Janhvi Kapoor Biography, Height, Age, Boyfriend, Family, Career and More

Janhvi Kapoor Biography Height Age Boyfriend Family Career and More

Janhvi Kapoor is an Indian actress known for his works in Hindi films. Born to film actress Sridevi and producer Boney Kapoor, she made her acting debut in 2018 with the romantic drama Dhadak, which was a commercial success. Her subsequent theatrical releases were commercially unsuccessful, but she received nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for playing the titular aviator in Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020) and a woman trapped in a freezer in Mili (2022).

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NameJanhvi Kapoor
NicknameJaan (fondly called by his mother)
ProfessionActress, Model
Date of Birth7 March 1997 (Friday)
Age27 Years
Zodiac SignPisces
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Affairs/BoyfriendsIshaan Khatter (Actor), Akshat Ranjan (entrepreneur/event manager), Shikhar Pahariya (investment analyst)
Marital StatusUnmarried
SchoolEcole Mondiale Public School, Mumbai
College/UniversityLee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, California
TattoosOn Her Left Wrist: An Eye and ‘2K’ with a triangle beside,
On Her Left Forearm: ‘I Love you my labbu’ by her mother late Sridevi
On Her Left Ankle: A Floral tattoo
Janhvi Kapoor Biography
Jahnvi Kapoor Early Life

Janhvi was born on 7 March 1997 in Mumbai, Maharashtra India. She started her career in the film industry in an early age. Her name Janhvi was inspired by ‘Urmila Mandotkar’s character in the film ‘Judaai‘(1997).

Sridevi who was pregnant at that time, chose the name because she and Urmila developed a close bond during the film’s shoot.

In her school days, Janhvi was interested in literature and history. She is interested particularly in the history of Nazi Germany.

She did not attend Dhirubai Ambani International School as his parents’ relationship is controversial and trolled or reported by many media houses.

According to her, she did not correct it, believing that the school had a reputation for highly intellectual students.

In 2015, Janhvi had the opportunity to debut opposite Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu, but she refused because due to a large age gap between them.


She completed her schooling at Ecole Mondiale Public School, Mumbai. However, many media outlets reported that she had attended Dhirubhai Ambani International School, which she denied once in an interview.

According to her, she did not choose to correct the misinformation as she felt the school had a reputation for having highly intellectual students.

After completing their schooling, she joined the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, in California.

College/University:Ecole Mondiale Public School, Mumbai
Educational Qualification:Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, California
Jahnvi’s Education
Physical attributes
Height:163 cm (5’ 4”)
Weight:50 kg (110 lbs)
Figure Measurements:34-28-34
Eye Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Colour:Light Ash Brown
physical attributes
Jahnvi Kapoor's Family

Jahnvi Kapoor belongs to a Hindu Punjabi Khatri family in Mumbai. Her father ‘Boney Kapoor’ is a producer. Her mother ‘Sridevi‘ was an actor. She died on 24 February 2018.

Sridevi accidentally drowned in the bathtub of her hotel room at the Jumeirah Emirates Tower in the UAE. Jahnvi has a young sister named ‘Khushi Kapoor‘ who was an actor.

Jahnvi has a stepmother named ‘Mona Shourie Kapoor‘ who was the first wife of her father CEO of Future Studios. She died due to multiple organ failures on 25 March 2012. Jahnvi has two half-siblings ‘Arjun Kapoor‘ and ‘Anshula Kapoor‘ who are also actors.

Father:Mr. Boney Kapoor (CEO of Future Studios )
Mother: Sridevi (Actor)
Siblings:Brother: Mandar Thakur (Younger Brother)
Sister: Lochan Thakur (Makeup Artist)
Half-Siblings:Arjun Kapoor (Actor), Anshula Kapoor (Actor)
Stepmother:Mona Shourie Kapoor
Jahnvi Kapoor’s Family
Jahnvi Kapoor with Ishaan Khatter

Jahnvi Kapoor was once rumored to be dating actor Ishaan Khatter and she was later linked and came closer to an entrepreneur and event manager named Akshat Ranjan, who also happens to be her childhood friend.

