Sonam Kapoor was born 9th June, 1985 to prestigious family of well known actor Anil Kapor in Chembur, Maharashtra, India. She is the grand daughter of film maker Surinder Kapoor. Her mother Sunita Kapoor is a renowed interior designer. Her sister Rhea Kapoor is a producer and her brother Harshvardhan Kappor has made his debut in the Bollywood industry with Mirzya released in 2016.
The producers boney Kapoor and Sandeep Marwah and the actor Sanjay Kapoor are her uncles.The producer Mona Shourie Kapoor and a very well known of bollywood film industry Sridevi are her aunts. Bollywood star Arjun Kapoor is her first cousin and Ranveer Singh is her second cousin from maternal side.
Earlier she weighted around 80 Kg but she turned the story by losing 30 Kg. She is diabetic since her childhood and takes insulin injections on a regular basis. She is a trained Kathak, classical music and Latin dancer.
She has done her schooling from Arya Vidya mandir, Juhu. Afterwards she went to the United World College of South East Asia, a boarding college in Singapore for her Internation Baccalaureate. There she studied Theatre and arts for 2 years. She has also studied political science and Economics from University of East London. She is fluent speaking in English, Hindi and Marathi.
Like his father she chose to make her career in Bollywood and worked as an assistant director in the movie black directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali but she was given a major break in bollywood by sanjay Leela Bhansali in his movie Saawariya (2007) . She appeared for the very first time on big screen in this movie and had been in the headlines for her performance.
She got nominated for the best female debut actress in the filmfare awards. Her first successful movie at box office was I hate love stories (2010) and followed with films such as Aisha, and Mausam (2011). The movie Raanjhana (2013) stands to be her best performance till date for which she received the highest valued appraisals and fame.
Her second success in the same year was Bhaag Milkha Bhaag based upon the life story of renowned Milkha Singh. She left everyone spellbound with her performance in the movie Neerja which was a biopic. Neeraja received total 11 nominations at the Star Screen awards and won four of them. She won Golden Kela Awards for Aisha (2011) , Stardust award for superstar of tomorrow-female for Saawariya (2008), Stardust award for best actress in a comedy or romance for Khubsurat (2014) and Big Star entertaining actor in a romantic role for prem rattan dhan payo (2015) .
She also appeared as red carpet goddess in the renowned Cannes film festival. She has known to be the style icon of Bollywood industry for her fantabulous fashion statements. Kapoor garnered international recognition as a spokesperson for the French beauty brand L’Oréal.
Sonam Kapoor Net Worth
Sonam Kapoor holds a net worth of $11.5 million US dollars as of 2017 and this is due to the quality of her performance and dedication towards acting. She has been a part of many advertisements and endorsements also. She charges 2 to 3 crores INR per film. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo was her highest paid movie with 5 crores in 2015 due to which she made it to the list of 16 highest paid actors of Bollywood in the same year. She lives a luxurious life with highly paid amenities. she is very much fond of shopping and recently she had been on a shopping trip to Dubai.
Sonam Kapoor resides in a beautiful and luxurious house with her parents at 7th Road of the Ville Parle Scheme, in Juhu, Mumbai. Sonam Kapoor has BMW 7-Series luxury saloon, albeit in diesel guise in her collection. This car is also equipped with a rear seat entertainment package to keep away the boredom during traffic Jams.
Another one complementing her marvelous collection is Audi Q7 which is the flagship SUV offering of the German luxury brand. The Q7 is a very popular car among all the celebrities in bollywood as well as other industries. The Q7 owned by her has a 3 liter TDI V6 turbo diesel engine (241 Bhp-550 Nm), and is the most popular variant of this SUV.
veere di wedding directed by Shashanka Ghosh, Padman directed by R Balki and Battlly of Bittora by Shashanka Ghose are the upcoming projects signed by Sonam Kapoor. She has also come up with an app to connect with her fans. The app is mainly centered to fashion, beauty and fitness and holds a variety of suggestions and recommendations over recipes and workouts. It is a platform for her fan following to connect with her behind the screen and a way to peep through her life. It has a separate section for live chats and streaming. Moreover the fans can upload pictures and videos over there and its simple design makes it handy.
If we take a look at the list of top most flamboyant divas of Bollywood Sonam Kappor has reserved a significant place over there. She has established herself as a glorious and well performing actress in the Bollywood industry over past few years. She has recently won filmfare critics award for best actress of 2017.