By Kashish Bajaj
Kareena Kapoor Khan is not just an actor but an inspiration for generations to come. She is, undoubtedly, a diva both on-screen and off-screen. Fondly known as Bebo, Kareena Kapoor turned 42 on September 21 and she is definitely ageing like a fine wine.
From her debut in Refugee to her last appearance in Laal Singh Chaddha, Kareena gave some iconic performances over the years and millions of her fans are the witnesses. Her smashing acting prowess has also served her several prestigious accolades including the Filmfare Best Actress award.
Born to Randhir Kapoor and Babita, Kareena has aced her roles in multiple genres. Be it Poo in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham or Dr Preet Sahni in Udta Punjab, the actor has established herself as one of the finest and highest-paid actresses in Bollywood.
As Kareena Kapoor Khan turned a year older today, let’s revisit some of her iconic performances that have captivated generations.
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Jab We Met (2007)
The cult classic Jab We Met remains to be one of the best performances of Bebo. Her character Geet has been engraved in the lives of her fans and of course who can ever get over with Main Apni Favourite Hoon? Helmed by Imtiaz Ali, Jab We Met also starred Shahid Kapoor in the lead role.
Vishal Bhardwaj’s Omkara is a magnificent adaptation of Othello by William Shakespeare. Kareena aced the role of Dolly in the crime thriller co-starring Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, and Bipasha Basu.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2001)
Hallelujah! Kaun hai wo jisney mujhe mud ke nahi dekha, who is he!
Kareena Kapoor’s as Poo in Karan Johar’s family drama was way ahead of its time. Her character was inspired by Alicia Silverstone in Clueless and still remains to be highly-praised. Apart from her acting prowess, the actor was also applauded for her fashion statements in the film.
Kareena Kapoor gave her breakthrough performance in Chameli wherein she played a role of a sex worker. The critically-acclaimed film also featured Rahul Bose in the lead role. Chameli is also known for its melodies including Bhaage Re Mann crooned by Sunidhi Chauhan.
Udta Punjab (2016)
Helmed by Abhishek Chaubey, Udta Punjab is a dark comedy revolving around a drug crisis in Punjab. Kareena played the role of Dr Preet, while Diljit Dosanjh was her co-star. She gave a terrific performance despite not having the lead role.
Kareena Kapoor, now Kareena Kapoor Khan, has carved out a niche for herself and has always grabbed the attention for her opinions and decisions in both her professional and personal life.
We wish Kareen Kapoor Khan aka Bebo aka Poo a very happy birthday.