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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Introduction Of Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar

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

Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia
Akshay Kumar was born as Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia on the 9 September 1967 in Amritsar to a middle class Punjabi household. His father was a government worker. He grew up in Delhi and later in Mumbai’s Koliwada area. He did his schooling at the Don Bosco School and his college years were spent in Khalsa College, where he showed an inclination for sports.

He studied martial arts in Bangkok while working as a chef. He came back to Delhi to teach martial arts when one of his students suggested he try his hand at modeling, which led to an offer to act in Deedar as the lead actor.

Akshay was linked with several of his co-stars like Raveena Tandon, Shilpa Shetty, Pooja Batra and even Rekha. He is currently married to actress turned entrepreneur Twinkle Khanna and they have a son Araav.


Akshay: Unbuttoned
Akshay Kumar was accused of obscene conduct when he asked his wife to unbutton his Levis while walking the ramp in 2009.

And…..Action!
Akshay Kumar didn’t grab any headlines with his debut Saugandh in 1991. Deedar, Dancer, and Khiladi were released in 1992, with Khiladi being one of the biggest hits of the year. In 1993, he came out with atleast six movies all of which fell flat. But he more than made up for it in 1994 with hits like Mohra with Raveena Tandon, Yeh Dillagi with Kajol and Saif Ali Khan, and Mein Khiladi Tu Anari with Saif Ali Khan and Shilpa Shetty. He received a nomination for the Filmfare Best Actor award for his romantic role in Yeh Dillagi.

The Khiladi tag seemed to be a lucky charm of sorts and he proved it with the 1995 hit Sabse Bada Khiladi and then again in 1996 with Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi. But the 1997 film Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi failed on that note. The same year, his extended supporting role in Dil To Pagal Hai won him the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor nomination. The next two years saw most of his films failing at the box office except for Sangharsh with Preity Zinta and Jaanwar.

He tried his hand in the comedy stream quite successfully in 2000 with Hera Pheri, which was a laugh riot. Dhadkan with pal Suneil Shetty and Shilpa Shetty also was a good performer at the box office. His role as Vikram Bajaj in the 2001 release Ajnabee won him the Filmfare Best Villain Award.

The years 2003 to 2006 saw him in Awaara Paagal Deewana, Andaaz, Mujhse Shaadi Karoge (nominated for the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor and Filmfare Best Comedian award), Garam Masala, and the sequel Phir Hera Pheri. Garam Masala fetched him the Filmfare Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role.

He proved himself yet again in 2007 with almost all of his films ending up as hits like Namastey London, Bhool Bhulaiya, and Welcome. Though the much hyped Tashan failed to do well in 2008, Singh is Kinng did exceptionally well in India and overseas.

He also kickstarted the adventure based TV reality show, Khatron Ka Khiladi.

In 2009, Akshay did not have much success with his releases as they did not match the hype. He was seen in Chandni Chowk to China with Deepika Padukone as a loser who morphs into a winner. While his fans stood by him, the critics slammed it. Nagesh Kukunoor’s 8x10 Tasveer didn’t evoke a good response. Kambakkht Ishq also fell flat. Blue was appreciated for its visuals. De Dana Dan, a comedy, with his pals from Hera Pheri did a decent job at the box office.

He is currently working on five movies-Housefull, Helloo India, Action Replay with Aishwarya Rai, Khatta Meeta, and Patiala House.

Introduction Of Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan is royalty, living life king size. He’s the brat we eyed with indulgence as he played actor-actor until he did a complete turnaround post Dil Chahta Hai and there’s no looking back as he juggles his revived career and lady love Kareena.

The Little Prince
Saif Ali Khan was born on 16 August 1970 in New Delhi, India. His father is Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, the Nawab of Pataudi and a former captain of the Indian cricket team. His mother is Sharmila Tagore, a Bengali actress in Bollywood who converted to Islam on getting married. She currently heads the Indian censorship board. He has two sisters, Saba and Soha who is also an actress.
His familial connections are distinguished to say the least. Saif’s paternal grandfather was Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi who besides being the Nawab of Pataudi, was a cricket player, playing for England and India. His paternal grandmother was Sajida Sultan, the Begum of Bhopal. His great uncle was an Indian General Nawabzada Sher Ali Khan Pataudi. His mother is related to Rabindranath Tagore, a poet and Nobel laureate.

Saif Ali Khan studied at the Lawrence School, Sanawar and the Locker’s Park Prep School. His college years were spent in his father’s alma mater, Winchester College, UK.

He married the much older Bollywood actress Amrita Singh in 1991 raising eyebrows. They had a daughter Sara and a son, Ibrahim. They divorced in 2004. He was dating Rosa Catalano but that didn’t last long. While the media speculated on his new love interest, he walked the ramp with actress Kareena Kapoor at the Manish Malhotra fashion show during the Lakme India Fashion Week, officially confirming that the two were dating and it could definitely lead to more.

A Late Bloomer
1992 to 1998 Saif Ali Khan made his debut with the 1992 Yash Chopra directed Parampara opting out of the Kajol starrer Bekhudi. In 1993, he won the Filmfare Best Debut Award for Aashiq Awaara. Yeh Dillagi and Main Khiladi Tu Anari in 1994 were among the year’s biggest hits. The movies that he acted in over the next three years – Tu Chor Mein Sipahi, Keemat, Udaan, and Hamesha - didn’t really boost his reputation as a solid actor.

1999 to 2003 He played Dhananjay Pandit in Kacche Daage that was appreciated. He was seen as a photographer in the comedy, Biwi No.1. In 2000, he was in Kya Kehna with Preity Zinta in the role of her lover who abandons her when she gets pregnant. The family oriented Hum Saath Saath Hai brought trouble off screen when he was accused, along with some of the other members from the movie, to have hunted down Chinkaras that are an endangered species but was later acquitted.

He changed tracks in 2001 as he appeared in the comedy Love Ke Liye Kuchh Bhi Karega and then as Samir, who wears his heart on his sleeve, in Farhan Akhtar’s Dil Chahta Hai that changed the way people perceived him. It won him the Filmfare Best Comedian Award. Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein, the remake of the Tamil movie Minale, also did well.

