Kareena Kapoor Khan; well this name needs no introduction! From accompanying her elder sister Karisma Kapoor as a kid on the film sets to exuding star power as a grown up with her achievements in Bollywood, the diva has come a long way.
Bebo was supposed to step into the film industry with Hrithik Roshan-starrer Kaho Naa...Pyaar Ha in 2000. However destiny had some other plans in store for her. The actress finally made her way on to the big screen with Abhishek Bachchan's Refugee. The film turned out to be an average grosser at the box office. But the light-eyed porcelain beauty caught everyone's attention.
After a string of flops and average farers, it was Karan Johar's ensemble film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Ghum which catapulted her to fame. As the fashionista Poo, Bebo stole hearts of both, boys and girls! From thereon, Bebo began an interesting journey where she picked up films like Chameli, Yuva, Omkara, Dev amongst others. And then arrived Imtiaz Ali's 2007 romantic comedy Jab We Met and life was never the same for her! Eventually, the actress became one of the most sought-after leading ladies in B-town despite some stray 'misses'.
In a career spanning over two decades, Kareena turned out to be a trendsetter; both on the personal and professional front. From going size zero, her trademark pout to rocking the ramp during pregnancy, the dazzling star always remained in the news for her choices.
At the peak of her career, Bebo broke all stereotypes and married a much-older Saif Ali Khan. Naysayers warned her that it might mark a doom for her career. But the actress soon silenced all the critics when she jumped back to work and gave successful films. Cut to present, she is mommy to two kids, Taimur and Jeh along with making her presence felt on the big screen as well.
As Kareena Kapoor Khan turns 41 today (September 21), we bring you some of her most iconic dialogues which will stay with us forever.
'Main Apni Favourite Hoon' (Jab We Met)
Kareena Kapoor Khan as Geet in Imtiaz Ali's Jab We Met gave us some major lessons in self-love. I am sure most of you must have used this line in real life as well!
'Kaun Hai Yeh Jisne Poo Ko Mudh Kar Nahi Dekha? Who Is He?' (Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham)
If you have got the style and sass like Kareena Kapoor Khan's character Poo then this dialogue is just tailor-made for you. Attitude, we tell you!
'Aap Jo Yeh Bolte Hai, Iske Paise Charge Karte Hain Ya Muft Ka Gyaan Hai? Kyunki Chillar Nahi hai Mere Paas' (Jab We Met)
Want a savage comeback for all those concerned people who keep asking you when will you get married or those moral-policing aunties? Geet's lines can come in handy for you.
'Hamesha Mard Hi Galat Nahi Hota, Aurat Bhi Galat Ho Sakti Hai' (Aitraaz)
Long before #MeToo movement took Bollywood and Hollywood by storm, Kareena Kapoor Khan made a resounding statement with this dialogue in Abbas Mustan's Aitraaz in which she essayed the role of a lawyer who takes it upon herself to defend her husband who is falsely accused of rape by his ex lover.
'Tum Gujarati Log Itne Cute Hote Ho, Par Tum Log Ka Khana Itna Khatarnak Kyun Hota Hai - Dhokla, Fafda, Handva, Thepla.. Aaise Lagta Hai Jaise Koi Missiles Hai' (3 Idiots)
We must admit that Kareena Kapoor Khan looked super cute when she mouthed this dialogue in Aamir Khan-starrer 3 Idiots.
'Bachpan Se Hi Naa Mujhe Shaadi Karne Ka Bahut Craze Hai, By God' (Jab We Met)
The free-spirited Geet in Jab We Met was too much fun, by God! Don't you guys agree too?
'How Dare You! Tumhara Koi Hak Nahi Banta Ki Tum Itni Khoobsurat Lago, Not Fair' (Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Ghum)
The next time you feel a bit low, look into the mirror and say these lines by Bebo! It will surely perk you up!