Who is Katrina Kaif ? Know everything.
Introduction of Katrina Kaif.
Katrina Kaif is an Indian Actress who has infatuated millions of people in India and beyond. She was born on 16 July 1984 as Katrina Turquotte in Hong kong. Katrina has established herself as one of the highest-Paid actress in Bollywood and was raised in different countries like Hong Kong, China, Japan, France, Switzerland, Poland etc
From Modelling to a Professional Actress.
Katrina Kaif started modelling at 14 in Hawaii and during one of the fashion show in London ,Filmmaker Kaizad Gustad saw her and offered her a role in his EROTIC film BOOM which was failed miserably at Box office .That’s how she stepped into Acting from modelling. She had no idea at that point of time that she was going to be an actress.
Breakthrough of Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif made her mark in the industry with HUMKO DEEWANA KAR GAYE. She got her breakthrough with the film “ NAMASTEY LONDON” opposite Akshay Kumar in 2007. At that time,On screen chemistry between her and Akshay used to be on top”within 3 hours I started crying, I found Akshay Kumar extremely terrifying and I was scared of him”. She followed with a series of Box-office Hits but was criticized for her acting.
Inspiring Life lessons from Katrina Kaif.
Every actor/actress has his/her own journey and life lessons which plays a vital role inspiring other people.She is one of the most Hardworking actress in the Bollywood industry. Here you will get to know about some life lessons from her LIFE and STRUGGLE.“
Katrina Kaif Details and Net Worth
|Born Name||Katrina Turquotte|
|Nick Name||Kat,katy,katz,Sambo and Shiela|
|Address||Maurya House, Andheri West,Mumbai, India|
|School||Home schooling (Taught by her mother and home tuitors)|
|College||Left her college to pursue Acting|
|Age||37 Years (as in 2020)|
|Date of Birth||16 july 1983|
|Place of Birth||Hong kong , London,UK|
|Hobbies||Travelling, Painting ,Reading and playing chess|
|Best Friend||Kabir khan(from Bollywood)|
|Salary(Approx)||6-7 Crore per film (INR)|
|Net worth (Approx)||$6 Million|
Katrina Kaif’s Car Collection
|Range Rover vogue SE.|
Katrina Kaif Career
Boom (2003) —Bollywood
Malliswari (2004) –Telugu
Biggest Controversies of Katrina Kaif
During the shooting of the film Namastey London at Ajmer Sharif Dargah .She went there wearing a short dress which injured some Muslim sentiments. So,They had to re-shot the scene.
Pictures of Katrina and Ranbir Kapoor started doing the rounds on the internet in which they were enjoying their vacations somewhere in Ibiza,Spain.The picture had the actress in a bikini on a beach with her boyfriend(Ranbir kapoor).The leaked pictures upset the actress so much that she wrote an open letter to the media.
“I am writing this to say that I feel most upset, distressed and invaded at my pictures“
Pictures of Katrina Kaif and Sidhartha Mallya started doing the rounds on the Social Media in which Mallya’s hand seems to be going too far while hugging her. But later it emerged that the picture was fake and is not real .
Katrina Kaif Height & physical Stats.
|Height||In inches 5’8″ |
In cm 174
In mtrs 1.74
|Distinctive Features||Being Beautiful,Tall and extra ordinary dancing skills.|
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Relationships of Katrina Kaif
|Parents||Father : Robert Turquotte(British Businessman)|
Mother : Suzanne Turquotte (Harvard graduate)
|Siblings||Sisters: Stephanie, Christine Natasha(Elders)|
Milessa ,Sonia,Isabel (Youngers).
Brother: Micheal (Elder)
|Ex Boyfriends||Ranbir Kapoor [Actor]|
Salman Khan [Actor]
|Husband||Vicky Kaushal [Actor]|
Awards List of Katrina Kaif
|2006 zee film Award -Fashion diva of the Year|
|2008- Sabsey Favourite heroine For Singh is king.|
|Rajiv gandhi Award|
|Assocham Award, performing Excellience|
|2013 People’s Choice Award, India – Favourite Actress for Ek tha Tiger|
|Airtel Dancing Superstar For shiela ki jawani|
|2009-ITA Scroll of Honour Entertainment Award|
|2013 Best jodi (Shahrukh khan- katrina kaif) For jab tak jaan|
|2010 International Icon Female for New York– Filmare Award|
|Best Actress For Rajneeti– Star Screen Award|
|2013:Colors screen Award(Popular Choice) for Ek tha Tiger and Jab tak hai jaan|
|2008; Zee Cine Award,British Indian actor Award|
|2012: Zee Cine Award, International Icon Female|
|2013: Zee Cine Awards, International icon female|
|2008 IIFA Style Diva Of the year Award|
|2009: IIFA International Icon Of the Year Award|
|2006: Stardust breakthrough Performance Award For Maine pyaar kyu kia|
|2010 Stardust Award Best actress popukar for New York and Ajab prem ki ghazab kahani|
|2009 Apsara Award for Best Actress in a supporting role.|
|VOGUE fitness inspiration of the year Award (2018)|
|VOGUE beauty of the year Award (2016)|
|Entrepreneur of the year Award.|
Katrina Kaif Favourite Things
|Actor||Hritik Roshan, Leonardo DiCaprio|
jonny Depp, Robert patinson
|Actress||Madhuri dixit , Kajol ,Penélope Cruz|
|Food(Indian,Cheat meal)||Yorkshire Pudding, Kheer, Steemed Fish, Grilled Vegetables, Baby potatoes,Dosa,Pancakes|
|Colour||Pink, White, Mauve|
|Song||Moon By Poolside and etc|
|Musician||Rardiohead, Muse ,Coldplay|
|Book||All books Bt Sidney Sheldon|
|Sport||Cricket and Chess|
|Destinations||London ,Itly ,Dubai ,Havana and Spain|
|Favourite Cricketer||Rahul Dravid ,Irfaan Pathan|
Lesser known Facts of Katrina Kaif
- She does not smoke but drinks occasionally
- On internet, Mohammad Kaif is known to be her Father’s name. But Robert Turquotte is her Father’s real name. He is now settled in Canada with his wife Beet Turquotte.
