Sonam Kapoor (born 9 June 1985) is an Indian actress and a former model, who appears in Bollywood films. Born to Indian film actor Anil Kapoor, she has established a career in Hindi language (Bollywood) films, and is cited in the media as one of the most popular and fashionable Indian celebrities.
Kapoor made her acting debut in 2007 in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Saawariya opposite Ranbir Kapoor and subsequently featured in the offbeat drama Delhi-6 (2009). She earned her first commercial success with the romantic comedy I Hate Luv Storys (2010), and followed with films such as Aisha, and Mausam (2011). Whilst the former brought her acknowledgment as a fashionista and praise for her unique sense of style; the latter earned her recognition for her performance. In 2013, Kapoor gained critical appreciation for her performance in the commercially successful romantic drama Raanjhanaa, and followed it with the critically acclaimed biographical sports film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, which emerged as her biggest financial success to date.
Alongside her acting career, Kapoor participates in stage shows for award functions, and is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products. Kapoor garnered international recognition as a spokesperson for the French beauty brand L'Oréal. She has also received acclaim for her photoshoots and her unique sense of style.