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Sonam Kapoor

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Born June 9, 1985, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja is an Indian film actress. She won the National Film Awards and Filmfare Awards, and appeared in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 from 2012 to 2016 based on her income and popularity.

The daughter of actor Anil Kapoor, Kapoor began her career as an assistant director for the 2005 acclaimed drama Black by film director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Since then, she made her acting debut in the box office Van Sally's romantic drama Sawariya (2007), and her first commercial success with the romantic comedy I Hate Luv Storys (2010) and the ensemble romantic comedy drama Aisha (2010). However, a series of commercial failures and repetitive roles followed her negative rating.

Raja Sen learns that her acting will shape her career, and Hindustan Times' Rohit Vats says "She has [the movie, Neerja] entirely on her shoulders. She looks serious and scared at the same time, compassionate and daring." I wrote. Sen named Kapoor the best actress in Hindi films in 2016, and Rajeev Masand invited her to the annual Best Actress Roundtable. In addition to several other accolades, Kapoor has also been awarded the National Film Award-Special Mention and Filmfare Best Actress (Critics) in addition to the Filmfare Best Actress nomination. With a gross global income of over $1.35 billion ($19 million), Neerja has emerged as one of the highest-grossing Bollywood movies featuring female protagonists.

The family moved to the suburbs of Juhu when Kapoor was a month old. She was educated at the Arya Vidya Mandir school in Juhu, where she confessed to be a "playful" and "carefree" child who afflicted boys. She excelled in sports such as rugby and basketball and trained Kathak, classical music and Latin dance. Kapoor, a Hindu practitioner, said he was "really religious" and "a way to remind myself that I should be so grateful."

Kapoor, who starred in Coldplay's "Hymn for the Weekend" (starring Beyonce) music video, starred in Ram Madhvani's biographical thriller Neerja (2016). She was cast as Neerja Bhanot, the eponymous airline hostess, who died in rescue of a passenger from Pan Am Flight 73 who was kidnapped in 1986. Kapoor felt responsible for the project because it was about real events, and met Bhanot's family to prepare for her role. . The film received high criticism, and several commentators considered Kapoor's acting as the best ever.

She was named Woman of the Year in 2013 by men's magazine GQ India. In 2014 and 2015, Kapoor was ranked 31st and 26th, respectively, and the following year ranked 18th with an income of £200 million (US$2.8). million). Kapoor has won several titles at the Filmfare Glamor and Style Awards. In 2015, it won the Most Stylish Star (female) and Absolut Elyx Style & Substance Award, and in 2016 it was named Most Stylish Star (female) and Red Carpet Royalty.

Kapoor's first release in 2010 was Punit Malhotra's romantic comedy I Hate Luv Storys as opposed to Imran Khan. She played an engaged woman who develops a one-sided attraction to her dedicated phobic colleague. "We're going to shoot scenes from multiple angles," Khan said of Kapoor's technique. "We're going to shoot the same scene, the same lines for 3-4 hours. Here's this guy [Kapoor] who gives her work consistency," said Khan. From way of speaking to intonation.” Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express called Kapoor's performance "hard and rehearsal", while Johnson Thomas of Daily News and Analysis thought she was "liked and reliable." I Hate Luv Storys earned £722 million (US$10 million) worldwide with Kapoor's first commercial success.

In 2011, Kapoor starred in Thank You, a comedy of three women teaching lessons to her swearing husband. The film received bad reviews with Kapoor's acting. Nikhat Kazmi of The Times of India said she was "very out of sync". She played Shahid Kapoor's romantic interest in the romantic drama Mausam directed by Pankaj Kapur, which was also not good.

During the production of Black, Kapoor became interested in acting when Bhansali professed to want to cast her the lead role in the next film, Saawariya. She was advised to lose weight. At the time, her weight was about 80 kg (180 lb). Motivated by Bhansali's confidence in her, she lost 35kg (77lb) in two years. Kapoor studied acting with Roshan Taneja, Jayati Bhatia, and Feroz Abbas Khan, and admire "A film that breaks the path... the quality of doing other things," citing actresses Waheeda Rehman and Nutan as influences.

Born into a family of prominent actors, Kapoor has appeared in the media since childhood and is one of Bollywood's highest paid actresses. After the success of Raanjhanaa and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Subhash K. Jha was mentioned as one of India's best actresses, but commentators on Rediff.com pointed out that some of her films were commercial failures. In 2009, she was the first Indian actress to appear on the Hollywood Reporter's "Next Generation: Asia Class", a roster of movie newcomers. Publicly and publicly speaking about Kapoor's contemporaries and others in the Indian film industry was sometimes controversial. In a 2015 interview, she admitted that her opinion often puts her in trouble, but said, "I believe it is worth being honest in the long run."

The 2013 box office hit Raanjhanaa marked a turning point in Kapoor's career, winning her praise and nomination for Best Actress at several awards ceremonies. Kapoor has had the greatest commercial success in supporting roles in the biopick Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) and Sanju (2018) and leading roles in the romance Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015). The latter two are among the highest-grossing Bollywood movies. Raised by Neerja Bhanot in the 2016 biographical thriller Neerja, she won the National Film Award-Special Mention and Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress, and starred in the 2018 female buddy film Veere Di Wedding. It is one of the highest-grossing women-led Hindi films.

Kapoor was ranked 7th on The Times of India's 2010 "Most Desirable Women" list, ranking 14th, 28th and 14th over the next three years, and from 2011 to 2014, "The Sexiest in the World" by British magazine Eastern Eye. Ranked in the top 10 of the "Asian Women" list. In 2012 and 2013, she was also ranked 48th and 45th in Forbes' "Celebrity 100" Indian edition, respectively, based on income and popularity of Indian celebrities.

