- DOB: July 16th 1984
- Place of Birth: Hong Kong
- Current Residence: Mumbai
- Citizen: British
- Profession: Super Model Actress
- Marital Status: Single
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/KatrinaKaif_
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KatrinaKaifFan
Katrina Kaif the charming lady who has won the hearts of many with her radiant beauty, is a successful and most liked Indian actress in the Bollywood Industry today.
Very few people might know that her real name is Katrina Turquotte, and she changed her name to her father's surname when she came to India in search of glamorous career.
Katrina Kaif's Dad was a Kashmiri Indian, Mohammed Kaif and he Mother was a British, Susanna Turquotte. Her Mom and Dad got separated when she was very young.
She was born in HongKong but moved across various countries, as her Mom was in NGO, before returning back to her homeland, London in Britain.
Katrina Kaif studied across many countries and even pursued her Engineering in London but she gave it up as she wanted to enter the glamor industry. She moved to Mumbai at the age of 17 to pursue her career in Indian film Industry.
How it all began ?
Katrina Kaif landed up with her first modelling assignment at the age of fourteen, for a Jewellery campaign.
She then actively continued modelling for Model 1 Agency in London and also walked the ramp during London Fashion week.
It was then, London based film maker Kaizad Gustad spotted her and offered her the movie Boom in 2003.
The movie starred Amitabh Bachchan and Gulshan Grover but was a commercial as well as critic disaster.
Katrina Kaif then moved to Mumbai, but the film makers were hesitant to cast her as she had very poor command on Hindi.
She did various modelling assignments though.
Katrina Kaif Profile pics
Journey to Fame - Breakthrough
IN 2005 Katrina Kaif at last got into a cameo role with Ram Gopal varma's Sarkar followed by the movie Maine Pyaar Kyun kiya.
People started recognizing her talent and in 2006 she had her first appearance alongside Akshay Kumar in the movie Humko Deewana Kar Gaye. Though the movie was commercially unsuccessful Katrina was praised by critics and was quoted as the dazzle girl on the silver screen.
In 2007, she was again paired with Akshay Kumar for the movie Namastey London, in which she played the role of a British born Indian girl. The movie was well received by the audience and was Katrina Kaif's first commercially successful movie.
People started liking the pair, Akshay and Katrina to be seen together on the screen and soon after in 2008 they both again featured in the movie Singh is King and the movie was a big hit becoming the third highest grossing movie of the year 2008.
2009 was the Year of critical fame for Katrina Kaif with the movie Newyork. Katrina Kaif's role was very well received and appreciated in the movie. It was Followed by the next blockbuster movie Ajab prem ki gajab Kahani.
Soon Katrina Kaif was the most wanted actress in the Industry with many leading Directors wanting to cast her in their movies.
2010 she again delivered box office hit with movies like Rajneeti and Tees Mar Khan.
2011 She starred with Hrithik Roshan in Zindagi Na Milegi Doobara followed by movie opposite Imran Khan, Mere Brother ki Dulhan. Both the movies were well received and commercially successful.
2012 Katrina Kaif went on new heights with two big blockbuster movies, Ek Tha Tiger, opposite Salman Khan, the movie broke many records to become the most successful commercial movie. Katrina then did Jab Tak hai Jaan opposite Shahrukh Khan, which again was a commercial success.
She is now the highest paid Bollywood Actress in the Indian film Industry.
Katrina Kaif song Gale Lag ja wet - blue ray song
Unknown and Real Facts about Katrina Kaif
- Katrina Kaif has 6 sisters and one brother
- Katrina Kaif's voice was dubbed by Mona Ghosh Shetty, during her early days, due to her lack of knowledge of Hindi.
- From the movie Newyork onwards Katrina Kaif started using her own voice.
- Katrina Kaif is the highest paid bollywood actress.
- Katrina Kaif is brand ambassador of Etihad Airways along with 17 other famous brands.
- Katrina Kaif has lived in many countries, namely, Hong Kong, Hawaii, France, Germany, China and Japan before she settled in London.
- Katrina Kaif moved to Mumbai at the age on 17 to enter Indian Film Industry.
- Katrina Kaif changed her surname to Kaif (her fathers Surname) from Katrina Turquotte, as it sounded more Indian.
- Katrina Kaif is a British citizen and works on Employment visa in India.
- Katrina Kaif has clearly stated in media that her Father abandoned her in her early ages and he has no hand in her upbringing or culture.
- Katrina Kaif likes eating Yogurt and Rice.
- Katrina Kaif likes playing chess and going to Gym.
- Katrina Kaif's favorite cricketer is Irfan Pathan.
- Katrina Kaif's favorite actor is Leonardo DiCaprio.
- Katrina Kaif has done two most viewed Item songs, Sheila Ki Jawani and Chikni Chameli
Katrina Kaif as Sheila Ki Jawani - HD song
Katrina Kaif Chikni Chameli HD song
Katrina Kaif - ek tha tiger song - Mashallah - HD song
Katrina with Ganesh Hegde - - Lets Party !
Katrina Kaif Malliswari HD song
© 2013 mr-veg
mr-veg (author) from Colorado United States on April 07, 2013:
@Bill Thanks for stopping by, Yeah indeed Katrina is radiant and engimatic with her beauty :)
@ Rajan, thanks for the read, no holding on Katrina's never ending flawless beauty :)
Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 07, 2013:
Fantastic info and she is a beautiful woman.
Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 07, 2013:
My goodness, she is a beautiful woman. Thanks for the introduction, facts and figures. Lovely!