Karisma Kapoor is an Indian actress, who works in Hindi films. Born and raised in Mumbai (then known as Bombay), she is a member of the Kapoor family, and made her acting debut with the film Prem Qaidi in 1991. She is the recipient of several accolades, including a National Film Award and four Filmfare Awards. Kapoor rose to prominence starring in a number of box office hits, including Jigar (1992), Anari (1993), Raja Babu (1994), Coolie No. 1 (1995), Saajan Chale Sasural (1996), and Jeet (1996). However, it were her portrayals in the romantic drama Raja Hindustani (1996), which won her the Best Actress, and the musical romance Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), for which she won the Filmfare Award and the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress; that established her as a leading actress of Hindi cinema, earning her acclaim and stardom.Kapoor cemented her status by starring in five of David Dhawan's romantic comedies—Judwaa (1997), Hero No.1 (1997), Biwi No.1 (1999), Haseena Maan Jaayegi (1999) and Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge (2000), all of which were commercial successes, as well as the family drama Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999). In the early 2000s, Kapoor won the Best Actress and Best Actress (Critics) awards at Filmfare for her titular roles in the dramas Fiza (2000) and Zubeidaa (2001), and garnered praise for her performance in Shakti: The Power (2002). She took a sabbatical from acting in 2004, and has since acted sporadically, which include the thriller Dangerous Ishqq (2012) and the web series Mentalhood (2020). Kapoor was married to businessman Sanjay Kapur from 2003 to 2016; the couple have two children together. Kapoor has played the titular character in the television series Karishma: The Miracles of Destiny (2003–2004) and has featured as a talent judge for several reality shows.
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