Name - Katrina Kaif
Nick Name - Kat
Age - 28 years (July 16, 1984)
Height - 5' 8½ (1.74 m)
Katrina Kaif is a very popular Bollywood model turned actress, She was born to a British mother and a Kashmiri (Indian) father. Katrina was born in Hong Kong, in her childhood years her family was constantly moving form one country to another, from Hong Kong her family moved to japan, china and many other countries and settled in England before moving to Mumbai(India). She was studying engineering at the age of 18 but she didn't complete her studies as she was more interested in modelling and acting.
In 2003 she was given an offer in the movie "Boom", The film was a box office disaster and Katrina's acting talents went unnoticed in the film, Many critics criticized her acting in the movie, She had trouble acting in the movie as she couldn't speak Hindi very well. After her role in "Boom" she wasn't offered many roles in films because of her Hindi, but she managed to bag several prestigious modelling deals during this time, so she settled in Mumbai.
Her role in 'Sarkar' opposite Abhishek Bachchan was a decent success but her role in the movie went unnoticed by audience, her poor control over Hindi language made her acting rather awkward at times. After 'Sarkar' she did movies like Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya and Humko Deewana Kar Gaye
Success In Films
In 2007 she acted in a Rom-Com named "Namastey London" Paired with Akshay Kumar, the film was a huge commercial hit and her acting in the film was much appreciated by critics and movie goers alike. After 'Namastey London' she was named the new beauty queen of Bollywood and movie offers came pouring in, Audience around India fell madly in love with her and film career kick stared from there.
In 2008 she was paired with Akshay Kumar again in 'Singh is King' This film was an even bigger hit and her popularity sky rocketed after Singh is King. Her Hindi got better after these films and her acting also gained positive reviews form movie goers but the her critics didn't care for her acting. Although her acting was still under the scanner Katrina gained herself a spot among the top Bollywood actress's after her consequent success in films. Many critics said she was just a pretty face and had no talent in acting.
In 2009 she did a lot of glamorous roles in films like 'New York', ' Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani', 'Blue' etc. She Also won a nomination for best actress in her role in the film 'New York' Her acting skills finally started gaining positive reviews from her critics.
In 2010 she starred in 'Rajneeti' opposite Ranbir Kapoor, the film was a political drama with Katrina in the role of Indu Sakseria, Her acting in the film was much appreciated by her critics and audience alike. It was the her best acting performance yet, her on screen chemistry with co-actor Ranbir Kapoor spread rumors that the two of them were secretly dating. After Rajneeti she did 'Tees Mar Khan' Opposite Akshay Kumar, The film was a box office disaster but her item number in the film 'Sheila Ki Jawani' became a huge hit. 'Sheila Ki Jawani' became an instant hit even among children. She also acted in the film 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' in 2011, she was paired opposite Hrithik Roshan, the film was a huge box office success and her role in the film was praised by everyone.
In 2011 she admitted that she was in a serious relationship with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan which ended in 2010, currently she is rumored to be dating Ranbir Kapoor.
'Chikni chameli' is the name of the item number she performed in the film 'Agneepath', As soon as the song released; it went viral all over India. The song and the dance steps spread like wild fire across the nation, Chikni chameli is arguably the best item number Hindi cinema has ever seen.
Her First release in 2012 was 'Ek Tha Tiger' with Salman Khan in the male lead, the film turned out to be among the biggest hits in Bollywood and broke many box office collection records, she also acted in 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' opposite Shah Rukh Khan, the film was a box office hit but her acting in thee film got her mixed reviews.
Dhoom 3 is the third addition of popular Dhoom franchise. Katrina Kaif plays female lead in the film. Dhoom 3 is a highly anticipated release of 2013 because Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan is playing a main character in the film and the film is expected to break current Bollywood collection records. Dhoom 3 is expected to be released by the end of 2013(dec).
Katrina is to be paired opposite Hrithik Roshan in the film, which is expected to release in 2014, Bang Bang is currently in its pre-production stage.
Did You Know?
Katrina Kaif has a Barbie doll made after her.
Katrina is currently the 2nd highest paid Bollywood actress, Kareena Kapoor is currently the highest paid Bollywood actress.
Rumor Has It
Rumor Has It that Katrina Kaif is currently dating Bollywood superstar Ranbir Kapoor, although she hasn't confirmed or commented on this, yet.
In an interview given to a popular Hindi channel she had confirmed to being in a serious relationship with Bollywood super star Salman Khan which ended in 2010.