Kareena Kapoor in a Still from Heroine Movie
Kareena Kapoor in a Still from Heroine Movie

She needs no introduction, no pleasing talk, no assurance…. She is the original Heroine, the most prominent face of Bollywood, she is stylish and confident, she is the iconic  Kareena Kapoor aka Bebo. Declared as “India’s Most Beautiful Woman” (People Magazine) and it surely justifies the buzz which surrounds her.

What can we say about her that isn’t already said? The media has been grazing frantically over her recent release Heroine and her nuptials with the Saif Ali Khan. Loads of unending speculations and the hype around her never die. A favourite of the three Khans and darling of the Nawab, Kareena has had several blockbusters to her credit. Here the gorgeous and meticulous actress deserves a special note of attention on her Birthday.

We take a look at Bebo’s fabulous filmi career which has placed her in the league of A-listers and made her one of the bankable actresses of the industry. And we present some of the remarkable films of the gorgeous lady celebrating her powerful presence in the industry:

Kareena Kapoor in a Still from Chameli and Omkara Movie
Kareena Kapoor in a Still from Chameli and Omkara Movie

Bebo might have had a string of releases that notched her up the list but one path breaking film of her career that made critics look up was her role of prostitute in Chameli (2004) and it was followed by Govind Nilhani’s  Dev,  film on Hindu Muslim unrest. She won Critics awards and appreciative critical reviews on her performance and the audience saw a newer and substance worth Bebo. The 2006 Omkara, an adaption of Shakespeare’s Othello became another trophy to her collection. A widely acclaimed film, Kareena’s performance of the tumultuous character emoting powerful expressions won her a slot in Filmfare’s “Top 80 Iconic Performances”. Kareena’s star value had already elevated to considerable heights.

Kareena Kapoor in a Still from Jab We Met and 3 Idiots Movie
Kareena Kapoor in a Still from Jab We Met and 3 Idiots Movie

But the success of Jab We Met brought about a whirlwind of sorts to her career. Kareena’s portrayal of lively, impulsive and childlike Geet did wonders to her image and she ended up with major awards and delightful appreciation. Some would say that she had reached the peak but the best was yet to come. One of the record holding highest grossing movies of the industry, 3 Idiots (2009) opposite Aamir Khan was a “dream come true” for Bebo. She gave the film an endearing feminine presence as the chirpy medical student and held firmly despite it being an all men show.

Kareena Kapoor in a Still from Bodyguard and Ra.One Movie
Kareena Kapoor in a Still from Bodyguard and Ra.One Movie

Yet another hit with another Khan flew in her kitty with Bodyguard in 2011. Bebo had always shared a great rapport with Salman Khan and the bang on success of the movie gave a great push to her career and she became a hot property. She continued her stint with the Khans in Shah Rukh Khan home production Ra.One (2011). Although her acting did not receive any impressive credits for the movie but her value had tremendously risen, creating a niche for her and a much in demand stature whom directors would run after to sign for.

In this game of Bollywood where money plays and only cut throat competition plays fair Kareena has managed for herself pretty well. She has stood tall amidst her contemporaries and secured a solid berth in the industry. Coming from a rich legacy of filmi Khandan she is blessed not only with looks to die for and has spontaneity in her acting skills. Not only has she snatched the top spot with her acting prowess but she is an inimitable trendsetter!  She rocks the look and makes the industry a stylish place to be. And with her Heroine she reaches a new chapter where the competition is she herself competing to transgress from her earlier endeavors. The actress not much known for steamy scenes has given ample amount of steamy scenes and shot smoking scenes for the film.  The expectations are skyrocketing and Bebo herself has claimed Heroine as an “important film” for her career.

We keep our fingers crossed for the Bollywood’s most glamorous woman‘s daring step with her ambitious release. Coincidentally, Kareena shares her special day with that of Heroine’s release.  And here’s wishing the sexy and beautiful icon on her years of stardom and several more to come.

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