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 earned over ₹1 billion (US$15 million) worldwide.
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 features in listings of the most popular and attractive Indian celebrities.
Kapoor made her acting debut in the 2010 drama Teen Patti alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Ben Kingsley and R. Madhavan. She
played the role of a college girl. The film received generally negative reviews though her performance was better received. Preeti Arora
writing for Rediff.com stated that “Though a bit raw, she has a lot of potential.”Nikhat Kazmi reviewed: “Shraddha Kapoor makes an
interesting debut as the edgy youngster who sheds her specs for sleaze, with alacrity.”] Kapoor was nominated for the Filmfare Award
for Best Female Debut, but the film failed to do well at the box-office.