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  • Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan (R) is seen with actress Karisma Kapoor and actor Bikram Saluja at the launch of Roshan's latest film "Fiza" in Bombay, on September 7, 2000.Reuters
  • Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor performs during a film awards ceremony in Bombay, on February 23, 2002. The actress took part in a dance sequence.Reuters
  • Bollywood actors Dino Morea (L) and Jackie Shroff, pose with actress Karisma Kapoor (C), for photographers on the first day of shooting for the film "Baaz" ("Eagle") in Bombay July 30, 2002.Reuters
  • Bollywood actors Amir Khan (L) and Karisma Kapoor hold the soundtrack for the motion picture "Dum" ("The Force") during its release in Bombay, on November 29, 2002.Reuters
  • A makeup artist attends to Bollywood star Karisma Kapoor prior to a media conference in Bombay, on August 18, 2003. Kapoor was speaking about her debut in a television soap opera "Karisma - The Miracles of Destiny".Reuters
  • Bollywood star Karisma KapoorReuters
  • Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor (second from L) and Indian industrialist Sanjay Kapur (L) pose at their weddingReuters
  • Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor arrives at a party to celebrate the birthday of actress Katrina Kaif in Mumbai, on July 16, 2008.Reuters
  • Bollywood actors Arjun Rampal (C), Karisma Kapoor (third from L) and choreographer Farah Khan, who were all judges on the television dance reality show "Nach Baliye" present the winners' trophy to Shaleen and Daljit (R), in Mumbai, on February 1, 2009.Reuters
  • Bollywood actress Karisma KapoorReuters
  • Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor displays a necklace during the launch of a new range of jewelery in New Delhi, on October 14, 2004.Reuters
  • Bollywood actor and a judge on the television dance reality show "Nach Baliye", Karisma Kapoor poses after the show's finale in Mumbai, on February 1, 2009.Reuters

Former Bollywood actress and a fifth-generation member of one of the film industry's most powerful families, Karisma Kapoor, 37, was, perhaps, the first female member of the clan to truly make it to superstar status.

Over the course of nearly two-decade long career, she has transformed herself from an awkward teenager with thick eyebrows and dubious acting skills to a cinematic star with several hits to her credit. She made her debut in 1991, with "Prem Qaidi".

She married Sanjay Kapur, an industrialist, in 2003 and, in consonance with the Kapoor family tradition, stayed away from Bollywood. However, she returned, with one-off films like "Baaz: A Bird in Danger" (2003) and a cameo in "Om Shanti Om" (2007).

She has four Filmfare awards to her credit, as well as a national award and is all set to hit the screens again, with Vikram Bhatt's thriller, "Dangerous Ishq".

A mother of two, some of Karisma's more notable films are "Raja Hindustani" (1996), "Dil To Pagal Hai" (1997), "Biwi No 1" (1999), "Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge" (2000), "Fiza" (2000), "Zubeidaa" (2001), "Shakti: The Power" (2002) and "Rishtay" (2002).

Check out some photographs of Karisma Kapoor.

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