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Kareena Kapoor Khan

--- About Kareena Kapoor Khan---

Birth name: Kareena Randhir Kapoor
Meaning of the name: her name "Kareena" was derived from the book Anna Karenina

Date of Birth: 21 September 1980

Place of Birth: Mumbai, Maharahstra, India 

Nationality: Indian

Origin: Punjab

Religion: Christian

Nickname: Bebo

Occupation: Actress

Zodiac sign: Virgo

Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m) 

Marital status: Married

Date of Mariage: 16 October 2012

Spouse: Saif Ali Khan

Children: 1 son, Taimur Khan

Father: Randhir Kapoor (actor)

Mother: Babita Kapoor (nee Shivdasani) (actress)

Sister: Karisma Kapoor

Grandfather: Raj Kapoor (actor)

Great-grandfather: Prithviraj Kapoor (actor)

Great-great-grandfather: Dewan Basheswarnath Kapoor (actor)

Paternal uncles: Shammi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor (actors)

Aunts: Neetu Singh (Rishi's wife) and Jennifer Kendall (Shashi's wife)

Maternal grandfather: Hari Shivdasani

Father-in-law: Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (Indian cricketer and former captain of the Indian cricket team)

Mother-in-law: Sharmila Tagore (Model, Actress)

Sisters-in-law: Soha Ali Khan (actress) & Saba Ali Khan

Mother Tongue: Sindhi

Past love relationships: Shahid Kapoor ...

Friends from film industry: Amrita Arora (her best friend), Sonam Kapoor, Konkona Sen Sharma,
Esha Deol, Karan johar

Education: Jamnabai Narsee School in Mumbai; Welham Girls' School in Dehradun; studied commerce for
two years at Mithibai College in Vile Parle; then enrolled at the Government Law College,Mumbai but left
after first year to become an actress.

Activities: Yoga

First Crush: Her 4th std. Desk partner while she was in School

Her inspirations: Nargis and Meena Kumari

Strength: Her mother, Babita, with whom she shares all her secrets including her mistakes and

Weakness: Her sister and food

Bad habit: Biting her nails

Motto: Life is full of tears and joy, so make the most of it-Believe in true love

Trademark: Her lips

Likes: Horseback Riding and Cooking

Loves: Frankness and Honesty

Hates: Liars and Hypocrites

Her fear: Loneliness
Fetish: Boots, shoes

Debut film: 'Refugee' (2000)

Debut Award: Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for 'Refugee' (2000)

Best movies in the career by now: Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Dev, Aitraz, Hulchal, Omkara, Yuva,
Chameli, Jab We Met, Tashan, 3 Idiots, Kurbaan, Ra.One, Agent Vinod, Heroine, Talaash... 

Kareena Kapoor as a baby

--- Favourites ---

Favourite food: Spaghetti, Chinese, Italian and Thai; Mutton Paya

Favourite holiday spot: Swiss skiing destination Gstaad, London, Paris

Favourite actor: Raj Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan

Favourite actresses: Babita, Kajol, Nargis, Meena Kumari

Favourite movies: Awaara, Sangam,Bobby, Kal Aaj Aur Kal, Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof,
Love Story, Ben Hur
Favourite TV Show: Friends

Favourite music: Songs from sixties

Favourite songs: Mehka Karenge (mamta),Rahe na rahe hum mehaka karenge, Tujhse Naraaz Nahin
Zindagi (Masoom), Lag Jaa Gale (Woh Kaun Thi), Tu Mera Hero No. 1 (Hero No. 1)

Favourite colours: Black and Red

Favourite car: Mercedes S class, Mitsubishi Lancer

Favourite outfit: Salwar Kameez

Favourite fashion designer: Roberto Cavalli, Gianni Versace, Manish Malhotra

Favourite shoes: Prada, heels/flats

Favourite accessory: Bracelets, gold Gucci handbag

Favourite perfume: Dune, Jean Paul Gaultier

Favourite jewel: Diamonds

Favourite cosmetic: Chanel Le Crayon Khol in Noir

Favourite style icon: Victoria Beckham

Favourite male co-star: Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, and Abhishek Bachchan

Favourite music director: Anu Malik

Favourite choreographer: Ahmed Khan

Favourite sport: Swimming

Favourite hangout: Friend’s place

Kareena in her childhood

--- Interesting Facts ---

--> According to Kapoor, the name "Kareena" was derived from the book Anna Karenina, which her mother
read while she was pregnant with her.

