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Born on June 9, 1985, Sonam Kapoor is a complete Mumbai girl. Sonam comes from a filmy background. Her father - Anil Kapoor - needs no introduction, while her grandfather Surinder Kapoor was a filmmaker. Her mother, Sunita Kapoor is a former model and designer. (All Pictures Courtesy: Sonam Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Sunita Kapoor's Instagram accounts)
Sonam Kapoor has two younger siblings - Rhea Kapoor, a film producer and owner of fashion line Rheson, and Harshvardhan Kapoor, an actor.
Pictured: Sonam Kapoor with her father Anil Kapoor.
Well, not just Sonam Kapoor's father and grandfather, her uncles - Boney Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor too are part of the film industry for many years. While Boney Kapoor is a producer, Sanjay Kapoor is an actor and producer.
Pictured: Sonam Kapoor with her mother Sunita Kapoor
Arjun Kapoor, Anshula Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, Khushi Kapoor, Mohit Marwah, Shanaya Kapoor and Jahaan Kapoor are Sonam Kapoor's cousins.
Pictured: Anil Kapoor with his daughters Sonam and Rhea Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor's family used to stay in Chembur earlier. However, they moved to Juhu, when Sonam was just a month old. Sonam Kapoor went to Arya Vidya Mandir school in Juhu, Mumbai.
Pictured: Anil Kapoor and Sunita Kapoor with daughters Sonam and Rhea Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor's first job was as a waitress at age 15. However, it lasted only a week.
Pictured: Sonam Kapoor with her maternal grandmother
For further education, Sonam Kapoor went to the United World College of South East Asia (Singapore), to study theatre and arts.
Pictured: Sonam and Rhea Kapoor with their maternal grandmother
While in Singapore, actress Rani Mukerji, who was then working on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Black, visited Kapoor's family. Sonam expressed her desire to work on Bhansali's film as a crew member. On Anil Kapoor's recommendation, Sanjay Leela Bhansali roped in Sonam as his assistant.
Pictured: Rhea Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor
While on the sets of Black, Sonam Kapoor developed an interest in acting. Bhansali eventually offered her a role in his next film, which was Saawariya, and she gave a nod to his offer.
Pictured: Arjun Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor made her Bollywood debut in 2007 alongside Ranbir Kapoor in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Saawariya and the rest is history.
Pictured: Arjun Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor
We take a look at some of the most adorable photos of Sonam Kapoor and her family.
Sonam Kapoor and Rhea Kapoor with their aunt Reena Kapoor (mother of Mohit Marwah)
Sonam Kapoor had captioned this pic, 'Small things become big. Winter turns to spring. One thing always changes into another. - Denahi (Brother Bear)'
A perfect family picture! Anil Kapoor, Sunita Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Harshvardhan Kapoor and Rhea Kapoor
"To the most inspiring, understanding, the most youthful person in the family. Thank you Dad for being my constant support system and my pillar of strength. I love you so much for everything that you do for us and all that you are," Sonam shared this picture on Anil Kapoor's birthday along with this picture.
Sonam Kapoor posted this picture with Rhea and captioned it: DIY Batman costume for a party that wasn’t fancy dress because he was my favourite super hero. Also jumping and dancing with my partner @rheakapoor is still my favourite thing to do. (Yes those are batman socks and yes I was a nerd)
Sonam Kapoor's teen picture with her aunt - Maheep Kapoor. Sonam shared this candid picture on Maheep's birthday and captioned - Happy birthday @maheepkapoor! You’ve been my inspiration and my role model. I feel blessed to call you my aunt. I miss you so much and wish you all the happiness!
Sonam Kapoor shared this throwback picture with her aunt Kaveeta Singh on her birthday and wrote: Happy happy birthday masu love you tons! @kaveeta.singh
That's Sunita Kapoor with her three little musketeers - (L to R) Rhea Kapoor, Harshvardhan Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor.
"You've guided me with love and patience all through life. Your passion, intelligence and creativity is simply inspiring and I'm lucky to call myself your daughter! Whoever I am today is because of you and I thank you for that! Happy birthday mom! Miss you sooo much! @kapoor.sunita," Sonam wrote this note on her mother's birthday, along with this throwback picture.
Sisterhood! "From sharing our toys, to sharing secrets, you've been my best friend and my confidante. Not only are you my anchor but you also inspire me and everyone around you in so many different ways every single day! Happy birthday to the most strong, caring, powerful and honest person I know! Love you long time @rheakapoor!," Sonam captioned this picture, on her sister Rhea Kapoor's birthday.