Katrina Kaif is one of Bollywood’s leading film actresses — the most searched-for Indian female film star on the Internet.
But the 25-year-old, whose latest film “Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani” (“An Amazing Story Of Strange Love”) is released on November 6, said her rise to fame has not been easy and she is determined success will not go to her head.
Kathreena kaif information
Katrina Kaif was born in Hong Kong to a Kashmiri , Mohammed Kaif, and a British mother, Suzzane Turquotte. Kathreena’s mother, a Harvard university graduate, was a lawyer & charity worker. Katrina Kaif’s parents separated when Kaif was very young. Kaif has seven siblings. She was raised in Hawaii and later moved to her mother’s home country, England.
Katrina Kaif’s Career
At age fourteen Katrina Kaif began modeling; her first job was for a jewelry ad. She continued modeling in London, under a contract with the Models 1 Agency and did ads for houses, such as La Senza and Arcadius and even walked on the London Fashion Week.
Katrina Kaif’s London modeling work led to her discovery by London-based filmmaker Kaizad Gustad, who gave her a part in his film Boom in the year 2003. She moved to Mumbai and was offered a number of modeling assignments. However, filmmakers were initially hesitant to sign her because Katrina Kaif could not speak Hindi language.
Katrina Kaif saw success with the 2005 film Sarkar where she played the bit part of Abhishek Bachchan’s girlfriend. Her next release, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya in 2005, where she was paired opposite Salman Khan, earned her the Stardust Breakthrough Performance Award.
In 2007, Katrina Kaif appeared in the hit movie Namastey London, wherein she starred as a British-Indian girl alongside Akshay Kumar for the second time after the box office dud Humko Deewana Kar Gaye in 2006. Since then, she had appeared in a series of box office hits that include Apne, Partner and Welcome.
2008 saw her play a negative role for the first time in Abbas-Mustan’s hit action thriller Race. She played the role of Saif Ali Khan’s secretary who is secretly in love with his hostile stepbrother played by Akshay Khanna.
Katrina Kaif’s second release of the year was Anees Bazmee’s production Singh Is Kinng, opposite Akshay Kumar. Upon release the film was a big success at the box office. Katrina Kaif’s final release of the year, Subhash Ghai’s Yuvvraaj, was a critical and commercial failure.
Katrina Kaif’s first release for 2009, New York, with John Abraham was a critical and commercial success. Katrina Kaif’s performance was highly appreciated with critic Taran Adarsh writing, “Katrina gives you the biggest surprise. Known for her glamour roles, Katrina proves that she can deliver if the director and writer offer her a role of substance. She’s outstanding. In fact, people will see a new, different Katrina this time.” She next appeared in a bit role as a biker chick in the multi-starrer action film Blue, popularly known as India’s first underwater thriller, which became a success.
In the media
Katrina has been dating actor Salman Khan since 2003. Katrina was voted Asia’s Sexiest woman in 2008 by the UK-based publication Eastern Eye and was also the most searched celebrity of 2008 on Google India. Katrina Kaif was also recently seen on the Reality Show 10 Ka Dum, along with Neil Nitin Mukesh for the promotion of her film New York. Kaif appeared on the singing talent show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa with Salman Khan to promote her film Yuvvraaj.Kathreena Kaif is the model for Mattel’s Bollywood Barbie, which will be released in September 2009.
* 2006: Stardust Breakthrough Performance Award (Female), Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya
* 2008: Zee Cine Awards, British Indian Actor Award
* 2008: IIFA Awards, Style Diva of the Year
* 2008: Sabsey Favourite Kaun Awards, Sabsey Favourite Heroine, Singh Is Kinng
* 2009: Rajiv Gandhi Award