Sonam Kapoor Height Weight Bra Size Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more.Sonam Kapoor Ahuja (born 9 June 1985) is an Indian actress who works in Hindi films. She has won a National Film Award and a Filmfare Award, and from 2012 to 2016, she appeared in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list based on her income and popularity.
Kapoor, the daughter of actor Anil Kapoor, began her career as an assistant director on filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 2005 film Black. She made her acting debut in Bhansali’s romantic drama Saawariya (2007), a box office flop, and had her first commercial success with the romantic comedy I Hate Luv Storys (2010). This was followed by a series of commercial failures and repetitive roles, which garnered her negative reviews. The 2013 box office hit Raanjhanaa marked a turning point in Kapoor’s career, garnering her praise and Best Actress nominations at several award ceremonies. Kapoor had her biggest commercial successes with supporting roles in the biopics Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) and Sanju (2018), and a leading role in the romance Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015); the latter two rank among the highest-grossing Bollywood films. Her acclaimed portrayal of Neerja Bhanot in the 2016 biographical thriller Neerja won her the National Film Award – Special Mention and a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress, and she followed it with a starring role in the 2018 female buddy film Veere Di Wedding, both of which rank among the highest-grossing female-led Hindi films.
Kapoor supports the raising awareness of breast cancer and LGBT rights. Known in the media for her outspoken personality, she is frequently credited as one of India’s most trendy celebrities. She is married to the businessman Anand Ahuja.
Kapoor was born in the Chembur, Bombay (present-day Mumbai) on 9 June 1985. Her father is actor and producer Anil Kapoor, the son of the late filmmaker Surinder Kapoor and the founder of the Anil Kapoor Films Company. Her mother, Sunita, is a former model and designer. Kapoor has two younger siblings: film producer Rhea and brother Harshvardhan. She is the niece of film producer Boney Kapoor and actor Sanjay Kapoor; actress Sridevi and producer Mona Shourie (Boney’s wives) are her aunts. Kapoor’s paternal cousins are actors Arjun Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor and Mohit Marwah, and maternal second cousin is actor Ranveer Singh.
The family moved to the suburb of Juhu when Kapoor was one month old. She was educated at the Arya Vidya Mandir school in Juhu, where she confessed to being a “naughty” and “carefree” child who would bully the boys. She excelled at sports such as rugby and basketball, and trained in Kathak, classical music and Latin dance. Kapoor, who practices Hinduism, states that she is “quite religious”, and that it is a way of “reminding myself that I need to be thankful for so much”.
Kapoor’s first job was as a waitress at age 15, although it lasted only a week. As a teenager, she struggled with her weight: “I had every issue related to weight that I could have. I was unhealthy, I had bad skin, and I had hair growing on my face!” Kapoor was diagnosed with insulin resistance and polycystic ovarian disease, and has since begun an initiative to increase awareness of diabetes. Kapoor enrolled at the United World College of South East Asia in Singapore for her pre-university education, where she studied theatre and arts. She has said she later started courses in economics and political science through University of Mumbai correspondence programme, after returning from University of East London where she began her bachelor’s degree in the same subjects but returned to Mumbai soon after she began. Actress Rani Mukerji, a family friend, visited her family in Singapore on holiday while working on Black (2005). Kapoor, who had originally wanted to be a director and writer, expressed a desire to work as a crew member on the film. On her father’s recommendation to director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, she was appointed as his assistant.
Female-led Films and Marriage
Following an appearance in the music video of Coldplay’s “Hymn for the Weekend” (featuring Beyoncé), Kapoor starred in Ram Madhvani’s biographical thriller Neerja (2016). She was cast as the eponymous air hostess Neerja Bhanot, who died while saving the passengers of the hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 in 1986. Kapoor felt responsible towards the project because it is about real events, and met Bhanot’s family as a preparation for her role. The film garnered high critical acclaim, and several commentators considered Kapoor’s performance to be her best to date. Raja Sen found her performance to be career-defining, while Hindustan Times’ Rohit Vats wrote that “she carries [the film] entirely on her shoulder. She looks earnest, scared, benevolent and bold, all at the same time.” Sen listed Kapoor as the best actress in Hindi cinema in 2016, while Rajeev Masand invited her to his annual best actresses roundtable. In addition to several other accolades, Kapoor won a National Film Award – Special Mention and a Filmfare Best Actress (Critics), in addition to a Filmfare Best Actress nomination. With a worldwide gross over ₹1.35 billion (US$18 million), Neerja emerged as one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films featuring a female protagonist.
