Kaif was born in Hong Kong to Mohammed Kaif, and Suzzane Turquotte. Her parents divorced when Kaif was very young. She was raised in Hawaii, United states and later moved to her mother's home country, England.
Kaif first job was for a jewelry campaign. She continued modeling in London.In london modeling-work led her to discover by London-based filmmaker Kaizad Gustad.
who gave her a role in his film Boom in 2003. Now kaif was in Mumbai,
Kaif saw moderate success with the 2005 film Sarkar where she played the bit part of Abhishek Bachchan's girlfriend, and Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya 2005, where she was paired opposite Salman Khan.
the box office letdown Humko Deewana Kar Gaye In 2006
In 2007, Kaif appeared in her first major hit movie Namastey London, wherein she starred as a British-Indian girl with Akshay Kumar for the second time.
After that hit movies are Apne, Partner and Welcome.
After that in 2008 she part in Race , Sing is king and Yuvraaj
De Dana Dan
Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
In 2010 she part in Raajneeti , Teesmarkha