Alia was born to Mahesh Bhatt and Soni Razdan on 15th March, 1993 and Pooja Bhatt and Rahul Bhatt are her step sister and step brother.

She also has a younger sister called Shaheen. Alia did her schooling from Jamnabai Narsee School in Mumbai and was an average student in academics, but excelled in co curricular activities.

Alia never had the curvaceous figure she has today. In fact, her overweight body earned her the name of Aloo in her childhood days. She was asked to lose weight for her first movie.

Alia's first acting role was when she was just six years old as a child artist in 'Sangharsh', starring Akshay Kumar and Preity Zinta, where she played the younger version of Zinta's character.

Alia trained in dancing from Shiamak Davar’s Academy and in music from A R Rahman’s music school. She has done playback singing for movies like ‘Highway’ and ‘Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania’. 

Alia Bhatt has been brought up as an atheist by her parents Mahesh Bhatt and Soni Razdan and has not been made to follow any religion since her childhood.

Another interesting fact about Alia Bhatt is that she is a fitness freak and health conscious person, who believes in keeping an eye on her weight by consuming fresh fruits and vegetables.

Though Alia Bhatt is known for her vivacity and party-loving spirit today, she was a loner in her childhood and loved spending her time alone.

Alia maintains her amazing figure by practising Ashtanga Yoga two days a week, which helps her stay calm and keeps her skin glowing. She starts with a few cycles of Surya Namaskar in the morning.

The ‘Highway’ actress loves to paint and sketch, especially with charcoal. She is also a pro handball player. She had also enrolled in Shiamak Davar dancing school by her mother.

Alia's mother Soni Razdan was shooting for the 1993 movie Gumrah and she did not know that she was pregnant with Ali Bhatt. She used to smoke in the film as it was a negative character.

Alia Bhatt is currently in a relationship with actor Ranbir Kapoor who was previously in a relationship with Deepika and Katrina. Both may get married in coming years.