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Shraddha Kapoor

--- About Shraddha Kapoor ---

Birth name: Shraddha Kapoor 

Meaning of the name: Shraddha - Faithful (Origin: Sanskrit)

Date of Birth: 3 March 1992

Place of Birth: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Residence: Juhu, Mumbai, India

Nationality: Indian

Religion: Hindu

Occupation: Actress

Education: Jamnabai Narsee School, Boston University (Theatre Studies)

Zodiac sign: Pisces

Height: 5'5.35" (166 cm)

Marital status: Single

Father: Shakti Kapoor (actor)

Mother: Shivangi Kolhapure Kapoor (actress)

Brothers: Siddhanth Kapoor (former disc jockey and actor)

Cousins: Padmini Kolhapure (actress), Lata Mangeshkar (singer) and Asha Bhosle (singer)

Mother Tongue: Marathi

Languages: Marathi, Hindi, English

Boyfriend: Aditya Roy Kapur (Rumoured)

Friends from film industry: Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sidhrath Malhotra...

First celebrity crush: Hrithik Roshan

Activities: Singing, reading, watching movies, scuba diving, gardening and travelling

Motto: "Live every moment to the fullest."

Trademark: Her smile

Sentimental about: Her family

Guilty pleasure: Food

Destresses with: Music
What does she do when she gets upset: She cries
What angers her the most: Disrespect towards anyone.
What does she look for in a guy: "He shouldn’t be fake. He shouldn’t be afraid to show me his
freaky side."
What turns her on in a guy: "I guess the fact that he can be open and unapologetic about who he is.
If he’s fake, it’ll turn me off."

What turns her off in a guy: Lack of etiquette and manner. Men who don’t behave decently.
Guys who show off.

The way to Shraddha's heart: "Just be honest and true to yourself."

Best feature on the opposite sex: Good hands

Debut film: Teen Patti (2010)

Debut song: Galliyan from Ek Villain movie (2014)

Debut Award: Golden Lion Award for Favourite Promising Actor (Female) for 'Teen Patti' (2010)

Best movies in the career by now: Aashiqui 2, Ek Villain

Role model: Priyanka Chopra

Shraddha Kapoor's childhood photos

--- Favourites ---

Favourite food: Maharashtrian orange fish curry and rice (Kalvan bhaat), Spicy Salmon Sushi,
fried rawa; ghar ka khana, Maharashtrian style mutton curry

Favourite street food: Sev puri

Favourite beverage: Ghar ka chai

Favourite dessert: Chocolate Cake

Favourite shopping places: London, boutique stores in Paris and flea markets across the world

Favourite actors: Shakti Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan,
Akshay Kumar, Johnny Depp, Edward Norton

Favourite actresses: Priyanka Chopra, Sridevi, Karisma Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Julia Roberts,
Natalie Portman, Waheeda Rehmanji , Nutan

Favourite movie: Pyaasa, Andaz Apna Apna, Prem Rog, Titanic and The Notebook

Favourite songs: 'Tum Hi Ho' and 'Khoya Khoya Chand'

Favourite singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Favourite colours: Purple and yellow

Favourite piece of cloth: Her old torn jeans 

Favourite footwear: Chappal or kolhapuri

Favourite book: Shantaram

Favourite outfit: Suspenders, bow ties, and as always and quirky details

Favourite pass time: Chatting with friends over internet

Shraddha Kapoor with her family

--- Interesting Facts ---

--> On her father's side, Kapoor is of Punjabi descent, and on her mother's side, she is of
predominantly Marathi ancestry. Like her mother, Kapoor has stated that she is a complete Marathi.

--> She is the niece of actress Padmini Kolhapure and director Tejaswini Kolhapure and she is the
grandniece of singers Asha Bhosle and Lata Mangeshkar.

--> She enrolled in the American School of Bombay. While there she played soccer and handball
competitively. Later, she went to Boston, but left to appear in her debut film after she was seen on
Facebook by producer Ambika Hinduja who cast her for a role in Teen Patti.

--> Three things she can’t live without are her planner, phone and laptop.

--> Shraddha can’t tolerate rude behavior. If someone upsets her, she locks herself in the room and
stays inside for hours. Even as a child she disliked loud and abusive people. 

--> She has largely been brought up by her maternal grandparents and was also looked after by her
aunts Padmini (Kohlapure Sharma) and Tejaswini (Kohlapure).

--> Shraddha was offered her first film when she was just 16. Salman Khan, after watching her English
play at Bostan, offered her a film. But she was studying those days. Three years later when she came
to Mumbai for her vacations, she auditioned for Yash Raj Films. Aditya Chopra signed her for three films.

