Katrina Kaif Biography, Filmography, Movies and More

SHEILA: THE BOLLYWOOD BARBIE!!!Katrina Kaif

She’s beautiful….graceful…flaunts an hour glass figure…innocent yet sexy….elegant yet hot….she stands at five feet and eight inches….the Barbie doll of bollywood….allow me to present to you the story of Katrina Kaif!

Katrina was born on the 16th of July in the year 1984 in Hong Kong…. She’s a former model who went on to take movies in bollywood as a career….if that wasn’t all; she has featured in Malayalam as well as Telugu films. The Eastern Eye voted Katrina as the sexiest woman (Asian) in the entire world for the year 2008 till 2011. Katrina’s a British resident, and works here in India based on employment visa.

Katrina made her debut in acting with Kaizad Gustad’s failure at the box office called Boom. It wasn’t until 2007 that Katrina touched success when she featured in Vipul Shah’s movie Namastey London in addition to Welcome by Anees Bazmee’s.

A SNEAK PEEK INTO HER “ROOTS”…

Katrina father, Mohammed Katrina, is an Indian Kashmiri, and her mother, Susanna Turcotte, is an English lady. Katrina’s parents are British inhabitants. Katrina’s father and mother got divorced at the time when Katrina was a baby. Her father therefore hasn’t had any influence on katrina’s upbringing or on her religious, moral or social bearings. Katrina has a brother in addition to six sisters. Katrina was born in Hong Kong, from where her family shifted to China and later Japan. When Katrina was eight years old, she went to France by boat and lived in Switzerland, Belgium, Kraków, Berlin, and a few more places  for a couple of months. Later she shifted to Hawaii, and ultimately landed in her mom’s home country- England.

THE RUNWAY…
Katrina modeled for the 1st time ever at the age of fourteen when she was living in Hawaii….. it was a jewelry campaign that she was a part of… she continued to model when she was based in London…where she was listed with an agency called Models 1…she was involved with work for houses like  Arcadius, La Senza and was also a model at the London fashion week…

Once she landed in India, she featured in advertisements for Lakme, Veet, LG, Samsung…and the list goes on! At the Lakme India Fashion Week in the year 2005, Katrina was the face of the event. She held the #1 position at FHM India’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World survey and furthermore won the title at IIFA awards for the Best Female Style Icon.

Katrina Kaif was selected to symbolize “Barbie” in India.

 

Filmography In Table

YearMovie NameRoleAwards and NominationsNotes
2003BoomRina Kaif
2004MalliswariPrincess MalliswariTelgu Movie
2005SarkarPoojaMost Promising Debut (Zee Cine Award ) Nominated
2005Maine Pyaar Kyun KiyaSonia• The Breakthrough Performance (Stardust Award -Female) WON
2005Allari PiduguIn the role of Shwetha Telugu Movie
2006Hum Ko Deewana Kar GayeJia A. Yashvardhan
Balram vs. TaradasSupriyaa Malayalam film
2007Namastey LondonJasmeet "Jazz" Malhotra• The Best Actress (IIFA Award) Nominated.
ApneNandini Sarabhai
PartnerPriya Jaisingh
WelcomeSanjana Shetty
2008 RaceSophia• The Best Actress - Negative Role (Stardust Award ) Nominated
Singh Is KinngSonia Singh• The Best Actress (IIFA Award) Nominated.

• The Star Of The Year (Stardust Award) Nominated
Hello Cameo
YuvvraajAnushka Banton
2009New YorkMaya Shaikh Nominated for Best Actress (Filmfare Award)
BlueNikki
Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab KahaniJennifer "Jenny" Pinto• The Best Actress (Stardust Awards - Popular Award) WON

• The Star Of The Year (Stardust Award) Nominated
De Dana DanAnjali Kakkad
2010RaajneetiIndu Sakseria/Pratap • Star Screen Award in the year 2010

• Best Female Actor (Zee Cine Award)

• The Best Actress (IIFA Award) Nominated.
Tees Maar KhanAnya Khan
2011Zindagi Na Milegi DobaraLaila
Mere Brother Ki Dulhan
BodyguardItem NumberOnly in the Item Song
Main Krishna Hoon Radha (Cameo)Only Cameo
2012Ek Tha Tiger

HER CAREER GRAPH…

Katrina’s work as a model led to the wonderful discovery by a London-based movie maker Kaizad Gustad, and he offered her a role in his upcoming movie Boom in the year 2003. It was because Katrina had a non-Indian accent, that directors were hesitant to offer her roles….

  • In the year 2003, Katrina was seen in Boom , in the role of Rina Kaif/Popdi Chinchpokl;
  • In the year 2004, Katrina was seen in Malliswari, in the role of Princess Malliswari (a     Telugu film);
  • In the year 2005, Katrina was seen in:

Sarkar, in the role of Pooja;

Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, in the role of Sonia;

Allari Pidugu, in the role of Shwetha (aTelugu film);

  • In the year 2006, Katrina was seen in:

Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye, in the role of Jia A. Yashvardhan

Balram vs. Taradas, in the role of Supriya (a Malayalam film);

  • In the year 2007, Katrina was seen in:

Namastey London, in the role of Jasmeet “Jazz” Malhotra;

Apne, in the role of           Nandini Sarabhai;

Partner, in the role of Priya Jaisingh;

Welcome, in the role of Sanjana Shetty.

