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Name: Mahaakshay Chakraborty

Birthdate: 30th of July, 1984

Zodiac: Leo

Biography: MahaakshayChakraborty, the Indian actor was born as MimohCharabortyon the 30th of July in the year 1984 in the City of Dreams, Mumbai. His parents Yogeeta Bali and MithunChakraborty were renowned actors in the film industry. He got all his eductation through home schooling. Mahaakshay has two brothers, Namashi and Rimoh and a sister called Dishani.

His very first film in Bollywood was an action film by Raj N. Sippy called ‘Jimmy’ released on the 9th of May, 2008. Here he donned the role of a DJ who was falsely accused of a murder which ultimately led him to the world of crime. He received the prestigious Filmfare Best Male Debut nomination for his performance in ‘Jimmy’.‘Jimmy’ despite receiving positive reviews from the critics, it failed to do well at the box office. Next up Mahaakshaysigned up for ‘Hamilton Palace’, directed by Raj Sippy and starring Shantipriya, AshutoshRana, Vishwajeet Pradhan and Mahaakshay himself. This film was also a failure at the box office.

In the year 2011, he starred in ‘Haunted 3D’, directed by Vikram Bhatt and starring MahaakshayChakraborty himself along with SagarSaikia, Achint Kaur, Twinkle Bajpai and ArifZakaria. ‘Haunted 3D’ was India’s very first three dimensional stereoscopic horror movie. This film was a huge commercial success and it became Mahaakshay’s very first hit. Next up he appeared in the comedy flick, ‘Loot’, directed by Rajnish Raj Thakur and starring Ravi Kishan, Shweta Bhardwaj, Javed Jaffrey, Suniel Shetty, Govinda and MahaakshayChakraborty himself. This film flopped at the box office. Soon after ‘Loot’, he appeared in the 2012 film ‘TukkaaFitt’, directed by Shawn Arranha. In the year 2013, Mahaakshay made his debut in the Bengali film industry with the film ‘Rocky’, directed by SujitMondal and starring Pooja Bose and Mahaakshay himself. In the film, Mahaakshay plays the role of a goon called ‘Rocky’. Here MithunChakraborty did a special appearance in “Rocky Bhai”, an item song. ‘Rocky’ is a remake of the 2011 Telugu hit film ‘Oosaravelli’, directed by Surender Reddy.

One of his upcoming films is the AshuTrikha directed ‘Enemmy’, starring Yuvika Chaudhary, MithunChakraborty, Johnny Lever, Kay KayMenon, Sunil Shetty, Mahesh Manjrekar and Mahaakshay himself. Here, he would be enacting the role of a CID officer by the name of Madhav Singh. This film is set to hi the theatre screen screens on the 21st of June, 2013.

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Name: Mahesh Manjrekar (Mahesh Waman Manjrekar)

Birthday: 16th August, 1953

Zodiac: Leo

Marital Status: Married to Medha Manjrekar. They have two children named Ashwami and Satya Manjrekar

Awards: Mahesh Manjrekar has been the recipient of the National Award for Best Regional Film (Marathi) for his film Astitva, as well as the Screen Weekly Awards for Best Story (Marathi) for the same film. He was also awarded the IIFA Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for the film Kaante.

Trivia: A talented director, producer, writer and actor, Mahesh Manjrekar has been in the theatre and film industry for over two decades now, and has successfully made a mark for himself. He has acted in several movies, portraying mainly grey characters in various films.

Biography: Mahesh Manjrekar is a powerhouse of talent. He has been displaying his talent ever since he started out as an actor and producer in Marathi theatre. His first Marathi play was Aflatoon in 1984, for which he received much recognition. Subsequently, his true talent was brought out in the form of plays like Dhyanimani, Gidhade, All the Best, and so on.

Mahesh Manjrekar made his mark in the Hindi cinema with his first film Vaastav: The Reality. He was the director of this film, which starred Sanjay Dutt and Namrata Shirodkar in the lead roles, and revolved around Mumbai underworld. The film was quite successful both commercially and critically, and was awarded with many prestigious awards like Filmfare, Screen Weekly and IIFA.

His success followed in the year 2000 in the form of Astitva, which was made in Hindi and Marathi and starred Tabu, Sachin Khedekar and Ravindra Mankani in important roles. This film won him the National Award for Best Film in Marathi along with the Star Screen Award for Best Story as well as the Star Screen Special Jury Award for the same.

The talented director- producer also became renowned for his other films like Kurukshetra, Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hai, Hathyar, Pyaar Kiya Nahi Jaatha, and many more, but these were commercially not very successful. He then started acting in Hindi films in 2003 with Sanjay Gupta’s film Kaante, in which he played the role of a drug peddler. Manjrekar’s versatility was seen when he directed films like Rakht, Viruddh… Family Comes First, and Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi to name a few. He forayed into Bengali cinema with Mithun Chakraborty starrer film Ami Shubhash Bolchi. He has also directed Marathi films like Fakta ladh Mhana, Kaksparsh and Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy, of which the last set a record opening at the time of its release.

Mahesh Manjrekar has proved his talent only in the films he has directed and produced, but also in the films he has acted in. Be it Hindi films like Musafir, Dus Kahaniyaan, Slumdog Millionaire, Wanted, Teen Patti, Dabangg, Ready, Bodyguard and Oh My God, or Telugu films like Okkadunnadu and Don Seenu, or even the Marathi films produced by him, audiences have witnessed his amazing talent in a variety of genres.

The versatile filmmaker and actor has also been seen in quite a few television appearances, popular ones being celebrity dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and crime series C.I.D. He has also lent his voice to some songs of his Hindi and Marathi films. His upcoming films include Shootout at Wadala, Himmatwala and Beed Cha Raaja.

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Name: Manish Paul

Birthdate: 3rd of August, 1981

Zodiac: Leo

Awards: In the year 2013, Manish Paul bagged the Best Anchor trophy at the Indian Telly Awards.

Biography: Manish Paul, the Indian television and film actor was born in the city of Delhi on the 3rd of August in the year 1981. He pursued his education from the prestigious Apeejay School situated in Sheikh Sarai New Delhi. He hails from a family having sufficient financial expertise.

He began his illustrious career as a radio jockey for Radio City’s morning drive time called Kasa Kai Mumbai. Soon after that, Manish enacted the role of a ghost in the television serial, ‘Ghost Bana Dost’ aired on Star One channel. Throughout the years he has appeared in numerous television serials such as ‘Kuchh Cook HotaHai’ on 9X, ‘KahaniShuru with Love Guru’ and ‘Wheel GharGhar Mein’ on Zee TV, ‘Ssshhh…Phir Koi Hai’ aired on Star One, ‘Zindadil’ on Zee Next, ‘Radhaa Ki BetiyaanKuchKarDikhayengi’ aired on NDTV Imagine and many more. Later on he gained a lot of recognition after he started hosting various dancing and singing based reality shows. He had even been a participant on the comedy based reality show aired on Sony TV called ‘Comedy Circus’. Apart from ‘Comedy Circus’, he had also participated in a celeb singing show called ‘Star a Rockstar’. He had hosted ‘Dance India Dance Li’l Masters’ aired on Zee TV and is presently hosting the sixth edition of the dance reality show, ‘JhalakDikhlaJa’.

Manish Paul will be playing a lead role on the silver screen this year with debutant director SaurabhVerma’s ‘Mickey Virus’ starring Nitish Pandey, Puja Gupta, VarunBadola, Manish Choudhury, Elli Avram and Manish himmself. This film is a comic thriller set in the city of Delhi and it revolves around the life of a Punjabi computer crazy person Mickey who sets out to plan a con of a big scale.This film is set to be released on the 13th of September, 2009. Previously he had played supporting roles in films like ‘Any Body Can Dance’, ‘MarutiMera Dost’ and ‘Tees Maar Khan’.

Some of the television shows which he had been a part of are ‘JhalakDikhhlaJaa 6’, ‘India’s Got Talent 4’, ‘JhalakDikhhlaJaa 5’, ‘Star YaRockstar’, ‘Dance Ke Superstars’, ‘Pyaar Mein Twist’, ‘KiskiDaalGalegi’, ‘Comedy Circus KaJadoo’, ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar’, ‘Dance India Dance Li’l Masters’, ‘Kuch Kook HotaHai’, ‘GharGhar Mein’, ‘Ghost Bana Dost’, ‘Ssshhh… Phir Koi Hai’, ‘Zindadil’, ‘Radhaa Ki BetiyaanKuchKarDikhayengi’ and ‘ChhoonaHaiAasmaan’.

