Biography / trivia
# Sonam Kapoor was born on 9th June 1985 Chembur Mumbai, India to bollywood actor Anil Kapoor and Sunita Kapoor. She is eldest of three children. She has a sister Rhea Kapoor, who is working as Fashion Designer and a brother Harshvardhan.
# She made her bollywood debut with “Saawariya” in 2007, the movie was directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and it was debut for Ranbir Kapoor also. Both Ranbhir and Sonam worked as assistant directors during filming of “Black” in 2004 and later both of them made acting debut in “”Saawariya”. Though movie failed commercially their performance was recognised by film critics and audience. Her first commercial success came in 2010 through “I Hate Luv Storys”.
# She has too many blood relatives in bollywood film industry like Surinder Kapoor, Boney Kapoor, Sridevi, Sanjay Kapoor etc, hence it was a piece of cake for her to enter films but its was her talent and hard work which established her firmly in the industry.
# She attended Arya Vidya Mandir school, United World College of South East Asia. She studies Political Science and Economics through correspondence course from Bombay University.
# Apart from films she is very much involved in fashion, she appeared on several magazines covers. She is official brand ambassador for L’Oréal in India after Aishwarya Rai.
# She is fluent in many languages including Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi and English.
# She developed interest in dancing and started to learn classical dances during her school days itself.
# Despite of her busy schedule she involves herself in social causes, she participated in “IIFA” charity fashion show in 2009. On her birthday in 2012 she requested her fans to help her raise funds for “Ogaan Cancer Foundation” which is actively involved in creating awareness about breast cancer.
# She made some harsh negative comments about Ranbir Kapoor and Kangna Ranaut on ” Koffee With Karan” in 2010. She made headlines when she spoke about Katrina Kaif‘s diplomacy and later stated that her compliment was misinterpreted by the media.
# She was linked with her co-stars several times. During the filming of “Saawariya” there were rumors about her romantic relationship with Ranbhir, her “I Hate Luv Storys” director Punit Malhotra was also linked with her romantically but she denied both the relationships as just rumors.
# Kapoor’s favorite holiday spot is Rome, she loves everything about it like museums, architecture, paintings, vintage clothes etc.
# Her favorite food items are Pav Bhaji, mustard fish, fried brinjal, cholar dal etc.
“I’ve battled my weight since I was 12. I was 86kg till I was 19. I had all the health problems that come with being overweight – I was diabetic, I had to take insulin tablets. I had hair on my face and I blamed my dad for it”
“I do love direction. My first work in Bollywood was that of an assistant director at Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s BLACK. I never wanted to be an actor…I always wanted to be a writer or a director. It was after I started acting; I found it amazing and fell in love with it.”
“I will settle down when I find a life partner and I don’t know what sort of life partner to look for; because I believe you never find things that you look for.”
“I am paranoid about putting on weight. It’s not okay to be fat not because of the way you look, but because it’s unhealthy. I have experienced hormonal problems, bad skin, immense laziness and back and knee pain. It’s not fine to be too fat or too thin! Anything in extremes is wrong.”
“I like books a lot. When I was younger I finished Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Enid Blyton rather than playing with dolls or going out. My friends hate that about me. But I love reading and movies because you can be in another world. I’m a nerd.”
Filmography / all movies list
|1||2007||Saawariya||Sanjay Leela Bhansali||Ranbir Kapoor,Salman Khan|
|2||2009||Delhi-6||Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra||Abhishek Bachchan,Om Puri|
|3||2010||I Hate Luv Storys||Punit Malhotra||Imran Khan,Sameer Dattani|
|4||2010||Aisha||Rajshree Ojha||Abhay Deol,Ira Dubey|
|5||2011||Thank You||Anees Bazmee||Akshay Kumar,Bobby Deol|
|6||2011||Mausam||Pankaj Kapoor||Shahid Kapoor,Anupam Kher|
|7||2012||Players||Abbas-Mustan||Abhishek Bachchan,Bobby Deol|
|8||2013||Raanjhnaa||Anand L. Rai||Dhanush,Deepak Dobriyal|
|9||2013||Bhaag Milkha Bhaag||Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra||Farah Khann Akhtar|
|10||2013||Bombay Talkies||Karan Johar||Rani Mukerji,Randeep Hooda|