Maheep Kapoor is an Indian jewellery designer, entrepreneur, and the wife of Bollywood actor and producer Sanjay Kapoor. In 2020, she came into the spotlight with her digital debut ‘Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives,’ a Netflix reality series.
Maheep Kapoor was born as Maheep Sandhu on Thursday, 29 April 1982 (age 38 years; as of 2020), in Delhi, India. Later, she moved to Perth in Australia along with her family. She has an Australian-Indian nationality. In 1998, she got married to Sanjay Kapoor, an Indian film actor and producer who is best known for starring in the Bollywood hit film Raja (1995). Thereafter, she moved to Mumbai where she pursued a course in jewellery designing from the Diamond Institute of Mumbai.
Height (approx.): 5′ 4″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Maheep Kapoor resides in 18/Arjun Magnum Bungalows, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri (West), Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Family & Caste/Ethnicity
Maheep Kapoor belongs to a Sikh Jatt family.
Parents & Siblings
Maheep Kapoor’s father’s name is Tej Singh Sandhu, and her mother’s name is Namita Sandhu. Her brother’s name is Hartej Singh Sandhu.
Relationships, Husband & Children
On Wednesday, 9 December 1998, Maheep Sandhu got married to Sanjay Kapoor, an Indian film actor and producer. Her daughter, Shanaya Kapoor, is an upcoming actress, and her son’s name is Jahaan Kapoor.
In 1994, Maheep appeared in a 90s music video of the song Nigori Kaisi Jawani Hai by Ila Arun, an Indian folk-pop singer.
Thereafter, she was about to make her Bollywood debut with a film titled Shivam, opposite Raaj Kumar’s son Panini Raajkumar, but later, the project got cancelled. Later, she ventured into the jewellery industry as a designer. In an interview, while talking about her onset in the jewellery industry she said,
I have always been passionate about jewellery…It all started with designing a few pieces for myself that were greatly admired by my friends and family. It later started converting into orders for designs and before long without even realising; it became a full-fledged career.
Thereafter, she started working as a jewellery designer for the renowned jewellers Satyani Fine Jewels, Mumbai. Her exclusive collection, ‘Chandbalis for Satyani Fine Jewels,’ became one of the best-selling at Satyani Fine Jewels. ‘Chandbalis’ were a pair of white gold earing with Russian emeralds and dangling jhumkis below. The stunning pair of chandelier earrings were worn by various Bollywood celebrities like Malaika Arora, Neha Dhupia, Dia Mirza etc. In an interview, while talking about her ‘Chandbalis’ collection she said,
I took the inspiration from the Mughal jewellery and created chandbalis using different gold embossing techniques, textured gold, enameling etc. They are handcrafted and each chandbali is an unique masterpiece”
In 2006, she designed the jewellery for the Bollywood film ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna.’ In 2007, she designed the jewellery for the Blockbuster Indian film ‘Om Shaanti Om’ which earned her many accolades. In the same year, she became the director of Sanjay Kapoor Entertainment PrivateLimited, a production house co-established by Maheep Kapoor along with her husband Sanjay Kapoor. In 2013, she founded Bandra 190, a luxury retail boutique, along with her co-founders, Sussanne Khan and Seema Khan. In 2014, she ventured into business with VIVA-LUXE, a luxury online retailer for Asian designer-wear, in which she held the position of the fashion director of the company. In 2015, Sanjay Kapoor Entertainment PrivateLimited produced its debut Bollywood film ‘Tevar’ starring Arjun Kapoor. In 2020, Maheep Kapoor made her digital debut with the Netflix reality series ‘Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives’ in which she shares the screen with her real-life friends Neelam Kothari Soni, Seema Khan, and Bhavna Pandey. The series followed the lives of four Bollywood celebrity wives as try to keep up with their professions, family, and friendship.
- In 1998, during her wedding ceremony with Sanjay Kapoor, she wore her grandmother’s jewellery inspired by the Mughal era. In an interview, she said,
…I’m also inspired by the Mughal era in the jewellery history. In fact on my wedding I wore my grandmother’s jewellery and those rare pieces are not even made today.”
- In an interview, while sharing her glitzy achievements she said,
I have spent years in the industry now and have got opportunities to design for celebrities like Shabana Azmi, Jaya Bachchan and Shilpa Shetty. I also have catered to the divas of Bollywood like Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor, Soha Ali Khan, amongst others. I have had the opportunity to design jewellery for many celebrity guests on Koffee with Karan.”
- Her favourite colour is yellow.
- Maheep loves to wear heels, and Christian Louboutins is her favourite footwear designer. In an interview, while expressing her fondness for heels she said,
I have worn heels so much that my feet have been a mess. I had to get my toe operated also which looked like scooped out corn. However, I still wear heels.”
- According to the series, Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives (2020), Maheep Kapoor is a habitual neighbourhood stalker in her leisure time. She was also termed as the bully of the group by her friend in the series.