With her gorgeous face and hourglass figure, Katrina Kaif has won a
dominant place in the Bollywood film industry. One among eight siblings, Katrina
was born to an English mother and Kashmiri father who has since acquired
British citizenship. She grew up in Hawaii and later moved
She started modeling at the young age of 14. Film maker Kaized Gustad
noticed her and gave a role in his film 'Boom'(2003). Katrina could not prove herself in the movie.
But her luck changed for the better when she came down to India. She was flooded with modeling offers and has done
assignments with Lakme, Veet, Kodak, Cola, LG, Pantene, Fevicol, L’Oreal and
several others products.
The year 2004 was not too good for her in the movie field and she didn't get much
offers. Next year she got two movies- David Dhawan's 'Maine
Pyar Kyun Kiya' and Ramgopal Varma's 'Sarkar'
(2005), in a small role which showed much improvement over her maiden release.
In between she did her Telugu debut 'Allari Pidugu' (2005)which more than made up for her flop.
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.
Her success story started in the year 2007, delivering
five back-to-back hits. Her stunning looks and performances in 'Namastey London',
'Apne', 'Partner', 'Welcome' and 'Race'.. fetched Katrina good reviews and lots of
Besides spinning gold at the box office, Katrina also has an assorted line-up of
brand endorsements. These include Nakshatra diamond jewellery and Veet hair
removal cream, among others.
An incurable romantic in real life, she is rumored to be involved with Salman Khan. But she flatly
refuses to speak
to the media about her romance.
Initially filmmakers were hesitant to sign on this Britain-born sensational actress, because of her strong British accent. But
five years of hard work and determination have paid heed, now making her one
of the most sought after actresses in the Bollywood industry.