Modeling and early film career
actress Katrina Kaif began her modeling career at the age fourteen; her first job was for a jewelry campaign. She continued modeling in London under a contract with the Models 1 Agency and did campaigns for houses such as La Senza and Arcadius, and even walked on the London Fashion Week.actress Katrina Kaif
London modeling work led to her discovery by London_based film_maker Kaizad Gustad, who gave her a part in his film Boom (2003). The film which starred Amitabh Bachchan and Gulshan Grover in lead roles, failed to make an impact. She then moved to Mumbai and was offered a number of modeling assignments. However, filmmakers were hesitant to cast actress Katrina Kaif due to her lack of command over the Hindi language.
Katrina Kaif at Feltham 2007
In 2005,actress Katrina Kaif was seen making a cameo in Ram Gopal Verma’s drama Sarkar, as Abhishek Bachchan’s girlfriend. The same year, she landed her first major role in David Dhawan’s adaptation of Cactus Flower, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, where she was paired opposite Salman Khan. The film also featured Sushmita Sen, Arshad Warsi and Isha Koppikar in lead roles. Upon release, the film became a moderate success with Taran Adarsh, a prominent film critic, mentioning actress Katrina Kaif as a “complete revelation”.
The following year, she was paired opposite Akshay Kumar for the first time in Raj Kanwar’s box-office failure Humko Deewana Kar Gaye. However, for her portrayal of Jia A. Yashvardhan, Adarsh wrote, “Taking giant strides as an actor, Katrina is, without doubt, the star of the show. It’s her magnetic presence and dependable performance that you carry home once the show has ended.”
 Success (2007 – present)
In 2007, Kaif appeared in Vipul Shah’s romatic-comedy Namastey London, wherein she starred as a British Indian girl, Jasmeet “Jazz” Malhotra, alongside Rishi Kapoor, Akshay Kumar and Clive Standen. Upon release, the film emerged as a major hit, with Nikhat Kazmi, of the The Times Of India praising the chemistry between the leading pair.She was then seen playing a supporting role in Anil Sharma’s melodrama Apne. The film, starring Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Kirron Kher and Shilpa Shetty, became a hit at the box-office.
Her next release was David Dhawan’s unofficial remake of Hitch, Partner, alongside Salman Khan, Govinda and Lara Dutta. Upon release, the film was met with widespread box-office success. Her last release of 2007, Welcome, directed by Anees Bazmee and co-starring Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal and Anil Kapoor was declared a blockbuster in India.
Her first release of 2008 was Abbas-Mustan’s hit action thriller Race. In the film, she played the role of Saif Ali Khan’s secretary, Sophia, secretly in love with his hostile stepbrother (played by Akshay Khanna). The film also featured Anil Kapoor, Bipasha Basu and Sameera Reddy in lead roles. Despite the success, Kazmi wrote, “Katrina is too pale as the blousy secretary who comes into her own only when she gets seductive with a Touch me, kiss me tenor. ”
Kaif was then seen in Anees Bazmee’s action comedy Singh Is Kinng, as Akshay Kumars love interest and Ranvir Shorey’s fiancée. Upon release, the film was declared a blockbuster and emerged as the third highest grossing film of 2008.Kaif final release of the year, Subhash Ghais Yuvvraaj, was a commercial failure, but its script made its way into the Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for artistic merits, original screenplay with a substance, and the film as a whole.
Kaif’s first release for 2009 was Yash Chopra’s terrorism drama New York, with John Abraham and Neil Nitin Mukesh. It emerged as a critical and commercial success in both India and overseas.Kaif’s performance was highly regarded. Taran Adarsh wrote, “Katrina gives you the biggest surprise. Known for her glamour roles, Katrina proves that she can deliver if the director and writer offer her a role of substance. She’s outstanding. In fact, people will see a new, different Katrina this time.”For her performance, Kaif received her first nomination in the Filmfare Award for Best Actress category.
She next played a cameo in the multi-starrer action thriller Blue, popularly known as India’s first underwater thriller, with Akshay Kumar and Zayed Khan.Upon release, it was declared a flop.
In November 2009, she appeared in Rajkumar Santoshi’s blockbuster comedy Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, with Ranbir Kapoor, as Jennifer Pinto. Rather than her performance, critics mostly praised her fresh chemistry with Kapoor. Her final release that year was Priyadarshan’s multi-starer De Dana Dan with Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Paresh Rawal and Neha Dhupia. Despite a good opening, the film failed to do well at the box office.
Kaif’s first film of 2010 was Prakash Jha’s political thriller Raajneeti, where she appeared opposite Ranbir Kapoor and Arjun Rampal. The film was a modern day adaptation of The Mahabharata set against the political backdrop of Delhi. Nana Patekar, Manoj Bajpai and Shruti Seth also played supporting roles. Upon release, the film performed extremely well at the box office, and earned Kaif favourable reviews for her portrayal of the dynamic Indu Sakseria.
Her last release was Farah Khan’s brainless comedy Tees Maar Khan with Akshay Kumar. The film was released on 24 December 2010.The film received mainly negative reviews and was declared a flop. However, Kaif’s item number Sheila Ki Jawani became a major chartbuster.
On 15 July 2011, she will be seen alongside Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol and Kalki Koechlin in Zoya Akhtar’s road adventure Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.She will also be featured in Yash Raj Filmss Mere Brother Ki Dulhan opposite Imran Khan and Ali Zaf