Shraddha Kapoor

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Shraddha Kapoor
Shraddha Kapoor launches the Raga Pearls collection of watches by Titan. (5).jpg
Kapoor at an event for Titan watches, October 2013
Born(1992-03-03) 3 March 1992 (age 22)[1][2][3][4]
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
ResidenceJuhu, Mumbai, India
NationalityIndian
OccupationActress
Years active2010–present
RelativesShakti Kapoor (father)
 
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Shraddha Kapoor
Shraddha Kapoor launches the Raga Pearls collection of watches by Titan. (5).jpg
Kapoor at an event for Titan watches, October 2013
Born(1992-03-03) 3 March 1992 (age 22)[1][2][3][4]
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
ResidenceJuhu, Mumbai, India
NationalityIndian
OccupationActress
Years active2010–present
RelativesShakti Kapoor (father)

Shraddha Kapoor (born March 3, 1992) is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi films. She began her acting career as a teenager in the 2010 film Teen Patti—which earned her a nomination in the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut category—and followed it with her first leading role in the teen drama Luv Ka The End (2011). In 2013, Kapoor received appreciation for her performance in the romantic drama Aashiqui 2, her first commercial success, which earned her a Filmfare Award for Best Actress nomination, among others. Her off-screen roles include duties as a brand ambassador for several charity organisations, campaigns and brands.

Early life and background

Kapoor, was born and raised in Mumbai into a mixed ethnic family. On her father's side, Kapoor is of Punjabi descent, and on her mother's side, she is of predominantly Marathi ancestry. Like her mother, Kapoor has stated that she is a complete Marathi.[5] Kapoor's family members, including her parents, Shakti and Shivangi Kapoor, her older brother, Siddhanth Kapoor and her two aunts Padmini Kolhapure and Tejaswini Kolhapure are actors in Hindi films.[6] She did her schooling at Jamnabai Narsee School, then she enrolled in the American School of Bombay. While there she played soccer and handball competitively.[7] Later, she went to Boston, but subsequently left to appear in her debut film after she was seen on Facebook by producer Ambika Hinduja who cast her for a role in Teen Patti.[8]

Career

Kapoor with her father Shakti Kapoor, who appeared in a cameo in Teen Patti

Kapoor debuted in the 2010 drama Teen Patti alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Ben Kingsley and R. Madhavan. She played the role of a college girl. The film received generally positive reviews and her performance attracted a generally positive reception from critics. Preeti Arora writing for Rediff.com stated that "[t]hough a bit raw, she has a lot of potential.″[9] Nikhat Kazmi said that "Shraddha Kapoor makes an interesting debut as the edgy youngster who sheds her specs for sleaze, with alacrity."[10] Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama noted how much Kapoor stood out in the film.[11] Kapoor was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. But, the film failed to do well at the box-office.[12][13][14]

After her debut, she signed a three-film deal with Yash Raj Films and featured in their 2011 teen comedy Luv Ka The End with Taaha Shah.[15] Kapoor portrayed the lead role of a college student who plots against her boyfriend after he betrays her.[16] It underperformed at the box office and received mixed reviews from critics.[17] Kapoor's performance received a positive critical reception. Taran Adarsh commented that ″Shraddha is a revelation, catching you unaware with a confident performance. She's electrifying in the sequence when she breaks down after getting to know the true intentions of her lover.″[18] Komal Nahta noted that ″Shraddha Kapoor does well. She performs very confidently and impresses in her second film.″[19] For her performance, Kapoor received the Stardust Award for Best Actress.[20] Later Kapoor was offered the lead role in Aurangzeb as a part of her deal with Yash Raj. However, she signed Mahesh Bhatt's Aashiqui 2 instead, thereby cancelling the three-film contract with Yash Raj Films.[15]

In 2013, Kapoor appeared in the romantic musical drama Aashiqui 2, the sequel to the 1991 classic Aashiqui. Her character, Aarohi Keshav Shirke, is a small-town bar singer who becomes a successful playback artist with the help of singing superstar Rahul Jaykar (Aditya Roy Kapur). The film was a major box office success with a global revenue of INR1.09 billion (US$17 million) and was credited as a "blockbuster" by Box Office India.[21][22] Kapoor earned praise for her performance and is considered as her breakthrough. Film critic Anupama Chopra called her a "real triumph" and added that her "porcelain face has a haunting vulnerability."[23] Taran Adarsh further commented that ″Shraddha [...] gets to sink her teeth into this challenging character and the attractive youngster is simply amazing, more so towards the demanding moments in the second hour.″[24] However, Vinayak Chakravorty wrote that she "looks pretty [though] fails to add [...] spark."[25] Kapoor received several nominations in the Best Actress category, including one at the Filmfare Awards.[26] That year, she also appeared in a guest appearance for the romantic comedy Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, playing the fiancée of Imran Khan's character.[27]

Kapoor is simultaneously filming for two projects—Ekta Kapoor's production The Villain (her second collaboration with Suri) where she will feature opposite Sidharth Malhotra, and Vishal Bhardwaj's adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet titled Haider, with Shahid Kapoor, Irrfan Khan and Tabu.[28][29]

In addition to acting in films, Kapoor has supported charitable organisations and performed for stage shows. In 2011, she walked the ramps of Lakme Fashion Week[30] and India International Jewellery Week.[31] In late 2013, she performed in a fund raising event organized by STAR India.[32]

She is the brand ambassador of several products including Lakmé, Wella, Vaseline, Gitanjali and Titan.[33] In 2013, BollywoodHungama, called her "one of the most wanted names" in the advertising industry.[34]

In late 2013, a poll conducted by FHM India ranked Kapoor #5 on ″100 Sexiest Women In The World 2013″.[35]

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
2010Teen PattiAparna Khanna
2011Luv Ka The EndRhea Dialdas
2013Aashiqui 2Arohi Keshav Shirke
2013Gori Tere Pyaar MeinVasudhaGuest appearance
UpcomingUngliTBASpecial appearance in song[36]
UpcomingThe VillainTBAFilming[28]
UpcomingHaiderTBAFilming[29]

Awards and nominations

YearAwardFilmResult
2010Lions Gold Award for Favourite Promising Actor (Female)Teen PattiWon[37]
2011Filmfare Award for Best Female DebutNominated[38]
2012Stardust Award for Best ActressLuv Ka The EndWon[39]
2013Hello! Hall of Fame Award for Fresh Face Of YearAashiqui 2Won[40]
BIG Star Entertainment Award for Most RomanticWon[41]
Most Entertaining Film Actor – FemaleNominated[42]
BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Role – FemaleNominated[42]
2014Lions Gold Award for New Heartthrob Film Actor in Lead Role - FemaleWon[43]
Screen Award for Best ActressNominated[44]
Screen Award for Best Actress (Popular Choice)Nominated[44]
Screen Award for Jodi No. 1 (along with Aditya Roy Kapur)Won[45]
Star Guild Awards for Jodi of the Year (along with Aditya Roy Kapur)Won[46]
Filmfare Award for Best ActressNominated[26]
Zee Cine Award for Best Actor – FemaleNominated[47]

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