|Full Name||Shraddha Kapoor|
|Birthday||March 3, 1987|
|Net Worth||$12 Million|
|Social Media||Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube|
As a longtime fan of Shraddha Kapoor, I‘m excited to provide an in-depth profile of her illustrious career which has seen her reach the pinnacle of Bollywood stardom today. Despite hailing from a film family, her rise has been fueled by dedication, hard work and acting talent. Let‘s dive in!
Born on 3rd March 1987 in Mumbai to veteran actor Shakti Kapoor and actress Shivangi Kolhapure, acting runs in Shraddha‘s blood. She has a brother Siddhanth Kapoor who is also an actor. She did her schooling at Jamnabai Narsee School and enrolled in Boston University for a psychology degree, but dropped out to pursue acting.
Shraddha trained in classical singing and dance forms like Bharatnatyam and Kathak in her early years, laying the foundation for her future career. Some lesser known facts – she is a foodie who relishes Chinese cuisine and her favourite holiday destination is London.
Launch & Early Films
After some early modeling assignments, Shraddha landed her debut role in the 2010 thriller Teen Patti co-starring legends Amitabh Bachchan and Sir Ben Kingsley. Though her role was small, she displayed potential.
She followed it up with a starring role in the 2011 teen drama Luv Ka The End which had average box office success but got her noticed. Critics praised her confidence and screen presence as a debutante though she needed to refine her acting skills.
The Game Changer – Aashiqui 2
The turning point in Shraddha‘s career came with the 2013 romantic musical blockbuster Aashiqui 2 directed by Mohit Suri. She displayed tremendous acting talent and musical prowess as troubled singer Aarohi. The film was both a commercial and critical success.
I vividly remember being blown away by Shraddha‘s performance and musical numbers like "Sun Raha Hai" which catapulted her to fame. She deservedly won accolades and her first Best Actress nomination for Aashiqui 2.
Versatility in Ek Villain, Haider & ABCD 2
Post Aashiqui 2, Shraddha cemented her position among the top actresses in Bollywood with a string of successful films in 2014-15.
In the action thriller Ek Villain she played a bubbly girl next door. Shraddha sung melodious tracks like "Galliyan" and "Hamdard" which became chartbusters.
She amazed critics with her nuanced performance as a conflicted Kashmiri girl in Vishal Bhardwaj‘s acclaimed drama Haider – an adaptation of Shakespeare‘s Hamlet.
Her dancer‘s grace and energy was on display in Remo D‘Souza‘s dance film ABCD 2 which combined her love of dance and acting.
Rise to the Top League
After proving her mettle, Shraddha entered the big leagues by starring in blockbuster franchises like Baaghi (2016) and Baahubali 2 (2017) – India‘s highest grossing film.
Stree (2018) – her first comedy horror film was a game changer. Shraddha‘s hilarious dual role made the film a cult hit and created her ‘ghostbuster‘ image. Critics were in awe of her comic timing and newfound swag.
With dramedies like Chhichhore (2019) for which she won a National Award, Shraddha has cemented her position among the A-listers. She has an exciting slate of upcoming projects that will showcase her talent even more.
A little known fact is that Shraddha is an accomplished singer too. She has sung in films like Aashiqui 2, Ek Villain, Chhichhore and wowed audiences with her musical talent. She has been training in Hindustani classical music since childhood.
Her melodious rendition of "Galliyan" won her numerous Best Playback Singer awards including the revered National Film Award. As a fan, I feel her beautiful voice doesn‘t get enough credit among her talents.
Humble & Charitable
Despite massive success, Shraddha remains humble and grounded. She is very close to her family and protective of her private life.
She actively supports charities for children, animals and the environment. During the COVID-19 pandemic she donated money to aid health workers and needy families.
Shraddha is unpretentious and obliges fans with selfies which makes her so endearing. She retains her bubbly girl-next-door charm off-screen too.
In an industry obsessed with glamour, Shraddha Kapoor proves that raw talent reigns supreme. Her discipline, versatility and work ethic have made her one of the most bankable actresses today.
Starting off as a nervous newcomer, she has matured into a confident performer. But behind the superstar facade, she remains eternally cheerful and humble. She handles success and pressure incredibly well.
At just 36, Shraddha‘s glorious journey is only getting started. With a treasure trove of talent and legions of fans like me rooting for her, the future looks brighter than ever for India‘s sweetheart!