Alia Bhatt born on 15 March 1993, is an actress and singer of Indian origin and British citizenship. She works in Hindi-language films popularly known as Bollywood. The highest-paid actress in India, as of 2019, her awards include four Filmfare Awards. She has appeared in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list since 2014. Alia was also featured by Forbes Asia in its 30 Under 30 list of 2017. Born into the Bhatt family, she is the daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and actress Soni Razdan.
Bhatt played her first leading role in Karan Johar’s teen drama Student of the Year (2012). She went on to prove her mettle with roles in several films produced by Karan Johar. These include the romances 2 States (2014), Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014); and the coming-of-age drama Dear Zindagi (2016). Bhatt won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for playing an abducted victim in the road drama Highway (2014). And she got Best Actress awards for playing a Bihari migrant in the crime drama Udta Punjab (2016). She has also garnered praise for playing a spy in Raazi (2018), and for Gully Boy (2019).
Besides acting in films, Bhatt has launched her own line of clothing and handbags. She is the founder of the ecological initiative CoExist. Bhatt has sung six of her film songs, including the single “Samjhawan Unplugged” in 2014. She has also been an ambassador of PETA.
Alia has completed her education from Jamnabai Narsee School
Jamnabai Narsee School is a private school in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It was founded on 17 January 1971 and is managed by the Narsee Monjee Education Trust. The school building is unusual and unique in architecture with three clusters of hexagonal classrooms, each with a central foyer. Children from all over Mumbai attend the prestigious school. Its alumni include several famous dignitaries and celebrities.
Jamnabai Narsee School was founded on 17 January 1971. The Narsee Monjee Educational Trust established and now manages the school. It is a co-educational and an English medium school. It has students who join from other countries as well. A fitting example is an underprivileged boy named Mustafa Desai who joined last year and came from Oman to escape poverty.
This school is an ‘Unaided Linguistic-Minority Institution.’ It is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations-New Delhi, and to International Baccalaureate Organisation, Geneva. It prepares students for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) Examination at the end of the 10th grade and the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP) at the end of the 12th. The school has a track record of academic excellence as well as co-curricular competency. Excellence prevails in art, sports, and other creative fields, thus nurturing the child’s interests in every aspect.
The motto of the school
The motto of the school is “Vidya Param Balama” which means “Knowledge is Strength Supreme”. The guiding principle of the school is “Let learning be a joy and teaching be a pleasure.” Here opportunities are provided leading to the process of self-improvement.
Infrastructure and facilities
The school compound has courts for basketball, volleyball, and handball, to cater to the physical education program of the school. The school has leased an adjacent public ground and converted it into a playground for the students.
The building has a total built-up area of 300,200 sq. feet and a carpet area of 200,000 sq. feet. The building houses over 124 classrooms each measuring 585 sq ft in area, for the students from nursery to Std.XII. Moreover, there are rooms for academic activities such as the Technical Drawing Room, the Art Room, the Maths Laboratory, and an Environmental Science room. There are also rooms for Bharat Natyam, Kathak, and folk dance, a library, stationery, copy room, science labs. The space also has a fashion designing room, the sitar room, rooms for Indian and Western Music, and 4 modern Computer Centers.
The entire central area on the first floor is for cultural activities. The Physics/Biology/Chemistry laboratories and the Science Activity Center are on the second floor. An audio-visual room of around 1,200 sq ft area is on the third floor. The school hall with a mezzanine floor accommodates an audience of 1100.
The school employs 175 teachers and support staff, and another 100 peons. The enrollment is 7500 students. Every year approximately 360 candidates are prepared and sent up for the ICSE examinations, the highest of any Mumbai school. The principal is Zeenat Bhojaboy (ex-vice principal), who took over the position in 2015.
In current news
The school recently made headlines in newspapers when a mother of a nine-year-old student recently complained to the Maharashtra education department that the institute has been “insensitive” towards her daughter who suffers from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Jamnabai Narsee student Juhi Kajaria scored AIR 1 in the ICSE examinations held in March 2019. She scored an astounding 99.6%. Other students Forum Sanjanwala and Jugal Patel got AIR 2 and AIR 3 respectively.
The school has a huge number of notable alumni. The list ranges from Bollywood actors like Abhay Deol, Abhishek Bachchan, Alaya F, Ishaan Khattar, and Shraddha Kapoor to singers like Armaan Malik. Karan Talwar, a comedian, and founder of SnG Comedy was also an alumnus. This list also has Bollywood movie directors like Ayan Mukerji and Bhushan Patel.
Prateek Sahoo says “Spent the later years of my school life here from 2004 to 2008. Great school, great teachers. Very helpful faculty, extra classes Conducted for students who need it. A lot of focus is given to extracurricular activities as well. One of the biggest school grounds in Mumbai. Top class basketball court inaugurated by Shri Amitabh Bachchan recently. It provides an excellent canteen and a huge clinic as well. Offering ICSE, ISC, IGCSE, IB at the moment.”
Ravina Gangurde states, “I had one of my cousins studying in this school from STD Vth to 10th. She always says that her parents took a wise decision of transferring her from her previous school to Jamnabai Narsee school. Secondary school students get more attention here. They get projects in each subject and there is special attention on weaker students so as to make their performance better. PTA meetings take place every month in order to discuss every child’s performance with their parents. The school organizes various sports like football, basketball, volleyball, athletics, etc. They have sports day every year. Along with this they also teach Yoga in school to make the children mentally and physically fit. The faculty is also good.”
Address : Narsee Monjee Bhavan 7, N S Rd Number 7, JVPD Scheme, Vile Parle West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049
Website : https://www.jns.ac.in/
Landline : +91 – 22 – 26187575, +91 – 22 – 26187676
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