- She’s a damn good actress:
Film kids are usually criticized for their easy introduction into the industry, with many honing their talents far after they have been given the opportunity. Alia has bucked this trend with her immediately explosive performance in 2012’s Student of the Year. She showed that whatever her last name, nobody can deny her place in Bollywood’s premier pantheon.
- Comfortable in any avatar:
Alia has already shown immense diversity in her roles in her short career. While she exhibited her innate ability to portray the classic bubbly female lead in Student of the Year and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, she has also lent herself to more substantial work, displaying her range in serious productions such as Highway and Udta Punjab.
- Keen business sense:
Alia has used her status and image to develop an enviable brand . She has performed at every major award show, toured the United States in performance in 2016, launched her own line of clothing, endorses major firms such as Coca-Cola and Garnier, and even sung six of her own film songs. Can’t beat beauty as well as brains.
- Staunch activist:
Alia has displayed her empathetic side and utilized her fame to create a platform for several causes. She has worked with PETA in addition to founding her own initiative, called CoExist, to raise awareness concerning street animal welfare. She further collaborated with Facebook Live for Find Your Green, an environmentalism venture.