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Katrina Kaif: A Life in the Bollywood Spotlight, Biography & More

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July 16, 1983

Katrina Kaif is one of the most popular Indian actors in the world. She was born in Hong Kong to a Kashmiri father and a British mother, and she later moved to India. Katrina has appeared in many Bollywood films, and she is also a successful model. In addition to her acting and modeling career, Katrina is also a philanthropist. She has worked with various charitable organizations over the years, and she is an advocate for women's rights.

Katrina Kaif in the movie gagga Jasoos
Katrina Kaif in the movie gagga Jasoos

Early life

Katrina Kaif was born in Hong Kong to Indian parents. Her father, Mohammed Kaif, is a businessman and her mother, Suzanne Turquotte, is a charity worker and former model. She has seven siblings; three sisters and four brothers. Her parents divorced when she was young and her father remarried. Katrina spent most of her childhood in Hawaii and later moved to London when she was 14 years old.

Katrina began her modeling career at the age of 16 and went on to appear in advertisements for brands such as Coca-Cola, Levi's, LG Electronics, and others. She made her film debut with a minor role in the 2003 British film Boom. She achieved commercial success with her roles in the 2004 action films Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani and Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya.

Bollywood debut: Boom (2003)

In 2003, Katrina Kaif made her Bollywood debut with the film Boom. The film was directed by Kaizad Gustad and also starred Amitabh Bachchan and Gulshan Grover. Though the film was not a box office success, Katrina's performance was well-received by critics.

After Boom, Katrina went on to star in a number of successful films such as Namastey London (2007), Singh is Kinng (2008), and Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009). She has established herself as one of Bollywood's leading actresses.

Career: breaks through with Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya?

Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya? was a turning point in Katrina Kaif's career. The film established her as a leading lady in Bollywood. Katrina's performance in the film earned her critical acclaim and she went on to star in several successful films.

Vicky Kaushal is an Indian actor who made his debut with Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya. Vicky's performance in the film was praised by critics and he went on to star in several successful films.

Critical acclaim and commercial success: Jab Tak Hai Jaan

One of the most successful Indian films of 2012 was Jab Tak Hai Jaan, which starred Katrina Kaif. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $100 million at the box office.

Jab Tak Hai Jaan was praised for its direction, screenplay, cinematography, and performances. Critics lauded Katrina Kaif's performance in particular, with many calling it her best work to date. The film's success proved that Katrina Kaif is not only a talented actress but also a box-office draw.

Despite her success in Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Katrina Kaif has said that she does not plan on pursuing a career in Bollywood. She has stated that she is happy with her current work in Hollywood and that she does not want to become typecast as a Bollywood actress.

Endorsements and philanthropy

Katrina Kaif

Since her acting career began, Katrina Kaif has been the face of many high-profile brands. She is currently the brand ambassador for Coca-Cola, Lux, and fairness cream Pond's. In addition to these endorsements, she has also appeared in commercials for Nokia, Sony Ericsson, L'Oreal, and others.

Katrina Kaif is involved with several charities and philanthropic organizations. She is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and has worked with the organization on campaigns to promote education and health care for children in developing countries. She has also supported relief efforts for victims of natural disasters such as the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the 2010 Haiti earthquake.


In conclusion, Katrina Kaif is an Indian actor who has starred in numerous films and has received critical acclaim for her work. She is a versatile and talented actress who is able to take on a variety of roles. Katrina is a role model for young women and an inspiration to many.

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Full NameKatrina Turquotte
Date of BirthJuly 16, 1983
Age Years
BirthplaceVictoria, Hong Kong
Home TownVictoria
Educational Qualification-
SchoolHomeschooling (Taught at home by her mother, and tutors and also did correspondence courses)
College/ University-
Zodiac SignCancer ♋
ProfessionActress, Model
Physical Stats
Height5 feet 8 inches (1.74 m)
Weight56 kg (123 lbs)
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown
ColorPink, White, Mauve
FoodYorkshire pudding, cheesecake, kheer, cinnamon rolls, steamed fish, lamb chops with salad & baby potatoes, grilled vegetables
ActorHrithik Roshan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson
ActressPenelope Cruz, Madhuri Dixit, and Kajol
PlaceLondon, Italy, Spain, Havana, Dubai
HobbiesTraveling, playing chess, painting, and reading
Family & Relationship
Marital StatusMarried
FatherMohammed Kaif
MotherSuzanne Turquotte
Spouse (Wife/ Husband)Vicky Kaushal (m. 2021)
Brother(s)Michael Kaif (Elder)
Sister(s)Isabelle Kaif, Natacha Turcotte, Sonia Turcotte, Christine Raphael Duran Spencer, Melissa Turcotte Roberts, Stephanie Turcotte
ProfessionActress, Model
Net Worth$30 Million
Famous forStarring in Namastey London
DebutBoom (2003)
Awards/ HonoursAwards
BIG Star Entertainment Awards,
International Indian Film Academy Awards,
Screen Awards,
Star Guild Awards
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SignatureKatrina Kaif Signature

Movie List

Tiger 3
[ 2023 (Upcoming) ]
Merry Christmas
[ 2022 (Upcoming) ]
[ 2022 ]
[ 2021 ]
[ 2019 ]
Welcome to New York
[ 2018 ]
Thugs of Hindostan
[ 2018 ]
[ 2018 ]
Jagga Jasoos
[ 2017 ]
Tiger Zinda Hai
[ 2017 ]
[ 2016 ]
Baar Baar Dekho
[ 2016 ]
[ 2015 ]
Bang Bang!
[ 2014 ]
Main Krishna Hoon
[ 2013 ]
Bombay Talkies
[ 2013 ]
Dhoom 3
[ 2013 ]
[ 2012 ]
Ek Tha Tiger
[ 2012 ]
Jab Tak Hai Jaan
[ 2012 ]
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
[ 2011 ]
[ 2011 ]
Mere Brother Ki Dulhan
[ 2011 ]
[ 2010 ]
Tees Maar Khan
[ 2010 ]
New York
[ 2009 ]
[ 2009 ]
Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
[ 2009 ]
De Dana Dan
[ 2009 ]
[ 2008 ]
Singh Is Kinng
[ 2008 ]
[ 2008 ]
[ 2008 ]
Namastey London
[ 2007 ]
[ 2007 ]
[ 2007 ]
[ 2007 ]
Humko Deewana Kar Gaye
[ 2006 ]
Balram vs. Tharadas
[ 2006 ]
[ 2005 ]
Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?
[ 2005 ]
Allari Pidugu
[ 2005 ]
[ 2004 ]
[ 2003 ]

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