Katrina Kaif turns 28 today! She has been named in the Google Zeitgeist 2011 as the person most searched for in 2011. She was born as Katrina Turquotte on 16 July, 1984. We wish her a very Happy Birthday!
Katrina beat the likes of Anna Hazare, Poonam Pandey, Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, to top the list. She was born in Hong Kong to a Kashmiri father and British mother. Unfortunately, her parents separated when she was very young.
Katrina has seven siblings. Her sister Isabel is also trying to break into the Bollywood film industry.
Katrina began modelling at the age of 14 and her first assignment was for a jewellery campaign.
When she arrived in India, Katrina started working as a model with photographer Atul Kasbekar.
Katrina's modelling work landed her a role in London-based filmmaker Kaizad Gustad's film 'Boom' (2003).
In 2004, Katrina starred in a Telugu film 'Malliswari' opposite Southern star Venkatesh.
Katrina's big break in Bollywood came with 'Sarkar' in 2005. She played the love interest of Abhishek Bachchan in the movie.
Katrina's first commercial hit was 'Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya' opposite Salman Khan.
After the movie, Salman and Katrina started dating each other, but at the end of 2010 they parted ways.
Akshay Kumar considers Katrina as his lucky charm. Katrina has had a fantastic track record with Kumar, starring opposite him in several hits.
However Katrina first starred with Akshay Kumar in the 2007 dud 'Humko Deewana Kar Gayi'.
However in 2007, Katrina and Akshay's jodi delivered a blockbuster hit 'Namastey London' where she played the character of a spoiled rich brat.
In 2008, Katrina was seen in Subhash Ghai's 'Yuvvraj' where she was once again cast opposite Salman Khan.
Katrina sizzled in 'Race' where she performed a hit item number 'Zara Zara Touch Me'
In 2008 came the comedy 'Singh is Kingg' again opposite Akshay Kumar which was a huge crowd-pleaser.
Katrina played the character of Maya in Kabir Khan's 'New York' which was based on 9/11 terror attacks.
Katrina's comedy 'De Dana Dan' opposite Akshay Kumar also drew in fans, and the movie's song 'Paisa Paisa' was a huge hit.
Katrina was paired opposite Ranbir Kapoor in the 2009 hit comedy 'Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani'. Later, the pair were also romantically linked.
Kat took the unglamorous route for her role in Prakash Jha's 'Rajneeti' where she played a politician. Her performance was critically acclaimed.
Kat rocked the entire nation with her breathtaking item number 'Sheila Ki Jawani' from Farah Khan's 'Tees Maar Khan'. However the movie flopped.
Katrina also starred in Zoya Akhtar's 'Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara' where she played the character of a bohemian fashion student.
She endorses many products including jewellery, beverages and mobile phones.
Katrina Kaif's sister Isabel Kaif shot to infamy after an MMS sex clip of her was circulated. The actor however denied that it was her sister in the clip.
Kat also shared screen space with actor Imran Khan and Pakistani actor Ali Zafar in the Yash Raj film 'Mere Brother Ki Dulhan'. She was also seen in the hit song called 'Chikni Chameli' from the movie 'Agneepath'.
She will now be starring in the spy thriller 'Ek Tha Tiger' with Salman Khan and has also landed a role in Yash Chopra's upcoming untitled project opposite Shah Rukh Khan. We wish the beauty all the very best for what seems like an exciting year ahead!