Shraddha Kapoor is a famous Bollywood actor and singer. She was born on March 03, 1987 to famous Bollywood stars Shakti Kapoor and Shivangi Kolhapure. Shraddha has one sibling by the name Siddhant Kapoor. Shraddha, also known as the girl next door, has a Punjabi descent from paternal side and follows a predominantly Marathi ancestry from her maternal side.
Shraddha has roots of Marathi origin as she has been brought up by her maternal relatives. The actress also has two aunts- Tejaswini Kolhapure and Padmini Kolhapure who are evergreen faces in the Bollywood fraternity. The industry will remember their contribution they have given to the Indian cinema.
Early life and Studies
Shraddha Kapoor completed her schooling from Jamnabai Narsee School in Mumbai. She was moved to the Americal school of Bombay at the age of 15. After that, she was sent to the Boston University to complete her higher studies in Psychology. But couldn’t complete her studies as planned due to her keen interest and passion towards films. This gave her a reason to quit her studies after she was selected to feature in a Bollywood film “Teen Patti“.
The actress started her career from Teen Patti and appeared in her first leading role in a film- Luv Ka The End. The film is a teen drama released in 2011. Earlier, the actress rejected an offer from Salman Khan, who wanted her to appear in one of his films. But the actress showed her reluctance as she wanted to concentrate on her studies. Shraddha Kapoorwanted to become a Psychologist.
Shraddha Kapoor is also a professional singer in spite of being a good actor
Shraddha is also a professional singer apart from hailing from a filmy background. In fact, she has been trained as a singer since childhood as her mother and maternal grandfather were classical singers. Lesser number of people know that Shraddha’s maternal grandfather used to be the cousin of the great singer Lata Mangeshkar. As the actress was keen to make her singing debut, she performed for the first time in the song Galliya from ‘Ek Villian’.
Albeit, her debut film ‘Luv Ka the End‘ couldn’t perform well at the box office, she was praised for her performance even by the critics. One more interesting thing happened at this time in her career as Shraddha rejected no less than 3 film deal from Yash Raj films. Shraddha was actually offered a lead role in the film Aurangzeb but she preferred to sign Aashiqui 2 (Vishesh films) instead of rejecting the existing contract.
The actress again spotted in Vikas Bharadwaj’s ‘Haider‘ where she played the role of a journalist. The film happens to be more an adaptation of Helmet (William Shakespeare) and is based on the 1995 conflict in Kashmir. The film featured her playing the Ophelia character (named Arshia), opposite Tabu and Shahid Kapoor. This time too, Shraddha Kapoor impressed everyone with her bold performance in the film.
Shraddha Kapoor movies
The film grabbed appreciations from all over and also suffered criticism at some places due to the depiction of our armed forces. The actress was successful in her filmy ventures after she appeared in some of her other projects named ABCD, ABCD 2 (Any Body Can Dance 2) where she portrays a hip hop dancer opposite Varun Dhawan (her childhood friend as Suresh Mukund). The movie also explores the career path of both Vernon and Suresh of the fictitious dance brigade, who headed towards winning the most famous world dance championship in Las Vegas. The film also screens Prabhu Deva as Vishnu Sir.
The next venture of Shraddha Kapoor was Baaghi opposite Tiger Shroff. Soon after, the actress chose to play as a cameo in Flying Jatt which was the most awaited superhero action movie of Ekta Kapoor. The film featured Jacqueline Fernandez and Tiger Shroff in the lead roles. Shraddha then featured in Rock On!! 2.
The film is a sequel to the 2008 released Rock On! Starred Arjun Rampal, Farhan Akhtar and Purab Kohli where the actress plays as a singer. Her most recent film is Ok Jaanu that created lots of hype across the industry. But unfortunately, the film couldn’t perform well at the box office. Ok Jaanu is the remake of the Tamil romantic saga from Mani Ratnam. After Ok Jaanu, Shraddha appeared again in ‘Half Girlfriend‘. She appeared opposite Arjun Kapoor. As everybody knows, Half Girlfriend is an adaptation from the novel by Chetan Bhagat and is a directorial venture of Mohit Suri.
The next film of Shraddha Kapoor is Haseena Parker where she’s playing the role of dreaded underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. The film also stars Siddhanth Kapoor who’s the brother of Shraddha. The trailer of the film has already been launched and Shraddha looks promising in her character.
Now, apart from acting, Shraddha Kapoor also runs her own fashion chain where she launched the in demand line of clothing for women by the name Imara. Shraddha Kapoor is another name in the world of fashion and style.
She has even ramped walked for leading fashion designers and has also been featured in the leading cover magazines like Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Verve and many more. Not only this, the Forbes magazine has also featured the actress to be among the most successful Asian under the age 30. At the same time, the Indian edition of the magazine included her in their list of 100 celebrities with an earnings of USD 1.3 million per year.