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Shraddha Kapoor - Shraddha Kapoor

Indian film actress and singer

Shraddha Kapoor (Born March 3, 1987 in India) is an Indian actress and singer who works in Hindi-language films. She is featured on the lists of the most popular and highest paid actresses in India and one of the most visited Indian actresses on Instagram. She was featured in Forbes India Star 100's list since 2014 and has been featured by Forbes Asia in their 30 under 30 list 2016.

As the daughter of actor Shakti Kapoor, she began her acting career with a short role in the robbery film Teen Patti off in 2010 and followed her with her first lead role in the teen drama Luv Ka The End (2011). Kapoor received widespread recognition as a singer in the commercially successful romantic drama Aashiqui 2 (2013), for which she received a Filmfare Award nomination for best actress. The following year she portrayed a character based on Ophelia in Vishal Bhardwaj's critically acclaimed drama Haider (2014), an adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet . Kapoor established himself with leading roles in the romantic thriller Ek Villain (2014), the dance drama ABCD 2 (2015) and the action drama Baaghi (2016). After a string of poorly received films, her top-grossing releases came with comedy horror Stree (2018), the action thriller Saaho (2019) and the comedy drama Chhichhore (2019).

As well as starring in films, Kapoor has sung some of her movie songs as well. She is the prominent endorser for various brands and products. In 2015 she launched her own clothing line and in 2021 it was merged with the carbonated drink Shunya.

Early life and background

Kapoor with her father Shakti Kapoor, who appeared in a cameo in her debut film.

Kapoor was born and raised in Mumbai. On her father's side, Kapoor is of Punjabi descent, and on her mother's side, she is of Marathi and Konkani descent. Her maternal grandfather, Pandharinath Kolhapure (the nephew of Deenanath Mangeshkar), was from Kolhapur and her maternal grandmother was from Panaji, Goa. In an interview with the Hindustan Times, Kapoor revealed that she was raised a Marathi because her maternal relatives lived in Maharashtra. She has said that she went through a wild period as a child and considered herself strong, which is why she purposely fought with boys.

Kapoor's family members include her father Shakti Kapoor and mother Shivangi Kapoor, her older brother Siddhanth Kapoor, her two aunts Padmini Kolhapure and Tejaswini Kolhapure are all actors in Indian cinema. She is the great niece of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Meena Khadikar, Usha Mangeshkar and Hridaynath Mangeshkar. Kapoor came from a family of actors and wanted to be an actress from a young age. In her parents' clothes she rehearsed film dialogues and danced to Bollywood songs in front of the mirror. She also accompanied her father to various filming locations in her childhood. While filming David Dhawan, Kapoor befriended actor Varun Dhawan to play with and they held a torch pretending to be a camera while providing each other with lines of film, and they also danced to Govinda's film Lieder.

Kapoor graduated from Jamnabai Narsee School and moved to the American School of Bombay at the age of 15, where she was a schoolmate with actress Athiya Shetty and actor Tiger Shroff. In an interview with The Times of India, Shetty revealed that they had all taken part in dance competitions. Believed to be competitive by the age of 17, Kapoor played soccer and handball as she found these games challenging. When Kapoor and Shroff were interviewed by the Hindustan Times in 2016, they admitted they had a crush on each other at school but never suggested each other.

Kapoor then enrolled at Boston University to study psychology, but she left it in her freshman year to appear in her debut film after being seen on Facebook by producer Ambika Hinduja, who she was in for a role in Teen Patti occupied . In an interview with Filmfare magazine, Shakti Kapoor revealed that Kapoor was barely 16 when she was offered her first film by Salman Khan after seeing one of her school performances, but she turned the proposal down when she wanted to become a psychologist. Kapoor has been trained as a singer since childhood as her maternal grandfather and mother are classical singers.


Acting debut, fights, and breakthrough (2010-2016)

Kapoor made her acting debut in the drama Teen Patti 2010 alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Ben Kingsley and R. Madhavan. She played the role of a college girl. The film received generally negative reviews, although its performance was better received. Preeti Arora, who wrote for Rediff.com, stated, "While it's a bit raw, it has a lot of potential." Nikhat Kazmi commented: "Shraddha Kapoor makes an interesting debut as the nervous young woman who quickly takes off her glasses because of laziness." Kapoor was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut, but the film didn't do well at the box office. After her debut, she signed a three-film deal with Yash Raj Films and starred in her 2011 teen comedy Luv Ka The End with Taaha Shah. Kapoor portrayed the lead role of a teenage student plotting against her boyfriend after cheating on her. The film underperformed at the box office and received mixed reviews from critics. However, Kapoor's performance was received positively and critically. Taran Adarsh ​​wrote, "Shraddha is a revelation that subconsciously catches you with a confident performance. It is electrifying in the sequence when she breaks down after learning the true intentions of her lover." Kapoor received the Stardust Searchlight Award for best actress for her performance. As part of her contract with Yash Raj Films, Kapoor subsequently starred in Aurangzeb offered. However, she signed with Aishiqui instead 2 from Vishesh Films, terminating the three-film deal with Yash Raj Films.

