autobiography of bollywood part-3

Hema Malini

Hema Malini

BIOGRAPHY - Hema Malini
Hema Malini was born in a Brahmin Iyengar family on 16th October, 1948 in Ammankudi located in the District of Trichy, Tamil Nadu. Her father name was V. S. Ramanujam Chakravarti and her mother name was Mrs. Jaya Chakravarti who was a film producer. Hema�s Mother Mrs. Jaya Chakravarti was passed away on 11th June 2004. She was proposed for marriage by two actors name Jeetendra and Sanjeev kumar but it was Dharmendra with whom she formed a hugely successful on-screen couple, that won her hand in the end. Hemaji defied the conventional norm at the time by becoming his second wife and continuing to work after having children and called as "Women of India" in 1996. She is the Mother of Esha Deol and Ahana Deol and unfortunately Step -mother of Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol. �.
Hemaji has completed her education from Andhra Mahila Sabha, Chennai. Hema Malini is a dedicated Bharatanatyam artiste a South Indian classical dance. Her two daughters have trained in the artiste Odissi school of dance and the all three have also performed together at several charity dance concerts. Hema Malini had married with the Legendary Actor Mr. Dharmendra and they have two children named as Ahana Deol and Esha Deol born in the year1982 which are also a successful Bollywood actress . She and her husband have been involved in politics, as supporters of the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP). She was also elected to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, with the support of the BJP.
Hemaji is a Chairperson of the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) from 2000-03. She had set up a Natya Vihar Kalakendra, name institution which was dedicated to create, spread and present the age old Indian mythological themes from the epics like Ramayana, Mahabharata and other ancient scriptures through the medium of dance. She is the second South Indian actress after the most successful Actress Vyayantimala to become a major Hindi film star. She is Bollywood Actress and also a Bharatanatyam Dancer who starred in several successful Bollywood films. Ironically, Hema's career almost ended before it began in the year1964. Her first director Sridhar threw her out of his Tamil film, which he was directing, saying that she had no star appeal. Hema resolved and persistely found her nice in Bollywood where she has make it the biggest. In the year 1968, she enters into the Indian Cinema and started her film career with playing a young teen opposite the Ageing Superstar �Raj Kapoor� in the film �SAPNON KA SAUDAGAR� (The Dream Seller).
After this film Hema was allotted the title of "Dream Girl". In the year 1970, she was most notably in the extreme successful flim �SHOLAY�. She had a glorious reign on the position of a leading actress during the year of 1970's. In the year 1972 she had won an Award by the Filmfare for Best Actress for the film �SEETA AUR GEETA�. But in the early year of 1980's, she decided to concentrate on 'character' roles and not on those roles, which are feminist undertones. Her career took off, and she became one of the reigning divas of the Bollywood film industry. Her fans called her �The Dream Girl of Boyllwood� through an allusion from her first film. She starred in many movies and her appearance was perhaps best to be remembered for her good Qualities such as glamour, style, and accomplished classical dancing etc.
Hemaji had formed a hit pair with Dharmendra and they both gave a number of hit movies. She also achieved some strong dramatic and comic moments in films like �LAL PATTHAR�, �SEETA AUR GEETA�, �SHOLAY�, �MEERA� and �SATTE � PE � SATTA�. She tried her hand in the occupation of directing and came out with the films in the year 1992 named as �DIL AASHNA HAI� which featured an all-star cast including King of bollywood Mr. Shahrukh khan and the late Divya Bharti. She also directed and starred in the TV Serial named �Noopur�in the year 1990, in which she was depicted as a Bharatanatyam dancer going to America. In the year 2000 she was awarded the by �PADMA SHRI�. After having a back seat from films for a number of years, she had gave recently a come back from the successful film �BAGHBAN� in which she co-starred with Amitabh Bachhan and played a cameo role and again with Amitabh Bachhan in the year 2004 blockbuster �VEER � ZAARA�. In both films, she played a beautiful , self-possessed, middle-aged married woman rather than the ing�nue role of her earlier career.FILMOGRAPHY:

Baabul, Bhagmati, Veer Zaara, Baghban , Censor , Hey Ram , Himalay Putra , Maahir, Aatank, Vivekananda, Hai Meri Jaan , Jamai Raja, Lekin... , Paap Ka Ant , Desh Ke Dushman ,Santosh , Deshwasi, Galiyon Ka Badshah , Sachche Ka Bol Bala ,Rihaee,Mohabbat Ke Dushman, Mulzim , Vijay , Kudrat Ka Kanoon , Jaan Hatheli Pe , Anjaam,Apne Apne , Sitapur Ki Geeta, Ek Chadar Maili Si, Babu , Hum Dono , Yudh , Ramkali , Aandhi Toofan, Durga , Phaansi Ke Baad , Ek Nai Paheli, Ek Naya Itihas , Qaidi, Raaj Tilak , Ram Tera Desh , Sharara , Nastik , Andha Kanoon , Razia Sultan , Taqdeer , Meharbaani , Rajput ,Suraag ,Satte Pe Satta ,Baghawat ,Desh Premee , Do Dishayen , Farz Aur Kanoon , Justice Chaudhury , Samraat , Teesri Aankh , Meri Aawaz Suno , Naseeb , Kranti , Aas Paas, Dard , Jyoti , Krodhi, Kudrat, Maan Gaye Ustad , Alibaba Aur 40 Chor, Bandish ,The Burning Train ,Do Aur Do Paanch ,Hum Tere Aashiq Hain ,Meera ,Dil Ka Heera , Janata Havaldar, Ratnadeep , Apna Khoon , Azaad , Dillagi , Trishul , Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein, Chacha Bhatija, Chala Murari Hero Banne , Dhoop Chhaon , Dream Girl, Kinara , Shirdi Ke Sai Baba, Jaaneman , Mehbooba , Dus Numbri , Aap Beeti , Charas , Maa , Naach Utha sansar, Sharafat Chod Di Maine , Sholay , Dharmatma , Do Thug , Kahte Hain Mujhko Raja , Khushboo, Pratigya, Sanyasi, Sunehra Sansar , Kasauti , Dost , Amir Garib , Dulhan , Haath Ki Safai , Patthar Aur Payal, Prem Nagar , Joshila , Gehri Chaal , Chhupa Rustam , Jugnu , Prem Parvat , Shareef Budmaash , Babul Ki Galiyaan , Bhai Ho To Aisa , Garam Masala , Gora Aur Kala , Raja Jani , Seeta Aur Geeta , Tere Mere Sapne, Andaz, Lal Patthar , Naya Zamana, Paraya Dhan , Johny Mera Naam, Aansoo Aur Muskan, Abhinetri , Sharafat , Tum Haseen Main Jawaan , Jahan Pyar Mile , Waris , Sapnon Ka Saudagar , Pandava Vanavasam

Rekha was the daughter of Mr. Gemini Ganesan and Mrs. Pushpavalli Ganesan. As her birth name is Bhanurekha Ganesan. Her nickname is Rekha, The Bollywood Queen or Madame X, as she was reward with the last two titles in film industry. Rekha is one of her seven sisters and also has one brother. Stepping her career in film industry, she could barely speak a word of Hindi, thereafter Rekha learned Hindi and also learned later the nuances of Urdu for the role of a courtesan in Umrao Jaan (�81), after some movies, she was first engaged with Mr. Mukesh Aggarwal, 1990-1991 he expire.
Then Rekha again made her world with Vinod Mehra a Bollywood actor and later they were divorced. In her first films in the early 70s she was plumpy and looking obese. In Hindi Cinema she was paired with Mr. Amitabh Bachchan as the famous and well-known couple and also has made total nine films as a heroine opposite him. The entire film industry had a great shock in early 80s when Rekha�s secret affair was crook out with the Big-B (Amitabh Bachchan) that was already paired with Jaya Bhaduri. Accordingly enough, the all three of them was later starred in the movie Silsila (�81) that indicate the topic of married man in love with a woman other than wife.
This was almost the last film of Rekha with Amitabh Bachchan being together. She is also named as Madonna and Cher of Bollywood industry due to her constant recovering throughout her career. She won the icon status in Bollywood industry for her four-decade career in Indian Cinema. Rekha was acted as a lead in Market (�03) when she was considered as the teacher of Kama Sutra in the controversial movie Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (�96), several people at that time thought that this would be the finishing point of her career. As her younger sister who resides in California was considered for the role of Queen Noor Jahan in the movie _Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story (�03).
Rekha tried to stop the author Mohan Deep for publishing her so-called biography on �Eurekha� in (�01) but she failed in doing this so she used to go to every book stall and ask them to not keep the copies of �Eurekha� in their shops. She also dated with Akshay Kumar who is presently the husband of Twinkle Khanna. She always says that if she had a son, it would be like Hrithik Roshan and her wish came true when she was offered Hrithik�s mother in Koi� Mil Gaya (�03) and his grand mother in Krrish (�06). Rekha and Meena Kumari were best friends before Meena�s death.
In 1986, forty-eight pieces of Jewelery was stolen from her house. The thief, Muniraj Kanappa, was later caught and was sentenced to seven years in prison. The court held the jewelery and decided to returned it back after filling the due application form. She has also being the staunch feminist and was listed #50 by the UK magazine Eastern eye one of � Asia�s Sexiest Women� in September (�06).

Is he merely a mega star? People unfamiliar with the intricate ways Tamil films, its popularity and its sway over politics would wonder.

T. Balachander, who introduced Rajnikant as a villian, was fascinated with his eyes. But what catapulted Rajnikant to the heights of Tamil cinema is his overt expression of style.

This carpenter-turned-coolie-turned-megastar, Shivaji Rao Gaikwad (his original name) is a Maharastrian who could not even speak Tamil at one time, has seen hunger and the ecstasy of unprecedented success. "There was a time when all I wanted from life was a Vespa scooter, a packet of Wills filter cigarettes and a one-bedroom flat. That, I thought, was the ultimate happiness," he recollects. "And then suddenly, I was showered with name, fame and money. I had everything I had never even dared to desire. I had much more than what I wanted. But it gave me no happiness. It shattered even my illusions. My needs, I suddenly realised, were not as simple as a scooter or a pack of Wills filter cigarettes or a car or a bungalow. The problem was much more severe."

Rajnikant may not be good-looking enough to be called a star, but the lower-classes of Tamil Nadu see themselves in him, and that is what makes him incomparable. That a person of Mani Rathnam's stature made a movie, Dalpathi' with him starring, should indicate his control over the masses. But for the tides in his life, which took him to great fortune, he might have, with some difficulty, become an extra.

Four years after he got his first break in South Indian films, he had a nervous breakdown. At a time when he should have been on top of the world, he was in hospital. "I couldn't come to terms with my success. I took to drinking. I used to work eighteen hours a day and the rest of the time, I only drank and drank. There came a stage when even one bottle was not enough. It did nothing for me. From one bottle, it became one and a half. Even that didn't do the trick. I started taking drugs. I began with mandrax and then went on to charas, ganja and even cigarettes containing zarda. I used to consume at least thirty-five to forty packets of jarda in a day. I was driving myself to the breaking point, but I couldn't stop myself. Nothing interested me enough to pull me out of this rut. Till the nervous breakdown. I broke loose."He was hospitalised for six months and that brought him back to his senses.

