Sonam Kapoor Ahuja | Movies, Age, Biography, Net Worth
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s Biography
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja is an Indian actress who is famous for her movies in Bollywood. One of the most trendy divas in the business, Sonam Kapoor is renowned for her outspoken demeanour in the media. From 2012 through 2016, Sonam Kapoor received a National Film Award and a Filmfare Award. Because of her success and popularity, she was included in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list. Sonam Kapoor has managed to be in the spotlight despite not being a part of many successful movies.
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s birthday is on 9 June 1985. Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s age is 37 years as of 2022. Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s birthplace is Chembur Mumbai. Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s zodiac sign is Gemini. Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s height is 1.75m or 5’8” in inches. Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s religion is Hinduisim.
On the 2005 film Black, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Sonam Kapoor made her directorial debut as an assistant. She made her acting debut in Saawariya (2007), a box office failure directed by Bhansali. I Hate Luv Stories was her first box office hit (2010). She then had a string of unsuccessful commercial ventures and parts that she played over and over again, earning her unfavourable reviews. Raanjhanaa, a 2013 box office success that earned Kapoor accolades and Best Actress nominations at various award shows, marked a turning point in her career.
With supporting roles in the biopics Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) and Sanju (2018), as well as a major role in the romance Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015), Sonam Kapoor achieved her greatest commercial success. The latter two are among the highest-grossing Bollywood films. She received the National Film Award Special Mention for her portrayal of Neerja Bhanot in the 2016 biographical thriller Neerja as well as the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress. She then went on to star in the 2018 female buddy movie Veere Di Wedding, both of which are among the highest-grossing Hindi films with female leads.
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s Family and Education
Sonam Kapoor’s father’s name is Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor’s mother’s name is Sunita Bhavnani. Son of the late director Surinder Kapoor and creator of the Anil Kapoor Films Company, her father Anil Kapoor is an actor and producer. Former model and fashion designer Sunita is her mother. Brother Harshvardhan and sister Rhea, a film producer, are Sonam Kapoor's two younger siblings. She is the niece of Sanjay Kapoor and Boney Kapoor, a film producer. Arjun Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, and Mohit Marwah are actors who are Kapoor's paternal cousins. Ranveer Singh is an actor who is Kapoor's maternal second cousin.
Sonam Kapoor’s school is Arya Vidya Mandir school in Juhu. She received training in Kathak, classical music, and Latin dance and was a standout in sports like basketball and rugby. Sonam Kapoor had a "naughty" and "carefree" upbringing. After leaving the world of school, Sonam began to make sense of her existence. She enrolled in Singapore's United World College of South East Asia to pursue a pre-university degree in theatre and the arts. She later began studying for her bachelor's degree in economics and political science at the University of East London, but for reasons that remain a mystery, she moved back to Mumbai and finished her coursework there.
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Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s Relationships and Marriage
With "Saawariya," Ranbir and Sonam made their Bollywood film debut. Both of them were close to each other during this movie, but they afterwards split up. Ranbir and Sonam had a long-term relationship. Ranbir Kapoor is a fantastic friend, but I don't think he makes a good partner, Sonam Kapoor had said on Karan Johar's show Koffee with Karan.
Sonam's name was connected to Puneet Malhotra, the famous fashion designer's nephew. After Sonam Kapoor’s breakup with Ranbir in 2010, the news claims that they both began seeing one another. They dated for nearly two years before they ultimately split up.
After splitting from Puneet, Sonam began dating model and businessman Sahir Berry. However, their union did not endure long, and eventually their paths diverged.
When Sonam Kapoor was occupied with the Prem Ratan Dhan Payo publicity, she met Anand Ahuja (2015) for the first time. At a special party held at the residence of renowned actor Akshay Kumar in honour of Will Smith, Sonam and Anand made their first public appearance together. When a picture of her then-boyfriend and her went popular on social media, it was the first time he was noticed by the general public.
