Sonam Kapoor (born June 9, 1985) is an Indian film actress who appears in Bollywood movies.
Kapoor is the daughter of Anil Kapoor and Sunita Kapoor and niece of producer Boney Kapoor, actor Sanjay Kapoor and Sandeep Marwah. She is the oldest of three children; the others are sister Rhea and brother Harshvardhan.
Kapoor studied at Arya Vidya Mandir and then enrolled in the United World College of South East Asia to do her International Baccalaureate. She later graduated from the University of Mumbai with Political Science and Economics as her majors. She is fluent in English, Hindi, and Punjabi. She has received training in classical and Latin dance forms
Before starting her career off as an actress, Kapoor worked as an assistant under Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and assisted him during the making of his film, Black (2005). She made her debut alongside newcomer Ranbir Kapoor in Bhansali's Saawariya (2007), which failed to do well at the box office. Her performance was opened to good response by most critics. As of August 2008, Kapoor has completed filming for Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Dilli 6, which will release on February 20, 2009.