On the occasion of Sonam's birthday, we are listing here some lesser known facts about the actress:

1. Sonam went through a major health transformation

As a teenager, Sonam had suffered from obesity. In a TV interview, the 'Khoobsurat' actress had said, "It feels sad that my being fat before joining movies was widely discussed when it was just for one year. I had to lose 30kgs in that phase of life.”

2. 'Waitress' was Sonam's first job

Despite being a star kid, Sonam worked as a waitress to add to her pocket money. She found her pocket money very minimal and thus started earning money by serving food to people. But, she managed to continue as waitress just for a week.

3. Saawariya was offered to Sonam when she was 17

When in 17 years, Sonam was an Assistant Director to much-famed director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. On the very first day, she was offered role as the leading lady in Saawariya, but at the same time she was asked to reduce her weight. It was then when Sonam had reduced over 35 kgs.

4. The 'Khoobsurat' actress won't marry an actor

Yes, wedding with an actor is a big no for Sonam. It is because she saw her father Anil Kapoor spending more time on sets than in home.

5. Sonam and Abhay Deol tiff

Sonam once had a strong tiff with her co-star Abhay Deol while shooting for the movie Aisha. Sonam was upset with Abhay Deol’s verbal attack over the huge amount of money spent on Sonam's dress.

Jagran Post wishes Sonam a very Happy Birthday!

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