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Name: Farhan Akhtar

Birthday: 9th January, 1974

Zodiac: Capricorn

Marital Status: He is married to Adhuna Bhabani Akhtar since 2000. The couple is blessed to with two beautiful children Akira and Shakya.


1) Best Feature Film in Hindi, Critics Award for Best Film, Best Screenplay (National Film Awards) – Dil Chahta Hai (2002)

2) Best Feature Film in Hindi and Best Male Debut (National Film Awards) – Rock On (2008)

3) 53rd Filmfare Award for Best Singer – Rock On (2008)

4) 56th Filmfare Award for Best Film, Critics Award for Best Film, Best Dialogue – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

Biography: Multi faceted is the only way to describe Farhan Akhtar. He is young and talented and masters a variety of fields from acting to music to direction. He is one of the most imaginative popular film makers of Bollywood. His debut film Dil Chahta Hai is still considered to be a path breaking venture for the lucidity of the script and how he directed it with so much of zeal which most film makers lack. He brought subtlety and class in mainstream cinema and rejected that pomp and show drives a film. Born to lyricist and scriptwriter Javed Akhtar and scriptwriter and director Honey Irani, Farhan has always lived in and around artistic scene for all his life. He has a sister Zoya who is director and a writer. Farhan’s step mother is the veteran, natural actress Shabana Azmi. Farhan grew up in Mumbai.

Farhan’s career in Bollywood began at the age of 17 when he assisted Yash Chopra, as cinematography apprentice for his film Lamhe (1991). He later worked as an assistant director for Himalaya Putra (1997). During his early days he widely worked in the advertising world before going for direction and scriptwriting.

Along with Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan started Excel Production which produced his directorial debut Dil Chahta Hai starring Aamir Khan, Akshay Khanna, Priety Zinta and Saif Ali Khan. Besides redefining rules and contours of Y2K generation friendship, the film went on to work on the contours of the new millennium cinema in Bollywood. The film went on to become one of the most iconic films of the last decade!

His next film was Lakshya in 2004 starring Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan and Priety Zinta. The film managed to connect very efficiently with the youth as it told the tale of every young’s man journey to find what they are passionate about. Plot wise and technically the film was brilliant, however, it failed to show any magic at the box office.

In 2007, he directed a documentary named Positive which starred his step mother and actress Shabana Azmi with Boman Irani. The film attempted to educate people about AIDS awareness and how to lend a sensitive hand to victims. It was a part of the AIDS JaaGO campaign by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

In 2008, Farhan was launched as a singer and actor in Rock On. The film starred Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli, Shahana Goswami and Prachi Desai. The performance was acclaimed to be flawless by most critics and the film was a huge box office success, also establishing Farhan as a successful singer winning him accolades.

In 2009, Farhan starred in his sister Zoya’s film Luck By Chance opposite konkona Sen Sharma. His acting was deemed to be fine and natural by critics however the film bombed badly at the box office. The same year ‘The Fakir of Venice’ was released. The film was immensely artistic and dealt with the frailties of human beings and their weaknesses.

His next film was released in 2010. Karthik Calling Karthik was a romantic thriller starring him and Deepika Padukone in lead roles. The film dealt with Schizophrenia and managed to do justice to the role. However the movie did not fare well at the box office.

In 2011, he was seen again in his sister Zoya’s film Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara with Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol and Katrina Kaif. The film received good reviews from critics and mostly Farhan reading his father Javed Akhtar’s poems was the most memorable part of that film. It almost encapsulated the essence of human existence.

His directorial ventures of 2006 and 2011, Don and Don 2, which are remake series of Amitabh Bachchan’s Don of the 70s, were both box office hits. The sequels were interesting with a newer storyline and greater chase drama. The films star Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra in lead roles and will continue to follow in years to come.

He is currently working Rakesh Omprakash Mehra’s Bhag Milkha Bhag and Pritish Nandi’s film Shaadi Ke Side Effects too. The latter will see him star with Vidya Balan for the first time in his career. Also the film is a sequel of Rahul Bose- Mallika Sherwat starring film Pyaar Ke Side Effects.

Farhan has featured on television as well as the judge of Star One reality show Nach Baliye and the host Oye!It’s Friday! The shows were both high TRP incurring ventures.

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Name: Farooque Sheikh

Born: 25th March, 1948

Marital Status: Sheikh is married to Rupa Jain and has three children namely, Rubina, Shaista and Sanaa.

Biography: Sheikh is an accomplished actor, television presenter, is known mainly for his significant contributions to the Indian New Wave Cinema or Parallel Cinema. Sheikh began his career with the theatre and has worked in several productions till date, even with Shabana Azmi. He has worked with the likes of Satyajit Ray in Shatranj ke Khiladi,

The eldest of the five siblings of Mustafa Sheikh and Farida Sheikh, Farooque was born in Gujarat’s Baroda district. He grew up in a Zamindaar family with opulent surroundings. He did his schooling from St. Mary’s School, Mumbai and proceeded to St. Xavier’s College Mumbai. Later, he studied at Siddharth College of Law, following his father’s footsteps, also a Lawyer.

But, for Sheikh an active theatre performer with IPTA since his college days, high point was Garam Hava (1973), his debut film alongside Balraj Sahani. The film revolved round the post partition plight of an Indian Muslim family. From then on, Sheikh has delivered powerful performances in some notable movies like Noorie (1975), Chasme Badoor(1981), Umrao Jaan (1981), Bazaar (1982), Kisse Se Na Kehna(1983) and several others. His pairing with Deepti Naval was quite successful. He reduced his work in films during the 90s and returned to big screen with Saas Bahu Aur Sensex in 2008. He received the National Award for Best Supportng Actor (2010) for the 2009 movie Lahore. He was also part of the 2012 political thriller Shanghai.

Sheikh presented the first season of the highly successful and awarded talk show Jeena Isika Naam Hai, which was aired on Zee TV in 2008. He was also part of successful shoes like Chamatkar (Sony TV), Ji Mantriji(Star Plus) and Srikant (1985-86).

The 2013 release Listen Amaya saw Sheikh’s hit pairing with Deepti Naval in the big screen after a long gap. The film narrates the brewing love story of two middle aged persons.

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Name: Govind Namdeo (Govind Namdev)

Birthday: 3rd September

ZodiacL Virgo

Marital Status: Govind Namdeo is married with Sudha Namdeo and has three daughters Pallavi, Pragati and Megha.

Trivia: Govind Namdeo won grave reviews for his magnificent performance in historic figures such as a revolutionary father of Bhim Rao Ambedkar in Baba Saheb Ambedkar (1995) and as Mahtma Phule in Ek Baghi Mahatma, a telefilms.

Awards: The acclaimed actor won the Best Actor at the Osian’s Film Fan Award for Kabootar (2009).

He also got nominated for Filmfare Best Villain Award (1999) for Satya (1998).

Biography: The Indian actor was born in Saugor, MP.

Before he began his career of acting he did his Diploma Course in acting from National School Of Drama (NSD) and he also took a short term course from Film And Television Institute of Pune.

He for a decade worked as a member of NSD Repertory Company. Throughout this time his acting career flourished through plays. His first play was Tughlak, a direction by Ebrahim Alkaji. His other noteworthy plays include Cherry Orchard, Aazar Ka Khwab, Othello, Marco Millions, Andhayug, The Fools and Matta Villas.

Govind Namdeo’s commercial silver screen break was with Shola Aur Shabnam (1992).

