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Raj Kapoor was a famous Indian actor and director of classical Hindi films of Bollywood. In fact, he was one of the greatest actors who made the classic age rich forever through their genius performances. His fans often regard him as the ‘Great Showman of India’.

Raj Kapoor born in Peshawar on 14 December in 1924. His father Prithviraj Kapoor was a famous actor of that time. He had three siblings and he was the eldest. His two younger brothers Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor were also actors of Bollywood. Raj studied in different schools in Mumbai, Kolkata, and Dehradun.

Raj Kapoor first appeared in the film ‘Inquilab’ in 1946. but as a lead role, he appeared in the film ‘Neel Kamal’ in 1947. Kidar Sharma directed this film and it was a great success. He was so extraordinary that he started film direction in 1948 and became the youngest film director of Bollywood of that time. He established R K Films and first directed ‘Aag’ as his own film. It achieved huge success and he became a big star overnight.

Raj Kapoor
Raj Kapoor

Raj then continued his journey as a successful actor-come-director. He directed ‘Barsaat’ in 1949, ‘Awaara’ in 1951, ‘Sri 420’ in 1955 and ‘Sangam’ in 1964. Famous actress Nargis was his popular partner as an artist. He was famous among every section of the Indian society. His sense of music in films was outstanding. As a matter of fact not only in India but also in UK and Russia.

In the 70’s Raj Kapoor changed the track of filmmaking. He left the traditional theme of Romance and started to make films of different taste. He directed ‘Bobby’ in 1973 which was about teenage love. This was a bold attempt in the Hindi film world. Then he directed ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ in 1978, ‘Premrog’ in 1982 and ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’ in 1985.

In personal life, Krishna Malhotra was Raj Kapoor‘s wife. Though he had a long-lasting but failed love affair with Actress Nargis. He achieved Padma Bhushan for his artistic contribution. This ageless actor died on 2nd June in 1988 in Mumbai.

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Birthday: December 14, 1924

Birthplace: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Star Sign: Sagittarius

Profession: Film Actor

Died: 1988, June 2

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Siblings: Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor

Spouse: Krishna Kapoor (m. 1940–1988)

Filmography

    • Inquilab(1946)
    • Neel Kamal(1947)
    • Barsaat(1949)
    • Awaara(1951)
    • Sri 420(1955)
    • Sangam(1964)
    • Bobby(1973)
    • Satyam Shivam Sundaram(1978)
    • Premrog(1982)
    • Ram Teri Ganga Maili(1985)

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Satish Shah is an Indian film actor and comedian. He appeared in a lot of Hindi and Marathi films as well as many other TV serials. Though he is mainly famous for his outstanding comic roles, he also appeared in many significant serious roles in many Hindi films.

Satish born on 25 June in 1951 in Mumbai, India. He has two siblings named Madhuri and Natwar. He completed his school and graduation level in Mumbai.

Satish first appeared in Hindi film world by acting in many small roles. He first appeared in a devotional film named ‘Bhagwan Parshuram’ in 1970. By this film, he first stepped in Hindi film industry. Then he appeared in ‘Arvind Desai ki Ajeeb Dastaan’ (1978), ‘Gaman’ (1979), ‘Umrao Jaan’ (1981), ‘Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai’ (1981), ‘Shakti’ (1982), ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron’ (1983), ‘Amrit’ (1986), ‘Anokha Rishta’ (1986).

Satish Shah
Satish Shah

In the late 80’s his film career gradually became more successful. From then he appeared in ‘Kalyug Aur Ramayan’ (1987), ‘Jaan Hatheli Pe’ (1987), ‘Param Dharam’ (1987), ‘Ek Hi Maqsad’ (1988), ‘Peecha Karo’ (1988), ‘Maalamaal’ (1988), ‘Aage Ki Soch’ (1988), ‘Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani’ (1988). And also in ‘Hero Hiralal’ (1988), ‘Shakti’ (1989), ‘Ardh Satya’ (1989), ‘Mohan Joshi Hazir ho!’ (1989), ‘Bhagwan Dada’ (1989), ‘Ghar Mein Ram GaliMein Shyam’ (1989), ‘Gharwali Baharwali’ (1989), ‘Bade Ghar Ki Beti’ (1989), ‘Sachche Ka Bol Bala’ (1989), ‘Meri Laalkar’ (1990) and ‘Hatim Tai’ (1990).

By the starting of the 90’s Satish Became a well-established actor in Bollywood. He appeared in ‘Benam Badshah’ (1991), ‘Dilwale Kabhi Na Hare’ (1992), ‘Aashiq Awara’ (1993), ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’ (1994). Then he also appeared in ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’ (1995), ‘Saajan Chale Sasural’ (1996), ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ (1998) and ‘Kaho Naa Pyar Hain’ (2000). His appearance as an actor is still going on today.

