Sonam Kapoor, the freshest face of Indian film industry, is the daughter of film star Anil Kapoor and ex-model Sunita Kapoor. Sonam is their eldest daughter and has one sister Rhea and brother Harshwardhan. Nicknamed ‘Giraffe’ by her father, Sonam did used to play the game of basketball with her childhood friend Ranbir Kapoor in a local club.
Sonam went to school in Mumbai at the Arya Vidya Mandir School in Juhu and then enrolled in the United World College of South East Asia to do her International Baccalaureate.
After studying theatre from Singapore for 2 years, Sonam joined Sanjay Leela Bhansali as an assistant for the making of the film ‘Black’ and gained insight into the art of filmmaking. Bhansali saw the spark of a talented actress in Sonam and offered her the lead in his next movie ‘Saawariya’. The movie failed to do well at the Box Office but Sonam got rave review for her performance by the critics.
The next movie Sonam did was ‘Delhi 6’ which again bombed at the Box Office but Sonam’s acting skills were appreciated
She starred in ‘I Hate Luv Stories’ opposite Imran Khan.
Sonam developed a knack of reading in early childhood and played lead in a film called ‘Aisha’, based a novel by ‘Emma’ by Justin Austin and produced by her father