Katrina Turquotte or Katrina Kaif is a model and actress. She is one of the highest paid actresses in India is known to have given many blockbuster movies to her credit. Katrina has also done a number of endorsements for many products and is known for her photogenic face, attractive presence and striking presence in movies.
Early life and Background
Born on 16th July 1983, in British Hong Kong, Katrina has travelled in many places before stopping in India. She has seven sisters and one brother and her father Mohammed Kaif is a businessman. Her parents divorced each other when she was very small. Since then her mother Suzanne has supported everyone in her family all by herself. Suzanne is a social worker and an English lawyer. Katrina was home-schooled because of frequent relocations due to her mother’s work.
At 14 years of age, Katrina won a beauty contest in Hawaii. After this win, she got her first modeling assignment for a jewelry campaign. She was a part of London Fashion Week where a director, Kaizad Gustad noticed her and gave her a Bollywood movie- Boom (2003). In India, she got a lot of modeling offers and this eventually left her to stay there.
She walked for Rohit Bal in India Fashion Week and gained attention for the Kingfisher Calendar girl modeling. She soon received more modeling roles for brands like LG, Samsung and many more.
To earn some more success, she learnt Hindi language for getting offers from well-known directors, as Boom had failed in the box-office. She was not being taken because of her lack in Hindi speaking as well. Meanwhile she tried doing some movies in south India and soon got a rolein 2004, with Daggubati Venkatesh in Malliswari, a Telugu film. This movie was a commercial success. In the meantime she did a small role in a Bollywood movie called Sarkar(2005) opposite Abhishek Bachchan. She was noticed for her work in Maine Pyar Kyu Kiya(2005) along with Salman khan.
Post 2007, Katrina Kaif established herself as one of the most sought-after actresses in Bollywood with movies like Welcome, Namastey London, Rajneeti, Singh is King, New York, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahaani, and a lot more. Some of her biggest hits post 2011 include Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Ek Tha Tiger, Dhoom 3 and Phantom.
Katrina Kaif also established herself as a go-to girl for item songs with cult item songs like Sheila ki Jawani, Kamli and Chikni Chameli. Her upcoming movies include Jagga Jasoos and Bar Baar Dekho. She has appeared in the magazine cover of Maxim India and endorses brands like Lux, Slice, Lakme, Nakshtra and L’Oreal. A wax figure of Katrina was put up in a wax museum, Madame Tussauds situated in London.
Apart from acting, Katrina is linked with charitable project like Relief Projects India.
According to media reports, she had been dating Salman Khan since 2005 to 2010. But due to reasons unknown, they soon broke up. After that, she was reportedly dating Ranbir Kapoor since 2010. Apparently, Ranbir’s then-girlfriend Deepika Padukone had introduced him to Katrina at a party in 2008. Though Ranbir and Katrina were all set to be married and were in a live-in relationship, the two broke up in 2016.
Katrina Kaif – Net Worth and Salary
With a net worth of $9.5 million, Katrina Kaif is one of the richest actresses in Bollywood. She is paid Rs.7 crore per film. She earns close to $890,000 for each of the many brands that she endorses. The Annual Brand Trust Report in 2015 indicated that Katrina Kaif remains the top choice for brands among both females and males, a reputation that she has maintained since 2008. Though she lives on rent in Guldev Sagar (Waterfield Road), Bandra Mumbai, she has bought a property in London.