2003 to 2008 He won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Kal Ho Na Ho in 2003 as well as the “Moto Look of the Year”. The year also saw him in Darna Mana Hai and LoC Kargil. In the 2004 movie Ek Hasina Thi he was the cold Karan Singh Rathod, while his role in the light hearted Hum Tum with Rani Mukherji was in complete contrast and won him his second Filmfare Best Comedian Award as well as the National Film Award for Best Actor.

Each of his four releases in 2005 and 2006 – Parineeta, Salaam Namaste, Being Cyrus, and Omkara - had him stretching his range as an actor. Parineeta received critical acclaim; Salaam Namaste was a romantic comedy around the new age relationship dilemmas; Being Cyrus was a critically acclaimed English language movie; Vishal Bharadwaj’s Omkara was an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello and Saif’s performance as Langda Tyagi was phenomenal. He won his first Filmfare Best Villain Award.

Compared to this success, his 2007 and 2008 releases didn’t overwhelm anyone. Race was a hit while Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic and Tashan with girlfriend Kareena failed. He also lent his voice to the animated movie, Roadside Romeo.

2009 to 2010
Saif produced and starred in Love Aaj Kal with Deepika Padukone. In Kurbaan, with Kareena Kapoor, he played a terrorist. It was their first hit together as a couple.

Khan’s upcoming movies include Agent Vinod, Race 2, and Karachi Express.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Introduction Of Emran Hashmi

Emran Hashmi

Profile
Date of Birth: 24th March, 1979.
Nickname: Serial Kisser, Farhaan.
Height: 5'9"
Education: Graduate (Sydenhum College).
Debut Film: "Footpath"
Film Awards: None

Emraan Hashmi’s six years in Bollywood have earned him the title of a serial kisser owing to a surplus of scorching, lingering, fleeting kisses that his roles have demanded of him, ensuring he is always in demand. There is more to him than that, of course.

Backtracking
Emraan Anwar Hashmi was born on 23 March 1979 to Anwar, a Muslim and Maherahh, a Catholic. Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt is his uncle and actress turned director Pooja Bhatt is his cousin. He is also related to singer Atif Aslam.

He graduated from Sydenham College in Mumbai.

Emraan married his sweetheart Parveen Shahani on 14 December 2006.

On a Kissing Spree
Emraan made his debut in Bollywood with Footpath in 2003 but the film didn’t do well. The following year he acted in Anurag Basu’s Murder, a thriller, with Mallika Sherawat. The film became a hit and drew the audience’s eyes on him. The three films released in 2005-Zeher, Aashiq Banaaya Aapne, and Kalyug-got lucky at the box office, while the soundtracks of all his films became popular by their own right. Zeher was based on Hollywood’s Out of Time, while Aashiq Banaaya Aapne was about love and friendship. Kalyug was on the darker side of the spectrum looking at the pornography industry.

In 2006, he had several films hitting the theaters like Jawaani Deewani, Akshar, and The Killer. Gangster did well and was rumoured to be based on the relationship between Monica Bedi and Abu Salem.

The 2007 releases Good Boy Bad Boy, The Train, and Awaarapan didn’t fare well. In 2008, he played Arjun involved in a healthy dose of love and crime in Jannat.

He was the perfect Prithvi, a painter, in the horror flick Raaz – The Mystery Continues (2009). Tum Mile (2009) with Soha Ali Khan received good reviews. It was about the ex-lovers reuniting during the infamous Mumbai floods of 2005.

As yet another of bollywood's eligible bachelors tied the knot to his beloved.
Emraan Hashmi, the hottest hunk in Bollywood tasted marital bliss, he married Parveen Shahani this December. The nearly four-and-a-half year old relation with his Sindhi girlfriend Parveen culminated in a marriage. Parveen who teaches small children has never been uptight with Emraan's on-screen flirtatious image and smooching.

Bollywood's very own "smooch king" proscribes the serial kissing tag in movies, though he would continue with the roles and kissing scenes. The love relation has brought forth considerable changes and made him realize that he is no longer a player boy. Contrary to his filmy plots revolving around multiple relations and affairs, Emraan reckons that he can spend his whole life with Parveen, the love of his life. Emraan Hashmi of Murder and Aashiq Banaya Aapne fame is to play the ideal role, a true family man to perfection in his real life.

Emraan is now back from his honeymoon. According to him no radical changes have been taken place in his life after marriage, except… “You wake up with someone else in the bed. That's when it dawns on you that the status of the relationship has changed also the fights about dirty towels lying around, etc. But seriously, the relationship is more defined now. We've taken our bonding to the next level,” said Emraan

Has Parveen forbidden Emraan from kissing his heroines? “No! She never said that. Parveen is the last one to interfere in my career. However, no girlfriend or wife is going to jump with joy if she sees her man kissing another woman,” said Emraan. However Emraan will not totally stop kissing on screen. If scripts demand he will do it again. “But I'm not going to do it just for the heck of it any longer,” he quipped.

In all the roles Emraan has played so far, there is an amount of kinkiness in characters. Emraan claims that people expect that when they come to see his movies.

How does she deal with his smooch king rep? “We have had conversations about it. She does have normal insecurities, but is very strong. She knows the rumors associated with me are a part and parcel of being famous. She has learnt to bear with it.”

“I believe sex is a very important part of one's life but it shouldn't be the be all and end all of one's life because then it becomes a sickness. But sex as a component of healthy living is very important for me, be it in a form of live-in relation or a love-relation. Besides this, I would like
to have some intimacy with a girl before I go to bed with her. I can't enjoy sex with someone who I am not familiar with. The emotional bonding with a girl gives more physical pleasure than being with a stranger”. We gel because of our differences.

Parveen is very patient, completely non-filmi, mellow, homely and traditional — everything I wanted in my life partner. She has brought stability in my Casanova life. “Her being non-filmi is a big plus; I don’t want to return to industry talk when I go back home and I can trust her totally, which may not have been the case if I had an actress in my life. So how does his family react to his kissing on screen?

