Katrina Kaif is one of the most popular mainstream actresses in Bollywood with numerous hits to her credit. She has also acted in a few Telugu and Malayalam films. Katrina Kaif has also been voted as the sexiest Asian woman in the world three times over, in the year 2008, 2009 and 2010 by Eastern Eye.
Some of the biggest hits of Katrina Kaif include Rajneeti (2010), Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), Welcome(2007), Singh is Kingg( 2008), New York (2009), Ajab Premi Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009) and Agneepath (2010). Her popularity rose phenomenally with the release of the item numbers Sheela Ki Jawani for the movie Tees Maar Khan and then Chinkni Chameli for Agneepath in 2012
Katrina Kaif wikiKatrina Kaif was born in Hong Kong to Kashmiri father Mohammed Kaif and English mother, Susanna Turquotte. Both of them were British citizens and drifted when she was a little girl. Ayesha Shroff who produced Boom says that the actress’s original name is Katrina Turquotte.
Katrina Kaif has six sisters and one brother. When she was still a little kid, her family moved along with her to China, and then to Japan. When she was 8, Katrina was in France and then kept on shutting with her family across many countries in Europe like Switzerland, Belgium, Poland, France and many European countries. Then she moved away with her family to Hawaii, and then eventually came to England where she spent her teenage years before she shifted to Mumbai.
Katrina Kaif began her modeling career at the age of 14, her first assignment being one for a jewelery company. She worked under contract for a modeling agency in London, called Models 1 Agency and also did campaign for fashion houses like Arcadius and La Senza. Katrina Kaif also walked the ramp in London Fashion Week. Her modeling work caught the eye of a London-based filmmaker Kaizad Gustad, who gave her the parts of one of the three girls, that of a busty bimbo Rina or Popdi Chinchpokli in Boom. The movie flopped but Katrina Kaif’s Boom hot scene the outfit which was close to a wardrobe malfunction, made maximum impact and still gets a lot of online viewers today. Though she had made a splash, she was termed as just another pretty face and did not get much offers, mainly due to her ability to speak Hindi properly.
Katrina Kaif found a few good movie offers in South, she scored a hit in the Telugu film Malleswari (2004). She then got a small role in the Ram Gopal Varma movie, Sarkar (2005). Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2005) was her third Bollywood film opposite her then boyfriend and now close friend, Salman Khan. The movie was a moderate success. She followed it up with a flop Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006) but her pairing with Akshay Kumar seemed to elicit some good chemistry.
Katrina Kaif got her first hit that could be credited to her as much as Akshay Kumar, when Namastey London (2007) became one of the big hits of the year. This was a dream year for both Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif, who acted with him in the biggest grosser of the year, Welcome. Meanwhile, Katrina Kaif was fast proving to be Miss. Box Office as her presence worked like magic charm, with Apne and Partner also turning to be hits of 2007.
Katrina Kaif’s winning streak turned to be even more powerful when she got a negative role in the runaway hit Race(2008). The same year, she paired with Akshay Kumar for another superhit Singh is Kinng. By now, Akshay Kumar Katrina Kaif pairing was supposed to be one of the most bankable ones in Bollywood.
Oddly, Katrina Kaif’s onscreen pairing with Salman Khan did not seem to work. Yuvraaj in 2008 was a resounding flop and so was Hello.
In 2009, Katrina Kaif worked in one of the best movies of her career, New York. The movie released early in the year and the actress was taken seriously, enough to merit a Filmfare nomination. But then she played a part in one of the major disappointments of the year, Blue. De Dana Dan was a moderate hit directed by Priyadarshan, where she acted opposite their favorite Bollywood actor, Akshay Kumar. Katrina Kaif ended the year with what seemed to be one of the biggest hits in her career, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani opposite Ranbir Kapoor.
Come 2010, Katrina Kaif revolutionized the world of item girls with the blockbuster song ‘Sheela ki Jawaani’. This song singlehandedly made Katrina Kaif more popular than all of ther movies combined. Such was the impact of the song that her belly-dancing moves, dance and the catchy number turned to be popular across many countries apart from just India. The movie, Tees Maar Khan however turned out to be the laughing stock of the year. In 2010, Katrina Kaif also established herself as one of the performance-oriented actress, thanks to a challenging, author-backed role in the movie Raajneeti.