- Kaif was raised by a single mother with her 7 siblings. People say that Katrina is Half-Indian but that’s not true at all, her father Robert Turquotte (a British citizen) who originally has European ancestry, Most likely French or Belgian has nothing to do with Kashmir, India
- A lot of people don’t know the real thing about Turquotte family. People even say that she was an Escort earlier. But let me tell you, She is a very hardworking Actress or a person. She might have had somethings which she wanted to hide from everyone because Kaif was a newbie and she had to make her career in the industry so that her family matter could not be an issue for herself in between her career.
Everyone has a past no matter how and what, but what really matters is that where are you in present?.whatever she has achieved in present, is all became possible because of her hard work. Nobody should care about her past. It’s all about time, that changes.
- Because her mother used to teach English as a foreign subject in different countries, they had to move to different countries.
- She reportedly charged Rs75 Lakh, for her Telugu film Maaliswari , The highest amount paid to a female actor at that time in South Indian Cinema
- She charges Rs 30Cr for an endorsement deal. She is very choosy about what she promotes.”It is important for me that the product should deliver on its promise” she said.
- She owns a beauty brand “Kaybykatrina“
- Kaif came to Mumbai with her sister “Christine” having Rs 4 lakhs,When Christine returned back to London, Kaif decided to stay in Mumbai to make a career as an Actress in Bollywood.
- In 2013, Katrina was the only woman who Featured in Top-10 of the Indian Version of Forbes-Celebrity 100- list with an estimated annual income of Rs 66cr.
- Katrina has been living in India for over a decade now, But she still is a British Citizen and works in India on an employment Visa.
- In her Debut Film, Boom’s producer Ayesha sheroff changed her last name from Turquotte to kaif, “ We wanted to give her a Surname which would be accepted by the Indian Audience. We thought of naming her Katrina Kazi, but then we thought Kazi would have a religious overtone, So we finalized on Kaif “ said Sheroff…
- She does not like being called ‘Kat’.”I don’t know who coined this name, I don’t like it when people call me “Kat”
- She is the First Actress who has kissed Shah Rukh Khan on screen in the movie “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”
- Boom was not supposed to be her first film. She was cast in the movie “Saaya” opposite John Abraham but later dropped because she was not able to speak Hindi at that time.
- Until the movie, NEWYORK her voice was dubbed by a voice-over artist Mona Ghosh Shetty
- She was the most Google Indian Celebrity in 2008 to 2011 and 2013
- She has a barbie doll crafted on her
- Before the release of her movie she often visits temple, Church and Dargah Sharif in Ajmer.
- She had won a beauty contest in Hawaii, when she was 14 years old, after that she started receiving modeling assignments.
- She has appeared alongside actor Akshay Kumar in the maximum number of films, more than 6
- While filming a scene in the movie “Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani(2009)“.Her Ex-Boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor gave her the nickname “Sambo” (Rambo’s Sister).
- In 2011, After years of denial about dating Salman Khan, she finally accepted the relationship and said “Salman was my first Serious relationship “
- Katrina fears living in darkness and alone, during her early days in Mumbai, she used to stay awake the whole night waiting for sun to come up and then sleep for 5 hours.
- A Dress was gifted to her by a famous Italian fashion designer Emilio Pucci. which was worth Rs2 Lakh( $4184) in the movie Welcome 2007
- She has also been an active philanthropist, who is involved in her mom’s Charitable trust-The Relief Projects India, that rescues abandoned baby girls and works against female infanticide. Her mother is now settled with Jesse Tincher in Chennai for this Social Cause in India.
- Katrina’s parents got separated when she was very young, her father has never contacted them after the separation on which Katrina said “He is very decent and comes from a very good family and they went their own ways because of issues which are personal. He is an affluent person. So he is not going to come back, because his daughter is now famous“
- In 2010 she collaborated with Music Composer A.R.Rahman and released a music album, to raise money for building a school in Madurai