Katrina Kaif is currently the top actress in Bollywood today, and also the actress with highest demand. She is a British by nationality and a model turned actress by profession. When she came to India some years ago, no one could have expected that this pretty young girl with a British accent and weak Hindi, would one day become the number 1 actress and the reigning queen of Bollywood. But, despite initial failures and rejection, she moved ahead with patience, dedication and hard work and today she has become one of the highest paid actresses in Bollywood. Her present net worth is estimated at around 5 million US dollars.
Katrina Kaif, a British national originally called Katrina Turquotte, was born in Hong Kong on 16th July, 1983. Her father is a British-Kashmiri while her mother is a British. She has six sisters and one brother. The family of this girl lived in different countries of the world before she finally settled down in India and made it big here. At a young age of 14 years, Katrina took up her first assignment as a model for a London based jewelry brand. But she knew that she was destined to do something bigger in life, and she came to India after she was offered “Boom” by Kaizad Gustad.
Her Professional Career:
The movie “Boom” had a big star cast with the super star Amitabh Bachchan, but it bombed on the box office. She also did a few films in South Indian industry during her struggle period. Katrina was however, not dissuaded by this failure and continues her struggles for a second chance, which she received in Salman starrer, “Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya”. The comedy film was a successful one and things turned out positive for Katrina now. She worked with 100% conviction to improve her Hindi and her efforts started bearing fruit as she got a good number of hits including “Ek Tha Tiger”, “Namaste London”, “Dhoom 3”, “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”, “Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahaani”, “New York”, “Rajneeti” and “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”. She has been successfully paired up with all the three Khans of the industry, Aamir-Salman-Shahrukh.
Her Awards and Achievements:
Katrina received her first recognition and Bollywood Awards in 2006, when she got the Stardust Award for Breakthrough Performance for “Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya”. She has received 23 awards till date, including Filmfares for Best Actress for “New York” (2010) and “Mere Brother ki Dulhan” (2012). Other achievements include 3 Star Screen Awards, 3 Zee Cine Awards, 3 IIFA Awards, 2 Stardust Awards and numerous other awards.
Her Personal Life:
Katrina Kaif was linked with super star Salman Khan, right from the beginning of her career and it is Salman, whom she credits for her success till date. But two broke up a few years ago, after rumors of her closeness with the young heart throb, Ranbeer Kapoor during the making of “Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahaani”. They have been spotted together on many occasions and it has been heard that they are planning to get married soon.