Kriti Sanon
Kriti Sanon

Kriti Sanon

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Kriti Sanon (born 27 July 1990) is an Indian actress who appears predominantly in Hindi films. She pursued an engineering degree from the Jaypee Institute of Information Technology in Electronics and Communication, after which she briefly worked as a model. After making her debut in Telugu cinema with the psychological thriller 1: Nenokkadine (2014), Sanon won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for her performance in Sabbir Khan's action-comedy Heropanti (2014), which marked her first project in Hindi cinema.Sanon has since starred in the commercially successful romantic comedy films Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017), Luka Chuppi (2019) and Mimi (2021), and her highest-grossing releases came with the comical action romance Dilwale (2015) and the comedy Housefull 4 (2019). She has also launched her own line of clothing and endorses several brands and products, and appeared in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list of 2019.

Early life and background

Sanon was born on 27 July 1990 in New Delhi to Rahul Sanon, a chartered accountant and Geeta Sanon, a physics professor at the University of Delhi. Her family is Punjabi. She has a younger sister named Nupur Sanon. She attended Delhi Public School, RK Puram and later secured Bachelor of Technology degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida.

Career

Sanon made her acting debut in 2014 with Sukumar's Telugu psychological thriller 1: Nenokkadine as Sameera, a journalist who is the love interest of Mahesh Babu's protagonistic character Gautham, a successful musician who has a shady personality. The film received mixed reviews from critics. A reviewer for The Times of India wrote that Sanon "looks pretty" and "acts well". while a reviewer for Sify.com stated that she "looks gorgeous" and considered her performance to be "okay" for a newcomer. Later that year, Sanon entered Hindi cinema through Sabbir Khan's action romance Heropanti, also featuring debutante Tiger Shroff. Despite a mixed reception, it emerged as a commercial success. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama wrote that she "looks gorgeous and handles her part with certainty and confidence" and that she "has the trappings of a star", whereas Rajeev Masand said she "looks lovely and makes an impression despite her harebrained role". Conversely, Srijana Das of The Times of India criticised her emoting, calling it "more cheesy than sharp." Sanon won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.Sanon's second Telugu film was Sudheer Varma's crime film Dohchay, co-starring Naga Chaitanya. She then signed Rohit Shetty's action comedy Dilwale alongside Varun Dhawan, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, which received mixed reviews from critics though it emerged as one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time, grossing more than ₹3.72 billion (US$52 million) worldwide. Anupama Chopra disliked the film and wrote that Sanon and Dhawan "work as bait, meant to bring in the critical youth segment". In 2017, Sanon's first appearance was in Dinesh Vijan's directorial debut Raabta, in which she and Sushant Singh Rajput portrayed star-crossed lovers who are reincarnated. In a scathing review, Sukanya Verma of Rediff.com labelled the film "embarrassingly daft" but took note of Sanon's "statuesque, spirited presence". It was not financially successful. Her next release, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari's romantic comedy Bareilly Ki Barfi, was better received, and also featured Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao; she played a headstrong woman in rural India who aspires to a better life. Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV noted that "the burden of making Bareilly Ki Barfi work rests upon Kriti Sanon and she doesn't put a foot wrong", but Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express thought that despite Sanon's effort, her performance lacked naturalism. It earned over ₹548 million (US$7.7 million) against its ₹200 million (US$2.8 million) budget. In 2019, Sanon starred opposite Kartik Aaryan in cinematographer Laxman Utekar's Hindi directorial debut Luka Chuppi, a romantic comedy about a couple in a live-in relationship. Devesh Sharma of Filmfare wrote, "Sanon is spontaneous throughout and seems to be finding her feet in comedy, having a gala time of it all in the process." Successful commercially, Luka Chuppi accumulated ₹1.29 billion (US$18 million) worldwide. Her next two films of the year were the comedies Arjun Patiala and Housefull 4. The latter emerged as a major commercial success despite unfavourable reviews. For her final appearance that year, she portrayed Parvatibai opposite Arjun Kapoor's Sadashivrao Bhau in Ashutosh Gowariker's period drama Panipat, based on the Third Battle of Panipat. It ended up as a box-office bomb. That year, Sanon appeared in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list, ranking 38th with an estimated annual income of ₹80.9 million (US$1.1 million).Sanon has finished work on Utekar's drama Mimi, featuring her as a surrogate mother, and Abhishek Jain's Hum Do Hamare Do opposite Rajkummar Rao, both produced by Vijan. She has also finished shooting for Housefull 4 director Farhad Samji's next film Bachchan Pandey alongside Kumar in January 2021. In February 2021, it was announced that she will reunite with Heropanti co-star Shroff in Vikas Bahl's dystopian martial arts actioner Ganapath and will appear in Stree director Amar Kaushik's horror comedy Bhediya alongside Dhawan. In March 2021, she was cast as Sita in Om Raut's mythological film Adipurush (2021), co-starring Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan.

