Sonam Kapoor Ahuja is an Indian film actress and model by profession. She was born on 9 June 1985 in Mumbai and grew up in the entertainment business as Anil Kapoor’s daughter.
At first, she worked as an assistant director in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s (Filmmaker) film ‘Black’. Later, she made her acting debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film ‘Saawariya’ alongside Ranbir Kapoor in the year 2007, which was a box office flop.
In the year 2013, she had a career breakthrough with the film ‘Raanjhanaa’ alongside Dhanush and Abhay Deol. Since then, she has appeared in numerous super-hit films, like ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’, ‘Neerja’, ‘Padman’, ‘Veere Di Wedding’, etc.
She was the first Indian actress to be seen on The Hollywood Reporter’s “Next Generation: Asia Class” in 2009. Sonam Kapoor is also known for her outspoken personality in the media. Apart from this, she is a great philanthropist and donates some of her work benefits to charity.
Sonam Kapoor Intro
|Full Name||Sonam Kapoor Ahuja|
|Nick Name||Sana, Senior, Giraffe|
|Name Meaning||Sonam means “Gifted, Fortunate one” in English.|
|Birth Date||9 June 1985|
|Age||37 Years (As of 2022)|
|Birthplace||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Hobbies /Personal Interests||Reading, Shopping, Playing Video Games, Writing, Collecting Paintings|
|School||Arya Vidya Mandir, Juhu, Mumbai|
|College/University||University of Mumbai, Mumbai University of East London, London|
|Highest Qualification||Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science|
|Height||175cm / 1.75m / 5ft 9 inches|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Natural Black|
|Body Type||Hourglass Slim|
Family & Relationships
|Father||Anil Kapoor (Profession: Actor and Producer)|
|Mother||Sunita Kapoor (Profession: Costume Designer)|
|Siblings||Harshvardhan Kapoor (Younger Brother),|
Rhea Kapoor (Younger Sister)
|Husband/Spouse||Anand Ahuja (Profession: Entrepreneur)|
|Affairs & Boyfriends||Ranbir Singh (Actor),|
Sahir Berry (Entrepreneur, Model),
Punit Malhotra (Director).
|Debut||Saawariya (Hindi Movie, 2007)|
|Profession||Film Actress (2007-present)|
|Ad Shoots (Brands Endorsed)||Multiple|
|Net Worth||$13 Million (estimated as of 2020)|
|Cars Owned||Not Known|
Social Media Profiles
Sonam Kapoor Controversies
Sonam Kapoor’s statements have often made the hot actress fall into multiple controversies. Some of them are:
When Asked About Dating Rumors In A Chat Show (2010)
During a popular chat show in 2010, when she asked about the dating rumors with Ranbir Kapoor. In 2009, Sonam addressed Aishwarya Rai as ‘aunty’ and took everyone by surprise.
Players (2012) Film Promotion
At the promotional event of the film, the actress flashed her middle finger at a conference. Initially, the Censor Board objected to her middle finger act, but later on, the act conveniently passed through Censor Board’s eyes.
Referred Katrina Kaif as Shameless (2012)
In the year 2012, Sonam Kapoor referred to Katrina Kaif as “Shameless”. In an interview with Anupama Chopra, she made a controversial statement against her.
Used Slang Language Against Movie Reviewer (2010)
In the year 2010, after the release of ‘I Hate Luv Storys’, the celebrated writer Shobhaa De wrote in a newspaper labeling it as I Hate Dumb Storys…She also posted the article on her blog page. Later on, Shobhaa wrote in her blog that Sonam is “a lassie who lacks oomph.” Sonam had instantly responded on Twitter saying, “Guys, please don’t take Shobhaa De seriously. She’s getting no action and going through menopause. So just for her.”
Sonam Kapoor’s Lesser Known Facts
- She is very much addicted to perfumes. Some of her favorite brands are Chanel, Jean-Paul, Gaultier, and Dior.
- She loves to read books and her favorite authors are Nancy Drew and Enid Blyton.
- In an interview, Sonam revealed that she hates reality shows.
- She worked as a waitress in her college times to live independently.
- Before making her acting debut, she worked as an assistant director in the film ‘Black’.
- She is an absolute foodie and loves too.
- She is a trained classical dancer.
- Sonam is a dog lover and has two pets named Bacardi and Coke.
- She lost around 35 Kilograms of weight before acting in “Saawariya” movie.
- She is the cousin sister of Ranveer Singh (from her mother’s side).
Anand Ahuja is a highly successful businessman. His annual income is around $450 million.
Yes, Sonam Kapoor worked as a waitress in Singapore at the age of 15, in order to live independently and manage her own expenses.
Sonam Kapoor worked behind the cameras with Sanjay Leela Bhansali in the film ‘Black’.
They both debuted together in the Saawariya movie (2007). There were strong rumors of them dating, but there was no official confirmation of it.