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Name: Pulkit Samrat

Birthdate: 29th of December, 1983

Zodiac: Capricorn


1) Pulkit Samrat was awarded the Best Fresh New Face Award at the Indian Telly Awards for his role of Lakshya Virani in the television soap, ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’.

2) He had also received the Favourite Naya Sadasya award at the Star Parivaar Awards (SPA) for his role in ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’.

Biography: Pulkit Samrat is a model as well as an actor who is popular for his role of Lakshya Virani in the popular television show ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’. He was born on the 29th of December in the capital city Delhi, India. He pursued his education from Montfort School situated in Ashok Vihar, Delhi and from the Manav Sthali School in Rajendra Nagar. Pulkit graduated from the A P J Institute of Design in Delhi. He had also completed his course in Bachelor in Multimedia (BMM) from the Asian School of Media studies, Noida.

His role of that of Lakshya Virani in ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ earned him the Best Fresh New Face award at the prestigious Indian Telly Awards. Pulkit had also won the Favorite Newcomer Award at the Star Parivaar Awards (SPA).Before ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’, Pulki did some television commercials and he had also undergone a voice training programme in Mumbai. Pulki soon left ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ because he got bored of his role and he felt that he was not being able to showcase his talent on television. So he decide to try his luck in the world of Bollywood. Until the time he got his first breakthrough in Bollywood, Pulkit took up the job of graphic designing after completing a course.

His very first film in Bollywood was the Supavitra Babul directed ‘Bittoo Boss’ starring Pulkit alongside Amita Pathak. This film which was released on the 13th of April in 2012 failed to create much of an impact at the box office. This story of this film revolves around the life of a person who records videos at various weddings. Despite the film’s box office failure, Pulkit’s performance caught the attention of Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani and both of them decided to cast him in ‘Fukrey’. ‘Fukrey’ is an upcoming Hindi comedy flick directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba and starring Pulkit along with Manjot Singh, Ali Fazal, Richa Chadda, Priya Anand and Vishakha Singh.

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Name: R. Madhavan

Birthday: 1st June, 1970

Zodiac: Gemini

Marital Status: Married to Sarita Birje

Awards: Madhavan won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘Kannathil Muthamittal’, ‘Run’, ‘Anbe Sivam’ and ‘Aayutha Ezhuthu’. He won nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for Farhan Qureshi of ‘3 Idiots’. He has also received awards and recognitions from other organizations.

Trivia: Madhavan is known as ‘Maddy’ by his family, friends and fans. Madhavan endorses the brand PETA. In June 2006, he was voted as the “cutest male vegetarian” by an online poll conducted by the NGO (PETA). In July 2006, Paradox Studios Limited launched a new game compatible with Mobile phones, with Madhavan as the lead character. The company released two mobile game titles namely Madhavan MIG and Madhavan featuring Madhavan as their lead character.

Biography: Madhavan was born to a Tamil-speaking family in Jamshedpur on 1st June 1970 to Ranganathan, management executive with Tata Steel and Saroja, manager with the Bank of India. He has a software engineer sister, Devika, settled in United States. Though Madhavan nursed an ambition to join the army, he went on to pursue a degree in Electronics upon the insistence of his parents. After completing his degree, he went on to teach communication and public speaking at workshops around India. At one such workshop in Maharashtra, he came in contact with Sarita Birje, an air hostess, who then went on to become his wife in 1999. They had their first son, Vendant in August 2005.

Madhavan did a sandalwood talc advertisement for Santosh Sivan in 1996. Sivan recommended him to Mani Ratnam for a screen test for a role in ‘Iruvar’. However Madhavan failed to bag the role. He then turned his attention to Television and appeared in a number of series and shows such as ‘Yule Love stories’ (being his first venture into Hindi television serials), ‘Banegi Apne Baat’, ‘Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hu’m and ‘Tol Mol ke Bol’. His first movie appearance was a cameo in ‘Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin’. His first Indian movie was the Kannada movie ‘Shanti Shanti Shanti’ in which he played second lead role. In 1999, Mani Ratnam cast him in lead in his Tamil romantic film ‘Alaipayuthey’ which went on to become a blockbuster! He then went on to act in other Tamil movies such as ‘Kannathil Muthamittal’, ‘Run’, ‘Anbe Sivam’, ‘Aayutha Ezhuthu’ winning him awards and accolades and ‘Minnale’ which was remade into hindi as ‘Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein’ marking Madhavan’s debut into mainstream Bollywood movies. Although Madhavan hasn’t played many leading roles in Bollywood movies, his cameo as well as supporting roles such as in ‘Rang De Basanti’, ‘Guru’, ‘Mumbai Mere Jaan’ are much appreciated and critically acclaimed too. His role in ‘3 Idiots’ won him a nomination in the prestigious Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor category.

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Name: Rahul Bose

Birthday: 27th July 1967

Zodiac: Leo

Marital Status: Bose has officially remained single since his break up with actress Koel Purie.


1) Best Actor Award at Singapore International Film festival (2000)

2) The Mani Kaul Award and Recognition at the Palms Springs International Festival – Everybody Says I’m Fine (2003-04)

3) Mahesh Bhatt Spokesperson Award – 2005

4) Karamveer Puraskar – 2007

5) IBN Eminent CJ Award – 2008

6) Youth Icon Award for Social Justice and Welfare – 2009

7) Hakim Khan Sur Award for National Integration – 2012

Biography: This man dons many hats. An ace rugby player, a brilliant actor and a writer too, Rahul Bose is an example to the young blood of India. He was brought up in Kolkata for the earlier part of his life and later his family shifted to Mumbai. He was always enthusiastic about acting. Ever since he was six, he participated in school plays. Co-curricular activities lured him a lot. He picked up rugby and boxing at quite an early age and also played cricket under Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi.

Bose started working in advertising and became quite popular in professional circuits. He turned into an actor with English August based on Upamanyu Chatterjee’s novel of the same name. Agastya Sen, the pivotal character of the novel brought him in limelight full fledged. The film was immensely popular in international circuits and became the First Indian Film which was bought by 20th Century Fox.

Simultaneously Bose worked in plays which gave his acting the backing of theatre experience. He went on to work in television with ‘A Mouthful of Sky’, one of India’s first English soap ventures and co-hosted BBC’s Style. He worked with Nasserudin Shah in Bombay Boys and with Dev Benegal again in Split Wide Open.

He worked in the British Theatre Circles as well. He came in Bollywood with Govind Nihalani’s Thakshak playing the main negative role. In 2000, Bose turned director with Everyone Says I’m fine.

The early part of this millennium turned gold for him when he began working with Aparna Sen. The two went on to work in a myriad films together after this. Starring with the multi talented Konkona Sen Sharma, Bose gave a brilliant performance in Mr and Mrs Iyer, a critique of a film which focused on religious disturbances in India.

Bose worked vastly in Bollywood as well. Jhankaar Beats was one of his first pure Bollywood ventures. Bose went on to work in Chameli with Kareena Kapoor. The film was immensely popular with the critics and won quite a few awards as well.

In 2006, Bose again worked with Konkona Sen Sharma in Aparna Sen’s 15 Park Avenue which dealt with the sensitive issue of Schizophrenia. Next, he worked with Mallika Sherawat in Pyaar Ke Side Effects. The film was a romantic comedy with a fresh narrative style. The film was appreciated by the critics. A sequel of the film is lined up which will star Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan.

