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Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif is a British-Indian film actress and model. Primarily known for her work in Bollywood films, Kaif has also appeared in Telugu and Malayalam films. In addition to being one of Bollywood’s highest-paid actresses, she is known as one of India’s most attractive celebrities by the media.

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Katrina Kaif was born in British Hong Kong, Kaif and her family lived in several countries before she moved to India. She received her first modelling assignment as a teenager and later pursued a career as a fashion model. At a fashion show in London, filmmaker Kaizad Gustad spotted Kaif and decided to cast her in Boom (2003), a critical and commercial failure. While filming in India, Kaif received modelling assignments and established a successful modelling career. However, filmmakers were hesitant to cast her due to her poor command of Hindi. After appearing in the successful Telugu film, Malliswari (2004), Kaif earned commercial success in Bollywood with the romantic comedies Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? (2005) and Namastey London (2007). She followed with a series of box-office hits, but was criticised for her acting, repetitive roles and inclination to male-dominated films.

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Kaif’s performance in the 2009 terrorism drama New York was better received, earning her a Filmfare Award for Best Actress nomination. After roles in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009), Raajneeti (2010) and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), she received her second Filmfare nomination for her performance in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011). Kaif featured in the thrillers Ek Tha Tiger (2012) and Dhoom 3 (2013), both of which rank among the highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time. Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics for her acting prowess, she has established herself as a commercially successful actress of Hindi cinema.


In addition to acting, Kaif is involved with her mother’s charity and participates in stage shows. She is guarded about her personal life, which is a subject of media scrutiny. Her background has also been a topic of discussion, with some sources accusing her of fabricating her history.

Early life of katrina kaif

Katrina Kaif was born in Hong Kong with her mother’s surname Turquotte (also spelt Turcotte), on 16 July 1983. According to the actress, katrina kaif  father (Mohammed Kaif) is a British businessman of Kashmiri descent and her mother (Suzanne, also spelt Susanna) is an English lawyer and charity worker.

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She has seven siblings: three older sisters (Stephanie, Christine and Natasha), and katrina kaif younger sisters (Melissa, Sonia, Isabel) and an older brother, Michael. Isabel Kaif is also a model and actress. Kaif’s parents divorced when she was a child, and her father moved to the United States. She said her father had no influence on Kaif or her siblings while they were growing up, and they were raised by their mother. On her father’s absence in her life, Kaif stated: “When I see friends who have wonderful fathers who are like pillars of support for their families, I say, if only I had that. But instead of complaining, I should be grateful for all the other things I have”. In a 2009 interview with The Indian Express, she said she was not in touch with her father.

Kaif says that her mother decided to “dedicate her life to social causes”, which led to the family’s relocation to a number of countries for varying lengths of time:

Our transitions in growing up were—from Hong Kong where I was born, to China, then to Japan, and from Japan by boat to France … After France, Switzerland—and I’m cutting out many East European countries where we were for only a few months each—then Poland in Kraków … After that we went to Belgium, then to Hawaii, which was a short time, and then came to London.

Modelling and film debut (to 2003)
At the age of fourteen, Kaif won a beauty contest in Hawaii, and received her first modelling assignment in a jewellery campaign. She subsequently modelled professionally in London, working for freelance agencies and appearing regularly at London Fashion Week. At a fashion show Kaif attracted the attention of London-based filmmaker Kaizad Gustad. He selected her for a role in the English-Hindi erotic heist film Boom as part of an ensemble cast that included Amitabh Bachchan, Gulshan Grover, Jackie Shroff, Madhu Sapre and Padma Lakshmi. While filming in India, Kaif received other offers and decided to stay in the country. In 2003, she received notice as a model after walking the ramp for Rohit Bal at the India Fashion Week[18] and appeared in the first Kingfisher Calendar. Kaif soon established a successful modelling career in India after endorsing brands such as Coca-Cola, LG, Fevicol and Samsung.

Kaif’s successful career as a model led to anticipation surrounding her Bollywood debut. Boom (2003) had its first screening at the Cannes Film Festival, and was heavily promoted at the event. Boom was a commercial and critical failure.

Kaif’s enactment of a supermodel ensnared in the Mumbai underworld was poorly received, with Ziya U. Salam of The Hindu attributing the weak performances of the film’s leading ladies to “the vacuity of their expressions”. Hindustan Times reported that after Boom??’?s release, Kaif was written off due to her poor Hindi and thick British accent. She later dismissed the film: “I don’t count Boom among important happenings in my life. When I signed this film, I didn’t know much about India and its film audience”. Although Kaif was offered a number of modelling assignments, filmmakers were hesitant to cast her because of her poor command of Hindi. In one instance, Mahesh Bhatt replaced her with Tara Sharma in Saaya (2003) as he found her an “inconsistent performer”. Subsequently, Kaif began working on her diction through Hindi classes.

List of katrina kaif movies
Film NameYearFilm Star Names
Phantom2015Saif Ali Khan, Katrina Kaif
Bang Bang2014Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif
Bombay Talkies2013Rani Mukherjee, Randeep Hooda
Dhoom 32015Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan
Main Krishna Hoon2013Rajneesh Duggal, Juhi Chawla
Agneepath2012Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt
Ek Tha Tiger2012Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif
Jab Tak Hai Jaan2012Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif
Bodyguard2011Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor
Mere Brother Ki Dulhan2011Imran Khan, Katrina Kaif
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara2011Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar
Raajneeti2010Ajay Devgan, Ranbir Kapoor
Tees Maar Khan2010Akshay Kumar, Akshay Khanna
Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani2009Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif
Blue2009Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar
De Dana Dan2009Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif
New York2009John Abraham, Katrina Kaif
Hello2008Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif
Race2008Saif Ali Khan, Akshay Khanna
Singh Is Kinng2008Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif
Yuvvraaj2008Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor
Apne2007Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Katrina Kaif, Shilpa Shetty
Namastey London2007Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif
Nanhe Jaisalmer2007Bobby Deol, Katrina Kaif
Partner2007Govinda, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Lara Dutta
Welcome2007Feroz Khan, Anil Kapoor
Balram vs Tara Das2006Mammootty, Katrina Kaif
Humko Deewana Kar Gaye2006Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Bipasha Basu
Vijaypath2006Balakrishna, Katrina Kaif
Allari Pidugu2005Balakrishna, Katrina Kaif, Charmi
Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya2005Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif
Sarkar2005Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif
Malliswari2004Venkatesh, Katrina Kaif
Boom2003Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Padma Lakshmi, Madhu Sapre
Basha2003Mammooti, Katrina Kaif


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