This is my twenty third entry for Jez Braithwaite’s Fan Of Challenge. Kareena Kapoor Khan born 21 September 1980) is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi films. She is the daughter of actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita, and the younger sister of actress Karisma Kapoor. Noted for playing a variety of characters in a range of film genres—from romantic comedies to crime dramas—Kapoor is the recipient of several awards, including six Filmfare Awards, and is one of Bollywood’s most popular and highest-paid actresses.

After making her acting debut in the 2000 war film Refugee, Kapoor established herself with roles in the historical drama Aśoka and the melodrama Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (both 2001). This initial success was followed by a series of commercial failures and repetitive roles, which garnered her negative reviews. The year 2004 marked a turning point for Kapoor when she played against type in the role of a sex worker in the drama Chameli. She subsequently earned critical recognition for her portrayal of a riot victim in the 2004 drama Dev and a character based on William Shakespeare’s heroine Desdemona in the 2006 crime film Omkara. Further praise came for her performances in the romantic comedy Jab We Met (2007), the thrillers Kurbaan (2009) and Talaash: The Answer Lies Within (2012), and the dramas We Are Family (2010), Heroine (2012) and Udta Punjab (2016). Her highest-grossing releases include the dramas 3 Idiots (2009) and Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015), the action films Bodyguard (2011) and Singham Returns (2014), and the comedy Good Newwz (2019).

Married to actor Saif Ali Khan, with whom she has a son, Kapoor’s off-screen life is the subject of widespread coverage in India. She has a reputation for being outspoken and assertive, and is recognised for her contributions to the film industry through her fashion style and film roles. In addition to film acting, Kapoor participates in stage shows, hosts a radio show and has contributed as a co-writer to three books: an autobiographical memoir and two nutrition guides. She has started her own line of clothing and cosmetics for women, and has worked with UNICEF since 2014 to advocate for the education of girls and an increase in quality based education in India.

Born on 21 September 1980 in Bombay (now Mumbai), Kapoor (often informally referred to as ‘Bebo’) is the younger daughter of Randhir Kapoor and Babita (née Shivdasani); her elder sister Karisma is also an actress. She is the paternal granddaughter of actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor, maternal granddaughter of actor Hari Shivdasani, and niece of actor Rishi Kapoor. According to Kapoor, the name “Kareena” was derived from the book Anna Karenina, which her mother read while she was pregnant with her. She is of Punjabi descent on her father’s side, and on her mother’s side she is of Sindhi and British descent.

Kapoor attended Jamnabai Narsee School in Mumbai, followed by Welham Girls’ School in Dehradun. She attended the institution primarily to satisfy her mother, though later admitted to liking the experience. According to Kapoor, she wasn’t inclined towards academics though received good grades in all her classes except mathematics. Upon graduating from Welham, she returned to Mumbai and studied commerce for two years at Mithibai College. Kapoor then registered for a three-month summer course in microcomputers at Harvard Summer School in the United States. She later developed an interest in law, and enrolled at the Government Law College, Mumbai; during this period, she developed a long-lasting passion for reading. However, after completing her first year, she decided to pursue her interest in acting, though she later regretted not having completed her education. She began training at an acting institute in Mumbai mentored by Kishore Namit Kapoor, a member of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).

The actress has also been recognised at major Indian film and fashion award functions, including a Zee Cine Award Queen of Hearts in 2002 and an IIFA Award for Style Diva of the Year in 2004. That year she was also recognised for Celebrity Style (Female) at the Bollywood Fashion Awards, and two years later received the Most Glamorous Actress of the Year award at the Tuscan Verve Zoom Glam Awards. In 2009, Kapoor was among five actresses nominated for Star of the Decade – Female at the tenth annual IIFA Awards. Khan has also received achievement awards from a number of organizations; in 2009 she received Rotary International’s Vocational Excellence Award for her film achievements at a young age, and the India Today Woman Award for her contributions to art and cinema.