Thereafter, he concentrated solely on his career. He was never into acting for the sake of art. It was only the money that lured him. "I have never pretended to be concerned or bothered about aesthetics in film making," he maintains.

But work hard he did. And now he plans to retire from acting and enter into politics. "I would not deny the fact that there are several attempts to induct me into politics. But I have made enough money out of acting. Why should I join politics? If it is to serve the people, I am of the opinion that first, you should serve yourself and your family and friends and only later on should you think of serving others." Some say that even the legendary M.G.R could not have matched Rajnikant's magnetism.

Rajni is one of the few south Indian heroes who successfully crossed over to the North. Andha Kannon , Giraftarr, Chal Baaz , Gangwa etc speak for his success in Bollywood.

He is rare phenomenon in terms of commercial success of films. Even Amitabh Bachchan, the super star of Indian cinema, has given flops. But Rajni�s films never flop in box-office. What is the secret of his enviable success? Critics attribute his success to his mysterious ability (whatever may be the role he enacts on the screen) to identify with the common folk.

In 1999, Rajni completed 25 years in cinema. The Government of Indian in recognition of his outstanding contribution conferred on him Padmabhushan the same year.


Birth name: Shivaji Rao Gaekwad
Date of Birth: December 12, 1949
Height: 5"9'
Weight: 70 Kg
City: Bangalore
Country: India
Mother: Ramabai
Father: Ramoji Rao Gaekwad
Siblings: Sathya Narayana Rao and Nageshwara Rao
Children: two daughters Aishwarya and Sowndarya
Marital status: married
Spouse: Latha
Education: Madras Film institute
Likes: hollywood films, dogs
Favorite food: Chicken and Mutton items
Favorite color: Black
His hero: Lee Kwan Yew, K.Balachandar, Kamal Haasan
His heroine: Rekha
Other facts: he is popular for his flamboyant dialogue delivery and characteristic mannerisms
Hobbies: Yoga and Meditiation
Occupation: bollywood and south indian actor
Debut Film: Katha Sangama
Languages: tamil, hindi, marathi, kannada, malayalam, bengali, English


Shivaji: The Boss (2006)
Chandramukhi (2005)
Baba (2002)
Bulandi (2000)
Padaiyappa (1999)
Krantikari (1997)
Arunachalam (1997)
Badsha (1995)
Aatank Hi Aatank (1995)
Muthu (1995)
Peda Rayudu (1995)
Zameen (1995)
Veera (1994)
Ejamaan (1993)
Insaniyat Ke Devta (1993)
Uzhaippaali (1993)
Valli (1993)
Tyaagi (1992)
Annamalai (1992)
Pandian (1992)
Thalapathi (1991)
Nattukku Oru Nallavan (1991)
Khoon Ka Karz (1991)
Farishtay (1991)
Hum (1991)
Dharma Dorai (1991)
Phool Bane Angaarey (1991)
Shanti Kranti (1991)
Adisaya Piravi (1990)
Mannan (1990)
ChaalBaaz (1989)
Bhrashtachar (1989)
Gair Kanooni (1989)
Kodiparakkudu (1989)
Mappilai (1989)
Raajadhi Raaja (1989)
Siva (1989)
Bloodstone (1988)
Tamacha (1988)
Dharmathin Thalaivan (1988)
Guru Sisyan (1988)
Uttar Dakshin (1987)
Daku Hasina (1987)
Velaikkaaran (1987)
Asli Naqli (1986)
Bhagwan Dada (1986)
Dosti Dushmani (1986)
Maaveran (1986)
Mr. Bharath (1986)
Naan Adimai Illai (1986)
Wafadaar (1985)
Bewafai (1985)
Mahaguru (1985)
Aaj Ka Dada (1985)
Ek Saudagar (1985)
Geraftaar (1985)
Naan Sigappu Manithan (1985)
Padikkathavan (1985)
Sree Raaghavendar (1985)
Unn Kannil Neer Vazhindal (1985)
John Jani Janardhan (1984)
Gangvaa (1984)
Insaaf Kaun Karega (1984)
Meri Adalat (1984)
Anbulla Rajanikant (1984)
Bhooka Sher (1984)
Kai Kodukkam Kai (1984)
Naan Mahaan Alla (1984)
Nallavanukku Nallavan (1984)
Thambikku Entha Ooru (1984)
Zulm Ki Zanjeer (1984)
Jeet Hamaari (1983)
Adutha Varisu (1983)
Andha Kanoon (1983)
Moondru Mugham (1983)
Paayum Puli (1983)
Sivappu Sooriyan (1983)
Thanga Magan (1983)
Agni Sakshi (1982)
Engeyo Ketta Kural (1982)
Pokkiri Raja (1982)
Pudhu Kavithai (1982)
Ranga (1982)
Thanikatu Raja (1982)
Thee (1981)
Black Cobra (1981)
Garjanai (1981)
Kazhagu (1981)
Netri Kann (1981)
Ranuva Veeran (1981)
Thillu Mullu (1981)
Kaali (1980)
Anbukku Naan Adimai (1980)
Billa (1980)
Ellaam Un Kairaasi (1980)
Johnny/Jani (1980)
Murattu Kaalai (1980)
Naan Potta Savaal (1980)
Ram Robert Rahim (1980)
Aarilirindhu Aruvathu Varai (1979)
Alavuddinum Athbutha Vilakkum (1979)
Annai Oru Aalayam (1979)
Dharma Yuddham (1979)
Johnny (1979)
Kuppathu Raja (1979)
Naan Vaazha Vaippen (1979)
Ninaithale Inikkum (1979)
Thai Illamal Naan Illai (1979)
Shankar Saleem Simon (1978)
Aval Appadithaan (1978)
Bhairavi (1978)
Ilamai Oonjal Aadukirathu (1978)
Mullum Malarum (1978)
Priya (1978)
Thappitha Thala (1978)
Aadu Puli Atham (1977)
Avargal (1977)
Bhuvana Oru Kelvikkuri (1977)
Chilakamma Cheppindi (1977)
Gayatri (1977)
Pathinaru Vayathinile (1977)
Anthuleni Katha (1976)
Moondru Mudichu (1976)
Apoorva Raagangal (1975)
Katha Sangama (1975)

Tanuja was born in Mumbai into a family of four children as Tanuja Samarth to poet Kumarsen Samarth and his wife Shobhna Samarth. Her mother was a famous 1930s and 1940s actress. When she was very young her parents separated. Tanuja entered films as a child actress and continued working until 1973. She met director Shomu Mukherjee on the set of Ek Baar Muskara Do. A whirlwind romance ended in a 1973 marriage. They had two children: Kajol Mukherjee (b. 1975) and Tanisha Mukherjee (b. 1978). They were later divorced.

The younger sister of Nutan and one of the daughters of '40s actress Shobhana Samarth, Tanuja was known for her tomboyish behaviour on the sets, and a rebel image. Unlike most heroines, she refused to play games and chase after roles. If inspite of that, she was successful, only due to her talent. Her films included 'Jeene ki Raah', 'Jeeo aur Jeene Do', 'Do Chor', 'Mome ki Gudiya', 'Mere Jeevan Saathi', 'Humshakal', 'Imitihan' and the most successful of them all, 'Haathi Mere Saathi'.

She was among the rare heroines who smoked but did not hide the ever-burning cigarette in her hand, and never disguised her whiskey in a bottle of Coca Cola, like most heroines of '60s did. Tanu had acquired this boldness from her grandmother who was as open about her relationship with Motilal. This openness did cause her heartbreaks but she finally settled down in marriage with Shomu Mukherjee. The marriage was certainly stormy and when she played the wife of a busy journalist in 'Anubhav' there were comparisons. Tanuja happily shifted to character roles. Her daughter Kajol, the third generation of actress, continues the tradition.


Birth name: Tanuja Samarth
Date of Birth: 23 September 1943
City: Bombay
Country: India
Mother: Shobhna Samarth
Father: Kumarsen Samarth
Siblings: sisters Nutan and Chatura, brother Jaideep
Children: daughtes Kajol and Tanisha
Marital status: married
Spouse: Shomu Mukherjee
Occupation: bollywood actress
Debut Film: Hamari Beti
Languages: hindi, english, french and german


Deewaar (2004)
Khakee (2004)
Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula (2003)
Bhoot (2003)
Saathiya (2002)
Tum Jiyo Hazaron Saal (2002)
Safari (1999)
Main Solah Baras Ki (1998)
Muqadama (1996)
Aatish (1994)
Vivekananda (1994)
Izzat Ki Roti (1993)
Antim Nyay (1993)
Deedar (1992)
Bekhudi (1992)
Ghazab Tamasha (1992)
Pyar Bhara Dil (1991)
Shandaar (1990)
Paraya Ghar (1989)
Rakhwala (1989)
Gharana (1989)
Meri Zabaan (1989)
Taaqatwar (1989)
Agnee (1988)
Paap Ko Jalaa Kar Raakh Kar Doonga (1988)
Mera Muqaddar (1988)
Itihaas (1987)
Anokha Rishta (1986)
Nasihat (1986)
Adhikar (1986)
Ek Main Aur Ek Tu (1986)
Jaal (1986)
Love 86 (1986)
Maa Beti (1986)
Mohabbat Ki Kasam (1986)
Suhagan (1986)
Lover Boy (1985)
Ghar Dwaar (1985)
Zabardast (1985)
Maati Maange Khoon (1984)
Boxer (1984)
Pet Pyaar Aur Paap (1984)
Sohni Mahiwal (1984)
Yaadgaar (1984)
Lovers (1983)
Ek Jaan Hain Hum (1983)
Masoom (1983)
Nikaah (1982)
Prem Rog (1982)
Adalat O Ekti Meye (1982)
Johnny I Love You (1982)
Kaamchor (1982)
Khud-Daar (1982)
Pyaas (1982)
Ucha Dar Babe Nanak Da (1982)
Yaarana (1981)
Bandish (1980)
Swarg Narak (1978)
Aa Jaa Sanam (1975)
Amir Garib (1974)
Hum Rahi (1974)
Humshakal (1974)
Imtihaan (1974)
Pocketmaar (1974)
Insaaf (1973)
Do Chor (1972)
Ek Bar Mooskura Do (1972)
Mere Jeevan Saathi (1972)
Mom Ki Gudiya (1972)
Anubhav (1971)
Pyar Ki Kahani (1971)
Door Ka Raahi (1971)
Ek Paheli (1971)
Haathi Mere Saathi (1971)
Thi Reeta (1971)
Bachpan (1970)
Pavitra Paapi (1970)
Priya (1970)
Gustakhi Maaf (1969)
Jeene Ki Raah (1969)
Paisa Ya Pyaar (1969)
Teen Bhuboner Porey (1969)
Do Dooni Char (1968)
Izzat (1968)
Juaari (1968)
Sapnon Ka Saudagar (1968)
Jewel Thief (1967)
Antony Firingee (1967)
Nai Roshni (1967)
Wahan Ke Log (1967)
Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi (1966)
Daadi Maa (1966)
Sannata (1966)
Bhoot Bungla (1965)
Chand Aur Suraj (1965)
Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal (1965)
Benazir (1964)
Aaj Aur Kal (1963)
Hamari Yaad Aayegi (1961)
Memdidi (1961)
Chhabili (1960)
Amber (1952)
Hamari Beti (1950)

Dharmendra (or Dharaminder (Dharam) Singh Deol) was born on 8 December 1935 in Sahnewal, Punjab. At the peak of his film career he was considered a matinee idol, and was among the 10 most handsome men in the world at that time. Dharmendra remained a top Hindi film star for three decades creating an influential image as a markedly North Indian (Punjabi) macho man devoted to his mother and committed to upholding the honour of his family or the village.

