- Name: Katrina Turquotte/Turcotte
- Birthday: July 16, 1983
- Nationality: British
- Ethnicity: Kashmiri and English
- Occupation: Model, Actress
- Years Active: 2003 – Present
Katrina Kaif is a British-Indian model and film actress who was born on July 16, 1983 in British Hong Kong (now Hong Kong, China). Being one of Bollywood’s most attractive and highest-paid Indian celebrities, she had performed in various Indian movies like Ajab prem ki ghazab kahani, Raajneeti, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? and Namastey London. Most film critics are quick to point out that her acting is somehow stagnant due to the fact that her film roles are repetitive most of the time. It is also pointed out that she has a strong inclination when it comes to taking part in male-dominated films. However, despite having mixed reviews from various Indian and international critics, she was considered as a commercially successful actress in Hindi Cinema.
Originally born as Katrina Turquotte (Turcotte) in a family of eight children, her father, Mohammad Kaif is a British Businessman of Kashmiri descent while her mother, Suzanne (Susanna) is an English lawyer and social worker. Due to the fact that their parents have divorced when she was a child, her mother and other siblings have decided to move to United States due to her mother’s occupation. After that, they also moved to other countries such as Japan, France, Switzerland, Poland, Belgium, Hawaii and London, which had also forced them to take home school tutorials instead. However, her transfer to India had forced her to change into her father’s surname Kaif, due to the fact that it is much easier to pronounce.
It’s also noticeable somehow that some people are accusing her of fabricating her family history. But despite all of that, there’s no doubt that she was one of the best film actresses in Hindi Film History.