Jahnvi Kapoor with Akshat ranjan

After that she reportedly started dating ‘Shikhar Pahadiya‘ who is the maternal grandchild of famous politician Sushil Kumar Shinde and the son of the Mumbai-based businessman ‘Sanjay Pahariya‘. Although both were seen together at lunch, dinner at various night outings.

Earlier in the episode of Koffee With Karan season 8 Jahnvi mentioned “Papa, Khushu, and Shikhu”. When she asked about the three people that she mentioned, she then apparently replied Pahariya as ‘Shikhu’ which soon led to speculations that she had confirmed her relationship with him.

Jahnvi Kapoor with Shikhar Pahadiya
Jahnvi's Career

Her mother was initially not happy with Jahnvi’s decision to join Bollywood, she wanted her to get married and settle down.

She also preferred Jahnvi to choose a career in medicine and become a doctor instead of an actor.

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Jahnvi was about to debut in Karan Johar’s ‘Student Of The Year 2‘ earlier, but the film got postponed, and Karan decided to launch her in ‘Dhadak‘ instead.

Kapoor made her acting debut with Dhadak (2018), with Ishaan Khattar playing the male lead and directed by Shashank Khaitan under the Dharma Productions banner.

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She initially struggled to speak Hindi, but she managed to speak both Hindi and Rajasthani languages fluently in the film ‘Dhadak‘.

The film received predominantly negative reviews but with a worldwide collection of β‚Ή1.1 billion, it proved to be a commercial success.

In 2019, Kapoor’s performance in the movie won her the Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut.

She was initially picked up for the movie ‘Simbaa‘ co-starring ‘Ranveer Singh‘, but she declined the offer because she was getting nervous about acting with such a popular actor.

Simbaa Movie

Kapoor’s next screen appearance came in 2020 when she played the role of a young nurse in the short story directed by Zoya Akhtar which was released on Netflix.

After that, she played a vital role in her next movie ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020)‘, a biopic on aviator Gunjan Saxena. In preparation, she spent time with Saxena, underwent physical training, and learned the body language of an Air Force officer.

Gunjan Saxena Movie

 The film got an OTT release and premiered on Netflix, and it received mixed reviews from critics.

In the year 2020, she also appeared in the music video for the song ‘Kudi Nu Nachne De’ from the film “Angrezi Medium” (2020). along with the actresses like Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma, and Kiara Advani.

In 2021, Kapoor played a dual role opposite Rajkummar Rao in the comedy horror film ‘Roohi’. The film was theatrically released after several delays due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The film and Kapoor’s performance were panned by critics, and it performed poorly at the box office.

Good Luck Jerry Movie

In the following year, Jahnvi appeared in two films. In ‘Good Luck Jerry (2022)’, directed by debutant Siddharth Sen, a remake of the 2018 Tamil film Kolamaavu Kokila, produced by Aanand L. Rai.

She again played the titular lead role as JayaJerry” Kumari, and it was a black comedy crime film that premiered on Disney+ Hotstar.

In her next film, “Mili“, a remake of the Malayalam film “Helen“, she played a young woman as “Mili Naudiyal” who was trapped in a freezer and was played by Anna Ben in the original.

Mili movie

Anupama Chopra praised the “sweetness and sincerity” the actor brought to the role but deemed it significantly less impressive compared to Ben’s performance.

Despite this, the film emerged as a box-office bomb. She received another Best Actress nomination at the Filmfare Awards.

Kapoor starred opposite Varun Dhawan in Nitesh Tiwari’s Bawaal (2023), a romantic drama about a feuding couple who learn about World War II as they travel across Europe. It was released digitally on Amazon Prime Video.

Bawaal Movie

The movie faced criticism for trivializing the Holocaust. Beatrice Loayza, in her review for The New York Times, pointed out the absence of chemistry between the main characters and described Kapoor as lacking charisma.

Leaf Arbuthnot from The Guardian similarly criticized the film’s chemistry while acknowledging Kapoor’s “calm, mature performance.

Kapoor next appeared in the sports film  Mr and Mrs Mahi alongside Rajkummar Rao and will play a young Indian Foreign Service officer in the political thriller Ulajh.

She will also feature opposite N. T. Rama Rao Jr. in the Telugu action film Devara by filmmaker Koratala Siva.