Dharmendra was fascinated with films right from childhood, often travelling miles to frequent the touring cinema. (He remembers going to see Dillagi (1949) starring Suraiya at least 40 times!). He was married at the age of 19 and took up a job with an American Drilling Company boring tubewells. Fortunately for him, he was noticed in a Filmfare spot-the-talent contest and came to Bombay to become an actor. He was signed by Arjun Hingorani for Dil Bhi Tera, Hum Bhi Tere, his first film as hero for Rs 51 as signing amount and a daily breakfast that was to contain strictly of tea, two toasts and butter but no jam! Ironically, after all the struggle he went unrecognized at the premiere of the film and sneaked back home on a train.

However strong, supporting romantic lead roles in women oriented films like Anpadh with Mala Sinha, Bandini and Soorat Aur Seerat , both with Nutan brought Dharmendra to the fore. A liaison with Meena Kumari saw the two of them starring together in a series of films.

Most of Dharmendra's earlier films were soft romantic films, many of which presented a secularized Hindustani version of Bengali literary stereotypes, starting with Bimal Roy's Bandini and continuing with Hrishikesh Mukherjee's 60s socials - Anupama , Manjhli Didi and Satyakam . He mainly played the nice, romantic, handsome hero.

He rose to fame as an Indian actor who appeared in more than 200 Hindi films since the early 1960s. Dharmendra married twice. His first marriage was to Prakash Kaur at the age of 19. He didn't divorce his first wife when he married his second wife, actress Hema Malini. The nickname of his marriage to Hema Malini says that he is Delawar Khan being united to Ayesha Bi. They are said to have fallen in love on the sets of Sholay although they have made many films together before and after Sholay. His two sons by his first wife, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol, are also successful actors. He has two daughters, starlet Esha Deol and Ahana Deol, by Hema Malini. His nephew Abhay Deol is also an actor.

Dharmendra has gone on record saying he did not believe the Mumbai film industry was a place suitable for girls. Where as Dharmendra was unperturbed by his sons Sunny and Bobby joining the industry, he was vocal about his displeasure regarding his daughter Esha's choice of profession.

Despite showcasing their background as proud Punjabi Jatts, members of the Deol family have publicy claimed that they belong to the Arya Samaj Hindu faith. There is further confusion as to Dharmendra's religion due to his marriage to Hema Malini in 1979, when he allegedly converted to Islam in order to legally marry her.

A village simpleton, Dharmendra always believed that everyone is good. But today, after so many years in the industry and after going through various experiences with people in life, he has no expectations whatsoever. "When you don't have expectations, you don't feel let down," he reasons. "And when you don't feel let down, you don't feel hurt." This principle has helped him cope with the industry's way of functioning.

Unlike some stars, this macho man doesn't believe in interfering as far as work is concerned. "I am a total professional," he says. "I'm also a director's actor. I believe the director knows best. My job is to act and I think I should stick to that."

However, his greatest weakness in life is boozing and despite several efforts, he has not been able to give it up. "It has been the biggest drawback in my life and it is the only thing that I haven't really been able to overcome," he admits. "It has caused me nothing but trouble. I have struggled all my life to get rid of it but I have never really succeeded. I have tried giving it up several times, only to hit the bottle with a vengeance again. If you construct a sentence on my life on drinking, you will find commas, question marks and exclamation marks but never a full stop."

Another major weakness has been his temper. "I have always been a temperamental person. Everything about me is projected in a big way. I am also very demonstrative. I show my affection in a big way. I get angry in a big way. Like drinking, I have tried to get rid of my anger too, but it is too much a part of me now. I have realised anger causes nothing but destruction. In a fit of anger I often act rashly and do things which I regret later." Once he got so angry that he picked up a journalist and bashed him on his head. "Immediately, I was filled with remorse and I regret that incident ever since."

With two successful actor sons, Sunny and Bobby in the industry, Dharmendra today, can choose to call it quits. But a firm believer in Nehru's 'Aaram hai haraam' slogan, he continues to enthrall the audience with his performances. "Work has always been my stimulant. Since childhood, films have been my dream world and today, I'm a major part of that world. I want to die with my make-up on," he says

Currently he is a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represents the Bikaner constituency of Rajasthan and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) political party.


Johnny Gaddaar (2007)

Apne (2007)
Metro (2007)
Kis Kis Ki Kismat (2004)
Hum Kaun Hai? (2004)
Kaise Kahoon Ke Pyaar Hai (2003)
Bhai Thakur (2000)
Jallad No. 1 (2000)
Meri Jung Ka Elaan (2000)
Sultaan (2000)
Nyaydaata (1999)
Zulm O Situm (1998)
Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998)
Dharma Karma (1997)
Gundagardi (1997)
Loha (1997)
Mafia (1996)
Aatank (1996)
Himmatvar (1996)
Return of Jewel Thief (1996)
Smuggler (1996)
Hum Sab Chor Hain (1995)
Taaqat (1995)
Aazmayish (1995)
Maidan-E-Jung (1995)
Policewala Gunda (1995)
Jodh Juaari (1994)
Maha Shaktishaali (1994)
Kshatriya (1993)
Kundan (1993)
Dushman Zamana (1992)
Kal Ki Awaz (1992)
Humlaa (1992)
Khule-Aam (1992)
Tehelka (1992)
Virodhi (1992)
Waqt Ka Badshah (1992)
Zulm Ki Hukumat (1992)
Dushman Devta (1991)
Paap Ki Aandhi (1991)
Farishtay (1991)
Hag Toofan (1991)
Kohraam (1991)
Mast Kalandar (1991)
Trinetra (1991) .... Raja
Humse Na Takrana (1990)
Nakabandi (1990)
Pyaar Ka Karz (1990)
Qurbani Jatt Di (1990)
Vardi (1990)
Veeru Dada (1990)
Shehzaade (1989)
Sikka (1989)
Elaan-E-Jung (1989)
Batwara (1989)
Ilaaka (1989)
Kasam Suhaag Ki (1989)
Hathyar (1989)
Nafrat Ki Aandhi (1989)
Sachai Ki Taqat (1989)
Ganga Tere Desh Mein (1988)
Paap Ko Jalaa Kar Raakh Kar Doonga (1988)
Mahaveera (1988)
Mardon Wali Baat (1988)
Khatron Ke Khiladi (1988)
Saazish (1988)
Sone Pe Suhaaga (1988)
Soorma Bhopali (1988)
Zalzala (1988)
Jaan Hatheli Pe (1987)
Hukumat (1987)
Loha (1987)
Insaniyat Ke Dushman (1987)
Aag Hi Aag (1987)
Dadagiri (1987)
Insaaf Ki Pukar (1987)
Mard Ki Zabaan (1987)
Mera Karam Mera Dharam (1987)
Watan Ke Rakhwale (1987)
Sultanat (1986)
Main Balwan (1986)
Mohabbat Ki Kasam (1986)
Saveray Wali Gaadi (1986)
Sitamgar (1985)
Ghulami (1985)
Karishma Kudrat Kaa (1985)
Jhootha Sach (1984)
Insaaf Kaun Karega (1984)
Baazi (1984)
Dharam Aur Kanoon (1984)
The Gold Medal (1984)
Jagir (1984)
Jeene Nahi Doonga (1984)
Raaj Tilak (1984)
Ranjhan Mera Yaar (1984)
Sunny (1984)
Qayamat (1983)
Andha Kanoon (1983)
Jaani Dost (1983)
Naukar Biwi Ka (1983)
Razia Sultan (Movie) (1983)
Meharbaani (1982)
Rajput (1982)
Badle Ki Aag (1982)
Baghawat (1982)
Do Dishayen (1982)
Ghazab (1982)
Main Intequam Loonga (1982)
Samraat (1982)
Tahalka (1982)
Teesri Aankh (1982)
Aas Paas (1981)
Katilon Ke Kaatil (1981)
Krodhi (1981)
Professor Pyarelal (1981)
Putt Jattan De (1981)
Insaf Ka Tarazu (1980)
Alibaba Aur 40 Chor (1980)
Chunaoti (1980)
The Burning Train (1980)
Ram Balram (1980)
Kartavya (1979)
Dil Ka Heera (1979)
Azaad (1978)
Dillagi (1978)
Phandebaaz (1978)
Shalimar (1978)
Chacha Bhatija (1977)
Chala Murari Hero Banne (1977)
Charandas (1977)
Dharam Veer (1977)
Do Chehere (1977)
Do Sholay (1977)
Dream Girl (1977)
Khel Khiladi Ka (1977)
Kinara (1977)
Mit Jayenge Mitane Wale (1977)
Swami (1977)
Tinku (1977)
Charas (1976)
Giddha (1976)
Maa (1976)
Main Papi Tum Bakhshanhaar (1976)
Santo Banto (1976)
Sholay (1975)
Apne Dushman (1975)
Chaitali (1975)
Chupke Chupke (1975)
Dhoti Lota Aur Chowpatty (1975)
Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka (1975)
Kahte Hain Mujhko Raja (1975)
Pratigya (1975)
Saazish (1975)
Teri Meri Ik Jindri (1975)
International Crook (1974)
Dost (1974)
Do Sher (1974)
Dukh Bhanjan Tera Naam (1974)
Patthar Aur Payal (1974)
Pocketmaar (1974)
Resham Ki Dori (1974)
Jwar Bhata (1973)
Jheel Ke Us Paar (1973)
Loafer (1973)
Black Mail (1973/I)
Jugnu (1973)
Kahani Kismat Ki (1973)
Keemat (1973)
Phagun (1973)
Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973)
Anokha Milan (1972)
Do Chor (1972)
Lalkaar (1972)
Raja Jani (1972)
Samadhi (1972)
Seeta Aur Geeta (1972)
Mera Gaon Mera Desh (1971)
Naya Zamana (1971)
Rakhwala (1971)
Ishq Par Zor Nahin (1970)
Jeevan Mrityu (1970)
Kab? Kyoon? Aur Kahan? (1970)
Kankan De Ole (1970)
Man Ki Aankhen (1970)
Mera Naam Joker (1970)
Sharafat (1970)
Tum Haseen Main Jawaan (1970)
Aadmi Aur Insaan (1969)
Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke (1969)
Khamoshi (1969)
Pyar Hi Pyar (1969)
Satyakam (1969)
Yakeen (1969)
Aankhen (1968)
Baazi (1968)
Baharon Ki Manzil (1968)
Izzat (1968)
Mere Hamdam Mere Dost (1968)
Shikar (1968)
Chandan Ka Palna (1967)
Dulhan Ek Raat Ki (1967)
Ghar Ka Chirag (1967)
Jab Yaad Kisi Ki Aati Hai (1967)
Majhli Didi (1967)
Aaye Din Bahar Ke (1966)
Anupama (1966)
Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi (1966)
Devar (1966)
Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya (1966)
Mamta (1966)
Mohabbat Zindagi Hai (1966)
Phool Aur Patthar (1966)
Akashdeep (1965)
Chand Aur Suraj (1965)
Kaajal (1965)
Neela Aakash (1965)
Purnima (1965)
Aap Ki Parchhaiyan (1964)
Ayee Milan Ki Bela (1964)
Ganga Ki Lahren (1964)
Haqeeqat (1964)
Main Bhi Ladki Hoon (1964)
Mera Qasoor Kya Hai (1964)
Pooja Ke Phool (1964)
Bandini (1963)
Begaana (1963)
Anpadh (1962)
Shaadi (1962)
Soorat Aur Seerat (1962)
Boy Friend (1961)
Shola Aur Shabnam (1961)
Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere (1960)


In 1997, Dharmendra won a Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Indian Cinema over many years.
He is a recipient of the prestigious Living Legend Award by the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Indian entertainment industry.
In 2004, he was honoured for Best Contribution to Indian Cinema.
In 2005, Zee Cine Award for Lifetime Achievement
In 2007, Lifetime Achievement Award at the Pune International Film Festival (PIFF).

