Rhea Kapoor was born in Chembur Mumbai to actor Anil Kapoor and Sunita Kapoor, She is the granddaughter of filmmaker Surinder Kapoor. She is the younger sister of actress Sonam Kapoor and the niece of producer Boney Kapoor, actress Sridevi, actor Sanjay Kapoor and producer Sandeep Marwah. Rhea Kapoor is the second eldest of three children; the others are sister Sonam Kapoor and brother Harshvardhan. She is also the cousin of newcoming actor Arjun Kapoor. She finished her college from New York University, NYU in New York City. Furthermore she is the second cousin of actor Ranveer Singh from her mother’s side.