Karisma Kapoor, the sensational actress of the 1990s and the gorgeous mother of today, is the daughter of actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita. She was born on 25th June 1974 and studied in Mumbai at the Cathedral and John Connon School. She is nicknamed ‘Lolo’.
Despite her father’s opposition, Karisma joined the film industry. Her debut film was ‘Prem Qaidi’ in 1991, and it received a good response from the audience. Thereafter, barring films like ‘Jigar’, ‘Anari’, ‘Raja Babu’, ‘Suhaag’, ‘Coolie No.1’, ‘Gopi Kishan’, ‘Saajan Chale Sasural’, ‘Judwaa’ and ‘Hero No.1’, all other films during 1992-96 were failures at the box office.
Karisma’s big break came in 1996 in the form of ‘Raja Hindustani’ for which she received the Filmfare Best Actress Award. In the following year, she tasted another success with ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’ which earned her the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress and National Award for Best Supporting Actress.
After her year-long break in 1998, Karisma came back to deliver four hits one after the other- ‘Biwi No.1’, ‘Haseena Maan Jaayegi’, ‘Hum Saath-Saath Hain’ and ‘Jaanwar’. After a period of huge commercial success, Karisma then received critical acclaim also. Films like ‘Fiza’ (for which she won her second Filmfare Best Actress Award), ‘Zubeidaa’ and ‘Shakti- The Power’ won her much critical appreciation and she was billed as an intense actor.
During 2003-2010, Karisma appeared in few films and television shows as she was busy with her family life. She has recently announced her comeback to films and will be seen in Vikram Bhatt’s 3D thriller ‘Dangerous Ishq’. Karisma has also been seen endorsing many products like Kellogg’s Chocos, Olay and Garnier Hair Color.