From Boom To Dhoom 3 actress turns 30 today!
Men drool every time she sizzles on silver screen; women yearn for her luminous complexion and kids find her too adorable for words.
Bottom-line: everybody loves Katrina Kaif.
Katrina Kaif is a British Indian film actress and model. She is primarily known for her work in Bollywood films, though has also appeared in Telugu and Malayalam films. In addition to being one of Bollywood’s highest-paid actresses, Kaif is cited in the media as one of India’s most attractive celebrities.
Born in Hong Kong, Kaif and her family lived in numerous countries for varying lengths of time before she migrated to India. Kaif received her first modelling assignment as a teenager, and later pursued a career as a fashion model. During a show in London, Kaizad Gustad cast her in his film Boom (2003), a critical and commercial failure. While shooting for the picture in India, Kaif began receiving other assignments and soon established a successful career as a model, though filmmakers were hesitant to cast her in their films due to her poor command in Hindi and thick British accent. In 2004, she appeared in a successful Telugu film Malliswari, and later earned commercial success in Bollywood with the romantic comedies Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? (2005) and Namastey London (2007), of which the latter garnered her praise for her performance. She followed with glamorous roles in a series of box office hits, but was criticised for having little to do in male-centric films like Apne (2007), Partner (2007) and Welcome (2007).
A performance oriented role in the 2009 terrorism drama New York was more well received, earning her praise as well as a Filmfare Award for Best Actress nomination. She subsequently featured in more prominent roles in successful films like Raajneeti (2010), Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011) and Ek Tha Tiger (2012). She has also featured briefly in the action thriller Dhoom 3 (2013), which emerged as the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time. Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics for her acting prowess, she has established herself as a commercially successful actress of Hindi cinema.
In addition to acting, Kaif is involved with her mother’s charity and participates in stage shows. She is known to be particularly guarded about her personal life, of which has been the subject of extensive media scrutiny. Kaif’s background has also been the topic of much discussion, having being accused by various sources of fabricating her history.