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When we talk about the star kids of the Kapoor clan, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Arjun Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor get a prominent mention. But their behind-the-camera siblings, who despite preferring to keep a low profile and a distance from the media glare, also make it to the headlines every now and then, courtesy social media. Rhea Kapoor, Anshula Kapoor, Khushi Kapoor, Shanaya Kapoor and Jahaan Kapoor are some of the starlets, who have been the stars of their superstar family members’ social media profiles and we are intrigued to know about their personal lives. (Also Read: Shantanu Maheshwari Shares Sneak Peek From His Next Performance Based On His Real-Life Mishap)
Arjun Kapoor’s sister, Anshula Kapoor has kept herself guarded from their media and celebrity status. But to give a little background of this star sister, Anshula is born and raised in Mumbai and has completed her BA in Urban Studies from Barnard College of Columbia University. Daughter of the filmmaker, Boney Kapoor and his first wife, Mona Shourie Kapoor, Anshula holds a special space in every Kapoor fan's heart, despite her restrain from the limelight.
On August 1, 2019, Anshula Kapoor has launched Fankind, which is a fundraising platform that brings fans, celebrities and charities together to create magical once-in-a-lifetime experiences and happy memories, that work towards the greater good. Sharing a teaser of her first venture, Fankind, Anshula wrote, “Aaaaahhh I am SO EXCITED to share my first venture @fankindofficial with you!!! Fankind is a fundraising platform where we curate awesome celebrity experiences - a chance for you to do fun things with and hang out with your favourite celebrities - while helping raise money for charities. I hope you show it the same kind of love you’ve always showered me with! Our first campaign opens for donations super soon! Check out our website to know more - fankind.org (link in bio) #Fankind #ComeJoinTheMagic.”
The entire Kapoor clan, Arjun Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor, Maheep Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor, Antra Motiwala Marwah, Mohit Marwah and the industry people including Karan Johar and Shweta Bachchan Nanda, have posted congratulatory messages for Anshula Kapoor on Instagram. While Sanjay has captioned his post as, “@fankindofficial is a fundraising platform where they curate awesome celebrity experiences for fans, and to help raise money for charities. Their first campaign opens for donations on the 5th August..... very proud of you @anshulakapoor”, Karan wrote, “Congratulations @anshulakapoor on this amazing initiative! It’s fandom with a purpose! A fundraising platform that curates awesome celebrity experiences for fans to help raise money for charities! For more details go to fankind.org @fankindofficial.” (Also Read: Kiara Advani Twins In White With Rumoured Beau Sidharth Malhotra, Leaves Her Birthday Party With Him)
Introducing Fankind and how it works, Anshula Kapoor has revealed it all in a video posted on her venture’s official Instagram handle, which is captioned as, “Hi guys, we're Fankind! We're here to spread some smiles, have some fun and make some magic! How you ask? Let our founder, @anshulakapoor take it away! #Fankind #ComeJoinTheMagic.” Anshula Kapoor’s brother, Arjun Kapoor, half-sister, Khushi Kapoor, cousin, Mohit Marwah and chachu, Sanjay Kapoor have a special message for her on this special day. Arjun shared the video and wrote, “Cheers to @fankindofficial!!! Love you @anshulakapoor super proud of you... @mohitsmarwah #KhushiKapoor #SanjayKapoor.” To which, Anshula replied, "Hahahaha love youuu @arjunkapoor @mohitmarwah @sanjaykapoor2500 @khushi05k." Check out both the videos:
Gen Next stars like Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and digital sensation, Prajakta Koli a.k.a., MostlySane have already become a part of Fankind. Elaborating on her venture, Fankind, Anshula has shared in an interview, “The vision of Fankind is simple; to make fans smile by giving them one of the best experiences of their lives while raising money for multiple charities across the country. With each experience, our aim is to be able to raise the goal amount of funding required by the NGO, to ensure that the defined micro-campaign can be implemented comprehensively and successfully. At the same time, we want to be able to deliver magical memories to the fan and make their entire journey with the celebrity as special as possible.”
Revealing that they look forward to working with more than 30 charities in the first year, Anshula Kapoor stated, “It would be a big win if we can take even a little bit of the pressure of fundraising away from the NGOs and help them better channelise their energy into doing good work and creating a positive change. The ultimate goal is to make people more open to the idea of philanthropy. In the colloquial sense, we make philanthropy cool.” (Also Read: Armaan Jain Shares His Secret Engagement Pictures With His Longtime Girlfriend, Anissa Malhotra)
Congratulations, Anshula, for the new venture!