He has done a lot of films, those include Chamatkar (1992), Aankhen (1993), Prem (1995), Prem Granth (1996), Zor (1998), Lajja (2001), Badhaai Ho Badhaai (2002), Dil Hai Tumhaara (2002), Pyaasa (2002), Dum (2003), Garv (2004), Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyo (2004), Nigehbaan- The Third Eye (2005), Ramji Londonwaley (2005), Ankush- The Command (2006), Kacchi Sadak (2006), Johnny Gaddar (2007), Kuchh Khel Kucch Masti (2007), Yuvraaj (2008), Nepali (2008), Sarkar Raj (2008), Memsahab- Lost In A Mirage (2008), Khalbali- Fun Unlimited (2008), Kusar Prasad Ka Bhoot (2009), The White Land (2009), Prateeksha (2009), Tumhare Liye (2009), Kabootar (2009), Wanted (2009), Jaane Bhi Do Yaron (2009), Ajab Prem Ki Ajab Kahani (2009), Dum Maaro Dum (2011), Singham (2011), Jai Veeru: Friends Forever (2009), Jugaad (2009), Ek Se Bure Do (2009), Baabarr (2009), Bolo Raam (2009), Right Yaaa Wrong (2010), Krantiveer: The Revolution (2010), Dus Tola (20-10), Malik Ek (2010), Khuda Kasam (2010), Utt Pataang (2011), Khap (2011), Aagaah: The Warning (2011), Son Of Flower (2012), OMG Oh My God! (2012), Go (2007), Shakalaka Boom Boom (2007), Big Brother (2007), Game (2007), Khallas: The Beginning Of End (2007), Dosh (2007), Vidhyaarthi: The Power Of Students (2006), Prateeksha (2006), Mumbai Godfather (2005), Godmother (1999), Trishakti (1999), Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein (2002).

His notable films include Virasat (1997), Bandit Queen (1994), Kachche Dhaage (1999), Satya (1998), Mast (1999), Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000), Thakshak (1999), Raju Chacha (2001), Pukar (2000), Satta (2003), Sarfarosh (1999), Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon (2003), Qamat (2003).

Namdeo has started working in Jeena Hai Thok Daal and an untitled Prabhu Deva project. They are hoped to release this year or next.

Govind Namdeo’s post production films include Ata Pata Lapatta, Sultanat, Ab Tak Chhappan 2 and his film Amma Ki Boli is his upcoming flick.

Moreover he has also appeared on TV-serials.

Govind Namdeo is one of those actors who have done numerous supporting characters and villainous roles and will continue in future.

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Name: Gulshan Grover

Born: 21st September, 1955

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Awards: He won the BBC Award in 2001, for contribution to Indian Cinema

The Giant’s Award in Art & Cinema (2003)

The Stardust Best Actor Award in 2012 for I Am Kalam

The 2011 New York City International Film Festival Award as Best Actor

The Best Actor Award at Houston Film Festival (2011) for Desperate Endeavors

PTC award for the film ‘Virsa’ as Best Supporting Actor (2010)

Biography: A veteran actor from Delhi, Grover has worked in over 400 films up till present. An immensely talented actor he is, the famed ‘baddie’ of Bollywood has made a successful switch from Bollywood to international movies even Hollywood. Although Grover has worked in international projects like Marigold (2007), Desperate Endeavors, Breaking Waves (2011), Blind Ambition (2008) and Sweet Amerika (2008), he still has managed to hold his stature in Bollywood.

His 2010 release, I Am Kalam presented an impressive performance on Grover’s part as Bhati, the kind and helpful dhaba owner encouraging the poor Kalam. The film was showcased in the Cannes film Festival and Grover was nominated in the National Film Awards (2011) in Supporting Actor category.

Grover has come about a long way since his debut in Hum Paanch (1980) and worked in numerous movies notable ones are; Arth (1981), Sadma (1982), Rocky (1981), Avtaar (1983), Ram Lakhan (1989), Khatron Ke Khiladi (1988), Mohra (1994), Raja Babu (1994), International Khiladi (1999), Earth (1998), Yes Boss (1997), Hera Pheri (2000), Lajja (2002), Boom (2003), Gangster (2006), Karzzzz (2008), Knock Out (2010) and very recently a cameo in Agent Vinod (2012).

Grover has his hands full with global films like Nephilim, Prisoners of the Sun and Bollywood film Baat Ban Gayi to be released in 2013. He has also landed with a significant role in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s upcoming film ‘Bullet Raja’ along with Saif Ali Khan.

Grover holds a post graduate degree from Delhi’s Sri Ram College of Commerce and was associated with ‘Little Theatre Group’ for a long time before launching into the Hindi film industry.

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Name: Hrithik Roshan

Birthday: 10th January, 1974

Zodiac: Capricorn

Marital status: Married to Suzanne Khan; has two sons Hridhaan and Hrehaan.

Awards: 4 Filmfare Best Actor Awards, Filmfare Best Male Debut Award, Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance

Trivia: Hrithik’s nickname is Duggu.

He has two thumbs on his right hand.

As a child, Hrithik fought hard to overcome a stammering problem.

He worked for many years on the sets of his father Rakesh Roshan’s films to learn the business from scratch.

Hrithik has been documenting his daily life for many years by taking pictures and putting them in scrapbooks.

Hrithik Roshan Biography

With the looks of a Greek God and an enticing combination of star quality, Hrithik Roshan comes across as a complete gentleman. He skyrocketed to fame with his acting debut, Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai. His twinkling green eyes, winsome smile, and a lean, chiselled body ensure that Hrithik has a huge fan following.

Roshan was born in Mumbai to a Punjabi Hindu family of cinema personalities. His father, actor and director Rakesh Roshan, is the son of music director Roshan; while his mother, Pinky, is the daughter of producer and director J. Om Prakash. Hrithik has an elder sister, Sunaina. His uncle Rajesh Roshan is a famous music director. As a child, Roshan attended the Bombay Scottish School. He later attended Sydenham College, where graduated in Commerce.

He got a taste of Bollywood as a child, when he appeared in the films Aasha (1980), Aapke Deewane (1980) and Bhagwan Dada (1986). But it was in the year 2000 that Hrithik made his debut as the leading man in the film Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai, opposite the debutante actress, Amisha Patel. The film was one of the biggest box-office successes of that year. Later that year, Roshan starred in Fiza (2000). Although the film did poorly at the box-office, Hrithik’s performance was praised. His last release that year was Mission Kashmir, where he starred with Sanjay Dutt and Preity Zinta.

Yaadein was his first release in 2001, followed by the melodrama, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, which did extremely well at the box office, becoming the second-highest grossing film of 2001 and the then biggest overseas hit.

Hrithik had an unsuccessful year in 2002 when all three of his releases – Mujhse Dosti Karoge!, Na Tum Jaano Na Hum and Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage – were declared flops.

In 2003, Hrithik made a comeback with the science-fiction film Koi… Mil Gaya, which saw Hrithik play a mentally challenged young man.The film was the highest grosser of the year. Lakshya was Roshan’s only release in 2004; the film did not do well at the box office.However, Hrithik’s performance was praised by critics.

Roshan took a two-year break from acting before resurfacing with the superhero film Krrish, a sequel to his 2003 film Koi… Mil Gaya which released in June 2006. The film was a major box office success. This was followed by the action flick Dhoom 2, the sequel to Dhoom, wherein he played a negative character. His pairing with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the film was liked by the audiences. He got back with Aishwarya for another film, Ashutosh Gowariker’s Jodhaa Akbar (2008).

Roshan then appeared in Luck By Chance (2009), in which he made a guest appearance. The following year, he was seen in Anurag Basu’s Kites along with Mexican actress Bárbara Mori and Kangna Ranaut. The film failed to do well at the box-office after taking a huge start and was eventually declared a flop. He next acted in Guzaarish opposite Aishwarya. Upon release, the Hrithik’s portrayal of a quadriplegic patient, Ethan Mascarenhas, received rave reviews.

In 2011 Hrithik Roshan was seen in Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara opposite Katrina Kaif. Hrithik played role of Vijay Dinanath Chauhan in Karan Johar’s remake film, Agneepath. The film turned out to be a super-hit and was the first Bollywood success of 2012.

Hrithik’s upcoming film is Krrish 3.

