Sonam Kapoor History Biography And Profile

Sonam Kapoor is an Indian actress. Her debut movie is Saawariya released in 2007 and latest movie is Khoobsurat (2014). Her upcoming movie is Dolly Ki Doli and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (Expected release in 2015).

Sonam Kapoor History Biography And Profile

Sonam Kapoor History and Biography


Sonam Kapoor’s all family members belong to Indian film industry. Her grandfather Surinder Kapoor was a filmmaker, father Anil Kapoor is an actor and producer, mother Sunita Kapoor is a costume designer, her sister Rhea is a film producer and his brother Harshvardhan Kapoor is an actor in Indian film industry. Her uncle, aunt and cousins are also belongs to Indian Bollywood film industries.


Sonam Kapoor was born on 9 June 1985 in Chembur, Mumbai, India. Her nickname is ‘Giraffe’. In her childhood she used to play basketball with her childhood friend Ranbir Kapoor in a local club. As a teenager she suffered from obesity. She was unhealthy, overweight, bad skin and growing hair on face. Her conditions lead her being diagnosed as borderline diabetes and polycystic disease (

Education & Qualification

Sonam Kapoor got education from Arya Vidya Mandir School in Juhu. Then for pre-university education she enrolled at the United World College of South East Asia in Singapore, where she studied theatre and arts.


Sonam Kapoor started her career as an assistant director of film Black. During her stay at Singapore for educational study, she met actress Rani Mukerji and request her to include her as a crew member in her forthcoming project Black. So after recommendation of her father Anil Kapoor, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali took her in movie Black as an assistant director. Sanjay Leela Bhansali also expressed his wish to take her in his next movie Saawariya, but advised her to lose weight. Sonam Kapoor accepts this offer and she lost her weight 35 Kg during 2 years. Before starting movie Saawariya she also took acting classes from Roshan Taneja, Jaya Bhatia and Feroz Abbas Khan.

Debut Movie

Sonam Kapoor debut movie is Saawariya which was released in 2007. In this film hero was Ranbir Kapoor. Rani Mukerji and Salman Khan were in supporting roles. This movie was flop in box office. Sonam Kapoor was nominated for her performance in this film, for Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.

Latest Movie

Sonam Kapoor latest new movie is Khoobsurat, released in 2014, produced by her younger sister Rhea. This is a romantic comedy movie. In this movie Fawad Afzal Khan and Ratna Pathak are in supporting roles.

Upcoming Movie

Sonam Kapoor upcoming movies are Dolly Ki Doli and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. Both movies are expected to release in 2015. In Dolly Ki Doli Sonam Kapoor plays a runaway bride to three men.

Movies List

  • Saawariya (2007)
  • Delhi-6 (2009)
  • I hate luv Storys (2010)
  • Aisha (2010)
  • Thank You (2011)
  • Mausam (2011)
  • Players (2012)
  • Bombay Talkies (2013)
  • Ranjhanna (2013)
  • Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)
  • Bewakoofiyaan (2014)
  • Khoobsurat (2014)

Boyfriends Engagement and Wedding

Sonam Kapoor is unmarried. Her family does not believe in marriage. According to Sonam Kapoor’s father, Anil Kapoor, marriage is an old-fashion concept. Ranbir Kapoor, an actor and Sahir Berry, a business man and model are known to be as her past boyfriends.

Other Lesser Known Facts

Sonam Kapoor does not smoke. She drinks alcohol, lost 30 Kg for her debut film Saawariya. She worked as an assistant director for the film Black, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. She is trained in Kathak, classical music and Latin dance. She takes five meals a day comprising of high protein.

Sonam Kapoor Profile and Biodata


  • Name: Sonam Kapoor
  • Nick Name: giraffe
  • Place of Birth: Chembur, Mumbai, India.
  • Date of Birth: 9th June 1985.
  • Age (on 9th June 2015): 30 years.
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini.
  • School : Arya Vidya Mandir School
  • College : United World College of South East Asia
  • Occupation : Actress, Model
  • Hobbies : Reading, writing, painting, shopping
  • Sports and Games: playing video games, basket-ball and squash
  • Marital status: Unmarried
  • Affairs/ Boyfriends: Ranbir Kapoor (actor) and Sahir Berry (businessman and model)

Height Weight and Appearance

  • Height: 5’ 9.5’’ (1.75 m).
  • Weight: 57 Kg. (126 pounds)
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Best Feature: Smile, Attitude and Style.

Favorite Things

  • Actor: Anil Kapoor
  • Actress: Sridevi, Rani Mukerji, Madhuri Dixit, Kajol, Waheeda Rehman, Nutan
  • Movies: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Virasat (1997), Lamhe (1991), Pukar (2000), Devdas (2002), Titanic (1997)
  • Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
  • Songs: Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaaye, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Strangers in the night, Aaj main upar aasman neeche
  • Band: Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • Dress: Saree, Full-skirted dresses
  • Color: White
  • Foods: Chaat, Pav Bhaji, Mustard fish, fried brinjal and grara dal.
  • Books: Unbearable Lights of Beeing, fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged
  • Place: Rome

Family and Relatives

  • Grandfather – Surinder Kapoor
  • Grandmother – Nirmal Kapoor
  • Father – Anil Kapoor
  • Mother – Sunita Kapoor
  • Sister – Rhea Kapoor
  • Brother – Harshvardhan Kapoor
  • Uncle – Boney Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor
  • Aunt – Reena Kapoor
  • Cousins – Arjun, Khushi, Anshula, Jahnavi, Shayana and Jahaan Kapoor.
  • Close friends – Rani Mukerji and Dhanush.


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