Sonam Kapoor is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films. Kapoor is also one of the highest-paid actresses in the Bollywood industry.
Age and Height
Sonam is 33 years of age and stands 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Sonam Kapoor married her entrepreneur boyfriend Anand Ahuja on 8th May 2018 in a traditional ceremony in Mumbai.
Early Life and Family Background
Kapoor was born on 9 June 1985 in Mumbai. Her father is the veteran actor Anil Kapoor and her mother, Sunita Kapoor, is a former model and designer. Sonam has two siblings who are younger to her, brother Harshvardhan who is an actor in his own right and film producer Rhea Kapoor, her sister. Kapoor completed her schooling from Arya Vidyamandir School, Juhu. She pursued her higher studies from University of East London and Mumbai University.
Sonam Kapoor started off her career as an assistant to Sanjay Leela Bhansali for his film Black. She was eventually cast in Bhansali’s next venture Sawaariya where she donned the role of a Muslim woman opposite Ranbir Kapoor in 2007, which was a box-office bomb. In 2009, Kapoor portrayed the role of an aspiring singer opposite Abhishek Bachchan and Waheeda Rehman in Delhi 6. Her performance was well received by the critics. Next, Kapoor bagged the eponymous role in the film Aisha which was loosely based on Jane Austen’s novel Emma where she was paired alongside Abhay Deol. Her performance in Pankaj Kapoor directed Mausam, where she starred opposite Shahid Kapoor, was not quite well received. In the year that followed, Kapoor donned the role of a computer hacker in the Abbas–Mustan directed Players opposite Bipasha Basu and Abhishek Bachchan, which ended up in being a commercial failure.
The year 2013 was a watershed moment in her career when she regained the lost stardom with her appearance in the romantic drama Raanjhanaa directed by Anand L. Rai. Kapoor essayed the role of Zoya Haider, a young Muslim student from Varanasi who is subsumed into politics after the brutal murder of her Sikh lover. Raanjhanaa was a commercial hit and earned Kapoor her maiden nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. Following her success, Kapoor made a brief appearance in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, a biographical sports film based on the life on former Indian sprinter Milkha Singh. In 2015, she was cast in a lead role opposite Salman Khan in Sooraj R. Barjatya's Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, which achieved phenomenal commercial success by becoming one of the highest grossing movies in the Bollywood. She deftly portrayed the eponymous role of the Indian air hostess Neerja Bhanot in the 2016 biographical thriller Neerja who attained martyrdom while saving the lives of passengers of the hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 in 1986. Kapoor was lauded for her formidable role by the sentinels of the film fraternity. She was featured along with Kareena Kapoor, Shikha Talsania and Swara Bhaskar in Shashanka Ghosh’s Veere Di Wedding, a female buddy film which was released in 2018. In 2019, Kapoor starred in the coming-of-age film Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, co-starring her father, Juhi Chawla and Rajkummar Rao. She plays the role of an introvert lesbian who has issues opening up about her homosexuality to her conservative family. Critics heaped praises on the film for breaking stereotypes and pushing boundaries of straitjacketed plots in Hindi cinema.
Among the several awards that Sonam had won till now, the National Film Award – Special Mention and a Filmfare Award for the Best Actress for her outstanding performance in Neerja deserves a special mention.
Kapoor landed herself in an altercation with authoress Shobha De who had poorly reviewed Sonam’s film I Hate Luv Stories to the extent of ridiculing her as “a lassie who lacks oomph” to which Sonam had retorted with a chain of tweets.
Sonam loves to gorge on pav bhaji among other things.
Sonam has the word ‘Faith’ tattooed on her wrist.
|Real Name||Sonam Kapoor|
|Famous Role||Biro in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag|
|Height (In Cm)||175|
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||1985-6-9|
|Home Town||Not known|
|Birth Place||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|College||University of Mumbai, Mumbai. University of East London, London|
|Education Qualification||Bachelors degree in Economics and Political Science|