New Delhi: From being an outsider in the industry, who didn’t know a word of Hindi to becoming one of the top actress of Bollywood, Katrina Kaif has sure come a long way.
She made her Bollywood debut in the year 2003 with Boom which turned out to be a disaster, but Katrina never shied away from it and, instead, chose to rebuild her career in the Hindi film industry. Katrina, who charted her way to box-office success meticulously, today turns 35.
She is one of the fittest, hottest and marvellous actors Bollywood presently has. Having completed 13 years in the industry, she has come a long way from the days when she was trolled for her lack of Hindi-speaking skills and a stiff body language, silencing critics with her sheer determination.
Often some songs from Hindi films become more popular and garner extreme appreciation than the film itself. From Zara zara touch me (Race) to Swag se Swagat (Tiger Zinda Hai), we present to you Kat’s best superhit songs:
1. Zara zara touch me, Race (2008)
YouTube hits: 22 million
Zara zara touch me from Race to date remains one of Katrina Kaif’s most popular songs. This high on sexiness, party song was one of her earliest hit numbers.
2. Sheila ki jawaani, Tees Maar Khan (2010)
YouTube hits: 95 million
When it comes to the sheer popularity of item numbers, Sheila ki jawani from Farah Khan’s Tees Maar Khan is a distinguished league. Its recall value is still strong all these years later. And one of the main reasons for this hit number’s success is Katrina Kaif’s superlative dancing and her on-screen charisma.
3. Chikni chameli, Agneepath (2012)
YouTube hits: 65 million
Chikni chameli from Agneepath was such a rage upon release that it nearly broke the internet. The infectious energy of the number came from Katrina Kaif’s dancing. Her gyrations and belly movements were an onslaught of attraction for the fans.
4. Mashaallah, Ek Tha Tiger (2012)
YouTube hits: 48 million
This promotional track for the film only features during the end credits but the exotic sound and the super dancing by Katrina Kaif and Salman made it a real blockbuster for sure.
5. Ishq shava, Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)
YouTube hits: 23 million
Dance purists will tell you that Katrina Kaif’s dancing in Ishq shava from Jab Tak Hai Jaan is the most superlative solo dancing effort by any actor in recent history. This song featured a lot of street dance and hip hop moves and Katrina was a complete pro.
6. Kamli, Dhoom 3 (2013)
YouTube hits: 180 million
Kamli from Dhoom 3 remains Katrina Kaif’s most popular and viral dance song ever. This awesome song featured Katrina dancing with some contemporary and egdy moves.
7. Bang bang title track, Bang Bang (2014)
YouTube hits: 60 million
Another promotional video for a film, the Bang Bang title track features Hrithik Roshan in top dancing form. But Katrina Kaif kept pace with her sensational dancing co-star. Her edgy style and her seductively smooth dance lent real glamour to this track.
8. Afghan jalebi, Phantom (2015)
YouTube hits: 103 million
Katrina was just shown as an enigmatic woman moving around while Gypsy dancers and the middle-eastern setting sets the mood for the song. But this ever growing popular dance number has been a huge hit with Hindi film music aficionados.
9. Kala chashma, Baar Baar Dekho (2016)
YouTube hits: 437 million
Kala chashma from Baar Baar Dekho became the dance anthem for 2016. This Punjabi song redo by hip hop artist Badshah has benefited tremendously, thanks to the swag of Katrina. Her co-star Sidharth Malhotra has been more than vocal about Katrina’s ability to make dance numbers superhits.
10. Swag se Swagat, Tiger Zinda Hai (2017)
YouTube hits: 510 million
Another dance hit from Katrina kaif. It’s not wrong to call her a dance machine. Director Ali Abbas Zafar said that they’ve used 100 or so professional dancers in the song but Katrina Kaif will ensure you only have eyes for her.
We’re sure, Kat fans are now dancing with joy to the tunes of these record breaking famous songs. Happy Birthday Katrina!