In personal life, he married Madhu Shah but the couple got divorced later. Satish Shah won ITA Award for Best Comedy Actor and Indian Telly Award for Best Comic Role Actor.

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Birthday: June 25, 1951

Birthplace: Mumbai, India

Star Sign: Cancer

Profession: Actor, Comedian

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Siblings: Madhuri, Natwar

Ex-spouse: Madhu Shah

Filmography

    • Bhagwan Parshuram(1970)
    • Dastaan(1978)
    • Gaman(1979)
    • Umrao Jaan(1981)
    • Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai(1981)
    • Shakti(1982)
    • Benam Badshah(1991)
    • Dilwale Kabhi Na Hare(1992)
    • Aashiq Awara(1993)
    • Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa(1994)
    • Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge(1995)
    • Saajan Chale Sasural(1996)
    • Hum Saath Saath Hain(1998)
    • Kaho Naa Pyar Hain(2000).

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Nargis was an Indian film actress of the golden era of the Indian films. She was one of the greatest actresses that Hindi film world ever experienced. She appeared in a huge number of films which became box office hits and became classics forever. As a matter of fact, she became a living icon during her lifetime.

Nargis born on 1 June in 1929 in present Kolkata, India. Her childhood name was Fatima Rashid. Her father Abdul Rashid Alias was a very rich business man of Punjab and mother Jaddanbai was a classical music performer. As her mother was familiar with the Hindi film industry, she influenced Nargis to come to the world of Hindi films.

Nargis
Nargis

Nargis first appeared in a 1925 film ‘Talashe Haq’ as a child artist. In fact, she was only six then. Her stage name became Nargis for her charm and beauty. This name remains her identity as an actress.

She, as a lead role appeared in the film ‘Taqdeer’ in 1943. She acted in many outstanding films like ‘Baarsat’ in 1949, ‘Andaz’ in 1949, ‘Awara’ in 1951, ‘Deedar’ in 1951, ‘Shree 420’ in and ‘Chori Chori’ in 1956. But her most outstanding appearance was in the 1957 film ‘Mother India’. Her acting along with the storyline of this film was so amazing that many critics said that no other actresses of Hindi film industry could have performed better than her. In the beginning of 60’s, she started to stay detached from the film industry and became busy with her family.

During her career in Hindi films, she had a long-lasting love relationship with actor Raj Kapoor. But this love affair couldn’t become successful. Nargis married actor Sunil Dutt in 1958. The son of this couple, Sanjay Dutt is also a famous actor in the Hindi film. She achieved the National Award for Best Actress, Filmfare Best Actress Award and got the nomination for Academy award.

Nargis died of Cancer on 3 May in 1981. Even today her film works still inspire huge fans in India.

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Birthday: June 1, 1929

Birthplace: Kolkata, India

Star Sign: Gemini

Profession: Film Actress

Died: 1981, May 3

Awards: Filmfare Award for Best Actress

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Spouse: Sunil Dutt (m. 1958–1981)

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Filmography of Nargis

  • Talashe Haq(1935)
  • Mehandi (1947)
  • Barsaat (1949)
  • Aadhi Raat (1950)
  • Amber (1952)
  • Paapi (1953)
  • Jagte Raho (1956)
  • Ghar Sansar (1958)
  • Tosa oneira stous dromous (1968)

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Nana Patekar is a famous Indian actor and filmmaker in Hindi and Marathi films. He appeared in many films which became box office hits for his outstanding acting performance. Critics say that he is one of the influential actors of Bollywood who became icons for their amazing works.

Nana Patekar born on 1 January in 1951 in Mumbai. His family was a native Marathi speaker. His childhood name was Vishwanath Patekar. Nana’s father Dinkar Patekar was a textile printing business and mother Sanjanabai Patekar was a housewife. He studied in and applied art institute in Mumbai.

Nana started his acting career by appearing in Marathi films. He made a significant sign of talent by acting the role of Nathuram Godse in the British TV serial ‘Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy’. His appearance in Marathi films was not in lead roles. Many famous directors of Bollywood film industry showed their eagerness when Nana won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Role in 1989. Gradually he turned into a director and made his own film ‘Prahaar’ in 1991. Famous Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit was his co-star.

Nana Patekar
Nana Patekar

Nana Patekar appeared as a villain in 1992 film ‘Angaar’ for which he achieved the Filmfare Best Villain Award. He played an amazing patriotic role in ‘Tirangaa’ in 1993 and ‘Krantiveer’ in 1994. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor for the 1994 film. After that he didn’t have to look backwards, and appeared in many outstanding films like Hum Dono (1995), Khamoshi (1996), Yeshwant (1997), Wajood (1998), Kohram (1999), Shakti (2002), Ab Tak Chappan (2004), Apaharan (2005) and Welcome (2007). He also achieved a huge popularity by acting in comic roles in several films.

