September 21, 2020

Jubilee of the Indian Movie Star

On September 21, 1980, in Bombay (now Mumbai), a girl was born into the cinematic family of Randhir and Babita Kapoor, who was named Kareena. Her name is directly related to Russian culture. The fact is that shortly before giving birth, Babita read the novel of the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy "Anna Karenina" and, being impressed by the novel, gave her daughter a name derived from the surname of the heroine of the novel.

3 Idiots थ्री इडियट्स. Director Rajkumar Hirani. 2009. Movie's Rating - 8,627; 269th Rank in the Golden Thousand.

Kareena was practically not faced with the question of choosing a profession. Her parents were already third generation film actors. Randhir is the son of the great Raj Kapoor. Anyway, cinema in India is a family business. And the large Kapoor family is one of the most powerful families in the Indian film industry. In short, from the cradle of Kareena the path to cinema was blazed, according to family tradition.

Omkara ओमकारा. Director Vishal Bhardwaj. 2006. Movie's Rating - 8,083; 608th Rank in the Golden Thousand.

True, after graduating from school, Karina tried to somehow break the family tradition. She first studied commerce for two years at the College of Mumbai University, then spent three months studying course in microcomputers at the Harvard University Summer School, and then for another year she was a student at the Government College of Law in Mumbai. But, apparently, genes prevailed. In 2000, Kareena Kapoor played her first role in the movie "Refugee" directed by Jyoti Prakash Dutta.

Jab We Met जब वी मेट (When We Met). Director Imtiaz Ali. 2007. Movie's Rating - 7,904; 853rd Rank in the Golden Thousand.

But in some ways, Kareena still violated the family tradition. The fact is that in the Kapoor's family it was accepted that men continue their acting activities until their death, and women only until they get married. Kareena, like her older sister Karisma, representing the fourth generation of Kapoor in Indian cinema, did not stop acting after the wedding. Moreover, Kareena Kapoor continued to act after the birth of her son in 2016. Of course, this is largely due to the position of the film actor and film producer Saif Ali Khan, whom Karina married in 2012.

Bajrangi Bhaijaan बजरंगी भाईजान (Brother Bajrangi). Director Kabir Khan. 2015.

To date, the filmography of 40-year-old Kareena Kapoor Khan includes 60 full-length feature films. Considering that she began filming in 2000, it turns out that, on average, 3 films with the participation of this Actress are released every year. However, the "rate of fire" of Bollywood is well known to all.

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… कभी खुशी कभी ग़म (Happiness & Tears). Director Karan Johar. 2001.

Of these 60 films, 3 movies entered the Golden Thousand. Taking this into account and thanks to her special, oriental, beauty, Kareena Kapoor is included in the list of the 100 most beautiful and sexy Actresses in world cinema, compiled by FilmGourmand.

Chameli चमेली (Jasmine). Director Sudhir Mishra. 2003.

In connection with the jubilee of the recognized star of Indian cinema, we want to remind fans of her work frames from the best films with her participation.

Dev देव. Director Govind Nihalani. 2004.