"My dad and my grandmother don't like me kissing on screen.”I know I hurt the sentiments of people their age. But my dad and my grandmother aren't the audience today. They won't buy a ticket to watch my film. I know I get flak, but for me, everything starts and ends with the box office. Today, whatever I do on screen, I connect with the people of my generation, and they have no qualms about it. Today, we don't show two birds necking or two flowers bending to depict a sexual scene."

So when was his first kiss in reality? "In the ninth standard,” recounts Emraan. "Our teeth clanked, and we were struggling. It was so embarrassing,"he smiles, adding, "After having kissed so many times, I am still struggling to kiss properly."

The actor is also certain that marriage is not going to affect his dude image. "Going by past references, in Bollywood (Aamir, Shah Rukh Khan) and Hollywood, I don't think marriage, comes in the way of stardom. It's the persona, the aura and the talent that talks."

Introduction Of Ritesh Deshmukh

Ritesh Deshmukh
Ritesh Deshmukh is as famous for being the son of former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Vilasrao Deshmukh as he is for being an actor in the big bad world of Bollywood.

Ritesh
Ritesh was born on 17 December 1978 in Latur, Maharashtra, India. His father is the former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Vilasrao Deshmukh.

He schooled at D.Somani High School and studied architecture at Kamala Raheja School of Architecture. He owns Evolutions, an architecture and interior designing firm. His interest in movies took him to New York City where he studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute.

Ritesh is rumoured to be dating actress Genelia D’Souza.

He was recently embroiled in controversy when he accompanied his father along with director Ram Gopal Verma to the Taj Hotel that witnessed a terrorist attack in November 2008.

De Taali
Ritesh’s debut movie was Tujhe Meri Kasam In 2003 with Southern stars Shriya Saran and Genelia D’Souza. The movie was a remake of Telugu blockbuster Nuvve Kavali and was widely publicized owing to his father’s political connections. It was an average hit at the box office.

The comedy Masti In 2004 starred the likes of Ajay Devgan and Vivek Oberoi. He continued to star in multi-starrer comedies like Kya Kool Hai Hum In 2005 and Bluffmaster In 2005 with Abhishek Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra.

In 2006, Ritesh’s movie releases included Malamaal Weekly and Apna Sapna Money Money. Heyy Babyy In 2007, a story that moved around three bachelors taking care of a baby performed well at the box office. De Taali In 2008 didn’t fare well.

He played the role of Aladin in the movie Aladin In 2009. The comedy, Do Knot Disturb, saw him with the king of comedy, Govinda. It was an average success.

Housefull and Rann are some of Ritesh’s releases to look forward to in 2010.

Introduction Of Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan is a brand unto himself: an enticing combination of star quality, a boy next door appeal, and a complete gentleman. He skyrocketed to fame with Kaho Na Pyaar Hai. His twinkling green eyes, winsome smile, and a lean, chiseled body found a huge fan following.

The Complete Man
Hrithik Roshan, fondly known as Duggu by his near and dear ones, was born into a filmi family on 10 January 1974. His mother is Pinky Roshan, the daughter of producer and director J.Om Prakash while his father is Rakesh Roshan, who was an actor before turning into a director, besides being the son of music director Roshan. He is the nephew of music director Rajesh Roshan. He also has a sister Sunaina.

Hrithik studied at the Bombay Scottish School, Churchgate and has a degree in commerce from Sydenham College.

Soon after his successful debut in Bollywood, he tied the knot with his childhood sweetheart Suzanne Khan, daughter of actor Sanjay Khan and sister of actor Zayed Khan. They have two sons, Hrehaan and Hridhan.

Trouble
He had his bad moments after stepping into the spotlight. His father was shot by the underworld when he refused to give the foreign rights of Kaho Na Pyaar Hai. It was followed by rumours that the actor had made remarks against Nepalese which resulted in outrage against the actor in Nepal. However the actor denied it.

In 2009, he was linked with the Mexican actress, Barbara Mori, with who he shared a kiss in Kites. There were rumours that Suzanne walked out of the house. However, the couple and their families denied any trouble in the marriage.

A Star Is Born….
Hrithik is known to be a perfectionist and has worked hard to be where he is today. He prepares himself thoroughly for every role he portrays, has trained in dance and acting besides working on his diction and his appearance. He started working out under Salman Khan’s guidance, when he worked as an assistant director on the sets of Karan Arjun and Koyla.

He got a taste of Bollywood as a child, when he appeared in the film Aasha (1980), Aapke Deewane (1980), and Bhagwan Dada (1986). But it was the year 2000 that made people sit up and take note.

2000 Kaho Na Pyaar Hai, a love story directed by his father, in which he starred opposite newcomer Amisha Patel was an exceptional success, winning eight Filmfare awards among countless others, two of which landed with Hrithik for Best Debut and Best Actor. This was followed by Fiza with Karishma Kapoor and Jaya Bachchan, in which his portrayal of the terrorist Amaan was appreciated. He played a similar role in Mission Kashmir with Preity Zinta.

2001 Yaadein with Jackie Shroff and Kareena Kapoor wasn’t a big success while Karan Johar’s family drama, the star studded Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham was an instant hit.

2002 The year saw a string of flops like Aap Mujhe Acche Lage, Na Tum Jaano Na Hum, and Mujhse Dosti Karoge, making people question about whether it was downhill from here.

2003 Hrithik removed all doubts with the science-fiction film Koi Mil Gaya with Preity Zinta, in which he played the role of a mentally abnormal Rohit who befriends an alien called Jadoo. He bagged the Filmfare Best Actor Award as well as the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance.

2004 Farhan Akhtar’s Lakshya did moderately well, while Hrithik’s role earned him a nomination for the Filmfare Best Actor Award.

2006 He returned back as Rohit alias Krrish in Krrish, the sequel to Koi Mil Gaya, this time with Priyanka Chopra. The movie was a hit and a top earner. This was followed by the action oriented Dhoom 2, the sequel to Dhoom. He played the baddie Mr A and won another Filmfare Best Actor Award.

2008 In Ashutosh Gowariker’s Jodhaa Akbar, set in the sixteenth century, Hrithik Roshan took over as the Mughal Emperor Akbar. The film did well overseas while in India the response swung both ways.

