Who is Kareena Kapoor? Bollywood star's age, husband and net worth
Kareena Kapoor is an Indian actress and Bollywood star of major standing (Picture: Getty)

Kareena Kapoor is one of the leading lights of acting in Bollywood and, by extension, the world.

Having starred in around 70 movies, the fashion icon and mother comes from a celebrated dynasty of Indian performers.

Here is what we know about the life of the actress, who managed to regain huge respect and critical accolades after a series of questionable movies…

Who is Kareena Kapoor? Bollywood star's age, husband and net worth
Kareena with Shah Rukh Khan, arguably her male equal in Bollywood (Picture: Getty)

Kareena Kapoor was born in Mumbai in September 1980.

She is the paternal granddaughter of actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor, maternal granddaughter of actor Hari Shivdasani, and the niece of actor Rishi Kapoor.

When she was young she gained the nickname Bebo and her first name Kareena was inspired by Tolstoy’s fictional heroine Anna Karenina.

Despite her family ties to the industry, her father disapproved of her desire to become an actress as he believed women belonged in maternal roles.

This objection by her father led Kareena’s parents to argue, and eventually they separated, before rekindling their relationship almost two decades later in 2007.

Who is Kareena Kapoor? Bollywood star's age, husband and net worth
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After studying micro-computing and law, Kareena studied at an acting institute in Mumbai, then got her first major movie role in war drama Refugee, playing a Bangladeshi illegal immigrant moving to Pakistan in 1971.

Her positive reviews for the 2000 movie led to more roles, but between 2001 and 2004 she was clammed by critics for her parts in generally low-quality films.

However, playing a prostitute in 2004’s Chameli put her back on the map and she hasn’t looked back since, taking on a variety of challenging roles, including villains.

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In 2008 she even provided a voice for an Indian-American animated movie by Disney called Roadside Rodeo.

Who is Kareena Kapoor? Bollywood star's age, husband and net worth
Kareena with her adorable son Taimur (Picture: Instagram)

In October 2012, Kapoor married actor Saif Ali Khan in a private ceremony in Mumbai. As of December 2016 they have one child, a son called Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi.

Kareena’s next project is the romantic comedy movie Veere Di Wedding. The superstar is thought to be worth around £7.2m in 2018.

Through her career, Kareena has starred in seven films with Shah Rukh Khan, the actor considered to be the biggest male performer in Hollywood.

She was also in two films with the late legendary actress Sridevi.

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