Sonam Kapoor is one of the most popular Bollywood actresses and renowned celebrities in India. Sonam Kapoor is a multiple award-winning actress who is also one of the most highest-paid artists in the Hindi film industry.
Although she comes from a Bollywood family, Sonam Kapoor earned her degree in studying theater and arts and becoming an assistant director, before finally making her debut in 2007.
Sonam Kapoor is a fashion icon and is also known to be outspoken on social causes, ranging from raising awareness about breast cancer to supporting LGBT rights.
About Sonam Kapoor
|Real Name||Sonam Kapoor Ahuja|
|Nickname||Sonz, Sona and Giraffe|
|Date of Birth||9th June 1985|
|Age (as of October 2018)||33 years|
|Place of Birth||Mumbai|
|Education||Degree in Theater & Arts from United World College of South East Asia (Singapore)|
|Height||5 ft 9"
(175 cm) approximately
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Family & Relationships
|Net Worth||INR 106,00,00,000
(USD 14.5 Million)
|Famous for||Saawariya (2007), Delhi-6 (2009), I Hate Luv Storys, Aisha (2010), Thank You, Mausam (2011), Players (2012), Raanjhanaa, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), Bewakoofiyaan, Khoobsurat (2014), Dolly Ki Doli, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015), Neerja (2016), Padman, Veere Di Wedding, Sanju (2018)|
|First Movie||Saawariya (2007)|
|Salary (per film)||INR 5,00,00,000
|Favorite Food||Pav-Bhaji, Cholar-Dal, Dahi-Batata-Puri, Tandoor Crab, Mustard Fish, Pork Belly Bun and Chocolates|
|Favorite Actors||Anil Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar|
|Favorite Actresses||Waheeda Rehman, Nutan, Meena Kumari, Madhuri Dixit, Rani Mukherji and Priyanka Chopra|
|Hobbies||Reading books, writing, playing video games, shopping and collecting paintings|
Sonam Kapoor is a truly talented actress whose impressive performances has earned her prestigious acting awards and other honors. Apart from being one of the most stylish celebrities in India, Sonam Kapoor is also a commercially successful actress as well.
Sonam Kapoor’s age is 33 years as Sonam Kapoor was born on the 9th of June, 1985, in Mumbai. Sonam Kapoor’s height is an impressive 5 ft 9 inches (175 cm), while Sonam Kapoor’s weight is around 55 kg (121 lbs). In her spare time, Sonam Kapoor loves to read and write, play video games, go shopping and also loves to collect paintings, as part of her hobbies.
Sonam Kapoor’s father is veteran Bollywood actor, Anil Kapoor while Sonam Kapoor’s mother is Sunita Kapoor. Sonam Kapoor’s younger brother is also debutante actor, Harshvardhan Kapoor, while Sonam Kapoor’s younger sister is Rhea Kapoor, a film producer. Earlier, Sonam Kapoor’s boyfriends included model and entrepreneur, Sahir Berry and then film director Punit Malhotra. However, Sonam Kapoor’s husband is entrepreneur businessman, Anand Ahuja, whom she married in May of 2018.
Thanks to her impressive acting talent, Sonam Kapoor’s salary per film is around INR 5 crores (USD 678,000), making her one of the highest-paid actresses of Bollywood. Combing her salary from movies along with her numerous brand endorsement contracts with luxury brands, Sonam Kapoor’s net worth is estimated to be an impressive INR 106 crores (USD 14.5 Million).
Talking about her success as a talented actress, Sonam Kapoor is the winner of several prestigious awards and has had numerous award nominations for her movies as well.
The list of Sonam Kapoor’s award-wins started when she won the Stardust Awards’ Superstar of Tomorrow award, for her impressive debut in ‘Saawariya’ (2008). Along with winning this award, Sonam Kapoor also had 3 award nominations for her excellent debut as well.
Next, Sonam Kapoor had 3 award nominations for her role in ‘Delhi-6’ (2010), 1 award nomination for her character in ‘I Hate Luv Storys’ (2010), and another award nomination for her character in ‘Thanks You’ (2012). Later on, Sonam Kapoor had 4 award nominations for her critically-acclaimed role in the movie ‘Raanjhanaa’ (2014).
Sonam Kapoor won the Stardust Awards’ Best Actress in a Comedy or Romance award for her role in ‘Khoobsurat’ (2015). Sonam Kapoor also had 3 major award nominations for the same movie as well.
Sonam Kapoor then won the BIG Star Entertainment Awards’ Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Role – Female award for her impressive role in ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ (2015), as well as having the BIG Star Entertainment Awards’ Most Entertaining Actor in a Drama Role – Female award nomination for the movie.
Sonam Kapoor’s next film ‘Dolly Ki Doli’ (2016) earned her 2 Best Actress award nominations too.
With her next critically-acclaimed role, Sonam Kapoor won the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne’s Best Actress award, the Asiavision Awards’ Best Actress Award and Icon of the Year award, the Stardust Awards’ Editors’ Choice Best Actress of the Year award, the Filmfare Awards’ Best Actress (Critics) award, the Lokmat Maharashtra Awards’ Best Actress award, the National Film Award for Special Mention award for ‘Neerja’ (2016). Apart from winning these, Sonam Kapoor also had 6 prestigious award nominations for the movie as well.
Most recently, Sonam Kapoor was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Awards’ Best Actress in a Leading Role award for her excellent performance in ‘Pad Man’ (2018).
Interesting Facts About Sonam Kapoor
- Although Sonam Kapoor does not smoke she does drink alcohol.
- Sonam Kapoor loves to dance and has trained in Kathak, Latin and classical dances.
- Sonam Kapoor is a diabetic since childhood and has to take regular insulin injections to maintain her blood sugar levels.
- Sonam Kapoor was assistant director to Sanjay Leela Bhansali on the sets of ‘Black’ (2005) and Bhansali had to convince her for more than a year before she agreed to lose weight and prepare for her debut.
- Sonam Kapoor lost 30 kg in attempt to get in form for her debut movie ‘Saawariya’ (2007).
- Sonam Kapoor is considered to be one of the most stylish celebrities in the country.
- Sonam Kapoor became the one and only Indian actress to have starred in a music video by popular English band Coldplay.
- In May of 2018, Sonam Kapoor married Anand Ahuja, her long time love interest.