Early career (2014–18)

Sanon debuted into acting in 2014 with Sukumar's Telugu psychological thriller 1: Nenokkadine as a journalist who is the love interest of Mahesh Babu's character Gautham. The film received mixed reviews from critics. A reviewer for The Times of India wrote that Sanon "looks pretty" and "acts well". while a reviewer for Sify.com stated that she "looks gorgeous" and considered her performance to be "okay" for a newcomer.Later that year, Sanon entered Hindi cinema through Sabbir Khan's action romance Heropanti with debutante Tiger Shroff. The film had a mixed reception, but nevertheless was a surprising success earning ₹726 million (US$9.6 million) worldwide. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama wrote that she "looks gorgeous and handles her part with certainty and confidence" and that she "has the trappings of a star", whereas Rajeev Masand said she "looks lovely and makes an impression despite her harebrained role". Conversely, Srijana Das of The Times of India criticised her emoting, calling it "more cheesy than sharp." For Heropanti, Sanon won the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award.Sanon began 2015 by featuring in her second Telugu film, Sudheer Varma's crime drama Dohchay co-starring Naga Chaitanya. She was next cast in Rohit Shetty's comical action romance Dilwale with Varun Dhawan, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol which broke several box office records to become one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time, grossing more than ₹3.72 billion (US$49 million) worldwide. Anupama Chopra disliked the film and wrote that Sanon and Dhawan "work as bait, meant to bring in the critical youth segment".After a year of absence from the screen throughout 2016, Sanon teamed up with producer Dinesh Vijan, for the first of many films, in his directorial debut Raabta, which saw her and Sushant Singh Rajput as star-crossed lovers who are reborn. In a scathing review, Sukanya Verma of Rediff.com labelled the film "embarrassingly daft" but took note of Sanon's "statuesque, spirited presence". The film flopped both critically and commercially. Sanon's subsequent portrayal of a headstrong rural Indian woman who aspires to a better life in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari's romantic comedy Bareilly Ki Barfi was better received, with Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao starring opposite her in an adaptation of French writer Nicholas Barreau's novel The Ingredients of Love. Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV noted that "the burden of making Bareilly Ki Barfi work rests upon Kriti Sanon and she doesn't put a foot wrong", but Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express thought that despite Sanon's effort, her performance lacked naturalism. It earned over ₹548 million (US$7.3 million) against its ₹200 million (US$2.7 million) budget.Her sole appearance in 2018 was a special song appearance for the music video of the song "Aao Kabhi Haveli Pe" in Amar Kaushik's comedy horror film Stree, produced by Vijan in conjunction with Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K., who also wrote the film while making their debut as producers.

Further success (2019–present)

Sanon teamed up with Vijan on two films in 2019, the first of which was cinematographer Laxman Utekar's Hindi directorial debut Luka Chuppi, a satire on live-in relationships, which paired her opposite Kartik Aaryan. Devesh Sharma of Filmfare wrote, "Sanon is spontaneous throughout and seems to be finding her feet in comedy, having a gala time of it all in the process." A superhit, Luka Chuppi did a global accumulation of ₹1.29 billion (US$17 million). She collaborated with Vijan again on Rohit Jugraj's spoof comedy Arjun Patiala, starring Diljit Dosanjh as the titular character, which saw her play the role of a journalist who serves as the protagonist's love interest, and later teamed up with Nadiadwala after a special song appearance in Kalank on Farhad Samji's reincarnation comedy Housefull 4, in which she played dual roles of a princess and the daughter of a rich London-based businessman, opposite Akshay Kumar, with whom she was originally slated to collaborate on Singh Is Bliing, whence her role was filled in by Amy Jackson after she opted out due to scheduling conflicts with Dilwale. While the former was a critical and commercial failure, the latter emerged as a major commercial success despite unfavourable reviews. For her final appearance that year, she portrayed Parvatibai opposite Arjun Kapoor's Sadashivrao Bhau in Ashutosh Gowariker's period drama Panipat, based on the Third Battle of Panipat. It ended up as a box-office bomb. That year, Sanon appeared in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list, ranking 38th with an estimated annual income of ₹80.9 million (US$1.1 million).Sanon next played the titular role in Utekar's drama Mimi, featuring her as a surrogate mother in a remake of Samroudhhi Porey's 2011 National Award-winning Marathi film Mala Aai Vhhaychy!. The film released on Netflix India on 26 July 2021. Taran Adarsh wrote, “Mimi is a heartwarming saga, aimed at families and it will keep the audience thoroughly entertained. Kriti Sanon delivers a very entertaining performance. This is surely her most accomplished performance and is sure to get appreciation from all quarters.” Mashable India called Sanon's performance her career-best saying, "Sanon has outdone herself. In fact, as you see her shoulder the film with her craft, you will also see her deliver her career best performance; Mimi is Sanon’s labour of love all the way".Gujarati filmmaker Abhishek Jain's debut Hum Do Hamare Do opposite Rajkummar Rao, also produced by Vijan, will mark Sanon's next release. She has also finished shooting for Samji's next film Bachchan Pandey alongside Kumar in January 2021. Early in February 2021, it was announced that she will reunite with Heropanti co-star Shroff in Vikas Bahl's dystopian martial arts actioner Ganapath and will appear in Stree director Amar Kaushik's horror comedy Bhediya alongside Dhawan. Late in March 2021, she was cast as Sita in Om Raut's film Adipurush (2021), co-starring Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan.

Other works

Sanon is a celebrity endorser for several brands and products. These include Titan Watches' Raga Collection, Parachute, UrbanClap, among others. In July 2014, Sanon launched Tissot's Quickster Football watch in multiple cities in India.In September 2016, Sanon launched her own clothing line, labelled 'Ms. Taken'. She performed in the opening ceremony of 2017 Indian Premier League.
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