Kareena Kapoor (born 1980) is an Indian Bollywood actress. She is the
daughter of actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita, and the younger sister of
actress Karisma Kapoor. Her achievements include six Filmfare Awards,
four IIFA Awards, and three Screen Awards. One of Bollywood's highest-
paid actresses, she has played a variety of characters and appeared in a
range of film genres. After making her acting debut in Refugee (2000),
Kapoor established herself as a leading actress in 2001 with her roles
in Aśoka and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.... This initial success was
followed by roles in a series of commercial failures. The year 2004
marked a turning point for her when she played a sex worker in Chameli.
She earned wide recognition for her roles in Dev and Omkara, then
starred in Jab We Met (2007). Kapoor achieved further success by
featuring as the female lead in four of India's top-grossing
productions—3 Idiots (2009), Golmaal 3 (2010), Bodyguard (2011), and
Ra.One (2011)—and received praise for her roles in Kurbaan (2009) and
Heroine (2012). Married to actor Saif Ali Khan, Kapoor's off-screen life
is the subject of widespread coverage in India.
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Second Opium War: Anglo-French forces earned a decisive victory
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J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy children's novel The Hobbit, which
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The only deadly sin I know is cynicism.
--Henry L. Stimson
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