Sonam Kapoor comes from an established film family. She is the daughter of actor and producer Anil Kapoor, and the grandchild of filmmaker Surinder Kapoor. Sonam is Bollywood royalty with immense support in the Indian film fraternity. Unlike most star children, Sonam started life with a structured education and a grounding in the process of filmmaking. She graduated from college in Political Science and Economics. She entered in the film industry with an interest in writing and direction, and has assisted the celebrated director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali in the production of his films including the path-breaking 'Black'. Sonam then made a confident debut in 'Saawariya' directed by Bhansali himself and elicited notable reviews for it. Since then she has acted in various films, sporting an array of challenging roles. She also has a collection of awards under her belt.