In 2013, Kapoor found her breakthrough role in Mohit Suri's romantic musical drama Aashiqui 2 , the continuation of the film Aashiqui out the year 1990. She was cast as Aarohi Keshav Shirke, a small town bar singer who becomes a successful rendering artist with the help of a popular singer (played by Aditya Roy Kapur). The film was a huge box office hit with worldwide sales of ₹ 1.09 billion (US $ 15 million). Film critic Anupama Chopra described Kapoor as a "real triumph" and added that her "porcelain face has a haunting vulnerability". Vinayak Chakravorty by India Today however, wrote that it "looks pretty, [but] doesn't [...] add a spark". Kapoor received several nominations for Best Actress, including one for the Filmfare Awards. That year she also appeared in a guest appearance for the romantic comedy Gori Tere Pyaar Mein up and played the fiancée of Imran Khan's character.

Kapoor next met with Suri for the thriller Ek Villain (2014), for whom she also sang the song "Galliyan". The film tells the story of a hardened criminal (played by Sidharth Malhotra), whose terminally ill wife (played by Kapoor) is brutally murdered by a serial killer. The film has been widely considered plagiarized from the Korean film I Saw the Devil even though Suri claimed it was an original film. In her review, Raedita named Tandon von Filmfare the film a "grainy, gripping thriller" and stated that Kapoor was a revelation in it. The film eventually emerged as a major commercial hit with domestic sales of over ₹ 1 billion (US $ 14 million). Her second release that year was Vishal Bhardwaj's critically acclaimed drama Haider , an adaptation of William Shakespeare s' Hamlet , Sentence in the Kashmiri conflict of 1995. She played the Ophelia-based character, a journalist named Arshia, opposite Shahid Kapoor and Tabu. The critic Kusumita Das, who for Deccan Chronicle wrote , praised Kapoor's efforts to capture the varied nuances of her character, noting that her portrayal was "surprisingly composed". Also that year Kapoor played an article number in the thriller produced by Karan Johar Ungli .

In 2015, Kapoor starred in a sequel to the dance film ABCD: Any Body Can Dance with the title ABCD 2 the role of a hip-hop dancer participating in an international hip-hop competition with her childhood friend, Suresh Mukund (Essayed) by Varun Dhawan). In preparation for her role, she learned different genres of dance form from the choreographers Prabhudeva and Remo D'Souza. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures, the film grossed ₹ 1.57 billion (US $ 22 million) worldwide - the most widely seen film at that point.

Kapoor at an event for Baaghi in 2016

Kapoor started 2016 with Tiger Shroffs Love interest in the action drama Baaghi about a pair of rebellious lovers against the backdrop of a martial arts school. The role required that she practice Kalaripayattu (a martial art originating in southern India). Shubhra Gupta by The Indian Express thought her character in it was out of date, but thought she played the romance and action sequences "well enough". The film did well in commerce, grossing ₹ 1.26 billion (US $ 18 million).

Commercial Battles (2016-2017)

Kapoor's final version in 2016 was the rock musical drama Rock On 2 , a sequel from 2008 Rock On !! . It was cast alongside Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal and Prachi Desai. She played the role of Jiah Sharma, an introverted singer and keyboardist who has a negligible relationship with her father. In preparation she read books in isolation and completed a vocal training with the singer Samantha Edwards. Namrata Joshi from The Hindu disliked the film and viewed Kapoor's performance as "confidently meek and submissive". Rock On 2 failed to recoup its £ 450 million (US $ 6.3 million) investment. In 2017, Kapoor starred in Shaad Ali's romantic drama Ok Jaanu die Main role and met again with Aditya Roy Kapur. The film is a remake of Mani Ratnam's Tamil romantic drama O Kadhal Kanmani and was produced by Karan Johar under the banner of Dharma Productions. Kapoor appeared next in the romance Half girlfriend where she was with Arjun Kapoor. It was based on Chetan Bhagat's novel of the same name and brought her back together with director Mohit Suri. In a review of the latter film, NDTV's Raja Sen considered it an "absurdly stupid romance" and criticized Kapoor as "flashy and insignificant". Later in 2017, Kapoor appeared in Apoorva Lakhia's Haseena Parkar Owning a biopic of Terror Dawood Ibrahim's sister who ran a crime ring from her. Kapoor played the title role alongside her brother Siddhanth Kapoor, who was investigating Ibrahim's character. The film received negative reviews; Anna MM Vetticad from Firstpost considered Kapoor's performance "as boring as the script", adding that "it tries to look mature and threatening, but the effort shows too much". None of her 2017 releases did well at the box office.

