Quick Info and Facts about Katrina Kaif
|Nickname||Kat, Katy, Katz, Sambo|
|Professional Name||Katrina Kaif|
|Born||Katrina Turcotte |
16 July 1983
in Hong Kong
|Height||5′ 9″ (1.75 m)|
|Weight||56 kg or 123 pounds|
|Profession||Modeling and Acting|
|Active Years||2003 – Present|
|Figure and Body measurements||34-26-34 in|
|Native Palce||London, U.K.|
|Present Address||B-09 & G-10, Ground Floor,|
Mourya House, Next to V.I.P. Plaza,
New Link Road, Andheri West, Mumbai,
Maharashtra, India, 400053
|Parents||Mohammad Kaif (Father),Suzanne |
|Siblings||Michael Duran Kaif (Brother)|
Stephanie Turcotte ,Christine Raphael Duran Spencer and Natasha Turcotte
Melissa Turcotte Roberts, Sonia Lee
Turcotte and Isabel Kaif
|Brand Ambassador and Spokesperson||Slice, Nakshatra , Lux, Veet, Coca-Cola, Panasonic, Lakmé and L’Oréal.|
|Hobbies||Travelling, Playing Chess, Painting and |
Katrina was born in Hong Kong to an Indian Kashmiri father, Mohammed Kaif and English mother, Suzanne Turcotte . Her parents got divorced when she was very young. She has seven siblings. From Hong Kong, they moved to China and then Japan. Then from Japan to France when she was 8 and then moved to Switzerland, Kraków, Berlin, Belgium and many other East European countries where she and her family lived for a few months each time. Then they moved to Hawaii, then to her mother’s home country, England. She only lived in London for three years before finally moving to Mumbai.
Katrina Kaif is one of eight siblings, 7 girls and 1 boy, from a mother who is a Caucasian of British Nationality, and a father who was formerly from Kashmir, India, but who has since acquired British citizenship. Her mother is now re-settled in Chennai (formerly known as Madras), the Capital of the state of Tamil Nadu in India.
Katrina Kaif Early Life and Career
Kaif began her modelling career at the age of fourteen. She started her first job with a jewellery campaign. She then continued modelling in London under a contract with Models 1 Agency and did campaigns for houses such as La Senza and Arcadius, and even participated in the London Fashion Week.
Her first film was Boom in the year 2003.
She moved to Mumbai and was offered a number of modelling assignments. Initially, all filmmakers were hesitant to take her because she could not speak Hindi.
She also appeared in Telugu and Malayalam films. She was voted the sexiest Asian woman in the world by Eastern Eye in the year 2008, 2009 and 2010. Being a British citizen, she works in India on an employment visa.
She spent subsequent years in Hawaii, and then in London, Britain, She started modeling accidentally when she was in Hawaii at the tender age of 14, when she was approached for a jewelry campaign. Thereafter she continued modeling in London.
Acting Career of Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif is an English. actress who predominantly appears in Bollywood films. She made her film debut in the 2003 erotic heist film Boom offered by none other than film-maker Kaizad Gustad, a box office bomb.She then played the titular princess in the Telugu film Malliswari (2004). Katrina Kaif had her first success in Bollywood when she appeared opposite Salman Khan in David Dhawan’s romantic comedy Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?. The 2006 musical romance Humko Deewana Kar Gaye saw Kaif pair opposite Akshay Kumar for the first of many films, though the film was a critical and financial failure.[
She was flooded with modeling assignments the minute she set her foot on Indian soil, especially with her innocent expressive face, hour-glass figure, and drop-dead gorgeous looks.
Professionally she started off as a model with photographer Atul Kasbekar, and upon being accepted, she received offers from LG, Cola, Fevicol, Lakme, & Veet. It was the Lakme commercial that got her noticed. She retained Matrix as her Manager to accept work on her behalf and at the price she deserved.
Moving to different culture and country was not much of a culture shock for her, as she states that no matter where you come from, the bottom line is that everyone wants to be loved, respected, and cared for.
Despite of her positive attitude, she had been stereotyped as “Indian” by extreme right-wingers in Britain who made it clear that she did not quite fit-in with their “Blonde” Caucasian culture; while on the other hand in India itself she had been ranked as an ‘outsider’ very much like Sonia Gandhi.
