Shraddha Kapoor is an Indian film actress and a former model. Hailing from a filmi background, she wanted to become an actress from a young age. Prior to making her cinematic debut, she took up theatre studies at Boston University. Kapoor marked her debut in Leena Yadav's 2010 Bollywood film Teen Patti alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Ben Kingsley.
Kapoor earned critics approvals and the Stardust Award for Best Actress for her leading role in Y-Films's 2011 melodrama Luv Ka The End although the film was a below average at the box office.
In 2013, after a disheartening debut, several setbacks, walking out of her Y-Films three—films contract, and almost a two years break from the limelight and films, Shraddha Kapoor finally rose to prominence playing the role of "Arohi" in the romantic musical drama film Aashiqui 2 which earned her rave reviews for her performance and turned out to be a 'blockbuster', earning more than INR100 crore.