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Birthday Special: The loves of Sonam Kapoor's life!

By Sukanya Verma
Last updated on: June 09, 2017 15:55 IST
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Happy Birthday Sonam!

Things are going just great for Sonam Kapoor.

Her last release Neerja fetched her acclaim and awards.

Her clothing line in collaboration with sister Rhea -- Rheson -- just hit store shelves.

Her upcoming films include keenly anticipated fare like Rajkumar Hirani's Sanjay Dutt biopic, R Balki's Padman and a home production co-starring Kareena Kapoor and Swara Bhaskar.

And if the grapevine can be trusted, a special someone has captured our girl's heart.

Sonam has plenty to celebrate about as she turns another year older today.

Because birthdays are occasions to surround oneself with everything one loves, Sukanya Verma looks at the 10 things the good looking star digs the most.

F for Fashion

Photograph: Kind courtesy Sonam Kapoor/Instagram

If Bollywood is more fashion conscious than ever and it's all thanks to tinsel town's beloved trendsetter.

Be it couture legends or talented newbies, Sonam knows style when she sees it.

It comes naturally to her.

She revels in fashion.

She experiments with fashion.

F for Family too

Photograph: Kind courtesy Sonam Kapoor/Instagram

The Kapoors -- even the ones not branching out of Prithviraj Kapoor's family tree -- dote on one another.

Immediate, extended, these familial ties run deep.

Lay out those red carpets!

Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

All those Cannes appearances not just highlight Sonam's poise and elegance in designer dreams, but also an inherent conviction for what jeweler Harry Winston famously said, 'People will stare. Make it worth their while.'

Quotable Quotes

Photograph: Kind courtesy Sonam Kapoor/Instagram

Speaking of famous words, Sonam's got a soft spot for those.

Skim through her Instagram feed and every second soulful photo will be captioned with pearls of wisdom from the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Frieda Kahlo or Madonna.

Throwback photos

Photograph: Kind courtesy Sonam Kapoor/Instagram

Growing up as Sunita and Anil Kapoor's daughter, Sonam enjoyed a privileged, pampered childhood.

And she loves to share glimpses of the good ol' days in ways that make her nostalgia as sweet and precious as anyone else.

Shop till you drop

Photograph: Kind courtesy Sonam Kapoor/Instagram

What girl doesn't enjoy the joys of retail therapy?

Least of all Bollywood's most conspicuous and unapologetic fashion icon.

Bling factor

Photograph: Kind courtesy Sonam Kapoor/Instagram

Perhaps her jewelry designer mum Sunita has something to do with this, but Sonam's bling fetish -- be it that exotic nose ring at Cannes or the enormous necklace at the National Awards -- is impossible to ignore.

Seven yards of chic!

Photograph: Kind courtesy Sonam Kapoor/Instagram

It's not just gowns and skirts for Sonam.

The actress cuts quite a stunning picture in the traditional sari as well.

Of course, this is Sonam we are talking about. Trust her to make an offbeat statement here too.

Travel bug

Photograph: Kind courtesy Sonam Kapoor/Instagram

Perks of being rich and famous -- take luxury holidays anywhere in the world.

After an all-consuming assignment, Sonam just wants to let her down and soak in the sights, the sun, the sand, ahem, the shopping malls.

Khau gali!

Photograph: Kind courtesy Sonam Kapoor/Instagram

Her trim frame makes it hard to believe, but Sonam's quite the foodie.

Look up some of her binging on chaat videos, just hearing the star gush about food will make your tummy rumble and mouth water.

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