| 11/05/31 Birth Name: Sonam Anil Kapoor
DOB: 9 June 1985
Debut Film: Sawaariya
Brief Introduction: Sonam Kapoor, the daughter of actor Anil Kapoor, has just made her debut in Bollywood with Sawaariya. She assisted Sanjay Leela Bhansali during the filming of ‘Black’. Sonam was never interested in acting. Direction and writing were her basic interests, but Sanjay Leela Bhansali showed so much confidence in her that he wanted her to be in his film. She loves to dance and is trained in Kathak, classical music, and Latin dance. She is fluent in Sindhi, Hindi, English and Punjabi.
Favourite Songs: Jab Koyi Baat Bigad Jaye, Raat Kali Ek Khwaab Mein aaye, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, Strangers In The Night, Choli Ke Peeche, Aaj Mein Upar Aasmaan Neeche, Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein and Ek Ladki Ko Dekha.
Favourite Composers: A.R. Rahman and Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
Favourite Movies: all of Satyajit Ray’s films (especially Pather Panchali (1955)), all of Raj Kapoor movies, Guide, Mr India , Devdas, Black, Saawariya , Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet, Titanic , Bandini , all of Steven Spielberg’s movies (especially Schindler’s List ), and The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Favourite Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Favourite Actresses: Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, Kajol, Tabu, Rani Mukherjee, Kareena Kapoor, and Priyanka Chopra.
Favourite Actor: father Anil Kapoor.
Favourite Books: Milan Kundera’s Unbearable Lightness of Being, Ayn Rand’s Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, The Mahabharata because she finds it so positive and gives her hope all the time, ‘Patrick Suskind”s Perfume, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s books including Mistress of Spices, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, and books by all the Bronte sisters.
Sonam Kapur biography
Kapoor is the daughter of Anil Kapoor and Sunita Kapoor, and the granddaughter of filmmaker Surinder Kapoor She is the niece of producer Boney Kapoor, actress Sridevi, actor Sanjay Kapoor and producer Sandeep Marwah. Kapoor is the eldest of three children; the others are sister Rhea and brother Harshvardhan.
She went to school in Mumbai at the Arya Vidya Mandir school in Juhu and then enrolled in the United World College of South East Asia to do her International Baccalaureate. She is fluent in English, Hindi and Punjabi, and has received training in classical Indian and Latin dance forms. Kapoor also studied at the University of East London and is categorized as a notable alumni.
Before starting her career off as an actress, Kapoor worked as an assistant under Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and assisted him during the making of his film, Black (2005). She made her acting debut alongside newcomer Ranbir Kapoor in Bhansali’s Saawariya (2007), which failed to do well at the box office. Her performance was opened to good reviews by most critics.
In 2009, Kapoor appeared in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Delhi-6 opposite Abhishek Bachchan. The film received mixed reviews by the critics, but her performance was highly praised. Critic Rajeev Masand commented, “Sonam Kapoor is the revelation in Delhi 6. She’s a firecracker performer, instinctive and uninhibited in what isn’t even a conventional female lead”. Kapoor had signed David Dhawan’s comedy film Come On Pappu, in which she is paired with Akshay Kumar. However, the movie has been shelved. Currently, she is shooting for Aisha and will soon start to shoot for Karan Johar’s I Hate Luv Storys with co-star Imran Khan.