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Name: Manjot Singh

Birthdate: 7th of July, 1992

Zodiac: Cancer

Awards: In the year 2009, Manjot Singh won the prestigious Filmfare Critics Award for the Best Actor category for his performance in the film ‘Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!’ directed by Dibakar Banerjee and starring Abhay Deol, Neetu Chandra and Paresh Rawal.

Biography: Manjot Singh, the Indian film actor was born on the 7th of July in the year 1992 into a Sikh background. His mother works in the government agency while his father is a doctor. He completed his schooling from the prestigious Hillwoods Academy situated in New Delhi.

Manjot Singh’s first entry into Bollywood was through Dibakar Banerjee’s ‘Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!’. Initially Dibakar Banerjee’s casting director rejected Manjot for the role of Lucky, the protagonist in the film, but luckily Dibakar Banerjee somehow had faith in Manjot and decide to try him out. Manjot, who never in his life had acted before, soon went to Manali for a week to learn acting through a workshop programme. Manjot was told to imitate Abhay Deol and he also had to wear a cheek pad so as to make his jaw appear broad just like Abhay Deol. In the film, Manjot’s role was that of a young boy by the name of Lucky who later grew up to be a master thief. Manjot’s performance was well appreciated by the critics and he received the Filmfare Critics Award for the Best Actor category.

In the year 2012, Manjot starred in ‘Udaan’, directed by Vikramaditya Motwane. Despite receiving positive reviews this film was a box office failure. Next year in 2012, Manjot signed up for a Punjabi musical drama flick titled ‘Pure Punjabi’, directed by Munish Sharma and starring Karan Kundra, Dhriti Saharan, Sangram Singh, Kanwar Zorawar Singh, Nav Bajwa and Manjot Singh himself. The story around four close friends in Punjab who had a strong passion for music. The very same year Manjot Singh played the character role of Dimpy in Karan Johar’s coming-of-age romantic comedy film, ‘Student of the Year’, starring Siddharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles.

Another upcoming release of Manjot Singh 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.

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Name: Manoj Bajpai (Manoj Bajpayee)

Birthday: 23rd April 1969

Zodiac: Taurus

Marital Status: Manoj Bajpai is married with Neha aka Sabana Reza, the Bollywood actress from the year 2005. They have a daughter named Ava Nayla together.

Interesting Facts: Manoj Bajpai has previously been married to a Delhi girl but it later resulted in divorce during his hard times of his life.

Trivia: The offbeat actor got rejected for four times at National School Of Drama and this diverted him to join Barry John’s acting school. He was the classmate of the King Khan and was always rated as one of the best pupils present there. Thus his acting career started with theatres.

In order to achieve his dream he shifted from Bihar from doing small roles to the B-Town glamour and started with T.V roles.

Manoj Bajpai’s name was influenced from the actor-director Manoj Kumar and he considered changing the name to Samar which expresses more aggression, battle and power.

Awards: The moving from Bihar flourished as yielding prestigious awards to the passionate lover of acting Manoj Bajpai. He won Filmfare Award Best Actor- Critic’s Choice (1999) for Satya (1989), Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actor (1999) for Satya (1989), BFJA Award for Best Actor (1999) for Shool (1999), National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor (2000) for Satya (1989), Filmfare Award Best Actor-Critic’s Choice (2000) for Shool (1999), Zee Cine Award Best Actor In A Supporting Role-Male (2000) for Shool (1999), Star Screen Award Best Villain (2002) for Aks (2001), Zee Cine Award for Best Actor In A Negative Role (2003) for Road (2002), Popular Award Best Villain (2002) for Aks (2001) and National Film Award-Special Jury Award (2004) for Pinjar (2003).

The two time National Award winning actor also got nominated in Filmfare Best Villain Award (2002) for Aks (2001), Filmfare Best Villain Award (2003) for Road (2002), Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award (2004) for LOC Kargil (2003) and Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award (2011) for Rajneeti (2010).

Biography: Bajpai was born in Belioa, a small village near Narkatiaganj in Betiah Wast Champaran, Bihar. He got his schooling from Krist Raja High School in Bettiah. He then did his graduation in history from Ramjas College.

Manoj’s Telly acting career started with Swaabhimaan, the serial that aired on Doordarshan. He also appeared in Dastak in a small role of a cop.

His debut in silver screen was with Droh Kaal (1994) in several small roles. He also did small role in Bandit Queen (1994) before getting his big break through in Satya (1998). This brought him many awards.

Manoj Bajpai’s film list includes Tamanna (1997), Prem Kadha (1999), Kaun (1999), Fiza (2000), Ghaath (2000), Aks (2001), LOC: Kargil (2003), Hanan (2004), Jaago (2004), Inteqam: The Perfect Game (2004), Return To Rajapur (2005), Bewafaa (2005), Fareb (2005), Happy (2006), 1971 (2007), Swami (2007), Dus Kahaniyan (2007), Money Hai Toh Honey Hai (2008), Acid Factory (2008), Jugaad (2009), Jail (2009), Komaram Puli (2010), Vedam (2010), Dus Tola (2010), Aarakshan (2011), Lanka (2011).

His most acclaimed movies are Daud: Fun On The Run (1997), Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar (2000), Shool (1999), Veer Zaara (2004), Zubeidaa (2001), Pinjar (2003), Road (2002), Rajneeti (2010), Gangs Of Wasseypur (2012).

The serious actor’s upcoming films are Chittagong, Chakravyuh, and Samar. They are assigned to release on October this year. His other film Shootout At Wadala is yet on production and is probable to be released on May, 2013.

Manoj Bajpai is doing another movie The Whisperers which is based on the novel by Robert Nicolson.

Manoj Bajpai stands a little shifted from commercial line and is most well known for his offbeat movies and critical choices of films.

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Name: Mithun Chakraborty

Birthday: 16th July, 1950

Zodiac: Gemini

Marital Status: Mithun Chakraborty tied the knot with Yogeeta Bali, a former actress in the year 1979. They have 3 sons and 1 daughter: Mimoh Chakraborty, Rimoh Chakraborty, Namashi Chakraborty and Dishani Chakraborty.


1) In 1976 and 1996, Mithun won the Best Actor Award at the National Film awards for ‘Mrigaya’ and ‘Tahader Kotha’ respectively.

2) In the year 1998, he won the National Film Award for the best Supporting Actor category for his role in the film ‘Swami Vivekananda’.

3) In 1990, he won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for ‘Agneepath’.

4) He was presented the Filmfare as well as the Star Screen award in 1995 for the Best Villain category for his role in T L V Prasad’s ‘Jallaad’.

5) In 2007, Mithun won two prestigious awards: Lifetime Achievement Award and Role Model of the Year award from Stardust.

6) Mithun had received the Bengali Journalists’ Association Awards for the Best Actor category in 1977 and 1995 for ‘Mrigaya’ and ‘Tahader Kotha’ respectively.

7) He also received the Anandalok Special Editor award in 1999. In 2007, he received the same award for the Best Actor category for his outstanding role in ‘Minister Fatakeshto’.

Biography: Mithun Chakraborty, the Disco Dancer virtually ruled the Bollywood industry during the 80s. If regional films are included, then Mithun Chakraborty can be said to have appeared in over 200 films. His contribution to the Indian film industry has been immense and even today at the age of 63 years he continues the work which he had started long time back when he had first entered the film industry.

Mithun Chakraborty, who was originally known by the name of Gouranga, was born to a Bengali family in Kolkata, West Bengal. He completed his education from the renowned Scottish Church College, Kolkata, from where he received his undergraduate degree in chemistry (BSc). Later he passed out from the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. Before joining the Indian film industry, Mithun was an ardent Naxalite, but later tragedy struck him when his brother died in an accident as a result of which he withdrew himself from the Naxalite group although this action of his made him put his life at a greater risk.

