Katrina ki jawaani: Sheila turns 29

Updated: July 16, 2013 08:07 IST

Life's looking up for Katrina Kaif as she turns 29. A recent picture taken in Ibiza show her sharing a tender moment with rumoured boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor. At the box office, she is gold, with two blockbuster films behind her – Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Ek Tha Tiger – and one coming up in Dhoom: 3.

On her 29th birthday, here is a look at her Bollywood journey so far.

Katrina ki jawaani: Sheila turns 29
Life's looking up for Katrina Kaif as she turns 29. A recent picture taken in Ibiza show her sharing a tender moment with rumoured boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor. At the box office, she is gold, with two blockbuster films behind her – Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Ek Tha Tiger – and one coming up in Dhoom: 3.

On her 29th birthday, here is a look at her Bollywood journey so far.
Katrina ki jawaani: Sheila turns 29
Katrina was born on July 16, 1984 in Hong Kong. Her father, Mohd Kaif, is Kashmiri and her mother, Susanna Turquotte, is British. Katrina's parents divorced when she was young.
Katrina ki jawaani: Sheila turns 29
Katrina, who has seven siblings, was raised in Hawaii and later moved to England, her mother's home country.
Katrina ki jawaani: Sheila turns 29
In Hawaii, 14-year-old Katrina was scouted by an agent and began modelling. Her first assignment was for a jewellery campaign.
Katrina ki jawaani: Sheila turns 29
Katrina continued her modelling career in London, appearing for brands such as La Senza.
Katrina ki jawaani: Sheila turns 29
Katrina stirred up quite a fuss with her Bollywood debut in Kaizad Gustad's Boom in 2003. All of 18, she made headlines for her uber-glamorous bikini-clad role but the film was a flop and critics were harsh about her performance.
Katrina ki jawaani: Sheila turns 29
After Boom bombed at the box office and her sketchy command of Hindi proved a major obstacle in bagging Bollywood roles, Katrina appeared in three Southern language films – the Telugu Malliswari and Allari Pidugu and Malayalam language Balram vs Taradas.
Katrina ki jawaani: Sheila turns 29
2005 gave her a breakthrough in the form of an extended cameo as Abhishek Bachchan's NRI girlfriend in Ram Gopal Varma's Sarkar.
Katrina ki jawaani: Sheila turns 29
She also had a major role in rumoured-beau Salman Khan's film Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya in 2005.
Katrina ki jawaani: Sheila turns 29
In 2007, Namastey London with Akshay Kumar made Katrina a bona-fide star. She cemented her position with films like Apne, Partner with Salman and Welcome with Akshay.
Katrina ki jawaani: Sheila turns 29
A year later, Katrina's first negative role, in Abbas-Mastan's twist-ridden Race, fetched crores at the box office.
Katrina ki jawaani: Sheila turns 29
Her fourth pairing with Akshay Kumar in Singh Is Kinng also rocked at the box office.
Katrina ki jawaani: Sheila turns 29
But her near-perfect run at the box office, which led to her being described as every director's lucky charm, came to an abrupt end with Atul Agnihotri's Hello, and Subhash Ghai's epic flop Yuvraaj.
Katrina ki jawaani: Sheila turns 29
2009 picked up well for Katrina as her first Yash Raj Films project, New York, became the first official hit of the year. Katrina was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Actress.
Katrina ki jawaani: Sheila turns 29
Raj Kumar Santoshi's second foray into the comedy genre with Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani cast Katrina opposite Ranbir Kapoor. Not only was the film a hit, their screen romance reportedly spilled over into real life as well.
Katrina ki jawaani: Sheila turns 29
At the box office, the year ended on a bad note with movie number six with Akshay Kumar, De Dana Dan, flopping.
Katrina ki jawaani: Sheila turns 29
In 2010, Katrina appeared in Prakash Jha's Raajneeti opposite Ranbir Kapoor, flooring both critics and audiences alike and even winning a couple of awards.
Katrina ki jawaani: Sheila turns 29
Raajneeti's good work was undone by Farah Khan's disastrous Tees Maar Khan, with fan-favourite item number Sheila Ki Jawani providing the only silver lining.
Katrina ki jawaani: Sheila turns 29
In 2011, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, in which she was cast opposite Hrithik Roshan, proved to be a scorcher at the box office where it became one of the biggest hits of the year.
Katrina ki jawaani: Sheila turns 29
She was also seen in the candyfloss comedy Mere Brother Ki Dulhan with Imran Khan and Ali Zafar in 2011.
Katrina ki jawaani: Sheila turns 29
Katrina then sent temperatures soaring with a second item number – this time as a special appearance – called Chikni Chameli in the 2012 remake of Agneepath starring Hrithik Roshan.
Katrina ki jawaani: Sheila turns 29
Also in 2012, Katrina starred in the blockbuster Ek Tha Tiger opposite ex-beau Salman Khan. The film was directed by Kabir Khan, who previously directed Katrina in New York.
Katrina ki jawaani: Sheila turns 29
Rounding off 2012 was Katrina's role in Yash Chopra's magnum opus Jab Tak Hai Jaan, co-starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma. In 2013, she appeared in Bombay Talkies, an anthology of short films.
Katrina ki jawaani: Sheila turns 29
Katrina has two big films coming up in 2013-2014. In Dhoom: 3, she stars opposite Aamir Khan while Bang Bang, a remake of Hollywood film Knight And Day, reunites her with Hrithik Roshan.

We wish Katrina a very happy birthday.

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