Kareena Kapoor is a top-rated Indian actress. She is one of the vibrant, versatile and gorgeous Bollywood film stars.
Kapoor is the recipient of several awards, including six Filmfare Awards, and is one of Bollywood’s most popular and highest-paid actresses.
She is the daughter of famous Bollywood superstar Randhir Kapoor and renowned actress Babita. Kareena is the younger sister of popular actress Karishma Kapoor.
- Born: 21 September 1980 (age 39 years), Mumbai, India
- Full name: Kareena Kapoor Khan
- Height: 1.63 m
- Spouse: Saif Ali Khan (m. 2012)
- Parents: Babita Shivdasani, Randhir Kapoor
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About Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor was born on 21 September 1980 in Mumbai, India. She is the daughter of actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita, and the younger sister of actress Karisma Kapoor.
She is the paternal granddaughter of actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor, maternal granddaughter of actor Hari Shivdasani, and niece of actor Rishi Kapoor.
According to Kapoor, the name “Kareena” was derived from the book Anna Karenina, which her mother read while she was pregnant with her.
She is of Punjabi descent on her father’s side, and on her mother’s side she is of Sindhi and British descent.
After making her acting debut in the 2000 war film Refugee, Kapoor established herself with roles in the historical drama Aśoka and the melodrama Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (both 2001).
This initial success was followed by a series of commercial failures and repetitive roles, which garnered her negative reviews.
The year 2004 marked a turning point for Kapoor when she played against type in the role of a sex worker in the drama Chameli.
She subsequently earned critical recognition for her portrayal of a riot victim in the 2004 drama Dev and a character based on William Shakespeare’s heroine Desdemona in the 2006 crime film Omkara.
Further praise came for her performances in the romantic comedy Jab We Met (2007), the thrillers Kurbaan (2009) and Talaash: The Answer Lies Within (2012), and the dramas We Are Family (2010), Heroine (2012), and Udta Punjab (2016).
Her highest-grossing releases include the dramas 3 Idiots (2009) and Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015), the action films Bodyguard (2011) and Singham Returns (2014), and the comedy Good Newwz (2019).
Married to actor Saif Ali Khan, with whom she has a son, Kapoor’s off-screen life is the subject of widespread coverage in India.
She has a reputation for being outspoken and assertive, and is recognised for her contributions to the film industry through her fashion style and film roles.
In addition to film acting, Kapoor participates in stage shows, hosts a radio show and has contributed as a co-writer to three books: an autobiographical memoir and two nutrition guides.
She has started her own line of clothing and cosmetics for women, and has worked with UNICEF since 2014 to advocate for the education of girls and an increase in quality based education in India.