Katrina Kaif was born on 16th July 1984 in Hong Kong to a British mother and a father of Kashmiri origin and has 7 sisters. She grew up in Hawaii and then moved to London.
At the age of 14,Katrina started modelling for a jewellery brand in London where she was spotted by Kaizad Gustad who gave her a part in Boom(2003). She moved to Mumbai and weas flooded with modelling assignments. Professionally she started off as a model with photographer Atul Kasbekar, and upon being accepted, she received offers from LG, Coca Cola, Fevicol, Lakme, & Veet. It was the Lakme commercial that got her noticed. She retained Matrix as her Manager to accept work on her behalf and at the price she deserved. Filmmakers in Bollywood were apprehensive to cast her owing to her inability to speak Hindi. But she was picked to star opposite Telugu superstar Venkatesh in Malliswari(2004).
In 2004, Katrina started dating Salman Khan which opened the floodgates for her in Bollywood and she saw instant success with Sarkar(2004)and Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2005).
In 2006, Katrina paired for the first time with Akshay Kumar in Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006) which marked the beginning of a successful pairing in Bollywood. The year 2007 was a turning point in Katrina’s career and shot her straight to the big league with 4 superhit films Namastey London(2007), Apne(2007), Partner(2007) and Welcome(2007).
In 2008, Katrina shared the Sabse Favourite Kaun Award for Sabse Favourite Heroine of 2007 with Rani Mukherjee .
In 2008, Katrina starred in Abbas Mustan thriller Race(2008) which was a big hit. Her recent film, Singh Is Kinng was also a superhit. She is currently shooting for Subhash Ghai’s Main Yuvraaj (Under production) with Salman Khan.
Katrina has been the brand ambassador for Nakshatra, Slice Mangola, Estelle jewelery, Lakme, Pantene, Veet, Kodak cameras, L'Oreal, etc.