After three years of dating, the pair was married during a magnificent three-day ceremony that was attended by VIPs and numerous other celebrities from across the world. On May 8, 2018, the pair wed in Mumbai, India, in a small ceremony that was followed by a lavish banquet. Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja have been married for 4 years now. The couple announced they were expecting their first child together, taking their romance to the next level.
Sonam Kapoor and her husband Anand Ahuja welcomed their baby boy on the 20th of August in Mumbai. The baby boy was delivered in the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai.
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s Movies and Career
Rakesh Omprakash Mehra is the director of the 2009 drama film Delhi-6, which was made in Hindi. Sonam Kapoor, Aditi Rao Hydari, Waheeda Rehman, Rishi Kapoor, Supriya Pathak, Atul Kulkarni, Pavan Malhotra, Deepak Dobriyal, Divya Dutta, Vijay Raaz, and Om Puri are among the actors who appear in the movie. The movie premiered on February 20, 2009. Despite its commercial failure,it went on to win the 57th National Film Awards' Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration and National Film Award for Best Production Design for Samir Chanda.
According to the plot of the movie, Roshan, an Indian-American, agrees to accompany his grandmother Annapurna back to the walled-off neighbourhood of Delhi, India, where she grew up. Roshan gradually discovers Old Delhi's less alluring features, such as caste prejudice and pervasive corruption, while being drawn to neighbour Bittu and mesmerised by the area's strong sense of heritage. In the meantime, the city was on edge due to stories of a mysterious, trouble-making black monkey.
Aanand L. Rai and Himanshu Sharma collaborated on the 2013 Hindi-language romance drama film Raanjhanaa. Under the auspices of Eros International, Krishika Lulla is the film's producer. It has Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Swara Bhaskar, Sonam Kapoor, Abhay Deol, and Dhanush as the main cast. Dhanush makes his film debut in Hindi with this one. The movie's international premiere occurred on June 21, 2013, and a week later, Ambikapathy, the Tamil title, was released.
Kundan chooses to move on from his childhood sweetheart Zoya after learning that she has a crush on someone from her neighbourhood. He, however, becomes furious when he realises she is lying about her fiance's beliefs. The character played by Saonam Kapoor was Zoya Haider, a young Muslim student from Varanasi who becomes involved in politics as a result of the murder of her Sikh lover. Kapoor met with students, went to workshops, and practised with theatre groups affiliated with Jawaharlal Nehru University in order to get ready for her role. Additionally, she examined Jaya Bachchan's performance in Guddi (1971), which she considered "ideal" for her part.
A romantic comedy-drama movie in Hindi was released in 2014 in India. The movie is produced by Rhea Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, and Siddharth Roy Kapur under the direction of Shashanka Ghosh. Sonam Kapoor, Fawad Khan, Kirron Kher, Ratna Pathak, and Aamir Raza Hussain are among its cast members. The movie is loosely based on the same-named 1980 movie.
A royal family employs Milli, a quirky physiotherapist, but she finds their aloofness distressing. She soon learns more about them and develops feelings for the young prince, who is already betrothed to another woman. Even though Sonam Kapoor was nominated for a Filmfare Best Actress award for her performance, critics had mixed opinions about it.
The 2016 Indian biographical thriller film Neerja, which was written by Saiwyn Quadras and Sanyuktha Chawla Shaikh, was directed by Ram Madhvani. Bling Unplugged, a company run by Atul Kasbekar, and Fox Star Studios collaborated on its production. Sonam Kapoor plays the lead role in the movie, and Shekhar Ravjiani, Shabana Azmi, Yogendra Tiku, Kavi Shastri, and Jim Sarbh play supporting characters.
Numerous awards were given to the movie by Bollywood award organisations, and Madhvani's directing and Kapoor's performance got special recognition. At the 64th National Film Awards, it took home two prizes, including Best Hindi Feature Film and Special Mention for Kapoor. Neerja received six honours at the 62nd Filmfare Awards, including Best Film (Critics), Best Actress (Critics) for Kapoor, and Best Supporting Actress (Critics) for Azmi.