Nana married Neelakanthi Patekar but divorced later. The couple had a son. Besides acting, Nana is also a philanthropist. He donated a huge amount of money to drought victims and flood affected people of Bihar.

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Birthday: January 1, 1951

Birthplace: Maharashtra, India

Star Sign: Capricorn

Height: 6′ 0″

Profession: Film Actor, Philanthropist

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Siblings: Ashok Patekar, Dilip Patekar

Filmography

    • Sangam(1964)
    • Andhaa Yudh (1988)
    • Khamoshi (1996)
    • Tarkieb (2000)
    • Bluffmaster (2005)
    • Phir Hera Pheri (2006)
    • Bommalattam (2008)
    • Raajneeti (2010)
    • The Attacks of 26/11 (2013)
    • 26/11 India Pai Daadi (2013)

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Manoj Kumar is a famous Indian film actor and director. He appeared in numerous films which made him ageless forever. He is famous for his patriotic appearance in many of his films.

Manoj Kumar born on 24 July in 1937 in present Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. His childhood name was Harikishan Giri Goswami. His family had to migrate to Delhi due to the Partition in 1947. However, he completed his graduation from Hindu college and the University of Delhi.

He loved films and wanted to become an actor from his childhood. He was a big fan of actor Dilip Kumar. Manoj first appeared in the film ‘Kaanch ki gudia’ in 1960 as a lead role. In 1962 he appeared in ‘Hariyali Aur Raasta’ in 1962 and ‘Woh Koun Thi’ in 1964. In the 60’s he experienced success as his romantic films like ‘Honeymoon’, ‘Naqli Nawab’, ‘Sawan ki Ghata’ became box office hits. Social films like ‘Shaadi’, ‘Grihasti’, ‘Pehchaan’ and thrillers like ‘Gumnaam’, ‘Anita’ were also successful.

Manoj Kumar
Manoj Kumar

In the 60’s the industry of Hindi films experienced the patriotic role played by Manoj Kumar in different films. In 1965 he appeared in the film ‘Shaeed’ which earned a huge success. This film brought him a status like a national hero. Inspiring by this, he appeared in the film ‘Upkaar’ in 1967. This film was also very successful in the box office and brought him Filmfare Award. He appeared in ‘Purab and Pashchim’ in 1970, ‘Be-Imaan’ and ‘Shor’ in 1972. Day by day he became legendary as an actor.

In personal life, Manoj Kumar married Shashi Goswami. The couple has two sons. He is an active politician and joined the Shiv Sena in 2004. He achieved the nickname ‘Bharat Kumar’ for his patriotic films. Manoj won the Padma Shri honor in 1992 for his contribution to the culture of India.

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Birthday: July 24, 1937

Birthplace: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Star Sign: Leo

Profession: Film Actor

Height: 6′ 2″

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Spouse: Shashi Goswami

Filmography

    • Fashion(1957)
    • Chand (1959)
    • Suhag Sindoor (1961)
    • Hariyali Aur Rasta (1962)
    • Apne Huye Paraye (1964)
    • Shaheed (1965)
    • Himalay Ki Godmein (1965)
    • Do Badan (1966)
    • Pehchan (1970)
    • Shirdi Ke Sai Baba (1977)
    • Clerk (1989)
    • Nenu Meeku Telusa (2008)
    • Gowravarkal (2010)

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Madhubala was a famous Indian actress of old classical Hindi films. She appeared in a huge number of films which enriched the film world of India. In fact, she was one of the most beautiful actresses of India and critics often called her The Venus of India.

Madhubala born on 14 February in 1933 in Delhi. Her childhood name was Mumtaz Jehan Dehlavi. Her father’s name was Ataullah Khan and mother’s name was Ayesha Begum. Because her family was not so rich, she passed her childhood through hardship. She along with her father came to Mumbai in order to find work to support the family where young Madhubala got the chance to become an actress.

Madhubala first appeared in the film ‘Basant’ in 1942. She first appeared as a lead role in the film ‘Neel Kamal’ in 1947. Famous actor Raj Kapoor acted in this film as her opposite. In 1949 she appeared in film ‘Mahal’ and it was very successful in box office. After that she acted in many other box office successful films like ‘Dulari’ in 1949, ‘Beqasoor’ in 1950, ‘Tarana’ and ‘Badal’ in 1951.

Madhubala
Madhubala

Later she also became a film producer and produced some films in which she appeared too. She produced ‘Naata’ in 1955 and ‘Mahion ke Khwab’ in 1960 in which she acted. But perhaps her most significant appearance was in the film ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ in which she acted as Anarkali. Many critics say that this film completed her stardom and helped her to become an ageless actress of India forever. ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ was a huge box office success and remained the most successful hit for many years. Her 1960 film ‘Barsaat ki Raat’ was also successful, but the films of following years like ‘Jhumroo’ in 1961 and ‘Half Ticket’ in 1962 didn’t perform well in box office.

