Patani tops 50 Most Desirable Women 2019 list". ANI. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  25. ^ "Rhea Chakraborty Ranks 1st On 50 Most Desirable Women 2020; Check Out TOP 10!". instantbollywood.
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  27. ^ "Disha Patani shows off sexy cleavage, toned midriff and legs during Ek Villain Returns promotions"
  28. ^ "Disha Patani flaunts her sexy curves in red bikini, mirror selfie breaks the internet"
  29. ^ "Disha Patani flaunts her perfect curves in new bikini PIC"
  30. ^ "Disha Patani raises temperature in pink bikini, shares photo on Instagram"
  31. ^ "Bikinis to gowns, a look at how Disha Patani oozes oomph"
  32. ^ "Just Disha Patani Setting The Internet Ablaze As She Does"
  33. ^ "Fashion Friday: Disha Patani goes all black, makes a ravishing entry at 'Ek Villian Returns' trailer launch"
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  35. ^ "Disha Patani on Accepting a Small Role in Bharat: I'll Never Get to Work With Salman Khan". Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  36. ^ "Aditya Roy Kapur and Disha Patani starrer Malang goes on floor". The Indian Express. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
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  38. ^ "Disha Patani wraps up the shoot of Radhe; shares picture with her girl gang". Bollywood Hungama. 12 October 2020. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
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  41. ^ "Disha Patani finishes filming for 'Yodha". The Hindu. 27 December 2021. Retrieved 19 January 2022.
  42. ^ "Disha Patani joins Prabhas and Deepika Padukone on Project K!". Bollywood Hungama. 8 May 2022. Retrieved 8 May 2022.
  43. ^ "lDisha Patani to be stationed in Goa for a month-long schedule for Suriya 42, says great to be a part of such larger-than-life elements". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 21 September 2022.
  44. ^ "'Befikra' song: Tiger Shroff-Disha Patani show sizzling chemistry in this peppy track [VIDEO]". IB Times. 28 June 2016. Archived from the original on 2 July 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
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