Your guide to being photogenic: Tricks that Janhvi Kapoor has memorised


Given her career as a jet-setting celebrity kid before her entry into life as a Bollywood actor, Janhvi Kapoor has had lots of time to hone her looking-good-in-photos skills. While her days of posing on a red carpet might have only begun, she was used to being photographed at length almost every time she exits the house, long before stardom hit. 

So it goes without saying that she’s a good person to study if you want to pick up a few photogenic tricks. We at ELLE have done quite a few stories on her since she made her way into the limelight with her debut film Dhadhak in July 2018, and we will say that there are very few bad photos of her, which isn’t something that can be said for every celebrity. Janhvi clearly knows what she’s doing.

The millennial’s savvy photogenic skills range from how she holds her head to how big she smiles to what she wears, and we did the research to pull the universal tips to keep in mind the next time you’re faced with the paps (or, more likely, an iPhone camera). Keep scrolling for the Janhvi-Kapoor-tried-and-tested tricks to get the perfect shot. 

The gazelle gaze: Janhvi's smile is undeniably gorgeous, but it's clear that she makes a conscious effort to not smile too big, as it can appear forced. Rather, embracing the doe-eyed look. 

Relax: Taking a few deep breaths works for some people, while others need to hold something in their hands to avoid feeling awkward. Whatever works best for you, just try to relax and act natural.

Practice a supermodel stance: You'll often find models like Kendall Jenner posing with one hip cocked slightly to the side and the opposite leg pointing out. It's a subtle pose that helps to elongate the body.

Maintain perfect posture: Janhvi's posture is always impeccable, and it pays off in photos.

Tilt head down to the side: How you hold your head is of the utmost importance when lenses are snapping, and Janhvi can often be found tilting her head down and slightly to the side, which is always a good angle.

Wear solid colours: Bright, solid colours really pop on camera (and get all the Instagram likes). 

Make every hair flip count: Don’t be afraid to mess up your hair when you toss them around or touch them just before taking a photograph (or perhaps 200).

Photographs: Instagram/Janhvi Kapoor

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