Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif

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Katrina Kaif Profile

  • Name:
  • Katrina Kaif
  • Born:
  • July 16, 1984
  • Father:
  • Mohamed Kaif
  • Mother:
  • Suzanne Turquotte

Katrina Kaif Biography

Katrina Kaif is a very successful actress associated with Bollywood. She has been a very successful model in modelling industry too. Known for glamorous and less acting skills and bad Hindi, she remains a hot favourite among filmmakers if they want a very glamorous lead actress for their films. Though her acting skills are limited, and she is dissimilar to a conventional Bollywood heroine in looks, dialogues and acting, she remains the darling of the masses for her charm, smile and dancing skills. She has worked with all leading actors of Bollywood, both senior and youngsters and has remained equally successful with both generations of actors. She has been a part of several blockbusters in the past one decade or so. But as an actress, she is best known for New York, for which she received a nomination for best actress at Filmfare. She was also nominated for Mere Brother Ki Dulhan in best actress category.


Katrina Kaif was born in Hong Kong on 16 July 1983. Her father is a British businessman of Kashmiri descent and her mother is an English lawyer and charity worker. Her sister Isabel Kaif is also a model and actress. Her parents separated when she was a child and she was brought up by her mother. She has 7 siblings and her mother along raised the 8 children. As her mother has been a social worker, they were relocated to different countries like Hong Kong, China, Japan, France, Switzerland and many more. She spent her last three years in London before she moved to India in the early 2000s.


Katrina entered modelling at a very young age of 14. Kaif won a beauty contest in Hawaii, and received her first modelling assignment in a jewellery campaign. Her success in modelling career earned her first role in erotic film starring Amitabh Bachchan, Boom, which bombed at box office. But she started receiving more modelling assignments and films in the industry and that’s why she decided to stay in India. She also worked in a few south Indian films in Telugu and Malayalam in the mid-2000s before she fully settled in Bollywood. Now she is one of the top heroines of the industry. Success of Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, Sarkar, Partner and Namastey London during her early days helped her to earn fame in Bollywood.


As a super heroine of Bollywood she has played lead role in Namastey London, Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Partner, Bang Bang, Ek Tha Tiger, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Dhoom 3 etc. She has worked with all superstars of Bollywood. Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Welcome, Apne, Race, Singh is Kingg, De Dhana Dhan, Meine Pyar Kyon Kiya, Sarkaar and Raajneeti are a few more hit films in which she worked. Jagga Jasoos is her most recent release. Phanton, Baar Baar Dekho and Yuvraj are other noted films of her career. As she was born and brought up in Britain, her Hindi diction is not so pure, and hence during her early releases, her voice was dubbed by other artists. A few dialogues of Jagga Jasoos too were dubbed in the recent times.


Katrina is quite popular among her fans through the item song like Sheila Ki Jawani and Chikni Chameli. She owns the credit of only diva of Bollywood screen who King Khan has kissed in the 25 years of film journey. The duo kissed in the movie, Jab Tak Hai Jaan in 2012. Ali Abbas Zafar's Tiger Zinda Hai, the sequel to Ek Tha Tiger opposite Salman Khan is her upcoming release. She has also signed one more project - Thugs of Hindostan starring Amitabh Bachchan.


Her personal relationships have always grabbed media attention. She has been romantic linked to two leading stars of Bollywood – Salman Khan and Ranbir Kapoor, with whom she has done a couple of hit films as well. Her serious relationship with Salman Khan existed during the period 2003 and 2010. She grew close to Ranbir Kapoor during the filming of Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani which was reported to be reason of her breakup with Salman. In 2013 there were confirmed reports of her relationship with Ranbir Kapoor, and later the duo acknowledged it. They moved together to an apartment in Mumbai, but unfortunately ended their relationship in 2016. Currently she is single fully involved with professional career, and has also took a professional approach working with both these actors after the breakup.

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Updated: October 01, 2017

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