Feroz Khan was born in Bangalore on September 25, 1939 to a Pathan father, Sadiq, and an Iranian mother, Fatima. He has three brothers, Abbas alias Sanjay, Akbar, and Sameer. Both Sanjay and Akbar are actors within their own rights, while Sameer is a film-maker and assists in their Golden Palms Spa located in Bangalore.

Feroz Khan is famous for his styles and dressings. He made his entry on the silver screen in 1960 after his return from a Bangalore-based English medium school. His career initially started as a hero in 'Didi', then he signed up for villain roles, and then made a comeback as a hero again.

Feroz Khan noteworthy movies are Oonche Log, Main Wohi Hoon, Aag, Mela, Upasna, Aprsdh. He became even more popular after the release of Dharmatma, Qurbani, Jaanbaaz, & Dayavan. Feroz Khan got an award for his role in Aadmi Aur Insaan.

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, he was the top Bollywood star in films and often directed and starred in many of his films. The movie Qurbani was the biggest hit of his career and also launched the singing career of Nazia Hassan. In 1988 he directed and starred in Dayavan which was a remake of a South Indian film Nayagan which starred Kamal Hassan. After he directed and starred in Yalgaar, he took a long break from acting for 11 years and took to producing, directing and even editing a few films. Feroz Khan launched his son Fardeen Khan's career with the 1998 film Prem Aggan which was however a box office failure. Feroz Khan made a comeback to acting with his most recently produced and directed film Janasheen which also starred his son Fardeen Khan and had Feroz make his first film appearance in 11 years. He starred with his son again in Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena which was not however directed by him.

Feroz Khan likes sports-car races and has included this sport in Apradh and then again in Janasheen. He prefers his character name to be either Rajesh or Rakesh. He is a worshipper of Bhagwan Shri Sai Baba and always wears a gold ring on his finger and has a picture close to him. Sai Baba is revered and worshiped by Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, and Hindus in India.

Feroz Khan got married to Sundari in 1965 and they became proud parents of Laila and Fardeen. Despite objections raised by an Islamic Moulvi, Feroz and Sanjay got their children married to non-Islamic families. Laila was married to Rajpal, while Fardeen married Natasha Madhwani, the daughter of Mayur and former Bollywood hottie Mumtaz. Sundari and Feroz have been divorced since 1985.

Feroz has kept away from controversies, though he did get himself banned by the conservative Pakistani government.

Monday Apr 27, 2009 at 1:30am. Feroz Khan at the age of 70, lost his battle with cancer and passed away at his farmhouse in Bangalore. It was his wish to take his last breath in the city where he had born.
Awards :

Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000
Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award in 1970


Date of Birth: 25 September 1939
Died : 27 April 2009
Height : 5'8"
City: Bangalore
Country: India
Mother: Fatima
Father: Sadiq Ali Khan
Siblings: Sanjay Khan
Children: Son Fardeen Khan
Marital status: Separated
Ex-spouse: Sundari
Likes: Speed and Races
Occupation: Bollywood Actor/Bollywood Director/Producer
Debut Film: Main Shadi Karne Chala
Languages: Hindi, English, Pakhto (Pashto)


Cash (film) (2007)
Kurbani Remake of Qurbani 1980 (2006)
Welcome (2006)
Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena (2005)
Chitappa (2005)
Janasheen (2003)
Yalgaar (1992)
Meet Mere Man Ka (1991)
Dayavan (1988)
Janbaaz (1986)
Kachche Heere (1982)
Silsila (1981)
Khoon Aur Paani (1981)
Qurbani (1980)
Chunaoti (1980)
Darinda (1977)
Jadu Tona (1977)
Nagin (1976)
Kabeela (1976)
Sharafat Chod Di Maine (1976)
Dharmatma (1975)
Aa Jaa Sanam (1975)
Kala Sona (1975)
Rani Aur Lalpari (1975)
International Crook (1974)
Anjaan Raahen (1974)
Bhagat Dhanna Jatt (1974)
Geeta Mera Naam (1974)
Khhotte Sikkay (1974)
Kisan Aur Bhagwan (1974)
Kashmakash (1973)
Apradh (1972)
Upaasna (1971)
Ek Paheli (1971)
Mela (1971)
Safar (1970)
Aadmi Aur Insaan (1969)
Pyaasi Sham (1969)
Aag (1967)
Aurat (1967)
CID 909 (1967)
Raat Aur Din (1967)
Woh Koi Aur Hoga (1967)
Main Wohi Hoon (1966)
Tasveer (1966)
Arzoo (1965)
Ek Sapera Ek Lootera (1965)
Oonche Log (1965)
Teesra Kaun (1965)
Char Dervesh (1964)
Suhagan (1964)
Bahurani (1963)
Tarzan Goes to India (1962)
Main Shadi Karne Chala (1962)
Didi (1960)
Bobby Deol

Bobby Deol

Bobby Deol is also known by his real name as �Vijay Singh Deol� but this name is not much heard by his fans and in the Indian Film Industry. Bobby Deol was born on 27th January 1967 in Punjab, India. His father Dharmendra was a Legendary Actor at his times in Bollywood Industry and his mother name was Prakash Kaur. Bobby has an elder brother named as Sunny Deol and a younger brother as Abhay Deol, both of them are Actor�s by profession in the Film Industry. In his real life, he had two sisters named as Nonu Deol and Dolly Deol. And two- half sisters born from father Dharmendra second wife Dream girl and Bollywood Actress � Hema Malini named as Esha Deol and Ahana Deol.
Bobby Deol was tied into knots with Tanya Ahuja and he is blessed with to children's both of them are sons name of the Elder one is �Aryaman� who is born in 2001 and second child was name behind his Grandfather�s name as �Dharam� who is born on 5th November 2004. Bobby got his first character in a brief appearance as a younger dharam in �Dharam Veer� in the year 1977. In this film he played the role as a Younger versions of his father�s character. Bobby�s first leading role film came out as �Barsaat� with Actress Twinkle Khanna in 1995. Though the film didn�t make out at the Box-office, Bobby Deol Acting and Hardworking was appreciated and recognized by the Industry too.
Later on his performance in the film honored him Filmfare Best Debut Award � Male. Bobby�s real Acting career started with Action, Thriller and Suspense Movie �Gupt� with Actress Kajol in 1997. This film was the 5th Highest Grossing Film of the Year. Then Bobby had two Flop films like �Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya� with Aishwarya Rai and �Kareeb� with Actress Neha. Then in 1998 Bobby had one more successful film �Soldier� with Actress Preity Zinta. But his roles in movies like �Dillagi� in 1999 with his elder brother, Sunny Deol failed to receive critical acclaims for his performance. His next film �Badal� with Actress Rani Mukherjee in 2000 was an average hit film.
In 2001 Bobby appeared with Actress Kareena Kapoor, Bipasha Basu and Actor Akshay Kumar in an Action cum thriller film �Ajnabee� and in 2002 he was seen in �Humraaz� with Actress Amisha Patel. Both the films had good reviews and his peformance was apprecaited a lot. He was also nominated in the Category of Filmfare Best Actor Award for the film Humraaz. He had many moderate hits films like �Hum to Mohabbat Karega�, �Bichhoo� and �Aashiq� in 2000 while �Kranti�, �Chor Machaye Shor� and �23rd March 1931: Shaheed� in 2002. His next up-coming movies are as �Shaka Laka Boom Boom�, �Nanhe Jaisalme� and Yash Raj Production film �Jhoom Barabar Jhoom� directed by Shaad Ali casting Abhishek Bachchan and Preity Zinta in 2007.

Bobby Deol �s Personal Profile :

Full Name: Bobby Deol
Real Name: Vijay Singh Deol
Sun Sign: Aquarius
My Birthdate: 27th January 1967
Favourite Perfume: Angel for Women
Favourite Food: Home food
Favourite Holiday Spot: My farm house in Lonavala
Plus Point: My upbringing
Minus Point: The outside influence
Philosophy of Life: Be good to others
Sex Appeal: Ask the women
Strength: My family
Languages Known: English, Hindi, and Punjabi
Turn off in a woman: Body Odor
Turn on in a woman: A good personality
Biggest Fear: Being Alone


Untitled Sangeeth Sivan Project
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom
Shakalaka Boom Boom
Nanhe Jaisalme
Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai
Tango Charlie
Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo
Chor Machaaye Shor
23rd March 1931: Shaheed
Hum To Mohabbat Karega
Gupt: The Hidden Truth
Dharam Veer
Fardeen Khan

