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The Barbie doll of Bollywood entered the glam world at the tender age of 14, when she began her modelling career for a jewellery brand. Among her favourite international designers are Armani, Miu Miu, Prada, Versace. The pretty actress has a penchant for chess and a fondness for cooking. Renowned international designer, Emilio Pucci gifted her with a silver dress worth Rs 2 lakh which she wore in the 2007 film,Welcome. Kat is reportedly said to be the most photographed woman in India.
Year of birth
The Times of India writes: Katrina plays hide and seek with the media regarding her actual age as some reports suggest that she was born in 1983 and some suggest that her year of birth was 1984. Indpaedia feels that working people, including celebrities, sell their talent, not their entire lives, and that they have a right to keep their private lives private.
The pretty actress was born as Katrina Turquotte and is half British and Half Indian. Her father, Mohammed Kaif is a British businessman [said to be] of Kashmiri descent and her mother is English. Katrina was born in Hong Kong but lived in Hawaii till she was 14, before moving to London and finally Mumbai. Katrina has a large family with six sisters and one brother. She has travelled across China, France, Switzerland, Poland, Japan, Belgium, Poland and other European countries with her mother.
To Filmistan her ancestry remains a mystery. Jackie Shroff's wife Ayesha Shroff, who produced Katrina's debut film Boom, in a shocking interview to Mumbai Mirror in 2011 was quoted saying, "Her passport says Turquotte. We created an identity for her. She was this pretty young English girl, and we gave her the Kashmiri father and thought of calling her Katrina Kazi. We thought we'd give her some kind of Indian ancestry, to connect with the audience. Those times were different, now people are more accepting. But then we thought that Kazi sounded too… religious? We were to introduce her to the press and at that time, Mohammad Kaif was at the top, and so we said, Katrina Kaif sounds really great. In fact, the brochures for the press say Katrina Kazi. We passed that off saying, 'Oh that's a printing mistake." (sic)
Readers who want Katrina as a bride for their son are welcome to do an ancestry-check on her. The rest should leave her alone and accept her as the fabulous star that she is.
Indpaedia’s take, paraphrasing the Backstreet Boys:
Don't care what is written in your history
As long as you don't let India down.
We don't care who you are, where you're from
What you did, as long as you love India.
Before making her Filmistan debut with Boom in 2003, Katrina began her career at the tender age of 14 as a model for a jewellery campaign.
Career in the films
According to wonderwoman.intoday.in, the actress would take taxis and visit advertising agencies to hand out her portfolio in the initial days of her career. Not only that, Kats was also said to have auditioned at studios, holding a banner with her phone number scribbled on it.
Allegedly, it was Mukesh Bhatt who discovered Katrina at Taj Lands end coffee shop in Mumbai and cast her in his film Saaya opposite John Abraham. But she was later removed as she could not speak a work of Hindi. Other reports in the media allege that it was Boom director Kaizad Gustad who first met Katrina. Whatever the truth, it will always remain a mystery as she is closed up about her public life.
The Times of India writes:
While Katrina’s 2014 release Bang Bang has been a blockbuster hit, very few know that Kat was supposed to do Anurag Basu's Barfi! According to an interview in Mumbai Mirror, the director was quoted saying, "I've wanted to work with Kat for a while now. She was supposed to do Barfi! but Ileana D'Cruz went on to do the role." Katrina has been very selective about her roles and while she has had a solo release this year, the actress gears up for a series of films which will release in 2015.
Relationship with Ranbir Kapoor
For details see Katrina Kaif- Ranbir Kapoor: the relationship
Loves to dress up casually, mostly in denims and a vest. Reportedly hates wearing makeup. Her favourite Indians designers include Katrina Rina Dhaka, Tarun Tahiliani, Rocky S and Armani, Miu Miu, Prada, Versace are her favourite international designers. In the film Welcome, Katrina wore a Rs. 2 lakh outfit that was gifted to her by famed international designer Emilio Pucci.
Kats is adored by fans and is the most photographed woman in India and also the most searched Bollywood celebrity as per Google's 2008, 2009, and 2010 data. Katrina also made it to the No.1 spot when she was voted as FHM India's 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll. Katrina Kaif makes it to Forbes India Celebrity 100 list at the No.9 spot, making her the only Bollywood actress to reach the top 10 in the power list. Katrina earns 63.75 Crore, as of 31st Oct'13 according to the Forbes India list.
Has never won a Filmfare Award in spite of being nominated twice for Mere Brother Ki Dulhan and New York.
Her hobbies include acting, dancing, playing chess, watching movies, painting and resting to name a few.
