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Education and schooling
Shraddha Kapoor did her initial schooling at Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai and completed her studies at American School of Bombay, Mumbai. She was the classmate of Bollywood actors Tiger Shroff and Athiya Shetty. After completing 12th grade, Shraddha enrolled herself at Boston University, USA to pursue a major in psychology. However, she dropped out of college in the first year to pursue her career in acting.
Parents: Shakti Kapoor (Father), Shivangi Kolhapure (Mother)
Siblings: Siddhanth Kapoor (Elder Brother)
Shraddha Kapoor has a great love for dancing and singing. She also loves to cook, read and collect shoes.
Boyfriend & Affairs
1- Shraddha Kapoor gained her stardom after the success of her movie Aashiqui 2 opposite Aditya Roy Kapur. Their onscreen chemistry resulted in their offscreen fondness and the duo started dating each other. However, their relationship didn’t last long and they had an ugly spat.
2- After breaking up with Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha started dating her co-star Farhan Akhtar for a brief period of time. Although they never admitted about their affair, one could easily spot their budding romance.
3- If rumours mills have to be believed, Shraddha Kapoor is allegedly dating photographer Rohan Shrestha and their relationship is going strong.
Debut to Stardom
Salman Khan saw Shraddha Kapoor in a school play when she was just sixteen and offered her a role in his movie which she rejected to pursue her career as a psychologist although she wanted to become an actor at an early age. However, when she enrolled in Boston University to major in psychology, producer Ambika Hinduja approached her for a Bollywood movie and she dropped out of the college in the first year.
Shraddha Kapoor made her acting debut with the movie Teen Patti alongside Amitabh Bachchan and R. Madhavan in the lead role. The movie crashed at the box office and received negative reviews from critics and audience, alike. However, her performance in the movie was appreciated and she signed a three movie deal with Yash Raj Films. Her first movie in the contract was comedy-drama Luv Ka The End. The movie failed to perform at the box office and Shraddha received another flop in her career.
Her second Yash Raj movie was supposed to be Aurangzeb opposite Arjun Kapoor, however, she cancelled her contract with Yash Raj Films and signed Mohit Suri’s Aashiqui 2 alongside Aditya Roy Kapur. Aashiqui 2 was a turning point of her career as it was her first commercial success and made her a household name.
In the year 2014, Shraddha Kapoor reunited with director Mohit Suri for the movie Ek Villain alongside Siddharth Malhotra and Ritesh Deshmukh. The movie turned out to be a major commercial success and Shraddha Kapoor was heavily praised for her performance. She next appeared opposite Shahid Kapoor in Vishal Bhardwaj’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Haider. The movie was a commercial success but it gained more popularity for the positive reviews from the critics.
Shraddha Kapoor went on to appear in one after another successful movie to set her mark in the Bollywood industry. Her most successful movies include dance-drama ABCD 2, action movie Baaghi, romantic-drama Half Girlfriend and horror comedy Stree.
Apart from acting, Shraddha Kapoor has made her mark as a playback singer as well and has sung many songs of her movies including Ek Villain, Haider, ABCD 2, Rock On 2 and Half Girlfriend.
Shraddha Kapoor started her career with major flops but she gained momentum after the success of Aashiqui 2. Ever since then, Shraddha has been a part of numerous hit movies. She currently charges a fee of 5 crore INR per movie but she may hike her price after the release of her upcoming movie Saaho.
Shraddha Kapoor has a line up of movies in her kitty and she also endorses a number of top brands. Shraddha Kapoor actively takes part in Fashion shows and launched her own line of women clothing in the year 2015. With her profession as an actor and ventures in business, Shraddha has a net worth of 85 crore INR (approx).
Although being a star kid, Shraddha Kapoor loves to live a low profile lifestyle. After the back to back success of her movies Aashiqui 2, Ek Villain and Haider, Shraddha decided to buy her first car with her own hard earned money. Brainstorming on numerous luxury car options, Shraddha Kapoor zeroed down on luxurious Mercedes ML SUV, which she currently uses for her daily commute.
Shraddha Kapoor is one of the sweet and bubbly actresses of Bollywood but she has her share of controversies in the industry. Below are some of her most famous affairs:
1- Shraddha Kapoor was criticized for posing in Dabboo Ratnani’s latest calendar wearing native American headgear. People from India and abroad considered it cultural appropriation and criticised Shraddha for being unaware of such cultural issues.
2- Shraddha Kapoor shared an inspirational picture of Marilyn Monroe on her Twitter handle which attracted criticism. The post was against body shaming but Shraddha Kapoor actively promotes an ice tea brand which claims weight loss. Twitterati called Shraddha a hypocrite.
3- Shraddha became a victim of a wardrobe malfunction during a promotional event for her movie Aashiqui 2.
4- A criminal complaint was filed against Shraddha Kapoor and the producer of her movie Haseena Parkar by a cloth manufacturing company. The company claimed that they had a contract with the film production to promote their brand but it was neither promoted in the film nor during the promotions.
5- Shraddha Kapoor experienced a media ban for her unwillingness to pose for the paparazzi. After multiple such incidents, the media community boycotted her and
6- Shraddha was accused of throwing tantrums to the crew during the production of her movie Haider. Her father, Shakti Kapoor, supported her tantrums by saying that she was the youngest in the family and therefore grew a little stubborn.
Shraddha Kapoor is known to be one of the fittest actresses of Bollywood and she keeps her nutrition in check. Shraddha has always been a bright kid and has scored 95 percentile in her 12th grade. Apart from acting and academics, Shraddha Kapoor loves to master new skills and she is good at dancing, singing, scuba diving and tennis.
Shraddha Kapoor is known to throw tantrums and her film crew experiences a tough time dealing with her.
1- Shraddha Kapoor was nominated for Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for her debut thriller film Teen Patti but she won Favourite Promising Actor (Female) award at Lions Gold Awards instead.
2- She won Best Actress Award for her comedy-drama Luv Ka The End at Stardust Awards.
3- Shraddha earned Best Actress Award nomination at Filmfare Awards, Screen Awards and International Indian Film Academy Awards for her movie Aashiqui 2.
4- The action-thriller movie Haider earned her two nominations at Stardust Awards in the Best Actress in a Drama and Superstar of Tomorrow-Female categories.
5- Shraddha Kapoor received three nominations at BIG Star Entertainment Awards for her movie Ek Villain in Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Film- Female, Most Entertaining Actor in a Thriller Film- Female and Most Entertaining Actor (Film)- Female.
6- Shraddha won Best Celebrity Singer of the Year Award and a nomination for Best Music Debut Award at Global Indian Music Academy Awards for playback singing in her film Ek Villain.
7- She was nominated for Best Actress Award at International Indian Film Academy Awards for her performance in the movie ABCD 2.