Fardeen Khan

Fardeen Khan was born on 8th March 1974, India. His father Feroz Khan was one of the famed actor of the 70�s but now he is known as a popular director. His mother Sundari Khan and younger Sister Laila Khan now converted into Laila Rajpal. Fardeen�s Uncle Sanjay Khan is also an Actor in the Film Industry. He has a cousins relationship with Zayed Khan and Suzzane Khan. Suzzane who is now married to Great Actor cum Super Star Hrithik Roshan. Fardeen Khan had an engagement with Natasha Madhwani, daughter of Former Actress Mumtaaz and a Business Trycoon Mayur Madhwani on 6th May 2005. Natasha�s Mother Mumtaaz and Fardeen�s father Feroz Khan had appeared lovers On Screen in Movies many a times.
Before his engagement he dated former Actress now turned into Director, Pooja Bhatt but the relationship didn�t carry out for long and broke up while he moved to UMass. He then dated Ruhin Khan but got married to Natasha Madhwani on 14th December 2005. Natasha belongs to well mannered and high class family. She had completed her school studies at a Boarding School in England and after completing her Graduation Studies she planned to settled her life in London. Eventually their marriage was a continuous process of 3 days conducted with various functions and even according to Hindu-Muslim rites and virtues at the Grand Hyatt and JW Mariot hotels in Mumbai. There was a major events where Great Bollywood Stars like Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta attended the Wedding especially flying from New York.
Fardeen after his school life moved to abroad, resulting distinction Non-Indian Accent. Fardeen then completed his graduation in Business Management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in U.S.A. He has western looks and good speaking voice makes difficult for many actors in performing Roles of Typical or Stereotypical character in the Indian Film Industry. Fardeen made his debut with the movie Prem Aggan which was released in 1998, but this film unfortunately resulted a big flop at the box-office. But he bounced back with Ram Gopal Verma�s �Jungle� in the year 2000. Fardeen has some lucky points given by his father related to acting which he calls as Father�s Notoriety. His couple of hits made him a star in his Bollywood film Career.
Though his next few films like �Love Ke Liye Kuch bhi Karega� in 2001, �Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya� in 2001, �Kitne Door Kitne Pass� in 2002 and �Om Jai Jagdish� in 2002 went unnoticeable by the Audience and failed to receive any acclaim at the box-office. He once again bounced back in the Hearts of his fans with the film �Khushi� and �Bhoot� in 2003. Fardeen has appeared many a times in Supporting Roles such as in the movie �Bhoot�. After a flop Film �Janasheen� in 2003, his performance was then loved and appreciated in the film �Dev� released out in 2004. Later on his Negative Character in the film �Fida� in 2004 was suprising for his fans but it still remind him as a Star. His first Blockbuster hit film was Boney Kapoor�s �No Entry� in 2005. His up-coming movies are �Kurbani� which is a remake of �Old Kurbani of 1980� and 'Honeymoon�.
Fardeen Khan�s Personal Profile:
Full Name: Fardeen Khan.
Star: Pisces.
DOB: March 8, 1974.
Wife�s Name: Natasha Madhwani.
Favourite TV Show: Untamed Africa.
Memorable moments: They won't all fit in this little space.
Philosophy of life: Life goes on.
Blind date will be with: Madonna.
Secret ambition: To be a race car driver.
Night activity: Watching a flick.
Allergies: Pretentious people.
Favourite drink: Gin and tonic.
Recurring dream: Hanging out on my island.
Favourite book: Notes To Myself by Hugh Prather.

Kurbani (2007)
Darling (2007)
Subway (2007)
Aankh Micholi (2007)
Hey Baby (2007)
Dulha Mil Gaya (2007)
Just Married (2007)
Aryan - Unbreakable (2006)
Pyare Mohan (2006)
Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena (2005)
Shaadi No.1 (2005)
No Entry (2005)
Fida (2004)
Dev (2004)
Janasheen (2003)
Bhoot (2003)
Khushi (2003)
Om Jai Jagadish (2002)
Kuch Tum Kahon Kuch Hum Kahein (2002)
Kitne Door Kitne Paas (2002)
Hum Ho Gaye Aapke (2001)
Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (2001)
Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya (2001)
Jungle (2000)
Prem Aggan (1998)
Subah O Sham (1972)

When Pehla Pehla Pyar was released, movie goers were awed by the beautiful refreshing face they saw of a very natural and simplistic girl. This girl was Tabu. Rishi Kapoor was Tabu's Knight in shining armour who rescues her from the clutches of her evil relatives in Pehla Pehla Pyar.

Tabu's debut movie was supposed to be Prem. But as it happens with all Boney Kapoor films, this movie took forever to be released. Sanjay Kapoor, was her leading man in Prem.

Tabu's first tryst with the camera was in Naujawan (Directed by Dev Anand) as a schoolgirl.

In the many movies that Tabu has appeared, one of the most noticeable things is that she wears little or no make-up. This particular trait is not visible among many other actresses of Bollywood.

With every film Tabu, has been growing as an actress. The proof of this comes from the fact that she has been recently signed by the likes of Gulzar and Mani Ratnam for their next films.

Apart from doing Hindi films, Tabu has also worked in a Malayalam film "Kala Pani" where she co-stars with Prabhu & Mohanlal.

Her Self, Likes & Dislikes :

Birth name: Tabassum Hashmi
Nick Name : Taby, Tubs, Tabs, Tubba, Tabloid, Tobler, Tablet, Tabsy, Tobasco.
Date of Birth: 4 November 1970
City: Hyderbad
Country: India
Height : 5 feet 6 inches
Complexion : Fair
School : St. Anne's Girls High School
College : St. Xavier's Girls College
Father's Name : Jamal Hashmi
Mother's Name : Rizwana
Sister's Name : Farha
Occupation : Bollywood actress/fashion model
Debut Film : Hum Naujawan
Languages : Hindi, English and Telugu
First Telugu Film : Coolie No. 1
Favourite Color : Pink
Favourite Flower : Rose
Favourite Place : Kashmir, Switzerland
Favourite Film : Roman Holiday
Favourite Singers : Lata, Rafi
Favourite Indian Actor : Rishi Kapoor
Favourite Pass Time Activity : Soft Music & Romantic Books
Her Sex Appeal : Her Smile
Motto : Live and Let Live
Her Close Friend : Her Sister
Favourite Place : Kashmir.
First childhood memory : is of the health food Cerelac.
What angers her most : When a woman walks in and a man or men keep sitting in their chairs. It is very sad, but the guys who do not respect women are not worth looking up to.
Infatuations : Ravi Shastri and Cricket.


2007 : The Namesake
2007 : Cheeni Kum
2007 : Sarhad Paar
2007 : Dilruba
2006 : Jeetenge Hum
2006 : The Challenge
2006 : Fanaa
2006 : Shock
2005 : Andarivaadu
2005 : Bhagmati
2005 : Silsiilay
2004 : Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities
2004 : Main Hoon Na
2003 : Maqbool
2003 : Jaal: The Trap
2003 : Hawa
2003 : Khanjar: The Knife
2003 : Abar Aranye
2002 : Saathiya
2002 : Zindagi Khoobsoorat Hai
2002 : Chennakeshava Reddy
2002 : Filhaal...
2002 : Maa Tujhhe Salaam
2001 : Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya
2001 : Chandni Bar
2001 : Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya
2001 : Ghaath
2000 : Astitva
2000 : Shikari
2000 : Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar
2000 : Tarkieb
2000 : Kandukondain Kandukondain
2000 : Hera Pheri
2000 : Biwi No. 2
2000 : Cover Story
2000 : Snegithiye
1999 : Thakshak
1999 : Biwi No.1
1999 : Hu Tu Tu
1999 : Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United
1999 : Kohram: The Explosion
1998 : Hanuman
1998 : 2001
1998 : Aavida Maa Aavide
1998 : Chachi 420
1997 : Iruvar
1997 : Border
1997 : Darmiyan
1997 : Virasat
1996 : Maachis
1996 : Ninne Pelladatha
1996 : Jeet
1996 : Tu Chor Main Sipahi
1996 : Himmat
1996 : Kadhal Desam
1996 : Kala Pani
1996 : Saajan Chale Sasural
1995 : Haqeeqat
1995 : Sisindri
1995 : Saajan Ki Baahon Mein
1995 : Prem
1994 : Vijaypath
1994 : Pehla Pehla Pyaar
1991 : Coolie No. 1
1985 : Hum Naujawan


1995 - Filmfare Best Debut Award, Vijaypath.
1997 - National Film Award for Best Actress, Maachis.
1997 - Bengal Film Journalists Award, Best Actress (Hindi Movies), Maachis.
1998 - Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance, Virasat.
1999 - Bollywood Awards, Best Supporting Actress, Biwi No.1.
2000 - Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance, Hu Tu Tu.
2001 - Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance, Astitva.
2001 - Star Screen Award Best Actress, Astitva.
2001 - Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Female, Astitva
2002 - IIFA Best Actress Award, Best Actress (Hindi Movies), Chandni Bar.
2002 - Bengal Film Journalists Award, Chandni Bar.
2002 - National Film Award for Best Actress, Chandni Bar.
2002 - Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Female, Chandni Bar
1995 - Filmfare Best Debut Award, Vijaypath.
1997 - National Film Award for Best Actress, Maachis.
1997 - Bengal Film Journalists Award, Best Actress (Hindi Movies), Maachis.
1998 - Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance, Virasat.
1999 - Bollywood Awards, Best Supporting Actress, Biwi No.1.
2000 - Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance, Hu Tu Tu.
2001 - Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance, Astitva.
2001 - Star Screen Award Best Actress, Astitva.
2001 - Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Female, Astitva
2002 - IIFA Best Actress Award, Best Actress (Hindi Movies), Chandni Bar.
2002 - Bengal Film Journalists Award, Chandni Bar.
2002 - National Film Award for Best Actress, Chandni Bar.
2002 - Zee Cine Award Bes


Life for Sanjay Dutt was not full of Roses. He has observed the double-sided world from his struggling days and was fed food in a golden spoon of love from his legendary parents �Late Shri Sunil Dutt� and late �Nargis Dutt� at the time he was born on 29th July 1965 in Haryana (INDIA). The name Sanjay Dutt in the Bollywood Industry reminds of his bad times he has spent in Tada Jail for Two years. But then too he had recovered himself very soon in the Bollywood cinema and covered the entire gap between his fans and climbed up a step forward towards his fame. He feels his worst life experienced was in the Tata Jail where his career was spoiled and he has missed out his precious two years of building his Acting career.
Sanjay was living in a village called �Mandhaulli� placed near Yamuna Nagar District in Haryana. Sanjay`s beloved Mother (Late) Nargis Dutt`s Memorial grave is also placed on the banks of the Yamuna River. Sanjay has made his debut when he was just 19 year old in the film Rocky that was featured in the year 1981. In the Indian Film Industry History Sanjay Dutt was the Youngest Actor who had stepped in a movie with a leading role at that time. But there was slight change in the production as well as the shooting of the film were being delayed because of the abrupt illness of Sanjay`s Mother Nargis Dutt who was suffering from Cancer. He loved his mother very much and his mother was only the woman on which he doted on. There was a bridge of emotional build up between the teenage son and his mother, shared by his elder sister �Priya Dutt� and father Sunil Dutt. Rocky, directed by his father, was a relative hit on the box-office. But Dutt family were not able to savoir its success as Nargis Dutt after fighting a grim battle for her life, she missed out and passed away leaving out his sons successful debut film in the Indian Cinema. This Complex situation tossed out the Dutt household into an emotional frenzy and at that moment Sanjay Dutt was at his first crossroad of life. His entrance into Indian Cinema Movies scene had been heralded as the birth of a New Star whilst at the same time and he had lost the most important person in his life, his mother Nargis Dutt. Till the time Sunil Dutt overcome with his own grief, Sanjay (as said) went astray in trying to deal with these own personal losses. Rocky was Sanjay Dutt�s debut film that was produced by his father. Sanjay then became Dream Boy of many girls on the hit of the film Rocky. There were many ups and downs in the starting of his career, but Mahesh Bhatt's uplifted his career on the hit of Naam, this film also helped him in creating a new image in front of the people. Once again Subhash Ghai's directed film Vidhata and Khalnayak proved his acting talent, one in which he was child and in other a child who takes a wrong way to earn money. Saajan directed by Lawrence D'souza's was a big hit where he protrayed a lame poet. This film proved out that Sanjay was a good dancer too and he also proved himself in Thaneedar where he danced to the tunes of Taama Taama with co- star Madhuri Dixit. The song was a big hit and was appreciated at a high level base.
Sanjay Dutt's life was always in connection with media and they use to hanged surround him like his drug addiction then his actress wife late Richa Sharma suffering from Tumor or his involvment with anti - social parties and many more. But tough times never lasted for Sanjay. He is always backing in the Film Industry to give as many of hits. His old releases of Mahaanta directed by Afzal Khan that didn't do well at the box office. His releases with Ram Gopal Verma's Daud made people call him comeback kid. After being away for four years from the /Indian Cinema, Sanjay Dutt has made a grand comeback by giving out six releases, three hits, and two commission-earners. Sanjay Dutt was also called as the man of the hour in Bollywood History. Sanjay also tried his hands on comedy and was successful at a great extent. Films like Haseena Maan Jayegi, Chal Mere Bhai did well on box-office and again Sanju proved that he is all rounder. The success of Jodi No.1 and Haseena Maan Jaayegi made Sanju-Govinda and David Dhawan team a super hit. Sanjay Dutt who dances very little but his each step is heart throbing for his fans. Vaastav bagged him the well deserved Best actor Award. Films like Vaastav, Kurushetra and Pitaah proved the intensity and gravity of his acting. After being in thedark shadow for one and half decade since, Sanju again made a successful approach to the limelight. And wow! What a comeback with the films like Vaastav, Haseena Maan Jayegi and Daag The Fire . By this blockbuster he again banded the box-office and proved his versatile acting. The adorable hunk has jacked up his fee to an astounding 1.5 core per film. And yet, he is flooded with films � producers lining up in front of his bungalow, to sign him. He likes going to disco, Body building and every day he recite Hanuman Chalisa.
Hit Films to his credits are Munnabhai MBBS, Lage Raho Munnabhai, Vastav, Haseena Maan Jayegi, Khalnayak, Naam, etc.

