From a protest in Mumbai to glamorous tours of a Lady Dior exhibit, we have your guide to the stylish (and activist) life of Sonam Kapoor.

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The Bollywood star surprised many when she joined a protest in Mumbai after the rape of a photojournalist in the city. It’s refreshing to see a young actor take a real interest in political and social issues, and we appreciate that she voices her opinions on social media on the streets, when most celebrities would avoid such a public display of emotion.

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Hot off the Runway

Back to fashion. Oh, to have the life of a celebrity and wear saris and gowns before they even hit the runway. Sonam wore an Anamika Khanna jacket at Cannes earlier this year before it was even featured at Delhi Couture Week in August 2013. She’s also been spotted in a Manish Arora sari from his Delhi show, and a Payal Singhal single-sleeve sari lehengha, straight from the runway at Lakme Fashion Week. And did we mention her visit to an exclusive Lady Dior handbag exhibit in Hong Kong?

 

See all of Sonam’s recent looks in our slideshow. 

Sonam Kapoor takes in the “Lady Dior As Seen By” exhibit in Hong Kong
Sonam Kapoor takes in the “Lady Dior As Seen By” exhibit in Hong Kong
Lady Dior Does Hong Kong
Lady Dior Does Hong Kong

We’re on the fence about the fitting of Sonam’s Dior suit, but her overall styling is impeccable. Love the hair, makeup, lip colour, Andy Warhol x Dior clutch and those earrings.

 

Sonam the Activist
Sonam the Activist

In August, Sonam joined singer Sona Mohapatra and thousands of residents in Mumbai to protest the rape of a photojournalist in the city. Activists demanded justice and better safety measures for women.

 

Sister Style
Sister Style

How cute are Sonam and her sister Rhea? Sonam wears a Victoria Beckham dress, while Rhea is seen in Anamika Khanna. Sonam was also on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar this month – love the makeup!

 

Pretty in Pink
Pretty in Pink

Sonam Kapoor in a sari from Payal Singhal’s recent Lakme Fashion Week collection, paired with House of Chic jewellery.

 

In Anamika Khanna
In Anamika Khanna

Straight from the runway at Delhi Couture Week, Sonam in stunning in an Anamika Khanna gown. Love love love.

 

In Anamika Khanna #2
In Anamika Khanna #2

More Anamika Khanna gorgeousness – this time a floral embroidered cape with dhoti pants first seen at Delhi Couture Week.

 

In Anamika Khanna #3
In Anamika Khanna #3

In another elegant Anamika Khanna cape, also seen at Delhi Couture Week earlier this season.

 

Bold and Bright
Bold and Bright

This bright embellished sari by Manish Arora gets our stamp of approval, as do the adorable heart-shaped earrings.

 

 

Desperately Seeking Sonam is our ongoing series discussing, dissecting and devouring Sonam Kapoor’s sartorial choices.

Photography: Peepul, rediff.com, ndtv.com, Instagram