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Kareena Kapoor

Name : Kareena Kapoor

Birthday : 21st September, 1980 (Age:40)

Zodiac Sign : Virgo

Occupation : Actress

Marital status : Married

Awards : 2000- Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
2004- Filmfare Award for Special Performance, Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress.

Biography : Kareena Kapoor is a Bollywood actress she is the granddaughter of an actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor, and the daughter of Randhir Kapoor and Babita, her elder sister Karisma is also an actress. She is born on 21st September 1980, in Mumbai. She is of Punjabi descent on her father's side, and Sindhi on her mother's side.
Kareena Kapoor attended Jamnabai Narsee School in Mumbai, followed by Welham Girls' School in Dehradun, after graduating from Welham she studied commerce for two years at Mithibai College in Vile Parle (Mumbai). She developed an interest in law, and enrolled at the Government Law College, Mumbai, after completing her first year, Kapoor decided to pursue her interest to become an actress.

2000-2003: She made her debut in Bollywood from J. P. Dutta's war dram "Refugee" opposite Abhishek Bachchan Kareena played Naaz, a Bangladeshi girl who falls in love with Bachchan's character. Her performance was acclaimed by critics Refugee was a moderate box-office success in India, her second release was paired opposite Tusshar Kapoor in Satish Kaushik's box-office hit Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai (2001), she next starred alongside Jackie Shroff and Hrithik Roshan in Subhash Ghai's flop Yaadein, followed by Abbas-Mustan's moderately successful thriller Ajnabee, co-starring Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol and Bipasha Basu. Later that year, she appeared in Santosh Sivan's period epic Asoka—a partly fictionalised account of the life of the Indian emperor by the same name. Featured opposite Shahrukh Khan Kapoor's portrayal of Kaurwaki—a Kalingan princess, with whom Ashoka falls in love she got praise for this role.

2004-2006: Her first release directed by Sudhir Mishra Kapoor essayed the role of a golden-hearted prostitute in Chameli a film relating the story of a young prostitute who meets with a widowed investment banker (played by Rahul Bose). Chameli was well received by critics and the film marked a significant turning point in her career, Kareena next co-starred in Mani Ratnam's bilingual project Yuva alongside Ajay Devgan, Abhishek Bachchan, Vivek Oberoi, Rani Mukerji and Esha Deol. . Kapoor is featured in the third chapter as Oberoi's love interest (Mira, a witty young woman). She then appeared alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Fardeen Khan in Govind Nihalani's critically acclaimed film "Dev" Kapoor's role was that of a Muslim victim named Aaliya. In 2006, Kapoor appeared in three films. She first starred in the thriller 36 China Town, followed by the comedy Chup Chup Ke; both were moderately successful, she next portrayed the character of Desdemona in Omkara—the Hindi adaptation of William Shakespeare's Othello. Kapoor considered her role in Omkara as a "new benchmark" in her career.

2007-2011: The romantic comedy Jab We Met (2007). Directed by Imtiaz Ali in the movie she played Geet Dhillon, a vivacious Sikh girl with a zest for life featured opposite Shahid Kapoor, movie became a huge hit. The following year, Kapoor co-starred with Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan and Anil Kapoor in Vijay Krishna Acharya's action-thriller Tashan, movie got negative reviews and got failure. She then appeared in Rohit Shetty's comedy Golmaal Returns, the sequel to the 2006 film Golmaal: Fun Unlimited.
Part of an ensemble cast which included Ajay Devgan, Arshad Warsi and Tusshar Kapoor, Golmaal Returns was a financial success. In 2009, Kapoor was cast as Simrita Rai (opposite Akshay Kumar) in Sabbir Khan's battle-of-the-sexes comedy Kambakkht Ishq. Set in Los Angeles, it was the first Indian film to be shot at Universal Studios and featured cameo appearances by Hollywood actors, but movie become unsuccessful at the box office, her next release was the dramatic thriller Kurbaan, alongside Saif Ali Khan and Vivek Oberoi. The film (which marked the directorial debut of Rensil D'Silva) featured Kapoor as Avantika Ahuja, a woman who is confined to house arrest after discovering that her husband is a terrorist. The film was critically praised, and Kapoor received her fourth Filmfare Best Actress nomination.

In 2010, Kapoor appeared in the romantic comedy Milenge Milenge, a production delayed since 2005, the feature garnered negative reviews and poor box-office returns. She next took a supporting role as career-oriented Shreya Arora in We Are Family, adapted from the 1998 Hollywood film Stepmom, and she won her the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. She next appeared in Anubhav Sinha's science fiction film Ra.One with Shahrukh Khan, Ra.One became one of the biggest earners of the year.

2012- Kapoor followed her success in Bodyguard opposite Salman Khan it was a Blockbuster of the year. For her next feature, Kapoor was cast as the protagonist of Madhur Bhandarkar's Heroine, a drama revolving around the Bollywood film industry and critics praise her performance.

Following the release of Heroine, Kapoor married actor Saif Ali Khan on 16 October 2012.
At the end of the year, she co-starred alongside Aamir Khan and Rani Mukerji as the seductive prostitute Rosie, in Reema Kagti's crime mystery Talaash.

Kapoor's next appearance was a supporting role in Prakash Jha's political drama Satyagraha (2013), a film loosely inspired by social activist Anna Hazare's fight against corruption in (2011) and Satyagraha received little praise from critics, though proved to be a modest success.

Her upcoming projects are Karan Malhotra's Shuddhi and Akshay Roy's Badtameez Dil opposite Hrithik Roshan and Emraan Hashmi respectively and she is also doing Punit Malhotra's romantic comedy Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, the feature is scheduled to release on 22nd November 2013.

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