Sonam Kapoor with his cousins. (courtesy: shanayakapoor02)
Sonam Kapoor, everyone's favourite fashionista, is turning a year older today. The Bollywood actress who is expecting her first child with her husband Anand Ahuja has been receiving wishes and messages from friends, family and fans on social media. The sweetest message came from – no prizes for guessing – Sonam's husband Anand. The entrepreneur shared an adorable picture with Sonam, in which she is seen kissing Anand's forehead at the stroke of midnight. He wrote, “Happy birthday,” with two heart emojis. The image seems to be clicked at home with the couple dressed in casual clothes and Sonam basking in her pregnancy glow.
Sonam Kapoor's father Anil Kapoor also shared an adorable birthday note for his daughter along with a bunch of pictures of the actress. In the caption, he said, “Dear Sonam Kapoor, if there's anything that makes up for not being able to celebrate your birthday with you this year, it's the anticipation that the next time we see you, we'll be that much closer to holding our grandchild in our arms!”
Speaking about Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja's first steps into parenthood, the veteran actor added, “Parenthood is a see-saw between being happy for your children as they create their own lives and being sad that they're not always around you anymore....you'll see for yourself soon enough! Happy birthday my darling girl! We can't wait to see you, Anand and our little prince(ss) soon.”
Sonam Kapoor replied to the post by saying, “Love you, daddy,” with a heart emoji. Director-choreographer Farah Khan Kunder said, “Happy birthday to this beautiful girl.”
Mom Sunita Kapoor wished Sonam with a bunch of throwback images. And with the pictures, she left a note: "Happiest bday my darling daughter ( soon to be mommy) love you so much, you are the best and most loving child any parent can have. In my eyes, there is no one that can equal your beauty and no words can describe how much you mean to me. Nothing that can lessen my love for you...No matter how old you might be. You will always be my little girl to me. Love you to eternity."
Sonam Kapoor replied saying, "Love you, mama."
Sonam Kapoor's sister Rhea Kapoor, with whom she shares a close bond, also had the sweetest message for the birthday girl. Sharing several images of the two sisters, Rhea said, "Happy birthday to the best. The original. The kindest. The iconic. The completely nuts. The most loving. My favourite human, ultimate sister and soulmate."
To this, Sonam replied, "Love you...God gave me a sister to make me whole."
Sonam Kapoor's cousin, Arjun Kapoor too shared an adorable throwback picture and said, “Happy birthday, Sonam Kapoor. This photo sums us up perfectly. You the bashful one & me the thinker...time's flown by but we haven't changed just grown up I guess...from us being kids to you having one of your own now…”
He further added, “Always proud of you and got your back despite u already having someone as solid as Anand Ahuja, love you always your older (technically I'm just about 17 days younger but doesn't feel like that with your madness around) brother.”
Replying to the post, Anand Ahuja said, “Seeing both your expressions in this is incredible and so telling of your relationship. You trying to be earnest and her teasing you.”
Arjun Kapoor's sister, Anshula Kapoor too wished cousin Sonam Kapoor and said, “Happy birthday Sonam Kapoor!! This is such a special year for you and Anand, and my biggest wish for you is that today (and this year) is filled with so much love and joy that it's merely a small reflection of all the wonder that lies ahead. May everything that you hold close to your heart always be yours.. we love you, and I cannot wait to give you the biggest hug super soon! (PS: We need to recreate the dysfunctional dinner table photo again).”
Sonam Kapoor's cousin, Shanaya Kapoor who is soon to make her debut in Bollywood said, “Happiest birthday to the prettiest person inside out.”
Shanaya Kapoor also shared another throwback image featuring herself as a newborn baby alongside cousins Sonam Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor.
On the work front, Sonam Kapoor was last seen in the Netflix film, AK vs AK.