Unlike other artistes from foreign lands, Katrina did not experience any difficulties in getting a visa nor of getting it extended in India.
Although linguistically challenged, Katrina puts on a bold face and states that other Bollywood artistes like Sridevi, who did not know Hindi, did get offers from Bollywood film-makers, and she is no different.
She has taken Hindi and dancing lessons to fit in with the Bollywood culture. She likes to display a picture of her learning Kathak dancing where she used to dance 7 hours a day non-stop.
Adorned with soft gorgeous looks, she is not easily intimidated, but admits that she is very emotional, sensitive, and concerned about her privacy, Almost an incurable romantic, she prefers to wear comfortable non-revealing clothes when at home, hates to do her hair, and above all dislikes make-up. Admitting to being lonely in the beginning, but now has several friends who she can hang out with.
Although her first movie Boom (2003) was panned by the critics and shunned by the audiences, two other Telugu movies Malliswari (2004) and Allari Pidugu (2005) did get her noticed. She grossed 70 Lakh Rupees for Malliswari (2004) – making her top the list of the highest paid actresses during a South Indian movie debut.
Not done with South Indian movies, she has been signed in a Tamil movie ‘Bheema’ opposite National Award Winner Vikram.
She has received decent reviews for her part in “Maine Pyar Kyon Kiya”, as well as a brief appearance in ‘Sarkar’.
Katrina had made Mumbai her base, didn’t mind singing and dancing around trees and as a result is now one of the biggest mega-stars, perhaps one of the highest paid female-lead actresses in Bollywood, and a crowd-puller whenever she makes an appearance for a live song and dance number.
Katrina Kaif’s Movies List
|Boom||2003||Rina Kaif / Popdi Chinchpokli||Kaizad Gustad||N.A.|
|Malliswari||2004||Malliswari||K. Vijaya Bhaskar||Telugu film|
|Sarkar||2005||Pooja||Ram Gopal Varma||N.A.|
|Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?||2005||Sonia||David Dhawan||N.A.|
|Allari Pidugu||2005||Swati||Jayanth C. Paranjee||Telugu film|
|Humko Deewana Kar Gaye||2006||Jia S.Yashvardhan||Raj Kanwar||N.A.|
|Balram vs. Tharadas||2006||Supriya Menon||I. V. Sasi||Malayalam film|
|Namastey London||2007||Jasmeet “Jazz” Malhotra Singh||Vipul Amrutlal Shah||N.A.|
|Partner||2007||Priya Jaisingh||David Dhawan||N.A.|
|Welcome||2007||Sanjana Shankar Shetty||Anees Bazmee||N.A.|
|Singh Is Kinng||2008||Sonia Singh||Anees Bazmee||N.A.|
|Hello||2008||Storyteller||Atul Agnihotri||Cameo appearance|
|Yuvvraaj||2008||Anushka Banton||Subhash Ghai||N.A.|
|New York||2009||Maya Shaikh||Kabir Khan||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress|
|Blue||2009||Nikita “Nikki” Malhotra||Anthony D’Souza||Cameo appearance|
|Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani||2009||Jennifer “Jenny” Pinto||Rajkumar Santoshi||N.A.|
|De Dana Dan||2009||Anjali Kakkad||Priyadarshan||N.A.|
|Raajneeti||2010||Indu Pratap||Prakash Jha||N.A.|
|Tees Maar Khan||2010||Anya Khan||Farah Khan||N.A.|
|Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara||2011||Laila||Zoya Akhtar||N.A.|
|Bodyguard||2011||Herself||Siddique||Special appearance in the song “Bodyguard”|
|Mere Brother Ki Dulhan||2011||Dimple Dixit||Ali Abbas Zafar||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress|
|Agneepath||2012||Chikni Chameli||Karan Malhotra||Special appearance in the song “Chikni Chameli”|
|Ek Tha Tiger||2012||Zoya “Zee” Humaimi||Kabir Khan||N.A.|
|Jab Tak Hai Jaan||2012||Meera Thapar||Yash Chopra||N.A.|
|Main Krishna Hoon||2013||Herself||Rajiv S. Ruia||Cameo appearance|
|Bombay Talkies||2013||Herself||Zoya Akhtar||Special appearance in segment “Sheila Ki Jawani”|
