August 29, 2012 by The Editor
Birth Name: Katrina Kaif
DOB: July 16, 1984
Status: Dating- Salman Khan
Debut Movie: Boom (2003)
Most Remembered For Jasmeet Singh- Namaste London
Jail Term None
Famous Pairing Akshay Kumar
Biography: Born to a mother of British origin and a father of Kashmiri Indian origin, one of 8 siblings, Katrina Kaif was born in Hong Kong. She lived most of her life in Hawaii after which she moved to London during her early teens. She started off her modeling career at 14, with a jewellery campaign and soon became the face of Lakme. And not too long after that Kaizad Gustad offered her Boom in 2003.
Katrina Kaif has transformed herself from a non hindi speaking model to one of the busiest actoresses today. She’s certainly worked hard, from dubbing for Namaste London herself, to learning Kathak and practicing the dance everyday for 7 hours nonstop – the actress has been working very hard at her Bollywood career! In her relatively short career in the film industry, Katrina is already working with some of the biggest banners and filmmakers in the industry.
Although controversy has occasionally dogged her, with Salman Khan’s trial cases and her having worn a skirt at a place of worship which created a lot of furore.
Favourite Designers: Vikram Phadnis, Gucci, Valentino, Versace
Causes associated with: None
Endorsements: Veet, Dyna.
Katrina Kaif, real name Katrina Turquotte (born 16 July 1984) is a British Indian actress and former model who appears in Indian films, mainly in the Hindi-language film industry, also known as Bollywood. She has also appeared in Telugu and Malayalam films. She was voted the sexiest Asian woman in the world by Eastern Eye in the years 2008, 2009 and 2010. Being a British citizen, she works in India on an employment visa.
Katrina Kaif made her acting debut with Kaizad Gustad‘s box office bomb Boom (2003). Later, Katrina Kaif made appearances in moderately successful films such as Sarkar (2005) and Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2005), for which she garnered recognition in the industry and outside the industry. In 2006, Katrina Kaif was largely appreciated for her role as Jia A. Yashvardhan in the film Humko Deewana Kar Gaye.
The successful phase in Katrina Kaif‘s career started in the year of 2007 with Vipul Shah’s Namastey London becoming successful commercially. This was followed with successful films such as David Dhawan‘s Partner (2007), Anees Bazmee‘s Welcome (2007), Abbas-Mustan‘s Race (2008), Anees Bazmee‘s Singh Is Kinng (2008). She has since appeared in critically praised and commercially successful films like Kabir Khan’s New York (2009), Rajkumar Santoshi‘s Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009), Prakash Jha’s political thriller Rajneeti (2010) and Zoya Akhtar’s dramedy Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011).
In 2010, Katrina Kaif was nominated for her first Filmfare Best Actress Award for her portrayal of Maya, a loving wife and friend in New York, which was one of the highest grossing Bollywood films of 2009. She was nominated a second time in 2012, for her depiction of Dimple, a bubbly and vivacious girl in the highly successful Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. In addition to lead roles, Kaif has also garnered recognition for her item numbers such as “Zara Zara Touch Me” from Race (2008), “Sheila Ki Jawani” from Tees Maar Khan (2010) and “Chikni Chameli” from Agneepath (2012). Having done so, Kaif has thus established herself as a leading contemporary actress in Bollywood.Born in Hong Kong on July 16, 1984 Katrina Kaif is one of eight siblings, all girls, from a mother who is a Caucasian of British Nationality, and a father who was formerly from Kashmir, India, but who has since acquired British citizenship. Her mother is now re-settled in Chennai (formerly known as Madras), the Capital of the state of Tamil Nadu in India.