Harshaali Malhotra is an Indian actress, who appears in Bollywood films, Television Shows, and commercial ads.
Harshaali Malhotra was born on Tuesday, 3 June 2008 (age 13 years; as of 2021) in Mumbai. Her zodiac sign is Gemini. She is studying in grade 8th at Mumbai’s Seven Square Academy.
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Harshaali Malhotra belongs to a Maharashtrian family.
Parents & Siblings
Harshaali’s father name is Vipul Malhotra and her mother’s name is Kajal Malhotra who is an interior designer. Harshaali has an elder brother Hardik Malhotra.
Harshaali entered the world of media when she was just two years old. Her mother shared in an interview that Harshali got her first break when they visited a mall. She said,
We chanced upon a photo contest by an apparel brand for kids when we visited a mall,” Kajal explains. “We filled up the form, and after a few days, we were informed that Harshaali had won. So she did a photoshoot with them.”
After this, Harshali featured in various commercial advertisements for brands like Hyundai Xcent, Pears, Haier, Fair & Lovely, Sony, Horlicks, HDFC Bank, and Apollo Tyres.
Harshaali’s debut movie was Bajrangi Bhaijaan in 2015. She was just 6 while shooting for the movie. Harshaali’s mother, Kajal, shares how Bajrangi Bhaijaan happened by chance. She shared in an interview that one day she went to the office of the casting director Mukesh Chhabra after reading about a film. After some time, she got a call from his office saying that Harshaali got selected for the film Bajrangi Bhaijaaan. At that time she was not aware that Salman Khan is going to be a part of this film. Kajal said in an interview,
Harshaali was taken to Salman’s home, with three other girls, to meet the actor. I was nervous, as I wondered how she would talk and react when she saw Salman. When she came back, she told me that she had asked Salman to make her a superstar just like him.”
In an interview, Harshali shared her experience of working with Salman khan. She said that she enjoyed it a lot and used to play barbie games on Salman and Kabir Khan’s cell phones. Sharing her sweet memories from the film, she said in an interview,
I like chicken. I ate a lot of chicken while doing the ‘Chicken’ song in Bajrangi Bhaijaan. I took four takes to do that scene. On the sets, we would play table tennis and drive an ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) while shooting in Karjat. And he made me eat a lot of biryani. But I was afraid of the action scenes so Kabir uncle decided to shoot my scenes separately. In the scenes when Salman uncle cry, made me cry too. I would feel so bad, she added.”
Harshaali was also seen in TV serials. In 2012, she was featured in the serial “Qubool Hai” as Zoya Farooqui, in “Laut Aao Trisha” as Sania Swaika, in “Saavdhan India” as Honey. In 2015, she also acted in Sony TV’s famous serial Jodha Akbar and 2017, she made a special appearance in the show Sabse Bada Kalakar.
Harshaali was trolled for calling Katrina Kaif, “Auntie.” On Katrina’s 33rd birthday, Harshaali posted a picture of her with Katrina on Facebook, wishing her birthday. She wrote, ‘Happy Birthday… Katrina auntie’ which was not accepted well by netizens.
Awards, Honours, Achievements
- Big Star Entertainment Awards for the most entertaining child artist in the film Bajrangi Bhaijaan
- Star Guild Awards for best child artist in the film Bajrangi Bhaijaan
- Star Dust Awards for best child artist in the film Bajrangi Bhaijaan
- Screen Awards for best child artist in the film Bajrangi Bhaijaan
- Zee Cine Awards for best debutant female in the film Bajrangi Bhaijaan
- Bharat Ratna Dr BR Ambedkar National Award for the film Bajrangi Bhaijaan
- Global Business Award for the film Bajrangi Bhaijaan
- WOW Aspiring Stylista Award for the film Bajrangi Bhaijaan
- Big Star Entertainment Awards for the Most Entertaining Actor(Film)-Female in Bajrangi Bhaijaan
- Star Guild Awards for best debut female in the film Bajrangi Bhaijaan
- Filmfare Awards for best debut female in the film Bajrangi Bhaijaan
- Food: Chocolates and Chicken
- Actor: Salman Khan, Ranveer Singh, Akshay Kumar
- Actress: Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor, Deepika Padukone
- Subject: English, Geography
- Movies: Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Kick, Padmaavat, Housefull series
The exact figure of her salary is not known but as revealed by India times, she charged a couple of lakhs for the movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
- Harshaali Malhotra’s played the role of a mute girl in the film Bajrangi Bhaijaan, but in real life, she is very talkative.
- After auditioning for around 1000 girls from different cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Shimla, Kashmeer and even Tehran and Kabul, the director of the film Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Kabir Khan, and the casting director Mukesh Chhabra selected her for the role of Munni.
- She was initially cast in the film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo but was dropped at the last moment.
- Her hobbies are dancing, singing, acting and listening to music.
- Harshali is very active on social media and she use to share her dance videos on Instagram.
- She shared in an interview that Salman khan offered her a lead role opposite him when Harshali and her family went to Salman’s place on Diwali.
- She was offered several roles in Tollywood, Punjabi, and Gujrati film industry after Bajrangi Bhaijaan but she didn’t choose any as she was looking for a big role like Munni.
- “History is the worst subject as I have to cram so many dates and names,” says Harshali in an interview with ETimes.
- The last scene of the film Bajrangi Bhaijaan is the favourite scene of Harshali.
- Harshali revealed in an interview that she uses her phone only for her study purpose or to chat with friends, else, she is not allowed to use the phone. Even her social media accounts are handled by her mother.
- Salman Khan adores Harshali a lot. He said in an interview,
Harshali is the most beautiful kid that I ever met and it was a delight to work with her.”
- Harshaali is a dog lover and has a pet dog, Leo.
- Harshali had walked the runway at P.C. Gardens and is the brand ambassador of P.C. Jewellers.
- Salman said in an interview that Harshali has all the talent and innocence to become a superstar. He said,
She is like a diva. If she becomes a lead actress, she will give all the other actresses a run for their money. She has set her goals at such a young age. I hope she doesn’t lose her innocence with all the attention she is getting.”
- She was also offered the role of young Katrina Kaif in the film Fitoor as she resembles Katrina.