Though her personal life, especially, love life was controversial, she married famous singer Kishore Kumar.

Madhubala died on 23 February in 1969 due to pulmonary pressure. Her fans regard her as the Marilyn Monroe of India even today.

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Birthday: February 14, 1933

Birthplace: Delhi, India

Star Sign: Aquarius

Height: 5′ 4″

Profession: Film Actress

Died: 1969, February 23

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Spouse: Kishore Kumar (m. 1960–1969)

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Johny Lever is an Indian actor and comedian. He is one of the most noted comedians in Bollywood films. As a matter of fact, he is one of the highly respected actors of Hindi films. Many critics praise him for his influential contribution to Indian films.

Johny Lever born on 14 August in 1957 in a Telegu family. His family was not so wealthy. He had to stop his school education for earning for his family. He started working in Hindustan Lever Limited where he first showed his acting capability first. Then he performed as a comedian in different musical shows.

Producer Gul Anand first noticed his talent and offered him to act in film ‘Jalwa’. By this, his film career as a comedian started and he appeared in films like ‘Tezaab’, ‘Kasam’, ‘Khatarnak’ in the 80’s. In the 90’s he achieved success by acting in movie ‘Baazigar’ as supporting role cum comedian. After that, he appeared in more than three hundred films as comic characters. Many of his films names became popular for his outstanding acting- like ‘Chotta Chattri’, ‘Aslam Bhai’ and many others.

Johny Lever
Johny Lever

Besides his career in films, he also appeared in many TV shows. He appeared on Zee TV in his own show ‘Johny Aala Re’. He also appeared as a judge on a reality show named ‘Comedy Circus’.

In personal life, Johny is married to Sujatha. the couple has three children. Their daughter Jamie is also a comedian and mimicry artist. One of their son’s name is Jesse. Johny is a Christian by birth, and he once said that he is a strong believer in God and trinity as he witnessed many of God’s miracles from his childhood days. He also stated that once his day-night prayer saved her daughter’s life from death and it was impossible with the help of the almighty.

 

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Birthday: August 14, 1957

Birthplace: Andhra Pradesh, India

Height: 5′ 9″

Full name: John Prakasa Rao Janumala

Star Sign: Leo

Profession: Comedian, Actor

Family

Spouse: Sujatha Lever (m. 1984)

Children: Jamie Lever, Jessey Lever

Filmography

    • Ek Nai Paheli (1984)
    • Tum Par Hum Quarban (1985)
    • Ghar Mein Ram Gali Mein Shyam (1988)
    • Tezaab (1988)
    • Kala Bazaar (1989)
    • Kishen Kanhaiya (1990)
    • Khiladi (1992)
    • Yugandhar (1993)
    • Anmol (1993)
    • Teri Payal Mere Geet (1993)
    • Anjaam (1994)
    • Yaar Gaddar (1994)
    • Daraar (1996)
    • Sapoot (1996)
    • Kaalia (1997)
    • Koyla (1997)
    • Mr And Mrs Khiladi (1997)
    • Aakrosh (1998)
    • Barood (1998)
    • Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare (2002)
    • Annarth (2002)
    • Koi Mil Gaya (2003)
    • Khullam Khulla Pyar Karen (2005)
    • Victoria No. 203 (2007)
    • Aao Wish Karein (2009)
    • Dulha Mil Gaya (2010)
    • Khatta Meetha (2010)
    • Be Careful (2011)
    • Chaar Din Ki Chandni (2012)
    • Housefull 2 (2012)
    • Boss (2013)
    • Dilwale (2015)
    • Love Day (2016)

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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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Anupam Kher is a famous Indian film actor. He appeared in about 500 Bollywood films as comic, villainous and many other roles. In fact, many regard him as one of the greatest actors of India for all time. He also appeared in many Hollywood movies.

Anupam Kher born on 7 March in 1955 in Shimla. His family was a Kashmiri Brahmin of origin. His family was not so wealthy. He slept many times in a railway platform. However, he studied in D A V school in Shimla. He graduated from Himachal Pradesh University.

Anupam Kher first appeared in 1982 film ‘Aagman’. He acted in ‘Misaal’ in 1985, ‘Tezaab’ and ‘Jakhmi Aurat’ in 1988, ‘Ram Lakhman’ and ‘Taaqatwar’ in 1989, ‘Hum’ and ‘Dil Hai ki Manta Nahin’ in 1991, ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’ in 1994, ‘Dilwale Dulhaina Le Jayenge’ in 1995, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ in 1998, ‘Kya Kehena’ and ‘Kaho Naa Pyar Hai’ in 2000, ‘Veer Zaara’ in 2004, ‘Rang De Basanti’ and ‘Chup Chup Ke’ in 2006.

Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher

Kher achieved international recognition by acting in ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ in 2002, ‘Speedy Singhs’ in 2011 and ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ in 2012.

He maintained the post of Chairman of Central Board of Film Certification for many years. He was one of the founders and Chairman of Indian School of Drama. Critics often give him the credit for being one of the leading personalities of Indian performing arts. He won national film award in 1989 and 2005 for films ‘Daddy’ and ‘Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara’. He achieved the Padma Shri award in 2004 and the Padma Bhushan in 2016.

In personal Life, Anupam Kher and Kirron Kher are a famous star married couple. Kirron Kher is an honorable Member of the Indian Parliament. This two stars appeared together in Hindi film ‘Total Siyapaa’ in 2014.

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Birthday: March 7, 1955

Birthplace: Shimla, India

Star Sign: Pisces

Height: 5′ 9″

Profession: Film Actor

Family

Spouse: Kirron Kher (m. 1985)

Siblings: Raju Kher

Children: Sikandar Kher

Filmography

    • Jawaani (1984)
    • Utsav (1985)
    • Aitbaar (1985)
    • Karma (1986)
    • Duty (1986)
    • Insaaf Ki Awaz (1986)
    • Uttar Dakshin (1987)
    • Kabzaa (1988)
    • Taqdeerwala (1995)
    • Zamaana Deewana (1995)
    • Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995)
    • Chaahat (1996)
    • Agnichakra (1997)
    • Aflatoon (1997)
    • Aunty No. 1 (1998)
    • Jodi No.1 (2000)
    • Kya Kehna (2000)
    • Dhadkan (2000)
    • Meri Biwi Ka Jawab Nahin (2004)
    • Maine Gandhi Ko Nahi Mara (2005)
    • Sarkar (2005)
    • Khosla Ka Ghosla (2006)
    • Buddha Mar Gaya (2007)
    • God Tussi Great Ho (2008)
    • Special 26 (2013)
    • Main Tera Hero (2014)
    • Baby (2015)
    • Roy (2015)
    • MS Dhoni – The Untold Story (2016)
    • Saat Uchhakkey (2016)

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Amrish Puri was a famous Indian film and theater actor. He was one of the most notable villains in Hindi movies of 80’s and 90’s. As a matter of fact, he reigned as a king of negative roles in Bollywood for about three decades. Many critics say that he was one of the amazing actors of Bollywood for all time.

Amrish Puri born on 22 July in 1932 at Lahore in Present Pakistan. His family was Punjabi by origin. His father was Lala Nihal Chand Puri and mother was Ved Kaur. He had four brothers and sisters. Puri moved to Simla and studied in B M College in Himachal Pradesh.

Puri started his acting career as a theater performer. He achieved a theater award in 1979 which helped him to develop his film career. He appeared in many Hindi films as well as in the films of other Indian languages. His notable appearance was as outstanding villainous and negative roles in films. His popularity as a villain started when he appeared in the film ‘Hum Paanch’ as a villain in 1980. From that he appeared in many super hit films as villains like ‘Vidhaata’ in 1982, ‘Shakti’ in 1982, ‘Hero’ in 1983, ‘Meri Jung’ in 1985, ‘Mr India’ in 1987, ‘Tridev’ in 1989, ‘Damini’ in 1993 and ‘Karan Arjun’ in 1995. He also acted as a villain against many famous heroes like Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar etc.

Amrish Puri
Amrish Puri

He achieved international recognition when he appeared in Hollywood film ‘Gandhi’ in 1982 and ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’ in 1984. The directors of that films liked him very much as a villain.

Besides negative roles, he appeared also as positive roles in films like ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’, ‘Gardish’, ‘Pardes’ and ‘China Gate’. He won Filmfare award for best supporting actor and Maharashtra State Gaurav Puraskar.

Amrish puri died on 12 January in 2005 from a brain hemorrhage in Mumbai.

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Birthday: June 22, 1932

Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan

Star Sign: Cancer

Profession: Film Actor

Died: 2005, January 12

Height: 6′ 2″

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Spouse: Urmila Diveker (m. 1957–2005)

Siblings: Madan Puri, Chaman Puri, Harish Singh Puri, Chandrakanta Mehra

Filmography

    • Prem Pujari(1970)
    • Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe(1971)
    • Manthan(1976)
    • Alibaba Marjinaa(1977)
    • Sawan Ko Aane Do(1979)
    • Dostana(1980)
    • Kalyug(1981)
    • Johny I Love You(1982)
    • Coolie(1983)
    • Commando(1988)
    • Jaadugar(1989)
    • Doodh Ka Karz(1990)
    • Phool Aur Kaante(1991)
    • Deewana(1992)
    • Pehla Pehla Pyaar(1994)
    • Hulchul(1995)
    • Ghatak(1996)
    • Chachi 420(1997)
    • Taal(1999)
    • Mohabbatein(2000)
    • Gadar: Ek Prem Katha(2001)
    • Shararat(2002)
    • Jaal: The Trap(2003)
    • Mujhse Shaadi Karogi(2004)
    • Kisna: The Warrior Poet(2005)

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Udit Narayan is a famous Indian playback singer. He sang huge songs for a lot of Hindi films in Bollywood. He also sang for a lot of films of other languages in India. In fact, he is one of the greatest singers in India for all time.

