Kapoor - nicknamed "Lolo" , born 25 June 1974 in Mumbai, Maharashtra,
India is a National Film Award-winning popular Indian actress who
appears in Bollywood films.
Making her film debut in 1991, Kapoor went on to become one of the most
popular actresses of her generation. During her career years, she has
been part of many commercially and critically successful films, Raja
Hindustani being the most notable of them, as it was her biggest
commercial success, and won Kapoor her first Filmfare Best Actress
Award. She surprised critics and audiences with her performances in art
films such as Fiza (2000) and Zubeidaa (2001), for which she earned a
Best Actress and Best Actress (Critics) awards at the Filmfare ceremony.
Since then, she has worked in several films though most of them
performed poorly at the box office. In 2003, Kapoor took a break from
cinema and is likely to make her comeback very soon.
Karisma made her debut in the 1991 movie Prem Qaidi, which was a
semi-hit. Although most of her multiple releases from 1992-1996 failed
to do well at the box office, she had some success with films like Jigar
(1992), Anari (1993), Raja Babu (1994), Coolie No. 1 (1995), Saajan
Chale Sasural (1996) and Jeet (1996).
In 1996, Kapoor played the female lead in Dharmesh Darshan's Raja
Hindustani opposite Aamir Khan. The movie was the highest grossing film
of the year and she won her first Filmfare Best Actress Award. The
following year, she won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award and
the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Yash
Chopra's super-hit, Dil To Pagal Hai opposite Shahrukh Khan and Madhuri
Kapoor took a year break from films in 1998. Her diminutive comeback in
1999 proved to be good as she took part in the year's most successful
films. Kapoor starred in four absolute hits. David Dhawan's comedy Biwi
No.1 opposite Salman Khan became the biggest hit of the year. She proved
to have success with comedy films, as David Dhawan's another film
Haseena Maan Jaayegi did fairly well at the box office.
Kapoor also collaborated for the first time with the Rajshri Productions
banner with Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United which also resulted in
a hit. Her last release, Jaanwar opposite Akshay Kumar, was another box
office hit, making her the most successful actress of the year.
In 2000, she won her second Filmfare Best Actress Award for her
performance in Khalid Mohammed's Fiza. Her performance in the film was
much appreciated as she surprised the audiences and the critics showing
great emotional range and depth. She also achieved critical acclaim for
her role in the film, Zubeidaa (2001), which garnered her the
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance. Her performance in Shakti -
The Power (2002) was highly appreciated and earned her many nominations
in the Best Actress category.
In 2003 she played the leading role in the television series Karishma: A
Miracle of Destiny. After her film, Baaz: A Bird In Danger which also
released in 2003, she took a sabbatical from full time acting for three
Her most recent release was the delayed film, Mere Jeevan Saathi (2006)
in which she played a negative role.
Main article: Kapoor family
Karisma Kapoor with husband Sanjay Kapur at the Arena Polo Cup match
(2008).She was born on June 25, 1974 to Randhir Kapoor, an actor popular
during the 1970s and 80s, and actress Babita. Her sister is actress
Kareena Kapoor. She studied at the Cathedral and John Connon School in
Mumbai until grade six. Her grandfather is actor Raj Kapoor.
Karisma does not like to talk about her personal life but she has been
romantically involved with Ajay Devgan and Abhishek Bachchan. She
announced her engagement to Bachchan in October of 2002 on the 60th
birthday of Abhishek's father, Amitabh Bachchan. Four months later in
February 2003, they split up.
On 29 September 2003, she married industrialist Sanjay Kapur, CEO of
Sixt India. In typical Kapoor tradition, Karisma was married at her
grandfather, the late Raj Kapoor's home, R K Cottage. The couple opted
for an hour-long Sikh ceremony. The couple has one daughter named
Samaira, who was born on 11 March 2005. After the birth of her daughter,
there was considerable rift between her and her husband. The couple has