5 Lesser known facts about Karisma Kapoor

The Dangerous Ishq actor turns 40 today

Born on June 25, 1974, Karisma Kapoor is one actor who looks younger with every passing day. Her life has been an open book as people have always been privy to whats happening in her personal life. But still there are somethings that remain unknown. Lets find out what they are:

Karisma‘s mother, Babita, gave her the name Lolo after the legendary Hollywood heroine Gina Lollobrigida.

-Karisma dropped out of school soon after sixth standard to pursue acting.

-Karisma was not the first choice for Raja Hindustani, which went on to be a huge hit and got her many awards. The movie was supposed to be Aishwarya Rai’s debut.

-Karisma won the National Film Award for Dil To Pagal Hai. Surprisingly she was not the first choice to play the bubbly character of Nisha. She was selected after the role was rejected by Raveena Tandon, Juhi Chawla, Kajol, Manisha Koirala and Shilpa Shetty.

Karisma‘s break up with Abhishek Bachchan happened because of Junior Bachchan’s not so successful filmi career and Karisma’s mother Babita’s interference in their relationship.