Thursday, December 18, 2008

Katrina Kaif Hindi: कैटरीना कैफ़;

Born July 16, 1984
Katrina Kaif Hindi: कैटरीना कैफ़; is a British-born Indian film actress who has appeared in Bollywood, Telugu and Malayalam films. She is also very popular for being the girlfriend of the extremely famous and wellknown Salman Khan

Even though she is thankful for all the attention she has been getting lately, Katrina Kaif is pretty dismissive about her being adjudged the ‘sexiest Asian woman’.

"I'm very surprised. I really didn't expect this. Google is the only thing I know on the Internet. I'm not too Internet-savvy. Who doesn't want to be recognised and loved? I think it's really sweet because it means I'm a little more popular with the younger generation. People between 19 and 30 go to the Internet more, I think. And that's the audience I want to connect with," Katrina told IANS.

Kashmiri father (who has acquired British citizenship) and a British mother. She has six siblings, five sisters and one brother. She was raised in Hawaii. At age fourteen she wKaif was born in Hong Kong to an Indianas approached by an agent and began modeling; her first job was a jewellery campaign. She continued modelling in London.

jewellery campaign inAt the age of 14, Kaif started modeling for a London, and was subsequently discovered by filmmaker Kaizad Gustad, who gave her a part in his film Boom linguistic shortcomings. Films that did featur (2003). She moved to Mumbai and was offered a number of modelling assignments. However, filmmakers were at first hesitant to sign her because of here her usually had her voice dubbed over by a native speaker of the film's language.

Although linguistically challenged, Katrina puts on a bold face and states that other Bollywood artistes like Sridevi, who did not know Hindi, did get offers from Bollywood film-makers, and she is no different. She is taking Hindi and dancing lessons to fit in with the Bollywood culture. She likes to display a picture of her learning Kathak dancing where she used to dance 7 hours a day non-stop.

Despite of her soft gorgeous looks, she is not easily intimidated, but admits that she is very emotional, almost an incurable romantic, wears comfortable non-revealing clothes when at home, hates to do her hair, and above all dislikes make-up. Admitting to being lonely in the beginning, but now has several nice friends who she can hang out with.

Although her first movie "Boom" was panned by the critics and shunned by the audiences, two other Telegu movies "Malliswari" and "Pidugu" did get her noticed. She grossed Rs.70 lakhs for Malliswari - making her top the list of the highest paid actresses during a South Indian movie debut.

Not done with South Indian movies, she has been signed in a Tamil movie "Bheema" opposite National Award Winner Vikram.

She has received decent reviews for her part in "Maine Pyar Kyon Kiya", as well as a brief appearance in "Sarrkar".

Katrina has now made Bombay her base, and doesn't mind singing and dancing around trees while she's at it, and is determined to make it big in Bollywood.

Assets:Girl Next Door Look, Innocence
Height : 5.9"


* 2006: Stardust Breakthrough Performance Award (Female), Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?
* 2008: British-Indian Actor award, Zee Cine Awards
* 2008: IIFA Awards: Best Female Style Icon

* 2008: Voted at the No. 1 spot in FHM India's 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll
* 2008: Voted Sexiest Asian Woman
* 2008: Most searched Indian celebrity on Go


# (in production)
# Rajneeti (2009) (pre-production)
# Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009) (filming)

# De Dhana Dhan (2009) (filming)
# Blue (2009/I) (completed)
# New York (2009) (completed) .... Maya

# Yuvvraaj (2008) .... Anushka
# Hello... (2008) .... Mysterious Woman
# Singh Is Kinng (2008) .... Sonia
... aka S.I.K. (India: English title: promotional abbreviation)
# Race (2008/I) .... Sophia
# Welcome (2007/I) .... Sanjana S. Shetty
# Partner (2007) .... Priya R. Jaisingh

# Apne (2007) .... Nandini
... aka Ours (India: English title: literal title)

# Namastey London (2007) .... Jasmeet 'Jazz' M. Malhotra
# Balram vs. Tharadas (2006)
# Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006) .... Jia A. Yashvardhan

# Allari Pidugu (2005)
# Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya? (2005) .... Sonia
# Sarkar (2005) .... Pooja
# Malliswari (2004) .... Malliswari
# Boom (2003/I) .... Rina Kaif aka Popdi Chinchpokli

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