OG Style Icon Sonam Kapoor Ahuja changed Bollywood's fashion landscape in 15 years- a lookback


She gets the title of Bollywood’s OG fashionista for a reason. Be it the red carpet, movie sets or the airport, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja knows how to add a stylish and glamourous touch to even a simple pair of jeans and a T-shirt. This style icon turned 15 in Bollywood today as her debut film Saawariya marked its anniversary. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Sonam set the record straight that there was, is and will be no fashionista like her in the Hindi cinema industry.

While Sonam made headlines for her statements and choice of films like Aisha, Raanjhanaa and Neerja to name a few, she continued to grab eyeballs at international film festivals and award nights with her unmatched red-carpet sartorial sense. Do you remember Sonam flaunted her mehendi at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018? That’s Sonam for you. Simple yet unique, graceful and unconventional.

Refusing to fit herself in any fashion bracket, Sonam, for over 15 years, schooled Indian cinema on getting it right in the fashion department. She also inspired many young girls to take style seriously without losing out on their own unique personalities and sense of fashion understanding. As we celebrate 15 years of this OG fashionista, let’s take a look at how attained the title of a style icon, changing the fashion landscape in Bollywood and creating new cult trends.



Aisha was a fashion-forward film produced by her stylist sister Rhea Kapoor. She played the role of a rich, upper-class girl with ease and impressed the fashion police by bringing a high-end style and an international feel to the film. She served a complete style book, guiding young girls to look pretty every time they step out.


Bursting with colours, Sonam’s outfits in Khoobsurat found many fans. Experimenting with print-on-print and bright hues, the lookbook served through this rom-com was worth bookmarking.


Sonam brought linen and cotton kurtas in vogue with PadMan. She popularised simple, subtle and comfortable ethnic outfits for daily wear. Going easy on the makeup, she proved the fact that less is more.

Veere Di Wedding

Experimenting with luxury brands and style that appeals to women, Veere Di Wedding was one stylish film. From gutsy cuts to befriending pastel colours, Sonam gave inspiration to bridesmaids across the country.

Red Carpet

Not just through films, Sonam changed the landscape of fashion in India through her red-carpet appearances-globally too. Here’s taking a look at her best appearances over the years.


When we talk about Sonam, how can we not mention her unique, fashionably sound and experimental photoshoots? As we celebrate her, take a look at her best photoshoots to date.

Happy 15 years, OG style queen!