Kiara Advani is one of the most well-known personalities from B-Town. She is highly popular both regarding her beauty and acting talent. She made her debut in the year 2014 with the film Fugly. Although the film was a huge flop, Kiara did not give up. In 2016 she returned and rose to fame with the Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s sports biopic, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. In this sensational film, she starred with late actor Sushant Singh Rajput and Disha Patani. This was the film that gave momentum to her career. It is safe to say that since then, she has bestowed us with some of the greatest movies. Kabir Singh, Shershaah, Jugjugg Jeeyo, or Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. But there are always some lesser-known facts in the treasury.
Kiara has a huge fan following, and we are very sure that all her fans are well aware of all the news about her career and present life. However, today we will tell you about those fantastic lesser-known facts that all of you would want to know.
1. Love For Bollywood Since Childhood
Kiara Advani has always had a love for Bollywood and its songs that is unparalleled. Way before making her Bollywood debut, she decided she wanted to be a part of the silver screen. Her heart, since childhood, was set on Bollywood. Whether grooving on the songs of legend Govinda or delivering dialogues from Kabhi Khusi Kabhie Gham, she loved Bollywood in every way!
2. Kiara Is Not The Real Name
It is one of the most lesser-known facts regarding Kiara Advani. You would find it astounding to know that this talented actress was not born as Kiara but as Alia. Salman Khan gave her this advice on changing her name before making a debut. The reason was that there was already an Alia in Bollywood. To avoid confusion, changing her name sound reasonable to the actress.
3. New Name From Priyanka Chopra’s Film
Another lesser-known fact is how the name Kiara Advani connects with Priyanka Chopra. The actress revealed in an interview, “The name Kiara was inspired from Priyanka Chopra’s movie Anjaana Anjaani.” She then adds, “I thought, ‘what a beautiful name. If I have a daughter, I’ll call her Kiara.’ But before that, I need a name for myself!” Well, Kiara, indeed, is a beautiful name.
4. Education Qualification: Mass Communication
In an interview with Cosmo India, Kiara Advani shared that she never had a plan B. She always aimed to be an actress. She said, “I went to college and got a degree because my parents wanted me to have a solid backup plan, but in my mind, I knew what I really wanted to do.” Kiara holds a degree in Mass Communication from Jai Hind College, Mumbai.
5. Debut Performance As A Baby
What is interesting to note is that Kiara’s debut performance was not Fugly. Before making her debut in this comedy-drama-thriller piece, she made an on-screen appearance. So we are going back to the time when she was just eight months old, and she appeared in a commercial for a baby cream. In this commercial, she appeared along with her mother.
6. Career Before Bollywood
Adding to the list is another fact you might not know. Before making it to the B-Town, Kiara worked in his playschool, where her mother was a headmistress. You read it right; Kiara first worked as a teacher in Mumbai’s Early Birds Playschool.
7. Her Near-Death Experience
In an interview, Kiara once shared that she had a near-death experience during college. It was the time when she went on a college trip to McLeodganj, and they were all stranded due to heavy snowfall. She summarises the story by saying, “Long story short, our room caught fire.”
8. Never Auditioned For Lust Stories
We bet you are surprised as you read, “she never auditioned for Lust Stories.” However, it is very true. Kiara herself said that Karan Johar has an eye for it. He spots a performer and knows how to get it done. Therefore, Karan believed Kiara would rock the role, as she certainly did!
9. Low-Phase After Fugly
Kiara always dreamt of making a sensation Bollywood debut. However, things did not go as she had planned. Her debut film Fugly did not receive the appreciation that she might have anticipated or hoped for. Those were the days that she considered the lowest phase of her life.
10. Connections In Industry
Apart from having connections with sensational actor Salman Khan, Kiara Advani also had family members who were a part of B-Town. She is the iconic actor Ashok Kumar’s step-great-granddaughter. She is also the granddaughter of a famous actor from the past, Saeed Jaffrey.
These were some of the amazing lesser-known facts about our favorite actress Kiara! Were you aware of them? Let us know in the comment below.