Rahul Bose also worked in a few Bengali films like Anuranan, Kaalpurush and Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s Antaheen which went on to win the National Award that year. Bose is an atom of the reviving vein of art cinema in India especially Bengal. He worked with Kay Kay Menon in Shaurya which is the Indian adaptation of the famous Hollywood courtroom drama, A Few Good Men starring Tom Cruise. Bose again teamed up with Aparna Sen for The Japanese Wife based on Kunal Basu’s short story of the same name. He worked on Onir’s I Am as a victim of homosexual harassment.

Bose is currently working on the adaptation of Mohsin Hamid’s Moth Smoke, Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children based on Salman Rushdie’s Booker winning novel and Travelling with Mohammad along with Om Puri.

Bose was extensively used his public image for the better by involving in social welfare activities. He has worked in the Andaman and Nicobar post Tsunami as a venture of his NGO, The Foundation. He has worked for a general social peace and welfare. He is an ambassador of the World Youth Peace Movement and has been vocally participating in agitating for the Narmada Bachao Andolan. He was seen protesting at the Copenhagen World Climate Change Summit as well. He is the face of the Indian Rugby team and has played internationally as well.

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Name: Raj Kumar Yadav

Birthday: 31st August, 1984

Zodiac: Virgo.

Biography: Raj Kumar Yadav was born on the 31st of August, 1984 at Gurgaon, India. He completed his graduation from ‘Film and Television Institute of India’ (Pune). Before he was taken into the cast of Dibakar Banerjee’s ‘Love Sex aur Dhoka’ (2010), (where he played the character of ‘Adarsh’) he had been more of a theatre person.

Next in 2011, he appeared in Ekta Kapoor’s ‘Ragini MMS’ as Uday and in the Bejoy Nambiar thriller film ‘Shaitan’, he made a special appearance as the character of Inspector Malwankar. Next up, he made his appearance as Shamshad in Anurag Kashyap’s Indian crime film ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ which turned out to be a big hit at the box office.

Some of his upcoming projects include ‘Talaash’, ‘Chittagong’ and ‘Kai Po Che!’.

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Name: Rajat Kapoor

Birthday: 11th February, 1961

Zodiac: Aquarius

Marital Status: Rajat Kapoor is married to Meenal Agarwal and has two kids- Vivan and Rabia.

Trivia: Rajat supports the Brooke Bond Tea brand.

The trio Rajat Kapoor, Vinay Pathak and Ranvir Shorey usually work together.

Rajat Kpoor is among one of those actors who prefer avoiding the limelight and maintains a low profile.

He hosts a show named Lounge on NDTV Lifestyle.

Rajat with his friends created a group named Chingari in the year 1983.

Moreover the multifaceted star hosts a quiz show Lufthansa Nat Geo Genius on National Geographic Channel.

Awards: The low profile maintaining star won his first award- Silver Lotus Award of National Film Awards for Best Regional Film (Hindi) for Raghu Romeo (2003) in the year 2004.

He also won the Best Actor Award in Indian Competition Award (2008) of CineFan-Festival Of Asian And Arab Cinema for the film Siddharth:The Prisoner.

Adding to the awards he was nominated for Popular Awards Of The International Indian Film Academy (2008) in the category of Best Actor In A Supporting Role for Bheja Fry (2007) and also Asia Pacific Screen Awards in the category Best Performance By An Actor for Siddharth:The Prisoner.

He also won National Award for non-featured Tarana and short film Hypothesis.

Biography: The six feet tall Rajat Kapoor born in Delhi from his teenage was determined to be a filmmaker. He first took the acting pat seriously thus joining theatre group in Delhi in 1983. Afterwards he shifted to Film And Television Institute Of India at Pune.

The initial of the actor’s life was difficult in finding job. Then he directed himself to directing and writing shorts. His acting debut was with the National Award winning movie Dil Chahata Hai (2001). His next film Monsoon Wedding (2002) brought him critical acclamation in the film industry.

His films include Mudda:The Issue (2003), Tum (2004), Dhadkanein (2005), Kisna:The Warrior Poet (2005), Chehraa (2005), Mixed Doubles (2006), Corporate (2006), Yun Hota To Kya Hota (2006), Bombay Skies (2006), Anuranan (2006), The Last Days Of Raj (2007), Bheja Fry (2007), Apna Asmaan (2007), Krazzy 4 (2008), Khoya Khoya Chand (2007), Via Darjeeling (2008), Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na (2008), Dasvidaniya (2008), Hulla (2008), Teree Sang (2009), Raat Gayi Baat Gayi? (2009), Ek Toh Chance (2009), Siddharth:The Prisoner (2009), Rann (2010), Pappu Can’t Dance Saala (2010), The Girl In Yellow Boots (2010), Phas Gaya Re Obama (2010), Iti Mrinalini (2010), And Once Again (2010), Jo Dooba So Paar:It’s Love In Bihar (2011), Agent Vinod (2012), Rang Rasiya (2012), Gumshuda (2010).

The actor did his full length directorial debut with the film Private Detective:Two Plus Two One (1997). His other films as a director include Tarana (1994), Hypothesis (1996), Tonight No Show (2000), Jojo And The Chair (2001), Must Tell Her…That I Love Her (2001), Raghu Romeo (2003), Mixed Doubles (2006), Mithya (2008), Hamlet:The Clown Prince (2009), Fatso! (2012).

Rajat Kapoor the director till now produced three films- The Owner (2012), Fatso! (2012), Raat Gayi Baat Gayi? (2009).

Now let’s turn to the writer Rajat Kapoor. The Kapoor’s films as a writer include Private Detective:Two Plus Two One (1997), Raghu Romeo (2003), Mixed Doubles (2006), Mithya (2008), Raat Gayi Baat Gayi? (2009).

His recently released film is IM 24 with Ranvir Shorey, Neha Dhupia and Saurabh Shukla.

Rajat Kapoor’s other upcoming films are Midnight’s Children, 10ml Love, Carpet Boy and he is going to give a guest appearance in the upcoming flick Pranam Walekum.

We could only wish this industry in a body to go on!!

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Name: Rajeev Khandelwal

Birthday: 16th October, 1975

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Marital Status: Married to Manjiri Kamtikar

Awards: The sexiest male of Telly town has got hold of innumerable number of awards during this short span of his career. His award gallery include:

1) Best Jodi Award with Amna Shariff in Star Parivaar Awards (2004),

2) Personality Of The Year shared with Mona Singh in Sangini Indian Telly Awards (2004),

3) New Face Of The Year in Sangini Indian Telly Awards (2004),

4) Best Jodi Award with Amna Shariff in Sangini Telly Awards (2004),

5) Most Stylish Persona (Male) On TV in MTV Style Awards (2005),

6) Most Stylish Actor On TV in MTV Lycra Style Icon (2005),

7) TV Personality Of The Year in Garnier Light Indian Telly Awards (2005),

8) Most Stylish Host On TV in MTV Style Awards (2006),

9) Popular Actor Male for Left Right Left in Sansui Telivision Awards (2007),

10) Best Actor In Leading Role (Male) for Left Right Left in Gold Awards (2007),

11) TV Honour Of The Year shared with Prachi Desai in Indian Telly Awards (2008),

12) Best Host On TV for Sach ka Samna in Indian Telly Awards (2009),

13) Star Parivaar Awards (2010) and Indian Telly Awards (2010),

14) Best Actor for SOUNDTRACK in IRDS Film Awrads (2012) and Best TV Actor in Disney Channel.

This multi awarded star was also nominated for Best Male Debut in AAMIR in Star Screen Awards (2009) and Filmfare Awards (2009). This Telly rock star has taken the vow to bash Bollywood with more awards.

