Shraddha Kapoor Turns 37: A Look at Her Career, Top Films, Songs & Upcoming Projects – News18

Published By: Nibandh Vinod

Last Updated: March 03, 2024, 07:20 IST

Shraddha Kapoor turns 37 today on 3 March, 2024. (Image: shraddhakapoor/Instagram)

Shraddha Kapoor has established herself as a leading actress with roles in films like Ek Villain (2014), ABCD 2 (2015), and Baaghi (2016).

Shraddha Kapoor is one of India’s highest-paid actresses. She started her acting journey with a small part in the 2010 movie Teen Patti and then took on her first major role in the teen drama Luv Ka The End (2011). It was her portrayal of Arohi Keshav Shirke in the 2013 romantic musical Aashiqui 2 that catapulted her to fame. The film emerged as her first commercial success, earning her widespread praise and numerous nominations, including a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress.

Shraddha Kapoor turns 37 today on 3 March, 2024. (Image: shraddhakapoor/Instagram)

Since then, Shraddha has established herself as a leading actress with roles in films like Ek Villain (2014), ABCD 2 (2015), and Baaghi (2016). Despite facing setbacks with some films, she bounced back with notable successes such as the comedy horror Stree (2018), the action thriller Saaho (2019), the comedy-drama Chhichhore (2019), and the romantic comedy Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar (2023).

On her 37th birthday, let’s take a look at her remarkable journey in the entertainment industry and explore her personal and family life.

Personal & Family Life

Shraddha Kapoor was born and raised in Mumbai. Her ancestry is diverse, with Punjabi roots from her father’s side and Marathi and Konkani heritage from her mother’s side. Her maternal grandfather, Pandharinath Kolhapure, belonged to Kolhapur, while her maternal grandmother hailed from Panaji, Goa. Shraddha’s family has several actors, including her father Shakti Kapoor, mother Shivangi Kapoor, elder brother Siddhanth Kapoor, and aunts Padmini Kolhapure and Tejaswini Kolhapure.

She also shares familial ties with renowned figures such as Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Meena Khadikar, Usha Mangeshkar, and Hridaynath Mangeshkar. Shraddha attended Jamnabai Narsee School for her schooling before transferring to the American School of Bombay at the age of 15. Interestingly, she was classmates with Tiger Shroff and Athiya Shetty during her time there.

Shraddha Kapoor’s Movies

  1. Aashiqui 2 (2013)Shraddha Kapoor’s breakthrough came with her role as a singer in the romantic musical film Aashiqui 2 (2013), despite making her acting debut in 2010. The film revolves around Aarohi Keshav Shirke (Played by Shraddha), an aspiring singer who falls in love with Rahul Jaykar (Played by Aditya Roy Kapur), a failing singer battling alcoholism. This film was one of the most notable films in Shraddha’s career.
  2. Ek Villain (2014)The film revolves around Guru (Played by Sidharth Malhotra), whose life takes a dark turn when his wife Aisha (Played by Shraddha Kapoor) becomes the latest victim of a serial killer, Rakesh Mahadkar (Played by Riteish Deshmukh). Consumed by grief and anger, Guru embarks on a relentless quest for revenge, blurring the lines between good and evil in the process. Alongside praise for the storyline and performances, the film’s soul-stirring songs were also widely admired.
  3. Stree (2018)Directed by Amar Kaushik, Stree is set in the small town of Chanderi, where the male residents live in fear of an evil spirit named Stree, who abducts men during the night. The film is inspired by the urban legend of Nale Ba, which gained popularity in Karnataka during the 1990s. Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkumar Rao’s performances in the movie were highly praised by both critics and audiences alike.
  4. Chhichhore (2019)In the film, a tragic incident compels Anirudh, a middle-aged man, to revisit his college days and reflect on his past with his friends, who were once considered losers. Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, the movie stars Shraddha Kapoor alongside the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
  5. Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar (2023)Directed by Luv Ranjan, the film follows the story of a player Mickey (Played by Ranbir Kapoor) in the realm of romantic relationships who meets a girl, Tinni (Played by Shraddha Kapoor) who views love as a battle of wits. Their relationship leads to humorous situations when she seeks his help to break up with himself.

Shraddha Kapoor’s Top Songs

  1. GalliyanThe music of Galliyan from the film Ek Villain is soulful and soothing to the ears. The captivating chemistry between Shraddha Kapoor and Siddharth Malhotra enchanted millions of hearts. The song emerged as a blockbuster hit and has garnered immense views on YouTube. This romantic song has been composed and sung by Ankit Tiwari, with lyrics penned by Manoj Muntashir.
  2. Sun SaathiyaIn this slow, melodious track from the film ABCD 2, Shraddha exhibits her contemporary dance skills with grace alongside Varun Dhawan. Despite appearing in the latter half of the song, she captivates with her flexible dance moves. This standout performance showcases her versatility, particularly as it is from a dance-centric movie.
  3. Show Me The ThumkaIn the film Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar (2023), the song featuring Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor showcases a dance-off filled with grace, rhythm, movements, and wit. However, the true winner of this contest was the chemistry between them. Written by Amitabh Bhattacharya and composed by Pritam, this catchy song is sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and Shashwat Singh.
  4. Psycho SaiyaanThe song from the 2019 film Saaho has all the elements of a lively party anthem and is recognized as one of the actress’s upbeat tunes. Shraddha Kapoor sets the party scene while Prabhas gets ready to hit the dance floor. In the song’s lyrics, Shraddha introduces Prabhas as the Psycho Saiyaan before they both express their love for each other in the most fun and enthusiastic way possible.
  5. Illegal Weapon 2.0 – Street DancerThe song featuring Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor was remarkable. It proved to be a game-changer, featuring both actors executing stunning dance moves. Additionally, it emerged as one of the biggest chartbusters from the film. The song is sung by the talented duo Jasmine Sandlas and Garry Sandhu.

Shraddha Kapoor’s Upcoming Projects

  1. Chandu ChampionDirected by Kabir Khan, the film portrays the remarkable real-life journey of a sportsman and his unwavering determination. The movie also stars Katrina Kaif and Kartik Aaryan in significant roles.
  2. Stree 2The film marks the sequel to the acclaimed film Stree, helmed by Director Amar Kaushik. The narrative delves into the eerie tale of a witch who captures men when they are alone at night, leaving them with only their clothes. The cast includes Varun Dhawan, Rajkumar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Aparshakti Khurana, and Tamannaah Bhatia.
  3. Untitled ProjectThe actress has an untitled project with Anurag Basu in the pipeline. While the plot remains undisclosed, the film boasts a star-studded cast including Ranbir Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, Ranveer Singh, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and others.