Katrina Kaif (born July 16, 1984) is a model and Bollywood actress.Her mother is English and her father is an NRI originally from Kashmir. She was born in Hong Kong, grew up in Hawaii and London. She has seven sisters.
Her height is 5ft 8.5 inches.and her zodiac sign is "scorpio".
She started modeling by accident at the age of 14, when she was approached for a jewelery campaign. After that she continued modeling in London.
Filmmaker Kaizad Gustad discovered Katrina in London and gave her a part in his film Boom. It wasn't long before the acting bug bit Katrina who decided to take it up full time and move permanently to Mumbai.
With her attractive features, Katrina was offered a number of modeling assignments. However, filmmakers were at first hesitant to sign her because of her linguistic shortcomings, such as her inability to speak Hindi. Films that did feature her usually had her voice dubbed over by a native speaker of the film's language.
She has done two Telugu movies - Malliswari(2004) and Allari Pidugu(2005) and a Malayalam film (Balram vs. Taradas).
This changed with the film, Namastey London, in which she dubbed her own lines.
She is a private person and don't go to too many parties. She wants to go normally with friends. And she is also very particular about her clothes which she wears .although she wears bold outfits on screen or for ads but she feels more comfortable in not-so-revealing clothes in personal life.
She had just finished his Kathak classes in 40 days only in which she had to dance for 7 hours non-stop everyday.
She is said to be romantically linked with Salman khan. Although she has been seeing Salman Khan for sometime now, she still refuses to talk about him in the media. She has made it clear that her personal life is not meant to be known to all and that no one has a right to pass any kind of judgment on it.
Besides walking the ramp for several top designers and being on magazine covers, Katrina has also been the stunning face of Estelle jewelery, Lakme, Pantene, Veet, Kodak cameras, L'Oreal, Samsung, LG etc
She was chosen as the face of the year for the Lakme India Fashion Week (2005). Voted at the No. 1 spot in FHM India's 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll.
Won Best Female Style Icon at the IIFA Awards.
Won Sabsay Favourite Heroine Award (2008).
Won the British-Indian Actor award for the Zee Cine Awards (2008).
Won the Stardust Breakthrough Performance Award (Female) for Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya? (2005) (2006).