The narrative is based on a true incident: the attempted hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 by the Abu Nidal Organization, which was supported by Libya, on September 5, 1986 in Karachi, Pakistan. The head purser of the flight, Neerja Bhanot, who stopped the hijack attempt by warning the pilots and forcing them to ground the aircraft, is portrayed in the movie. Bhanot lost his life while attempting to save the 359 survivors among the 379 passengers and crew. Since the project is based on actual events, Kapoor felt a sense of responsibility towards it. As part of her role preparation, she met the Bhanot family. High praise from critics was given to the movie, and many observers thought that Kapoor gave her best performance to date.
Akshay Kumar and Radhika Apte play the main characters in R. Balki's 2018 Hindi-language biographical comedy drama film Pad Man. Pad Man was premiered in theatres on February 9, 2018, and was based on the life of Tamil Nadu social entrepreneur and activist Arunachalam Muruganantham, whose journey Twinkle Khanna described in her work of fiction, The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad.
When Laxmikant observes his wife Gayatri using an unsanitary cloth during her period, he becomes irritated. Then he raises awareness and develops a device that can produce affordable sanitary pads. According to Sonam Kapoor, she doesn't care how long her role is as long as the movie has "relevance beyond just having fun at the movies." She enjoyed acting in a movie that dealt with significant societal concerns and was about more than just fun.
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s Upcoming Movies
The upcoming crime thriller Blind, directed by Shome Makhija, will feature Sonam as the lead. The movie's Glasgow, Scotland, shooting schedule began in December 2020 and was finished on schedule in February 2021. Farhan Akhtar took the position of Fawad Khan as the lead male in Shashanka Ghosh's drama Battle of Bittora, which stars Sonam Kapoor. Although the movie was previously shelved for unidentified reasons, certain media rumours claim that the project is about to be revived once more.
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Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s Controversies
Middle Finger Controversy
The actress flashed her middle finger during a convention while promoting her movie Players, which also stars Abhishek Bachchan and Bipasha Basu. After the Censor Board complained to Sonam Kapoor's middle finger gesture in Players, the middle finger act gained attention.
The catfight started when Sonam took Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's place as the brand spokeswoman for a cosmetic company. Sonam continued by announcing her accomplishments and her walk at Cannes. Sonam allegedly responded, "Aishwarya is an aunty from another generation," in response. After this entire affair, Sonam apparently tried to coin the cliche, "I have been misquoted."
Abhay Deol expressed his anger over the significant sum of money spent on Sonam's clothing shortly after the premiere of Anil Kapoor's in-house movie Aisha. Abhay claimed that the lack of attention paid to the movie's plot and character development was the only factor contributing to its downfall. After this event, Sonam allegedly retaliated against Abhay for the manner he had talked about Anil Kapoor. She emphasised the fact that they were no longer friends and added that she was stunned by how Abhay responded to the entire affair.
I Hate Luv Stories, starring Sonam Kapoor, received some unkind criticism from Shobha De, so Sonam decided to respond. And the diva decided to give it all back on Karan Johar's chat programme. She not only made fun of Shobha De by labelling her a "poor writer," but she also alluded to Shobha De's plastic surgery. Sonam accused Shobha De of favouring Ranbir Kapoor once again after all of this.
The actress stated her desire to gift Katrina a bouquet in an interview with Anupama Chopra. When questioned about the cause, she responded, "I have no idea how she manages it. To do some things, you must possess a particular level of dedication and shamelessness."
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s Net Worth
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s net worth is $14 million US or 102 crore rupees, as of 2022. She charges between Rs. 1-1.5 crore every endorsement, which accounts for the majority of her income. She also works as a television host and a film producer. She has also made significant investments in real estate. Sonam Kapoor is one of the top celebrities that pays the highest income tax to the government thanks to her enormous earnings. Sonam Kapoor consistently outperforms the competition in terms of philanthropy and social causes, aside from money.
