Sonam Kapoor Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Sonam Kapoor Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja (born 9 June 1985) is an Indian actress who works primarily in Hindi cinema. She has received a National Film Award and a Filmfare Award, and she was named to Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list from 2012 to 2016.

Kapoor began her career as an assistant director on filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 2005 film Black, the daughter of actor Anil Kapoor. She made her acting debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's romance drama Saawariya (2007), which was a box office disappointment, and had her first financial hit with the romantic comedy I Hate Luv Stories (2010). This was followed by a string of commercial failures and roles that drew poor feedback. Raanjhanaa, a 2013 box office blockbuster, marked a watershed moment in Kapoor's career, earning her accolades and Best Actress nominations at multiple award ceremonies.

Kapoor's most commercially successful parts were in the biopics Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) and Sanju (2018), as well as a leading role in the romance Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015), all of which are among the highest-grossing Bollywood films. Her acclaimed performance as Neerja Bhanot in the 2016 biographical thriller Neerja earned her a National Film Award - Special Mention as well as a Filmfare Award for Best Actress (Critic), and she followed it up with a starring role in the 2018 female buddy film Veere Di Wedding, both of which are among the highest-grossing female-led Hindi films. This was followed by two underwhelming female-led films and a brief pause.

Kapoor is an advocate for breast cancer awareness and LGBT rights. She is often regarded as one of India's most fashionable celebrities due to her outspoken demeanour. She is married to businessman Anand Ahuja and has a son with him.

Life and work

Childhood (1985-2006)

On June 9, 1985, Kapoor was born in Chembur, Bombay (modern-day Mumbai). Anil Kapoor, the son of late filmmaker Surinder Kapoor and the founder of the Anil Kapoor Films Company, is her father. Sunita, her mother, is a former model and designer. Rhea Kapoor, a film producer, and Harshvardhan Kapoor, a brother, are Kapoor's two younger siblings. She is the niece of film producer Boney Kapoor and actor Sanjay Kapoor; her aunts were actress Sridevi and producer Mona Shourie (Boney's wife). Arjun Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, and Mohit Marwah are Kapoor's paternal cousins, and Ranveer Singh is his maternal second cousin.

When Kapoor was a month old, his family relocated to the Juhu suburbs. She attended Juhu's Arya Vidya Mandir school, where she admitted to being a "naughty" and "carefree" child who bullied the guys. She excelled at sports like rugby and basketball, and she studied Kathak, classical music, and Latin dance. Kapoor, a Hindu, says she is "quite religious" and that it is a way for her to "remind myself that I need to be thankful for so much."

Kapoor's first employment, at the age of 15, was as a waiter, which lasted only a week. As a teenager, she struggled with her weight: "I had every weight-related issue imaginable: I was unhealthy, I had bad skin, and I had hair growing on my face!" She was diagnosed with insulin resistance and polycystic ovary disease, and has since launched an initiative to raise diabetes awareness. Kapoor received her pre-university education at the United World College of South East Asia in Singapore, where she studied theatre and arts. She later pursued classes in economics and political science through the University of Mumbai's correspondence programme after returning from the University of East London, where she began her bachelor's degree in the same disciplines but soon returned to Mumbai. While working on Black (2005), Rani Mukerji, a family friend, visited her family in Singapore on vacation. Kapoor, who originally intended to be a director and writer, expressed interest in working on the film as a crew member. She was hired as Sanjay Leela Bhansali's assistant after her father recommended her.

Debut and career ups and downs (2007-2012)

During the development of Black, Kapoor became interested in acting after Bhansali expressed his desire to cast her in the lead role in his next film, Saawariya. She was encouraged to reduce weight; she weighed around 80 kilogrammes (180 pounds) at the time. She shed 35 kilogrammes (77 pounds) in two years, inspired by Bhansali's belief in her. Kapoor studied acting under Roshan Taneja, Jayati Bhatia, and Feroz Abbas Khan, and has highlighted Waheeda Rehman and Nutan as influences, praising their "path-breaking films... quality of doing different things."

In 2007, Kapoor attended the audio launch of her debut film Saawariya with Ranbir Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, and Salman Khan.