Udit Narayan born on 1 December in 1955 in Bihar, India. He completed his school in Bihar and intermediate in Kathmandu, Nepal. He loved music from his childhood. Udit started his musical career by singing at Radio Nepal. He sang many popular Nepali and Maithili songs. After that, he moved to Mumbai to study classical music. Rajesh Roshan, a famous composer offered him to sing playback for one of his films in 1980. Certainly, he was successful at that job. After that success, he sang for several another films which won huge popularity. He got a chance to sing with legendary singers Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar. After that, his popularity grew so much that he didn’t have to look backward. As a matter of fact, he sang about 30000 songs for many Hindi films.

Udit Narayan
Udit Narayan

Udit Narayan sang for many famous composers like A. R. Rahman, Laxmikant Pyarelal, Anu Malik, Viju Shah, R D Burman, Bappi Lahiri, Usha Khanna and many others. He sang many duet playback songs with Alka Yagnik, Anuradha Paudwal, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Sadhana Sargam and many others. He sang for many films like ‘Hum’, ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’, ‘Phool aur Kaante’, ‘Aashiqui’, ‘Ram Jaane’, ‘Taal’, ‘Dil Se’, ‘Lagaan’, ‘Kaho Na Pyar Hai’, ‘Koi Mil Gaya’, ‘Bade Miyan Choten Miyan’, ‘Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat’ and many others.

Udit Narayan achieved many film and musical awards. He won the National Film Award for three times and Filmfare Award for five times. He won the Padma Shri in 2009 and Padma Bhushan in 2016.

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Birthday: December 1, 1955

Birthplace: Bihar, India

Star Sign: Sagittarius

Profession: Singer

Awards: Padma Shri, More

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Spouse: Deepa Narayan Jha (m. 1985), Ranjana Narayan Jha (m. 1984)

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Alka Yagnik is a famous Indian playback singer. She sang numerous hit songs in many super hit films of Bollywood. As a matter of fact, she is one of the leading characters who influenced to raise the popularity of Hindi musical film culture from the 90’s.

Alka Yagnik born on 20 March in 1966 in Kolkata, India. Her parents were Gujarati by origin. Her mother Shubha Yagnik was a Classical Music performer. She started school in Kolkata was very good at singing from her childhood. In 1972 she first sang for all India radio. In 1976 her family moved to Mumbai. Her mother was determined to bring her up as a singer. Alka’s amazing voice helped her for that.

Alka’s musical career began with singing bhajans for all India Radio. She first sang playback in 1981 for the film ‘Laawaris’. She achieved more popularity by singing ‘Ek Do Tin’ in the film ‘Tezaab’ in 1988.

Alka Yagnik
Alka Yagnik

Besides Hindi songs, she sang in many other languages of India such as Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bangla etc. She worked with many famous Indian composers like A R Rahman, Anu Malik, Rajesh Roshan and many others. She did many duet songs along with Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam, Abhijeet, and Hariharan. He sang for many hit films of Bollywood like ‘Baazigar’, ‘Khiladi’, ‘Pardes’, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, ‘Kaho na Pyar Hai’, ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh’, ‘Swades’, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and many others.

Alka Yagnik won many awards for her outstanding musical performance. He has a record of winning 36 nominations of the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer. In fact, she won the National Film Award for two times. She achieved many of other film and musical awards and honors.

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Birthday: March 20, 1966

Birthplace: West Bengal, India

Star Sign: Pisces

Profession: Singer

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Spouse: Neeraj Kapoor (m. 1989)

Children: Syesha Kapoor

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Richa Sharma was born in Mumbai in 1963. She was an Indian actress who acted in Bollywood movies. She was discovered by Dev Anand. Richa Sharma made her Bollywood debut in 1985 with Hum Naujawan (1985) alongside Dev Anand and Bunty Behl. Her second film was Insaaf Ki Awaaz(1986). Rekha and Anil Kapoor co-starred in this film. She also acted in a Hindi movie Anubhav along with the co-actor Shekhar Suman. Richa met Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, at a rehab in 1982.

Sanjay Dutt and Richa Sharma got into a turbulent relationship and they shared great chemistry in their real life. Later they married in 1987 in New York. They subsequently had a child, Trishala Dutt, born in 1988. But just two months after Trishala’s birth, Richa was diagnosed with cancer and the couple separated. Trishala lives with her maternal grandparents in the USA. Richa Sharma was later diagnosed with a brain tumor and died in 1996 in New York.

