Maheep Sandhu, who is married to Anil Kapoor's brother-actor Sanjay Kapoor, was an NRI of Punjabi origin. Born on April 28, 1982, She had been living in Perth (Australia) before she came to India to try her luck in Bollywood. (All photos/mid-day archives and Instagram)
Before stepping into the modelling profession, Maheep Sandhu Kapoor studied fashion designing and jewellery designing in Australia. However, only after having a failed showbiz career, Maheep decided to start her own business. In picture: Maheep Kapoor with Karan Johar
Very few know that Maheep Kapoor was featured in Ila Arun's pop video Nigodi Kaisi Jawani Hai. The video released in 1994. In picture: Maheep Kapoor shared this snap of her mom and dad on Instagram, as they celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary
Maheep Kapoor runs her own jewellery store 'Satyani Fine Jewels' in India and UK as well. In picture: Maheep Kapoor with Kareena Kapoor Khan, during one of the B-town parties
Apart from being a successful jewellery designer, Maheep Kapoor also runs a boutique. It's a luxury retail boutique called Bandra 190, which is run by Maheep Kapoor in collaboration with Shah Rukh Khan's wife Gauri Khan and Sohail Khan's wife Seema Sachdev.
After a courtship lasting for a couple of years, Maheep Kapoor got married to Sanjay Kapoor in 1997. They have two children, Shanaya and Jahaan. While Shanaya is already one of the popular star kids of Bollywood, Jahaan still kept away from the paparazzi's attention. In picture: A throwback photo of Sanjay Kapoor and Maheep Kapoor
It was a well-kept secret that Boney Kapoor's late wife Sridevi and Sanjay Kapoor's wives were not on talking terms. Sridevi and Maheep had a misunderstanding and stopped speaking to each other sometime in 2008.
Sridevi and Maheep Kapoor used to even avoid being together at the same time at family functions. The cold vibes between the sisters-in-law were known only to people close to the Kapoor bahus. But by Sridevi's single act of walking the ramp for Queenie Dhody on the same day (October 12, 2009) as Maheep Kapoor's show, the veteran actress outed their conflict.
Said a source close to the family, "What's worse, if that both the designer and Sri kept it a secret. Only two days before her show, Maheep learned that Sri was walking for another jewellery designer. She was stumped. Even if you don't get along with a family member, you put on a polite front for the world. Sri's act of endorsing a rival jewellery designer, was like making a public statement that even Maheep's family members don't think much of her designs, and would rather wear another designer's baubles."
Maheep Kapoor apparently felt let down. Her Facebook status message read, "I am is fascinated at what lengths people will go to, to spite you, and to put you down." A friend of Maheep's said, "She has no malice for Boney or his wife. In fact, she had a special preview of Wanted for her closest friends and told everyone she knew that it was a great film and they should watch it. That's what being part of the same family means." When contacted, Maheep didn't deny that she was upset but added curtly, "I don't want to comment on it. It's Sridevi's prerogative whom she wants to walk for. Why don't you ask Boney and Sridevi if there's a problem?"
Maheep Kapoor keeps sharing pictures of her kids on Instagram. Pictured here is Jahaan Kapoor with Maheep. Jahaan will turn 14 on May 26, this year.
Little Maheep Sandhu with her father. Maheep Kapoor's Instagram account is filled with throwback pictures.
A throwback picture of Maheep Kapoor holding her little baby - Shanaya Kapoor, who will turn 19, this year.
Here's wishing a very happy birthday to Maheep Kapoor!
Bollywood actor Sanjay Kapoor's wife Maheep Kapoor is a multi-talented mother-of-two. After trying her luck in showbiz, Maheep took up jewellery designer and also runs a boutique with her Bollywood BFFs