Sonam Kapoor, the Indian born actress is one of the most successful actresses coming from an acting dynasty in Bollywood. She is the eldest daughter of Bollywood legend Anil Kapoor who was born on June 9, 1985. Being a member of the glorified Kapoor family, she is not a newcomer to the stardom but has worked diligently over the years to successfully stand out from the ever growing crowd of Indian celebrities.
A native of Chembur, Mumbai, Sonam was born to renowned Indian star Anil Kapoor and Sunita Kapoor. Her birth into the celebrated Kapoor family has played a great hand in her becoming the award winning actress that she is today. Her grandfather was Surinder Kapoor who was eminent in film making. She was raised in Juhu with her two siblings. Her younger sister, Rhea Kapoor, is also an aspiring actress. From her father’s side, she is related to Boney Kapoor, the established film producer and Sanjay Kapoor. She is the niece of acting goddess Sridevi and is related to other prominent Indian actors such as Mohit Marwah, Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. The actress is a fluent speaker of English, Punjabi, Marathi and Urdu. Sonam, who claims the hearts of many Indian fans, recently parted ways with her short fling, model Sahir Berry in 2014. They were known to be dating in March of 2014 but in August it was reported that the pair had separated. She had previously been in a relationship with Punit Malhotra which they ended after two years.
Sonam had been looking forward to follow her father’s footsteps since she was younger. A theatre graduate from United World College of South East Asia, she had travelled to Singapore to earn her degree. She launched herself into the film industry when she served as an assistant director to Bollywood bigwig Sanjay Leela Bhansali on the sets of his movie Black in 2004. She was joined in her pursuit by future co-star and another Kapoor descendant Ranbir Kapoor. She and Ranbir were seen together as lovers on their film debut two years later in her mentor Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 2007 movie Saawariya. The movie was not able to shine on the box office but both leads received much critical acclaim from audience. Besides her acting, another thing the audience liked was her gorgeous appearance. She easily became dubbed as the most beautiful breakthrough actress in Bollywood. Her debut was nominated for a Filmfare Award in 2008 which was nabbed by fellow rookie actress Deepika Padukone. She was nominated for a few other awards including a Zee Cine Award and Screen Award for her debut. Sonam made waves again with yet another box office let down, Delhi-6, which she filmed with Abhishek Bachchan in 2009 again as the lead actress. She was received by the critics as an earnest performer and she was able to keep her followers on board with her first commercial hit I Hate Luv Storys in 2010. She was seen in the romantic comedy with Imran Khan. Her following movie Aisha garnered decent reviews and awarded her a Golden Kela Award in 2011. She got nominations for two awards for her next film Thank You in 2012. Over the years, she chose her roles carefully and has impressed her followers with an impeccable sense of style and elegance. She has walked the carpets of two Cannes Film Festivals where she dazzled the scene with classy appearances. She received much admiration for her 2013 movie Raanjhanna which brought another wave of nominations. Most recently, she wowed Bollywood fanatics with critical successes Bhaag Mikha Bhaag and Bewakoofiyan.
Sonam appeared for charity during the International Indian Film Academy Awards in 2009 and has also joined hands with Ogaan Cancer Foundation to spread breast cancer awareness.
Sonam Kapoor is an actress to swoon over. As a Kapoor, she has lived up to the wild expectations that come with the family name. She has been appearing in selective roles which only add to her sophisticated self image.