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Name: Aamir Khan

Birthday: 14th March, 1965

Zodiac: Pisces

Marital status: Married to Reena Dutta (1986–2002) and to Kiran Rao (2005–present); Aamir has a son, Junaid, and a daughter, Ira, from his first marriage, and son Azad with Kiran.

Awards: Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honour from the Government of India; 3 National Film Awards; Filmfare Best Male Debut Award, 2 Filmfare Best Actor Awards, 2 Filmfare Best Movie Awards, Filmfare Best Director Award, Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance.

Trivia: Aamir Khan has a reputation for shunning award ceremonies and not accepting any Indian awards.

He turned down Madame Tussaud’s offer to immortalize him in a wax statue.

Was state tennis champion for the state of Maharashtra.

Aamir Khan Biography

With his penchant for perfection and professionalism, Aamir Khan is one of the few method actors in Bollywood, who has taken acting to a whole new level. An actor, director, producer, playback singer, a state tennis champion, and mentor to his nephew (Imran Khan) – he’s all that and more.

Aamir was born in Mumbai to a Muslim family that has been actively involved in the Indian motion picture industry for several decades. His father, Tahir Hussain, was a film producer while his uncle, Nasir Hussain, was a film producer, as well as a director and an actor. Aamir has three siblings Faisal, Farhat, and Nikhat. His cousin Mansoor Khan is a director.

Aamir Khan was first introduced as a child artiste in the 1970′s hit Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973). He made his adult acting debut in a role that went quite unnoticed in Ketan Mehta’s Holi (1984). His first notable leading role came in 1988 in the film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak which was directed by his cousin Mansoor Khan. This film was a breakthrough commercial success, effectively launching Khan’s career as a leading actor. Having the typical ‘chocolate hero’ looks, he was publicised as a teen idol. He also starred in critically acclaimed film Raakh (1989). Aamir went on to appear in several other films in the late ’80s and early ’90s: Dil (1990), which became the highest grossing film of the year,Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991), Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992), Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993) (for which he also wrote the screenplay), and Rangeela (1995). Most of these films were commercially successful and critically acclaimed. Aamir’s other successes include Andaz Apna Apna: the movie was reviewed unfavourably by critics, but has, over the years, gained a cult status.

Aamir’s only release in 1996 was the Dharmesh Darshan directed commercial blockbuster Raja Hindustani. In 1997, he co-starred with Ajay Devgan and was paired opposite Juhi Chawla in the film, Ishq, which did well at the box office. In 1998, Khan appeared in the moderately successful Ghulam, for which he sang the hit song, Aati Kya Khandala. John Mathew Matthan’s Sarfarosh and Deepa Mehta’s Earth 1947 were Khan’s releases in 1999. His first release for the new millennium, Mela, in which he acted alongside his real-life brother Faisal Khan, failed at the box office.

In 2001 he appeared in Lagaan, which was also his first home production. The film was a major critical and commercial success, and received a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at the 74th Academy Awards. The success of Lagaan was followed by the Farhan Akhtar directed, Dil Chahta Hai.

Khan then took a four year break citing personal problems, and returned in 2005 with Ketan Mehta’s Mangal Pandey: The Rising. The film didn’t fare well at the box office. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s award-winning Rang De Basanti was Khan’s first release in 2006. His role was critically acclaimed. Fanaa was his second release in 2006, where he starred opposite Kajol.

In 2007, Aamir took on the role of director for his second home production, Taare Zameen Par. In 2008, Khan appeared in the movie Ghajini that broke many box-office records. In the same year, Khan launched his nephew Imran Khan in another film from his production house, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na.

In 2009, Khan appeared in the commercially and critically acclaimed film, 3 Idiots, as Ranchodas Chanchad. The Rajkumar Hirani directed film went on to become Bollywood’s highest grossing film.

In 2010, Aamir released, under his banner, the critically acclaimed film, Peepli Live, that was based in a rural setting. Aamir returned to big screen with his fourth production Dhobi Ghat, written and directed by his wife, Kiran Rao, in 2011. His fifth home production, Delhi Belly, starring his nephew Imran Khan released in July 2011. The film was a commercial and as well as a critical success.

Aamir Khan will be seen in Reema Kagti’s Talaash next. The film, in which Aamir plays the role of a cop, is set to release on 1 June 2012. He will be playing a negative character in Yash Raj Films’ Dhoom: 3 opposite Katrina Kaif.

 
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Name: Aashish Chaudhary

Zodiac: Taurus

Marital Status: Married to Samita Bhangraj. They have a son named Agasthya.

Trivia: Model and actor Aashish Chaudhary has acted in Hindi films of various genres. Starting from action to thriller to comedy to romance, he has done it all. He was also a part of two shows on television. Tragedy struck the actor when his sister and brother-in-law were killed in the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

Biography: The actor made his debut in 1997 with a television show named ‘Humko Ishq Ne Maara’. After appearing in films like ‘Chalo America’ and ‘Love at Times Square’ and another television show named ‘Hum Pardesi Ho Gaye’, Aashish finally got noticed in his film ‘Qayamat: City Under Threat’ in 2003.

Aashish was then seen in ‘Shaadi Ka Laddoo’, a comedy film where he played second parallel lead to Sanjay Suri. His versatility was seen when he starred in a bold film like ‘Girlfriend’ which dealt with the issue of lesbianism. Fans got to see him in random films like ‘Fight Club- Members Only’, ‘Teesri Aankh: The Hidden Camera’ and ‘Speed’, none of which were successful at the box office.

