Kareena Kapoor Khan (date of birth September 21, 1980) is one of the popular Bollywood actresses who has been praised for her eclectic selection of movies and box office successes. She comes from the 1st family of Bollywood – the Kapoors. Kareena is the grand-daughter of Bollywood’s biggest showman Raj Kapoor and daughter of actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita. She is the younger sister of Karisma Kapoor who was one of the most popular actresses of the 90s. One of Kareena’s cousins is the popular Bollywood actor-star Ranbir Kapoor. She married actor Saif Ali Khan in 2012.
Kareena Kapoor was supposed to debut opposite Hrithik Roshan in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, which did not work out. She debuted opposite another first-timer Abhishek Bachchan in Refugee (2000). Her first hig was the multi-starrer box-office drama ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ (2001). Though her performances began to get appreciated with every consecutive film, her movies were jinxed at the box office. The turning point came in the form of Jab We Met (2007) which not only became a big hit, but is also regarded as one of the best love stories ever made in Bollywood. Kareena became known as the ‘100 crore’ heroine, when her movies turned into back to back blockbusters every consecutive year, viz; Golmaal Returns (2008) 3 Idiots(2009), Golmaal 3 (2010) and Bodyguard (2011).
Kareena Kapoor’s best performances are in Jab Wet Met, Dev, Chameli, Kurbaan and Heroine.
Kareena Kapoor was linked to Hrithik Roshan at one point of time. She was dating Shahid Kapoor from 2003 to 2007. Post 2009, she began to date Saif Ali Khan, whom she married in 2012.
Kareena Kapoor has a net worth of USD $6 million(INR Rs.38 crores). She charges Rs.5 to 8 crore per film, and charges anywhere between INR 4 crore per ad endorsement. In 2013, Kareena made the maximum money from brand endorsements among Bollywood actresses – Rs. 50 crore from 22 brands, which include Sony Vaio, Pepsi, Airtel, Garnier, Head and Shoulders, Boro Plus, Magnum Ice Creams, Anne French and Globus. By virtue of her 5 year association with Globus, Kareena became the first Indian actress to launch a clothing line of her own, for women
Kareena Kapoor stays with her husband Saif Ali Khan in Fortune Heights, Bandra.
Kareena Kapoor owns a Lexus LX470 which is her favorite car, worth Rs. 36 lakhs, and the Mercedes Benz S-Class.