Katrina Kaif (born Katrina Turquotte; 16 July 1983) is an Indian actress who predominantly works in Hindi film industry. Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics for her acting prowess, she has established herself in Bollywood and is one of India’s highest-paid actresses. Born in Hong Kong, Kaif and her family lived in several countries before she moved to London. She received her first modelling assignment as a teenager and later pursued a career as a fashion model. At a fashion show in London, filmmaker Kaizad Gustad spotted Kaif and decided to cast her in Boom (2003), a critical and commercial failure.
Katrina Kaif Early Life and Education:
Katrina Kaif was born in Hong Kong with her mother’s surname Turquotte (also spelt Turcotte), on 16 July 1983. As in 2021, Katrina Kaif’s age is 37 years. According to the actress, her father (Mohammed Kaif) is a British businessman of Kashmiri descent and her mother (Suzanne, also spelt Susanna) is an English lawyer and charity worker. She has seven siblings: three elder sisters (Stephanie, Christine, and Natasha), three younger sisters (Melissa, Sonia, and Isabel) and an elder brother, Michael. Isabelle Kaif is also a model and actress. Kaif’s parents divorced when she was a child, and her father moved to the United States. She said her father had no influence on Kaif or her siblings while they were growing up, and they were raised by their mother.
Katrina Kaif Careers:
At the age of fourteen, Kaif won a beauty contest in Hawaii and received her first modelling assignment in a jewellery campaign. She subsequently modelled professionally in London, working for freelance agencies and appearing regularly at London Fashion Week. London based filmmaker Kaizad Gustad offered her a role in the 2003 erotic heist film ‘Boom’. Further, in the year 2003, she walked the ramp at the India Fashion Week for fashion designer Rohit Bal. However, she was discarded from the 2003 Mahesh Bhatt film ‘Saaya‘ for her poor command over Hindi. But, she managed to bag a role in the Telugu film ‘Malliswari‘ in 2004.
Furthermore, she started 2005 with a short role in the political thriller ‘Sarkar‘. Later, she got her breakthrough role in the romantic comedy, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, which was directed by David Dhawan. The next year, she started one more long-running collaboration with the film ‘Humko Deewana Kar Gaya‘.
In 2007, she cemented her foothold in Bollywood with four different successful movies in which she went past her “adorable screen presence” to be featured in substantial roles.
In the year 2008, she worked with Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna in Abbas-Mustan’s action thriller ‘Race‘ and again with Akshay Kumar in ‘Singh Is Kinng‘, both of which earned her mixed to negative reviews.
Katrina Kaif Biography:
|Stage Name||Katrina Kaif|
|Real Name||Katrina Turquotte|
|Debut||Film: Film Debut: Boom (2003)|
|Birthday||16 July 1983|
|Hometown||London, United Kingdom|
|Current City||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Parents||Father: Mohammed Kaif (British businessman of Kashmiri descent)|
|Mother: Suzanne Turquotte (Harvard Graduate, English Teacher and a Lawyer)|
|Sibling(s)||Brother(s): Michael Kaif (Elder, A professional skier and a rock climber)|
|Sister(s): 3 Elder: Stephanie, Christine and Natasha, 3 Younger: Melissa, Sonia and Isabel|
Relationships & More
|Spouse / Husband||Unmarried|
Educational & Qualification
|School||Homeschooling (Taught at home by her mother, tutors and also did correspondence courses)|
|College||Left her college in London to pursue an acting career in Bollywood|
Katrina Kaif Wiki
- Does Katrina Kaif know cooking? – No.
- Does Katrina Kaif smoke? – Not known.
- Does Katrina Kaif drink alcohol? – Not known.
- Does Katrina Kaif go to the gym? – Yes.
- Katrina Kaif’s shoe size is 7.5.
- Katrina Kaif’s height is 5’5″
- Katrina Kaif’ mother tongue is Kannada.
- Katrina Kaif’ father name is Mohammed Kaif (British businessman of Kashmiri descent).
- Katrina Kaif’ mother name is Suzanne Turquotte (Harvard Graduate, English Teacher and a Lawyer).
- Katrina Kaif’ birthday date is 16 July 1983.
- As of 2021, Katrina Kaif’ age is 37 years.
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