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Name: Imran Khan

Birthday: 13th January, 1983

Zodiac: Capricorn

Marital status: Married to Avantika Malik

Awards: Best Male Debut

Trivia: He was born in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. His parents divorced when he was one and a half years old. He is the nephew of actor Aamir Khan and producer-director Mansoor Khan.

Biography: He’s got the attitude and the chocolate boy charm to make women go gaga over him. He studied at Bombay Scottish School but left Scottish after standard 4 and moved to a boarding school in Ooty.

Imran Khan made appearances as a child artist in his uncle Aamir’s films, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992). Both times he played the role of a young Aamir Khan.

Khan made his debut as a lead actor in the 2008 film Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na directed by Abbas Tyrewala, produced by Aamir Khan and Mansoor Khan and co-starring Genelia D’Souza. The film received rave reviews from critics and proved to be one of the biggest hits of the year.

His next movie was Kidnap (2008) with Sanjay Dutt and Minissha Lamba, where he played a negative role. The movie flopped at the box office as did Luck (2009) with Shruti Haasan and Sanjay Dutt.

In 2010, he appeared in producer Karan Johar’s I Hate Luv Storys, directed by Punit Malhotra and Break Ke Baad (2010) directed by Danish Aslam.

His forthcoming films include Delhi Belly, directed by Abhinay Deo, Mere Brother Ki Beta, Short Term Shaadi. He will also be playing a cameo in the Telugu film, Badhrinaadh.

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Name: Irrfan Khan

Birthday: 7th January, 1967

Zodiac: Sagittarius

Marital Status: Married to Sutapa Sikdar Khan.

Awards: Recipient of Padma Shri award, 2 Filmfare Awards

Biography: Irrfan was born to a Muslim family in Jaipur. After completing his graduation he earned scholarship in 1984 to study at National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi. After completing his graduation at NSD he moved to Mumbai and appeared in some television serials. Khan was responsible for conducting acting-workshops for children who were working in Mira Nair’s Salaam Bombay and thus got a small cameo appearance in this film in 1988. Irrfan appeared in some unnoticed films during 90s and then things changed when he got a lead role in London based director Asif Kapadia’s The Warrior. This film opened in many international film festivals and Irrfan became a well known face.

In 2003, he acted in the critically acclaimed film Maqbool, the screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. His negative role in Haasil (2004) earned him a Filmfare Best Villain Award. Irrfan played his first main lead role in 2005 film Rog. After appearing in some films like Life In A Metro, Aaja Nachle and Krazzy 4, Irrfan was seen in Danny Boyle’s Oscar Award winning film, Slumdog Millionaire in 2008.

Irrfan’s upcoming films include a Hollywood film The Amazing Spider-Man and a Bollywood film Paan Singh Tomar.

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Name: J. D. Chakravarthy

Birthday: 1970

Marital Status: Single

Interesting Facts: The latest buzz of Tollywood is that he has married someone and privately taking care of her. The rumour also point that J.D being single in public is going to marry again.

Trivia: The star is a multitalented personality who acts, directs produces both in Bollywood and South Indian film industry.

Awards: J. D. Chakravarthy got Screen Award Special Jury Award (1999) for Satya (1998).

Biography: J. D. was born to carnatic singer Dr. Santha Kovela Nagulapati and Suryanarayana Rao Nagulapati in a Telegu Brahim family. His schooling was done in St. George’s Grammer School and B.E from CBIT, Hyderabad.

His debut was with Ram Gopal Verma’s Telegu debut film Siva (1989). He also did a supporting role in Ennodishtam Koodamo (1992), a Malayalam movie before he devoted his time to mentor Ram Gopal Verma.

Chakravarty’s first Hindi debut was Satya (1998) that was critically acclaimed Blockbuster and brought him more films.

He returned to Telegu films with Homama (2008). His other Telegu films are Dubai Seenu (2007), Kaasi (2004), All The Best (2012), Money More Money (2011), Josh (2009), Madhyanam Hathya (2004), Premaku Suvagatham (2002), Nauvvuthu Bathakalira (2001), Soori (2001), Maa Pelliki Randi (2001), Pape Naa Pranam (2000), Kodanda Ramudu (2000), Premaku Velayara (1999), Harishchandraa (1999), Wife Of V.Varaprasad (1998), Nenu Premisthunnanu (1998), Egire Paavurama (1997), Bombay Priyudu (1996), Anaganaga Oka Roju (1997), Deyyam (1996), Mrugam (1996), Gulabi (1996), Money (1993), Money Money (1995), One By Two (1993), Siva (1989), Neti Siddhartha (1990). His upcoming Telegu flick Black Money and is about to release this month.

J. D.’s hindi films include Shiva (1990), Satya (1998), Dhurga (2002), Vaastu Shastra (2004), Aag (2007). His upcoming hindi flick is Bhoot Returns with Manisha Koirala and is about to release on October 12 this year.

His Tamil films are Kacheri Arambam (2010), Sarvam (2009), Kannathil Muthamittal (2002). His Tamil upcoming movie is Samaran which is about to release this October.

The multi linguistic actor’s only Kannada movie is Kontract and is hoped to release on December this year.

He not only poses as an actor but also as a director in movies All The Best (2012), Money More Money (2011), Sidham (2009), Homam (2008), Darwaaza Bandh Rakho (2006), Darna Zaroori Hai (2006), Dhurga (2002). He has also produced the film Dhurga (2002).

The star did playback singing in Money Money (1995) and worked as associate editor in Satya (1998).

Thus J. D. Chakravarthy proves the title star attached to him.

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Name: Jackie Shroff

Birthday: 1st February, 1960

Zodiac: Aquarius

Marital Status: Jackie Shroff tied the knot with Ayesha Dutt, his longtime girlfriend on the 5th of June, 1987. Both Jackie and Ayesha together own Jackie Shroff Entertainment Limited, a movie banner. They have a son named Jai, also known as Tiger and a daughter whom they had named Krishna. His daughter, Krishna attends the American School of Bombay while Tiger has recently graduated from high school.


1) In the year 1990, Jackie Shroff won the prestigious Filmfare Best Actor Award for Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s ‘Parinda’.

2) In 1995 and 1996, consecutively he won the Filmfare best Supporting Actor Awards for ‘1942: A Love Story’ and ‘Rangeela’ respectively.

3) He was awarded the Special Honour Jury Award for his eminent contribution to the Indian film industry.


1) Jackie had been a judge on the sets of ‘India’s Magic Star’, a television magic show which had been broadcasted on the channel, Star One. This show had begun on the 3rd of July, 2010 and was broadcasted every weekend.

2) He has teamed up with Mihir Pandya, an industrialist and together they have plans of building a mini Film City near Nal Sarovar in the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

3) He has appeared in almost 150 films throughout his career which spanned from the year 1973 onwards.

Biography: Jaikishen Kakubai Shroff known popularly as Jackie Shroff was born in Bandra, Mumbai to Kakubai, his father and Rita Shroff, his mother. They belonged to a Gujarati speaking household. At the age of ten years, Jackie lost his brother Hemant Shroff who died drowning. He moved to his new house at Bandra Bandstand in June, 2012. His house stands midway between Salman Khan’s Galaxy Apartments and Shah Rukh Khan’s Mannat. Jackie is well renowned for the contributions he makes for the under privileged and the less fortunate ones.

He began his journey in the B town with the 1973 movie ‘Heera Panna’ which had Dev Anand in its ranks. In this Dev Anand movie, Jackie played the one bit role of that of a villain. At this point of his life, he was only 13 years. Following ‘Heera Panna’, Jackie went on to play his part as an actor in one more Dev Anand film titled ‘Swami Dada’ (1982). Later on in the year 1983, the famous director Subhash Ghai offered Jackie a role in his 1983 hit film Hero. This movie brought him into the limelight in the film industry which turned him into a star overnight. He next appeared in another box office hit ‘Andar Bahar’. In this movie he worked alongside Anil Kapoor and he played the role of a police officer who had taken an oath to track down a dangerous escaped convict named Shera.Apart from ‘Andar Bahar’, he paired alongside Anil Kapoor in various other hit films like ‘Ram Lakhan’ (1989) and ‘Karma’ (1986).

