Karisma Kapoor Wiki, Age, Height, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Karishma Kapoor

Karisma Kapoor is an Indian film actress. She is the elder daughter of Bollywood actor, Randhir Kapoor and actress, Babita Kapoor. Karisma is the elder sister of the Bollywood actress, Kareena Kapoor.

Wiki/Biography

Karisma Kapoor was born on Tuesday, 25 June 1974 (age 46 years; as in 2020) in Mumbai. Her zodiac sign is Cancer. She did her schooling from Mumbai’s The Cathedral & John Connon School.

Karishma Kapoor in childhood

Karisma Kapoor in childhood

Being born into a family with a filmy background, Karisma often accompanied her parents to film sets. She was quite impressed with the Bollywood actresses Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit and wanted to pursue acting as her career from a young age. However, her father did not approve of women working in films; as it was against the traditional values of the family. After completing her schooling, Karisma attended the Sophia College for a few months. She, then, left her degree to pursue acting as her career.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 4″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Light Blue

Karishma Kapoor

Family & Caste

Karisma Kapoor is of a Hindu Punjabi descent from her father’s side and of Sindhi and British descent from her mother’s side.

Parents & Siblings

Karisma Kapoor is the daughter of the veteran actor, Randhir Kapoor and actress, Babita. She has a younger sister, Kareena Kapoor who is also an actress. Her parents got seperated in 1988; as her father was against his family’s women working in films, while her mother wanted to work in the industry. Both Karisma and her sister Kareena were raised by their mother. Later, their parents reconciled in 2007.

Karishma Kapoor with her father

Karisma Kapoor with her father

Karishma Kapoor with her sister and mother

Karisma Kapoor with her sister and mother

Karishma Kapoor with Kareena Kapoor

Karisma Kapoor with Kareena Kapoor

Karishma Kapoor with her family

Karisma Kapoor with her family

The Kapoor Family Tree

The Kapoor Family Tree

Husband, Children & Relationships

Karisma was in a relationship with the Bollywood actor, Ajay Devgn. The couple broke up in 1995.

Karishma Kapoor with Ajay Devgn

Karisma Kapoor with Ajay Devgn

In 2002, she got engaged to Abhishek Bachchan. However, the engagement was called off after a few months.

Karishma Kapoor with Abhishek Bachchan

Karisma Kapoor with Abhishek Bachchan

On 29 September 2013, Karisma tied the knot with Sunjay Kapur, the CEO of Sixt India. The wedding happened in Sikh style at her ancestral home, Krishna Raj Bungalow. Together they have a daughter, Samaira and a son, Kiaan. In 2014, the couple got separated due to misunderstandings and filed for a divorce. The divorce was finalised in 2016.

Karishma Kapoor's wedding picture

Karisma Kapoor’s wedding picture

Karishma Kapoor with her children

Karisma Kapoor with her children

After her divorce with Sunjay, Karisma was rumoured to be in a relationship with the Mumbai-based businessman, Sandeep Toshniwal. However, there were rumours about their breakup in 2018.

Karishma Kapoor with Sandeep Toshniwal

Karisma Kapoor with Sandeep Toshniwal

Other Relatives

Her paternal grandfather, Raj kapoor was an actor and filmmaker.

Karishma Kapoor with her grandfather, Raj Kapoor

Karisma Kapoor with her grandfather, Raj Kapoor

Her maternal grandfather, Hari Shivdasani was also an actor. She is the great granddaughter of the popular veteran actor, Prithviraj Kapoor.

Karishma Kapoor's great grandfather, Prithviraj Kapoor

Karisma Kapoor’s great grandfather, Prithviraj Kapoor

The Bollywood actors Rishi Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor are her paternal uncles, and the Bollywood actress Neetu Singh and entrepreneur, Ritu Nanda are her aunts.

Karishma Kapoor with Rishi Kapoor

Karisma Kapoor with Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh

Bollywood actors, Ranbir Kapoor, Armaan Jain, and Aadar Jain and the entrepreneur, Nikhil Nanda are her cousins.

Karishma Kapoor with Ranbir Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor

Karisma Kapoor with Ranbir Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor

Bollywood actor, Saif Ali Khan is her brother-in-law (sister’s husband).

Karishma Kapoor with her sister and brother-in-law

Karisma Kapoor with her sister and brother-in-law

Career

Karisma Kapoor started her acting career in 1991 with the Bollywood film “Prem Qaidi.” The film was average at the box office and received mixed reviews from the critics. Next, she appeared in the commercial failures like “Police Officer,” “Jaagruti,” “Nishchaiy,” “Sapne Sajan Ke,” and “Deedar.”

Karishma Kapoor in Prem Qaidi

Karisma Kapoor in Prem Qaidi

Subsequently, she starred in many hit films, including “Jigar,” “Anari,” “Raja Babu,” “Coolie No. 1,” “Jeet,” and “Saajan Chale Sasural.”

Karishma Kapoor in Raja Babu

Karisma Kapoor in Raja Babu

In 1996, she received huge popularity after playing the role of ‘Aarti Sehgal’ in the blockbuster romance “Raja Hindustani.” She was later praised for her portrayal of a dancer in the film “Dil To Pagal Hai.”

Karishma Kapoor in Raja Hindustani

Karisma Kapoor in Raja Hindustani

Thereafter, she featured in romantic comedies like “Hero No. 1,” “Biwi No. 1,” and “Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge.” She has also appeared in the Bollywood films, “Hum Saath-Saath Hain,” “Fiza,” and “Zubeidaa.”

