Shraddha Kapoor, daughter of actor Shakti Kapoor is an Indian film actress who rose to fame with Mohit Suri’s ‘Aashiqui 2’, which emerged as a major box office success. One of the prominent faces in present Bollywood, she started her cinematic career with the 2010 fictional drama ‘Teen Patti’. A Boston University dropout, Shraddha has given blockbuster movies like ‘Ek Villain’ (2014), ‘Haider’ (2014), ‘ABCD 2’ (2015) and 'Baaghi' (2016).
Shraddha Kapoor Early Life
Shraddha Kapoor was born to a Punjabi father Shakti Kapoor and a Maharashtrian mother Shivangi Kolhapure on 3rd March 1987 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Being born and brought up in a filmy family and having actor parents, Shraddha Kapoor always wanted to become an actress, she would put on costumes, tell out dialogues and dance to Bollywood numbers. She would go along with her father to the shoots and would dance on Govinda’s film songs. She was trained in singing as her family consists of classical singers like Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle. She willingly used to fight with boys to mold herself into a tough character, she was a tomboy in her childhood.
Shraddha Kapoor Family
Shraddha Kapoor Family Brother
Shraddha Kapoor was born to film stars Shakti Kapoor, who was one of the most popular villains of his generation, and Shivangi Kolhapure. She was brought up in a mixed-ethnic family since her father is a Punjabi and her mother is a Maharashtrian. She has an elder brother Siddhanth Kapoor who is an actor and assistant director who played the role of a younger Salman Khan in the film 'Judwaa'. From her mother’s side, she has two aunts, actresses Padmini Kolhapure and Tejaswini Kolhapure, who along with Shraddha's mother are one of the famous Bollywood sister trios. She is related to the Mangeshkar-Burman family since Shivangi Kolhapure’s father, late Pandit Pandharinath is the cousin of Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle, and so they are grand-aunts to Shraddha Kapoor. She has singing in her genes and is also a lyricist.
Shraddha Kapoor Career
Shraddha Kapoor started her Bollywood career in the year 2010 with the role of a college girl in the movie ‘Teen Patti’ which starred Amitabh Bachchan, R. Madhavan, and Ben Kingsley. Even though the movie didn’t fare well at the box office, her potential and alacrity were appreciated in the film. She also got nominated under the category of Best Female Debut at Filmfare Awards in the year 2011.
Following this, she signed a three-film contract with Yash Raj Banner and acted in ‘Luv Ka The End’ opposite Taaha Shah. She played the role of a teenager, who takes revenge on her boyfriend, who cheats on her. Although this movie didn’t perform well at the box-office, Shraddha Kapoor was praised for her performance, she was presented with the Stardust Searchlight Award for Best Actress in the year 2012.
Post this, she was offered a lead role in the movie ‘Aurangzeb’ as part of her Yash Raj contract, but she broke the contract and chose to act in Mohit Suri’s ‘Aashiqui 2’.
The year 2013 gave Shraddha Kapoor her big break when her movie ‘Aashiqui 2’ starring Aditya Roy Kapoor became a mega blockbuster and earned more than 100 Crores at the box-office. She played the role of a small-town bar singer by name Aarohi Keshav Shirke, for which she was nominated for several awards under the Best Actress category.
Later, she did a cameo in the movie ‘Gori Tere Pyar Mein’. In the year 2014, Shraddha teamed up with director Mohit Suri for the second time for the thriller ‘Ek Villian’ in which she sang a song named “Galliyan”. She plays the role of a terminally ill wife who is murdered by a serial killer. This film grossed ₹ 100 Crore and was a hit. Then, she was cast in Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Haider’ in which she played the role of a journalist, Arshia alongside Shahid Kapoor and Tabu. In the same year, Shraddha Kapoor shook her leg to an item song for the movie ‘Ungli’.
In 2015, Shraddha was cast in the dance film ‘ABCD 2’, in which she played the role of a hip-hop dancer who participates in hip-hop competitions along with Suresh Mukund, played by Varun Dhawan. During the filming, she got to learn a variety of dance moves under the guidance of well-known choreographers Remo D’Souza and Prabhu Deva. This movie was her highest grossing release and her second 100 Crore Film.
