Katrina Kaif was born on the 16th July 1984, in (then) British Hong Kong, of Indian and English descent. She is best known for being an Indian Bollywood actress and model, whose career has been active since 1998.
Have you ever wondered how rich is Katrina Kaif? According to sources, as of early 2016 it is estimated that Katrina’s net worth is over $5 million. Her career in modeling as well as her career as an actress has earned her a big part of her wealth over time.
Katrina Kaif Net Worth $5 Million
Katrina Kaif was raised with six siblings. She is the middle daughter of Mohammed Kaif, who works as a businessman, and Suzanne Turquotte. One of her older sisters is Isabel Kaif, an actress and model, too. When she was small her parents divorced, and she stayed with her mother, who works as a lawyer and charity worker, thus, the family moved frequently around the world – China, Japan, France, Switzerland, Poland, Belgium, Hawaii, and London., so Katrina was educated by a series of teachers.
Katrina’s career in the entertainment industry as a model began when she was only 14 years old. She first won a beauty contest in Hawaii, which enabled her to work more, and increased her net worth. Later in London she continued her career as model, but as the years passed, she focused more and more on acting, moved to India and acquired her first role in the Bollywood film entitled “Boom” (2003). However, Katrina received negative comments about her acting skills, but payed little attention, and continued to develop her career in the acting world. Since her first appearance, Katrina HAS appeared in more than 30 film titles, which became the main source of her net worth, leaving behind her modeling career.
Katrina’s next film appearance was in the role of Malliswari in the film of the same name, released in 2004. In the same year, additionally to her modelling career, Katrina was cast in a music video of Nitin Bali, which also added to her wealth. In 2005, she became rather sought after by film producers and directors, since she appeared in films such as “Sarkar” (2005), “Vijaypath Ek Mission” (2005), and “Allari Pidugu” (2005).
In the following years, Katrina’s name become well known with the Bollywood producers, and in 2007 alone, Katrina appeared in four high production films, which greatly extended her net worth, including “Partner”, “Welcome”, “Apne” and “Namastey London”. In 2009, she starred in the film “New York” (2009), alongside John Abraham and Neil Nitin Mukesh, and she also appeared in the films “Blue” (2009), and “De Dana Dan” (2009).
To speak further of her career, in 2011, she portrayed Laila in the film “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobaraa” (2011), and in recent years, she appeared in films such as “Ek Ha Tiger” (2012) “Dhoom:3” (2013), “Bang Bang” (2014), “Phantom” (2015), and in 2016 she is to star in the films “Fitoor”, “Jagga Jasoos” and “Baar Baar Dekhlo”.
Thanks to her successful career, Katrina has earned numerous prestigious awards, including Best Actress for her work on the film “Ek Ha Tiger” (2012), Female Star Of The Year in 2012 for the film “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobaraa” (2011), and many others.
When it comes to her personal life, she had a long-term relationship with Salman Kahn, but is still single, and refuses to speak about her private affairs. It is known that she is working with “Relief Projects India”, an organization established by her mother, which helps abandoned baby girls. Katrina has also donated to many other charities.
Appeared in a music video by Nitin Bali from the album "Baliwood". This was in 2004.
Katrina Kaif's brother, Sebastien (Michael) Turcotte is a Bespoke Furniture Maker. He blogs his creativity online.
Sister of Adult film actress Christine Turner aka Cindy Taylor aka Christine Turcotte aka Christine Duran aka Christine Raphael Spencer. Christine is elder to Katrina Kaif and worked with Terry Stephens (One Eyed Jack) production company in 2001. The movie's name was "Backdoor Raider" and co starred Omar. Christine and Katrina have different father's. Christine's father's name is Jean Louis Duran.
Her father's name is not Mohammed Kaif. That story was given to the media when she was signed for Boom. It was made up so she could find acceptance with the Indian audience. The name Kaif was given to her by director Kaizad Gustad and Ayesha Shroff. They were opting for the name Katrina Kazi but felt it sounded to religious. She was given Kaif because cricketer Kaif was very famous in 2002.
Step father is Jesse Joesph Tincher. Her mother Suzanne has recently remarried.
Katrina's siblings are Stephanie Turcotte, Michael Duran (born 1978, he has a different father), Christine Raphael Duran Spencer (born 1981, she and Michael have the same father), Natacha Turcotte (born 1982), Melissa Turcotte Roberts (born 1985), Isabelle Ann Turcotte (born 1986), Sonia Lee Turcotte (born 1989).
Father Ronald Turcotte has remarried and settled in Montreal, Quebec Canada. He is now married to Beet Turcotte and has 2 step children, Kevin and Nicole Maurits. Beet was previously married to Johannes Maurits.
