He started his career as a model and appeared in several commercials and magazines before making his acting debut in the 2012 film Student of the Year.
Malhotra has starred in several successful Bollywood films, including Ek Villain (2014), Hasee Toh Phasee (2014), Kapoor & Sons (2016), Shershaah (2021), and Mission Majnu (2023). Malhotra is known for his good looks, charming personality, and versatility as an actor. He has played a variety of roles in his films, from romantic leads to action heroes to historical characters. He is also a popular brand ambassador and has endorsed several products.