Sidharth Malhotra ([sɪˈd̪ʱːaːrt̪ʰ məlˈɦoːt̪raː]; born 16 January 1985) is an Indian actor and former model who appears mainly in Hindi-language films. Dissatisfied with his modelling career, which he began at the age of 18, he went on to work as a trainee assistant director to Karan Johar for the 2010 film My Name Is Khan.
Malhotra made his acting debut with a leading role in Johar's teen drama Student of the Year (2012), for which he received a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut nomination. He went on to star in films such as Hasee Toh Phasee (2014), Ek Villain (2014), Brothers (2015), Kapoor & Sons (2016), Baar Baar Dekho (2016), A Gentleman (2017), Ittefaq (2017), Aiyaary (2018), Jabariya Jodi (2019), and Marjaavaan (2019). in 2021, He played the role of Vikram Batra in the war film Shershaah (2021).