Katrina Kaif is a British Indian film actress and model. She is primarily known for her work in Bollywood films, though has also appeared in Telugu and Malayalam films. She is one of India's highest-paid actresses, and has achieved popularity due to her physical beauty.
Following a successful modelling career, Kaif made her acting debut in 2003 with a role in the critically and commercially unsuccessful Boom, after which she was initially written off. She consequently appeared in a Telugu film—the hit romantic comedy Malliswari. Kaif later earned commercial success in Bollywood with the romantic comedies Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? and Namastey London, of which the latter garnered her praise for her performance. She followed it with glamorous roles in a series of box office hits, though was criticised for having little to do in male-centric films like Partner, Welcome and Singh Is Kinng.
The 2009 terrorism drama New York marked a turning point in her career, earning her praise as well as a Filmfare Award for Best Actress nomination. She subsequently featured in more prominent roles in hit films like Raajneeti, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan and Ek Tha Tiger. She has also featured in the action thriller Dhoom 3, which emerged as the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time. Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics for her acting prowess, she has established herself as a commercially successful actress of Hindi cinema.