Who is Alia Bhatt? Gucci’s first Indian global ambassador who sparkled at her Met Gala debut this month

Alia Bhatt is making serious waves in Hollywood and the fashion world—here's why she needs to be on your radar...

Alia Bhatt wears a white, pearl gown as she attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City. / in a pink template
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Following her successful debut at the 2023 Met Gala, actress and producer Alia Bhatt, has been tipped as the star on the rise—especially after Gucci named her their first-ever Indian global ambassador.

For anyone not yet familiar with Alia, the actress's career is prolific, to say the least. From her breakout Bollywood roles to becoming the recipient of the Time100 Impact Award in 2022, as well as featuring in the Golden Globe-nominated period film RRR.

Fast forward to 2023 and Alia is already taking on both the Hollywood and fashion world—from making her shimmery debut at the Met Gala dressed in a pearl-core gown (perhaps pearl is the new silver fashion trend), to her upcoming role alongside the likes of Jamie Dornan and Gal Gadot in Netflix's Heart of Stone. Now, the starlet has even added 'history-maker' to her list of accolades, as Gucci has named her their first-ever Indian global brand ambassador. So, as she continues her ascent to global fame, here's a peak inside her career, style and family...

Alia Bhatt for Gucci 

As mentioned, the latest notch on Alia's career belt comes in the form of Gucci's first-ever Indian global brand ambassador.

She now joins the ranks of Harry Styles and Dakota Johnson as the brand's celebrity faces and is set to make her debut in her new role by attending Gucci's upcoming Cruise 2024 showcase in Seoul.

Gucci announced the news on Thursday, May 11, 2023 with a seriously chic shot, with Alia repping a mocha pin-striped suit and the iconic Gucci Bamboo 1947 bag—a vintage bag that retails from $3,500, but we're fans of the brand's modern twist on this classic with the Gucci Bamboo Diana bag that comes in slightly cheaper than the original.

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Addressing her new role, Alia wrote on Instagram: "I'm honoured to represent the house of Gucci not only in India but at a global stage. Gucci's legacy has always inspired and intrigued me and I'm looking forward to many sartorial milestones we create together."

Alia Bhatt at the Met Gala

Now, this latest Gucci news isn't the only landmark fashion-industry moment Alia has enjoyed this year.

The actress also made her first-ever appearance at the iconic Met Gala this year (themed 'Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty'). While sheer dresses and frosted eyeshadow were everywhere at the event, Alia truly stole the show by wearing the most beautiful pearl-encrusted gown, designed by Prabal Gurung, a favorite of Mindy Kaling.

Alia Bhatt's Met Gala dress

Alia revealed on Instagram that her gown was inspired by 90s fashion icon and model, Claudia Schiffer, and her 1992 bridal look. It featured 100,000 pearls embroidered onto the fabric—as Alia says: "A girl can never have too many pearls!"

What are Alia Bhatt's movies?

As for Alia Bhatt's filmography, the actress has starred predominately in Bollywood films—namely Brahmastra Part One: Shiva, Kalank and Student of the Year. Most recently, she's also featured in RRR which was nominated at the Golden Globes 2023 for best picture, non-English language.

She's set to make her Hollywood debut this year, with her appearance in Netflix's upcoming film, Heart Of Stone, alongside Gal Gadot and Jamie Dornan.

Alia Bhatt's best-known works:

  • Heart of Stone
  • RRR
  • Brahmastra Part One: Shiva
  • Darlings
  • Student of The Year

Alia's personal life

Now that we've covered her latest career moves and filmography, let's dive into Alia's personal life...

Who is Alia Bhatt's husband?

Alia is married to fellow Indian actor, Ranbir Kapoor—whom she stars alongside in the 2022 film, Brahmāstra: Part One–Shiva.

The couple tied the knot in April 2022, at an intimate ceremony in Mumbai, before welcoming their daughter and first child, Raha, in November of that same year.

Who are Alia Bhatt's family?

Alia is the daughter of British actress and director Soni Razdan and Indian film director Mahesh Bhatt. Her sister, Pooja Bhatt, is also an actress and director—so basically, Alia has acting and film-making in her blood.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.

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