Who is Shraddha Kapoor?
Shraddha Kapoor is an Indian actress and singer who gained worldwide fame for her starring role as Arohi Keshav Shirke in the 2013 romantic drama Aashiqui 2. In 2014, she appeared in a film adaption of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, playing the role of Arshia Lone in Vishal Bhardwaj’s critically acclaimed drama Haider. Her other notable acting credits include Ek Villain (2014), the dance drama ABCD 2 (2015), Baaghi (2016), and Stree (2018).
Shraddha was born on 3rd of March 1987, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She is currently 32 years old.
|Birth Name||Shraddha Kapoor|
|Nickname||Shraddha, Arohi, Chirkoot|
|Birthdate||March 3, 1987|
|Birthplace||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Profession||Actress, Fashion Designer, Singer, Lyricist|
Shraddha comes from a family of artists. She is the youngest child of actor Shakti Kapoor and Shivangi Kapoor (née Kohlapure). She has an older brother named Siddhanth Kapoor, who is an actor and assistant director. Actresses Padmini Kolhapure and Tejaswini Kolhapure are her aunts. She is of Punjabi descent on her father’s side and Marathi on her mother’s side.
Shraddha attended Jamnabai Narsee School, and at the age of 15, she moved to American School of Bombay. She then moved to the United States to study Psychology and subsequently enrolled in Boston University, but she dropped out in her freshman year to pursue a career in acting. In school, her alumni are actress Athiya Shetty and actor Tiger Shroff.
Shraddha Kapoor is in a relationship with actor Aditya Roy Kapur from 2012. The two started dating during the filming of Aashiqui 2, in which she played Aditya’s love interest.
She previously dated Indian businessman Vanraj Zaveri for over 5 years. They both were childhood friends and the reason for their split is unknown.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 6 inches|
Centimeters – 168 cm
Meters – 1.68 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 54 kg|
Pounds – 119 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||7 (US) / 5 (UK)|
|Dress Size||4 (US) / 8 (UK)|
She made her onscreen debut with the 2010 Hindi film Teen Patti for which she was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
She was best known for her role Arohi Keshav Shirke in 2013 Bollywood romantic musical drama film Aashiqui 2.
Shraddha got her first major breakthrough with Mohit Suri’s romantic musical drama Aashiqui 2. Her performance as Aarohi Keshav Shirke was highly lauded by critics, describing her performance as “porcelain face has a haunting vulnerability”. The film was her first mainstream success and it grossed over US$15 million at the worldwide box office.
Some of her remarkable works include her roles in films such as Ek Villain, Haider, Baaghi, Rock On 2, and Ok Jaanu.
Her endorsement and television commercials include Lipton Tea and Lakme.
- Featured on the covers of elite magazines like Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Verve and others.
- World Sexiest Actress by FHM India (2013)
- Most Googled actress in 2014 and 2015
- Most Desirable Woman by The Times of India in 2014 and 2015.
- One of the most followed Indian actress on Instagram
Shraddha Kapoor Net worth
Shraddha Kapoor has a net worth of $7 million US dollars. Her main source of income comes from acting and singing portfolios and also makes big from endorsement deals. Her remuneration for a film sits somewhere between Rs 4 to 5 crore. She has her own clothing line for women called Imara which she launched in association with Amazon.
Being one of the highest-paid actresses in Bollywood, Shraddha Kapoor owns a Mercedes ML SUV worth Rs 92 lakh. The multi-talented actress is a big fan of watches and footwears, who has a huge collection of gold and silver watches and also has a collection of Jimmy Choo foot wears and Gucci perfumes. Shraddha lives along with her family in a sea facing luxury house near Juhu beach, Mumbai.
Shraddha Kapoor Favorites
- Food – Fish Curry, Rawa Fried Fish, Khow Suey, Jalebi
- Actors – Shakti Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Johnny Depp, Edward Norton
- Actress – Waheeda Rehman, Nutan, Padmini Kolhapure, Madhuri Dixit, Priyanka Chopra, Natalie Portman
- Movies – Pyaasa (1957), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Central Station (1998), The Godfather (1972), Monster (2003), Boys Don’t Cry (1999)
- Colors – Purple, Yellow
- Books – Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, Harry Potter (Literary Series) by J. K. Rowling
- Musician – Lady Gaga
Social Media Portfolio
Over the years, the budding actress has accumulated immense amount of fans on different social media. Follow her on:
- Facebook – ShraddhaKapoor
- Twitter – ShraddhaKapoor
- Instagram – shraddhakapoor
- Snapchat – @wanderlustmagic
Shraddha Kapoor Facts
Born in a family of actors and singers, Shraddha Kapoor had inclined towards acting since childhood. If not an actress, she would have been a Physiologist.
Hailing from a family of great Carnatic vocalists, Kapoor is an accomplished classical singer, who has crooned many songs in Bollywood.
Kapoor is half Punjabi and half Marathi, as her dad is of Punjabi descent, and on her mother’s side, she is of Marathi ancestry.
Besides acting, she is a handball and soccer player. She used to play handball and soccer at school whenever she finds herself time.
She was a tomboyish child in school.
Kapoor was supposed to debut in Salman Khan’s film but she firmly rejected the offer as she wanted to pursue psychology. She was only 16 that time.
Her grand-aunts are Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.
She is a celebrity endorser for beauty brand Lakme, and she had ramp walked the Lakme Fashion Week for various fashion designers.
In 2012, she had won “Stardust Searchlight Award For Best Actress” for the movie “Luv Ka The End”.
Shraddha Kapoor has appeared on the covers of world’s renowned magazines like Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Verve and many others.
She is the brand ambassador of several products, including Lakmé, Veet, Lipton, Marico’s Hair & Care and other high-profile brands.
In 2015, Kapoor launched her own line of clothing, called Imarra, in collaboration with world’s biggest online retailer Amazon.
In 2016, Shraddha Kapoor was one among the highest paid actors of Bollywood who made around $780,000 per film. Her earnings topped that year with $1.3 Million.
The same year, Forbes magazine featured her as one of the most successful Asians under the age of 30.
Shraddha Kapoor has established herself as a high profile celebrity actress of Bollywood.
In 2018, Eastern Eye included her in their eight sexiest women in Bollywood list.