97 Facts About Kareena Kapoor


Kareena Kapoor Khan is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi films.


Kareena Kapoor is the daughter of actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita, and the younger sister of actress Karisma Kapoor.


Kareena Kapoor earned critical recognition for her portrayal of a riot victim in the 2004 drama Dev and a character based on William Shakespeare's heroine Desdemona in the 2006 crime film Omkara.


Kareena Kapoor is married to actor Saif Ali Khan, with whom she has two sons.


Kareena Kapoor is known for being outspoken and assertive and is recognised for her fashion style.


Beside film acting, Kareena Kapoor participates in stage shows, hosts a radio show and has contributed as a co-writer to two autobiographical memoirs and two books of nutrition guides.


Kareena Kapoor has started her own line of clothing and cosmetics for women, and has worked with UNICEF since 2014 to advocate for the education of girls and an increase in quality based education in India.


Kareena Kapoor is the paternal granddaughter of actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor, maternal granddaughter of actor Hari Shivdasani, and great-granddaughter of filmmaker Prithviraj Kapoor.


The actor Rishi Kareena Kapoor is her uncle, and his son, actor Ranbir Kareena Kapoor, is her cousin.


Kareena Kapoor is of Punjabi Hindu descent on her father's side, and on her mother's side she is of Sindhi Hindu and British descent.


Kareena Kapoor was raised by her mother, who worked several jobs to support her daughters until Karisma debuted as an actress in 1991.


Kareena Kapoor attended Jamnabai Narsee School in Mumbai, followed by Welham Girls' School in Dehradun.


Kareena Kapoor attended the institution primarily to satisfy her mother, though later admitted to liking the experience.


Kareena Kapoor then registered for a three-month summer course in microcomputers at Harvard Summer School in the United States.


Kareena Kapoor 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.


Kareena Kapoor began training at an acting institute in Mumbai mentored by Kishore Namit Kapoor, a member of the Film and Television Institute of India.


Dutta cast her for the combination of youthfulness and innocence he found in her, and Kareena Kapoor considered their collaboration to be a learning experience that helped her personally and professionally.


Refugee was a moderate box-office success in India and Kareena Kapoor's performance earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.


Kareena Kapoor was paired opposite Tusshar Kareena Kapoor in Satish Kaushik's box-office hit Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai.


Kareena Kapoor found little resemblance between herself and her "over-the-top" character, and modeled Poo's personality on that of Johar.


Kareena Kapoor later spoke positively of this period, recalling it as a beneficial lesson which taught her to work harder.


Under the direction of Sudhir Mishra, Kareena Kapoor starred in Chameli as a golden-hearted prostitute who meets with a widowed investment banker.


When Kareena Kapoor was first offered the part, she passed on it, explaining that she would be uncomfortable in the role.


Kareena Kapoor next co-starred in Mani Ratnam's Yuva, a composite film about three youngsters from different strata of society whose lives intersect by a car accident; she featured as Vivek Oberoi's romantic interest.


Kareena Kapoor then appeared alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Fardeen Khan in Govind Nihalani's critically acclaimed film Dev, which revolved around the 2002 Hindu-Muslim riots in Gujarat.


Kareena Kapoor starred as a Muslim victim and contributed in the soundtrack by providing the vocals.


Nihalani was initially hesitant to cast a mainstream commercial actress but found that Kareena Kapoor displayed a level of intelligence and sensitivity beyond her years.


Kareena Kapoor was eager to work with him, as his films Ardh Satya and Tamas gave her a deeper appreciation for cinema, and identified with her character's ability to be strong yet simple.


Kareena Kapoor was cast for the first time as a villain in Fida, a thriller about an online heist.


Kareena Kapoor was offered Chopra's part, but decided to play Kumar's wife, knowing that Indian women would better identify with her character.


Jitesh Pillai of The Times of India found Kareena Kapoor to have a small role, but noted that she "shines through brightly earning her big moment in the courtroom sequence".


Nikhat Kazmi believed that to become a serious actress Kareena Kapoor was embodying a maturer, more-jaded character beyond her years in Bewafaa.


Kareena Kapoor featured as Desdemona and was challenged on portraying the character's inner turmoil, which she believed was much more subtle and subdued.


