Alia Advani (born 31 July 1992), known professionally as Kiara Advani

is an Indian actress who works predominantly in Hindi films. After making her debut in the comedy film Fugly (2014),

she played a supporting role as MS Dhoni's wife in the sports biopic M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016).

Advani's career advanced with a critically praised role in the Netflix anthology film Lust Stories (2018),

leading lady in the Telugu political thriller Bharat Ane Nenu (2018), and the Hindi films Kabir Singh (2019), Good Newwz (2019), Laxmii (2020) and Shershaah (2021).

Kiara Advani was born to Jagdeep Advani, a Sindhi Hindu businessman and Genevieve Jaffrey, a teacher whose father was a Muslim

Born as Alia Advani, she changed her first name to Kiara prior to the release of her first film, Fugly, in 2014.

Her choice of the name was inspired from Priyanka Chopra's character Kiara in the film Anjaana Anjaani (2010).

She has stated that it was Salman Khan's suggestion to change her name, as Alia Bhatt was already an established actre

The elder of two siblings, Advani has a younger brother, Mishaal. She is also related to several celebrities through her maternal family.