Establish yourself as a leading actress (2018-2020)

Kapoor starred alongside Rajkummar Rao in the comedy horror film Stree (2018). Based on the Nale Ba legend, the film showed her as a mysterious, nameless woman who falls in love with Rao's character. The critic Saibal Chatterjee took note of the feminist subtext of the film and found Kapoor "appropriately icy as the enigmatic woman". Rajeev Masand said she "blends in well as a seductive outsider with an air of mystery around her". With gross income of over ₹ 1.7 billion (US $ 24 million), Stree originated as their highest single-player release on this point. In the same year, Kapoor worked with Shahid Kapoor in Batti Gul Meter Chalu , a social problem film about electricity problems in rural India. She agreed to the project based on the social message she found in the script. The shooting was controversial when the studio KriArj Entertainment did not remunerate the crew. After a short break, production resumed after Bhushan Kumar took over the project. Charu Thakur wrote for India Today and noted that Kapoor "has a long way to go in terms of her acting skills".

Kapoor had committed to star in a biography of badminton player Saina Nehwal, directed by Amole Gupte. After filming for a few days, she turned down the project, citing a planning conflict. She began in 2019 with the lead role opposite Prabhas in Sujeeth's trilingual action film Saaho . Budgeted at ₹ 3.5 billion (US $ 49 million), it is one of the most expensive Indian films produced. In a damning rating for Mid day , Mayank Shekhar dismissed her role as "rather pale and pointless". The Tamil and Telugu versions of the film didn't perform well, but the Hindi version was a commercial success. Her next film release was Nitesh Tiwari's Chhichhore , a comedy drama about college life co-starred Sushant Singh Rajput. Udita Jhunjhunwala from Mint described it as a "lively homage to life in the youth hostel" and added that "Kapoor delivers a moving and personable performance in spite of a sketchy role". Grossing over ₹ 2 billion (US $ 28 million) worldwide, the film emerged as one of their most successful.

Kapoor started the new decade by reuniting with Dhawan in dance film Street Dancer 3D (2020), which Namrata Joshi described as a "compilation of indistinguishable performances". It wasn't doing well commercially. She then got involved with Shroff in the spiritual sequel Baaghi 3 teamed up . Commercially, it stayed below average as theaters closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Upcoming projects

Alongside Ranbir Kapoor, Kapoor will star in Luv Ranjan's as-yet-unnamed project and in Nikhil Dwivedi's trilogy, in which she will play the role of a shape-shifting snake. She is also said to have a dual role in the remake of the 1989 slapstick film ChaalBaaz Playing ChaalBaaz in London .

Different work and media image

In addition to appearing in films, Kapoor has supported nonprofits, performed on stage shows, and sung in their films. She has also attended Lakme Fashion Week for various fashion designers and has been the cover model for several magazines. Kapoor is brand ambassador for several products including Lakmé, Veet, Lipton, Marico 's Hair & Care and many others. Bollywood Hungama called them "one of the most wanted names" in the advertising industry. Later, in March 2015, she partnered with Amazon.com to launch her own line of clothing for women called Imara.

Kapoor has established himself as one of the most popular celebrities in India. In 2013 it was occupied by the Indian edition of FHM carried out Poll her fifth place in the list of the sexiest actresses in the world. In 2014, she ranked sixth and the following year she ranked second in McAfee's Most Wanted Celebrity Survey. Google Trends also noted that Kapoor is one of the Indian actresses searched between 2014 and 2015. Rediff.com put her in their listing of the Top 10 Bollywood 2014 Kapoor Actresses was placed seventh on The Times of India The ad's Most Desired Women in 2014 and 2015.In the Indian edition of the International Business Times Press, she was named fourth among top actresses in 2015 and Rediff.com named her top earner.

In 2016 she was dated Forbes Magazine recognized as one of the most successful Asians under 30 years of age. In the Indian edition of the magazine, she was listed on the annual Celebrity 100 list for total earnings of $ 1.3 million per year. That same year, she became the third most popular Indian actress on Instagram with a total of over 10 million followers. Kapoor has also gained recognition for her sense of dress. Various media have praised her sense of style and have been considered by several fashion designers for ramp walks. In 2016, she was named one of Bollywood's highest paid actresses with total earnings of ₹ 50 million (US $ 700,000) per film. In 2018 she was promoted by Eastern Eye Featured as one of the eight sexiest women in Bollywood. In 2020, Kapoor became the 3rd Most Popular Indian Celebrity on Instagram and she was named Hottest Vegetarian by Peta India.


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