Saawariya, released in 2007, starred Kapoor as a Muslim woman anticipating the homecoming of her boyfriend, with Mukerji, Ranbir Kapoor, and Salman Khan. It was the first Indian feature film produced by Sony Pictures Entertainment, a Hollywood studio. Saawariya was both a critical and commercial flop. Jaspreet Pandohar, writing for BBC, branded the film a "massive misfire." Her laugh was described as "almost as infectious as her father's" by Raja Sen of, but she wished she had been "allowed to simper softly, instead of having a clearly overdubbed plastic giggle plastered onto her." The film earned her a Filmfare Award nomination for Best Female Debut and a Stardust Award nomination for Superstar of Tomorrow - Female.

In the Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra-directed social drama Delhi-6, Kapoor plays an aspiring singer opposite Waheeda Rehman and Abhishek Bachchan. Critics gave the picture mediocre reviews, and it was a box-office flop. Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN called Kapoor a "revelation," calling her "a firecracker, instinctive and uninhibited in what isn't even a conventional female lead." Despite the "typical Delhi-girl recipe," Sonia Chopra of Sify called Kapoor as a "earnest and effortless performer" who found her role endearing.

Punit Malhotra's romantic comedy I Hate Luv Storys, in which he co-starred with Imran Khan, was Kapoor's first release of 2010. She portrayed a married woman who develops a one-sided crush on her commitment-phobic coworker. "We'd be shooting a scene from multiple angles—for three or four hours you're doing the same scene, the same lines—and here is this person [Kapoor] who brings consistency to her work, from the way she talks, to her accent," Khan said of Kapoor's performance. Although Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express called her performance "stiff and rehearsed," Daily News and Analysis' Johnson Thomas found her "likeable and believable." Kapoor's first commercial triumph was I Hate Luv Stories, which grossed 725.2 million (US$9.1 million) globally.

Kapoor then starred as the title character in Aisha, an ensemble romantic comedy-drama based on Jane Austen's novel Emma and produced by her sister Rhea. Her persona was described as "a meddling busybody with a passion for matchmaking and playing Cupid." Abhay Deol, Ira Dubey, Cyrus Sahukar, Amrita Puri, Anand Tiwari, Arunoday Singh, and Lisa Haydon also appeared in Aisha. According to an Indo-Asian News Service reviewer, Kapoor's performance stood out in the ensemble, making "the most of a rather rare opportunity for an Indian leading lady to be part of a Bollywood film that salutes Victorian mores and Delhi's elitist affectations in one clean cool sweep."

Thank You, a comedy about three ladies who teach their philandering husbands a lesson, starring Kapoor in 2011. The film, as well as Kapoor's performance, garnered negative feedback; Nikhat Kazmi of The Times of India described her as "terribly out of sync." She later played Shahid Kapoor's romantic interest in the Pankaj Kapur-directed romance movie Mausam, which was likewise critically panned. Despite his reservations about Kapoor's acting talents, NDTV writer Saibal Chatterjee said she represented "the essential vulnerability of a girl forever under duress, bringing out just the right mix of feminine fragility and native resolve." The next year, in the Abbas-Mustan-directed heist thriller Players, a version of 2003's The Italian Job, Kapoor played a computer hacker alongside Abhishek Bachchan, Neil Nitin Mukesh, and Bipasha Basu. Her part was originally created for Katrina Kaif, but was unable to appear in the film because to scheduling conflicts. Although writers had high hopes, it failed financially, with's Sukanya Verma remarking derogatorily that Kapoor "truly entertains with her childish attempt to pass off as a gold-medallist hacker." Kapoor's career was hampered by a succession of critically panned films.

Establishing a relationship with Raanjhanaa (2013-2015)

In The Indian Express, Geety Sahgal hailed Kapoor's performance in the Anand L. Rai-directed love film Raanjhanaa (2013) "her best performance to date." Kapoor played Zoya Haider, a young Muslim student from Varanasi who becomes involved in politics after the murder of her Sikh lover. Kapoor prepared for her role by interacting with students, attending workshops, and practising with theatre companies affiliated with Jawaharlal Nehru University. She also looked at Jaya Bachchan's performance in Guddi (1971), which she thought was "perfect" for her role. When asked about her character in the film, Kapoor said, "I have always tried to do different films and... I try to be different for every character. I like doing different things to challenge myself in every way and don't like to repeat myself." Raanjhanaa was a commercial success, grossing over 1 billion rupees (US$13 million) globally, and Kapoor received her first Filmfare Award nomination for Best Actress.

