Kareena Kapoor


Bebo of India

If a single actress has made the most significant cultural impact, it is Kareena Kapoor. She is known for her gorgeous looks, distinct acting style and having an extremely loveable personality. Her personal and professional lives have been widely discussed, analyzed and even been controversial. Kareena has gone through various highs and lows, always being kind, generous and humble.

Gossip Queen of Bollywood

Kareena Kapoor has lived her life like an open book, often telling personal stories through podcasts, books and chat shows. She is one person who intimately understands how to sell gossip better than most Bollywood journalists. Kareena is also addicted to the latest gossip, and her sibling Ranbir is often chatting with one another, keeping track of it on Whatsapp. If there's anything significant happening in the industry, she has the inside scoop of it all.

The Walkout Queen of Bollywood

Kareena Kapoor is famous for her blockbuster roles and for not doing them. Here are just some of the parts and movies that she rejected-

Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai: It was initially supposed to be her big debut film and even started shooting. However, she immediately felt that the role of Hrithik Roshan was much more prominent, so she decided to walk out of the movie. The movie turned out to be a huge blockbuster.

Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela: She was the first choice for this movie, but Kareena Kapoor didn't find the character that interesting. Kareena has since then regretted never being part of a Bhansali movie.

Queen: This one is a hard pill to swallow as it turned Kangana into a superstar. However, after seeing her performance, maybe it was meant to be for her only.

Fashion: This movie helped Priyanka win the Filmfare award for Best Actress, and Kareena helped pave the way. Later on, she did the movie Heroine, but we all know how that turned out.

How Kareena Got Into Acting From A Young Age

When her elder sister Karishma Kapoor travelled to sets for shooting, she would often accompany them. It became a fun activity for her, but it put the seed in her mind of being an actress somewhere along the way. Offspring of Bollywood families join the same industry because of how much it is part of their childhood.

How ‘Jab We Met’ and ‘Tashan’ Film Changed Her Life

When Kareena was shooting for Jab We Met, she thought that the film wouldn't be a big hit. She saw it as a passion project of Shahid Kapoor and Imtiaz Ali. Kareena thought that Tashan would be her big break and was dieting to show off her iconic Zero figure look. Ultimately Jab We Met became a spectacular hit, changed her career, and is still recognized by the character of Geet. Tashan failed severely, but she fell for Saif, so this film changed her personal life.

Kareena's Name Was Given Later On

Did you know that her grandfather, Raj Kapoor, initially had named her Siddhima? However, it was later changed to Kareena, with the key inspiration being Anna Karenina by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy. This was the novel that her mother used to read while being pregnant with her.

Kareena's Voice is Dubbed in 3 Idiots

The scene where Rancho and his gang break into Mona's wedding has some voiceover dubbing over it. More specifically, the part where Kareena is mocking them with the demo dialogue. The actor's voice is often dubbed because the directors feel like the tonality does not match the scene. It is a prevalent practice, but many people don't realize the shift because it is so subtle.

Kareena Expanding Her Horizons

Being a mother of two children is highly time-intensive, but that hasn't stopped Kareena from being in the limelight. She's now branched into other avenues that are less time-consuming than acting like Chat show host, author, and radio personality. She has effectively created a healthy balance between personal and professional life.

Kareena Kapoor is the most recognizable personality in the whole of India. You can go to small towns or villages; you will see her face on every hoarding. Her reach into heartland India is surprising considering she is one of the urban, chique actresses. This is just further proof that Kareena is the evergreen actress of the 21st Century.