2009 Fans saw the star mostly promoting his movie Kites at the Cannes Film Festival and in Zoya Akhtar’s Luck by Chance, in which he played the role of superstar Zaffar Khan.

And Continues to Rise
2010 Anurag Basu’s Kites, shot extensively in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New Mexico, will see Hrithik as a salsa instructor in a tragic love story. The movie stars Barbara Mori and Kangana Ranaut. His other release is Guzaarish with Aishwarya Rai. He plays a paraplegic in this movie and Rai will be seen as his nurse. He might be a part of Vishal Bharadwaj’s Seven Husbands with Priyanka Chopra.

Introduction Of Arjun Rampal

Arjun Rampal

Profile
Date of Birth: 26th November, 1972.
Address: 104 Hill Post, Shirley Rajan Road, Opp. Stringfield High School Bandra, Mumbai- 400 050
Height: 6'0"
Debut Film: "Moksha"

Mini Biography
Arjun Rampal made his debut in Bollywood with the film "Moksha". His next film was "Pyar Ishq Aur Mohabbat". None of these films did well at box office but his performance was noticed. Since his debut, Arjun Rampal has worked steadily in films such as "Aankhen", "Dil Hai Tumhaara ", "Yakeen " and "Ek Ajnabee ". Before coming to Bollywood, Arjun Rampal was a famous Model. He was discovered in a discotheque of Delhi by the famous designer Rohit Bal.

Rajiv Rai cast Arjun Rampal in a music video 'Don't Marry' with model Namrata Baruwah and he also signed him for his film "Pyaar, Ishq Aur Mohabbat" with Keerti Reddy, Suniel Shetty and Aftab Shivdasani. Arjun Rampal has also ventured into film production; Arjun has set up his own production company 'Chasing Ganesha Films'. His first produced film was "I See You", which received poor reviews and failed at the box office. Arjun Rampal is married to the famous model Mehr Jesia and has two daughters named Mahikaa and Myra.

Filmography
Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat , Moksha Deewaanapan, Aankhen , Dil Hai Tumhaara, Dil Ka Rishta , Tehzeeb, Asambhav, Vaada , Elaan, Yakeen, Ek Ajnabee, Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai, Darna Zaroori Hai, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna , Don, I See You , Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. , Om Shanti Om and Dus Kahaniyaan

Trivia
  • Arjun Rampal's parents are Gwen and Amarjeet Rampal.
  • Arjun Rampal has done a lot for charity including sponsoring many children in an orphanage.
  • Film actress Kim Sharma is his cousin.
  • Arjun Rampal and his younger sister attended the prestigious Kodaikanal International School located in Palani Hills, Tamil Nadu, where his mother was a teacher

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Introduction Of Shahid Kapoor


Born Shahid Kapoor February 25, 1981 (Age 28) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Occupation Model, actor Years active 2003 - present

Shahid Kapoor born on February 25, 1981 in Mumbai, India is a Bollywood actor, trained dancer, and model.
Starting off his career by working in music videos and advertisements, Kapoor made his Bollywood debut as a background dancer in Subhash Ghai's Taal In 1999.Four years later, he made his debut as a lead in Ishq Vishk In 200
3 and won a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for his performance. Following through with acclaimed performances in films like Fida In 2004 and Shikhar In 2005, he had his first commercial success with Sooraj R. Barjatya's Vivah In 2006, his biggest commercial success so far, and followed it up with Jab We Met In 2007.


Career Early career, until 2005
Before starting off his career as an actor, Kapoor worked in several music videos and ads, including the Pepsi commercial with Shahrukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukerji post Kuch Kuch Hota Hai In 1998. While doing so, he decided to join the Shiamak Davar Institute for the Performing Arts (SDIPA), where he was later seen in Subhash Ghai's film Taal In 1999 as a background dancer in the song Kahin Aag Lage Lag Jawe along with actress Aishwarya Rai.

In 2003, Kapoor played his first leading role as Rajiv Mathur, a carefree young man in Ken Ghosh's moderately successful love story Ishq Vishk. Appearing opposite Amrita Rao and Shenaz Treasurywala, the film was well received by audiences and Kapoor's performance earned him a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award. Film critic Taran Adarsh from indiaFM wrote, "
Shahid Kapur is an actor to watch. He has all the qualities to hit the top slot. Not only is he good looking, but he is an amazing performer, as well. Very original as a performer, the youngster has handled the dramatic and emotional moments with flourish. He is an exceptional dancer as well. All he needs to do is pick and choose his forthcoming assignments with care, so that the journey to the top slot is minus hiccups."
The following year, Kapoor joined once again with director Ken Ghosh in the thriller Fida, where he co-starred alongside Kareena Kapoor and Fardeen Khan. The film failed to do well at the box office, yet Kapoor's performance was praised. The Tribune concluded, "...Shahid Kapoor shines in his role. He looks fresh. As an impulsive emotional and innocent guy, who is sucked into crime because of these very qualities, he manages to evoke your sympathies." He then appeared in the romantic comedy Dil Maange More opposite Soha Ali Khan, Tulip Joshi, and Ayesha Takia. His performance opened to mixed reviews; Rediff.com wrote that "Shahid tends to imitate Shahrukh Khan a lot. He does it well in some scenes, overdoes it in others..."

Featuring in three more films in 2005, success continued to elude Kapoor. However, his performance as Jaidev Vardhan, a man who is sucked into the world of money and greed in John M. Matthan's drama Shikhar was critically acclaimed, earning Kapoor his first Star Screen Award for Best Actor nomination. According to indiaFM, "Shahid Kapoor is only improving with every film. He matches up to Ajay in almost all sequences."

Breakthrough, 2006-present
In 2006, Kapoor starred in 36 China Town. Revolving around the story of seven individuals and a murder, the film became a moderate success despite receiving mixed reviews from critics. Shortly after the release of the film, Kapoor's second release of the following year, Priyadarshan's comedy Chup Chup Ke. The film became a moderate success at the box office.

