Friday, June 20, 2008

Kareena Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor Biography

Kareena Kapoor (born 21 September 1980) nicknamed "Bebo" is a four-time Filmfare Award-winning prominent Indian actress who appears in Bollywood movies.

Born into an old and influential film family of Punjabi origin in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Kareena's name was inspired by the book, Anna Karenina.Kareena is the grand-daughter of Raj Kapoor, who acted in and directed many successful movies and is also the great grand-daughter of Prithviraj Kapoor. Kareena was born to actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita, who had divorced when she was still young.

Her uncle is well-known and popular actor, Rishi Kapoor. Her sister, Karisma Kapoor, is also a popular actress. Other living relatives include maternal aunt Sadhana, and cousins Ranbir Kapoor and Nikhil Nanda.

Personal life

Gossip columnists have linked Kapoor to a number of her co-stars but she has strongly denied all these rumors. In 2004, she began dating actor Shahid Kapoor, the son of veteran actor Pankaj Kapoor. While dating, their relationship was often reported in the media, and was once in the center of a scandal when onlookers with mobile phone cameras filmed them kissing and released it to the media. The couple separated three years later while filming Jab We Met (2007). Though media initially projected it as a publicity stunt for the film,[43] it was later confirmed that the couple had indeed broken up. According to her, they remained on good terms, with her saying in an interview, "I have seen Shahid from his first film to Jab We Met and I can say that there is a marked difference. According to me he is a bundle of talent waiting to explode. I have that much of faith in him as an actor.

In September 2007, during her breakup with Kapoor, rumors began floating around that she was seeing actor Saif Ali Khan. On October 18, 2007, during Manish Malhotra's grand finale show at the Lakme Fashion Week, Khan confirmed their relationship to the media saying, "Yes, we are not exactly shouting from the rooftops but yes, clearly we are together. And we are happy together! Their relationship is frequently reported on in the media, and is often subject to press speculation of a possible engagement or marriage. However, both of them have denied these rumours.

In 2006, Kapoor declared that she would turn vegetarian in order to keep her weight in check.

Kareena Kapoor Filmography

Milenge Milenge (2008) - Unknown
Roadside Romeo (2008) - voiceover of a dog
Tashan (2008) - Pooja
Halla Bol (2008) - as part of screen footage from the film Omkara
Jab We Met (2007) - Geeta
Kya Love Story Hai (2007) - in an item song
Omkara (2006) - Dolly Mishra
Chup Chup Ke (2006) - Shruti
36 China Town (2005) - Priya
Bewafaa (2005) - Anjali
Dosti (2005) - Anjali
Kyun Ki? (2005) - Dr. Tanvi Khurana
Dev (2004) - Aaliya
Yuva (2004) - Mira
Aitraaz (2004) - Priya Saxena/Malhotra
Chameli (2004) - Chameli
Fida (2004) - Neha
Hulchul (2004) - Anjali
Khushi (2003) - Khushi Singh
LOC Kargil (2003) - Simran (Nayyar's girlfriend)
Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon (2003) - Sanjana
Talaash: The Hunt Begins... (2003) - Tina
Jeena Sirf Merre Liye (2002) - Pooja (Pinky)
Mujhse Dosti Karoge! (2002) - Tina Kapoor
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) - Pooja "Poo" Sharma Raichand
Ajnabee (2001) - Priya Malhotra
Asoka (2001) - Kaurwaki (as Karriena Kapoor)
Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai (2001) - Pooja Saxena
Yaadein... (2001) - Isha Singh Puri
Refugee (2000) - Naaz

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