Kareena Kapoor was born on September 21, 1980 in Mumbai is one of Bollywood’s highest-paid actresses. She is the younger sister of actress Karisma Kapoor, and granddaughter of filmmaker and actor Raj Kapoor. She made her acting debut in the war drama “Refugee” (2000) where she received positive feedback from critics. She also won a Filmfare award for Best Female Debut. Her next few films in the same year were all box-office successes and has gained her several nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.
Despite several setbacks in 2002 and 2003, Kareena Kapoor impressed her audience and critics once again in the 2004 film “Chameli.” In 2004, she won a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for the movie “Dev.” Kapoor’s film career has continued to prosper – with nominations here and there — and has even gained recognition abroad. The 2006 film “Omkara” premiered at that year’s Cannes Film Festival and was also shown during the Cairo International Film Festival.
After a slew of critically successful films, Kareena Kapoor married actor Saif Ali Kha in a five-day ceremony in 2012. An article written in The Wall Street Journal described the affair as India’s “wedding and social event of the year.” Since then, her outstanding movie streak has yet to be broken, and there seem no sign of her stopping anytime soon.
Kapoor collaborated with nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar in 2009 in writing a series of books focusing on healthy eating habits. The titles of the books were “Don’t Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight” and “Women and the Weight Loss Tamasha.” The duo also worked on a film documentary on nutrition in 2013 titled “The Indian Food Wisdom and The Art of Eating Right.” In the same year, Kapoor released her autobiography, “The Style Diary of a Bollywood Diva” which was co-authored by Rochelle Pinto.
Kareena Kapoor was also appointed ambassador for the Shakti Campaign, a project by the NDTV network aimed to prevent violence against women, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. She has then continued to be an advocate against violence against women in India, and also world malnutrition.