Siddharth Malhotra 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.
Siddharth was discovered by a casting agent at a cafe when he was just 16 years old. He admits that he pursued modelling for the big bucks and acting for the beauty of the art.
He lives alone in an apartment in Mumbai but has an adorable pet boxer, Oscar, for company. He also happens to be a dog lover and campaigns for the animal welfare NGO, PETA.
He wasn't just an established male model in India before his Bollywood debut, he walked the ramp in the fashion capitals of the world - Paris, Milan, New York... He has also modeled for international designer, Roberto Cavalli.
Siddharth was supposed to make his Bollywood debut in Fashion, opposite Priyanka Chopra. However, due to contractual obligations with Gladrags he couldn't take up the project.
He loves playing Rugby and it was while playing this sport that he got inspired to take fitness seriously.
In his spare time, Sidharth loves sketching. He is often spotted sketching cartoons or doodling.