Kapoor's last release of 2006 was Sooraj R. Barjatya's romantic drama Vivah, a film depicting the journey of two individuals from engagement to marriage. Co-starring alongside Amrita Rao, the film was received favourably by most critics and became one of the highest grossing films of the year as well as Kapoor's biggest commercial success to date. Kapoor's performance earned his second consecutive nomination for Best Actor at the Star Screen Awards. Taran Adarsh wrote, " Shahid Kapoor performs like never before. If he was super-cool in Ishq Vishk showed flashes of brilliance in Fida, you've to watch him in Vivah to see his growth as a tremendous actor. He is exceptional in emotional sequences."

During the summer of 2006, Kapoor embarked on his first world tour, the Rockstars Concert, along with Bollywood stars, Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, John Abraham, Esha Deol, Mallika Sherawat and Zayed Khan.

In 2007, Kapoor appeared in two movies. His first release was Ahmed Khan's Fool and Final. The film received negative reviews and failed to do well at the box office; Kapoor's performance in the film did not receive postive reviews. His next release, Imtiaz Ali's comedy-romance Jab We Met, opposite Kareena Kapoor, became one of the biggest hits of the year. The film tells the story of two people with two very different personalities meeting each other on a train and how they fall in love eventually. Kapoor portrayed the character of Aditya Kashyap, a dejected young industrialist full of angst and despair. The film was well-received by critics and Kapoor's performance earned him several nominations for Best Actor at a number of award ceremonies, including Filmfare. Rajeev Masand from CNN-IBN noted, "Despite the risk of being overshadowed by Kareena, his co-star in the film, Shahid Kapur leaves an indelible impression with a performance that is understated and mature, and indeed the perfect foil to Kareena's boisterousness."


Kapoor then appeared in the Aziz Mirza-directed film, Kismat Konnection In 2008, opposite Vidya Balan. Upon release, the film under-performed at the box office.

In 2009 Kapoor appeared in Vishal Bhardwaj's crime film Kaminey alongside Priyanka Chopra. In the film he played a dual role of twins Charlie and Guddu, each saddled with a speech impedimentand, receiving rave critic reviews for his perfomance in the film. About his performance in the film Rajeev Masand from CNN-IBN said, "Shahid Kapur rises to the challenge of creating two entirely different characters out of Charlie and Guddu, and delivers a credible performance as each.Breaking out of his chocolate-boy image, he gives evidence of his potential when trusted with well-written roles."Later this year Kapoor is going to appear in Anurag Singh's romantic comedy Dil Bole Hadippa! alongside Rani Mukherji and Ahmed Khan's upcoming film Paathshala.He is currently working on Ken Ghosh's untitled venture opposite Genelia D'Souza.

Personal life
Kapoor was born to actor Pankaj Kapoor and actor or classical dancer Neelima Azeem on February 25, 1981. Kapoor's parents divorced when he was three. After the divorce of his parents, he usually lived with his mother. He shared a good relationship with his father and stepmother Supriya Pathak. He studied in Rajhans Vidyalaya, Mumbai. Kapoor is also a vegetarian. He also has a sister named Sana and a half-brother named Ishaan Kapoor; his brother acted with him in the movie Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi In 2005. His maternal grandfather was Anwar Azeem, a noted Marxist journalist and author from Bihar.

Introduction Of Salman Khan

Salman Khan

Salman Khan, one of the hottest stars of Bollywood today, has been charming his fans since 1989. He debuted in the Hindi film industry, as a leading star, with the movie ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’. The film was a major hit and since its release, Salman has been climbing the ladder of success. Today, he is counted amongst the top stars of Bollywood, comparable to the likes of Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan . In the course of his career till date, he has been a part of the highest earning films of five distinct years.

Childhood and Early Life
Salman Khan was born as ‘Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan’ on 27th December 1965, in Indore, Salman KhanMadhya Pradesh. He is the son of Salim Khan, a scriptwriter who gave hit films like Sholay and Don, and his first wife, Salma Khan. He was one of the five children of his parents, the other being two sons, Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan, and two daughters, Alvira and Arpita. In the late-1980s, Salman Khan started visiting producers and auditioning for roles. He debuted in the film industry, in a supporting role, in 1988, with the movie ‘Biwi Ho To Aisi’.

Career
Salman Khan’s debut as a leading actor came with Sooraj R. Barjatya's ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’, which was released in 1989. The movie went on to become one of the most successful films of that time and also got him Filmfare Best Male Debut Award, apart from a nomination for Filmfare Best Actor Award. In 1990, he was seen in ‘Baaghi’, with South Indian actress Nagma, which turned out to be another major hit. The following year, Salman Khan starred in a number of films, including ‘Patthar Ke Phool’, ‘Sanam Bewafa’ and ‘Saajan’.

The movie ‘Saajan’ established him as an actor who could perform some serious roles too and helped him move away from the ‘romantic guy’ image. However, the initial success could not guarantee future hits and almost all his 1992-1993 releases turned out to be flops. It was in 1994 that Salman Khan became the king of box office once again, when Sooraj Barjatya’s ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’ hit the theaters. The movie turned out to be one of the highest grossers of all times and also won him his second nomination for Filmfare Best Actor Award.
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The same year, Salman Khan was seen in ‘Andaz Apna Apna’, ‘Sangdil Sanam’ and ‘Chaand Kaa Tukdaa’. None of them were box-office hits, but the first one did establish his talent in the field of comedy. In 1995 came Rakesh Roshan's ‘Karan Arjun’, in which he co-starred with Shahrukh Khan. The film went on to become the second biggest hit of the year and Salman Khan bagged a nomination for Filmfare Best Actor Award. With the arrival of 1996 came Sanjay Leela Bhansali's ‘Khamoshi: The Musical’ and Raj Kanwar's ‘Jeet’.

While the first movie received tremendous critically acclaim, the second one made excellent business at the box office. ‘Judwaa’ and ‘Auzaar’ were Salman Khan’s releases in the year 1997, with the former being quite a success. In 1998, he starred in the comedy ‘Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya’, which was one of the biggest commercial successes of that year. The same year, he was also seen in the moderately successful ‘Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai’. Then came Karan Johar's directorial debut, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’.

In ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, Salman Khan played a supporting role and ended up receiving his second Filmfare Award, this time under the Best Supporting Actor category. The year 1999 saw him in films like ‘Hum Saath-Saath Hain’, ‘Biwi No.1’ and ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’. While the first was moderately successful, the other two went on to become major box-office hits. With ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, he got another Best Actor nomination at Filmfare. Salman Khan was seen in around six films in the year 2000.

