: Katrina Kaif
Date of Birth
: 16th July, 1984
Place of Birth
|: London, UK|
With her gorgeous face and hourglass figure, Katrina Kaif has won a dominant place in the Bollywood film industry. One of eight sisters, Katrina was born to a Kashmiri father and English mother. She grew up in Hawaii, moved to London and now has made Mumbai her base.
She started modeling at the young age of 14. When she was doing modeling in London, filmmaker Kaizad Gustad noticed her and gave her a role in his film 'Boom' (2003). When she came to India she was flooded with modelling offers and has done assignments with Cola, LG, Fevicol, Lakme etc. In Boom, which is about the nexus between the underworld and the world of fashion, she enacted the role of a super model. She could not prove herself in the movie and the year 2004 was not good for her and didn't get much movie offers.
Next year she got two movies, Ramgopal Varma's 'Sarkar' and David Dhawan's 'Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya'. In Sarkar her role was small but she showed improvement over her maiden release. In Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya she got the right role to showcase her talent. In between she did two films in Telugu - 'Malliswari' and 'Allari Pidugu' which more than made up for her flop debut. Katrina's first release in 2006 was 'Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye'. Her outstanding performance in the film, her best till date, has been highly acclaimed by the audience. She also acted in a Malayalam film called 'Balram Vs Taradas' with superstar Mammootty and has been signed for a Tamil film 'Bheema' opposite Vikram..
Initially filmmakers were hesitant to sign her because of her linguistic shortcomings but now she is taking Hindi lessons as well as dancing lessons to fit in with the Bollywood culture. She, an incurable romantic in her own words is rumoured to be involved with Salman Khan.
Katrina seems to have it all looks, intelligence and the ambition to make it big in Bollywood. Now all we have to do is wait and watch for her roles to hit the screen.