--> She is of Punjabi descent on her father's side and Sindhi on her mother's side.

--> Describing herself as a "very naughty and spoilt child", Kapoor's exposure to films from a young age
kindled her interest in acting.

--> Despite her family background, her father disapproved of women entering films because he believed
it conflicted with the traditional maternal duties and responsibility of women in the family. This led to a
conflict between her parents, and they separated.

--> She was then raised by her mother, who worked several jobs to support her daughters until Karisma
debuted as an actress in 1991.

--> During her years in the film industry, she has been involved with various philanthropic endeavours.

--> Known for her nonchalant relationship with the media, Kapoor has gained a reputation for discussing
her private life with no reservations.

--> The couple—dubbed "Saifeena" by the entertainment media—has been one of the country's
most-reported celebrity stories since 2007.

--> While a segment of the press has described Kapoor as friendly and extremely close to her family,
others have criticized her for being arrogant and vain—an image she gained in the wake of her superficial
character, Poo, in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001)

--> She is also known for her assertive and moody nature and her outspoken views and independence.

--> In 2012 she released her autobiographical memoir: The Style Diary of a Bollywood Diva, co-authored
alongside Rochelle Pinto.

--> Has a mannequin of herself in Madame Tussaud's Museum in England.

--> She has lived secretly with Saif Ali Khan. At the Lakme Fashion Awards in October 2007 they made
their relationship official.

--> Kareena was in a long term relationship with actor Shahid Kapoor until 2007. They broke up during the
filming of hit movie Jab We Met.

--> She’s not a fan of Bipasha Basu either and their rivalry dates back to Ajnabee (2001) days. Reports
claim the fight peaked when the Kapoor girl called Basu a “kaali billi” (black cat), alluding to her dusky

--> Bebo has sung for the first time (in a movie) a song in Dev. The name of the song is 'Jab Nahi Aaye'.
She was a playback singer even in Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon, Fida, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham , Kurbaan,

--> She believes that two actresses in the same league can never be best friends. 

--> On paper, she is known to have dated only two men: Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan. But rumour
has it that her affair with Hrithik Roshan is the industry’s well-kept secret.

--> She never misses an opportunity to head to Europe to unwind. Swiss skiing destination Gstaad and
London is her current favourite vacation spots.

--> Kareena’s favourite designer Manish Malhotra has been called upon to design her wedding trousseau.

--> She uses fake nails because she has been biting her nails since the age of five. She has very short
nails in real life and has to hit the nail salon regularly.

--> Kareena Kapoor is an avid swimmer and reader in her leisure time. 

--> The diet and weight of Kareena has also been in reports by media continuously. She announced that
she will go on a vegetarian diet to keep a check on her weight. Soon she has shed weight considerable.

--> She was then called as a “size zero” actress, and there were reports that she was suffering from
anorexia, which she denied. Kapoor said that she has reduced weight because of balanced diet and yoga.

--> In the film ‘Heroine’ Kareena Kapoor wore over 130 different dresses provided from top designers
from all over the world. It has been reported that Kareena’s wardrobe for the film was one of the most
expensive out of all the Bollywood movies ever created.

--> Kareena believes in giving equal importance to love and work in her life.

--> Kareena was apparently born as Siddhima (a name given to her by grandfather, Raj Kapoor).

--> According to her yoga instructor, she is a star pupil and can do 50 surya namaskars and hold complex
poses for long than 30 seconds.

--> Right after her breakup with Shahid Kapoor she spotted Saif Ali Khan near the hotel pool, where the actor was
tanning on a lounge chair, clad in just jeans. Kareena is said to have told her friend, “Oh my God… he’s
so hot!”

--> Kapoor gifted herself a seven-carat rock in 2010. She said in an interview that the ring was bought
based on the advise of an astrologer who said sporting a seven-carat biggie would bring stability and
happiness in her life.

--> When Kareena was in a live-in relationship with Saif Ali Khan, the duo used to check in hotels as Mr
and Mrs Khan.

--> I don't remember any lesson. I used to bunk school a lot.... I used to visit my sister on the sets of
her film.

--> In 2010 she adopted the village of Chanderi in Madhya Pradesh to provide it with electricity.

--> The thing Kareena loves the most about Saif Ali Khan is his mind and the thing she hates the most
about him is that he sleeps too much.

--> Kareena was non-vegetarian before she started dating Shahid Kapoor. She became vegetarian under
his influence. 

Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan wedding day

--- Personal Quotes ---

"I feel honoured and glad to give work to other people. I hope they (actresses) become stars as
I have rejected big films. I am looking for films that I want to be part of... something that excites
me. I listen to about two stories a day but I am not going to say yes to anyone, no matter who it
is. I don't think whether that person is big (filmmaker) or not. I will go by the script and that is more
important for me and I have learnt that over the years."
"This 'life changes after marriage' is a myth. Look, Saif and I were together even before we got married.
I was in a live-in relationship with him. Marriage was something I needed to strengthen the bond.
Moreover, Saif is my best friend too. He understands me perfectly. We were in love, we are in love, and
we shall remain in love. Inshallah."

"I am not going to do a two-scene-two-song film anymore. I am taking up projects that really interest
me—the ones I really want to do."

"I am a director's actor and don't really believe in preparing much."

"Total faith and complete belief in myself is my attitude towards life, films and virtually everything else. I
am all about doing what I feel is right.It is not easy to pin me down as I can be a bundle of contradictions."

"Life is full of happiness and tears, be strong and have faith."

"I love wearing jewellery. It could a signature single piece like a solitaire ring or a pair of gorgeous crystal
danglers. I prefer heavy Indian jewellery when I attend occasions."

"I have a crazy collection of jewellery. I invest a lot in ornaments."

"I like stones, gold and silver but like they say ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friend’. And I would vouch for
diamonds over any other jewellery."

"I am not a home breaker and I can never be. I haven't been brought up to create havoc in other
people's homes."

"I want a man I can keep for myself. I wouldn't ever share my man with anyone else."

"I am a hell raiser. I do my own thing. And I believe what I do is the right thing."

"My co-stars call me selfish. They say you are only interested in yourself and what you are doing in front
of the camera. I reply, I can't help it; it's what got me where I am."

"The one thing I like being in a relationship is that we get to share things. Our experiences about life,
comparing notes about things that have happened to us. Then you get companionship, which is great.
You laugh, you talk, you fight. There's a mazaa in that. I like everything about being in a relationship.
I like feeling secure. I like the companionship, making the other person happy. And if you're in a good
relationship, there's nothing you don't like about it."

"If I found out that my man is unfaithful, there'd be no tears, no shor-sharaba, I'd just slaughter him."

"Who knows, I might even decide not to have kids. I’m just 32. And Saif (Ali Khan) already has 2 kids.
We’re not a typical Indian couple who get married just so they can have a child. We’re modern."

"My professional life has nothing to do with my personal life and vice versa."

"I believe in the institution of marriage and it's like a tag to cement the relationship for your friends,
family and public."

"Being a bride is like a dream come true for every girl. It was like a fairytale for me. Everything felt
magical... It’s surprising that I wasn’t nervous. I was excited throughout.I had mixed emotions. I was
anxious, nervous and excited... This wedding was my dream wedding."

"It (her Wedding) was the best experience of my life as all my loved ones came together for my
happiness. Everyone from my family and friends let their hair down and had a great time. Though the
planning was chaotic and at first it was overwhelming but by the end of it everything was worth the effort."

"I hate putting on make-up and doing my hair. I'm much happier in one plait. And I love to cry. "

"I don’t think Saif believes that we’ll look good in a film together! He’s busy with his leading ladies."

"I eat only simple Indian home food – sabzi, roti, dal, chawal, ghee. There are so many benefits of
having ghee. My grandmother is 84 and she is still fit and looks beautiful."

"Saif should get into the kitchen and cook a meal for me. He is a good cook..."

"Saif and I were in love and we decided to get married. For us everything is same. Things are going
great (in married life). It is just the same even while I was dating Saif... Things are going amazing. Saif
is same as before, hopefully he will never change..."

"For media and people, it (marriage) seems like a big thing. But in real life it is not like that. There have
never been any restrictions. We are surprised when people ask what is the difference after marriage, we
fail to understand this as there is no difference..."

"I don't think I have done anything crazy for love. I am boring... Saif has an image of being crazy but he
is not. He likes me, he has no choice."

Kareena and Saif

--- Connect With Kareena ---

Home address: 2-B/110 Excellency, 4th Cross Road, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri (W),
Mumbai 400 061, INDIA
Kareena's official website: http://www.kareenak.net/
Kareena on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialKareenaKapoorOnline

Kareena on Instagram: http://instagram.com/kareenakapoorkhan_

Kareena Kapoor Khan with her son Taimur Khan


Kareena and her sister Karisma


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