Of these, two - ‘Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega’ and ‘Chori Chori Chupke Chupke’ did average business, while the rest were failures. ‘Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam’, his much-delayed film with Madhuri and Shahrukh, was released in 2002, but barely managed to earn its worth. Success continued to evade Salman Khan till 2003, when ‘Tere Naam’ was released. Not only was the movie a major hit, but it also earned him great comments from the critics. The same year, he was seen in ‘Baghban’, which got him nomination for Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award.

Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004) and No Entry (2005) were his other hit films. The year 2006 was rather unlucky for Salman Khan, as his films failed to do well at the box office. Even his first 2007 release ‘Salaam E Ishq’ did not manage to charm the audience. However, with the success of ‘Partner’ (2007), he again came back in the top league. His first Hollywood movie, Marigold: An Adventure in India’, was a commercial as well as critical failure. In 2008, Salman Khan entered the small screen, with the game show, ‘Dus Ka Dum’.

Personal Life
Since the past many years, Salman Khan has been known for his amazing body. He is one of the first actors who realized the importance of bodybuilding and having six-pack abs. In 2004, People magazine of U.S. voted him as the 7th best-looking man in the World and the best looking man in India. He has had relationships with a number of females in the past, which include Sangeeta Bijlani, Somy Ali and Aishwarya Rai. Touted to be the ‘Most Eligible Bachelor’ of Bollywood, he has been dating model-turned-actress Katrina Kaif since 2003.

Despite his tough guy and angry young man image, Salman Khan has always been the favorite of the audience. Behind his tough stance is a sensitive heart that constantly indulges in charities and loves to bring a smile on people’s face. In October 2007, he accepted an offer to have his wax replica in Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London. The life-size wax statue was installed there in January 2008. Salman Khan is the step-son of the yesteryears diva Helen and has Malaika Arora Khan as his sister-in-law (Arbaaz’s wife) and Atul Agnihotri as his brother-in-law (Alvira’s husband).

Controversies
Throughout his career, Salman Khan has been involved in several controversies. In September 2002, he was arrested for rash and negligent driving. This was when his car rammed into a Mumbai bakery, killing one person and injuring three. Though the charge of culpable homicide was later dropped, he is still in trial for lesser charges related to the accident. In 2006, he was convicted for hunting the endangered ‘Chinkara’, during the shoot of film ‘Hum Saath Saath Hai’. Later, he was granted bail by the police. His affair as well as break-up with Aishwarya was much publicized and she also accused him of harassing her.

Awards
1990 - Filmfare Best Male Debut Award, for Maine Pyar Kiya
1999 - Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award, for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
2002 - Bollywood Movie Award: Most Sensational Actor, for Chori Chori Chupke Chupke
2007 - Rajiv Gandhi Award for his Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment

Introduction Of Abhishek Bachchan

Abhishek Bachchan

Abhishek Bachchan: Indian Actor
Nickname: Abhi, Junior, Junior B, Baby B, A B, Abi, AB Baby
Date of Birth: 5 February 1976
Birthplace: Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India
Zodiac: Aquarius
Height: 6' 3" (1.91 m)
Weight: 75 Kgs
Eyes: Black
Hair: Black

Popularly Known As: a star of 'Guru'

Address: Pratiksha, 10th Road, J.V.P.D Scheme. Mumbai - 400049

Abhishek Bachchan, who was born on 5 Feb, 1976, is one of the Bollywood's leading actors. The actor who is son of Bollywood's veteran actors Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri, has also made his own identity in the film industry.

Abhishek made his film debut with 'Refugee' in 2000. Followed by it Abhishek had many not so good films, but the actor found a place for himself with films like 'Yuva (2004)', 'Dhoom (2004)', 'Bunty Aur Babli (2005)', 'Sarkar(2005)', 'Dus(2005)' and 'Bluffmaster(2005)'.

Abhishek's role of a very positive businessman in 'Guru (2007)' earned him much praise for his performance in the film. 'Guru' is considered as his first solo hit. Soon after the premier of 'Guru', Abhishek married the most beautiful- former Miss World and actress Aishwarya Rai on April 20, 2007.

Family

Abhishek Bachchan was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. His parents don't need any introduction. Abhishek is son of Bollywood's legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan and actress Jaya Bhaduri. Also is a grandson of Harivansh Rai Bachchan. Harivansh Rai Bachchan was famous poet of Urdu and Hindi literature.

Bachchan's original last name is Srivastav, but Abhishek's grandfather used Bachchan as their pen name. Abhishek has Punjabi Sikh heritage from his grandmother Teji's side, while is Bengali Kulin Brahmin heritage from his mother Jaya Bhaduri's side.

Abhishek has sister called Shweta Nanda. He has niece Navya Naveli, and nephew Agastye.

Before Acting

Abhishek Bachchan attended Jamnabai Narsee School, Bombay Scottish School in Mumbai, Modern School in Vasant Vihar, New Delhi. For high school he went to Switzerland and attended the Aiglon College. After that he went to United States to pursue degree in Business from Boston University. But he left it unfinished, and decided to try his hand in acting. His decision was supported by his father.

Abhishek Bachchan Profile Acting Career

Abhishek made a good start with 'Refugee' along side Kareena Kapoor in 2000. Although the film didn't do well, his work was praised. The movie earned him nominations for several awards like 2000's most promising debut performer. The same year, he did couple of movies 'Dhai Akshar Prem Ke' and 'Tera Jadoo Chal Gaya'. But the films failed to make a commercial success.

In his early career, media raised a question that 'whether Abhishek copying his father?' Well on this note, actor Sunil Shetty said, "He is very much his own actor."

"Of course, there are moments when he is his father's son, but that's not because he's been influenced, it's more due to the fact that it's in his genes, both from his father as well as his mother."