Trivia: The humble, modest and down to earth chocolate boy Rajeev Khandelwal dreamt about being an actor since childhood. He was greatly opposed by his family as he came from an army background. He tried joining army but his form restrained him back. Negating all held backs, he shifted to the capital city Delhi to bring his dreams to reality.

His acting career in T-town took off with Kyaa Hadsa Kyaa Haqeeqat in a negative role which was a miss shot. He did short term cameo in the well acclaimed thriller CID for Sony. He also did ads for LML Bike, Green Label Whisky, Kodak Express and Videocon Refrigerators. The optimistic Rajeev took chance on his luck by doing music album Jhoom Jhoom of Saru Mani.

The cool sincere dude is still famous as Sujal for Kahhin To Hoga worldwide. He has recently been chosen as the brand ambassador of the brand new show Nat Geo Super Cars on National Geographic Channel.

Biography: The multi faceted boy Rajeev Khandelwal was born in Jaipur, Rajasthan. He is the son of Col. C.L. Khandelwal (retired) and Vijay Laxmi. His childhood was the carrier of the dream of being an actor which was his destiny.

The Rajasthani boy took up engineering but left it mid way to complete B.Sc in chemistry from Xavier’s in Ahmedabad. Belonging to a family with an army background, he tried to join the army but was rejected as his form was out of place. It was after this, that the zeal of becoming an actor dominated his mind and he came to Delhi.

His media career started with making documentaries, writing scripts and directing those. His documentaries mainly focused on women labour, Indian army and on old age. One of his documentaries, a fictional series called Samarpan was featured on Doordarshan. The story revolved around para military forces in India. The series won an award.

Rajeev Khandelwal’s dream took many shades of role- from a production controller at a production house of Delhi to posing as a model for various acclaimed brands. His luck first took the turn to on-screen Telly dunia from off-screen dunia by the sharp eyes of Balaji Telifilms.

He was casted as a villain for Kyaa Hadsa Kyaa Haqeeqat (2002) through audition. But it was a mismatch and could not sprinkle fame on him. In 2002 after much compromise, heart ranching struggle and perspiring struggle he had his turning point. He got the chance to play Sujal for Kahiin To Hoga (2003-2005), an Ekta Kapoor Production. This name gave him worldwide acclamation. He informs that ladies had started showering jewelries and gifts on him. But he is very much concerned about his privacy and has always maintain a strong silence when spoken about his personal life.

However, he soon left the much acclaimed role in the middle due to some differences between him and the Kapoor daughter. The extremely logical and impressive personality choose to change his chocolate boy image to an action man and took the roles of ACP Prithviraj in CID (2006) and the RAW Intelligence Officer Varun Awasthi in Time Bomb 9/11 (2005). Both acclaimed him fame from the critics and his desire was fulfilled.

Being from the army background his internal mind unconsciously wanted strong roles. His desire of leading the army life was fulfilled to some extent when he played Captain Rajveer Singh Shikhawat in Left Right Left (2006-2007). His talent not only was in Telly acting but also on hosting. Thus he bagged reality shows like Deal Ya No Deal (2006), Sach Ka Samna (2009) (the Indian version of The Moment Of Truth) and Sach Ka Samna Phir Se Hoga (2012). He even played the role of Sharim in a Pakistani TV Show Sun Layna (2006).

The star of Stars took his filmy flight through his debut film Aamir (2008). The debutant actor grossed infinite praise from movie goers as well as high esteemed critics. The movie started weakly at Box Office in the beginning but recorded a fair collection at the end of its run. This film played the role of an invocator to the life of the interesting actor.

After two long years he gave his appearance on the silver screen with Peter Gaya Kaam Se (2010). This was also a mismatch of his career. After this came his Just Love (2010) with Prachi Desai and also Tainaat. His appearance in Shaitan and Soundtrack the following year in 2011 again surprised the critics. The movie Woh Pyaar Hi Tha also released on this year.

The candid actor next in the tinsel town took the film Will You Marry Me? (2012), which is a Hindi romantic comedy. But the movie was a disappointment as the storyteller fails badly to weave the magical tale. The man of style, popularity and words has also taken the project of the upcoming film Chenab Gandhi with Amitabh Bacchan and Vidya Balan. The film tells the life story of Frontier Gandhi aka Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan which will be played by Big B. Rajeev Khandelwal has taken up the film Table No. 21. The film is a thriller where Paresh Rawal will be seen in a new look. The film is already on floors. It is heard that the action boy Mr. Khandelwal has hurt himself while shooting at Fiji for the film. He is sharing screen space with Raima Sen and Vir Das in his upcoming film Raakh. His films Fever with Barbara Mori, Return Gift, Main Joker, When Love Happens are awaiting release this year.

The actor is not one of those kinds who very easily jell with the fame of tinsel town and in its persuasion forget the life of a commoner. He pretty much enjoys buying grocery from local markets and is not at all conscious of the paparazzi. Though making a home like Mannat of King Khan and naming it Jannat is his dream, nevertheless he is very much down to earth and a complete struggler. His humble attitude is one of the rarest factors found in recent times. He believes that his characters are successful and thus wants to work all the more to count the deserving and justified praises himself. He is very experimental with his roles. His craze for cars has given him new grounds as a show presenter of car show on National Geographic Channel.

The heart throb of Indian Television is determined to achieve his dream and reach the stars with his own capacity and experimentations.

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Name: Rajesh Sharma

Birthdate: 8th October

Zodiac: Libra

Biography: Rajesh Sharma, the Indian film actor was born on the 8th of October. He graduated from the prestigious National High School of Drama situated in New Delhi. Throughout his entire career he appeared in numerous critically and commercially successful films such as ‘Special 26’, ‘Luv Shuv Tey Ccicken Khurana’, ‘The Dirty Picture’, ‘Chillar Party’, ‘No One Killed Jessica’, ‘Ishqiya’ and ‘Khosla Ka Ghosla’.

In the year 1996, Rajesh Sharma began his film career in the Hindi film industry with the Gulzar directed ‘Maachis’, starring Tabu, Om Puri, Chandrachur Singh and Jimmy Shergill. His very first film in Tollywood was ‘Paromitar Ek Din’ (2000) directed by Aparna Sen and starring Soumitra Chatterjee, Aparna Sen and Rituparna Sengupta. Following ‘Paromitar Ek Din’, Rajesh Sharma appeared in a series of Bengali films continuously till 2009. Then he starred in Abhishek Chaubey’s ‘Ishqiya’ alongside Vidya Balan, Arshad Warsi, Naseeruddin Shah and Salman Shahid. This film was a huge success as it created a massive impact at the box office. Next up, in 2011, he appeared in a list of films: ‘No One Killed Jessica’, ‘Bedeni’, ‘Bye Bye Bangkok’, ‘Paapi’, ‘Oh My Love’, ‘Punorutthan’, ‘Bindas Prem’, ‘Chillar Party’, ‘System’, ‘Baishe Srabon’ and ‘The Dirty Picture’.

One of his upcoming films is the Rajkumar directed comedy thriller flick ‘Ghanchakkar’ starring Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi, Namit Das and Rajesh Sharma himself. This film which has been produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur, would be hitting the theatre screens on the 28th of July in the year 2013.

