Born into a family where her parents, Randhir Kapoor and Babita, and elder sister Karisma were actors, Kapoor faced the media spotlight at a young age but did not make her acting debut until the 2000 film Refugee.
Her career received a setback in 2002 and 2003, all her movies, Mujhse Dosti Karoge!, Jeena Sirf Merre Liye, Talaash: The Hunt Begins…, Khushi, Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon, LOC Kargil, were quite unsuccessful at the box-office. Her movies released in 2004 and 2005, Chameli, Yuva, Fida, Aitraaz, Dev, Hulchal, Bewafaa, Dosti: Friends Forever received a lukewarm response at the box-office. However, her roles in Chameli and Dev were critically acclaimed. In 2006, she starred in 36 China Town, Chup Chup Ke, Omkara and did a cameo appearance in Don – The Chase Begins Again. Her portrayal of Dolly (based on Desdemona, from the Shakespearean play, Othello) received rave critical reviews.Considering Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s relationship is on an all-time high, one would hardly imagine opposition from any side. However, resistance now comes from, of all the people, Bebo’s mother Babita. Apparently, while Babita likes Saif as a person, she’s not too pleased with the fact that he’s 10 years older and father to two children. At the same time, sources reveal Babita is busy making the rounds of astrologers. We wonder if she’s hoping for a starry intervention in this filmi love story.