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Karisma Kapoor, a famous Bollywood actress, was born on June 25, 1974. She is part of the famous and legendary Bollywood film clan – The Kapoors. Her father, Randhir Kapoor, was a famous actor in Bollywood in the 70s and 80s, while her mother, Babita, was an actress too. Karisma is the granddaughter of Late Raj Kapoor who is still considered to be the greatest showman of Bollywood. Karisma’s sister, Kareena Kapoor, who is also a Bollywood actress is as beautiful and talented as her older sister.
Also called Lolo by friends and family, Karisma did her initial schooling in Mumbai in Cathedral and John Connan High School. She joined Sophia College to complete her undergraduate studies in Arts but left to join films.
Karisma’s first film in Bollywood was named Prem Qaidi which was released in 1991. Till date, she has acted in over 65 Hindi films. Karisma is known for her acting prowess and many of her films like Andaz Apna Apna, Raja Babu and Coolie No. 1 went on to be box office hits.
Karisma has won a total of four Filmfare Awards till date. She received her first Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her role in Raja Hindustani in 1996. In 1997, her role in Dil To Pagal Hai won her the Filmfare Award for the Best Support Actress. She reclaimed the Award for Best Actress with her role in Fiza in 2000. Karisma also won a IIFA Best Actress Award for Fiza. Known for her brilliant performances, Karism Kapoor went on to win the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance for Zubeidaa, a Shyam Benegal film.
In September 2003 Karisma got married to Sanjay Kapur, an industrialist and CEO of Sixt India. They have a daughter named Samaira who was born in March 2005. However, this marriage came with its share of problems. Karisma and Sanjay’s marital problems got a lot of publicity and the marriage was nearly heading for divorce before the two reconciled and seem to have sorted out their problems.
Prior to her marriage, Karisma was engaged to Abhishek Bachchan, the son of legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan. However, the engaged was called off. No one seems to know why. But according to the Bollywood grapevine, Karisma’s mother had questioned Amitabh Bachchan on his son’s finances. This was the time when Karisma was already an established star while Abhishek Bachchan had just entered the arena of acting.
After her marriage, Karisma had nearly retired from acting. However, with the release of her film Mere Jeevan Sathi, Karisma is back in Bollywood.