Karisma Kapoor

Profession: Actress , Supporting Actress, Guest Appearance
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  • Also Know as :- Karisma Kapoor
  • Profession:- Actress , Supporting Actress, Guest Appearance
  • Gender :- female
  • Birthdate:- 25 Jun 1974
  • Status:- Divorced
  • Active Years:- Till Today

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Karisma Kapoor
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Born  in  Bollywood’s  Legendary Kapoor Khandaan. Karisma Kapoor was born in a family of actors who reigned the Bollywood for a decade. Her father Randhir Kapoor the eldest son of the Legend Raj kapoor  and a film actor . Karisma’s mother Babita is also a well known actress and Is  a half British Christian and a Hindu Sindhi.   Karisma’s paternal Great Grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor a brilliant actor of the Golden Era.    Karisma studied at the Cathedral and John Connon School and later finished her higher studies at Sophia College in Mumbai.   Her green eyes are the trademark of a reference of British descent from her mother’s side as well as the Kapoor family.   She is the first woman and the fifth generation in the Kapoor family to have been born with green eyes that is her sex appeal till date.

Karisma Kapoor hailing from a Punjabi family  dropped out of her school at the tender age when she was only in the 6th grade. She later got involved with the acting much later .. She was said to be in a relationship with Ajay Devgn her co-star in the film Jigar but they broke up in 1995. She was also engaged to Abhishek Bachchan in 2002 but the engagement as called off after a couple of months.  In September 2003, she married the industrialist Sunjay Kapur, the CEO of Sixt India. The couple has two children, one daughter and a son. The couple have filed for a divorce this year in 2016 through mutual consent.  It is said that their marriage has been going over upheaval for a long time and before they finally decided to separate ways. Karisma has a few cousins and uncles and aunts, in the film industry so the film industry was never a surprise for her and she is one of the very first few Kapoor females to be in the Industry besides her own mother Babita and aunt Neetu Singh, cousin Sanjana Kapoor (Shashi Kapoor’s daughter)  followed by her sister Kareena Kapoor.   Since she hails from the family of major actors in their own right including the famous Prithviraj Kapoor one of the Best actors of his era , a dynamic and showman legend Raj kapoor who is her grand father.Paternal Grand-uncles as popular and famous as Shashi Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor,  Paternal Uncle the very good looking and famous actor Rishi Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor who was also into films followed by her cousins Kunal Kapoor, Karan Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor.

