Born into Bollywood’s legendary Kapoor clan, Karisma made her film debut with Prem Qaidi opposite Harish. She was born on June 25, 1974 to Randhir Kapoor, an actor popular during the 1970s and 80s, and actress Babita. Although she had some success with films like Jigar, Anari, Raja Babu, Coolie No. 1 most of her multiple releases from 1992-1996 failed to do well at the box office, Saajan Chale Sasural and Jeet did moderately well at the box office. In the year 1994 Karisma was romantically involved with Ajay Devgan, but later on the duo decided to parted ways.

In 1996, Kapoor played the female lead in Raja Hindustani opposite Aamir Khan. The movie was a huge blockbuster and she won her first Filmfare Award for the Best Actress. The following year, she won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award and the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Yash Chopra’s super-hit, Dil To Pagal Hai opposite Shahrukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit.

Karisma took a year long break from films in 1998. After which her diminutive comeback in 1999 proved to be good as she took part in the year’s most successful films. She starred in four absolute hits. David Dhawan’s comedy Biwi No.1 opposite Salman Khan became the biggest hit of the year. She proved to have success with comedy films, as David Dhawan’s other film Haseena Maan Jaayegi did fairly well at the box office. She also collaborated for the first time with the Rajshri Productions banner with Hum Saath-Saath Hai which was also a hit. Jaanwar opposite Akshay Kumar was another box office hit, making her the most successful actress of the year.

In 2000, she again won a Filmfare Best Actress Award for her performance in Khalid Mohammed’s Fiza. Her performance in the film was much appreciated as she surprised the audiences and the critics showing great emotional range and depth. She also achieved critical acclaim for her role in the film, Zubeidaa, which garnered her the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance. Her performance in Shakti was highly appreciated and earned her many nominations in the Best Actress category. In 2003 she played the leading role in the television series Karishma: A Miracle of Destiny. After her film, Baaz: A Bird In Danger which was released in the same year, she took a sabbatical from full time acting for three years.

In the year 2003, she married industrialist Sanjay Kapur. In the typical Kapoor tradition, Karisma was married at her grandfather, the late Raj Kapoor’s residence, R K Cottage. The couple opted for an hour-long Sikh ceremony. They were blessed with a daughter named Samaira. After the birth of Samaira, there was a considerable rift between her and her husband. However, later the couple patched-up.

 

Movies Done By Karishma Kapoor

  • 1991 Prem Qaidi Neelima
  • 1992 Police Officer Bijali
  • 1992 Jaagruti Shalu
  • 1992 Nishchaiy Payal
  • 1992 Sapne Sajan Ke Jyoti
  • 1992 Deedar Sapna Saxena
  • 1992 Jigar Suman
  • 1993 Anari Rajnandini
  • 1993 Muqabla Karisma
  • 1993 Sangraam Madhu
  • 1993 Shaktiman Priya
  • 1993 Dhanwaan Anjali Chopra
  • 1994 Prem Shakti Gouri / Karisma
  • 1994 Kaameshwari (She is Sex Bomb) Kameshwari / Pooja
  • 1994 Raja Babu Madhoo
  • 1994 Dulaara Priya
  • 1994 Khuddar Pooja
  • 1994 Andaz Jaya
  • 1994 Andaz Apna Apna Karishma / Raveena
  • 1994 Yeh Dillagi Anjali Special appearance
  • 1994 Aatish Pooja
  • 1994 Suhaag Pooja
  • 1994 Gopi Kishan Barkha
  • 1995 Jawab Suman
  • 1995 Maidan-E-Jung Tulsi
  • 1995 Coolie No. 1 Malti
  • 1996 Papi Gudia Karisma
  • 1996 Megha Megha
  • 1996 Saajan Chale Sasural Pooja
  • 1996 Krishna
  • 1996 Jeet Kajal Sharma
  • 1996 Bal Bramhachari Asha
  • 1996 Sapoot Pooja
  • 1996 Raja Hindustani Aarti Sehgal Filmfare Award for Best Actress
  • 1996 Rakshak Suman Sinha
  • 1996 Ajay Manorama
  • 1997 Judwaa Mala Sharma
  • 1997 Hero No. 1 Meena Nath
  • 1997 Lahu Ke Do Rang Heena
  • 1997 Mrityudaata Reenu
  • 1997 Dil To Pagal Hai Nisha Sandhu Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
  • National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
  • 1999 Silsila Hai Pyar Ka Vanshikha Mathur
  • 1999 Biwi No.1 Pooja Mehra Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
  • 1999 Haseena Maan Jaayegi Ritu Verma
  • 1999 Hum Saath-Saath Hain Sapna Dharamraj Bajpai
  • 1999 Jaanwar Sapna
  • 2000 Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge Sapna
  • 2000 Chal Mere Bhai Sapna
  • 2000 Hum To Mohabbat Karega Geeta Kapoor
  • 2000 Fiza Fiza Ikramullah Filmfare Award for Best Actress
  • 2000 Shikari Rajeshwari Rawal
  • 2001 Aashiq Pooja
  • 2001 Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love Nisha Thapar
  • 2002 Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya Pooja Kashyap
  • 2002 Shakti: The Power Nandini Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
  • 2002 Rishtey Komal
  • 2003 Baaz: A Bird in Danger Neha Chopra
  • 2006 Mere Jeevan Saathi Natasha
  • 2007 Om Shanti Om Herself Special appearance in song “Deewangi Deewangi”
  • 2011 Bodyguard Chhaya Voice only
  • 2012 Dangerous Ishhq Sanjana / Geeta / Salma / Paro
  • 2013 Bombay Talkies Herself Special appearance in song “Apna Bombay Talkies”
  • 2018 Zero herself Special appearance

 

Awards Received By Karishma Kapoor

  • 1997: Sansui Viewer’s Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress; Dil To Pagal Hai
  • 2000: Indo-American Society Young Achievers Award for Young Achiever Award
  • 2001: Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Award for Best Actress – Hindi Movies; Fiza
  • 2001: Sansui Viewers’s Choice Award for Best Actress Jury; Fiza
  • 2002: Smita Patil Memorial Award Receiver for outstanding contribution to film industry’
  • 2011: Hello! Hall of Fame Award for Most Stylish Woman of the Year
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