|Sonam Kapoor Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||June 9, 1985|
Sonam Kapoor is an Indian actor who has worked in a number of Hindi films such as Saawariya, Delhi-6, Raanjhanaa, Khoobsurat, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, I Hate Luv Storys, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Veere Di Wedding, Aisha, Dolly Ki Doli, Neerja, Thank You, Pad Man, The Zoya Factor, Mausam, Players, Bombay Talkies, Sanju, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, AK vs AK, and Bewakoofiyaan. She has also appeared on Forbes India‘s Celebrity 100 list from 2012 to 2016.
Sonam Anil Kapoor
Chembur Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Sonam attended Arya Vidya Mandir school in Juhu and then enrolled in the United World College of South East Asia to do her International Baccalaureate. She also studied Political Science and Economics at the University of East London.
- Father – Anil Kapoor (Actor, Film and TV Show Producer)
- Mother – Sunita Bhavnani (Former Model and Designer)
- Siblings – Rhea Kapoor (Younger Sister) (Film Producer), Harshvardhan Kapoor (Younger Brother) (Actor)
- Others – Sanjay Kapoor (Uncle) (Actor), Surinder Kapoor (Paternal Grandfather) (Film Producer), Nirmal Kapoor (Paternal Grandmother), Ranveer Singh (Maternal Second Cousin) (Actor), Boney Kapoor (Uncle) (Film Producer), Sridevi (Aunt; Died in 2018) (Actor), Mona Shourie (Aunt) (Film Producer), Reena Marwah (Aunt), Janhvi Kapoor (Paternal Cousin) (Actor), Khushi Kapoor (Paternal Cousin) (Actor), Arjun Kapoor (Paternal Cousin) (Actor), Anshula Kapoor (Paternal Cousin), Mohit Marwah (Paternal Cousin) (Actor)
Sonam Kapoor has been signed with United Talent Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States.
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
57 kg or 126 pounds
Boyfriend / Spouse
Sonam Kapoor has dated –
- Ranbir Kapoor – Actor Ranbir Kapoor was reported to be dating Sonam during the filming of both Sonam and Ranbir’s debut film in 2007. But, they both denied this fact.
- Punit Malhotra – Later in 2010, she was seen dating “I Hate Luv Storys” director Punit Malhotra. They again denied this fact.
- Anand Ahuja (2014-Present) – Sonam started dating the entrepreneur, Anand Ahuja a long time back. They kept their dating affair a secret. It became public knowledge when the duo announced their marriage plans in early 2018. Anand is the owner of clothing brand Bhane.com and co-founder of VegNonVeg.com, which is India’s multi-brand sneaker store. He also looks after his family business, Shahi Exports which had an annual turnover of $450 million as reported in 2018. The duo got married in May 2018. In March 2022, the couple revealed that they were expecting their first child together.
Race / Ethnicity
Sonam Kapoor is of Punjabi descent.
- Bold Personality
35-25-34 in or 89-63.5-86 cm
Best Known For
Acting in movies like Delhi-6, Saawariya and I Hate Luv Storys
2007 Hindi film Saawariya for her role as Sakina. For this role, she won the Stardust Award for “Superstar of Tomorrow – Female” as well as got nominated for a Filmfare Award for “Best Female Debut”.
First TV Show
In 2010, she appeared on Koffee With Karan with actor Deepika Padukone.
Sonam did a lot of exercises to get back in shape. She was around 80 kg when offered a role in Saawariya. She gives all the credit to her mom for making her lose weight. Her mom, Sunita made a strict diet plan for her loving daughter Sonam. No, she mainly takes a low carbohydrate and high protein diet. She takes 5 meals a day. It is like
Breakfast – Oatmeal and fruits
Noon snack – Brown bread with egg whites and protein shake
Lunch – Dal, vegetables, roti, and grilled chicken or fish
Evening Snack – Brown bread with egg whites
Dinner – Soup, salad, grilled chicken or fish
For hunger pangs, she keeps with her some fruits.
Sonam Kapoor Favorite Things
- Favorite Food – Chaat
- Favorite Book – Emma (By Jane Austen published in 1815), Atlas Shrugged (By Ayn Rand published in 1957)
- Favorite Movies – Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Virasat (1997), Lamhe (1991), Pukar (2000), Devdas (2002), Titanic (1997)
- Favorite Male Actor – Anil Kapoor
- Favorite Female Actors – Sridevi, Rani Mukherjee, Madhuri Dixit, Kajol
- Favorite Director – Sanjay Leela Bhansali
- Favorite Songs – Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaye, Raat Kali Ek Khwab Mein Aaye
- Favorite Band – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
- Favorite Brands – Chanel, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and Dior
Sonam Kapoor Facts
- Sonam is a well-trained classical dancer.
- Sonam Kapoor worked as assistant director for the movie Black (2005) directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
- Sonam Kapoor used to weigh around 90 kgs before her first film Saawariya.
- Sonam Kapoor wanted to be a director and writer. But, Bhansali showed much interest in launching Sonam in his film (Saawariya) as an actor.
- She enjoys reading, shopping, writing, playing squash and basketball, video games, and painting.
- She can speak Hindi, English, Punjabi, Urdu, Sindhi, and Marathi.
- In 2012, she won Cosmopolitan Award for fun fearless female best dressed.
- She has 2 siblings, both younger – Rhea Kapoor (sister) and Harshvardhan Kapoor (Brother).
- Alongside Abhishek Bachchan, Waheeda Rehman, Aditi Rao Hydari, Rishi Kapoor, Supriya Pathak, Atul Kulkarni, Divya Dutta, and others, she co-starred as Bittu Sharma in the 2009 Hindi-language drama film Delhi-6. This role got her nominated for an Asian Film Award for “Best Newcomer”, Screen Award for “Best Actress (Popular Choice)”, and Stardust Award for “Superstar of Tomorrow – Female”.
- Her first box office hit was “I Hate Luv Storys” in 2010, which earned around ₹40 crores (US$ 7.24 million).
- She brought to life the titular role in the 2016 Hindi-language biographical thriller film Neerja, based on the real-life event of the attempted hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 in Karachi, Pakistan on September 5, 1986. The film became one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films featuring a female protagonist and Sonam won several accolades for her role, including the Filmfare Award for “Best Actress (Critics)”, Stardust Award for “Editor’s Choice Best Actress of the Year”, and Asiavision Awards for both “Icon of the Year” and “Best Actress”.
- She was cast as Avni Sharma (Kalindi’s best friend 1) in the 2018 Hindi-language female buddy comedy film Veere Di Wedding.
- In early 2022, Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s Delhi home was robbed of cash and jewelry worth INR 2.4 crores. February 11 was the date when the family first got to know of the theft. Later, in April, the thieves were arrested and were identified as a nurse and her husband who were treating Sonam’s mother-in-law. They were also stealing the valuables from the room after giving sedatives to Sonam’s mother-in-law. Overall, they used the money to pay off their debt, covered their parents’ treatment costs, and even bought a second-hand car.