His filmography includes ‘Maachis’, ‘Paromitar Ek Din’, ‘Dadathakur’, ‘Sonar Sansar’, ‘Sathi’, ‘Desh’, ‘Subho Mahurat’, ‘Bombaiyer Bombete’, ‘Chha-e Chhuti’, ‘Ishqiya’, ‘No One Killed Jessica’, ‘Bedini’, ‘Bye Bye Bangkok’, ‘Paapi’, ‘Oh My Love’, ‘Punorutthan’, ‘Bindas Prem’, ‘Chillar Party’, ‘System’, ‘Baishe Srabon’, ‘The Dirty Picture’, ‘Chaalis Chauraasi’, ‘Goraay Gondogol’, ‘Laptop’, ‘8:08 Er Bongaon Local’, ‘Teen Yaari Katha’, ‘Om Shanti’, ‘Life In Park Street’, ‘Darling’, ‘Passport’, ‘Astra’, ‘Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana’, ‘Strings of Passion’, ‘Jogindra’, ‘Kagojer Nouka’ and ‘Ghanchakkar’.

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Name: Rajnikanth (Rajinikanth)

Birthday: 12th December, 1950

Zodiac: Sagittarius

Marital Status: Married to Latha Rangachari, has two daughters Aishwarya and Soundarya.

Awards: Entertainer of the Decade Award by NDTV (2011), Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian award, 6 Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor, 1 Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award

Trivia: Despite being a Tamil Megastar and worshipped like a God by his fans, Rajnikanthh is not a Tamilian by birth but a Mahashtrian. Before joining Madras Film Institute, he worked as a bus conductor with Bangalore Transport Service (BTS).

Biography: Born as Shivaji Rao Gaekwad in a impoverished Maharashtrian family, Rajnikanth went on to become Tamil megastar and one of the highest earning actor by his sheer grit, hardwork and perseverance.

He started his career in film with his debut in Tamil film, Apoorva Raagangal (1975) alongside Kamal Hassan. K. Balachander whom Rajnikanthh considers his mentor gave him his break into mainstream Tamil cinema in Srividya (1975), after which there was no looking for this talented actor, he portrayed every character with perfection. He acted in the Kannada film, Katha Sangama (1976), Telegu film, Anthuleni Katha (1976), Avargal (1976), Moondru Mudichu (1976) and 16 Vayadhinile (1976). He established himself as a villain the audience loved to hate. His first break as a lead actor came with the Telegu film, Chilakamma Cheppindi (1977). He also appeared in Sahodarara Savaal, Kumkuma Rakshe, Thoreyi Gadichindi, Annadammula Savaal. His first positive role was in Bhuvana Oru Kelvikkuri (1977). Bairavi (1978) was the first Tamil film in which he played a solo hero role. He made his Malayalam debut in Allauddinum Albhutha Vilakkum (1979). Then went on to act in Dharma Yuddham (1979), Tiger (1979) sharing screen space with N.T. Rama Rao, Garjanai (1981) and youthful films like Ninaithale Inikkum, Priya and Amma Evarikkaina Amma.

He then decided to quit the film industry. However, he was coaxed into staying put and he made his comeback with Billa, a remake of Hindi Don, which ran successfully at the box-office. Once again he went on to churn hit after hit movies like Murattu Kaalai, Netrika, Thillu Mullu – his first full length comedy and many others.

He has also acted in Bollywood films like Jeet Hamaari, Gangvaa, John Jani Janardhan, Bhagwaan Dada, Insaaf Kaun Karega, Chaalbaaz and Tyagi.

In the 80s and 90s, he continued to appear in a many box-office hits like Padikkathaavaan, Mr. Bharath, Velaikaran, Dharmathin Thalaivan, Thalapathy, Mannan, Annamalai, Veera and Badsha. Baba (2002) was a major setback and incurred heavy loss. However, he turned the tide again with his performance in Chadramukhi and then Sivaji, both becoming major blockbusters. Then, came the sci-fi blockbuster Endhiran (2010), India’s costliest film, which also became the highest grossing film of its time. Rajnikanth who is known not to charge fees for working in his films, was paid a remuneration of a whooping Rs. 45 crores for the film.

Rajnikanth suffered multiple health complications in April 2011 while working for his film Rana. He had to go to Singapore for treatment for two weeks. After Rajnikanth’s health stabilised in late 2011, Rana was shelved to make way for another project Kochadaiyaan in which he is paired opposite Deepika Padukone.

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Name: Rajpal Yadav

Birthday: 16th March, 1971

Zodiac: Pisces

Marital Status: Rajpal Yadav married Radha Yadav on 10th June, 2003.

Awards: The actor has won the Screen Award and the Sansui Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role for his performance in ‘Jungle’. He has also been nominated for many awards for his comic performances. However, he has not yet won an award for it. He has been honored with the Yash Bharati Award and the Janpad Ratna Award.

Trivia: An extremely talented actor and theatre artist, Rajpal Yadav boasts of close to a hundred films to his credit. If he has entertained the audience with his rib-tickling comic roles, he has also shown his versatility by playing negative roles equally well. Whether he is a supporting cast in a film, or the lead himself, he portrays the role with all his dedication.

Biography: Hailing from a small town Shahjahanpur in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, Yadav has been associated with theatre and acting for a long time. He acted in many plays in the Shahjahanpur theatre prior to attending the Bhartendu Natya Academy, Lucknow to receive formal training in theatre. He studied there for two years, from 1992 to 1994, after which he went to the National School of Drama in Delhi and stayed there till 1997.

Rajpal shifted base to Mumbai in 1997 to try his luck in the Hindi film industry. He began his career on television with Doordarshan’s television serial ‘Mungeri ke Bhai Naurangilal’ where his role was comic in nature.

However, things were not very easy for him where the film industry was concerned. Even his agent could not help him much and all his efforts in auditions went in vain for a long time. He did bit roles in films like Dil Kya Kare and Mast, and that is when he was spotted by Ram Gopal Verma. The filmmaker signed him for an extremely challenging negative role in his film ‘Jungle’, starring Urmila Matondkar and Fardeen Khan. Rajpal’s commendable performance even won him the award for the best actor in a negative role at prestigious award ceremonies.

The talented actor did negative roles in a few films, but discovered comedy to be his forte. His notable comic performances include Hungama, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Chup Chup Ke, Garam Masal, Phir Hera Pheri, Dhol, Malamaal Weekly, Bhagam Bhaag, Bhootnath, Bhool Bhulaiyya, De Dana Dan, and so on.

Besides, he has also played the lead characters in many films like ‘Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon’, ‘Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh’, ‘Ladies Tailor’, ‘Kushti’ and ‘Mirch’. He even appeared in a Hollywood film called ‘Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain’.

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Name: Ram Charan Teja

Birthdate: 27th March, 1985

Zodiac: Aries

Marital Status: Ram CharanTeja tied the knot with UpasanaKamineni at Temple Tress Farm House on the 14th of June, 2012.Upasana is the chief editor of the well-known B Positive magazine. She is also the vice chairman of Apollo Charity. Upasana’s grandfather Prathap C. Reddy is the Executive Chairman of all the Apollo Hospitals.

Awards: Ram CharanTeja had won 2 Andhra Pradesh Nandi Awards, 2 CineMAA Awards, 1 Santosham Best Actor Award and 2 Filmfare Awards. He was also awarded with the Youth Icon Award by (NATS) North American Telugu Society.


1) Apart from films, Ram CharanTeja has also endorsed popular brands such as Airtel and Pepsi.

2) Presently, he is Tata Docomo’s brand ambassador for the state of Andhra Pradesh.

3) Ram CharanTeja is also a member of the board of directors of the Hyderabad based Telegu television channel called ‘MAA TV’.

4) He is the owner of a Polo Team called (RC HPRC) Ram Charan Hyderabad Polo Riding Club.

Biography: Ram CharanTeja, the actor, celebrity, entrepreneur and a talented equestrian was born as Ram CharanTejaKonidala, on the 27th of May, 1985 to the well-known Telegu actor named Chiranjeevi and his spouse, SurekhaKonidala. Ram CharanTeja has two sisters named Sushmitha and Srija.

