Kareena Kapoor is a well-known Indian Actress, Model, and Fashion Designer. She is mostly active in the Bollywood film industry and famous for her beautiful looks and great acting skills. Being the wife of popular actor Saif Ali Khan she is also known as Kareena Kapoor Khan. Kareena Kapoor also listed on the Most Popular Celebrity 100 in Forbes India from 2012 to 2016. She is counted amongst the highest-paid leading ladies of Bollywood.
Kareena Kapoor Khan was born on 21 September 1980 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Her father Randhir Kapoor is a film actor, producer, and director, and her mother Babita Kapoor is a former Indian actress. She has an elder sister Karisma Kapoor who is also a famous Bollywood actress. She is the paternal granddaughter of Bollywood legend Raj Kapoor and maternal granddaughter of famous actor Had Shivdasani. She is also the niece of actor Rishi Kapoor.
Initially, Kareena Kapoor had an affair with Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan. She was also dated actor Shahid Kapoor for a few years. On 16 October 2012, she got married to actor Saif Ali Khan after a few years of in a relationship. The couple has a son Taimur All Khan Pataudi who was born on 20 December 2016.
Kareena Kapoor Wiki/Bio
|Birth Name||Kareena Kapoor|
|Age||(as in 2020) 40 Years|
|Debut||Film: Refugee (2000)|
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Virgo|
|Birth Place||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Date of Birth||21 September 1980|
|Residence||Fortune Heights in Bandra West, Mumbai|
|Home Town||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Hobbies||Reading, Swimming, and Yoga|
|Mother's Name||Babita (Actress)|
|Father's Name||Randhir Kapoor (Actor)|
|Sister||Karisma Kapoor (Actress)|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||• Hrithik Roshan (Actor)|
• Shahid Kapoor (Actor)
• Saif Ali Khan (Actor)
Marital Status, Husband and Children
|Husband/Spouse||Saif Ali Khan|
|Marriage Date||October 16, 2012|
|Children||Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi (born on 20 December 2016)|
|School||• Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai|
• Welham Girls' School, Dehradun
|College/University||Mithibai College, Mumbai|
|Educational Qualification||College dropout|
|Profession||Actress, Model, and Fashion Designer|
|Brands Endorsed||• SONY|
• iBALL Mobile Phones
• VIVEL Soap
• Philips Hair Styler
• Malabar & Gold Diamond
• Gitanjali Jewellers
• Limka Soft Drink
• TETLEY's Green Tea
• BERGER Paints
• Head & Shoulders
• Naturals Salon Chain
|Career Manager||Not Known|
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters- 163 cm|
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet inches- 5’ 4”
|Weight (Approx.)||in kilograms- 55 kg|
in pounds- 121 lbs
|Breast Size||36 inches|
|Hips Size||34 inches|
|Waist Size||26 inches|
Extra Ordinary Features
|Race / Ethnicity||Mixed (Sindhi and Punjabi)|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color||Hazel Green|
|Dress Size||4 US|
|Shoe Size||6.5 US|
|Cars Collection||• BMW 7 Series|
• LX 470 SUV
|Favourite Actress||Kajol, Nargis, Meena Kumari|
|Favourite Actors||Raj Kapoor and Shah Rukh Khan|
|Favourite Colors||Red and Black|
|Favourite Films||Bollywood: Awaara, Sangam, Bobby, Kal Aaj Aur Kal,|
Hollywood: Breakfast At Tiffany's, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof,
Love Story, Ben Hur
|Favourite Cricketer||Virat Kohli|
|Favourite Foods||Dal-Chawal, Pasta, and Spaghetti|
|Favourite Perfume||Jean Paul Gaultier’s Classique|
|Favourite Fashion Designer||Manish Malhotra|
|Favourite Destination||Switzerland and London|
|Controversies||• There had been her catfights with Bipasha Basu on the sets of the film Ajnabee, as she publicly took a dig at her skin tone by calling her a "Kali Billi."|
• Her controversial MMS with Shahid Kapoor, having a steamy liplock went viral on social media.
