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Sonam Kapoor

--- About Sonam Kapoor ---

Birth name: Sonam Anil Kapoor

Meaning of the name: Sonam - "Beautiful", "The fortunate one". "Good luck" (Origin: Indian)

Date of Birth: 9 June 1985

Place of Birth: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Nationality: Indian

Religion: Hindu 

Occupation: Actress, Model

Nickname: Sona

Zodiac sign: Gemini

Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Marital status: Married

Husband: Anand Ahuja (Indian businessman)

Wedding Date: 8 May 2018

Father: Anil Kapoor (actor)

Mother: Sunita Kapoor (ex-model)

Sister: Rhea Kapoor (film producer)

Brother: Harshvardhan (actor)

Grandfather: Surinder Kapoor (filmmaker)

Uncles: Boney Kapoor (producer), Sanjay Kapoor (actor), Sandeep Marwah (producer)

Aunts: Mona Shourie Kapoor (producer), Sridevi (actress)

Cousins: Arjun Kapoor (actor), Ranveer Singh (actor)

Languages: English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and Marathi

Past love relationships: Punit Malhotra

Friends from film industry: Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez,
Akshaye Khanna, Amrita Arora, Abhishek Bachchan, Imran Khan, Dhanush, Fawad Khan,
Asin Thottumkal, Imran Khan, Dhanush

Education: Arya Vidya Mandir school in Juhu and then enrolled in the United World College of
South East Asia to do her International Baccalaureate. She also studied Political Science and
Economics from University of East London.

Sports: Basket-ball and squash

Admires: Her mother

Inspiration: Her father 

Strength: Indian dancing

Likes: To read, write, paint, go shopping, play video games, basket-ball and squash.

An icon she would like to potray/play: Meena Kumari

Hottest Bollywood actors: Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan

Fetishes: Corsets and beautiful lingerie

Her guilty pleasure: Chocolate and wine

Has a crush on: Leonardo DiCaprio and Ryan Gosling

Quality very important in her life partner: Loyalty and integrity 
Desperate for: A good role

Debut film: Saawariya (2007) 

Best movies in the career by now: I hate Luv Storys, Aisha, Raanjhanaa, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag...

Dream Role: Rosie from Guide and Guddi

If not an actor then: Writer

Her fashion icon among actors: Meena Kumari, Madhubala, Nutan, Sadhana, Sharmila Tagore,
Zeenat Aman and Rekha

Inspiration for her style: Audrey Hepburn, Alexandra McQueen, Katharine Hepburn and Coco Chanel,
Indira Raje of Baroda

Sonam in her Childhood

--- Favourites ---

Favourite cuisine: Indian, Japanese, Thai, Chinese...

Favourite food: Pav Bhaji, Pani Puri... Bengali food especially the mustard fish

Favourite drink: Wine, Rooh Afza, coffee

Favourite sweets: Chocolates

Favourite place to shop: In thrift stores and vintage stores

Favourite holiday spot: Europe, Greece, New York... Paris, Rome... 

Favourite actor: Anil Kapoor

Favourite actresses: Nutan, Waheeda Rehman, Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, Kajol, Tabu, Rani Mukerji,
Kareena Kapoor, Meryl Strip, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett and Priyanka Chopra

Favourite movies: Pather Panchali (1955), Guide (1965), Mr India (1987), Devdas (2002),
Black (2005), Titanic (1997)...

Favourite co-star: Abhishek Bachchan

Favourite songs: Jab Koyi Baat Bigad Jaye, Raat Kali Ek Khwaab Mein Aaye, Choli Ke Peeche,
Aaj Mein Upar Aasmaan Neeche ... Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Don't Cry For Me Argentina,
Strangers In The Night

Favourite Raanjhanaa song: Tum Tak

Favourite bands: Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Coldplay

Favourite singers: Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar and Rafi

Favourite colour: White... (some places she also added black)

Favourite perfume: Michael by Michael Kors

Favourite books: Milan Kundera's Unbearable Lightness of Being, Ayn Rand's Fountainhead and
Atlas Shrugged, The Mahabharata, '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;
Steve Jobs