In the year 2016, she starred in the blockbuster movie ‘Baaghi’ opposite Tiger Shroff, which is a story about two rebellious lovers, for the film, she had practiced Kalaripayattu, a martial art from South India and along with co-star Tiger Shroff had performed all the stunts by herself without using ropes or harnesses. This film also made more than ₹100 Crore worldwide. She was seen in a cameo role in the film ‘A Flying Jatt’, which starred Tiger Shroff and Gaurav Pandey. As the year came to an end, Shraddha was seen in ‘Rock On 2’ alongside Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal and Prachi Desai. Her character was that of an introvert girl who has an estranged relationship with her father. She received vocal training by Samantha Edwards and portrayed a rock singer in the film.
In the year 2017, Shraddha Kapoor was reunited with her ‘Aashiqui 2’ star Aditya Roy Kapoor for the movie ‘Ok Jaanu’, which is a remake of Tamil romantic drama directed by Mani Ratnam titled ‘O Kadhal Kanmani’. Then, she was seen opposite Arjun Kapoor in Chetan Bhagat’s romantic drama ‘Half Girlfriend’, which was produced by Mohit Suri and garnered ₹90 Crore worldwide.
Shraddha Kapoor later acted in Apoorva Lakhia’s ‘Haseena Parkar’, in which she portrayed the role of Dawood Ibrahim’s sister Haseena Parkar. Shraddha Kapoor's brother, Siddhanth Kapoor played the role of the underworld don, Dawood Ibrahim. After the release of the poster and trailer, ‘Haseena Parkar’ look caught the fancy of movie buffs. The movie didn't get a positive response from critics and audience and ended up as an average grosser.
An upcoming movie of Shraddha Kapoor that all are eagerly waiting for is ‘Saaho’, an action-packed multilingual drama, in which she will be seen opposite the sensational ‘Baahubali’ star, Prabhas. She has also been signed up for Saina Nehwal’s biopic film ‘Saina’ directed by Amol Gupte. She will also be seen in ‘Dhadkan 2’ opposite Fawad Khan and Sooraj Pancholi.
Besides acting, Shraddha Kapoor has lent her vocals to a few songs.
Year Movie Song 2014 'Ek Villian' "Galliyan" 2014 'Haider' "Do Jahaan" 2015 'ABCD 2' "Bezubaan Phir Se" 2016 'Baaghi' "Sab Tera" 2016 'Rock On 2' "Tere Mere Dil" 2016 'Rock On 2' "Rock On Revisited" 2016 'Rock On 2' "Udja Re" 2016 'Rock On 2' "Woh Jahaan" 2017 'Half Girlfriend' "Phir Bhi Tumko Chaahungi"
Shraddha Kapoor sets the stage on fire at stage shows and concerts. She has walked the ramp for various fashion designers and brands including Lakme’. She was also the cover girl for various magazines like Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Verve, etc.
Shraddha Kapoor Awards
In her eight-year long career, Shraddha Kapoor has won several awards, the first award is for the movie ‘Teen Patti’ and went on to win awards and praise for her acting and singing skills.
