also known by her married name Kareena Kapoor Khan, is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi films.
She is the daughter of actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita, and the younger sister of actress Karisma Kapoor.
When Kapoor was initially offered the film she refused it, explaining that she would be uncomfortable in the role.
She relented when Mishra approached her for the second time, and in preparation for the role, visited several of Mumbai's red-light districts at night to study the mannerisms of sex workers and the way they dressed.
The year 2004 marked a turning point for Kapoor when she played against type in the role of a sex worker in the drama Chameli.
She subsequently earned wide critical recognition for her portrayal of a riot victim in the 2004 drama Dev and a character based on William Shakespeare's heroine Desdemona in the 2006 crime film Omkara.
A key point in Kapoor's career came when she was cast by Karan Johar as Pooja ("Poo", a good-natured, superficial girl) in the 2001 melodrama Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... Filming the big-budget production was a new experience for Kapoor, and she recalls it fondly: "[I]t was great fun doing [the film and] we had a blast.Set against the backdrop of the Mumbai underworld, the film follows the story of an online heist in which her character, Neha Mehra, becomes involved.Although the film was unsuccessful at the box office, Kapoor received positive reviews for her performance, and some critics noted a distinct progression from her earlier roles.Following the success of her last two releases, she was cast as the protagonist of the 2005 drama Bewafaa.The feature received mostly negative reviews, and Kapoor's portrayal of Anjali Sahai (an unfaithful woman) was not well received.The film (directed by Vishal Bhardwaj) is a tragedy of sexual jealousy set against the backdrop of the political system in Uttar Pradesh.