Katrina Kaif/Katrina Turquotte is a British actress and model who primarily works in the Indian film industry. She is one of the most popular and highest-paid actresses in Bollywood. Even though she mostly works in Hindi movies, she has also acted in Malayalam and Telugu movies.
Katrina’s acting debut was in the 2003 Kaizad Gustad directed film ‘Boom.’ She however found fame, acceptance, and recognition after her role in the 2007 superhit movie ‘Namastey London.’ Her upcoming movies include Abhishek Kapoor’s Fitoor, Nitya Mehra’s Baar Baar Dekho, and Anurag Basu’s Jagga Jasoos.
Early Life and Family Background
Katrina Kaif was born on 16thJuly 1983 in British Hong Kong to Suzanne/SusannaTurquotte, an English charity worker and lawyer, and Mohammed Kaif, a Kashmiri-descent British businessman. The parents divorced when she was just a child and her father moved to the US. Kaif has not been in touch with her father. Katrina has 6 sisters and 1 brother. Her younger sister Isabel Kaif is also an actress and model.
Katrina’s mother’s charity work resulted in the family moving and living all across the world. She moved from Hong Kong to China, Japan, France, Poland, Hawaii, London, and many other European countries. Hence, Katrina and all her siblings were home tutored. Katrina lived in London for just 3 years before moving to India. She changed her surname to Kaif because she thought that it would be easily recognizable for the Indian audience.
The 5’7″ tall beauty is very secretive about her personal life. She made public her relationship with Salman Khan only in 2010 after a gap of 7 years when they ended their affair. She is currently dating actor Ranbir Kapoor.
Katrina Kaif – Childhood Pictures
Katrina Kaif – Father, Mother, Brother and Sister (Pictures)
Katrina Kaif – Age
While Wikipedia lists her birth year as 1983, IMDB and few other sites list the birth year as 1984. Katrina Kaif in an interview, said that she was 8 years old when the Berlin Wall fell, which was in 1989. In other words, her birth year would be 1981. Deepika Padukone in Koffee with Karan, cattily said that she would like to see Katrina Kaif’s passport.
Katrina won a beauty contest at age 14 in Hawaii and subsequently modelled for a jewelry company. She then relocated to London, worked for freelance agencies, modelled professionally, and was a regular at the London Fashion Week. This is where she was noticed by Kaizad and he subsequently offered her a role in ‘Boom’.
While working in Boom she was offered endorsement deals for varied products and brands. Hence, she decided to stay back in India. Boom was a commercial and critical failure and Kaif was criticized for her action and lack of Hindi diction. She then worked in hit Telugu movie Malliswari and had a minor role in the film ‘Sarkar’.
Her first real acting job in Bollywood came in the film ‘Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?’ where she was one of the lead characters alongside Sushmita Sen, Salman Khan, and Sohail Khan. She later played the female lead in Humko Deewana Kar Gaye and other regional movies. 2007 was the year when Katrina delivered 4 successive hits with the films Namastey London, Apne, Partner, and Welcome. These films brought her fame and propelled her to the status of a successful leading actress. Another movie which was career defining was ‘New York’ for which she received many acting nominations. Her later hits include Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Raajneeti, Ek Tha Tiger, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Dhoom 3, and Bang Bang!
Katrina Kaif – Net Worth
Katrina Kaif is one of the highest earning actress in India, because of her impressive track record of hits, and her photogenic presence. Her acting fee per film is Rs. 6 crore and she earns close to $1.25 crore per day for TV ads. She is the most valued brand ambassador in the Indian celebrity world. She endorses more than 20 brands in a year, some of the prime ones being L’Oreal, Lux, Panasonic, Slice and Nakshatra. Her net worth is $10 million (Rs.67 crore).
Katrina Kaif – House
She has a property in London. She has a 3 BHK house in Guldev Sagar on Waterfield Road, Bandra. She has also bought a house with Ranbir Kapoor in Silver Sands Buiding in Carter Road, Bandra.
Katrina Kaif owns two cars, an Audi Q3 and an Audi Q7.
Katrina Kaif – Upcoming Movies
Katrina Kaif is shooting with boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor for Jagga Jasoos (directed by Anurag Basu). It is a comedy-mysterious film which deals with a son who is in the look for his missing father. She is cast opposite Aditya Roy Kapoor in ‘Fitoor’ (directed by Abhishekh Kapoor). This movis is adapted from ‘Great Expectations’ written by Charles Dickens. Katrina Kaif’s role is based on the character Estella Havisham. She is also paired opposite Sidharth Malhotra in ‘Baar Baar Dekho’, a love story. Katrina has also be pencilled for Rajneeti, where she will build on her original character of Indu.