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Kareena Kapoor Khan

  • Full Name:
    Kareena Kapoor Khan
  • Birthday:
    September 21
  • Sun sign:
    Virgo
  • Birth place:
    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Nationality:
    Indian
  • Height:
    5’ 5”

BIOGRAPHY

Kareena Kapoor was born into one of the most prestigious families in Bollywood, the renowned Kapoor Khandan. Her parents, Randhir Kapoor and Babita Kapoor, along with charismatic sister, Karisma, are some of the few renowned members of her lineage. She is the granddaughter of legendary actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor and the great granddaughter of Prithviraj Kapoor. Her first name was derived from the book, Anna Karenina.Kareena did her schooling at Jamnabai Narsee School in Mumbai, and later Welham Girls Boarding School in Dehradun. After studying commerce at Mithibai College, Vile Parle for two years, she embarked upon a three-month summer course in microcomputers at Harvard. She later developed an interest in law and enrolled at the Government`s Law College in Mumbai. After completing one year there, she left it to enrol in the Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting School.The first unconventional step she took was by signing Refugee immediately after rejecting Rakesh Roshan’s ‘Kaho Naa Pyar Hai’. Minor differences led to her walking out of the project. After this JP Dutta’s ‘Refugee’ (2000), opposite Abhishek Bachchan, became her debut to the bollywood. Though the film was a moderate success at Box Office, yet Kareena was hugely appriciated for her acting. In 2001, Kapoor starred opposite Tusshar Kapoor in ‘Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai’, a romantic drama film directed by Satish Kaushik the film went on to become one of the highest earners of the year. She came back to success with Karan Johar’s ‘Kabhi Khusi Kabhi Gham’ (K3G). Her glamorous performance in K3G established her as an A-list actress in the industry. The movie also emerged as the second highest grossing film of the year in India, as well as Kareena’s highest grossing movie. It also performed well internationally and became the year`s top-grossing Bollywood film overseas, earning over Rs 800 million worldwide.The year 2004 marked the beginning of Bebo’s work with independent film directors and more serious roles, most of which would bring her critical acclaim rather than commercial success. Her role of a prostitute in Sudhir Mishra’s ‘Chameli’ (2004) proved to be a turning point in her career and made critics take notice of her once again. She also gained critical acclaim for her de-glamorized role in the critically acclaimed ‘Dev’.She is also well known for her performance as Desdemona in the Indian adaptation of William Shakespeare`s Othello, ‘Omkara’, and her performances was highly praised. Another role for which she came to be well known was in her 2007 Imtiaz Ali’s romantic-comedy ‘Jab We Met’.She is married to actor Saif Ali Khan. Kapoor Has performed on stage several times and is also a a co-author to three books: an autobiographical memoir, and two nutrition guides. She also launched her own clothing line in association with the retail chain Globus.

Filmography

  • 2000 Refugee
  • 2001 Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai
  • 2001 Yaadein
  • 2001 Ajnabee
  • 2001 Asoka
  • 2001 Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...
  • 2002 Mujhse Dosti Karoge!
  • 2002 Jeena Sirf Merre Liye
  • 2003 Talaash: The Hunt Begins...
  • 2003 Khushi
  • 2003 Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon
  • 2003 LOC Kargil
  • 2004 Chameli
  • 2004 Yuva
  • 2004 Dev
  • 2004 Aitraaz
  • 2004 Hulchul
  • 2005 Bewafaa
  • 2005 Kyon Ki
  • 2005 Dosti:
  • 2006 36 China Town
  • 2006 Chup Chup Ke
  • 2006 Omkara
  • 2006 Don
  • 2007 Kya Love Story Hai
  • 2007 Jab We Met
  • 2008 Halla Bol
  • 2008 Tashan
  • 2008 Roadside Romeo
  • 2008 Golmaal Returns
  • 2009 Luck by Chance
  • 2009 Billu
  • 2009 Kambakkht Ishq
  • 2009 Main Aurr Mrs Khanna
  • 2009 Kurbaan
  • 2009 3 Idiots
  • 2010 Milenge Milenge
  • 2010 We Are Family
  • 2010 Golmaal 3
  • 2011 Bodyguard
  • 2011 Ra.One
  • 2012 Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu
  • 2012 Agent
  • 2012 Rowdy Rathore
  • 2012 HeroineMahi Arora
  • 2012 Talaash: The Answer Lies Within
  • 2012 Dabangg 2
  • 2013 Bombay Talkies
  • 2013 Satyagraha
  • 2013 Gori Tere Pyaar Mein
  • 2014 Happy Ending
  • 2014 Singham 2