Home      Discussion      Topics      Dictionary      Almanac
Signup       Login
Shraddha Kapoor

Shraddha Kapoor

Discussion
Ask a question about 'Shraddha Kapoor'
Start a new discussion about 'Shraddha Kapoor'
Answer questions from other users
Full Discussion Forum
 
Encyclopedia
Shraddha Kapoor is an Indian
India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

 film actress who appears in Bollywood
Bollywood
Bollywood is the informal term popularly used for the Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai , Maharashtra, India. The term is often incorrectly used to refer to the whole of Indian cinema; it is only a part of the total Indian film industry, which includes other production centers producing...

 films.

Early life


Shraddha Kapoor was born in Mumbai
Mumbai
Mumbai , formerly known as Bombay in English, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India, and the fourth most populous city in the world, with a total metropolitan area population of approximately 20.5 million...

 to actor Shakti Kapoor
Shakti Kapoor
Shakti Kapoor is an Indian Bollywood actor. He is notably known for playing vulgar comic and villainous roles. He is known for acting alongside comedian Kader Khan as his sidekick along with Asrani in over 100 films.-Early life:...

 and Shivangi Kapoor. She is the niece of actress Padmini Kolhapure
Padmini Kolhapure
Padmini Kolhapure is an Indian actress who appeared in Bollywood films during the 1970s and 1980s.-Early life:Padmini Kolhapure is from a Maharashtrian family. Her father, Pandharinath Kolhapure is a classical singer whose family was from Kolhapur and Goa. Her mother, whose family hailed from...

. Her older brother Siddhanth is a Disc Jockey and an assistant director.

She did her schooling at Jamnabai Narsee School
Jamnabai Narsee School
Jamnabai Narsee School is a private school in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It was founded on January 17, 1971 and is managed by the Narsee Monjee Education Trust. The school building is unusual in architecture with three clusters of hexagonal classrooms, each with a central foyer...

 in Juhu and then enrolled at Boston University
Boston University
Boston University is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. With more than 4,000 faculty members and more than 31,000 students, Boston University is one of the largest private universities in the United States and one of Boston's largest employers...

, taking up theatre studies. She quit during her freshman year in order to pursue acting.

Career


Shraddha Kapoor made her acting debut in 2010 with the film Teen Patti
Teen Patti (film)
Teen Patti is a 2010 Bollywood film directed by Leena Yadav. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Ben Kingsley, R. Madhavan, Raima Sen, Shraddha Kapoor and is produced by Ambika Hinduja under the banners Hinduja Ventures and Serendipity Films...

alongside Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan is an Indian film actor. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s as the "angry young man" of Hindi cinema, and has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career spanning more than four decades...

, Madhavan
R. Madhavan
R. Madhavan is an Indian actor, writer, film producer and television host. Madhavan has received a Filmfare Award, an award from the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards alongside recognition and nominations from other organisations...

, and Raima Sen
Raima Sen
-Early life:She is the daughter of Moon Moon Sen and the granddaughter of legendary actress Suchitra Sen. Her sister, Riya Sen, is also in the Bollywood industry. Their father Bharat Dev Varma is a member of the royal family of Tripura. Her paternal grandmother, Ila Devi, was the princess of Cooch...

. The film tanked at the box office, and her performance went partially unnoticed. For her role as college rockstar Aparna, she had workshops with Royston Abel, Ashley Lobo and Barry John
Barry John (theatre director)
Barry John is a British born, Indian theatre director and teacher, who was the Founder-Director of 'Theatre Action Group' , one of the early theatre group based in Delhi. In 1997, he launched Imago Media Company, along with Sanjay Sujitabh, and also started Imago Acting School in Delhi, both of...

. Shraddha described her character as "a studious girl and is also a guitarist in her college’s music band" and "a very intriguing person."

In 2011, she signed a three-movie contract with Yash Raj Films
Yash Raj Films
Yash Raj Films is an Indian Entertainment company set up by Yash Chopra, an Indian film director and producer who is considered an entertainment mogul in India.-Initial years:...

. She starred in Y-Films
Y-Films
Y-Films is an Indian film production and distribution company, based in Mumbai. The company is a subsidiary of Yash Raj Films and is headed by Ashish Patil.-History:...

's venture, Luv Ka The End
Luv Ka The End
-Development:On April 1, 2011 the film was unveiled publicly as the first production venture of Y-Films and the cast of the film met the press along with the actors from Y-Films' other two ventures, Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge and Virus Diwan....

alongside newcomer Taaha Shah. Of her role, Shraddha remarked, "I play the character of Rhea Dialdas who is feminine, quirky but at the same time determined. When she learns that her boyfriend is cheating on her, initially she is heartbroken and shattered. But she gets over the rona-dhona and picks up the baseball bat to get even with him." Despite the film's poor performance at the box office, Shraddha received mostly positive reviews. Rachana of Glamsham Editorial wrote, "Shraddha Kapoor clearly steals the show and it's her performance which lights up the film. She is the star of the film."

She was ranked #3 in itimes' poll for the Hottest New Face-Female of 2010.

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
2010 Teen Patti
Teen Patti (film)
Teen Patti is a 2010 Bollywood film directed by Leena Yadav. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Ben Kingsley, R. Madhavan, Raima Sen, Shraddha Kapoor and is produced by Ambika Hinduja under the banners Hinduja Ventures and Serendipity Films...

Aparna Debut Film
2011 Luv Ka The End
Luv Ka The End
-Development:On April 1, 2011 the film was unveiled publicly as the first production venture of Y-Films and the cast of the film met the press along with the actors from Y-Films' other two ventures, Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge and Virus Diwan....

Rhea Dialdas

External links