Understanding Shraddha Kapoor’s Acting Journey

Jul/19/2023 / by Team Seema
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Here is a well-laid-out biography of Shraddha Kapoor, a well-known Indian actress, with everything you want to know about her.

She is a famous Indian singer and actress who plays primarily in Hindi-language films. Her career success has made her one of India’s highest-paid and most famous actresses. This article covers the age of Shraddha Kapoor, news on Shraddha Kapoor, and personal life.

Early Life

She was born on 3rd march 1989, in Mumbai, India, and grew up as a Marathi. She has a Punjabi descent because of her father, Shakti Kapoor, and a Konkani and Marathi descent because of her mother, Shivangi Kapoor.

Her elder brother, Siddhanth Kapoor, is also a well-known Indian actor, as are her two aunts, Tejaswini Kolhapure and Padmini Kolhapure. Since she grew up in a family with great actors, she has had a passion for acting since a young age.

She used to wear her parents’ clothes as costumes and rehearse film dances and dialogues in front of the mirror of her parents. She also got more exposure by taking her father to different shooting locations.

She started school at Jamnabai Narsee School but transferred to the American School of Bombay at 15. There, she studied alongside actor Tiger Shroff and actress Athiya Shetty, and they all participated in dance competitions.

Because of her competitive nature, she joined the handball and soccer teams at the school when she was 17. After high school, she joined Boston university as a psychology major. However, producer Ambika Hinduja noticed her acting skills on Facebook and approached her for a part in ‘Teen Patti.’

This caused Shraddha Kapoor to drop out of her first year to focus on her acting career. Her father revealed that this was not the first role she was offered. He said that Salaman Khan had approached Shraddha Kapoor when she was 16 years old for a role in ‘Lucky: No Time for love.’

This was after Salaman Khan saw one of Shraddha Kapoor’s school plays, but she rejected the role because she was focused on her studies and wanted to become a psychologist. Besides acting, she received singing training as a child from her mother and maternal grandfather because both were classical singers.

Acting Career

Shraddha Kapoor made her acting debut in 2010 with her appearance in ‘Teen Patti’ alongside R. Madhavan, Ben Kingsley, and Amitabh Bachchan. While the movie received many negative reviews, people received her role as a college girl well.

One reviewer said she had great potential, and another said she made an impressive debut. Her role landed her a Best Female Debut Filmfare Award nomination.

After that role, she got a three-film deal from Yash Raj Films and a lead role in ‘Luv Ka the End,’ a 2011 teen comedy alongside Taaha Shah. While the film got mixed reviews and did not do well at the box office, Shraddha Kapoor’s role received a cheerful welcome and won her the Best Actress Stardust Searchlight Award.

Following her three-film contract with Yash Raj Films, Shraddha Kapoor got a lead role in ‘Aurangzeb’ but canceled the contract and chose a role in ‘Aashiqui 2.’ The romantic comedy sequel was released in 2013 and was an instant box office film hit.

While her role received a few mixed reviews, it landed her several best actress nominations, including for the Filmfare awards. This gave Shraddha Kapoor a massive boost, and in the same year, she appeared as a guest actress in ‘Gori Tere Pyaar Mein,’ a romantic comedy.

In 2014, she made ‘Galliyan,’ a song for the thriller ‘Ek Villain’ that, despite people saying it copied ‘I saw the Devil,’ was a significant success. She also featured in ‘Haider’ and performed an item number in ‘Ungli’ the same year.

In 2015, she starred in ‘ABCD 2’ as a hip-hop dancer. Her role required her to learn several dance choreographies, but it paid off because it became her most watched film by then. In 2016, she appeared in ‘Baaghi’ and ‘Rock on 2’ alongside Prachi Desai, Arjun Rampal, and Farhan Akhtar.

In 2016 and 2017, Shraddha Kapoor experienced minor career setbacks after some movies like ‘Ok Jaanu,’ ‘Half Girlfriend,’ and ‘Haseena Parkar,’ did not perform well. She, however, made a remarkable comeback after her role in ‘Stree’ in 2018. It became her highest-grossing movie with gross earnings of approximately $21 million.

Shraddha Kapoor also appeared in ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ in the same year. In 2019, she got the leading role in ‘Saaho,’ an action film that was the most expensive Indian movie produced. She shot the movie in Telugu and Hindi languages, with the Hindi version being more successful. She later appeared in films like ‘Chhichhore,’ ‘Street Dancer 3D,’ and ‘Baaghi 3.’

Besides acting, Shraddha Kapoor has supported different charitable organizations, walked for different fashion designers in the Lakme Fashion Week, and has been a cover model for various magazines. She is also a brand ambassador for brands like Veet, Lakme, Marico’s Hair and Care, and Lipton.

Because of her success as a brand ambassador and model, Bollywood Hungama mentioned Shraddha Kapoor among the most sought-after person in advertising. In 2015, she launched a women’s clothing line named Imara in collaboration with Amazon.

In 2014 and 2015, Google Trends mentioned her among the most searched Indian celebrity. She also appeared on Rediff.com’s list of top ten Bollywood actresses in 2014, and number four on the leading actresses list by International Business Times in 2015.

Forbes Magazine mentioned Shraddha Kapoor among the most successful Asians under 30 years in 2016, and Eastern Eye mentioned her as one of the sexiest Bollywood actresses in 2018. In 2020, she was the third-most followed Indian celebrity on Instagram.

Fun Facts About Shraddha Kapoor

  • She is Sikandar Kharbanda’s cousin
  • Her favorite singer is lady gaga, and her favorite colors are purple and yellow
  • Her hobbies are cooking, collecting shoes, and reading
  • She is 165 cm tall, weight around 52 kgs, has black hair, and hazel brown eyes
  • Shraddha Kapoor’s mother appeared in ‘Kismet’ in 2998 and also sang in many films
  • Her zodiac sign is Pisces

FAQs

Where is Shraddha Kapoor from?

Shraddha Kapoor was born and raised in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

When did Shraddha Kapoor start her acting career?

While she had been offered another film role, Shraddha Kapoor made her film debut in 2010.

How many films has Shraddha Kapoor done?

Shraddha Kapoor has appeared in at least 24 movies in different genres.

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