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Vaani Kapoor (born 23 August 1988) is an Indian actress and model.
Kapoor made her film debut with Parineeti Chopra and Sushant Singh Rajput in the 2013 romantic comedy Shuddh Desi Romance, a critical and commercial success. Her performance earned her several awards and nominations, including the Best Female Debut at the 59th Filmfare Awards. In 2014, she ventured into the South Indian film industry with the Tamil and Telugu language romantic comedy Aaha Kalyanam, that proved to be a moderate box-office success and her portrayal of the lead female character was praised.
Kapoor's father is a furniture exports entrepreneur and her mother is a teacher-turned marketing executive. She did her schooling at the Mata Jai Kaur Public School in Ashok Vihar, Delhi. Later she enrolled in Indira Gandhi National Open University, completing a bachelor's degree in tourism studies, after which she took up an internship with Oberoi Hotels & Resorts in Jaipur and later worked for ITC Hotel. She was signed by the Elite Model Management for modeling projects.
She later signed a three-film deal with the Yash Raj Films. Kapoor was selected through an audition to play a supporting role in the romantic comedy Shuddh Desi Romance, alongside Sushant Singh Rajput and Parineeti Chopra. The film deals with the subject of live-in relationship, received positive feedback from critics and Kapoor's portrayal of an outspoken girl, Tara, was praised. Mohar Basu of Koimoi wrote that Kapoor was "a pleasant debutant though she isn’t an overtly powerful actress" while Madhureeta Mukherjee of The Times Of India thought that she was "impressive, pretty and commands a good screen-presence". Shuddh Desi Romance collected ₹46 crore (US$6.8 million) at the domestic box-office and emerged as a commercial success. At the 59th Filmfare Awards, Kapoor was awarded with the Best Female Debut award.
Her next release was the Tamil romantic comedy Aaha Kalyanam, an official remake of the 2010 Hindi film Band Baaja Baaraat. Kapoor was cast opposite Nani and learned Tamil and Telugu languages for the film. Upon the release, Kapoor received positive reviews for playing the lead female role. IndiaGlitz called Kapoor's performance "impressive, with her expressions and dialogues perfectly in place with the attitude of her character". According to the Box Office India, the film was an average-grosser.
In 2016, Kapoor appeared in Aditya Chopra's romantic drama Befikre opposite Ranveer Singh. The film, set in Paris, was released on 9 December 2016.The film received negative reviews from critics and became an average grosser at the box office. Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express describes Vaani's Role as ''You can see Vaani trying for more in a few scenes, but she appears stymied for the most part. Better fleshed-out, she could have been a truly spunky here-and-now leading lady, changing her own gears on love and life.''