Debut and early work (1991–1995)   Karisma Kapoor made her debut in the year 1991 with the film Prem Qaidi . Most of her films therafter between the year 1992 to 1995 failed to do well at the Box Office therefore she had not received the fame and success. But she continued to act in films that came her way and completed quite a few films yet she faced a set back in her career.   Some of the films that she acted early in her career were Police Officer, Jaagruti, Nishchaiy, Sapne Saajan Ke and Deedar which were all critically acclaimed films and commercially unsuccessful.   Kapoor’s release in the year 1992, Jigar was an actin movie with Ajay Devgn. The film garnered good reviews and emerged as a successful film . The film also meant a beginning of many more starring opposite Ajay Devgn as the audience had seen an on screen chemistry between both the stars.   Following year, Karisma co-starred in K. Murali mohana Rao’s action film Anari . The film was a success at the Box Office with a gross earning of 300 milions ( US$ 4.5 million) .From then on Karisma’s career had taken off to the next level. She had some roles with co-star Govinda and Farha Naaz in an action film again Muqabla . Despite the mixed reviews that the film fetched from the film critics, the film was a commercial success. Again she had few more unsuccessful tenure with the films like Sangram, Shaktiman, Dhanwaan which failed to appeal to the public. 1994, Karisma once again did some films cast as Madhubala opposite to Govinda, in the comedy film Raja Babu. The film was not received well by the film critics but earned over 450 million (US$ 6.7 million) .   After which she appeared in Khuddar once again in collaboration with Govinda . Andaaz along side with Anil Kapoor both of which received moderate success. She next appeared in the film Andaaz Apna Apna ,a comedy film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi with popular actors like Salman Khan and Aamir Khan. The film with a multistar still didn’t do too well and with an average grosser , it gained a strong cult following over the years.    In the same year she also appeared in the film Suhaag with Akshay Kumar which was a moderate hit film. In 1995, Karisma appeared in the romantic comedy film Coolie No. 1 , which received good reviews and the film emerged with success and grossed with a 911 million (US$ 14 million) in India . Coolie no.1 had a strong cult following among the Kapoors and the movie buffs. Karisma like any other debut actress joined the industry to pursue her dreams but things were not easy for her despite being from the family of the famous Kapoors who had carved a niche for themselves in the film Industry.    The struggle in the industry was not easy for the young Karisma and she always felt she was given a raw deal in comparison to her co-stars . Being a star daughter probably the audience had a lot more to look upto and higher expectations from her which failed to impress the critics. However she remained in the industry and didn’t give up.. She continued to do films that came her way..   From 1996 to 2002. Karisma continued to pave her way through the films she chose doing a few more films in period 1996 to 2002 she acted in Papi Gudia, Megha, Bal Brahmachari, Sapoot, Rakshak which were all commercially unsuccessful for the actress as well as the films failed at the Box Office.  Her next release was Saajan Chale Sasural co-starring Govinda and Tabu which once again after many years emerged with a commercial success. Her next release was the film Krishna with Suneil Shetty followed by her film by Raj Kanwar  with Tabu Sunny Deol and Salman Khan called’ Jeet’  .  This film did well to score as the second highest grossing film of the year.  Jeet infact emerged as the Super hit at the Box office that year.     The same year saw Karisma playing the lead role in Dharmesh’s Raja Hindustani opposite Aamir Khan. The film did extremely well and was one of the highest grossing film of that year and she won her first Filmfare Best Actress Award for her role in this film. This film established her as a leading actress of the Hindi Cinema and marked a significant turning point in her career as an Actress. Raja Hindustani was not only a biggest commercial success in 1996 but also one of the most successful films in India in that year with revenue that generated 4.8 Billiln (US$ 71 million).   She later did another film in the same year an action film Ajay with Sunny Deol. ‘Ajay’ once again was a financial success.   In 1997 Karisma Kapoor re-united with David Dhawan to do two of his upcoming projects the comedy film in ‘Judwaa’ with Salman Khan and actress Rambha and the romantic comedy film Hero No.1 opposite Govinda.   Both the films did fairly good with a critical and commercial success and she is still remembered for her roles in these two films which earned her praise for her portrayal .   She received a nomination from Zee Cine Awards for Best actress for her work in the film. She next starred in Mehul Kumar’s Lahu Ke Do Rang and Mrityudand both of which were critical and commercial failures at the Box Office.   Karisma’s final release was in the 1997 with Yash Chopra’s musical romantic drama Dil To Pagal Hai co-starring Shahrukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit, the film which depicts the love story of the dancers in a musical troupe.   In this film Karisma has acted as a bubbly  dancer Nisha in a supporting yet a very prominent role and she has done a very impressive role . Many actresses had turned down this role to be the supporting but it was one of the best portrayals by Karisma with a lot of scope for her to give her best performance and she did that with ease.    She won the National Film Award and the Filmfare Award for the Best Supporting Actress.   