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Katrina Kaif

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Date Of Birth : 16 Jul 1983

Parents : Mohammed Kaif (father), Suzanne (mother)

Spouse : Vicky Kaushal

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Movie Name : Boom (2003), Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2005), Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006), Namastey London (2007), Apne (2007), Welcome (2007), Race (2008), Singh Is Kinng (2008), Yuvvraaj (2008), New York (2009), Partner (2009), Blue (2009), Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009), De Dana Dan (2009), Raajneeti (2010), Tees Maar Khan (2010), Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011), Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012), Dhoom 3 (2013), Bang Bang! (2014), Phantom (2015), Fitoor (2016), Baar Baar Dekho (2016), Jagga Jasoos (2017), Tiger Zinda Hai (2017), Thugs Of Hindostan (2018), Zero (2018), Bharat (2019), Sooryavanshi (2021), Phone Bhoot (2022), Tiger 3 (2023),

Awards : Katrina Kaif is a British actress who predominantly works in the Bollywood film industry. Katrina Kaif is the recipient of 45 accolades including Stardust Awards, Zee Cine Awards, Screen Awards, IIFA Awards and 3 Filmfare Award nominations into her credit. Kaif has also topped various listings of India's most attractive people, being named "World's Sexiest Woman" by FHM 5 times, Eastern Eye's "Sexiest Asian Woman" 4 times, The Times of India's "Most Desirable Woman" in 2010 and People's "Most Beautiful Woman" (India) in 2011.

Katrina Kaif's feature film debut was in Kaizad Gustad's box office flop Boom (2003), after which Kaif was written off due to her poor Hindi and thick British accent. She then starred as the titular character in the successful Telugu film Malliswari. After a small role in Sarkar (2005), Kaif found commercial success in Bollywood with the romantic comedy Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? (2005), in which Katrina Kaif received her first acting award — the Stardust Award for Breakthrough Performance – Female; this proved to be her breakthrough in Hindi cinema. In 2007, Katrina Kaif received critical praise for her performance in Namastey London (2007). This was followed by a string of box office hits in which Kaif was often cast in glamorous roles. In 2009, Katrina Kaif appeared in the drama thriller New York, earning her first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. The same year, she appeared in the romantic comedy Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. Both films earned her the Entertainer of the Year Award at Screen and the Best Actress - Popular Award at Stardust.

In 2010, Katrina Kaif featured in Raajneeti and Tees Maar Khan, receiving the Screen Award for Best Actress (Popular Choice) for both of them. In 2011, Katrina Kaif's performance as a free-spirited bride in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan earned her a second Filmfare nomination in the Best Actress category. She also received her second Screen Award for Best Actress (Popular Choice) for her roles in Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012) and Ek Tha Tiger (2012). Her films Ek Tha Tiger, its 2017 sequel Tiger Zinda Hai, and Dhoom 3 (2013) rank among the highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time. Her roles in Zero (2018) and the commercially successful drama Bharat (2019) garnered her widespread critical praise; her portrayal of an alcoholic actress Babita Kumari in the former is one of the most acclaimed of her career, earning her a Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Female and a third Filmfare Award nomination in the same category.

Since Zero, critics have praised Kaif's maturity in her recent acting work, as well as her new creative focus to break the stereotype of only doing glamorous roles.


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Born on 16th July 1983 in Hong Kong, Katrina Kaif is a British-Indian actress, model, and philanthropist. She is one of the most commercially successful actresses in Bollywood and has acted in a couple of Malayalam and Telugu films as well. Katrina was also voted as the "Hottest Woman in the World" by Eastern Eye in the years 2008, 2009 and 2010. A British national, Kat, as she is popularly known, has stayed in a lot of countries but eventually settled in India, after her debut film, Boom, released in 2003. After Boom failed to make any mark at the box office, Katrina ventured out to South Indian cinema, appearing in the Telugu film, Malliswari (2004). A former model, she was roped in as the brand ambassador for big brands like LG, Veet, and Lakme at the very onset of her career. She is also very actively involved in her mother`s charity initiatives, which works to prevent female infanticide.

