Sonam Kapoor (born 9 June 1985) is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films. Kapoor is one of the highest-paid actresses in the industry, and is ranked as one of the most fashionable celebrities in India. She has been nominated for four Filmfare Awards.
The daughter of actor Anil Kapoor, Kapoor studied theatre and arts at the United World College of South East Asia in Singapore. She became an assistant director to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Black (2005). Kapoor made her acting debut in Bhansali’s romantic drama Saawariya (2007), which earned her a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She had her first commercial success three years later in the romantic comedy I Hate Luv Storys (2010).
After a series of commercial failures, the financially successful Raanjhanaa (2013) marked a turning point in her career, earning her several Best Actress nominations. She then featured in the 2014 romantic comedy Khoobsurat and the 2015 comedy drama Dolly Ki Doli, for which she was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. Kapoor played a princess in the melodrama Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015)—one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time—and garnered critical acclaim for portraying the titular role in the biographical thriller Neerja (2016), one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films featuring a female protagonist.
Kapoor supports various charities and causes, such as creating awareness on breast cancer. She is known in the media for her outspoken personality, and is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products.
Kapoor was born in the Mumbai suburb of Chembur on 9 June 1985.Her father is actor and producer Anil Kapoor, the son of the late filmmaker Surinder Kapoor and the founder of the Anil Kapoor Films Company.Her mother, Sunita, is a former model and designer. She is the niece of film producer Boney Kapoor and actor Sanjay Kapoor; actress Sridevi (Boney’s wife) is her aunt. Kapoor’s paternal cousins are actors Arjun Kapoor and Mohit Marwah. Kapoor has two younger siblings: film producer Rhea and brother Harshvardan.
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