Sonam Kapoor is an Indian resident of Mumbai. 2014 saw Sonam Kapoor purchase this opulent house. This real estate property has an estimated value of $24.6 billion. One of the world's top luxury car owners is Sonam Kapoor. Sonam Kapoor is an owner of the Mini Cooper, Mercedes Benz, and Audi car brands.
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s Achievements
- Filmfare Awards - Best Female Debut for Saawariyaan (Nominee), 2008
- Zee Cine Awards - Best Female Debut for Saawariyaan (Nominee), 2008
- Screen Awards - Most Promising Newcomer for Saawariyaan (Nominee), 2008
- Stardust Awards - Superstar of Tomorrow - Female Saawariyaan, 2008
- Asian Film Awards- Best Newcomer for Delhi-6 (Nominee), 2010
- Screen Awards - Best Actress (Popular Choice) for Delhi-6 (Nominee), 2010
- Stardust Awards - Superstar of Tomorrow - Female for Delhi-6 (Nominee), 2010
- Stardust Awards - Best Actress in a Comedy or Romance for I Hate Love Storys (Nominee), 2011
- Stardust Awards - Best Actress in a Comedy or Romance for Thank You (Nominee), 2012
- Zee Cine Awards - International Icon – Female (Nominee), 2012
- BIG Star Entertainment Awards - Most Entertaining Actor in a Social/Drama Film – Female for Raanjhanaa (Nominee), 2014
- Screen Awards - Best Actress (Popular Choice) for Raanjhanaa (Nominee), 2014
- Filmfare Awards - Best Actress for Raanjhanaa (Nominee), 2014
- Zee Cine Awards - Best Actress for Raanjhanaa (Nominee), 2014
- Stardust Awards - Best Actress in a Comedy or Romance for Khoobsurat, 2015
- BIG Star Entertainment Awards - Most Entertaining Actor in a Comedy Film – Female for Khoobsurat (Nominee), 2015
- Screen Awards - Best Actress (Popular Choice) for Khoobsurat (Nominee), 2015
- Filmfare Awards - Best Actress for Khoobsurat (Nominee), 2015
- BIG Star Entertainment Awards - Most Entertaining Actor in a Drama Role – Female for Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (Nominee), 2015
- BIG Star Entertainment Awards - Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Role – Female for Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, 2015
- Filmfare Awards - Best Actress for Dolly Ki Doli (Nominee), 2016
- Screen Awards - Best Actress for Dolly Ki Doli (Nominee), 2016
- Indian Film Festival of Melbourne - Best Actress for Neerja, 2016
- Asiavision Awards - Icon of the Year for Neerja, 2016
- Asiavision Awards - Best Actress for Neerja, 2016
- Star Screen awards - Best Actress for Neerja (Nominee), 2016
- Stardust Awards - Editor's Choice Best Actress of the Year for Neerja, 2016
- Stardust Awards - Viewers Choice Best Actress of the Year for Neerja (Nominee), 2016
- Filmfare Awards - Best Actress for Neerja (Nominee), 2017
- Filmfare Awards - Best Actress (Critics) for Neerja, 2017
- Zee Cine Awards - Best Actress (Critics) for Neerja (Nominee), 2017
- Zee Cine Awards - Best Actress for Neerja (Nominee), 2017
- National Film Awards - Special Mention for Neerja, 2017
- International Indian Film Academy Awards - Best Actress for Neerja (Nominee), 2017.
Did You Know?
- On the Black sets, Sonam Kapoor worked as Sanjay Leela Bhansali's assistant.
- Sonam Kapoor was initially not paired with Ranbir in Saawariya. The initial selection was Deepika Padukone.
- Only after shedding 40 kg did Sonam land the role in Saawariyan.
- Sonam is quite picky when it comes to scents, and some of her favourites are Chanel No. 5, Jean Paul Gaultier Classique, and Michael by Michael Kors.