But off screen, the 28-year-old is a fashionista who has more veteran style divas go green with envy.
"People like me as the girl-next-door or someone who is doing something intense," she said in a recent interview. "In person, however, I am glamorous and I wear pretty clothes."
So on her birthday, we thought we'd look at some of Sonam's recent memorable style outings.
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