Spotlight: Karisma Kapoor
Karisma Kapoor is all set to make her comeback with 'Dangerous Ishhq'
Karisma Kapoor holds the distinction of being the first female superstar of the Kapoor Khaandaan. After a false start with 'Prem Qaidi' in 1991, Karisma decided to go all out and redefine charm on Bollywood screen! Karisma's bold dance numbers such as 'Sarkailo Khattiya' ('Raja Babu', 1994) and daredevil liplocks ('Raja Hindustani', 1997) went on to define the Cinema of 1990s. Post her marriage in 2003, Karisma took a sabbatical from work.
Come 2012, Karisma Kapoor is set to make her comeback with 'Dangerous Ishhq'. The supernatural thriller will be released on May 11.
Here's a pictorial tribute to Karisma Kapoor.
Karisma was born on June 25, 1974, to Randhir Kapooor and Babita Kapoor.
Making her film debut in 1991, Kapoor went on to become one of the most popular actresses of her generation.
She has been part of many commercially and critically successful films such as 'Raja Hindustani' (opposite Aamir Khan); it also won Karisma her first Filmfare Best Actress Award.
In 1998, she won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award and the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Yash Chopra's 'Dil To Pagal Hai', opposite Shahrukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit.
In 1999, Karisma starred in four super hits, including David Dhawan's 'Biwi No.1' opposite Salman Khan.
She has also starred in off-beat movies such as 'Fiza' (2000) and 'Zubeidaa' (2001), for which she earned a Filmfare Best Actress and Best Actress (Critics) awards.
Karisma was romantically linked with Ajay Devgn and Abhishek Bachchan.
Karisma even announced her engagement to Bachchan Jr in October 2002 on the 60th birthday of Abhishek's father, the iconic Amitabh Bachchan. Four months later, in February 2003, they split up.
On September 29, 2003, Karisma married industrialist Sanjay Kapur.
Karisma has two kids - Samaira and Kiaan Raj Kapoor.
Karisma Kapoor is set to return on the big screen with supernatural thriller 'Dangerous Ishhq', releasing this weekend.
'I have a life beyond movies and I have done 'Dangerous Ishhq' because the audience, media, family and friends, everyone told me to do a film. I am just excited, more than anything, that the audience will get to see me again on the big screen,' says Karisma.
Karisma on her comeback: 'I have taken a lot of breaks in the middle, which I really enjoyed. Taking care of kids and family was very important to me. That will always be my first priority. Now my daughter is older and she has started going to school, so I get time. If you work in moderation and prioritize, it's good to work and be active.'