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Katrina Kaif: A Detailed Biography by StarsUnfolded

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Height: 5' 8½”
Nationality: British
Age: 36 Years

Katrina Kaif

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Real NameKatrina Turquotte
Nickname(s)Kat, Katy, Katz, Sambo
ProfessionActress
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 174 cm
in meters- 1.74 m
in feet inches- 5' 8½”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 55 kg
in pounds- 121 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)34-26-34
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutFilm: Film Debut: Boom (2003)
Personal Life
Date of Birth16 July 1983
Age (as in 2019) 36 Years
BirthplaceHong Kong
Zodiac signCancer
SignatureKatrina Kaif's Signature
NationalityBritish
HometownLondon, United Kingdom
SchoolHomeschooling (Taught at home by her mother, tutors and also did correspondence courses)
CollegeLeft her college in London to pursue acting career in Bollywood
Educational QualificationHigh School
ReligionIslam
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian [1]India Today
HobbiesPlaying Chess, Painting, Reading
Controversy• During the shooting of the film Namastey London, Katrina went to Ajmer Sharif dargah wearing a short skirt that irked people's religious sentiments and the scene had to be reshot.
Katrina Kaif Ajmer Sharif
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsSalman Khan (Actor)
Katrina Kaif with Ex-boyfriend Salman Khan
Ranbir Kapoor (Actor)
Katrina Kaif with Ex-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor
Family
Husband/SpouseN/A
ParentsFather- Mohammed Kaif (British businessman of Kashmiri descent)
Katrina Kaif's father Mohammad Kaif
Mother- Suzanne Turquotte (Harvard Graduate, English Teacher and a Lawyer) [2]Express.co.uk
Katrina Kaif, with her mother, Suzanne Turquotte
SiblingsBrother- Michael Kaif (Elder, A professional skier and a rock climber)
Sister- 3 Elder: Stephanie, Christine and Natasha, 3 Younger: Melissa, Sonia and Isabel
Katrina Kaif with her Brother and Sisters
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodYorkshire pudding, cheesecake, kheer, cinnamon rolls, steamed fish, lamb chops with salad & baby potatoes, grilled vegetables
Favourite Indian FoodDosa
Favourite Cheat Meal FoodPancake
Favourite ActorsHrithik Roshan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp and Robert Pattinson
Favourite ActressPenelope Cruz, Madhuri Dixit and Kajol
Favourite FilmsBollywood Films: Umrao Jaan, Dil Dhadakne Do, Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Hollywood Films: Casablanca, Gone with the Wind
Favourite CricketerRahul Dravid, Irrfan Pathan
Favourite BooksAll books by Sidney Sheldon
Favourite ColoursPink, White, Mauve
Favourite SportsCricket, Chess
Favourite SongMoon by Poolside
Favourite Musicians/BandsRadiohead, Muse, Coldplay
Favourite PerfumeNarciso Rodriguez For Her
Favourite Musicians/Bandsin Mumbai: Mainland China, and Wasabi by Morimoto at The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel
in London: Hakkasan, Harrods Georgian Restaurant, Alloro, Aqua Kyoto
Favourite DestinationsLondon, Italy, Spain, Dubai and Havana
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Land Rover Range Rover Vogue SE
• Audi Q7 [3]Instagram
• Audi Q3
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Rs. 6-7 Crores per film
Net Worth (approx.)$6 Million

Katrina Kaif

Some Lesser Known Facts About Katrina Kaif

  • Katrina was raised by a single mother, Suzanne Turquotte with her 7 siblings. Out of all the 8 children of Suzanne, Katrina is the only one who is half-Indian as her father, Mohammed Kaif, a British citizen, is originally from Kashmir. [4]Express.co.uk
  • Because of the fact that Katrina’s mother, Suzanne Turquotte used to teach English as a foreign subject in different countries, they had to move to different countries. Katrina was raised in Hong Kong, China, Japan, France, Switzerland, Poland, Belgium, and other European countries. Her family moved to Hawaii and then to her mother’s home country, England when she was 14, where she lived for 3 years before moving to India.
  • Katrina’s parents got separated when she was very young, her father has never contacted them after the separation. When asked about whether her father has ever tried to contact her after she became famous, Katrina replied:

He is very decent and comes from a good family and they went their own ways because of issues which are personal. He is an affluent person, so he is not going to come back because his daughter is now famous.

  • She never attended a regular school because of frequent relocations of her family.
  • Mother Suzanne made a singing troupe with her children to sing at orphanages all over Asia.
  • When she was 14 years old, she won a beauty contest in Hawaii, after which she started receiving modeling assignments.
  • She came to Mumbai, accompanied by her sister, Christine in 2003 to audition for the film Boom.
  • Katrina and her sister, Christine, came to Mumbai with Rs. 4 lakh. Christine returned back to London but Katrina decided to stay in Mumbai to make her career in Bollywood and if she runs out of money, she would go back and re-join her college in London.
  • Katrina Kaif’s original name is Katrina Turquotte but her debut film, Boom’s director, Kaizad Gustad and producer, Ayesha Shroff (wife of Jackie Shroff) decided to give her a new name which could connect with the Indian audience, he decided to change her surname to “Kaif.”[5]Mumbai Mirror
  • She was supposed to make her Bollywood debut with the film Saaya, opposite John Abraham, but later she was dropped because she couldn’t speak Hindi at that time. The same year, she made her Bollywood debut with erotic film Boom.
  • She struggled in Bollywood at the beginning but got breakthrough with the film Namastey London opposite Akshay Kumar in 2007.
  • The silver dress that she wore in the film Welcome (2007) was worth 2 lakh (INR) ($4,814), which was gifted to her by an Italian fashion designer Emilio Pucci.

    Katrina Kaif silver dress in Welcome

    A still from the movie- “Welcome”

  • She was the most Googled Indian celebrity in 2008, 2009 & 2010.
  • Her Ex-boyfriend, Ranbir Kapoor gave her the nickname Sambo (Rambo’s sister Sambo) after she successfully did a scene in the film Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009) where she had to climb a ladder placed at a height of 200 feet.

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  • In 2010, she teamed up with A.R. Rahman and released a music album called Rhymeskool, to raise funds to build a school in Madurai.
  • She is superstitious and often visits religious places like Siddhivinayak Temple and Mount Mary Church in Mumbai, and Dargah Sharif in Ajmer before her film’s release.
  • She still is a British citizen and works in India on an employment visa.
  • She is the first Bollywood actress to have a Barbie doll crafted in her image. Katrina Kaif as Barbie Doll
  • She considers director Kabir Khan as her best friend from the Bollywood film industry.

    Katrina Kaif with Kabir Khan

    Katrina Kaif with film director, Kabir Khan

  • Her mother, Suzanne, with her American partner Jesse Tincher are now settled in Chennai, they volunteer for social causes in India. Katrina is actively involved with her mother’s charitable trust, “Relief Projects India”that helps abandoned baby girls and works against female infanticide.
  • Katrina fears living alone and darkness, during her early days in Mumbai, she used to stay awake and wait for the sun to come up and then sleep for 5 hours.
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