Favourite car: Audi Q7

Favourite outfit: Saree

Favourite fashion designer: Anamika Khanna

Favourite fashion brands: Chanel, Dolce Gabbana, Manish Arora, Eli saab, Jean Paul Gautier, Zara,
Top Shop

Favourite cosmetics brand: L’Oréal, Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Dior

Favourite piece of make-up: Kajal and eyeliner... L'Oreal Glam Shine lip gloss

Favourite accessory: Her Bvlgari watch

Favourite piece of jewel: Ring given by her mother

Favourite filmmakers: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Imtiaz Ali, Satyajit Ray, Raj Kapoor, Steven Spielberg

Favourite music director: A.R. Rahman

Favourite cricketer: Sachin Tendulkar 

Favourite artist: Amrita Sher-Gil

Favourite past-time: Reading

Favourite games: Burn Out and Gears of War

Favourite quote: "A Man without a purpose is the most depraved of human beings" - Ayn Rand

Sonam childhood photos

--- Interesting Facts ---

--> Sonam's father Anil Kapoor is Punjabi and mother is a Sindhi. They have a total of 76 relatives.

--> She was born in the suburb of Chembur, Mumbai. The family moved to a house in the suburb of
Juhu, where her parents still reside, when she was one month old. They had one apartment at that
time with just one room furnished. After her father became a big star he built the entire house.

--> Hers first job was waitress in Singapore.

--> She studied theatre and arts in Singapore for 2 years. She also studied Political Science and
Economics from University of East London.

--> She loves to dance. She is trained in Kathak, classical music, and Latin dance.

--> Before starting her career off as an actress, Sonam and Ranbir Kapoor worked as assistant directors
under Sanjay Leela Bhansali in 2004, and assisted him during the making of his film, Black.

--> Sonam's first boyfriend was Dutch.

--> She is still friends with her exes.

--> Sonam is suffering from juvenile diabetes from her teenage years. She has followed a
strict diet regime with daily insulin to stay healthy.

--> Shh was 84 kilos when at school.

--> Sonam played Rugby with the boys when she was a teenager.

--> She has had 2 tattoos and her tongue pierced.

--> Alongside her acting career, is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products.

--> Kapoor is known for having a "outspoken" and "bold" personality, as perceived from various
media interactions, how she presents herself in public and her choice of films.

--> Since the release of Aisha (2010), Sonam has been widely recognised as a "fashionista",due
to her unique sense of style.

--> She tops in best-dressed lists, and constantly attracts media attention for what she wears at
events and film promotions.

--> In January 2012, fashion designer and model Victoria Beckham posted a picture of Kapoor
wearing a dress designed by her on micro-blogging site Twitter, saying, "Beautiful actress
@sonamakapoor wearing #victoriabeckham", to which Kapoor replied back by saying "Your dress
makes me beautiful! Thank you! @victoriabeckham".

--> During the filming of her debut film, Saawariya it was widely speculated that she was in a
romantic relationship with co-star, Ranbir Kapoor. However, it was denied by both the actors.
After the film's release, it was reported the couple had broken up. Later, it was reported that
she is in a relationship with her I Hate Luv Storys director, Punit Malhotra, although, despite
the fact that this was also denied by both, it was continued to be reported. In January 2013, it
was believed the couple had separated.

--> She weighed over 80 kilograms (about 180 pounds) when offered Saawariya (2007). After
she returned from Singapore, she got into weight training with Shervir and Monisha as well as
artistic yoga with Bharat Thakur.

--> Wherever she goes, she has to go with a driver. Her mother keeps calling her 20-40 times
a day to track her whereabouts.

--> After the release of Sawariya she got a tattoo done. It's 'Sonam' written in Chinese on her hip-bone.

--> Her future husband should be little naughty, love her loads and most importantly, smell good.

Sonam with her family

--- Personal Quotes ---

"You know, being honest about what you love pays off. I don’t look at clothes as just clothes;
I consider them as art, as well. And because I have such respect for fashion, I keep it real.
I don’t think I’m bigger than fashion; I think fashion is bigger than me."

