Karisma Kapoor's illustrious surname and blue eyes made sure she got noticed.
But it wasn't exactly a cake walk. The beginning of her career was filled with embarrassing roles, garish outfits and vulgar dances. But it was her tenacity and talent that took Karisma places.
For more than a decade, Randhir Kapoor and Babita's eldest daughter worked with single-minded devotion to attain superstardom and top accolades as an actress.
After making countless hit movies and enjoying the limelight to the hilt, Lolo, as she's fondly called, settled for marital bliss with Sunjay Kapur. The two now have a daughter named Samaira. Reports of a possible rift between the husband-wife were shoved aside when the two called in an amicable truce.
While her younger sibling Kareena is busy carving a niche in films, one hasn't seen much of the actress, post-marriage. That is if you discount the much-delayed and terrible Mere Jeevan Saathi.
Surely, it would be fun if the star decides to make a comeback, following the footsteps of colleagues like Kajol (Fanaa) and Madhuri Dixit (Aaja Nachle).
Even so, Karisma makes a brief appearance in a mega song from Farah Khan's ode to the seventies, Om Shanti Om starring Shah Rukh Khan and newcomer Deepika Padukone.
On June 25, the blue-eyed beauty turns 33. Join rediff.com in celebrating the lovely Karisma Kapoor.
Text: Sukanya Verma