She is the granddaughter of legendary actor Raj Kapoor and great-granddaughter of film actor Prithviraj Kapoor. She is the elder sister of Kareena Kapoor Khan. She is also the cousin sister of Bollywood`s latest heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor.
One of the first to break the Kapoor stereotype, Karisma not only entered showbiz but also made it big there. Her passion and scintillating looks made her one of the most prominent stars of the 90s. However, very few of us are aware of the price she paid for this. Karisma allegedly dropped out of school soon after she entered the sixth standard to pursue acting. Her first film was Prem Qaidi which released when she was just sixteen.
Karisma has appeared in over 50 films till date and most of them have been super hits. Karisma was known for her flawless skin, pink lips and bushy eyebrows when she started her career.
Karisma Kapoor was offered the role of Tina in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. She opted out as she didn`t want to play side roles then. Karan Johar had developed the character keeping in mind Twinkle Khanna.
Karisma Kapoor was not the first choice for Raja Hindustani. The movie was meant to be Aishwarya Rai`s debut, and Karisma got the role after Aishwarya dropped out. Aishwarya could not work in the film because of her commitments to Miss World.
Karisma was also romantically involved with her Haan Maine Bhi Pyar Kiya co-star Abhishek Bachchan. They got engaged on the 60th birthday of Abhishek`s father, Amitabh Bachchan.
Her mother gave her the name `Lolo` after the legendary Hollywood actress Gina Lollobrigida.
5 FAMOUS QUOTES:
Okay, this is a secret, but I think that nursery rhymes are the most relaxing and fun songs.
I have learned so many things from my mother about the right upbringing, the right values, value for money, value for elders, for family members. I think these things only a parent can teach you.
Acting is like driving; you can never forget it, and it`s in my blood.
I think I have just evolved as a person, as a human being. I like fitness. It`s an important part of my everyday life, and I enjoy and endorse a healthy lifestyle.
My daughter is the most normal towards me. For her, I am just her mom. I am just a regular mom, and the actor comes after that. If she likes something that I am wearing, she tells me, and if she doesn`t, she still makes it a point to let me know.
5 MOST POPULAR DIALOGUES:
Hum usse hi dushman samajhte rahe ... joh hamare liye masiha tha – Jeet
Kisi ko pyar karna aur ussi se pyar paana ... bahut kam logon ko naseeb hota hai - Dil To Pagal Hai
Hum sab kuch chhod denge ... yeh ghar, yeh duniya, yeh zindagi –Jeet
Woh aulaad nahi janni, joh apne maa baap ke shraap se bach sake - Raja Hindustani
Jab maine tumhare zindagi mein paon rakha, toh waapsi ke saare raaste saare darwaze bandh kar diye ... ab mere paas aur koi raasta nahi hai sivah tumhare, yah phir maut ke - Raja Hindustani
Her engagement to Abhishek Bachchan got broken due to her mother’s interference.
She was in a serious relationship with Ajay Devgan, but Ajay surprised all by getting married to Kajol.