Katrina Kaif , born July 16, 1984, is an Indian film actress who has appeared in Bollywood, Telugu and Malayalam films.
Kaif was born in Hong Kong on July 16, 1984 to an Indian Kashmiri father and a white British mother. One of eight children, all daughters, she was raised in Hawaii. At age fourteen she was approached by an agent and began modeling; her first job was a jewelry campaign. She continued modeling in London.
At the age of fourteen, Kaif started modeling for a jewelery 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.