Although he earned success and recognition mostly by playing supporting roles, Jackie had also captured the audience with movies in which he played a leading role. In the 1992 film ‘Angaar’, he played the role of a youth who being frustrated with the corrupted and crime infected society, takes the lead in carrying out a berserk campaign against the corrupt system. His role in ‘Garddish’ (1993) is still considered by many to be Jackie’s best work till date. In this film, Jackie plays the role of a common man fighting against society’s criminal entities.

He has many other memorable roles in the bag: a famous actor “Raj Kamal” in the 1995 film ‘Rangeela’; “Ram Sinha”, a cop in the 1993 movie ‘Khalnayak’; “Chunnilal” in the 2002 film ‘Devdas’ and a freedom fighter name “Shubhankar” in ‘1942: A Love Story’ (1994). He even played the role of a ghost in MukeshSaigal’s ‘BhootUnkle’ (2006).

Recently he received accolades for his outstanding acting in the 2005 Bengali Film, ‘Antar Mahal’, directed by Rituparno Ghosh. Later on he played supporting roles in several comedy films like ‘Bhagam Bhag’ and ‘Apna Sapna Money Money’. In 2007, he appeared in the multi-starrer movie ‘Fool and Final’ by Ahmed Khan.

Jackie Shroff, who has not been appearing lately in Hindi films, will be seen in ‘Dhoom 3’, directed by Aditya Chopra. “All I can say is I am doing ‘Dhoom 3’. In a week’s time I should know as to when I would start shooting for my role” was Jackie’s statement when asked about his upcoming films. His son Tiger is also set to play a role in Dhoom3. He will be appearing alongside actress ‘Amrita Singh’ after two decades in ‘Aurangzeb’, a Yash Raj Film. The last time, both of them shared the common screen was in the 1993 Yash Chopra film, ‘Aaina’.

Some of his filmography includes ‘Swami Dada’, ‘AndarBahaar’, ‘Shiva KaInsaaf’, ‘MeraJawaab’, ‘Janoo’, ‘Dahleez’, ‘Mard Ki Zabaan’, ‘DakuHasina, ‘Falak’, ‘Ram Lakhan’, ‘Sikka’, ‘Vardi’, ‘100 Days’, ‘Saudagar’, ‘King Uncle’, ‘Khalnayak’, ‘Hasti’, ‘Angaar’, ‘Police Officer’, ‘1942: A Love Story’, ‘Aaina’, ‘Gardish’, ‘Stuntman’, ‘Milan’, ‘Trimurti’, ‘Agni Sakshi’, ‘Kalinga’, ‘Talaashi’, ‘Return of Jewel Thief’, ‘Bandish’, ‘Share Bazaar’, ‘Border’, ‘Shapath’, ‘Gang’, ‘Jung’, ‘Refugee’, ‘Mission Kashmir’, ‘One 2 Ka 4’, ‘Bas Itna Sa KhwaabHai’, ‘Devdas’, ‘KyaYehiPyaarHai’, ‘Boom’, ‘3 Deewarein’, ‘Ssukh’, ‘Tum Ho Na!’, ‘Bhoot Uncle’, ‘We R Friends’, ‘Care of Footpath’, ‘HallaBol’, ‘Lolita’, ‘Teen Patti’, ‘Hum Do Anjaane’, ‘Bhoot and Friends’, ‘Shakti’, ‘Anna Bond’ and many more.

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Name: Jackky Bhagnani

Born: 25 December, 1984

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Marital Status: Unmarried

Biography: Producer Vashu Bhagnani’s son Jackky debuted in Bollywood with Kal Kissne Dekha in 2009. He had to shed almost 60 kilos within two years for his role and finally went on to win the IIFA Debut Award for the film. Jackky played the geeky and lovelorn Nihal desperate for Nisha (Vaishali Desai).

Choreographer turned director; Remo D’Souza, directed Jackky, Puja Gupta, Arshad Warsi and Riteish Deshmukh in his youthful and lively comedy, F.A.L.T.U (2011). The film was mostly slashed by critics and yet it managed to earn well and turned out to be a surprise hit.

His upcoming movie ‘Ajab Gazabb Love’ opposite Kannada actress, Nidhi Subbaiah will be directed by Sanjay Gadhvi. The film is set to be released in October 24, 2012. Jackky has finely shaped up for this upcoming venture and by the look of the trailers; the film has managed to garner quite a buzz.

Jackky, who has completed his graduation in Commerce from Mumbai’s H.R College of Commerce and Economics, has previously assisted as producer in movies like ‘Out of Control’ (2003), Silsilay (2005) and ‘Shaadi No1’.

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Name: Jaideep Ahlawat

Biography: Jaydeep Ahlawat, the Indian actor was born into a Jat family in the village of Kharkara, at Rohatak, Haryana. In the year 2008, he passed out from the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune.

Soon after his graduation he started taking acting as a profession. In the year 2008, he played a very minor role in a short film called ‘Narmeen’. Two years later in 2010, he starred in the Priyadarshan directed Hindi comedy satire, ‘Khatta Meetha’, starring Akshay Kumar, Rajpal Yadav, Urvashi Sharma, Trisha Krishnan and Jaideep Ahlawat himself amongst others. Same year he also appeared in another flick titled ‘Aakrosh’. This Priyadarshan directed action thriller film had Ajay Devgan, Reema Sen, Akshaye Khanna, Paresh Rawal and Bipasha Basu in the primary roles. His next big project was Anurag Kashyap’s Indian crime film, ‘Gangs of Wasseypur- Part 1’ (2012). Here he starred along with Huma Qureshi, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Reema Sen, Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Piyush Mishra and Richa Chadda. This film was a huge success at the box office and Jaideep received quite a lot of recognition thanks to his performance in the film.

In 2013, he starred in Kamal Hassan’s Tamil spy thriller flick titled ‘Vishwaroopam’ which also was a big success.

Some of his filmography includes ‘Narmeen’ (2008), ‘Khatta Meetha’ (2010), ‘Aakrosh’ (2010), ‘Chittagong’ (2011), ‘Rockstar’ (2011), ‘Gangs of Wasseypur- Part 1’ (2012), ‘Vishwaroopam’ (2013), ‘VIshwaroopam 2’ (2013) and ‘Commando’ (2013).

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Staff member

Name: Jimmy Shergill

Birthday: 3rd December, 1971

Zodiac: Sagittarius

Marital Status: He is married to Priyanka Puri Shergill. The couple has a son named Veer.

Biography: Jimmy Shergill belongs to a Sikh Jatt Family based in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh. He has grown up mostly in Punjab and studied in Patiala before moving to Mumbai to work in films. Jimmy’s stint in Bollywood began quite well with Gulzar’s Maachis which focused on the Punjab Terrorism during the early 1980s. Following this, he was seen next in Yash Raj Films’ Mohabbatein with veteran and renowned actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. The film was a commercial hit.

He went on to work in noticeable and important roles in films like Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, Haasil, Munnabhai MBBS, Yahaan, Lage Raho Munnabhai, My Name is Khan, Tanu weds Manu, Saheb, Biwi aur Gangster and more recently Rajdhani Express. Critics have always appreciated his work. He has a great sense of honesty in his acting which transforms well on screen.

Jimmy has worked in many Punjabi films as well and is one of the top actors in Punjabi Film Industry garnering many commercial hits.

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Staff member

Name: John Abraham

Birthday: 17th December, 1972

Zodiac: Sagittarius

Marital status: Single, but in relationship with actress Bipasha Basu.

Awards: Rajiv Gandhi Award

Trivia: John’s Parsi name is Farhan.

John Abraham is actively involved with social communities like PETA and Habitat for Humanity. His efforts earned him an ‘Eco-Warrior’ award from the Vice President of India.

