Katrina Kaif is one of the beautiful and highest paid actress in Bollywood. She stands apart with 5’8” height and an hour-glass figure, and is not the one to go unnoticed. Her net worth is close to $7 million dollars. Kaif does not own a house in India; she has bought property in London.
Adorned with gorgeous looks, she is not easily intimidated, but she is very emotional, sensitive. She prefers to keep professional and private life separate and avoids talking about her personal engagements in front of media.
She has struggled because of language challenges, but has stated that other Bollywood artists, who did not know Hindi, did get offers from Bollywood film-makers, and she is no different. She has taken Hindi and dancing lessons to stay at par with the competition.
Early life and Family
Born in 1983, to a British mother and Kashmiri father, she is half-British, half-Indian and celebrates her birthday on 16 July. Her mother Suzanne Turquotte is now settled in Chennai, Tamil Nadu in India after her divorce. Katrina is not in touch with her father since she was a child. His father is now settled in US.
She has six sisters – Stephanie, Christine, Natasha, Melissa, Sonia, Isabel and one brother – Michael. Her sister Isabel Kaif is also into modelling profession and trying her luck in acting.
She spent subsequent years in Hawaii, and then in London, Britain, 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 and eventually in India as well.
She got her first Bollywood film in 2003 – Boom which was a commercial and critical failure.
Year 2005 was average for her career. She did Amitabh Bachchan starrer Sarkar, Maine Pyar Kyon Kiya opposite Salman Khan. In 2006 her movie – Humko Deewaana Kar Gaye with Akhshay Kumar was a flop but the pair became super hit.
Year 2007 was good with movies – Namastey London, Apne, Partner and welcome; all did well at box office. Namastey London with Akshay Kumar was one of the year’s hit movie for which Katrina did her own dubbing for the first time. Partner was a major financial success worldwide.
In 2010, Katrina got an opportunity to work in Prakash Jha directed political thriller – Raajneeti. The film did extremely well at box office. Her item song – Sheila ki Jawani was a huge hit from movie Tees Maar Khan.
In 2011, Katrina Kaif did Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Yash Raj Films’ Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. Both these films were hit.
In 2008, she had two blockbusters – multi-starrer Race and Akhshay Kumar’s Singh Is Kinng. Her first release for 2009, New York, was also a commercial success. Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani opposite Ranbir Kapoor and De Dana Dan with Akshay Kumar were hits at box-office. Her chemistry with both the actors was electrifying.
In 2012, she did another hit item number “Chikni Chameli” in Agneepath. She also had two successful block busters – Ek tha Tiger and Jab Tak Hai Jaan opposite Salman and Shah Rukh Khan which crossed 100 crores at box-office.
Katrina Kaif, also known as a lucky mascot, has had a stupendous ride every year, with the Aamir Khan- starrer Dhoom 3 in 2013 being the second biggest grosser in Bollywood. In 2014, Bang Bang co-starring Hrithik Roshan did great business. In 2015, she scored a hit with the Saif Ali Khan starrer’ Phantom’
Kaif’s personal life has been the subject of extensive media attention. She had her first serious relationship with Bollywood heartthrob Salman Khan in 2003 and had a break up in 2010. He had a huge role in her career. The reported reason for their breakup was Kaif’s increasing closeness to young actor Ranbir Kapoor. She was also linked with Akshay Kumar while she paired opposite with him in a number of successful movies.
What is Katrina Kaif’s age?
While many sites including IMDB state Katrina Kaif’s date of birth as 1984, she said she was eight years old when the Berlin Wall fell, which happened in 1989. If that is the case, then her date of birth should be 1981. Deepika Padukone took a dig at Katrina Kaif stating that she would like to see Katrina Kaif’s passport. Not really a problem with a Katrina fan, because she seems to get better with age, anyway.