Born: May 26, 1982
Age : 32
Height : 5.8
Birthplace : London, United Kingdom
Height: 1.71 m
Wiki : Karishma Kotak is no more an unknown name in B Town. She is a popular British born Indian model, anchor and actress. She was born in London, UK and did her schooling from a boarding school in England. After her schooling, she went to pursue her BA in marketing and advertising, though in her earlier days she wanted to become a teacher and even enrolled for a teaching program but later opted out to become a model. She has her roots in India in the state of Gujarat and lives with her family in England comprising her brother Sunny Kotak, her father and mother. She can speak Hindi, Gujarati and English fluently in the accent of London.
She started her career in modelling and advertising at the tender age of 16 with a magazine called Just Seventeen along with other projects in UK. When she entered at the age of 20, she then visited to India and considering good prospects of modelling and film career, she chose to drop down in Mumbai. She then got a chance to walk over a number of ramps for different brands along with a couple of TV commercials. The brands included FCUK, Toni & Guy, while was seen walking over the ramp for the popular London Fashion Week, while she also was seen in the role of presenter for UK TV show. The Karisma Show, which dealt with movies, entertainment and lifestyle.
Karishma Kotak modelling in India started in 2005 when she headed to Bombay. In fact, just after her relocation, she got the chance to the calendar published by the 2006 Kingfisher Calendar of UB group, which was then shot in Australia. This really proved beneficial for her modelling career in India giving a number of other brands including Dove, Pond’s, Wella Hair Color, Diesel, Titan Xylus, Tanishq, Saffola, Rang Sarees, Sagar Sarees, Alapatt Jewels, Sobha Wedding Galaxy, Kalyan Silks, Elmore, CMR Grand, and Achakottil Jewels. She then became the brand ambassador for the brand Dove wherein she was seen featuring for huge hoardings and billboards in a number of cities all over India.
In 2012, she did two TV commercials along with Jr. Bachchan for Idea Cellular followed by getting the TV ad for VVF Limited for their soap bar and Jo. The ad was released to small screens, while soon she was seen with Salman Khan for the brand of Relaxo Footwear. She also was seen in a number of magazines including Asia Woman, Vogue, Ok, Hello, Maxim, etc. In the year 2008, she was seen over the cover page of Time n Style Beauty magazine. Apart from working as a model for different brands, she was also seen holding a number of events. These include IPL auction of 2013, Sony Six along with Harsha Bhogle.
Her entry into Bollywood films took some time since she didn’t have any film background. However, after giving a couple of auditions she managed to get her film in Bollywood. However, before this she was seen in a couple of videos and music albums incuding Me Against Myself and a couple from singers like Sonu Nigam and Sapna Mukherjee. She was later seen in an album called Belly Dancing by DJ Apache Indian. Her debut in Bollywood came with a film called Love Affair, which will be releasing this year 2015. Apart from Bollywood, she was also seen over smaller screen wherein she was seen anchoring a number of shows including The Karisma Show, Spa Diaries, Its In, while she was seen in Bigg Boss 6 followed by IPL in Extraaa Innings during the IPL 6 in 2013.