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Shammi Kapoor was a famous Hindi film actor. He appeared in numerous Bollywood films from the late 50’s to the 70’s. He was one of the greatest actors Bollywood have ever experienced. In fact, he was one biggest entertaining stars of the Indian world of films.

Shammi Kapoor born on 21 October in 1931 in Mumbai, India. His childhood name was Shamsher Raj Kapoor. His father Prithviraj Kapoor was a famous actor of Bollywood. He spent many times of his childhood in Kolkata and Peshawar. He completed his study in Ramnarain Ruia College. After completing college he joined his father’s theater company as an apprentice.

He first appeared in the film ‘Jevaan Jyoti’ in 1953 as a minor role. Gradually he started to appear in lead roles. In 1957 he acted in ‘Tumsa Nahin Dekha’ and in ‘Dil Deke Dekho’ in 1959. Slowly he began to achieve mainstream popularity when he appeared in ‘Janglee’ in 1961. At that time Bollywood’s ageless actresses like Madhubala, Natun and Shyama became his co-stars.

Shammi Kapoor
Shammi Kapoor

His film ‘College Girl’ in 1960 earned huge success. He appeared in ‘Boy Friend’ in 1961, ‘Professor’ in 1962, ‘Kashmir Ki Kali’ in 1964 and ‘Janwar’ in 1965. He also became an amazing dancing star among the existing Bollywood stars. But in the beginning of the 70’s he started to deal with his weight problem and gave up acting as a romantic hero. He began to appear in supporting roles. It began with his appearance in ‘Zameer’ in 1974 in which he acted as Saira Banu’s father. He appeared in ‘Bundal Baaz’ in 1976 and thus established himself as one of the best actors in supporting role. Besides Bollywood films, he also appeared in Tamil and Bengali films.

Shammi married two times. Geeta Bali was his first wife. The couple had two children. After Geeta’s death, he married Naila Devi who was a royal family member of Gujrat. Shammi achieved Filmfare Best Actor Award, Best Supporting Actor Award, and Lifetime Achievement Award.

Shammi Kapoor on 14 August in 2011. Existing Bollywood actors still remember this genius actor and superstar even today.

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Birthday: October 21, 1931

Birthplace: Mumbai, India

Star Sign: Libra

Profession: Film Actor, Director

Died: 2011, August 14

Family

Spouse: Neila Devi (m. 1969–2011), Geeta Bali (m. 1955–1965)

Children: Adtiya Raj Kapoor, Kanchan Ketan Desai

Siblings: Raj Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor.

 

Filmography

    • Jevaan Jyoti(1953)
    • Tumsa Nahin Dekha(1959)
    • Dil Deke Dekho(1959)
    • Janglee(’1961)
    • College Girl(1960)
    • Boy Friend(1961)
    • Professor(1962)
    • Kashmir Ki Kali(1964)
    • Janwar(1965)
    • Zameer(1974)
    • Bundal Baaz(1976)

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Dev Anand was a famous Indian film actor, director, writer and political activist. In fact, he was one of the greatest actors Bollywood had ever experienced. Critics regard him as one of the most influential actors in the history of the Indian films.

Dev Anand born on 26 September in 1923  at Punjab in present Pakistan. His father Pishori Lal Anand was a rich lawyer of Punjab. He had three siblings. Dev completed his school at Sacred Heart School in present Dalhousie and achieved BA degree in English literature from the Lahore Government college.

After completing graduation Dev went to Mumbai and did several jobs. But he was very eager to be an actor. He first appeared in 1946 film ‘Hum Ek Hain’ as the lead role. This film helped him very much to become a star overnight. In the last of 40’s, he appeared in some woman-story based films with actress Suraiya like ‘Vidya’ in 1948, Jeet in 1949 and ‘Shair’ in 1949. Dev and Suraiya loved each other in real life but could not get married as Suraiya’s family opposed their affair.

Dev Anand
Dev Anand

And appeared in film ‘Ziddi’ in 1948 which helped his stardom very much to grow up more. In 1952 he appeared in film ‘Baazi’ which was a crime thriller. Guru Dutt, the director of this film and Anand’s personal friend praised him very much for his amazing acting. He then appeared in ‘Jaal’ (1952), ‘Taxi Driver’ (1954), ‘Munimji’ (1955), ‘CID’ (1956), ‘Paying Guest’ (1957), ‘Kala Pani’ (1958), ‘Kala Bazar’ (1960), ‘Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai’ (1961), ‘Tere Ghar Ke Samne’ (1963), ‘Jewel Thief’ (1967), ‘Prem Pujari’ (1970) and many others. He also became successful as a director and producer.

In personal life, Actress Kalpana Kartik was the wife of this great actor. The couple had two children. Anand achieved Padma Bhushan in 2001 and special screen award for his contribution to Indian Cinema in 2001.

Dev Anand died on 3 December in 2011 in London when he was 88.

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Birthday: September 26, 1923

Birthplace: Punjab, India

Star Sign: Libra

Profession: Film Actor

Died: 2011, December 3

Height: 5′ 7″

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Spouse: Kalpana Kartik (m. 1954–2011)

Filmography

    • Johny Mera Naam (1970)
    • Tere Mere Sapne (1971)
    • Chhupa Rustam (1973)
    • Swami Dada (1982)
    • Return Of Jewel Thief (1996)
    • Mr. Prime Minister (2005)
    • Chargesheet (2011)

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Elizabeth Taylor was a British-American actress. She is regarded as one of the greatest actresses in history. She started acting in the 1940’s as a child and became a sensation in the 50’s and continued that in 60’s. She is considered on of the most beautiful women of all time.

Elizabeth Taylor was born on February 27 1932 in London England as Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor. Her parents were american. They moved to Los Angeles in 1939. She was noted to be a very beautiful girls at an early age. She started as a child artist in the 1940’s. She was paid a then record breaking 1 million dollars to play Cleopatra in 1963. She has won two Academy Awards in her lifetime.

Elizabeth Taylor was married 8 times during her lifetime. She had 7 husband as she married one of them twice. She had married Richard Burton twice and divorced him twice. Taylor was again hospitalized due to complications from heart failure at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles in February 2011. She died there at the age of 79 in March 23, 2011.

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