Janhvi Kapoor (born 6 March 1997) is an Indian actress who works in Hindi films. Born to Sridevi and Boney Kapoor, she made her acting debut in 2018 with the romantic drama Dhadak, which was a commercial success Kapoor went on to receive a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for playing the titular aviator in the biopic Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020).
Early Life and Background
Janhvi Kapoor was born on 6 March 1997. Her father is Boney Kapoor, the son of the late filmmaker Surinder Kapoor, and the founder of the Anil Kapoor Films Company. Her mother is actress Sridevi who worked in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi films. She is the niece of film actors Anil Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor. She has one younger sister, Khushi, and two half siblings, actor Arjun Kapoor and Anshula Kapoor from her father’s first marriage. Kapoor lost her mother at age 21, when she was found dead of an accidental drowning in her guest room at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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Kapoor studied at Ecole Mondiale World School in Mumbai. Before making her film debut, she took an acting course from Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in California.
Kapoor has appeared as brand ambassador for the cosmetics brand Nykaa and for Drools, a pet food brand.
Kapoor frequently featured in the Times Of India’s list of most desirable women, ranked 28th in 2018, 24th in 2019, and 18th in 2020.
Janhvi Kapoor Height Weight Age Bra Size Affairs Family Biography
|Nickname||Jaan (fondly called by Sridevi)|
|Other Name||Janhvi Kapoor|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 163 cm|
in meters– 1.63 m
in feet inches– 5’ 4”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 50 kg|
in pounds– 110 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||32-26-32|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||7 March 1997|
|Age (as in 2023)||26 Years|
|Birthplace||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Pisces|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|School||Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai|
|College/University||The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, Los Angeles, USA|
|Educational Qualification||A Course in Theatres and Films|
|Tattoo||On her forearm: A handwritten note ‘I love you my labbu’ by her mother Late Sridevi|
|Debut||Film– Dhadak (2018)|
|Address||An apartment in Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri, North West, Mumbai|
|Hobbies||Dancing, Travelling, Listening To Music|
|Controversies||In August 2016, intimate photographs of Jhanvi and her boyfriend Akshat Rajan were leaked online. The duo was seen locking lips in one of the two photographs.|
|Boys, Affairs and More|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||Shikhar Pahariya (Rumour)|
Ishaan Khatter (Actor, Rumour)
|Parents||Father– Boney Kapoor (Film producer)|
Mother– Late Sridevi (Actress)
|Siblings||Brother– Arjun Kapoor (Actor, Elder half-brother)|
Sisters– Khushi Kapoor (Younger), Anshula Kapoor (Elder half-sister)
|Favorite Food(s)||Mutton, Rajasthani Cuisines, Italian Dishes|
|Favorite Actor(s)||Salman Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Dilip Kumar|
|Favorite Actresses||Kareena Kapoor, Madhubala, Nutan, Waheeda Rehman|
|Favorite Film(s)||Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam|
|Favorite Fashion Designer||Manish Malhotra|
Kapoor made her acting debut in 2018 with the Shashank Khaitan-directed romance Dhadak, co-starring Ishaan Khatter. A Hindi-language remake of the 2016 Marathi film Sairat, it featured her as a young upper-class girl whose life turns tragic after she elopes with a lower-class boy (played by Khatter). The film received predominantly negative reviews, but with a worldwide collection of ₹1.1 billion, it proved to be a commercial success. Writing for News18, Rajeev Masand criticised the film for removing caste-based references and deemed it inferior to the original, but felt Kapoor had “a fragility that makes her instantly endearing, and a soulful quality that makes it hard to take your eyes off her on screen”. Conversely, Anna M. M. Vetticad of Firstpost thought that she “lacks personality and delivers a colourless performance”. She won the Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut.
Kapoor’s next screen appearance came in 2020 when she starred in Zoya Akhtar’s segment in the Netflix horror anthology film Ghost Stories. Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express disliked the segments but added that the “only real surprise comes from Janhvi Kapoor in a solid, real act”. She then took on the titular role of aviator Gunjan Saxena in the biopic Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, which due to the COVID-19 pandemic could not be released theatrically and instead streamed on Netflix. In preparation, she spent time with Saxena, underwent physical training, and learned the body language of an air force officer. Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV described Kapoor’s performance as “passably steady” while Rahul Desai of Film Companion was more appreciative of her “deceptively private performance” which he considered to be “pitch-perfect”. She received a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress.
In 2021, Kapoor played a dual role opposite Rajkummar Rao in the comedy horror film Roohi. The film was theatrically released after several delays due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The film and Kapoor’s performance were panned by critics, and it performed poorly at the box-office. The following year, Kapoor starred in Good Luck Jerry, a remake of the 2018 Tamil film Kolamaavu Kokila, produced by Aanand L. Rai. It was released on the streaming platform Disney+ Hotstar. In her next film, Mili, a remake of the Malayalam film Helen, she played a young woman trapped in a freezer, which was played by Anna Ben in the original. Anupama Chopra was appreciative of the “sweetness and sincerity” she brought to the part but considered it much less accomplished than Ben’s performance. She received another Best Actress nomination at Filmfare.
Kapoor will next star in the sports film Mr and Mrs Mahi with Rajkummar Rao, and the action film Bawaal with Varun Dhawan. She will also feature opposite N. T. Rama Rao Jr. in an as-yet untitled Telugu film from filmmaker Koratala Siva.
|2018||Dhadak||Parthavi Singh Rathore|
|2020||Ghost Stories||Sameera||Zoya Akhtar‘s segment|
|Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl||Gunjan Saxena|
|2021||Roohi||Roohi Arora / Afzana Bedi|
|2022||Good Luck Jerry||Jaya “Jerry” Kumari|
|Mr. & Mrs. Mahi||Mahima Mahi||Post-production|
|TBA||NTR30||TBA||Telugu film; filming|
|2020||“Kudi Nu Nachne De”||Vishal Dadlani, Sachin–Jigar||Sachin–Jigar, Tanishk Bagchi|
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