Birthday Special: 11 Lesser-Known Facts About Bollywood Barbie Katrina Kaif

B-Town barbie doll, Katrina Kaif turned 38 today. The actress has made a remarkable career in Bollywood by giving numerous hit films and had bagged Filmfare Awards. She had come a long way from learning native language fluently to learning the ropes of the Bollywood industry.

Despite being a popular public personality and huge fan base, most people don’t know much about graceful Katrina Kaif. So, we’ve decided to uncover some of the unknown facts on her birthday.

Here are some lesser-known facts about Katrina Kaif.

Katrina Kaif Is Not Her Real Name

Although we all know her as Katrina Kaif, her original name is “Katrina Turquotte” She had deliberately changed her surname so that people may find it easier to pronounce and remember.

She Is One Of Seven Siblings

Katrina Kaif was born in Hong Kong. Her father is from Kashmir and her mother is from Britain. She is one of seven siblings followed by three older sisters, one older brother, two younger sisters.

She Had Lived A Nomadic Childhood

Katrina Kaif’s mother, Suzanne Turquotte had worked with various International NGOs. After traveling all over the world, she finally settled with her entire family in London.

Katrina was homeschooled as well by her mother while traveling to various countries.

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The Actor Began Her Career At Young Age

She bagged her first gig as a model for a jewelry brand at the young age of just 14. At that time, she was living in Hawaii.

Her Bollywood journey began when famous filmmaker Kaizad Gustad spotted Katrina at a fashion show held in London. In 2003, he cast her in his debut film “Boom” The film didn’t perform well but Katrina received immense praise.

She Is Fond Of English Cuisine

She says, “I like English food with natural flavors, especially the Yorkshire pudding. I have grown up eating it and had a deep connection for English cuisine”

Katrina Doesn’t Like Being Called “KAT”

Yes, you read it correctly. She is not fond of the nickname “KAT” and really doesn’t like when people call her this name. She once remarked, “I don’t know who coined this nickname.”

She Is Quite Superstitious

Katrina Kaif is best known for her visit to Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak Temple, Ajmer Sharif Dargah & Mount Mary Church before the release of her films.

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The Actress Too Has Phobias Like Us

She once confessed, “To be honest, I fear two of the most among all the other things and that are height and darkness”. She also had a phobia of tomatoes.

Acting Isn’t Her Only Talent

Katrina Kaif is also interested in painting, playing chess apart from acting and dancing.

Katrina Kaif’s Favorite Celebrities

The star has her own list of favorite celebrities and crushes-Madhuri Dixit, Kajol, Johnny Depp, & Leonardo DiCaprio.

Katrina Has Wax Statue At London’s Madame Tussauds

The actress statue got installed at the famous museum of London in 2015. It’s part of her 15 years in the Bollywood industry celebration.

These are some of the lesser-known facts about B’day girl Katrina Kaif.