The handsome actor finally tasted success with Indra Kumar directed comedy film ‘Dhamaal’, in which he starred alongside Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey, Ritesh Deshmukh and Sanjay Dutt. The film was a surprise success at the box office and managed to bring in good revenue. It did bring in more offers for Aashish but the films which he did were not well- received at the box office. ‘Rama Rama Kya Hai Dramaaa’, ‘EMI’, ‘Paying Guests’, ‘Three- Love, Lies and Betrayal’, ‘Season’s Greetings’ and ‘Daddy Cool’.

2008 proved to be a bad year for him on the personal front. He lost his sister and brother-in-law in the November 2008 bomb blast in the Oberoi Hotel, Mumbai.

In 2011, he was seen in ‘Double Dhamaal’, the sequel of his 2007 hit Dhamaal. The film, however, failed to match up to its predecessor’s level and was not half as entertaining. He will next be seen in the third film of the Dhamaal series. The film, named ‘Total Dhamaal’, will release in 2013 and will have a huge star cast.

 
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Name: Abhay Deol

Birthday: 15th March, 1976

Zodiac: Pisces

Relationship Status: In a relationship with actress Preeti Desai

Awards: Won the Best Actor Award at the Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival in NYC for his role in Manorama Six Feet Under.

Trivia: He has been selling like hotcake every since he made his debut in Bollywood. From being on the cover of Man’s World Magazine and Time Out Mumbai Magazine, with gawping titles for instance, The New Face of Indian Cinema, this man is the hero of the intellectual, intelligent and smart Bollywood audience who understands and appreciate good, interesting and off beat cinema. According to the 2009 polls of Zoom’s “50 Most Desirable Hotties”, he proved himself to be qualitatively lust-worthy as well.

Biography: Coming into acting was one huge leap for Abhay Deol. As he has stated in his many interviews, his father was particularly apprehensive of his decision to work in cinema. Abhay entered Bollywood with style, starring in Imtiaz Ali’s, cute romantic comedy “Socha Na Tha” opposite Ayesha Takia. The movie was lovable and cute. In 2006, his second movie “Ahista Ahista” was released. In 2007, he was seen in a multi star cast film “HoneyMoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.” Though the movie had many important and talented veteran actors like Shabana Azmi and Boman Irani, Deol’s role managed to stand out conspicuously from the lot. His next release the same year was “Ek Chaalis Ki Last Local”. The most important release for Deol that year was “Manorama Six Feet Under” which won him rave reviews in terms of both acting and crisp execution of a brilliant script.

In 2008, Deol came up with his film “Oye Lucky Lucky Oye” which became a surprise hit of the year bagging many Balck Ladies at the Filmfare Awards that year.

2009, was very important for Abhay. He was seen as the revamped, modern Devdas in Anurag Kashyap’s, Dev D. No one had ever seen a movie like Dev D in Bollywood. Call it the imaginative brilliance of Kashyap or the superb acting skills of Deol, Dev D went on to become a cult film of sorts. Audiences loved it. Critics gave it a thumbs up. It still remains to be the best work of Abhay Deol for most.

In 2010, he did “Road, movie” with Tannishtha Chatterjee. The same year, his film “Aisha” opposite Sonam Kapoor was released as well. Aisha received cold responses mostly. In 2011, he was seen in Zoya Akhtar’s “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.” The movie was like a fresh breath of air, after regular masala Bollywood balderdash we watch every Friday. It was keen and interesting. Abhay trained himself for deep sea diving for the movie.

He is working on his home production, for his company Forbidden Films, “Basra”. It will the first film of this banner. Deol is trained in KravMaga, which is a renowned Israeli martial art form.

In 2012, he was seen in the socio-political drama, “Shanghai” which people found immensely engrossing and brilliant. Deol has, in his little span of time in Bollywood, created a niche for himself. He is the actor who is known to do good, off beat, out of the box cinema and pretty much excel at his work. His acting is new and promising. Deol has a huge fan following. Going by his cute dimpled boy Punjabi looks, women adore him.

He is the nephew of legendary actor, Dharamendra and first cousin of Sunny, Bobby and Esha Deol.

 
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Name: Abhishek Bachchan

Birthday: 5th February 1976

Zodiac: Aquarius

Marital Status: Married to Aishwarya Rai. Abhishek has a daughter.

Awards: 3 Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Awards

Trivia: Abhishek Bachchan is the son of one of the Bollywood’s Golden Couple – Jaya Bhaduri and Amitabh Bachchan.

Biography: Fondly known as AB Baby by his fans and friends, Abhishek Bachchan completed his schooling at Jamnabai Narsee School and Bombay Scottish School, Mumbai and Modern School, Delhi, then went on to attend Aiglon College, Switzerland and lastly the Boston University.

He made his debut in J. P. Dutta’s Refugee (2000). Lady Luck kept evading him film after another and he had a string of unsuccessful films. Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai (2001), Haan… Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya (2002), Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon (2003), Kuch Naa Kaho (2003), Run (2004) to name a few. However his acting skills were recognized and he finally proved his mettle with his first commercial hit, Dhoom (2004). The following year, Abhishek churned out 4 hits, namely Bunty Aur Babli, Sarkar, Dus and Bluffmaster. Kabhi Alvidaa Na Kehna (2006) became the highest grossing film that year. Dhoom 2 (2006) did fairly at the box-office.

