In the dawn of the new millennium, Bollywood enthusiasts held their breath in anticipation of the cinematic debut of Kareena Kapoor, the iconic actor and granddaughter of the legendary Raj Kapoor. At the age of 19, she made her big-screen entrance with the film “Refugee,” marking the beginning of her illustrious acting journey.
Over the past two decades, Kareena has solidified her status as one of India’s most reliable and beloved film stars, amassing a huge fan base among both viewers and peers. Her film choices have predominantly proven successful, and she has consistently defied industry norms, whether it be her marriage during the pinnacle of her career or her relentless pursuit of unconventional roles.
While Kareena’s Bollywood initiation featured her in the war drama “Refugee,” she subsequently embraced a glamorous portrayal as Pooja, affectionately known as “Poo,” in Karan Johar’s family-oriented film “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.” Despite the immense adoration for her portrayal of Poo, Kareena resisted typecasting and ventured into diverse roles in movies like “Chameli,” “Yuva” and “Omkara,” earning critical acclaim and recognition that established her as a versatile and noteworthy actor.
However, it was in “Jab We Met” that Kareena truly showcased her acting skill and star power, portraying the unforgettable character Geet, which continues to reside in the hearts of her fans. Kareena’s willingness to experiment with her roles led her to feature in films like “Heroine,” “Talaash” and “Udta Punjab.” Her latest release, “Jaane Jaan,” once again sees her attempting to shatter her mainstream image by tackling an intense character in a murder-mystery thriller.
At the age of 43, Kareena Kapoor Khan remains one of Bollywood’s most sought-after talents. Her recent collaborations include top-tier actors such as Aamir Khan in “Laal Singh Chaddha,” Akshay Kumar in “Good Newwz” and the late Irrfan Khan in “Angrezi Medium.” Upcoming projects include Rohit Shetty’s “Singham 3,” alongside Ajay Devgn.
Kareena Kapoor Khan continues to challenge the conventional shelf life of actresses in the industry. While her film “Jaane Jaan” debuts on an OTT platform today, she eagerly anticipates the premiere of “The Buckingham Murders” at the 67th BFI London Film Festival in October. Following that, she will embark on the shooting for “Singham 3,” all while managing her radio show “What Women Want” and participating in magazine cover shoots.
Despite her bustling career, Kareena Kapoor Khan maintains a balanced work-life equation. She prioritizes family vacations and gatherings, celebrating festivals with extended family and friends. Her role as a mother to two sons, Taimur and Jeh, is paramount, and she stays attuned to their daily activities even during her work commitments.
Kareena cherishes her close-knit circle of friends, including her sister Karisma and pals Malaika and Amrita Arora. She also shares a warm friendship with Karan Johar and Arjun Kapoor, often enjoying leisure time with them, whether at home or on vacations.
Kareena Kapoor Khan’s career shows no sign of slowing down, with multiple films in the pipeline. She will next appear in Hansal Mehta’s “The Buckingham Murders” and is concurrently filming “The Crew,” co-starring Tabu and Kriti Sanon. The actress also has “Singham 3” with Ajay Devgn and “Veere Di Wedding 2” on her horizon.