Kareena Kapoor is born on 21 September 1980. She is also known as Kareena Kapoor Khan, is an Indian actress who seems in Bollywood films. She is the daughter of actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita, and the younger sister of actress Karisma Kapoor. Noted for licking a diversity of characters in a range of film genres—from up-to-date romantic comedies to crime dramas—Kapoor has established six Filmfare Awards, and has recognized herself as one of India’s most high-profile celebrities.
After making her acting entrance in the 2000 war drama Refugee, Kapoor’s early years in the film industry were justly successful; she acknowledged appreciation for representing Kaurwaki in the 2001 historical drama Asoka and seemed in the chartbuster melodrama Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… that same year. This was shadowed by a series of monotonous roles, which gathered her negative reviews and little achievement. The year 2004 marked a rotating point for her when she played in contradiction of type in the role of a worker in the drama Chameli. She consequently earned admiration from critics for her representation of a riot victim in the 2004 drama Dev and a character based on William Shakespeare’s heroine Desdemona in the 2006 crime film Omkara.
By 2007, Kapoor had recognized herself as a leading performer of Hindi cinema with a primary role in the romantic comedy Jab We Met, for which she was, bestowed the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. She attained further achievement by containing as the female lead in four of India’s top-grossing productions—the 2009 dreamed 3 Idiots, the 2010 comedy Golmaal 3, the 2011 romantic drama Bodyguard, and the 2011 science fiction Ra. One—and earned critical acclaim for her roles in the 2009 thriller Kurbaan and the 2012 drama Heroine.
Married to actor Saif Ali Khan, Kapoor’s off-screen life is the subject of extensive attention in India. She is known in the Indian media for existence openly opinionated and self-confident, and is documented for her contributions to the film industry through her fashion style and film roles. In addition to film acting, Kapoor is a stage performer and has subsidized as a co-author to three books: an autobiographical memoir, and two nutrition guides. She has also launched her own clothing line in association with the retail chain Globus.
According to media reports, Kapoor trusts on her instincts and impulsiveness as an actor. She is known to commit deeply to every role and catchphrases from rehearsing for a project. Commenting on this, director Rajkumar Hirani said “I usually have a habit of conducting rehearsals for my actors, but she insisted on not having them as it would affect her spontaneity. She really surprised me with a couple of emotional scenes which we canned in just one take.” Karan Johar described Kapoor as a “natural”, explaining that “she has no craft, grammar or procedure devoted to her acting. It is a great sense of cinema that can keep her going.” According to Rensil D’Silva (who directed her in Kurbaan), “Kareena is instinctive and has emotional intelligence. She absorbs the situation and performs accordingly. Discussing the scene, in fact, harms her.”
While deliberating her career highlights in a 2010 article, Rediff.com noted: “Even though a lot of her starring roles have been forgettable, a look at her filmography now, however, would show a more thoughtful selection of roles playing to her strengths.” Her portrayal of a series of superficial characters at the start of her career were criticized; film historian Gyan Prakash explained that these roles “tended to infantilise her, packaging her as daddy’s little girl, all bubble and no fizz”. Critics noted Chameli (2004) as her coming of age, claiming that “a new actor in her was discovered”. Following her portrayal of a diversity of character types in Chameli, Dev (2004), Omkara (2006) and Jab We Met (2007), Kapoor was noted for her versatility. In 2010, Filmfare Magazine included two of her performances—from Omkara and Jab We Met—in its list of “80 Iconic Performances”. India Today labelled her “the most versatile female lead in the industry”, noting that she “plays her roles with trademark spunk”.
Manjula Sen of The Telegraph wrote that although she has “the worst success ratio among her contemporaries”, it does not affect her marketability. Sen further enlightened that Kapoor’s strength lies in her being versatile; she is “effortlessly honest in her performances. It is a candour that spills over in her personal conduct.” Writing for CNN-IBN, Rituparna Chatterjee spoke of her transformation to date: “After 40 films and 10 years of fighting off competition from some of the most versatile actors of her generation, Kareena has matured into a bankable actor reinventing herself with surprising ease.” In 2004, Kapoor placed third on Rediff’s list of “Top Bollywood Female Stars”. She was later ranked seventh and fifth in 2005 and 2006, respectively, and returned to third place in 2007. In January 2011, Kapoor placed fourth on Rediff’s list of “Top 10 Actresses of 2000–2010”.