Katrina Kaif (born Katrina Turquotte; on 16 July 1984)is one of eight siblings, all girls, 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.
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
Continuing to model was the reason she got her break
in a Bollywood movie 'Boom' offered by none other than film-maker Kaizad
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.
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
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
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.
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.