In the starting days, Abhishek struggled lot to make a hit. In 2001, Abhishek appeared in 'Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai'. Followed by it, he did 'Om Jai Jagadish', 'Desh' and 'Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya' in 2002. None of these films made big at box-office. His character as Prem Kumar in 'Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon (2003)' along with Kareena Kapoor earned him a Filmfare Best Supporting Actor nomination. In 2003, he also did three other movies: 'Zameen', 'Kuch Naa Kaho', and LOC- Kargil. Again these movies made disappointments for Abhishek. Although the movies are not working well, Abhishek's work was being appreciated.

Year 2004 was turned out as good year for Abhishek. His role as a bad guy Lallan in Mani Ratnam's 'Yuva' was received well by the critics as well as the audience. 'Yuva' earned him several awards as supporting actor at many award functions like Filmfare, Star Screen and IIFA. The same year had given a major hit 'Dhoom'. 'Dhoom' was one of the commercial successes of that year. Abhishek also won the Zee Cine Award as Best Supporting Actor for 'Phir Milenge (2004)'. Abhishek made a guest appearance in 'Hum Tum (2004)', which was again hit of that year.

After the success of Yuva and Dhoom, Abhishek lent consecutive hits in 2005, including Bunty Aur Babli, Dus, Sarkar, and Bluff Master. Sarkar in which he worked with his father, earned him his second Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award. In 2005, he also made special appearances in Salaam Namaste, Ek Ajnabee, Home Delivery, and Neal n' Nikki.

In 2006, Abhishek did a stage show called 'Netru, Indru, Naalai' along with other Bollywood screen stars. The same year he did three other movies: Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Umrao Jaan and Dhoom 2. Umrao Jaan along with Aishwarya Rai was proved to be a disappointment, but the other two were declared as the year's biggest hits. Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna received well in India but made good business overseas. His role inthe film earned him his third Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award. 'Dhoom 2' was the biggest hit of 2006.

Abhishek, Abhi or Junior B gave his first solo hit with 'Guru' in 2007. In 'Guru' he was accompanied by Aishwarya Rai. Soon after the completion of film, they both get married on April 20, 2007. There after, he appeared in a cameo role in 'Shootout at Lokhandwala'. He also made a special appearance in 'Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag'. His latest releases includes 'Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007) (JBJ)' and 'Laaga Chunari Mein Daag (2007)'. JBJ received mixed reviews. It did ok in India but received well in overseas especially in the U.K. 'Laaga Chunari Mein Daag' is also getting mixed reviews for it.

Abhishek Bachchan's upcoming films include Sarkar Raj, Drona, Pa and Time Machine. Sarkar Raj is a sequel to 2005's Sarkar, while in Drona, Abhishek is playing a kind of superhero.

Meanwhile, Abhishek Bachchan will join his father Amitabh Bachchan, wife Aishwarya Bachchan and many other Indian film actors for the world-wide Unforgettable Tour in 2008. Reports have that the tour will cover around 18 countries and 6 continents.

Marriage Life

Abhishek married to former Miss World and Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai on April 20, 2007. His wedding is done with traditional Hindu rites of the South Indian Bunt community, to which Aishwarya belongs. It is also followed by the North Indian and Bengali ceremonies.

His wedding took place at the Bachchan's residence Prateeksha in Juhu, Mumbai. The ceremony was a private affair attended by Bachchan and Rai family and close friends. Bachchan's made it a low profile because Abhishek's grandmother Teji Bachchan had ill health.

Abhishek Bachchan was previously engaged to actress Karishma Kapoor in 2002. The couple announced their engagement on Amitabh Bachchan's 60th birthday celebration in October 2002. But their relation broke off in January 2003. Aishwarya was also previously linked with actors Salman Khan and Vivek Oberai.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Introduction Of Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor

The charming Ranbir Kapoor is living upto the Kapoor name. His performances in Wake Up Sid, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, and Rocket Singh hit the right note, making him the hottest talent in town.

Star Clan
September 28, 1982 saw the birth of the suave Ranbir Kapoor into the first family of Bollywood. He is the son of actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, great-grandson of Prithviraj Kapoor, and grandson of Raj Kapoor.

This six-footer studied at Bombay Scottish and his college years were at Le Strasberg Institute.

He was dating the actress, Deepika Padukone. However, their relationship seems to have hit the rocks. There are unconfirmed rumours that it was because of the vibes he shared with Katrina Kaif.

Getting Started
Ranbir Kapoor kickstarted his career in the industry, where his family already holds an impressive record, with Karma and India 1964 in 2004. He also donned the hat of an assistant director on the sets of Prem Granth, Aa Ab Laut Chalen, and the award-winning Black.

It was followed by a commercial movie with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya. The much talked about movie hit the screens in 2007, where he starred opposite another newcomer Sonam Kapoor, a childhood friend and a star daughter herself. The movie did not make a big splash but his presence was definite ly felt and he won the Filmfare Best Male Debut award.
His second movie, Bachna Hai Haseeno, released in 2008. He played a playboy opposite Minisha Lamba, Deepika Padukone, and Bipasha Basu. The response to the movie was both hot and cold.

The following year, all his releases were received well, establishing him as a star. In Wake Up Sid (2009) he played a laidback guy who is involved with an older woman. He was smitten by Katrina Kaif in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009), a happy and feel-good comedy. In Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009), he looked his part with a beard and a turban. The movie was a hit.

Up Next
Ranbir will be seen in Rajneeti (2010), a movie with a political flavour and Anjana Anjani (2010) with Priyanka Chopra.

Introduction Of Shahrukh Khan

Shahrukh Khan

Two decades in the Indian entertainment industry, has seen him from a television actor to a Bollywood superstar and producer. When he stepped back into television again in 2007, it was as the host to Kaun Banega Crorepati, one of the most popular TV shows of all times. Throw in several awards of recognition and his unquestioned popularity and there you have it – Shah Rukh Khan, the stuff legends are made of and then some.

Beginnings

Shah Rukh Khan was born in Delhi on Nov 2 1965, to Taj Mohammed Khan, a freedom fighter from Peshawar and Lateefa Mohammed, from Rawalpindi, who was the adopted daughter of Major General Shah Nawaz Khan of the Janjua Rajput clan, who served as a General in the Indian National Army of Subash Chandra Bose. His father and mother moved to India before the Partition. Khan has an older sister Shehnaz, fondly known as LalaRukh.