She won the Miss India contest in 1981. She made her film debut in Hero (1983) directed by Subhash Ghai. Her most notable performances were in films Meri Jung (1985), Vijay (1988), Shahenshah (1988), Ghayal (1990) and Damini (1993)

Director Rajkumar Santoshi was said to have been interested in her but she apparently rejected his marriage proposal. She acted in her last film Ghatak in 1997 and has not appeared in any film since. In her 15-year career in the film industry she acted in 63 films.

She also had a promising career as a Bharatnatyam, Kathak, and Odissi teacher. She had learned all four main dance styles of India and performed first her Bharatnatyam Arrangetram at the age of four. Piyal, who had only spent two years with Meenakshi, has finished her Odissi Manch Pravesh and is now learning more in India.

I think Meenakshi Sheshadri was the most underrated actress of Hindi cinema in the last two decades. Just done watching one of the best performances by an actress in a Hindi movie. Movie's name: Damini. She depicts the character of a woman fighting the ills of a society. It is very easy for actors to overact and go noisy while enacting such powerful characters. Be it her depiction of a truly 'bharteeya naari', a perfect daughter, a perfect wife, a perfect daughter-in-law, or be it her powerful outburst towards the end. She did it without being too vociferously preachy. Every expression depicted the real pain of a woman in misery. Nothing too dramatic. Nothing over the top.

She is the actress of highest calibre. It is really sad for Hindi cinema that such great actresses were never really in the limelight. Whereas some of today's actresses, just by depicting dimples and making faces, think that they are acting.

Birth name: Shashikala Sheshadri
Date of Birth: 13 November
Sign: Scorpio
Country: India
Father: employee of the Sindri Fertiliser
Marital status: married
Spouse: software professional Harish Mysore
Children: two children - daughter Kendra and son Sanjosh
Ex-boyfriend: she rejected directorRaj Kumar Santoshi
Other facts: Meenakshi teaches Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Odissi dance in Texas
Occupation: bollywood actress/dancer
Debut Film: Hero
Languages: hindi, English

Do Rahain, Ghatak: Lethal, Damini - Lightning, Kshatriya, Aadmi Khilona Hai, Aapathbandavudu, Humshakal, Aaj Ka Goonda Raj, Humlaa, Akayla, Brahmarishi Vishwamitra, Ghar Parivar, Amba, Awaargi, Ghar Ho To Aisa, Ghayal, Jurm, Shandaar, Aag Se Khelenge, Toofan, Joshilaay, Bade Ghar Ki Beti, Gharana, Mahaadev, Mohabbat Ka Paigham, Nache Nagin Gali Gali, Sachche Ka Bol Bala, Tere Payal Mere Geet, Shahenshah, Aurat Teri Yehi Kahani, Bees Saal Baad, Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswathi, Inteqam, Main Tere Liye, Vijay, Dacait, Awara Baap, Inaam Dus Hazaar, Muqaddar Ka Faisla, Dilwala, Abodh, Allah Rakha, Dahleez, Maa Beti, Main Balwan, Ricky, Swati, Lover Boy, Mera Ghar Mere Bachche, Meri Jung, Maha Shaktiman,Bewafai, Mahaguru, Aandhi Toofan, Mera Jawab, Paisa Yeh Paisa, Satyamev Jayate, Love Marriage, Do Gulab, Hero, Painter Babu, Ghazab

Madhuri dixit, a great actress of Bollywood industry was a top-line model before entering this industry. Madhuri wanted to become a micro-biologist - however that just wasn't destined to be. Her first Hindi movie was 'Abodh', a released and forgotten movie. Then Madhuri's God father Subhas Ghai gave her the proper launch through the movie 'Ram Lakan'. But she became very famous after her Ek-do-teen dance number in ' Tezaab '.

Ghai also took the step of putting an eight page advertisement in the trade magazines featuring Madhuri, proclaiming that producers of the calibre of Boney Kapoor, Yash Chopra and six others had signed Madhuri for their forthcoming projects. It was all together another matter that none of the forementioned producers had signed Madhuri for their films.

Madhuri Dixit has been the muse for the famous Indian painter M.F. Hussain who considers her the epitome of the Indian woman. She also appeared in his film Gaja Gamini (2000). Gaja Gamini was intended as a tribute to Dixit's talent and beauty.
On December 7, 2006, Dixit returned to Mumbai along with her husband and sons in order to start to film her new movie titled Aaja Nachle, to be produced by Yash Chopra and directed by Anil Mehta


Nickname: Bubbly
Date of Birth: 15 May 1967
Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'4" or 1.63 m
Weight: 51 Kilos
Hair: Natural Brunette
Eyes: Dark Brown
City: Bombay
Country: India
Mother: Snehlata Dixit
Father: Shankar Dixit
Siblings: two sisters Rupa and Bharati, and brother Ajit Dixit
Children: two sons - Arin (born in March 2003 in Colorado) and Ryan (born on March 8, 2005 in Colorado).
Marital status: married
Husband: Sriram Nene
Education: Parle College, Bombay, India
Likes: chocolates
First film: Abodh
Favorite food: Pohe, Maharashtrian dishes, backed, cheesy stuff
Her hero: Balraj Sahani, Gregory Peck
Her heroine: Nargis, Ingrid Bergman
Dream man : Sir Winston Churchill: Orator, warrior, PM and writer
Dream woman : Smt. Indira Gandhi: power, wit, dignity
Other facts: childhood aspiration was to be a ballerinas
Hobbies: listening to music
Occupation: bollywood actress / fashion model
Languages: hindi, English
What scares you the most? : Cockroaches
Famous Dialogue: "Tum ek aise aadmi ke saath apni zindagi beetane ko tayyar ho jise tum ne abhi take dekha bhi nahi hai. mere dil main aise aadmi ke liye koi jagah nahi hai" - Dil To Pagal Hai
Most Serious Role(s): In Anjaam and Pukar in where she gave a mind-blowing performance.
Funniest Role: In Beta especially where she teases Anil Kapoor's Mother (Aruna Irani).


'Ek do teen...' -- Tezaab
'Gori ki chaal...' -- Sailaab
'Dhak dhak karne laga...' -- Beta
'Choli ke peechay kya hain...' -- Khalnayak
'Ankhiya milaye kabhi ankhiya churaye...' � Raja


Vyajyantimala -- Jewel Theif -- 'Hothon pe aisi baat...'
Sandhya -- Jal Bin Machli Nritra Bin Bijli -- 'Kajara lagake...'
Waheeda Rehman -- Neel Kamal
Padmini -- All her films
Helen � Inteqaam


1990: Filmfare Best Actress Award for Dil.
1992: Filmfare Best Actress Award for Beta
1994: Filmfare Best Actress Award for Hum Aapke Hain Kaun
1995: Star Screen Award Best Actress for Hum Aapke Hain Kaun!
1996: Star Screen Award Best Actress for Raja
1997: Filmfare Best Actress Award for Dil To Pagal Hai
1998: Zee Cine Award Best Actor- Female for Dil To Pagal Hai
1998: Star Screen Award Best Actress for Mrityudand
2001: National Citizens Award
2002: Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Devdas
2002: Zee Cine Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role- Female for Lajja
2003: Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actress for Devdas


Aaja Nachle (2007)
Engineer (2006)
Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (2002)
Devdas (2002)
Lajja (2001)
Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke (2001)
Gaja Gamini (2000)
Pukar (2000)
Aarzoo (1999)
Wajood (1998)
Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)
Mahaanta (1997)
Koyla (1997)
The Death Sentence: Mrityu Dand (1997)
Mohabbat (1997)
PremGranth (1996)
Rajkumar (1996)
Yaraana (1995)
Paapi Devata (1995)
Raja (1995)
Zameen (1995)
Anjaam (1994)
Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! (1994)
Dil Tera Aashiq (1993)
Aasoo Bane Angaarey (1993)
Khal Nayak (1993)
Phool (1993)
Sahibaan (1993)
Zindagi Ek Juaa (1992)
Beta (1992)
Dharavi (1992)
Prem Deewane (1992)
Sangeet (1992)
Saajan (1991)
Pratikar (1991)
100 Days (1991)
Jamai Raja (1991)
Khel (1991)
Prahaar: The Final Attack (1991)
Thanedaar (1990)
Sailaab (1990)
Jeevan Ek Sangharsh (1990)
Dil (1990)
Maha-Sangram (1990)
Deewana Mujh Sa Nahin (1990)
Izzatdaar (1990)
Khilaaf (1990)
Kishen Kanhaiya (1990)
Pyaar Ka Devata (1990)
Vardi (1990)
Paap Ka Ant (1989)
Tridev (1989)
Prem Pratigyaa (1989)
Ilaaka (1989)
Kanoon Apna Apna (1989)
Mujrim (1989)
Parinda (1989)
Ram Lakhan (1989)
Dayavan (1988)
Khatron Ke Khiladi (1988)
Tezaab (1988)
Uttar Dakshin (1987)
Hifazat (1987)
Awara Baap (1987)
Mohre (1987)
Abodh (1986)
Swati (1986)

Jayaprada was born as Lalita Rani in a middle class household to Krishna and Neelavani in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh on April 3, 1962. Jayaprada was a small town girl with dreams of becoming a doctor. Her mother enrolled her in dance and music classes when she was seven years old, in addition to going to a regular school. Even though, her father and uncle were film financiers, her initial break into films didn't come through them. Jayaprada was discovered dancing on stage at a school function when she was just fourteen years old. Character actor Prabhakar Reddy gave her the name of Jayaprada and introduced her in a three minute song in the Telugu film, "Bhoomi Kosam" (1976). Jayaprada was a star in that film industry before she tried the break into Bollywood.