  • In the year 2008, Katrina was seen in:

Race, in the role of           Sophia;

Singh Is Kinng, in the role of         Sonia Singh;

Hello (cameo);

Yuvvraaj, in the role of Anushka Banton

  • In the year 2009, Katrina was seen in:

New York, in the role of Maya Shaikh where she was Nominated for Best Actress (Filmfare Award)

Blue, in the role of Nikki;

Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, in the role of Jennifer “Jenny” Pinto;

De Dana Dan, in the role of Anjali Kakkad

  • In the year 2010, Katrina was seen in:

Raajneeti, in the role of Indu Sakseria/Pratap

Tees Maar Khan, in the role of Anya Khan

  • In the year 2011, Katrina was seen in:

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, in the role of Laila ;

Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, which will release on the 9th of September, 2011;

Bodyguard, in an Item Number;

Main Krishna Hoon           Radha for a Cameo

  • In the year 2012, Katrina will be seen in:

Ek Tha Tiger (Pre-production stage)

THE VOICEOVER TRAIL…

It was because Katrina did not hold enough knowledge of Hindi as a language that directors and producers would hesitate before approaching her for a role in their movies… her voice had to be dubbed over the years by other actresses….she began learning the language and ever since her movie New York she has used her own voice and done without dubbing….

THE LIST OF HONORS….

At the Filmfare Awards, Katrina Kaif was nominated for:

  • The Best Actress (Filmfare Award- the year 2010) for her work in New York.

At the Star Screen Awards, Katrina Kaif won:

  • The Entertainer for the year (Star Screen Awards) in the year 2010
  • The Best Actress (by Popular Choice) – Star Screen Award in the year 2010 for her role in Raajneeti as well as Tees Maar Khan.

At the Zee Cine Awards, Katrina Kaif won:

  • The British Indian Actor Award – Zee Cine Awards in the year 2008

At the Zee Cine Awards, Katrina Kaif was nominated for:

  • the Most Promising Debut (Zee Cine Award ) in the year 2005 for her role in Sarkar;
  • 2011: for the Best Female Actor (Zee Cine Award) in the year 2011 for her role in  Raajneeti.

At the IIFA Awards, Katrina Kaif won:

  • The Style Diva for the Year 2008

At the IIFA Awards, Katrina Kaif was nominated for:

  • The Best Actress (IIFA Award) in the year 2008 for her role in Namastey London;
  • The Best Actress (IIFA Award) in the year 2009 for her role in Singh Is Kinng;
  • The Best Actress (IIFA Award) in the year 2011 for her role in Raajneeti.

At the Stardust Awards, Katrina Kaif won:

  • The Breakthrough Performance (Stardust Award -Female) in the year 2006 for her role in Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya;
  • The Best Actress (Stardust Awards – Popular Award) in the year 2010 for her role in New York  as well as Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani.

At the Stardust Awards, Katrina Kaif was nominated for:

  • The Star Of The Year (Stardust Award) in the year 2009 for her role in Singh Is Kinng
  • The Best Actress – Negative Role (Stardust Award ) in the year 2009 for her role in Race
  • The Star of the Year- female (Stardust Award) in the year 2010 for her role in New York as well as Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani.

At the Apsara Film and Television Producers Guild Awards, Katrina Kaif won:

  • The Apsara Award for the Hindustan Times Reader’s Choice Entertainer Of The Year Award (Female) in the year 2011

At the Apsara Film and Television Producers Guild Awards, Katrina Kaif was nominated for:

  • The Best Actress – Supporting Role (Apsara Award) in the year 2009 for her role in Race

ADDITIONAL AWARDS…

Katrina Kaif has won a number of other awards….

  • The Fashion Diva for the Year (Idea Zee F Awards) in the year 2006
  • The Sabsey Favourite Heroine (Sabsey Favourite Kaun Awards) in the year 2008 for her role in  Singh Is Kinng
  • The Style Diva for the Year (Apsara Film Producers Guild of India Awards) in the year 2008
  • The Rajiv Gandhi Award in the year 2009
  • The Sabsey Favourite Heroine (Sabsey Favourite Kaun Awards) in the year 2009
  •  The ASSOCHAM Award for Performing Excellence

Katrina Kaif has been nominated for a number of other awards….

  • The Most Entertaining female Actor (Big Star Entertainment Award for BIG Star) in the year 2010 for her role in Rajneeti.
  • The New Talent (Female) for the Decade – Big Star Entertainment Award for the year 2010

ON THE PERSONAL FRONT…

Katrina Kaif has been often been linked with her co-stars….She was seen as Salman Khan’s (actor) love interest for quite a few years and it was also believed that the two would, in the future, tie the knot…. That as we all know did not happen…the couple split up and then she was rumored to be with Akshay Kumar for a while… people not paying much heed to THAT….the story soon drifted and landed on her co-star Ranbir Kapoor and the little birdie said they were indeed in love…Katrina has been every bit of a gracious and elegant lady….she has not gone public with her relationships or her break-ups and I must say that that’s one quality that makes her respectable and utterly desirable….all at one…way to go girl!!!

Comments

  1. Singhshrija says:

    fabulous yar!