Kareena Kapoor

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Kareena Kapoor

Kareena "Bebo" Kapoor (born September 21, 1980) is a fairly successful Bollywood actress, hailing from the Kapoor family, which has many of its members included within the film fraternity.

Her first movie was J. P. Dutta's Refugee released in 2000 along with Abhishek Bachchan in it (also making his debut). Her other notable roles include "Pooja" in the inter-generational melodrama Kabhie Kushi Kabhie Gham, "Kaurwaki" in Asoka, and the title role in Chameli, in which she plays a prostitute. She is currently dating actor-boyfriend Shahid Kapoor (they starred together in the 2004 flop Fida).

Kapoor has won three Filmfare Awards to date including the Best Debut (Female) Award for Refugee, a Special Acting prize for Chameli and a Best Actress (Critics') citation for Govind Nihalani's Dev, in which she played a Muslim girl caught in the midst of regional violence.

Criticism

Kapoor has been accused of forcing the organizers of The Filmfare Awards to create and award a special prize for her acting in 'Chameli'. In 2004, she performed at the awards ceremony where she did a special felicitation act for her sister Karishma Kapoor. A few days before the show, she threatened to back out if the organizers of the Filmfare Award did not give her an award. A subsequent award was created for her so that the show could go on as scheduled.

Kapoor hails from an affluent family. She is the granddaughter of Raj Kapoor, daughter of Randhir Kapoor. Her sister Karisma Kapoor is also in the film industry. This heritage is the reason that she was able to force organizers to give her an award that many say she did not deserve.

The Times of India Group that organizes The Filmfare Award was severely critisized by the Indian media for compromising on the integrity of the oldest Awards in the Indian Film Industry.

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