After a two-year absence from the screen, Kapoor played a social worker in R. Balki’s comedy-drama Pad Man (2018), based on a short story in Twinkle Khanna’s book The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad. Co-starring Akshay Kumar and Radhika Apte, the film is inspired by the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who campaigned for menstrual hygiene in rural India. Kapoor said that the length of the role is of little importance to her as long as the film has “relevance beyond just having a good time at the movies”. She liked featuring in a film that addresses important social issues and is about something more than just entertainment. Although finding her role to be “largely superfluous”, Saibal Chatterjee wrote that Kapoor “makes the most of the limited opportunity”; Anna M. M. Vetticad of Firstpost commended her screen presence but disliked a romantic subplot involving her and Kumar, criticising the chemistry and age-gap between them.
On 8 May 2018, Kapoor married Indian businessman Anand Ahuja in a traditional Sikh ceremony in Bandra, Mumbai. The following month, she featured in Shashanka Ghosh’s Veere Di Wedding, a female buddy film co-starring Kareena Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania. Namrita Joshi of The Hindu found the film formulaic and clichéd, while Sweta Kaushal of Hindustan Times thought the film had “style but no soul” and was partly impressed with Kapoor’s performance. With earnings of over ₹1.34 billion (US$18 million), the film proved to her second top-grossing Hindi film not featuring a well-known male star. Later that month, Kapoor featured in Rajkumar Hirani’s biopic of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, entitled Sanju, as one of Dutt’s love interests. Kapoor said that despite her brief role, she agreed to the project to work with Hirani and to reunite with Ranbir Kapoor after her debut. Anna M. M. Vetticad criticised the film’s attempt to whitewash Dutt’s misdeeds, but found Kapoor’s portrayal of her small role “sweet”. On the other hand, Rajeev Masand called the film “consistently engaging”, and wrote that Kapoor “hit the right notes as Sanjay Dutt’s [partner]”. Sanju broke several box-office records, becoming one of the highest-grossing Indian films.
In 2019, Kapoor starred in the coming-of-age film Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (as Sonam K Ahuja), co-starring her father, Juhi Chawla, and Rajkummar Rao. She played a closeted lesbian who has trouble coming out to her conservative family. She agreed to the project to break stereotypes about same-sex relationships in India. Critics were encouraging of its positive representation of homosexuality, but it failed to do well commercially. Kapoor next starred in Abhishek Sharma’s film adaptation of Anuja Chauhan’s romantic comedy novel The Zoya Factor, in which she played the titular character of a clumsy woman who becomes a lucky charm for the Indian cricket team. Ankur Pathak of HuffPost was appreciative of her comic timing but bemoaned that “she’s out of depth in scenes that require her to exhibit more emotion”.
Sonam Kapoor Measurements Height Weight Bra Size Age
|Nickname(s)||Sana, Sonz, Giraffe|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 175 cm|
in meters– 1.75 m
in feet inches– 5’ 9”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 55 kg|
in pounds– 121 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||34-26-34|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||9 June 1985|
|Age (as of 2022)||37 Years|
|Birthplace||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|School||Arya Vidya Mandir , Juhu, Mumbai|
|College/Universities||University of Mumbai, Mumbai|
University of East London, London
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science|
|Debut||Film Debut: Saawariya (2007)|
|Address||31 Shrinagar, 7th Road, JVPD Scheme, Mumbai|
|Hobbies||Reading, Shopping, Playing Video Games, Writing, Collecting Paintings|
|Awards/Honours||2008: Stardust Awards in category Superstar of Tomorrow – Female for Saawariya|
2015: Stardust Awards in category Best Actress in a Comedy or Romance for Khoobsurat, BIG Star Entertainment Awards for Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Role – Female for Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
2016: Best Actress at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, Best Actress and Icon of The Year at Asiavision Awards for Neerja
2017: Best Actress (Critics) Filmfare Awards for Neerja
|Tattoo(s)||On her Wrist: Written “Faith”|
On Her Hip: Written “Sonam” in Chinese language
|Controversies||• After the release of her family production film Aisha (2010), her co-actor Abhay Deol publicly expressed his disappointment over the amount of attention given to Sonam rather than other things.|
• In 2010, she had a Twitter fight with Columnist Shobhaa De after Shobhaa’s review about Sonam’s film I Hate Luv Storys (2010) by calling it “I Hate Dumb Stories” and further went on to call her ‘a lassie who lacks oomph’, after which Sonam replied her back with chain of tweets.