Films

Key
Productions that have not yet been released Denotes productions that have not yet been released
Title Year Role Director(s) Notes Ref(s)
Refugee 2000 Nazneen “Naaz” Ahmed J. P. Dutta Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai 2001 Pooja Saxena Satish Kaushik
Yaadein 2001 Isha Singh Puri Subhash Ghai
Ajnabee 2001 Priya Malhotra Abbas–Mustan
Aśoka 2001 Kaurwaki Santosh Sivan Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… 2001 Pooja “Poo” Sharma Karan Johar Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
Mujhse Dosti Karoge! 2002 Tina Kapoor Kunal Kohli
Jeena Sirf Merre Liye 2002 Pinky/Pooja Talat Jani
Talaash: The Hunt Begins… 2003 Tina Suneel Darshan
Khushi 2003 Khushi “Lali” Singh S. J. Surya
Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon 2003 Sanjana Sooraj Barjatya
LOC Kargil 2003 Simran J. P. Dutta
Chameli 2004 Chameli Anant Balani
Sudhir Mishra
Filmfare Award for Special Performance
Yuva 2004 Mira Mani Ratnam
Dev 2004 Aaliya Govind Nihalani Also playback singer for song “Jab Nahin Aaye The Tum”
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress
Fida 2004 Neha Mehra Ken Ghosh
Aitraaz 2004 Priya Malhotra (Saxena) Abbas–Mustan
Hulchul 2004 Anjali Priyadarshan
Bewafaa 2005 Anjali Sahai Dharmesh Darshan
Kyon Ki 2005 Dr. Tanvi Khurana Priyadarshan
Dosti: Friends Forever 2005 Anjali Suneel Darshan
36 China Town 2006 Priya Abbas–Mustan
Chup Chup Ke 2006 Shruti Priyadarshan
Omkara 2006 Dolly Mishra Vishal Bhardwaj Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Don 2006 Kamini Farhan Akhtar Cameo
Kya Love Story Hai 2007 Herself Lovely Singh Special appearance in song “It’s Rocking”
Jab We Met 2007 Geet Dhillon Imtiaz Ali Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Halla Bol 2008 Herself Rajkumar Santoshi Special appearance
Tashan 2008 Pooja Singh Vijay Krishna Acharya Also playback singer for “Pooja Ka Tashan”
Roadside Romeo 2008 Laila (voice) Jugal Hansraj Animated feature film
Golmaal Returns 2008 Ekta Rohit Shetty
Luck by Chance 2009 Herself Zoya Akhtar Special appearance
Billu 2009 Herself Priyadarshan Special appearance in song “Marjaani”
Kambakkht Ishq 2009 Simrita Rai/Bebo Sabbir Khan
Main Aurr Mrs Khanna 2009 Raina Khanna Prem Raj
Kurbaan 2009 Avantika Ahuja (Khan) Rensil D’Silva Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
3 Idiots 2009 Pia Sahastrabudhhe Rajkumar Hirani Nominated— Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Milenge Milenge 2010 Priya Malhotra Satish Kaushik
We Are Family 2010 Shreya Arora Siddharth Malhotra Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
Golmaal 3 2010 Daboo Rohit Shetty Nominated— Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Bodyguard 2011 Divya S. Rana Siddique
Ra.One 2011 Sonia Subramaniam Anubhav Sinha
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu 2012 Riana Braganza Shakun Batra
Agent Vinod 2012 Iram Parveen Bilal/Dr. Ruby Mendes Sriram Raghavan
Rowdy Rathore 2012 Prabhu Deva Special appearance in song “Chinta Ta”
Heroine 2012 Mahi Arora Madhur Bhandarkar Nominated— Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Talaash: The Answer Lies Within 2012 Rosie/Simran Reema Kagti
Dabangg 2 2012 Arbaaz Khan Special appearance in song “Fevicol Se”
Bombay Talkies 2013 Herself Multiple directors Special appearance in song “Apna Bombay Talkies”
Satyagraha 2013 Yasmin Ahmed Prakash Jha
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein! 2013 Dia Sharma Punit Malhotra
Singham Returns 2014 Avni Kamat Rohit Shetty
The Shaukeens 2014 Herself Abhishek Sharma Cameo
Happy Ending 2014 Raj & DK Cameo
Gabbar Is Back 2015 Sunaina Krish Cameo
Bajrangi Bhaijaan 2015 Rasika Kabir Khan
Brothers 2015 Mary Karan Malhotra Special appearance in song “Mera Naam Mary Hai”
Ki & Ka 2016 Kia Bansal R. Balki
Udta Punjab 2016 Dr. Preet Sahni Abhishek Chaubey Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
Veere Di Wedding 2018 Kalindi Puri Shashanka Ghosh
Good Newwz 2019 Deepti “Deepu” Batra Raj Mehta Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Angrezi Medium 2020 Naina Homi Adajania
Laal Singh ChaddhaFilms that have not yet been released 2020 TBA Advait Chandan Filming

