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Born with the Kapoor surname, complexion and talent to go with her refreshing honesty, life has always looked up for the lustrous star who started her journey in films nearly 13 years ago.
From lavish launch pads to fairy-tale weddings, box-office accolades and award-winning roles to writing style diaries and rocking the red carpet, Kareena Kapoor, now Khan too, is destiny’s favourite and most glamorous child.
The golden girl of Bollywood turns 33 tomorrow, September 21.
Here’s celebrating the Gori Tere Pyaar Mein beauty through 33 of her gorgeous, candid, nostalgia-filled pictures.
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Bebo, as she’s fondly known, is a picture of glowing elegance even through her slightly plump teen phase.
At the music launch of her debut film opposite Abhishek Bachchan, Refugee, Kareena looks visibly excited.
At J P Dutta’s star-studded premiere of Refugee, the entire industry turned up in huge numbers to bless the star children.
The 20-year-old poses happily with her parents -- Babita and Randhir Kapoor -- as well as her director and co-star deep down confident of her performance, which, in fact, met with rave reviews.
Despite their crackling chemistry, Hrithik Roshan and Bebo starred in the two of the most panned films of their career -- Yaadein and Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon.
Here’s a capture of them promoting the latter directed by Sooraj R Barjatya.
Shahid Kapoor and Kareena are history now.
But the once-in-love couple looks absolutely radiant at the mahurat of 36 China Town.
Her love and hate relationship with Aitraaz co-star, Priyanka Chopra has been documented religiously by the glossies.
One cannot spot any sign of hostility in their promotion of Abbas Mustan’s 2004 drama though.
The toast of every red carpet today, Kareena doesn’t seem too concerned about going the diva route, sporting a rather relaxed look, for Hulchul’s premiere.
For NDTV’s show Jai Jawan, Kapoor travelled to Bikaner, Rajasthan and regaled the army with her sparkling presence and warm behaviour.
Sporting a make-up-free look at the mahurat of Govind Nihalani’s Dev with co-star Fardeen Khan.
Kareena turned playback singer for the film with her rendition of Jab nahi aaye the tum.
Kareena Kapoor’s shock split with Shahid is followed by a publically acknowledged romance with Saif Ali Khan.
The duo fell in love on the sets of Yashraj Films’ Tashan.
Branded Saifeena by the paparazzi, the duo sign up movies, endorsements and even agreed to catwalk together.
What’s more he tattoos her name on his wrist!
A candid shot of choreographer Saroj Khan directing the brilliant dancer for Yeh ishq hai in Jab We Met.
The romance marked a turning point in Kareena’s career earning her acclaim, awards and numero uno stature.
One of the most livewire performers, trust Kareena to burn the stage with her energy.
Size zero is one of the most talked about aspects in Kareena’s history.
The actress flaunts her waif thin frame in a magnificent Dolce and Gabbana gown for Vogue one month before Tashan’s release.
Star, sister, confidante, style idol; Kareena is famously close to her elder sister Karisma.
And the chic duo has a ball with one of their favourite Khan buddies -- Salman at his game show, Dus Ka Dum.
Speaking of friends, here’s a shot of Bebo looking all set to paint the town red with her pals Amrita Arora and Tusshar Kapoor.
After showing off her bare back in films like Bewafaa and Kurbaan, the actress flaunts her flawless feature for Filmfare’s intense cover.
Kareena loves to bring up the mention of Saif every now and then.
So it’s only fair to bring him up with this fun picture of her beloved having a ‘Kantaben’ moment with Kya Aap Paanchvi Paas Hain host Shah Rukh Khan while the lady looks on.
Walking the walk with her famous siblings -- Karisma and cousin Ranbir.
Unlike their elders, the troika, reportedly, share a fond rapport with each other.
Manish Malhotra’s muse for all seasons, showstopper Kareena supports her designer pal by turning up in his creations all the time.
Kareena’s style evolution continues to sizzle magazine covers. Here’s the star at her seductive best for GQ.
Guess she’s in touch with her religious side just as much.
The actress prays to Lord Ganesha in a pretty pink sari.
Kareena gets her very own wax figure at the prestigious Madame Tussauds and looks understandably thrilled about receiving the honour.
Her red sari avatar in Ra.One was easily one of the hottest things about Shah Rukh Khan’s sci-fi, superhero fantasy.
And she sports the same look at its grand music launch.
The Kapoor sisters are regular attendants of the midnight mass on Christmas.
In this photograph, Bebo plays the doting aunt to her precious niece, Samaira.
Kareena is a breath-taking vision, a bonafide star at the London red carpet of Ra.One’s premiere night.
The regal beauty looks every bit of the royal Begum she is on this cover.
Poorly received by critics, her action film with Salman Khan went on to break box-office records.
Here seen promoting Bodyguard with her hunky hero.
The Ek Mein Aur Ekk Tu actress proudly unveils the bronze statue of her illustrious grandfather Raj Kapoor at Bandstand promenade.
Kareena finally tied the knot with her long-time beau Saif Ali Khan on October 16 last year.
While undoubtedly lavish, the function was largely private.
The duo stepped out in their balcony to wave at fans and photographers following a registered marriage amidst close friends and family.
Friend, filmmaker Karan Johar flaunts the prettiest arm candy in town with Mrs Saif Ali Khan in a bright red sari accessorised by sindoor et al.
The busy fashionista took time to jot down her thoughts on all things trendy in The Style Diary of a Bollywood Diva co-authored by Rochelle Pinto.
Once a heroine always a heroine!
Here’s wishing Kareena’s golden ways continue to touch Bollywood and add to its sheen.