Jhanvi Kapoor ( aka Jahanvi Kapoor ) is an Indian actress and a model who appears mostly in Bollywood movies. Kapoor debuted to Bollywood in 2018 after appearing as a lead actress in the movie Dhadak . She is the daughter of popular Bollywood star actress Sridevi and Indian film producer and socialite Bony Kapoor.
Even before her appearance as a movie actress, Jhanvi Kapoor was a popular face among tabloids in India, mainly because of her special relationship with her mother Sridevi. Kapoor also garnered significant media attention for her relationship and a notorious kiss scene with her boyfriend Shikhar Pahariya. Her strong presence on social media also draws her significant media attention.
In February 2018, Kapoor was working on her debut film in Mumbai when her mother Sridevi passed away in Dubai due to accidental drowning.
Early Life & Education
Jhanvi Kapoor was born on 6 March 1997 in Mumbai, India into the prestigious Kapoor family. Kapoor’s father, Boney Kapoor is a movie director and producer, whereas, her mother, Sridevi (Kapoor) was an all time popular Bollywood star. Kapoor has a younger sister, Khushi Kapoor, and many other siblings from her father’s previous marriage. Kapoor’s close relatives include many influential and popular figures in Bollywood, such as actors Anil Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor and actress Sonam Kapoor.
Kapoor spent most of her childhood in Mumbai, attending the Dhirubhai Ambani International School, a prestigious elite school in Mumbai, with her younger sister, Khushi. After completing the secondary school, she wanted to pursue further education in acting and decided to move to the USA. She has received a training in acting and drama from the Los Angeles based Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute.
Preparations & Entry into Bollywood
In October 2016, Bollywood Life, an online tabloid dedicated to Bollywood, reported that Kapoor is expected to appear in Shiddat, a joint production of Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala. It was reported that Varun Dhawan would appear opposite Jhanvi in the movie, which is expected to be directed by Abhishek Varman.
However, Kapoor’s debut was Dhadak, a remake of 2016 Marathi language romantic drama blockbuster Sairat. Produced by Dharma Productions and Zee Studios, Dhadak was directed by Shashank Khaitan and featured debutants, Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor in lead roles.
Jhanvi Kapoor was expected to appear in a Bollywood movie by mid- 2017, even though in media interviews, her mother, Sridevi had been refusing to give any hint of her daughter entering Bollywood for many years. However, as Indian tabloids reported, Kapoor herself has had a knack for acting since an early age and commented on an occasion saying that all she saw for her future was the silver screen.
In one media interview, Sridevi talked about her daughter’s confusion in choosing a future career path. She said: “sometime she wants to do fashion designing, sometimes she gets into science. But as a mother I want my kids to get married soon.”It was reported in 2015 that Kapoor could appear in the sequel of Student of the Year, a popular Bollywood movie, but she wasn’t apparently chosen for the role.
Jhanvi Kapoor & Shikhar Pahariya
According to various media reports, Jhanvi Kapoor has been dating Shikhar Pahariya, a horse-riding enthusiast and a polo player. Pahariya is a graduate of Regent University London, and is the son of Mumbai-based businessman Sanjay Pahariya. His maternal grandfather is a popular Indian politician, former Union Minister of India, Sushil Kumar Shinde.
In August 2016, photos of Kapoor and her boyfriend Shikhar Pahariya kissing each other went viral in India. According to Indian media, the photos were taken during a late-night party in a night club.
Jhanvi Kapoor on Social Media
As of 2018, Jhanvi Kapoor has speeded up her presence on social media, even though Her Facebook and Instagram accounts are not verified yet. In addition, the internet is rife with fake accounts in her name.