She won the Stardust Searchlight Award for Best Actress for her role in the 2012 film Luv Ka The End. In 2014, she received the Lions Gold Award for New Heartthrob Film Actress in a Leading Role.
She dropped out of Boston University to pursue her acting career full-time.
She had her breakout role in Aashiqui 2 in 2013.
Her father is actor Shakti Kapoor. She has has one brother named Siddhanth. Actress Padmini Kolhapure is her aunt. She dated actor Aditya Roy Kapur.
She co-starred in the 2013 romantic comedy Gori Tere Pyaar Mein with Imran Khan.