Nov 19, 2010

Sonam Kapoor Biography

Bollywood Actress Sonam Kapoor Profile, Biography

Born     9 June 1985 (1985-06-09) (age 25)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation     Actress
Years active     2007 - present
Spouse     None

Sonam Kapoor ; born 9 June 1985, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) is an Indian film actress who appears in Bollywood films.

 Early life

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 Kapoor 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.


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 flopped at the box office and 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"

In 2010, she appeared in Punit Malhotra's I Hate Luv Storys opposite Imran Khan. The film went on to become her first box office success She also appeared in the romantic comedy, Aisha, opposite Abhay Deol.
 Awards and nominations
 Filmfare Awards


    * 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


    * 2008: Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut; Saawariya

 Stardust Awards


    * 2008: Stardust Superstar of Tomorrow - Female; Saawariya

Year     Movie     Role     Notes

2007     Saawariya     Sakina     Nominated, Filmfare Best Female Debut Award
2009     Delhi-6     Bittu Sharma    
2010     I Hate Luv Storys     Simran Sharma    
Aisha     Aisha Kapoor    
2011     Thank You     Sanjana     Filming
Mausam     Aayat     Filming
Players         Filming