Kareena Kapoor Khan is probably one of the most gorgeous actors out there. Renowned magazines and newspapers such as People Magazine, Eastern Eye and even, Forbes India have featured her as one of the most popular and beautiful Indian celebrities. In fact, Kareena has always been a B-Town favourite and has had a fan following that can possibly take down the entire nation. Alongside her looks, the actress has also acted in some of the most revolutionary and feminist movies in the world of Indian cinema helping women take lead not only in the industry but also inspiring women to do the same in real life.
On Kareena Kapoor’s 41st birthday, let us have a look at all those times when Bebo stole our hearts with her phenomenal looks, brilliant dance moves and remarkable acting skills.
The 2003 film Chameli by directors Sudhir Mishra and Anant Balani showcased Kareena as the bubbly prostitute Chameli with a child-like spirit that kept us all intact and sometimes in tears all through the film. Kareena Kapoor’s role as the iconic Chameli was groundbreaking in the early 2000s.
The actress had later mentioned in the interview that she had turned down the role the first time, worried how her parents would react to the movie. However, we are glad she was on board for this film as it turned out to be the turning point in her career.
With Rahul Bose playing introverted Aman Kapoor opposite her, the film did stick out and is still remembered for Kareen’s infectious energy and Rahul Bose’s sensitivity and calmness serving the perfect balance between two polar opposite emotions and people. Kareena Kapoor was awarded a special award for Best Performance during the Filmfare Awards for her outstanding performance.
You can watch Kareena Kapoor as Chameli on Disney Plus Hotstar.
It is impossible to talk about Kareena Kapoor’s best and not mention her acclaimed performance as Aaliya in Dev. The character of an innocent girl-next-door who is confronted with extraordinary circumstances that give her the courage to stand up for the truth, helped Bebo edge towards the pedestal of critical and skilled acting.
Kareena Kapoor shared the screen with legendary actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Om Puri and also received the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress. Dev (2004) will always remain a critical film that has helped people be more sensitive towards the plight faced by Muslim minorities.
Jab We Met
The “Mein apni favourite hoon!” dialogue that Kareena delivered as Geet in the 2007 film Jab We Met is so relatable that even after all these years people chant it like a mantra. The rebellious, happy-go-lucky Geet is and will always remain our soulmate.
Written and directed by Imtiaz Ali the film stars Shahid Kapoor as Aditya opposite Kareena Kapoor’s Geet. Giving a new essence to the cliche boy-meets-girl story, both Kareena and Shahid deliver memorable performances in the movie.
Even though Madhur Bhandarkar’s Heroine did not receive all the stars at the box office, it did provide Kareena Kapoor to stand strong once again as an artist.
Kareena plays the role of superstar Mahi Arora falling at the peak of her career as she struggles with her personal and professional life. The film sheds light on issues of addiction and the nasty realities of the entertainment industry. Kareen Kapoor as Mahi Arora who suffers from Bipolar Disorder does brilliant work letting the audience love and hate her all at once.
Kapoor received the nomination for Best Actress at the 58th Filmfare Awards for her role in Heroine and is said to be her best performance to date. This 2012 film is now streaming on Netflix.
This multi-starrer black comedy by Abhishek Chaubey was critically acclaimed and turned out to be a domestic success.
Even though the stars of this film were definitely Alia Bhatt and Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor as Dr. Preet Sahni did her best as the supporting cast member. The film dutifully tackles the issue of drug abuse amongst the youth in the state of Punjab.
Udta Punjab is now streaming on Netflix.
Kareen Kapoor Khan has shone high and bright in the film industry and we look forward to seeing her in more skilled and beautifully crafted roles.