Kareena Kapoor subsequently attended several script-reading sessions with the entire cast, and described the project as a special one for her.


Kareena Kapoor considers it to be a favourite among her roles and compared her portrayal of Dolly with her own evolving maturity as a woman.


Kareena Kapoor next teamed with Shahid Kareena Kapoor for a fourth time in the romantic comedy Jab We Met, in which she portrayed Geet Dhillon, a vivacious Sikh girl with a zest for life.


Director Imtiaz Ali was not a well-known figure before its production, but Kareena Kapoor agreed to the film after being fascinated with his script.


Kareena Kapoor collaborated closely with Ali to build her character and was challenged on effectively portraying Dhillon's exuberant personality without making it caricaturish.


Kareena Kapoor was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Actress and her second Screen Award.


Kareena Kapoor admitted to being heartbroken by the split and hoped that they would reconcile their friendship in the future.


In 2009, Kareena Kapoor was cast as Simrita Rai, a surgeon who moonlights as a model, in Sabbir Khan's battle-of-the-sexes comedy Kambakkht Ishq.


Kareena Kapoor's role is that of Pia, a medical student and Khan's love interest.


Deccan Herald opined that Kareena Kapoor "brings a dollop of sunshine and feminine grace to an otherwise masculine tale", taking note of her spontaneity while playing her character.


Kareena Kapoor began the new decade with a leading role in the poorly received romantic comedy Milenge Milenge.


Priyanka Roy of The Telegraph criticised it for being melodramatic, but praised Kareena Kapoor for enhancing the whole film.


We Are Family emerged a moderate success and Kareena Kapoor was awarded the Best Supporting Actress at the 56th Filmfare Awards.


Kareena Kapoor reunited with director Rohit Shetty for Golmaal 3, which received mixed reviews but earned more than 1 billion domestically.


Kareena Kapoor next appeared in the Anubhav Sinha-directed sci-fi film Ra.


Kareena Kapoor played Riana Braganza, a carefree young woman, and was particularly drawn to the qualities of her character.


Kareena Kapoor next appeared in Agent Vinod, an espionage thriller directed by Sriram Raghavan.


Kareena Kapoor was enthusiastic about the project, but it met with a tepid response and she was described as miscast.


Bollywood Hungama opined that it was her best work to date and concluded that despite an inconsistent character, Kareena Kapoor embellished it "with a rare vulnerability and an exceptional inner life".


At the annual Stardust Awards, Kareena Kapoor garnered the Editor's Choice for Best Actress, and received additional nominations at Filmfare, IIFA, Producers Guild, Screen and Stardust.


On 16 October 2012, Kareena Kapoor married actor Saif Ali Khan in a private ceremony in Bandra, Mumbai, and she gave birth to their sons in 2016 and 2021 respectively.


Kareena Kapoor stated that despite adding Khan to her name she would continue practising Hinduism after marriage.


In 2013, Kareena Kapoor Khan collaborated with Ajay Devgn for the fourth time in Prakash Jha's Satyagraha, a socio-political drama loosely inspired by social activist Anna Hazare's fight against corruption in 2011.


Kareena Kapoor took on smaller parts where she played the love-interest of Ajay Devgn in the action film Singham Returns and Salman Khan in the drama Bajrangi Bhaijaan.


The former, in which Kareena Kapoor Khan had a role written specifically for her, met with mixed reviews and Kareena Kapoor received criticism for taking a role of minimal importance.


Kareena Kapoor next featured in Udta Punjab, a crime drama that documents the substance abuse endemic in the Indian state Punjab.


Kareena Kapoor Khan was initially reluctant to do the film due to the length of her role, but agreed after reading the completed script and partially waived her fees to star in it.


Kareena Kapoor was keen to work on a project that would accommodate her parental commitments and found it in Shashanka Ghosh's female buddy film, Veere Di Wedding.


Kareena Kapoor liked the idea of telling a story of friendship and love from a female perspective, which she believed was rare in Hindi film, and was pleased to work with three other leading ladies.


Vetticad praised the film for portraying women with "agency, flaws, humanity and, above all, a sense of humour", and took note of Kareena Kapoor Khan's restrained performance.


