Birthdate: 26 May 1982
Birth Place: London, England.
Height in feet: 5 Feet 7 Inches
Eye Color: Black
Sun Sign: Gemini
Occupation: Model, Bollywood Actress, TV Presenter
Marital Status: Single
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Karishma Kotak was born in North West London, England. She is a is a British Indian model, actress and TV presenter. In September 2005, Karishma moved to Mumbai, India.
She did a part of her schooling from a boarding school. She later pursued a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Marketing.Initially, she wanted to become a teacher and had enrolled for a course in teaching.
Karishma began her modelling career at the age of 16 and worked for magazines like Just Seventeen and other projects in England.When she was around 20, she visited India and realized the huge potential that the Indian fashion & film industry had to offer.
In the meantime, she continued doing projects and fashion shows in the UK & Europe, including regional campaigns. She did catalog work for brands like Toni & Guy and FCUK. In 2004, she walked the ramp for the London Fashion Week.
She was also a presenter for a UK TV show, The Karisma Show, that dealt with entertainment, movies & lifestyle. she got selected to work with a calendar published by the United Breweries Group, the 2006 Kingfisher Calendar, which was shot in Australia by Atul Kasbekar.
She accepted several offers to do TV commercials. A celebrity management company, Matrix India Entertainment commented, As she has an excellent complexion, shell be in skin and beauty product ads.
.She did TV advertisements & promotional campaigns for brands like Dove, Pond’s, Wella Hair Color, Titan Xylus, Diesel, Tanishq, Saffola, Sagar Sarees, Rang Sarees, Alapatt Jewels, Kalyan Silks, Elmore, Achakottil Jewels, CMR Grand, and Sobha Wedding Galaxy As a brand ambassador for Dove, she was featured on huge billboards & hoardings in major cities across India.In April 2012, her two TV commercials for Idea Cellular with Abhishek Bachchan started airing on TV.
Karishma was next hired by VVF Limited for the television advertisement of their bathing soap bar, Jo. The ad was released to small screens in May 2012.In July 2012, her TV commercial with Salman Khan for Relaxo Footwear was released.
She also appeared in several magazines, including as the cover girl, like Vogue, FHM, Asian Woman, Maxim, OK!, Hello!, Elle, and Snoop The MarchApril 2008 issue of Time n Style Beauty magazine featured Karishma on its cover page, with the title “Eye, Me & Myself – Let your eyes speak”.
She appeared as the cover girl on FHM (India) in the April 2013 issue that captioned “IPL’s hottest presenter – Karishma Kotak.”Karishma has done modelling for brands like FCUK and Ralph Lauren. She walked the ramp for the Lakme Fashion Week 2006.
She has been a ramp model for Asiana Bridal Show, M.A.C. Cosmetics, Provogue, Titan Xylus launch 2006 India Fashion Street – Fashion Tour 2012 and Kochi International Fashion Week Season 2.
.In January 2013, Karishma unveiled the special curtain raiser event for the Vizag Fashion Week at The Park Hotel, Visakhapatnam and was selected to be the brand ambassador of the event, which was organised by Kingfisher Ultra. At the commencement of the fashion week in February 2013, she walked the ramp as a showstopper.
Karishma has also hosted a few events, the notable among those is her hosting the 2013 Indian Premier League auction in February 2013 at ITC Grand Chola, Chennai, which was broadcasted live by Sony SIX.
Indian cricket commentator and journalist, Harsha Bhogle also collaborated for the event sharing expertise on player and team strategies.She walked the ramp showcasing Manali Jagtap’s collection as a show stopper in March 2013 at a fashion show held at the Shockk Lounge in Bandra, Mumbai.
Karishma has become a popular anchor and has hosted many successful events. These include PUMA, Mercedes, TATA, Porsche, Bombay bullion, masala awards, maker maxcity art launch, and kingfisher, blackberry, and Femina style diva.
She has also hosted the making of “The kingfisher swimsuit calendar” which after being a calendar girl herself was great opportunity to anchor. Alongside Salman khan she anchored the finale episode of the big boss 6 for colors.
She graced the cover of FHM magazine as one of the hottest TV presenters. Also been on the front cover of Femina hair, she anchored the Celebrity Cricket League and also the IIFA’s red carpet for star world and extra innings for the IPL 2013.