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B’day Spl: 29 Interesting Facts About Sonam Kapoor

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Updated: Monday, June 9, 2014, 11:10 [IST]

It's Sonam Kapoor's birthday today, the most stylish actress who changed the face of fashion in the Bollywood industry. She turns 29 today and so we have put together 29 interesting facts about the actress. Sonam within a very short time became the face of Loreal and has been representing the brand on the world scale every year in Cannes Film Festival.

While the actresses who have got the opportunity to walk the red carpet have been scrutinized over their fashion sense, Sonam is pretty much the only one who has been appreciated for her sense of style in Cannes. Not just there, the actress has been lauded for her dressing sense pretty much all the time. Anything she wears is becoming a trend; the actress is definitely the trendsetter in Bollywood when it comes to fashion.

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Sonam Kapoor is a brilliant actress as well who aims to get into charity work in the future. Being the daughter of brilliant actor Anil Kapoor, Sonam is blessed with good acting genes as well. Not all her movies have done well, but the actress's performance has always been lauded. And thanks to her talent, a number of big projects are lined up for her like Dolly Ki Doli, Raees, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Badmash Launde and Mohit Suri's next.

So this birthday, we are going to recollect what Sonam is best known for, her fashion sense and her magnificent stylish avatars, her mvoies and everything we need to know about this actress. Let's check out her best looks and some interesting facts about Sonam Kapoor.

B'day Spl: 29 Interesting Facts About Hot Sonam Kapoor:

Fact 1

Kapoor has featured on the covers of many Indian editions to international magazines such as Vogue, FHM, Maxim, GQ, NOTCH, Grazia, Verve, Elle, Femina and Harper's Bazaar.

Fact 2

She was born on June 9th, 1985. She turns 29 years old today.

Fact 3

Sonam will be doing her second movie with Salman Khan, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. She made her debut in Bollywood with Salman Khan making a guest appearance in that movie.

Fact 4

Kapoor has also stated that her closest friends in the industry are actors Kareena Kapoor, Asin Thottumkal, Jacqueline Fernandez, Imran Khan and Dhanush, and fashion designer Shehla Khan.

Fact 5

The actress, who shot major portions of the film in Varanasi has developed a very strong fan base in that belt and has become more popular.

Fact 6

Sonam Kapoor has been roped in by Arbaaz Khan to play Dolly in his upcoming film 'Dolly Ki Doli' to be directed by debutant Abhishek Dogra.

Fact 7

Arbaaz has signed two young actors - Pulkit Samrat of 'Fukrey' fame and Rajkummar Rao of 'Kai Po Che' fame to play the male leads opposite her.

Fact 8

She has been honored with NDTV Brand Ambassador of the Year, Hello! Hall of Fame Awards's Face of the Year, Cosmopolitan Awards Fun Fearless Female Best Dressed, Hindustan Times' Style Icon (Reader's Choice),GQ Woman of the Year and Vogue Beauty Awards' Beauty of the Year

Fact 9

Sonam Kapoor's doting dad, actor Anil Kapoor, has often openly admired his daughter's acting skills. Now the 57-year-old wants to share the screen space with Sonam.

Fact 10

Ani Kapoor, "We keep getting a lot of offers but nothing great has come our way. We really want to work together in a film but I don't want to play her dad... I mean, won't that be really boring?". Anik Kapoor doesn't want to play Sonam's father on movies.

Fact 11

Sonam said that people believe "If you're not good looking, they think you're a good actor".

Fact 12

Praising herself she said "I am considered as an icon in my 20s". Sonam not only praised herself but even added that "people are considered icons in their 40s or when they die" and its amazing what she has achieved till now.

Fact 13

She said "rubbish reality shows are doing well". She feels reality shows are rubbish.

Fact 14

Sonam revealed on a television show that she wants to enter politics someday.

Fact 15

Sonam Kapoor said her father Anil Kapoor is the "coolest dad ever". She also said that he doesn't remember any boyfriends' name.

Fact 16

Kapoor began a career in film by assisting director Sanjay Leela Bhansali on his 2005 drama film Black.

Fact 17

Though unsuccessful at the box office, Kapoor's performance earned her a nomination for the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award.

Fact 18

In 2013, after a relatively low phase, Kapoor established herself as a leading contemporary actress of Hindi cinema with roles in the romantic drama Raanjhanaa and the biographical sports film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

Fact 19

Alongside her acting career, Kapoor supports numerous charities and causes, is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products, is regarded as one of the best dressed celebrities in India.

Fact 20

While Kapoor's off-screen life is the subject of fervent tabloid reporting in India, she has also garnered international recognition as a spokesperson for the French beauty brand, Loreal.

Fact 21

She is also the first cousin of actor, Arjun Kapoor, Mohit Marwah and cousin of actor Ranveer Singh on her mother's side.

Fact 22

She studied theatre and arts in Singapore for 2 years.

Fact 23

She speaks English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and Marathi.

Fact 24

She is a well trained classical dancer.

Fact 25

She was obese as a child, before making her acting debut, on Bhansali's request, Kapoor lost approx. 35 kg in order to appear fitter.

Fact 26

Kapoor made her fourth appearance at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2014, representing not only L'Oréal, but also some Indian brands.

Fact 27

Kapoor says she only endorses in the brands she believes in. Kapoor has endorsed brands such as Electrolux, Spice Mobile, Cera, Lux, Colgate Visible White, Signature, Loreal and Mont Blanc.

Fact 28

Kapoor also tops in best-dressed lists, and constantly attracts media attention for what she wears at events and film promotions.

Fact 29

Apart from being considered as a "fashionista", she has also been tagged as a "youth icon" by the India media.

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