Bollywood's diva and fashion icon Sonam Kapoor has turned 31 today as the Raanjhana actress celebrates her birthday on 9th June. Bollywood veteran actor Anil Kapoor's daughter Sonam is now itself a well-known name in the industry.
This birthday has already become special for her as the actress got special mention national award for her marvellous performance in 2016 released movie Neerja. On the 31st birthday of the actress, we have brought you 31 facts related to her.
1. Sonam Kapoor was born to Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor and fashion designer Sunita Kapoor on 9th June 1985.
2. She is the eldest child in the third generation of producer Surinder Kapoor's family.
3. Sonam Kapoor is a niece of famous actress Sridevi, producer Boney Kapoor and actor Sanjay Kapoor.
4. Sonam Kapoor has two younger siblings, sister Rhea Kapoor (producer) and brother Harshvardhan Kapoor (actor).
5. Sonam Kapoor's cousin brother Arjun Kapoor (son of Boney Kapoor) is also an actor.
6. Sonam Kapoor studied in Arya Vidya Mandir, Juhu alongside her cousin brother Arjun Kapoor.
7. Sonam Kapoor's first job was as a waitress at the age of 15 in Singapore during her studies.
8. She is trained in Kathak, classical music and Latin dance.
9. When Sonam was studying in Singapore, family friend Rani Mukerji went to meet her and it was a times when Sonam opened up about wanting to become a filmmaker in front of Rani.
10. Then Sonam's father Anil Kapoor recommended Sonam to director Sanjay Leela Bhansali as an assistant director.
11. Sonam Kapoor's first job in Bollywood was an assistant director of Bhansali alongside Ranbir Kapoor and Vikramaditya Motwane.
12. Sonam Kapoor assisted Bhansali in Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukerji starring movie Black.
13. Sonam Kapoor never wanted to be an actress but it was Sanjay Leela Bhansali who pressured and suggested Sonam to be an actress.
14. Sonam Kapoor debuted in Bollywood with Bhansali's directorial film Saawariya starring opposite newbie actor Ranbir Kapoor.
15. Salman Khan and Rani Mukerji were the supporting actors in Sonam's first film Saawariya.
16. Saawariya was a disaster at the box office and it clashed with Shah Rukh Khan's Om Shanti Om on Diwali 2007.
17. Sonam Kapoor's next film after Saawariya was Delhi 6 directed by Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra starring alongside Abhishek Bachchan.
18. Although Delhi 6 was a flop at the box office, but Sonam got appreciated for her performance in the film.
19. Sonam Kapoor's first successful film in Bollywood was I Hate Luv Storys (2010) directed by Punit Malhotra.
20. In the same year 2010, Sonam appeared in another successful film Aisha produced under her home production.
21. After I Hate Luv Storys and Aisha, Sonam gave back to back three flop films in a row Thank You, Mausam, and Players.
22. Sonam Kapoor got a turning point in her career when she was seen in Aanand L Rai's film Raanjhanaa starring opposite Dhanush in 2013.
23. Sonam got appreciated for her performance in Raanjhanna and the film was a huge hit at the box office.
24. Sonam Kapoor also did a cameo in Farhan Akhtar Starring Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
25. Sonam Kapoor's highest grossing film in her career was Salman Khan starring Prem Ratan Dhan Payo in 2015.
26. Sonam Kapoor is the only actress in Bollywood who had appeared in Coldplay's music video.
27. She was also the VIP crew member of Coldplay's concert in India.
28. Sonam's solo highest grossing and most appreciated film is Neerja biopic on flight attendant Neerja Bhanot.
29. Sonam Kapoor's upcoming projects are Sanjay Dutt biopic and Padman.
30. Sonam Kapoor is a maternal cousin sister of Bollywood star Ranveer Singh (Bhavnani).
31. Sonam Kapoor is going to work with Ranbir Kapoor in Sanjay Dutt Biopic after 10 years, their last venture together was Saawariya.