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Kareena kapoor Khan

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Overview

  • Nick Name :
    Bebo
  • Date Of Birth :
    21 September, 1980
  • Height :
    5 feet 4 inches
  • Weight :
    54 Kg
  • Spouse :
    Saif Ali Khan
  • Son :
    Taimur Ali Khan
  • Zodiac :
    Virgo

Biography

Kareena Kapoor born on 21 September 1980, also known by her married name Kareena Kapoor Khan, is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi films. She is the daughter of actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita, and the younger sister of actress Karisma Kapoor. Noted for playing a variety of characters in a range of film genres—from romantic comedies to crime dramas—Kapoor is the recipient of several awards, including six Filmfare Awards, and is one of Bollywoods most popular and highest-paid actresses.

After making her acting debut in the 2000 war film Refugee, Kapoor established herself in Hindi cinema with roles in the historical drama Asoka, and the blockbuster melodrama Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.

Married to actor Saif Ali Khan, with whom she has a son, Kapoors off-screen life is the subject of widespread coverage in India. She has a reputation for being outspoken and assertive, and is recognized for her contributions to the film industry through her fashion style and film roles. In addition to film acting, Kapoor is a stage performer and has contributed as a co-author to three books: an autobiographical memoir and two nutrition guides. She has also launched her own clothing line in association with the retail chain Globus.

Family

Born on 21 September 1980 in Bombay (now Mumbai), Kapoor (often informally referred to as Bebo) is the younger daughter of Randhir Kapoor and Babita her elder sister Karisma is also an actress. She is the paternal granddaughter of actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor, maternal granddaughter of actor Hari Shivdasani, and niece of actor Rishi Kapoor. According to Kapoor, the name "Kareena" was derived from the book Anna Karenina, which her mother read while she was pregnant with her. She is of Punjabi descent on her fathers side, and on her mothers side she is of Sindhi and British descent. As a child, Kapoor regularly practised Hinduism with her family, but was also exposed to Christianity from her mother.

Kapoor attended Jamnabai Narsee School in Mumbai, followed by Welham Girls School in Dehradun. She attended the institution primarily to satisfy her mother, though later admitted to liking the experience. After graduating from Welham she studied commerce for two years at Mithibai College in Vile Parle (Mumbai). Kapoor then registered for a three-month summer course in microcomputers at Harvard Summer School in the United States. She later developed an interest in law, and enrolled at the Government Law College, Mumbai; during this period, she developed a long-lasting passion for reading. However, after completing her first year, Kapoor decided to pursue her interest to become an actress. She began training at an acting institute in Mumbai mentored by Kishore Namit Kapoor, a member of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).

Award

Kapoor has received six Filmfare Awards out of ten nominations. For her role in Refugee, Kapoor was awarded the Best Female Debut in 2000. She earned a special jury recognition for Chameli (2003), and two Critics Award for Best Actress for Dev (2004) and Omkara (2006). Kapoor later received the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for Jab We Met (2007) and We Are Family (2010) respectively.

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