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Sonam Kapoor

Actor

She has followed in her father’s footsteps as a Bollywood actor, become a face for L’Oréal and emerged as India’s most fashionable star.

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She has followed in her father’s footsteps as a Bollywood actor, become a face for L’Oréal and emerged as India’s most fashionable star.

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Biography

Sonam Kapoor is an Indian actress and a former model. She is the daughter of Indian film actor Anil Kapoor. Kapoor garnered international recognition as a spokesperson for the French beauty brand L'Oréal.

Kapoor made her acting debut in 2007 in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Saawariya opposite Ranbir Kapoor and subsequently featured in the offbeat drama Delhi-6 (2009). She earned her first commercial success with the romantic comedy I Hate Luv Storys (2010), and followed with films such as Aisha, and Mausam (2011). Whilst the former brought her acknowledgment as a fashionista and praise for her unique sense of style, the latter earned her critical appreciation for her performance.

In 2013, Kapoor received immense recognition from critics for her role in the commercially successful romantic drama Raanjhanaa, which is referred as her best performance to date. She subsequently featured in the biographical sports film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, her second consecutive great success in 2013. Kapoor has thus established herself as one of the most popular and promising contemporary actresses in Hindi cinema.

Kapoor was born in the suburb of Chembur, Mumbai on 9 June 1985. She is the daughter of actor Anil Kapoor and ex-model Sunita Kapoor and the granddaughter of filmmaker Surinder Kapoor. The family moved to a house in the suburb of Juhu, where her parents still reside, when she was one month old. Kapoor is the eldest of three children; the others are sister Rhea Kapoor and brother Harshvardhan. She is the niece of producer Boney Kapoor, actor Sanjay Kapoor and producer Sandeep Marwah. Producer Mona Shourie Kapoor and actress Sridevi are her aunts. She is also the first cousin of actor, Arjun Kapoor, Anushala Kapoor and second cousin of actor Ranveer Singh from her mothers side.

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