He started his journey in the Indian Film Industry with Mrinal Sen’s film, ‘Mirigaya’ (1976). His performance in this film earned him lots of appreciation and accolades from the film community. He came into the limelight later in the 1970s for his role in the ‘Surakshaa’ (1979), directed by Ravikant Nagaich. In the 1980s, Mithun played some leading roles in ‘Wardaat’,‘Hum Paanch’, ‘Aadat se Majboor’ and ‘Unees-Bees’ for which he became the most demanded star in the 1980s.

His breath taking role came finally in the musical drama film, ‘Disco Dancer’ (1980), directed by Babbar Subhash. This film was a big success and it remains an all-time favorite. ‘Disco Dancer’ and other similar films like ‘Dance Dancer’ (1987) and ‘Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki’ (1984) brought out the dancer in him. As Big B entered politics, Mithun Chakraborty became Bollywood’s numero uno with consecutive hits and after Amitabh Bachchan, he became the next highest paid movie star in Bollywood. Mithun, in the 1980s also played his role in numerous romantic films and family dramas like ‘Ghar Ek Mandir’, ‘Pyaar Jhukta Nahin’, ‘Pyaar Ka Mandir’, ‘Swarag Se Sunder’and ‘Mujhe Insaaf Chahiye’.

Later in the mid-90s, Mithun took a much needed break from Mumbai and he moved to Ooty where he opened up his own hotel business under the brand name ‘Monarch’. He operates his hotels in Siliguri, Kolkata, Ooty, Darjeeling and Mudhumalai. For a decade, many considered Mithun to be a ‘One Man Army’ as he had appeared in more than 80 movies over 10 years. Later on, he moved from mainstream commercial Hindi films to regional movies of low budget. He catered to the viewers of Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, where he, till today has a lot followers, all thanks to his involvement in Bhojpuri films. His biggest Bhojpuri hit came with his debut film ‘Bhole Shankar’. He was the India’s highest tax payer for a span of five years during1995 to 1999.While working in Bollywood, Mithun has also worked in some major blockbuster Bengali films such as ‘Troyee’, ‘Tahader Kotha’, ‘Swarna Trishna’, ‘Annay Abichar and ‘Jiban Yuddha’. Post 2000 , he became much more involved in Bengali movies. He appeared in ‘Titli’ (2002) directed by Rituparno Ghosh, ‘Kaalpurush’(2008) directed by Buddhadeb Dasgupta and later on he starred in several hits like ‘Ami Subhash Bolchi’, ‘Target-The Final Mission’ and ‘Shukno Lanka’. Some of his latest hits are ‘Le Halua Le’ and ‘Nobel Chor’.

In 2005, Mithun made his comeback in Bollywood with the not so successful film ‘Elaan’. He then went on to play a supporting role in the Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru directed ‘Lucky: No Time for Love’ which became a major hit at the box office. He earned a lot of appreciation for his role in the film ‘Chingari’(2005) directed by Kalpana Lazmi. He also received lots of accolades for his performance in the 2007 Mani Ratnam directed movie ‘Guru’. In 2009 he played a role in the children’s film ‘Zor Laga Ke…Haiya!’ which received multiple international awards. His other movie titled ‘Chal Chalein’ also received worldwide appreciation for the bold theme it portrayed.

Mithun Chakraborty has also appeared in several television reality shows. He was the head judge of the Indian dance reality show ‘Dance India Dance’ which is aired on Zee TV and is produced by UTV Software Communications. He hosts the reality game show named ‘Dadagiri Unlimited’ and is the grand master of ‘Dance India Dance Li’l Masters’ on a channel called Zee Bangla/Zee TV.

Mithun has also played a considerable role in the field of sports. He was the joint owner of a team (Royal Bengal Tigers) in the presently abandoned ICL (Indian Cricket league). Apart from this, he also jointly owns the ‘Bengali Football Academy’ which has the aim to promote and showcase various football talents from in and around the country.

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Name: Mukesh Tiwari

Born : 21st May,1962

Trivia: Mukesh Tiwari has acted in Hindi, Telegu and Tamil language movies.

He has appeared in more than 50 films.

Awards: The star won the Most Promising Debut (Male) Zee Cine Awards (1998) for China Gate (1998).

He was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor Screen Weekly Awards (2004) for Gangaajal (2003) and Best Supporting Role Zee Cine Awards (2004) for Gangaajal (2003).

Biography: The talented actor first stepped in the glitz world with bandit “Jagira” in China Gate (1998). After this he has been seen frequently in Ajay Devgan films like Gangaajal (2003), The Legend Of Bhagat Singh (2002), All The Best: Fun Begins (2009), Apaharan (2005), Golmaal 3 (2010), Golmaal Returns (2008), Golmaal (2006), Halla Bol (2008), Zameen (2003) and LOC Kargil (2003).

The star also enacted the roles of Kamal Hassan in Movies One Two Three (2008) and Jigyaasa (2006).

He even did some beginning episodes as a police officer in the serial Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chasma.

Mukesh Tiwari’s filmography includes Gangs Of Wasseypur (2012), Aarakshan (2011), Thank You (2011), Bin Bulaye Baarati (2011), Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji (2011), Horn Ok Pleassss (2011), Hostel (2011), Toonpur Ka Superrhero (2010), Payback (2010), No Problem (2010), Hello Darling (2010), Krantiveer- The Revolution (2010), Kuchh Kariye (2010), Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge ? (2010), Baabarr (2009), Raftaar (2009), Team- The Force (2009), Lottery (2009), Haal-E-Dil (2008), Desh Drohi (2008), Sunday (2008), Golden Boys (2008), K5 (2007), My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves (2008), Miss Anara (2007), Buddha Mar Gaya (2007), Undertrial (2007), Game (2007), Kacchi Sadak (2006), Hot Money (2006), Alag (2006), Aatma (2006), Ek Zakhm- The Blast (2006), Ho Sakta Hai (2006), Teesri Aankh- The Hidden Camera (2006), Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai (2006), Kasak (2005), Mangal Pandey- The Rising (2005), Yahaan (2005), Shabnam Mausi (2005), Tango Charlie (2005), Kucch Kaha Aapne (2004), Yeh Hai Zindagi (2005), Taarzan- The Wonder Car (2004), Dukaan- The Body Shop (2004), Dil Pardesi Ho Gayaa (2003), Hawas (2004), Patth (2003), 2 October (2003), Hawa (2003), Hawayien (2003), Dhund- The Fog (2003), Pyaasa (2002), Jaan Pe Khelenge Hum (2002), Kuch Tum Kahon Kuch Hum Kahein (2002), Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage (2002), Mitti (2001), Farz (2001), Aaghaaz (2000), Hum Pancchi Ek Daal Ke (2000).

The films of Mukesh Tiwari thar are under production are Tukka Fitt, Koyla Mafia, Shortcut, Alibaba Aur 41 Chor, Aagaah, Muthbhed- A Planned Encounter, Non Stop Fun, Kya Time Hai Yaar, Saanncha- The Mould, Qasam Se Qasam Se.

Mukesh Tiwari’s post production films are Hanuman Bhakt Hawaldar (2011), Lara (2011), Bloody Isshq.

The films are stuck or are on hold are Naam, Aur Phir Ek Din.

The films that have been completed are Love Kiya Aur Lag Gayi, Khallballi- Fun Unlimited.

His upcoming film is Golmaal 4 which is going to release on 2013.

Mukesh Tiwari’s Tamil films are Kanthaswamy (2009) and Pokkiri (2007).

The star Mukesh Tiwari belongs to the typecast as a villain but also gives comic relief to the audience.

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Name: Murli Sharma (Murali Sharma)

Birthdate: 30th November, 1963

Zodiac: Sagittarius

Marital Status: Murli Sharma is married to Ashwini Kalsekar, the renowned Indian soap opera actress, and they both reside in Mumbai.


1) Murli is working on a film with Nitin Chandrakant Desai, the well known art director.

2) Both he and his wife, Ashwini have done mostly negative roles in films. Ashwini made her debut in the Ram GopalVarma directed biographical film, ‘Rakta Charitra’.

Biography: Murli Sharma is a well-known Indian actor who was born on the 30th of September, 1963 at Guntur, Andhra Pradesh into a Telugu background. Murli is well-known for his roles in both Bollywood as well as Telugu films, and he himself had been a television artist.