After the popularity of Raanjhanaa, Kapoor had a brief appearance in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), a biopic on athlete Milkha Singh. She received 11 (14 US) for the film, which was made on a $300 million (US$3.8 million) budget, citing her appreciation for director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra as well as the film itself as reasons for her appearance. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag was one of the year's highest-grossing Bollywood films, receiving critical acclaim. In her assessment, critic Sarita A. Tanwar stated that despite her modest role, Kapoor proved to be "the perfect warm counterpart to Milkha." Both Raanjhanaa and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag garnered Filmfare Award nominations for Best Film, with the latter winning.

In 2014, Kapoor played banker Mayera Sehgal in the Yash Raj Films comedy-drama Bewakoofiyaan, alongside Ayushmann Khurrana and Rishi Kapoor, in a character that film critic Anupama Chopra deemed to be badly written and a "uphill climb." She then co-starred with Fawad Khan in the romantic comedy Khoobsurat, an adaption of the 1980 film of the same name, in which she played the character originally played by Rekha. Though she was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance, critics were divided, with Shilpa Jamkhandikar of Reuters calling her "loud and exasperating" and Andy Webster of The New York Times comparing her to a young Anne Hathaway and praising her "Julia Roberts-like smile." Later that year, through a social networking network, she met entrepreneur-model Sahir Berry and began a love relationship with him, albeit they split up a few months later.

Kapoor appeared as a fugitive bride in Dolly Ki Doli, a heist comedy starring Pulkit Samrat, Rajkummar Rao, and Varun Sharma, in 2015. Udita Jhunjhunwala of Mint wrote that Kapoor's portrayal in the film was "too limited to bring alive a character that may have had heaps of potential on paper." "Kapoor is in almost every frame, and should have filled them all," Shubhra Gupta wrote, "but the treatment of the character shows up her limitations." Despite the unfavourable reviews, she was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Actress. In February 2015, Kapoor was ill with swine influenza while filming Sooraj R. Barjatya's Prem Ratan Dhan Payo with Salman Khan in Gondal, Gujarat. She recovered the following month. Rajkumari Maithili Devi, a princess in search of love, was played by Kapoor. The film went on to become one of the most successful Bollywood blockbusters of all time. Rachit Gupta commended her for her regal credibility, while Komal Nahta thought the part was substantial enough to represent a watershed moment in her career. She did, however, receive a Golden Kela Award for Worst Actress.

Female-led films, marriage, and pause (from 2016 to the present)

Following her performance in Coldplay's "Hymn for the Weekend" music video (with Beyoncé), Kapoor participated in Ram Madhvani's biographical thriller Neerja (2016). She played the famous air hostess Neerja Bhanot, who died while rescuing passengers on Pan Am Flight 73 in 1986. Kapoor felt responsibility for the project because it is based on true events, and she met Bhanot's family to prepare for her performance. The film received widespread acclaim, with many critics hailing Kapoor's performance as her greatest to date. Raja Sen described her performance as "career-defining," while Rohit Vats of the Hindustan Times wrote that "she carries [the film] entirely on her shoulder. She looks earnest, scared, benevolent, and bold, all at the same time." Sen named Kapoor the best actress in Hindi cinema in 2016, and Rajeev Masand invited her to his annual best actresses roundtable. In addition to numerous other honours, Kapoor received a National Film Award - Special Mention and a Filmfare Best Actress (Critics) nomination, as well as a Filmfare Best Actress nomination. Neerja became one of the highest-earning Bollywood films with a female protagonist, grossing over $1.35 billion (US$17 million) globally.

