Katrina Kaif (born 16 July 1983) is a British Indian actress and model, who predominantly works in the Hindi film industry, although she has also appeared in a few Telugu and Malayalam films. Along with being one of India’s highest-paid actresses, Katrina is cited in the media as one of the most attractive celebrities.
After a successful modeling career, Katrina made her acting debut in 2003 with a role in the commercially unsuccessful film Boom. Consequently, she appeared in a Telugu hit film, the romantic comedy Malliswari. Kaif later achieved commercial success in Bollywood with the romantic comedies Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya and Namastey London, the latter of which won praise for her performances. This was followed by some of his more successful films like Partner, Welcome, Singh Is Kinng.
The 2009 film New York, for which she received a nomination for the Best Actress Award at the Filmfare, gave a new twist to her career. She later went on to appear in more prominent roles in hits such as Rajneeti, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan and Ek Tha Tiger. She appeared in a brief role in Dhoom 3 which was the highest grossing Indian film. Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics for her acting skills, she has established herself as a commercially successful actress in Hindi films.
Apart from acting, Katrina participates in stage shows and award shows. She is particularly known for being guarded about her personal life, which has been the subject of widespread media scrutiny.
Early Life of Katrina Kaif:
Katrina Kaif was born on 16 July 1984 in Hong Kong, with the surname Turcotte According to Katrina, her father, Mohammad Kaif, is a British businessman. Ancestors came from Kashmir and her mother is an English lawyer and charity worker has seven siblings three older sisters (Stephanie, Christine, and Natasha), three younger sisters (Melissa, Sonia, and Isabel), and an older brother named Michael. Katrina and her parents divorced when she was very young. Katrina and her brother and sister were raised and taught by their mother.
Katrina’s mother was associated with social welfare institutions, which forced her to travel to many countries. After Katrina’s birth, her family lived in China for a few days, then in Japan. From there to France when she was eight years old, then she lived for a few months in Switzerland, sometimes in Poland, sometimes in Belgium and other European countries. Later she lived with her family in Hawaii where she was raised. and finally her mother’s home country of England. As a British citizen, she works in India on an employment visa.
Personal Life of Katrina Kaif:
Katrina’s personal life has been the subject of extensive reporting by the media. She is known to be reluctant to talk about her romantic life, saying “I am a very emotional person and relationships have been very private for me from the beginning, I don’t like other people’s interference in it. I do not consider it necessary to explain to the media every time the ups and downs of the relationship.”
Rumors of a relationship with Salman Khan first emerged in 2004, however, it was only after their breakup in 2010 that Katrina started this relationship. Some said, that this was their first serious relationship. Despite the breakup, the two have maintained their friendship, and Katrina credits, Salman, for giving her confidence and guiding her:
“Salman was always there to guide me as I didn’t know anything about the film industry. Salman used to say from the beginning that I would get success in this industry and that was always on my mind.
It was said that the reason for this breakup was Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina’s growing closeness during the shooting of Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. Although this was denied by both Katrina and Ranbir, the nature of their relationship was largely The two were scrutinized by the media as they were involved in a love affair with different people. In August 2013, intimate photos of Ranbir and Katrina vacationing in Ibiza were leaked by Stardust; Which was seen by the media as a confirmation of their relationship. Following this leak, Katrina sent an open letter to the media, in which she said that she was “deeply saddened and disappointed” by the publication of her pictures in a film magazine that allowed her. taken without.
Personal Information of Katrina Kaif:
Real Name: Katrina Turquotte
Nickname(s): Kat, Katy, Katz, Sambo
Date of Birth: 16 July 1983
Birthplace: Hong Kong
Zodiac sign: Cancer
Hometown: London, United Kingdom
School: Homeschooling (Taught at home by her mother, tutors and also did correspondence courses)
College: Dropout (Left her college in London to pursue acting career in Bollywood)
Educational Qualification: High School
Food Habit: Non-Vegetarian
Hobbies: Playing Chess, Painting, Reading
Father: Mohammed Kaif (British businessman of Kashmiri descent)
Mother: Suzanne Turquotte (Harvard Graduate, English Teacher and a Lawyer
Brother: Michael Kaif (Elder, A professional skier and a rock climber) Sister(s): Stephanie (elder), Christine (elder), Natasha (elder), Melissa (younger), Sonia (younger), Isabel (younger)
Height: in centimeters- 174 cm, in meters- 1.74 m, in feet inches- 5′ 8½”
Weight: (approx.) in kilograms- 55 kg, in pounds- 121 lbs
Figure Measurements: (approx.) 34-26-34
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Salary (approx.): $8.5 thousand (INR 6 crores per film)
Net Worth (approx.): $6 million (INR 4.46 crores)
Active from: 2003-present
Professional Life of Katrina Kaif:
She has been modeling since she won a beauty pageant in Hawaii at the age of fourteen. She later got her first job as a model, advertising a jewelry company. She then began modeling professionally in London where she worked for several independent model agencies. It was here at a fashion show that she was noticed by filmmaker Kaizad Gustad, who offered her a role in his film Boom, which fell flat at the ticket window. Decided to stay in India. She soon became a successful model and has advertised for several major companies such as Coca-Cola, LG, Fevicol, and Samsung. But filmmakers were reluctant to hire him due to linguistic deficiencies. He then began working on improving his Hindi through Hindi classes.