In 20011, Katrina Kaif starred in one of the most popular movies of the year, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. This road-trip movie actually turned to be the best movie of 2011 and won many awards including Filmfare. Katrina Kaif also had a substantial role to play in the success of Mere Brother ki Dulhan.
In 2012, Katrina Kaif sizzled the screen with her raunchy moves in Chikni Chameli. This was just an item number for her but the song proved to be one of the biggest selling points of the film and Katrina Kaif even managed to overshadow Priyanka Chopra in the film, due to her presence in one of the best item numbers in Bollywood.
Katrina Kaif upcoming moviesKatrina Kaif has just wrapped Ek Tha Tiger opposite Salman Khan and is currently shooting in her home town London for the romantic Yash Chopra directed movie that is untitled, which should release in Diwali 2012. Katrina Kaif has her hands full, she is going to set aside massive chunk of dates for Dhoom 3, in which stars against the most dependable Bollywood star, Aamir Khan. Dostana 3 may also have Katrina Kaif. Both the movies are supposed to release in 2013.
Katrina Kaif’s strengthsMost people who have worked with Katrina Kaif are all praises for her professionalism, dedicated and hardwork. Imran Khan, her co-star in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan says, “She likes to be prepared and will go to any extent to see that she is giving the perfect shot. She is a very hardworking actress.” Sanjay Dutt says, “Katrina Kaif is the best example of dedication and hardwork. Once she had trouble with Hindi and was not a good dancer, but today she is known to be the best dancer out there and she is also speaking Hindi well, enough.” Shah Rukh Khan says, “It is always a wonderful thing to learn from her. She is just 10 years old in the industry but the kind of range she brings to the table is interesting. Even, I have got a lot to learn from her. She is a stupendous actress.”
Katrina Kaif initially had her voice dubbed by other actresses. However, since New York, she has ensured that she is able to master her inability and has used her voice for all films. She had also used her own voice for Namastey London and Singh is Kinng.
Katrina Kaif's Brand endorsementsKatrina Kaif in 2002, was made brand ambassador of Coca Cola in Tamil Nadu. In the past few years, Katrina Kaif has become the top female celebrity brand ambassador with a variety of brands to her credit, including Nakshatra, Spice Telecom, Pantene, Godrej Renew, Slice Aamsutra, Veet, Panasonic and Ethiad Airlines of U.A.E (national airline).
Katrina Kaif controversy and personal lifeKatrina Kaif likes to stay away from controversies but since she is extremely popular and a visible face in the media, her words and presence have invited a few controversies which faded eventually.
1. Though Katrina Kaif was not directly responsibility, the infamous Salman Khan – Shah Rukh Khan fight happened at her birthday party on July 16, 2008. The fight turned out to be so ugly that SRK and Salman Khan still do not speak to each other. Katrina however, is cordial with both of them. However, since then, the hassle-free actress has decided to celebrate birthdays with her family only in London.
2. In one of her interviews, Katrina Kaif found herself in line for fire when she said, “I am half Indian as Rahul Gandhi.” She said, "I am very proud of what I am and I just don't understand the confusion – as if I'm trying to hide the fact that my mother's British. Why would I ? "Am I supposed to be ashamed that I am half Asian, half European? I mean, no! Rahul Gandhi is half Indian, half Italian. So?" But then a section of media and party workers said that Katrina Kaif was accusing Rahul Gandhi of being a half Indian. The actress said that she had no ulterior motives in her sentence and was just a natural reaction, considering people were spreading remakrs about her passport, surname and ethnic background.
She has been linked to Salman khan and Ranbir Kapoor but Katrina Kaif has never spoken about her persoonal life. She regards Salman Khan as her best friend.
Katrina Kaif's religious viewsKatrina Kaif is God-fearing and has secular religious views. She goes to various religious places of worship which include Sikh, Hindu, Islamic and Christian places of worship.
Katrina Kaif movies list2012 -Agneepath
2011 Mere Brother Ki Dulhan
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Tees Maar Khan
De Dana Dan
Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
Singh Is Kinng
Balram vs. Tharadas (Malayalam)
Humko Deewana Kar Gaye
Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya
Katrina Kaif hot photos
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