Karishma Kapoor in Biwi No.1

Karisma Kapoor in Biwi No.1

In 2012, she starred in the supernatural thriller “Dangerous Ishqq.” In 2020, Karishma appeared in her debut web series “Mentalhood.”

Karishma Kapoor in Mentalhood

Karisma Kapoor in Mentalhood

Controversies

  • In 2002, Karisma Kapoor got engaged to Abhishek Bachchan. It was even said that the actress had stopped wearing short dresses and denied doing item songs to keep Bachchan’s image intact. However, they suddendly called off their engagement. Later, it was rumoured that Abhishek’s mother, Jaya Bachchan never approved of their relationship.
  • After her divorce with Sunjay Kapur, he filed a petition for the custody of his kids. He alleged that he took this step as Karisma didn’t let Sunjay meet his kids.

Car Collection

Karisma Kapoor owns a Mercedes-Benz, a BMW, and an Audi Q7.

Karishma Kapoor with her car

Karisma Kapoor with her car

Awards

National Film Awards

  • Best Supporting Actress for the film “Dil To Pagal Hai” (1998)

Filmfare Awards

  • Best Actress Award for the film “Raja Hindustani” (1997)
  • Best Supporting Actress Award for the film “Dil To Pagal Hai” (1998)
  • Best Actress Award for the film “Fiza” (2001)
  • Critics Award for Best Actress for the film “Zubeidaa” (2002)

Zee Cine Awards

  • Best Actor in a supporting role Female for the film “Dil To Pagal Hai” (1998)
  • Zee Premiere Choice – Female for the film “Fiza” (2001)

IIFA Awards

  • Best Actress for the film “Fiza” (2001)

Bollywood Movie Awards

  • Best Supporting Actress for the film “Dil To Pagal Hai” (1997)
  • Best Actress for the film “Fiza” (2001)
  • Most Sensational Actress for the film “Shakti: The Power” (2003)

Other Awards

  • Sansui Viewer’s Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film “Dil To Pagal Hai” (1997)
  • Indo-American Society Young Achievers Award (2000)
  • Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Award for Best Actress for the film “Fiza” (2001)
  • Sansui Viewers’s Choice Award for Best Actress Jury for the film “Fiza” (2001)
  • Smita Patil Memorial Award Receiver for outstanding contribution to film industry (2002)
  • Hello! Hall Of Fame Award for Most Stylish Woman of the Year (2011)

Signature/Autograph

Karishma Kapoor's autograph

Karisma Kapoor’s autograph

Salary/Income

As in 2012, Karisma’s estimated annual earning was Rs. 110.55 million. [1]Forbes India

Favourite Things

  • Food: Cakes, Fried Chips, Biryani
  • Actresses: Nargis, Meena Kumari
  • Travel Destination(s): London, Paris
  • Perfume: Romance by Ralph Lauren

Facts/Trivia

  • Her hobbies include doing power yoga and swimming.
  • She follows a non-vegetarian diet. [2]NDTV Food
  • Karisma Kapoor was the first member from her family to break the Kapoor stereotype of women not working in the entertainment industry. She not only entered the film industry, but she was one of the most prominent actresses of the 90s.
  • She is the biggest share holder of BabyOye.com.
  • Karisma Kapoor turned down several roles, which later went on to become huge hits. They include Juhi Chawla’s role in “Ishq,” Manisha Koirala’s role in “Gupt,” Kareena Kapoor’s role in “Asoka The Great” and Aishwarya Rai’s role in “Bride and Prejudice.”
  • Karisma’s mother named her “Lolo” after the legendry Hollywood actress “Gina Lollobrigida.”
  • Karisma Kapoor was the first choice for the role of ‘Tina’ in the film “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.” However, the actress rejected the offer as she didn’t want to play the side role at that time, and the role subsequently went to Rani Mukerji.
  • Karisma Kapoor was not the first choice for the film “Raja Hindustani.” The role was first offered to Aishwarya, but she rejected the offer as she was busy with other commitments. The film became one of the biggest hits of Kapoor’s career.
  • Karisma had her own TV series on Sahara TV titled “Karishma” (2003). The actress played three different roles in the series.
  • In 2012, Karisma bagged seventy-sixth position on Forbes India’s “Celebrity 100” list.
  • Karisma supports Salman Khan‘s charitable trust, Being Human Foundation.
  • Kapoor helped raise money for the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake by performing at the HELP! Telethon Concert.
  • She has also walked at the HDIL India Couture Week for a charity cause.
  • In 2012, she was the goodwill ambassador for Pinkathon for creating awareness for breast cancer.
  • Kapoor has endorsed many brands, like “Kellogg’s,” “Crescent Lawn,” “Admix Retail,” “Danone,” and “Garnier Colour.”

    Karishma Kapoor in Kellogg's advertisement

    Karisma Kapoor in Kellogg’s advertisement

  • Karisma has walked the ramp for many fashion designers, like Manish Malhotra, Arpita Mehta, and Vikram Phadnis.

    Karishma Kapoor walking the ramp for Manish Malhotra

    Karisma Kapoor walking the ramp for Manish Malhotra

  • When asked in an interview if she was her children’s favourite actress, she said,

    I don’t think so. I think it’s Bebo (Kareena). They don’t really watch my movies and I don’t force it on them. They have watched a few and I like it that way. It’s fine.”

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