Katrina Kaif is one of the hottest Bollywood actresses now. Although She was not born in India, but has gained a lot of fame in Indian industry. She has carved a niche for herself by being one of the most beautiful, hard-working and focused young ladies. Here are some facts you surely didn’t know about this pretty lady:

1. Katrina Kaif is actually Katrina Turquotte

Katrina Kaif, the way she is popularly known is actually, Katrina Turquotte. Surprised….!! Well, during the release of her Bollywood debut “BOOM” the producer thought that Turquotte would too difficult to pronounce and hence decided to change her surname to KAIF!!

2. She was least popular in her school

Katrina, being someone who began modelling assignments in her teenage years, was amongst the least popular girls during her school days.

3. She is a very punctual artist

There is a lot of hard work and discipline behind all that name, fame and success. Katrina is a very punctual artist. She can be called the female version of Amitabh Bachchan. She always reaches the spot she is expected to, on time and sometimes earlier too..!

4. She was born in Hong Kong

Katrina was born in Hong Kong and she travelled many countries like China, Switzerland, France, Poland, Belgium and many European countries. Her mother Susanne Turquotte is a charity worker.

5. Katrina has also worked in South Indian movies

To most of us, it might not be known that, apart from working in Hindi films, Katrina has also worked in two Telugu films and one Malayalam film with Malayalam Superstar, Mammootty.

6. She has been living in India on an Employment Visa

Katrina has been living in India over a decade, but being a British citizen, she has been working here on an Employment Visa.

7. Katrina took dancing lessons from Kathak guru

For those of us, who have watched Katrina’s films during beginning in the film industry, you must know, she was not that good in dancing. But now she surely rocks the floor with her dance, as she took dancing lessons from renowned Kathak guru, Viru Krishna.

8. Katrina likes playing Chess

Katrina is an avid chess player and is also fond of painting. She paints at times and loves listening music.

9. She was to do Anurag Basu’s “BARFI”

While Katrina’s ‘Bang Bang’ was a blockbuster hit, very few know that Kat was supposed to do Anurag Basu’s ‘Barfi’! While she agreed to do the movie at first but then rejected the offer because she wasn’t sure if she wanted to do a two-heroine movie.

10. Katrina is very superstitious

Katrina is really superstitious. She usually visits the Siddhivinayak Temple and Mount Mary Church in Mumbai, and Dargah Sharif in Ajmer before the release of her films .

11. She started her career at the age of 14

Katrina is involved in the field of entertainment for a very long time. Her success today, is no doubt a result of her hard work, that she started at the tender age of 14. She began her career as a model in Hawaii when she was 14. She did modelling for a jewellery brand.

12. The most searched celebrity

In the year 2011 and 2013, Katrina Kaif was named the most searched celebrity (Indian) on the internet. In 2011 she beat popular social activist, Anna Hazare and then her ex, Salman Khan.

13. Katrina is an introvert person

Katrina has been found saying that she is a very private person, and hence she is not on major social networking sites including Twitter and Face book.

14. Katrina likes listening music

Katrina loves listening music and her favourite bands are Muse, Radiohead and Coldplay.

15. Katrina has also been an active Philanthropist

Katrina is involved in various relief projects, that rescues abandoned baby girls and works against female infanticide.

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