Kriti Sanon turned 30 today. She was born on the 27th of July, 1990 in New Delhi. She is known to be one of those actresses who made her big name in the world of cinema without having a filmy background or even a godfather.
Sanon was born in an academically-inclined family where her father, Rahul Sanon was an engineer, and mother Geeta Sanon was a professor at the University of Delhi. She has a younger sister too named Nupur Sanon who grabbed a lot of attention a while ago by featuring in the superhit music album Filhall opposite Akshay Kumar.
Sanon attended Delhi Public School, RK Puram, and later received a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida. But she always desired to be in the showbiz. She tried her luck in the Telugu Film Industry and proved her mantle there.
She made her acting debut in 2014 with Sukumar’s Telugu film Nenokkadine, a psychological thriller, in which she played the role of Sameera, a journalist who is also the love interest of Mahesh Babu’s character. This film received mixed reviews from critics. But she went on to make her Bollywood debut opposite Tiger Shroff in Heropanti the same year.
Heropanti proved to be a big commercial success and hence opened the door of the Hindi Film Industry. For her performance, she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut which is very rare for an outsider.
She did not only stop there but she went on being a part of both critically acclaimed films like Bareilly Ki Barfi and commercial Blockbusters like Dilwale. In a short period of time, she was able to work with co-stars like SRK, Kajol, Rajkumar Rao, and Sushant Singh Rajput. In fact, she built a special rapport with Sushant being his close friend.
Sanon is also a celebrity endorser for several brands and products. These include Titan Watches’ Raga Collection, Parachute, UrbanClap, among others. Also, in July 2014, Sanon launched Tissot’s Quickster Football watch in multiple cities in India.
In September 2016, she went on to launch her own clothing line, labeled ‘Ms. Taken’. She was also one of the few actresses to have performed in the opening ceremony of the 2017 Indian Premier League. If we continue counting her list of achievements, it won’t ever end. At the age of 30, she has come a long way and emerged as a fine actress.
Thinkhatkee wishes her a very happy birthday!