Today marks the birthday of one of the most well known damsels of Bollywood, the stunning Karisma Kapoor whose name is a synonym for glitz, glamour and glorious beauty.
Born in Mumbai with a silver spoon in her mouth, this belle is the grand daughter of the famous actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor, the elder daughter of yesteryear actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita and sister of Kareena Kapoor Khan. Despite hailing from such a film orientated family, like all actors, Kapoor still went through the phase of struggle, which has ultimately brought out the best in her talents.
In 1991, Kapoor took a leap of faith when she quit school to enter the Indian movie industry with her debut film Prem Qaidi, which was an average hit at the box office. She then starred in films such as Jigar (1992), Anaari (1993), Raja Babu (1994), Adnaz Apna Apna (1994), all of which received mixed reviews at the box office. She continued to act in various movies until 1996 when she rose to fame with Raja Hindustani, a movie for which she won her first Filmfare Award for Best Actress and became one of the highest paid actresses of her time. Since then, her ladder of success kept rising higher with releases such as Jeet (1996), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Biwi No.1 (1999) and Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999).
In 2000, Karisma Kapoor received her second Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her outstanding performance in Fiza, followed by Zubeidaa (2001), for which she won the Filmfare Award Critics for Best Actress. After this, Kapoor went on to do films such as Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love (2001), Shakti: The Power (2002) and Rishtey (2002). From 2003, she decided to take a step back from being a full time actor as she began appearing on the small screen with her debut series Karishma: The Miracles of Destiny, then as a judge for the dance show Nach Baliye 4 in 2008 followed by more special appearances. She also featured in a song in Om Shanti Om in 2007. Kapoor then made her comeback in Bollywood with Dangerous Ishq in 2011 which didn't manage to please the critics or the audiences.
Kapoor married industrialist Sanjay Kapur, CEO of Sixt India in 2003. The two have a daughter and a son together. After 11 years of marriage, they parted ways in 2014.
With today being the birthday of this gorgeous lass, BollyCurry provides you with a few of her hits tracks.
- "Le Gayi" - Dil To Pagal Hai
- "Sona Kitna Sona Hai" - Hero No.1
- "Kitna Pyara Tujhe Rab Ne Banaya" - Raja Hindustani
- "Ek Dil Hai" - Ek Ristaa
- "Pyar Dilon Ka Mela Hai" - Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge
- "Tu Fiza Hai" - Fiza
- "Angoori Angoori" - Jaanwar
- "Mehndi Hai Rachnewali" - Zubeidaa
Did You Know?
- Karisma Kapoor's pet name is Lolo. She was said to be one of the most complete actress during her times and was often compared to Madhuri Dixit Nene.
- She endorses many major brands such as Kellogg's Karisma Kapoor is considered as one of the most beautiful women in India and is nationally recognized as a style icon.
- Karisma Kapoor is a major female rights supporter.
BollyCurry takes pleasure in wishing the versatile Karisma Kapoor a very happy birthday. May her life continue to be as blissful as it has always been and we hope that she succeeds in all her endeavours.
Writer: Amanda H.
Editors: Pooja B. and Jenifer A.
Graphics: Shikha A.
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