Documentary

Title Year Role Director Ref.
Bollywood im Alpenrausch 2000 Herself (Uncredited) Christian Frei
The Indian Food Wisdom and The Art
of Eating Right
2013 Herself Rujuta Diwekar
Bollywood And Beyond: A Century Of Indian Cinema 2015 Herself Sanjeev Bhaskar

Television

Title Year Role Notes Ref.
Punar Vivah 2012 Mahi Arora Episode 154
C.I.D. 2012 Herself Episode “Heroine Ka Khatra”
Naagin 3 2018 Kaalindi Special appearance
Dance India Dance Battle Of The Champions 2019 Judge

Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards

The Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awardis presented by the Bollywood film industry to honour and recognize the professional excellence of their peers. Kapoor has received one award out of four nominations.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2008 Jab We Met Best Actress in a Leading Role Won
2010 Kurbaan Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
2011 Golmaal 3 Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
2013 Heroine Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated

The BIG Star Entertainment Awards honour the Hindi film industry; Kapoor has won three awards out of Seven nominations.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2010 Film Actor (Female) of the Decade Nominated
Golmaal 3 Most Entertaining Film Actor – Female Nominated
2011 Bodyguard Most Entertaining Film Actor – Female Nominated
Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Role – Female Won
Most Entertaining Pair of the Year (along with Salman Khan) Won
2012 Talaash Most Entertaining Film Actor – Female Nominated
Most Entertaining Actor in a Thriller – Female Won
2013 Satyagraha Most Entertaining Actor in a Social – Drama Film – Female Nominated
2017 Ki & Ka Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Film – Female Nominated

Filmfare AwardsEdit

The Filmfare Awards is one of the oldest and most prominent Hindi film award ceremony. They are presented annually by The Times Group to honour both artistic and technical excellence. Kapoor has won six awards out of thirteen nominations, including a special award for her performance in Chameli (2004).[16]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2001 Refugee Best Female Debut Won
2002 Asoka Best Actress Nominated
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2004 Chameli Special Award Won
2005 Dev Best Actress (Critics) Won
2007 Omkara Best Actress Nominated
Best Actress (Critics) Won
2008 Jab We Met Best Actress Won
2010 Kurbaan Best Actress Nominated
3 Idiots Best Actress Nominated
2011 Golmaal 3 Best Actress Nominated
We Are Family Best Supporting Actress Won
2013 Heroine Best Actress Nominated
2017 Udta Punjab Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2020 Good Newwz Best Actress Nominated

Global Indian Film Awards

The Global Indian Film Awards honoured the Hindi film industry from 2005 to 2007; Kapoor received two nominations.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2005 Dev Best Actress Nominated
2007 Omkara Best Actress Nominated

GQ Men of The Year Awards (India)

GQ India gives away a number of Awards in various fields. One popular award is the GQ Men of the year award. Kapoor received one award.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 GQ Men of The Year Awards (India) Excellence of the Year Won

HELLO! Hall of Fame Awards

Year Nominated work Award Result
2010 N/A Entertainer Of The Year (Female) Won
2014 N/A Glamour Icon Of The Year Won

International Indian Film Academy Awards

The International Indian Film Academy Awards are presented annually to honour the artistic and technical excellence of professionals in Bollywood (the Hindi language film industry). Kapoor has won four awards out of nine nominations, including a nomination for Star of the Decade – Female.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2001 Refugee Star Debut of the Year – Female Won
2002 Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2003 Mujhse Dosti Karoge! Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2004 Style Diva of the Year Won
2005 Aitraaz Best Actress Nominated
2007 Omkara Best Actress Nominated
2008 Jab We Met Best Actress Won
2009 Star of the Decade – Female Nominated
2010 3 Idiots Best Actress Won
2011 Golmaal 3 Best Actress Nominated
2012 Bodyguard Best Actress Nominated
2013 Heroine Best Actress Nominated

Screen Awards

The Screen Awards are associated with the executive director and the governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. They are presented annually to honour professional excellence in the Hindi-language film industry. Kapoor has won three awards out of thirteen nominations, including five Jodi nominations (with Hrithik Roshan in 2002, Shahid Kapoor in 2005, 2008 and 2010, and Saif Ali Khan in 2010).

