Karisma Kapoor delivered several hits in the 90s and proved to be a strong contender for Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit Nene. She has worked with actors like Govinda, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan and with films like ‘Raja Hindustani’ and ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’ she showed the world that she could easily try out complex characters.
on it 48e birthday today, here’s a look at some of his most successful films.
1. Raja Hindustani
A Shashi Kapoor-Nanda’s star remake ‘Jab Jab Phool Khile’ (1965), Karisma played the role of Aarti who is a super rich heiress who falls in love with a guide and driver, Raja played by Aamir Khan. The story takes the audience on a roller coaster of emotions and it is one of Karisma’s finest performances. The song ‘Pardesi Pardesi’ is still one of the most popular numbers.
The multi-star modern rendition of the Ramayana featured actors like Salman Khan, Mohnish Behl, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Karisma Kapoor among others. The film tells the story of a joint family going through happy and difficult times where family members try their best to stay together. Karisma brings a burst of energy to the film which is otherwise laid back and populated by ever smiling faces.
In this remake of the 1991 Tamil hit “Chinna Thambi”, Karisma plays the role of a little sister born into a family of feudal landlords, whose older brothers love her to death. She falls in love with the man designated as her bodyguard (Venkatesh) and their love affair transforms their lives. Karisma’s natural charm made her perfect for the role and the film proved to be one of the early hits of her career.
4. Biwi No. 1
Multi-star actor David Dhawan, “Biwi No. 1” shares a story of marriage and infidelity. Karisma plays the role of Prem’s wife played by Salman Khan who falls in love with another girl who is a model. The film shows Prem’s struggles as he shuttles between the two women.
5. Dil to Pagal Hai
A Yash Chopra’s film, ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’ is beautifully choreographed by Shiamak Davar. Karisma plays the role of Nisha who is part of the dance group led by Rahul played by Shah Rukh Khan. Nisha gets injured and is replaced by Pooja played by Madhuri Dixit. Nisha, who is secretly in love with Rahul, gets jealous to see Pooja getting closer to Rahul. The film shows some dance duels between Karisma and Madhuri.
What is Karisma Kapoor doing now?
Karisma Kapoor paused saying her family and children were her top priority. She then made a comeback with the movie “Dangerous Ishq”, in 2012. However, the movie did not do well and she disappeared from the big screen again. She made another comeback in 2020 with the ZEE5 show “Mentalhood.” Since then, she has appeared on many reality shows. She will next be seen in director Abhinay Deo’s “Brown”. Apart from movies and shows, Karisma has also served as a brand ambassador for Kelloggs, Crescent Lawn, Admix Retail, Danon and Garnier.
(Edited by : Sudarsanan Mani)