Guru (2007), which was based on the life of business tycoon Dhirubhai Ambani, got him accolades and acclamation. His other film Jhoom Barabar Jhoom also released the same year but didn’t did so well at the box-office. The year also marked another important milestone in his life, his marriage to Aishwarya Rai.

In 2008, he starred in Sarkar Raj, Dostana and Drona. Paa (2009) produced by his production company, AB Corp. Ltd. fared well at the box-office. In 2010, he appeared in Raavan along with his wife, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. However the film failed at the box-office. Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey also flopped at the box-office.

In 2011, his releases Game and Dum Maaro Dum failed to do well at the box-office.

Abhishek’s first release in 2012 was multi-starrer Players, this film also failed to do well at the box-office.

He will be next seen in Rohit Shetty’s Bol Bachchan.The film is expected to release on 6 July 2012. His other upcomimg films are Dhoom: 3 and Dostana 2.

 
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Name: Adhyayan Suman

Birthday: 13 January, 1988

Zodiac: Capricorn

Marital Status: Unmarried, was dating Kangana Ranaut

Awards: Nominated for Best Actor in a Debut Role.

Trivia: Adhyayan is the son of Noted Actor Shekhar Suman and Alka Kapoor.

After dating Kangana Ranaut for a while, Adhyayan recently broke up with her.

remains his only box office success till date.

Biography: Adhyayan Suman is one of the most promising Bollywood Stars currently. After having made his debut with Haal-E-Dil, career hasn’t scaled those heights he would have envisaged it to! But still he has managed to show his potential atleast. All his performances have received critical acclaim and the future looks bright for the 24 year old.

After doing his initial school study from Utpal Sanghvi School, he later chose to study in London’s Millfield Public School. After clocking once upon a time whooping 110 Kilos; Adhyayan had to drastically reduce his weight and dedicatedly trained to get himself a lean look. He has stated that his father has always been his idol and was the main inspiration behind him choosing acting profession.

There were rumours during the shooting of Raaz- The Mystery Continues that Adhyayan had entered into a relationship with Kangana Ranaut. Both confirmed this later. However, they broke up soon after and it was thought to be amicable. However, it was alleged that his parents were against Kangana being their Daughter-In-Law and wanted Adhyayan to marry a girl in close proximity to his family. Adhyayan dumped Kangana and has moved on to his family friend as of now.

Acting came by Chance to him. One day after he had got done with his hairstyling; he was still waiting in the Salon and just then Ajay Devgn had entered. Ajay saw him and called his secretary Kumar Mangat who was looking for a new face to cast in his film Haal-E-Dil.

His upcoming films are Fast Forward and Heartbeat. Adhyayan plans to direct movies later on in his career. Signs are encouraging for him as of now and talent is for all to see.

 
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Name: Aditya Pancholi

Birthday: 4th January 1965

Zodiac: Virgo

Marital Status: Married to actress Zarina Wahab in 1986. The couple has a daughter named Sana and a son named Suraj.

Awards: Aditya Pancholi has not won any award till date but his performance in Yes Boss (in 1998) and Striker (2011) won him nominations for the Filmfare Best Villain Award and the GIFT Honors for Best Villain respectively.

Trivia: The actor has appeared in more than 65 films till date and is known mostly for his negative roles in various films. He debuted in 1985 and has featured in a number of music videos. His affair with actress Kangana Ranaut became a much-talked about issue in the country, and so did his breakup with her. As of now, it seems that he is more settled in his marriage.

Biography: Born as Nirmal Pancholi to a filmmaker father Rajan Pancholi and mother Aruna in Mumbai, Aditya Pancholi is one among four siblings. He made his debut as an actor in 1985 in a video called Shahadat. In 1986, he met actress Zarina Wahab while shooting a video, and consequently married her.

He appeared in a number of films like Maryam Ki Beti, Dharamyudh, Jaadugar, Gunaahon Ka Devta and Maha Sangram. He played a supporting role in 1990 film Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri, which was among the top 10 highest grossing films of the year. He played the lead role in another 1990 film Sailaab, which also starred Madhuri Dixit.

After that, he appeared in many other films, but Saathi (in 1991) got him much recognition among the audience and is regarded as the most successful film of his career. However post this film, director Mahesh Bhatt refused to work with him because of his behavior on the sets. In 1996, Pancholi played double role in a film called Jung, which had Ajay Devgn and Mithun Chakraborty as well. His performance was well-received.

His next major success was in 1998 with Shah Rukh Khan- Juhi Chawla starrer Yes Boss, in which he played the role of a lustful man who engages in multiple affairs despite being married. Thereafter, he made appearances in various other films, but without much commercial success. He played supporting roles in films that were notable for reasons other than him, like Aankhen (2002) and Chalte Chalte. He played the role of a police inspector in 2004 film Musafir.

After a 6 year sabbatical, Aditya Pancholi again appeared in films. In 2010, he played a man engaged in illegal activities in the film Striker. Although it failed to earn revenue at the box office, it was critically acclaimed for its strong performances. He was seen playing an underworld man Biscuit in the film Dum Maaro Dum in 2011. In the same year, he made a special appearance in Salman Khan’s film Bodyguard.

Quite true to his caliber, Pancholi pulled off another negative character in the 2012 film Rush, which starred Emraan Hashmi, Neha Dhupia and Sagarika Ghatge in the lead roles. Not only this, he also made his debut in Bengali cinema with a film called Idiot, where he played a ruthless brother who doesn’t accept his sister’s affair with a guy. This year, he will be seen making a debut in Telugu cinema in Meher Ramesh’s film Shadow.