Kapoor returned to the big screen after a two-year sabbatical, playing a social worker in R. Pad Man (2018), a comedy-drama directed by Balki based on a short story in Twinkle Khanna's book The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad. The film, which stars Akshay Kumar and Radhika Apte, is based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who advocated for menstrual hygiene in rural India. According to Kapoor, the length of the role is unimportant as long as the picture has "relevance beyond just having a good time at the movies." She enjoyed being a part of a film that addresses serious societal issues and is about more than simply entertainment. Despite thinking her role was "largely superfluous," Saibal Chatterjee wrote that Kapoor "makes the most of the limited opportunity"; Anna M. M. Vetticad of Firstpost praised her screen presence but disliked a romantic subplot involving her and Kumar, criticising their chemistry and age gap.

Kapoor married Indian businessman Anand Ahuja in a traditional Sikh ceremony in Bandra, Mumbai, on May 8, 2018. The next month, she appeared in Veere Di Wedding, a female buddy film directed by Shashanka Ghosh and starring Kareena Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar, and Shikha Talsania. The film was predictable and clichéd, according to Namrita Joshi of The Hindu, while Sweta Kaushal of Hindustan Times said it had "style but no soul" and was partially impressed with Kapoor's performance. With almost 1.34 billion rupees (US$17 million), the picture became her second highest-grossing Hindi film without a well-known male lead. Later same month, Kapoor appeared as one of Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt's love interests in Rajkumar Hirani's biography Sanju. Despite her limited role, Kapoor consented to the movie in order to work with Hirani and reunite with Ranbir Kapoor following her debut. The film's attempt to whitewash Dutt's wrongdoings was critiqued by Anna M. M. Vetticad, but she thought Kapoor's portrayal of her little role "sweet." Rajeev Masand, on the other hand, termed the picture "consistently engaging" and said Kapoor "hit the right notes as Sanjay Dutt's [partner]". Sanju broke multiple box-office records, becoming one of India's most successful films.

In 2019, Kapoor co-starred with her father, Juhi Chawla, and Rajkummar Rao in the coming-of-age film Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (as Sonam K Ahuja). She portrayed a secret lesbian who struggles to come out to her strict family. She volunteered to participate in the study to dispel prejudices about same-sex partnerships in India. Although critics praised its favourable portrayal of homosexuality, the film did not perform well commercially. Kapoor then appeared in Abhishek Sharma's film adaption of Anuja Chauhan's romantic comedy novel The Zoya Factor, as the titular heroine, a clumsy woman who becomes a lucky charm for the Indian cricket team. HuffPost's Ankur Pathak praised her comic timing but lamented that "she's out of depth in scenes that require her to exhibit more emotion."

Kapoor gave birth to a son in August 2022. "I will try to do the best I can as a mother," she has remarked, "which means that acting will definitely take a backseat, but I don't think I will ever stop working completely." Blind, a thriller she shot in Scotland in 2020, will mark her acting comeback.

In the news

Kapoor, who was born into a notable actor family, has been in the media at a young age and is one of Bollywood's highest-paid actresses. Subhash K. Jha named her one of India's top actresses after the success of Raanjhanaa and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, while a observer observes that several of her films have been commercial flops. She was the first Indian actress to be named to The Hollywood Reporter's "Next Generation: Asia Class" list of film rookies in 2009. Kapoor's public comments against contemporaries and others in the Indian film business have periodically sparked debate. In a 2015 interview, she admitted that her beliefs frequently get her in difficulty, but she added, "I believe it pays to be honest in the long run."

Kapoor is a well-known national figure, having a sizable following on Twitter and Facebook since 2009. In 2015, she was named one of the "100 most influential women on Twitter" by The Huffington Post. She has been recognised as a style icon by the media, and she was named to's list of "Bollywood's Best Dressed Actresses" in 2012 and 2013. In 2013, she was named Style Icon (Reader's Choice) and Beauty of the Year by the Hindustan Times and the Indian edition of Vogue, respectively. Though Kapoor has received praise for her fashion sense and elegance, she has also received criticism for donning traditional Indian attire.

