Meet The Queen Of Hits In The 90s : Karisma Kapoor

Meet The Queen Of Hits In The 90s : Karisma Kapoor

Martini Shots, Bollywood, Fri Jun 24 2016, Authors: Yakksheeta Gupta (Editorial Team), http://www.desimartini.com/new...cts/article34166.htm

The first 'Kapoor' girl in Bollywood , Karisma Kapoor who was known for starting her acting career at the age of seventeen gave blockbusters like 'Raja Hindustani' and 'Dil Toh Pagal Hai'. She broke the 'Kapoor' stereotype by daring to work in Hindi cinema as the Kapoors never allowed their women to work.

Being from a 'Kapoor Khandaan', the actress did not restrict herself to only glamourous roles. She proved her versatility by delivering top-notch performances in movies. Within six years, the actress won her first 'National Film Award' and became one of the most successful Bollywood actresses of the 90s.

Here's everything you need to know about this Kapoor lady:

Karisma Kapoor was born on June 25, 1974 

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The actress was born to a Punjabi family in Mumbai. She's the daughter of actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita. 

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Her performance in 'Dil Toh Pagal Hai' garnered her acclaim 

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Karisma appeared alongside Madhuri Dixit and Shah Rukh Khan in Yash Chopra's 'Dil Toh Pagal Hai' which was a blockbuster at the box office. The movie was also the second highest grossing film of the year. The actress received her first National award and Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance. 

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Her first collaboration with Rajshri Productions banner was a success 

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In 1999, Karisma collaborated with Rajshri Productions banner for the movie 'Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United' which proved to be one of the biggest blockbuster of that year. 

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She got engaged to Abhishek Bachchan in 2002 

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The two had worked together in 'Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya' in 2002. They got engaged on Amitabh Bachchan's 60th birth and later after four months, their engagement was called off. The prominent reason for their break up is still unknown. 

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The couple were granted divorced in 2016 

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There were reports of Sanjay having an extramarital affair with Priya Sachdeva. Through a mutual consent, the couple had filed a divorce in 2014 which had turned into an ugly one. On June 14 2016, their divorce was granted whereby Karisma got the custody of both the kids. 

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She was offered a role in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai 

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The actress was offered the role of Tina (Rani Mukerji) in Karan Johar's 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai'. However, Karisma declined the offer as she didn't want to play side roles then. Not only this, the actress rejected various roles in movies like Karan Arjun (Mamta Kulkarni’s role), Ishq (Juhi Chawla’s role), Gupt (Manisha Koirala’s role), Asoka (Kareena Kapoor’s role), Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke (Preity Zinta’s role), and Deewanagi (Urmila Matondkar’s role).

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She's done numerous stage performances 

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Among her many stage performances, the latest one was for Sony TV. She was even a part of world tour, 'The Heartthrobs: Live in Concert' alongside Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor, Aftab Shivdasani and Arjun Rampal. 

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