Miley Cyrus vs. Hannah Montana: Who are they?

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Difference between Miley Cyrus and Hannah Montana

If you know any kids or teenagers, the names Miley Cyrus and Hannah Montana will come up and people are always bound to think of these two names as being related. And why shouldn't they? Search both names on Google and you’d see just one very familiar pretty face. That’s because Hannah Montana is a title character of a popular Disney channel series starring teenage actress, singer and songwriter, Miley Ray Cyrus. Miley Ray Cyrus, the real girl is in fact a true-to-life pop singer, song-writer and TV and film actress and Hannah Montana, the character she plays is a pop singer too. But what else do they have in common? Let’s compare.

Miley Cyrus
Hannah Montana

Personal Life

Miley Cyrus is the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus, an American country singer, song writer and actor. Despite being an active teenage actress and performer, Miley has a heart condition which causes palpitations. The young singer’s family shares their deep faith in God. She has been linked to popular young performers like Nick Jonas, Liam Hemsworth and Justin Gaston.

Hannah Montana, on the other hand, is a Disney channel character. She is also a teenage girl who is a plain Jane during the day and goes by the name Miley Stewart, and becomes a superstar performer during the night. Her true identity is known only to friends and her family.   


Miley Ray Cyrus started as a child actress and landed roles in blockbusters like Tim Burton’s Big Fish. She auditioned for a role of a secret pop start. Initially, she was thought to be too young for the role, but eventually judges were convinced she was perfect to play Miley Stewart. Hannah Montana series started in 2006, and is currently filming its 4th season. Aside from acting, she has also released several music albums. She is also starring in a movie called ‘The Last Song’, released in the U.S. in March 2010.

Unlike the real character, Hannah Montana is only a performer by night. The Disney channel sit-com was such as huge hit that it was later produced into a movie which was released in 2009. Aside from the movie, Hannah Montana was also recognized for its energetic, teeny-bopper soundtrack. The final season of Hanna Montana on Disney was released in March 2010.


Miley Cyrus has received numerous awards including Winning Song at the BMI Awards, and the Gracey Allen Award for Outstanding Female Lead in a Comedy Series (Hannah Montana). She bagged some more at Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards, as Favorite TV Actress and Favorite Female Singer.

The show Hannah Montana won several awards, most of which went to leading star Miley Cyrus. The show was victorious in the Teens’ Choice Awards, ASCAP Awards for more than two years.


  • MIley Cyrus is the real –life actress who plays Hannah Montana in the self-titled sitcom.
  • Both real-life Miley Cyrus and the Hannah Montana character are singers / performers.
  • Miley Cyrus has won several awards as an actress. Hannah Montana has won several awards as a show because of the leading lady, Miley. 


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