Kareena Kapoor received Best Actress nominations at Filmfare, IIFA and Zee Cine Awards, and the film earned over 3 billion to emerge as the fifth highest-grossing Hindi film of the year.


Kareena Kapoor next took a supporting role in Angrezi Medium, a spiritual sequel to Hindi Medium.


In 2022, Kareena Kapoor Khan starred in an adaptation of Forrest Gump, titled Laal Singh Chaddha, starring Aamir Khan in the title role.


Kareena Kapoor played Rupa, a troubled aspiring actress; Devesh Sharma of Filmfare opined that her performance "filled with angst and grit" was one of the best in her career.


Eager to work in the thriller genre, Kareena Kapoor Khan signed on for two such films directed by Hansal Mehta and Sujoy Ghosh, respectively.


Alongside her acting work, Kareena Kapoor has established a career as a designer.


Kareena Kapoor's collection made its debut several months later in stores across India, and was well received.


In 2009, Kareena Kapoor worked with nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar on Don't Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight, a book on the principles of healthy eating habits.


In 2013, Kareena Kapoor released her autobiographical memoir, The Style Diary of a Bollywood Diva, which was criticised by Mint for its "too-breezy" writing.


In January 2014, Kareena Kapoor began working with UNICEF to advocate the education of girls and increase quality based education in India.


Kareena Kapoor later donated an equivalent amount of the funds raised during a joint initiative by UNICEF and Groupon for a higher-quality learning environment in Indian schools.


Also that year, Kareena Kapoor provided a voice-over for the documentary film Girl Rising: Woh Padhegi, Woh Udegi [She will learn, she will fly] for the organisation of the same name, and produced a documentary on women's empowerment.


Additionally, Kareena Kapoor has made public appearances to support other charitable organisations.


Kareena Kapoor performed at a fundraiser for the World Youth Peace Summit in November 2003, and participated in a concert to raise money for victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.


Kareena Kapoor visited Indian jawans in Rajasthan, for a special Holi weekend episode of NDTV's reality show Jai Jawaan.


In 2010, Kareena Kapoor adopted the village of Chanderi in Madhya Pradesh as part of NDTV's Greenathon Campaign, to provide the village with a regular supply of electricity.


Kareena Kapoor has participated in several stage shows and world tours since 2002.


Four years later, Kareena Kapoor returned to the stage with six other Bollywood celebrities in the successful Rockstars Concert world tour.


In 2008, Kareena Kapoor performed in Shah Rukh Khan's Temptation Reloaded 2008, a series of concerts in a number of countries.


In 2018, Kareena Kapoor collaborated with Ishq FM to host a radio show "What Women Want".


Kareena Kapoor subsequently featured in films portraying similar characters, and this further established her off- and on-screen personae.


Kareena Kapoor is known for her assertive and moody nature, and her outspoken views and independence have been singled out for making major contributions to her career.


Meanwhile, Anu Ahuja suggested that Kareena Kapoor's demeanour is an act; she is "cold and unapproachable so that no one will act funny with her".


Kareena Kapoor is considered one of the most popular Bollywood celebrities in India.


Kareena Kapoor's look and performances have established her as a style icon for young women.


Kareena Kapoor became the only Indian actress to be featured on CNNGo's list of "Who Mattered Most in India", and was later selected by Verve for its list of the country's most powerful women from 2008 to 2013 and in 2016.


From 2012 to 2018, Kareena Kapoor has featured on Forbes Indias "Celebrity 100", a list based on the income and popularity of India's celebrities, peaking at the seventh position in 2012 with an estimated annual earning of 735 million.


Kareena Kapoor relies on her instincts and spontaneity as an actor.


Kareena Kapoor is known to commit heavily to each role, and refrains from rehearsing for a project.


Manjula Sen of The Telegraph wrote in 2008 that although Kareena Kapoor had the worst success ratio among her contemporaries, her marketability remained unaffected.


Kareena Kapoor was later ranked seventh and fifth in 2005 and 2006 respectively, and returned to third place in 2007.


Kareena Kapoor has received six Filmfare Awards out of fifteen nominations.


Kareena Kapoor earned a special jury recognition for Chameli, and two Critics Award for Best Actress for Dev and Omkara.


Kareena Kapoor later received the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for Jab We Met and We Are Family respectively.