Kareena Kapoor belongs to a prominent Bollywood family, The Kapoor family have a long history in Hindi Cinema. She is born in a family that have actors for generations, including her paternal great grandfather, Prithviraj Kapoor, grandfather, Raj kapoor, uncles Shammi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor, aunts Neetu Singh and Jennifer Kendall. On maternal side her grandfather Hari Shivdasani and aunt Sadhana have been the famous actors of their times. Her grandfather Raj Kapoor is also known as “the greatest showman of Indian Cinema”. Kareena is the fourth generation of the renowned Kapoor family.
Kareena Kapoor Biography and Family
She is the daughter of famous Bollywood actor Randhir Kapoor and actress Babita Kapoor. The gorgeous Kareena Kapoor was born on 21 September 1980 in Mumbai. The Kapoor family is of Punjabi Hindu origin. Her nick name is Bebo. Kareena name was derived from the book Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, which her mother was reading while she was pregnant with her. Elder sister of Kareena Kapoor is the most popular Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor, her cousin is hot and stylish actor Ranbir Kapoor. Her height is 5 Feet and 5 Inch.
She enjoys swimming, reading, cooking and horse riding. After dating for almost five years finally on 16 October 2012, Kareena Kapoor tied the knot with famous Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan, son of superstar Sharmila Tagore and Crickter Nawab Pataudi in a private ceremony in Bandra, Mumbai. Despite of adding Khan to her name she continues practising Hinduism after her marriage. The couple is blessed with a baby boy named Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi on 20th December 2016. People expressed their disgust over the name of Taimur by comparing to 14th century Mongol invader who attacked Delhi. Taimur also means brave king and strong like iron.
Her exposure to film from the younger age kindled her interest in acting. She is inspired by the work of actress Nargis and Meena Kumari. In spite of her family background, her father was not very keen on his daughters Karsima and Kareena joining film industry because he believed it conflicts with the traditional maternal duties and responsibility of women. This led a conflict between Randhir Kapoor and Babita Kapoor and they separated.
Babita raised Karshima and Kareena single-handedly and did several jobs until Karishma debut as an actress in 1991. After living separately for several years, her parents reconciled in 2007. Kareena is extremely close to her family. She is a compassionate sister, a dedicated daughter, an enriched actress, an idyllic woman and the list can go on and on. In media she has an image of being arrogant, vain, assertive, moody and outspoken. She believes in doing what she feels right.
While training at acting institute, she was cast as female lead role in Rakesh Roshan’s film Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai in 2000 opposite to Hrithik Roshan. After several days of shooting, she abandoned the film. Later she told that more prominence was given to director’s son. After that in 2000 the beautiful Bebo made her acting debut alongside Abhishek Bachchan in J.P. Dutta’s war film Refugee. Her performance was acclaimed by critics as ‘a natural performer’ while India Today reported that Kareena belongs to a new breed of Hindi film actors that breaks away from character stereotypes.
Refugee was a moderate box-office success but Kareena’s performance earned the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She established herself in Indian Film Industry with historical drama Ashoka and bckbuster Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham in 2001. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham was India’s second highest-grossing film of the year and the biggest Bollywood success. The initial success was followed by a series of commercial failures and repetitive roles generated negative reviews about Kareena. Year 2004 was a turning point for Kareena when she played the role of a golden hearted sex worker in the film Chameli. The film was well received by critics.
Indiatimes praised her “intuitive brilliance” and stated that she had exceeded all expectations. Kareena acted in more than 60 films and played a variety of roles such as Contemporary romantic drama, comedies, crime, drama, etc. and won several awards including six Filmfare awards. Kareena Kapoor has her first wax statue at Madame Tussauds, London and second in Madame Tussauds, Singapore.
Some of her blockbuster movies are Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Chameli, Don, Jab We Met, Golmaal Returns, 3 Idiots, Golmaal 3, Bodyguard, Ra One, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and many more.
Kareena Kapoor the sizzling beauty and hot sensation of Bollywood surprised millions of her fans with her outlook and zero size figure in movie Tashan and everybody became a fan of her figure. Kareena has maintained her figure with the help of yoga, workout and nutritious and healthy diet plan. Although Kareena is a big foodie but she sacrificed her high calorie food for zero size figure.
Kareena was a part of several stage shows and world tour since 2002. Her first tour was with Hrithik Roshan, Karisma Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Aftab Shivdasani in United States and Canada. At the end of 2002, she performed a stage show ‘Now or Never’ at Durban, South Africa. In 2006, she returned again on stage with other Bollywood celebrities in Rock stars Concert world tour. In 2008, Kareena performed in Shah Rukh Khan’s Temptation Reloaded 2008.
Kareena Kpoor is considered as one of the most popular Bollywood celebrity in India. In 2009, kareena Kapoor was voted one of India’s most popular icons by Daily News and Analysis; she is listed amongst the top celebrity endorses for brands and products worldwide. She is the only Indian actress to be featured on CNN Go’s list of ‘Who Mattered Most in India’, later selected by Verve for its list of India’s Most Powerful Women from 2008 to 2013. In June 2010, Kareena was named “India’s Most Beautiful Woman” by Indian edition of People magazine. Eastern Eye and Indian Maxim named her as “Asia’s Sexiest Woman” and “India’s Hottest Woman” in 2011 and 2012 respectively. India Today selected her for India’s Most Influential Women. From 2012-16, Kareena was featured on Forbes India’s “Celebrity 100”, a list based on income and popularity. India Today labelled her “The Most Versatile Female Lead in The Industry”.
