Living the dream says the Instagram bio of Shraddha Kapoor, who is currently the third most followed Indian celebrity on the social networking platform after Priyanka Chopra and Virat Kohli.
Daughter of actor Shakti Kapoor, 34-year old Shraddha Kapoor entered the Bollywood turf in 2010 with a supporting role debut in Teen Patti alongside Amitabh Bachchan and R. Madhavan. Three years later, she had all the world’s attention, thanks to Aashiqui 2, a Mohit Suri film. It was a musical romantic drama that saw her in a lead role, paired with Aditya Roy Kapoor. The silver screen had found its next shining star.
The granddaughter of legendary singers Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle, Kapoor has had some remarkable releases over the years including Haider and Ek Villain (in 2014) and more recently Stree (2018) and Chhichhore(2019).
The Mumbai-born starlet has never shied away from experimenting. Be it her bold dance moves in Street Dancer 3D (2020) or her melodious vocals in Galliyan and Bezubaan Phir Se. She is now breaking new ground by becoming an investor and an ambassador for beauty and makeup brand MyGlamm. In a fun, hearty dialogue with LuxeBook, Shraddha Kapoor spills the beans on her beauty secrets, love for jalebis and spending precious moments with pup Shyloh.
What are your earliest memories of indulging in makeup? My earliest beauty memory is rummaging through my mom’s makeup kit and playing around with her lipsticks, eyeshadows and just having fun with the fact that she let me
What are your go-to beauty hacks and tips? When it comes to makeup, there are a couple of things I prefer. Firstly, less is more. Moisturizer is my best friend and I love mascara, some concealer and tinted lip balm. As an actress, makeup is a big part of the job. So protecting my skin and having a healthy base becomes very important. And, icing my skin works really well for me.
What is your guilty pleasure? My guilty pleasure has always been jalebis.
What are the three things you’re most passionate about? I am passionate about acting, food and my Shyloh.
What is your go-to shopping destination? Be it online or offline, MyGlamm is my go-to destination for beauty essentials. For other things, it depends on what I’m looking for that pushes me to try a brand.
Which is your favourite travel destination and what’s next on your bucket list? I love nature. The Maldives is one of my favourite destinations and Iceland is definitely on my bucket list.
Which three outfits define your style? Definitely pyjamas and the classic combination of denim jeans and a white shirt!
What is your most treasured possession? The recent times have been tough and the one thing it has taught me is compassion, kindness and love. My prized possession is my family, friends and team. Without them, no success feels complete.
What is luxury to you? Luxury is comfort. Price isn’t a marker of a luxury product. To me, luxury is organic foods, sustainable clothes and access to eco-friendly products.
What’s a leisure day in your life like? On my days off from shoots, I’m usually cuddled up in bed with Shyloh. My morning begins with a cup of tea with my mother and some time with nature. The day ends with some much-needed, one-on-one with bapu (father).
Which is your favourite corner at home and why? It’s the small verandah outside my bedroom where I feel the most creative.
What are you reading currently? I’m reading The Fountainhead, a novel by Ayn Rand and a couple of other books.
What’s the first thing you do after waking up and the last thing before you go
to bed? My routine keeps changing, but the best way that I love to start the day is with meditation, going through my to-do list for the day and having water. I also like to have a
The last thing I do before going to bed is read a book or listen to music that helps me relax and unwind. I also write in my gratitude journal and reflection journal sometimes.
How did your association with MyGlamm take shape? I was excited when MyGlamm approached me to be the face of the brand. I then decided to not just be an ambassador but an investor as well. As an entrepreneur with an interest in the beauty industry, I’ve carefully been studying the DTC market and its rapid growth. With MyGlamm, I hope to understand and fulfil the beauty needs of my fans and followers.
What do you love the most about MyGlamm? I have been actively trying to move away from things that promote animal cruelty. I highly resonate with MyGlamm’s clean beauty formulations and its cruelty-free promise as that’s one thing I’m passionate about.