Name: Sonam Kapoor
Father’s Name: Anil Kapoor
Mother’s Name: Sunita Kapoor
Siblings: Rhea and Harshvardhan Kapoor
Rumoured Link Ups: Ranbir Kapoor (Actor), Sahir Berry (Model and Businessman)
Big Break: Saawariya
Most Successful Movie: Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015)
Now the Indian ambassador for international cosmetic manufacturer L’Oreal, rated the “Best Dressed Actress” by Rediff.com, seventh on the “Most Desirable Asian Woman” list by Times Of India, one of the top ten for Eastern Eye’s “World’s Sexiest Asian Women” and the face for brands such as Colgate, Electrolux, Lux and Mont Blanc, not many know about the transformation of this gorgeous actress, and a decision that tipped her life over, one that resulted in where she stands today.
Before becoming one of Bollywood’s most sought-after actresses, Sonam was like any other regular girl, frivolous in nature, and her health and beauty less than a priority.
The daughter of Bollywood mega-star Anil Kapoor and ex-model and designer Sunita Kapoor, Sonam was born on June 9th, 1985.
Attending the Arya Vidya Mandir School in Bombay, Sonam was known to be carefree, on the naughtier side and nimble with regard to studies. The only challenge Sonam faced while growing up was maintaining her weight.
Like most kids, Sonam was excessively self-indulgent in sweets, cakes, chocolates and junk food, resulting in her being overweight, having unhealthy skin and suffering from insulin resistance. A disorder she has now vowed to spread awareness about.
At the time when she was attending the United World College of South East Asia in Singapore for her pre-university education, Sonam had no plans of becoming part of the movie industry.
In a span of two years she gained immense amount of weight and packed an unbelievable 90-kilograms. Now looking at her, it’s kind of shocking right?
She even once stated in an interview, “I never planned a career in films. I neglected my diet and I put on so much of weight”.
It was only when director Sanjay Leela Bansali approached her to star in his film Saawariya did she focus on losing weight. Almost overnight she went from someone lacking ambition to the girl we now see on the screen.
For the next two-years she embarked on an almost impossible journey for millions – to shed 35-kilograms.
How Did She Begin?
With the constant support and help from her mother and family, Sonam decided to put aside what she loved the most – ice creams, chocolates, fried foods and sweets, and started on a rigorous regime to shed her flab.
Who Helped Her Lose Weight?
Unlike most of us who hit the gym only an hour a day, Sonam’s determination ensured that she was working towards her fitness round the clock.
From Power Yoga, to Pilates, to high-intensity cardiovascular workouts, dancing and swimming, she made sure she sweated it out to achieve the body that now makes both men and women swoon over.
Reputed trainer Zarine Watson looked over her overall fitness while Bharat Thakur assisted her with Power Yoga, Yasmin Karachiwala with Pilates and Shervir and Monisha with the rigours of power or weight lifting – a measure to tone her body.
How Does She Now Maintain Her Slim Figure?
In order to maintain her desirable body and maintain one of the slimmest figures in Bollywood, Sonam now jogs for an hour, followed by half an hour of Yoga and meditation and another thirty minutes of high intensity cardiovascular exercises.
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In her free time she resorts to swimming, dancing and twice a week plays squash.
Having already lost 35-kgs prior to entering the Bollywood industry, Sonam reached the peak of her fitness when she starred in Bewakoofiyan, which was directed by Nupur Asthana and produced by Aditya Chopra.
Sonam sported a red-bikini that left the audience and her fans around the globe drooling over her chiseled bod.
She credited her fitness to celebrity trainer Radhika Karle who drafted a rigorous regime for her to scorch the screens.
This Was Her Exercise Regime Leading Up To The Movie Bewakoofiyan:
• Daily lunges, twisting and step-ups. Twice a week functional training using weights.
• Compound exercises to use multiple muscles in a single rep. For example, chest press using a Swiss ball.
• 15-minutes of super-sets with no break in between reps. Push-ups to deadlifts to extensions and so on.
• 45-minutes of Pilates ever evening to strengthen her core muscles and chisel her abdomen region.
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Losing 35-kgs in less than two years is no joke, and much of the credit of the achievement goes to Sonam’s obstinance and determination to lose weight and maintain a body to die for.
Having said that, her strict diet coupled with her rigorous regime eventually and most importantly resulted in this stunning transformation.
Take a look at the diet plan Sonam adopted to become and stay fit.
Her Diet Plan:
A customary ritual she imparted after advice from her Grandmother, Sonam drinks a glass of warm water the first thing in the morning to flush out the toxins.
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Followed by that, she consumes a glass of lime and honey, a concoction that has resulted in the positives with regard to millions around the world losing weight.
In order to increase her metabolism, she consumes 5-6 small meals a day instead of the conventional three-meal a day regime most of us follow. Her diet primarily consists of low carb and high protein intake.
Her daily diet plan is as follows:
• Breakfast: Oats, fruits, toast and water. Green tea without sugar.
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• Mid-day meal: Brown bread with eggs and protein shakes.
• Lunch: Dal, fish, salad, chapatti and grilled chicken. Her chapatis are made of Bajra and Jowar and not wheat.
• Evening: Egg white and brown bread.
• Dinner: Fish, chicken soup and salads.
All her meals are eaten in small portions and limited quantities. The amount of proteins and carbs is measured by her trainers or health instructors.
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Considering she sweats out through the day while not shooting, Sonam eats every two-hours to make sure she isn’t famished.
When in need and unable to fix a meal for herself, she snacks on dry fruits and nuts. While on the road, she munches on fruits like apples and oranges and rids herself of cravings by eating health-bars.
Although, while she abstains from junk food most of the time, she admits that she does indulge occasionally to retain some normalcy but this too she eats in moderation.
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In order to keep herself hydrated at all times she constantly drinks fluids. Apart from water, she drinks coconut water (her favorite), cucumber juice and buttermilk.
Her steady intake of fluids helps her maintain the appropriate energy level.
Sonam’s Health Advice For The Younger Generation Dreaming To Become Like Her:
According to her, balancing the amount you eat with workouts is the key to losing weight and more importantly, staying fit.
In case of sudden increase of weight, she insists that people have to undergo regular check-ups to combat weight related disorders, before it too late.