Name: Shraddha Kapoor
Birthday: 3rd March 1987
Marital status: Unmarried
Awards: Screen Award for Best Actress, Star Guild Award for Jodi of the Year (along with Aditya Roy Kapoor), BIG Star Entertainment Award for Best Romantic Couple, and Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards India for Favourite Movie Actress
Trivia: Shraddha Kapoor quit college to pursue acting.
She has astraphobia which is a fear of lightning and thunder.
Her favourite film of her father is Andaz Apna Apna.
Shraddha Kapoor Biography
Known for her beautiful smile, Shraddha Kapoor features in the list of most popular and highest-paid actress in India. She is also one of the most followed Indian actresses on Instagram. From her super-successful romantic drama Aashiqui 2 to the critically acclaimed Haider, Shraddha Kapoor has worked on films from across different genres.
Shraddha Kapoor was born and raised in Mumbai. She descends from a family that are all part of Indian cinema. Her father is Shakti Kapoor who is also a famous Bollywood actor and her mother is Shivangi Kapoor. Her elder brother is Siddhanth Kapoor, another Bollywood actor. Shraddha is also the great niece of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar and Meena Khadikar.
She made her actinf debut in 2010 drama Teen Patti, alongside with a few big names in cinema: Amitabh Bachchan, Ben Kingsley and R. Madhavan. Though the film received negative reviews, her performance was appreciated. She was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut, even though the film failed to do well at the box office.
Kapoor went on to sign a three-film deal with Yash Raj Films. The first movie that she did was the 2011 teen comedy Luv Ka The End with Taaha Shah. Again, the film underperformed at the box office but received mixed reviews from the critics. Shraddha’s performance received a positive review from the critics. She received the Stardust Searchlight Award for Best Actress for this movie.
She was offered her next film, Auranzeb, from the three-film deal with the production company. However, she signed on to Vishesh Film’s Aashiqui 2 while cancelling the contract with Yash Raj Films. Kapoor found her breakthrough role in Mohit Suri’s romantic musical drama Aashiqui 2 which is a sequel to the 1990 film Aashiqui.
The film became a major box office hit and earned a huge global revenue. For her role, Kapoor received several nomination in the Best Actress category including one at the Filmfare Awards. She also guest starred in the romantic comedy Gori Tere Pyaar Mein alongside with Imran Khan.
Shraddha reunited with Suri for the thriller Ek Villain. The was generally perceived to be a copy of the Korean film I Saw the Devil even though the director claimed it to be original. The film became a major commercial success. Her second release in that year was Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider which is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The film was critically acclaimed and Kapoor received a positive reaction for her role. She also performed in an item number in Karan Johar produced thriller film Ungli.
In 2015, Kapoor played a role in the a sequel to the dance film ABCD: Any Body Can Dance or ABCD 2. She learned different genres of dance form from famous choreographers Prabhudeva and Remo D’Souza. The film set to become her most widely seen film. In 2016, she featured in the action drama Baaghi alongside with Tiger Shroff. For her role she learned Kalaripayattu, a form of martial art originating in South India. The film performed well commercially.
The streak of delivering commercially successful films one after the other ended for Shraddha Kapoor. In 2016 she played a role in the rock musical drama Rock On 2, a sequel to 2008’s Rock On!!. To prepare for her role she spent time reading books in isolation and undertook vocal training under the singer Samantha Edwards. Rock On 2 didn’t do well and Kapoor’s performance was disliked from the critics.
In 2017, Shraddha Kapoor starred in Shaad Ali’s romantic drama Ok Jaanu which reunited her with Aditya Roy Kapur. It is a remake of Tamil romantic drama O Kadhal Kanmani which also didn’t do well. Her next film was Half Girlfriend which was based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel of the same name. The film did bad and received negative reviews from critics.
Kapoor also appeared in Apoorva Lakhia’s Haseena Parkar in 2017. This film is a biopic of terrorist Dawood Ibrahim’s sister who ran a crime ring of her own. The film met with negative reviews adding to her list of underperformed films at the box office.
In 2018, Shraddha starred opposite to Rajkumar Rao in the comedy horror film Stree which is based on the Nale Ba legend. The film received postivie reviews from the critics and emerged as Kapoor’s highest-grossing release. In the same year, Kapoor starred in Batti Gul Meter Chalo, next to Shahid Kapoor.
The filming of Batti Gul Meter Chalo was marred with dispute when the production company failed to remunerate the crew. The production resumed after Bhushan Kumar took over the project. However, the film and Shraddha’s performance didn’t receive positive reviews from the critics.
Shraddha Kapoor was committed to star in a biopic on the badminton player Saina Nehwal but after the filming began, Kapoor opted out to the project due to conflicts with scheduling. In 2019, she played the leading role opposite to Prabhas in Sujeeth’s trilingual action film Saaho which beame one of the most expensive Indian films to be produced. However, only the Hindi version of the film was a commercial success.
Her next release was Nitesh Tiwari’s Chhichhore, co-starring Sushant Singh Rajput. The film grossed worldwide and emerged as one of her most successful works. She began 2020 with reuniting with Varun Dhawan in the dance film Street Dancer 3D. The film did not perform well commercially. Kapoor then reteamed with Schroff in the third instalment of Baaghi which underperformed commercially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Even after a rocky career with many ups and downs, Shraddha Kapoor has been able to make a name for herself due to her many spectacular roles. She will next star alongside with Ranbir Kapoor in Luv Ranjan’s untitled project and in Nikhil Dwivedi’s trilogy film. She is also set to appear in a double role in ChaalBaaz in London which is a remake of 1989’s slapstick fim ChaalBaaz.