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B'Day Spl: 12 Hardships That Karisma Kapoor Faced In Her Life

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Karisma Kapoor, fondly called as Lolo by her Bollywood buddies and family is celebrating her birthday today. The 41 years old beauty has been through a lot from when she was a young kid and today on her birthday we'll tell you about the numerous hardships she has faced in life.

But before we talk about her problems, let us give you a little insight about her Bollywood achievements as well. The actress started working at the young age of 15, the daughter of actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita made her Bollywood debut at the age of 17 in Prem Qaidi in 1991.

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She achieved huge success with her debut and the following years too she gave a number of commercial hit films. In 1996, she won her first Filmfare Award in Best Actress category for Raja Hindustani film in which she had a controversial kissing scene with co-star, Aamir Khan.

In 1997, she even won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance Dil To Pagal Hai which also starred Shahrukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit.

While she made a lot of achievements in her career, the actress's personal life had always been difficult. Check out 12 hardships she faced in her life...

Parents Separated

Though the couple never officially applied for divorce, they split when Karisma and Kareena were just kids. A tough situation for a child to grow up in.

Just months ago, the couple reconciled.

First Kapoor To Work

The actress was close to her father more than mother. She is the first Kapoor daughter to have worked in the industry and she had to do so at the young age of 15, since the family was going through financial problems.

Ajay Devgn-Karisma

It is said, Karisma and Ajay Devgn were dating from 1993 to 1995. It is said that they broke after Ajay allegedly cheated on her with another girl.


Karisma and Abhishek fell in love with each other in the year 2000 and finally got engaged in October 2002.

Break Up

Jaya Bachchan revealed in an interview that parents are not to be blamed for the split as Abhishek had reached the difficult decision of breaking the engagement on his own.

Jaya and Babita Broke Engagement

It is said that due to Jaya and Babita, the engagement broke off since Jaya did not want Karisma working after marriage and Babita was not sure of Abhishek's capability to take care of a family.


She later got married to Sanjay Kapur in 2005 and very early on they started to have differences and arguments.

First Fight

First public fight of Karisma and Sanjay made to the front page of all the newspapers, when he stopped her from leaving the country along with their daughter.

Sanjay's Alleged Affair

Sanjay allegedly had an extramarital affair with Priya Sachdeva which lead to the break up of Karisma's and his marriage.

Failed Comeback

The actress tried a lot to make a comeback to Bollywood, unlike Kajol and Madhuri who were fairly successful, Karisma movie, Dangerous Ishq failed miserably at the Box Office.

Custody Battle

Karisma Kapoor and Sanjay Kapur are even fighting with each regarding the custody of their children.

New Love Derailed

She finally managed to find love and happiness again in life with 39 year old Sandeep Toshniwal, who is a father to two kids. Unfortunately owing to the alimony issue, his wife is not signing the divorce papers and so Karisma's marriage to Sandeep is getting further delayed.

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