Sonam Kapoor is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films. She was born on 9 June 1985 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The daughter of actor Anil Kapoor, Kapoor studied theatre and arts at the United World College of South East Asian Singapore. She was an assistant director to Sanjay Leela Bhansali on the 2005 film Black. Kapoor made her acting debut in Bhansali’s romantic drama Saawariya (2007).
Later, she appeared in Raanjhanaa (2013), which marked a turning point in her career, 2015 romantic comedy Khoobsurat and the 2015 comedy-drama Dolly Ki Doli, he received the National Film Award – Special Mention and Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for portraying the much praised titular role in the biographical thriller Neerja (2016), one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films featuring a female protagonist.
After that, she signed for many other movies like Pad Man starring Akshay Kumar and Radhika Apte in 2018, Veere di wedding along with co-stars like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhaskar in 2018, Sanju in 2018, Ek ladki ko Dekha to Aisa Laga with Rajkumar Rao, Anil Kapoor in 2019; she was last seen in the Zoya factor in 2019. She has already signed for AK vs Ak, which will realise soon.
She supports various charities and causes, such as raising awareness of breast cancer and LGBT rights. She is known in the media for her outspoken personality, is frequently credited as one of Bollywood’s most fashionable celebrities, and is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products.
Sonam Kapoor was highly fascinated about becoming a director and writer. She also pursued her career in arts and theatre at United World College of South East Asia in Singapore. Sonam always desired to work behind the camera and be a primary part of the movie ‘crew’.
Sonam Kapoor’s Basic Personal Info
|Born||9th June 1985|
|Country||Bombay [now Mumbai], Maharashtra, India|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Net Worth||$13 million|
|Debut Movie||Saawariya (2007)|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
|Salary||2-3 crores/per film (INR)|
|School||Arya Vidya Mandir, Juhu, Mumbai|
|College||University of Mumbai, Mumbai|
University of East London, London
|Father||Anil Kapoor (Actor)|
|Sibling||Sister- Rhea Kapoor (Younger, Producer), Brother- Harshvardhan (Younger, Actor)|
|Boyfriend Dated||Sahir Berry (Entrepreneur)|
Punit Malhotra (Director)
Anand Ahuja (Entrepreneur)
|– in cms||117 cm|
|-in meters||1.77 m|
|-in feet inches||5’91/2”|
|-in KG||57 kg|
|-in Pounds||126 lbs|
|– Waist||26 inches|
|– Biceps/Hips||34 inches|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||8 US|
|Favourite Food||Tandoor Crab, Chicken with Ginger and Potatoes, Pav Bhaji, Mustard Fish, Cholar Dal, Dahi Batata Puri|
|Favourite Sport||Basket Ball, Squash|
|Favourite Film||Bollywood- Devdas, Mr India, Guide, Kagaaz Ke Phool, Rang De Basanti|
Hollywood- Titanic, Children of Heaven, City of God
|Favourite Destination||Rome, New York|
|Favourite Actor||Anil Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling, Johnny Depp, Christian Bele|
|Favourite Actress||Nutan, Waheeda Rehman, Meena Kumari, Rani Mukherji, Madhuri Dixit, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Monica Belluci, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn|
|Favourite Fashion||Dolce, Gabbana|
Hobbies, Likes & Dislikes
|Hobbies||Reading, Playing Video Games, Writing, Shopping, Collecting Paintings|
|Cars Collection||Audi Q7, BMW 7 Series|
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- Colgate, Electrolux, Lux, Mont Blanc, Oppo Mobile, Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. and Signature, L’Oréal.
Controversies & Interesting Facts
- During the promotions of her film Players starring Abhishek Bachchan and Bipasha Basu, the actress flashed her middle finger at a conference. The middle finger act came into the limelight after the Censor Board objected to Sonam Kapoor’s middle finger act in Players.
- Sonam Kapoor shocked all when she openly referred to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as ‘aunty’. The catfight began when Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was replaced by Sonam for a cosmetic brand as their brand ambassador.
- Soon after the release of Anil Kapoor’s home production Aisha, Abhay Deol expressed his displeasure over the huge amount of money spent on Sonam’s dress. Abhay blamed that not much importance was given to the film’s lot and characterization, which was solely the film’s failure.
- In 2010, she had a Twitter fight with columnist Shobhaa De after Shobhaa reviews Sonam’s film I Hate Luv Storys by calling it “I Hate Dumb Stories”.
- Kapoor’s first job was as a waitress at age 15 while studying theatre and arts in Singapore, although it lasted only a week.
- As a teenager, she struggled with her weight: “I had every issue related to weight that I could have. I was unhealthy, I had bad skin, and I had hair growing on my face!”
- She worked as an assistant director for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Black (2005)
- Earlier, she weighed about 80 kilograms. Motivated by Bhansali’s confidence in her, she lost 35 kilograms (77 lb) in two years.
- She is trained in Kathak, classical music and Lain dancer.
- If she weren’t an actress, she would have been a writer.
- She said that she would never marry an actor.
- Kapoor auctioned some of her clothes on stylist Pernia Qureshi’s online fashion boutique, Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop, in 2012. The proceeds were donated to Smile Foundation, a child welfare organisation.
- Kapoor is vocal in her support for LGBT rights in India. She also launched the film Sisak (film), India’s first silent gay love story, through her Twitter account on January 30.
- Sonam is known for speaking her mind loud and clear- in an interview, she called Katrina Kaif shameless
- Twitter witnessed a catfight between Kangna Ranaut and Sonam Kapoor over many issues; one is Nepotism.
- 2008: Stardust Superstar of Tomorrow – Female Awards- Saawariya
- 2015: Stardust Best Actress in a Comedy or Romance Awards- Khoobsurat
- 2015: BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Role – Female Awards- Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
- 2016: I Am Woman Award: Women Empowerment- Neerja
- 2016: HELLO! Hall of Fame Awards- Critic Choice- Neerja
- 2016: Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Best Actress- Neerja
- 2016: Asiavision Awards Best Actress- Neerja
- 2016: Stardust Awards: Editor’s Choice Best Actress of the Year- Neerja
- 2016: Best Actress (Critics)- Neerja
- 2017: National Film Awards: Special Mention- Neerja
|Address||31 Shrinagar, 7th Road, JVPD Scheme, Mumbai|
|Phone Number||Not Share Publicly|
|Mobile Number||Not Share Publicly|
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