Katina Kaif had a great run in Bollywood in the last few years. The actress after receiving much criticism for her acting skills was much praised for her intense portrayal in the last few movies, as Babita Kumar in Zero and Kumud Mishra in Bharat.
As the actress kickstarts her 37th year vacationing in we bring you her best pics and 36 amazing facts about your favourite Bollywood star.
Katrina was first cast by Mahesh Bhatt in Saaya but bit being able to speak Hindi played spoilsport and she was dropped. She then made her debut in Amitabh Bachchan starrer Boom, in 2003.
Before getting into films, Katrina started her career with modelling in London. At one of the fashion shows, filmmaker Kaizad Gustad saw Katrina for the first time and offered her Boom.
Originally named Katrina Turquotte, the actress took her foter's surname Kaif to stay relevant to indian film industry. "We wanted to give her a surname which would be accepted by the Indian audience. We thought of naming her Katrina Kazi, but then we thought Kazi would have a religious overtone. So we finalised on Kaif,” said Boom producer Ayesha Shroff
Katrina was the only woman to feature in the Top 10 of the Indian version of Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2013. Her estimated annual earning was of Rs 66 cr.
Katrina was once the highest paid female actor in the south Indian film ndustry. She reportedly took home Rs 75 lakh for her Telugu film Malliswari in 2004.