WEB DESK: She is the screen beauty if not the soul of the character. She is considered the ‘lucky charm’ for a director of a movie. She is Katrina Kaif, the ‘Barbie girl’ of the Indian industry.
And today is her birthday! She becomes an over-night star by her character play in the movie Namasty London starring Akshay Kumar. She was cherished for her role in the movie. After the hit she paved her way for success. She was titled the sexiest woman in the world for three consecutive years from 2008-2010.
She was born in Hong Kong to a Kashmiri Father, Mohammed Kaif and an English mother, Suzanne Turquotte. Her parents got divorced when she was very young. She has 7 siblings. She has traveled to various European countries including Switzerland, Berlin, Belgium and England. She lived in London for three months before moving to Mumbai. She works in Indian film industry on an employment visa.
She started her career as a model in London at the age of Fourteen but when she moved to Mumbai, she did her first movie ‘boom’ in 2003, which did not performed well at the box office. All the directors were hesitant to sign her as she couldn’t speak Hindi at the time. But she kept on pushing herself harder for success and that came with Namasty London.
Although even then she had a rough path but she managed to give one or two blockbuster hits which kept her in the game. She nailed her negative character in Race, which turned out to be an action-thriller hit.
She created some successful movies including Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani, Rajneeti, Mery Brother Ki Dulhan, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Apne, Partner, Welcome, and Singh Is Kinng.
At 31, she has given bollywood six-back-to-back blockbuster movies. She is working on the set on Jasoos and Fitoor this year. ‘Fitoor’ is a modern take on Charles Dickens’ popular novel ‘Great Expectations’.
On personal front, she was in news regarding her relationship with Ranbir Kapoor. At first the duo shies away from mentioning anything openly but later they made their relationship status official. The couple is reported to be living together by the Indian dailies.