Besides films, Aditya Pancholi has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. He was accused of raping a domestic help in ex-girlfriend Pooja Bhatt’s house. More recently, he was also in the limelight for his relationship with actress Kangana Ranaut, who is half his age. Their breakup and the reasons for the same also became the talking point of the industry, post which, he returned to his happy family life. His daughter Sana is said to be debuting in films soon.

 
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Name: Aditya Roy Kapur

Birthdate: 16th of November, 1985

Zodiac: Scorpio

Trivia:

1) Aditya Kapoor is into cricket and football. He plays football for a celebrity league team by the name of ‘All Stars Football Club’.

2) Apart from cricket and football, he also loves playing pool. He plays pool with Rohan Fahdil, a chep and pool champion. He is also into gymming.

Biography: Aditya Roy Kapur, the Indian film actor was born on the 16th of November, 1985 in the City of Dreams, Mumbai. He began his career as a VJ on Channel [V]. He pursued his education from the prestigious G. D. Somani Memorial School situated at Cuffe Parade in Mumbai. Later on he did his graduation from the St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai.

Throughout his life, Aditya Roy Kapur did not train himself in the field of acting although he had learnt dancing and attended dictation classes so as to improve his Hindi speaking and writing skills. During his early school days, he had an intense passion for the game of cricket and he wanted to be a cricketer, but later on while he was in class 6, he quit his cricket coaching sessions. Siddharth Roy Kapur, his brother in the CEO of the prestigious UTV Motion Pictures. Vidya Balan tied the knot to Siddharth Roy Kapur on the 14th of December, 2012. On the other hand, his other brother, Kunaal Roy Kapur is also another well-known actor and director who had appeared in numerous films like ‘Delhi Belly’, ‘Mumbai Calling’ and now ‘Nautanki Saala’. Kunaal had also directed a film in the year 2009 by the name of ‘The President Is Coming’.

Initially he had started off as a VJ on Channel [V]. He gradually became very much popular with his unique way of hosting various shows on the channel. His very first film as an actor was the Vipul Shah directed Bollywood musical film titled ‘London Dreams’ (2009), starring Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan and Asin in the lead roles. In this film Aditya Roy Kapur played the role of a Pakistani musician. Soon after ‘London Dreams’, he appeared in Vipul Shah’s science fiction romantic comedy titled ‘Action Replayy’, starring Akshay Kumar, Neha Dhupia, and Aishwariya Rai Bachchan. Here he plays the role of Aishwariya Rai Bachchan and Akshay Kumar’s son who time travels several years back in order to make his parent’s marriage a love marriage. His performance in this fil was well appreciated by the critics. Following ‘Action Replayy’, he signed up for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Guzaarish’ (2010), starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwariya Rai Bachchan in the lead roles. In this film he enacted the role of an apprentice magician to Ethan Mascarenhas (Hrithik Roshan).

One of his upcoming projects include a film by Gautham Menon titled ‘Assi Nabbe Poorey Sau’ which would be having Samantha and Anupama Kumar in the lead besides Aditya Roy Kapur.

Another upcoming film of Aditya Roy Kapur includes ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, directed by Ayan Mukherji and starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone amongst others. He has been casted opposite Kalki Koechlin.

He has also signed up for Mohit Suri’s ‘Aashique 2′ opposite actress Shraddha Kapoor. This film is set to hit the screens on the 10th of May, 2013. The music for this film has been composed by Jeet Ganguly and Mithoon Sharma.

 
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Name: Aftab Shivdasani

Birth Date: 25th June, 1978

Zodiac: Cancer

Marital Status:

Awards:

1) In 2000, Aftab won the Zee Cine Award in the Best Male Debutant category for his film, ‘Mast’, directed by Ram GopalVerma.

2) Same year he received the Star Screen Award for the Most Promising New Comer (Male) for ‘Mast’.

3) Next up, in 2002, he was awarded the Zee Cine Award for the Best Actor in Negative Role category for ‘Kasoor’. Same year, he also got nominated for the Filmfare Best Villain Award for the same film.

Biography: Aftab Shivdasani, the well-known Indian actor, was born in the City of Dreams, Mumbai in Maharashtra, India. His father PremShivdisani is a Hindu while his mother PutliShivdasani is a Parsi.His elder sister’s nameis AfsanaShivdasani. He completed his education from St. Xaviers High School situated at LokmanyaTilakMarg, Mumbai and he did his graduation from the H.R College of Commerce, Mumbai.

During the time between1984 to 1992, Aftab happened to appear in several television commercials. When he was just 14 months old, he was selected to act as the Farex baby (which is a baby food brand name). His first Bollywood film as a child actor was ‘Mr. India’ (1987), directed by ShekharKapur. This was followed by ‘Chaalbaaz’, ‘Shahenshah’ and ‘Insaaniyat’.

Aftab continued playing small roles in numerous advertisements and when he was nineteen years old, he got the much needed ticket from Ram GopalVerma. Aftab was offered a lead role opposite actress UrmilaMatondkar in his film, ‘Mast’. The time when he got this role, he was still a student at the H.R College of Commerce. This film turned to be a major success and his performance in this film earned him lots of accolades and praises from the filming community at large.

