Harshaali Malhotra was born in 2008, started entering the entertainment industry at the age of 4 with a number of roles in long-running films such as Qubool Hai (2012) and Laut Aao Trisha (2012). She also appeared in many commercials. However, it was only when taking on the main role in the 2015 film Hero Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Harshaali Malhotra’s name became known to many people.
The film tells the journey of Bajrangi (Salman Khan) and Munni (Harshaali Malhotra) – a 6-year-old mute girl from Pakistan. After a trip with her mother to India to pray to the god to cure the mute disease, Munni got lost while leaving the train to save a baby goat. Back in India, Munni met the kind man Bajrangi and he tried everything to help her return to Pakistan to reunite with her family. On the way back to Pakistan, they face many difficulties and challenges from crossing the border to finding the place where Munni was born.
In 2015, the movie Hero Bajrangi Bhaijaan became a hot topic of discussion on social networking forums. With a budget of 13 million degrees, the film grossed $150 million. Not only was it a commercial success, the film received praise from critics for the plot, dialogue, music, cinematography, and performance of the two main actors.
Harshaali Malhotra passed more than 5000 girls who appeared in the film’s audition. Harshaali Malhotra’s performance as a mute girl was critically acclaimed and earned her a nomination for Best Actress at the Filmfare Awards. This makes her the youngest person to be nominated in the category. Besides, she also won the Best Child Artist award at many other film festivals.
With only this first lead role, Harshaali Malhotra has excellently become one of the most famous child stars in India. The chubby face, big round eyes and acting that touched viewers’ hearts helped Harshaali Malhotra be named “the most beautiful little princess in India”. With her beauty and acting talent, she was expected to soon become a famous star in the future.
Currently, Harshaali Malhotra is 13 years old and has had a big change in appearance. Netizens couldn’t help but be disappointed when they saw the round girl, her face was older than 13 years old. Harshaali Malhotra’s expression also became stiff and awkward, not as natural as before.