Shraddha Kapoor

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Shraddha Kapoor
Shraddha Kapoor at IBJA awards and fashion showcase.jpg
Shraddha Kapoor in 2014
Born (1987-03-03) March 3, 1987 (age 32)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
ResidenceJuhu, Mumbai, India
Nationalityindian
OccupationActress
Years active2010–present
Parent(s)Shakti Kapoor (father)
Shivangi Kolhapure Kapoor (mother)
RelativesSiddhanth Kapoor (brother)
Asha Bhosle (grandaunt)
Padmini Kolhapure (aunt)
Lata Mangeshkar (grandaunt)
Tejaswini Kolhapure (aunt)

Shraddha Kapoor (born March 3, 1987) is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi movies of Bollywood. Through her movie career, she has become one of Bollywood's famous actresses[1] and one of the most popular celebrities in India.[2] She began her acting career in the 2010 movie Teen Patti for which she earned a nomination in the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut category.

Then, she followed it with her first leading role in the teen drama Luv Ka The End (2011) in which she won the Stardust award for Best Actress for her role. In 2013, she received appreciation for her performance in the romantic drama Aashiqui 2, her first successful movie, which earned her a Filmfare Award for Best Actress nomination, among others. Besides acting in movies, Kapoor is active in humanitarian work and is a celebrity endorser for several brands.

Early life and background[change | change source]

Kapoor was born on March 3, 1987[3][4] in Mumbai. She is the daughter of actors Shakti Kapoor and Shivangi Kolhapure Kapoor. She is the sister of actor Siddhanth Kapoor, niece of actresses Padmini and Tejaswini Kolhapure and grandniece of singers Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Meena Khadikar and Usha Mangeshkar.[5][6] On her father's side, Kapoor is of Punjabi descent, and on her mother's side, she is of Marathi ancestry. Like her mother, she has stated that she is a complete Marathi.[7][8]

She did her schooling at Jamnabai Narsee School[4] and later moved to the American School of Bombay. While there, she played soccer and handball competitively.[9] At the age of eighteen she enrolled at Boston University majoring in theatre studies but later quit in-order to pursue her acting career.[10]

Career[change | change source]

Kapoor at Luv Ka The End audio release.

Kapoor debuted in the 2010 movie Teen Patti alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Ben Kingsley. She played the role of a studious geek, who obeys her professor to gamble in cards, which later proved to be her biggest mistake of her life. Despite, the movie failed to do well at the box office[11][12][13] Kapoor had been able to receive appreciation and a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for her performance.[14][15][16]

After her debut, she signed a three-movie deal with Yash Raj Films and featured in their 2011 teen comedy Luv Ka The End with Taaha Shah.[17] Kapoor played the lead role of a college student who plots against her boyfriend after he betrays her.[18] The movie underperformed at the box office and gained mixed reviews from critics.[19] However, her performance received appreciation[20][21] and the Stardust Award for Best Actress.[22]

Later she was offered the lead role in Aurangzeb as a part of her deal with Yash Raj. But she went on to sign Mahesh Bhatt's Aashiqui 2 instead, thereby cancelling the three-movie contract with Yash Raj Films.[17]

In 2013, Kapoor appeared in the romantic musical drama Aashiqui 2, the sequel to the 1990 classic Aashiqui. Her character, Aarohi Keshav Shirke, is a small-town bar singer who becomes a successful playback artist with the help of a singing superstar Rahul Jaykar (Aditya Roy Kapur). The movie was a major box office success with a global revenue of 1.09 billion and was credited as a "blockbuster" by Box Office India.[23][24] Kapoor earned praises and rose to fame for her role.[25][26][27] She received several nominations in the Best Actress category, including one at the Filmfare awards.[28]

That year, she also appeared in a supporting role for the romantic comedy movie Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, playing the fiancée of Sriram Venkat (played by Imran Khan).[29] Kapoor is simultaneously filming for two projects Ekta Kapoor's production ''Ek Villan'' where she featured opposite Sidharth Malhotra and played the character of Aisha who is killed by Rittesh Deshmuk's charcter and Sid' character ask for revenge. The film was a Commercially successful and critically acclaimed film of 2014. It was one of the highest earner of 2014. Later, in October 2014, she appeared as a lead in Vishal Bhardwaj's adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet titled ''Haider'', with Shahid Kapoor, Irrfan Khan and Tabu.[30][31] The Film was a critically acclaimed film and Shraddha' charcter got sheer appreceation. The film won many accolades including 5 National Film Awards.

