Name: Katrina Kaif
Birthday: 16th July 1983
Marital status: Unmarried
Awards: IFFA Award for Style Diva of the Year, 2 Screen Awards for Best Actress (Popular
Choice), Stardust Award for Star of the Year
Trivia: Katrina Kaif is half-British, half-Indian and was born in Hong Kong
Before becoming an actress, Katrina Kaif worked as a Model. She received her first
modelling assignment at the age of 14 in Hawaii.
Due to her lack of fluency in Hindi and other Indian languages, Katrina Kaif voice was
dubbed in most of her films until New York.
Katrina Kaif Biography
With popularity and success that escalated within a short period of time, Katrina Kaif
became a well-known Indian actress and gained a name in B-town as well. She started from
modelling which led her to the doorsteps of the film industry, and since then she has only
climbed the ladder.
Katrina Kaif was born in Hong Kong and took her mother’s surname Turquotte. Her mother
Suzanne Turquotte is an English lawyer and a charity worker while her father, Mohammed
Kaif is a British businessman of Kashmiri descent. Kaif also has six sisters named Stephanie,
Christine, Natasha, Melissa, Sonia, and Isabel and a brother named Michael.
While at a fashion show, Katrina Kaif attracted the attention of a London-based filmmaker
Kaizad Gustad. Through him, Kaif got her first role in the English-Hindi erotic heist film
Boom. The film had an ensemble cast of Amitabh Bachchan, Gulash Grover, Jackie Shroff,
Madhu Sapre and Padma Lakshmi.
Boom was screened at Cannes Film Festival and was heavily promoted at the event.
However, the film turned out to be a commercial and a critical failure. Kaif’s performance
received more negative reviews from the critics
As the shooting started in India, Katrina got more offers and decided to stay in the country.
Before getting into the film industry completely, Kaif started to model for many brands such
as Rohit Bal’s label. She appeared in the first Kingfisher Calendar and endorsed brands such
as Coca Cola, LG, Samsung and Fevicol.
Although Katrina had a successful modelling career, filmmakers were hesitant to cast her
because of her poor command over Hindi. In one instance, Mahesh Bhatt replaced her with
Tara Sharma in Saaya. Eventually, Kaif began working on her diction by taking Hindi classes.
In 2004, after the failure of her first Bollywood film, Katrina Kaif appeared in the Telugu film
Malliswari with Daggubati Venkatesh. Despite the negative reviews of her acting, the film
became commercially successful and made her the actress to earn the highest salary for a
South Indian film at the time.
In 2005, Kaif appeared in her second Bollywood film Sarkar, directed by Ram Gopal Varma.
She had a brief role alongside Abhishek Bachchan. Her next role was alongside Salman Khan,
Sushmita Sen and Sohail Khan in Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?. This film was considered to be her
“first real step into Bollywood.”The film became successful and Katrina Kaif received her
first Stardust Award for Breakthrough Performance-Female.
In 2006, she appeared with Akshay Kumar in Raj Kanwar’s Humko Deewana Kar Gaye. The
film was unsuccessful and Kaif received moderate reviews for her acting. She later appeared
with Mammootty in a Malayalam crime thriller film Balram vs. Tharadas. Her performance
was appreciated by the critic.
Her career finally took a turn and she delivered one hit to another. She played a role in Vipul
Amrutlal Shah’s Namastey London which received mixed reviews but most of them were
Katrina Kaif was cast in a supporting role in Apne alongside Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and
Bobby Deol. After that, she was reunited with the director David Dhawan and Salman Khan
for the comedy film Partner which is a remake of Hitch. The film became financially
The final film of that year of Katrina Kaif was Anees Bazmee’s comedy Welcome. She
worked alongside Akshay Kumar again. Although the film received negative reviews, it
became the second highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2007. Katrina Kaif’s performance was
met with positive reviews from the critic.
In 2008, Kaif worked on three films. The first one being Abbas-Mustan’s action thriller Race.
After that, she rejoined Akshay Kumar in Anees Bazmee’s action comedy Singh Is Kinng. The
film not only became commercially successful but it was also Katrina Kaif’s sixth consecutive
box-office success. However, she did receive mixed reviews from the critics.
The third and final film of Kaid in 2008 was Subhash Ghai’s Yuvvraaj. The film was a major
box-office failure but received mixed critical reviews. The film’s screenplay was also added
to the library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for its artistic merits.
In 2009, Katrina Kaif appeared in Kabir Khan’s New York alongside John Abraham and Neil
Nitin Mukesh. The film did well at the box office and received positive reviews. It was also
the final film of Kaif without her voice. The film also brought Katrina Kaif her first Filmfare
Award nomination for Best Actress. She, then cameoed in India’s first underwater thriller
After that, Kaif starred with Ranbir Kapoor in Rajkumar Santoshi’s Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab
Kahani, which was a hit and the actress received positive reviews for her performance. Her
next film was Priyadarshan’s De Dana Dan.
In 2010, Katrina Kaif played a role in Prakash Jha’s Raajneeti which is inspired by The
Mahabharata and Mario Puzo’s The Godfather. The film received positive reviews from
critics and was a box office hit.
The next film of that year was the slapstick comedy Tees Maar Khan. Once again, Katrina
Kaif re-joined with Akshay Kumar. Kaif also appeared in an item number Sheila Ki Jawani and
was trained by Veronica D’Souza. Even though the song became successful, the film
received negative reviews from critics and became a box office flop.
In 2011, Katrina Kaif appeared in Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara alongside Hrithik
Roshan, Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol. The film was highly appreciated and was a
commercial success. It also became one of the most awarded films of the year and received
numerous Best Film accolades.
Katrina Kaif’s other film in 2011 was Yash Raj Film’s Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, with Imran
Khan and Ali Zafar. The film received mixed reviews but Kaif was appreciated for her
performance and received her second Filmfare nomination in the Best Actress category.
In 2012, Katrina Kaif appeared in another item number in Agneepath. Kaif received high
praises for her hard work and style. The next film she was Kabir Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger. The film
received positive reviews and her acting was appreciated as well. It also became the
highest-grossing Bollywood film of the year.
Katrina Kaif appeared in another film in 2012, Yash Chopra’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan. She worked
along with Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan. The film received positive reviews, but
Kaif’s performance had moderate reactions. The film also became commercially successful
and was a box office hit.
In 2013, she briefly appeared in Vijay Krishna Acharya’s Dhoom 3. The film didn’t do well
and Katrina was criticised for taking on an insubstantial role. However, the film was
commercially successful and became the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time, then.
Katrina went on in appearing more films such as Bang Bang!, Phantom, Fitoor, Baar Baar
Dekho and Jagga Jasoos. In all these films she worked alongside a diverse cast and reunited
with some old ones such as Hrithik Roshan and Ranbir Kapoor. She also worked on Tiger
Zinda, the sequel to Ek Tha Tiger with Salman Khan.
In 2018, she appeared in Thugs of Hindostan with Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan. She
worked on Anand L Rai’s Zero along with Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan. This was the
second time that the trio appeared together. Katrina Kaif received positive reviews for her
performance in the film.
In 2019, Katrina Kaif played a role in Bharat which is an adaption to the South Korean film
Ode to My Father. The film became the highest-grossing Hindi film of 2019. Currently,
Katrina Kaif’s upcoming films are Phone Booth and the third part of Ek Tha Tiger movie.