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Sanjay Dutt and Richa Sharma

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Name: Richa Sharma
Another name: Richa Sanjay Dutt
Born: 1963
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Birth Place: Mumbai, India
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Died: 1996, New York City, New York, United States
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Profession: Actress
Citizenship: Indian
Language: Hindi

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  • Spouse: Sanjay Dutt (m. October 12, 1987–1996)
  • Children: Trishala Dutt

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Filmography:

  • Hum Naujawan (1985)
  • Anubhav (1986)
  • Insaaf Ki Awaaz (1986)
  • Aag Hi Aag (1987)
  • Sadak Chaap (1987)

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Sonakshi Sinha is an Indian rapper and actress, appeared mainly in Bollywood films. daughter of legendary Indian actor Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam Sinha. She has two brothers, Luv Sinha (older) and Kussh Sinha (younger).

Sonakshi started her career as a model and walked the ramp in the Lakme Fashion week in 2008. She marked her debut in the Hindi film industry with 2010’s Dabangg opposite Salman Khan. Sinha had four releases in 2012, her first being Prabhu Deva‘s Rowdy Rathore, opposite Akshay Kumar.

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Name: Sonakshi Sinha
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Born: 2 June 1987
Star Sign: Gemini
Birth Place: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Education: Fashion Designing at Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University.
Profession: Actress
Citizenship: Indian
Language: Hindi

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Family of Sonakshi Sinha

  • Shatrughan Sinha (Father)
  • Poonam Sinha (Mother)
  • Luv Sinha (brother)
  • kush Sinha (brother)

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Filmography of Sonakshi Sinha:

  • 2013 – Rambo Rajkumar
  • 2014 – Pistol
  • 2014 – Shivam
  • 2013 – Bullet Raja
  • 2013 – Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai 2
  • 2013 – Lootera
  • 2012 – Dabangg 2
  • 2012 – Son of Sardaar
  • 2012 – OMG: Oh My God! (Dancer)
  • 2012 – Joker
  • 2012 – C.I.D. (TV series) – Raaz Gayab Maa Baap Ka
  • 2012 – Rowdy Rathore
  • 2010 – Dabangg

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Esha Gupta is an Indian film actress mainly appears in Bollywood movies. She is known for Humshakals (2014), Chakravyuh (2012) and Gori Tere Pyaar Mein (2013). She was born to retired air force man and her mother is a homemaker in Delhi. Her sister is Neha Gupta.

Esha Gupta studied Mass Communication before participated Femina Miss India 2007, where she won Miss Photogenic. She was offered a law scholarship at Newcastle University. She pursued a career as an Indian film actress. In 2012, she was signed by Mahesh Bhatt for a three-film contract with Vishesh Films and made her screen debut in Deshmukh’s Jannat 2 with Emraan Hashmi.

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Name: Esha Gupta
Other name: Esha Gupta
Born: 28 November 1985
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Birth Place: Delhi, India
Height: 5 feet 6½ inches
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Profession: Actress, Model
Citizenship: India
Language: Hindi

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  • Sister: Neha Gupta

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Esha Gupta Filmography

  • Jannat 2
  • Raaz 3D
  • Chakravyuh
  • Gori Tere Pyaar Mein
  • Humshakals

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Sunny Leone is an Indo-Canadian pornographic actress. She also appeared in Bollywood film Jism 2. Jism 2 is the sequel to the 2003 film Jism. Sunny is of Indian ancestry. She was born on 13th May 1981 in Sarnia, Ontario. Her parents are Punjabi Sikhs. Her father was born in Tibet. Sunny Leone’s father was raised in Punjab. Sunny’s mother was from a small town in Himachal Pradesh. Her family moved from Canada to USA in 1996.strong>Sunny had her first kiss at the age 11. She lost her virginity to a basketball player. She was 16 at the time. She has won numerous awards as an adult star. Sunny does not have any tattoo. There is a video on Youtube, there she appears to have made a zebra on her butt.

Sunny participated in the Indian reality series Big Boss in 2011. She entered the house on day 49. Her 2nd Bollywood movie is Jackpot (2013). Next she landed a role in the sequel of Ragini MMS. These movies were not bad at all. These were hits in India.
Sunny has since become a Bollywood star. Her fan following in India is tremendous. Critics praised her performances so far. She is going to be a future big player in Bollywood. Everyone wants more of sunny. Doesn’t matter if she is doing porn or movies, she is a fan favorite.

