Kareena Kapoor born 21 September 1980,also known by her married name Kareena Kapoor Khan, is an Indian film actress, who appears in Hindi films. She is the daughter of actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita, and the younger sister of actress Karisma Kapoor. Noted for playing a variety of characters in a range of film genres—from romantic comedies to crime dramas—Kapoor is the recipient of several awards, including six Filmfare Awards, and is one of Bollywood's most popular and highest-paid actresses.After making her acting debut in the 2000 war film Refugee, Kapoor established herself in Hindi cinema with roles in the historical drama Aśoka, and the blockbuster melodrama Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (both 2001). This initial success was followed by a series of commercial failures and repetitive roles, which garnered her negative reviews garnered her negative.
The year 2004 marked a turning point for Kapoor when she played against type in the role of a sex worker in the drama Chameli.She subsequently earned wide critical recognition for her portrayal of a riot victim in the 2004 drama Dev and a character based on William Shakespeare's heroine Desdemona in the 2006 crime film Omkara. Born on 21 September 1980 in Bombay (now Mumbai), Kapoor (often informally referred to as 'Bebo') is the younger daughter of Randhir Kapoor and Babita (née Shivdasani)her elder sister Karisma is also an actress. She is the great-granddaughter of Prithviraj paternal granddaughter of actor–filmmaker Raj, maternal granddaughter of actor Hari and niece of actor Rishi.
Actor Ranbir and businessman Nikhil are her first cousins. According to Kapoor, the name "Kareena" was derived from the book Anna Karenina, which her mother read while she was pregnant with her. She is of Punjabi descent on her father's side, and on her mother's side she is of Sindhi and British descent.As a child, Kapoor regularly practised Hinduism with her family, but was also exposed to Christianity from her mother.
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