|Dhoom 3||2013||Aaliya||Vijay Krishna Acharya||N.A.|
|Bang Bang!||2014||Harleen Sahni||Siddharth Anand||N.A.|
|Phantom||2015||Nawaz Mistry||Kabir Khan||N.A.|
|Fitoor||2016||Firdaus Jaan Naqvi||Abhishek Kapoor||N.A.|
|Baar Baar Dekho||2016||Diya Varma||Nitya Mehra||N.A.|
|Jagga Jasoos||2017||Shruti Sengupta||Anurag Basu||N.A.|
|Tiger Zinda Hai||2017||Zoya||Ali Abbas Zafar||N.A.|
|Welcome to New York||2018||Herself||Chakri Toleti||Cameo appearance|
|Thugs of Hindostan||2018||Suraiyya Jaan||Vijay Krishna Acharya||N.A.|
|Zero||2018||Babita Kumari||Anand L. Rai||N.A.|
|Bharat||2019||Aaliyah Shaikh/Paranjpayee||Ali Abbas Zafar||Filming|
Katrina’s Awards and Achievements
Big Star Entertainment Awards
|2010||Raajneeti||Most Entertaining Actor (Film) – Female||Nominated|
|2010||N/A||New Talent of the Decade||Nominated|
|2012||Ek Tha Tiger||Most Entertaining Actor in an Action Thriller Film – Female||Nominated|
|2012||Jab Tak Hai Jaan||Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Film – Female||Won|
|2012||Jab Tak Hai Jaan||Best On-Screen Jodi (shared with Shah Rukh Khan)||Won|
|2014||Dhoom 3||Most Entertaining Dancer||Nominated|
|2014||Bang Bang!||Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Film – Female||Nominated|
International Indian Film Academy Awards
|2008||N/A||Style Diva of the Year||Won|
|2008||Namastey London||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2009||Singh is Kinng||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2010||New York||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2012||Mere Brother Ki Dulhan||Best Actress||Nominated|
Filmfare Awards (South)
|2010||N/A||Entertainer of the Year||Won|
|2010||New York||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2010||New York||Best Actress (Popular Choice)||Nominated|
|2010||Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani||Best Actress (Popular Choice)||Nominated|
|2011||Raajneeti & Tees Maar Khan||Best Actress (Popular Choice)||Won|
|2013||Ek Tha Tiger & Jab Tak Hai Jaan||Best Actress (Popular Choice)||Won|
|2014||Dhoom 3||Best Actress (Popular Choice)||Nominated|
|2015||Bang Bang!||Best Actress (Popular Choice)||Nominated|
Star Guild Awards
|2008||N/A||Style Icon of the Year||Won|
|2009||Race||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||Nominated|
|2011||N/A||Hindustan Times Reader’s Choice Entertainer Of The Year Award||Won|
|2012||Mere Brother Ki Dulhan||Best Actress in a Leading Role||Nominated|
Zee Cine Awards
|2006||Sarkar||Best Female Debut||Nominated|
|2007||Namastey London||Best Actor – Female||Nominated|
|2008||N/A||British Indian Actor Award||Won|
|2011||Raajneeti||Best Actor – Female||Nominated|
|2012||N/A||International Icon Female Award||Won|
|2012||Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara||Best Actor – Female||Nominated|
|2013||N/A||International Icon Female Award||Won|
|2006||Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?||Breakthrough Performance – Female||Won|
|2007||Humko Deewana Kar Gaye||Superstar of Tomorrow – Female||Nominated|
|2009||Race||Best Actress In A Negative Role||Nominated|
|2009||Singh is Kinng||Star of the Year – Female||Nominated|
|2010||New York & Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani||Best Actress – Popular||Won|
|2010||Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani||Star of the Year – Female||Nominated|
|2011||Raajneeti & Tees Maar Khan||Star of the Year – Female||Nominated|
|2011||Raajneeti||Best Actress in a Drama||Nominated|
|2011||Tees Maar Khan||Best Actress in a Comedy or Romance||Won|
|2012||Mere Brother Ki Dulhan & Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara||Star of the Year – Female||Nominated|
|2012||Mere Brother Ki Dulhan||Best Actress in a Comedy or Romance||Nominated|
