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Katrina Kaif celebrates 29th birthday

Mumbai, July 16 (): Katrina Kaif, British Indian model-turned-actress who created a storm in Bollywood by pairing with the reigning superstars such as Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Akshay Kumar and many more, celebrates her 29th birthday today.

Katrina Kaif was born on July 16, 1984, to an Indian Kashmiri father, Mohammed Kaif and English mother, Susanna Turquotte. However, her parents divorced when she was small. Though she was originally named Katrina Turcotte, the actress adopted her father’s surname when she came to India. Katrina has struggled her way in the industry and today she is one of the leading actresses.

Katrina did struggle to stay in the field in her initial days. Being a model from London, the actress began her Bollywood career with film Boom which did not do well at the box office.

The actress, a non-Hindi speaker, has seen difficult times with critical comments regarding her initial stint at Bollywood. But, once she got critical praise and good reviews in the Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Namaste London’, there was no stopping her growth.

In ‘Namaste London’, she was seen essaying the role of a half Indian and half British daughter to her desi parents and who was caught in the arms of cultural predicament.

Post the rumbling success of ‘Singh is Kingg’, Katrina Kaif became the most sought-after actress in Bollywood. She also proved her acting talent in films such as Ajab Prem ki Gazab Kahani, New York, Rajneeti, Ek Tha Tiger, Zindagi na Milegi Dobara and Jab Thak Hain Jaan.

Her flexible, graceful dance moves in songs like Chikni Chameli and Ishq Shava have also given accolades to her.

The actress had previously worked with two Khans – Salman and Shahrukh; now she is working with the third Khan – Aamir on YRF’s upcoming movie ‘Dhoom 3′. Katrina is also doing another project with Hirthik Roshan in Bang Bang.