It was only nine years ago that we saw Sonam Kapoor make her big screen debut with Saawariya alongside Ranbir Kapoor. With over a dozen films in her kitty, Sonam has come a long way. Over the years, she has established herself as Bollywood’s most fashionable celebs. While she has often been under the radar for her acting skills, Sonam has shut down her critics with her performances in films like Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Neerja, proving there is much more to this fashion aficionado than just her exquisite red carpet looks.

Today, on her birthday, let’s take a look at five lesser-known-facts about Sonam Kapoor.

Pampered, not!

Hailing from a filmy family, one would have thought the actor was brought up with a silver spoon in her mouth. However, you might be surprised to know that this Bollywood diva’s first job was that of a waitress

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All about her

Sonam Kapoor became the first Indian celebrity to start her own phone-based application, this inspired by international stars like Kim Kardashian and Mariah Carey. The app includes exclusive information about Sonam’s life from fashion, films, travel and friends.

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Fat to fit

The actress is an avid foodie and before her foray into films, she did not have the fit body that she has today. Sonam lost 35kgs for her first film, Saawariya.

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One and a half years of convincing

Graduating in Political Science and Economics, Sonam had no plans of following in her father’s footsteps and being a part of the film fraternity. It took director Sanjay Leela Bhansali one and a half year to convince her to be a part of his film Saawariya.

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Distant Cousins

Sonam Kapoor and actor Ranveer Singh are second cousins. Sonam’s father Anil Kapoor and Singh’s mother are first cousins. It would be interesting to see the two on-screen together, wouldn’t it?

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Here’s wishing Sonam Kapoor a very happy birthday! We hope she continues to add her unique style to everything she does.