All of 23 and brimming with confidence, Katrina was born to an NRI father and a British mother in July 1984. She is one of the 8 siblings, all girls. Her father was originally from Kashmir. Having spent most of her childhood away from India, she never really had the chance to know the culture or the language of our country. Thus, initially she was called “A silent beauty” for she could not communicate well in Hindi.
Katrina was a model in London and as soon as she came to India for an ad campaign, she was flooded with offers. Professionally she started off as a model in India with Atul Kasbekar, renowned photographer. She did some important ad campaigns like LG, Lakme, Veet, Fevicol, L’oreal and Samsung.
Her expressive face and an hour glass figure were her assests. She snapped her 1st film offer from Kaizad Gustad for “Boom”. Though her inability to speak Hindi was a drawback, she was not demotivated. She was flooded with South Indian film offers. She did a few films in Telegu and became the highest paid debutant in the south by charging 70 lakhs per film.
Katrina has not done much films so to say but whatever little work she has done, there has been a progressive improvement in terms of her acting, accent and expressions. She can now speak Hindi too. Her films include Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya, Humko Deewana Kar Gaye and the very recent Namaste London.
It has been a small yet meaningful journey for Katrina. Her long time boyfriend Salman Khna dotes on her beauty and achievement. Not many know that she has an inborn talent for painting as well. With a superb figure, flawless complexion and an improved acting style, she is sure to go places.