After the failure of her first film, she did a Telugu film called Malliswari. She reportedly received ₹75 lakhs for this film, which was the highest remuneration ever received by an actress in the South film industry at that time. He received negative reviews for his performance, although the film was a financial success.
The following year she became Abhishek Bachchan’s girlfriend in Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar, a minor role. She then appeared in a leading role in Hindi films for the first time in David Dhawan’s Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, co-starring her. Salman Khan, Suhail Khan and Sushmita Sen were also in lead roles. The film was a success and Katrina gained recognition in the film industry. She then appeared in a small role in the Telugu film Allari Pidugu.
In 2006, Katrina was paired opposite Akshay Kumar in Humko Deewana Kar Gaye which was a huge success. Although the film received an enthusiastic response at the ticket window, Katrina’s performance was critically acclaimed. She then appeared in a Malayalam film titled Balaram Vs Taradas, which was a financial success and her performance was appreciated.
2007 was a good year for Katrina, this year she had four films, all of which were huge hits. And the pairing of Akshay was also highly praised.
Her next film this year was Apne in which she was in a supporting role, which also starred Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Kirron Kher and Shilpa Shetty in pivotal roles. After this, she again appeared in the David Dhawan-directed Partner, which also starred Salman Khan, Govinda, and Lara Dutta in the film. The film proved to be a blockbuster with revenue of ₹ 100 crores.
Katrina Her last film of the year was the multi-starrer Welcome, in which she was paired opposite Akshay Kumar and also starred Nana Patekar, Mallika Sherawat, Anil Kapoor, and Paresh Rawal in lead roles. The film received mixed reviews, although it became Katrina’s second consecutive blockbuster, earning ₹116 crores worldwide. Despite these films doing well, Katrina’s performance in The cast was ignored by critics as the general perception among critics was that the films “had nothing to do for women” and that Katrina was “nothing more than a flamboyant” in her (film) appearances.
His first film in 2008 was Abbas-Mustan Ki Race which also starred Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Anil Kapoor, and Sameera Reddy. The race was a hit. This continued Katrina’s flurry of successful films, although she received mixed reviews for her performance. Made with Kumar. The film was declared a super hit, earning ₹125 crores worldwide, marking Katrina’s sixth consecutive film success at the ticket window. and her performance received mixed reviews. Despite the film’s mixed reviews overall, its screenplay was added to the library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for its artistic merit.
During this period, Katrina’s voice was often dubbed by dubbing artists, as she was not fluent in Hindi and other Indian languages. Although Katrina was part of several successful films on this stage, film critics noted that he didn’t have much to do as his films were generally male-centric. Also he received mostly negative reviews for his acting skills.
After a series of films in which she was cast simply for her beauty, Katrina’s portrayal of her in New York earned her acting recognition The film also starred John Abraham, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Irrfan Khan. Katrina’s performance and film were both critically acclaimed and the film was a commercial success. New York earned Katrina her first nomination for Best Actress at Filmfare. She appeared in Blue Film. Also did a cameo.
Rajkumar Santoshi’s Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani was her next film in which she was paired opposite Ranbir Kapoor. The film was a success and Katrina’s performance was also appreciated. Her last film of the year was Priyadarshan’s multi-starrer De Dana Dan, which also starred Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Sameera Reddy and Neha Dhupia. were.
His first film was Prakash Jha’s Politics in 2010. The film, in which she was accompanied by actors like Ranbir Kapoor, Ajay Devgan, Arjun Rampal, Nana Patekar and Manoj Bajpayee, whose story was inspired by Mahabharata. The film and Katrina’s performance were mostly appreciated. The film became a blockbuster with ₹140 crore collection. She also appeared in Farah Khan’s Teesmaar Khan with Akshay Kumar. The film was a success at the ticket window, despite receiving overwhelmingly bad reviews and negative media sentiment. Katrina’s performance was not appreciated but her item number Sheela’s Youth was praised.
In 2011, she appeared in Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara alongside Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol and Kalki Kekalan. The film emerged as a hit at the ticket windows, earning ₹153 crore worldwide. The film was critically acclaimed Katrina’s performance was also praised. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara was one of the most awarded films of the year and won several Best Film Awards at major Indian award ceremonies.
She was next seen in Yash Raj Films’ Mere Brother Ki Dulhan alongside Imran Khan and Ali Zafar. Katrina’s performance and the film were both praised. Katrina was praised for appearing in a heroine-centric role in the film, and trade analysts credited Kaif as the main reason for the film’s success. Katrina received her second Best Actress nomination at Filmfare for her performance.