Katrina Kaif

Occupation:
Actress
Awards:
2008: Sabsey Favourite Kaun Awards, Sabsey Favourite Heroine, Singh Is Kinng, 2008: IIFA Awards, Style Diva of the Year, 2008: Zee Cine Awards, British Indian Actor Award, 2006: Stardust Breakthrough Performance Award (Female), Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya
Years Active:
2003-Present
Katrina Kaif
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Date of Birth:: July 16, 1984(Age-26)
Place of Birth:: Hong Kong

Family and Relations

Father: Mohammed Kaif
Mother: Suzzane



Early life
Katrina Kaif was born to Kashmiri Muslim father, Mohammed Kaif, and a BritishChristian mother, Suzzane. Her mother, a Harvard graduate, was a lawyerbut later became involved in charity work. Her parents separated whenKaif was very young. Kaif has seven siblings. She was raised in Hawaiiand later moved to her mother's home country, England. At age fourteenshe was approached by an agent and began modeling; her first job wasfor a jewelry campaign. She continued modeling in London.

Career
Kaif's London modeling work led to her discovery by filmmaker Kaizad Gustad, who gave her a part in his film Boom (2003). She moved to Mumbaiand was offered a number of modeling assignments. However, filmmakerswere at first hesitant to sign her because she was not able to speak Hindi.

Katrina saw success with the 2005 film Sarkar where she played the brief role of Abhishek Bachchan's girlfriend. Her next release, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2005), where she was paired opposite Salman Khan, earned her an award at the Stardust Award for breakthrough female performance.

In 2007 Katrina appeared in the hit movie Namastey London, wherein she starred as a British girl alongside Akshay Kumar for the second time after the box office dud Humko Deewana Kar Gaye. She then worked on a series of box office hits that include Apne, Partner and Welcome.

2008 saw her play a negative role for the first time in Abbas-Mustan's hit action thriller Race. She played the role of Saif Ali Khan's secretary who is secretly in love with his hostile stepbrother played by Akshay Khanna. She appeared next in Anees Bazmee's box office super-hit Singh Is Kinng alongside Akshay Kumar for the fourth time. Kaif's final release of the year, Subhash Ghai's Yuvvraaj, was a surprise critical and commercial failure.Kaif's first release for 2009, New York, with John Abraham was a critical and commercial success.

In the media
Kaif was voted Asia's Sexiest women in 2008 and was also the most searched celebrity on Google.Kaif was also recently seen on the Reality Show 10 Ka Dum, along with Neil Nitin Mukesh for the promotion of her film New York. Kaif appeared on the singing talent show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa with Salman Khan to promote her film Yuvvraaj. Kaif is the model for Mattel's Bollywood Barbie, which will be released in September 2009.


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