katrina kaif Profile, Height, Age, Family, Affairs, Biography & More

Katrina Kaif (pronounced [kəˈʈriːna kɛːf]; born Katrina Turquotte; 16 July 1983[a]) is a British actress who works in Hindi-language films. One of the highest-paid actresses in India, she has received accolades, including four Screen Awards and four Zee Cine Awards, in addition to three Filmfare nominations. Though reception to her acting has varied, she is noted for her dancing ability in various successful item numbers.

Born in Hong Kong, Kaif lived in several countries before she moved to London for three years. She received her first modelling assignment as a teenager and later pursued a career as a fashion model. At a fashion show in London, Indian filmmaker Kaizad Gustad cast her in Boom (2003), a critical and commercial failure. While Kaif established a successful modelling career in India, she initially had difficulty finding film roles due to her poor command of Hindi. After appearing in the Telugu film Malliswari (2004), Kaif earned commercial success in Bollywood with the romantic comedies Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? (2005) and Namastey London (2007). Further success followed with a series of box-office hits, but she was criticised for her acting, repetitive roles, and inclination to male-dominated films.

Kaif’s performances in the thriller New York (2009) and the romantic comedy Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011) were better received, earning her nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. She starred in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009), Raajneeti (2010), and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) during this period, and found major commercial success in the action thrillers Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Dhoom 3 (2013), and Bang Bang! (2014), all of which rank among the highest-grossing Indian films. These were followed by a series of commercial failures, though the action films Tiger Zinda Hai (2017) and Sooryavanshi (2021) and the drama Bharat (2019) were box-office hits. Kaif’s portrayal of an alcoholic actress in the romantic drama Zero (2018) earned her the Zee Cine Award for Best Supporting Actress.

In the media, Kaif frequently features in listings of India’s most popular and attractive celebrities. A regular brand endorser, she launched her cosmetic line Kay Beauty in 2019. She participates in stage shows and is involved with her mother’s charity Relief Projects India, which works to help underprivileged children. Kaif is married to actor Vicky Kaushal.


katrina kaif Profile, Height, Age, Family, Affairs, Biography & More

katrina kaif Bio/Wiki
Real NameKatrina Turquotte
Nickname(s)• Kat
• Katy
• Katz
• Sambo
ProfessionActress
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters– 174 cm
in meters– 1.74 m
in feet inches– 5′ 8½”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms– 55 kg
in pounds– 121 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)34-26-34
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutFilm: Boom (2003)
Personal Life
Date of Birth16 July 1983
Age (as of 2022)39 Years
BirthplaceHong Kong
Zodiac signCancer
Signature
NationalityBritish
HometownLondon, United Kingdom
SchoolHomeschooling (Taught at home by her mother, tutors and also did correspondence courses)
CollegeDropout (Left her college in London to pursue acting career in Bollywood)
Educational QualificationHigh School
ReligionIslam
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesPlaying Chess, Painting, Reading
Controversy• During the shooting of the film Namastey London, Katrina went to Ajmer Sharif dargah wearing a short skirt that irked people’s religious sentiments and the scene had to be reshot.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date9 December 2021
Marriage PlaceSix Senses Fort Barwara, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan
Affairs/Boyfriends• Salman Khan (Actor)

• Ranbir Kapoor (Actor)

• Vicky Kaushal
Family
Husband/SpouseVicky Kaushal
ParentsFather– Mohammed Kaif (British businessman of Kashmiri descent)

Mother– Suzanne Turquotte (Harvard Graduate, English Teacher and a Lawyer) [2]
SiblingsBrother– Sebastien Laurent Michel (elder) (London-based model)
Sister(s)
• Stephanie (elder)
• Christine (elder)
• Natasha (elder)
• Melissa (younger)
• Sonia Turcotte (younger)
• Isabelle Kaif (younger)
Favourites
FoodYorkshire pudding, cheesecake, kheer, cinnamon rolls, steamed fish, lamb chops with salad & baby potatoes, grilled vegetables
Indian FoodDosa
Cheat Meal FoodPancake
ActorsHrithik Roshan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp and Robert Pattinson
ActressPenelope Cruz, Madhuri Dixit and Kajol
FilmsBollywood Films: Umrao Jaan, Dil Dhadakne Do, Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Hollywood Films: Casablanca, Gone with the Wind
CricketerRahul Dravid, Irrfan Pathan
BooksAll books by Sidney Sheldon
ColoursPink, White, Mauve
SportsCricket, Chess
SongMoon by Poolside
Musicians/BandsRadiohead, Muse, Coldplay
PerfumeNarciso Rodriguez For Her
Musicians/Bandsin Mumbai: Mainland China, and Wasabi by Morimoto at The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel
in London: Hakkasan, Harrods Georgian Restaurant, Alloro, Aqua Kyoto
Travel DestinationsLondon, Italy, Spain, Dubai and Havana
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Land Rover Range Rover Vogue SE
• Audi Q7 
• Audi Q3
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)$8.5 thousand (INR 6 crores per film)
Net Worth (approx.)$6 million (INR 4.46 crores)

