The ultimate diva, Kareena Kapoor Khan, turns a year older today! On her Birthday we have put together some of her most iconic roles that are truly timeless.
Kareena Kapoor Khan, a living dream, style icon, and Queen of Bollywood celebrates her 39th birthday today and it is almost as if the actress seems to be aging backward. Winning hearts as an actress, wife and a mother, Kareena Kapoor Khan not only makes the men bow down to her, but our beloved Bebo is also a woman-crush for the ladies out there! Be it acting, style or public appearances, the actress is known for her good looks, great performances, and classy personality!
“I joined the film industry to be known as an actress first, then a star. So I want people to remember my performance, even if the film does not turn out as expected. I love acting, and I take my career quite seriously,” Kareena Kapoor Khan
On the occasion of Kareena Kapoor’s birthday, let’s take a look at some of her most iconic roles.
#1 Kaurwaki (Asoka 2001)
After marking her debut in Bollywood with Refugee, Kareena Kapoor starred in the Indian epic historical drama, Asoka. Reminiscing the times during the 3rd century, Kareena plays Kaurwaki, the runaway Princess of Kalinga.
Bold and brave, the young actress proved her mettle in her second film itself pairing with King Khan of Bollywood, Shah Rukh. Kareena displayed a blend of fierce and feminity in the film as she fled away from her kingdom and romanced the Great King Asoka. Also, she showcased her soft and subtle side in the song San Sanana, which is a sensation to date.
#2 Poo aka Pooja (Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham 2001)
It’s been eighteen years and till date, ‘Poo’ is the first thing that pops in our minds when we hear of the cult-classic film K3G. The fandom has only increased since then and we still see girls trying to match up with Kareena Kapoor’s character in the film.
The family drama directed by Karan Johar featured a legendary star ensemble with Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan, and Jaya Bachchan and Rani Mukherjee as a special appearance in the film. The movie is a roller-coaster ride of emotions, family bondings, and love. Every character is equally remarkable, but Poo steals the show.
#3 Chameli (Chameli 2003)
Another award-winning performance by the timeless actress. This time Kareena Kapoor stepped out of her comfort zone, Kareena was seen in a bold avatar as she aced the role of a female escort in the film Chameli. This was the first time Kareena opted such an outrageous and bold role.
The story revolves around a man and Chameli stuck together in an alleyway in the wake of stormy weather. The night witnesses a murder, allegations and a number of controversies but gives rise to a budding friendship between the man and the street-smart Chameli.
#4 Dolly Mishra (Omkara 2006)
Who can nail any look without makeup? Do we even need to tell you! The mesmerising beauty works hard in the gym and keeps a tight check on the intake of calories. The doting mother of Taimur has donned the de-glam look several times onscreen but her simple village girl character, Dolly Mishra take home the crown.
Kareena Kapoor’s best actress award-winning performance was in the peak of her career with this performance in Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Omkara.’ Her real and no-makeup surely grabbed many eyeballs. Added to this, her flawless skin and stellar performance were more than enough to grab one’s attention.
#5 Geet (Jab We Met 2007)
“Main apni favorite hoon”, says Geet, Kareena’s happy-go-lucky character from Jab We Met. In this super likable role, she could cheer anyone up. The film wouldn’t have been the same if it was not for Kareena Kapoor.
The ever talkative, impulsive, feisty yet extremely adorable Punjabi girl, Geet from Jab We Met, was played by Kareena with much ease and comfort. The film emerged as one of the biggest hits of 2007 and won Kareena a Filmfare in the Best Actress category. A performance that is worth being remembered for years, Jab We Met connected with the youth even before the film released.
#6 Simrita Rai (Kambakht Ishq 2009)
The film, a romantic comedy starring Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor in lead roles, was shot in Los Angeles. Kareena Kapoor plays the role of Simrita Rai, who is a feminist.
She is against love and doesn’t like men. She does not want to be in a relationship. Kareena feels that she as Simrita Rai are not similar. Simrita is a tough nut to crack ad very insensitive, which she feels was a fun role to play.
#7 Daboo (Golmaal 3, 2010)
Rohit Shetty made sure the audience saw more of Kareena Kapoor’s funny side. Kareena tried her hand at comedy while nailing the tomboy character, Daboo, who has a knack for spurting insults, but a heart filled with love.
Kareena Kapoor aka Daboo, who loves to beat the shit out of anybody who tries to take a ‘panga’ with her. She has a knack for spurting insults, but a heart filled with love.
#8 Mahi Arora (Heroine 2012)
Actor Kareena Kapoor believes that her portrayal of a fading Bollywood superstar in ‘Heroine’ is her bravest role so far. The film directed by Madhur Bhandarkar is said to have been inspired by real-life incidents from B-Town.
The film unveils what it takes to hold your ground in the glamour industry. Kareena Kapoor showed the struggles faced by actors and established how it is not a bed of roses to be a successful heroine.
#9 Preet Sahni (Udta Punjab 2016)
Kareena Kapoor Khan had eyebrows raising with her de-glam doctor look in the drama-thriller film ‘Udta Punjab’. She nailed yet another no-makeup look gracefully.
The diva is known to be extremely stylish but in this film, she dons the simple look of a doctor. Her role is short but yet a memorable one in the dark atmosphere of Udta Punjab.
#10 Kia (Ki & Ka 2016)
Kareena Kapoor may have charmed us with her roles in all of her films, but this is the first time that she essays the role of an ambitious woman, and the first collaborate with Arjun Kapoor. The film Ki & Ka broke many gender-based stereotypes and established that between couples, everything is equal.
For this unique film, Kareena Kapoor Khan donned a completely different avatar and sported classy pantsuits, shirts and pencil skirts.
#11 Kalindi (Veere Di Wedding 2018)
The ideal girl’s vacay film that Bollywood needed after all the bachelor’s trips’ fun that boys show off about. Featuring a brilliant female cast, Veere Di Wedding includes Kareena Kapoor as the commitment-phobic Kalindi Puri. With her layered performance as an independent woman who celebrates her life, makes mistakes, and manages to figure out the obstacles that are thrown at her.
The film also showed Kareena’s transformation powering into fitness post-pregnancy. Kareena had recently conceived Taimur, but the actress pulled up her socks and returned to her unfinished project displaying her love for acting and delivered a super hit blockbuster film.
To the extremely talented and ever so stunning Bebo, Happy Birthday!
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