21 October 1980 (age41) Mumbai, Maharashtra

Active Years

1980 - Today


Name Kareena Khan
Nickname Bebo
Profession Actress
Physical Stats
163 cm
55 kg
Career Debut Film: Refugee (2000)

Early Life and Education

DOB 21-10-1980
Age 41
Birth Place Mumbai, Maharashtra
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Nationality Indian
Home Town Mumbai, Maharashtra
School Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai Welham Girls' School, Dehradun
College Mithibai College, Mumbai
Educational Qualification College Dropout
Religion Hinduism
Food Habits Non-Vegetarian
Address Not Known
Hobbies Reading, Swimming and Yoga

Relationships & More

Marital Status Married
Marriage Date First Marriage: 16-10-2012
Marriage Location Bandra West, Mumbai


Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi (born on 20 December 2016)
Jeh Ali Khan Pataudi (21 February 2021)
Boyfriends/Girlfriends Hrithik Roshan (Actor)
Shahid Kapoor (Actor)
Saif Ali Khan (Actor)


Wife/Spouse Husband: Saif Ali Khan (Actor) (m. 2012)
Randhir Kapoor (Actor)
Babita (Actress)
Siblings Brother(s): None
Sister(s): Karisma Kapoor (Actress)

Favourite Things

Food Dal-Chawal, Pasta and Spaghetti
Actor Raj Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan
Actress Kajol, Nargis, Meena Kumari
Bollywood Awaara, Sangam, Bobby, Kal Aaj Aur Kal
Hollywood Breakfast At Tiffany's, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Love Story, Ben Hur
Tollywood Not Known
Singer Not Known
Sports Not Known
colour Red and Black
Songs Not Known
Holiday Destination Switzerland and London
Restaurants Not Known
Perfume Jean Paul Gaultier’s Classique

Style Quotient

Car Collection Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Lexus LX 470
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
BMW 7-series Audi Q7
Bike Collection None

Money Factor

Salary (approx) $1.47 million (Rs. 11 crore/film as of 2018)
Net Worth (approx) $60 million (INR 4.46 million as of 2018)


Top 6 Controversies of  Kareena Kapoor

1) There had been her catfights with Bipasha Basu on the sets of the film Ajnabee, as she publicly took a dig at her skin tone by calling her a "kali billi".
2) She publicly made fun of Priyanka Chopra's accent, after which Priyanka finally replied by saying that she got it from the same place that Saif got his from.
3) The Kurbaan movie poster featured Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan. This was the first time Kareena was caught in a political controversy because of her bare-back poster.
4) The couple was badly trolled, insulted, and abused as soon as the news of them tying the knot was out. People alleged Kareena Kapoor of converting to Islam and giving their marriage an angle of Love Jihad.
5) Kareena was trolled for naming her son Taimur and compared it with ‘Taimur,’ the ruthless ruler of Turkey.
6) Many diehard fans of Saifeena still can’t forget the controversial MMS where Kareena and Shahid were reportedly caught in a steamy hot liplock that shocked everyone

Did you know?

1) Very few people know that her birth name was "Siddhima", given by her grandfather, Raj Kapoor.
2) Her name "Kareena"; was derived from the novel, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
3) In 2010, she adopted the Chanderi village (famous for its Chanderi saris) in Madhya Pradesh, to provide it with electricity.
4) In an interview, she revealed that she does not wash her jeans for a month because she feels it more comfortable to wear that way.
5) For her glamorous role in the film Heroine (2012), she wore 130+ different dresses, which were designed by the top designers from all over the world, one of which was worth ₹1.5 crores.
6) She was the first choice for Sanjay Leela Bhansali film, Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela, but she turned down the offer


Filmfare Awards
2001:Best Female Debut for Refugee
2004:Special Award for Chameli
2005:Best Actress (Critics) for Dev
2007: Best Actress (Critics) for Omkara
2008:Best Actress for Jab We Met
2011:Best Supporting Actress for We Are Family
2001:Star Debut of the Year for Refugee
2008:Best Actress for Jab We Met
2010:Best Actress for 3 Idiots
Screen Awards
2007:Best Actress for Omkara
2008 :Best Actress for Jab We Met
2010:Best Actress (Popular Choice) for Kurbaan & 3 Idiots