Sonam Kapoor is one of the highest paid actresses in Bollywood. Regarded as a style icon, the actress is not afraid to share her views and fight for what she believes in.
She has won numerous awards including a Filmfare and a National Film award. This has earned her the admiration of numerous people as she continues to rise in her career. Here are a few things you should certainly know about her.
Age, Early Life, and Rise to Fame
Sonam Kapoor was born on the 9th of June in 1985. She moved with her family to the suburb of Juhu when she was only a month old and was educated there at the Arya Vidya Mandir school. Sonam was great at sports which included rugby and basketball; also, she was trained in classical music and Latin dance.
Although she studied theatre and arts at the United World College of South East Asia which is located in Singapore, Sonam also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science. It is said that she obtained the degree from the University of Mumbai, Mumbai.
Sonam Kapoor made her acting debut in the romantic drama by Sanjay Leela Bhansali titled Saawariya, this was in 2007. Bhansali certainly played a huge part in the development of the actress. When she was younger, she had weight problems and was diagnosed later with insulin resistance and polycystic ovarian disease. Owing to the health and weight struggles, the actress initially had no desire to act. She would later develop an interest in acting and Bhansali encouraged her, promising to cast her in his next film and advising her to lose weight. That proved to be all the motivation that Sonam Kapoor needed as she lost 35 kilograms (77 lb) in two years.
She then studied acting with Jayati Bhatia, Roshan Taneja, and Feroz Abbas Khan. Bhansali kept his word, Sonam Kapoor had her debut and was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. It was, however, three years later (in 2010) that she recorded her first commercial success with the film I Hate Luv Storys. Lady Kapoor recorded a number of commercial fails after that, but in 2013, her career was reawakened when the film Raanjhanaa proved to be a hit, earning her nominations in the Best Actress category of several awards.
She also got nominations in the Best Actress category for the Filmfare Awards after acting in the romantic comedies Khoobsurat (2014) and Dolly Ki Doli (2015). Sonam Kapoor was also the lead actress in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015), a melodrama which has remained one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films. Commercial successes – Neerja (2016) and Veere Di Wedding (2018) – which are ranked among the highest grossing Hindi films that have a female protagonist likewise featured Sonam Kapoor and she received a National Film Award in the Special Mention category and a Filmfare Critic Award in the Best Actress category for her part in Neerja.
The actress is a huge supporter of efforts to raise awareness for breast cancer and is also a part of the fight for LGBT rights. She is an outspoken person who utilizes social media platforms and is known as one of the most fashionable celebrities in Bollywood. Sonam has been a regular feature on Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 since 2012 because of her income and popularity.
Her Family, Sister, and Parents
Sonam Kapoor seems to have been born into a family of creatives. Her parents are Anil Kapoor, an actor and a producer and Sunita Kapoor, a former model cum designer. Her grandfather, Surinder Kapoor, was a filmmaker and the founder of Anil Kapoor Films Company. She has younger siblings – a brother called Harshvardhan, and a sister named Rhea who is a film producer.
Her extended family also has skin in the creative game. She is a niece to the film producer Boney Kapoor as well as actor Sanjay Kapoor. Sonam also has actress aunts as well as first and second cousins in the business including Arjun Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, and Mohit Marwah.
Sonam Kapoor Marriage, Husband, and Boyfriend
Prior to being caught up in the limelight, she had been dating a Dutchman who she broke up with because he had issues with her weight. Her most prominent relationship through the course of her career was with Anand Ahuja, a popular Indian businessman. On the 8th of May 2018, they tied the knot in Bandra, it was a traditional Sikh ceremony.
With her popularity and her engagement in a number of commercially successful movies, Sonam Kapoor has an estimated net worth of ₹872 Crores ($13 Million).
Besides her revenue from making films, the actress has endorsed brands like Lux, Colgate, and Mont Blanc. She also serves as the Indian ambassador for the cosmetics brand L’Oréal. Sonam is regarded as one of the highest paid celebrity endorsers in India.