Next up, in the year 2001, Aftab made his appearance in the film, ‘Kasoor’, directed by Viktram Bhatt. Here he played the negative role of the character of ShekharSaxena, a renowned journalist, who kills his own wife. His portrayal of the above named character catapulted him to instant fame and success.

His penultimate release in 2001 was ‘Love KeLiyeBhi Kuch Karega’, directed by E. Niwas. In this multistarrer film, Aftab appeared in a supporting role alongwith Fardeen Khan, Saif Ali Khan, SonaliBendre and Twinkle Khanna. Despite his good performance in the film, the film itself failed to create much of an impact at the Box Office.

‘PyaarIshqAurMohabbat’, directed by Rajiv Rai was his last movie in 2001. Here, he played one of the lead roles of that of TajBharadway among the three lead roles. The other two lead roles were played by Sunil Shetty and ArjunRampal opposite Kirty Reddy.

In 2002, Aftab’s first two movies ‘Koi Mere Dil Se Pooche’ and ‘KyaYehiPyaarHai’ were not successful at the Box Office.RajkumarKohli’s supernatural thriller titled ‘JaaniDushman: EkAnokhiKahaani’, was Aftab’s third release of the year, which too was a flop. His fourth release of the year, ‘AwaraPaagalDeewana’, directed by Vikram Bhatt, was quite successful and it went on to become the seventh highest grosser film of that year. This was his only hit film of 2002. His last release that year was a film named ‘Pyaasa’, directed by A. Muthu.

Next year in 2003, Aftab did get some amount of success with Prawal Raman’s multi starrer Bollywood Anthology film, ‘DarnaManaHai’. His role of that of Purab, a college going student who had the abilty to stop and move different people, earned Aftab much needed critical acclaim. His next successful release was the Priyadarshan comedy titled ‘Hungama’ where he starred opposite AkshayeKhanna and the newcomer, Rimi Sen.Aftab’s final release that year was the Vikram Bhatt directed Hindi crime thriller, ‘Footpath’. Here he appeared alongside EmraanHasmi, BipashaBasu and Rahul Dev. This movie did not do well at the Box Office.

Aftab’s first two movies to be released in 2004 were ‘SunoSasurjee’and ‘Muskaan’, both of which flopped at the Box Office. Next up, he came up with his third release of 2004, a comedy film titled, ‘Masti’, directed by Indra Kumar and starring RiteshDeshmukh, VivekOberoi, Genelia D’Souza, Amrita Rao, AjayDevgan, Tara Sharma and Lara Dutta. This film was considered to be a semi-hit.AnupamSinha’s ‘Shukriya: Till Death Do Us Apart’ was Aftab’s last release of 2004, which again did not do well at the theatres.

In 2005, Aftab appeared in ‘Mr. Ya Miss’ and ‘Koi AapSa’, both of which flopped at the Box Office. All his films in the year 2006 were failures. However he did find a little bit of success in 2007 and 2008 with certain multi-starrer films.

In the year 2009, Aftab acted in ‘Aao Wish karein’, which was the first film to be produced under Rising Sun Entertainment, his production company. He helped co-write the movie’s script and he himself played the lead role of the character named Mickey.

In the year 2011, Aftab played the lead character in Bilal Hassan’s, ‘Bin BulaayeBaraati’, starring with Priyanka Kothari.

 
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Real Name: Vishal Veeru Devgan

Name: Ajay Devgan (Ajay Devgn)

Birthday: 2nd April, 1969

Zodiac: Aries

Marital status: Married to actress Kajol, with a daughter, Nysa, and a son, Yug.

Awards: 2 National Film Awards for Best Actor; Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut, Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role, 2 Filmfare Critics Awards for Best Performance

Trivia: In August 2009, Ajay Devgan changed his last name to Devgn on the request of his family.

He was probably the first Bollywood personality to acquire an aircraft for transport to shooting locations, promotions and personal trips.

Ajay Devgan Biography

With his intense eyes and his famed reticence, Ajay Devgan stands out in the hustle-bustle of tinsel town. He is an award winning actor who has also directed and produced several films.

Ajay Devgan was born in a Punjabi family to Veeru Devgan, a stunt director, and Veena Devgan, who is known to have produced a film. Anil Devgan, his brother, is a Hindi film director. On February 23, 1999, he married Hindi film actress Kajol.

Ajay Devgan made his debut in Bollywood in the year 1991 with Phool Aur Kaante. The film is still remembered for his introduction scene. Most of his films at the start of his career were packed with a generous amount of dishum-dishum, like Jigar, Ek Hi Raasta and Platform. In 1994, Devgan worked in Dilwale, and in Suhaag and Vijaypath.

In 1995, he worked in Mahesh Bhatt’s Naajayaz and followed it up with Diljale (1996). Along with these Devgan has also starred in a string of action films that went unnoticed. In 1997, he moved away from action with the rom-com hit Ishq opposite Kajol. In 1998, Ajay had three releases; Major Saab, Pyar To Hona Hi Tha and Zakhm. His most talked about film in 1999 was Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in which he played Vanraj, a man who tries to help his wife get back together with her lover (Salman Khan). He produced and acted in Raju Chacha in 2000, along with Kajol. However the film did average business at the box office. In the year 2001, he starred in Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke and Lajja.

In 2002, he was featured in Ram Gopal Verma’s fictional expose of Mumbai’s underworld, Company. In this film he played the character of a gangster called ‘Malik’. His next release was Hum Kisise Kum Nahin. In the same year, he starred in the biopic The Legend of Bhagat Singh and Deewangee.

