India Tribune is serializing profiles of top Bollywood sex symbols of all time. Bollywood sex symbols have been creating storms across India and worldwide. The list consists of female icons of Bollywood, who have impacted the history and changed the face of Bollywood.
Mumbai born Kareena Kapoor (September 21, 1980), (aka Bebo) is Karisma Kapoor’s younger sister. Her debut film Refugee (2000), with Abhishek Bachchan gave her a promising start as an actress. Her debut gave her creditability because she didn’t portray a diva; instead she played a 17-year-old Pakistani girl who wore traditional clothes. Her major films are Asoka (2001) with Shah Rukh Khan, Ajnabee (2001) with Bipasha Basu, Bobby Deol and Akshay Kumar and Chameli with Rahul Bose (2003). Kareena starred in 2004’s sleeper hit Hulchul, with Akshaye Khanna. In Bewafa, (2005) she gives an amazing performance as the role of a younger sister, who agrees to marry her dead sister’s husband, when her ex-boyfriend reenters her life and wants her back.
Why she’s sexy: She is sexy because she is 5’5”, with Hazel eyes and has access to the Manish Malhotra makeover. She also shared an on-screen kiss with her boyfriend Shaheed Kapoor, rivaling her sister’s on-screen kiss with Aamir Khan in Raja Hindustani (1996).
Her impact on Bollywood: She’s growing as an actress by choosing the right films and critics are noticing her. She’s a huge fan of Sridevi and hopes to mirror her acting style. She also uses her acting talent to inspire young girls to be like her.
Interesting fact: India’s censor board delayed the release of Khushi (2003), because of its numerous scenes showing Kareena’s navel and stomach.