Disha is a sensational idol who grabbed her stardom after years of hard work and excellence. She is known for her performance as Priyanka Jha in MS Dhoni-the untold story directed by Neeraj Pandey, which is lauded by critics and her fans. After this film, she is popularly known as National crush. Success never comes in handy without years of hardship and tension in close relationships; let us explore in brief her success, failures, awards, support, , and future projects in detail.
Beginning of a long run
Heard a proverb once that “a voyage of thousand miles starts with a single step.” So, let us speculate what that mighty stardust is from which this enormous star is raised.
Birth and schooling
She was born on 13th June 1993 in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. She is from a Rajput background. Her father, Mr. Jagdish Singh Patani, is a Police officer, while her mother is a health inspector. She has two siblings, an elder sister, and a younger brother. Her elder sister, Khushboo Patani, is a lieutenant in the Indian army from a very young age.
A small nest of love and support
In many of her interviews, she stated that her sister was her biggest inspiration and support. She helped her in pursuing her dream, and she was her constant support. Being from a non-star background, she convinced her parents about the gleam industry of Bollywood.
She had a dream of becoming an airforce pilot, so she pursued her engineering degree at Amity University, Lucknow. She prepared strenuously for clearing the difficult exam to fulfill her dream to become an airforce pilot.
Early life and debut
After making up her mind of becoming a star, she contested in Pond’s Miss Femina Indore and grabbed up the runner-up position. She followed her road to Bollywood, and as a first step, she landed in the city of dreams, Mumbai. She struggled a lot to survive alone in the vast city of Destiny. She acted in many commercials just to pay her rent and to sleep without an empty stomach. She used to attend many auditions at the very beginning, just to pay up her rent and daily needs.
In her interviews, she never used to brag about the struggle she faced; she faced the most important face of survival in the industry with the comment that these struggles are common in all sorts of jobs for beginners. She strongly believes hard work is the only road ahead; she maintains her fitness through gymnastics, workouts, and a perfect diet. This hard work paid off.
A golden ticket reached her. To act in Loafer, a Telugu film, alongside Varun Tej in 2015. This was made under a huge budget, but unfortunately, this movie didn’t knock up the box office. Soon, she made her Bollywood debut in an album titled “Befikra” along with Tiger Shroff, produced by Bhushan Kumar under the T-Series banner. It was outstanding, and the chemistry between Tiger and Disha just made the place enchanted.
From a small seed to a sapling
She made her commercial breakthrough under Neeraj Pandey’s direction in MS. Dhoni -The untold story along with Sushant Singh Rajput and Kiara Advani in 2016. This captures the biography of MS Dhoni, the former Indian team captain. This movie was a tremendous hit with a box office collection of 216 crores, and everyone loved her performance. She was innocent, beautiful and everyone admired her a lot in that movie. After this movie, a craze was started for her effortless, natural acting, and she was lovingly called the National crush.
Rise of a star
Even after too much popularity, she maintained her low profile and stayed humble. She also starred in a Chinese movie “Kung fu Yoga” along with Jackie Chan, whom she confessed as her greatest role model. Soon another project knocked her, starring along with Tiger Shroff in Baaghi 2, an action sequel to Baaghi. This movie was released under Sajid Nadiadwala production on 30th March 2018. This movie was also a commercial success with a whopping box office collection of 257 crore rupees.
Projects that gained people’s attention
After two commercial hits-MS Dhoni -the untold story and Baaghi 2, she starred as Salman Khan’s early love interest in Bharat, a movie based on a sequence of incidents from post-independence to the present day. This movie was released in 2019. This movie was also a huge grosser. She then acted alongside Aditya Roy Kapur in Malang, which was released in February 2020. She also starred in Prabhu deva directorial-Radhe, along with Salman Khan, which was a complete action film. This film was released in August 2021.
Her future projects include Ekta Kapoor’s KTina, Mohit Suri’s Ek villain returns, a sequel of Ek villain, a massive hit. She will be starring along with John Abraham, Tara Sutaria, and Arjun Kapoor.
Awards that decorated her efforts
The year 2017 was the most prosperous year for Disha; she was nominated and awarded the BIG star entertainment award for her female debut. She also bagged the Stardust award under the category “Superstar of Tomorrow -female.” Also won the Star screen award and stardust award for her debut. She won the International Indian Film Academy Award for Best debut. She was nominated for awards such as News 18 award (Best debut) and IIFA Award for best-supporting actress in the year 2017.
Down to earth
She mentions the names of her fans, whom she used to interact with. She even remembers her first fan to start a fan club for her. She admires her fans, who are mostly teenagers. She advises them in person about their career and helps them with their problems. She is a shy type of person who loves to lead a normal life. She loves being a fitness freak, which maintains her body and makes her look simple and stunning. She is an elegant dancer, which is captured beautifully in many of her songs, especially “do you love me” in Baaghi3. She once made her voice out for the “Black Lives Matter” protest in 2019.
A luminous future for the brightest star
With a non-film background, she embarked her name in the hearts of her million fans. She reached the peak not to gaze upon but to shoot still higher than the sky. With her continuous dedication and hard work, she will live in our hearts as Innocent Priyanka Jha, sweet Neha, sizzling Radha, and gleaming Sara. Her innocence, beauty, and effortless acting make everyone her devotee. Wishing for her frequent on-screen appearances to get a visual treat of good acting and dancing.