Early Life

Originally known as Katrina Turquotte, Katrina was born in British Hong Kong to an Indian Kashmiri father, Mohammed Kaif and a British mother, Suzanne Turquotte. Her parents divorced when she was very young. Kaif has seven siblings Stephanie, Christine, Natasha, Melissa, Sonia, Isabel and an older brother, Michael. She was raised in Hawaii and later moved to her mother`s home country, England, after the divorce of her parents. Kaif claims she isn`t in touch with her father at all who now resides in the United States. Katrina moved to a lot of cities as a child because her mother dedicated her life to social causes.

Personal Life

Katrina Kaif has now permanently shifted to India on a work permit but she continues to hold residence in London where her family stays. Much to her dissatisfaction, her personal life has always been subjected to scrutiny by the media. Be it her much talked about affairs with Salman Khan and Ranbir Kapoor or questions regarding her origin, Kat has been controversy`s favorite child. A firm believer of God, she practices all faiths and for good luck, she also visits Siddhivinayak Temple, Mount Mary Church and the Sufi shrine, Dargah Sharif before her films are released. When not busy shooting, Katrina keeps herself involved in her mother`s charitable trust, Relief Projects India.

Acting Career

Kat got a lot of modeling assignments the moment she kept her foot on Indian soil. She started her career as a model with the ace photographer, Atul Kasbekar after which she received several offers for advertisements from big brands like LG, Cola, Fevicol, Lakme, and Veet. Her Bollywood debut, Boom, which also starred the veteran actor, Amitabh Bachchan failed miserably at the box office both critically and commercially. Katrina also received a lot of flak for her inability to speak Hindi. Shunned by the Bollywood industry, she then appeared in two Telugu movies Malliswari and Pidugu, which gave her recognition.

Soon after being accepted into the Bollywood fraternity, Katrina Kaif delivered a successful movie, Namastey London, in 2007, in which she played the role of a British-Indian girl opposite Akshay Kumar for the second time. She had previously starred with Akshay Kumar in the movie Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006), which was a flop. However, her career graph went scaling up with hit films like Apne, Partner, and Welcome.

Although producers` choice for being one of the most bankable actresses, she was heavily criticized for choosing prop like roles in male-dominated films. After constantly churning out commercially successful films, she then starred in critically acclaimed movies like Rajneeti (2010) and New York (2009).

In the year 2012, Katrina starred opposite the king of romance, Shah Rukh Khan in the Yash Chopra movie, Jab Tak Hai Jaan. The movie turned out to be a commercial hit and unfortunately was the last movie directed by the legendary filmmaker. About working with Chopra, she remarked that "he undoubtedly is the king of romance and I have always admired the way he presents his heroines. It was always a dream to work with him and the reality is even better". In addition to lead roles, Kaif has also garnered acknowledgment 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).

In 2013, Katrina was roped in for another big film under the Yashraj banner, Dhoom 3. Cast opposite the perfectionist Aamir Khan, Kat hardly had any role to play in the third installment of the film. However, Dhoom 3 at that time went on to become the highest-grossing Bollywood film ever, in spite of receiving uncertain reviews. Katrina Kaif had two releases in 2016, Fitoor directed by Abhishek Kapoor and Baar Baar Dekho directed by Nitya Mehra. Whilst the former received mixed reviews, the latter was panned by the critics. In 2017, she starred in Ranbir Kapoor starrer Jagga Jasoos, a musical adventure comedy directed by Anurag Basu. Her second release of the year was the sequel of Ek Tha Tiger, Tiger Zinda Hai, which was a commercial success.

In 2018, she played the role of Suraiyya in Aditya Chopra`s Thugs of Hindostan and Babita Kumari in Anand L. Rai`s Zero. In the same year, she also made a special appearance in films like Welcome to New York and Sui Dhaaga. Her other projects include Ali Abbas Zafar`s Bharat (2019) and Sooryavanshi (2021). Her other notable works include Phone Bhoot (2022) and Merry Christmas (2023). Tiger 3 (2023) and Jee Le Zara (2023).



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