Kareena Kapoor Khan is one of the most well-known actors in India, and she is widely considered a legend among the industry’s elite. Her contributions to the fields of glamour and filmmaking will forever be incomparable, beginning with her breakthrough role in the film Refugee and continuing with her iconic role as ‘Poo’ in the film K3G.
And because of her longevity in the industry, you may believe you are well-versed in this genuine celebrity. Still, there’s probably a lot you don’t know. Here’s all you need to know about B-newest town’s mommy, from her initials to the fact that she studied microcomputers at Harvard.
Here Are 8 Facts You May Not Have Known About Kareena Kapoor Khan!
1. Kareena Wasn’t Always Known by That Name
Kareena’s grandfather, Raj Kapoor, gave her the name Siddhima when she was born. Her mom got the idea to rename her daughter Kareena after reading Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. That’s as literary as it gets, right?
2. She Passed on Roles in Several Iconic Films
In addition to her already excellent body of work, the performer turned down roles in several major films, including Kaho Na…Pyaar hai (2000), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), and Queen (2014). Even if the actors who eventually played them did a great job, we can’t help but imagine Kapoor in the role of the lively Rani.
3. Kareena is The Most Powerful Yogini Ever
The star is a yoga devotee, and her Instagram proves it. She can hold difficult asanas for up to 30 seconds at a time and can perform 50 Surya namaskars simultaneously. The star continued to do her stretches even while she was pregnant (and may have convinced her husband Saif Ali Khan and son Taimur to join her on the mat too).
4. While Filming Tashan (2008), Kareena Found Herself Falling in Love with Saif Ali Khan
The actress who claimed to have fallen in love with Saif Ali Khan on the set of Tashan (2008), two years after working with him on the films LOC: Kargil (2003) and Omkara (2006). Something shifted while we were filming Tashan, albeit I’d met him before. As the saying goes, “I wore my heart on my sleeve.” She wrote about how she fell hopelessly in love with him in a piece on the Humans of Bombay blog.
5. Acting Was Not Her First Occupation of Choice
Surprisingly, the celebrity tried her hand at the business at Mumbai’s Mithibai college before briefly pursuing a legal education; this was motivated by her early ambitions to become a criminal lawyer. Before she landed in Bollywood, she attended Harvard University for a semester of microcomputer study. And we will be eternally grateful to you.
6. It’s True That Kareena Kapoor Khan Has Done Some Professional Singing
You may not have heard her sing in front of the camera just yet, but she did sing on the soundtrack of her film Dev (2004) on a song called Jab Nahi Aaye. She has written two books, the latest of which is the definitive pregnancy bible for expectant mothers (her first book, published in 2012, was titled The Style Diary of a Bollywood Diva). Bebo is a genuine triple threat; she’s both a singer and a writer.
7. The Famous Actress Is Fond of Home-Cooked Meals That Are Enhanced with A Bit of Ghee
The performer cites her Punjabi heritage while explaining her love of traditional Punjabi dishes like dal chawal and aloo ka parantha, and her firm belief that a dollop of ghee improves the flavor of any dish. The singer has recently shown an interest in authentic South Indian fare.
8. Kareena Habitually Bites Her Nails
The actor has been unable to shake the habit of chewing his nails, which he developed as a child. Manicures are a common sight for Kareena during shooting and dancing scenes. (Don’t worry, Bebo; all of us still have our share of annoying habits from our youth.)