Sonam Kapoor Bio, Age, Family, Height, Husband, Net Worth, Facts

Sonam Kapoor
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Sonam Kapoor is an acclaimed actress in Indian cinema, who predominantly appears in Bollywood films. She has several hit movies to her credit including Raanjhanaa, Sanju, Veere Di Wedding, and Neerja. She won her first National Award for her performance in the biopic Neerja in 2016, which also earned her a Filmfare Award. Known for her outspoken personality in the Bollywood circle, she is one of the highest-paid actresses and Bollywood’s most fashionable celebrities. She is also a celebrity endorser for brands and products. Besides being a brilliant student in school, she has also excelled in sports activities. Kapoor is often seen playing rugby, and basketball in school and she is a trained Kathak, classical music, and Latin dancer. She is married to the businessman Anand Ahuja, with whom she has a son. Here’s everything you need to know about the actress Sonam Kapoor.

Sonam Kapoor Biography

Sonam Kapoor was born on the 9th of June 1985, in Chembur, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. According to her birthday, she is 39 years old as of 2024.

Birth NameSonam Anil Kapoor
NicknameSσηα, Sσηz
Date of BirthJune 9, 1985
Place of BirthChembur, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Age39 years old
Sun SignGemini
ProfessionActress, Model
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseAnand Ahuja
ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra, India

Family and Education

Sonam Kapoor is the oldest daughter of actor and producer Anil Kapoor and Sunita Kapoor, who is a former model and designer. She has two younger siblings – Rhea and Harshvardhan Kapoor, both are film producers. Her paternal cousins are actors Arjun Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, and Mohit Marwah, and her maternal second cousin is actor Ranveer Singh.

Sonam studied and graduated from Arya Vidya Mandir School in Juhu. She then enrolled at the United World College of South East Asia in Singapore where she studied Theatre and Arts. Kapoor obtained a degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Mumbai through a distance program. She also attended the University of East London and graduated with a degree in Economics.

Sonam Kapoor Husband

Sonam Kapoor married her longtime boyfriend and businessman Anand Ahuja on May 9, 2018, in a traditional Sikh ceremony in Mumbai. On March 21, 2022, she announced on Instagram that she was expecting her first child with her husband. She gave birth to her son, Vayu, on August 20, 2022.

Her past relationships include Sahir Berry, a businessman and model, and film director Punit Malhotra.

Physical Statistics

HeightFeet – 5 feet 9.5 inches
Centimeters – 177 cm
Meters – 1.7 m
WeightKilograms – 57 kg
Pounds – 126 lbs
Body Measurements34-25-35
Body BuildSlim
Body ShapeHourglass
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack
Shoe Size9 (US)
Dress Size6 (US)

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

Sonam Kapoor made her on-screen debut with the 2007 Hindi film Saawariya for which he received a Filmfare Award nomination for the best female debut.

She had her first commercial success with the 2010 Hindi film, I Hate Luv Storys.

Television Debut

She was featured on Koffee With Karan with actress Deepika Padukone.

Brand Endorsements

L’Oreal cosmetics, Colgate, Electrolux, Lux, Mont Blanc, Oppo Mobile, Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. and Signature


  • National Film Awards (Special Mention) – 2017.
  • She is a great supporter of LGBT rights in India.
  • Brand ambassador for the Elle Breast Cancer Campaign.
  • Next Generation: Asia Class by The Hollywood Reporter in 2009 (First Indian actress to appear on the list).
  • 100 most influential women on Twitter by The Huffington Post in 2015.
  • Bollywood’s Best Dressed Actresses by in 2012 and 2013.
  • Most Desirable Woman by Times of Indian in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
  • World’s Sexiest Asian Women by UK magazine Eastern Eye from 2011 to 2014.
  • Celebrity 100 List by Forbes Indian in 2012 and 2013
  • Woman of the Year by the men’s magazine GQ India in 2013
  • Indian ambassador for international cosmetics manufacturer L’Oréal.

Sonam Kapoor Net Worth

As of 2024, Sonam Kapoor’s net worth is estimated to be $13 million. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in Bollywood and is listed among the high-profile A-list actresses. Since her childhood, she has lived a luxurious life.

Kapoor owns a BMW 7 Series Luxury Saloon and an Audi Q7. Sonam lives in a luxury house along with her parents at 7th Road of the Ville Parle Scheme, in Juhu, Mumbai which is estimated to be worth Rs 25 crore.

Favorite Things

  • Food – Chaat
  • Restaurants – Gajalee, Radio Club, The Pantry, Arya Bhavan, The Table, Hakkasan, in Mumbai; Bengal Sweet House, Parathewaali Galli (an Area), in Delhi; Angelina in Paris
  • Book – Emma (By Jane Austen published in 1815), Atlas Shrugged (By Ayn Rand published in 1957)
  • Movies – Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Virasat (1997), Lamhe (1991), Pukar (2000), Devdas (2002), Titanic (1997)
  • Actors – Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling, Johnny Depp
  • Actresses – Waheeda Rehman, Meena Kumari, Priyanka Chopra, Rani Mukerji, Madhuri Dixit, Monica Belluci, Monore Audrey
  • Director – Sanjay Leela Bhansali
  • Songs – Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaye, Raat Kali Ek Khwab Mein Aaye
  • Band – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • Brands – Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Dior
  • Holiday Destination – Rome, New York, Paris, London
  • Color – White
  • Author – Jane Austen

Sonam Kapoor Facts

She worked as a waitress in a Mexican Restaurant while she pursued theatre and arts in Singapore. But, she was fired after 4 days.

Sonam Kapoor worked as assistant director for the movie Black (2005) directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali before becoming a popular actress.

She used to be stout and weighed around 90 kg and had to shed 35 kg for her debut film.

Sonam wanted to become a director and writer, but Bhansali convinced her to do films and launched her in his first film, Saawariya. He waited around 1.5 years to cast her in films.

She can speak fluently in five languages – Hindi, English, Punjabi, Urdu, Sindhi, and Marathi.

She has been described by the media as a style icon for having a great sense of styling cues.

Kapoor has vowed that she would never be an actor.

She was included in Forbes India’s “Celebrity 100” list in 2012 and 2013.

Sonam Kapoor suffered acrophobia while she was a teen, she got over it by going skydiving in New Zealand.

Her first boyfriend was a Dutch.

She once had a tongue piercing but had to remove it for her debut film. Apart from that, she has two tattoos.

She headlined Shome Makhija’s crime thriller film, Blind, starring Purab Kohli, Vinay Pathak, and Lillete Dubey. The film was released on Jio Cinema on July 7, 2023.