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Birthday Special: 10 things we LOVE about Katrina Kaif

Last updated on: July 16, 2014 19:17 IST

Birthday Special: 10 things we LOVE about Katrina Kaif

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The Dhoom 3 actress turns 30 today!

Men drool every time she sizzles on silver screen; women yearn for her luminous complexion and kids find her too adorable for words.

 Bottom-line: everybody loves Katrina Kaif.

 So okay, she's one of Bollywood’s most aloof celebrities and not a particularly exceptional actress.

But that irresistible star quality that makes household names out of nobodies, now THAT she's got in abundance.

The leading lady of blockbusters like Ek Tha Tiger and Dhoom 3 turns 30 today.

And so here's our birthday gift to her -- 10 things we love about Katrina.

 1. Hawwwwwt dancer!

When she joined the Hindi film industry, Katrina was just about average in the dancing department.

Today, of course, she can dazzle the screen with her smoldering belly dancer moves, acrobatic poise and Beyonce-inspired shimmy.

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Image: Katrina Kaif in Dhoom 3


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2. Sugar 'n' Spice

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Sweet, sexy, serene Katrina can juggle it all.

 Note how comfortably she oscillates from seductive Sheila to a Jenny-next-door.


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3. Always so fresh-faced!

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From Boom to Dhoom (3), we've yet to witness a pale or worn-out Katrina on screen or off it.

 No matter what time of the day it is or how amateur a photographer, the stunner unfailingly looks so prim, radiant and f-r-e-s-h.


Image: Katrina Kaif in Ek Tha Tiger

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4. Miss Dedication!

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What's the one word all her colleagues use to describe her?

That's right, hard working.

As someone who started out with zero Hindi speaking skills or knowledge of Bollywood to becoming its reigning queen under all the big banners and opposite the Khans/Bachchans/Kapoors/Kumars in the business, Katrina is quite a success story.

The Raajneeti star's commitment and professionalism is constantly aspiring to make up for the lack of inborn talent.


Image: Katrina Kaif in Rajneeti

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5. Style Kate

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Comfort and individuality define Katrina's personal style.

It's easy to see she doesn't care for fashion policing or red carpet statements like her contemporaries Sonam Kapoor or Deepika Padukone.

Lack of experiments doesn't make her a lesser fashionista, mind you.

Call it safe or sleek but the Race star is always impeccably turned out.


Image: Katrina Kaif
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

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6. That occasional sense of humour!

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Katrina is fiercely guarded about her private life but that doesn't necessarily make her a bore.

Though initially furious about the press leaking pictures of her private holiday in Ibiza with rumoured beau Ranbir Kapoor, the articulate Cancerian later made light of the episode by commenting on her mismatched bikini, "Next time when you all plan to take pictures give me a notice. Red doesn't look good with white. I will wear matching next."


Image: Katrina Kaif


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7. Kat-woman!

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Stealing Salman Khan's thunder by performing all those smashing stunts in Ek Tha Tiger, enjoying a biker (bullet, no less) babe moment in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, performing a jaw-dropping circus gig for Dhoom 3 and still some more daredevilry to follow in the upcoming Phantom and Bang Bang -- Katrina Kaif's journey from fragile to feisty is truly kapoww.


Image: Katrina Kaif in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara


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8. Legs, legs, legs!

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And we've got proof, proof, proof!


Image: Katrina Kaif
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9. Keeping it classy!

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Despite a super embarrassing debut in Boom and controversies like SRK-Salman brawling at her birthday party, splitting with Sallu, candid moments with Ranbir becoming prime-time fodder, actresses making catty remarks about her on celebrity chat shows, Katrina's stance is admirably dignified and detached.

At a time when actors quote and conspire to stay in news, the Jab Tak Hai Jaan beauty's 'cold' demeanour is oddly commendable.


Image: Katrina Kaif in Race


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10. Her aam ways!

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If Ms Kaif ever decided to conduct a crash course in mango consumption, there would be a riot of applicants.

If you've caught her super sensuous Aamsutra ad campaign, you'll get the drift.


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