Some of the soap operas which he had been a part of include ‘Siddhanth’, ‘Guns and Roses’ and ‘Zindagi Teri Meri Kahani’ aired on STAR One channel. Later in 2013, Murli was also seen on the small screen for the crime show, ‘Hum Ne Li Hai Shapath’ aired on Life OK channel every weekend.In most of his films, he enacts a negative role.

In the Prakash Jha directed ‘Dhoni’ (2012), Murali Sharma plays the offbeat and lively role of the character called Ghani Bhai. He also starred in Ani Kanneganti’s Telugu action film titled ‘Mr.Nookayya’, starring Sana Khan, Manoj Manchu, Kriti Kharbanda and Murli Sharma himself. Here he plays the role of a gang leader by the name of Shahjahan Bismil. In the film, ‘Singham’ he played the role of an inspector by the name of Patkar, who used to be Singham’s senior and also used to eliminate evidences relating to Jaikant’s crime. Jaikant Shikre was politician and don in Goa who ran a kidnapping racket. Murli’s performance in the film was greatly appreciated by all.

One of his upcoming releases include the Indra Kumar directed ‘Hungame Pe Hungama’ which is a comedy flick which is produced by Shooting Star Productions. This film would be starring Murli Sharma along with Arshad Warsi, Amrita Rao, Diya Mirza, Boman Irani and Minisha Lamba. Actor Ajay Devgan would also be doing a special appearance in this film.

His filmography includes ‘Shakti’ (1982), ‘Dil Vil Pyar Vyar’ (2002), ‘Maqbool’ (2003), ‘Market’ (2003), ‘Dhoop’ (2003), ‘Main Hoon Na’ (2004), ‘Masti: Sanam Teri Kasam’ (2004), ‘Karam’ (2005), ‘Mangal Pandey: The Rising’ (2005), ‘Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena’ (2005), ‘Apaharan’ (2005), ‘Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow’ (2005), ‘Chocolate’ (2005), ‘Teesri Aankh: The Hidden Camera’ (2006), ‘The Memsahib’ (2006), ‘Rockin’ Meera’ (2006), ‘Fight Club- Members Only’ (2006), ‘Buddha Mar Gaya’ (2007), ‘Dhamaal’ (2007), ‘Dhol’ (2007), ‘Athidi’ (2007), ‘Eik Dasttak’ (2007), ‘Black Friday’ (2007), ‘Laaga Chunari Mein Daag’ (2007), ‘Kantri’ (2008), ‘Sunday’ (2008), ‘One Two Three’ (2008), ‘Platform No. 6’ (2013), ‘Hungame Pe Hungama’ (2013), ‘Karma Yodha’ (2012), ‘Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum’ (2012), ‘Chakravyuh’ (2012), ‘OMG: Oh My God!’ (2012), ‘Jeena Hai Tok Thok Daal’ (2012), ‘Choron Ki Baraat’ (2012), ‘Aalaap’ (2012), ‘Mr. Nookayya’ (2012), ‘Dhoni’ (2011), ‘Chatur Singh Two Star’ (2011), ‘Singham’ (2011), ‘Oosaravelli’ (2011), ‘Tees Maar Khan’ (2010), ‘Golmaal 3’ (2010), ‘Dabangg’ (2010), ‘Lamhaa’ (2010), ‘Shaapit’ (2010), ‘Rokkk’ (2010), ‘Saluun’ (2009), ‘13B: Fear Has a New Address’ (2009), ‘Chal Chala Chal’ (2009), ‘Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaye’ (2009), ‘Golmaal Returns’ (2008) and ‘Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na’ (2008).

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Name: Namit Das

Biography: Namit Das is a young Indian actor who has to his credit, around six productions. Namit is twenty one years of age and he had the opportunity to work with some renowned directors such as Nadir Khan, Chandan Roy Sanyal and Atul Kumar.

Throughout his entire career, Namit has worked in various plays like Much Ado About Nothing, AashadKaEk Din, Shadow Box and Noises Off! Namit’s performance in the Chandan Roy Sanyal directed MohenRakesh Classic was greatly appreciated by all. Ever since his childhood days Namit had an inclination towards stage acting. K. Pannalal, his grandfather is a renowned artiste in the city of Delhi and Chandan Das, his father is also a famous ghazal singer.Namit wanted to grow up to become a Khayal singer. The portals to theatre life was opened to him during his college days. During this time music took a backseat as he was busy acting in various plays at a time. Next up, he was given an offer to do a lead role in a television serial called ‘Pancham’ aired on Zee TV. He started enjoying this job and he found it as fun as his theatre acting.

In the Imogen Bitler-Cole directed ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, not only did Namit act but he had also composed the music for this play. Namit had also played an active role in both the TV series, ‘Mumbai Calling’ and ‘State of the Union’. One of his recent plays include the Ramesh S. directed ‘The President Is Coming’.

He had also starred in the film ‘Phillum City’ directed by DevenKhote and starring John Abraham, KavitaKaushik, DwijYadav and Amrita Khanvilkar.Namit had also signed up for Pradeep Sarkar’s 2010 film ‘LafangeyParinde’, starring Neil NitinMukesh and DeepikaPadukone in the lead roles. He has also worked alongside Ranbir Kapoor and KonkonaSenSharma in Ayan Mukherjee’s ‘Wake Up Sid’. One of his upcoming films include the Rajkumar directed comedy thriller flick ‘Ghanchakkar’, starring Emraan Hashmi, VidyaBalan and Rajesh Sharma in the lead roles. This film which has been produced jointly by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur would be releasing on the 28th of June, 2013.

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Name: Nana Patekar

Birthday: 1st January, 1951

Zodiac: Capricorn

Marital Status: Nana Patekar was married to Neelakanthi Patekar and they have a son Malhar Patekar. But there marriage life did not go well and it resulted in a divorce later on.


1) Nana Patekar won the National Film Award for the Best Supporting Actor in the year 1990 and 1997 for ‘Parinda’and ‘Agni Sakshi’ respectively.

2) In 1995, he again was awarded the National Film Award for the Best Actor for his role in ‘Krantiveer’.

3) He won numerous Filmfare awards throughout his career in the film industry.

4) Nana Patekar won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award in 1990 for ‘Parinda’.

5) He won several Filmfare Best Villain Awards in the years 1992, 1995 and 2006 for ‘Angar’, ‘Krantiveer’ and ‘Apaharan’.

6) He received the Star Screen Award for the Best Actor in 1995 for his leading role in Mehul Kumar’s ‘Krantiveer’.

7) He also received the same award for the Best Villain category in the year 2006 for Prakash Jha’s ‘Apaharan’.

8) He was also awarded the Bengali Film Journalists’ Association Award for the Best Actor Award category (Hindi) in the year 2004 for Shimit Amit’s ‘Ab Tak Chhappan’.


Apart from Hindi films, Nana Patekar has appeared in numerous Marathi films and plays. In 2011, he starred in Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni’s ‘Deol’, a Marathi film.

Nana Patekar is also known for the generous donations he makes for the poor and the needy.

He received the honorary Captain’s rank from the Indian Army after he had undergone training for his role of that of an army personnel in his own film ‘Prahar’.

Early in the 90s, Nana Patekar joined the ranks of the Territorial Army.

He had a talent in the field of rifle shooting and had even qualified for the all famous G.V Mavlankar Shooting Championship.

Biography: Nana Patekar, the Indian actor and filmmaker was born to Dinkar Patekar, who was a painter, and Sanjanabai Patekar at Murud-Janjira in the state of Maharashtra. Nana Patekar is a former student of Sir J.J Institute of Applied Arts, Mumbai. Ever since his college life, he had been active in the field of drama and had participated in numerous inter-college dramatics. Apart from dramatics, he also had a talent in sketching and has helped the Mumbai police in several occasions. He is often touted as the most controversial actor in Bollywood for his dialogues and acting styles.

Nana Patekar started his journey in the film industry in 1974 with his film ‘Garman’, directed by Muzaffar Ali. Next, he went on to appear in numerous movies such as Raghuvir Kul’s ‘Mohre’ (1987), Mira Nair’s ‘Salaam Bombay!’ (1988), but he came into the limelight after his tremendous acting as a villain in the film ‘Parinda’ (1989). This film brought him appreciation from around the industry and he went on to win the National Film Award and the Filmfare Award for the Best Supporting Actor categories for this film.

