Ishaan Khatter born 1 November 1995, Who is an Indian actor. The son of actors Rajesh Khattar and Neelima Azeem, he made his first screen appearance as a child in the 2005 film Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!, which starred his half-brother Shahid Kapoor.
As an adult, he starred in Majid Majidi’s drama Beyond the Clouds (2017), in which he played a drug dealer, and in the romantic drama Dhadak (2018).
Life and career
Ishaan Khatter is the son of Bollywood actors Neelima Azeem and Rajesh Khattar. His half-brother, Shahid Kapoor, is Azeem’s son from her first marriage to actor Pankaj Kapur.
Khatter describes himself as someone who is proud of his middle class values. He explains that he grew up in a household rich in culture, cinema, and the performing arts, and that he worked towards developing himself as an artiste.
Khatter was educated at Jamnabai Narsee School and Billabong High International School, Juhu in Mumbai. He also studied dance at Shiamak Davar‘s academy.
After making his first screen appearance as a child in the 2005 film Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!, starring Kapoor, Khatter worked as an assistant director to Abhishek Chaubey on his film Udta Punjab (2016) and Danish Renzu on the independent film Half Widow (2017).
Khatter’s first acting role as an adult came with Beyond the Clouds (2017), directed by Majid Majidi, in which he played Amir, a drug dealer. It premiered at the BFI London Film Festival and was released theatrically in 2018.
Reviewing the film for The Hollywood Reporter, Deborah Young wrote that Khatter’s “noteworthy screen charisma promises well for his future career”. He won the Best Actor award at the 5th International Bosphorous Film Festival for his performance.
Khatter next played the lead role in Shashank Khaitan’s romantic drama Dhadak (2018), a remake of the Marathi film Sairat (2016), co-starring newcomer Janhvi Kapoor.
It tells the story of two young lovers in rural Rajasthan who face political opposition to their relationship due to caste discrimination.
Uday Bhatia of Mint criticised Dhadak for lacking the depth of the original film, but found “a soulfulness to [Khatter] that’s at odds with Hindi cinema’s current penchant for bratty, hyperactive onscreen male personas”.
Khatter a “natural” performer and took note of his “mobile, expressive face” With worldwide earnings of over ₹1.1 billion (US$15 million), Dhadak emerged as a commercial success.
A trained dancer from Shiamak Davar’s dance academy, Ishaan Khatter, like his half-brother Shahid Kapoor, is an Indian film actor known for his work in Hindi movies.
An alumnus of Billabong High School, Ishaan was born to Bollywood actors Neelima Azeem and Rajesh Khattar on the 1st of November, 1995.
Hailing from a family of actors, including his extended family, acting came naturally to Ishaan who, since the start, aspired to work with unconventional directors such as Majid Majidi.
Little did he know that he would actually bag the lead role in the Iranian film director’s Indian film debut, Beyond The Clouds. The movie opened at several film festivals in 2017 and went on to garner immense praise.
For his portrayal of Amir in the movie, he won the Best Actor award at the International Bosphorus Film Festival in Turkey in 2017.
Much before making his debut as a lead actor, Ishaan was seen in the Shahid Kapoor-starrer Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! in 2005 as a child actor. Collaborating with his half-brother again, Ishaan was seen making an uncredited cameo appearance in the critically acclaimed Udta Punjab.
After the release of Beyond The Cloud, Ishaan bagged the lead role in Karan Johar’s Hindi remake of the blockbuster hit Sairat titled Dhadak opposite newcomer Jahnvi Kapoor in the lead role.
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