Alia is the daughter of director, producer, and screenwriter Mahesh Bhatt and Soni Razdan, a film actress and director. She has one sister Shaheen Bhatt, a half sister Pooja Bhatt, and a half brother Rahul Bhatt. Actor Emraan Hashmi and director Mohit Suri are her cousins and producer Mukesh Bhatt is her uncle. Alia has completed high-school from Jamnabai Narsee School
Alia Bhatt has acted as a child artist in the film Sangharsh (1999), starring Akshay Kumar and Preity Zinta. She played the younger Zinta in the film.
She started her career in Bollywood as a lead role in the upcoming film Student of the Year where she stars opposite newcomers Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan (David Dhawan’s son). The film is directed and produced by Karan Johar and co-produced by Shahrukh Khan. The film is expected to release on October 19th, 2012
She is the recipient of several accolades, including two Filmfare Awards, and is one of the highest-paid actresses in India. Beginning in 2014, she appeared in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list, based on her income and popularity, and in 2017, she was featured by Forbes Asia in their 30 Under 30 list.