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Kriti Sanon (born 27 July 1990)[1][2][3] is an Indian model and film actress who appears in Hindi and Telugu films.[4][5][6]

Kriti Sanon
Kriti Sanon at IIFA 2017 (cropped).jpg
Born (1990-07-27) 27 July 1990 (age 27)
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2012–present

Following a modelling career, Sanon made her acting debut with the Telugu psychological thriller 1: Nenokkadine (2014). Her first Hindi film release came with Sabbir Khan's action film Heropanti (2014), for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.[7][8][9] She went on to play the lead female role in two commercially successful films, the action-comedy Dilwale (2015), which ranks among the highest-grossing Indian films of all time, and the romantic comedy Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017).[10]


Early life and backgroundEdit

Sanon was born on 27 July 1990 to Rahul Sanon, a chartered accountant and Geeta Sanon, Professor at the University of Delhi.[11][1] She has one younger sister, Nupur Sanon. She attended Delhi Public School, RK Puram and completed a BTech degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, Uttar Pradesh.[12][13] She has appeared in various television commercials, endorsing brands such as: Close Up, Vivel, Amul, Samsung and Himalaya[14]. 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. Kriti has been a favorite of several well-known Indian designers for whom she frequently modeled, like Ritu Beri, Suneet Varma and Niki Mahajan.


Sanon at an event for Bareilly Ki Barfi in 2017

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.[15] The film generated mixed reviews from critics.[16][17] The Times of India critics stated Sanon "looks pretty" and "acts well".[18] while the reviewer at stated that Sanon "looks gorgeous", though her performance is "okay".[19]

Later that year, Sanon made her Hindi cinema debut with Sabbir Khan's action-romance film Heropanti. Despite the fact that the film received mixed reviews from most critics, Box Office India called it a commercial success at the Indian box office.[20] Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama said she "looks gorgeous and handles her part with certainty and confidence" and that she "has the trappings of a star",[21] whereas Rajeev Masand said she "looks lovely and makes an impression despite her harebrained role".[22] Srijana Das of The Times of India, criticised her emoting, calling it "more cheesy than sharp."[23] For her performance, Sanon won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.[24]

Sanon had her second Telugu release entitled Dohchay directed by Sudheer Varma in 2015.[25] Sanon subsequently appeared in Rohit Shetty's Dilwale in which she starred alongside Varun Dhawan, Shahrukh Khan and Kajol.[26] The film received mixed reviews from critics, though emerged a major commercial success at the box office, grossing more than 394 crore (US$61 million) worldwide.[10] While Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama praised Sanon's work and said she "is camera-friendly and confident to the T",[27] Anupama Chopra noted that Sanon, along with Dhawan, "work as bait, meant to bring in the critical youth segment".[28]

Sanon starred in two films in 2017; in Dinesh Vijan's directorial debut Raabta opposite Sushant Singh Rajput;[29] and in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari's Bareilly Ki Barfi alongside Aayushmann Khurrana and Rajkumar Rao.[30][31][32]

Other workEdit

In addition to acting, Sanon is an endorser for several brands and products, including Trident Group's – Bath & Home Linen, Titan Watches-Raga Collection, the hair product Parachute,[33] apparel brand American Swan[34] and a cola brand, among others.[35] In July 2014, Sanon launched Tissot's Quickster Football watch in multiple cities in India.[36][37] In April 2017, she performed in the opening ceremony of 2017 Indian Premier League.[38]



Year Film Role Notes
2014 1: Nenokkadine Sameera Telugu film
2014 Heropanti Dimpy Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
2015 Dohchay Meera Telugu film
2015 Dilwale Ishita Dev Malik
2017 Raabta Saira Singh Bhatia/Saiba
2017 Bareilly Ki Barfi Bitti Mishra[31][32]

Music videosEdit

Year Song Singer(s) Co-star Composer Lyricist Ref
2015 "Chal Wahan Jaate Hain" Arijit Singh Tiger Shroff Amaal Mallik Rashmi Virag [39]
2017 "Paas Aao" Prakriti Kakar,Armaan Malik Sushant Singh Rajput Amaal Mallik Kumaar [40]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Film Award Category Result Ref.
2014 N/A Vogue Beauty Awards Face to Watch out For Won [41]
2015 Heropanti Stardust Awards Superstar of Tomorrow – Female Nominated [42]
BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor – Female Won [43][44]
Screen Awards Best Female Debut Nominated [45]
Filmfare Awards Best Female Debut Won [24]
International Indian Film Academy Awards Star Debut of the Year – Female Won [citation needed]
2018 N/A Star Screen Awards Nothing To Hide Award Won [citation needed]
Bareilly Ki Barfi Best Actor – Female (Popular) Nominated [citation needed]
Zee Cine Awards Best Actor – Female Nominated [46]
FOI Online Awards, India Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast Nominated [47]


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  28. ^ Chopra, Anupama (19 December 2015). "Dilwale review by Anupama Chopra: This is just recycled mediocrity". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  29. ^ "Raabta: It's splitsvilla for Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon". Hindustan Times. 23 March 2017. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 
  30. ^ "Ayushmann Khurrana and Kriti Sanon relish 'Bareilly ki barfi'!". The Times of India. 29 January 2017. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 
  31. ^ a b "Kriti Sanon: It's high time we changed our definition of achchi ladki". Times of India. 
  32. ^ a b quintdaily (18 August 2017). "Bareilly Ki Barfi Movie Review, Rating 3/5, Box office Report – QuintDaily". 
  33. ^ Business of Cinema News Network (11 July 2014). "Kriti Sanon Bags Two Endorsements". Business of Cinema. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  34. ^ "Sidharth Malhotra and Kriti Sanon heat up the dance floor in #ASIAM". The Times of India. 27 March 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
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  42. ^ "Nominations for Stardust Awards 2014". Bollywood Hungama. 8 December 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  43. ^ "BIG STAR Entertainment Awards 2014 Winners List". 18 December 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2014. 
  44. ^ "Winners of Big Star Entertainment Awards 2014". 19 December 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2014. 
  45. ^ "Crowd Favourites". The Indian Express. 3 January 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  46. ^ "Zee Cine Awards 2018: Check out the nominations list | Free Press Journal". Retrieved 2017-12-13. 
  47. ^ "FOI Online Awards". FOI Online Awards. Retrieved 2018-01-20. 

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