Katrina Kaif real name Katrina Turquotte is one of the most attractive Bollywood actress of the
recent times. Born on July 16, 1984 Katrina Kaif is one of eight siblings,
all girls, from a mother who is a Caucasian of British Nationality, and a
father who was formerly from Kashmir, India, but who has since acquired
British citizenship. Katrina Kaif is half British and half Indian.
Katrina grew up in Hawaii, but was brought up in London, UK.Katrina started
modeling accidentally when she was in Hawaii at the tender age of 14, when
she was approached for a jewelery campaign. Thereafter she continued
modeling in London ,UK.
Katrina Kaif unusual beauty, her overnight success as a model, her
provocative work in Boom, and well, her being linked to Bollywood actor
Salman Khan, all add to Katrina Kaif's notice. At 20, she is known in the
industry as the beauty with brains. She also gets full marks for
she came to the notice of filmmaker Kaizad Gustad and snapped an important
role in his film ‘Boom’. Katrina then decided to take acting as her
full-fledged career and shifted her base to Mumbai. With her gorgeous face
and hourglass figure, Katrina was flooded with modeling assignments in
She worked as a photographic model in advertising before entering the film
She received offers from LG, Cola, Fevicol, Lakme, & Veet. It was the Lakme
commercial that got her noticed. She retained Matrix as her Manager to
accept work on her behalf and at the price she deserved.
Although her first movie "Boom" was panned by the critics and shunned by the
audiences, two other Telegu movies "Malliswari" and "Pidugu" did get her
noticed. She grossed Rs.70 lakhs for Malliswari - making her top the list of
the highest paid actresses during a South Indian movie debut.
Not done with South Indian movies, she has been signed in a Tamil movie "Bheema"
opposite National Award Winner Vikram.
However, filmmakers were hesitant to sign her because of her linguistic
shortcomings. She was even signed for Vikram Bhatt’s ‘Saaya’ but later
dropped from the project due to her poor Hindi.
Although linguistically challenged, Katrina puts on a bold face and states
that other Bollywood artistes like Sridevi, who did not know Hindi, did get
offers from Bollywood film-makers, and she is no different. She is taking
Hindi and dancing lessons to fit in with the Bollywood culture. She likes to
display a picture of her learning Kathak dancing where she used to dance 7
hours a day non-stop.
Katrina debuted in the film Boom, which featured her as a supermodel. She
was also chosen for role of Radha in Ram Gopal Varma ke Sholay, but was
subsequently dropped and the role was given to Sushmita Sen. In 2006, she
debuted in Malayalam Cinema through the Mammootty starrer Balram v/s
Tharadas Her voice has been dubbed in all her movies till date.
Katrina's multi starrer film Raajneeti has
been released on 4 June 2010. and doing well. She is currently filming for
Farah Khan's Tees Maar Khan with Akshay Kumar. Set to release on 24 December
Katrina Kaif is said to be close
Salman Khan and Family
Katrina was the most searched celebrity in
India on google in 2008.
Agneepath (2012) In the song Chikni Chameli
Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011)
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
Tees Maar Khan (2010)
De Dana Dan (2009)
Ajab Prem ki Gazab Kahani (2009)
New York (2009)
Singh is Kinng (2008)
Namastey London (2007)
Hello (film) (2007)
Balram vs. Taradas (2006)
Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006)
Allari Pidugu (2005)
Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2005)