Karisma Kapoor is a well-known Indian actress and model. She was one of the most famous and highly-paid Hindi cinema actresses in the 1990s and early 2000s. Recognized as one of the most gorgeous women in Bollywood, Karisma is famously known over the Globe for her strong performances in Hindi Cinema. Kapoor has also received numerous awards, including a National Film Award and four Filmfare Awards.
Karishma Kapoor was born in a Hindu-Punjabi family Tuesday, 25 June 1974 in Mumbai. Her father’s name is Randhir Kapoor, a famous actor and her mother’s name is Babita, an actress. She has a younger sister, Kareena Kapoor who is also an actress. Karishma’s parents got separated in 1988, as her father was against his family’s women working in films, while her mother needed to work in the industry. Both Karishma and her sister Kareena were raised by their mother. Later, their parents accommodated in 2007.
Karishma’s paternal grandfather, Raj Kapoor was an actor and filmmaker. Her maternal grandfather, Had Shivdasani was also an actor. She is the great-granddaughter of the popular veteran actor, Prithviraj Kapoor. The famous Bollywood actors Rishi Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor are her paternal uncles, and actress Neetu Singh and entrepreneur, Ritu Nanda are her aunts. Bollywood actors, Ranbir Kapoor, Armaan Jain, and Aadar Jain and the entrepreneur, Nikhil Nanda are her cousins. Bollywood actor, Saif All Khan is her brother-in-law (sister’s husband).
Karishma Kapoor and Ajay Devgn were in a relationship but they broke up in 1995. Later, Karishma got engaged to Abhishek Bachchan in 2002. However, the engagement was broken after a few months. Karishma tied the knot with Sunjay Kapur, the CEO of Sixt India on 29 September 2003. The couple is blessed with a daughter, Samaira, and a son, Kiaan. But both got separated due to misunderstandings and filed for a divorce in 2014. The divorce was finalized in 2016. After her divorce, she was rumored to be in a relationship with the Mumbai-based businessman, Sandeep Toshniwal.
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Karisma Kapoor did her schooling at Mumbai’s The Cathedral & John Connon School. After completing her schooling, Karishma attended Sophia College for a few months. Later, she left her degree to pursue acting as her career. Being born into a family with a filmy background, Karishma often accompanied her parents to film sets. She was quite impressed with the Bollywood actresses Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit and wanted to pursue acting as her career from a young age. However, her father did not approve of women working in films, as it was against the traditional values of the family.
In 1991, she took the start of her professional career with a debut movie “Prem Qaidi” for which she got good reviews from critics. Next, she appeared in the commercial failures like Police Officer, Nishchaiy, Jaagruti, Sapne Sajan Ke, and Deedar.
Karisma Kapoor Net Worth
According to Woodgram, Karisma Kapoor’s net worth is $14 Million. Karisma Kapoor’s net worth is apprehensive of her several brand endorsements.[table id=2174 /]
In her illustrious acting career, she has given hits after hits. Her performances in films such as Raja Hindustani, Fiza, Zubeidaa, Andaz Apna Apna, Suhaag, Hero No. 1, Dil To Pagal Hai. Mrityudata, Haseena Maan Jaayegi, Jaanwar, Krishna, Saajan Chale Sasural, Coolie No. 1, needs a special mention. The actress has won several awards for her various roles in Indian Cinema.
Besides the silver screen, this stunning Bollywood actress has also appeared in television series titled Karishma – The Miracles of Destiny. Besides performing, she also judged the dance reality show Nach Baliye alongside Farah Khan and Arjun Rampal. She also did voice acting in her sister’s film Bodyguard in 2012. She made her comeback on the silver screen with Vikram Bhatt’s Dangerous Ishq in 2013. She has played a minor role in the sequel to her film Judwa which is titled Judwa 2.
The actress has been seen supporting various charity activities and taking part in functions to raise charitable funds for needy people. Karisma also actively promotes his dear friend Salman Khan’s Being Human Foundation.[table id=2175 /]
Facts About Karisma Kapoor
- Does Karisma Kapoor drink alcohol?: No
- Does Karisma Kapoor smoke?: No
- She is the biggest single shareholder of BabyOye.com.
- Karisma’s nickname ‘Lolo’ was taken from a famous Hollywood actress ‘Gina Lollobrigida’.
- Karisma Kapoor received the role of Nisha in the movie ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’ after the series of denials from Raveena Tandon, Juhi Chawla, Kajol, Manisha Koirala, and Shilpa Shetty.
- Superhit film ‘Raja Hindustani’ was supposed to be the debut film of Aishwarya Rai, but somehow this role went to Karisma.
Karisma Kapoor said, “It was out of choice that I wanted to be at home with my family and children”. She tells she took not to do full-fledged parts in films for a while as she needed to be at home with her young children.
Karishma’s success rate is much higher then Kareena Kapoor, also Karisma Kapoor has also won more awards then Kareena, Karisma has won 2 best actresses popular, 1 best actress critics in Filmfare, 1 best supporting Filmfare, and one national award! and she most definitely had to struggle more than Kareena also.
Karisma’s mother Babita was a most ambitious woman. She knew full well the personal travails and mental torture of being married to a super flop-star (Randhir Kapoor) from a leading popular Bollywood family. She did not want her child to face such related trials and distress of being hitched to Abhishek Bachhan, who was then considered a dumb dud in the Bollywood film industry. So eventually the ego clash escalated to a point of no return. Also, Babita gave bitter chilly vibes with Jaya Bachhan, which negatively affected the cordial connections between the families. And both parties were looking for the first opportunity to opt-out.
‘Survivor’ Karishma Patel addressed rumors that she and her husband are in an arranged marriage. Patel clarified that she did have a choice in who she married, but felt that she rushed it due to societal pressures. She also explained that she and her husband were “in a five-year itch” when she applied for Survivor.