Karisma Kapoor

Karisma Kapoor

Infobox actor
name = Karisma Kapoor

imagesize = 200px
caption = Karisma Kapoor at the Nokia 14th Annual Star Screen Awards (2008).
birthdate = birth date and age|1974|6|25
yearsactive = 1991-1997; 1999-2003; 2006-2007
location = Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
occupation = Actress
birthname = Karishma Kapoor
spouse = Sanjay Kapur (2003-present)
othername = Lolo
filmfareawards = Best Actress
1997: "Raja Hindustani"
2000: "Fiza"
Best Actress (Critics)
2002: "Zubeidaa"
Best Supporting Actress
1998: "Dil To Pagal Hai"
nationalfilmawards= Best Supporting Actress
1998: "Dil To Pagal Hai"

Karisma Kapoor, nicknamed "Lolo" (Hindi: करिश्मा कपूर, born June 25, 1974 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) is a National Film Award-winning popular Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films.

Making her film debut in 1991, Kapoor went on to become one of the most popular actresses of her generation. During her career years, she has been part of many commercially and critically successful films, "Raja Hindustani" being the most notable of them, as it was her biggest commercial success, and won Kapoor her first Filmfare Best Actress Award. She surprised critics and audiences with her performances in "art films" such as "Fiza" (2000) and "Zubeidaa" (2001), for which she earned a Best Actress and Best Actress (Critics) awards at the Filmfare ceremony. Since then, she has worked in several films though most of them performed poorly at the box office. In 2003, Kapoor took a break from cinema and is likely to make her comeback very soon.


Karisma made her debut in the 1991 movie "Prem Qaidi", which was a semi-hit. Although most of her multiple releases from 1992-1996 failed to do well at the box office, she had some success with films like "Jigar" (1992), "Anari" (1993), "Raja Babu" (1994), "Coolie No. 1" (1995), "Saajan Chale Sasural" (1996) and "Jeet" (1996).cite web|title=Karisma Kapoor's Filmography|work=Most of Kapoor's multiple releases fail to do well|url=http://boxofficeindia.com/karismakapoor.htm|accessmonthday=8 September|accessyear=2007]

In 1996, Kapoor played the female lead in Dharmesh Darshan's "Raja Hindustani" opposite Aamir Khan. The movie was the highest grossing film of the yearcite web|title=Box Office Results 1996|work=Raja Hindustani becomes biggest hit of 1996|url=http://www.boxofficeindia.com/1996.htm|accessmonthday=8 September|accessyear=2007] and she won her first Filmfare Best Actress Award. The following year, she won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award and the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Yash Chopra's super-hit,cite web|title=Box Office Results 1997|work=Dil To Pagal Hai becomes second highest grossing film of 1997|url=http://www.boxofficeindia.com/1997.htm|accessmonthday=8 September|accessyear=2007] "Dil To Pagal Hai" opposite Shahrukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit.

Kapoor took a year break from films in 1998. Her diminutive comeback in 1999 proved to be good as she took part in the year's most successful films. Kapoor starred in four absolute hits. David Dhawan's comedy "Biwi No.1" opposite Salman Khan became the biggest hit of the year. She proved to have success with comedy films, as David Dhawan's another film "Haseena Maan Jaayegi" did fairly well at the box office.cite web|title=Box Office Results 1999|work=Karisma stars in the biggest hits of 1999|url=http://www.boxofficeindia.com/1999.htm|accessmonthday=8 September|accessyear=2007]

Kapoor also collaborated for the first time with the Rajshri Productions banner with "" which also resulted in a hit. Her last release, "Jaanwar" opposite Akshay Kumar, was another box office hit, making her the most successful actress of the year.cite web|title=Top Actresses|work=Karisma becomes the most successful actress of 1999|url=http://www.boxofficeindia.com/topactresses.htm|accessmonthday=8 September|accessyear=2007]

In 2000, she won her second Filmfare Best Actress Award for her performance in Khalid Mohammed's "Fiza". Her performance in the film was much appreciated as she surprised the audiences and the critics showing great emotional range and depth.cite web|title=Fiza: Movie Review|work=Kapoor wins critical acclaim for her role in Fiza|url=http://www.indiafm.com/movies/review/6577/index.html|accessmonthday=8 September|accessyear=2007] She also achieved critical acclaim for her role in the film, "Zubeidaa" (2001),cite web|title=Zubeidaa: Movie Review|work=Kapoor wins unanimous praise for her role in Shyam Benegal's Zubeidaa|url=http://www.indiafm.com/movies/review/6867/index.html|accessmonthday=8 September|accessyear=2007] which garnered her the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance. Her performance in "Shakti - The Power" (2002) was highly appreciatedcite web|title=Shakti - The Power: Movie Review|work=Karisma's performance in Shakti is praised by critics|url=http://www.indiafm.com/movies/review/11612/index.html|accessmonthday=8 September|accessyear=2007] and earned her many nominations in the "Best Actress" category.

In 2003 she played the leading role in the television series "Karishma: A Miracle of Destiny". After her film, "Baaz: A Bird In Danger" which also released in 2003, she took a sabbatical from full time acting for three years.

Her most recent release was the delayed film, "Mere Jeevan Saathi" (2006) in which she played a negative role.

Personal life

She was born on June 25, 1974 to Randhir Kapoor, an actor popular during the 1970s and 80s, and actress Babita. Her sister is actress Kareena Kapoor. She studied at the Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai until grade six. Her grandfather is actor Raj Kapoor.

Karisma does not like to talk about her personal life but she has been romantically involved with Ajay Devgan and Abhishek Bachchan. She announced her engagement to Bachchan in October of 2002 on the 60th birthday of Abhishek's father, Amitabh Bachchan. Four months later in February 2003, they split up.cite web|title=Abhishek-Karisma Break Off Engagement!|work=Bachchan and Kapoor split up|url=http://www.theindian.co.nz/testing/default.asp?page=430|accessmonthday=8 September|accessyear=2007]

On 29 September 2003, she married industrialist Sanjay Kapur, CEO of Sixt India. In typical Kapoor tradition, Karisma was married at her grandfather, the late Raj Kapoor's home, R K Cottage. The couple opted for an hour-long Sikh ceremony.cite web|title=Karisma weds!|work=Kapoors opt for an hour-long Sikh ceremony|url=http://in.rediff.com/movies/2003/sep/29kar1.htm|accessmonthday=29 September|accessyear=2003] The couple has one daughter named Samaira, who was born on 11 March 2005. After the birth of her daughter, there was considerable rift between her and her husband. The couple has subsequently patched-up.Fact|date=September 2008




ee also

* List of Indian movie actresses

-! colspan="3" style="background: #DAA520;" | Filmfare Awards
-! colspan="3" style="background: #DAA520;" | National Film Awards

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