Let's Celebrate 'Heroine'!
Bebo's much-awaited film, 'Heroine' hits screens today, on her 32nd birthday!
Kareena Kapoor, nicknamed 'Bebo', is the sizzling star who brought Bollywood to terms with 'Size Zero'.
During her career Kareena Kapoor has been noted for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary romantic dramas to comedies, period films to major Bollywood productions and less-publicised independent films.
Born into a family where her parents, elder sister, uncles, aunts, grand parents and cousins have all been actors, Kapoor faced the media spotlight at a very young age. However, the lively (often wrongly mistaken as a loud-mouth) popular girl, did not make her acting debut until the 2000 film 'Refugee'.
Her first big-starrer, 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham' became India's highest-grossing film in the overseas market in 2001, and is one of her greatest commercial successes to date.
With a few years as an actress, Kapoor diversified and accepted more demanding parts to avoid being typecast and was recognised by critics for displaying greater versatility as an actress. Her portrayal of a sex worker in 'Chameli' (2004) proved to be the turning point in her career. She was later noted for her performances in the critically acclaimed films 'Dev' (2004) and 'Omkara' (2006).
She went on to play the lead female role in the Imtiaz Ali directed, romantic-comedy, 'Jab We Met' (2007), for which she received the Filmfare Award For The Best Actress and '3 Idiots' (2009), the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time.
Inspired by Bollywood actresses like Nargis and Meena Kumari and her sister Karisma Kapoor, Kareena is known for her fashion style and her film roles - both of which have made her a trend-setter for young women.
Her contributions to the film industry have garnered her numerous achievements, including nine nominations and six Filmfare Awards, making her a leading actress in Hindi cinema.
In addition to film acting, Kapoor is a stage performer and has launched her own clothing line - in association with the retail chain Globus.
FRIDAYMOVIEZ wishes Bebo a wonderful year ahead, with 'Heroine', her upcoming film, 'Talaash' and the big-Pataodi wedding, just around the corner!
Happy Birthday BEBO!
2010: Kareena Kapoor endorses her own brands with an International Clothing Store.
2011: Close friends Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor promote 'Bodyguard'.