Shraddha Kapoor (born 3 March 1987) is an Indian actress and singer who is known for her work in Bollywood films. The daughter of actor Shakti Kapoor, she began her acting career with a brief role in the 2010 heist film Teen Patti, and followed it with her first leading role in the teen drama Luv Ka The End (2011).
Kapoor gained wide recognition for playing a singer in the highly successful romantic drama Aashiqui 2 (2013), for which she received a Filmfare Award for Best Actress nomination. The following year, she portrayed a character based on Ophelia in Vishal Bhardwaj’s critically acclaimed drama Haider (2014), an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet. She established herself in Bollywood with starring roles in the romantic thriller Ek Villain (2014), the dance drama ABCD 2 (2015), and the action drama Baaghi (2016), all of which rank among her biggest commercial successes.
In addition to acting in films, Kapoor has sung several of her film songs. She is the celebrity endorser for several brands and products, and in 2015, she launched her own line of clothing. She participates in stage shows and features in listings of the most popular and attractive Indian celebrities.
As of June 2016, Kapoor has four upcoming projects. She has completed work on Rock On!! 2, a sequel to the 2008 film Rock On!!, starring Farhan Akhtar, Purab Kohli and Arjun Rampal, in which she plays a singer. She has also completed filming for Ok Jaanu, a Hindi language remake of Mani Ratnam’s Tamil romantic drama O Kadhal Kanmani, in which she reunites with Aditya Roy Kapur.