Nana Patekar has donned various types of roles in numerous movies throughout his career in the film industry. Occasionally he played the negative role in several movies but has mostly made his appearance in positive roles in other movies of his. He acted out the role of that of a deaf father in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Khamoshi: The Musical’ and the role of a gambling son in the 1994 film ‘Krantiveer’. He even played the role of a spouse beater in Partho Ghosh’s ‘Agni Sakshi’ (1996), a schizophrenic in the 1998 film ‘Wajood’, a police officer in ‘Ab Tak Chhappan’ (2005). We all are familiar with the comic role which he played in Anees Bazmee’s ‘Welcome’ (2007) where he acts out the role of a powerful and dominant crime lord and who had a desire to act in films. ‘Bluff Master’, ‘Taxi No. 9211’, ‘Horn OK Please’, ‘Rajneeti’, ‘Paathshaala’, ‘Yahan Ke Hum Sikandar’, ‘It’s My Life’, ‘Ek-The Power of One’ and ‘Hu Tu Tu’ were some of his other films.

Apart from acting, Nana Patekar has also achieved recognition as a film maker. One of his first movie to hit the screens was ‘Prahar: The Final Attack’ which had the Bollywood beauty, Madhuri Dixit in its ranks.

Nana Patekar even did a little bit of playback singing in movies like ‘Aanch’ (2003), Wajood (1998) and Yeshwant (1997).

He is set to appear in Sangeeth Sivan’s upcoming film which will be a remake of ‘Athadu’ (2005), the Telugu film.

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Name: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Birthday: 19th May, 1974

Zodiac: Aries

Awards: Won the Best Actor award at the 12th annual New York Film Festival, for his role in the movie “Dekh Indian Circus”.

Biography: As a child, Nawazuddin Siddiqui could mimic an acquaintance whom he had just met a couple of minutes back. He had a keen sense of observation and could easily anticipate how, in a particular scenario, a person would act and react. Early in the 1970s when village carnivals, folk performances and festivals used to be the only source of entertainment in the village, Nawazuddin used to admire the capability of the experienced performers who could assimilate all the village folk together and give them a chance to laugh, cry, dance and sing with them. He always felt that he could perform better than them, and when Television made its entry into the village, the villagers used to flock towards a single TV screen. He too wanted everyone to admire him the same way they used to admire the actors on the Television.His desire for acting was thriving during his graduation period and this thirst for acting landed him at National School of Drama (NSD), Delhi. At the NSD, he became popular as a humor artist. He won several accolades for playing a character called ‘Borkin’ for Ivano, a play written by Chekov.

He faced a lot of struggle and hardships in his initial days in Mumbai that tested his patience and passion for acting. He played his part in short films, television and small roles in some Bollywood movies. He was always on the lookout for the right opportunity to portray his acting skills. He got his first major breakthrough in 2007 with his film Black Friday written and directed by Anurag Kashyap. This was followed by a series of films like New York, Peepli Live, Kahaani, DevD, Paan Singh Tomarand Firaaq where he played small yet substantial roles.Some of his upcoming films are Pattang, Chittagong and Miss Lovely.

He has been delivering power packed performances consistently by playing small roles on the big screen, but he did not get much recognition before his two films were screened at the 65th International Cannes Film Festival, the two films being Anurag Kashyap’s two part ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ and Ashim Ahluwalia’s ‘Miss Lovely’.

Nawazuddin now carefully selects his roles for different movies and believes that to succeed in life, one must make the right decisions at the right times and move steadily.

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Name: Neil Nitin Mukesh

Birthday: 15th January, 1982

Zodiac: Capricorn

Marital Status: Single

Awards: Neil Nitin Mukesh won the IIFA Fresh Face of the Year Award (2008). He was nominated for Filmfare Best Male Debut Award (2008) for Johnny Gaddaar. He also received nomination for Fimfare Best Supporting Actor Award (2010) for New York.

Trivia – Neil Nitin Mukesh is the grandson of legendary singer Mukesh and the son of Nitin Mukesh. He was named Neil by Lata Mangeshkar after the astronaut Neil Armstrong as his father was a big fan of Neil Armstrong.

Biography – Neil Nitin Mukesh was born and brought up in Mumbai. He schooled at Greenlawns High School in Mumbai and graduated from HR College with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. Neil has been focused towards his career right from early age. During his college vacations he did a workshop with Kishore Namit Kapoor and also at the Anupam Kher’s institute. While still in college, he assisted Aditya Chopra in his film ‘Mujhse Dosti Karoge.

He appeared as a child artist in Vijay (1988) and Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharni (1989). As an adult he rejected many offers, as he did not want to debut in a love story. He chose to wait for the right role that is when he was approached by Sriram Raghavan for Johnny Gaddar. His role in the film was much appreciated. He then, went on to act in Aa Dekhen Zara, New York, Madhur Bhandarkar’s Jail, Yash Raj’s Lafangey Parindey and 7 Khoon Maaf, in which he played the role of an over-possessive and suspicious armyman. In 2011 he played a negative role in Abbas-Mustan’s multi-starrer Players. He is currently working on Shortcut Romeo.

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Name: Om Puri

Birthday: 18th October, 1948

Zodiac: Libra

Marital Status: Was married to Seema Kapoor (1996-2009). The couple got divorced in 2009. He is now married to Nandita Puri.


1) Best Supporting Actor (Filmfare) – 1981 (Aakrosh)

2) Best Actor (National Film Award) – 1982 (Arohan)

3) Best Actor (National Film Award) – 1984 (Ardh Satya)

4) Best Actor(Karlovy Vary International Film Festival) – 1984

5) Best Actor(Brussels International Film Festival) – 1988

6) Grand Prix Special des Amériques (Montreal World Film Festival) – 1998

7) Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009

8) PadmaShri, the fourth highest Civilian Award in India.

Trivia: He is the finest example of Bollywood’s exemplary artistic and cinematic skills. Om Puri has received several International Awards for his acting. He is mainly known for his work in art films than in mainstream cinema. In 2004, he has received for his impressive service to British films, an Honorary Officer of the British Empire.

Biography: He was born in Ambala. He graduated from FTII, Pune (Film and Television Institute of India). He also studied in the National School of Drama with Nasseruddin Shah in the year, 1973. He had worked vastly in theatre circles, before he made his debut with the 1976 film, “Ghashiram Kotwal”. He has always had an inclination towards art films. Collaborating with some of the finest actors of Hindi films like Nasseruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil, Amrish Puri, Kulbhushan, he has worked on a multitude of brilliant films like Bhavni Bhavai, Aakrosh, Ardh Satya, Sadgati, Dharavi, Arohan, Mirch Masala and so on. These are epic movies which any film student of India would have definitely studied and got motivated by.

Most of his work has earned him rave reviews and much critical acclaim. He has been active in cinema since the 80s and was noted for his unconventional ideas and roles. From playing a subdued, oppressed and victimized tribal man in “Aakrosh” to playing a police officer in “Ardh Satya” to playing a militant in “Maachis”, Puri is knowing for the variety of his roles, his utmost versatile performances and the freshness of acting he renders in each of the parts he plays. Invariably, he is one of the finest actors Indian Cinema has ever had.

He has also worked in British comedy film, “East is East”. Puri is often remembered for his cameo in Richard Attenborough’s, Oscar Winning Film “Gandhi” which brought him much into the notice at the international cinema front. He has also acted in many Hollywood films, doing cameos and stints.

He has done many mainstream Hindi movies as well which has often won much accolades but he is man of a genre much different and wider than Bollywood.

He is known for working on good roles, characters which are off beat. Not once can someone mention Puri playing something mundane and regular. He has worked in Indian Television too. The satire on Indian politicians, “Kakkaji Kaheen” saw him playing Kakkaji. He worked on Govind Nihalani’s Television film “Tamas”, based on legendary Bhishma Sahni’s novel of the same name.

