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.
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.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a famous french artist. He is one of the leading personalities who developed the painting style of impressionism. Feminine sensuality was one of the core centers of his works of art. As a matter of fact, he is one of the best artists of the 20th century.
Renoir born on 25 February in 1841 in Limoges, France. His father was a tailor and mother was a seamstress. Renoir was the 6th child among his siblings. The family moved to Paris near to Louvre Museum in 1846. Renoir became a drawing apprentice in a porcelain factory. His duty was to paint plates and cups. When the factory became closed, he started working in another place. He visited Louvre for many times to study the earlier french grandmasters.
Renoir started to study painting solemnly in 1862. He met Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, and Bazille. But critics say the mainly Edward Manet influenced Renoir very much. In the 60’s of the 19th century, Renoir experienced much poverty and misery. And traditional art critics rejected his works for the show. He decided to develop his style with a more sophisticated method of drawing. In 1869 Renoir and Monet started their experiments on nature and the effect of light. As a matter of fact, this time was the key period of the further development of the impressionist style. Gradually, Renoir was able to draw the attention of art dealers. He started to paint portraits and got many rich supporters who helped the impressionist against the current of the traditional approach. He painted many of his important and ageless works at this time.
In the 1880’s Renoir was becoming separated from the other impressionists. Actually, he didn’t like the culture of a cult which grew around the rebel impressionist artists. After the 1880’s he painted many of his outstanding works which contained nude girls and nature.
‘Luncheon of The Boating Party’, ‘The Bathers’, ‘The Large Bathers’, ‘Girl With A Hoop’, ‘The Grands Boulevards’, ‘Algerian Girl’, ‘The Skiff’ etc. are his famous and ageless works of art.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir died on 3 December 1919 in southeast France. He is one of the greatest artists who developed completely new style and aesthetics.
Birthday: February 25, 1841
Birthplace: Limoges, France
Star Sign: Pisces
Died: 1919, December 3
Children: Jean Renoir, Pierre Renoir, Claude Renoir
Phillip Hughes was an Australian international Cricketer. He was a left-handed opening batsman. He played for New South Wales in the Sheffield Shield. Phillip Hughes played Australia International Cricket team from 2009 until his death in 2014.
Phillip Hughes was born in Macksville, New South Wales on 30 November 1988. He was born to a banana farmer Greg Hughes. His mother Virginia Hughes is from Italy. He played rugby along with cricket in his childhood. His cricket school soon got him a cricket contract. He got his rookie contract with New South Wales for the 2007-8 season. Phillip Hughes had a successful couple of seasons with New South Wales. In 2009 he replaced Matthew Hayden in the Australian line-up. He made his debut in the first test match against South Africa. Dale Steyn dismissed for a duck in the first innings. He highlighted the second innings with 75. In the second test Phillip Hughes scored centuries in both innings. Phillip Hughes became the youngest player to score two centuries in a test match. He showcase his talents for the very first time. His technique outside the stump was fantastic. He is a free scoring batsman. He struggled against England in the Ashes. After that he was used as only replacement to injured players. In 2013, he was included in the One Day Internationals against Sri-Lanka. Phillip Hughes scored 112 in his ODI debut. He became the first Australian to score a century in his ODI debut. He scored another century in the 5 match of that series. Since then he has played 25 One Day International matches. Phillip Hughes also played 26 test matches. He averages 32.65 in test and 35.91 in ODI. Phillip Hughes was eyeing for the 2015 ICC World Cup. Australian selectors had selected him because of Michael hussy’s retirement.
On November 25, 2014, Phillip Hughes was struck by a fast bouncer from Sean Abbott. He was on 63 not out at the time. He soon fell face first on the ground. Phillip Hughes was taken to the hospital. Phillip Hughes was placed in a induced coma until he passed away on 27 November. He passed away just three days before his 26th birthday. The international fixture between Pakistan and New Zealand was suspended for the day.