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Kareena Kapoor: From Bebo To Heroine

Actress Kareena Kapoor is all set for her next release Singham Returns in which she is paired opposite actor Ajay Devgn. The actress gave number off stunning performances in her 14-year-long career.
Acting is in her blood as she hails from the Kapoor family, considered as Bollywood's first family.

Therefore, both the film fraternity as well as the audiences always expect the best from her. Kareena made her acting debut opposite actor Abhishek Bachchan with the film Refugee which was released in 2000. The actress impressed the audience with her performance and won the award for Best Female Actor (Debut).

Kareena is one of the actresses to have romanced, on screen, with all three Khans of Bollywood i.e. Shahrukh, Salman and Aamir. She has also worked with her hubby Saif Ali Khan, B-town's fourth Khan, in several movies.

After essaying the role of a simple Muslim girl in the debut film, Kareena showed her sexy avatar in her next film Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham. Kareena is still remembered for her role of Poo in the film.

A glamorous Kareena took everyone by surprise when she decided to play the role of a prostitute in Suhdir Mishra's film Chameli. She was critically acclaimed for her performance and also bagged the Award for the Best Special Appearance in the year 2004.

After the success of the film Chameli, the actress won the Best Actress Award for the film Dev in which she starred opposite Fardeen Khan. Kareena did a non-glamorous role in Dev as she came on camera with zero-makeup.

One of the most interesting role of her career was of Dolly Mishra in Vishal Bhardwaj's Omkara - an adaptation of Shakespeare's Othelo. In the film Kareena gets married to Omkara against the wish of her father. Kareena won the Critics' Award for the Best Actress for her performance in Omkara.

On the personal front, the actress has never hidden her relationship status. Kareena was in a serious relationship with actor Shahid Kapoor for a long time, but the reason for their break up is not known. Interestingly, Kareena gave the most successful film of her career with ex-flame Shahid Kapoor in the year 2007. She was seen romancing Shahid in the film Jab We Met which was directed by Imtiaz Ali.
Her character of Geet mesmerizes the audience even today.

Ahead of the release of her next film Singham Returns take a look at Kareena's filmy career.

Refugee (2000)

Kareena Kapoor was paired opposite actor Abhishek Bachchan in her debut film which was directed by JP Dutta. The actress bagged the Best Female Debut Award for it. Kareena played the role of Nazeen Ahmed in the film.

Asoka (2001)

At the very beginning of her acting career Kareena got the opportunity to be paired opposite Shahrukh Khan in Asoka. She played the role of Kaurwaki who was the princess of Kalinga kingdom. In her second film, the actress won the award for Best Actor (Female).

Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)

The actress showed her glamorous and sexy avatar in Karan Johar's family drama. Kareena bagged the award for the Best supporting actress. The actress was cast opposite Hrithik Roshan for the first time.

Chameli (2004)

Kareena played the role of a prostitute at a very early stage of her career. She was appreciated for the role of Chameli and won the award for the special appearance. Film was directed by Sudhir Mishra.

Dev (2004)

Kareena was at the peak of her career when she did the film Dev. She was paired opposite actor Fardeen Khan for the first time. Kareena won the Best Actress Award for the second time in this film based on 2002 Gujarat riots by playing the role of riot victim Muslim girl.

Omkara (2006)

Audience still cherish the role of Dolly Mishra in the film. Omkara was a crime drama directed by Vishal Bharadwaj. Film was based on the Shakespeare's play Othello. Kareena won the Critics' Award for the Best Actress for her role.

Jab We Met (2007)

Kareena aka Geet of Jab We Met shared the screen space with ex-flame Shahid Kapoor for the last time after their break up. Kareena had won another Best Actress Award in this Imtiaz Ali romantic drama.

3 Idiots (2009)

Kareena's lip-lock with Aamir Khan is the most talked about thing of the film. The actress played the role of Pia Sahastrabudhhe who is the daughter of college principal in which Aamir , Rancho, was pursuing Engineering.

We Are Family (2010)

Kareena romanced actor Arjun Rampal in this official remake of Hollywood's 'Stepmom' for which she was awarded Best Actress in Supporting role. Kareena shared the screen space with actress Kajol for the second time.

Golmaal 3 (2010)

Kareena teamed up with actor Ajay Devgn for the third time. She played the role of Ajay's girl friend in the film. Golmaal 3 was an action comedy directed by Rohit Shetty. Kareena won another Best Actress Award for her role of Daboo.

Heroine (2012)

Film was a story of a successful actress who was going through a low in her career. Film was written and directed by Madhur Bhandarkar. With Heroine Kareena had won the Best Actress Award for seventh time in her career.

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