John Abraham Biography

With cute dimples and a six-pack torso, John Abraham bagged the Gladrags Manhunt Contest, Bipasha Basu and a few good movies in a decade of being in the limelight.

John was born in Mumbai to a Malayali father and a Parsi mother. He has a younger brother, Alan. John studied at the Bombay Scottish School. He graduated with a with a B.A in Economics from Jai Hind College. He started his career in the media, working with Time & Space Media Entertainment Promotions Ltd and later with Enterprises Nexus.

In 1999, he won the Gladrags Manhunt Contest and went to the Philippines for Manhunt International, where he won second place. Soon, he also appeared in a number of commercial advertisements. To improve his acting skills, John joined the Kishore Namit Kapoor acting school in Mumbai and completed an acting course while juggling modelling assignments.

John Abraham’s debut into movies was the steamy Jism with Bipasha Basu. His second movie Saaya, with Tara Sharma, received fair reviews. In 2004, his fans got their fill of the handsome actor in movies like Aetbaar, Paap and finally, Dhoom, which had John playing the cool villain with a racing bike. Incidentally, bikes are John’s passion off-screen too.

In 2005, John starred in the supernatural thriller Kaal and the comedy Garam Masala both of which did well at the box-office. Later that year, he had a major role in the critically acclaimed film, Water, which portrayed the tragic fate of Hindu widows during the 1930s.

In 2006, John starred in the films Zinda, Taxi No 9211, Baabul and Kabul Express. Among these, Taxi No 9211 and Kabul Express were successful. Salaam-e-Ishq was Abraham’s first release in 2007 but it failed to do well at the Indian box office. His last two releases of the year included the art-house thriller, No Smoking, and the sports film, Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal. In 2008, Abraham starred alongside Abhishek Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra in Dostana, his only release that year.

His first release of 2009 was New York, in which he starred along with Katrina Kaif and Neil Nitin Mukesh. In 2010, he appeared in two films; Aashayein and Jhootha hi Sahi, both of them failed to do anything at the box-office.

John’s first release of 2011 is 7 Khoon Maaf. He is currently working on Desi Boyz and Force & more .....

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Staff member

Name: Johnny Lever

Birthdate: 14th of August, 1957

Zodiac: Leo

Marital Status: He tied the knot with Sujatha and they have a son names Jesse and a daughter named Jamie. However in the year 1991, Johnny Lever again got married to Savita Simak, his second wife.


1) In the year 1997, Johnny Lever won the Star Screen Best Comedian Award for his role in ‘Raja Hindustani’.

2) In 1998 and 1999, he grabbed the Filmfare Best Comedian Awards for ‘Deewana Mastana’ and ‘Dulhe Raja’ respectively.

3) Next up, in 2002, Johnny Lever won the prestigious Zee Cine Best Actor in a Comic Role Award for his performance in the film ‘Love Ke Liye Kuchh Bhi Karega’.


1) Johnny Lever appeared on his comedy show called ‘Johny Aala Re’ aired on Zee TV.

2) In the year 2007, he was a judge on the sets of ‘Comedy Circus’, which is a stand up comedy reality show.

3) Johnny is the president of the Cine and T.V Art Association (also known as CINTAA). This house has its own TV show by the name of ‘Superstars ka Jalwa’, aired on Star Plus.

4) Apart from CINTAA, he is also the president of the Mimicry Artist Association Mumbai (also known as MAAM) and has done numerous live shows all around the globe.

Biography: Johnny Lever was born as John Prakasa Rao Janumala on the 14th of August, 1957 to Karunamma Janumala and Prakash Rao Janumala in the district of Prakasam in Andhra Pradesh, India. Telegu is his mother tongue and he had been brought up in Mumbai’s King’s Circle Area in Dharavi. He did his schooling from the Andhra Telegu School and he pursued his education till the seventh grade. He left school after that due to financial problems in the family. He then started doing odd jobs like selling pens on the busy streets of Mumbai by mimicking several Bollywood stars and also dancing to several Bollywood songs. Jimmy Moses, his brother is also a renowned comedian who has worked on the sets of ‘Comedy Circus’ as well as ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’. During his early days in the city of Yakutpura in Hyderabad, he started learning comedy acting. He was greatly inspired by comedians like Mehmood, Kishor Kumar and Johnny Walker and he developed a passion for stand up comedy and mimicry. He was also greatly influenced by mimicry artists such as Nerella Venumadhav and Dinesh Hingoo. He then sought the guidance of Pratap Jani, his mentor and Ram Kumar, the mimicry artist to learn the art of mimicry.

Johnny Lever had been an employee in a factory in Mumbai belonging to Hindustan Lever. During his working hours, he often entertained his colleagues by imitating the American singer and actor, Elvis Presley. He once even performed on stage at some function in his factory. Johnny’s popularity amongst his colleagues and officers got him the nickname of ‘Johnny Lever’.

He started performing in musical orchestras like Tabassum Hit Parade and soon after getting fame, he enrolled himself in the group of the legendary music direction duo, Kalyanji and Anandji. With them, Johnny Lever did numerous stage shows and world tours through which he got a lot of appreciation and exposure. The tour with Amitabh Bachchan in the year 1982, was his biggest tour initially.

The actor, Sunil Dutt once witnessed Johnny’s performance in one of his shows and he was quite impressed by Johnny’s talent and potential. He thus offered him a role in the film ‘Dard Ka Rishta’ which was Johnny’s very first film in his career.

During the 1980s, Johnny Lever released his comedy/mimicry album called ‘Hansee Ke Hungame’ which was a hit both at the domestic market as well at the overseas market. The success of this album increased his popularity to a higher level. He had even appeared on television commercials like the one directed by Shekhar Kapoor for ‘Kachua chhap’ incense.

In the year 1986, Johnny Level performed in a charity programme called ‘Hope 86’. He performed in front of the whole Hindi filming community as fillerand his performance at the show was greatly appreciated by the audience. Seeing his talent the renowned producer Gul Anand offered Johnny a role in his film ‘Jalwa’ with the famous Naseeruddin Shah.

Johnny Lever got his very first break in ‘Tum Par Hum Qurban’ followed by ‘Dard Ka Rishta’. He has acted in above 350 movies which included movies like ‘Kishen Kanhaiya’, ‘Khatarnak’, ‘Kasam’ and ‘Tezaab’. His first major breakthrough came with the Abbas Mustan film ‘Baazigar’.His role of that of ‘Babulal’ in this film was greatly appreciated by many. Following ‘Baazigar’, Johnny appeared in almost every other movie in a supporting role. Apart from movies, he even tried his hand in numerous live shows. One of his most famous live performances was at the 1999 Filmfare awards where he impersonated the sensational pop singer and dancer, Michael Jackson.

His very first Tamil movie was a film produced by SIMPL (short form for Shepherd India Media Private Limited), by the name of ‘Anbirkku Alavillai’. He also did a cameo in the Mahesh Bhatt directed Telegu flick titled ‘Criminal’ (1995).

Some of his filmography includes ‘Tum Par Hum Qurban’, ‘Love 86’, ‘Main Balwan’, ‘Jalwa’, ‘Ghar Mein Ram Gali Mein Shyam’, ‘Hatya’, ‘Kasam’, ‘Aakhri Adalat’, ‘Hero Hiralal’ ‘Tezaab’, ‘Suryaa’, ‘Mujrim’, ‘Jaadugar’, ‘Kala Bazaar’, ‘Chaalbaaz’, ‘Savior’, ‘Khiladi 786’, ‘Housefull 2’, ‘Sandwich’, ‘Players’, ‘Tell Me O Khuda’, ‘Golmaal 3’, ‘Khatta Meetha’ and numerous other films.

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Staff member

Name: Kamal Haasan

Birthday: 7th November 1954

Zodiac: Scorpio

Marital Status: Kamal Haasan has gone into a live in relation with actress Gouthami Tadimalla in the year 2004. The rumour is they have secretly married in a foreign country and it is kept a secret.