Year Nominated work Award Result
2001 Refugee Most Promising Newcomer – Female Nominated
2002 Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Jodi No. 1 (along with Hrithik Roshan) Nominated
2005 Dev Best Actress Nominated
Yuva Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Fida Jodi No. 1 (along with Shahid Kapoor) Nominated
2007 Omkara Best Actress Won
2008 Jab We Met Best Actress Won
Jodi No. 1 (along with Shahid Kapoor) Nominated
2010 3 Idiots Best Actress Nominated
Kurbaan & 3 Idiots Best Actress (Popular Choice) Won
Jodi of the Decade (along with Saif Ali Khan) Nominated
Jodi of the Decade (along with Shahid Kapoor) Nominated
2011 Golmaal 3 Best Actress (Popular Choice) Nominated
2012 Bodyguard & Ra.One Best Actress (Popular Choice) Nominated
2013 Heroine Best Actress Nominated
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu & Talaash Best Actress (Popular Choice) Nominated
2015 Singham Returns Best Actress (Popular Choice) Nominated
2016 Bajrangi Bhaijaan Best Actress (Popular Choice) Nominated

Stardust Awards

The Stardust Awards are presented annually by Stardust magazine; Kapoor has won seven awards out of eighteen nominations.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2004 Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon Star of the Year – Female Nominated
Chameli Special Jury Award Won
2005 Dev Star of the Year – Female Nominated
2006 Kyon Ki Star of the Year – Female Nominated
2007 Omkara Star of the Year – Female Nominated
Performer of the Year – Female Won
2008 Jab We Met Star of the Year – Female Won
2009 Golmaal Returns Star of the Year – Female Nominated
Style Icon of the Year – Female Won
2010 Kurbaan Star of the Year – Female Won
3 Idiots Star of the Year – Female Nominated
Performer of the Year – Female Won
2011 We Are Family Best Actress – Drama Nominated
Golmaal 3 Star of the Year – Female Nominated
Best Actress – Comedy / Romance Nominated
2012 Bodyguard Star of the Year – Female Nominated
Best Actress – Drama Nominated
Ra.One Star of the Year – Female Nominated
Best Actress – Thriller / Action Nominated
2013 Heroine Star of the Year – Female Nominated
Best Actress – Drama Nominated
Talaash Star of the Year – Female Nominated
Performer of the Year – Female Won
2014 Singham Returns Star of the Year – Female Nominated
2015 Bajrangi Bhaijaan Star of the Year – Female Nominated
2016 Udta Punjab Best Supporting Actress Nomina

Zee Cine Awards

The Zee Cine Awards honour the Hindi film industry; kapoor has won three awards out of eight nominations.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2001 Refugee Best Female Debut Nominated
Lux Face of the Year Won
2002 Queen of Hearts Won
2005 Dev Best Actor – Female Nominated
2007 Omkara Best Actor – Female Nominated
2008 Jab We Met Best Actor – Female Won
2011 Golmaal 3 Best Actor – Female Nominated
2011 We are Family Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Female Nominated
2012 Bodyguard Best Actor – Female Nominated
International Icon – Female Nominated
2013 Talaash Best Actor – Female Nominated
2017 Udta Punjab Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Female Nominated
2019 Veere Di Wedding Best Actor -Female Nominated
2020 Good Newwz Best Actor -Female Nominated

Other Awards and Recognitions

Year Award Category Film Result
2001 Sansui Viewer’s Choice Awards Best Debutante – Female Refugee Won
2001 Bollywood Movie Awards Best Female Debut Refugee Won
2004 Sansui Viewer’s Choice Awards Best Actress – Critics Chameli Won
2004 Bollywood Movie Awards Critics Award Female Chameli Won
2013 NDTV Indian of the Year Awards Entertainer Of The Decade Award Won

Achievements

■2004 Honoured by Marco Ricci Society with Young Achiever Award

■2005 Honoured with Rajiv Gandhi Young Achiever Award,

■2005 Awarded as Indian Diva by Sahara One Television viewers.

■2006 Awarded the Smita Patil Memorial Award for her Contributions to the Hindi Film Industry,

■2008 Awarded with Global Achievement Award at Future Group Global Indian TV Honours.

■2009 Awarded India Today Woman Award for her contributions to art and cinema, in 2009

■2009 IIFA-FICCI Frames’ as the Most Powerful Entertainers of the Decade award

■2009 GQ Excellence Award for Achievement in films.

■2009 Awarded Celebrity Endorsement of the Year Award by Tech Life Awards

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