Before making her debut in Dhadak opposite Shahid Kapoor’s brother Ishaan Khatter, Janhvi Kapoor was primarily famous for her last name. Born to popular film producer Boney Kapoor and the legendary late actress Sridevi, Janhvi was recognized as a star kid, having her mother’s gorgeous genes as well as fashion sense. But with her debut performance in Dhadak, and a candid yet composed demeanor in her various interviews, the actress has clearly proven that she’s so much more than her ‘Kapoor’ tag.
Watch her striking debut performance in Dhadak, exclusively on ZEE5 here.
Janhvi’s simplicity has left a lasting impression on her fans and her strength speaks volumes of the high levels of maturity she has, despite being so young. She turns 22 today and we look at 5 times the birthday girl stole our hearts.
1. When Janhvi wrote this heartwarming letter to Sridevi
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On my birthday, the only thing I ask of all of you is that you love your parents. Cherish them and devote yourself to making them feel that love. They have made you. And I ask that you remember my mother fondly, pray for her soul to rest in peace. Let the love and adulation you’ll showered on her continue and please know that the biggest part of my mother was the love she shared with papa. And their love is immortal because there was nothing like it in the whole world. Nothing as joyful and pure and no two people as devoted to one another as they were. Please respect that because it hurts to think anyone would ever try to tarnish it. Preserving the sanctity of what they had would mean the world not only to my mother but also to a man who’s entire being revolved around her, and her two children who are all that remains of their love. Me and Khushi have lost our mother but papa has lost his “Jaan”. She was so much more than just an actor or a mother or a wife. She was the ultimate and the best in all these roles. It mattered a great deal to her to give love and to get love. For people to be good and gracious and kind. She didn’t understand frustration or malice or jealousy. So let’s be that. Let’s be full of only good and give only love. That would make her happy, to know that even in death, she gave you all something. The courage and inspiration to fill yourselves with nothing but love and rid yourselves of bitterness in any way and form. That’s what she stood for. Dignity, strength and innocence. Thank you for the love and support everyone has shown us in the past couple of days. It’s given us hope and strength and we can’t thank you all enough.
The nation was shook by Sridevi’s sudden demise on February 24, 2018 due to accidental drowning. Post her death, Janhvi posted this heartwarming letter for her mother on her Instagram account. The close bond that she shared with Sridevi was well known and Janhvi spent her last birthday in an old age home, in memory of her.
2. When Janhvi played Parthavi in Dhadak
The actress made her much awaited Bollywood debut with Dhadak, where she played Parthavi, a girl hailing from a well-to-do family that falls in love with Madhukar (played by Ishaan), who is from a poor background. Janhvi received a positive response for her performance in the film and her chemistry with Ishaan was much appreciated.
3. When Janhvi slayed on the cover of Vogue
This was Janhvi’s first magazine cover shoot and by the looks of this picture, we can hardly believe it! The actress looks nothing short of a professional model here and brings in her A-game. We love how confident and gorgeous the birthday girl looks on the cover of this reputed fashion magazine.
4. When Janhvi showed us her goody-side on Koffee With Karan
Till this interview came out, Janvhi appeared to be a shy, coy girl, that took time to let her guard down. But Karan Johar is a pro at bringing out one’s wild side and our birthday girl wasn’t spared. She made her ‘Koffee debut’ with half-brother Arjun Kapoor and showed us her goofy side where she spoke about her obsession with stealing fish. Lol, now that’s what we call quirky and slightly bizarre! But we ain’t complaining, right guys?
5. When Janhvi and Ishaan danced like there is no tomorrow
Janhvi had released this rehearsal video where she is grooving to the track Zingaat from her film Dhadak with co-star Ishaan. This was the first time we got to see what a great dancer Janhvi is. Check out how she is matching Ishaan with each step!
The actress is all set to be seen in Karan Johar’s upcoming film Takht, that also stars Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar and Anil Kapoor.
We wish Janhvi a very happy 22nd birthday and hope that she keeps making us smile this way for years to come. Post your birthday wishes for her in the comments section below!