Celeb In The Spotlight: Sonam Kapoor

Born and raised in Mumbai by her parents, acclaimed actor Anil Kapoor, and mother Sunita Kapoor, Sonam ...

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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

For someone who had not considered acting for a career - she was a face spotted soon enough nonetheless, and in 2007, she debuted with Bhansali's Saawariya alongside  debuting co-star and Kapoor scion, Ranbir. Although the film was a box office failure, Sonam earned herself a nomination for Filmfare Award in the Best Female Debutante category,  and bagged further encouraging offers.

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 Aishaand 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.
The most promising and anticipated of her releases so far shall hit the halls this September 16th. Mausuam, a romantic drama featuring Shahid Kapur, is a Pankaj Kapuir directorial debut. After Mausam shall come Player, a remake of Italian Job, alongside her D-6 co-star Abhishek Bachchan. 

Will 2011 prove to be Sonam's breakthrough year in the world of cinema?!

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  • Posted on: 03 September 2011 at 12:46amElusiveDevotion

    I love all her movies except for Thank You and IHLS. These two made me feel like breaking the screen lol.

  • Posted on: 31 August 2011 at 11:39pmartimayur1

    sonam is sooo talented,beautiful...fab ...just cant describe her in words she is superb ...she is different 4m others n i love her very much

  • Posted on: 24 August 2011 at 9:13ambeintehaaZaYa

    Sonam is really different off-screen..she's so friendly and girl next door!! And also very bubbly,talkative and happy go-like! No actress-like attitude at all!

    I love her movies Aisha,delhi6,thank you,I hate love stories..now waiting for mausam and players!

    Thank you sonam for choosing acting as ur carrier!
    finally bollywood have a cute teenage actress!!

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  • Posted on: 24 August 2011 at 8:21amenchanted.

    she's so different and fun! ..and obviously VERY beautiful.

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  • Posted on: 24 August 2011 at 8:05amaish_punk

    this was an interesting article :)
    i really cant wait for mausam now.

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  • Posted on: 24 August 2011 at 7:04amraspberrytorte

    Sonam's my second fav Bollywood actress. Love her! She's gorgeous, talented, sensible and well mannered- what else do we need?

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  • Posted on: 23 August 2011 at 11:09ambvs7691

    She has Beauty... Immense talent... and an awesome Aura about Her:) One day will come when this same media people who talk about her box office failures... will get tired singing her praises!

    Love Sonam... Loved her in Saawariya; Delhi6; Aisha; I hate Luv Stories; And eagerly waiting for Mausam.

    Edited on:23 August 2011 at 11:10am

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  • Posted on: 23 August 2011 at 10:18amsdbigfan

    I JUST LUV DIS GURL!!!!!
    SAY WHATEVER SHEZ DIFFERENT FRM ODERZ !!! HER PERSONA SAYS IT ALL :):):)

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  • Posted on: 23 August 2011 at 8:55amDu_Nish

    anytime for sonam
    -her attitude , her diva, her charisma
    all good for success

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  • Posted on: 23 August 2011 at 8:41amElvira22

    loveuuu sonam ...

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