Born on July 16, 1984 Katrina Kaif is one of eight siblings, all girls, from a mother who is a Caucasian of British Nationality, and a father who was formerly from Kashmir, India, but who has since acquired British citizenship.
Katrina grew up in Hawaii, but was brought up in London, UK. She started modeling accidentally when she was in Hawaii at the tender age of 14, when she was approached for a jewelery campaign. Thereafter she continued modeling in London.
Continuing to model was the reason she got her break in a Bollywood movie “Boom” offered by none other than film-maker Kaizad Gustad.
She was flooded with modeling assignments the minute she set her foot on Indian soil, especially with her innocent expressive face, hour-glass figure, and drop-dead gorgeous looks.
Professionally she started off as a model with photographer Atul Kasbekar, and upon being accepted, she received offers from LG, Cola, Fevicol, Lakme, & Veet. It was the Lakme commercial that got her noticed. She retained Matrix as her Manager to accept work on her behalf and at the price she deserved.
Moving to different culture and country was not much of a culture shock for her, as she states that no matter where you come from, the bottom line is that everyone wants to be loved, respected, and cared for.
Unlike other artistes from foreign lands, Katrina did not experience any difficulties in getting a visa nor of getting it extended in India.
Although linguistically challenged, Katrina puts on a bold face and states that other Bollywood artistes like Sridevi, who did not know Hindi, did get offers from Bollywood film-makers, and she is no different. She is taking Hindi and dancing lessons to fit in with the Bollywood culture. She likes to display a picture of her learning Kathak dancing where she used to dance 7 hours a day non-stop.
Despite of her soft gorgeous looks, she is not easily intimidated, but admits that she is very emotional, almost an incurable romantic, wears comfortable non-revealing clothes when at home, hates to do her hair, and above all dislikes make-up. Admitting to being lonely in the beginning, but now has several nice friends who she can hang out with.
Although her first movie “Boom” was panned by the critics and shunned by the audiences, two other Telegu movies “Malliswari” and “Pidugu” did get her noticed. She grossed Rs.70 lakhs for Malliswari – making her top the list of the highest paid actresses during a South Indian movie debut.
Movies Done By Katrina Kaif
- 2003 Boom Rina Kaif (Popdi Chinchpokli)
- 2004 Malliswari Malliswari Telugu film
- 2005 Sarkar Pooja
- 2005 Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? Sonia
- 2005 Allari Pidugu Swati Telugu film
- 2006 Humko Deewana Kar Gaye Jia S.Yashvardhan
- 2006 Balram vs. Tharadas Supriya Menon Malayalam film
- 2007 Namastey London Jasmeet “Jazz” Malhotra Singh
- 2007 Apne Nandini
- 2007 Partner Priya Jaisingh
- 2007 Welcome Sanjana Shankar Shetty
- 2008 Race Sophia Singh
- 2008 Singh Is Kinng Sonia Singh
- 2008 Hello Storyteller Cameo appearance
- 2008 Yuvvraaj Anushka Banton
- 2009 New York Maya Shaikh Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
- 2009 Blue Nikita “Nikki” Malhotra Cameo appearance
- 2009 Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani Jennifer “Jenny” Pinto
- 2009 De Dana Dan Anjali Kakkad
- 2010 Raajneeti Indu Pratap
- 2010 Tees Maar Khan Anya Khan
- 2011 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Laila
- 2011 Bodyguard Herself Special appearance in the song “Bodyguard”
- 2011 Mere Brother Ki Dulhan Dimple Dixit Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
- 2012 Agneepath Chikni Chameli Special appearance in the song “Chikni Chameli”
- 2012 Ek Tha Tiger Zoya “Zee” Humaini
- 2012 Jab Tak Hai Jaan Meera Thapar
- 2013 Main Krishna Hoon Herself Cameo appearance
- 2013 Bombay Talkies Herself Special appearance in segment “Sheila Ki Jawani”
- 2013 Dhoom 3 Aaliya
- 2014 Bang Bang! Harleen Sahni
- 2015 Phantom Nawaz Mistry
- 2016 Fitoor Firdaus Jaan Naqvi
- 2016 Baar Baar Dekho Diya Kapoor/Diya Verma/Diya Khanna
- 2017 Jagga Jasoos Shruti Sengupta
- 2017 Tiger Zinda Hai Zoya Singh Rathore
- 2018 Welcome to New York Katrina Kaif Cameo appearance
- 2018 Thugs of Hindostan Suraiyya Jaan
- 2018 Zero Babita Kumari Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
- 2019 Bharat Kumud Raina
- 2020 SooryavanshiFilm has yet to be released Aditi Sooryavanshi Completed
Awards Received By Katrina Kaif
- 2008 FHM World’s Sexiest Woman Won
- 2008 Eastern Eye Sexiest Asian Woman Won
- 2008 Sabsey Favourite Kaun Awards Sabsey Favourite Heroine Won
- 2009 FHM World’s Sexiest Woman Won
- 2009 Eastern Eye Sexiest Asian Woman Won
- 2009 Sabsey Favourite Kaun Awards Sabsey Favourite Heroine Won
- 2009 GQ Men Of The Year Women Of The Year Won
- 2009 Best Actress Rajiv Gandhi Awards Won
- 2010 Eastern Eye world’s sexiest Asian Won
- 2010 The Times of India Most Desirable Woman Won
- 2011 People Most Beautiful Woman (India) Won
- 2011 FHM World’s Sexiest Woman Won
- 2011 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara NDTV Indian of the Year Entertainer of the Year (shared with the team of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara) Won
- 2012 Katrina Kaif FHM World’s Sexiest Woman Won
- 2012 Ek Tha Tiger & Jab Tak Hai Jaan Hello! Hall Of Fame Awards Entertainer of the Year Won
- 2013 Katrina Kaif FHM World’s Sexiest Woman Won
- 2013 Eastern Eye Sexiest Asian Woman Won
- 2013 Ek Tha Tiger People’s Choice Awards India Favorite Movie Actress Won
- 2016 katrina kaif Fimfare Glamour & Style Awards Most Stylish Star (Female) Won
- 2019 Katrina kaif Entrepreneur of the Year Business Won