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Name: Karenjit Kaur Vohra (birth)
Other name: Sunny Leone, Karen, Sunny
Born: May 13, 1981
Star Sign: Taurus
Birth Place: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Hair Color: Black
Eyes Color: Brown
Measurements: 34C-24-34
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Profession: Actress, Director, Model
Citizenship: Canada, America
Language: English, Hindi

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Family: Husband: Daniel Weber

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Filmography of Sunny Leone

As Actress
2014 – Tina and Lolo
2014 – Hate Story 2
2014 – Vadacurry
2014 – Ragini MMS 2
2013 – Charlie’s Girl: Georgia Jones
2013 – Jackpot
2013 – Shootout at Wadala
2012 – Jism 2

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Manyata Dutt is the wife of Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt. She is the decision maker of Sanjay’s life and is also the CEO of his production house named Sanjay Dutt Productions. Manyata is best known for her item number in Prakash Jha‘s movie Gangaajal (2003). She was born on July 22, 1979 as Dilnawaz Sheikh in Mumbai, India. She was brought up in Dubai and when her family moved back to the city, the lure of showbiz drew her to Bollywood.

Her first husband, Meraj ul Rehman, they got married in 2003. Meraj has been a struggling writer in the film industry and is presently in jail. He is accused of sending vulgar SMSs to some Bollywood actresses

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Name: Manyata dutt
Real name: Dilnawaz Sheikh
Date of Birth: 22 July 1979
Height: 5 feet 7 inches (Appr)x
Religion: Hindu
Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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Spouse: Sanjay Dutt
Children: Shahraan Dutt and Iqra Dutt

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Saif Ali khan, one of the four Khans that ruled Bollywood from the 1990s onwards, the son of Indian actress Sharmila Tagore & Indian cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan. Saif is an Indian Actor and Producer as well. Saif made his first debut in 1992 (Parampara). But Main Khiladi Tu Anari & Yeh Dillagi released in 1994 was his 1st success.
In October 1991 Saif Ali Khan married Bollywooed actress Amrita Singh, with two children (Ibrahim Ali Khan & Sara Ali Khan) they divorced in 2004.
Has lived secretly together with Kareena Kapoor. At the Lakme Fashion Awards in October 2007 they made their liaison official. 16 October 2012 the couple get married.

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Name: Sajid Ali Khan
Other name: Saifu, Saif, 10th Nawab of Pataudi
Born: August 16, 1970
Star Sign: Leo
Birth Place: New Delhi, India
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Education: Lawrence School Sanawar (India); Lockers Park School (England); Winchester College (England)
Profession: Actor, Producer
Citizenship: India
Language: Bengali, Hindi, and English

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  • Father: Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
  • Mother: Sharmila Tagore
  • Grandfather: Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi
  • Wifes: Amrita Singh (October 1991 – 2004); Kareena Kapoor (16 October 2012 – present)
  • Children: Sara Ali Khan (September 1994) & Ibrahim Ali Khan (March 2001)
  • Sister: Soha Ali Khan (Actress) &  Saba Ali Khan (Fashion designer)

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  • Rangoon (2016)
  • Phantom (2015)
  • Dolly Ki Doli (2015)
  • Happy Ending (2014)
  • Humshakals (2014)
  • Bullet Raja (2013)
  • Go Goa Gone (2013)
  • Race 2 (2013)
  • Go Goa Gone (2012)
  • Cocktail (2012)
  • Agent Vinod (2012)
  • Aarakshan (2011)
  • Kurbaan (2009)
  • Love Aaj Kal (2008)
  • Roadside Romeo (2008)
  • Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic (2008)
  • Tashan (2008)
  • Race (2008)
  • Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007)
  • Nehlle Pe Dehlla (2007)
  • Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007)
  • Omkara (2006)
  • Being Cyrus (2005)
  • Salaam Namaste (2005)
  • Parineeta (2005)
  • Hum Tum (2004)
  • Ek Hasina Thi (2004)
  • LOC: Kargil (2003)
  • Darna Mana Hai (2003)
  • Na Tum Jaano Na Hum (2002)
  • Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein (2001)
  • Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
  • Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (2001)
  • Kya Kehna (2000)
  • Sanam Teri Kasam (2000)
  • Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United (1999)
  • Biwi No. 1 (1999)
  • Aarzoo (1999)
  • Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan (1999)
  • Kachche Dhaage (1999)
  • Humse Badhkar Kaun: The Entertainer (1998)
  • Keemat: They Are Back (1998)
  • Udaan (1997)
  • Hamesha (1997)
  • Tu Chor Main Sipahi (1996)
  • Ek Tha Raja (1996)
  • Bambai Ka Babu (1996)
  • Dil Tera Diwana (1996)
  • Imtihaan (1995)
  • Surakshaa (1995)
  • Aao Pyaar Karen (1994)
  • Yaar Gaddar (1994)
  • Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994)
  • Yeh Dillagi (1994)
  • Aashik Aawara (1993)
  • Pehchaan (1993)
  • Parampara (1992)

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