In the year 2007, Ram CharanTeja made his debut in the PuriJagannadh directed Tollywood flick, ‘Chirutha’. He earned two awards (a Nandi Special Jury Award and a Filmfare Best South Debutant Award) for his spectacular performance in the film. Next up, he appeared in S. S. Rajamouli’sTelegu historical drama romance flick titled ‘Magadheera’, starring Ram CharanTeja himself along with KajalAggarwal, Dev Gill and Srihari. This film went on to become a blockbuster at the box office and this film went on to win six Filmfare awards, including the Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telegu) and the Nandi Special Jury Award for Ram CharanTeja. Sooner after ‘Magadheera’, Ram CharanTeja appeared in BommarilluBhaskar’sTelegu romantic comedy, ‘Orange’ (2010), starring Ram CharanTeja himself along with Genelia D’Souza, ShazahnPadamsee, PrabhuGanesan and SanchitaShetty. Although this film was a failure at the theatres yet Ram CharanTeja’s performance, as well as Harris Jayaraj’s musical score were high appreciated by the critics. In 2012, Ram CharanTeja appeared in SampathNandhi’sTollywood action film titled ‘Rachcha’, starring Ram CharanTeja himself and Tamannaah Bhatia in the lead roles. Both the films ‘Rachcha’ as well as ‘Magadheera’ has been dubbed in Tamil as ‘Ragalai’ and ‘Maaveeran’ respectively. The dubbed version of both these films was a success as the films received considerable amount of positive feedback from the Tamil Nadu audience. His debut film, ‘Chirutha’ was released in Malayalam as ‘Cheetah’ and in Tamil as ‘SiruthaiPuli’ and both these versions turned out to be successful. His film ‘Orange’ will soon be released in both Malayalam and Tamil dialects as ‘Hai Ram Charan’ and ‘Ram Charan’ respectively. One of his upcoming films is the V. V. Vinayak directed ‘Naayak’ starring Ram CharanTeja, KajalAggarwal and Amala Paul. This film which is to be released in 2013, will be released in both Telegu and Tamil languages.

Presently, Ram CharanTeja has signed up for 3 films: ‘Naayak’, VamsiPaidipally directed ‘Yevadu’ and ApoorvaLakhia directed ‘Zanjeer’ which is a remake of the 1973 Amitabh Bachchan starrer ‘Zanjeer’.

Ram CharanTeja’s filmography thus includes ‘Chirutha’ (2007), ‘Magadheera’ (2009), ‘Orange’ (2010), ‘Rachcha’ (2012), ‘Naayak’ (2013), ‘Yevadu’ (2013) and ‘Zanjeer’ (2013).

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Name: Ram Kapoor

Birthdate: 1st of September, 1973

Zodiac: Virgo

Marital Status: Ram Kapoor tied the knot with his co-star Gautami Gadgil on the 14th of February, 2003. Gautami Gadgil was his co-star from the television serial, ‘Ghar Ek Mandir’. They are the parents of two children: a daughter named Sia born on the 12th of June, 2006 and a son named Aks born on the 12th of January, 2009.


1) Ram Kapoor received numerous awards for his role of Jai Walia in the television soap opera, ‘Kasamh Se’ produced by Ekta Kapoor belonging to Balaji Telefilms.

> In the year 2006, Ram Kapoor received the Indian Television Academy Award in the Best Actor (Jury) category for this television serial.

> Same year, he was awarded with the 6th Indian Telly Awards in two categories: Best Actor (Popular) and the Best on-screen television Jodi category along with actress Prachi Desai.

> Next year in 2007, Ram Kapoor again received the Best Actor (Popular) 7th Indian Telly Award for ‘Kasamh Se’. He also won the Sansui Telly Best Actor (Jury) Award for this soap.

> In 2008, he once again won the Sansui Telly Best Actor (Popular Award) for ‘Kasamh Se’.

> In the very same year, Ram Kapoor also got the 2nd Boroplus Gold Award in the Best Actor (Critics) category.

2) In the year 2011, he won the 11th Indian Television Academy Award in the Best Actor (Jury) category for the television serial ‘Bade Achhe Lagte Hain’.

3) In 2011, he also won the 18th Lions Gold Award for being the Favourite Television Actor in a Lead Role for ‘Bade Achhe Lagte Hain’.

4) Next year in 2012, Ram Kapoor along with Sakshi Tanwar won‘The Global Indian Film and TV Honours’ award for the Best Jodi category for ‘Bade Achhe Lagte Hain’.

5) Same year, he also received the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award in the Best Actor (Male) category for the same serial. He also won the ‘FICCI Frames Excellence Honours’ Best Television Actor (Male) Award for this television serial.

6) Some other notable awards won by him for ‘Bade Achhe Lagte Hain’ are as follows: 11th Indian Telly Awards (Best Actor (Popular)), 5th Boroplus Gold Award (Best Actor (Popular)) and the 12th Indian Television Academy Award (Best Actor (Jury)).

Biography: On the 1st of September, 1973, Ram Kapoor took birth in the capital city of New Delhi in a Punjabi Khatri background. His father, Ranjan Kapoor was a marketing and an advertising executive while his mother, Rita Kapoor was a housewife.He also has a younger sister named Aruna. After he was born, his family shifted to the City of Dreams, Mumbai.

Ram Kapoor completed his school from the prestigious Scottish High school situated in Mumbai. After his board exams in the 10th class, he pursued his education from the reputed Kodaikanal International School, situated at Tamil Nadu, India.He spent most of his developmental yearsat the well-known Sherwood College which was a reputed boarding school located in Nainital. It was here that he started excelling in volley ball, tennis, swimming and other sports.During his college days once he had auditioned for the school’s annual theatrical production of the play named ‘Charley’s Aunt’, written by Brandon Thomas. He was soon selected for the role of the lead characterin this play. Under the guidance of his mentor, Amir Raza Hussein Kapoor, he found out his love and passion for acting and soon he decided to take acting as his career path.

Post his graduation, Ram Kapoor went to Los Angeles, USA to join the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to learn the art of making films. But sooner or later, he realised that he loved acting more and so he enrolled himself in an acting institution situated in Los Angeles.He got most of the support from his mother because his father wanted his son to join the corporate sector. He joined the Stanislavski School of Method acting for a period of 6 months before informing his father and mother that he had joined an acting school instead of UCLA. Ram Kapoor, to earn his livelihood in the big foreign city did small jobs like selling cars, cable subscriptions, credit cards and by working in the coffee company named ‘Starbucks’.

Ram Kapoor began his acting career with the Sudhir Mishra directed television serial named ‘Nyay’ (1997). Although the show did no gain much popularity, yet Ram Kapoor’s performance in the show was highly appreciated by all, and sooner or later, he got offers from three other shows: ‘Sangharsh’ (1999), ‘Kavita’ (2000) and ‘Heena’ (1998).

In the year 2000, Ram Kapoor signed up for ‘Ghar Ek Mandir’, after opting out of ‘Sangharsh’ and ‘Kavita’. By that time, ‘Heena’ had already completed its last episode. Next up, Ram Kapoor worked with his mentor, Amir Raza Hussain in ‘The Fifty Days of War- Kargil’. This show, which was a tribute to the soldiers of the Kargil War, ran for a duration of 10 days in New Delhi.Here he played five different characters and it was his first ever theatrical experience.

In 2001, Ram Kapoor appeared on the Zee TV show named ‘Rishtey’ and the television serial titled ‘Kabhi Aaye Naa Judai’. Same year he also did a guest appearance in ‘Monsoon Wedding’, a film by Mira Nair.

