Shraddha Kapoor

Shraddha Kapoor (born 3 March 1989) is an Indian film actress and singer who works in Bollywood films. The daughter of actor Shakti Kapoor, she began her acting career with a brief role in the 2010 heist film Teen Patti, and followed it with her first leading role in the teen drama Luv Ka The End (2011). Kapoor received a Filmfare Award for Best Actress nomination for her breakthrough role in the romantic drama Aashiqui 2 (2013) and portrayed the Ophelia character in Haider (2014), an adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet. Kapoor's biggest commercial successes are the thriller Ek Villain (2014) and the dance film ABCD 2 (2015).
Born 3 March 1989 (age 27)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actress, Singer
Costume designer
Years active 2010–present
Parent Shakti Kapoor (father)
Shivangi Kolhapure Kapoor (mother)
Early life and background
Kapoor was born and raised in Mumbai into a mixed ethnic family. On her father's side, Kapoor is of Punjabi descent, and on her mother's side, she is of predominantly Marathi ancestry. She has said that she went through a tomboyish phase as a child. Kapoor's family members, including her father Shakti Kapoor and mother Shivangi Kapoor, her elder brother Siddhanth Kapoor, her two aunts Padmini Kolhapure and Tejaswini Kolhapure are actors in films.
She did her schooling at Jamnabai Narsee School and then enrolled in the American School of Bombay. While there she played soccer and handball competitively as she believed these games were challenging. Later, she went to Boston University, but subsequently left to appear in her debut film after she was seen on Facebook by producer Ambika Hinduja, who cast her for a role in Teen Patti. Kapoor was trained as a singer since her childhood as her maternal grandfather and mother are classical singers and later marked her singing debut in the 2014 romantic track Galliyan.
Career
Kapoor made her acting debut in the 2010 drama Teen Patti alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Ben Kingsley and R. Madhavan. She played the role of a college girl. The film received generally negative reviews though her performance was better received.
Preeti Arora writing for Rediff.com stated that "[t]hough a bit raw, she has a lot of potential." Nikhat Kazmi reviewed: "Shraddha Kapoor makes an interesting debut as the edgy youngster who sheds her specs for sleaze, with alacrity." Kapoor was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut, but the film failed to do well at the box-office.
After her debut, she signed a three-film deal with Yash Raj Films and featured in their 2011 teen comedy Luv Ka The End with Taaha Shah. Kapoor portrayed the lead role of a teenage student who plots against her boyfriend after he cheats on her. The film underperformed at the box office and received mixed reviews from critics. However, Kapoor's performance received a positive critical reception. Taran Adarsh wrote: ″Shraddha is a revelation, catching you unaware with a confident performance. She's electrifying in the sequence when she breaks down after getting to know the true intentions of her lover.″ Komal Nahta added: ″Shraddha Kapoor does well. She performs very confidently and impresses in her second film.″ For her performance, Kapoor received the Stardust Searchlight Award for Best Actress. Kapoor was subsequently offered the lead female role in Aurangzeb as a part of her deal with Yash Raj Films. However, she signed on to Vishesh Films' Aashiqui 2 instead, thereby cancelling the three-film contract with Yash Raj Films.
In 2013, Kapoor found her breakthrough role in Mohit Suri's romantic musical drama Aashiqui 2, the sequel to the 1990 film Aashiqui. She was cast as Aarohi Keshav Shirke, a small-town bar singer who becomes a successful playback artist with the help of a popular male singer (played by Aditya Roy Kapur). The film was a major box office success with a global revenue of ₹1.09 billion (US$16 million). Film critic Anupama Chopra called Kapoor a "real triumph" and added that her "porcelain face has a haunting vulnerability." However, Vinayak Chakravorty of India Today wrote that she "looks pretty [though] fails to add [...] spark." Kapoor received several nominations in the Best Actress category, including one at the Filmfare Awards.[26] That year, she also appeared in a guest appearance for the romantic comedy Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, playing the fiancée of Imran Khan's character.
 
 
 
 
 
Other work
In addition to acting in films, Kapoor has supported charitable organisations, performed for stage shows and sang in her films. In 2011, she walked the ramps of Lakme Fashion Week and India International Jewellery Week. In late 2013, she performed in a fundraising event organized by STAR India.
She has been the brand ambassador of several products, including Lakmé, Veet, and Lipton. In 2013, Bollywood Hungama, named her "one of the most wanted names" in the advertising industry. In March 2015, Kapoor launched her own line of clothing for women, named Imara, in association with Amazon.com.
Kapoor established herself as one of the most popular celebrities in India according to Google Trends she ranked at number 7 in 2013 and at number 8 in 2014 among the ″Top 10 Bollywood actresses″. In late 2013, a poll conducted by FHM India ranked Kapoor at position five on ″100 Sexiest Women In The World 2013″. She also rated at number 6 in ″India's Most searched celebrities in 2014″ poll which was held by McAfee.

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