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Shraddha Kapoor

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Shraddha Kapoor (born March 3, 1987) is an Indian actor and singer active in Hindi films.

Kapoor starred in the romantic thriller Ek Villain (2014), the dance drama ABCD 2 (2015), and the action drama Baaghi (2016). Following a sluggish series of films, her top returns came with comedy horror Stree (2018), action thriller Saaho (2019), and comedy drama Chhichhore (2019).

Kapoor was born and raised in Mumbai. On the part of her father, Kapoor is from Punjab, and on the part of her mother is of Marathi and Konkani ancestry. Her maternal grandfather Pandharinath Kolhapure (nephew of Deenanath Mangeshkar) is from Kolhapur, and her maternal grandmother is from Panaji in Goa. In an interview with The Hindustan Times, Kapoor grew up Marathi while her mother relative lived in Maharashtra. She went through the tomboy stage as a child and described herself as having a strong attitude, which is why she was deliberately fighting the boys.

In addition to acting in the movie, Kapoor sang several movie songs. She is a celebrity advocate of several brands and products and launched her own clothing line in 2015.

Kapoor enrolled at Boston University to major in Psychology, but appeared in her debut film in her first year after producer Ambika Hinduja, who cast her for the role of Teen Patti, saw it on Facebook. In an interview with Filmfare magazine, Shakti Kapoor revealed that he was only 16 years old when Salman Khan offered his first film after Kapoor saw one of his school play performances, but she was a psychologist. Kapoor has been trained as a singer since childhood because her maternal grandfather and mother are classical singers.

Kapoor was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut, but the film failed to hit the box office. After her debut, she signed a three-film contract with Yash Raj Films and starred in the 2011 top 10 comedy Luv Ka The End with Taaha Shah.

Taran Adarsh ​​wrote: "Shraddha is a revelation that doesn't know you by acting she doesn't know. She gets to know her lover's true intentions and then thrills in the sequence when she falls." For her performance, Kapoor won the Stardust Searchlight Award for Best Actress. Kapoor later took on a female lead role in Aurangzeb as part of a contract with Yash Raj Films. However, she instead signed Vishesh Films' Aashiqui 2, canceling a three-film contract with Yash Raj Films.

Google Trends also noted that Kapoor was one of the most searched Indian actresses between 2014 and 2015. Rediff.com put her on the list of Top 10 Bollywood Actresses for 2014. Kapoor took 7th place on The Times of India's Most Desirable list. Women in 2014 and 2015. In 2015, the Indian edition of the International Business Times ranked her 4th among the best actresses, and Rediff.com named her one of the best beneficiaries.

In 2016, Forbes Magazine named her one of the most successful Asians under the age of 30, and the previous year included her on the annual Celebrity 100 list, with a gross annual income of $1.3 million in the Indian edition of the magazine. . In the same year, she became the third most popular follower on Instagram, with a total of over 10 million followers.

Kapoor has established itself as one of India's most famous celebrities. In a poll conducted by FHM, the Indian edition of 2013, she was ranked 5th on the list of the sexiest actresses in the world. In 2014, she was ranked 6th, and the following year, she was ranked 2nd in McAfee's Most Searched Celebrity Survey.

She appears on the list of India's most popular and highest-paid actresses and is one of the most followed on Instagram. She has been on Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list since 2014 and has also been featured on Forbes Asia's Top 30 Under 30 list of 2016.

Kapoor attended school at Jamnabai Narsee School, and at the age of 15 he moved to the American School of Bombay, where he was a school friend with actress Athiya Shetty and actor Tiger Shroff. In an interview with The Times of India, Shetty revealed that they had all participated in dance competitions. At the age of 17, Kapoor played soccer and handball, believing that he was competitive and thought these games were challenging. When interviewing The Hindustan Times in 2016, Kapoor and Shroff admitted that they were in love with each other at school, but they never offered to each other.

Kapoor made her acting debut in the 2010 drama Teen Patti with Amitabh Bachchan, Ben Kingsley and R. Madhavan. She played the role of a female college student. The film generally received negative reviews, but her acting was better. Preeti Arora, who wrote on Rediff.com, said, "It's a little bit looking, but she has a lot of potential." Nikhat Kazmi reviewed: “Shraddha Kapoor made an interesting debut as an edgy young woman out of her specs with agility.”

Kapoor played the protagonist of a teenage student plotting against her boyfriend after having an affair with her boyfriend. The film performed poorly at the box office and received mixed reviews from critics. However, Kapoor's performance received positive criticism.

Kapoor was also recognized for her dressing flair. She praised her sense of style in various media, and was considered a lampwork by several fashion designers. In 2016, she appeared as one of Bollywood's highest-paid actresses with a gross income of $50 million per film (US$700,000). In 2018, Eastern Eye named her one of the eight sexiest women in Bollywood. In 2020, Kapoor became the fourth most Indian on Instagram with over 50 million followers.

The daughter of actor Shakti Kapoor, she began her acting career with a short role in the 2010 raid film Teen Patti and first starred in the teenage drama Luv Ka The End (2011). Kapoor received wide recognition for her role as a singer in the commercially successful romantic drama Aashiqui 2 (2013), which made her nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. The following year, she played a character based on Opelia in the highly acclaimed drama Hyder (2014) of Vishal Bardwaz's critics, adapting the tragedy Hamlet of William Shakespeare.

In addition to acting in films, Kapoor supported charities, performed for stage shows, and sang in films. She also lamp walked at Lakme Fashion Week for a variety of fashion designers and was a cover model for several magazines. Kapoor is a brand ambassador for Lakmé, Veet, Lipton, Marico's Hair & Care and many other products. Bollywood Hungama named her "one of the most wanted names" in the advertising industry. Later in March 2015, she partnered with Amazon.com to launch a line of women's clothing called Imara.

In Kapoor's family, father Shakti Kapoor and mother Shivangi Kapoor, her older brother Siddhanth Kapoor, and both aunts Padmini Kolhapure and Tejaswini Kolhapure are all actors of Indian Cinema. She is the nephew of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Meena Khadikar, Usha Mangeshkar and Hridaynath Mangeshkar. From a family of actors, Kapoor wanted to become an actor from an early age. In her parents' clothes, she practiced film conversations in front of the mirror and danced to Bollywood songs. She also moved to various filming locations with her father as a child. In one of David Dhawan's filmings, Kapoor made friends with actor Varun Dhawan and played with him, and they were holding torches pretending to be cameras while passing film lines to each other and dancing to Govinda's movie songs.

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