Next up in 2003, he made his appearance in ‘Dhadkan’ and also in ‘Awaz Se Dil Tak’. After playing the role of an IAS Officer named Arun Mehta in the Sudhir Mishra directed ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’, he appeared as Prithvi Singh in the 2004 telefilm called ‘Bali’.

Next year in 2005, Ram Kapoor enrolled himself for three films: ‘Missed Call’, ‘Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow’and ‘Devaki’. The film ‘Devaki’ depicted the condition of women both in rural as well as urban India. The movie ‘Missed Call’ received mixed reactions from the audience. This film was highly appreciated at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles whereas it was a failure at the Cannes Film Festival.

The show ‘Kasamh Se’ completed its three year long journey in 2009. Sooner after this, Ram Kapoor signed up for ‘Basera’ to avoid getting roles similar to that of Jai Walia. On the 17th of August, 2009, ‘Basera’ was launched on NDTV Imagine and soon enough made its place in the top 100 of the TRP list. Same year, Kapoor also took part in two of the biggest reality shows in India: He appeared as the host in ‘Rakhi Ka Swayamwar’ and as a participant in ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’.

Swayamwar1 (‘Rakhi Ka Swayamwar’) was a huge success and the organisers of this show kept Ram Kapoor as the host for Swayamwar2(‘Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega’). He used to appear as a part time host for Swayamwar3 (‘Ratan Ka Rishta’), whenever the main host, Hiten Tejwani could not appear.

During this time, Ram Kapoor had also played some small roles in 2 movies: the first being Vijay Lalwani’s ‘Karthik Calling Karthik’ starring Deepika Padukone and Farhan Akhtar, where Ram Kapoor played the role of the character named Kamath; and the second was Anurag Kashyap’s film,‘Udaan’.

Some of the television serials of which he was a part are as follows: Nyan, Heena, Sangharsh, Kavita, Ghar Ek Mandir, Kabhi Aaye Na Judaai, Rishtey, Kehta Hai Dil, Dhadkan, Bali, Manshaa, Devaki, Kasamh Se, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Basera and Bade Achhe Lagte Hai.

His filmography includes The Fifty Days of War- Kargil, Monsoon Wedding, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow, Missed Call, Karthik Calling Karthik, Udaan, Love U…Mr. Kalakaar!, Ek Mein Aur Ekk Tu, Agent Vinod, Student of the Year and Mere Dad Ki Maruti.

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Name: Rana Daggubati

Birthday: 14th December, 1984

Zodiac: Sagittarius

Marital Status: Single, but rumored to be dating Bipasha Basu at the time of release of his first Bollywood film

Awards: Just a handful of films old and Rana Daggubati has already bagged three prestigious awards for his performances. His first Telugu film ‘Leader’ won him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Award- South and the CineMAA Award for Best Male Debut. ‘Dum Maaro Dum’, which marked his Bollywood debut, earned him the Zee Cine Award for Best Male Debut.

Trivia: Handsome hunk Rana Daggubati is relatively new in the industry, but he has already bagged a position in the list of the coveted Times 50 Most Desirable Men in 2011. Besides being known as DJ Joaquim Fernandez in his debut Bollywood film ‘Dum Maaro Dum’, he is more renowned for being associated with Bong hottie Bipasha Basu in ways more than one. A popular actor and producer down South, he has acted in only six films till date, two of which are in Hindi.

Biography: Born in Chennai to Telugu film producer Daggubati Suresh Babu and mother Lakshmi Daggubati, Rana completed his high school in Vengal Rao Nagar in Hyderabad. Hailing from a family of actors, it was quite natural for him to take up acting as his career. Actors Venkatesh Daggubati, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Naga Chaitanya Akkineni, Amala, Sumanth and Sushanth are his relatives, while he had now popular actors Ram Charan Teja Konidala and Allu Shirish as his classmates.

One can easily understand the reason behind the keen interest Rana took up in acting. But before becoming one, he started his career as a visual effects producer. His work in Telugu film Sainikudu won him the Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Award for Best Special Effects. His stint as a producer continued when he produced his first film in 2006. Named Bommalata- a Bellyful of Dreams, the Telugu film earned him the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu.

After having proved his calibre behind the camera, he decided to try his hand at performing in front of it. Thus he debuted in Telugu film Leader in 2012. His performance earned him several accolades, including two Best Male Debut Awards at Filmfare and CineMAA. In 2011, he starred in his first Hindi film ‘Dum Maaro Dum’, which also had Abhishek Bachchan and Bipasha Basu. He played the role of a DJ and got noticed as a powerhouse of talent. This performance won him a Best Male Debut Award at the Zee Cine Awards.

Besides this, there were plenty of rumors doing rounds of his alleged affair with his co-star Bipasha Basu. The controversy was quite hyped, so much so that it was believed that Bipasha broke up with her then- boyfriend John Abraham because of Rana. All three actors, however, brushed aside these rumors, citing various reasons.

Offers have, since, poured in for Rana and he has already acted in four films, of which three are in Telugu and one in Hindi. He is also shooting for a Tamil film and has a special appearance lined up in Ayan Mukerji’s Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani.

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Name: Ranbir Kapoor

Birthday: 28th September, 1982

Zodiac: Libra

Marital Status: Single

Awards: Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut, 1 Filmfare Award for Best Actor, 4 Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance

Trivia: Ranbir was a part of two short films before he made his debut on big screen. He worked as assistant director on the sets of Prem Granth, Aa Ab Laut Chalen and Black.

Biography: The fourth generation Kapoor has already proven that he does belong to the first family of Bollywood, with varied performance in films from Saawariya to Rockstar.

Born to actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, Ranbir Kapoor is the great grandson of Prithviraj Kapoor, grandson of Raj Kapoor, and nephew to Randhir Kapoor. He has a sister Riddhima. As a child, Kapoor studied at Bombay Scottish School in Mumbai and went on to pursue method acting at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York.

Ranbir made his debut on the big screen in the year 2007 with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya, opposite Sonam Kapoor. Kapoor was then seen in 2008 in a romantic comedy Bachna Ae Haseeno alongside Bipasha Basu, Minissha Lamba and Deepika Padukone. The film performed reasonably well at the box-office. It was during the shooting of this film that Ranbir had started dating Deepika Padukone. However, the couple later broke off.

In 2009, Kapoor appeared in three films all of which were distinct from one another. The first release was Ayan Mukerji’s Wake Up Sid, followed by rom-com Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani with Katrina Kaif. His last release in that year was Shimit Amin’s Rocket Singh: Salesman Of The Year. The film showcased Ranbir in a complete Sikh avatar. Though the film didn’t do well at the box office, his performance was appreciated.

Kapoor began 2010 with Prakash Jha’s political drama Raajneeti. The film was a blockbuster and had been appreciated by audiences and critics alike. Although it was a multi-starrer with actors likes Ajay Devgan, Nana Patekar and Manoj Bajpayee, Ranbir stood out with his performance. His next release was Anjaana Anjaani with Priyanka Chopra.The film failed to make a mark at the box-office.

In 2011, Ranbir was seen in Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar opposite newcomer Nargis Fakhri. The film performed well at the box-office and Ranbir’s role as Janardhan/Jordan earned him a lot of critical appreciation and two Filmfare Awards.

Ranbir plays the role of a deaf man in his upcoming film Barfee.

