Fondly referred to as Bebo, the actress was born to Randhir Kapoor and Babita on September 21, 1980. Despite her father's reservations about the women getting into acting, Kareena debuted at the age of 20 with JP Dutta's Refugee in 2000.
Her role in the film fetched her the Filmfare award for the Best Debut. Kareena, who went on to star in several films like Asoka, Chameli, Khushi and Fida, is best remmbered for her roles as the sexy Poo in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham and the fiesty Geet in Jab We Met.
The actress, who has evolved as a fashion icon today, was the first to begin the size zero trend in Bollywood with Tashan. Kareena, who is well known for her sense of style, also endorses a host of brands.
After giving us Satyagraha this year, we look forward to see more of her in upcoming films like Gori Tere Pyaar Mein and Happy Ending.
On her birthday, we take a look at some of Kareena's memorable roles.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
Jab We Met