  • Lokmat Stylish Awards for Stylish Debutant of the Year in 2018.
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  • Filmfare Awards for the Best Female Debut in the year 2019.
  • IIFA Awards for the Star Debut of the Year – Female in 2019.
  • Zee Cine Awards for Best Female Debut in 2019.
  • Filmfare Awards for Best Actress in the year 2020.
  • Breakthrough Performance of the Year Award at NBT Utsav for the films “Mili” and “Good Luck Jerry”(2022).
Breakthrough Performance of the Year Award at NBT Utsav
  • Bollywood Hungama Style Icons for Stylish Iconic Performer Female in 2023.
Bollywood Hungama Style Icon Award

Pinkvilla Style Icons Awards for the Super Stylish Youth Idol Female in the year 2022.

Pinkvilla Style Icons Awards

List of Awards won by Jahnvi Kapoor:

2018Lokmat Stylish AwardsStylish Debutant of the Yearβ€”Won
2019Filmfare AwardsBest Female DebutDhadakNominated
2019IIFA AwardsStar Debut of the Year – Femaleβ€”Nominated
2019Zee Cine AwardsBest Female Debutβ€”Won
2020Filmfare AwardsBest ActressGunjan Saxena: The Kargil GirlNominated
2022Pinkvilla Style Icons AwardsSuper Stylish Youth Idol – Femaleβ€”Won
2023Bollywood Hungama Style IconsStylish Iconic Performer – Femaleβ€”Nominated
2023Bollywood Hungama Style IconsStylish Youth Icon – Femaleβ€”Won
2023Pinkvilla Style Icons AwardsStyle Icon of the Year – Reader’s Choiceβ€”Won
2023Filmfare AwardsBest ActressMiliNominated
2023Zee Cine AwardsBest Actress (Critics)β€”Nominated
2023Filmfare OTT AwardsBest Actress (Web Original Film)BawaalNominated

On Her Left Wrist: An Eye and ‘2K’ with a triangle beside.

Jahnvi tattoo on her left wrist

On Her Left Forearm: ‘I Love you my labbu’ by her mother late Sridevi.

Jahnvi tattoo On Her Left Forearm
Jahnvi Kapoor
Cuisine(s):Rajasthani, Italian
Food(s):Andhra Biryani, Chicken Chettinad, Spaghetti
Desert(s):Tiramisu, Palkova
Actor(s):Dilip Kumar, Salman Khan, Shahid Kapoor
Actoress(es):Madhubala, Waheeda Rahman, Nutan, and Kareena Kapoor
Bollywood Film(s):Pyaasa(1957), Mughal-E-Azam(1960), Guide(1965), Dailwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge(1995), Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam(1999), Om Shanti Om(2007)
Hollywood Film(s):Gone with The Wind(1939), The Shawshank Redemption(1994), Forret Gump(1994), Titanic(1997), Notting Hill(1999)
Fashion DesignerDilip Kumar, Salman Khan, Shahid Kapoor
Jahnvi Kapoor Favourite
  • Jahnvi Kapoor was born in Mumbai.
  • She learned about acting from the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, Los Angeles California, USA.
  • She started her career as a lead actress in the year 2018.
  • She made her debut in the Bollywood movie “Dhadak”.
  • She loves to wear a saree.
  • She is so passionate about dance, particularly classical and belly dance, that she often shares her dance videos on social media platforms.
  • Jahnvi loves to cook, particularly “Nacho Cheese”.
  • She is a fitness enthusiast who enjoys yoga, pilates, and strength training.
  • She also reveals that her mother also wanted her to be a doctor by profession and settle down.
  • She often consumes alcohol.


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2018DhadakParthavi Singh Rathore
2020Ghost StoriesSameeraZoya Akhtar’s segment
Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil GirlGunjan Saxena
2021RoohiRoohi Arora / Afzana Bedi
2022Good Luck JerryJaya “Jerry” Kumari
MiliMili Naudiyal
2023BawaalNisha Dixit
Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem KahaaniUnnamedSpecial appearance in song “Heart Throb”
2024Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha JiyaJiahSpecial appearance
Mr. & Mrs. MahiMahima MahiPost-production
Devara: Part 1ThangamTelugu film; filming
Films By Jahnvi Kapoor

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