Karishma Kotak, a British-Indian star, is a renowned actress, model, and anchor in the Indian film industry. The Bollywood Actress known for her diverse work in the industry, she has made a significant impact in Bollywood and has become a household name.
Early Life and Upbringing
Born on May 26, 1982, in North West London, England, Karishma is of Indian Gujarati descent. Her father hails from Gujarat, and her mother is from East Africa.
She completed part of her schooling at a boarding school and later pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Marketing. Interestingly, she initially aspired to be a teacher.
Personal Life – Age, Zodiac Sign
|Full Name||Karishma Kotak|
|Alternative Names(s) (also known as)||Karishma Kotak|
|Date of Birth||May 26, 1982|
|Age (as of 2023)||41 years old|
|Birthplace||North West London, England|
|Hometown||North West London, England|
|Current Address||Mumbai, India|
|Education Qualification||Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Marketing|
|Hobbies and Interests||Gymming|
|Languages Known||English, Hindi|
|Social Media Profiles link (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)|
|Wikipedia Profile link||Wikipedia Profile link|
|IMDb Profile link||IMDb Profile link|
Physical Appearance – Height, Weight, Body Measurements
|Body Measurements (Chest – Waist – Hips)||34-25-35 inches|
|Height in feet, inches, cm||5’ 7″, 170 cm|
|Weight in kg, lbs||55 kg, 121 lbs|
|Hairstyle||Long and wavy|
|Distinctive Features||Her smile and complexion|
Family and Relationships – Boyfriend/Husband, Affairs
Karishma’s immediate family, including her mother and younger brother Sunny Kotak, resides in London. In terms of her personal relationships, she has been linked with models Niketan Madhok and actors Vishal Karwal and Karan Wahi.
|Spouse – Husband||N/A|
|Siblings||Sunny Kotak (Younger Brother)|
|Affairs – Boyfriend(s)||Niketan Madhok (Model), Vishal Karwal (Actor), Karan Wahi (Actor)|
Rise to Stardom
Karishma began her modeling career at the age of 16 and worked for an adult magazine like Just Seventeen and other projects in Essex. She made her film debut in the Telugu film “Shankar Dada Zindabad” in 2007.
Her breakthrough came when she was selected to work with the 2006 Kingfisher Calendar, which shot her into the limelight in the Indian fashion scene.
Debut Film – Shankar Dada Zindabad
Successful Film – Luckhnowi Ishq
Career, Awards, and Achievements
Throughout her career, Karishma has worked with several high-profile brands like Dove, Pond’s, Wella Hair Color, Titan Xylus, Diesel, Tanishq, and more.
She has also hosted a few events, notably the 2013 Indian Premier League auction. In 2016, she made her Punjabi film debut in “Kaptaan”.
|Profession(s)||Model, actress, TV presenter|
|Debut Film||Shankar Dada Zindabad (2007)|
|Notable Roles||Maya in Luckhnowi Ishq (2015) , Simran in Freaky Ali (2016) , Dr. Anjali in IRaH (2022)|
|Recent Films – New Movies||IRaH (2022) , Kushi (2023)|
|Upcoming Films||Kushi. 01 Sep, 2023,Love-All. 01 Sep, 2023|
|Popular Television Series||Bigg Boss 6 (2012-2013) , The Karishma Show (2013-2014) , IPL 6 (2013)|
|Awards and Achievements||Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2006 , FHM India’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2013 , Times of India’s Most Desirable Women on Television 2013|
|Endorsements/Brand Collaborations||Dove, Pond’s, Wella Hair Color, Titan Xylys, Diesel, Tanishq, Saffola, Sagar Sarees, Rang Sarees, Alapatt Jewels, Kalyan Silks, Elmore, Achakottil Jewels, CMR Grand, Sobha Wedding Galaxy , Toni & Guy, FCUK, Ralph Lauren|
|Philanthropy/Charity Work||Supported the cause of Save the Children India , participated in the Celebrity Cricket League for the Veer Marathi team , donated blood for Thalassemia patients|
|Training and Education||Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Marketing|
|Box Office Success – Hit Movies||Freaky Ali (2016)|
|Critical Acclaim Movies||N/A|
Assets and Finances – Net Worth
|Net Worth in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 15 crore, $2 million|
|Per Movie Charges in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 50 lakh, $67,000|
|Per Endorsement Charges in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 10 lakh, $13,000|
|Sponsorship Deals||Dove, Pond’s, Wella Hair Color, Titan Xylys, Diesel, Tanishq, Saffola, Sagar Sarees, Rang Sarees, Alapatt Jewels, Kalyan Silks, Elmore, Achakottil Jewels, CMR Grand, Sobha Wedding Galaxy , Toni & Guy, FCUK, Ralph Lauren|
|Investments||Mutual funds, stocks, bonds|
|Real Estate Holdings||A flat in Mumbai, a house in London|
|Luxury Items/Properties Owned||Designer clothes and accessories, jewelry|
|Cars Collection||Audi Q73, BMW X5|
Favourite Things, Likes and Dislikes
|Favorite Actor||Ranbir Kapoor, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Hugh Laurie|
|Favorite Actress||Kim Kardashian|
|Favorite Film||The Wolf of Wall Street|
|Favorite Music Bands||Lana Del Rey and Raghav|
|Favorite Food||Pav Bhaji|
|Things s/he like||Traveling, watching movies, reading, staying fit|
|Things s/he dislike||N/A|
Top 5 Best Films – Karishma Kotak
|Film Name||Year of Release||Character Played|
Controversies – Karishma Kotak
- Karishma faced criticism for her initial days as an IPL anchor, where she felt she had to work extra hard to prove that she wasn’t ‘just an okay face’.
- She left the popular TV show Bigg Boss 6 midway due to her father’s death.
- More controversies to be updated.
Interesting Facts – Karishma Kotak
- Karishma started her modelling career when she was just 16 years old.
- She initially wanted to be a teacher.
- In 2013, she co-hosted the Indian Premier League 6 (IPL) season.
- She was the cover girl of magazines like Vogue, FHM, Asian Woman, Maxim, OK!, Hello!, Elle, Snoop and Time n Style Beauty.
- She shifted to Mumbai in 2005 and worked in the 2006 Kingfisher Calendar and United Breweries Group.
- She has hosted a few UK TV shows like The Karisma Show, Spa Diaries and It’s In.
Karishma Kotak’s journey from a young model to a successful actress in Bollywood is truly inspiring. Her story is a testament to the fact that with hard work, determination, and talent, one can achieve great heights in the entertainment industry. As she