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Sonam Kapoor (born 9 June 1985) is an Indian film actress and fashion icon who appears in Bollywood films. Born to Indian film actor, Anil Kapoor, Kapoor chose acting as her career and followed the footsteps of her father.
Sonam Kapoor made her acting debut in 2007 with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Saawariya opposite Ranbir Kapoor and subsequently featured in the offbeat drama Delhi-6 (2009). She earned her first commercial success with the romantic comedy I Hate Luv Storys (2010) and followed with such films as Aisha (2010) and Thank You (2011).
Sonam Kapoor is known as a fashionista, she has been getting various accolades for her unique sense of style rather than her films. In addition to her films, Kapoor has often been the cover girl for a variety of magazines. She is also the brand ambassador for cosmetics and beauty company Loreal.
Sonam Kapoor was born and raised in Chembur, Mumbai. She is the eldest daughter of Anil Kapoor and Sunita, who is Sindhi and the granddaughter of filmmaker Surinder Kapoor. She is the niece of producer Boney Kapoor, actress Sridevi, actor Sanjay Kapoor and producer Sandeep Marwah.
Before starting her career off as an actress, Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor worked as assistant directors under Sanjay Leela Bhansali in 2004, and assisted him during the making of his film, Black which was released in early 2005.
In 2009, Sonam Kapoor participated in the International Indian Film Academy Awards, also known as "IIFA" charity fashion show. In 2012, Kapoor asked for fans to donate to the Ogaan Cancer Foundation for her birthday. They also collaborated to create an awareness for breast cancer.
In 2010, she appeared in Punit Malhotra's I Hate Luv Storys opposite Imran Khan. The film went on to become her first box office success, collecting over INR40 crore (US$7.24 million) at the domestic box office.
In 2011, she acted in the romance film Mausam, in which she and co-star Shahid Kapoor had four different looks representing each of the four seasons. Sonam's performance was appreciated by most prominent critics.
Sonam Kapoor first release of 2012 is Players, a remake of The Italian Job, alongside Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu and Neil Nitin Mukesh. The film received mixed to negative reviews and didn't do well at the box office. She is currently shooting for a guest role in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag with Farhan Akhtar and a lead female role in Raanjhnaa with Dhanush.