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Name: Pankaj Kapur (Pankaj Kapoor)

Birth Date: May 29th, 1954

Zodiac: Gemini

Marital Status: Pankaj Kapur tied the knot with Neelima Azeem in 1975 and they got divorced in the year 1984. Shahid Kapur, the well-known Bollywood actor is his son from Neelima Azeem. After the divorce in 1984, he married Supriya Pathak. They together have a daughter and a son.


1) In 1989, he received the National Film Award in the Best Supporting Actor category for his film, ‘Raakh’.

2) In the year 1991, Pankaj Kapur got the National Film Award: Special Jury Award for the movie, ‘Ek Doctor Ki Maut’.

3) He again received the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film, ‘Maqbool’ in 2004. Next year, he received the Filmfare critics Award for Best Actor for the same film.

4) 2007-2008: The Journalist Association of India awarded Pankaj Kapur with the Best Actor National Award.

Biography: Pankaj Kapur is a well-known Indian film, theatre and television actor from Punjab, India. He is also into screenwriting and directing. Some of his most acclaimed roles include the role of Dr. Dipankar Roy in the film, ‘Ek Doctor KI Maut’ (1991) and that of King Duncan in ‘Maqbool’ (2003) which was an adaption of Macbeth, by Vishal Bhardwaj. Both these movies earned him a couple of National Film Awards.

He completed his course of engineering in the year 1973 from New Delhi when he topped his college, following which he enrolled himself in National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi and he graduated from this elite institution in 1976. The next four years after he graduated from NSD, he was involved in theatre till the time Richard Attenborough offered him a role in his movie, ‘Gandhi’ (1982). Here he played the role of Pyarelal, Mahatma Gandhi’s second secretary. Later on, he went on to dub for Ben Kingsley in the Hindi version of ‘Gandhi’.

He made his debut in the industry with ‘Arohan’ (1982), directed by Shyam Benegal. Next up, he did a number of art films under well-established art movie directors. Some of these films include: Kundan Shah’s comedy flick ‘Jaane Bhi DoYaaro’ (1983), Shyam Benegal’s ‘Mandi’, Saeed Akhtar Mirza’s ‘Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho!’ (1984), Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s ‘Khamosh’ (1985), Mrinal Sen’s ‘Khandhar’ (1984), ‘Chameli Ki Shaadi’ (1986), ‘Yeh Who Manzil Toh Nahin’ (1987), ‘Ek Ruka Hua Faisla’ (1986) and several others.

As a director, Pankaj Kapur has done more than 74 serials and plays including ‘Sahabji Biwiji Ghulamji’, ‘Wah Bhai Wah’, ‘Albert’s Bridge’, ‘Panchvan Savaar’, ‘Kanak Di Balli’, ‘Drishtanth’ and ‘Mohandas B.A.L.L.B’.

He turned to television in 1986 with the role of the detective named Karamchand in the detective comedy serial ‘Karamchand’. Some of his other television serials include ‘Lifeline’ with Vijaya Mehta, ‘Zabaan Sambhaal Ke’, ‘Neem Ke Ped’ and ‘Kab Tak Pukaroon’. He also appeared in the famous television show ‘Philips Top 10’.

In 1989 Pankaj Kapur appeared in the Punjabi classic movie ‘Marsha Da Diva’ (1989). He also starred in the 1992 Mani Ratnam directed film named ‘Roja’. One of his strongest performances was in the movie ‘Ek Doctor Ki Maut’ where he played the role of a struggling researcher. This film earned him the prestigious National Film Award: Special Jury Award in the year 1991.

Some of his other films are ‘Halla Bol’ (2007), ‘Dus’ (2005) and ‘The Blue Umbrella’ (2005). Presently he appears in the television series named ‘Naya Office Office’ which itself is a sequel to the previous hit TV series ‘Office Office’.

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Name: Paresh Rawal

Birthday: May 30th, 1950

Zodiac: Gemini

Marital Status: Married to Swaroop Sampat who is an actress and winner of the Miss India contest in 1979. They have two sons Aditya and Aniruddh.


1) In 1993, he won the Filmfare Best Villian Award for ‘Sir’.

2) In 1994, he won the National Film Award for the Best Supporting Actor for his dramatic performance in the films ‘Sir’ and ‘Who Chokri’.

3) In 1996, Paresh Rawal won the Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actor for ‘Raja’.

4) In 2001 and 2003, he won both the Filmfare and Star Screen Best Comedian Award for ‘Hera Pheri’ and ‘Awara Pagal Deewana’ respectively.

5) In 2001, he also won the IIFA best Comedian Award for ‘Hera Pheri’.

6) In 2003, he won the Zee Cine Award for the Best Actor in a Comic Role for ‘Awara Pagal Deewana’.

Biography: Paresh Rawal was born in Paliyad, Gujarat. He completed his studies from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management and Higher Studies, Vile Parle, Mumbai. He shifted to Mumbai in 1922 where he worked tirelessly to become a civil engineer. Paresh Rawal was a big fan of Rahil Shah and worked for 10 long years under his guidance.

Paresh Rawal began his journey in the film industry in the year 1984 in the film Holi directed by Ketan Mehta. He then made his appearance in more than hundred movies during the 1980s and 1990s. His biggest hit in his career was the comedy film Hera Pheri, directed in the year 2000 by Priyadarshan. He is best remembered for his outstanding acting skills in this movie alongside his co-actors Sunil Shetty and Akshay Kumar. In 1991, Paresh Rawal earned recognition for his character in the film ‘Kshana Kshanam’ where he played the part of a bank robber. He is well known for his mannerisms and quirky accent which have helped him come a long way in the film industry.

He also played his part in a few Telegu films like ‘Govinda Govinda’ and ‘Money’. Paresh Rawal played a variety of different roles, one being that of a freedom fighter Vallabhai Patel, which earned him both national and international acclaim. In his third film Tamanna (1996), he acted as a transexual who raised an orphan, the role of whom was done by Pooja Bhatt.

In the year 2000, Paresh Rawal played the role of a less witted, boisterous, kind-hearted landlord named Baburao Ganapatrao Apte and this role was played in the Priyadarshan movie, ‘Phir Hera Pheri’. His outstanding acting was one of the key reasons for the nationwide success of the film. He further went on to play his role as the Marathi landlord Baburao in the film, ‘Phir Hera Pheri’ (2006) which also turned out to be a major Box Office Hit.

In 2002, he acted out the part of a blind robber in the film ‘Aakhein’. Since then it has been a never ending journey for him with several hit films under his belt like, Golmaal (2006), Garam Masala (2005), Malamaal Weekly (2006), Awara Paagal Deewana (2002),Chup Chup Ke (2006), Bhagam Bhag (2006), Deewane Huye Pagal (2005), Shankar Dada MBBS and De Dana Dan (2009). Paresh Rawal has also laid his foundation on the small screen with him being the producer of several Hindi soaps such as Sahara One’s ‘Mein Aisa Kyun Hoon’, Zee TV’s ‘Teen Bahuraaniyaan’ and Color’s ‘Lagi Tujhse Lagan’.

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Name: Prakash Raj

Birthdate: 26th March, 1965

Zodiac: Aries

Marital Status: In 1994, Prakash Raj tied the knot with actress Lalitha Kumari and they had a son Sidhu and two daughters, Pooja and Meghana. Sidhu died of injuries sustained in a fall in 2004. In 2009 this couple got divorced and later next year on the 24th of August, 2010, he married Pony Verma, the choreographer.


1) Prakash Raj won the 2012 Apsara Film and Television Producers Guilds Awards for ‘Singham’ in the Best Actor in Negative Role category.

2) He also received numerous Filmfare South Awards which is basically a segment of the original Filmfare Awards and is given to the Southern film industry in India which includes Telegu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam Film Industries.

> He won the Best Supporting Actor Award in 2002 for the Trivikram Srinivas directed Telegu film, ‘Nuvve Nuvve’.

> Next year in 2003, Prakash Raj received one Best Supporting Actor Award for V. V. Vinayak’s ‘Tagore’. He also received a nomination in the same category for the Tamil film, ‘Chokka Thangam’ directed by K. Bhagyaraj.

> Next year he was awarded with two Best Villain awards for the Tamil films ‘Sivakasi’ (directed by Perarasu) and ‘Ghilli’ (directed by Dharani).

