Date of Birth 9 June 1985, Chembur, Maharashtra, India .Sonam Kapoor comes from an established film family. She is the daughter of actor and producer Anil Kapoor, and the grandchild of filmmaker Surinder Kapoor. Unlike most star children, Sonam started life with a structured education, and a grounding in the process of filmmaking. She graduated from college in Political Science and Economics. er second movie, “Delhi 6″ got her glowing reviews and established her as an actress of calibreShe is the niece of film-maker Boney Kapoor, and actor, Sanjay Kapoor. The family has good connections within the Bombay-based Indian movie industry now popularly known as Bollywood. Boney’s wife is noted yesteryear film actress Sridevi. Her cousin, Arjun, Boney’s son, is an up and coming movie director.She completed her schooling from Arya Vidya Mandir and majored in Theater Arts and Chinese History from United World College of East Asia. She then also majored in Political Science and Economics from Bombay University.Her mom, who came from a business family, did not initially approve of her taking to acting and preferred that she get a college education, and then eventually marry and settle down.She assisted Sanjay Leela Bhansali during the filming of ‘Black’ and often went to Mumbai’s notorious Chor Bazar near Grant Road Railway Station to shop for props. Her favorite songs are Jab Koyi Baat Bigad Jaye, Raat Kali Ek Khwaab Mein aaye. Then there’s her old time favorites Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, Strangers In The Night. She also likes Choli Ke Peeche, Aaj Mein Upar Aasmaan Neeche from the movieKhamoshi: The Musical (1996). Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein and Ek Ladki Ko Dekha. All of A.R. Rahman’s music and her favorite band is Red Hot Chilli Peppers.She has made her first appearance in Bollywood with ‘Saawariya’ opposite another débutante, Ranbir Kapoor, the son of Neetu Singh and Rishi Kapoor..