Kriti Sanon
Kriti Sanon
Sanon in August 2016
Born (1990-07-27) 27 July 1990 (age 26)[1][2]
New Delhi, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2014–present

Kriti Sanon (born 27 July 1990)[3] is an Indian model and film actress who appears in Hindi and Telugu films.[4][5][6] After beginning with modelling, she made her acting debut with Sukumar's Telugu psychological thriller film 1: Nenokkadine. Her first Bollywood film was Sabbir Khan's romantic action drama Heropanti, for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.[7][8][9] In 2015, Sanon starred in the successful romantic action comedy Dilwale.[10]


Early life and backgroundEdit

Sanon was born on 27 July 1990 to Rahul Sanon, a chartered accountant and Geeta Sanon, an associate professor at University of Delhi.[11][3] She has one younger sister, Nupur Sanon. Sanon did her schooling from Delhi Public School, R K Puram and completed her Bachelor of Technology degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering, from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Uttar Pradesh.[12][13]


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

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.[19] 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",[20] whereas Rajeev Masand said she "looks lovely and makes an impression despite her harebrained role".[21] Srijana Das of The Times of India, criticised her emoting, calling it "more cheesy than sharp."[22] For her performance, Sanon won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.[23]

Sanon had her second Telugu release entitled Dohchay directed by Sudheer Varma in 2015.[24] Sanon subsequently appeared in Rohit Shetty's Dilwale in which she starred alongside Varun Dhawan, Shahrukh Khan and Kajol.[25] 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",[26] Anupama Chopra noted that Sanon, along with Dhawan, "work as bait, meant to bring in the critical youth segment".[27]

In April 2017, she performed in the opening ceremony of 2017 Indian Premier League.[28]

She will also be starring in two films the same year; in Dinesh Vijan's directorial debut Raabta opposite Sushant Singh Rajput;[29] and in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari's Bareilly Ki Barfi opposite Aayushmann Khurrana.[30]

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,[31] apparel brand American Swan[32] and a cola brand, among others.[33] In July 2014, Sanon launched Tissot's Quickster Football watch in multiple cities in India.[34][35]


  Denotes films that have not yet been released
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 Post- Production
2017 Bareilly Ki Barfi   TBA Post-production

Appearance in music videosEdit

Year Song Singer(s) Co-star Composer Lyricist Ref
2015 "Chal Wahan Jaate Hain" Arijit Singh Tiger Shroff Amaal Mallik Rashmi Virag [36]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Film Result
2014 Stardust Awards Superstar of Tomorrow – Female[37] Heropanti Nominated
2015 BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor – Female[38][39] Heropanti Won
2015 Screen Awards Best Female Debut[40] Heropanti Nominated
2015 Filmfare Awards Best Female Debut[23] Heropanti Won
2015 International Indian Film Academy Awards Star Debut of the Year – Female Heropanti Won
2016 Lux Golden Rose Award Best Actress in a Supporting Role Dilwale Nominated


  1. ^ Mangaokar, Shalvi (27 July 2015). "Varun Dhawan and I think in the same filmy way: Kriti Sanon". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Dilwale: Will start shooting with Shah Rukh and Kajol in mid-August, says Kriti Sanon". India Today. 29 July 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Kriti Sanon". One India Entertainment. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Telugu is a challenge
  5. ^ "Ticket to Bollywood". The Times of India. 18 March 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Mahesh Babu to romance Kriti Sanon". The Times Of India. 5 October 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Kriti Sanon finalized opposite Tiger in Heropanti". BollywoodHungama. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Telugu actress Kriti Sanon to act opposite Tiger". The Times Of India. 21 January 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Heropanti Cast & Crew". BollywoodHungama. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Bollywood's Top Worldwide Earners". 18 May 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  11. ^ Parkar, Shaheen (8 May 2016). "Mother's Day Special: Meet the star moms of Bollywood". Mid-day. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  12. ^ Sharma, Garima (18 March 2010). "Ticket to Bollywood". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  13. ^ Chakravorty, Vinayak (14 June 2015). "Engineering student Kriti Sanon says life in B-Town was meant to be". India Today. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  14. ^ "Most Wanted: Kriti Sanon has her kitty full with movies". India Today. 26 January 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  15. ^ "'1 Nenokkadine' Review Roundup: Mahesh Babu Starrer Fails to Live up to Expectations". International Business Times. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  16. ^ Sangeetha Seshagiri (12 February 2014). "'1 Nenokkadine' Box Office Collection: Mahesh Babu Starrer is a Big Disaster". International Business Times. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  17. ^ "1-Nenokkadine Movie Review". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  18. ^ "1 Nenokkadine". Sify. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  19. ^ "Heropanti Set To Emerge A HIT". Box Office India. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  20. ^ Adarsh, Taran (23 May 2014). "Movie Review: 'Heropanti'". Bollywood Hungama. 
  21. ^ Masand, Rajeev (23 May 2014). "'Heropanti' review: Tiger Shroff is likeable and earnest but he deserved a better debut than this clunky film". IBN Live. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  22. ^ Das, Srijana (23 May 2014). "Heropanti Movie Review". Times of India. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  23. ^ a b "60th Britannia Filmfare Awards 2014: Complete list of winners". The Times of India. 31 January 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  24. ^ "Naga Chaitanya's new movie regular shooting from today". India Glitz. 14 July 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  25. ^ "SRK gets new admirer: Kriti". Independent Online. 1 June 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  26. ^ Adarsh, Taran (18 December 2015). "Dilwale Review". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  27. ^ Chopra, Anupama (19 December 2015). "Dilwale review by Anupama Chopra: This is just recycled mediocrity". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  28. ^ "IPL 2017: Kriti Sanon gives Disha Patani a run for her money with brilliant performance in Bengaluru opening ceremony". Zee News. 9 April 2017. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  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. ^ Business of Cinema News Network (11 July 2014). "Kriti Sanon Bags Two Endorsements". Business of Cinema. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  32. ^ "Sidharth Malhotra and Kriti Sanon heat up the dance floor in #ASIAM". The Times of India. 27 March 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  33. ^ "Kriti Sanon to endorse a cola brand". Times of India. 6 June 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  34. ^ "Kriti Sanon: The Next Brand Beauty". India Glitz. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  35. ^ PTI (2 July 2014). "I am doing a Telugu film now: Kriti Sanon". Zee News. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  36. ^
  37. ^ "Nominations for Stardust Awards 2014". Bollywood Hungama. 8 December 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  38. ^ "BIG STAR Entertainment Awards 2014 Winners List". 18 December 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2014. 
  39. ^ "Winners of Big Star Entertainment Awards 2014". 19 December 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2014. 
  40. ^ "Crowd Favourites". The Indian Express. 3 January 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 

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