Despite doubts about her acting abilities, Kapoor, popping up among NDTV's critics, thought that "a woman's intrinsic vulnerability forever forcibly delivered, eliciting an appropriate combination of women's weakness and native resolve." The following year, Kapoor played a computer hacker against Abhishek Bachchan, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Bipasha Basu in the Abbas-Mustan-directed robbery movie Players, which remakes The Italian Job in 2003. Her role was originally written for Katrina Kaif, who was not available in the film. Journalists had high expectations, but they failed commercially, and Rediff.com's Sukanya Verma said with contempt that Kapoor "really enjoys the childish attempt to disguise as a gold medalist hacker. Kapoor's sluggish film series began to disrupt her career.

Colgate, Electrolux, Lux, Mont Blanc, Oppo Mobile, Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. In addition to supporting brands such as and Signature, Kapoor is an Indian ambassador for international cosmetics manufacturer L'Oréal. In 2011, she was named Brand Ambassador of the Year at the NDTV Good Times Gadget Guru Awards. Rediff.com reported that it received $30 million (US$420,000) for each endorsement in 2012 and is one of India's highest-paid celebrity supporters. In 2020, Kapoor was one of several Bollywood actors who posted an Instagram message showing their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, despite previous work advertising skin whitening products that perpetuate colorism.

Kapoor is a nationally renowned figure who has been following considerable on Twitter and Facebook since 2009. She appeared on The Huffington Post's 2015 list of "100 Most Influential Women on Twitter." She has been portrayed in the media as a style icon. It was featured on Rediff.com's "Bollywood's Best Dressed Actresses" list in 2012 and 2013. The 2013 newspaper Hindustan Times and the Indian edition of Vogue, respectively, called her Style Icon (Reader's Choice) and Beauty of the Year. Kapoor was praised for her dress flair and style, but faced criticism for wearing a traditional Indian dress.

Released in 2007, Saawariya saw Kapoor playing a Muslim woman waiting for the return of her lover, opposed to Mukerji, Ranbir Kapoor and Salman Khan. It was the first Indian feature film produced by Hollywood studio Sony Pictures Entertainment. Saawariya turned out to be a major critical and commercial failure. Jaspreet Pandohar, who writes for the BBC, dubbed the film "a massive mistake." Rediff.com's Raja Sen described her laughter as "as contagious as her father," but hoped that "the obviously overdubbed plastic giggle would allow her to soften instead of over-painting." The film won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut nomination and the Stardust Award for Superstar of Tomorrow-Female.

Kapoor then played an eponymous role in the ensemble romantic comedy drama Aisha, based on Jane Austen's novel Emma, ​​produced by her sister Rhea. She described her character as "a nosy, busy man with a passion for matchmaking and playing Cupid." Aisha also starred Abhay Deol, Ira Dubey, Cyrus Sahukar, Amrita Puri, Anand Tiwari, Arunoday Singh and Lisa Haydon. An Indo-Asia news service critic thought Kapoor stood out in the ensemble for her performance. One neat cool sweep".

In 2009, Kapoor played an aspiring singer on the opposite side of Waheeda Rehman and Abhishek Bachchan in the social drama Delhi-6 directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. The film received mixed reviews from critics and was a box office failure. CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand referred to Kapoor as "revelation," writing that "firecrackers, instinctive, and not even a traditional female lead get in the way". Sify's Sonia Chopra described Kapoor as "the most serious and straightforward performer" and despite "a typical deli girl recipe", her character was likable.

Kapoor was born on June 9, 1985 in the Bombay suburb of Chembur. Her father is actor and producer Anil Kapoor, son of late film director Surinder Kapoor, and founder of Anil Kapoor Films Company. Her mother, Sunita, is a former model and designer. Kapoor has two younger brothers, filmmaker Rhea and brother Harshvardhan. She is the nephew of filmmaker Boney Kapoor and actor Sanjay Kapoor. Actor Sridevi and producer Mona Shourie (Boney's wife) are her aunts. Kapoor's relative cousins ​​are actors Arjun Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor and Mohit Marwah, and his mother's second cousin is actor Ranveer Singh.

On May 8, 2018, Kapoor married Indian businessman Anand Ahuja during a traditional Sikh ceremony in Bandra. Mumbai. The following month, she starred in Shashanka Ghosh's Veere Di Wedding, a female friend film co-starred by Kareena Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania. The Hindu's Namrita Joshi thought the film was official and cliché, while Hindustan Times' Sweta Kaushal thought the film "has style, but no soul" and was partially impressed by Kapoor's acting. With a revenue of over $1.34 billion ($19 million), the film has proven to be her second highest-grossing Hindi film without a well-known male star starring. Later that month, Kapoor starred in Rajkumar Hirani's biography of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt as one of Dutt's love interests, titled Sanju. Kapoor said that despite her brief role, he agreed to the project to work with Hirani and reunite with Ranbir Kapoor after debut. Anna M. M. Vetticad criticized the film's attempt to whiten Dutt's evil deeds, but found Kapoor "sweetly" portraying her little role. Rajeev Masand, on the other hand, calls the film "consistently attractive" and writes that Kapoor "takes the right notes as Sanjay Dutt's [partner]". Sanju broke several box office records and became one of the highest-grossing Indian films.

Kapoor helps raise awareness of breast cancer and LGBT rights. Known to the press for her honest personality, she is often known as one of India's most fashionable celebrities. She is married to businesswoman Anand Ahuja.

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