Karisma Kapoor (born 25 June 1974) is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films. Part of the Kapoor family, she is the daughter of actors Randhir
Kapoor and Babita. Kapoor made her acting debut at the age of seventeen with Prem Qaidi in 1991. She subsequently featured in films including Jigar
(1992), Anari (1993), Raja Babu, Suhaag (1994), Coolie No. 1, Gopi Kishan (1995), Saajan Chale Sasural and Jeet (1996).
In 1996, Kapoor earned her first Filmfare Award for Best Actress for Raja Hindustani, her biggest commercial success, and later received the National Film
Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the romantic drama Dil To Pagal Hai (1997). She went on to play the leading role in the critically
acclaimed projects, Fiza (2000) and Zubeidaa (2001), for which she earned the Best Actress and Best Actress (Critics) trophies at the Filmfare ceremony.
Having done so, Kapoor has established herself as one of the leading actresses of Hindi cinema. She has been considered as one of the most beautiful
women in Bollywood and a sex symbol. Vogue states that in the past decade, Kapoor has become a nationally recognized style icon. Kapoor ranked first on
Box Office India’s “Top 5 Actresses of 1990–1999”.
During her career, Kapoor has received one National Film Award and four Filmfare Awards, among six nominations. In addition to acting in films, Kapoor has
played the leading role in the television series, Karishma – The Miracles of Destiny (2003) and has also featured as a talent judge for the reality shows,
Nach Baliye and Hans Baliye.
Kapoor married Sunjay Kapur in 2003, and subsequently took a sabbatical from acting in 2004 before making a comeback with Dangerous Ishhq in 2012.
Hailing from a Punjabi family deeply involved in the Bollywood film industry, Kapoor had dropped out of school after her sixth standard and started acting.
Kapoor was in a relationship with her Jigar co-star Ajay Devgan from 1992 till they broke up in 1995.She got engaged to Abhishek Bachchan in 2002, but
the engagement was called off after a few months. This ended their relationship of a few years.
On 29 September 2003, she married industrialist Sunjay Kapur, CEO of Sixt India. The couple have a daughter Samaira, born in 2005 and a son Kiaan born
in 2010. In 2014, the couple filed for a divorce through mutual consent. In November 2015, the couple had filed applications to withdraw their consent to
it.The couple’s divorce was finalized in 2016.
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