• She publicly made fun of Priyanka Chopra's accent, after which Priyanka finally replied by saying that she got it from the same place that Saif got his from.
Kareena Kapoor completed her schooling from Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai, and Welham Girls’ School, Dehradun. Later, She enrolled in Mithibai College, Mumbai for further studies. After schooling, she did a three-month summer course in microcomputers from the Harvard Summer School in the US. She then returned to India and joined the Government Law College in Mumbai to study law, but, she dropped out of college after one year to pursue her career in acting. She was then enrolled in the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) to get training in acting. She got trained under the guidance of Kishore Namit Kapoor.
Kareena Kapoor made her acting debut with ‘Refugee’ in 2000. Aged 19 at the time, she played the role of a Bangladeshi girl who falls in love with a refugee, portrayed by Abhishek Bachchan. The film was a moderate hit and earned the young actress much acclaim and a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
Kareena Kapoor Net Worth
Kareena Kapoor Khan’s net worth is considered to be over INR 450 crores. According to Woodgram, the star is currently endorsing more than 15 brands, national as well as international. Talking about her real estate, the actress owns buildings and multiple apartments all over Bandra, so much so, that Akshay Kumar even teases her owning a place in every building in Bandra.
|Estimated Net Worth in 2019 (Approx)||INR 450 crores|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2018(Approx)||Under Review|
|Annual Salary||Under Review|
|Income Source||Actress, Model, and Fashion Designer|
In 2001, she starred opposite Tusshar Kapoor in Satish Kaushik’s movie Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai. The movie was super hit. The same year, she shared screen space with superstars like Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, and Kajol in the film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. She then suffered a major setback when several of her films failed to perform well at the box office. Within a span of two years, six of her films – Mujhse Dosti Karoge!, Jeena Sirf Merre Liye, Talaash: The Hunt Begins, Khushi, Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon, and LOC Kargil have flopped.
By the mid-2000s, she had played the stereotypical role of a pretty, superficial girl in a number of films. Determined to avoid being typecast, she took up the challenging role of an s*x worker in the film Chameli (2004). This role helped her to reinvent her on-screen personally. In 2006, she acted in three films, 36 China Town, Chup Chup Ke, and Omkara. The following year, she played a charming girl named Geet in the romantic comedy film Jab We Met, which also starred Shahid Kapoor.
She became part of the ensemble cast of the 2009 movie 3 Idiots, a film loosely based on the novel Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat. She played a medical student named Pia opposite to famous actor Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, and Sharman Joshi in major roles. The film proved to be a blockbuster. From the 2010s, Kareena Kapoor began with hit films- We Are Family (2010), Bodyguard (2011), Heroine (2012), and Agent Vinod (2012). Of all these movies, she felt that her portrayal of Mahi Arora in ‘Heroine’ was the most challenging.
She got married in late 2012 and reduced her workload in order to devote more time to her family. Over the ensuing years, she did not take up any major projects and did only cameo roles in a handful of films. She once again became serious about her acting career in 2016 and played the role of Kia, a career-oriented young lady, in the film Ki & Ka. The same year, she played the role of Dr. Preet Sahni in the critically acclaimed film Udta Punjab.
In 2018, she played Kalindi Puri in Shashanka Ghosh’s buddy comedy film Veere Di Wedding. In 2019, she portrayed Deepu Batra in Raj Mehta’s comedy film Good Newwz. The following year, she played Naina in a comedy-drama titled Angrezi Medium. In addition to her film career, she has also launched her own clothing line in association with the retail chain ‘Globus.’ She has also co-authored three books: an autobiographical memoir and two nutrition guides.
|2001||Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai|
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
|2002||Mujhse Dosti Karoge!|
Jeena Sirf Merre Liye
|2003||Talaash: The Hunt Begins|
Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon
Fida Neha Mehra
Dosti: Friends Forever
|2006||36 China Town|
Chup Chup Ke
|2007||Kya Love Story Hai|
Jab We Met
|2009||Luck by Chance|
Main Aurr Mrs. Khanna
We Are Family
|2012||Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu|
Talaash: The Answer Lies Within
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein!
