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Kareena Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor Bio :

Born: 21 September 1980
Age : 38 years
Birthplace :Maharashtra
Height: 1.63 m
Spouse: Saif Ali Khan (m. 2012)
Parents: Babita Shivdasani, Randhir Kapoor

Kareena  Kapoor is one of the leading actresses of Indian cinema. She is the granddaughter of Raj Kapoor, the legendary actor of the Hindi cinema and belongs to the third generation of the Kapoor family to come into films. She is the daughter of Randhir Kapoor , a yesteryears actor and  her sister Karisma Kapoor and mother Babita were also noted actresses. She debuted in the year 2000 alongside Abhishekh Bacchan in the film Refugee. Although there were less initial success, Kareena was known to possess  a zestful spirit and enthusiasm for her work and apart from her work , she became a style icon and remained popular in the field of brand endorsements.

Thanks to her Kapoor lineage,  Kareena had a natural inclination towards films and had an easy entry in Bollywood. Kareena was offered Kaho Na Pyar Hain, the launch vehicle for Rakesh Roshan’s son Hrithik roshan, which she turned down after shooting for few days. Kareena was looking for a better potential role for her debut and finally acted in Refugee, a war drama film . The film was a moderate success but her performance and talent was recognized and she won the FilmFare Best actress in Debut in 2000. What followed were moderately successful films like Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hain and Yaadein which established her as a talented and fashionable actress. Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham by Karan Johar gave her the role of Poo( Pooja ) who is modern , superficial but good natured girl. Her pairing with Hrithik Roshan was adored and later ,more glamorous roles came her way.

In 2001, she played the role of Kaurvaki in the historic period drama Asoka to Sharukh Khan who played the king Ashok. The role brought her much critical acclaim and success. She looked a dazzling beauty and her performance was flawless in the film.

Later there was a dull period in Kareena’s career as she acted in films like Mujhse Dosti Karoge!, Jeena Sirf Merre Liye , Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon, Khushi , Fida. In Fida , she worked opposite Shahid Kapoor with whom thereon she had a romantic relationship for three years. During their relationship, the two young stars were publically open in the media about their love life which was unconventional in those days. Their love life was a matter of great interest for the fans as well as for the media. Her career was hitting a low point before it was saved by the film Chameli (2004) that saw her playing the title role of a prostitute. Kareena, though first hesitant to accept the role penned by Sudhir Mishra , took a colossal risk by  playing  a streetwalking prostitute and that paid her with a special jury award that year. Critical acclaim came her way with Chameli and thereafter Dev , a Govind Nihlani film in which she essayed the role of a riot victim based on a true story. She bagged FilmFare Best Actress in 2004. While she played a devoted wife donning the lawyer coat to save her husband form legal punishment in Aitraaz, she attempted comedy again in Hulchul in 2004. She was loved in both the movies and her acting skills were recognized to be beyond ordinary. In 2006, she acted in Chupke Chupke and Omkara. One a romantic comedy and   other an adaptation of Shakesperean classic othello in which she portayed Desdemona. Vishal Bharadwaj directed Omkara was a trump card  for Kareena who struck gold with the role and won hearts of fans and critics alike. She won the Filmfare Critics Best Actress Award and was nominated for best actress that year.

Her biggest trump card was waiting for her in the form of Jab We Met in the year 2007. Jab We Met had a mind blowing script and she was casted opposite her Boyfriend Shahid Kapoor. Geet Dhillon , her character was an outspoken spontaneous and adventurous girl who falls in love with Shahid’s character having a contrasting nature. Kareena took everyone by surprise and became the soul of the film with her natural charm and spontaneity. She won Fimfare award for Best actress for the film. During the filming of Jab We Met, Kareena and Shahid separated amongst rumors that the actress is dating another man. While she garnered eye balls for her ultra slim figure she newly acquired, there were also reports that she and actor Saif Ali Khan were dating each other. The reports of their proximity and Kareena’s sexy avatar in the film Tashan was hot news in the media that year. Within few months, the couple made public appearance together and accepted their relationship openly.

Kareena featured in highly commercially successful films thereafter namely Golmal series, Bodyguard and the record making 3 idiots, Ra one and Heroine. She married Saif Ali Khan in 2012 and became a part of the Khan family. Presently she is one of the highest paid actresses in the industry and now works on Singham 2 and Badtameez Dil.

 

Kareena Kapoor Filmography :

 

Title Year Role
Refugee 2000 Nazneen “Naaz” Ahmed
[28]
Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai 2001 Pooja Saxena
Yaadein 2001 Isha Singh Puri
Ajnabee 2001 Priya Malhotra
Asoka 2001 Kaurwaki
[32]
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… 2001 Pooja “Poo” Sharma
[33]
Mujhse Dosti Karoge! 2002 Tina Kapoor
Jeena Sirf Merre Liye 2002 Pinky/Pooja[a]
Talaash: The Hunt Begins… 2003 Tina
Khushi 2003 Khushi “Lali” Singh
Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon 2003 Sanjana
LOC Kargil 2003 Simran
Chameli 2004 Chameli
Sudhir Mishra[b] Filmfare Award for Special Performance [8]
[45]
Yuva 2004 Mira
Dev 2004 Aaliya
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress [12]
[47]
[48]
Fida 2004 Neha Mehra
Aitraaz 2004 Priya Malhotra (Saxena)
Hulchul 2004 Anjali
Bewafaa 2005 Anjali Sahai
Kyon Ki 2005 Dr. Tanvi Khurana
Dosti: Friends Forever 2005 Anjali
36 China Town 2006 Priya
Chup Chup Ke 2006 Shruti
Omkara 2006 Dolly Mishra
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress [12]
[57]
Don 2006 Kamini
Kya Love Story Hai 2007 Herself
Jab We Met 2007 Geet Dhillon
[60]
Halla Bol 2008 Herself
Tashan 2008 Pooja Singh
Roadside Romeo 2008 Laila (voice)
Golmaal Returns 2008 Ekta
Luck by Chance 2009 Herself
Billu 2009 Herself
Kambakkht Ishq 2009 Simrita Rai/Bebo[a]
Main Aurr Mrs Khanna 2009 Raina Khanna
Kurbaan 2009 Avantika Ahuja (Khan)
[69]
3 Idiots 2009 Pia Sahastrabudhhe
[70]
Milenge Milenge 2010 Priya Malhotra
We Are Family 2010 Shreya Arora
[73]
Golmaal 3 2010 Daboo
[74]
Bodyguard 2011 Divya
Ra.One 2011 Sonia Subramaniam
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu 2012 Riana Braganza
Agent Vinod 2012 Iram Parveen Bilal/Dr. Ruby Mendes[a]
Rowdy Rathore 2012
Heroine 2012 Mahi Arora
[80]
Talaash: The Answer Lies Within 2012 Rosie/Simran[a]
Dabangg 2 2012
Bombay Talkies 2013 Herself
Satyagraha 2013 Yasmin Ahmed
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein 2013 Dia Sharma
Singham Returns 2014 Avni Kamat
The Shaukeens 2014 Herself
Happy Ending 2014
Gabbar Is Back 2015 Sunaina
Bajrangi Bhaijaan 2015 Rasika
Brothers 2015 Mary
Ki & Ka 2016 Kia Bansal
Udta Punjab 2016 Dr. Preet Sahni
[94]
Veere Di Wedding 2018 Kalindi Puri

 

Source : wikipedia & Entertainment site

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