> Although in 2008 he did not receive any awards yet he earned two nominations in the Best Supporting Actor category for the films ‘Kotha Bangaru Lokam’ (directed by Srikanth Addala) and ‘Abhiyum Naanum’ (directed by Radha Mohan).

> In 2009, he won the Best Actor award for Priyadarshan’s 2008 Tamil drama, ‘Kanchivaram’.

> Next year in 2010, Prakash Raj was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Award for the Tamil film, ‘Singham’, directed by Hari, and the following year he once again received a nomination in the same category for the Telegu film ‘Dookudu’, directed by Sreenu Vaitla.

3) Prakash Raj won the International Indian Film Academy Awards in the ‘Best Performance in a Negative Role’ category for the 2012 Rohit Shetty action film, ‘Singham’.

4) In 2003, he bagged the International Tamil Film Awards in the Best Supporting Actor category for the 2003 Mani Ratnam’s ‘Kannathil Mutthamittal’.

5) Prakash Raj has also been honoured with numerous Nani Awards by the government of Andhra Pradesh.

> In 2000, he won the award in the Best Character Actor category for Tirupathy Swami’s ‘Azad’.

> Two years later in 2002 he won the Best Supporting Actor Award for the film ‘Khadgam’, directed by Krishna Vamsi.

> Next year he bagged two more awards: the Best Character Actor Award for Puri Jagannadh’s ‘Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi’ and the Best Villain Award for K. Raghavendra Rao’s ‘Gangotri’.

> In the year 2006, he received another Best Supporting Actor Award for Bhaskar’s ‘Bommarillu’.

> In 2011, he once again was awarded with the Best Supporting Actor Award for Sreenu Vaitla’s ‘Dookudu’.

6) He won numerous National Film Awards for various films such as follows:

> Prakash Raj won the Best Supporting Actor Award for the 1997 Tamil film ‘Iruvar’ directed by Mani Ratnam.

> In 1999, he received the Special Jury Award for the 1998 Telegu film by Krishna Vamsi, titled ‘Anthapuram’.

> In 2007, he was given the Best Actor Award for Priyadarshan’s ‘Kanchivaram’ and in 2010 he also received another award for the Kannada film by B. Suresha, titled ‘Puttakkana Highway’.

7) Prakash Raj was also honoured with the Santosham Film Award in the Best Villain category for the 2003 Gunashekar directed ‘Okkadu’.

8) Prakash Raj also received numerous Tamil Nadu State Film awards as follows:

> In 1996 and 2000, he was awarded with two Best Villain Awards for the films, ‘Kalki’ and ‘Vaanavil’ respectively.

> In 2010, he won the Best Character Artiste Award for ‘Abhiyum Naanum’.

9) Prakash Raj has also been presented with the prestigious Vijay Awards given by the Tamil channel ‘STAR Vijay’ to honour the stars from the Tamil Film Industry.

> In 2006, he won the Favourite Villain Award for Perarasu’s ‘Sivakasi’.

> Next year in 2007, Prakash Raj received the Best Supporting Actor Award for ‘Mozhi’.

> In 2009, he once again received the Vijay Best Actor Award for ‘Kanchivaram’.

10) In 2012, he received the Zee Cine Award in the Best Actor in a Negative Role category for Rohit Shetty’s ‘Singham’.

11) Prakash Raj had also won three CineMAA Best Supporting Actor Awards for ‘Khadgam’, ‘Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi’ and ‘Dookudu’ respectively in 2003, 2004 and 2012.

12) In 2012 he received the South Indian International Movie Award in the Best Supporting Actor- Telegu category for ‘Dookudu’.

Biography: Prakash Raj is an established well-known National Award winning Indian director, producer and actor who has made his stamp in all the film industries in India including the Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telegu and Hindi film industries. Initially he used to be a major figure in Kannada cinema but he did not find much success there. He started gaining popularity when he entered the Tamil film industry through the 1994 K. Balachander movie ‘Duet’.

Prakash Raj was born on the 26th of March, 1964 in Puttur, Karnataka to an ethnic Bunt background. He pursued his education from the prestigious St Joseph’s Indian High School situated in the Indian city of Bangalore (now known as Bengaluru). Following his schooling, he joined St. Joseph’s College of Commerce where he started participating in various plays.

Prakash Raj set his foot into the acting department with Kannada serials such as ‘Guddada Bhootha’ and ‘Bisilu Kudure’. Later on he started appearing in Kannada films in supporting roles. ‘Lockup Death’, ‘Raamachari’ and ‘Nishkarsha’ are some of the Kannada films in which he played supporting roles. He made his first ever breakthrough with K. S. L. Swamy’s ‘Harakeya Kuri’, starring Geetha and Vishnuvardhan. Geetha was impressed by his performance in the film and as a result she introduced Prakash to K. Balachander, her mentor and a Tamil movie director. He initially started appearing in Kannada with the screen name of ‘Prakash Rai’ which was later on modified to ‘Prakash Raj’ by K. Balachander for the film ‘Duet’.

In 1997, Prakash Raj returned to the Kannada film industry through T. S. Nagabharana’s ‘Nagamandala’. He has also been an important character in numerous stage shows by Mani Ratnam such as ‘Naalai’, ‘Netru’ and ‘Indru’. Same year he starred in Mani Ratnam’s ‘Iruvar’. This biopic depicts the relationship between two politicians, M. Karunanidhi and M.G Ramachandran. Through the film ‘Okkadu’, Prakash Raj gained a lot of popularity in the film industry. After the success of ‘Okkadu’, he started getting numerous offers from different directors in the country. This very film was later remade in Kannada and Tamil languages as ‘Ajay’ and ‘Ghilli’ respectively. He also earned lots of critical praise for his act in the film ‘Mozhi’, directed by Raja Mohan. This film went on to do wonders at the box office. Next up, in Venkat Prabhu’s film ‘Saroja’, Prakash Raj played the all important role of a business tycoon from Hyderabad.

As a producer, Prakash Raj produced numerous films in Tamil dialect and most of his films went on to become big hits at the theatres. His films are considered to be pure family entertainers. ‘Dhaya’ was one of the films where he had put on the shoes of both the producer as well as the lead actor. This movie was a big success and he received a special jury award for this film. Next up his movie titled ‘Poi’ starring K. Balachander, Prakash Raj, Uday Kiran and directed by K. Balachander himself, was a non grosser.

‘Naanu Nanna Kanasu’, one his Kannada productions successfully completed a hundred days all across Karnataka. ‘Akasmaath’, directed by Dayal Padmanabhan was Prakash Raj’s next venture as producer after ‘Naanu Nanna Kanasu’. Next up, he produced the Kannada film, ‘Puttakkana Highway’. In 2011, this movie went on to win the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada.

Sitting in the director’s chair, in 2010, he gave to the audience a Kannada flick titled ‘Naanu Nanna Kanasu’. This film was a remake of ‘Abhiyum Naanum’, his very own produced Tamil movie. His latest project as director is a sports film titled ‘Dhoni’. This film which would be a bilingual one (Tamil and Telegu) is named after the captain of the Indian National Cricket team.

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Name: Prashant Narayanan

Birthday: 31st March

Zodiac: Aries

Awards: Prashant was awarded with the Best Actor in the Negative Lead by Screen Awards for his outstanding performance in Murder 2.

Trivia: A badminton champion at the state level, Prashant has shown his talent even as an assistant art director, costume director and also as a theatre and film actor. More than two decades into the industry, he has a number of films to his credit with impressive performances in many of them.

Biography: Prashant Narayanan was born in Thiruvananthapuram but brought up in Delhi. He studied at Kirori Mal College of Delhi University. He was a state level badminton player, but later got associated with a theatre group called Act 1, which boasted of big names like Ashish Vidyarthi, Manoj Bajpai, Girish Mishra and Gajraj Rao.

1991 was a turning point for Prashant as he shifted base to Mumbai to start his own ad agency. However, he began working as an assistant art director on films such as Rukmavati Ki Haveli, Subhash Ghai’s Saudagar and Shyam Benegal’s Sardari Begum. He even contributed as a costume director for a popular television series named Chanakya. Not much later, he took to acting in theatre plays and television serials like Parivartan, Farz, Gatha, Kabhi Kabhie, Jaane Kaha Mera Jigar Gaya Ji, and Shagun.