Jayaprada's classic features, a flawless peach complexion and incredible nose coupled with a quiet aristocratic demeanor made her a favorite star of 1980s Indian Popular Cinema. Jaya Prada debuted in "Sargam", which was also her breakthrough performance opposite Rishi Kapoor.
During the 80s Jayaprada and Jeetendra had a successful on screen chemistry.

The only excitement came from her personal life when she met her husband film producer Srikant Nahata. They started out as friends as he was already a married man with children. But it turned into love when he stood by her because of her income tax problems. Jayaprada was branded the "other woman," especially since Nahata wouldn't leave his wife. So she ended up marrying him in 1986, and he has continued to be married to both women.
Jayaprada didn't forget her first love, dancing, and did a dance ballet in 2005 that won her great acclaim. Having three careers (acting, dancing, politics), and a husband, left her no time to have children of her own, even though she has expressed a desire to have children. So far, she has shown no desire to give up her three careers and in fact, stated that she'll be as hardworking and dedicated in the future as she is now.

Jayaprada has acted in seven languages: Telugu (her mother tongue), Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Bengali, and Marathi.

Jayaprada said that the only autograph she has ever taken in her life has been from her inspiration, Mother Theresa.

Jayaprada entered into politics by joining Telugu Desam party. Jayaprada was nominated to be an MP in Rajyasabha by TDP party. Following differences with party Supremo N. Chandrababu Naidu, she left TDP to join Samajwadi Party and contested from Rampur parliamentary Constituency in UP during the last General election in 2004. Jayaprada won the election with the slogan line, "Andhra is my janambhoomi but Uttar Pradesh is my karmbhoomi."
Jayaprada also didn't have any major films lined up. Jayaprada also started making films playing stronger, mature roles.But Jayaprada kept up with her many social and humanitarian causes, especially related to poor women and children.

She also owns the Jaya Prada Theater in Chennai.

Ghar Grihasti
Bharat Bhagya Vidhata
Kohram: The Explosion
Zulm O Situm
Jeevan Yudh
Lav Kush
Insaniyat Ke Devta
Sapnon Ka Mandir
Nyay Anyay
Aaj Ka Arjun
Souten Ki Beti
Zakhmi Zameen
Paraya Ghar
Hum Bhi Insaan Hain
Kaanoon Ki Awaaz
Main Tera Dushman
Ganga Tere Desh Mein
Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani
Mardon Wali Baat
Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswathi
Muqaddar Ka Faisla
Vishwanatha Nayakudu
Aisa Pyaar Kahan
Pyaar Ke Do Pal
Aakhree Raasta
Swarag Se Sunder
Tandra Paparayudu
Sur Sangam
Pataal Bhairavi
Naya Kadam
Insaaf Kaun Karega
Mera Faisla
Paapi Pet Ka Sawaal Hai
Puli Bebbuli
Adavi Simhalu
Kavirathna Kalidas
Main Awara Hoon
Sagara Sangamam
47 Natkal
Agni Poolu
Ooriki Monagadu
Circus Ramudu
Sreevari Muchatlu
Ninaithale Inikkum
Rangoon Rowdy
Shri Tirupati Venkateswara Kalyanam
Siri Siri Muvva
Adavi Ramudu
Andame Anandam
Chanakya Chandragupta
Meethi Meethi Baatein
Anthuleni Katha
Mangalyaniki Maromudi
Shri Rajeshwari Vilas Coffee Club
Sita Kalyanam
Apna Desh

Naseeruddin Shah

Also called sometime: Nasiruddin Shah
Date of Birth: 20 July 1950
Height: 5'10" or 1.78 m
City: Delhi
Country: India
Children: daughter Heeba Manara Shah
Marital status: married
Spouse: Ratna Pathak
Education: National School of Drama in Delhi, Film and Television Institute of India
Occupation: bollywood actor/director
Debut Film: Nishaant

Shah showed interest in an acting career from his childhood. He graduated from the National School of Drama in 1973 and enrolled in the Film and Television Institute of India the same year.

After watching Geoffrey Kendall's theatre group, Shakespeareana perform at his school, Naseeruddin Shah was very impressed with the art of acting. He joined the Pune Film Institute and in 1975, Shyam Benegal offered him 'Nishaant'. His debut film was followed by several supporting roles in Shyam Benegal's films.His major break through came with 'Junoon' in 1979 where he played the character of a hotheaded revolutionary and with 'Aakrosh' as the activist lawyer. His subsequent films, 'Masoom', 'Khandhan', 'Paar', 'Katha', `Sparsh` and 'Pestonjee' established him as an actor par excellence.

However his stint with commercial cinema in films like 'Tridev', 'Mohra', and 'Najayaz' did not make much demand on his talent. And today, Naseeruddin Shah is busy doing theatre and also teaching at acting workshops. His recent performance in `Sarfarosh` as a muslim with divided loyality has come in for a lot of praise.

His wife Ratna Pathak Shah and daughter Heeba Manara Shah have also graduated from the National School of Drama (1981 and 1999 batches respectively).

He retained his Muslim name and did not adapt a Hindu screen name which was done by some popular actors, most notably Dilip Kumar) owing to a promise he made to his father.

Awards :

1980: National Film Awards for Best Actor, Sparsh
1980: Filmfare Best Actor Award, Aakrosh
1981: Filmfare Best Actor Award, Chakra
1983: Filmfare Best Actor Award, Masoom
1985: National Film Awards for Best Actor, Paar
1984: The Volpi Cup (Award for Best Actor) at Venice Film Festival for Paar
1987: Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award
2000: IIFA Award - Artistic Excellence for Performance in a Negative Role for Sarfarosh
2003: Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award
2004: 7th International Film Festival of Mumbai - Award for contribution to Indian cinema
2007: won:National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for Iqbal
2008: won:Filmfare Best Actor Award for A Wednesday
1994:Nominated:Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award-sir
1996:Nominated:Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award-Naajayaz
1999:Nominated:Filmfare Best Supporting Actor AwardforChina Gate
2006:Nominated:Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award forIqbal
2007:Nominated:Filmfare Best Villain Award forKrrish


Saat Khoon Maaf (2010) Pre-Production
Raajneeti (2010)
Ishqiya (2010)
Firaaq (2009)
Barah Aana (2009)
Maharathi (2008)
A Wednesday (2008)
Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (2008)
Shoot on Sight (2008)
Mithya (2008)
Dus Kahaniyaan (2007)
Khuda Ke Liye (A Pakistani film) (2007)
Mixed Doubles
Ek Dhun Banaras Kee
Being Cyrus
Home Delivery
The Great New Wonderful
Valley of Flowers
Main Hoon Na
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
3 Deewarein (3 Walls)
Encounter: The Killing
The Tragedy of Hamlet
Monsoon Wedding
Mujhe Meri Biwi Se Bachaao
Guru Mahaaguru
Gaja Gamini
Hey Ram
Tune Mera Dil Le Liya
Bhopal Express
Sar Utha Ke Jiyo
Bombay Boys
Such a Long Journey
China Gate
Dand Nayak
Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge!
Lahu Ke Do Rang
Agni Chakra
Private Detective: Two Plus Two Plus One
Mr. Ahmed
Ponthan Mada
Droh Kaal
Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa
Daku Aur Police
Electric Moon
Time Machine
Ek Ghar
Chor Pe Mor
Police Public
Hero Hiralal
The Perfect Murder
Zulm Ko Jala Doonga
Mirza Ghalib
Yeh Woh Manzil To Nahin
Ek Pal
Trikal: (Past, Present, Future)
Mirch Masala
Maan Maryaada
Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho!
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro
Woh 7 Din
Ardh Satya
Dil... Akhir Dil Hai
Swami Dada
Sazaye Maut
Umrao Jaan
Hum Paanch
Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai
Bhavni Bhavai
Bhumika: The Role

Tina Munim had a successful Bollywood career during the late seventies and early eighties. She is married to Anil Ambani. She was discovered by Dev Anand. She represented India at the International Teen Princess contest at Aruba, and won the Miss Photogenic and Miss Bikini awards. In 1978 Dev Anand cast her in his film Des Pardes, which launched her film career. In 1980 Sunil Dutt launched his son Sanjay in his film debut "Rocky". Tina Munim was chosen as Sanjay's heroine. In the mid 1980s Munim made the conscious decision to put her Bollywood career on hiatus. She moved to California because she was desperate and her career was going down the drain.

She came to be knows as Sanjay Dutt's anchor during his drug phase, but when he repeatedly failed to kick the habit, she strayed towards Rajesh Khanna as they co-starred in 'Souten' (Chai Pe Bulaya Hai) and 'Fifty Fifty'.

In 1991 she returned to India and later married industrialist Anil Ambani. Today she is involved in a number of charity, arts, and talent endeavors and hasn't made any new film since the mid 1980s. She has two sons Jai Anmol and Jai Anshul.

Tina Munim was one of the first Indian beauty queens to follow their pageant career with acting in Bollywood.


Muqaddar Ka Faisla
Bhagwan Dada
Samay Ki Dharaa
Alag Alag
Aakhir Kyon?
Insaaf Main Karoonga
Paapi Pet Ka Sawaal Hai
Zindagi Jeene Ke Liye
Bade Dil Wala
Yeh Vaada Raha
Fifty Fifty
Katilon Ke Kaatil
Khuda Kasam
Aap Ke Deewane
Man Pasand
Baaton Baaton Mein
Des Pardes


Nickname: Pandi
Country: India
Father: classical singer
Siblings: younger sister Tejaswini , elder sister Shivangi
Children: two children, son Priyank
Marital status: married
Spouse: producer Tutu Sharma
Ex-spouse: Pradeep Sharma
Other facts: Padmini Kolhapure was 'discovered' by Raj Kapoor
Occupation: bollywood actress / runs her own acting school
Debut Film: Zindagi
Languages: hindi, english

Barely in her early 30s, perhaps she�s much too young to be featured in a nostalgia column. But then what do you do if she set off on her on-screen journey at the tender age of seven and from a child artiste went on to become a full-fledged heroine by the age of 17, essayed some of the most powerful roles in Hindi cinema � from a young widow to a courageous rape victim -- won loads of critical acclaim as well as public adulation and then chucked it all by the time she was 22, to settle down with the man she loved?

She is Lata Mangeshkar's niece. Padmini Kolhapure, the apple of Raj Kapoor�s eye, was a born actress. Her meteoric rise proved beyond a doubt, talent not beauty, is what mattered. Her sudden exit at the height of popularity broke the hearts of her fans and had producers and critics clucking in despair.

The actress par-excellence, takes time off her busy domestic schedule and flashbacks to the early �80s when this simple homely girl reigned supreme...