Interesting Facts: Kamal Haasan first marriage was with Classical Dancer Vani Ganapathi in the year 1978.

He again in 1998 married for the second time with Sarika Haasan without the consent of his elders. Kamal has two children Shruti Haasan and Akshara Haasan from this marriage. They finally divorced in 2004.

Trivia: Kamal Haasan is a screenwriter, producer, film actor and a director altogether.

His skills have titled him as “the first, and perhaps the last, complete hero in Indian Cinema”.

Kamal Haasan’s service to Indian Cinema has given him the honour of Padma Shri.

The hero was the first of all to convert fan clubs to welfare organizations. He was well involved in social services in the Kamal Narpani Iyakkam. The organisation includes works like donation of educational materials to school students, organising eye and blood donation camps.

He has received the first Abraham Kavoor National Award for Humanist Activities And Secular Life in 2004. He was moreover a project ambassador of Hridayaragam 2010 which was a fund raising organisation for orphans who are HIV/AIDS affected.

He in 2010 generated a cancer relief fund for children and gave roses to cancer affected children at Sri Ramchandra University in Porur, Chennai.

Kamal Haasan was involved in running Mayyam, a magazine sponsored by Kamal Haasan Welfare Association.

His fan association has collected his views regarding child and drug abuse, cinema, Kashmir conflict and published it in the book named Thedi Theerpon Va (Come, Let’s Solve Together).

The Universal Hero did his first debut at the age of six years and won National Film Award and also Rashtrapati Award.

Kamal Haasan records to be the highest number of National Film Award winner.

He stands at highest among the Indians whose three movies have been selected in Oscars to represents India in the category of Best Foreign Movie.

The star is a trained Indian Classical Bharatnatyam dancer.

Kamal Haasan became the CNN-IBN Indian of the year of 2010 and also was honoured with FICCI Living Legend in the year 2009. The Tamil Nadu Government garlanded Haasan with Kalaimamani in 1980 for his contributions to the film industry of Tamil.

In the year 2010 the Kerala Government honoured Kamal Haasan for his 50 years completion in Indian Film Industry. He was moreover presented with Special Honour by United Progressive Alliance Government for 50 years completion.

Moreover he owns a production company named Rajkamal International.

He also has taken assistance for make-up under Micheal Westmore.

Awards- The mega star has won numerous awards. The list follows- Filmfare Best Story Award(1998) for Virasat (1997), Filmfare Best Actor Award(1986) for Saagar (1985), Filmfare Award South Best Actor Tamil Film Industry (2001) for Hey Ram (2000), Filmfare Award South Best Actor Tamil Film Industry (1997) for Hindustani (1996), Filmfare Award South Best Actor Tamil Film Industry (1996) for Kuruthipunal (1996), Filmfare Award South Best Actor Tamil Film Industry (1993) for Thevar Magan (1992), Filmfare Award South Best Actor Tamil Film Industry (1992) for Guna (1992), Filmfare Award South Best Actor Tamil Film Industry (1990) for Apoorva Sagodharargal (1982), Filmfare Award South Best Film Telegu Film Industry (1990) for Apoorva Sagodharargal (1989), Filmfare Award South Telegu Film Industry (1990) for Indrudu Chandrudu (1982), Filmfare Award South Kannada Film Industry (1988) for The Love Chariot (1987), Filmfare Award South Telegu Film Industry (1984) for Sagara Sangamam (1983), Filmfare Award South Best Actor Tamil Film Industry (1983) for Moondram Pirai (1982), Filmfare Award South Best Actor Tamil Film Industry (1982) for Raaja Paarvai (1981), Filmfare Award South Telegu Film Industry for Aakali Rajyam (1981), Filmfare Award South Best Actor Tamil Film Industry (1981) for Varumayin Niram Sigappu (1980), Filmfare Award South Best Actor Malayalam Film Industry (1979) for Eeta (1978), Filmfare Award South Best Actor Tamil Film Industry (1979) for Sigappu Rojakkal (1978), Filmfare Award South Telegu Film Industry (1979) for Mara Charithra (1978), Filmfare Award South Best Actor Tamil Film Industry (1978) for Pathinaru Vayathinile (1977), Filmfare Award South Best Actor Tamil Film Industry (1976) for Apoorva Raagangal (1975), National Film Awards (Silver Lotus Award) Best Actor (1997) for Hindustani (1996), National Film Awards (Silver Lotus Award) Best Feature Film In Tamil(1993) for Thevar Magan (1992) and shared it with Bharathan, National Film Awards (Silver Lotus Award) Best Actor (1988) for Nayakan (1987), National Film Awards (Silver Lotus Award) Best Actor (1983) for Moondram Pirai (1982), National Film Awards (Silver Lotus Award) Best Child Artist (1960) for Kalathur Kannamma (1960), Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival Best Of Puchon Best Film (2004) for Virumandi (2004), Star Screen Awards Best Story Writer (1997) for Virasat (1997), Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Best Actor (1977) for 16 Vayathinile (1977), Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Best Actor (1980) for Varumayin Niram Sivappu (1980), Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Best Actor (1982) for Moondram Pirai (1982), Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Best Actor (1989) for Apoorva Sagodharargal (1989), Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Second Best Film (1992) for Thevar Magan (1992), Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Best Actor (1992) for Thevar Magan (1992), Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Best Actor (1996) for Indian (1996), Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Best Actor (2006) for Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006), Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Best Actor (2008) for Dasavathaaram (2008), Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award for Excellence in Indian Cinema (2006), Vijay Awards Most Popular Hero Of The Year (2008) for Dasavathaaram (2008), Vijay Awards Best Villain Award (2008) for Dasavathaaram (2008), Vijay Awards Best Comedian Award (2008) for Dasavathaaram (2008), Vijay Awards Best Story-Screenplay Writer Award (2008) for Dasavathaaram (2008), V.Shantaram Awards Special Award (2002) for Pammal K.Sambandam (2002), Zee Cine Award Best Actor In Comic Role (1997) for Chachi 420 (1997), Asianet Jury Award (2009), International Film Festival Of Korea Director In Focus (2004) for Virumaandi (2004), International Film Festival Rotterdam Director In Focus (2000) for Hey Ram (2000), Nandi Awards Best Actor (1983) for Saagara Sangamam (1983), Nandi Awards Best Actor (1986) for Swathi Muthyam (1986), Nandi Awards Best Actor (1989) for Indrudu Chandrudu (1989), BFJA Awards Best Actor In A Supporting Role (1986) for Saagar (1985), BFJA Awards Most Outstanding Work Of The Year (2001) for Hey Ram (2000).

The list of winning continues with the list of nominations in Filmfare Awards Best Actor (1981) for Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981), Filmfare Awards Best Actor (1983) for Sadma (1983), Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actor (1985) for Saagar (1985), Filmfare Awards Best Actor (1997) for Chachi 420 (1997), Filmfare Award South Best Actor Tamil (2003) for Anbe Sivam (2003), Filmfare Award South Best Actor Tamil (2008) for Dasavathaaram (2008), Filmfare Award South Best Actor Tamil (2009) for Unnai Pol Oruvan (2009), Filmfare Award South Best Actor Telegu (2009) for Eeenadu (2009), V.Shantaram Awards Best Actor Tamil (2008) for Dasvathaaram (2008).

Biography: The versatile actor was born in Paramakudi of Tamil Nadu to mother Rajlakshmi and father D.Srinivasan who was a criminal lawyer. He did his schooling from Holy Angels Convent School and later from Hindu High School in Triplicane.

His career at tinsel town began at the early age of six. He did his debut as a child artist in the film Kalathur Kannamma (1959). The debut was successful and thus yielded him with five more films as child actor.

The support of his family yielded his interest in this field and thus he joined T.K.S Nataka Sabha, a theatre repertory. This joining stirred his interest in make-up.

