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Sonam Kapoor, born 9 June 1985 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India is an Indian film actress who appears in Bollywood movies.
Personal Profile (Personal Biography): Sonam Kapoor
Date of Birth: June 9, 1985
Zodiac sign: Gemini
Height: 5′ 9 1/2
Education: Arya Vidya Mandir, United World College, University of Mumbai
Languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi
Hobbies: Reading, writing, painting
Father: Anil Kapoor
Mother: Sunita Kapoor
Uncles: Bonney Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor
Worked as an Assistant of Sanjay Leela Bhansali during the making of the film Black in 2005
Debut film: Saawariya (2007)
Awards & Nominations
Filmfare Best Female Debut Award; Saawariya (2008)
Sony Head N Shoulders Fresh Face of the Year Award; Saawariya (2008)
Sonam weighed approximately 90 kilos when she was finalised as the heroine of ‘Saawariya’. Sonam worked hard on her body and knocked down about 30 kilos for the movie. Sonam Kapoor has taken classes of Kathak classical dance.
Kapoor is the daughter of Anil Kapoor and Sunita Kapoor, 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 and brother Harshvardhan.
She went to school in Mumbai 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 is fluent in English, Hindi and Punjabi, and has received training in classical Indian and Latin dance forms. Kapoor also studied at the University of East London and is categorized as a notable alumni.
Before starting her career off as an actress, Kapoor worked as an assistant under Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and assisted him during the making of his film, Black (2005). She made her acting debut alongside newcomer Ranbir Kapoor in Bhansali’s Saawariya (2007), which failed to do well at the box office. Her performance was opened to good reviews by most critics.
In 2009, Kapoor appeared in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Delhi-6 opposite Abhishek Bachchan. The film received mixed reviews by the critics, but her performance was highly praised. Critic Rajeev Masand commented, “Sonam Kapoor is the revelation in Delhi 6. She’s a firecracker performer, instinctive and uninhibited in what isn’t even a conventional female lead”. Kapoor had signed David Dhawan’s comedy film Come On Pappu, in which she is paired with Akshay Kumar. However, the movie has been shelved. Currently, she is shooting for Aisha and will soon start to shoot for Karan Johar’s I Hate Luv Storys with co-star Imran Khan.
Awards and nominations
- 2008: Filmfare Best Female Debut Award; Saawariya
- 2008: Sony Head N Shoulders Fresh Face of the Year Award; Saawariya
Star Screen Awards
- 2008: Star Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Female; Saawariya
- 2008: Star Screen Award Jodi No. 1 along with Ranbir Kapoor; Saawariya
Zee Cine Awards
|2007||Saawariya||Sakina||Nominated, Filmfare Best Female Debut Award|
|I Hate Luv Storys||Filming|