--> She is a spendthrift. For a Rs 70 hamburger, she gives a tip of Rs 100. Also, she doesn’t believe
in bargaining.

--> Shraddha loves adventure sports and is a trained and certified scuba diver.

--> She had to learn how to ride a bike for her 'Ek Villain' movie and while she was learning she fell
at least 7-8 times."

--> Shraddha specifically loves to grow roses, aloe vera, hibiscus, tulsi, money plant, poinsettia,
bougainvillea, mogra and many other small home grown plants. Whenever Shraddha is travelling for
work or has any other commitments that demand her time, she has specially instructed her staff at
home to look after her plants.
--> She has posed for the covers of a lot of magazines. Her father Shakti Kapoor has been diligently
framing the covers of every magazine and saving it.

Shraddha Kapoor with her brother Siddhanth Kapoor

--- Personal Quotes ---

"I wasn’t a friendly child. I was reserved and mostly kept to myself. My family tells me they’ve noticed
a sea change in me after I’ve grown up. But I guess that’s natural. Your surroundings, friends, college,
etc. do make a lot of difference to your personality."

"I’m a diehard romantic. My idea of romance revolves around everything I’ve grown up watching in our
Bollywood movies. Our romances are like fairy tales, something that every romantic freak, especially
girls would love to experience."

"Comparisons are inevitable whether I like it or not. I think the best way to go about it is to concentrate
on what I do and not shift my focus. I only want to better myself as an actor because I am here living
out my childhood dream. I want to look back and say that yes I made it happen my way."

"I would like to do any kind of role. I would like to believe that I can be moulded into any kind of role.
There is nothing in particular that I want to do."

"I like to dabble in something that fits naturally with me and not emulate anybody else. I feel like I
can make a place of my own just the way actresses today have been doing."

"My entire family is extremely supportive of what I decide to do. I wanted to drop out of college so
they supported me in that. My mom is my best friend, so I can talk about anything to her."

"Cheating is a definite no-no. My man has to be all mine or never mind!"

"You can’t cheat on me and then expect me to take you back. In fact, cheating shouldn’t be acceptable
to anyone."

"I’ve big shoes to fill, so what if Baaps didn’t take the quintessential route to stardom? He is a star in
his own right. My aunt Padmini (actress Padmini Kolhapure) is another big name in the family that I
have to live up to. And then, I just had a hit! Being Shakti Kapoor’s daughter doesn’t mean there are
no expectations, and pressures."

"Who am I to reject an offer to work with John or Akshay? I have grown up loving Shah Rukh Khan,
Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar… and wishing one day that I get a film with them. I don’t have a problem
romancing older heroes on screen. That is not even a question in my mind. What has age got to do
with that anyway? If I’m convinced about my character, I will do my best to be true to it."

"I know there are newcomers pouring in big numbers but I want my work to be appreciated. For that,
I have to concentrate on it. People will hate me and like me, and make space for me accordingly. And
that is not in my hands after a point. The good thing is that with so many new people, there is new
energy, new ideas and lots of smaller and moderate-sized films which provide opportunities to all of
us, including me. So, if I will have a chance anyway, why bother about who debuted last Friday? It’s
a waste of energy."

"I've always loved romantic films. I'm crazy about them."

"I like to compete with myself and let my work do the talking."

"I love to splurge. If I fall in love with a particular thing, then there's no stopping me from acquiring it.
More than shopping and acquiring new things, I strongly believe in reusing and restyling vintage pieces.
Luckily, my mom and aunts have a beautiful collection of vintage pieces which they gift me sometimes,
and which I love to use. I have a pretty good collection of shoes and accessories."

"Although I love to dress up, a very striking part of my dressing is that it is very individualistic. I could
wear anything from jeans to shorts to maxi skirts or dresses, but the styling is the most important part,
ie how to team things and put an outfit together."

"My style of dressing is extremely personal. I am impressionable only to a certain extent. The rest of
it is my personal concoction consisting of my favourite trends."

"Drinking is a stress reliever for a lot of people (but) I just don't like alcohol."

"I’ve never crushed on any of my co-stars!"

"Real life Shraddha depends with whom I am. I don’t open up easily. My childhood friends know how I am."

"I was the pampered child. In fact, my dad pampered me too. Maybe, because I was the only girl in the
family. In fact, when my father sees me today, he can’t believe that I’m working so hard since I always
led a sheltered life. Recently, he told me he believes there’s a boy hidden in me somewhere. Like I am
both his daughter and son. That feels nice."

"Lack of etiquette and manners is a huge turn off. Men who don’t behave decently are irrtating. Also,
I don’t like guys who show off. When will guys realise that girls hate show offs."

Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur

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