Prashant’s first break in films was in the year 2002 with the film Chhal. It was directed by Hansal Mehta and was related to Mumbai underworld. In spite of the fact that the film was not very well received, his performance grabbed many eyeballs and was appreciated by critics. Thereafter, he played a significant role in Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II, for which he received due acclaim.

In 2004, Prashant Narayanan played a pivotal role in Academy Award winner director Florian Gallenberger’s film Shadows of Time. It was a romantic German film but based in Calcutta. The film required Prashant to take lessons in speaking Bengali, which was quite difficult for him being a Malayalee himself. The film won prestigious awards like the Bavarian Film Award and the German Film Award.

Ever since, he has acted in different films with varied themes. Films like Instant Karma, Summer 2007, Via Darjeeling, Rang Rasiya, Peter Gaya Kaam Se, Rasgulla, Doors and Yeh Saali Zindagi saw the versatile actor play a variety of roles with much ease. However, it was only in 2011 that he gained more popularity after starring in Mohit Suri’s film Murder 2 in which he played a psychopath serial killer of women. This was his best performance by far, and he was nominated for Best Supporting or Negative Role awards like Stardust Awards and Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Award. He went on to win the Screen Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role.

Prashant Narayanan has acted in a few other films after that but they were not successful. He is set to appear in a Malayalam film named Idavapathy and a Tamil film named Nedunchalai.

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Name: Prateik Babbar

Birthday: 28th November 1986

Zodiac: Sagittarius

Height: 5’ 8”

Marital Status: Single

Awards: Winner of the Filmfare Special Jury Award, and of the Stardust Award for Breakthrough Performance Male. He got nominated to the post of Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor and for the Star Screen Award for Best Promising Newcomer Male.

Trivia: Prateik is a Marathi by birth. He is born to the eminent Bollywood couple- late actor Smita Patil and Actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar.

He came to public recognition as an acclaimed face on television from the time he started doing advertisements. His ambition since childhood was to play for India team. He used to play cricket every weekend in Bandra post school hours which gave him ample contentment.

He has been always on the silent note about his mother, the then acclaimed actor of Bollywood. He was the heretic yet cool guy at school. His count of girlfriends at school was abounding. He did not even miss the chance with the seniors on this ground. Had the stature of sneaking into girls’ hostels during this time.

Biography: The calm and composed rising star in Bollywood stepped into his parents’ shoes finally after a lingering series of advertising in collaboration with different companies. He made his debut in television with the very advertisement of the chocolate company of Nestle Kitkat. His yearlong assistance to advertisement filmmaker Prahlad Kakkar, served him his fortune’s worth. He was even assigned and recommended by him to other advertising organizations.

The grunt yet jittery hunk of Bollywood has acting as an intrinsic trait in his genes. Through his offbeat roles in his films, this introvert boy of Bollywood has made a mark in tinsel town.

In 2008, his debut movie “Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na”, won innumerable plaudits for theimmaculate deliverance of his character as a debutant. It was a moderate budget movie under the banner of Aamir Khan Production. With this pristine work at the very kick-start of his career, his acting skills came to recognition as his forte. His portrayal of the very supportive brother of Genelia D’Souza as Amit, in his debut movie “Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na”, was worth a million watch. The movie had Imran Khan and Genelia D’Souza as its cast along with him.

He has grown as an actor in a very small span of time. He played the role of a rugged dhobi who was also a wannabe model. His performance was splendid in Kiran Rao’s directorial debut Dhobi Ghat. This movie too belonged to Aamir Khan Productions. He then continued his relentless effort to do something different and edgy. With a striking NRI accent he suavely performed in Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan. He did a fab job of a supporting caste which formed an important part of the film.

Prateik also did a rom-com flick with Sanjay Leela Bhansali which was My Friend Pinto which did not do very well in the box office. He was paired opposite Kalki Koechlin in the movie. He recently played a madly-in-love guy next door in Gautham Menon’s Ek Deewana Tha’ opposite Amy Jackson. The song ‘Hosana’ from the same movie went on to be one of the chartbusting romantic numbers of the year.

This lad has been quite successful in amassing quiet a big number of fans specially young girls. Hope his upcoming ventures will be far more commendable and edgy!

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Name: Prem Chopra

Birthday: September 23rd, 1935

Zodiac: Libra

Marital Status: Prem Chopra is married to Uma, and they have 3 daughters: Prerana, Punita and Rakita.


1) In 1976, Prem Chopra won the Best Supporting Actor Award for the movie ‘Do Anjaane’.

2) In the year 2004, at Atlantic City in the United States, he received the “Legend of Indian Cinema” Award.

3) He was also awarded with the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award in the year 1998.

4) He has also received numerous awards such as‘Ashirwad Award’, ‘Lions Club Award’, ‘Punjabi Kala Sangam Award’ and ‘Ashoka Award’.

Biography: Prem Chopra is one of the pioneers of the Hindi movie industry, a legendary and enigmatic personality who has acted in over 400 films over a period of more than 50 years. Besides Hindi films, his works also include numerous Punjabi films. His contribution to the Hindi film industry has been immense and he has indeed left an enduring mark which has been very much difficult to repudiate or even mimic.

Prem Chopra was born in Lahore in a Hindi Punjabi family to Rooprani Chopra and Ranbirlal Chopra. He was the third of their six children and he was brought up in Shimla after his family shifted there after India’s great partition. His father had always wanted his son to be a doctor. He pursued his graduation from Punjabi University.

In the late 1950s, Prem Chopra joined The Times of India, Mumbai. He underwent a lot of hardships and turmoil in his pursuit of getting into the film industry and he left the Times of India in 1967 after his film ‘Upkaar’. In the year 1962, he got a role to play in the Punjabi film named ‘Chaudhury Karnail Singh’. His efforts did not go in vain because this film went on to win the National Award and thus assisted him in earning a lot of admiration and praise for his outstanding work.He rarely played leading positive roles. His role of Sukhdev in the movie ‘Shaheed’ is one such example where he played a positive role. He presented himself as a ‘bad guy’ and in the process he became a personality which the audience loved to dislike. After ‘Upkaar’ and ‘Teesri Manzil’, majority of the movies which he got, he had to don the role of a villain. Beginning from ‘Kati Patang’ and ‘Do Anjaane’ to ‘Bewaffa Se Waffa’ and ‘Phool Baney Angaarey’, he consistently and effectively gave brilliant performances by playing negative roles.

Despite playing the role of a villain in most movies, his soft diction is something for which he is well known in the industry. He has also weaved magic by out casing his electrifying performances in stage shows in many countries including Holland,UAE,Singapore, America, Britain and the Fiji Islands.He has also acted alongside Rajesh Khanna between 1969 and 1991 in 19 films (Doli (1969) and Ghar Parivar (1991)) and this duo has had 15 of these films as box office hits. Recently, he won several accolades for his marvelous cameos in Delhi 6 and Rocket Singh – Salesman of the year.

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Name: Prithviraj Sukumaran

Born: 16th October, 1982

Height: 6”

Marital Status: Married Supriya Menon in 2011.

Awards: Kerala State Awards in 2006 for Vaasthavam.

Biography: Prithviraj was born to actor parents Sukumaran and Mallika in Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala. An IT graduate from Australia, he debuted in Ranjith’s Nandanam in 2002, a Malayalam film. A tall, good looking actor he amassed huge popularity immediately. He followed with movies like, Swapnakoodu, Stop Violence, Vargam, Vaasthavam, Vellithira, Classmates and Akale. He started of acting in Tamil films with Kana Kandaen in 2006, some of his notewothy films in Tamil are Parijatham (2005), Ravanan (2010) and in 2007, Mozhi. His film, ‘Police Police’ in 2010 was his first Telugu film along with Sanjana, Shrikant and Kamalini Mukherjee. He took the producer’s seat establishing his company, August Cinema, which produced movies like: Urmi (2011) and the National Award Winning film, Indian Rupee (2011).

He is debuting in Bollywood opposite Rani Mukerji in ‘Aiyyaa’ which is slated for an October 2012 release. Prithviraj has also been signed for YRF’s ‘Aurangzeb’ due for release in 2013.
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