Thursday, August 27, 2009

Katrina Turquotte or Katrina Kaif: What is the real identity of the actress?

She is currently the top actress of Bollywood. Television, magazine, billboard, internet, everywhere you will see her. The media follows her every where. Name, fame, luxury, superstar boyfriend Katrina Kaif has it all but who really is Katrina Kaif? Well, many of you would say,she is the daughter of an Indian father and English mother but Ayesha Shroff, wife of famous Indian movie actor, Jackie Shroff, has a different answer. According to Ayesha Shroff, Katrina Kaif’s original name is Katrina Turquotte. The name has been changed to suit Indian temperament. So how does Ayesha Shroff knows all this? Well, Ayesha Shroff was one of the co-producers of Boom in 2003. It was the debut movie of Katrina Kaif. In an interview with The Times of India, this is what Ayesha Shroff said:

Did you change her surname?

She had an English surname, which was not easy to pronounce. She is not Katrina Kaif originally. She is Katrina Turquotte. We wanted to give her a surname which would be accepted by the Indian audience. First we thought of naming her Katrina Kazi, but then we thought Kazi would have a religious overtone. So we thought of Kaif.

Here is another Ayesha Shroff quote from

"It is amazing how she has lied all this while that she is an Indian girl because she absolutely isn’t. She may be very coy, classy and prim-and-propah now but her behavior on the sets of was nothing like that or like a well-behaved Indian girl. She was more comfortable being sexy then but now she wants to dress up from head-to-toe.” a source said, “Now she is an inspirational icon as she opened doorways for wannabe actresses in India by establishing herself."

So who was actually Katrina Turquotte? According to news reports, Katrina Turquotte used to live in London and she was forced to work at a place, which was not so respectable, in order to support her huge family. Her father is not a Kashmiri Muslim, it was all made up for PR. It was Kaizad Gustad, who found Katrina and gave her a chance in his movie, Boom, where she worked with Madhu Sapre and Padma Lakshmi. Boom was a major failure and critics panned the movie. Amitabh Bachchan also received lots of negative criticism for his role in the movie. Initially, Katrina Kaif (or Turquotte) was written off by the director as she could not speak Hindi properly. Luck changed after Katrina became close with Salman Khan and his family. In 2007, Katrina Kaif gave her first major hit, Namastey London .Even today, Katrina Kaif is known as the girlfriend of Salman Khan. Few months ago, rumor spread out that Katrina and Salman Khan broke up.

Well, I do not know about you but I am not surprised at all with this news. Changing identity for the sake of acting in movies is nothing new. There are many ambitious girls who are ready to do anything to get what they want and Katrina Kaif is one of them. Bollywood is a tough place, many come and go but very few can rule. Now, it is Katrina Kaif, after five six years, we will see another beautiful girl and she might also make up false names and give false family background for the sake of her carrier. The problem is, if you want to make up something false make sure nobody knows about it except you.


  1. ayesha shroff is now jealous of katrina's success. thats why she is saying all that.

  2. Actually ayesha shroff may be speaking the truth afterall because all of katrina's talk about a kashmiri father,etc and about her mom being from harvard just seems like a bag of bull****

  3. harvard+kashmere??????????? dusnt dis sound a bit phony????????

  4. I thk it might be true...becoz whenever there is any question raised abt her father she always says that we are nt in touch...and there is'nt a single photograph of his as well available for us to see.