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.
|2018||Dhadak||Parthavi Singh Rathore|
|2020||Ghost Stories||Sameera||Zoya Akhtar's segment|
|Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl||Gunjan Saxena|
|2021||Roohi||Roohi Arora / Afzana Bedi|
|2022||Good Luck Jerry||Jaya "Jerry" Kumari|
|Mr. & Mrs. Mahi||Mahima Mahi||Filming|
|2020||"Kudi Nu Nachne De"||Vishal Dadlani, Sachin–Jigar||Sachin–Jigar, Tanishk Bagchi||Promotional song for Angrezi Medium|
|2019||Filmfare Awards||Best Female Debut||Dhadak||Nominated|
|IIFA Awards||Star Debut of the Year – Female||Nominated|
|Zee Cine Awards||Best Female Debut||Won|
|2020||Filmfare Awards||Best Actress in a Leading Role||Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl||Nominated|
|Nickname||Jaan (fondly called by Sridevi)|
|Other Name||Janhvi 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 Colour||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||7 March 1997|
|Age (as of 2022)||25 Years|
|Birthplace||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|School||Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai|
|College/University||The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, Los Angeles, USA|
|Educational Qualification||A Course in Theatres and Films|
|Tattoo||On her forearm: A handwritten note 'I love you my labbu' by her mother Late Sridevi|
|Debut||Film- Dhadak (2018)|
|Address||An apartment in Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri, North West, Mumbai|
|Hobbies||Dancing, Travelling, Listening To Music|
|Boys, Affairs and More|
|Parents||Father- Boney Kapoor (Film producer)|
Mother- Late Sridevi (Actress)
|Siblings||Brother- Arjun Kapoor (Actor, Elder half-brother)|
Sisters- Khushi Kapoor (Younger), Anshula Kapoor (Elder half-sister)
|Food||Rajasthani Cuisines, Italian Dishes|
|Actor(s)||Salman Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Dilip Kumar|
|Actresses||Kareena Kapoor, Madhubala, Nutan, Waheeda Rehman|
|Film(s)||Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam|
|Fashion Designer||Manish Malhotra|
|Assets/Properties||In October 2022, she purchased a duplex (spread over 8669 sq ft) in Pali Hill, Bandra, Mumbai for Rs. 65 crore. In July 2022.|