After seven years hiatus from the B-town he was back to the industry as the technical crew member. Still he played supporting roles. His debut as an adult was with Maanavan (1970) where he was present in a dancing shot. He did supporting role and assistant directing in the film Annai Velankani (1971). He also played in the film Arangetram (1973). His antagonistic roles include the films Sollathaan Ninaikkiren (1973) and Gumasthavin Magal (1974). Kamal Haasan played his first serious role in Aval Oru Thodar Kothai (1974). He also did a supporting actor role that year in Naan Avan Illai (1974).

His debut in Malyalam industry was through Kanyakumari (1974). Kamal Haasan broke into Tamil films with Apoorva Raangangal.

His success in the south brought him films like Manmadha Leelai (1976), Oru Oodhappu Kar Simittugiradhu (1976), Moondru Mudichu (1976), Avargal (1977), 16 Vayathinile (1977), Kokila (1977).

He made his Telegu debut with Katha Kaadu (1979) which was a remake of Avargal (1977). His debut as a lead in Telegu industry was with Maro Charithra (1978).

Kamal Haasan in the year 1977 also acted in the film Kabita, a Bengali film.

He played a psychopathic sexual killer in the anti-hero thriller Sigappu Rojakkal (1978).

Kamal Haasan did a cameo role in Rajnikanth’s Thillu Mullu (1981). He continued his pairing with Sridevi in Varumayin Niram Sigappu (1980) after 16 Vayathinile (1977).

The man of South came to blast B-town with his debuting film Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981) which was a remake of Maro Charithra (1978). The film Raja Paarvai (1981) marked his debut in the film production and also his 100th film appearance.

He lated appeared in the role of an amnesia patient in Sadma (1983), the Hindi version of Moondram Pirai (1982).

He did Bollywood flicks that include Zara Si Zindagi (1983), Yeh To Kamal Ho Gaya (982), Sagara Sangamam (1983), Raj Tilak (1984), Saagar (1985), Geraftaar (1985).

Kamal Haasan did his first sequal with the film Japanil Kalyanaraman (1979), the previous of the lot being Kalyanaraman (1985).

His other southern films include Swathi Muthyam (1985), Punnagai Mannan (1986), Vetri Vizha (1987), Nayagan (1987). These films were heavily dubbed into other southern languages due to Haasan’s popularity.

His endeavour extended to his only silent film and a black comedy Pushpak (1987).

Kamal Haasan also acted in Unnal Mudiyum Thambi (1988), Sathya (1988), Apoorva Sagodhararga (1989), Indrudu Chandrudu (1989), Chanakyan (1989).

Micheal Madhana Kamarajan (1990) showed the comic upleafment and writing skills of the universal hero.

He again shifted to serious acting with Thevar Magan (1992) and Guna (1991). The film Thevar Magan due to its blockbustering success was remade in Hindi as Virasat (1997).

He followed his career with films- Singaravelan (1992), Maharasan (1993), Mahanadi (1994), Nammavar (1994), Sathi Leelavathi (1995), Subha Sankalpam (1995), Kuruthipunal (1995), Indian (1996), Kaadhala Kaadhala (1998).

The Chachi 420 (1998) was the remake of Avvai Shahmughi (1996) which was inspired by English movie Mrs. Doubtfire (1993).

His directorial debut was with the film Marudhanayagam, o biopic of Mohammed Yusuf Khan that was started in 1997 but was left incomplete due to schedule problems. His directorial venture continued with Hey Ram (2000) which was critically acclaimed, Virumaandi (2004) that brought hi, awards, Marmayogi which after a year of production became stalled.

Then he shifted to the comedy movie Thenali (2000) and it continued to Aalavandhan (2001). Though the later failed but it was followed by the comedy series of successful films- Pammal K. Sambandam (2002), Panchathantiram (2002).

Kamal Haasan’s other films include Anbe Sivam (2003), Vasool Raja MBBS (2004), Mumbai Express (2005), Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006), Dasavathaaram (2008).

His producing venture begun with Unnaipol Oruvan (2009) which had her daughter Shruti Haasan as the music director.

Moreover Kamal Haasan wrote screenplay and dialogues for the film Manmadan Ambul (2010).

Kamal has not only played his role in screen but also off the screen as writer of stories in films Raja Paarvai (1981), Manmadhan Ambu (2010) and many more.

He also tried his hands on lyrics writing in cinemas Hey Ram (2000), Virumaandi (2004), Manmadhan Ambu (2010), Unnai Pol Oruvan (2009).

Kamal Haasan has also sung in more than seventy songs in Telegu, Malyalam, Hindi, English and Tamil.

Recently the star is working on his fourth directorial film Vishwaroopam which follows the lines of the Hollywood spy thriller Mission Impossible series. The film is supposed to release on October this year.

His other upcoming movie is Poi staring megastar Rajnikanth and the movie is hoped to release on December 2012.

The upcoming movie list continues with Amar Hain, a film against political corruption. The film will be produced, directed and performed by Kamal Haasan.

Kamnal Haasan has also a Hollywood project in hand as his debut in Holly world as director and scriptwriter. The movie is said to be produced by Barrie Osborne and his opposite would be played by a seven year old girl.

The name in the world stands as a legend and will ever sparkle like glitters.

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Staff member

Name: Kartik Tiwari

Birthdate: 22nd of November, 1988

Zodiac: Scorpio

Marital Status: Unmarried

Biography: Kartik Tiwari, the Indian actor was born as Kartikeya Tiwari on the 22nd of November, 1988 in the city of Gwalior situated in Madhya Pradesh. He pursued his higher studies from the prestigious St. Paul’s School Morar in Gwalior. After high school, Kartik Tiwari shifted to Vavi Mumbai in Maharashtra where he got admitted into D. Y. Patil College for the purpose of learning engineering. During his third year at his college, he suddenly decided to take acting as his career. Later on, Luv Ranjan, the director approached Kartik Tiwari after he discovered him on Facebook, the social networking site.

Kartik’s first film in Bollywood was with Luv Ranjan’s ‘Pyaar ka Punchnama’ where he starred alongside Nushrat Bharucha, Rayo Bhakirta, Ishita Sharma, Sonalli Sehgall and Divyendu Sharma.This film was a big success at the box office and his performance in this film was well received by the audience at large. Tiwari playing the role of Rajat (Rajjo) in this film was noted for his 4 minute long monologue about women’s behaviour.

One of Kartik’s upcoming films is the 2013 romantic comedy, ‘Akaashvani’, directed by Luv Ranjan. Here he will be starring opposite Nushrat Bharucha in this film and alos in the sequel to ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’. Kartik might also be given the job of playing the lead role in ‘Kaanchi’, which is an upcoming movie produced and directed by Subhash Ghai.

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Staff member

Real Name: Kay Kay Menon

Birth date: 2nd October 1966

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Marital Status: Married to Nivedita Bhattacharya

Awards: Nominated for Filmfare best Villain award for the movie Sarkar.

Trivia: He holds a MBA degree in Marketing.

He has done quite a lot of television films.

Kay Kay Menon was working in advertising sector before venturing into film fraternity.

Was very good at singing Ghazals in his college days.

His debut film was the 1995 release Naseem.

Biography: Kay Kay Menon has achieved success critically as well as commercially in Bollywood, while establishing himself as a reliable actor. After leaving a promising career in advertising, he has come a long way. He is regarded as one of the most bankable actors, when it comes to performing a given character.

His childhood was spent in Ambarnath and he spent most of his college life in Pune. After completing his schooling from the St. Joseph’s High School, he went on to obtain his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the Mumbai University. In 1988, he gained his MBA degree with a concentration in Marketing.

He took up a job in the advertising sector only to leave it for pursuing his acting career. After his debut film Naseem, he found work hard to come by. Venturing into television industry, he acted ina few serials and television movies. After acting in Anurag Kashyap’s Last Train To Mahaakaali, which aired on Star Plus in the Star Bestsellers segment; Kay Kay got the eyeballs rolling. However, he was noticed and appreciated by all in his character oriented role in Sudhir Mishra’s Hazaaron Khwaahishe Aisi. The portrayal fetched him rave reviews and also got him recognition from the film fraternity.

