Kareena Kapoor (Kareena Kapoor Khan born 21 September 1980) is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi films. Daughter of actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita, and the younger sister of actress Karisma Kapoor. She is Married to actor Saif Ali Khan, with whom she has a son, Kapoor’s off-screen life is the subject of widespread coverage in India.
Despite her family background, Kareena’s father disapproved of women entering films because he believed it conflicted with the traditional maternal duties and responsibility of women in the family and this led to a conflict between her parents, and they separated. Kapoor was then raised by her mother, who worked several jobs to support her daughters until Karisma debuted as an actress in 1991.After living separately for several years, her parents reconciled in October 2007. Kapoor remarked “My father is also an important factor in my life although we did not see him often in our initial years, we are a family now.”
She completed schooling from Jamnabai Narsee School in Mumbai and then Welham Girls’ School in Dehradun. Kapoor attended the institution primarily to satisfy her mother, though later admitted to liking the experience.According to Kareena, she wasn’t inclined towards academics though received good grades in all her classes except mathematics.After graduating from Welham she studied commerce for two years at Mithibai College in Vile Parle (Mumbai). Kareena then registered for a three-month summer course in microcomputers at Harvard Summer Schoolin the United States.Kapoor later developed an interest in law, and enrolled at the Government Law College, Mumbai; during this period, she developed a long-lasting passion for reading. However, after completing her first year, Kapoor decided to pursue her interest to become an actress.She began training at an acting institute in Mumbai mentored by Kishore Namit Kapoor, a member of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).
Kapoor is the recipient of several awards, including six Filmfare Awards, and is one of Bollywood’s most popular and highest-paid actresses.
She has a reputation for being outspoken and assertive, and is recognised for her contributions to the film industry through her fashion style and film roles. In addition to film acting, Kareena is a stage performer and has contributed as a co-author to three books: an autobiographical memoir and two nutrition guides. Kapoor has also her own clothing line in association with the retail chain Globus, and began working with UNICEFin 2014 to advocate the education of girls and increase quality based education in India.