One of the highest-paid actresses of India, Katrina's net worth is more than $10 million. Her earnings were approximately Rs 21 crore in 2016
An old picture of Katrina posted by her on social media
Born in Hong Kong and lived in various countries including Japan, France, Switzerland, Belgium, and Poland, she got her first modelling project in Hawai where she won a beauty contest at the age of 14. Later she moved to London and walked for various shows including the London Fashion Week.
A still from Katrina Kaif's debut film "Boom"
London-based filmmaker Kaizad Gustad saw Katrina on the ramp in London and decided to launch her in Bollywood in his movie "Boom", an English-Hindi erotic film. The film did a business of six crores approximately and wasn't a big hit.
Katrina Kaif in Telugu film Malliswari (2004)
She also tried her luck in Telugu and Malayalam films. In her first Telugu film, "Malliswari", she played the role of a princess and charged Rs. 75 lakh which was the highest amount paid to a female actress in South India. Starting from there, now she earns four to six crores per movie.
Katrina Kaif's pictures of her old modelling days
Katrina Kaif's career as a model has always been on the rise. Her net worth is more than $10 million (according to a financial analyst). She is one of the highest-paid actresses of India. Her earnings of the year 2016 were Rs. 21 crore approximately.
Katrina Kaif featuring in advertisement of slice
Bollywood stars don't only make money from movies. A major part of their income comes from brand endorsements. Katrina charges two to four crore per advertisement. She has also been the brand ambassador of the IPL Team Royal Challengers Banglore.
Katrina Kaif at a promotional event of L'OREAL
She has been a part of major brand advertisements like Pantene, Olay, Nakshatra, Titan Watches, Veet, Lux Soap, Slice, CoCa Cola, LG, Samsung, Fevicol, L'OREAL, Lux, Choco on, Panasonic, Etihad Airways and more.
Katrina Kaif is the model for India's first Barbie doll
She has definitely become the 'glam doll' of India. Apart from movies and advertisements, another part of her income comes from making special appearances, item numbers, attending inauguration ceremonies (Rs. 30 lakh) and performing at weddings ( Rs. 2.5 crores). She has performed at major weddings at Jodhpur Palace in Rajasthan and Taj Lands End, Bandra for which she got about Rs. 2 crores. For making appearances and attending parties she charges more than 50 lakh.
Katrina Kaif at the Kapil Sharma show
Even for attending the promotional events of her movie on reality shows, she earns up to Rs. 1.5 lakh per day. For attending such events, it's not only her fee but the cost of her make-up artists, spot boys, bodyguards, flight tickets, accommodations, everything needs to be covered which add up to another Rs. 75,000.
A look inside Katrina's home
She owns a luxury house in Mumbai which she designed herself and one in Bandra. She bought this one is 2012 and its current value is over 3 crore. She also bought a house in London for her family.
Katrina Kaif has been a part of Salman Khan's charity, 'Being Human'
Katrina Kaif is also a part of charitable organisations like the Claretian Mercy Home in Madurai. She joined Salman Khan for 'Being Human' and donated one crore to his charity. She has also done voiceovers for nursery rhymes with AR Rahman to raise money for building a school in Madurai.
Katrina Kaif in a still from her movie Dhoom 3
From Boom to Dhoom 3, Katrina Kaif has come a long way. Being an outsider, she has made her place in the industry. Where her first movie made just 6 crores, Dhoom 3 made around 4 billion crores. We wish her luck for her upcoming film, "Jagga Jasoos", releasing on July 14.