Be In The Know About Katrina Kaif’s Career

Jul/19/2023 / by Team Seema
Katrina Kaif
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The following biography of Katrina Kaif details her career, family, personal life, and fun facts.

She is among the most famous and highest-paid Bollywood actresses known for her fantastic work, mostly in Hindi-language films. She built her success and reputation in Bollywood, and many people refer to her as Bollywood’s Barbie doll because of her adorable face and smile.

Salam Khan is one of the people mainly attributed for her entry and success into the industry, but she has also acted alongside famous Bollywood actors like Akshay Kumar. This article gives more details about the age of Katrina Kaif and recent Katrina Kaif news.

Early Life

Also known as Katrina Turquotte, she is a British actress and model born on 16th July 1983 in Hong Kong. Mohammed Kaif, her father, is a British entrepreneur who was formerly from Kashmiri, India, before getting his British citizenship.

Her mother, Suzanne Turquette, is an English lawyer and works in charity organizations. She has three elder sisters, Christine, Stephanie, and Natasha, three younger sisters, Sonia, Melissa, and Isabel, plus an elder brother, Sebastian.

Her parents divorced when she was young, and her father relocated to the United States. She said that since his relocation, he never influenced her and her siblings, and they did not keep in touch.

Because of her mother’s social activism, Katrina Kaif and her family moved several times, spending different amounts of time in places like Japan, China, France, Switzerland, Poland, Belgium, Hawaii, and London. They spend three years in London before relocating to India.

This resulted in Katrina Kaif and her siblings receiving home school education. At 14, she participated in and won a Hawaii beauty contest. This allowed her to get different modeling jobs, including a jewelry campaign.

After moving to London, she started modeling professionally, made several London Fashion Week appearances, and worked as a freelancer for several agencies.

Career

Kaizad Gustad, a London-based filmmaker, noticed her at a fashion show and offered her role in ‘Boom’ in 2003. This was her debut in the film industry, and she played alongside Gulshan Grover, Amitabh Bachchan, Madhu Sapre, Jackie Shroff, and Padma Lakshmi.

While filming in India, she received many modeling offers and decided to remain in India permanently for more success. She walked at the India Fashion Week on Rohit Bal’s ramp, which presented more significant modeling opportunities for her.

She was in the initial Kingfisher Calendar and later got jobs endorsing brands like LG, Coca-Cola, Samsung, Lakme, Veet, and Fevicol.

Despite heavy advertisements at the Cannes Film Festival, ‘Boom’ was a critical failure. She dismissed it and called it an unimportant part of her career, saying her unawareness of the Indian audience’s taste resulted in her poor performance.

Her poor Hindi and pronounced British accent made it hard for filmmakers to cast her in movies, resulting in Kartina Kaif taking Hindi classes. Director Mahesh Bhatt even replaced her in ‘Saaya’ with Tara Sharma.

In 2005, Katrina Kaif made her Telugu film debut with her role in ‘Malliswari’ and received $94,000, the highest salary for a female lead in South Indian films at the time. This role landed her the Best Actress Filmfare Award-Telugu and landed her more film offers.

In 2005, she appeared alongside Salam Khan, Sohail Khan, and Sushmita Sen in ‘Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya,’ a political thriller. She considered that role her first significant step into Bollywood, and it won her a Stardust Award for Breakthrough Female Performance.

In 2006, Katrina Kaif collaborated with Akshay Kumar for the first time in ‘Humko Deewana Kar Gaye.’ in 2007, she appeared in ‘Namastey London,’ a role she described as her first dominating role, and it was her real breakthrough in Bollywood.

She followed that by appearing in ‘Apne,’ ‘Partner,’ and ‘Welcome’ in the same year. In 2008, she appeared in ‘Race,’ ‘Singh Is Kinng,’ and ‘Yuvvraaj.’

From 2009 to 2013, she attained mainstream success by appearing in films like ‘De Dana Dan,’ ‘New York,’ ‘Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani,’ ‘Blue,’ ‘Raajneti,’ ‘Dhoom 3,’ and ‘Muscat.’ Her role in ‘New York’ landed her a Best Actress Filmfare Award nomination.

Since 2014, Katrina Kaif has experienced fluctuations in her acting career but is expected to appear alongside Ishaan Khatter and Siddhant Chaturvedi in ‘Phone Boot’ set to release in November 2022.

Besides acting, Katrina Kaif has made philanthropic efforts and is vocal about domestic violence, gender equality, and women’s empowerment. She donates part of her earnings yearly plus her winnings from Kaun Banega Crorepati and 10 ka Dum to Relief projects India.

Personal Life

Katrina Kaif was in a relationship with Salam Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, and Aditya Roy Kapur before meeting Vicky Kaushal, who she started dating in 2019. They had a private wedding on 9th December 2021 in Six Senses resort, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan.

Fun Facts About Katrina Kaif

  • She performed at the 2009 Indian Premier league closing ceremony alongside Akon in Johannesburg’s Wanderers Stadium
  • Her estimated net worth is $23 million
  • She has black hair and brown eyes
  • She is approximately 174 cm tall and weighs about 55 KGs

FAQs

Where is Katrina Kaif now?

Katrina Kaif lives in Mumbai with her husband.

When did Katrina Kaif start her career?

She started her modeling career at 14 and her acting career at 20.

How many films has Katrina Kaif done?

Throughout her career, Katrina Kaif has done at least 53 movies.

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