• After she was chosen as the brand ambassador for one of the products of L’Oreal, she was excited to walk on the red carpet at Cannes with Aishwarya Bachchan, but Aishwarya refused to walk with her. After this incident, she said, “Ash has worked with my dad so I have to call her aunty”.
• In an interview with film critic Anupama Chopra at the Cannes, when she was asked about Katrina Kaif, she considered Katrina‘s success to “a certain kind of shamelessness” in doing “over the top films.”
• In April 2022, her Delhi residence was robbed of jwellery and cash worth Rs. 2.4 crores. Later, a nurse named Aparna Ruth Wilson, who was a caregiver for the actor’s mother-in-law at the house in posh Amrita Shergill Marg, was arrested along with her husband for allegedly stealing cash and jewellery.
|Boys, Affairs and More|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||Sahir Berry (Entrepreneur, Model)|
Punit Malhotra (Director)
Anand Ahuja (Entrepreneur)
|Marriage Date||8 May 2018|
|Marriage Place||Rockdale, Bandra, Mumbai|
|Husband/Spouse||Anand Ahuja, Entrepreneur|
|Parents||Father– Anil Kapoor (Actor)|
Mother– Sunita Kapoor
|Siblings||Brother– Harshvardhan Kapoor (Younger, Actor)|
Sister– Rhea Kapoor (Younger, Producer)
Cousin Brothers– Arjun Kapoor, Jahaan Kapoor, Mohit Marwah
Cousin Sisters– Khushi Kapoor, Jhanvi Kapoor, Anshula Kapoor, Shanaya Kapoor
|Uncle and Aunt||Paternal Uncles– Sanjay Kapoor, Boney Kapoor|
Paternal Aunts– Maheep Sandhu, Sridevi
|Food||Pav Bhaji, Cholar Dal, Pork Belly Bun, Dahi Batata Puri, Chocolates|
|Restaurant(s)||Dakshinayan in Mumbai, The Leela in Mumbai, Gajalee, Radio Club, The Pantry, Arya Bhavan, The Table, Hakkasan in Mumbai, Bengal Sweet House, Parathewaali Galli (an Area) in Delhi, Angelina in Paris|
|Actor(s)||Bollywood: Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan|
Hollywood: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling, Johnny Depp, Christian Bale
|Actresses||Bollywood: Nutan, Waheeda Rehman, Meena Kumari, Priyanka Chopra, Rani Mukerji, Madhuri Dixit|
Hollywood: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Monica Belluci, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn
|Film(s)||Bollywood: Devdas, Mr. India, Guide, Kagaaz Ke Phool, Rang De Basanti|
Hollywood: Titanic, Children of Heaven, City of God
|Director(s)||Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Imtiaz Ali, Satyajit Ray, Raj Kapoor, Steven Spielberg|
|Musician||A. R. Rahman|
|Author(s)||Jane Austen, Enid Blyton, Nancy Drew|
|Books||Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Emma by Jane Austen, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley|
|Perfume(s)||Michael by Michael Kors, Jean Paul Gaultier Classique|
|Destination(s)||Rome, New York, Paris, London|
|Cars Collection||Audi Q7, BMW 7 Series|
|Salary (approx.)||Rs. 5 Crore/film|
|Net Worth (approx.)||Rs. 872 Crores ($13 Million)|
Kapoor has supported charitable organisations for various causes. In 2009, she participated in the International Indian Film Academy Awards fashion show, which supports widows and orphans of Indian film-industry workers. On behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) she wrote to Maharashtra Home Minister R. R. Patil, protesting against the use of glass-coated manja (used on fighter kites), which kills birds who become entangled in it. In 2018, however, she attracted some controversy when she declared her support for Salman Khan upon his conviction for hunting an endangered blackbuck, despite her previous criticism of trophy hunting.
