Born and raised in Mumbai by her parents, acclaimed actor Anil Kapoor, and mother Sunita Kapoor, Sonam has two younger siblings - a sister named Rhea and a brother, Harshvardhan.
After initially schooling in Mumbai at the Arya Vidya Mandir School, Sonam went on to obtain her International Baccalaureate from United World College of South East Asia.
Eventually, she moved into the world of film making - although her premier venture and intention was only to be behind the scenes. She served as the assistant director to Sanjay Leela Bhansali in the making of 2005's much acclaimed and blockbuster hit, Black.
Her second release in 2009 brought yet again another failure at the BO, Dehli-6, opposite Abhishek Bachchan. However, on the individual front, the compliments continued to flow in as Sonam was tagged "instinctive" and a "fire cracker performer"; and hence, the offers kept coming too. Not to mention her ever increasing pay packets from representing some very impressive and internationally renowned brand names.
In 2010, she appeared in Punit Malhotra's I Hate Luv Storys from the KJo camp, with co-star Imran Khan and that was Kapoor's first commercial success. The same year, released her father's home production, the rom-com contemporary Indian adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Emma - titled Aisha, and co starring Abhay Deol, which fared averagely.
Recently, the Saawariya star was seen in 2011's comic multi-starrer Thank You which was another moderate success at the BO.
Did you know..
- Sonam can speak Hindi, Punjabi and English
- She is the niece of producer Boney Kapoor, actress Sridevi, and actor Sanjay Kapoor.
- She is a trained dancer
- In 2011, she appeared at the 64th Cannes Film Festival as the face of L'Oreal India.