The actress is also a bit religious. Or so her shrine visits suggest. Katrina allegedly visits Sidhivinayak Temple, Mount Mary Church before any film's release.
According to wonderwoman.intoday.in, Katrina is said to be afraid of the dark
Katrina’s hottest acts
Katrina Kaif’s most scorching onscreen acts
The Kamli girl who was last seen performing stunts from a suspended ring in the air in Dhoom 3 knows the art of setting the screen on fire with her glam appeal.
Katrina not just left her fans awestruck by driving a bike in the film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara but also shared steamy moments with Bollywood hunk Hrithik Roshan. The two locked their lips like there is no tomorrow in a steamy scene from the film which worked wonders at the box office.
Shah Rukh Khan not just romanced two B-town beauties Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif in Yash Chopra’s last film Jab Tak Hai Jaan but had more than a couple of kisses with the latter. Katrina and King Khan shared quite a few liplocks in the film besides shooting a blanket scene out in the open. The YRF film was the big Diwali release of the year and gave the moviegoers quite an eyeful in the movie theatres.
Salman Khan did not steal a kiss from his former lover Katrina Kaif on screen but the two did portray sparkling chemistry in Ek Tha Tiger. The two have worked together in Yuvvraj, Partner and Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya too but never crossed the lines on big screen. Despite featuring together in quite a number of films, their fans never saw them locking lips or making love in a steamy scene. However, as Salman’s bhaigiri goes, he has still worked wonders in the company of Katrina Kaif at the box office.
Katrina may not be too pleased to call Boom her debut movie but the international hottie scorched the silver screen in a daring avatar with much older Gulshan Grover. Katrina unbuttoned her shirt to reveal her beaded bra and got intimate with the Bad Man of Bollywood in a scene from the film. Playing safer now, Katrina has never donned a bikini on screen again but doesn’t shy away from filming steamy scenes if demanded by the script.
Katrina Kaif redefined rain sequences in Bollywood with her intimate song in De Dana Dan. The hottie sizzled in a wet sari under a waterfall while romancing Akshay Kumar in the song ‘Lag Ja Gale’. Katrina raised mercury in the body-hugging sari paired with a racy blouse. The two shared a sparkling chemistry on screen making the song the highlight of the film. The two have already spelt magic in films like Welcome and Singh is Kinng and we hope to see them together again.
Katrina may have a played a smaller role opposite Aamir Khan in Dhoom 3 but the diva set the screen on fire with her circus act. The diva who enters her thirties this year, matched up to ten-year older co-star Aamir Khan in the grand dance sequences besides sharing a blink-and-miss kiss in the film. Katrina and Aamir Khan danced in close proximity while hanging in the air and sealed their reel love for each other with a kiss.
Temperatures are bound to soar when the hottest Bollywood actors pair up for a film. Katrina and John Abraham looked completely in sync on the silver screen in the film New York. The two shared a steamy kiss in the film also featuring Neil Nitin Mukesh. As this was not enough, their liplock was followed by a steamy lovemaking scene which set the screens on the fire instantly.
Katrina may have shot intimate scenes with her co-stars Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan but the actress has never kissed her real life boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor on screen. The fans of Ranbir and Katrina have seen their magical chemistry in a romantic scene but are still waiting to see their real life love spill on the silver screen.
Glam doll Katrina Kaif played a serious politically inclined role in the film Raajneeti also starring her beau Ranbir Kapoor. However, the diva filmed a steamy lovemaking scene with co-actor Arjun Rampal while she did not have much to do with Ranbir Kapoor. Katrina and Arjun took mercury to higher level in Raajneeti which even made the paparazzi compare her to Congres leader Sonia Gandhi.
2005 Allari Pidugu
2005 Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya
2006 Balram vs. Tharadas
2006 Humko Deewana Kar Gaye
2007 Namastey London
2008 Singh Is Kinng
2009 Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
2009 De Dana Dan
2009 New York
2010 Tees Maar Khan
2011 Mere Brother Ki Dulhan
2011 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
2012 Ek Tha Tiger
2012 Jab Tak Hai Jaan
2013 Dhoom: 3
2014 Bang Bang
2016 Baar Baar Dekho
2017 Atif Aslam: Dil Diyan Gallan (Video)
2017 Detective Jagga
2017 The Mini Truck (TV Serial)
2017 Tiger Zinda Hai
2017 Vishal Dadlani & Neha Bhasin: Swag Se Swagat (Video)
2018 Thugs of Hindostan (Diwali release)
2018 Welcome to New York