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Harshaali Malhotra is an Indian child actress and model who appears in Hindi-language films and television series.[1][2]

Harshaali Malhotra
Harshaali Malhotra 2015.jpg
Native name हर्षाली मल्होत्रा
Born Harshaali Malhotra
(2008-06-03) 3 June 2008 (age 10)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Child Actress
Years active 2012–present
Notable work Munni in Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Malhotra made her film debut with a leading role in Kabir Khan's 2015 drama film Bajrangi Bhaijaan, opposite Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. She played the role of Shahida also known as 'Munni', a Pakistani Muslim girl who gets lost in India and travels back to her homeland with the help of an Indian, Pavan Kumar Chaturvedi (played by Khan). Malhotra was selected out of 5,000 girls who appeared for the film's audition. Malhotra's performance as a mute girl was critically praised and earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut nomination, making her the youngest person to be nominated in the category and won the Screen Award for Best Child Artist among several other awards and nominations.

She has acted in serials such as Qubool Hai (2014) and Laut Aao Trisha (2014), and appeared in TV commercials and print ads for brands including Fair & Lovely (cosmetics), Pears (cosmetic), HDFC Bank, Horlicks, Ace Group and also appeared in the Pakistanis commercial of Telenor along with Shaan Shahid and Hilal Cup Cake TV Commercial alongside veteran popular actress Ismat Zaidi.[3][4] Harshaali later is scheduled to work in Hindi film Nastik (2018 film), along with Arjun Rampal[5]



Year Film Role Notes
2015 Bajrangi Bhaijaan Shahida 'Munni' Debut Film
2018 Nastik


Year Title Roles Channel
2012 Qubool Hai Young Zoya Farooqui Zee TV
Laut Aao Trisha Life OK
Saavdhan India Honey Life Ok

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Film Award Category Result
2015 Bajrangi Bhaijaan Big Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Child Artist Won
Big Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor(Film)-Female Nominated
Star Guild Awards Best Child Artist Won
Star Guild Awards Best Debut Female Nominated
Filmfare Awards Best Debut Female Nominated
Stardust Awards Best Child Artist Won
Screen Awards Best Child Artist Won
Zee Cine Awards Best Debutant Female Won


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