Janhvi Kapoor Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More

Janhvi Kapoor Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More

Janhvi Kapoor is a young Indian actress who was born on March 6, 1997, and she primarily appears in Hindi films. Born to Sridevi and Boney Kapoor, she made her acting debut in 2018 with the commercially successful love drama Dhadak. Kapoor was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance as the titular aviator in the biography Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020).

Background and Early Life

On March 6, 1997, Janhvi Kapoor was born. Her father is Boney Kapoor, the late filmmaker Surinder Kapoor's son and the founder of Anil Kapoor Films. Sridevi, a Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi cinema actress, is her mother. She is the niece of Anil and Sanjay Kapoor, both actors. From her father's first marriage, she has one younger sister, Khushi, and two half-siblings, actor Arjun Kapoor and Anshula Kapoor. Kapoor's mother died of an accidental drowning in her guest room at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, when she was 21 years old.

In Mumbai, Kapoor attended Ecole Mondiale World School. She studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in California before making her film debut.


Dhadak, directed by Shashank Khaitan and co-starring Ishaan Khatter, was Kapoor's acting debut in 2018. It was a Hindi-language version of the 2016 Marathi film Sairat, and it starred her as a young upper-class girl whose life takes a sad turn after she marries a lower-class boy (played by Khatter). The picture garnered mostly unfavorable reviews, yet it was an economic triumph, grossing $1.11 billion worldwide. Writing for News18, Rajeev Masand condemned the film for omitting caste-based references and judged it inferior to the original, but felt Kapoor had "a fragility that makes her instantly attractive and a soulful quality that makes it impossible to take your eyes off her on-screen". Conversely, Anna M. M. Vetticad of Firstpost noted that she "lacks charisma and delivers a dull performance". She was named Zee Cine Award winner for Best Female Debut. The cosmetics brand Nykaa chose Kapoor as their brand ambassador the same year.

Kapoor's next screen appearance was in Zoya Akhtar's piece in the Netflix horror anthology film Ghost Stories in 2020. The parts were despised by Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express, but the "only true surprise comes from Janhvi Kapoor in a great, honest act," she noted. She then played aviator Gunjan Saxena in the biography Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, which was unable to be distributed theatrically owing to the COVID-19 outbreak and was instead streamed on Netflix. She spent time with Saxena in preparation, went through physical training, and acquired the body language of an air force commander. Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV praised Kapoor's performance as "passably steady" whereas Rahul Desai of Film Companion was more appreciative of her "deceptively private performance" which he felt to be "pitch-perfect". For her portrayal, she was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Actress.

In 2021, Kapoor co-starred in the comedic horror film Roohi with Rajkummar Rao. The film was released in theatres after multiple delays caused by the second wave of the COVID-19 epidemic. Critics gave the film and Kapoor's performance low reviews, and it did poorly at the box office. The next year, Kapoor acted in Good Luck Jerry, a remake of Aanand L. Rai's 2018 Tamil film Kolamaavu Kokila. It was made available on the Disney+ Hotstar streaming platform. In her second film, Mili, a replica of the Malayalam film Helen, she played a young woman trapped in a freezer, a role originally played by Anna Ben. Anupama Chopra praised the "sweetness and sincerity" she offered to the role, but thought it was far less successful than Ben's.

Kapoor will next appear in Rajkummar Rao's sports film Mr and Mrs Mahi and Varun Dhawan's action film Bawaal.



