Born on 21st September, 1980, Kareena aka Bebo is the daughter of actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita, and the younger sister of actress Karishma Kapoor. She made her acting debut in 2000 with the movie Refugee, which won her the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award.
She then appeared in a series of films like Mujhe Kuchh Kehna Hai, Ajnabee, Asoka, and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham which fared well at the box office and earned her major nominations.
In 2004, Kareena played a prostitute in “Chameli”, which earned her the Filmfare Special Performance Award. She also won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for brilliantly enacting a Muslim girl named Aliya in “Dev”. Although her films like Yuva, Fida, Bewafaa etc. didn’t do well, others like Aitraaz, Hulchul, and Omkara were well-accepted. The last one particularly was a “new benchmark” in her career.
Kareena’s 2007 film Jab We Met, where she played a bubbly Sikh girl ‘Geet’, became very successful and she won the award for Best Actress by Filmfare. Her other films like Golmaal Returns, Kambakkht Ishq, and Kurbaan did well.
In 2009, Rajkumar Hirani’s film ‘3 Idiots’ became the highest grossing Bollywood film and she received another nomination for Best Actress. Success continued in the form of ‘We Are Family’, for which she received the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award; ‘Golmaal 3’; ‘Bodyguard’, which became the most popular film of the year; ‘Ra.One’, which was among the highest earning films of the year; and ‘Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’, which received positive response from the audience.
Kareena’s upcoming films include ‘Agent Vinod’ and ‘Heroine’. She has also been the face of many brands like Lux, Anne French, Vivel, etc. She is in a relationship with actor Saif Ali Khan since 2007, before which she was involved with Shahid Kapoor.