Alia Bhatt turns 23: Rare known facts about B-Town star

New Delhi: The bubbly, chirpy and exceptionally vivacious Alia Bhatt turns 23 on March 16, 2016. On her birthday today, News24 brings you somewhat more than what you do know about your favourite actress.

Take a look at the obscure facts about Alia that will make you fall for "Aloo" all over again:

She is raised by her father to be a free thinker. As per reports, the actress has not been compelled to adopt any religion since her youth days. Alia is half-Kashmiri and half-German from her mother’s side. Her father Mahesh Bhatt is a Gujarati. Not many know about Alia’s first Bollywood movie. It was not Karan Johar’s SOTY but actually the 1999 Thriller drama Sangharsh. Alia portrayed the younger version of Preity Zinta in the movie. Alia, at a very young age became a part of the film industry, hence she never thought of pursuing her studies further. She frequently took part in extracurricular activities like dance and handball. She even joined Shiamak Davar’s dance classes at the age of 4. There are many interesting facts about Alia but none can beat this one. Alia is fascinated by men's perfume. She not only loves the fragrance but also wears it. She likes to paint and spends her spare time in charcoal painting. The 23-year-old girl launched her own female clothing line in alliance with the internet shopping stage, focusing on the youth.

We wish her luck for her upcoming projects which include 'Kapoor & Sons', 'Udta Punjab', and Gauri Shinde’s untitled project opposite Shah Rukh Khan.

News 24 Bureau