Katrina Kaif, an English actress, has starred in several Bollywood films. With accolades like four Screen Awards, four Zee Cine Awards, three Filmfare nominations, and four Zee Cine Awards, it’s no surprise that she’s one of India’s highest-paid actresses. Her acting has been met with mixed reviews, but she has become famous because of her dancing in a number of hit item numbers.
Kaif, who was born in Hong Kong, spent three years in London but had previously lived in various other places. Starting when she was just a teenager, she was given modelling jobs left and right. Indian director Kaizad Gustad discovered her at a London fashion event and cast her in his critically panned and commercially unsuccessful film Boom (2003). Kaif had a great modelling career in India, but she had trouble landing acting roles because of her limited Hindi proficiency.
Kaif’s Bollywood popularity began with the romantic comedies Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? (2005) and Namastey London (2005), both of which she starred in after making her debut with the Telugu film Malliswari (2004). A string of successful films followed, although she faced criticism for her performance, the sameness of her parts, and her preference for leading men.
Kaif garnered Filmfare Award for Best Actress nominations for her leading roles in the thriller New York (2009) and the romantic comedy Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011). During this time, she starred in the critically acclaimed films Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009), Raajneeti (2010), and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) and the commercially successful action blockbusters Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Dhoom 3 (2013), and Bang Bang! (2014). They were followed by a string of financial bombs, with the exception of the action films Tiger Zinda Hai (2017) and Sooryavanshi (2021) and the drama Bharat (2019), all of which were huge successes at the box office. Zee Cine’s Best Supporting Actress award went to Kaif for her role as an alcoholic actress in the 2018 romance movie Zero.