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Sonam Kapoor

Date of birth : 1972-09-02
Date of death : -
Birthplace : India
Nationality : Indian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2010-11-02

Bakhtawar Murad Khan better known by her screenname Sonam is a former Bollywood actress. She is the niece of character actor Raza Murad and granddaughter of veteran character actor Murad. Her cousin is actress Sanober Kabir.

Sonam grew up in a particularly “normal and disciplined” environment. Neither she nor her siblings, Rhea (20) and Harsh (17), were exposed any more to the film world then any child growing up in a non-“filmi” surrounding.

Kapoor studied at Arya Vidya Mandir and then enrolled in the United World College of South East Asia to do her International Baccalaureate. She later graduated from the University of Mumbai with Political Science and Economics as her majors. She is fluent in English, Hindi, and Punjabi. She has received training in classical and Latin dance forms.

On her return from Singapore she decided to take a gap year, in which she realised that her favourite director (Sanjay Leela Bhansali) was starting on his new directorial venture. Then for perhaps the first time Sonam asked her father to take advantage of his place in the industry and get a good word in with Bhansali “Sir” so that she could assist him.She made her debut alongside newcomer Ranbir Kapoor in Bhansali's Saawariya (2007), which failed to do well at the box office.


Favorite brands are Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Dior.
Enjoys reading, shopping, writing, playing squash and basketball, video games and painting.
Went to university at Bombay University (Majoring in Economics and Political Science).
Went to high school at the United World College of South East Asia, finishing the International Baccalaureate program.
Studied in Arya Vidya Mandhir school.
Her favorite director is Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Her favorite actresses are Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, Kajol, Tabu, Rani Mukherjee, Kareena Kapoor, and Priyanka Chopra.
Favorite actor is her father Anil Kapoor.
Sonam was never interested in acting. Direction and writing were her basic interests, but Sanjay Leela Bhansali showed so much confidence in her that he wanted her to be in his film.
Loves to dance. She is trained in Kathak, classical music, and Latin dance.
Speaks Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi and English all fluently.
Was born in Chembur which is the suburb of Mumbai located in India.
Uncles are producer Boney Kapoor and actor Sanjay Kapoor. Her aunt is actress Sridevi.
Siblings are sister Rhea & brother Harsh Kapoor.

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