This week, BollyCurry is putting Kareena Kapoor
aka Bebo in the limelight of Celeb in the Spotlight
Kapoor was born in Mumbai on September 21, 1980 to actors Randhir
Kapoor and Babita. Born into a family of famous actors, Kareena inspired
to become an actress from a very young age. However, her father
disapproved of the woman in the family entering the acting profession,
despite the family background, thus refraining his
daughters from the
big screen as well. Babita, who did not hold the same opinion, left
Randhir with her daughters and raised both Karishma and Kareena in
Lokhandwala by working multiple jobs.
trio returned to Mumbai in 1991, allowing Karishma to make her debut in
Bollywood. In October 2007, Kareena's parents reconciled where Kareena
revealed that her father was always an important person in her life and
were now family once again.
Bebo educated to Jamnabai Narsee
School in Mumbai and then Welham Girls' Boarding School in Dehradun.
After graduating from Welham, she spent two years at Mithibai College in
Vile Parle, a college close to the family home. She later on registered
for a three month summer course for Microcomputers at the prestigious
Harvard University in the United States. Unsatisfied with what she had,
she decided to pursue her career in the field of Law by enrolling at
Government Law College in Churchgate for a year. Having schooled through
many discipline's, Kareena finally realized that the academics were not
for her and once again, decided to become an actress. She soon enrolled
at an acting institute in Andheri, mentored by Kishore Namit Kapoor.
Originally, Kareena was to make her debut into Bollywood through Rakesh Roshan's Kaho Naa..Pyaar Hai
Hrithik Roshan. However, after a few days of shooting, she
later abandoned the project citing that she felt the focus was all on
Hrithik. Her debut was then made through the 2000 film Refugee
alongside Abhishek Bachchan, a movie which earned her her the Filmfare Best Debut award.
Since then, Kareena has acted in many box office hits such as Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Mujhse Dosti Karogi, Chameli, Omkara, Jab We Met, Golmaal Returns, Kurbaan, 3 Idiots, We Are Family
amongst many others!
for Kareena's love life, she once dated chocolate boy Shahid Kapur but
later went through a very publicized break up. Lately, she been dating
Saif Ali Khan where the two have been going pretty steady with marriage
on the cards.Did you know...
- Kareena is Punjabi Khatri from her father's side and Sindhi from her mother's side
- Her mother came up with her name when she was reading Anna Karenina during her pregnancy
- Kareena is the niece of Rishi Kapoor, making Ranbir Kapoor her cousin
- She has earned six filmfare awards
- She has launched her own clothing line with Globus
- Kareena turned down a role in the the international release, Bride and Prejudice
wishes Kareena the best of luck with the for her upcoming projects and
wishes she settles down soon. Meanwhile, don't forget to watch her
upcoming films, Bodyguard and Ra.One!