Sonam Kapoor is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films and is the daughter of actor Anil Kapoor. One of the highest-paid actresses and most popular celebrities in India, Kapoor has been nominated for three Filmfare Awards and has won two Stardust Awards.
Kapoor studied theatre and arts at the United World College of South East Asia in Singapore and assisted director Sanjay Leela Bhansali with his 2005 drama film, Black. She made her acting début in 2007 in Bhansali's romantic drama, Saawariya. Although the film was not a box-office success, Kapoor was nominated for the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. She starred in the drama Delhi-6 (2009), and had her first commercial success in the romantic comedy I Hate Luv Storys (2010).
After appearing in a series of commercial failures, Kapoor earned her first Filmfare Award for Best Actress nomination for the romantic drama Raanjhanaa (2013). She also had a minor role in the successful biographical sports film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), and played the lead in the romantic comedy Khoobsurat (2014). In 2015 Kapoor was praised for her performance in Sooraj R. Barjatya's Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time.
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