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Name: Randeep Hooda

Birthday: 20th August, 1976

Zodiac: Leo

Marital Status: In a relationship with actress Neetu Chandra

Awards: His first film ‘Monsoon Wedding’ earned many awards at International Film Festivals. His other films have also been recipients of major awards and nominations, but he is yet to receive an award for his personal achievements.

Trivia: Better known as Sushmita Sen’s ex-boyfriend. Randeep Hooda has exhibited his caliber by essaying variety roles in all his films till date.

Biography: Randeep Hooda, who belongs to a Jat family, was born in a village named Jassia in the Rohtak district of Haryana. His father, Ranbir Hooda, is a surgeon and his mother, Asha Hooda, is involved in social work. He completed his schooling from Sonepat and New Delhi. For his higher studies, he went to Melbourne, Australia and studied Marketing for his graduation and Business Management and Human Resource Management for his post graduation.

Hooda’s stay in Australia helped him significantly in his acting career. His Australian accent helped him bag the role of an NRI in his debut film ‘Monsoon Wedding’. Four years later, he played the lead role in Ram Gopal Verma’s gangster film ‘D’. The film was not very successful commercially but he got noticed for his acting talent.

Thereafter, the 5’ 11” hunk starred in a number of films which were not commercial earners, but they helped Hooda evolve as an actor. He acted in films like ‘Darna Zaroori Hai’, ‘Risk’, ‘Ru Ba Ru’, ‘Rang Rasiya’, and ‘Karma Aur Holi’, etc. which failed to make a mark at the box office.

Randeep Hooda then played the role of an ACP in Milan Luthria’s superhit film ‘Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai’. The film won many awards and nominations at important ceremonies and paved the way for more offers for the actor. His next film ‘Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster’ received a favorable response from the critics and earned many nominations in various categories.

‘Jannat 2’ and ‘Cocktail’ also featured Hooda in supporting roles. His upcoming films include ‘Jism 2’ opposite Sunny Leone, ‘Heroine’ with Kareena Kapoor, and ‘Murder 3’.

Besides films, Randeep Hooda came into the limelight because of his relationship with Sushmita Sen, with whom he eventually broke up. He is now engaged to actress Neetu Chandra, and the two plan to tie the knot soon.

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Name: Ranveer Singh

Birthday: 6th July, 1985

Zodiac: Cancer

Marital Status: Single

Awards: Filmfare Best Male Debut Award

Trivia: Although he played a hard core Delhite in his debut movie, Ranveer Singh was born and brought up in Mumbai.

Biography: A simple boy next door, with no filmy links, Ranveer Singh is amongst the few chosen ones who are very lucky to end up making their debut under one of the greatest banners in Bollywood, none other than Yash Raj Films!

Very early in life, Ranveer had a strong leaning towards the art of performing. This inclination led him to work hard and struggle towards becoming an actor, post his return from USA, where he completed his BA from Indiana University in Bloomington. Ranveer realized that being an actor in an industry, so thickly populated with the kith and kin of Bollywood stars, was going to be very difficult. Thence, he persuaded his second vocation, that of a creative writer. He worked as a copywriter with agencies like O&M and JWT. However, Bollywood beckoned him and to his great fortune, he got his debut role, that of the main male lead in the blockbuster Band Baaja Baaraat (2010) alongside Anushka Sharma.

He was again paired opposite Anushka Sharma in Yash Raj Films’ Ladies V/s Ricky Bahl in 2011. But the film failed to repeat the magic of Band Baaja Baaraat. Ranveer is currently working on his next film Lootera.

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Name: Ranvir Shorey

Birthdate: 18th of August, 1972

Zodiac: Leo

Marital Status: Ranvir Shorey tied the knot to actress Konkona Sen Sharma on the 3rd of September, 2010 at their Goregaon residence. Next year on the 15th of March Konkona gave birth to Haroon, their first child. Initially he used to date actress Pooja Bhatt.

Biography: Ranvir Shorey, the Indian actor and VJ was born on the 18th of August in the year 1972. He did his schooling from the Dayanand Model Sr. Sec School situated in Jalandhar. Vinay Pathak and Rajat Kapoor are close friends to this actor.

Initially he used to host two television shows along with Vinay Pathak: ‘The Great Indian Comedy Show’ and ‘Ranvir Vinay Aur Kaun?’. His very first film in B town was in the year 2002 when he starred in Shashilal K. Nair’s romantic flick ‘Ek Chotisi Love Story’ starring Manisha Koirala and Aditya Seal in the lead roles. This film failed to create much of an impact at the box office. The following year he did a very small role in the hit film ‘Jism’, directed jointly by Amit Saxena and Aditya Prakash Singh and starring Gulshan Grover, Bipasha Basu and John Abraham in the lead roles. After ‘Jism’, he did a list of films such as ‘Freaky Chakra’, ‘Waisa Bhi Hota Hai II’, ‘Lakshya’, ‘Hum Dum’, ‘Shiva’, ‘Mixed Doubles’, ‘Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota’, but he could not quite get the recognition till in the year 2006 when he starred in the comedy drama flick, ‘Khosla Ka Ghosla’directed by Dibakar Banerjee and starring Ranvir Shorey, Vinay Pathak, Boman Irani, Parvin Dabas and Anupam Kher. This film which was released on the 22nd of September, 2006 was a huge hit and Ranvir’s comic role in the film was greatly appreciated by all. The very same year, he also starred in Saket Chaudhary’s ‘Pyaar Ke Side Effects’ starring Mallika Sherawat, Rahul Bose and Ranvir Shorey himself. Here Ranvir donned the comic role of Narayanan Iyer. Next up he appeared in Reema Kagti’s comedy drama film, ‘Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.’, starring Diya Mirza, Raima Sen, Shabana Azmi, Kay Kay Menon, Abhay Deol, Boman Irani and Minissha Lamba. This multi-starrer film which was released on the 23rd of February in 2007 was moderately successful at the box office. The very same year he had also worked for a Yash Raj Films project ‘Aaja Nachle’, starring Madhuri Dixit, Kunal Kapoor, Jugal Hansraj, Konkona Sen Sharma and Akshaye Khanna in the lead roles. Ranvir played the lead in Rajat Kapoor’s 2008 film, ‘Mithya’ starring Vinay Pathak, Naseeruddin Shah and Neha Dhupiya. His performance in the film was greatly appreciated by the critics. He followed this up with a series of other films such as ‘Ugli Aur Pagli’, ‘Good Luck’, ‘Singh is Kinng’, ‘8’, ‘Dasvidaniya’, ‘Fashion’, ‘A Rectangular Love Story’, ‘Chandi Chowk to China’, ‘Do Knot Disturb’, ‘Aap Ke Liye Hum’, ‘Emotional Atyachar: The Film’, ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ and ‘Winds of Change’.

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Name: Ravi Kishan

Birthday: 17th July, 1971

Zodiac: Cancer

Marital Status: Ravi Kishan is married to Preeti.

Family: Preeti and Ravi have one son and 3 daughters. His father Mr. Shyama Shukla lives in his hometown Barain, Jaunpur. Other family members includes Mr. Kailash Nath Shukla(Lecturer), Mr. Udayraj Shukla (Businessman), Ramesh Shukla, Mr. Udayraj Shukla (Businessman) and Mr. Ram Kishan Shukla.

Awards: In June 2008, he was given the award for the Most Popular Actor at ETV Bhojpuri Cinema Samman 2008.

Ravi Kishan Biography: Ravi Kishan Shukla, popularly known as Ravi Kishan, born in Kerakat Tehsil, Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, is an Indian actor and a famous television personality who has worked in Bhojpuri as well as Hindi movies.

