Katrina Kaif Success Story
Katrina Kaif is a leading Bollywood actress who has been successfully holding on to the numero uno spot in the industry for several years now. She is widely known as baby doll of Bollywood.
But success was not easy for this exceptional beauty. She had a tough time learning the language and adapting to the nativity in Indian cinema. But Katrina overcame all odds to rise to super stardom.
Katrina was born to Mohammed Kaif who is a Kashmiri and Suzanne Turquotte who is a social charity employee. She has seven siblings and was raised by her mother after her parents divorced.
Katrina’s father had no influence on his children and is now settled in America. Her childhood was nomadic thanks to her mother’s regular job transfers and as a result all kids were home schooled.
Katrina came to India as a model. Under the talented lens of famous photographer Atul Kasbekar she tasted immense success and was soon flooded with offers from various brands.
Katrina barely blinked at having to move to a different culture and environment. She reportedly believes that it does not really matter from where you belong or come. What matters, is that you are valued and adored. She sought professional help to improve her Hindi to be able to fit easily into the film industry. This sensitive and emotional girl is very particular about her privacy and is especially uncomfortable discussing her love life in public.
Katrina’s modelling career started at age 14 when she was approached by a jeweller for a campaign. She was spotted by filmmaker Kaizad Gustad and in 2003 she debuted with international thriller Boom. The movie flopped disastrously.
But Katrina was a hit and offers poured in. Many believe that it could be due to the unwavering and constant support of actor Salman Khan, who she was dating at that time. The relationship is said to have helped her fight her way into the film industry as she was backed by a super star like Khan.
Her struggles were soon rewarded when almost every one of the movies she starred in earned colossal revenues. These soaring successes projected Katrina to the topmost spot in Bollywood.
Initially, Kaif was criticized for her poor acting. But now she is seen as a much improved actor. She has now planted her roots in Bollywood and is one of the highest remunerated female artistes in the industry.
Zee Cine, Screen
Zee Cine, BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor
Screen, Star Guild, Stardust
ITA Scroll of Honour
IIFA, Star Guild