50 Facts About Karisma Kapoor

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Karisma Kapoor was born on 25 June 1974 and is an Indian actress, who works in Hindi films.

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Karisma Kapoor is the recipient of several accolades, including a National Film Award and four Filmfare Awards.

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Karisma Kapoor cemented her status by starring in five of David Dhawan's romantic comedies—Judwaa, Hero No 1, Biwi No 1, Haseena Maan Jaayegi and Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge, all of which were commercial successes, as well as the family drama Hum Saath-Saath Hain.

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Karisma Kapoor took a sabbatical from acting in 2004, and has since acted sporadically, which include the thriller Dangerous Ishqq and the web series Mentalhood.

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Karisma Kapoor was married to businessman Sanjay Kapur from 2003 to 2016; the couple have two children together.

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Karisma Kapoor has played the titular character in the television series Karishma: The Miracles of Destiny and has featured as a talent judge for several reality shows.

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Karisma Kapoor was born on 25 June 1974 in Mumbai, to actors Randhir Karisma Kapoor and Babita.

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The actors Rishi and Rajiv Karisma Kapoor are her uncles, while the actress Neetu Singh and entrepreneur Ritu Nanda are her aunts.

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Karisma 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.

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10.

Karisma Kapoor studied at the Cathedral and John Connon School and later, for a few months at Sophia College.

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11.

Karisma Kapoor later said that she left college to pursue acting for financial support.

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12.

Karisma Kapoor made her acting debut in 1991 at the age of sixteen and a half with the romantic drama Prem Qaidi, opposite debutant Harish Kumar.

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Karisma Kapoor next starred in the action drama Jigar, followed by the romantic drama Anari, both of which emerged as box office hits and among the highest-grossing films of their respective years.

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In 1994, Karisma Kapoor had nine film releases; four of them — Prem Shakti, Dulaara, Andaz and Aatish—were critical and commercial failures.

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Karisma Kapoor's first hit that year was David Dhawan's comedy film Raja Babu, opposite Govinda, in which she played Madhubala, an educated arrogant girl who calls off her engagement upon discovering her fiancee's illiteracy.

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Karisma Kapoor played Raveena Bajaj, the daughter of a London-based business tycoon, who travels to India in search of true love, and falls for Salman Khan's character.

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17.

In 1995, after appearing in the box office flops Jawab and Maidan-E-Jung, Karisma Kapoor starred as Malti, a rich girl who marries a poor coolie in David Dhawan's blockbuster comedy film Coolie No 1.

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18.

Karisma Kapoor starred alongside Sunny Deol, Salman Khan and Tabu in Raj Kanwar's romantic drama Jeet.

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Karisma Kapoor played Kajal, a woman who falls in love with a criminal, but ends up marrying another man.

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20.

That same year, Karisma Kapoor played the female lead in Dharmesh Darshan's Raja Hindustani opposite Aamir Khan.

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21.

In 1997, Karisma Kapoor re-united with David Dhawan for two projects, the comedy film Judwaa, and the romantic comedy Hero No 1.

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22.

Karisma Kapoor eventually received a nomination for Zee Cine Award for Best Actress for her work in the film.

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23.

Karisma Kapoor next starred in the Mehul Kumar-directed dramas Lahu Ke Do Rang and Mrityudata, both of which were critical and commercial failures.

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24.

Karisma Kapoor played the supporting role of Nisha, a bubbly dancer who secretly falls in love with her best friend she unites her with the girl he loves.

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25.

Karisma Kapoor eventually won the National Film Award and Best Supporting Actress for her role.

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26.

Karisma Kapoor next re-united with Dhawan and Salman Khan for the romantic comedy Biwi No 1, in which she portrayed Pooja, a woman whose husband gets involved in an extra-marital affair with a model.

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27.

Karisma Kapoor proved to be successful with comedy films, as another of David Dhawan's films Haseena Maan Jaayegi, did fairly well at the box office.

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28.

Karisma Kapoor collaborated for the first time with the Rajshri Productions for the family drama Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United.

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29.

Karisma Kapoor played Sapna, a girl who falls for Khan's character while on a foreign trip she finds it tough to convince her three uncles of this relationship.

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30.

In 2002, Karisma Kapoor had three film releases, the first of which was the romantic drama Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya, opposite Akshay Kumar and Abhishek Bachchan.

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31.

Karisma Kapoor next starred alongside Nana Patekar in the woman-centric drama Shakti: The Power, playing the role of Nandini, a woman who wants to fly away from her in-laws along with her son, after her husband's death.

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32.

Karisma Kapoor featured as Komal, a wealthy woman who falls in love with a poorer man and marries him against her father's wishes.

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33.

In 2006, Karisma Kapoor was seen in Mere Jeevan Saathi; the film had been shot and completed in 2003, but was delayed for three years.

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34.

In 2008, alongside actor Arjun Rampal and director–choreographer Farah Khan, Karisma Kapoor began judging season four of the dance show Nach Baliye, and continued the following year with the comedy show Hans Baliye.

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35.

Karisma Kapoor made her comeback as an actress with a leading role in Vikram Bhatt's supernatural thriller Dangerous Ishhq.

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36.

In 2013, Karisma Kapoor made a special appearance along with several other actors in the titular song of the anthology film Bombay Talkies, which was made to honour the Hindi film industry for completing a hundred years.

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37.

In 2019, Kapoor made a special appearance in the Aanand L Rai-directed romantic comedy Zero.

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38.

Karisma Kapoor was in a relationship with her Jigar co-star Ajay Devgn from 1992 till they broke up in 1995.

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39.

Karisma Kapoor got engaged to Abhishek Bachchan in 2002, but the engagement was called off after a few months.

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40.

Karisma Kapoor was a goodwill ambassador for Pinkathon 2012 for breast cancer awareness.

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41.

In 2013, Karisma Kapoor participated in a campaign with Priyanka Chopra to highlight the rights of girls in India.

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42.

Karisma Kapoor has been a celebrity endorser for many brands, including Kellogg's, Crescent Lawn, Admix Retail, Danone and Garnier Colour.

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43.

Karisma Kapoor walked the runway for such designers as Manish Malhotra, Arpita Mehta, and Vikram Phadnis.

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44.

Karisma Kapoor has been part of several stage shows and world tours since the '90s.

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45.

In 2016, Karisma Kapoor participated in the Hiru Golden Film Awards in Sri Lanka as a special guest along with several other Bollywood actors, including Neil Nitin Mukesh, Sunil Shetty, Jackie Shroff, Sridevi, and Madhuri Dixit.

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46.

Karisma Kapoor appeared on Box Office India's list of three "Top Actresses" for five consecutive years and ranked first for three years.

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47.

Karisma Kapoor has featured on Forbes Indias "Celebrity 100", a list based on the income and popularity of India's celebrities, peaking at the seventy-sixth position in 2012, with an estimated annual earning of 110.

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Karisma Kapoor is the recipient of a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for Dil To Pagal Hai, and four Filmfare Awards: Best Actress for Raja Hindustani and Fiza, Best Supporting Actress for Dil To Pagal Hai, and Best Actress for Zubeidaa.

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In 1996, Karisma Kapoor earned her first Best Actress for Raja Hindustani, her biggest commercial success, and later received the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the musical romance Dil To Pagal Hai.

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Karisma Kapoor went on to play the leading role in the critically acclaimed projects, Fiza and Zubeidaa, for which she earned the Best Actress and Best Actress Critics trophies at the Filmfare ceremony.

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