(born July 16, 1984) is a model and Bollywood actress. Her mother is
English and her father is an NRI originally from Kashmir. She was born
in Hong Kong, grew up in Hawaii and London. She has seven sisters.
Her height is 5ft 8.5 inches and her zodiac sign is "scorpio".
She started modeling by accident at the age of 14, when she was
approached for a jewelery campaign. After that she continued modeling in
Filmmaker Kaizad Gustad discovered Katrina in London and gave her a part
in his film Boom. It wasn't long before the acting bug bit Katrina who
decided to take it up full time and move permanently to Mumbai.
With her attractive features, Katrina was offered a number of modeling
assignments. However, filmmakers were at first hesitant to sign her
because of her linguistic shortcomings, such as her inability to speak
Hindi. Films that did feature her usually had her voice dubbed over by a
native speaker of the film's language.
She has done two Telugu movies - Malliswari(2004) and Allari
Pidugu(2005) and a Malayalam film (Balram vs. Taradas).
This changed with the film, Namastey London, in which she dubbed her own
She is a private person and don't go to too many parties. She wants to
go normally with friends. And she is also very particular about her
clothes which she wears .although she wears bold outfits on screen or
for ads but she feels more comfortable in not-so-revealing clothes in
She had just finished his Kathak classes in 40 days only in which she
had to dance for 7 hours non-stop everyday.
She is said to be romantically linked with Salman khan. Although she has
been seeing Salman Khan for sometime now, she still refuses to talk
about him in the media. She has made it clear that her personal life is
not meant to be known to all and that no one has a right to pass any
kind of judgment on it.
She has lot of exciting projects lined up. One of them is ‘Partner’ with
Salman Khan and Govinda. She is also doing ‘Apne’ with Dharmendra, Sunny
Deol and Bobby Deol together in the movie, for the first time.
Then there is Anees Bazmee’s ‘Welcome’ with Akshay Kumar. Her most
recent release was film ‘Namaste, London’ with Akshay Kumar.