Boom was reportedly not supposed to be Katrina’s first film. She was first cast by Mahesh Bhatt in Saaya but later dropped, because she couldn’t speak Hindi at all.
Katrina is half British and half Indian. Her father, Mohammed Kaif, is a Brit businessman of Kashmiri descent. She has six sisters and one brother. Katrina was born in Hong Kong but lived in Hawaii till she was fourteen, before moving to England and finally to Mumbai.
Katrina was schooled at home by her mother Suzanne, with the aid of correspondence courses. She began modelling professionally in London and during one of the fashion shows as a part of London Fashion Week, it is believed that filmmaker Kaizad Gustad saw Katrina for the first time and offered her Boom.
In the year 2004, Katrina Kaif did a Telugu film Malliswari and reportedly charged Rs. 75 lakh, the highest amount paid to a female actor at that time, in South India cinema.
After Boom flopped and Katrina Kaif was heavily criticized and her Bollywood career was over before it began but then it was in the year 2005 that one saw Katrina in Sarkar along with Abhishekh Bachchan and Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya with Salman Khan; post which there has been no looking back for her. She has been a part of about twenty one Bollywood films so far, of which she has appeared alongside actor Akshay Kumar in the maxinum number of films.
In the year 2010, she teamed up with music composer A.R. Rahman and released a music album, Rhymeskool, to raise money for building a school in Madurai.
In 2011 and 2013, Katrina Kaif was named the most searched Indian Celebrity on the internet and is an avid chess player and is also fond of painting.
She was criticized for playing a glam doll in most of the movies, but she silenced her critics with her performance in Raajneeti where she shared screen space with Ranbir Kapoor.
Katrina Kaif is reportedly in Corsica to spend her birthday with boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor who is shooting for Imtiaz Ali’s Tamasha there.
As far as her films go, well she has Bang Bang with Hrithik Roshan, Kabir Khan’s Phantom along with Saif Ali Khan, Jagga Jasoos with Ranbir Kapoor and Fitoor opposite Aditya Roy Kapoor.
Here’s wishing this talented actor all the best for all her films and also a very happy birthday.
July 16, 2014, Katrina Kaif turns thirty today. Touted to be one of the most successful actresses in Bollywood, Katrina Kaif has come a long with si...2.0