Date of Birth – 16 July 1983
Age – (as in 2017)35 Years
Birth Place – Hong Kong
Katrina Kaif is an attractive model and well-known actress of Indian film industry. She was born on July 16, 1984 to an NRI father, originally from Jammu & Kashmir and a British Mother. She grew up in Hawaii and London. She started her modeling career with a jewellery campaign at the age of 14.
Katrina Kaif was born as Katrina Turquotte on 16 July 1983 in Hong Kong. Her hometown is in London, United Kingdom. Her friends call her by different names like Kat, Katz, Katy, and Sambo. She travelled a lot while she was a child. Her family moved to different countries after her birth in Hong Kong like China, Japan, France, Switzerland, Poland, Belgium, and many other European countries. After that, they went to Belgium and then to Hawaii. When she was 14 years old, they moved to the home country of her mother England where they lived for over three years. At the age of 17, she moved to India for a modelling assignment. In one of her interviews, she said she was not in touch with her father. Initially, she used her mother’s surname, but after shifting to India, she changed her surname to her father’s surname as she thought Kaif would be pronounced easily.
While working on a modeling assignment in London, Katrina Kaif was noticed by filmmaker Kaizad Gustad and offered a sizzling role in his film ‘Boom’. She started her modeling career with photographer Atul Kasbekar, and this gorgeous model was featured in the advertisements of LG, Coca Cola, Fevicol, Lakme and Veet. Blending herself with a different culture and country was not difficult for her as she says that she has received immense love and respect in India. She has been working hard and taking Hindi and Kathak lessons to establish herself as a Bollywood actress.
Katrina Kaif has been praised for her role in “Maine Pyar Kyon Kiya” with Salman Khan and Sushmita Sen and acted with eminent Bollywood directors like Ram Gopal Varma in Sarkar. In 2006, Katrina Kaif has given a spectacular performance in “Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye” opposite Akshay Khanna. She acted in two Telugu movies – Malliswari (2004) and Allari Pidugu (2005). In 2006, she performed in a Malayalam Cinema with the well-known actor Mammootty in Balram v/s Tharadas.
Her initial success came in the year 2007 when she appeared in four films, all of them were box office successful. Her movie Namaste London (2007) was also well acclaimed by critics. She played the role of Jasmeet aka Jazz a modern girl born and brought up in London. Her next movie was “Apne” in which she did a guest appearance; the film was a box-office hit. Her next releases were Partner and Welcome; both these films were declared as blockbuster in India.
In 2008, she stared in Abbas-Mustan’s action-thriller film Race. The film did well at the block office. She was seen next in an action comedy film Singh Is Kinng. The film was a blockbuster. It was Katrina’s sixth consecutive success at the box office. Her final release of 2008 was Yuvvraaj, a commercial failure on the box office. In 2009, she featured in movies like New York, Blue, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani and De Dana Dan.
In 2010, her role in Prakash Jha’s political thriller Raajneeti was well appreciated and the film also performed well at the box office. Her next release for that year was a silly comedy Tees Maar Khan. Her item number in the movie “Sheila Ki Jawani” became a major chartbuster and a hit. In 2011, she stared Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, which was a major commercial success at the box office. Her next movie was Mere Brother Ki Dulhan which was also successful at the box office.
In 2012, she featured in Kabir Khan’s spy thriller Ek Tha Tiger opposite her ex-boyfriend Salman Khan. The film broke many records and was declared a huge success commercially. Her second release for the year was Yash Chopra’s romantic film Jab Tak Hai Jaan with Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma. She is expected to star in two high profile production films in the coming year, i.e. Dhoom 3 and Bang Bang.