Sonam Kapoor (Hindi:born 9 June 1985, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) is an Indian film actress. She has appeared in Bollywood films such as Saawariya (2007), Delhi-6 (2009), I Hate Luv Storys (2010), Aisha (2010) and Thank You (2011).Sonam was born and raised in Mumbai. She is the elder daughter of Anil Kapoor and Sunita Kapoor, and the granddaughter of filmmaker Surinder Kapoor She is the niece of producer Boney Kapoor, actress Sridevi, actor Sanjay Kapoor and producer Sandeep Marwah. Kapoor is the eldest of three children; the others are sister Rhea Kapoor and brother Harshvardhan.She went to school in Mumbai at the Arya Vidya Mandir school in Juhu and then enrolled in the United World College of South East Asia to do her International Baccalaureate.She speaks English, Hindi and Punjabi, and is a trained dancer.Before starting her career off as an actress, Kapoor worked as an assistant under Sanjay Leela Bhansali in 2004, and assisted him during the making of his film, Black which was released in early 2005. She made her acting 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 reviews by most critics.In 2009, Kapoor appeared in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Delhi-6, opposite Abhishek Bachchan. The film flopped at the box office and received mixed reviews by the critics, but her performance was highly praised. Critic Rajeev Masand commented, "Sonam Kapoor is the revelation in Delhi 6. She's a firecracker performer, instinctive and uninhibited in what isn't even a conventional female lead".In 2010, she appeared in Punit Malhotra's I Hate Luv Storys opposite Imran Khan. The film went on to become her first box office success.She also appeared in the romantic comedy, Aisha, opposite Abhay Deol.Kapoor's first release in 2011, Thank You was a critical failure, although the film was a moderate success at the box office. The same year, she made an appearance at the 64th Cannes Film Festival representing L'Oréal, the brand she endorses in India. Kapoor's upcoming releases include Mausam alongside Shahid Kapoor and Players.