Kiara Advani (born Alia Advani on 31 July 1992) is an Indian actress who predominantly appears in Hindi along with some Telugu films. After making her acting debut in the 2014 comedy film Fugly, Advani went on to star in several commercial and critically successful films, such as the sports film M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016), the Netflix anthology film Lust Stories (2018), and the Telugu political drama Bharat Ane Nenu (2018).
Advani made her acting debut in Kabir Sadanand’s comedy drama film, Fugly (2014), opposite newcomer Mohit Marwah, Vijender Singh, Arfi Lamba and Jimmy Shergill. The film opened to mixed reviews. For her performance however, Advani received generally positive reviews, with Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama saying she “catches you completely unaware” and has the “combination of looks and talent”. Mehul S Thakkar of Deccan Chronicle noted her performance as being “very striking” and said she “shows a lot of promise,” along with praising her versatility and range as an actor.