Early life

Katrina Kaif was born in British Hong Kong with her mother’s surname Turquotte (also spelt Turcotte), on 16 July 1983. Her father, Mohammed Kaif, is a British businessman of Kashmiri descent and her mother (Suzanne, also spelt Susanna) is an English lawyer and charity worker. She has seven siblings: three elder sisters named Stephanie, Christine, and Natasha; three younger sisters named Melissa, Sonia, and Isabel; and an elder brother named Sebastien. Isabel is also a model and actress. Kaif’s parents divorced when she was a child, and her father moved to the United States. She said her father had no influence on her or her siblings while they were growing up, and that they were raised by their mother. In a 2009 interview with The Indian Express, she said she was not in touch with her father.

Kaif’s paternal parentage has been questioned by some members of the film industry. In a 2011 interview with Mumbai Mirror, Boom producer Ayesha Shroff accused Kaif of fabricating her history: “We created an identity for her. She was this pretty young English girl, and we gave her the Kashmiri father and thought of calling her Katrina Kazi. We thought we’d give her some kind of Indian ancestry, to connect with the audience … But then we thought that Kazi sounded too … religious? … Mohammad Kaif was at the top, and so we said, Katrina Kaif sounds really great”. Kaif denied this, calling Shroff’s comments “hurtful”.

A woman is sitting next to an older woman in a crowded room. The younger woman is sitting on the right wearing a white dress, while the older woman is wearing a black dress.
Kaif with her mother at the People’s Choice Awards India, 2012
As Kaif’s mother is a social activist, the family relocated to a number of countries for varying lengths of time. Therefore, Kaif and her siblings were home-schooled by a series of tutors. She said:

Our transitions in growing up were—from Hong Kong where I was born, to China, then to Japan, and from Japan by boat to France … After France, Switzerland—and I’m cutting out many East European countries where we were for only a few months each—then Poland in Kraków … After that we went to Belgium, then to Hawaii, which was a short time, and then came to London.

Kaif lived in London for three years before moving to India.[12] At age 14, Kaif won a beauty contest in Hawaii, and received her first modelling assignment in a jewellery campaign. She subsequently modelled professionally in London, working for freelance agencies and appearing regularly at the London Fashion Week. During this period, she visited India for the first time after an Asian friend suggested they take a trip there.


Personal life

Kaif with her husband Vicky Kaushal in 2022
Kaif has a close relationship with her family, and the lack of a father figure in her life has given her a sense of responsibility towards them.[168] While Kaif’s mother is Christian and her father is Muslim, Kaif says she was allowed to practise a faith of her choice and is a “firm believer in God”. The Times of India reported in 2009 that she visits Siddhivinayak Temple, Mount Mary Church, and Sufi shrine Ajmer Sharif Dargah before her films are released.

Kaif is reluctant to discuss her personal life, which has been the subject of media attention in India. “I have always believed that there is life before marriage and after marriage. Before marriage…you are termed a single woman and I choose to conduct that part of my life with absolute dignity and discretion.”

Although rumours of a relationship with actor Salman Khan emerged in 2003, it was not until years after their break-up that Kaif spoke of it, calling it her first serious relationship. They have remained friends, and she credits Khan for giving her confidence and guidance. Kaif was linked to actor Ranbir Kapoor during the filming of Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. In August 2013, photographs of Kapoor and Kaif on holidays were leaked by Stardust which were interpreted as confirmation of a romantic relationship After the appearance of the photos, Kaif published an open letter stating that she was “upset, distressed and invaded” by the breach of privacy. They broke up in 2016. Kaif married actor Vicky Kaushal on 9 December 2021 at Six Senses Resort, Fort Barwara in Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan. Their wedding was the subject of wide media coverage in India.


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