| Updated by: July 16, 2023, 04:45 PM IST
Katrina Kaif is one of the most desirable, paid and successful actresses in Bollywood. Kaif’s journey to stardom was by no means easy; She received major criticism for her language barrier and British accent. Despite this, Kaif overcame all odds and is now one of the leading actresses in Indian cinema.
Katrina started her career as a model in the early 2000s and acted in several highly acclaimed and popular films. the tiger Franchise, Rajneeti, Singh is KingAnd Ajab Prem Ki Ghasab Kahani to count a few. Apart from acting, Katrina has conquered the audience with her captivating beauty and dancing prowess.
Katrina turns 40 today. To celebrate her big day, let’s take a look back at her days in Bollywood, her greatest hits and more.
Started as a model
Born in Hong Kong, Katrina began her modeling career at the age of 14 after winning a beauty pageant in Hawaii. In the early years of her career, she worked as a fashion model.
A flop debut
Kaif made his Bollywood debut with the film released in 2003 Boom, with megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Jackie Shroff. The film flopped horribly at the box office and was panned by critics.
A little struggle
After her debut which went unnoticed, Katrina had few days to find her next project because of her British accent. However, Katrina fought, worked hard and succeeded. Later Hindustan Times reported of the boom Release, Kaif was written off due to his bad Hindi and thick British accent and as a result filmmakers hesitated to cast him in their films.
First real step into Bollywood
While Katrina was doing well as a model and endorsing big brands, she was waiting for a big shot in Bollywood with Salman Khan. Maine pyar kuen kia? Directed by veteran director David Dhawan, the film was a success and won Kaif the Stardust Award for Best Performance.
Katrina and Aksha – Blockbuster Jodi
In 2006, Katrina acted opposite Akshay Kumar in Raj Kanwar’s film Humko Deewana Kar Gaye. Although the film was not successful at the box office, it marked Akshay-Katrina’s first collaboration. The dynamic duo acted in several films Hello London, Welcome, Singh Is King, And De Dana DanAll these became super hits at the box office.
Katrina is one of the highest paid actresses in Bollywood. In her 20-year career, she has appeared in many blockbuster films Singh Is King, Ajab Prem Ki Ghasab Kahani Rajneeti, Welcome, And Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
Her other commercially successful projects are some of the highest grossing Indian films Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Dhoom 3 (2013), Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012), Bang Bang! (2014).
Katrina and her dance moves
Apart from acting, Katrina has always mesmerized the audience with her amazing dancing skills. Whether it was her soul-stirring performance in Aamir Khan’s ‘Kamli’, she has won the hearts of her fans time and again with her fearsome dance moves. Dhoom 3 Or her sensational dance in Sheela Ki Jawani.
Katrina is also an entrepreneur and owns a cosmetic brand called Kay Beauty which was launched in 2019. She launched her brand in collaboration with online shopping site Nykaa. In just 3 years, the makeup line has become the fastest growing beauty brand in India.