Karishma Kapoor is one of Bollywood’s most popular, beautiful, and successful actresses.
She has starred in over 66 films and won several awards for her performances. She is also known for her stylish fashion sense and philanthropic work.
Karishma belongs to the Kapoor family, one of Bollywood’s most influential dynasties.
She is the eldest daughter of actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita Kapoor, and the granddaughter of legendary Indian filmmaker Raj Kapoor (often considered the founder of Bollywood).
She has a younger sister, Kareena Kapoor, who is also a famous actress.
|Date of Birth
|June 25, 1974
|49 years old (as of 2023)
|Place of Birth
|Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|5’4″ (1.63 m)
|53 kg (117 lbs)
|Indian Punjabi and Sindhi descent
|Tattoos on body
|5 (US) or 35.5 (EU)
Past & Current Relationships
|Randhir Kapoor (Actor)
|Babita Shivdasani (Actress)
|younger sister – Kareena Kapoor (Actress)
|Daughter named Samaira, born in 2005 and a son named Kiaan, born in 2010
|Sanjay Kapur (2003-2016) (Businessman)
|Ajay Devgan (Actor), Abhishek Bachchan (Actor), Sandeep Toshniwal (Businessman)
Karishma has had a few relationships in her personal life. She was engaged to actor Abhishek Bachchan in 2002, but they broke up in 2003.
She then married businessman Sunjay Kapur in 2003 and had two children with him, a daughter named Samaira and a son named Kiaan.
However, their marriage was troubled by rumors of infidelity and domestic violence. They divorced in 2016.
Karishma is currently dating Sandeep Toshniwal, a Mumbai-based businessman.
They have been spotted together at various events and parties. They are reportedly planning to get married soon.
Early Life & Education
Karishma has been interested in acting since her childhood. She used to accompany her father to film sets and watch him work.
She also admired her grandfather Raj Kapoor and his films. She attended the Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai until the sixth grade.
She then moved to Sophia College for Women for a few months before dropping out to pursue her acting career.
Karishma has said that she did not have a normal childhood as she had to face a lot of pressure and expectations from her family and the industry.
She also faced criticism for her looks and her weight. She worked hard to improve her appearance and her skills as an actress.
She has credited her mother Babita for being her biggest support and inspiration.
|Upcoming Acting Projects
Karishma made her debut as a lead actress in 1991 with the film Prem Qaidi, opposite Harish Kumar. She was only 17 years old at the time. She rose to fame with her roles in films like Anari (1993), Raja Babu (1994), Coolie No. 1 (1995), Raja Hindustani (1996), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Biwi No. 1 (1999), Fiza (2000) and Zubeidaa (2001).
She was praised for her versatility and her ability to portray different characters with ease.
She also experimented with different genres, such as comedy, romance, drama, and thriller.
She then appeared in several films that failed to make an impact at the box office, such as Jigar, Anari, and Muqabla.
However, her career took off in 1996 with the blockbuster Raja Hindustani, which earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Actress.
She followed it up with another hit, Dil To Pagal Hai, which won her the National Film Award and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Karishma Kapoor continued to star in successful films in the late 1990s and early 2000s, such as Hero No. 1, Biwi No. 1, Fiza, Zubeidaa, and Shakti: The Power.
She also experimented with different genres and roles, such as playing a villain in Fiza and a courtesan in Zubeidaa.
She was praised for her versatility and acting skills by critics and audiences alike.
Karishma Kapoor took a break from acting in 2003 after getting married to businessman Sanjay Kapur.
She made a comeback in 2012 with the film Dangerous Ishhq, which was a flop. She then appeared in a cameo role in Bombay Talkies in 2013.
She has not acted in any film since then but has expressed her interest in returning to the screen.
Karishma has won six Filmfare Awards, including Best Actress for Raja Hindustani and Fiza, and Best Supporting Actress for Dil To Pagal Hai and Zubeidaa.
She has also received the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for Dil To Pagal Hai.
She is one of the few actresses who have won both the Filmfare and the National Film Awards for the same film.
She has also been honored with the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award, in 2003.
She is also a UNICEF goodwill ambassador and a co-owner of a clothing line.
Net worth and Income
|Current Net Worth
|$12 million (as of 2023)
|Fees & Sources of Income
|Acting, brand endorsements
|Highest Grossing Films
|Andaz Apna Apna, Raja Hindustani, Dil To Pagal Hai, Biwi No.1
Karishma Kapoor has an estimated net worth of $12 million as of 2023. She has earned most of her wealth from her acting career and endorsements.
She has endorsed brands such as LUX, Kellogg’s, Crescent Lawn, Danone, and Aromaz. She also owns a stake in the clothing line Babyoye by Karishma, which sells maternity and baby products.
Karishma Kapoor is one of the highest-paid actresses in Bollywood. She reportedly charged Rs. 2 crore per film at the peak of her career. She also earns from royalties and appearances at events and shows.
Interesting facts and Trivia
- Karishma Kapoor’s original name was Karishma Randhir Kapoor.
- She belongs to Bollywood’s famous Kapoor family which has given many renowned actors to the film industry.
- Karishma made her acting debut at 17 in the film “Prem Qaidi” in 1991.
- She is a National Film Award winner for her role in “Dil To Pagal Hai”.
- In 1997, she starred in the movie “Judwaa” opposite Salman Khan which became a huge commercial success.
- Karishma took a break from acting after her marriage in 2003 and returned in 2012 with the movie “Dangerous Ishhq”.
- She is a Kathak classical dancer.
- Karishma Kapoor was the first actress to charge Rs. 1 crore for a film.
- She is a mother of two children, a daughter, and a son.
- Karishma is actively involved in social causes and supports various charitable organizations.
- Karisma’s nickname Lolo given by her mother Babita is inspired by Hollywood actor Gina Lollobrigida. Lolo also means sweet in Sindhi which is her mother’s native tongue.
- Her breakthrough roles in Raja Hindustani and Dil Toh Pagal Hai were written for other actresses before Karisma got on board.
- Karisma Kapoor is the first—and only—woman in the Kapoor family’s fourth generation to have inherited blue-green eyes.