Kareena Kapoor was born on 21 September 1980 in Bombay, India. Kareena Kapoor is the second daughter of Babita and Randhir Kapoor. Kareena’s mother, Babita, is a Sindhi-speaking and her father, Randhir Kapoor, is a Punjabi-speaking and both of them were actors. Kareena’s father was also a producer and director in Hindi film industry. Kareena Kapoor has an elder sister, the actress Karisma Kapoor.
Kareena Kapoor Bio
Kareena’s name was selected by her mother and derives from the book Anna Karenina which her mother read it during pregnancy. In the childhood, Kareena’s parents separated and she with her sister, Karisma, were raised by their mother. The reason of disagreement between her parents was that her father didn’t agree women’s acting as profession. In his opinion, the acting profession was in conflict with the traditional maternal duties and responsibility of women in the family. Babita, Kareena’s mother, had to work on several jobs simultaneous in order to support her daughters. In October 2007 Babita and Randhir reconciled.
For her education, Kareena Kapoor followed Jamnabai Narsee School in Bombay, then the Welham Girls’ School in Dehradun. During school years, Kareena received good grades in all courses, excepting the mathematics.
Kareena continued her education by studying, for two years, the commerce at Mithibai College in Bombay. After graduation, Kareen followed a three months – summer course in microcomputers at Harvard Summer School in United States. After this period, she discovered an interest in law and, for this, she attended the Government Law College, Mumbai but only for a period of one year. After this year, Kareena decided to become an actress and she started the training at an acting institute in Bombay, being mentored by Kishore Namit Kapoor.
Kareena’s interest in acting profession was not a surprise as all her entire family was formed from actors for generations. Her family had great actors as Prithviraj Kapoor (paternal great-grandfather), Raj Kapoor ( grandfather), the paternal uncles Shammi, Shashi, Rishi, and Rajiv and also the wives of Rishi and Shashi – Neetu Singh and Jennifer Kendall – Kareena’s aunt. From maternal side, Kareena had as example her grandfather, Hari Shivdasani, and her aunt, Sadhana.
Kareena Kapoor debuted in film industry in 2000 with the film “Refugee”. In 2001, Kareena had her second appearance in “Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai”, a film that became a box-office hit. In same year, 2001, Kareena was selected for “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham”, a melodrama film where she played the role of Pooja, “a good-natured, superficial girl”. This film was a great opportunity in Kareena’s career. Box Office India reported that “Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai” and “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham” films put Kareena on the scene of the leading actress of Hindi cinema. Kareena also became one of the highest-paid actress in Hindi industry. Kareena continued to work, but, for 2002-2003 years, she had a “setback” experience – as all of her projects from that period were unsuccessful and she was described as becoming a “typecast” by playing the variations of same character performed in “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham”.
Starting with 2004, Kareena decided to extend her acting performance and started accept more challenging roles. One of them, was the role of prostitute in “Chameli” (2004) a film that relates the story of a young prostitute meeting a widowed investment banker. During 2004 -2007, played different roles in a lot of films as “Yuva”, “Dev”, “Fida”, „Bewafaa”, “36 China Town”, “Chup Chup Ke”, “Omkara”. After “Omkara” film, Kareena took a break because no role “ wasn’t challenging enough for her to say yes”. In 2006, Kareena was listed as no. 6 on “’Top Bollywood Actresses”.
From 2007, Kareena re-appeared in numerous films. Up to now, Kareena appeared in 31 Hindi films and won awards for her performance in Refugee (2000), Chameli (2003), Dev (2004), and Omkara (2006). She has a wax mannequin of herself in Madame Tussaud’s Museum in England.
Besides acting profession, Kareena was involved in fashion, writing and philanthropy activities.
Kareena is known also as a designer, having her own line of clothing for women after a collaboration of 5 years with the retail chain Globus. Her collection had a very good debut and was sold in numerous stores across India. In August 2018, Kareena collaborated with Lakmé Cosmetics in order to launch her own line of cosmetics.
As a writer, Kareena had three publications, two of them containing nutritional advices. “Don’t Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight” is the first book, worked on it with the nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar and it was released in 2019. The book was well received and it has been sold in 10.000 copies in the first twenty days. Two years later, she published “Women and The Weight Loss Tamasha”. The third publication was released on February 2013 is an autobiographical memoir named “The Style Diary of a Bollywood Diva”.
Kareena was actively involved also in philanthropy activities such as promoting children’s education and the safety of women. Since 2014, she is working with UNICEF, promoting the education of girls and increasing the education quality in India
In the daily life, Kareena’s bestfriends are the actresses Amrita Arora, Konkona Sen Sharma, Esha Deol. As actors, her favorites are Raj Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan, Nargis, Meena Kumari and Kajol.
She likes to wear Manish Malhotra dresses, and prefers black and red colors. During her free time, Kareena likes to read and to spend her holidays in London and Switzerland.
In the personal life, Kareena is married with the actor Saif Ali Khan. They made public their relation at the Lakme Fashion Awards event on October 2007. They’ve married after 5 years of relation, on 16 October 2012 having a private ceremony in Bandra, Mumbai. On 20 December 2016, has been born their son, Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi.
Jamnabai Narsee School
Welham Girls’ School
Harvard Summer School – three months-summer course
Government Law College (only one year)
Kareena Kapoor Net Worth 2019
- Full Name : Kareena Kapoor
- Nicknames :
- Occupation: Actress, Fashion Designer, Writter
- Age: 38 years old
- Date of Birth: 21 September 1980
- Place of Birth: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- Gender: Female
- Star: Virgo
- Eye color: Green eyes
- Hair color: Dark brown
- Nationality: Indian
- Height in feet: 5 ft 4 inches
- Height in cm: 163 cm
- Weight in kg: 55 kg
- Weight in pounds: 122 lbs
Body Measurments : 34-26-35
- Parents: Babita and Randhir Kapoor
- Siblings: one elder sister, Karisma Kapoor
- Children: one son, Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi
- Spouse : Saif Ali Khan
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