Katrina Kaif (Hindi: कत्रिना कैफ़; born July 16, 1984) is a Hong Kong-born Indian film actress who has appeared in Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam films.
At the age of fourteen, Kaif started modeling for a jewelry campaign in London, and was subsequently discovered by filmmaker Kaizad Gustad, who gave her a part in his film Boom (2003). She moved to Mumbai and was offered a number of modeling assignments. However, filmmakers were at first hesitant to sign her because of her linguistic shortcomings. Katrina saw success with the 2005 film Sarkar where she played the brief role of Abhishek Bachchan's love interest. Her next release, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, where in she was paired opposite Salman Khan,In 2007 Katrina's first release was the hit movie Namastey London, wherein she starred as a British Indian alongside Akshay Kumar for the second time after Humko Deewana Kar Gaye that was a box office dud. She then appeared in a series of box office hits that include Apne, Partner and Welcome. 2008 saw her play a negative role for the first time in Abbas-Mustan's super hit action thriller Race. She played the role of Saif Ali Khan's secretary who is secretly in love with him. She appeared next in Anees Bazmee's box office blockbuster Singh Is Kinng alongside Akshay Kumar for the fourth time. Her last release of the year, Subhash Ghai's Yuvvraaj, was a surprise disaster at the box office.