Happy birthday `Barbie Doll` Katrina Kaif!

Zee Media Bureau/Ritika Handoo

New Delhi: She might have had a blink-and-miss début but that didn`t stop this go-getter from becoming the most desirable woman. Yes, we are talking about Bollywood diva Katrina Kaif. On her 30th birthday today, we can surely look back her career graph and proudly say, `fairy tales are made this way`.

This UK import didn`t have a cakewalk journey in B-Town. Right from heavily accented Hindi to bad choice of films—her critics ripped apart the very notion that `Katrina can act`. Her presence in most of her initial films was primarily based on the fact that she looks good on screen.

The 30-year-old actress however shut her critics up with `Namastey London` which released in 2007. Before that she was seen in `Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya` in 2003 which did quite well at the Box Office. Her commercial success was directly equivalent to her personal relationship. The lady was allegedly dating the `dabangg` Salman Khan for the longest time. Although, the two never really went vocal about their real relationship status, but it was an open secret which everyone knew.

Some reports even suggested that it was Salman who helped her resurrect her career in Bollywood. But then there were others such as Kaizad Gustad and Ayesha Shroff who were also reportedly behind this beautiful find.

Katrina earned her title of an Indian `Barbie Doll` when the the brand decided to name a doll after her. What followed was a number of films such as `Partner`, `Welcome`, `Raajneeti`, `Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara`, `Mere Brother Ki Dulhan`, and `Ek Tha Tiger`. Kat has always been a private person and believes that it`s her work which should do the talking. However a very important and private moment of her life did splash in the media. Her pictures in a bikini with rumoured current flame, Ranbir Kapoor while holidaying in Ibiza last year were used as headlines by many tabloids.

The actress was last seen in super hit blockbuster `Dhoom: 3` opposite Aamir Khan. Her most notable works include: `Singh Is Kinng`, `New York`, `Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani`, `Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara`, `Raajneeti`, and `Jab Tak Hai Jaan` .

The leggy lass is currently shooting for `Bang Bang` and `Jagga Jasoos`. On her birthday, we would like to wish Katrina Kaif, a very happy birthday!

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