Shanaya Kapoor, the upcoming Bollywood actress! Well, that’s a new name, isn’t it? Maybe not the “Kapoor” part, but the first half of the name surely is. I am sure many of you would be curious enough like me to know who this new star in the making is, or why is she so much in the news!
Well, to begin with, Shanaya Kapoor will be launched in the upcoming Bollywood movie Bedhadak directed by Shashank Khaitan, and the movie will be produced by Karan Johar’s production house Dharma Productions.
Also in the movie, Shanaya Kapoor will be seen as Nimrit starring alongside two more new actors and her co-actors, Lakshya as Karan and Gurfateh Singh Pirzada as Angad. Bedhadak might be her first movie as an actress but she is not new to the world of cinema. I hope all of us remember the movie ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’, right? The Netflix original movie stars Jahnvi Kapoor as the lead actress, Gunjan Saxena, the Indian Airforce officer, pilot and Kargil War veteran.
A little-known fact about this movie is that Shanaya Kapoor was the Assistant Director of the movie. This movie was her debut in the field of direction and the upcoming movie Bedhadak is going to be her debut movie as an actress.
So, let us come back to the real question. Who is Shanaya Kapoor?
As we all have seen time and again, Karan Johar is known to introduce star kids into the Bollywood industry every now and then, some excel and hit the mainstream while others do not. And Shanaya Kapoor is just another one of those star kids who are going to be launched by Karan Johar’s production house – Dharma Productions in the movie Bedhadak.
Shanaya Kapoor is the 22 years old upcoming Bollywood actress, Assitant director and dancer, she is the daughter of the famous Bollywood actor Mr. Sanjay Kapoor and the Indian jewellery designer, Mrs Maheep Kapoor. And, she is also the niece of Anil Kapoor and Boney Kapoor. Some of her cousins who are already thriving in the industry are – Sonam Kapoor, Harshvardhan Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Khushi Kapoor, and Janhvi Kapoor. Apart from acting, Shanaya is also a trained belly dancer.
In recent news, Shanaya Kapoor was seen ramping in the FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week, the very famous designer Manish Malhotra’s fashion show. In this event, Shanaya Kapoor was seen walking down the ramp with the Gehraiyan actor, Siddhant Chaturvedi. Both of them were donning Manish Malhotra’s outfits, and they both looked stunning. Actresses like Janhvi Kapoor and other celebs were also present at Manish Malhotra’s fashion show.
Manish Malhotra also went on to share Shanaya and Siddhant’s pictures from the Fashion show and captioned it “ The Fabulous Two.”
The pictures and videos from the fashion show gave rise to a lot of talks and criticisms around nepotism but at the same time, a lot of netizens came in support of the actress saying she should at least be given a fair chance.