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The BEST of Katrina Kaif

Last updated on: September 19, 2013 19:18 IST

Image: Katrina Kaif
Joginder Tuteja in Mumbai

This day, 10 years ago, Kaizad Gustad's Boom released.

While the film went on to gain notoriety for sexually explicit content and oddball characters, one of the three leading ladies in the film -- Katrina Kaif, a 20-year-old former model from Britain -- caught everybody's attention with her exotic looks and confidence.

Katrina would go on to deliver several blockbuster hits, and be hailed as one of the top actresses in the reckoning.

As Katrina completes a decade in Bollywood today, here's a look at her 10 career best performances to mark the occasion.

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Ek Tha Tiger (2012)

Image: Katrina Kaif in Ek Tha Tiger

Six years after she was first paired opposite Salman Khan in Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya, Katrina reunited with her former beau and costar for Kabir Khan's Ek Tha Tiger.

With an unconventional story where two intelligence officers from rival countries fall in love under curious circumstances, Katrina and Salman delivered one of the biggest hits of their careers.

Incidentally, Ek Tha Tiger also happens to be Katrina's biggest box office spinner till date.

Read the review here

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

Image: Katrina Kaif in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

She may not have had a lengthy role in Zoya Akhtar's ensemble cast in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara but the actress made every frame she appeared in count.

In a performance which was as real as it gets, Katrina's free-spirited character received a lot of praise.

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Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011)

Image: Katrina Kaif in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan

Katrina was an absolute delight to watch as a slightly unconventional dulhan in this romantic comedy.

She played an opinionated young woman who elopes with the man she loves instead of entering a loveless marriage. The actress held court in this Yash Chopra film.

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Rajneeti (2010)

Image: Katrina Kaif in Rajneeti

No one would have seen Katrina Kaif fit in a Prakash Jha film but the filmmaker was convinced that she was perfect for the part she played in his multistarrer Rajneeti.

As a young woman who finds herself sucked into the world of dynasty politics, Katrina's Indu stands her ground in a patriarchal set up.

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New York (2009)

Image: Katrina Kaif in New York

Yet another performance-oriented role got her acclaim for New York.

While her turn in the song Meri Sang Toh Chal Zara was memorable, New York also placed her firmly into the Yash Raj camp.

In a rather serious role that could have bordered on boring, Katrina announced her arrival as an A-list leading lady with her performance.

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Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009)

Image: Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani

Her flair for comedy was tapped yet again by Rajkumar Santoshi for Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahaani.

Other than the fact that the film made her over-the-top act look oh-so-endearing, it was while working on this film that she reportedly started dating her costar Ranbir Kapoor.

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Race (2008)

Image: Katrina Kaif in Race

Who can forget Katrina Kaif's sizzling hot Zara zara act in Abbas Mustan's 2008 thriller Race?

With a performance that would officially seal her image as an ultra-glam onscreen seductress, the actress delivered yet another commercial hit.

Rerad the review here

Namastey London (2007)

Image: Katrina Kaif in Namastey London

With Namastey London, Katrina delivered yet again along with frequent costar Akshay Kumar.

Fans witnessed the actress's new, emotive avatar in this box office success.

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Singh Is Kingg (2007)

Image: Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif in Sngh Is Kingg

While Katrina Kaif delivered hits with comedies like Partner and Welcome, it was Singh Is Kinng that turned out to be her biggest smash success of that time at the box office.

The film got a huge opening at the box office and her jodi with Akshay Kumar became a trusted and bankable one.

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Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2006)

Image: Katrina Kaif in Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya

After Boom, Katina Kaif was seen in a miniscule role in Ramgopal Varma's Sarkar.

The film was a hit but Katrina was noticed in Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya opposite Salman Khan.

This hit film ensured her upward journey in Bollywood.

Read the review here