In 2003, he starred in Bhoot. The film was critically acclaimed and performed very well at the box-office. He then starred in action thriller Qayamat, the political drama Gangaajal, and the war film, LOC Kargil. This was followed by some remarkable performances in Mani Ratnam’s Yuva and Rituparno Ghosh’s art film, Raincoat.

In 2006, Devgan had two major hits; Golmaal, a-laugh-a-minute comedy and Vishal Bharadwaj’s Omkara, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello. Devgan had a dull year in 2007 as both the films he starred in were big disasters: Cash and Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag. Year 2008 saw the release of U, Me Aur Hum, his directorial debut, in which also acted. The film received an average response. The Golmaal sequel, Golmaal Returns, with Devgan playing Gopal, was a high-grosser. Devgan had two releases in 2009 – All the Best, a comedy and London Dreams, with Salman Khan and Asin.

The year 2010 was great for Ajay Devgan as all the six films of his: Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?, Raajneeti, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, Aakrosh, Golmaal 3, and the animated fare Toonpur ka Superrhero did well at the box office, making Devgan, one of the most bankable stars in Bollwyood.

Ajay Devgan’s first film in 2011 was Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji.The film was an average grosser at the box-office.

His other films in 2011 were Singham and Rascals. While Rascals failed to do well, Singham turned out to be a super-hit.

Ajay Devgan’s upcoming films are Tezz, Bol Bachchan and Son Of Sardar.

 
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Real Name: Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia

Name: Akshay Kumar

Birthday: 9th September, 1967

Zodiac: Virgo

Marital status: Married to Twinkle Khanna, with one son Aarav.

Awards: Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award from the Government of India; Rajiv Gandhi Award for his Outstanding achievement in Bollywood. Filmfare Best Villain Award and Filmfare Best Comedian Award

Trivia: Akshay Kumar dated Pooja Batra, Shilpa Shetty and Raveena Tandon before marrying Twinkle Khanna.

He was awarded the highest Japanese honour of “Katana” and a sixth degree Black Belt in Kuyukai Gojuryu Karate.

Akshay Kumar has tattooed his son’s (Aarav) name on his back.

Akshay Kumar Biography

With his clean cut good looks and his training in martial arts, Akshay Kumar smoothly made a transition from action hero to a romantic hero and then into comedy, keeping movie buffs glued to their seats as they wait for what this Khiladi has to offer next.

Akshay Kumar was born in Amritsar, in a Punjabi family. His father was a government employee. Kumar was then raised in Delhi before moving to Mumbai where he studied at Don Bosco School and then Guru Nanak Khalsa College. He studied martial arts in Bangkok and worked as a chef. He then came back to Mumbai, where he started teaching martial arts. One of his students recommended him to do modelling and a few modelling assignments later, Kumar was offered a role in the film Deedar (1992) and too as the lead actor!

However, Kumar made his Bollywood acting debut with the 1991 film Saugandh, which was followed by the 1992 thriller, Khiladi. In 1994, his action films Main Khiladi Tu Anari and Mohra which were among the highest grossing films of the year. Later that year, he was seen in Yeh Dillagi which was also a success. During the same year, Kumar also had success with films like Suhaag and the low budget action film Elaan. All these achievements, promoted Kumar as one of the most successful actors of that year.

In 1995, along with his share of unsuccessful movies, Akshay starred in the third film in his Khiladi series, Sabse Bada Khiladi, which proved to be a hit. The fourth successful film with Khiladi in the title was, Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi, where Akshay starred opposite Rekha and Raveena Tandon. The film became one of the highest grossing films of the year.

In 1997, Kumar was seen in a supporting role Dil To Pagal Hai. In the same year, he attempted a comedy role with the fifth film in the Khiladi series, Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi; the film failed commercially. All his next Khiladi releases in the following years went on to fail at the box office.

In 1999, Kumar received critical acclaim for his roles in the films Sangharsh and Jaanwar. Then Akshay tried his hand at comedy quite successfully in 2000 with Hera Pheri, which was a laugh riot. His film with Shilpa Shetty and Sunil Shetty, Dhadkan, also was a good performer at the box office. His negative role in Ajnabee (2001) was well received and won him a Filmfare.

The years 2003 to 2006 saw him in Awara Paagal Deewana, Andaaz, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Garam Masala, and the sequel, Phir Hera Pheri. Apart from his action, comedy and romantic roles, Kumar displayed a flair for dramatic roles in films such as, Aankhen, Bewafaa and Waqt: The Race Against Time.

Akshay Kumar proved himself yet again in 2007 with almost all of his films ending up as hits: Namastey London, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, and Welcome. Though his much-hyped film, Tashan failed to do well in 2008, Singh is Kinng did exceptionally well in India and overseas. Akshay has also become a producer. The actor does not charge any remuneration for most of his movies now and rather steps in as a producer and takes a cut in the profit of the film. His company is called Hari Om Entertainment.

In the meantime Akshay also made his foray into television with the show Khatron Ke Khiladi (a franchisee of Fear Factor). In 2010 he hosted another TV show called Master Chef India. However, in the past two years, Akshay’s stardom suffered as the actor saw several of his films flopping one after the other: Kambakkht Ishq, Blue, Action Replayy and Tees Maar Khan.

Kumar’s Patiala House and Thank You failed at the box-office in 2011. But in the same year his

other release Desi Boyz manged to do good business at the box-office.

