In Bollywood, Kareena Kapoor is a synonym for endurance. With the burden of a weighty surname to live up to, Bebo has earned stardom the hard way, to establish herself as one of the top actresses of Hindi cinema today…
This Kapoor scion has seen both the peaks and troughs of fame, and is one of the very few stars of her generation who can also act!
Kareena Kapoor Khan was born on September 21, 1980 to actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita. Kareena, who is very close to her mother Babita, says, ‘She is the reason for my being what I am.’
She is the younger sister of actress Karisma Kapoor. Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor is Kareena’s cousin. Talking about her sister Karisma in an interview with The Times of India, Kareena said, ‘I’m just so lucky to have her and she is the rock of the family, who binds us all together.’
Kareena made her debut in ‘Refugee’ (2000), opposite Abhishek Bachchan. She bagged the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for her performance in the J P Dutta film.
Best of Kareena
Must-see films of Kareena Kapoor: ‘Jab We Met’, ‘Omkara’, ‘Kyon Ki’, ‘Aitraaz’, ‘Dev’, ‘Chameli’, ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ and ‘Ajnabee’.
What’s next for Kareena
Kareena Kapoor’s latest is ‘Singham Returns’. Talking about the film with PTI, Bebo said: ‘I feel that the way Rohit has made this film, is a tribute to cops. It is great that he has made a film like this. Most of the Hindi films have shown cops as lumpen or comic types, but everyone wants to be like Bajirao Singham.’
I don’t think anything has changed. If you are in love and you are happy, then that’s all that matters. I believe in the institution of marriage and it’s like a tag to cement the relationship for your friends, family and public.
She dated Shahid Kapoor for three years. Talking about her ex-boyfriend Shahid, Kareena had said, “I hold him (Shahid) in utmost regard, and I hope one day we could be good friends. He is a great guy.”
Kareena Kapoor is Mrs Khan
Kareena married actor-boyfriend Saif Ali Khan in a private ceremony on October 16, 2012.
Kareena on life after marriage
‘I don’t think anything has changed. If you are in love and you are happy, then that’s all that matters. I believe in the institution of marriage and it’s like a tag to cement the relationship for your friends, family and public. And it is a celebration of the fact that Saif and I are in love and we want to spend our life together,’ said Kareena.
Size zero Kareena
Kareena Kapoor popularised the size zero fad in Bollywood. ‘I haven’t lost weight, I’ve just toned my physique,’ she said.
Kareena earns big bucks
She is one of the highest paid actresses in Bollywood. She, reportedly, earns Rs 8 crore per film, and Rs 3 crore per endorsement.
Kareena – The Item Girl
She has done item numbers in ‘Billu Barber’, ‘Don – The Chase Begins Again’ and ‘Ra.One’. Her item songs ‘Chammak Challo’ and ‘Fevicol Se’ became a rage upon release.
Kareena – The Playback Singer
She turned singer with ‘Jab Nahi Aaye The…’ in her film ‘Dev’. The film also won her the 2004 Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress.
Kareena on being an actress
‘I have been very fortunate to be offered a variety of roles. I don’t think any actress has played so many different characters in such a short span,’ said Bebo.