Kareena Kapoor's Biography - Profile
|First Name: Kareena|
Last Name: Kapoor
Alternate Names: Bebo
Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)
Birth Date: 21 September 1977
Star Sign: Virgo
Favorite Films: Awaara, Sangam,Bobby, Kal Aaj Aur Kal.
Favorite Car: Mitsubishi Lancer
Favorite Book: Master Of the Game' by Sidney Sheldon
Favorite Food: Chinese, Italian and Thai
Favorite Hotel: Golden Dragon, Olive and Thai Pavilion
Favourite Holiday Spot: Goa and London
Favorite Actor: Raj Kapoor
Favorite Actress: Nargis, of course, after Babita
Favorite Co-Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, and Abhishek Bachchan
Favorite Attire: Jeans and T-shirt (casuals) and ethnic Indian wear when it comes to formals
Favorite Color: Black and Red
Favorite Song: "Rahe na rahe hum mehaka karenge..."
Favorite Sport: Swimming
Favorite Accessory: Bracelets
Favourite Jewel: Diamonds
Favorite Perfume: Dune
Favorite Hobby: Horse-riding and cooking
Favourite Designer: Gianni Versace
Leisure Activities: Reading, swimming, eating and making friends
First Crush: My 4th std. Desk partner while i was in School
Strengths: My mom & sister
Weakeness: My sister and food
My Motto: Life is full of tears and joy,so make the most of it-Believe in true love
I Hate: Liars and Hypocrites
I Love: Frankness and Honesty
Address: 2-B/110 Excellency, 4th Cross Road, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri (W), Mumbai 400 061, INDIA
Phone Number: 91-22-6265856
|Kareena was born to Sindhi-speaking Babita (nee Shivdasani) and Punjabi-speaking Randhir Kapoor on September 21, 1977 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.