In 2012, Kapoor asked fans to donate to the Ogaan Cancer Foundation for her birthday, and collaborated with the foundation to increase awareness of breast cancer. She is also the brand ambassador for the Elle Breast Cancer Campaign. Kapoor is vocal in her support for LGBT rights in India. She launched the trailer of the film, Sisak, India’s first silent gay love story, through her Twitter account in January 2017.
Kapoor auctioned some of her clothes on stylist Pernia Qureshi’s online fashion boutique, Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop, in 2012. The proceeds were donated to Smile Foundation, a child-welfare organisation. In 2014, she attended a charitable art exhibition organised by the Rouble Nagi Art Foundation, and donated clothing and accessories to a website raising funds for In Defense of Animals. Kapoor walked the ramp in a 2015 fashion show by Manish Malhotra for the Mijwan Welfare Society, a non-profit organisation dedicated to empowering girls. The same year, she appeared with Hrithik Roshan in the music video for “Dheere Dheere”, whose profits were donated to charity. In 2017, she hosted a dinner to raise funds for children suffering from cancer.
|2010||I Hate Luv Storys||Simran|
|2011||Thank You||Sanjana Malhotra|
|2013||Bombay Talkies||Herself||Special appearance in song “Apna Bombay Talkies”|
|2013||Bhaag Milkha Bhaag||Biro|
|2014||Khoobsurat||Dr. Mrinalini “Milli” Chakravarty|
|2015||Dolly Ki Doli||Dolly|
|2015||Prem Ratan Dhan Payo||Rajkumari Maithili Devi|
|2018||Pad Man||Pari Walia|
|2018||Veere Di Wedding||Avni Sharma|
|2019||Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga||Sweety Chaudhary|
|2019||The Zoya Factor||Zoya Singh Solanki|
|2020||AK vs AK||Herself|
Music video appearances
|2015||“Dheere Dheere”||Honey Singh|
|2016||“Hymn for the Weekend”||Coldplay|
Awards and nominations
|2008||Saawariya||Filmfare Awards||Best Female Debut||Nominated|
|Screen Awards||Most Promising Newcomer||Nominated|
|Zee Cine Awards||Best Female Debut||Nominated|
|Stardust Awards||Superstar of Tomorrow – Female||Won|
|2010||Delhi-6||Asian Film Awards||Best Newcomer||Nominated|
|Screen Awards||Best Actress (Popular Choice)||Nominated|
|Stardust Awards||Superstar of Tomorrow – Female||Nominated|
|2011||I Hate Luv Storys||Stardust Awards||Best Actress in a Comedy or Romance||Nominated|
|2012||Thank You||Stardust Awards||Best Actress in a Comedy or Romance||Nominated|
|None||Zee Cine Awards||International Icon – Female||Nominated|
|2014||Raanjhanaa||BIG Star Entertainment Awards||Most Entertaining Actor in a Social/Drama Film – Female||Nominated|
|Screen Awards||Best Actress (Popular Choice)||Nominated|
|Filmfare Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|Zee Cine Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2015||Khoobsurat||Stardust Awards||Best Actress in a Comedy or Romance||Won|
|BIG Star Entertainment Awards||Most Entertaining Actor in a Comedy Film – Female||Nominated|
|Screen Awards||Best Actress (Popular Choice)||Nominated|
|Filmfare Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2015||Prem Ratan Dhan Payo||BIG Star Entertainment Awards||Most Entertaining Actor in a Drama Role – Female||Nominated|
|BIG Star Entertainment Awards||Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Role – Female||Won|
|2016||Dolly Ki Doli||Filmfare Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|Screen Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2016||Neerja||Indian Film Festival of Melbourne||Best Actress||Won|
|Asiavision Awards||Icon of the Year||Won|
|Star Screen Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|Stardust Awards||Editor’s Choice Best Actress of the Year||Won|
|Viewer’s Choice Best Actress of the Year||Nominated|
|2017||Filmfare Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|Best Actress (Critics)||Won|
|Zee Cine Awards||Best Actress (Critics)||Nominated|
|National Film Awards||Special Mention||Won|
|International Indian Film Academy Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|