Sonam Kapoor Biography: Wiki, Age, Height, Movies, Husband, Photos & More

Sonam Kapoor is an Indian film actress and model by profession: Read her biography covering her age, height, movies, affairs, controversies, family, and more.

Sonam Kapoor Biography

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 NameSonam Kapoor Ahuja
Nick NameSana, Senior, Giraffe
Name MeaningSonam means “Gifted, Fortunate one” in English.
Birth Date9 June 1985
Age39 Years (As of 2024)
Zodiac SignGemini
Marital StatusMarried
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Hobbies /Personal InterestsReading, Shopping, Playing Video Games, Writing, Collecting Paintings


SchoolArya Vidya Mandir, Juhu, Mumbai
College/UniversityUniversity of Mumbai, Mumbai University of East London, London
Highest QualificationBachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science

Physical Appearance

Height175cm / 1.75m / 5ft 9 inches
Weight55 Kgs
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorNatural Black
Body TypeHourglass Slim

Family & Relationships

FatherAnil Kapoor (Profession: Actor and Producer)
MotherSunita Kapoor (Profession: Costume Designer)
SiblingsHarshvardhan Kapoor (Younger Brother),
Rhea Kapoor (Younger Sister)
Husband/SpouseAnand Ahuja (Profession: Entrepreneur)
Affairs & BoyfriendsRanbir Singh (Actor),
Sahir Berry (Entrepreneur, Model),
Punit Malhotra (Director).


DebutSaawariya (Hindi Movie, 2007)
ProfessionFilm Actress (2007-present)
  • Saawariya (2007) as Sakina
  • Delhi-6 (2009) as Bittu Sharma
  • I Hate Luv Storys (2010) as Simran
  • Aisha (2010) as Aisha Kapoor
  • Thank You (2011) as Sanjana
  • Mausam (2011) as Aayat Harinder Singh
  • Players (2012) as Naina Braganza
  • Raanjhanaa (2013) as Zoya Haider
  • Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) as Biro
  • Bewakoofiyaan (2014) as Mayera Sehgal
  • Khoobsurat (2014) as Dr. Mrinalini “Milli” Chakravarty
  • Dolly Ki Doli (2015) as Dolly
  • Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015) as Rajkumari Maithili Devi
  • Neerja (2016) as Neerja Bhanot
  • Pad Man (2018) as Pari Walia
  • Veere Di Wedding (2018) as Avni Sharma
  • Sanju (2018) as Ruby
  • Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (2019) as Sweety Chaudhary
  • The Zoya Factor (2019) as Zoya Singh Solanki
  • AK vs AK (2020) as sonam
  • Blind (2023) as Gia Singh
Television seriesNone
Music Videos
  • Dheere Dheere (2015)
  • Hymn for the Weekend (2016)
Ad Shoots (Brands Endorsed)Multiple
Magazine Covers
  • Vogue (November 2017)
  • Bazaar (November 2019)
Awards Won
  • Stardust Awards for Superstar of Tomorrow- Female (2008) for film Saawariya
  • Stardust Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy or Romance (2014) for film Raanjhanaa
  • BIG Star Entertainment Awards for Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Role- Female (2015) for film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
  • Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Awards for Best Actress (2016) for film Dolly Ki Doli
  • Asiavision Awards for Best Actress (2016) for film Neerja
  • Asiavision Awards for Icon Of The Year (2016) for film Neerja
  • Stardust Awards for Editor’s Choice Best Actress of the Year (2016) for film Neerja
  • Filmfare Awards for Best Actress- Critics (2017) for film Neerja
  • Lokmat Maharashtra Awards for Best Actress (2017) for film Neerja
  • National Film Awards for Special Mention (2017) for film Neerja

Money Factor

Net Worth$15 Million (estimated as of 2024)
Cars OwnedNot 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).


What is the Net Worth of Sonam Kapoor’s husband Anand Ahuja?

Anand Ahuja is a highly successful businessman. His annual income is around $450 million.

Did Sonam Kapoor ever work as a waitress?

Yes, Sonam Kapoor worked as a waitress in Singapore at the age of 15, in order to live independently and manage her own expenses.

In which film Sonam Kapoor worked as an assistant director?

Sonam Kapoor worked behind the cameras with Sanjay Leela Bhansali in the film ‘Black’.

Did Sonam Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor were in a relationship?

They both debuted together in the Saawariya movie (2007). There were strong rumors of them dating, but there was no official confirmation of it.

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