Kareena Kapoor is a popular Indian film actress who prominently acts in the Hindi Film Industry aka Bollywood. Kareena made her film debut in the year 2000 through the film Refugee which also marks the debut of actor Abhishek Bachchan. Since then Kareena has become one of the most successful and talented actresses in the Bollywood winning numerous awards and hearts. Let us have a brief look about the life, career, and net worth of Kareena Kapoor in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Kareena Kapoor was born on September 21th in the year 1980, in Bombay, India to actor Randhir Kapoor and actress Babita Kapoor. She is the younger sister of Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor. After the separation of their parents, Kareena and Karisma were raised by their mother. She attended the Jamnabai Narsee School and the Welham Girls’ School before studying commerce for two years at Mithibai College in Mumbai. She later studied law at the Mumbai Government Law College but decided to quit after a year to join the acting institute.
Kareena Kapoor married actor Saif Ali Khan on October 16, 2012, in a private ceremony in Mumbai. Saif was married previously to actress Amrita Singh which ended up in a divorce in 2004. Kareena and Saif have a son named Taimur Ali Khan who was born on December 20, 2016.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Kareena was initially cast in Hrithik Roshan’s 2000 film Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai which must have been her debut film. But she walked out of the project after few days of shoot and made her debut in the movie Refugee the same year. The role brought her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut, and in 2001 she acted in the super hit film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…
She had some mediocre roles in 2002 and 2003 and gave a comeback in 2004 through Chameli and Dev. Kareena became a star through the 2007 film Jab We Met and had featured in some of the highest-grossing movies in Hindi such as 3 Idiots and Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
Kareena won critical acclaim for her performance in the films Kurbaan, Heroine, Talaash, and Udta Punjab and so far she has won six Filmfare Awards. In 2012, she inaugurated the Bollywood Walk of Fame receiving a handprint of her own and had a wax sculpture at Madame Tussauds.
Net Worth & Earnings
Kareena is considered one of the most successful and popular actresses in the history of Bollywood and has amassed a huge fortune through her illustrious career. She has endorsed brands such as Lakme, Sony, Colgate, Vivel, Berger Paints, and Head and Shoulders and her endorsement value is considered to be around $1 million per brand. Her estimated net worth is $20 million.
Kareena Kapoor is an active philanthropist who has always involved in promoting education and women safety. She has been working with UNICEF since 2014, to promote the education of women and in 2018 she was the keynote speaker at the Mother’s Day event organized by UNICEF.