Happy Birthday Sonam Kapoor: Khoobsurat@31

June 09, 2016 07:28
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    Bollywood's top fashionista, Sonam Kapoor had a Khubsoorat 2016 with the critical acclaim of Neerja. The actress also continued her impressive red carpet career at big ticket events such as the Cannes International Film Festival.

    Here's a pictorial journey through her life and career as she turns a year older.

    This image was posted on Instagram by Sonam Kapoor

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    Sonam is the eldest daughter of actor Anil Kapoor and jewellery designer Sunita. She is the grand-daughter of filmmaker Surinder Kapoor.

    Sonam's uncles are also in the film industry - Boney Kapoor is a famous producer while Sanjay Kapoor was an actor. Boney is now married to famous actress Sridevi.

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    Sonam has one sister, Rhea, and a brother, Harshvardhan. Rhea made her Bollywood debut as a producer with Aisha and she frequently acts as Sonam's stylist. Sonam's cousins include Boney Kapoor's son and daughter with first wife Mona - actor Arjun and Anshula - and his daughters with Sridevi - Jhanvi and Khushi.

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    Sonam went to Arya Vidya Mandir school in Juhu and then to the United World College of South East Asia for her International Baccalaureate. Then she studied Political Science and Economics at University of East London.

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    The actress, whose style is the talk of Bollywood, weighed 86 kilos before becoming an actress and she lost over 30 kilos after Sanjay Leela Bhansali signed her for Saawariya.

    The image on right was posted on Instagram by Sonam Kapoor

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    Before making her big Bollywood debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Saawariya opposite Ranbir Kapoor in 2007, she worked as an assistant director for the filmmaker in Black (2005).

    This image was posted on Instagram by Sonam Kapoor

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    Sonam and Ranbir put in fair performances in Saawariya but the film proved to be a major disaster at the box office, except its hit soundtrack.

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    Then came Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra's Delhi 6, which featured the hit song Masakalli. The film was another dud in her short career though Sonam's performance was praised.

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    Next came Punit Malhotra's I Hate Luv Storys, (2010) in which she starred opposite Imran Khan. The movie was a success at the box office.

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    She was seen in her Anil Kapoor's production Aisha (2010) which was a film adaptation of Jane Austen's Emmaand then in Thank You in 2011, which also failed to make a mark at the box office.

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    She was also seen romancing Shahid Kapoor in Mausam (2011), directed by Shahid's father Pankaj Kapur.

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    In 2012, Sonam featured in Abbas Mustan's Players opposite Abhishek Bachchan. The film was the Hindi remake of The Italian Job and it made news more for Sonam flipping the bird than the actual content.

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    2013 was finally Sonam's year and she received critical acclaim for her performance in the romantic drama Raanjhanaa and the biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. She was nominated for best actress at several film awards for her role in Raanjhanaa.

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    Sonam's first release of 2014 was Bewakoofiyaan, opposite Ayushmann Khurrana and Rishi Kapoor. The film received a lukewarm response at the box office.

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    Khubsoorat, a remake of the 1980 movie of the same name, featured her opposite Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan and did brisk business.

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    2015 saw Sonam as a con bride in the Arbaaz Khan-produced Dolly Ki Doli. Though the film didn't do too well commercially, Sonam's performance was well received.

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    Sonam lit up the screens with Sooraj Barjatya's Diwali release Prem Ratan Dhan Payo opposite Salman Khan.

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    She followed up Prem Ratan Dhan Payo's success with her stupendous performance in Neerja, directed by Ram Madhvani.

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    Sonam also made headline when she made a cameo appearance in the video of Coldplay's Hymn for the Weekend.

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    As famous for the clothes she wears as the roles she plays, Sonam made her fifth successful trip to the Cannes Film Festival this year as the brand ambassador of L'Oreal.

    This year, Sonam seemed to be designer label Ralph & Russo's brand ambassador too. Her three red carpet looks were all chalked down by the designer duo with a hint of traditional look.

    Red Carpet aside, Sonam gave us edgy looks in a Rimzim Dadu, Urvashi Kaur and Ralph & Russo (again).

    She faced her share of criticism, but by far Sonam won over the fashion police.

    These pics were posted on Instagram by Sonam Kapoor

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    Tough nothing has officially announced but Sonam will reportedly soon start filming veera Di Wedding, which is produced by her sister while Shashka Ghosh's Battle For Bittora has been put on hold.

    This image was posted on Instagram by Sonam Kapoor

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    We love you, Sonam. Have a great year ahead.

    This image was posted on Instagram by Sonam Kapoor

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