Actress Kim Sharma made her dream debut in Bollywood in 2000 with one of the biggest production houses, Yash Raj Films, with the movie 'Mohabbatein' (All photos courtesy: Kim Sharma's Instagram account)
Kim Sharma played the role of Sanjana in 'Mohabbatein'
Kim Sharma was Jugal Hansraj's love interest in 'Mohabbatein'
Kim Sharma was one of the lucky newcomers to make her debut in a film with Bollywood's biggest actors - Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan
Kim Sharma, however, couldn't establish herself as a bankable actress in Bollywood
Kim Sharma worked in films 'Tum Se Achcha Kaun Hai', 'Nehlle Pe Dehlla', 'Tom, Dick, and Harry' and 'Money Hai Toh Honey Hai', among others
Kim Sharma's films, however, failed to fare well at the box office
Kim Sharma has also tried her luck in South films
Kim Sharma did an item number in Telugu film 'Anjaneyalu' (2009) starring Ravi Teja and Nayantara
Kim Sharma also made a special appearance in 'Magadheera' (2009) starring Ram Charan and Kajal Aggarwal
Kim Sharma shared this wonderful picture with her mother from their vacation
Isn't this photo collage of Kim Sharma with her mom adorable?
Kim Sharma surprised everyone by announcing her marriage to Kenyan businessman Ali Punjani
Kim Sharma and Ali Punjani tied the knot in 2010
Kim Sharma and Ali Punjani got married in a private ceremony
Kim Sharma and Ali Punjani apparently got hitched after two months of knowing each other
Kim Sharma quit the entertainment industry after marrying Ali Punjani
Kim Sharma stayed away from limelight after her marriage
Kim Sharma was dating Madrid-based Spanish singer Carlos Marin before marrying Ali Punjani
Kim Sharma and Carlos Marin were in a long-distance relationship
Kim Sharma was also in a relationship with Yuvraj Singh
Kim Sharma and Yuvraj Singh had often avoided each other at parties after their break-up
When asked about his split with Kim Sharma on Simi Garewal's chat show, Yuvraj Singh had stated, "At that time I was just peaking in my career. Yes, I was going to get married, as she has been the main love of my life. She is married now so it’s not good to talk about her"
After marrying Ali Punjani, Kim Sharma relocated to Nairobi in Kenya
In 2013, there was buzz that Kim Sharma had purchased a cricket team in Kenya
A source told mid-day then, "Kim's love for sports, especially cricket is known to all. She now owns a cricket team in Kenya and also manages their hotel business. It is not surprising that she ended up buying her own team"
Those close to her had said that Kim Sharma was enjoying her marital bliss and was in no mood to return to Bollywood
A friend of Kim Sharma told mid-day, "She is enjoying this phase of juggling between two different ventures. Her husband has seen her films and liked her work too but she does not want to return to acting"
In an interview to mid-day, Kim Sharma had said, "I never imagined that I would settle down in Africa"
Kim Sharma told mid-day in an interview about how she met Ali Punjani. She said, "I met Ali for the first time two months before our marriage"
Kim Sharma said, "I had gone to Mombasa, Kenya to make an appearance at his hotel. We liked each other instantly we could converse easily and had similar views on things. Our friendship blossomed as we spent more time together"
Kim Sharma added, "Yeah, I was a little unsure about marriage at the start. But two months later, when Ali popped the question, the first answer that came to my mind was yes. I instinctively agreed and we married the same day. It really was chat mangni, phat byah!"
While talking about Ali Punjani, Kim Sharma said, "Ali is a very flamboyant person and pampers me a lot. Whatever he does, he likes to do it with style. He is also very kind and generous. He has a gentle, patient and soft-spoken personality"
"Like most men, he loves watching TV, especially football. He is also into cars and gizmos. He is like any boy who loves his toys (laughs)", said Kim Sharma
"The transition from Mumbai to Mombasa wasn't tough. Mombasa is a port city lined with beaches, trees and cafes. There are more open spaces out there, unlike Mumbai. Life is pretty chilled-out. I like to frequent the national parks there. The thrill of watching wildlife from close quarters is something else altogether", Kim Sharma added
On foraying into husband Ali's business ventures Kim Sharma had this to say, "Since I am not the kind of woman who likes to sit at home, I decided to enter into my hubby's business. And I am enjoying it immensely"
Kim Sharma added, "I have made a lot of friends in Kenya. My family comes over once in a while to visit me"
Kim Sharma said, "Ali and I love to spend time at the beach or go for long drives. We also enjoy fishing and camping in the national parks. The local Swahili culture is also quite similar to ours"
Kim Sharma added, "Moreover, there is a huge Indian population all over Africa, so the land doesn't seem so alien"
Kim Sharma has recently been in the news for trouble in her marital life and her alleged relationship with fashion designer Arjun Khanna
Kim Sharma and Ali Punjani have reportedly ended their marriage and are now divorced
Kim Sharma has also reportedly ended her relationship with rumoured beau and fashion designer Arjun Khanna
Kim Sharma, who made Bollywood debut with 'Mohabbatein' in 2000, turns a year older today. Check out the actress' latest pictures! Doesn't she look gorgeous?
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