2018DhadakParthavi Singh Rathore
2020Ghost StoriesSameeraZoya Akhtar's segment
Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil GirlGunjan Saxena
2021RoohiRoohi Arora / Afzana Bedi
2022Good Luck JerryJaya "Jerry" Kumari
MiliMili Naudiyal
2023Bawaal TBACompleted
Mr. & Mrs. Mahi Mahima MahiFilming

Music video

2020"Kudi Nu Nachne De"Vishal Dadlani, Sachin–JigarSachin–Jigar, Tanishk BagchiPromotional song for Angrezi Medium

Awards and Nominations

2019Filmfare AwardsBest Female DebutDhadakNominated
IIFA AwardsStar Debut of the Year – FemaleNominated
Zee Cine AwardsBest Female DebutWon
2020Filmfare AwardsBest Actress in a Leading RoleGunjan Saxena: The Kargil GirlNominated
NicknameJaan (fondly called by Sridevi)
Other NameJanhvi Kapoor
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet inches- 5’ 4”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 50 kg
in pounds- 110 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)32-26-32
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth7 March 1997
Age (as of 2022)25 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac signPisces
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolDhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai
College/UniversityThe Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, Los Angeles, USA
Educational QualificationA Course in Theatres and Films
TattooOn her forearm: A handwritten note 'I love you my labbu' by her mother Late Sridevi
DebutFilm- Dhadak (2018)
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
AddressAn apartment in Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri, North West, Mumbai
HobbiesDancing, Travelling, Listening To Music
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
ParentsFather- Boney Kapoor (Film producer)
Mother- Late Sridevi (Actress)
SiblingsBrother- Arjun Kapoor (Actor, Elder half-brother)
Sisters- Khushi Kapoor (Younger), Anshula Kapoor (Elder half-sister)
FoodRajasthani Cuisines, Italian Dishes
Actor(s)Salman Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Dilip Kumar
ActressesKareena Kapoor, Madhubala, Nutan, Waheeda Rehman
Film(s)Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Fashion DesignerManish Malhotra
Money Factor
Assets/PropertiesIn October 2022, she purchased a duplex (spread over 8669 sq ft) in Pali Hill, Bandra, Mumbai for Rs. 65 crore. In July 2022.

Some Lesser Known Facts About JanhviKapoor

  • Does JanhviKapoor smoke: Not Known
  • Does Janhvi Kapoor drink alcohol: Yes
  • Janhvi was born with a silver spoon; as her father is a renowned Bollywood filmmaker, and mother was a prolific multilingual actress.
  • The actual spelling of her name is “Janhvi,” but since the name “Janhvi” trended first, it spread over the internet.
  • Her name Janhvi was given to her after the character of Urmila Matondkar as Janhvi in the film- Judaai; as Sridevi was pregnant and shared a great bond with Urmila at that time.
  • Janhvi , along with Shah Rukh Khan‘s son, Aryan Khan, received the training in acting from a renowned film institute in the USA named ‘The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute’. Notably, Ranbir Kapoor had also undergone a training from the same institute.
  • In 2015, Janhvi was offered a role opposite Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu, but she declined it due to a large age gap with Mahesh.
  • Her mother was never happy with Janhvi’s decision to join Bollywood, instead, she wanted Janhvi to get married and settle down.
  • She is very fond of getting clicked and loves sharing her pictures with her fans.
  • Her zeal towards acting and film industry even convinced her mother to support her in her decision.
  • In 2018, she made a headstart to her career with her Bollywood debut in Karan Johar‘s ‘Dhadak’, alongside Shahid Kapoor’s brother Ishaan Khattar. Here’s the trailer of the movie:
  • In an interview, she shared that during her shoot for Dhadak, she enjoyed eating various Rajasthani cuisines.
  • Janhvi was about to debut in Karan’s Student of The Year 2 earlier, but the film got postponed and he decided to launch her first in Dhadak.
  • When she was compared by her mother during the shoot of Dhadak, Farah Khan, her choreographer denied to it and called it unfair.
  • She was the first choice for the film ‘Simmba’ opposite Ranveer Singh, but she declined the offer; as she was quite nervous about acting with such a big star.
  • Janhvi also told that her parents have supported her a lot in her journey of learning acting.
  • Her mother had a dream to see her on the silver screen, but it didn’t happen; as on 24 February 2018, while attending a wedding function in Dubai, she bid adieu to this living planet. According to forensic reports, she died of “accidental drowning.”

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