The following year Karan Johar’s blockbuster film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai,  was offered to her which she had rejected. Her come back in the year 1999 proved to be good for her as she acted in the year’s most successful films which were super hits.. She reunited with Dhawan and Salman Khan along with Sushmita Sen for the romantic comedy Biwi No.1 in which she plays the role of an innocent wife Pooja whose husband gets involved in an extra marital affair with a model.  The film emerged as a commercial success which earned Karisma praise for her performance . She once again received the Second Best Actress Nomination at the Filmfare for her work in the film .  The next film was once again David Dhawan’s ‘Haseena Maan Jaayegi’ which did fairly well at the Box office.   Her next success came with her first time collaboration with the Rajshri Productions banner for the multistar film Hum Saath-Saath Hain ,  the film turned out to be one of the biggest Bollywood success of all times earning 1 billion (US$ 15 million). Her last release was Jaanwar with Akshay Kumar which again was a Box office hit making Karisma as one of the most successful actress of the year. She continued to do meaningful roles that followed by David Dhawan’s yet another film, a romantic comedy Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge opposite Salman Khan. The film was one of the biggest hits of the year.   In this film Karisma looks glamorous and has played her role with ease and poise.   Kapoor’s next two films were the romantic comedies with Chal Mere Bhai and Hum to Mohabbat Karega which failed to do good at the Box office.   Karisma once again won her second Filmfare Best Actress Award for her performance in Khalid Mohammed’s  film, ‘Fiza’, wherein her performance in the film was highly acclaimed and critics noted her showing a great depth in emotional role. The film crossed the worldwide grossing of 878 million, (US$ 13 million). Karisma in this film has delivered flawless performance and a superhit film that fetched her the title of being on the Box Office India’s Top Actress list for four consecutive years between the years 1996 to 2000. Her one of the very best films were the much acclaimed by Shyam Benegal in the film ‘Zubeidaa’, the film compliments her passionate, defiant role that she has played that saw her play a role with dignity as well as willful.    She has surpassed herself as one of the finest actress of the Indian Cinema and gave her the much deserved award from the Filmfare Critics Award for the Best Actress.   The film co-starred Rekha and Manoj Bajpayee and the worldwide earning of over 239.552. million (  US $ 3.6 million) .   Zubeidaa till date is one of her best films with a role that is unchallenged .  She next starred with Bobby Deol in the film ‘ Aashiq’ the film did moderately well at the Box Office . Karisma once again reverts again as one of the most versatile actress whose acting is so natural that keeps one to wonder what a woman of substance she is.   Karisma Kapoor’s film Social drama Ek Rishtaa, was her next release co-starring with Amitabh Bachchan and Askshay Kumar the film again was one of the superhit films of the year.   In 2002 she had three releases one after another, a romantic drama film Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya, opposite Akshay Kumar and Abhishek Bachchan. Her next film was a woman centric film ‘ Shakti’ the role she played of a woman who fights her right out to stay away from her In-laws who are in a feudal gang war. Her role was dynamic that earned her positive reviews for her portrayal breathing fire and venom to win back her son from the clutches of her tyrannical in-laws. Playing the role of a wounded tigress the audience saw her performance overshadow the rest of her light roles that she played over the years . The film won Karisma her Best Actress nomination once again .  Her next film was ‘Rishtey’ along with Anil Kapoor and Shilpa Shetty . She featured as Komal a wealthy woman who falls in love with a poor man . A typical rich girl poor boy story but she carried the role of the rich girl that got published in the Indian Rich List by the Business Review Weekly .   The film estimated to gross around 510 million (US$ 7.6 million)   As the year ended with Kapoor acting in films that grossed over 10 billions (US$150 million) .   Karisma takes a Sabbatical between 2003–2010 In 2003 after Karisma starred in the film ‘ Baaz’ which was her only release that year, she took a sabbatical after her Television debut in Sahara One  in the serial with her name , Karisma  in which she plays a dual role of a grandmother and a grand daughter.  The serial ended after 260 episodes in 2004 and she took a full time sabbatical from the limelight for several years.  Though during that period she was seen in the film Mere Jeevan Saathi which was delayed for three years.   Karisma won the Koffee Award for the Best Supporting Appearance .  she acted along with Arjun Rampal in the film .     Her recent work (2012– 2016) Karisma Kapoor made her come back  as an actress in the leading role in Vikram Bhatt’s Dangerous Ishq co-starring with Rajneesh Duggal. The film spans on a super natural theme and tells you four love stories set in different time periods. Karisma plays the four characters one from each century and truly a film that was like a comeback for the actress after her long sabbatical.  A major critical box office failure though the film did generate positive reviews for Karisma’s performance.  In 2013 she once again made a special appearance with several other actors in the  In 2013, Kapoor made a special appearance alongside several other actors in the song of the collection of the film Bombay Talkies.    

# Released Date Type Credited As Movie
1 15 Mar 2024 Film Supporting Actress Murder Mubarak
2 30 Dec 2022 Film Actress Zamaanat And Justice For All
3 21 Dec 2018 Film Guest Appearance Zero
4 11 May 2012 Film Actress Dangerous Ishq
5 31 Aug 2011 Film Supporting Actress Bodyguard
6 03 Feb 2006 Film Actress Mere Jeevan Saathi
7 01 Jan 2004 Film Actress Ajay
8 07 Feb 2003 Film Actress Baaz: A Bird In Danger
9 06 Dec 2002 Film Actress Rishtey
10 16 Jun 2002 Film Actress Shakti