Katrina Kaif, the 33-year-old British origin hindi film actress, was born in Hongkong. From being a fairly introvert, girl-next-door in her early days to one of the highest paid actresses of Bollywood of the present times- Katrina has surely come a long way. Apart from a series of commercially successful Bollywood movies, she has also acted in Malayalam and Telegu movies opposite icons like Mammootty.

Her first movie Boom which surrounded the life of a few supermodels and how they got involved in an underworld racket literally boomed in the box office. She was cast opposite the one and only Big B and the "Badman" Gulshan Grover in this flick. Terrible acting, terrible script and most of all, Katrina's inability to speaker proper hindi and emote on screen- nothing seemed to be in her favor in the beginning.Even after a forgettable debut, she continued to get a bunch of modeling assignments and commercials. In 2004, she portrayed a small role in Ram Gopal Verma's Sarkar.

In 2005, she got her first real breakthrough from the rom-com "Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?" pairing opposite the Sultan of Bollywood and her alleged boyfriend of that time, Salman Khan, along with Sushmita Sen and Sohail Khan. For this movie, she also received Stardust Award for Breakthrough Performance – Female. But that was just the beginning. Her exotic looks and thick British accent, which was earlier considered to be her weaknesses, went in her favor when director Vipul Shah banked her opposite Khiladi Akshay Kumar in his 2007 blockbuster "Namastey London".

Katrina Kaif became a rage overnight, looking completely convincing as Jasmeet, the party-lover, happy-go-lucky half-Brit, half-Indian girl. She went on to cementing her position in Bollywood by giving a power-packed performance in New York, also starring John Abraham and Neil Nitin Mukesh. The story revolves around three students of New York State University and how their life takes a dreadful turn after 9/11.

Both Katrina and John Abraham managed to shut their critics who doubted their acting abilities previously with their convincing and moving performances in their respective roles of Maya and Sameer. Katrina Kaif received her first Filmfare nomination for The Best Actress for this movie. In the same year, she was starred opposite Ranbir Kapoor in " Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani" which was a box office success as well. Katrina's comic timing was a pleasant surprise for the movie-goers. After that, she went on to deliver superhits, one after another with all the A-listers of Bollywood.

She has acted in three highest-grossing movies of all time with the three big Khans of Bollywood (Ek Tha Tiger, Jab tak hai jaan and Dhoom 3). Time and again, this exotic beauty has been named " Most Desirable Women", " World's sexiest women" by FHM, People's, The Times of India and the list goes on. Today she is also one of the highest paid actresses of showbiz and has 1 IFFA, 3 ZEE Cine, 3 Stardust and many more awards to her kitty. Fans are waiting eagerly to see their favorite heroine exploring the world of thrill and adventure along with her Ex Ranbir Kapoor in their much-awaited movie " Jagga Jasoos releasing in July.