New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Karisma Kapoor aka Lolo is the first girl of the Kapoor clan to enter the entertainment world. The actress was welcomed in the movie business with open arms when she debuted on the silver screen in the 90s. The actress never had a dull moment in her filmy career, Her initial film her chemistry with actor Govinda was immensely appreciated. 

Along with her amazing acting skills, she blew the minds of her fans by showcasing her killer dance moves and fun expressions. The actress was able to carve a niche for herself in the era which was being dominated by superstars Madhuri and Sridevi. Some of her performances were so hard-hitting that people of this generation still groove to her dance numbers and she is often compared with her sister Kareena Kapoor Khan in terms of stardom. 

Now as Karisma Kapoor is celebrating her 47th birthday today, here we are with some of her most memorable roles which makes her stand out in her Kapoor family. Take a look:

Raja Hindustani (1996)

It is impossible to not mention Raja Hindustani while speaking of Karisma's most memorable films and roles. This film opposite Aamir Khan didn't just prove to be superhit but also marked as the turning point for the actress's career as she underwent a drastic transformation. Yes, from bushy eyebrows to curly hair, Karisma's look totally changed from this film onwards. Another reason the film became close to people's heart was the chemistry between Karisma Kapoor and Aamir Khan and not to forget their kissing scene which gained a lot of attention back then.  

Dil Toh Pagal Hai (1997)

This Yash Chopra's love triangle was one of the biggest hits of the year. Starring Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Karisma Kapoor in the lead, this film was based on dance and amazing music. Here, also Karisma managed to cast her magic on screen with her extraordinary dancing skills and that too opposite the dancing queen Madhuri Dixit. A lot of the actresses of that era including Juhi Chawla rejected playing the role of the supporting actress after coming across the lead pair's casting of SRK and Madhuri but still, Karisma did the film and went to bag the National Award for Supporting Actress in that year.  

Fiza (2000)

Fiza was a masterpiece which was written and directed by Khalid Mohamed and starred Jaya Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Karisma Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee in pivotal roles. The story revolved around terrorism where Hrithik Roshan played Karisma Kapoor's brother Amaan who leaves the house and goes on to join a terrorist group while Karisma Kapoor's character Fiza sets on a journey to find her lost brother. Both critics and audience praised the actress for her phenomenal performance in the unconventional film.

Zubeida (2001)

Before Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period films showcasing kings and queens, Shyam Benegal tried his hand in a somewhat similar genre. Zubeida was loosely based on a true story of a Muslim woman who becomes the second wife of a Rajput King. The role of the queen named Zubeida was played by Karisma Kapoor while the first wife was essayed by Rekha. Meanwhile, Manoj Bajpayee became the king in the film. The story was set during the before and afterlife of India-Pakistan partition and portrayed the life journey of Zubeida.

Shakti: The Power

Shakti: The Power showcased one of the most powerful performances of Karisma where she single-handedly dominated the whole film despite having ace actors like Nana Patekar, Deepti Naval in the cast. The film was produced by Boney Kapoor and late Sridevi and starred Boney's youngest brother Sanjay Kapoor in the male lead. Sanjay plays Karisma's husband in the film which was the Hindi adaptation of film Not Without My Daughter. Apart from Karisma, Shah Rukh Khan's small role was also very well praised by the fans.

Posted By: Sanyukta Baijal