In 2006, he went on to participate in ‘Big Boss’, the Indian television reality show which is similar to the Netherlands TV reality show called ‘Big Brother’. Apart from Big Boss, he has also played his part in the television show ‘Ek Se badhkar Ek’ which has really brought him to the forefront.

In 2008, he started co-hosting ‘Bathroom Singer’, a celebrity dance based television reality show. He also hosted a reality show for two seasons titled ‘Raaz Pichchle Janam Ka’ on NDTV. He has also worked under the able leaderships of famous directors like Shyam Benegal and Mani Ratnam in the year 2010. He also starred in the movie ‘Jala Debh Duniya Tohra Pyar Mein’ which was produced by the American film company PUN Films. This movie was screened in the Indian Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010.

In 2007, Ravi Kishan went on to dub Toby Maguire’s voice (in Bhojpuri) as Spiderman in Spiderman 3, making this film to be the first ever Hollywood Blockbuster film to include a Bhojpuri dub.

His Filmography includes films like ‘Zakhmi Dil’(1994), ‘Agnee Morcha’(1997), ‘Keemat’(1998), ‘Justice Chowdhary’(2000), ‘Aan’(2004), ‘Money Hai Toh Honey Hai’(2009), ‘Luck’(2009), ‘Agent Vinod’(2012), ‘Dangerous Ishq’(2012) and many more.

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Name: Rishi Kapoor

Birthday: 4th September, 1952

Zodiac: Virgo

Marital Status: Married to yesteryear actress Neetu Singh. The couple have two children namely actor Ranbir Kapoor and designer Riddhima Sahani nee Kapoor.


1) National Film Award for the Best Child Artist in 1971 (Movie: Mera Naam Joker)

2) Filmfare Best Actor Award in 1974 (Movie: Bobby)

3) Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998

4) Filmfare Critics’ Award for Best Actor in 2011 (Movie: Do Dooni Chaar)

Biography: Born to Bollywood’s most influential family who are the pioneers of Bollywood Film World, Rishi Kapoor is the second son of Superstar and Film Director, Raj Kapoor. He was born and educated in Mumbai. He was fondly nicknamed Chintu.

He was first seen in his Father’s film “Mera Naam Joker” as a young teenager in the year 1970. The movie went on to acquire a one-of-its-kind status and was very commercially successful overseas and in India as well. He went on to do his first film as an actor in 1973 hit film “Bobby” opposite Dimple Kapadia. A romantic tale that it was, became an instant hit with the youth catapulting Kapoor to overnight stardom. His sizzling chemistry in the film with Kapadia ran stories of their link ups and much unneeded and uncalled for controversy happened over it. He was the ultimate romantic hero of his times starring in more than a hundred romantic comedies mostly with his wife Neetu Singh.

Over the next two decades, he starred in an array of many hit and superhit films. In 1975, he was seen in “Khel Khel Mein”. In 1976, he was seen in the Yash Chopra film “Kabhi Kabhi” with established and successful actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Waheeda Rehman and Rakhee. In 1977, he was again seen in “Amar Akbar Anthony” along with Vinod Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan. 1980s was a very lucrative decade for Rishi Kapoor. In 1980 he was seen in Subash Ghai’s hit film “Karz”. Rishi Kapoor has already created himself as quite a youth icon by then. In 1981, he starred in “Kaatilon Ke Kaatil”; “Prem Rog” in the year 1982; “Saagar” in 1985 and finally “Chandni” in 1989. These movies remain few of Bollywood’s most epic films and obviously the best of Rishi Kapoor.

In the 1990s, his stardom started fading as new and younger actors entered Bollywood. He still had a few good assignments like “Bol Radha Bol” and “Deewana” in 1992 and “Damini” in 1993.

Since the advent of the new millennium, he has excelled in his perfecting himself playing supporting roles and starred in many hit films like “Hum Tum” (2004), “Namastey London” (2007), “Love Aaj Kal” (2009) and mostly the lead role of “Do Dooni Chaar” in 2010 which won him the Filmfare Critics’ Award for Best Actor.

His love story with Neetu Kapoor is very famous in Bollywood, how he determinedly wooed both his and wife’s family, who were all overwhelmed by Rishi’s love for Neetu and finally consented to their marriage

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Name: Ritesh Deshmukh (Riteish Deshmukh)

Birthday: 17th December, 1978

Zodiac: Sagittarius

Marital Status: Married to Genelia D’souza

Trivia: Ritesh Deshmukh is the son of well-known politician and former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Vilasrao Deshmukh. He is also a professional architect.

Biography: Ritesh made his debut in 2003 with Tujhe Meri Kasam opposite Genelia D’souza. He came to limelight by his role in commercialy successful comedy film Masti in 2004.

In 2007, he was seen in Sajid Khan’s hit film, Hey Babyy, with Akshay Kumar and Fardeen Khan. In the same year he was seen in another multi-starrer comedy film Dhamaal. 2009 was not a good year for Ritesh as Aladin and his other two films, Do Knot Disturb and Kal Kissne Dekha, couldn’t do much at the box-office. In 2010, Ritesh was seen in a Sajid Khan’s multi-starrer hit film Housefull. Double Dhamaal, in 2011, was an average success. His first release in 2012 was Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya opposite his real-life spouse Genelia D’souza.

Ritesh’s upcoming films are Sajid Khan’s Housefull 2 and Kya Super Kool Hain Hum., Grand Masti ......

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Name: Ronit Roy

Born: 11 October, 1965

Zodiac: Libra

Marital Status: Married to Neelam Roy (2003)

Awards: Flimfare Award For Best Supporting Actor, Star Screen Awards, Zee Cine Awards and The Global Indian Film and Television Honours For Best Actor in Negative Role, all for Udaan( 2010). He won several Indian Television Academy Awards, Kalakar Awards, Indian Telly Awards in various categories such as Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor in Negative Role.

Trivia: Ronit Roy owns a security agency of his own called Ace Security and Protection. His company has provided security to the likes of Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Shah Rukh Khan. Ronit Roy’s sibling is the actor Rohit Roy known for serials like Swabhimaan and Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand.

Biography: Popularly known as “Big B” of Indian Television Industry, Ronit Roy launched in the film industry with the succesful ‘Jaan Tere Naam’ (1992). He followed with the movies like Sainik, 15 August, Tehqiqaat, Bomb Blast, Army, Hulchul which fared badly in the Box Office. He had also acted in a Bengali movie called Bansodhar in the year 1995.

Roy’s grand small screen launch came with the role of Mr. Rishab Bajaj, a classy, urbane but ruthless business mogul in Balaji Telefilm’s Kasauti Zindagi Kay (2002). The show was a huge success and overnight Roy became famous. Continuing his success stint, Roy grabbed the role of Mihir Virani in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, another milestone of his career. Consequently he was seen in successful ventures like Kammal, Kavyanjali, Sarkarr, Kasamh Se, Suraag, C.I.D and many others. He participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, a dance reality show in 2007 and another show, Yeh Hai Jalwa in 2008. He hosted the Kitchen Champions in 2010 and essayed the role of Dharamraj in NDTV Imagine’s Bandini (2009-20011). At present, Roy’s ‘Adaalat’ in Sony Television Networks, sees him as the sharp and worthy advocate K. D. Pathak.

In Anurag Kashyap’s Udaan (2010), Roy’s portrayal as the oppressive father was critically acclaimed, fetching him several awards including the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. Roy gave special appearance in 2011’s That Girl in Yellow Boots. He is also working on upcoming movies like Deepa Mehta’s ‘Midnight’s Children’, Karan Johar’s ‘Student of the Year’ and Balaji Motion Pictures’ Shootout at Wadala.
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