Kareena support various philanthropic endeavours and actively involved in promoting children’s education and safety of women. In November 2003, she performed for a fund raising activity for the World Youth Peace Summit and in 2005, she participate in a concert to raise money for victims of 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami. In 2005, she visited Indian Jawana troops in Rajasthan, for Holi weekend episode of NDTV’s reality show Jai Jawaan. In 2010, she was a part of NDTV Greenathon Campaign, Kareena adopted village Chanderi in Madhya Pradesh to provide regular electricity. She was also a part of international campaign ‘1 Goal Education for All’. Kareena Kapoor was a brand ambassador of the Shakti Campaign, a project launched by NDTV to combat violence against women.
In December 2013, she launched Channel V’s anti rape mobile app ‘Vith U’. Kareena attended a gala dinner at The Taj Mahal Hotel where she participated in a campaign to raise awareness on hunger and malnutrition in the world. In 2014, Kareena began work with UNICEF to advocate education of girls and increase quality based education in India. Kareena was a part of fund raising activity by UNICEF and Groupon for promoting high quality learning environment in Indian schools, she also donated an equivalent amount of raised during the campaign. Later she launched ‘Child Friendly School and System’ package. In 2015, Kareena awarded 31 students and 5 teachers for their contribution towards education in Chhattisgarh at the concluding ceremony of Child Rights Protection Week. She provided voice over documentary film Girl Rising: Woh Padhegi, Woh Udegi (she will learn, she will fly). She made donations to the Kashmir flood relief.
Kareena Kapoor Net Worth 2017: $10 Million
Kareena Kapoor has an estimated net worth of $10 Million. She has endorsed more than 18 brands such as Sony, Head & Shoulders, Lux, Vivel Soap, Colgate, Lakme, Philips Hair Styler, Berger Paints, Limca, Tetley’s Green Tea and many more. Kareena does not endorse non-vegetarian foods, alcohol and cigarettes. She even left non-vegetarian foods in 2006. She is also known as ‘Endorsement Queen’. Kareena is the highest paid female brand ambassador in India. Viewers fall in love with her instantly because of her natural performance, spontaneity and camera friendly attitude. She has the maximum share of endorsement. Kareena is declared top female brand endorser as per ADEX India Analysis 2010. Her endorsement fee is 3-4 Crore per endorsement. Kareena is one of the most popular and highest paid actress of Indian Film Industry. She charges 8-9 Crore per movie.
Kareena Kapoor Education
Kareena was not inclined toward academics though she received good grades in all her classes. She did her schooling from Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai and Welham Girls’ Boarding School, Dehradun. Kareena completed her graduation from Mithibai College, Vile Parle, Mumbai. She did 2 months course in microcomputers from Harvard University, US. Later she developed an interest in law and enrolled at Government Law College, Mumbai. After completing first year of law, she decided to pursue her career as an actress and began training at an acting institute in Andheri, Mumbai mentored by Kishore Namit Kapoor, a member of Film and television Institute of India (FTII).
Kareena Kapoor Business Model
Kareena is an actress, stage performer and a co-author of three books: an autobiographical memoir and two nutrition guides. In 2009, Kareena collaborated with nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar for her nutrition guides. Her nutrition guides ‘Don’t Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight’ and ‘Women and The Weight Loss Tamasha’ was well received by critics. In 2013, Kareena releases her autobiographical memoir ‘The Style Diary of a Bollywood Diva’ co-author alongside Rochelle Pinto. She became the first Indian actress to launch her own clothing line for women in association with the retail chain Globus. Kareena describe this collaboration as being special and reflective of my personal sense of style. She established a career as a designer and an author.
Kareena Kapoor Assets [Cars Collection, House & Others]
Kareena loves well decorated houses. She has two houses one is in Mumbai and another is in London. Her Mumbai house is located in the posh location of Khar west in the six floor of Rose Queen Apartment, whereas her London House depict the show of high status with its lovely and awesome interior.
Kareena has a luxurious fleet of cars which includes BMW 7 Series, LX 470 SUV and Mercedes S Class.
Latest news About Kareena Kapoor Khan
Recently Sony Pictures Networks India roped in Kareen Kapoor Khan as the ‘Feel Alive’ brand ambassador of an upcoming factual entertainment channel Sony BBC Earth because she is well known globally. She got INR 12 Crore for this endorsement. On February 5, 2017 Kareena walked the Lakme Fashion Week Summer for ace designer Anita Dongre. This is the first fashion show which she walked after her delivery. On 20 December 2016 she gave birth to baby Taimur and now she is back to yoga. She sets the new standards for fitness. Her upcoming movie is Veer di wedding which is set to release in 2017.
The heart throb Bollywood actress Kareena kapoor is the reigning film star of Indian Film Industry. Bebo is the most envied person in the tinsel town for her fabulous and sexy figure. Kareena recognised for her fashion style, she is very youthful, stylish and glamorous. Kareena is one of the most sought–after actresses of Indian Film Industry. She is the jewel of Kapoor Khandan. She is happily married to Saif Ali Khan and enjoying personal and work life at her fullest.