|2012||Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara||Best Actress in a Drama||Nominated|
|2013||Ek Tha Tiger & Jab Tak Hai Jaan||Star of the Year – Female||Nominated|
|2013||Ek Tha Tiger||Best Actress in a Thriller or Action||Nominated|
|2013||Jab Tak Hai Jaan||Best Actress in a Comedy or Romance||Nominated|
Other Nominations and Awards
|2006||Katrina Kaif||Idea Zee F Awards||Fashion Diva of the Year||Won|
|2008||Katrina Kaif||FHM||“World’s Sexiest Woman”||Won|
|2008||Katrina Kaif||Eastern Eye||“Sexiest Asian Woman”||Won|
|2008||Katrina Kaif||Sabsey Favourite Kaun Awards||Sabsey Favourite Heroine||Won|
|2009||Katrina Kaif||FHM||“World’s Sexiest Woman”||Won|
|2009||Katrina Kaif||Eastern Eye||“Sexiest Asian Woman”||Won|
|2009||Katrina Kaif||Sabsey Favourite Kaun Awards||Sabsey Favourite Heroine||Won|
|2009||Katrina Kaif||Rajiv Gandhi Awards||Acting||Won|
|2009||Katrina Kaif||ASSOCHAM Awards||Performing Excellence||Won|
|2010||Katrina Kaif||Eastern Eye||“Sexiest Asian Woman”||Won|
|2010||Katrina Kaif||The Times of India||“Most Desirable Woman”||Won|
|2011||Katrina Kaif||People||“Most Beautiful Woman” (India)||Won|
|2011||Katrina Kaif||FHM||“World’s Sexiest Woman”||Won|
|2011||Raajneeti||Lions Gold Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|2011||Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara||NDTV Indian of the Year||Entertainer of the Year (shared with the team ofZindagi Na Milegi Dobara)||Won|
|2012||Katrina Kaif||FHM||“World’s Sexiest Woman”||Won|
|2012||Ek Tha Tiger & Jab Tak Hai Jaan||Hello! Hall Of Fame Awards||Entertainer of the Year||Won|
|2013||Katrina Kaif||FHM||“World’s Sexiest Woman”||Won|
|2013||Katrina Kaif||Eastern Eye||“Sexiest Asian Woman”||Won|
|2013||Ek Tha Tiger||People’s Choice Awards India||Favorite Movie Actress||Won|
|2016||Katrina Kaif||Hindustan Times||“The Most Stylist Actress”||Won|
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Facts about Katrina Kaif
- Katrina Kaif Is half English and half Indian.
- Katrina is a supermodel and bollywood film star.
- Has seven siblings: six sisters and one brother.
- Katrina likes to do parties.
- She dislikes insects and darkness.
- Was born in Hong Kong and then moved to Hawaii till she was about 14, then she moved to London. Presently, she lives in Mumbai.
- Unlike other artistes from foreign lands, Katrina did not experience any difficulties in getting a visa nor of getting it extended in India.
- She was discovered at age 14 as a model for a jewelry campaign.
- When moving to India, she worked for photographer Atul Kasbekar and did commercials for Fevicol, Lakme and Veet among others.
- She is very particular about her clothes which she wears a bold outfit on screen or for ads, but she feels more comfortable in not-so-revealing clothes in personal life. And the one thing she hates is make up.
- She refuses to speak about her personal life in the media.
- Besides walking the ramp for several top designers and being on magazine covers, Katrina has also been the stunning face of Estelle jewelery, Lakme, Pantene, Veet, Kodak cameras, L’Oreal, Samsung, LG etc.
- She doesn’t do ramp shows anymore.
- She was chosen as the face of the year for the Lakme India Fashion Week (2005).
- Her favorite Indian designers are Rina Dhaka, Tarun Tahiliani, Rocky S.
- Katrina’s favorite international designers are Armani, Miu Miu, Prada, Versace.
- Her favorite actors are Robert Pattinson, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Ryan Reynolds, Clark Gable, Charlton Heston, Salman Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Aamir Khan.
- Her favorite actresses are Kajol, Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi, Hema Malini and Madhubala.
- Favorite cricketer is Irfan Pathan.