"I don’t know how influential I am. But I think people can see that I don’t walk the beaten path.
I am not that girl who thrives in those short, tight, bandage dresses. I would feel terribly
uncomfortable in them. I have a real girl’s body and I certainly don’t look like a Barbie doll.
Most of all, I don’t want to be a clone. I love being myself. I think my fans like that."

"I think the magic lies in the script. If the movie is good, it will become a hit. I don’t consider
myself lucky for anyone.

"Any film I sign, people think that I am going mad. But my choices have helped me do good work.
I don’t get typecast. I am working with the best directors."

"I think every girl can be glamorous in her own space."

"I say what I feel like saying. I say it on a social platform. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with
it. It encourages young girls to come forward and share their views. If somebody is telling me you
cannot wear a short skirt because boys are going to be rattled by it, obviously I am going to raise
my voice against it."

"If I, as a public figure, cannot voice my opinion, then other girls won’t come forward to say what
they want to say. I may not be a huge star or a very popular figure. But whatever fame I have
gained, I want to make use of that to better the way women are projected."

"You should stand for what you feel is right. I am doing that in my small capacity."

"I have a multiple personality disorder, so I try to play different people. I experiment a lot and
most importantly, I manage to be myself even then!"

"Very thoughtfully I tried not to do much with my father. It’s a very selfish decision, as I just wanted
my own identity. So even when Aisha was produced, my sister (Rhea Kapoor) produced it. It was
her first film. I never asked my father to do this for me. I think I have a man’s ego in a lot of ways."

"I love girls, I surround myself with only women. I think men bring negativity into your life
sometimes. Only women work with me."

"I need to have a life too. I can't be working all the time and not have a personal life. I like the way
things are. This way I get to travel, enjoy my life beyond films and my profession. And I am happy
doing this. I don't bother too much with what's written about me. As long as I am happy doing what
I like, it's all good."

"I have no baggage with my relationships and everything I have done is with all heart. Even if
something doesn't work out, I am friends with all of them. There is nothing dirty about the break-up.
Also, if it doesn't end on a negative it's easy to be friends with your exes. It's not tough but the
closure is important."

"Hotness is how people perceive you and not how you see yourself. Style, on the other hand, reflects
your personality and is inherent."

"I eat right, I have a nutritionist who takes care of me. I have people who are constantly firing me to
drink enough water. It’s about eating right, drinking enough water and being happy in general…
surrounding yourself with positive, happy people."

"I do want to direct in the next eight to 10 years. I’m keen to explore another creative side to my
work and it is something I would enjoy immensely."

"For me it's always doing a role and working with a director as opposed to working with the actor."

"I won't date anyone from the industry, honestly. Industry guys are amazing, but the good ones
are taken."

"I like to save people, to take care of them…so, the pattern is that I date guys before they become
successful and -whoops – there goes my project! But my dad says I get strays home. I wanna
date a lot of people. Actually, I wanna go on a lot of dates."

"Unconditional love and support from my family, friends and fans, makes me feel beautiful."

"I know how to keep my distance from my co-stars. I maintain platonic relationship and try not to
cross the line. I have never used my personal life for publicity. I don't go out of my way to keep
myself in the papers. I like to keep my life very clean."

"I love history, museums, old things...I don't know if that's a good or bad thing. But I love vintage
clothes, old architecture, paintings, art. The first thing that I bought with my first-earned money
was a piece of art."

"Eat healthy, work out hard and it's all right if you skip your gym once or twice a week." 

"I want Leonardo DiCaprio to happen to me (laughs aloud). Are you listening Leo...I love you."

"I love dressing up in something that's girly, sophisticated and fun at the same time. I believe in
maintaining individualism. Dress up for the heck of it...just have fun."

"I think you should live each day as it comes. Just smell the flowers."


Sonam with her parents

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Sonam with her sister and her dad


Sonam and her husband, Anand


Sonam and Anand Wedding Day


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