Katrina Kaif – Significant facts
Famous as: Actor, Model
Full Name: Katrina Thorquette
Date of Birth: July 16, 1984
Father: Mohammed Kaif
Mother: Susanna Turquotte
Birthplace: Hong Kong, China
The most gorgeous and highest paid actress of Bollywood
Katrina Kaif, also known as Kat, is a British-Indian actress and a popular model. Katrina has established herself as a leading modern-day actress of Bollywood. She is one of the highest paid actresses in Bollywood and is considered as one of India’s most striking celebrities.
Katrina Kaif Family and Early Life
Katrina Kaif was born on July 16, 1984 to Mohammad Kaif and Suzanne Turquotte in Hong Kong. Kaif’s father was an Indian Kashmiri and her mother was English. The mixed parentage has perhaps provided sparkling beauty to Kaif. Both of them were British citizens. Her parents divorced when she was a young girl. Kaif has seven siblings. All of them were girls. Katrina was born in Hong Kong. But, she spent her childhood in Japan, France, Switzerland, Berlin, Krakow, Belgium and a number of other East European countries. She and her family lived in these countries for a few months each. However, she spent most of her childhood in Hawaii. When she was 14, her family moved to England, her mother’s home country. It was in Hawaii that Katrina began her modeling career. Kaif was just 14 at that time. Her first assignment was a jewellery campaign. When she moved to London, she continued her modeling career there and participated in a number of advertising campaigns. Katrina Kaif even walked the ramp in the popular London Fashion Week.
Katrina Kaif Movies
Katrina Kaif made her way to the Bollywood in the year 2003. Kaizad Gustad spotted her in London and casted her in Boom. Thus, Kaif made her first Bollywood debut in Boom. Unfortunately, the movie did not do well at the box office. Though she was extremely beautiful, many movie offers dropped because she was unfamiliar with Indian regional languages.
In 2004, Katrina played the lead role in “Malliswari”, a Telugu movie. It was a huge hit. She also starred in Allari Pidugu In the year 2005. At the same year, she paired with Abhishek Bacchan in Sarkar and Salman Khan in “Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya”. These movies proved to be a big breakthrough for Katrina. In 2006, Kaif shared screen space with Akshay Kumar in “Humko Deewana Kar Gaye”. 2007 was a lucky year for Kaif. Namastey London with Akshay Kumar, Apne with the Deols, Partner and Welcome, all of these did well at the box office. In the year 2008, she played the lead role in two blockbusters: Singh is Kinng and Race. Katrina Kaif’s movies New York, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani and De Dana Dan that released in 2009 were also box office hits. Katrina starred in the mega blockbuster Raajneeti opposite Ranbir Kapoor in 2010. An item song she starred in, Sheila Ki Jawani, became a huge hit in her next flick Tees Marr Khan.
Kaif played heroine in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan in 2011. Both the movies performed well at the box office. In 2012, Katrina acted in Agneepath, Ek Tha Tiger and Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Katrina starred in Dhoom 3 in 2013. She is looking forward to her forthcoming movies Bang Bang, Phantom and Jagga Jasoos. Katrina Kaif has also appeared in a few Telugu movies and a Malayalam film.
Awards received by Katrina Kaif
- 16th Annual Star Screen Awards, Nokia, 2009
- Star Screen “Entertainer of the year “, 2010
- Star Screen “Best Actress”, 2011
- Colors Screen “Best Actress “, 2013
- IIFA “Style Diva of the Year”, 2008
- “Breakthrough Performance Award” of Stardust, 2006
- Stardust “Best Popular Actress”, 2006
- “2011 Hindustan Times Reader’s Choice Entertainer Of The Year”
- Apsara “Style Icon / Diva of the Year”, 2008
As early as 2003, there have been rumors of Katrina with Salman Khan. Later, they broke up in 2010. Only then, Katrina Kaif spoke about the affair and mentioned that it was probably her first ever serious relationship. In spite of the breakup, the pair has maintained friendship. Later, there were reports stating that the major reason for the breakup was her growing relationship with Ranbir Kapoor during the shoot of the movie Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. In 2013, Stardust leaked intimate photographs that showed Kaif and Kapoor holidaying in Ibiza. In between these affairs, Katrina was also gossiped with Akshay Kumar.
Katrina Kaif lives in a rented apartment in the Bandra area of Mumbai. Kaif is a British citizen. She works in India on an employment visa. Katrina seems to hold a strong association with several religions and is a firm believer in God. Reports state that she visits Mount Mary Church, Siddhivinayak Temple and Dargah Sharif, a sufi shrine, before the release of her movies.
Katrina Kaif trivia
- Voted No. 1 in FHM India’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll
- Won the Best Female Style Icon at the IIFA Awards
- Won Sabsay Favorite Heroine Award, 2008.
- Won the British-Indian Actor Award, Zee Cine Awards, 2008
- Won the Stardust Breakthrough Performance Award, 2005 & 2006
- Is the most photographed woman celebrity in India
- As per Google’s 2008, 2009 and 2010 data, Katrina Kaifis the most searched Bollywood celebrity.
- Voted the sexiest Asian woman in the world by Eastern Eye for four consecutive years: 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011
- In 2013, Katrina was the only woman that featured in the ‘Top 10 of the Indian version of Forbes’ “Celebrity 100″. Kaif’s estimated annual earnings were 637.5 million, that is, US$11 million.
Katrina Kaif Quotes
“I have always believed that there is life before marriage and after marriage. Before marriage, whatever you may do, you are termed a single woman and I choose to conduct that part of my life with absolute dignity and discretion.”