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Female

Date of Birth

1980-09-21

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Maharashtra, India

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Kareena Kapoor

Biography

Kareena Kapoor Khan (born 21 September 1980) is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi films. She is the daughter of actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita, and the younger sister of actress Karisma Kapoor.

 

 Noted for playing a variety of characters in a range of film genres—from romantic comedies to crime dramas—Kapoor is the recipient of several awards, including six Filmfare Awards, and is one of Bollywood's highest-paid actresses.

 

After making her acting debut in 2000 in Refugee, Kapoor established herself with roles in the dramas Aśoka and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (both 2001). This was followed by a series of commercial failures and negative reviews for her repetitive roles.

 

 An against-type performance as a sex worker in the drama Chameli marked a turning point in her career. She earned critical recognition for her portrayal of a riot victim in the 2004 drama Dev and a character based on William Shakespeare's heroine Desdemona in the 2006 crime film Omkara

 

Further praise came for her performances in the romantic comedies Jab We Met (2007) and Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (2012), the thrillers Kurbaan (2009) and Talaash: The Answer Lies Within (2012), and the dramas We Are Family (2010), Heroine (2012) and Udta Punjab (2016).

 

 Her highest-grossing releases include the dramas 3 Idiots (2009), Bodyguard (2011) and Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015), the action film Singham Returns (2014), and the comedies Veere Di Wedding (2018) and Good Newwz (2019).

 

 

Kapoor is married to actor Saif Ali Khan, with whom she has two sons. Her off-screen life is the subject of widespread coverage in India. She is known for being outspoken and assertive and is recognized for her fashion style. Besides film acting, Kapoor participates in stage shows, hosts a radio show, and has contributed as a co-writer to two autobiographical memoirs and two books of nutrition guides.

 

 She has started her line of clothing and cosmetics for women and has worked with UNICEF since 2014 to advocate for the education of girls and an increase in quality-based education in India.

 

Born on 21 September 1980 in Bombay (now Mumbai), Kapoor (often informally referred to as 'Bebo') is the younger daughter of Randhir Kapoor and Babita (née Shivdasani); her elder sister Karisma is also an actress. 

 

She is the paternal granddaughter of actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor, maternal granddaughter of actor Hari Shivdasani, and great-granddaughter of filmmaker Prithviraj Kapoor

 

The actor Rishi Kapoor is her uncle, and his son, actor Ranbir Kapoor, is her cousin. According to Kapoor, the name "Kareena" was derived from the book Anna Karenina, which her mother read while she was pregnant with her.  

 

She is of Punjabi Hindu descent on her father's side, and on her mother's side she is of Sindhi Hindu and British descent

 

Describing herself as a naughty, spoilt child, Kapoor's exposure to films from a young age kindled her interest in acting; she was particularly inspired by the work of actresses Nargis and Meena Kumari

 

Despite her family background, her father disapproved of women entering films because he believed it conflicted with the traditional maternal duties and responsibilities of women in the family.

 

 This led to a conflict between her parents and they lived separately before reconciling in October 2007. She was raised by her mother, who worked several jobs to support her daughters until Karisma debuted as an actress in 1991. 

 

Although her father was not present for most of her childhood, Kapoor remarked that he played an important role in her life.

Actor
2023

Jaane Jaan as Maya D'Souza

2019

Good Newwz as Deepti Batra

2015

Brothers as Mary

2011

Bodyguard as Divya S. Rana

2005

Tashan as Pooja 'Guddiya' Singh

2004

Aitraaz as Priya Saxena ( Advocate )

2002

Mujhse Dosti Karoge! as Tina Kapoor

2001

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... as Pooja Sharma

2001

Ajnabee as Priya Malhotra