Name: Karisma Kapoor
Date of Birth: June 25, 1974
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Debut film: Prem Qaidi
Also known as: Lolo
Claim to fame: She hails from the first family of Hindi cinema. She is great-granddaughter of Prithviraj Kapoor, granddaughter of Raj Kapoor, eldest daughter of Randhir Kapoor and Babita, and the sister of Kareena Kapoor.
She was originally slated to debut in Dharmendra's Barsaat opposite Bobby Deol. The movie was interminably delayed and Karisma opted out. She decided to sign Prem Qaidi opposite the virtually unknown Harish. The film clicked. A slew of out-and-out commercial films later, she is now choosy about her roles.
Downers: In a career that has spanned a decade plus, Karisma has had her share of ups and downs. Whether it was her romping in skimpy swimsuits in her introductory film, her unconventional looks, her sexy-sexy dances, her hip-shaking to the vulgar beats of Sarkailo khatiya, the blue-eyed actress has faced a lot of flak.