- Her favorite movies are Man of La Mancha (1972), Gone with the Wind (1939), Singin’ in the Rain (1952), The Sound of Music (1965), Ben-Hur (1959), Casablanca (1942), La Vie en Rose (2007), Inside Out (2015), Deadpool (2016), Mughal-E-Azam (1960), Umrao Jaan (1981), Chandni (1989), Tere Naam (2003), Guru (2007), Jab We Met (2007), Kaminey (2009), Paa (2009), Udta Punjab (2016), Namastey London (2007) and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011).
- Prefers acting over modeling.
- She enjoys modeling, acting, dancing, playing chess, watching movies, painting, resting, cooking, going to spas, going to the gym, meeting new people, and getting together with friends.
- The famous Rs. 2 lakh ($4,814) worth silver dress she flaunts in the movie Welcome(2007) was gifted to her by Emilio Pucci.
- Voted at the No. 1 spot in FHM India’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll.
- She Won Best Female Style Icon at the IIFA Awards.
- Katrina Won Sabsay Favourite Heroine Award (2008).
- Katrina Kaif Won the British-Indian Actor award for the Zee Cine Awards (2008).
- She Won the Stardust Breakthrough Performance Award (Female) for Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya(2005) (2006).
- Katrina Kaif Is the most photographed woman in India.
- She Is the most searched Bollywood celebrity as per Google’s 2008, 2009, and 2010 data.
- Katrina Kaif Is also active in various charities and often visits orphanages and hospitals.
- The unit of De Dana Dan (2009) was shooting in the Sentosa Nature Park in Singapore when a 10-year-old spotted Kaif. The boy didn’t realize that there were some production vehicles moving around the set and started running towards the actress. While running across, he was accidentally hit by a unit van. The boy was bruised but there was no major injury. When Kaif found out about the incident, she immediately asked him to be brought on the sets. She then met him, spent a lot of time and even gave him some chocolates.
She was voted the sexiest Asian woman in the world by Eastern Eye in the years 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
- Her favorite bands are Muse, Radiohead and Coldplay.
- Father Ronald Turcotte has remarried and settled in Montreal, Quebec Canada. He is now married to Beet Turcotte and has 2 step children, Kevin and Nicole Maurits. Beet was previously married to Johannes Maurits.
- Katrina’s siblings are Stephanie Turcotte, Michael Duran (born 1978, he has a different father), Christine Raphael Duran Spencer (born 1981, she and Michael have the same father), Natacha Turcotte (born 1982), Melissa Turcotte Roberts (born 1985), Isabelle Ann Turcotte (born 1986), Sonia Lee Turcotte (born 1989).
- Step father is Jesse Joesph Tincher. Her mother Suzanne has recently remarried.
- Her father’s name is not Mohammed Kaif. That story was given to the media when she was signed for Boom. It was made up so she could find acceptance with the Indian audience.
- The name Kaif was given to her by director Kaizad Gustad and Ayesha Shroff. They were opting for the name Katrina Kazi but felt it sounded to religious. She was given Kaif because cricketer Kaif was very famous in 2002.
- Sister of porn film actress Christine Turner aka Cindy Taylor aka Christine Turcotte aka Christine Duran aka Christine Raphael Spencer. Christine is elder to Katrina Kaif and worked with Terry Stephens (One Eyed Jack) production company in 2001.She now works as a teacher and has a son. She got married in 2011 to Raphael Spencer. The movie she starred in was called “Backdoor Raider” and co starred UK porn star Omar Williams. She starred in “Booblicious (Booblicious Viewers’ Wives)”, “Xtra Kinky Viewer’s Wives”, “Viewers’ Wives 28 (Filthy English Fuckers 5) Christine and Katrina have different father’s. Christine’s father’s name is Jean Louis Duran.
- Katrina Kaif’s brother, Sebastien (Michael) Turcotte is a Bespoke Furniture Maker. He blogs his creativity online.
- Appeared in a music video by Nitin Bali from the album “Baliwood”. This was in 2004.
- Her favorite TV shows are Suits (2011), Wolf Hall (2015), Peaky Blinders (2013), Girls(2012), Game of Thrones (2011) and House of Cards (2013).
- Her family use to be part of the organization ” Family International” aka “Children of God”.
Good friends with Britian based adult film actor/producer Terry Stephens (One Eyed Jack). She befriended him prior to entering films. Terry Stephens had produced a film that starred Katrina’s sister Christina in 2001.