Biography|September 23, 2012 1:30 pm

Sonam Kapoor Biography

Sonam Kapoor was born on 9 June 1985 is an Indian film actress and fashion icon who appears in Bollywood films. Born to Indian film actor, Anil Kapoor, Kapoor chose acting as her career and followed the footsteps of her father.

Kapoor made her acting debut in 2007 with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya opposite Ranbir Kapoor and subsequently featured in the offbeat drama Delhi-6 (2009). She earned her first commercial success with the romantic comedy I Hate Luv Storys (2010) and followed with such films as Aisha (2010) and Mausam (2011). She is known as a fashionista, she has been getting various accolades for her unique sense of style rather than her films.

In addition to her films, Kapoor has often been the cover girl for a variety of magazines. She is also the brand ambassador for cosmetics and beauty company L’Oréal.

Kapoor is currently filming for Anand L. Rai’s Raanjhnaa with Dhanush, which features her as the female lead and for a special appearance in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Bhaag Milkha Bhaag alongside Farhan Akhtar.
Kapoor was born and raised in Chembur, Mumbai. She is the eldest daughter of Anil Kapoor and Sunita, who is Sindhi and the granddaughter of filmmaker Surinder Kapoor. She is the niece of producer Boney Kapoor, actress Sridevi, actor Sanjay Kapoor and producer Sandeep Marwah. Kapoor is the eldest of three children; the others are sister Rhea Kapoor and brother Harshvardhan. She is also the cousin of actor Arjun Kapoor & Anushala Kapoor.

She went at the Arya Vidya Mandir school in Juhu and then enrolled in the United World College of South East Asia to do her International Baccalaureate. She also studied Political Science and Economics from University of East London. She speaks English,Hindi, Punjabi and Marathi and is a well trained classical dancer.

In 2009, Kapoor participated in the International Indian Film Academy Awards, also known as “IIFA” charity fashion show. In 2012, Kapoor asked for fans to donate to the Ogaan Cancer Foundation for her birthday. They also collaborated to create an awareness for breast cancer.

In November 2010, Kapoor appeared on Koffee With Karan, along with actress Deepika Padukone made harsh comments on fellow actor Ranbir Kapoor, she also made comments on fellow actress Kangna Ranaut’s accent, which led to wide controversies. During an interview in June 2012, Kapoor made negative remarks on fellow actress Katrina Kaif, as she stated,

Because I don’t know how she does it. You need a certain kind of commitment and a certain kind of shamelessness to do certain things and you get that may be with stardom, with confidence in your talent, with who you are as a person, and I need to develop that before I do that kind of films — over the top films. I need to learn how to do it as I was terrible in those movies.

Although, Kapoor later stated that the media misinterpreted her on the comments she made, as she was only trying to compliment Kaif. Kapoor has also made her appearance at the Cannes Film Festival in the years 2011 and 2012.

During the filming of Kapoor’s debut film, Saawariya it was widely speculated that she was in a romantic relationship with co-star, Ranbir Kapoor. However, it was denied by both the actors, although the reports continued to arouse. Later, it was reported that she is presently in a relationship with her I Hate Luv Storys director, Punit Malhotra, although, despite the fact that this was also denied by both, it was continued to be reported.