Harshaali Malhotra
Harshaali Malhotra at the premiere of Salaam Venky (cropped).jpg
Malhotra in 2022
Born (2008-06-03) 3 June 2008 (age 15)[1]
Years active2011–present
Notable workMunni in Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Harshaali Malhotra (born 3 June 2008) is an Indian actress and model who appears in Hindi-language films and television series.[2][3]

Early lifeEdit

Harshaali was born on 3 June 2008 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India[1] into a Punjabi Hindu family.[4]


Malhotra made her film debut with a leading role in Kabir Khan's 2015 drama film Bajrangi Bhaijaan, alongside Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. She played the role of Shahida also known as 'Munni', a Pakistani Muslim girl. Her performance as a mute girl was critically praised and earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut nomination, making her the youngest person to be nominated in the category and won the Screen Award for Best Child Artist among several other awards and nominations. She also received the Bharat Ratna Dr. Ambedkar Award in 2022 for her performance in Bajrangi Bhaijaan.[5][6]

She has acted in serials such as Qubool Hai (2014) and Laut Aao Trisha (2014).



Year Title Role Ref.
2015 Bajrangi Bhaijaan Shahida "Munni" Aziz
TBA Nastik Aalia [7]


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Qubool Hai Young Zoya Farooqui
Laut Aao Trisha Sania Swaika
Savdhaan India Honey
2017 Sabse Bada Kalakar Herself Guest

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Film Result
2015 Big Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Child Artist Bajrangi Bhaijaan Won
Most Entertaining Actor (Film) - Female Nominated
Star Guild Awards Best Child Artist Won
Best Debut Female Nominated
Filmfare Awards Best Debut Female Nominated
Stardust Awards Best Child Artist Won
Screen Awards Best Child Artist Won
Zee Cine Awards Best Debutant Female Won


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Harshali Malhotra: 14 साल की हुई सलमान खान की 'मुन्‍नी', जल्‍द अर्जुन रामपाल के साथ आएंगी नजर". Times Now (in Hindi). 4 June 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  2. "Salman Khan's 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan': The making". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  3. "Not Salman Khan, Harshali Malhotra is the reel star of 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan': Kareena Kapoor". The Indian Express. 20 June 2015.
  4. "Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan co star Harshaali shares Diwali celebration pics; Fan says 'Munni badi hogayi'". 17 November 2020.
  5. Mukherjee, Anindita (10 January 2022). "Bajrangi Bhaijaan's Harshaali Malhotra dedicates Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar Award to Salman Khan, Kabir Khan". India Today. Retrieved 24 February 2022.
  6. "Bajrangi Bhaijaan fame Harshaali Malhotra honoured with Bharat Ratna Dr. Ambedkar Award; dedicates it to Salman Khan, Kabir Khan, Mukesh Chhabra : Bollywood News - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. 10 January 2022. Retrieved 24 February 2022.
  7. Thakur, Shreya (1 December 2017). "Arjun Rampal-Harshaali Malhotra's 'Nastik' to be a thought-provoking drama". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 January 2021.

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