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Katrina Kaif | Success story of a British Actress



Katrina Kaif is a 38-year-old British actress. Ranking one of the India’s highest paid actresses and an evergreen glamarous face of Bollywood, Katrina Holds 4 filmfare award nominations along with 3 Stardust awards, 4 zee cine awards, 4 screen awards, 1 IIFA Award, 2 Star Guild Awards.

Early Life

Katrina Kaif, a British actress, was born in Hong Kong, and after residing in several different cities, she moved to London. She is assumed to have grown up in London, but nothing of that sort is true because She lived there only for three years before moving to India. She is fourth among seven daughters of Mohammed Kaif, a British Businessman and Suzanne, an English lawyer.

Katrina Kaif had no influence of her father over her as she grew up Because her parents separated. It was her mother who raised all her girls. Her father moved to the United States and never connected. Her mother wanted to devote her life to social causes, which resulted in their relocation to several countries. This relocation disturbed her studies as Katrina Kaif and her siblings had to take home tutoring wherever they resided

Katrina Kaif, while feeling nostalgia for her father’s absence, states, “When I see friends who have wonderful fathers who are like pillars of support for their families, I say, if only I had that. But instead of complaining, I should be grateful for all the other things I have”. 


At just the age of Fourteen, Kat received her first modelling assignment. It was after she won the Beauty Contest in Hawaii. Subsequently, she began modelling professionally in London. Along with freelancing with agencies, she made sure that London Fashion Week witnessed her regular appearance.

Catching the attention of a London-based filmmaker Kaizad Gustad at a fashion show was what made Katrina plan her journey to Bollywood. She made her debut in 2003 with an English-Hindi erotic heist film BOOM with the greatest of actors, Amitabh Bacchan, Gulshan Grover, Jackie Shroff and Padma Lakshmi.

The film was first screened at the Canvas Film Festival and was widely promoted at the event. Consequently, there were more and more projects for her to work upon, which was why she decided to stay in India. But soon after the movie BOOM, “Kat was written off due to her poor Hindi and thick British accent”, as published by the Hindustan Times. Later she gives a statement that shows her denial that this film was an essential part of her life.

I don’t count Boom among important happenings in my life. When I signed this film, I didn’t know much about India and its film audience.” Says Katrina Kaif .

Soon after solidifying her modelling career in India, she endorsed brands like Coca-Cola, Samsung, Fevicol and LG. Even though she was getting a good amount of modelling assignments, filmmakers were still resistant to cast her. She began taking Hindi classes. But after first failure in Hindi cinema, she got into a Telugu film Malliswari. And she got the highest salary for a south Indian actress. Her criticisms subsided after this victory. Even though she was getting a good amount of modelling assignments, filmmakers were still resistant to cast her.


Ultimately her breakthrough took place, when she got films with Akshay Kumar in multiple films. Her career appeared much brighter when she did four Bollywood hits in 2007 and three in 2008. And it included, Action thriller Race, Singh is King and the drama Apne.

After this league of films, her began getting fame in the Industry. She was the lead in the movie New York in 2009 to glam it up. The box office got super profitable, and the film was widely recognised. From then till now, Katrina Kaif has been doing films and getting fame through her glamour.

What are Katrina's thoughts on Marriage?

Being Reluctant to openly express anything about it, Katrina says, “I have always believed that there’s life before marriage and after marriage. Before marriage… You are termed a single woman and I choose to conduct that part of my life with absolute dignity and discretion”.

Her first serious relationship was with Salman Khan , from which she got separated in 2010

What's the success mantra that Katrina Gives to aspiring actors?

“It’s easy to get a break in this business, but to maintain your momentum, you have to be one of the two things; crazy talented, or you have to work your butt off like me”.

When did Katrina got married?

Katrina Kaif tied knot with Vicky kaushal on 9th December, 2021

Katrina with spouse Vicky Kaushal

Also Read: Vicky Kaushal | The Rising star

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