Akshay will be seen next in Sajid Khan’s multi-starrer, Housefull 2 which is slated for a 5 April 2012 release. Other films in the pipeline include Joker, Rowdy Rathore, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2 and Khiladi 786.

 
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Name: Ali Fazal

Birthdate: 15th of October, 1986

Zodiac: Libra

Marital Status: Unmarried

Biography: Ali Fazal, the Indian actor was born on the 15th of October in the year 1986 at Mumbai. He did his schooling from the prestigious Doon School situated in Dehradun. Ali Fazal appeared on the small screen in various television commercials for Micromax Mobile, Pizza Hut, Slice, Union Bank of India and LG.

Ali Fazal is into thetre and he performs plays at the Prithvi theatre situated in Juhu, Mumbai. Renowned director, Rajkumar Hirani once attended Ali Fazal’s stage performances and he was greatly impressed by the talent possessed by this youngster. Soon enough he made the decision of casting Ali Fazal in his upcoming film, ‘3 Idiots’. Here Fazal starred alongside some of the eminent names of the film industry like Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Boman Irani. ‘3 Idiots’ was a huge commercial success and it helped Ali Fazal come into the limelight. In this film, he donned the role of an engineering student by the name of Joy. Soon after the success of ‘3 Idiots’, he was selected by superstar Shahrukh Khan’s own production house, Red Chillies Entertainment for a role in their upcoming film, ‘Always Kabhi Kabhi’. ‘Always Kabhi Kabhi’ was directed by Roshan Abbas and had Ali Fazal, Zoa Morani and Giselli Monteiro in the lead roles. This film although expected to be a huge success, failed to do well at the box office. Despite the film not doing well, the performance of Ali Fazal was greatly appreciated by the critics and was often cited to be “The Next Big Thing to Watch Out For”.

Another upcoming release of Ali Fazal in 2013 is a film called ‘Fukrey’ directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba and starring Vishakha Singh, Richa Chadda, Priya Anand, Ali Fazal, Pulkit Samrat and Manjot himself. ‘Baat Bann Gayi’, directed by Shuja Ali is another upcoming film of his. This film which has a release date of 28th June, 2013 would be having Ali Fazal, Anisa, Gulshan Grover, Razzak Khan and Amrita Raichand in its cast crew. He has also signed up for Saeed Akhtar Mirza’s erotic thriller, ‘Ek Tho Chance’starring Purab Kohli, Amrita Arora, Vijay Raaz, Pawan Malhotra, Vinay Pathak, Ali Fazal, Rajat Kapoor and Ashwini Kalsekar.

 
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Name: Ali Zafar

Birthday: 18 May, 1980

Zodiac: Taurus

Marital Status: Married to Ayesha Fazili, has a son Azaan Zafar.

Biography: Multi-talented Ali Zafar is a Pakistani musician, composer, song writer, singer, painter, model and actor. Ali, who made his Bollywood debut in 2010 film Tere Bin Laden, is more popular for his music and as a singer. Before making his mark in the Pakistani music industry, he worked as model in several commercial advertisements and acted in some television shows.

After Tere Bin Laden, he was recognized as an actor in India and his role won him a Filmfare nomination as well. Ali was next seen in 2011 in Yash Raj Films’ Mere Brother Ki Dulhan co-starring Imran khan and Katrina Kaif. The film performed well at the box-office.

Ali Zafar will be next seen in London Paris New York opposite Aditi Rao Hydari. He has also composed the music for this film.

 
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Name: Amit Sadh

Biography: Amir Sadh is a well-known television actor who has appeared in numerous reality shows and television serials. Soon after his class 12 days, Amit Sadh took to acting as his career. ‘Kyun Hoya Hai Pyaarr’, directed by Nupur Asthana was his first film and he played the character of Aditya in this film. Next up, he starred in ‘Kohinoor’ and later on he even appeared as a participant on the television reality show Bigg Boss. Apart from Bigg Boss, Amit also participated in ‘Fear Factor’ and ‘Nach Baliye’.

During the time the famous television show named ‘Guns and Roses’ was being shot, he came across actress Neeru Bajwa and he fell in love with her. In this show, he donned the role of a don and he believes this role to be his best role in his career.

Later on, he got engaged to Neeru Bajwa but soon they broke up in the year 2010.

He also appeared in Shobna Desai’s ‘Durgesh Nandini’ which was aired on Sony Entertainment Television. Here he played the role of a lawyer named Kshitji.

 
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Real Name: Amitabh Shrivastava

Name: Amitabh Bachchan (Big B)

Birthday: 11th October, 1942

Zodiac: Libra

Marital status: Married to Jaya Bhaduri; one son, Abhishek Bachchan, and one daughter, Shweta Nanda.

Awards: Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honour from the Government of India. 3 National Film Awards For Best Actor; 1 National Film Award For Best Newcomer. 5 Filmfare Best Actor Awards; 3 Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Awards; 2 Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance; Filmfare Superstar of the Millennium

Trivia: Amitabh Bachchan was an elected member of the Indian Parliament from 1984 to 1987.

He suffered from a rare muscular disorder known as myasthenia gravis.

He is the first Asian actor to have a wax model of his likeness displayed at Madame Tussaud’s in London, UK.

