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She was voted at the No. 1 spot in FHM India’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll.
Towering at 5’8”, with an hour-glass figure, the beautiful and elegant Katrina Kaif stands apart and is not one to go unnoticed.
Katrina was born in Hong Kong to an Indian Kashmiri father, Mohammed Kaif, and an English mother, Suzanne Turquotte, both of whom are British citizens. Her parents divorced when she was very young. Kaif has seven siblings. She was raised in Hawaii and later moved to her mother’s home country, England.
Katrina began her modelling career in Hawaii at the age fourteen; her first job was for a jewellery campaign. She continued modelling in London and did several advertising campaigns, and even walked the ramp in the London Fashion Week. While in London, was spotted by Kaizad Gustad, who casted Katrina in his 2003 film, Boom, which sank without a trace. Movie offers initially trickled in owing largely to her unfamiliarity with Indian languages. In 2004, she played the part of Princess Malliswari in the Telugu movie Malliswari, followed by another Telugu film, Allari Pidugu.
Katrina saw moderate success with the 2005 film Sarkar and Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2005), where she was paired opposite Salman Khan. She co-starred with Akshay Kumar in Humko Deewana Kar Gaye, in 2006; the movie flopped but her pairing with Kumar became a super hit jodi.
Five releases marked 2007 for Katrina. Namastey London with Akshay Kumar was one of the year’s top hits, for which Katrina did her own dubbing for the first time. The other three movies were Apne with the Deols, David Dhawan’s Partner and Welcome, all of which performed well at the box office.
In 2008, we caught her in two blockbusters- Race and Singh Is Kinng, both of which did well. Her first release for 2009, New York, was also a commercial success. At the year’s end, she appeared in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, with Ranbir Kapoor, and in De Dana Dan. Both films were did well at the box-office.
Katrina’s first film of 2010 was the Prakash Jha directed political thriller, Raajneeti, where she appeared opposite Ranbir Kapoor. The film did extremely well at the box-office.Katrina also starred in Tees Maar Khan with Akshay Kumar in which her item song, Sheila Ki Jawani, was a huge hit.
In 2011, Katrina Kaif was seen in Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Yash Raj Films’ Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. Both these films did well at the box-office.
Katrina Kaif will next be seen in two Yash Raj Films’ projects: opposite Salman Khan in Ek Tha Tiger and opposite Shah Rukh Khan in another film.
Kaif was born in Hong Kong, to an Kashmiri Indian father, Mohammed Kaif, and an English mother, Susanna Turquotte, who is a British citizen. Her parents divorced when she was very young. Kaif once stated, "My dad, unfortunately, and not out of choice, has had no influence on our upbringing, on our religious or social or moral bearings." When she came to India, she changed her surname to that of her father's, Kaif, because it was Indian in origin. Furthermore, Ayesha Shroff has maintained that the actress' original name is Katrina Turquotte. She also claims that they gave her the Indian father and also the surname Kaif after cricketer Mohammad Kaif as he was on top at that time. She adds that they also had thought her naming Katrina Kazi. From Hong Kong, she and her family moved to China, then to Japan. From there she went to France when she was 8, and thereafter lived for a few months at a time in Switzerland, Poland, Germany, Belgium, and other European countries. Then she moved with her family to Hawaii, and eventually to her mother's home country of England. Although it is often assumed that Kaif is from London, she lived there only for three years before finally moving to Mumbai. Kaif's personal life, including her romantic relationships, has been a great subject to the media. After years of speculations Katrina Kaif admitted in an 2011 interview for a magazine that she was in a serious relationship with actor Salman Khan for several years, which ended in 2010. She has been to various religious places in India, including Hindu, Sikh and Islamic places of worship; Siddhivinayak temple, Hindu temples in Haridwar, Shirdi, Amritsar's Golden temple and Ajmer Sharif dargah.
Katrina studied in various countries. Her mother worked in NGOs and so moved to many countries like Hong Kong, Hawaii, France, Germany, China and Japan. Most people had no knowledge that Katrina pursued her engineering studies in London at age 17, but she was not interested in that field. Instead, she wanted to be in the fields of modeling and the glamour industry. In an interview in the Times of India, Katrina stated that she came to India to search for her career at the age of seventeen.
Kaif began her modeling career at age fourteen; her first assignment was for a jewelry campaign. She continued modeling in London under a contract with the Models 1 Agency and did campaigns for houses such as La Senza and Arcadius, and even walked on the London Fashion Week.
Kaif's modeling work led to her discovery by London-based filmmaker Kaizad Gustad, who gave her a part in his film Boom (2003). The film, which starred Amitabh Bachchan and Gulshan Grover, failed to make an impact. She then moved to Mumbai and was offered a number of modeling assignments, but filmmakers were hesitant to cast Kaif due to her poor command in Hindi.