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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 25 June 1974Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Birth NameKarisma Randhir Kapoor
Nickname Lolo
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Born into Bombay filmdom's legendary Kapoor clan, Karisma Kapoor made her film debut with Prem Qaidi (1991) opposite Harish. Her next big hit was Anari (1993) and during this time she made news with a fight with her Andaz Apna Apna (1994) co-star, actress Raveena Tandon. She had a series of hit comedies between 1994 and 1997 starting with Raja Babu (1994) and ending with Hero No. 1 (1997) with Govinda and director David Dhawan. She hit the big time with the super success of Raja Hindustani (1996) and further consolidated her career with Dil To Pagal Hai (1997). Today she is the reigning mega-star of Hindi cinema leaving her contemporaries like Manisha Koirala and Raveena Tandon far behind. In Fiza (2000) she surprised many with an excellent performance showing great emotional range and depth.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Rohit Das <rohitdas@hotmail.com>

Karisma was born on June 25, 1974 to Punjabi-speaking Randhir and his Sindhi-speaking wife, Babita, who is the daughter of actor Hari Shivdasani, and cousin to Sadhana. Karisma is the third Kapoor female to appear on the silver screen in India. The first being her aunt, Sanjana Kapoor, daughter of actor Shashi Kapoor, followed by her sister, Kareena Kapoor.

Karisma studied in the Cathedral and John Cannon School in Bombay until the sixth standard.

The Kapoor family, who have all been major actors in their own rights, including great-grandfather, Prithviraj; grandfather, Raj; Uncles, Shammi and Shashi; aunt Jennifer; Paternal uncles, Rishi & Rajiv; Rishi's wife, Neetu Singh; Shashi's sons Kunal and Karan.

Karisma began appearing on the silver screen during 1991 to date, with a total of over 60 movies to her credit. She has also lent her voice in Papi Gudia (1996). So far she has bagged 10 awards for her performance in Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Raja Hindustani (1996), Fiza (2000), and Zubeidaa (2001).

On September 29, 2003, she married Delhi-based industrialist, Sanjay Kapur, at the R.K. Cottage, where all Kapoor marriages have taken place.

After a break of 3 years, Karisma has returned to acting during 2006.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: rAjOo

Spouse (1)

Sanjay Kapur (29 September 2003 - 31 March 2016) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (33)

She has won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress 1996 for her role as Arthi in Raja Hindustani (1996).
Karisma has won the National Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) as also the Filmfare and Zee award in the same category.
Her great grandfather (Prithviraj Kapoor), her grandfather (Raj Kapoor) and his two brothers (Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor), her mother (Babita Kapoor), her father (Randhir Kapoor) and his two brothers (Rishi Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor) have all been film stars over the last fifty years and her sister (Kareena Kapoor) have been acting in Bollywood flicks keeping it all within the family.
Granddaughter of Raj Kapoor.
Hindi megastar.
Was offered Rani Mukerji's role in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998).
Older sister of Kareena Kapoor.
Her green eyes are the trademark of the Kapoor family. She was the first woman and the fifth generation in the Kapoor's clan to have green eyes.
Daughter of actor and director Randhir Kapoor and Babita Kapoor.
Formerly engaged to Abhishek Bachchan (2002)
Great grand-daughter of film actor Prithviraj Kapoor and great great granddaughter of Dewan Basheswarnath Kapoor. She is the 4th in line of a generation of filmstars (a world record).
Had her own TV series on Sahara TV called "Karishma." She played three different roles.
Did not attend her cousin, Riddhima Kapoor's wedding on Wednesday 25 January 2006. Also absent from this ceremony were her mother, Babita, and sister, Kareena. Riddhima is the daughter of her uncle Rishi Kapoor and aunt, Neetu Singh.
Her nickname "lolo" is from the Hollywood actress Gina Lollobrigida.
Grandaughter of actor Hari Shivdasani.
Neice of actors Karan , Kunal , Sanjana Kapoor ( Shashi Kapoor's children).
Her mother's aunt is classic actress Sadhana. However in 2013, Sadhana confirmed that she and Babita don't keep in touch with each other because of a family problem.
Neice of Aditya Raj Kapoor and Kanchan Desai ( Shammi Kapoor's children).
Niece of actor Jatin Sial ( Randhir ' s aunt Urmila Sial son).
Neice of actor Jatin Sial ( Dads cousin. Urmila Sial's son).
Grand niece of director of Vijay Kapoor and his brother actor, politician Vicky Kapoor. Their father was Trilok Kapoor. Trilok is the brother of Prithviraj Kapoor.
Great grand niece of Trilok Kapoor. Prithviraj' s brother.
Great grand niece of actor Kamal Kapoor. Kamal was a cousin of Prithviraj.
Great grand niece of Trilok Kapoor ( Prithviraj ' s brother).
Grandfather Raj Kapoor's maternal uncle was actor Jugal Kishore Mehra. Jugal married actress Anwari Begum and adopted her daughter actress Zarine ( Nasreen) Nasreen is the mother of actress/ singer Salma Agha. This makes Karishma Kapoor a niece of Salma Agha. Karishma is also the cousin of actress Sasha Agha. Salma's daughter.
Was a huge fan of Johnny Zee (Taz of Stereo Nation) when he was a singer in England in the early 90's.
Shruti Hassan has an identical voice as her.
(June 4, 2014) Filed for divorce from her husband of 10 years Sanjay Kapur.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 35, a son named Kiaan Raj Kapoor on March 12, 2010. Child's father is her now estranged husband, Sanjay Kapur.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 30, a daughter named Samiera Kapur on March 9, 2005 in Bombay, India. Child's father is her now estranged husband, Sanjay Kapur.
Starred in the shelved film Rohitasha Movies "Chura Lenge Ankhon Se Kajal" (1992) Starring Akshay Kumar, Karishma Kapoor. Music by Bappi Lahiri, Produced by Suresh Grover, Directed by Vijay Anand.
Her uncle is Sanjay Kapoor the CEO of Talking Pictures Productions in Bahrain. Sanjay is the son of director Vijay Kapoor. Vijay Kapoor has another son named Ajay Kapoor. Ajay Kapoor is the Executive Director at Indra Media Pvt Ltd. Ajay is Zee Sports - Head of Programming. Ajay has also been a producer of several drama series. He has also been the Nimbus Television - Creative Director. Ajay has also been the producer of Ten Sports. Director Vijay Kapoor also has a daughter named Anuradha settled in India. Anuradha has a daughter settled in Australia.
Starred in Kaplana Lajmi shelved film " Cheif Minister Ji" opposite Rahul Dev. This was in 2001.

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