He is one of the few actors to have played a triple role – Mahaan (1983)

Amitabh Bachchan Biography

Amitabh Bachchan’s trademark deep baritone voice, tall, brooding persona and intense eyes, made him the ideal “Angry Young Man”, setting him apart from the cluster of Bollywood’s lover boys. However, his unconventional looks did work against him at the beginning of his Bollywood career, but he stayed around long enough to be become the icon of the Indian film industry.

Amitabh Bachchan was born in Allahabad in 1942, to Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan. Bachchan was initially named Inquilaab. However, at the suggestion of fellow poet, Harivansh Rai changed the name to Amitabh which means, “the light that would never go off.” Though his surname was Shrivastava, he replaced it with ‘Bachchan’, which was his father’s pen name. Amitabh Bachchan studied in Allahabad at Jnana Pramodhini and Boys High School. He completed his education at Sherwood College in Nainital and Kirori Mal College in Delhi. His first job was in Shaw Wallace. Amitabh later worked as a freight broker for a shipping firm called Bird and Co., in Kolkata, a job he quit to pursue a career in acting.

In 1969, Amitabh made his debut with Saat Hindustani, which won him the National Film Award for Best Newcomer. After this came movies like Reshma Aur Shera, Parwana, and Anand in 1971. He made a huge impact with his performance in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Anand alongside Rajesh Khanna, winning him the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award. His breakthrough as a lead was in the film Zanjeer (1973) which established his persona of the “angry young man” of Bollywood. Amitabh reworked the image of the Hindi film hero with major hits like Deewar, Sholay, Trishul and Don. He popularised the violent melodrama genre but had an equal flair for tragedies (Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Shakti) and comedies (Chupke Chupke, Amar Akbar Anthony) as well. His status as a demi-god was evident when the entire nation prayed for his recovery when he met with a fatal injury during the making of Coolie in July, 1982.

In 1984, Amitabh entered politics in support of long time friend Rajiv Gandhi. He contested Allahabad’s Lok Sabha seat and won by a huge margin. Accusations of him being involved in the Bofors Scandal made him quit politics, although, later on, he was proved innocent. Amitabh returned to films with blockbusters like Shahenshah, Agneepath, Hum and Khuda Gawah. A series of flops in mid 90’s and the collapse of his company, Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Ltd. landed him in immense debts. He returned back to movies but with no success.

In the year 2000, he stepped up to host the television show Kaun Banega Crorepati and later was seen in Mohabbatein along with Shah Rukh Khan. Both these ventures proved extremely successful. Since then Amitabh has been on a roll. At sixty plus, with all the endorsements and accolades, he is a greater icon than he was at the height of his popularity three decades ago.

In recent past we have seen Amitabh doing vastly different roles in fims like Sarkar Raj, The Last Lear, Paa, Teen Patti and Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap.

He was last seen in Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan in 2011, the film failed to do well at the box-office but Amitabh’s role was widely appreciated.

 
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Name: Anand Tiwari

Birthdate: 29th of May, 1983

Zodiac: Gemini

Trivia:

1) Anand Tiwari had been an Assistant Director for Anurag Kashyap’s film ‘BARFI’.

2) He is the co-founder of the theatre company called ‘FAT Productions’.

3) He is also the Assistant Line Producer and Member of Creative Team of Ramesh Sippy Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

4) He has also been into scripting and direction as an assistant for Sai Paranjpye Films Pvt. Ltd.

5) Anand Tiwari is the Assistant co-ordinator and director of Cogito TV.

6) He is the Assistant director of Cyclops Films and Video.

Biography: Anand Tiwari is an Indian film actor born on the 29th of May in the year 1983. In 2004, he graduated from the Mumbai University with a degree in Bachelor of Mass Media Majored in Advertising.

His filmography includes ‘God Room’, ‘Go Goa Gone’, ‘Dishkyaaoon’, ‘Charlie Ke Chakkar Mein’, ‘What the Fish’, ‘Ja Dooba So Paar’, ‘Fair Game’, ‘Coffee Maker’, ‘Emotional Atyachaar’, ‘Kites’, ‘Udaan’, ‘Aisha’, ‘The President is Coming’ and ‘Suee’.

One of his upcoming releases in a zombie comedy film called ‘Goa Goa Gone’, directed jointly by Krishna D.K and Raj Nidimoruand starring Saif Ali Khan, Vir Das, Kunal Khemu, Puja Gupta and Anand Tiwari himself. This film is all set to hit the theatre screens on the 10th of May, 2013.

Apart from films, Anand Tiwari has also played an active role in the field of theatre acting. Some of his works in this area include ‘By George!’, directed by Naseeruddin Shah, ‘One on One’ by Rage Production, ‘Dreams of Taleem’, directed by Sunil Shanbag, ‘All about my Mother’ directed by Akash Khurana, ‘The President is Coming’ directed by Kunaal Roy Kapur and several other plays.

In the international domain, Anand Tiwari has worked for ‘Six Suspects’, which has been directed by John Dreydon for BBC Radio 4. He had also worked for John Dreydon’s ‘Q & A’ and for Moranis and Michael E. Ward’s ‘Miss Bollywood’.

Some of the television commercials in which he had been a part of, include: YQ World, GNIIT, Citibank Privilege Card, Jet Airways, Tanishq, No Criminals Campaign, Tata ACE Zip, DISH TV, Bagpiper and Tata Tea Jaagore Campaign. Anand Tiwari had also appeared as the host in the Star Parivar Awards of 2009 and 2010, Maharashtra IT Day 2006, THESPO X and THESPO IX.


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