Kapoor was seventh on The Times of India's "Most Desirable Woman" list in 2010, 14th, 28th, and 14th the following three years, and was in the top ten of UK magazine Eastern Eye's "World's Sexiest Asian Women" list from 2011 to 2014. In 2012 and 2013, she was ranked 48th and 45th on the Indian edition of Forbes' "Celebrity 100" lists, which are based on the wealth and popularity of Indian celebrities. In 2013, she was chosen Woman of the Year by the men's magazine GQ India. Kapoor reached 31st and 26th place in 2014 and 2015, respectively, before peaking at 18th place the following year with an annual revenue of 200 million (US$2.5 million). Kapoor has won multiple Filmfare Glamour and Style Awards, including Most Stylish Star (Female) and Absolut Elyx Style & Substance Award in 2015, and Most Stylish Star (Female) and Red Carpet Royalty in 2016.

Kapoor is the Indian ambassador for international cosmetics giant L'Oréal, as well as endorsing brands such as Colgate, Electrolux, Lux, Mont Blanc, Oppo Mobile, Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A., and Signature. At the NDTV Good Times Gadget Guru Awards in 2011, she was crowned Brand Ambassador of the Year. According to, she received 30 million rupees (US$380,000) for each endorsement, making her one of India's highest-paid celebrity endorsers. In 2020, Kapoor was one of several Bollywood actors who were chastised for sending Instagram messages of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, despite previous work promoting skin-lightening goods that propagate colorism.


Kapoor has donated to charitable institutions for a variety of purposes. She took part in the International Indian Film Academy Awards fashion show in 2009, which benefits widows and orphans of Indian film industry professionals. She wrote to Maharashtra Home Minister R. R. Patil on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to oppose the use of glass-coated manja (used on fighter kites), which kills birds that become entangled in it. Despite her earlier condemnation of trophy hunting, she sparked considerable controversy in 2018 when she proclaimed her support for Salman Khan following his imprisonment for hunting an endangered blackbuck.

In 2012, Kapoor requested fans to donate to the Ogaan Cancer organisation in honour of her birthday, and she cooperated with the organisation to raise breast cancer awareness. She is also a spokesperson for the Elle Breast Cancer Campaign. Kapoor has been outspoken about her support for LGBT rights in India. In January 2017, she released the trailer for Sisak, India's first silent gay love story, on her Twitter account.

In 2012, Kapoor auctioned off some of her clothing on Pernia Qureshi's online fashion business, Pernia's Pop-Up Shop. Smile Foundation, a child-welfare nonprofit, received the funds. She participated in a charitable art exhibition presented by the Rouble Nagi Art Foundation in 2014, and she donated apparel and accessories to a website soliciting cash for In Defence of Animals. Manish Malhotra's 2015 fashion presentation for the Mijwan Welfare Society, a non-profit organisation dedicated to uplifting girls, featured Kapoor on the runway. The following year, she co-starred with Hrithik Roshan in the music video for "Dheere Dheere," the proceeds of which were donated to charity. In 2017, she sponsored a dinner to raise funds for cancer-stricken youngsters.




Films that have not yet been releasedDenotes films that have not yet been released
2009Delhi-6Bittu Sharma
2010I Hate Luv StorysSimran
2010AishaAisha Kapoor
2011Thank YouSanjana Malhotra
2011MausamAayat Rasool
2012PlayersNaina Braganza
2013Bombay TalkiesHerselfSpecial appearance in song "Apna Bombay Talkies"
2013RaanjhanaaZoya Haider
2013Bhaag Milkha BhaagBiro
2014BewakoofiyaanMayera Sehgal
2014KhoobsuratDr. Mrinalini "Milli" Chakravarty
2015Dolly Ki DoliDolly
2015Prem Ratan Dhan PayoRajkumari Maithili Devi
2016NeerjaNeerja Bhanot
2018Pad ManPari Walia
2018Veere Di WeddingAvni Sharma
2019Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa LagaSweety Chaudhary
2019The Zoya FactorZoya Singh Solanki
2020AK vs AKHerselfCameo
2023Blind daggerTBACompleted