Taking up the challenge of diversity, he began choosing different characters. While portraying a ruthless Pakistani jailor in Deewar, he played the charming friend in Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh. Films like Corporate, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., Life in a… Metro even strengthened his image as a reliable actor.

His character portrayals have been diverse and have fetched him huge critical as well as audience acclaim. Be it the police officer in Stoneman Murders, a royal ruler in Gulaal, the negative antagonist in Drona or the good for nothing elder son in Sarkar; Kay Kay has trodden down a not so well travelled path for a Bollywood character.

Kay Kay has acted with most celebrated directors and is not afraid of taking up a challenging role. His versatility is his biggest asset and he is certainly not afraid of showcasing it. In his private life however, he is very reserved and prefers to spend most of his time with his wife. Upcoming movies of Kay Kay are Enemmy, NH4, Shahid, and ABCD- Anybody can dance.

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Staff member

Name: Kunaal Roy Kapur

Birthdate: 12th of October, 1979

Zodiac: Libra

Marital Status: Kunaal Roy Kapur tied the knot with an interior designer named Shayonti. They are the parents of two kids.

Biography: Kunal Roy Kapur was born on the 12th of October, 1979 in the City of Dreams, Mumbai. He did his schooling from the well-known G. D. Somani Memorial School located in Cuffe Parade in Mumbai. Kunaal was given the name of ‘Roy’ from his paternal grandparents living in Lahore, where they had a store with the name of ‘Roy Brothers’. Siddharth Roy Kapur, his elder brother is the CEO of the prestigious ‘UTV Motion Pictures’, whereas Aditya Roy Kapur, his younger brother is an actor and has been a part of Vipul Shah’s ‘Action Replayy’ as well as Sanjay LeelaBhansali’sHindi drama romance, ‘Guzaarish’.

When he was just thirteen years of age, Kunaal started participating in children’s theatre. Apart from acting, Kunaal had also been an assistant photographer under BomanIrani, the photographer turned actor.

Kunaal began his career in acting through the Indian television show named, ‘Just Mohabbat’ (1996). This Hindi television drama series was aired on Sony TV. Next up, he was seen doing a guest appearance in Manish Acharya’s 2007 flick, ‘Loins of Punjab Presents’. Here he played the character role of Mr.Raghav White and starred opposite Ishita Sharma and ShabanaAzmi.Kunaal was also seen in Rajan Kothari’s 2007 film, ‘PangaNaa Lo’.

Apart from acting, Kunaal Roy Kapur has also sat on the director’s chair. He directed a play in the year 2006 titled, ‘The President is coming’. Soon enough, he adapted this play into a movie, and he came out with his first ever film in 2009 named ‘The President is coming’. This film had Shehnaz Patel and KonkonaSen Sharma in the star cast. This film received mixed reviews and was a ‘Semi-Hit’ at the box office.

Kunaal Roy Kapur also made an appearance in the British Indian comedy series, ‘Mumai Calling’. He appeared in six episodes of this show as an operator belonging to a call centre. Next up, he had also played a small role in the AbhinayDeo directed ‘Delly Belly’, starring Vir Das and Imraan Khan.

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Name: Kunal Kapoor

Birthdate: 18thOctober, 1977

Zodiac: Libra

Marital Status: He tied the knot with Sheena Sippy, daughter of the movie director, Ramesh Sippy.


1) In 2006, Kunal Kapoor was awarded the Star Sabsey Favorite Naya Hero Award.

2) Next year in 2007, he received the Stardust Breakthrough Performance Award: Male.

Biography: Kunal Kapoor, one of the most talented actors from B town was born in the City of Dreams, Mumbai in India on the 18th of October, 1975. His father ShashiKapoorhails from Amritsar and his mother Jennifer Kendalcomes from Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Kunal began his illustrious career as an assistant director on the sets of ‘Aks’, the Amitabh Bachhan starrer, directed by RakeyshOmprakashMehra.

It was Barry John, the great theatre legend, under whom Kunal started training himself to grow up as a well-established actor. He carried on this theatre career of his with Motley, which was a theatre group managed and run by the well-known actor, Naseeruddin Shah and Kunal had done a number of plays under his guidance.

The first movie in which he made an appearance was ‘Meenakshi: A Tale of Three Cities’, directed by M.F Hussain, the renowned Indian painter. The three cities referred to here are Hyderabad, Prague and Jaisalmer. This movie not only earned him critical acclaim but it also made it possible for him to establish his own pace and footing in the film industry.

The year 2006 was a gem of a year to him with the release of the Aamir Khan starrer, ‘Rang De Basanti’, directed by RakyeshOmprakashMehra. This movie was a big hit at the box office and this film turned Kunal into a star overnight. This critically and commercially successful movie went on to become the official movie sent by India to the Oscars. Among numerous other awards, ‘Rang De Basanti’ earned a nomination at the 2007 BAFTA Awards (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts) in Best Foreign Film category.Kunal’s stupendous performance in the film earned him lots of acclaim as well as a Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award nomination. He became a known face in the film industry after starring in this blockbuster film.

Next year did not go quite as well as he had expected to. He appeared in Milan Luthria’s ‘Hattrick’ which failed to create much of an impact at the box office. Following ‘Hattrick’, he starred in ‘AajaNachle’ and ‘LaagaChunari Mein Daag’, both of which did not create much of a roar at the box office. He played a critical role on the Shah Rukh Khan starrer ‘Don 2’, directed by FarhanAkhtar and he did receive a lot of appreciation for his role.

Coming to endorsements, Kunal Kapoor has endorsed numerous popular brands such as Ray Ban, Mahindra Logan, Thums Up and Indian terrain. He even voiced Rama, the Indian God in the film ‘MahayoddhaRama’which was directed by RaizadaRohitJaisingVaid. This animated mythological film is based on the Sanskrit Epic, Ramayana. Kunal Kapoor also dedicates a portion of his time to social activities which makes him a gem of a person. He, along with actress Gwyneth Paltrow are both presently the face of the well-known charitable organization named ‘Save the Children’. Though recently, most of his films did not do quite as well as he would have hoped he still continues to be very much selective about the kind of project he wishes to undertake and he does undertake that particular work after a considerable amount of research and analysis.

In the year 2009, Kunal Kapoor began writing in columns for HT City every week. HT City is the lifetime supplement of the famous newspaper, Hindustan Times. These articles can also be viewed online on Desimartini, the social network. Apart from writing articles, he is also a trained pilot and he flies as a hobby. He is also undertaking training for the national rally championship in an academy present on the outskirts of the city of Mumbai.

Some of his new and upcoming projects include the romantic comedy titled ‘Luv ShuvTey Chicken Khurana’; ‘Chamkila’ which is a biography of Amar Singh Chamkila, the controversial Punjabi singer; and finally theresAnuragKashyap’s movie in which he will be playing Raj Comic’s super hero ‘Doga’.

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Name: Kunal Khemu

Birthday: 25 May, 1983

Zodiac: Taurus

Marital Status: Single

Biography: Kunal Khemu started his career as a child actor appearing in the Doordarshan TV series Gul Gulshan Gulfaam and made his film debut with Mahesh Bhatt’s movie Sir (1993). Before making his debut as a lead actor he appeared as a child artist in many films like Raja Hindustani, Zakhm,Bhai and Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke.

Kunal Khemu’s first film as a lead actor was Mahesh Bhatt’s Kalyug (2005), which was based on the pornography industry. In 2007, he was seen in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Traffic Signal. He was also seen in Dhol in the same year.

Kunal’s film Superstar in which he featured in a double-role failed to do much at the box-office. In 2009 he was seen in Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge and Jai Veeru. He was last seen in Rohit Shetty’s super-hit film Golmaal 3 (2010).

He will be next seen in Mukesh Bhatt’s Blood Money.
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