Date of Birth
21 September 1980, Mumbai, Maharahstra, India
Kareena Randhir Kapoor
5' 4" (1.63 m)
Kareena was born to Sindhi-speaking Babita (nee Shivdasani) and Punjabi-speaking Randhir Kapoor in Bombay, India. She has an elder sister, Karisma.
She is born in a family that have been actors for generations, including her paternal great-grandfather, Prithviraj Kapoor; her grandfather, Raj Kapoor; her paternal uncles, Shammi, Shashi, Rishi, and Rajiv; as well as aunt, Neetu Singh, & Jennifer Kendall, the wives of Rishi and Shashi respectively. On her maternal side, her grandfather, Hari Shivdasani, and aunt, Sadhana, have been actors in their own rights.
As a child she studied in Jamnabai Narsee School in Juhu, Bombay, and thereafter was enrolled in Dehra Dun's prestigious Welham Girls' Boarding School. Then she re-located to Harvard for approximately 3 months to take a course in Information Technology and Microcomputers. Upon her return to India, she joined the Government Law College in Churchgate, Bombay, but left it after one year, to enroll in the Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting School.
Her dad, Randhir is very protective towards his daughters and wanted both of them to keep away from acting, get married, and settle down, as per the Kapoor family tradition. This led to irreconcilable differences between her parents, ultimately leading to a divorce, with both sisters leaving their dad to live with their mom.
Her film debut was in the year 2000 with 'Refugee' along with the debut of Amitabh Bachchan's son, Abhishek. She went on to appear in 31 other Hindi movies, and has thus far won four awards for her performances in 'Refugee', 'Chameli', 'Dev', and 'Omkara'.
She is one of the most sought-after actresses in Bollywood, considered bankable, with an enviable A-listing and as of June 2007 is to appear in 'Tashan', 'Lajjo', 'Kismat Talkies' amongst others.
IMDb Mini Biography By: rAjOo
Younger sister of Karisma Kapoor
Granddaughter of Raj Kapoor, great-granddaughter of Prithviraj Kapoor and great-great-granddaughter of Dewan Basheswarnath Kapoor
She is the second daughter of actress Babita Kapoor, and actor Randhir Kapoor. They have broken the taboo of Kapoor family girls acting in movies.
Loves horseback riding and cooking
Turned down a role in _Bride and Prejudice (2004)_.
Did not attend her cousin's (Riddhima Kapoor) wedding with Bharat Sawhney that took place in Bombay on Wednesday January 25, 2006. Also absent was her sister, Karisma, and mom, Babita.
Her great grandfather (Prithviraj Kapoor), her grandfather (Raj Kapoor) and his two brothers (Shammi & Shashi), her mother (Babita), her father (Randhir) and his two brothers (Rishi & Rajiv) have all been film stars over the last fifty years and her sister (Karisma) have been acting in Bollywood flicks keeping it all within the family.
Listed as number 6 of 'Top Bollywood Actresses' of 2006. (rediff.com, 8-25- 2006)
She is best friends with fellow actress Amrita Arora.
She befriended Konkona Sen Sharma on the sets of 2006 movie Omkara.
Good friends with actress Esha Deol.
Although Kareena's prescribed diet includes paranthas, momos, cheese, pasta and bananas, which are mostly considered fattening, it is her daily practice of yoga that keeps her fit for her role in Tashan (2008).
Has lived secretly with Saif Ali Khan. At the Lakme Fashion Awards in October 2007 they made their liaison official.
Has a mannequin of herself in Madame Tussaud's Museum in England. Along with Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan.
Life is full of happiness and tears, be strong and have faith.
I want a man I can keep for myself. I wouldn't ever share my man with anyone else.
I am not a home breaker and I can never be. I haven't been brought up to create havoc in other people's homes.
If I found out that my man is unfaithful, there'd be no tears, no shor-sharaba, I'd just slaughter him.
Men are gutless. Why can't they own up to the women they love?
A lot of guys try to mingle with me because of who I am. If I encounter a guy with a clean heart, I will go by my instincts. I guess my man won't be from the film industry.
I am a hell raiser. I do my own thing. And I believe what I do is the right thing.
I wouldn't be able to turn a blind eye to my husband activities like other star wives. I will be screaming down this throat, demanding an account of every minute of his. So you see an actor won't be good for my peace of mind.
The most shocking part of the articles linking me with Hrithik Roshan was the insinuation that I was willing to give up my career to run after him. Please! Not for a man, never.
My co-stars call me selfish. They say you are only interested in yourself and what you are only interested is yourself and what you are doing in front of the camera. I reply, I can't help it; it's what got me where I am.
The one thing I like being in a relationship is that we get to share things. Our experiences about life, comparing notes about things that have happened to us. Then you get companionship, which is great. You laugh, you talk, you fight. There's a mazaa in that. I like everything about being in a relationship. I like feeling secure. I like the companionship, making the other person happy. And if you're in a good relationship, there's nothing you don't like about it.
Year Film Role Notes
2000 Refugee Nazneen "Naaz" Ahmed Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
2001 Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai Pooja Saxena
2001 Yaadein Isha Singh Puri
2001 Ajnabee Priya Malhotra
2001 Asoka Kaurwaki Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
2001 Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... Pooja "Poo" Sharma Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
2002 Mujhse Dosti Karoge! Tina Kapoor
2002 Jeena Sirf Merre Liye Pooja / Pinky
2003 Talaash: The Hunt Begins... Tina
2003 Khushi Khushi Singh (Lali)
2003 Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon Sanjana
2003 LOC Kargil Simran
2004 Chameli Chameli Filmfare Award for Special Performance
2004 Yuva Mira
2004 Dev Aaliya Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress
2004 Fida Neha Mehra
2004 Aitraaz Priya Saxena / Malhotra
2004 Hulchul Anjali
2005 Bewafaa Anjali Sahai
2005 Kyon Ki Dr. Tanvi Khurana
2005 Dosti: Friends Forever Anjali
2006 36 China Town Priya
2006 Chup Chup Ke Shruti
2006 Omkara Dolly Mishra Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
2006 Don: The Chase Begins Again Kamini Cameo
2007 Kya Love Story Hai Herself Special appearance in song "It's Rocking"
2007 Jab We Met Geet Dhillon Filmfare Award for Best Actress
2008 Halla Bol Herself Special appearance
2008 Tashan Pooja Singh
2008 Roadside Romeo Laila Voice
2008 Golmaal Returns Ekta
2009 Luck by Chance Herself Special appearance
2009 Billu Herself Special appearance in song "Marjaani"
2009 Kambakkht Ishq Simrita Rai
2009 Main Aurr Mrs Khanna Raina Khanna
2009 Kurbaan Avantika Ahuja / Khan Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
2009 3 Idiots Pia Sahastrabudhhe Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
2010 Milenge Milenge Priya Malhotra
2010 We Are Family Shreya Arora Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
2010 Golmaal 3 Daboo Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
2011 Bodyguard Divya
2011 Ra.One Sonia Subramaniam
2012 Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu Riana Braganza
2012 Agent Vinod Iram Parveen Bilal /
Dr. Ruby Mendes
2012 Heroine Mahi Arora Filming (Releasing on September 14, 2012)
2012 Talaash Post-production (Releasing on November 30, 2012)