Actor Sidharth Malhotra turns 29 on 16 January this year and the handsome hunk, who has just entered Bollywood, has already proved his acting chops.
Malhotra has appeared in three films including "Student of the Year", "Hasee Toh Phasee" and "Ek Villain", which were a hit at the box office.
Few people know that Karan Johar's "SOTY" was not his debut in the film industry. He has worked as an assistant director in Shah Rukh Khan's "My Name Is Khan." While he could have made his debut as an actor in Bollywood long back with Priyanka Chopra in "Fashion" he had to turn down the offer due to contractual obligations with Gladrags.
The dashing actor started his career as a model at the age of 18. He was not only a popular model in India but has also modelled for international brands like Roberto Cavalli. Malhotra has scorched the ramp in various countries including Dubai, Paris, Milan, New York and Singapore.
Malhotra reportedly made his first appearance on television, which went unnoticed. He appeared in popular TV serial "Prithviraj Chauhan" with Rajat Tokas.
Interestingly, the "Ek Villain" actor who is allegedly seeing Alia Bhatt, is a gadget freak. He likes to read everything about gadgets, phones, computer applications, software, etc.
The birthday boy will next be seen in "Brothers" alongside Akshay Kumar, Jacqueline Fernandez and Jackie Shroff. The film will hit theatres on 31 July.
Check out the above slideshow of Malhotra's rare and unseen pictures.