Music video appearances

2015"Dheere Dheere"Honey Singh
2016"Hymn for the Weekend"Coldplay

Awards and nominations

2008SaawariyaFilmfare AwardsBest Female DebutNominated
Screen AwardsMost Promising NewcomerNominated
Zee Cine AwardsBest Female DebutNominated
Stardust AwardsSuperstar of Tomorrow – FemaleWon
2010Delhi-6Asian Film AwardsBest NewcomerNominated
Screen AwardsBest Actress (Popular Choice)Nominated
Stardust AwardsSuperstar of Tomorrow – FemaleNominated
2011I Hate Luv StorysBest Actress in a Comedy or RomanceNominated
2012Thank YouNominated
NoneZee Cine AwardsInternational Icon – FemaleNominated
2014RaanjhanaaBIG Star Entertainment AwardsMost Entertaining Actor in a Social/Drama Film – FemaleNominated
Screen AwardsBest Actress (Popular Choice)Nominated
Filmfare AwardsBest ActressNominated
Zee Cine AwardsBest ActressNominated
2015KhoobsuratStardust AwardsBest Actress in a Comedy or RomanceWon
BIG Star Entertainment AwardsMost Entertaining Actor in a Comedy Film – FemaleNominated
Screen AwardsBest Actress (Popular Choice)Nominated
Filmfare AwardsBest ActressNominated
2015Prem Ratan Dhan PayoBIG Star Entertainment AwardsMost Entertaining Actor in a Drama Role – FemaleNominated
Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Role – FemaleWon
2016Dolly Ki DoliFilmfare AwardsBest ActressNominated
Screen AwardsBest ActressNominated
2016NeerjaIndian Film Festival of MelbourneBest ActressWon
Asiavision AwardsIcon of the YearWon
Best ActressWon
Star Screen AwardsBest ActressNominated
Stardust AwardsEditor's Choice Best Actress of the YearWon
Viewer's Choice Best Actress of the YearNominated
2017Filmfare AwardsBest ActressNominated
Best Actress (Critics)Won
Zee Cine AwardsBest Actress (Critics)Nominated
Best ActressNominated
National Film AwardsSpecial MentionWon
International Indian Film Academy AwardsBest ActressNominated
Nickname(s)Sana, Sonz, Giraffe
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 55 kg
in pounds- 121 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)34-26-34
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth9 June 1985
Age (as of 2022)37 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac signGemini
SignatureSonam Kapoor Signature
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolArya Vidya Mandir , Juhu, Mumbai
College/UniversitiesUniversity of Mumbai, Mumbai
University of East London, London
Educational QualificationBachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science
DebutFilm Debut: Saawariya (2007)
Food HabitVegetarian
Address31 Shrinagar, 7th Road, JVPD Scheme, Mumbai
HobbiesReading, Shopping, Playing Video Games, Writing, Collecting Paintings
Awards/Honours2008: Stardust Awards in category Superstar of Tomorrow – Female for Saawariya
2015: Stardust Awards in category Best Actress in a Comedy or Romance for Khoobsurat, BIG Star Entertainment Awards for Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Role – Female for Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
2016: Best Actress at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, Best Actress and Icon of The Year at Asiavision Awards for Neerja
2017: Best Actress (Critics) Filmfare Awards for Neerja
Tattoo(s)On her Wrist: Written "Faith"
On Her Hip: Written "Sonam" in Chinese language
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date8 May 2018
Marriage PlaceRockdale, Bandra, Mumbai
Husband/SpouseAnand Ahuja, Entrepreneur
ChildrenOn 20 August 2022, Sonam and Anand announced that they were blessed with their first child , a baby boy.  They named him Vayu. [
ParentsFather- Anil Kapoor (Actor)
Mother- Sunita Kapoor
SiblingsBrother- Harshvardhan Kapoor (Younger, Actor)
Rhea Kapoor (Younger, Producer)
Cousin Brothers-
Arjun Kapoor, Jahaan Kapoor, Mohit Marwah
Cousin Sisters-
Khushi Kapoor, Jhanvi Kapoor, Anshula Kapoor, Shanaya Kapoor
Uncle and AuntPaternal Uncles- Sanjay Kapoor, Boney Kapoor
Paternal Aunts- Maheep Sandhu,
FoodPav Bhaji, Cholar Dal, Pork Belly Bun, Dahi Batata Puri, Chocolates
CuisineSouth Indian
Restaurant(s)Dakshinayan in Mumbai, The Leela in Mumbai, Gajalee, Radio Club, The Pantry, Arya Bhavan, The Table, Hakkasan in Mumbai, Bengal Sweet House, Parathewaali Galli (an Area) in Delhi, Angelina in Paris
Actor(s)Bollywood: Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan
Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling, Johnny Depp, Christian Bale
ActressesBollywood: Nutan, Waheeda Rehman, Meena Kumari, Priyanka Chopra, Rani Mukerji, Madhuri Dixit
Hollywood: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Monica Belluci, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn
Film(s)Bollywood: Devdas, Mr. India, Guide, Kagaaz Ke Phool, Rang De Basanti
Hollywood: Titanic, Children of Heaven, City of God
Director(s)Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Imtiaz Ali, Satyajit Ray, Raj Kapoor, Steven Spielberg
MusicianA. R. Rahman
Author(s)Jane Austen, Enid Blyton, Nancy Drew
BooksPride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Emma by Jane Austen, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
ChefAnthony Bourdain
Sport(s)Basketball, Squash
Perfume(s)Michael by Michael Kors, Jean Paul Gaultier Classique
DesignerAnamika Khanna
CricketerSachin Tendulkar
Destination(s)Rome, New York, Paris, London
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionAudi Q7, BMW 7 Series
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Rs. 5 Crore/film
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 872 Crores ($13 Million)

