Karisma Kapoor is the grand-daughter of Raj Kapoor and daughter of actor Randhir Kapoor. Her mother Babita was also an actress. Nicknamed Lolo, she had to find her own way in Bollywood and worked her way up after a series of flop films and bad dressing.
1996 changed her fortunes as she re-emerged with a make-over in Raja Hindustani opposite Aamir Khan. Since then she has churned out strong performances in all her films. She quit films after marriage, but now divides her time between New Delhi and Mumbai, where she's often seen at award functions and social dos. Her silver screen comeback is eagerly awaited.
She was linked with actor Ajay Devgan and was engaged to Abhishek Bachchan.
Karisma is now married to businessman Sanjay Kapur and has a daughter, Samaira and a son Kiaan. There have been rumours that the marriage is in trouble but Karisma herself has never talked about it.