In June 2015, she next played the lead role in the sequel of 3D dance movie ABCD (Any Body Can Dance) alongside Varun Dhawan, Prabhu Deva and Remo D'souza.[32]

In the media[change | change source]

Kapoor's off-screen life is the subject of widespread coverage in India. She is known in the Indian media for being publicly outspoken and assertive. She is recognised for her contributions to the movie industry through her fashion style and movie roles.[33][34]

In addition to acting in movies, Kapoor has supported charitable organisations and performed for stage shows. In 2011, she walked the ramps of Lakme Fashion Week[35] and India International Jewellery Week.[36] In late 2013, she performed in a fund raising event organized by STAR India.[37]

She is the brand ambassador of several products including Lakmé, Wella, Vaseline, Gitanjali and Titan.[38] In late 2013, a poll conducted by FHM ranked Kapoor #5 on ″100 Sexiest Women In The World 2013″.[39]

Filmography[change | change source]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
2010 Teen Patti Aparna Khanna Debut Film
2011 Luv Ka The End Rhea Dialdas
2013 Aashiqui 2 Arohi Keshav Shirke Nominated for ''Filmfare Award for Best Actress''
2013 Gori Tere Pyaar Mein Vasudha Special appearance
2014 Ek Villain Ayesha Verma Also playback singer for song "Galliyan"
2014 Haider Arshia Lone Also playback singer for song "Do Jahaan"[40]
2014 Ungli Basanti Special appearance in song "Dance Basanti"
2015 ABCD 2 Vinnie Also playback singer for song "Bezubaan Phir Se"
2016 Baaghi Sia Also playback singer for song "Sab Tera"
2016 A Flying Jatt Herself Cameo appearance[41]
2016 Rock On 2 Jiah Sharma Also plaback singer for ''Tere Mere Dil''

''Udja re''

''Rock On! Revisited''

2017 Ok Jaanu Tara
2017 Half Girlfriend Riya Somani Also playback singer for ''Phir Bhi Tumko Chahungi''
2017 Haseena Parker Haseena Parker

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Year Film Award Category Result
2011 Teen Patti Lions Gold Awards Favourite Promising Actor (Female) Won[42]
Filmfare Awards Best Female Debut Nominated[43]
2012 Luv Ka The End Stardust Awards Best Actress Won[44]
2013 Aashiqui 2 Hello! Hall of Fame Awards Fresh Face of the Year Won[45]
BIG Star Entertainment Awards Best Romantic Couple Won[46]
Most Entertaining Film Actor - Female Nominated[47]
Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Role - Female Nominated[47]
2014 Lions Gold Awards New Heartthrob Film Actor in Lead Role - Female Won[48]
Screen Awards Best Actress Nominated[49]
Best Actress (Popular Choice) Nominated[49]
Jodi No. 1 (along with Aditya Roy Kapur) Won[50]
Star Guild Awards Jodi of the Year (along with Aditya Roy Kapur) Won[51]
Filmfare Awards Best Actress Nominated[28]
Zee Cine Awards Best Actor – Female Nominated[52]
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) Nominated[53]
Haider Stardust Awards Best Actress in a Drama Nominated[54]
Superstar of Tomorrow – Female Nominated[54]
BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Film - Female Nominated[55]
Ek Villain Most Entertaining Actor (Film) - Female Nominated[55]
Most Entertaining Actor in a Thriller Film - Female Nominated[55]
2015 Global Indian Music Academy Awards Best Celebrity Singer Of The Year Won[56]
Best Music Debut Nominated[57]
Screen Awards Best Actor Popular (Female) Nominated[58]
IAA Leadership Awards Brand Visionary of the Year (female) Won[59]
Star Guild Awards Star Plus Shining Superstar Won[60]
2016 ABCD 2 International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Actress Nominated[61]
Hindustan Times Most Stylish 2016 Hindustan Times Most Stylish Youth Icon Award Won

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