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sonam Kapoor

  • Does Sonam Kapoor smoke? No
  • Does Sonam Kapoor drink alcohol? Yes
  • She was born in Mumbai to a Punjabi father and Sindhi mother.
  • Despite belonging to a well-civilized family, she has led a normal life and has also worked as a waitress to make out her pocket money while studying in Singapore.
  • She loves dancing and has also taken lessons of classical Indian dance and is a trained Kathak, Classical and Latin dancer.
  • Since her teenage, she has been suffering from diabetes and has to follow a strict diet routine and a daily insulin injection to stay healthy.
  • At the age of 16, she wrote a poem titled Ambition, which she decided to give to her soulmate.
  • Before acting, she has worked as an assistant director alongside Sanjay Leela Bhansali in the film Black in 2005.
  • Due to her overweight, she wasn’t interested in acting, but after a year and a half attempt, Sanjay Leela Bhansali convinced her to make her Bollywood debut.
  • Earlier, her weight was around 90 kg, but later she lost around 30 kg of weight for her debut film Saawariya (2007), opposite Ranbir Kapoor
  • After her debut, she bought a designer bag for herself from Selfridges, London; as she has never taken any designer items from her parents.
  • Before ruling over the limelight of the film industry, she ended up her relationship with her first boyfriend, a Dutch, who had issues with her weight.
  • She vowed not to marry an actor.
  • In 2010, she rose to fame with her hit- I Hate Love Story after her two flops in a row. 
  • She has maintained a good social circle in the glamour industry and her close friends include DhanushImran KhanJacqueline FernandezAsin, Kareena Kapoor, and Shehla Khan (Fashion Designer).
  • During the filming of Aisha, she had a fight with her co-actor Abhay Deol, after which, they both decided not to work together again in the future. 
  • Her appearance in the movie Ranjhanna was a turning point in her life. 
  • In 2016, she was highly appreciated for her phenomenal performance in the movie Neerja, a biopic on a flight attendant named Neerja Bhanot.
  • Sonam is considered as the Fashionista or style-icon of Bollywood due to her updated sense of styling.
  • She is the maternal cousin sister to famous Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh.
  • Sonam has also appeared in Coldplay’s music video, and she is the only Bollywood actress to appear in Coldplay.
  • In 2018, she was starred in Sanjay Dutt‘s biopic- Sanju alongside Ranbir Kapoor after a decade. 
  • She is a philanthropist and supports many charitable organisations. She participated in the IIFA Fashion Show, which helps widows and orphans of Indian Film Industry workers. She also asked her fans to donate the Ogaan Cancer Foundation on her birthday.
  • Sonam is the brand ambassador of Elle Breast Cancer Campaign. 
  • She had a tongue piercing before and had to remove that for her debut role.
  • She used to have Acrophobia (fear of height) and she conquered her fear by doing skydiving in New Zealand.
  • On 8 May 2018, she tied the knot with her longtime lover Anand Ahuja, a famous Indian businessman. 

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