Hailing from a middle-class Maharashtrian family, her dad, a classical singer, still teaches music, �and insists on travelling by the public transport.� Her mom quit her airlines job to be her full-time chaperone and is rather fond of cooking. And as they say, the proof of the pudding is in the eating � Padmini�s mom gives us katoris of wafting hot phirni that she�s specially made for her grandson. Slurping the dessert, Padmini relates, �We are related to the Mangeshkar family, my dadiji was Pt. Dinanath Mangeshkar�s sister. My grand-dad, Krishnarao Kolhapure, was a stage artiste of acclaim. He worked with Pt Dinanath in the same theatre group. In those days, men played the female roles too. The three of us sisters have been named after three famous characters that dadaji had played � Padmini, Shivangi and Tejasvini. Music and acting runs in my blood, so to say,� she smiles.

Padmini and her elder sister Shivangi started singing in chorus alongside Didi atya (Lata Mangeshkar) and Asha atya (Asha Bhosle).

The Kolhapure sisters then graduated to solo playback singing. �We�d sung, Aa, aa, ee, ee, masterji ki aa gaye chithi... in Gulzar�s Kitaab. Funnily enough, he remembered that during the recently held Screen awards ceremony which Shivangi and I attended together. We were tickled pink by the memory,� she laughs.

Baby Padmini was a much-in-demand child artiste in those days. She recalls that when she shot for Dream Girl, they were all Babies and Masters then � Master Alankar, Master Bunty, Baby Chintu, Baby Madhoo and Baby Padmini. The film was partly shot in the US at Disneyland and Los Angeles. �All of us kids, had a real blast during that shoot. At one point of time the film had almost slipped out of hands when the producer refused to let our parents accompany us. But things were resolved amicably when my mom took her airlines pass and flew down with me,� she beams happily.

The child-woman then took the nation by storm in BR Chopra�s rape saga Insaaf Ka Taraazu. Her innocent face and spontaneous performance struck the right chord. Her bold and no-holds barred performance was appreciated and lauded but it also exposed her to the glare of publicity. The uncalled for media attention embarrassed the fledgling actress no end. �It was a brilliant role and I didn�t think twice before grabbing it. I found nothing objectionable in the script. So, after the release of the film I was really hurt by the derogatory comments passed about my role, accusing me of resorting to pornography. It made me so wary of bad publicity that I even turned down RK�s Ram Teri Ganga Maili because it had one intimate scene and a kissing shot. I didn�t want to invite the ire of the media again,� she says. Once bitten, twice shy � what was her loss turned out to be Mandakini�s gain.

After a gap of a couple of years, the talented teenager returned to the movies as a full-fledged heroine opposite Rishi Kapoor in Zamane Ko Dikhana Hai. The film flopped but gave a major fillip to her nascent career. �When Nasir Husain signed me up as the heroine, Rajji heard the news and called me up promptly. �You are a grown-up now,� he observed and asked me to play the lead in Prem Rog � the film was initially being directed by Jainendra Jain. I was a wee bit disappointed because, I was looking forward to working with Rajji again. But I consoled myself with the thought that working for the RK banner was a great honour. As luck would have it, Rajji took over the direction himself, eventually. This time though, he screen-tested me because he wanted to make sure I didn�t look too kiddish. I passed the test and we formed a mutual admiration society. As I said earlier, we vibed so well that we didn�t need words to communicate. He always called me ladki. �Tu to Meena Kumari ki maa hai, ladki,� he would compliment me. I could hardly believe him. �Tu janti nahin tu kya cheez hai�, he would rebuke me gently,� Padmini recalls fondly.

Padmini completed a hat-trick of award-winning performances with Prem Rog. Aahista Aahista won her a special award, Insaaf Ka Taraazu fetched her the best supporting actress award and Prem Rog won her the coveted best actress trophy

Padmini names Saajan Bin Suhagan and Vidhaata as her most memorable films because those afforded her the opportunity to work with all-time greats like Nutan and Dilip Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar and Shammi Kapoor.


Professor Ki Padosan (1993)
Qurbani Rang Layegi (1991)
Aag Ka Dariya (1990)
Daata (1989)
Dana Paani (1989)
Touhean (1989)
Hum Intezaar Karenge (1989)
Sadak Chhap (1987)
Hawalaat (1987)
Pyaar Ke Kabil (1987)
Dadagiri (1987)
Anubhav (1986)
Aisa Pyaar Kahan (1986)
Jumbish: A Movement - The Movie (1986)
Pyar Kiya Hai Pyar Karenge (1986)
Muddat (1986)
Swarag Se Sunder (1986)
Jhanjaar (1986)
Kirayadar (1986)
Wafadaar (1985)
Pyari Behna (1985)
Bewafai (1985)
Rahi Badal Gaye (1985)
Do Dilon Ki Dastaan (1985)
Insaaf Main Karoonga (1985)
Patthar Dil (1985)
Yeh Ishq Nahin Aasan (1984)
Naya Kadam (1984)
Ek Nai Paheli (1984)
Hum Hain Lajawab (1984)
Pyaar Jhukta Nahin (1984)
Woh 7 Din (1983)
Lovers (1983)
Souten (1983)
Bekaraar (1983)
Mazdoor (1983)
Star (1982)
Teri Maang Sitaron Se Bhar Doon (1982)
Prem Rog (1982)
Dard Ka Rishta (1982)
Khush Naseeb (1982)
Swami Dada (1982)
Vidhaata (1982)
Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai (1981)
Ahista Ahista (1981)
Insaf Ka Tarazu (1980)
Gehrayee (1980)
Thodisi Bewafaii (1980)
Satyam Shivam Sundaram: Love Sublime (1978)
Saajan Bina Suhagan (1978)
Dream Girl (1977)
Zindagi (1976)

Rishi Kapoor was born on September 4, 1952 in Mumbai.

He is the second son of famous film director and star Raj Kapoor. His brothers are well-known actors: Randhir Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor. Rishi is the paternal uncle of today's actresses Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor. Rishi married actress Neetu Singh, with whom he had several hit movies, in 1980. They have two children named Ranbir Kapoor and Ridhima Kapoor.

Rishi had always wanted to act. Family members remember him posing in front of the mirror and trying out various expressions, even as a child. Despite winning the National Award for his performances in 'Mera Naam Joker', Rishi had to struggle to convince his father, Raj Kapoor to cast him as the hero in 'Bobby'. For the film, Rishi went into an agonizing diet to lose weight along with co-star Dimple.

And with his subsequent films like 'Raffoo Chakkar', 'Khel Khel Mein' and 'Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin', Rishi became famous as the eternal lover. However, this was the era of action and Amitabh Bachchan. Even his film, 'Laila Majnu', in 1977, which became a great success, went unrewarded. But with films like 'Sargam' in 1979 and 'Karz' in 1980, Rishi had the nation swinging to his energetic dance numbers.

His marriage to Neetu Singh was seen as the reason for his fans suddenly deserting him. Despite hits like 'Prem Rog' in 1982, Rishi Kapoor found the spotlight shifting away from him.

However, with films like 'Nagina', Rishi bounced back. 'Chandni' in 1989, a Yash Chopra hit, saw him back in the reckoning. His romantic success continued into the '90s with 'Henna' and 'Bol Radha Bol'. Considered to be the indusrty's oldest romantic, the audience still don't want to see Rishi in any other light.


Nickname: Chintu
Date of Birth: 4 September 1952
Height: 5' 7"
City: Mumbai
Country: India
Father: Raj Kapoor
Siblings: Brothers - Randhir Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor
Children: Daughter Ridhima and son Ranbir
Marital status: Married
Spouse: Neetu Singh
Occupation: Bollywood actor


Namaste London (2007)
Don't Stop Dreaming (2006)
Love Ke Chakkar Mein (2006)
Fanaa (2006)
Sambar Salsa (2006)
Pyaar Mein Twist (2005)
Hum Tum (2004)
Tehzeeb (2003)
Love at Times Square (2003)
Kucch To Hai (2003)
Yeh Hai Jalwa (2002)
Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi (2001)
Raju Chacha (2000)
Karobaar: The Business of Love (2000)
Jai Hind (1999)
Kaun Sachcha Kaun Jhootha (1997)
Daraar (1996)
PremGranth (1996)
Yaraana (1995)
Hum Dono (1995)
Saajan Ki Baahon Mein (1995)
Ghar Ki Izzat (1994)
Prem Yog (1994)
Pehla Pehla Pyaar (1994)
Saajan Ka Ghar (1994)
Eena Meena Deeka (1994)
Mohabbat Ki Arzoo (1994)
Izzat Ki Roti (1993)
Dhartiputra (1993)
Damini - Lightning (1993)
Anmol (1993)
Gurudev (1993)
Sahibaan (1993)
Shreemaan Aashique (1993)
Bol Radha Bol (1992)
Deewana (1992)
Honeymoon (1992)
Inteha Pyar Ki (1992)
Kasak (1992)
Banjaran (1991)
Ranbhoomi (1991)
Henna (1991)
Ajooba (1991)
Ghar Parivar (1991)
Amiri Garibi (1990)
Azaad Desh Ke Gulam (1990)
Sher Dil (1990)
Shesh Naag (1990)
Khoj (1989)
Paraya Ghar (1989)
Bade Ghar Ki Beti (1989)
Chandni (1989)
Gharana (1989)
Hathyar (1989)
Naqab (1989)
Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani (1988)
Hamara Khandaan (1988)
Janam Janam (1988)
Vijay (1988)
Vozvrashcheniye Bagdadskogo vora (1988)
Sindoor (1987)
Hawalaat (1987)
Pyaar Ke Kabil (1987)
Khudgarz (1987)
Ek Chadar Maili Si (1986)
Pahunchey Huwe Log (1986)
Dosti Dushmani (1986)
Nagina (1986)
Naseeb Apna Apna (1986)
Sitamgar (1985)
Rahi Badal Gaye (1985)
Tawaif (1985)
Saagar (1985)
Zamana (1985)
Yeh Ishq Nahin Aasan (1984)
Aan Aur Shaan (1984)
Duniya (1984)
Coolie (1983)
Bade Dil Wala (1983)
Prem Rog (1982)
Deedar-E-Yaar (1982)
Yeh Vaada Raha (1982)
Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai (1981)
Biwi-O-Biwi: The Fun-Film (1981)
Naseeb (1981)
Katilon Ke Kaatil (1981)
Karz (1980)
Dhan Daulat (1980)
Do Premee (1980)
Aap Ke Deewane (1980)
Duniya Meri Jeb Mein (1979)
Jhoota Kahin Ka (1979)
Salaam Memsaab (1979)
Sargam (1979)
Anjane Mein (1978)
Badalte Rishte (1978)
Naya Daur (1978)
Pati Patni Aur Woh (1978)
Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan (1978)
Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)
Chala Murari Hero Banne (1977)
Doosra Aadmi (1977)
Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin (1977)
Kabhi Kabhie - Love Is Life (1976)
Barood (1976)
Ginny Aur Johny (1976)
Laila Majnu (1976)
Rangila Ratan (1976)
Khel Khel Mein (1975)
Rafoo Chakkar (1975)
Raja (1975)
Zinda Dil (1975)
Zehreela Insaan (1974)
Bobby (1973)
Mera Naam Joker (1970)