Isabel Kaif is a talented and inspired young actress who has done some very brilliant films. She has another close connection with the big screen, through her sister, the Bollywood diva – ‘
Katrina Kaif’. Isabel was born on 22nd March 1986 to the loving couple Mohammed Kaif and Susanna Turquotte.
This model and actress is now in pursuance of course in acting at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in
New York, trying to polish up her acting skills. Even though she hasn’t done a Bollywood film, she has been seen to be preparing for it extensively. She is doing some short films in preparation for it.
She was seen to undertake projects such as
Coming Home. This short film was her first project, which she did alongside with ‘
Harshvardhan Kapoor’, the son of never aging Bollywood Star ‘
Anil Kapoor’. The short movie was directed by ‘Steven Roy’. “Coming Home” was able to provide her with a great exposure to the cinema industry, making her better and ready to tackle the big budget Bollywood films.
Another project that she undertook was Dr.Cabbie. This was a Canadian romantic comedy film, in which Isabel played the role of ‘Simone’. She was able to complete the project playing alongside with many prominent stars such as ‘
Kunal Nayyar’, ‘
Vinay Virmani’, ‘
Adrianne Palicki’ and several others. ”Dr.Cabbie” was directed by the famous director '
Jean Francois Pouliot' and co-produced by one of the most eminent personas of the Bollywood cinema industry ‘
The film revolves around an Indian doctor who migrates to Canada but is forced to become a taxi driver there. He turns the odds in favor for himself by treating his patients in the taxi itself. The film has also bagged an award in the Canadian Screen Awards. Isabel was fortunate to play the role opposite to Vinay Virmani.
Another project that was done brilliantly by her was Summum Bonum. This movie was released in the year 2014. The film directed by ‘Matias Penachino’ revolves around the lives of two brothers. Isabel played the role of Emma. Isabel Kaif has been seen to take up any opportunity to polish up her already innate acting talents, marveling her spectators every time.
With the amount of work she is doing, one can be sure as to how much acting means to her. It is this passion in her that drives her to keep on going and going until she has reached the pinnacle. The movies that she has completed will surely help her to make a grand appearance to the Bollywood film industry.
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Isabel Kaif is an English actress and model. She was born as Marie Isabel Turquotte but later took on her father’s last name. Her parents are both British. Her father, Mohammed Kaif, left the family when Isabel was very young. Her mother, Suzanne (also spelt as Susanna), is a charity worker. They got divorced when Kaif was very young. Her father was never around, and her mother raised her and her siblings, all by herself.
Since her mother worked for charity organizations all over the world, the family had to move a lot. Isabel was born in Hong Kong but has since stayed in China, Japan, France, Switzerland, Poland, Belgium and Hawaii, before finally moving to London. She, along with her siblings, was home-schooled by tutors.
Kaif said that she had always wanted to be a dancer. She started modeling when she was only fourteen. However, after taking an acting course at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, she wanted to give Cinema a shot. She had minor roles in the films “Summer Bonum “and “Coming Home”. She has also worked as an Assistant Director.
In 2012, she stated in an interview at the Indian Film Festival held at Los Angeles that she was producing a feature film in New York. So far details of it are not known. She is the younger sister of the famous Bollywood actress, Katrina Kaif. According to several rumors, Isabel had asked her elder sister to help her make her debut in the Hindi Film Industry, and Katrina was willing to help.
Katrina was said to have approached actor and producer ‘Salman Khan’, and director '
Karan Johar' to help launch her sister. However, Isabel was unable to make her debut in Bollywood, owing to the intense competition in the industry. Katrina later denied the rumors.
Isabel had her big break in acting when she got cast in the Canadian film Dr. Cabbie, produced by Salman Khan and directed by the French director ‘Jean Francois Pouliot’. The film also stars ‘Vinay Virmani’, ‘Adrianne Palicki’, and actor ‘Kunal Nayyar’, who is best known for playing Raj Koorthrapali on ‘The Big Bang Theory’.
The story deals with Deepak (Virmani), a doctor trained in India, who immigrates to Canada. Unable to get a job there, he becomes a taxi driver. Kaif plays Simone, the girlfriend of Tony (Nayyar), another cab driver and Deepak’s friend. Kaif described her character as a headstrong, tough chick. To promote the film, Kaif attended the Miss India Canada pageant held in Toronto.
Isabel considers her elder sister Katrina as her inspiration. She says that Katrina is always supportive and encourages her. On the best piece of advice she’s got from her sister, Isabel says that her sister always encouraged her to be hardworking and perseverant.