Kriti Sanon (born 27 July 1990) is an Indian actress who appears predominantly in Hindi films. She pursued an engineering degree from the Jaypee Institute of Information Technology in Electronics and Communication, after which she briefly worked as a model. After making her debut in Telugu cinema with the psychological thriller 1: Nenokkadine (2014), Sanon won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for her performance in Sabbir Khan's action-comedy Heropanti (2014), which marked her first project in Hindi cinema.
Sanon has since starred in the commercially successful romantic comedy films Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017), Luka Chuppi (2019) and Mimi (2021), Hum Do Hamare Do (2021), and her highest-grossing releases came with the comical action romance Dilwale (2015) and the comedy Housefull 4 (2019). She has also launched her own line of clothing and endorses several brands and products, and appeared in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list of 2019.