Kareena Kapoor: Biography, Awards & Life Story

Jul/19/2023 / by Team Seema
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Bollywood legend Kareena Kapoor has performed some of Hindi cinema’s biggest hits as part of her professional career. Kareena is adored for her memorable renditions of the characters, which range from Poo, who was the personification of Y2K style, to the endearing and quirky Geet, whose vivacious banter people still can’t get enough of.

About Kareena Kapoor

Her grandfather named her Sidhima after she was born. However, her mother changed the name to Kareena, citing Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy as an influence.

It may be a surprise to learn that she briefly studied law after dabbling in commerce at Mumbai’s Mithibai College because her initial goal was to become a criminal defense attorney. Before Kareena made her way to Bollywood, she even took a brief microcomputer course at Harvard University.

While most people have not yet seen Kareena Kapoor perform in front of the camera, Kareena was a playback singer for one of the songs from her movie Dev called Jab Nahi Aaye (2002). Additionally, Kareena has written two books. The Style Diary of a Bollywood Diva is the title of her book from 2012. For expectant mothers, the most recent one serves as the definitive pregnancy bible.

She adopted the Madhya Pradesh village of Chanderi in 2010 as part of the NDTV Greenathon Campaign to provide consistent energy. In addition, Kareena represents the organization Swasth Immunized India, which encourages the immunization of children under the age of two.

Biography of Kareena Kapoor

On September 21, 1980, in Bombay, India, Sindhi-speaking Babita, and Punjabi-speaking Randhir Kapoor welcomed a daughter, Kareena Kapoor. As for the age of Kareena Kapoor, she is 41 years old.

Kareena attended the elite Welham Girls’ Boarding School in Dehra Dun after completing her elementary schooling at the Jamnabai Narsee School in Juhu, Bombay. She then moved back to Harvard for roughly three months to enroll in an information technology and microcomputers course.

Kareena later enrolled in the Government Law College in Churchgate, Bombay, after she returned to India, but she left after a year to attend the Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting School.

Since 2014, Kareena Kapoor has volunteered with UNICEF to promote girls’ education and high-quality education in India while running her apparel and cosmetics company for women.

Kareena Kapoor Khan has two boys and is married to actor Saif Ali Khan. Kareena is renowned for being outspoken and opinionated, and her contributions to the film business have been recognized through her fashion sense and acting performances. In addition to performing in theatrical productions and hosting a radio show, Kareena has also co-authored four books, two of which are autobiographical memoirs, and the other two are dietary manuals.

Family

Prithviraj Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor’s paternal great-grandfather, her grandpa Raj Kapoor, her paternal uncles Shammi, Shashi, Rishi, and Rajiv, and her aunts Neetu Singh and Jennifer Kendall, who are the wives of Rishi and Shashi, respectively, are all actors. Kareena’s aunt Sadhana and grandfather Hari Shivdasani are also accomplished actors from her mother’s family. She also has an elder sister, Karisma Kapoor, who is also a renowned actor.

In keeping with the Kapoor family tradition, her father, Randhir, who is highly protective of his daughters, wanted them to avoid performing, get married, and establish stable lives. Due to this, her parents developed irreconcilable problems, ultimately resulting in a divorce, with both sisters moving out of their father’s house to live with their mother. Despite spending years apart, her parents were reunited in October 2007.

Career

In 2000, Kareena made her acting debut in the movie “Refugee,” which also featured Amitabh Bachchan’s son Abhishek. Kareena is one of Bollywood’s most sought-after actresses, regarded as bankable, and has an impressive A-listing.

Kareena Kapoor starred with Tusshar Kapoor in Satish Kaushik’s box office smash Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai (2001), her second release. Her next movie was Subhash Ghai’s dud Yaadein, followed by the passably well-received thriller Ajnabee, starring Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, and Bipasha Basu.

The following year, Kareena appeared in Santosh Sivan’s historical epic Ashoka, which is based partly on a fictionalized story of the same-named Indian ruler. Kareena found the role of Kaurwaki, a princess of the Kalingan people, tough despite having Shah Rukh Khan as her leading man.

The turning point in Kapoor’s career occurred when Karan Johar cast her in the melodrama Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham ensemble as Pooja (“Poo,” a sweet, shallow girl) in 2001.

Awards, Honours, Achievements

Kareena Kapoor has also won numerous Filmfare awards, including Best Female Debut for the 2001 film Refugee, Best Actress for the 2008 film Jab We Met, Best Supporting Actress for the 2011 film We Are Family, and many more. Additionally, Kareena was honored with the Rajiv Gandhi Young Achiever Award (2005)

News On Kareena Kapoor

Bollywood power couple Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan recently stunned fans by donning stylish attire. The two are now focusing on fashion objectives for monochromatic ensembles.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Kareena Kapoor now?

Alongside Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor is getting ready for the premiere of Laal Singh Chaddha. She is currently occupied with the film’s promotion.

When did Kareena Kapoor start her career?

In 2000, she made her acting debut in the movie “Refugee,” which also featured Amitabh Bachchan’s son Abhishek.

How many films has Kareena Kapoor done?

Over 60 Hindi films feature Kareena Kapoor.

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