Katrina Kaif Biography (Bio):
Born on July 16th, 1984; Katrina Kaif is one of eight siblings, all girls, from a mother who is a Caucasian of British Nationality, and a father who was formerly from Kashmir, India, but who has since acquired British citizenship.
Katrina grew up in Hawaii, but was brought up in London, UK. She started modeling accidentally when she was in Hawaii at the tender age of 14, when she was approached for a jewelry campaign. Thereafter she continued modeling in London.
Continuing to model was the reason she got her break in a Bollywood movie "Boom" offered by none other than film-maker Kaizad Gustad.
She was flooded with modeling assignments the minute she set her foot on Indian soil, especially with her innocent expressive face, hour-glass figure, and drop-dead gorgeous looks.
Professionally she started off as a model with photographer Atul Kasbekar, and upon being accepted, she received offers from LG, Cola, Fevicol, Lakme, & Veet. It was the Lakme commercial that got her noticed. She retained Matrix as her Manager to accept work on her behalf and at the price she deserved.
Moving to a different culture and country was not much of a shock for her, as she states that no matter where you come from, the bottom line is that everyone wants to be loved, respected, and cared for.
Unlike other artists from foreign lands, Katrina did not experience any difficulties in getting a visa and getting it extended in India.
Although linguistically challenged, Katrina puts on a bold face and states that other Bollywood artists like Sridevi, who did not know Hindi, did get offers from Bollywood film-makers, and she is no different. She is taking Hindi and dancing lessons to fit in with the Bollywood culture. She likes to display a picture of her learning Kathak dancing where she used to dance 7 hours a day non-stop.
Despite her soft gorgeous looks, she is not easily intimidated, but admits that she is very emotional, almost an incurable romantic, wears comfortable non-revealing clothes when at home, hates to do her hair, and above all dislikes make-up. She admitted to being lonely in the beginning, but now she has several nice friends to hang out with.
Although her first movie "Boom" was panned by the critics and shunned by the audiences, two other Telugu movies "Malliswari" and "Pidugu" did get her noticed. She grossed Rs.70 lakhs for Malliswari - making her top the list of the highest paid actresses during a South Indian movie debut.
Not done with South Indian movies, she has been signed in a Tamil movie "Bheema" opposite National Award Winner Vikram.
She's been voted recently as the lady with the most luscious lips in the film industry
She has received good reviews for her part in "Maine Pyar Kyon Kiya", as well as a brief appearance in "Sarrkar".
Katrina Kaif Trivia:
Katrina is half British and half Indian.
She has 7 siblings, of which 6 sisters and 1 brother.
She was born in Hong Kong, moved to Hawaii till she was about 14, then she moved to London. Shw now lives in Mumbai.
Despite coming from foreign countries, she had no difficulties in finding a visa and getting it extented (in India)
She had her first modeling experience at age 14, as a model for a jewelry company.
When moving to India, she worked with photographer Atul Kasbekar and did commercials for Veet, Lakme and Fevicol.
Although she dresses with sexy outfits, she has revealed to prefer comfortable, non-revealing clothes in her personal life.
Katrina hates makeup!
She refuses to talk about her personal life to the media, stating that she is only responsible to them for her professional life
Katrina has also been the stunning face of Estelle jewelry, Lakme, Pantene, Veet, Kodak cameras, L'Oreal, Samsung, LG etc.
She doesn't do ramp shows anymore.
Katrina was chosen as the face of the year for the Lakme India Fashion Week (2005).
Her favorite Indian designers are Rocky S.,Rina Dhaka, Tarun Tahiliani.
Her favorite international designers are Armani, Miu Miu, Prada, Versace.
Her favorite actors are Johnny Depp, Shahrukh Khan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Aamir Khan and Hrithik Roshan.
Her favorite actresses are Kajol and Madhuri Dixit.
Favorite cricketer is Irfan Pathan.
Favorite Indian food is dahi and rice.
Favorite movies are Umrao Jaan (1981), Casablanca (1942), and Gone with the Wind (1939).
Favorite perfume is Gucci Rush.
She has revealed to prefer acting over modeling.
She enjoys going to spas, playing chess, painting, watching movies, going to the gym, cooking, meeting new people, and getting together with friends
Katrina Kaif Filmography:
- Singh Is Kinng (2008) (filming) .... Sonia
- Yuvraaj (2008) (post-production)
- Race (2008/I) .... Sophia
- Hello... (2008) .... Mysterious Woman
- Welcome (2007/I) .... Sanjana
- Nanhe Jaisalmer (2007)
- Partner (2007) .... Priya R. Jaisingh
- Apne (2007) .... Nandini ... aka Ours (India: English title: literal title)
- Namastey London (2007) .... Jasmeet 'Jazz' M. Malhotra
- Balram vs. Tharadas (2006)
- Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006) .... Jia A. Yashvardhan
- Allari Pidugu (2005)
- Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya? (2005) .... Sonia
- Sarkar (2005) .... Pooja
- Malliswari (2004) .... Malliswari
- Boom (2003/I) .... Rina Kaif aka Popdi Chinchpokli