Born on July 16, 1984 Katrina Kaif is one of eight siblings, all girls, from a mother who is a Caucasian of British Nationality, and a father who was formerly from Kashmir, India, but who has since acquired British citizenship.
Katrina grew up in Hawaii, but was brought up in London, UK. She started modeling accidentally when she was in Hawaii at the tender age of 14, when she was approached for a jewelery campaign. Thereafter she continued modeling in London.
Continuing to model was the reason she got her break in a Bollywood movie “Boom” offered by film-maker Kaizad Gustad.
She was flooded with modeling assignments the minute she set her foot on Indian soil, especially with her innocent expressive face, hour-glass figure, and drop-dead gorgeous looks.
Professionally she started off as a model with photographer Atul Kasbekar, and upon being accepted, she received offers from LG, Cola, Fevicol, Lakme, & Veet. It was the Lakme commercial that got her noticed. She retained Matrix as her Manager to accept work on her behalf and at the price she deserved.
Moving to different culture and country was not much of a culture shock for her, as she states that no matter where you come from, the bottom line is that everyone wants to be loved, respected, and cared for.
Unlike other artistes from foreign lands, Katrina did not experience any difficulties in getting a visa nor of getting it extended in India.
Although linguistically challenged, Katrina puts on a bold face and states that other Bollywood artistes like Sridevi, who did not know Hindi, did get offers from Bollywood film-makers, and she is no different. She is taking Hindi and dancing lessons to fit in with the Bollywood culture. She likes to display a picture of her learning Kathak dancing where she used to dance 7 hours a day non-stop.
Despite of her soft gorgeous looks, she is not easily intimidated, but admits that she is very emotional, almost an incurable romantic, wears comfortable non-revealing clothes when at home, hates to do her hair, and above all dislikes make-up. Admitting to being lonely in the beginning, but now has several nice friends who she can hang out with.
At first, filmmakers were hesitant to sign her because of her linguistic shortcomings. Katrina saw success with the 2005 film Sarkar where she played the brief role of Abhishek Bachchan’s love interest. Her next release, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, where in she was paired opposite Salman Khan. In 2007 Katrina’s first release was the hit movie Namastey London, wherein she starred as a British Indian alongside Akshay Kumar for the second time after Humko Deewana Kar Gaye that was a box office dud. She then appeared in a series of box office hits that include Apne, Partner and Welcome. 2008 saw her play a negative role for the first time in Abbas-Mustan’s super hit action thriller Race. She played the role of Saif Ali Khan’s secretary who is secretly in love with him. She appeared next in Anees Bazmee’s box office blockbuster Singh Is Kinng alongside Akshay Kumar for the fourth time. Her last release of the year, Subhash Ghai’s Yuvvraaj, was a surprise disaster at the box office.
Date of Birth: NA
Birth Place: Thailand
Panward Hemmanee Biography
Panward Hemmanee is a Thai model and actress. She is nicknamed "Pei" in her homeland. Her rising popularity has granted her cover spots in top magazines such as Maxim, FHM, and Mars. She has been known to make some Bangkok bar appearances. She was featured in the Thai music video entitled "Shall We Dance" and has been actively promoting the video.
Famous for her role in My Sassy Girl.
Birthday : 30, Oct 1981 ( Friday )
Zodiac Sign : Scorpio
Blood Type : B
Height : 172cm
Weight : 48kg
Measurement : 33-25-34
Nationality : South Korea
Place of Birth : South Korea
Chinese Zodiac : Rooster
Star Sign : Scorpia
Carrer : pop singer turned actress
Jeon Ji-hyun first became well-known as a commercial model and as a TV actress. Although she made her film debut in 'White Valentine' in 1999, it was not until later in the year when she was a presenter in an advertisement for an audio system that she became a popular sensation. The dance and body move in the ad made her into an icon for Koreans. After continuing her TV and modelling career, Jeon made her first well-publicized film appearance in late 2000 with 'Il Mare'. A handsomely-shot melodrama set on Kanghwa Island,the film did respectably well at the box office and solidified her status as a star.
Jun was born in Seoul, and studied in the Department of Theater and Film at Dongguk University. She began her career as a model in 1997, and after appearing in a number of TV sitcoms, her movie debut came in White Valentine (1999). This was followed by a role in Il Mare (2000), which proved to be a success. An American remake of Il Mare, The Lake House,was released June 14, 2006. Her biggest breakthrough was in My Sassy Girl(2001), a romantic comedy that won her the Best Actress award at the Daejong Film Festival in 2002. In 2004, Jun starred in Windstruck (내 여자친 구를 소개합니다), a 2004 South Korean fantasy-romantic comedy directed by Kwak Jae-yong. The film was a major success, ranking as the 8th-highest grossing Korean film of 2004. In 2006, she starred in Daisy.
Since her debut as a model for Echo, Jun has modeled for many fashion companies and more recently, in advertisements for mobile phones and cosmetics. Some of her more popular product endorsements include Giordano, Laneige, and Samsung Anycall.
In 2005, she became the first Korean artist to feature on the cover for the famous fashion magazine
Jun will play the lead role of Saya in the live-action version of Blood: The Last Vampire, which is to start filming in China and Argentina in March 2007. It is slated for a Spring 2008 release.
• White Valentine (1999) (Hwaiteu ballentain - 화이트 발렌타인)
• Il Mare (2000) (Siworae - 시월애)
• My Sassy Girl (2001) (Yeopgijeogin geunyeo - 엽기적인 그녀)
• The Uninvited (Korean film) (2003) (4(sa) Inyong siktak - 4인용 식탁)
• Windstruck (2004) (Nae yeojachingureul sogaehamnida - 내 여자 친구를 소개합니다)
• Daisy (2006) (Deiji - 데이지)
• Blood: The Last Vampire (2008) (filming)Drama
• 1999 Happy Together
• 1998 Fascinate My Heart
• 1997 The Season of Puberty