Vaani Kapoor (born 23 August 1988) is an Indian actress and model. Born in Delhi, Kapoor obtained a bachelor's degree in Tourism studies from the Indira Gandhi National Open University, she took an internship with the Oberoi Hotels & Resorts. After the end of the internship, she worked as a model under the Elite Model Management. During her modeling career, she successfully auditioned for the 2009 Sony TV television series Specials @ 10—where she played the protagonist in one of the series segment Rajuben. Later, she signed a three-film deal with the Yash Raj Films as an actress.