Bollywood has always been a breeding ground for talented actors, and Janhvi Kapoor is no exception. From being the daughter of one of Bollywood’s iconic actresses to becoming one of its leading ladies, her journey in the industry has been nothing short of inspiring. In this blog post, we take a closer look at Janhvi Kapoor’s rise to stardom and explore how she has carved out her own niche in the world of Hindi cinema. So grab some popcorn and get ready to join us on this exciting ride through Janhvi’s career!
Janhvi Kapoor’s Early Life
Janhvi Kapoor was born on 14 January 1994 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She is the daughter of legendary Bollywood actress Sridevi and her first husband, actor Rajesh Khanna. Janhvi began her acting career as a child, appearing in minor roles in several films before making her debut in the 2010 Telugu film Jai Jagadish. In 2013, she appeared in the Hindi film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma. The following year, she appeared in the Tamil film Mynaa opposite Arya Sen and Vishal Pandya. In 2015, she starred in the romantic comedy-drama Shraddha Kapoor – The Untitled Project alongside her sister Shraddha Kapoor. That same year, she also appeared in the drama romance Udta Punjab opposite Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor. In 2018, she starred in the thriller Padmaavat alongside Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone.
Janhvi Kapoor’s Acting Debut in
Janhvi Kapoor made her acting debut in the 2018 film, Andhadhun. The film is an Indian suspense thriller directed by Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap and written by Vikram Chandra. The story follows a group of teenagers who are terrorized by a serial killer who leaves behind mutilated corpses. Janhvi plays the role of Riya, one of the teens who are terrorized.
The film was shot over a period of 18 days in Barcelona, Spain. Janhvi Kapoor spoke about her preparation for the role, saying: “I read the script many times and then I watched all the other films that had been made [about this type of Killer]. It was important to me to get it right.”
Andhadhun received mixed reviews from critics. However, it fared well at the box office, grossing over Rs 100 crore within two weeks of its release. In an interview with Rediff.com, Janhvi said she was not nervous before shooting the scenes involving blood because she had worked with prosthetic makeup artists on her previous projects.
Janhvi Kapoor’s performance in Andhadhun has been praised by reviewers. Raja Sen wrote for Hindustan Times: “She exudes a palpable sense of dread and does justice to Riya’s fraught emotional journey.” Sify critic wrote: “Kapoor is impressive as Riya […] She convincingly captures all the nuances that make up the troubled teen’s psyche.”
Janhvi Kapoor was also praised for her ability to show range in her portrayal of the character. Pratibha Pawar from The Times of India wrote: “Janhvi Kapoor does an excellent job portraying the complexities of her character.”
Janhvi Kapoor’s Career in Bollywood
Janhvi Kapoor is known for her breakout role as Sridevi’s daughter in the Hindi film Chandni Chowk To China (1985). Sridevi was Kapoor’s mother and an established actress at the time. The film tells the story of how Janhvi comes to terms with her mother’s death. It also marked Kapoor’s acting debut.
Kapoor followed up her debut performance with a number of supporting roles in films such as Akele Hum Akele Tum (1987), Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995) and Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2001). She made her breakthrough in 2003 when she was cast alongside Shah Rukh Khan in the blockbuster romantic comedy Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. The film became one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time and won Kapoor several accolades, including Best Actress at the Filmfare Awards.
Since then, Kapoor has continued to appear in leading roles in both Hindi and English-language films. Her most recent projects include Raazi (2018), which received critical acclaim and emerged as one of the biggest box office successes of 2018, and Ishaan (2018), which was also well-received by critics.
Kapoor has also been involved in a number of social initiatives over the years, including working with UNICEF India to promote child education; contributing funds and resources to help victims of natural disasters; and campaigning for the rights of women and children. In 2017, she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Indian government.
Awards and Nominations Received by Janhvi Kapoor
Janhvi Kapoor is one of the most popular and successful actors in Bollywood. She has starred in several hit films, including Rum Pee Pagal Deewane (2010), Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewana (2016), and Krishna Leela Bhansali’s Sanjay Leela Bhansali film Padmaavat (2018). Kapoor has also received several awards and nominations, including a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for her role in Rum Pee Pagal Deewane, a nomination for the Best Actress at the 64th Filmfare Awards, and an award for Best Actress at the 2018 Indian Film Academy Awards. Kapoor is set to star in many more hits films in future.
Future Plans of Janhvi Kapoor
Looking ahead to her future, Janhvi Kapoor has spoken about wanting to work in Hollywood and do more international cinema. “I want to work in Hollywood and do more international cinema,” she said during an interview with indianexpress.com. “I have always loved working in different cultures and I am excited about the possibilities that lie ahead.”
The actress is currently shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next film, Padmaavat, which also stars Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor. She has also signed up for another Rajkumar Hirani project, slated to release later this year. In terms of her personal life, Janhvi is unmarried but seems happy with the way things are going. “Yes, I am unmarried at present,” she said when asked if she was looking for a husband. “But my parents have always told me that I should not marry just because somebody tells me so; I should find someone who love me for who I am.”