Katrina Kaif is one of the most popular actresses of Bollywood. She is currently busy in the shooting of Rohit Shetty’s next flick Sooryavanshi, opposite Akshay Kumar. However, have you ever wondered what her life was like before coming to the industry? Today, we bring to you some lesser-known things about the actress:
Katrina’s father, Mohammed Kaif hailed from Kashmir, and her mother, Suzzane Turquotte was British. She was actually born in Hong Kong, and her father was a businessman while her mother, a lawyer. She initially had the name Katrina Turquotte however, she decided to change it to Kaif before coming to Bollywood. The actress has six sisters and one younger brother.
As a child, Katrina travelled a lot. Her family shifted to many countries, including Switzerland, Hawaii, Poland and London in England. All the children of her family never attended school and were taught by home tutors. Kat started modelling first in Hawaii at the age of 14 and kept it going in London as well.
Foray into Bollywood
She made her debut back in 2003 with Boom however she was already hustling since 2000. As per rumours, Katrina was more into modelling and she struggled but eventually managed to get her portfolio done by ace photographer Daboo Ratnani. Soon after work began to follow.
Katrina then starred in Telugu film ‘Malliswari’ which was her first hit film and after a couple of more south Indian films, she shifted to Mumbai and hired a Hindi tutor. She also took Kathak lessons from the same tutor who had taught Priyanka Chopra. After a couple of more hits and misses, Katrina finally got recognition with 2007 film Namastey London alongside Akshay Kumar.
Since then, she has tasted success in various films such as Singh is King, Rajneeti, Ek Tha Tiger, and more recently Bharat.