Kiara Advani Biography, Wiki: Alia to Kiara, Here’s Why She Changed Her Name

Kiara Advani is a popular name in the Indian film industry. The diva gained limelight after appearing in the movie MS Dhoni – The Untold Story. She has done several Telugu and Bollywood films. Kiara was born in Mumbai and belongs to the Sindhi community.

Not many of her fans know that Kiara is the great-granddaughter of Bollywood actor late Ashok Kumar and the grandniece of Late Sayeed Jaffrey. The diva has a mammoth of followers in India. Scroll below and know about her professional and personal life in our Kiara Advani Wiki & Biography section. Also read about, Asim Riaz, Mahira Sharma.

Early Life

Kiara Advani
Kiara Advani

Born on 31 July 1992, in Mumbai, Kiara Advani hails from the filmy background and business based family. She was born to Jagdish Advani, a businessman, and Genevieve Jaffrey. Her mother’s father was Muslim, and mother was of Irish, Portuguese, and Scottish ancestry. Kiara’s born name was Alia, but she changed her name to Kiara, before making an entry into films.

In an interview, she revealed that her name Kiara was inspired by Priyanka Chopra’s character in Anjana Anjani. The diva has a younger brother. But how did she relate to the filmy background? She is related to the veteran actors Ashok Kumar and Saeed Jaffrey from the maternal side. Also, model Shaheen Jaffrey and B-town actress Juhi Chawal are her aunts. Kiara went to Cathedral and Jon Connon School and completed her graduation from Jai Hind College. She aspires to become an actress and also joined acting classes after graduation. Do you know she did acting courses with Roshan Taneja and Anupam Kher?

Kiara Advani Career

Kiara Advani
Kiara Advani

When she was a kid, Kiara appeared with her mother in the Wipro Baby Soap commercial. This talented diva made her entry into Bollywood in 2014 with the film Fugly. The film was produced by Salman Khan. It is known that Kiara’s family and Salman Khan are very close, and he launched Kiara in films. The film didn’t earn well at the box office, but her acting was praised by the audience. The same year she was awarded one of the most desirable women of the year.

Later, she was featured in the biopic of MS. Dhoni. She portrayed the role of the wife of MS Dhoni opposite Sushant Singh Rajput. Kiara made her Telugu debut from the film Bharat Ane Nenu. Her last release Kabir Singh that starred Shahid Kapoor in lead role was a huge success.

Additionally, she was also featured in the Netflix film The Lust Stories. She has also appeared in Yo Yo Honey Singh’s music video that is titled Urvashi in 2018. Kiara has several films lined up for 2019 and 2020. She will be seen opposite Kartik Aryan in the sequel of Bhool Bhulaiyaa, and with Sidharth Malhotra in Shershaah.

Personal Life

Kiara with her family
Kiara with her family

Besides acting, Kiara is also interested in biking and a big foodie. She loves watching American TV Serials. She is a gym freak and never misses any gymming session. Kiara is a childhood friend of Isha Ambani (daughter of Mukesh Ambani). Currently, she is not dating anyone. But reports suggest that Kiara’s name was linked up to Mohit Marwah and actor Sidharth Malhotra.

Kiara Advani Wiki & Biography

  • Name: Kiara Advani
  • Born Name: Alia Advani
  • DOB: 31 July 1992
  • Hometown: Mumbai
  • Sunsign: Leo
  • School: Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai
  • College: Jai Hind College for Mass Communication
  • Interests: Snorkeling, Rock Climbing, and Zip Lining
  • Marital Status: Unmarried
  • Father: Jagdeep Advani
  • Mother: Genevieve Jaffrey
  • Brother: Mishaal Advani
  • Favorite Actor: Salman Khan
  • Favorite Actress: Sri Devi
  • Favorite Designer: Manish Malhotra
  • Favorite Travel Destination: New York


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