Kareena Kapoor, daughter of the separated couple Randhir Kapoor and Babita, was born on September 21, 1980 in Mumbai. She is the sister of senior and former actress Karishma Kapoor. She is called "Bebo" by her family members, fans and some close industry people. She is at the present time one of the most beautiful, successful and on-demand actress in the Bollywoood film Industry.
Kareena was born in an influential film family, where you can see a number of film actors. Her grand father was Raj Kapoor and great grand father was Pridviraj Kapoor, who were legendary actors of Bollywood film Industry. Her father Randhir Kapoor and mother Babitha also played important roles in the Hindi film industry in India.
Kareena had her education in Jamnabai Narsee School in Mumbai and later studied in Welham Girls' Boarding School in Dehradun. Later she took a course on microcomputers and information technology at harvard for summer school for three years. She then joined Government LaW College at Churchgate. But she did not complete the course. After one year of studying there she went back home to take up acting as her career and joined the Kishore Namit Kapoor acting school.
Kareena was given the opportunity to debut with the film "Kaho Na Pyaar Hai" but after a few days of shoot she quit it. She debuted with the film "Refugee" opposite Abhishek Bachchan in the role of a pakistan girl. The film was a flop at box office but she managed to catch the attention and praise of criticisms as she succeeded in justifying the role of her. The role bought her Filmfare Best Debut Award in female category. Kareena's next movies were "Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai" and Asoka. But they failed at box office. However she earned the praise of criticisms for her performance in Asoka. After the success of the film "Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gham", where she played a nice role, she became on of the top actors. After this film she acted in some more films but none of them did any good to her. In 2004, she came up with different character in the film "Chameli", where she played the role of a prostitute. With the success of that film and with her nice performance again she addressed the attention of everyone and won the Filmfare Best Performance Award. For her film "Dev", she won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance in the same year. In 2004 she also acted in the films "Aitraaz" and "Hulchul" which were above average films. in 2006, she acted in "Chup Chup ke", "36 china town", "othello" and "omkara" out of which she got good response for "Othello" and "Omkara". Kareena's latest release is "Don", which did a good business at box office.
Kareena has done a lot of stage shows through her career up to now. Her latest tour was the Rockstar's concert of May 2006 was a huge success. In this concert she performed alongwith Salman Khan, Shahid kapoor, Jayed Khan, John Abraham, Esha Deol and Mallika Sherawat.
Kareena has been dating Shahid Kapoor, who she thinks is the best life partner for her.