Year Movie Category Award 2010 'Teen Patti' Favourite Promising Actor (Female) Lion Gold Awards 2012 'Luv Ka The End' Best Actress Stardust Awards 2013 'Aashiqui 2' Fresh Face of the Year Hello! Hall of Fame Awards 2013 'Aashiqui 2' Best Romantic Couple Big Star Entertainment Awards 2014 'Aashiqui 2' New Heartthrob Film Actor in Lead Role-Female Lions Gold Awards 2014 'Aashiqui 2' Jodi No. 1 (along with Aditya Roy Kapoor) Screen Awards 2014 'Aashiqui 2' Jodi of the Year (along with Aditya Roy Kapoor) Star Guild Awards 2015 'Ek Villain' Best Celebrity Singer of the Year Global Indian Music Academy Awards 2015 ''Ek Villain' Brand Visionary of the Year (Female) IAA Leadership Awards 2015 'Ek Villain' Star Plus Shining Superstar Star Guild Awards 2016 'ABCD 2' Hindustan times Most Stylish Youth Icon Award Hindustan Times Most Stylish 2016 2017 'Baaghi' Hindustand Times Most Stylish Reader's Choice Awards Winner (Female) Hindustan Times Most Stylish 2017 2017 'Rock On 2' Navbharat Times Most Stylish Youth Icon Navbharat Times Most Stylish 2017
Shraddha Kapoor Favourites
Shraddha Kapoor Favourites Food Maharashtrian Orange Fish Curry with rice, Spicy Salmon Sushi Drink Ghar ki Chai Color Purple, Yellow Actor Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Nutan Movie Pyaasa, Titanic, The Notebook Song With the Sunshine by Ocean Drive Book Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts Holiday Spot Paris
Shraddha Kapoor Business
Shraddha Kapoor Education
Shraddha Kapoor pursued her schooling from Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai initially and later shifted to American School of Bombay at the age of 15. She used to participate in dance competitions,
soccerand handball because these games were challenging for her. Shraddha went on to join Boston University to study psychology but left in firstyear after she was viewed on Facebook by producer Ambika Hinduja, who offered her a role in the movie ‘Teen Patti’. She rejected an offer by Salman Khan to act in films when she was 16 years old as she considered herself to be studious.
Shraddha Kapoor Endorsements
Shraddha Kapoor is the brand ambassador of several products like Lakme’ Sun Expert, Lakme’ Lip Love Lip Care, Lakme’ Enrich Lip Crayon, Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color, Veet, and Vogue eyewear. She has endorsed for Lipton Green Tea, Vaseline Healthy White, Titan Raga, Dulux paints, hair colour brand Wella, Nirvana diamond jewellery and Jewelsouk diamond jewellery.
Shraddha Kapoor Trivia & Facts
- Shraddha Kapoor is afraid of lightning
- She has a celebrity crush on Johnny Depp and Hrithik Roshan
- She loves raw food especially the Japanese food
- When her father, Shakti Kapoor used to come home in a filmy attire, Shraddha Kapoor used to think her father possessed supernatural powers
- Shraddha Kapoor wanted to be a part of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film ‘My Friend Pinto’, she was also selected for the auditions but because ‘Teen Patti’ didn’t do well at the box office, Shraddha Kapoor was replaced by Kalki Koechlin. According to a report, she cried for three days because of this incident
- Shraddha Kapoor believes in superstitions. She says the films that her father, Shakti Kapoor watches in Delhi become a hit; the same happened with ‘Aashiqui 2’, ‘Haider’ and ‘Ek Villian’
- Chocolates and cupcakes are the weaknesses of the ‘Aashiqui 2’ actress
- Shraddha Kapoor can speak like a pro in British and Russian languages
- She scored 95% in her 12th standard
- Shraddha Kapoor is a certified scuba diver and has a pet dog named Shyloh
- She was quoted as “one of the most wanted names” in the Bollywood industry by Bollywood Hungama
- The Indian edition of FHM gave her fifth position in the world’s sexiest actresses in 2013 and in the next year, she was positioned sixth
- In 2016, she was ranked second in the McAfee’s most searched celebrity’s poll. She was the seventh most desirable woman according to the Times of India in 2014-2015
- In 2016, Forbes magazine recognized her as one of the most successful Asians under the age of 30. She also became the third most followed Indian actress on Instagram with 10 million followers
- She is known for her dressing sense, owing to this, The Times of India called her a style icon
- In 2016, she was known to be one of the highest paid Bollywood actresses with a total earning of ₹ 50 million
Shraddha Kapoor Social Service
Shraddha Kapoor has lent her support for various charitable organizations like Mann, Akshaya Patra etc. Mann is an NGO which aims to help the children who need attention due to Down syndrome, Autism, and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder etc. Akshaya Patra is an NGO, which provides school lunch to 1.6 million children in 13,308 schools across 12 states in India.
Shraddha Kapoor Affairs
Shraddha Kapoor and Tiger Shroff were classmates and both of them admitted that they had a crush on one another but neither of them proposed. She was rumoured to be in a relationship with her ‘Aashiqui 2’ star, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar.
Shraddha Kapoor Controversies
- She had posed for a snap in shorts whose length was indecent according to Pakistani media. Eventually, she photo-shopped the picture to pair the shorts with black leggings.
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