|2015||Gabbar Is Back|
|2016||Ki & Ka|
|2018||Veere Di Wedding|
TV Shows & Serials List
|2019||Dance India Dance Battle Of The Champions|
|2001||Best Female Debut for Refugee|
Star Debut of the Year – Female for Refugee
|2004||Special Award for Chameli|
Style Diva of the Year
|2005||Best Actress (Critics) Award for Dev|
Rajiv Gandhi Young Achiever Award
|2007||Best Actress (Critics) Award for Omkara|
|2008||Best Actress Award for Jab We Met|
Best Actress Award for Jab We Met
|2010||Best Actress Award for 3 Idiots|
|2011||Best Supporting Actress Award for We Are Family|
Facts About Kareena Kapoor
- Does Kareena Kapoor drink alcohol?: Yes
- Does she smoke?: No
- Kareena is of the 4th generation of the Kapoor family, was born to a Sindhi mother, Babita, and a Punjabi father, Randhir Kapoor.
- Very few people know that her birth name was “Siddhima”, which is given by her grandfather, Raj Kapoor. Her name “Kareena” was derived from the novel, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.
- Her father was very protective of her and Karisma and wanted both to stay away from acting and get married, which led to conflicts with her father, after which both the sisters started living with their mother.
- She had a huge crush on actor, Akshaye Khanna in her teenage days.
- She was supposed to make her Bollywood debut opposite to Hrithik Roshan in Kaho Na Pyaar Hai (2000), and even shot a film sequence. But, later, she walked out of the film due to some misunderstanding between Rakesh Roshan and Kareena’s mother Babita.
- She was offered the supporting role, as a sister of Aishwarya Rai in the Indian-English version of Pride and Prejudice, which she turned down.
- In 2010, she adopted the Chanderi village (famous for its Chanderi saris) in Madhya Pradesh, to provide it with electricity.
- She released her memoir, ‘The Style Diary of a Bollywood Diva’, co-authored by Rochelle Pinto in 2012.
- In an interview, she revealed that she does not wash her jeans for a month because she feels it more comfortable to wear that way.
- She has her wax statues in England and Singapore’s Madame Tussauds Museum.
- For her glamorous role in the film Heroine (2012), she wore 130+ different dresses, which were designed by the top designers from all over the world, one of which was worth ₹1.5 crores.
- She was the first choice for Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s film, Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela, but she turned down the offer, and later the role was offered to Deepika Padukone.
- In December 2019, she appeared as an anchor in Aaj Tak’s show “Good Newwz”.
Who is most beautiful Kareena Kapoor or Katrina?
Katrina looks more beautiful than Kareena Kapoor Khan in most people’s opinion. Katrina looks good even without makeup. She takes a lot of care of her skin and body. Kareena Kapoor also takes good care of her body as we all see their pictures on social media.
How is Kareena Kapoor Khan in person?
As an actor, she is extremely professional and no-nonsense. She has lots of patience and is spot on. While on sets if her shot is not on, she is mostly on her phone. But she has this awesome quality of switching her emotions on and off very easily who h makes her such a spectacular actor. She is one actor that treats her crew really well (not all actors are like that). As a person otherwise, she is really the ‘Poo’ from Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam.
Is Kareena Kapoor pregnant?
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan are expecting their second child together. “We are very pleased to announce that we are expecting an addition to our family !! Thank you to all our well-wishers for all their love and support,” says the official statement shared by the Bollywood couple, who are already parents to one boy, Taimur Ali Khan.
Are Arjun Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor cousins?
Yes, they are distant cousins(Kareena is Arjun’s second cousin once removed). Arjun’s grandfather was the late Bollywood producer Surinder Kapoor. Surinder Kapoor was Prithviraj Kapoor’s cousin, whom the latter invited to Bombay and introduced him to Bollywood.
Why is Kareena Kapoor a popular actress?
She is charming, bubbly at the same time hot and most importantly trendsetter of her time. She was very popular and followed by teenage girls due to her killing looks and style. She is doing less stuff after marriage and having a baby, but still active in the media and doing lots of Ads.