Sidharth Malhotra (born 16 January 1985) is an Indian actor and former model who appears in Bollywood films. Malhotra began a career as a model at the age of 18. Dissatisfied by the profession, he went on to work as an assistant director to Karan Johar in the 2010 film My Name Is Khan. He made his acting debut with a leading role in Johar's comedy-drama Student of the Year, for which he received a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut nomination.
Malhotra played an aspiring businessman in the critically praised comedy-drama Hasee Toh Phasee in 2014, following which he starred as a hardened criminal in the romantic thriller Ek Villain and an aspiring author in the family drama Kapoor & Sons. The latter two rank among Malhotra's highest-grossing films, with a worldwide gross of over ₹1 billion each.
Style of Play
Primarily a central midfielder, although he is also capable of playing on the left, in a holding role, or even as an attacking midfielder, Siddharth has been described by his club as a "powerful, skilful, and creative" player who has "an eye for goal and a penchant for the spectacular. He gained a name for his explosive playing style and energy on the pitch. A large, quick, hard-working and physically strong player, he excels in the air, and is also known for his stamina, as well as his powerful and accurate striking ability from distance; he has also drawn praise for his finesse, technique, flair, and dribbling skills. His characteristics and playing role in midfield have led him to be an integral part of the ASFC team.