She was voted the sexiest Asian woman in the world by Eastern Eye in the years 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
The unit of De Dana Dan (2009) was shooting in the Sentosa Nature Park in Singapore when a 10-year-old spotted Kaif. The boy didn't realize that there were some production vehicles moving around the set and started running towards the actress. While running across, he was accidentally hit by a unit van. The boy was bruised but there was no major injury. When Kaif found out about the incident, she immediately asked him to be brought on the sets. She then met him, spent a lot of time and even gave him some chocolates.
Is active in various charities and often visits orphanages and hospitals.
Is the most searched Bollywood celebrity as per Google's 2008, 2009, and 2010 data.
Her favorite international designers are Armani, Miu Miu, Prada, Versace.
Her favorite Indian designers are Rina Dhaka, Tarun Tahiliani, Rocky S.
She was chosen as the face of the year for the Lakme India Fashion Week (2005).
She doesn't do ramp shows anymore.
Besides walking the ramp for several top designers and being on magazine covers, Katrina has also been the stunning face of Estelle jewelery, Lakme, Pantene, Veet, Kodak cameras, L'Oreal, Samsung, LG etc.
She refuses to speak about her personal life in the media.
She is very particular about her clothes which she wears a bold outfit on screen or for ads, but she feels more comfortable in not-so-revealing clothes in personal life. And the one thing she hates is make up.
When moving to India, she worked for photographer Atul Kasbekar and did commercials for Fevicol, Lakme and Veet among others.
She was discovered at age 14 as a model for a jewelry campaign.
Unlike other artistes from foreign lands, Katrina did not experience any difficulties in getting a visa nor of getting it extended in India.
Was born in Hong Kong and then moved to Hawaii till she was about 14, then she moved to London. Presently, she lives in Mumbai.
Has seven siblings: six sisters and one brother.
Is half English and half Indian.
Every one has her own love life. Every one has a dream to get a perfect life partner. But this is not so easy in real life. In fact, one doesn't love, it happens. As far as I am concerned, I love a boy who is linked with the film industry. However, I shall not name him. You never know what may happen in future.
My relationship with Salman Khan is too personal to talk about. I take my work like any other regular job and what I do in my personal life is no one's business. I'd rather let my work do all the talking.
Salman Khan did not help me get movie offers. What rubbish! Will any producer take a risk of millions of rupees at the instance of any person? Everyone knows that the film industry is highly competitive, and one gets a job on one's talent only and not on any recommendation.
I unwind myself by taking off the costume and make-up as soon as the shoot is over! And get a spa treatment. It is extremely relaxing. Unfortunately, the kind of lifestyle and schedule we have, we hardly get time. Not only actors, but I have seen a lot of directors and journalists with skin problems and believe me, all that can be cured by a spa treatment.
Egypt is among the most beautiful countries I have visited - the pyramids, the temples and the landscape are absolutely exotic. I even enjoyed the barbecue dinner on a boat on the Nile. We shot in a number of places and I've come back with fond memories of my trip.
Wait and watch. Jee Karda should be on air later this month. We shot at 4am every day to capture the light and it was scorching. To keep cool we would stay in shades and sip fruit juice or mint tea.
I think I have been very lucky so far. I have done a lot of ads and also some films down south. People have liked me. I guess I have found a balance.
My Hindi was bad about three years ago. I wanted to achieve a certain status in modeling. Through that I got confidence to get into movies. Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2005) came at the right time. I had done kathak training which apart from teaching you about dancing also teaches you about emotions. After that experience, I feel this year will be a much better year for me.
"I've been very blessed, I think, or what do you call it... mmm... lucky to get at this stage what I have. It's not like I've come from acting school and done work at an academy or something. I feel I've been given a very huge chance and opportunity." (Stardust magazine, July 2006)
Her thoughts on Bollywood accepting her, being an outsider British girl, into Indian cinema: "I have no complaints. I think I'm especially lucky. As you said, I've come from outside and I'm not even anywhere closely connected. But I have absolutely no problem here. People have been more than welcoming, even before I was ready. There was a time when I felt that I need to take time to understand more about the industry, the workings of it. I was doing my modeling, which I really wanted to do at the time. So that's why even my entry into films was later than people expected." (Stardust magazine, July 2006)
It's not my style to either wear minimum clothes, to strip or to even be comfortable with a sex-symbol label. I just want to do good work instead of sporting such meaningless tags. Sex sells, but to a small extent, not always. And this is what filmmakers have to accept. The exposure has to be relevant to the film and its characters and not forced for the sake of titillation. On the contrary, some of the greatest Indian films have been devoid of all these sexual trappings. I know my comfort zone in today's Indian culture and society.