Janhvi Kapoor Biography, Height, Age, Wife, Family, & More
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Janhvi Kapoor, an Indian actress known for her work in Hindi films, made her debut with the 2018 romantic drama “Dhadak”. The film achieved both commercial and critical success. Janhvi is the daughter of the legendary actress Sridevi and film producer Boney Kapoor. Her inaugural movie was a box office hit, earning her the Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut in 2018. With deep connections to the Bollywood industry, Janhvi Kapoor chose to pursue acting after completing her studies. In 2020, she took on the role of an Indian Air Force pilot in the Netflix horror anthology film “Ghost Stories”. In this article, you’ll find a comprehensive Janhvi Kapoor biography.
Janhvi Kapoor Biography
Janhvi Kapoor, a rising star in the Bollywood industry, gained prominence for her leading role in the Hindi film “Dhadak”. She has also appeared in notable movies like “Angrezi Medium”, “Gunjan Saxena”, “Roohi Afzana”, and “Dostana 2”. Her portrayal of the title character in the biographical film “Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl” earned her a Filmfare Award nomination for Best Actress. Kapoor enjoys a strong international following in addition to her popularity in India. In 2015, she was offered a Telugu film opposite renowned actor Mahesh Babu, but declined the role due to the age difference. Her performance garnered widespread acclaim, earning her the Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut.
|Real Name||Janhvi Kapoor|
|Nickname AKA||Jaan (fondly called by Sridevi)|
|DOB (Date of Birth)||7 Mar, 1997|
|Birth Place||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|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|
|Feet & Inches||5’ 4”|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Father Name||Boney Kapoor (Film producer)|
|Mother Name||Late Sridevi (Actress)|
|Brother||Brother- Arjun Kapoor (Actor, Elder half-brother)|
|Sisters||Sisters- Khushi Kapoor (Younger), Anshula Kapoor (Elder half-sister)|
|Boyfriend||Shikhar Pahariya (Rumour), Akshat Rajan, Ishaan Khatter (Actor, Rumour)|
|Net Worth||$10 Million (Rs. 82 Crore)|
|Food||Mutton, Rajasthani Cuisines, Italian Dishes|
|Actor/Actress||Salman Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Dilip Kumar,
Kareena Kapoor, Madhubala, Nutan, Waheeda Rehman
|Songs||Zihaal e Miskin, Javed-Mohsin, Vishal Mishra, Shreya Ghoshal.|
|Movies||Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam|
|Hobbies||Dancing, Travelling, Listening To Music|
Janhvi Kapoor hails from a prosperous Hindu family and holds strong beliefs in Hinduism, with a special devotion to Lord Ganesha. Her father is Boney Kapoor, while her mother was the legendary actress Sridevi. Janhvi has a sister named Khushi Kapoor, a half-brother named Arjun Kapoor, and a half-sister named Anshula Kapoor.
Janhvi Kapoor was born into the Kapoor family on March 7, 1997, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. As of now, she is 26 years old.
Janhvi Kapoor pursued her education at the Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Mumbai. Following her schooling, she furthered her studies in acting at the renowned Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in California. Coming from a privileged family background, she completed her 10th and 12th grades at the Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Mumbai.
Height and Weight
Janhvi Kapoor stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches and weighs 58 kilograms.
Janhvi Kapoor embarked on her career as a model and actress in the industry. Her debut film was directed by Shashank Khaitan, a remake of the Marathi movie “Sairat”. The Hindi version depicted her as a young upper-class girl whose life takes a tragic turn after eloping with a lower-class boy (played by Ishaan Khatter). In the same year, Janhvi Kapoor was chosen as the brand ambassador for the cosmetics brand Nykaa.
While the film received predominantly negative reviews, it proved to be a commercial success, with a worldwide collection of ₹1.1 billion. In 2020, she featured in the Netflix horror anthology “Ghost Stories” in a segment directed by Zoya Akhtar. Reviewer Rajeev Masand criticized the film for removing caste-based references but praised Kapoor’s screen presence, noting her “fragility that makes her instantly endearing and a soulful quality that makes it hard to take your eyes off her on screen”.
Janhvi Kapoor also starred in “Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl” and the comedy-horror film “Roohi Afzana”, where she shared the screen with Rajkummar Rao. However, Anna M. M. Vetticad of Firstpost felt that Kapoor’s performance lacked personality and was somewhat colorless.
She is set to appear alongside Kartik Aaryan and Laksh Lalwani in “Dostana 2” and will also feature in Karan Johar’s directorial “Takht”. Janhvi Kapoor received the Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut and has quickly become one of the most popular stars in Hindi cinema, achieving significant success in a relatively short career.
Janhvi Kapoor’s film “Dhadak” achieved commercial success, and for her performance, she won the Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut.
Janhvi Kapoor, the Indian actress, boasts a net worth of $10 million (approximately Rs. 82 crore).
|Dhadak||Parthavi Singh Rathore||2018|
|Ghost Stories||Zoya Akhtar’s segment||Sameera||2020|
|Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl||Gunjan Saxena|
|Roohi||Roohi Arora / Afzana Bedi||2021|
|Good Luck Jerry||Jaya “Jerry” Kumari||2022|
|Unnamed||Special appearance in song “Heart Throb”||Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani|
|Mr. & Mrs. Mahi †||Post-production||Mahima Mahi||2024|
|Devara †||Telugu film; filming||TBA|
Music video List
|“Kudi Nu Nachne De”||Vishal Dadlani, Sachin–Jigar||2020|
Awards and nominations List
|Lokmat Stylish Awards||—||Won||Stylish Debutant of the Year||2018|
|Filmfare Awards||Dhadak||Nominated||Best Female Debut||2019|
|IIFA Awards||Nominated||Star Debut of the Year – Female|
|Zee Cine Awards||Won||Best Female Debut|
|Filmfare Awards||Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl||Nominated||Best Actress||2020|
|Pinkvilla Style Icons Awards||—||Won||Super Stylish Youth Idol – Female||2022|
|Bollywood Hungama Style Icons||—||Nominated||Stylish Iconic Performer – Female||2023|
|—||Won||Stylish Youth Icon – Female|
|Pinkvilla Style Icons Awards||—||Won||Style Icon of the Year – Reader’s Choice|
|Filmfare Awards||Mili||Nominated||Best Actress|
|Zee Cine Awards||Best Actress (Critics)|
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