Katrina Kaif was born on 16 July, 1984. She is an actress and a former model who appears in Indian films, mainly in the Hindi film industry. Apart from that, she has also appeared in Telugu and Malayalam films. She was voted as the “Hottest Woman in the World” by Eastern Eye in the years 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Katrina is one of the eight siblings. Her mother is of British origin where as, her father is of the Kashmiri Indian origin. Her biography also states that she was born in Hong Kong. Despite of her positive attitude, she had been stereotyped as “Indian” by extreme right-wingers in Britain who made it clear that she did not quite fit-in with their Caucasian culture; while on the other hand in India itself she had been treated as an ‘outsider’ for quite a long time as mentioned in the biography of Katrina Kaif.
Kat got a lot of modeling assignments the minute she kept her foot on Indian soil. She started her career as a model with photographer Atul Kasbekar, she received advertisements from LG, Cola, Fevicol, Lakme, & Veet, but Katrina Kaif was noticed in the Lakme commercial.
Foray into Bollywood
As mentioned in her biography, she moved to Mumbai and got a number of modeling assignments. Filmmakers were initially hesitant to sign her because she could not speak Hindi. Katrina Kaif achieved great success in 2005 with the film Sarkar, where she played the role of Abhishek Bachchan’s girlfriend and she was paired opposite Salman Khan in the movie Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya .
Katrina Kaif delivered a successful movie, Namastey London in 2007, where she played the role of a British Indian girl with Akshay Kumar for the second time after the box office let down Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006). Her career rose with hit films like Apne, Partner, and Welcome.
Katrina Kaif played the character of a villain for the first time in Abbas-Mustan’s hit action thriller Race(2008). In this movie, she played the role of Saif Ali Khan’s secretary who is secretly in love with his hostile stepbrother (played by Akshay Khanna). Her second release of the year was “Singh Is Kinng” from Anees Bazmee’s production.