gathers its readers today to join the birthday celebrations of the
talented and beautiful actress, Kareena Kapoor Khan alongside Bollywood's renowned 'Bad
Man', Gulshan Grover.
was born into a film family in Mumbai, to yesteryear actors Randhyir
Kapoor and Babita. She's the younger sister of actress Karisma
Kapoor, granddaughter of the late actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor,
niece of actor Rishi Kapoor and cousin-sister of actors Ranbir Kapoor
and Armaan Jain. The gorgeous Khan attended Jamnabai Narsee School in
Mumbai, followed by Welham Girls' School in Dehradun. She
discontinued her degree course from Mithibai College in order to
study Law from Government Law College, Mumbai and after an year, the lazy
student started her training at an acting institute to pursue a
career in acting. The pretty lass is now happily married to the Chote Pataudi
Nawaab, Saif Ali Khan.
Kapoor not only managed to sway awards, but also critical
acclaim for her work and immense love from the audience. Her most
memorable works till date include her debut movie Refugee (2000), Chameli
(2004), Omkara (2006), Jab We Met (2007) and 3
Idiots (2009). In Refugee, the
stunning Diva played the character of Nazneen Ahmed, a young
Bangladeshi girl who falls in love with Refugee, an Indian who
helps terrorists unknowingly. Although the movie failed at the Box
Office, Khan's performance was applauded by the critics and she won
the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Khan's memorable
performance in Chameli (2004) marked a turning point
of her career. She played the role of Chameli, a prostitute who is
bold, tough and a street-smart woman. Her performance was highly
applauded by the critics and audience and she also won a Filmfare
Award for Special Performance.
Khan then thrilled everyone when she
played the role of Dolly Mishra, a playful and innocent girl who's
smitten by Omi (Ajay Devgn), in Omkara (2006)
opposite Ajay Devgn and hubby, Saif Ali Khan. She further won a Filmfare
Critics Award of the Best Actress for it. Khan then excited everyone
with Imtiaz Ali's Jab We Met (2007), where she played the role of a
fesity, lively and talktive Sikhni of Bathinda, Geet
Dhillon. She proved her versatility yet again when she tried her hands at
comedy and inspired everyone with her performance as Pia in the
all-time blockbuster 3 Idiots (2009) opposite Amir
upcoming film is Bajrangi Bhaijaan opposite
her Bodyguard's co-star Salman Khan. The film, directed
by Kabir Khan, is expected to release on the occasion of 2015's Eid.
name was derived from the book Anna Karenina, which her mother read
while she was pregnant with her. But her family and close friends
call her Bebo.
was an average student during her school days.
favourite cuisine is Italian and her favourite dish is Spaghetti.
loves online shopping from Net-a-porter, Shopbop and Bergdorf
Heroine (2012), Khan wore 138 different designer dresses: the most
expensive wardrobe till date for any film!
one thinks of Kareena Kapoor Khan, her graceful dance moves do not
seize to capture one's mind! To celebrate this joyous occasion, here
is a list of Khan's chartbusters:
Chudiyan" - Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
My Darling" - Mujhse Dosti Karoge
Saathi Re" - Omkara
Nagada" - Jab We Met
- Kambhakkht Ishq
Allah" - Kurbaan
Doobie" - 3 Idiots
Meri" - Bodyguard
Naina" - Ra.One
the other hand, we have Bollywood's baddie, Gulshen Grover. Grover was
born, educated and raised in the capital city of India, Delhi. He is
currently single but has a son, Sanjay Grover. Grover completed his
Master's degree in Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce and
then moved to Bombay to to pursue his career in acting. Once
there, he began his formal acting training at prestigious Actor's
Studio, with actor Anil Kapoor. Later, Grover became an acting
teacher at the same acting school and some of today's leading Indian
stars were once his students.
is not only an actor, but also a producer and entrepreneur and he's
among one of the first Bollywood actors who made a name in Hollywood
and International Cinema.
debuted on the Big Screen with Hum Paanch (1980)
alongside Mithun Chakraborty, Sanjeev Kumaar, Naseeruddin Shah, Raj
Babbar and Amrish Puri. He impressed everyone mostly with negative
roles and has starred in over 400 films, such as Insaaf Kaun
Karega (1980), Arth (1981), Ram
Lakhan (1989),Saudagar (1991), Mohra (1994), Sabse
Bada Khiladi (1995) , Yes Boss (1997)
and Hera Pheri (2000). He has also starred in some
international projects such as Marigold (2007), Blind Ambition
(2008), Sweet Amerika (2008), Breaking Waves (2011) and Desperate
Endeavors (2012). He's currently awaiting the release of Nephilim,
an action film expected to release later this year.
Grover has won the BBC Award in 2001 for his contribution to the Indian Cinema.
is a strict father to his only son, Sanjay Grover.
doesn't want his son to follow his foot-steps and enter in the film
the celebrity guest of the Grand Prix of Italy held at Monza on
September 10th, 2006.
stated in an interview that it's better to be a baddie because
baddies have a longer shelf and they don't have to depend on looks.
Grover was offered the role of Police Inspector in the Oscar winning movie Slumdog Millionaire (2008), which ultimately went to Irrfan Khan.
behalf of BollyCurry and all the fans out there, here's wishing Kareena Kapoor Khan and
Gulshan Grover a very Happy Birthday and a successful year ahead!
Editor: Sonia R.
Graphics: Virina R.