Sonam K Ahuja is an Indian actress and the daughter of Bollywood star and global icon Anil Kapoor.
Sonam started her career as an assistant director to the legendary Sanjay Leela Bhansali on the award-winning film Black. During her time on set she was cast in her first film “Saawariya”.
Her path to stardom ascended rapidly with leading roles in “Raanjhanaa” and “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” which earned her numerous best actress nominations. Additionally, she has been featured in box-office hits “Khoobsurat” “Dolly Ki Doli” “Padman” “veere di wedding” “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.” And Sanju
In a welcome departure from her previous roles and one that would be one of the most commercially successful films with a woman as a protagonist,Sonam went on to win a National Award for her film ‘Neerja’ in 2016.Based on the heroics of an airhostess & recipient of India’s Highest peacetime gallantry award,Neerja Bhanot.
With a versatile choice in films,ones that are commercial successes & aimed with a message for young India,Sonam emerged as the most profitable female actor as per an online website,proving her to be one of the most bankable stars of the industry.
In 2019, Sonam will appear in bollywood’s First LGBT love story.
Sonam has appeared in Huffington post as one of the “100 most influential women on Twitter.” Her reach on social media includes over 17 million followers on Instagram.
With a unique ability to drive fashion trends in the country Sonam is One of the most influential fashion icons globally.She regularly graces the covers of International fashion magazines She is a longstanding ambassador for the cosmetics brand L’Oreal. Sonam has represented India during the Cannes film Festival for much of this decade. A flag bearer of Indian fashion on international carpets,her bold style and experimental fashion choices have made her a favorite among International fashion designers emerging on the top of best-dressed lists
In 2017 Sonam and her sister Rhea Kapoor launched the high-street fashion brand RHESON. The pop-culture inspired brand was instantly successful is known for its affordable prices without compromising on quality and design. They currently stock in multi-brand stores across India and are available on-line. It plans to expand into the UK & U.S. market in 2019.
Sonam is a passionate supporter of numerous charitable organizations. Her philanthropy work supports Women’s rights, LGBT rights, Breast Cancer Awareness.