Karishma Kapoor is a famous Indian actress who has appeared in a number of movies in Bollywood. She was born in the very famous Kapoor family to parents Randhir Kapoor and Babita who themselves are actors in the industry. She was born on 25th of June 1974 in Mumbai, Maharashtra and her sibling sister is none other than the famous Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor.
Karishma is also famous by her nickname ‘Lolo’ which was derived from the name of Hollywood actress Gina Lollobrigida. She did her schooling at the Cathedral and John Canon School based in Mumbai. She is a dropout as she joined Sophia College for few months but due to some family related issues and financial problems, she couldn’t continue her further studies.
Karishma Kapoor was married to Sanjay Kapoor back in the year 2003 but their marriage came to an end shortly after a decade of their marriage in the year 2014. The couple has two kids daughter Samiera Kapoor and a son Kiaan Raj Kapoor.
Caption: Karishma Kapoor in one of her movies.
She debuted her acting with the movie “Prem Qaidi” which was released back in the year of 1991. Her performance in the starting phase of her career was not so appreciated as her initial movies like “Jaagruti”, “Nishchayi”, “Police Officer”, “Deedar” weren’t much of a success. However, with movies like “Jigar” (1992) and “Anari” (1993), her acting was highly praised and helped her get a firm foot in Bollywood industry. Her movies like “Coolie no.1”, “Hero No.1”, “Biwi No.1”, “Judwaa”, directed by David Dhawan also were immensely successful in the box office. The movie “Coolie No.1” where she co-starred with Govinda earned Rs.911 Million which was the best movie in her career. She has also played in the movies like “Suhaag”, “Zubeidaa”, “Raja Hindustani”, “Dil to Pagal Hai” and so on. Through her career, she has successfully earned a huge number of fans and a number of awards for herself.
Apart from her involvement in movies, she has also appeared in the dance show “Nach Baliye” and “Hans Baliye” as one among the jury. She has also appeared in a number of TV shows like “Karishma – The Miracles of Destiny”, “Aajaa Mahi Vay”, and “Wife Bina Life”.
Karishma has earned herself five film fare awards for her performances in various movies from Bollywood. Her role in the movie “Raja Hindustani” where she starred as the opposite to Amir Khan got her the first Film fare award for Best Actress Category. This performance not only got her the award but it also touched the hearts of millions of fans and her performance was also highly appreciated. The movie was the best revenue collecting movie in India for the year 1996 as well as it collected 4.8 billion. She also received National Film fare award for her supporting role in the box office hit movie “Dil Toh Pagal Hai” where she co-starred with Shahrukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit.
She received Best Actress award for the movie Fiza in 2000 and Best Actress Critics for Zubeidaa in 2001. Not only this, she was also nominated for Best Actress at Filmfare for movies Like “Biwi No. 1”, “Shakti: The power”.
Caption: Karisma-Kapoor with her Land Rover Freelander2.
Karishma Kapoor has amassed a cool net worth which is estimated to be well above $12 million. She is certainly a star and is also living a lavish life. She has got a number of apartments in Mumbai as well and is also fond of cars as she has a Mercedes-Benz, an Audi Q7 and Land Rover which she uses as a daily driver.