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Raja Hindustani (1996)
Dharmesh Darshan's re-hash of the classic Jab Jab Phool Khile turned out to be a major turning point in Karisma's career. Best remembered for some great music, Karisma's mega makeover and a never ending snog between Aamir-Karisma, it was after this blockbuster, that Karisma had well and truly arrived.
Hero No.1 (1997)
Lolo scored many hits with David Dhawan and Govinda but of all of them this was perhaps the best. A rehash of Bawarchi, ample masala and impeccable comic timing between the two leads ensured another hit in Lolo's kitty.
Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)
Karisma continued churning out the hits, but it was with this film she had the last laugh by winning the coveted National Award in a role turned down by every actress from Urmila Matondkar to Juhi Chawla.
In the noughties, Karisma shifted focus on to more performance oriented roles. In this film she featured as Hrithik Roshan's sister, who goes in search of her missing 'jihadi' brother. It wasn't a bad film by any means, but it tanked at the box office. Her performance was very good though.
Probably one of Karisma's finest films, in this Shyam Benegal period drama she starred as an eccentric, insecure other woman in an already married man's life. The performances, A.R. Rahman's music and Karisma's scenes with veteran Rekha were the film's main highlights.