Malvika Raaj (Actress) Wiki, Height, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Malvika Raaj

Malvika Raaj is an Indian actress and model, who is famous for playing the role of young Kareena Kapoor as Pooja in the film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001). She is the granddaughter of Indian actor Jagdish Raj.


Malvika was born on Tuesday, 18 September 1990 (age 33; as of 2023) in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. She did her schooling at Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai. In school, she was the caption of the football team. She is a graduate. [1]Instagram – Malvika Raaj

Malvika Raaj childhood picture

Malvika Raaj’s childhood picture

Physical Appearance

[2]Instagram – Malvika Raaj Height: 5′ 8.5″

Weight (approx.): 55 kg

Hair Colour: Brown with golden highlights

Eye Colour: Hazel

Figure Measurements: 32-26-36

Malvika Raaj


Parents & Siblings

Her father, Bobby Raaj is a filmmaker and her mother, Reena Raaj is a film producer. Her sister, Sonakshi Raaj is a fashion designer.

Malvika Raaj Family

(L to R) Malvika Raaj, her mother Reena Raaj, and her sister Sonakshi Raaj

Malvika Raaj with her father

Malvika Raaj with her father


Malvika Raaj got married to Pranav Bagga, a businessman, at The Westin Goa on 29 November 2023.

Malvika Raaj and Pranav Bagga on their wedding day

Malvika Raaj and Pranav Bagga on their wedding day


On Friday, 4 August 2023, Malvika Raaj grabbed the public attention with the sensational news of her getting proposed by Pranav Bagga in Turkey. [3]Times Now News

Malvika Raaj Pranav Bagga

Malvika Raaj with Pranav Bagga

The couple got engaged at Estella in Mumbai on 23 November 2023.

Malvika Raaj and Pranav Bagga on their engagement ceremony

Malvika Raaj and Pranav Bagga on their engagement ceremony

According to the sources, Malvika Raaj and Pranav Bagga have known each other for more than a decade.

Malvika Raaj-Pranav Bagga

Pranav Bagga and Malvika Raaj in 2014



At the age of 17, she stepped into the world of modelling. She has done modelling for various brands and celebrity fashion designers. She has also appeared in various music videos.

Malvika Raaj modelling

Malvika Raaj at Lakme Fashion Week (2016)


In 2001, she made a debut as a child artist in the film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham in which she played the role of younger version of Kareena Kapoor‘s Pooja.

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)

Malvika Raaj-Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

Malvika Raaj in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)

Later on, in 2017, she appeared in supporting roles in the films Jayadev and Captain Nawab. In 2021, she made a debut by playing the lead role of Aria in the film Squad.

Squad - 2021

Squad (2021)

Awards, Honours, Achievements

  • Asia Model Award 2015
  • Promising New Face, Youth Icon Award 2019
  • Indian Icon Award 2019

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    Malvika Raaj on winning Promising New Face Youth Icon Award and Indian Icon Award in 2019

  • Rising Star of the Year 2022
  • Best Debut Actress, Squad 2022
  • Influencer Iconic Award 2022


  • Food: Continental
  • Food Item(s): Cookies, Pizza, Popcorn, Fried Chicken
  • Film(s): Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani (2013), Jannat (2008), Barfi (2012)
  • Colour(s): Red, Mauve, Ivory, Pink
  • Fashion Designer: Sonakshi Raaj
  • Destination(s): France, Maldives
  • Sport: Football


  • Malvika comes from a family of Bollywood filmmakers. Her father is a Bollywood director while her mother is a film producer. Her grandfather, Jagdish Raj holds the title of Guinness Worl Record for being the most type-cast actor and playing the role of a police inspector in 144 films. Her aunt, Anita Raj is a veteran Bollywood actress.
  • Malvika Raaj is a fitness freak and often goes to the gym to maintain her fitness.

    Malvika Raaj Gym

    Malvika Raaj during her workout session.

  • She is a trained Kathak dancer and is often seen posting pictures and videos of her performing Kathak on various occasions.

    Malvika Raaj-Dance

    Malvika Raaj doing Kathak

  • To maintain healthy and beautiful skin, she is often seen taking several skin treatments and therapies.

    Malvika Raaj-Skin Treatment

    Malvika Raaj taking Morpheus skin therapy at Isaac Luxe

  • She is often invited as a special guest on various occasions.
  • Malvika is an avid animal lover and has a pet dog named Mieko.

    Malvika Raaj with her pet dog

    Malvika Raaj with her pet dog Mieko

  • Malvika took special training for operating special weapons to play the role of Aria in her action thriller film Squad (2021).
  • Malvika shares a special bond with Squad (2021) actor Rinzing Denzongpa as both of them had studied in the same school and used to attend each other’s birthday parties during their childhood days.
  • In an interview, Malvika shared an incident from her schooling days. She said that during the PT class, other girls in her class used to sit under the trees and gossip while she used to play football with boys.
  • Malvika had also travelled to Europe to walk the ramp.
  • She participated in Femina Miss India Contest 2010 and was among the top 18 contestants.
  • According to the sources, she was a national-level football player.
  • Malvika was 11 years old when she made a debut with the film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham in 2001.
  • Malvika considers modelling as a stepping stone to enter Bollywood. She thinks that it gives the individual the confidence to face the camera and people. [7]Instagram – Malvika Raaj
  • Despite getting several acting offers in various films after her remarkable debut as a child artist in the film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham in 2001, she choose to prioritize her studies as her family feared that acting might distract her during her schooling days. [10]The Tribune

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