Khan did his schooling at St.Columbus where he excelled in academics, sports and drama. While here he won the Sword of Honor, a recognition given to students who embodied the spirit of the school. He went on to acquire an Honors degree in Economics from the Hansraj College. He also started out to obtain a Masters degree in Mass Communications from Jamia Millia Islamia, before looking the Bollywood way.

He moved to Mumbai in 1991 after the death of his parents. He married Gauri Khan, a Hindu, and they have two children Aryan and Suhana and live in a palatial home called Mannat in Bandra, Mumbai.

Journey

Khan’s debut as an actor was in 1988, in a TV serial called Fauji, about life in the Indian Army, where he played the role of Commander Abhimanyu Rai. He appeared in another serial called Circus, about performers in a circus, in 1989. He also played a small part in a TV film written by Arundhati Roy called In which Annie gives it to those ones.

His debut into Bollywood was with Deewana, in 1992, which was an instant hit. His performance stood out despite sharing screen space with accomplished actors like Rishi Kapoor and Divya Bharati. He went on to win the Best Debut category of the Filmfare Awards, a beginning of many more to come.

Deewana was followed by Maya Memsaab which created some amount of controversy over ‘explicit’ scenes. In 1993 he came out with two movies both of which were successful and in both movies he portrayed negative characters, which most top actors at that time considered risqué. In Darr he played the role of an obsessive man who stalks and terrorizes a woman he loves. In Baazigar, where he was cast as a murderer motivated by revenge, won him the Filmfare Best Actor Award. He won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance for his role as young musician in Kabhie Haan Kabhie Naan.

In 1994, we saw him winning the Filmfare Best Villain Award for Anjaam where he once again played a negative role. In 1995, he played the part of Raj in one of the biggest blockbusters of Hindi cinema, which is still running in Mumbai theaters, Aditya Chopra’s Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. He took home another Filmfare Best Actor Award. He didn’t see a lot of successes in 1996. However, it took a turn for the better in 1997, when Dil To Pagal Hai released, a movie about a love triangle between three dancers, and he walked away, yet again, with the Filmfare Best Actor Award. The same year he was also nominated for Yes Boss. Karan Johar’s directorial debut Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in 1998 received a huge audience response and won Khan another Filmfare Best Actor Award. His performance in Mani Rathnam’s Dil Se, which revolved around terrorism, was also critically acclaimed.

At the turn of the century, he saw successful releases in Mohabbatein, where he worked alongside Amitabh Bacchan and Josh with Aishwarya Rai. He won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance for Mohabbatein. He, along with Juhi Chawla, started their production company Dreamz Unlimited and produced and starred in Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, which didn’t fare very well. The epic movie Asoka, where he played the Emperor Asoka and the multi-starrer Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham, made their mark in 2001. He was cast as the tragic lover Devdas, in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s remake of the award winning Devdas, in 2002. It won him the Filmfare Best Actor Award. In 2003, he received nominations for his performance in Kal Ho Na Ho and his production house saw it’s first success in Chalte Chalte.
His second production house, Red Chillies Entertainment, saw light in 2004 and it’s first release Farah Khan’s debut Main Hoon Na, was one of the biggest successes of the year, alongside his other movie the same year, Veer-Zaara. He walked away with the Filmfare Best Actor Award for his role in Swades though the movie created hardly any ripples in the box-office. Another big release from Red Chillies Entertainment in 2005 was Paheli in which he played a ghost. It was India’s entry to the Oscars. A documentary on Khan titled The Inner and Outer World of Shah Rukh Khan was produced by Nasreen Munni Kabir in 2005. Another multi-starrer directed by Karan Johar in 2006 was Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna that made a splash in India and overseas. He also starred in the remake of the seventies hit Don. The Filmfare Best Actor Award landed in his hand yet again in 2007 for his role as Kabir Khan in Chak De India where he is the tough coach for the girls’ hockey team. His performance in Farah Khan’s Om Shanthi Om also won him nominations.

Khan was back again on the small screen, after KBC, in 2008 as the host of Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?, which is the desi version of Are you smarter than a fifth grader? There are more movies lined up to release in the later part of 2008 and 2009, like Billo Barber and My Name Is Khan, as he shows no signs of slowing down.

Other worthy achievements
Khan is one of the Bollywood actors whose life size wax statue was created and displayed at Madame Tussaud’s Museum in London. He has been honored with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of the Arts and Literature) award by the French government in recognition for the mark he has made in the industry.

Intruduction Of Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan has been such a big name in Indian Cinema, that no matter how much you read about Amitabh Bachchan movies, Amitabh Bachchan films, Amitabh Bachchan filmography and other such things about Amitabh Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan profile can never be described fully. Apart from Amitabh Bachchan films and Amitabh Bachchan movies (i.e. Amitabh Bachchan filmography), his political career, his TV career, his role as a producer in Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited (A.B.C.L.) and a playback singer can also be included in Amitabh Bachchan profile.

Brief details about Amitabh Bachchan biography:

Born October 11, 1942
Other Names Big B, Shehanshah
Occupation Film Actor, Producer, Playback Singer, Television Presenter
Years Active 1969 - Present
Spouse Jaya Bhaduri
Children Shweta Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan
Height 6 Feet 3 Inches

Some of the blockbuster Amitabh Bachchan movies were Zanjeer, Sholay, Deewar, Yaarana, Trishool, Kabhi Kabhi, Amar Akbar Anthony, Don, Muqadar Ka Sikandar, Shehenshah, Coolie, Agneepath, Khuda Gawaah, Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan, Baghban, Mohabbatein, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Bunty Aur Babli, Black, Sarkar and many more. Other notable Amitabh Bachchan films include Silisila, Kaala Paththar, Cheeni Kam, Anand, Satte Pe Satta, Chupke Chupke, Namak Haraam, Namak Halaal, Majboor, Mili, Naastik, Kasme Vaade, Dostana, Shaan and Laawaris. If you include other Amitabh Bachchan movies, Amitabh Bachchan filmography would cross 50 films mark.

Besides, Amitabh Bachchan films, Amitabh Bachchan profile would include his career as a politician, singer, television presenter, film producer and many more roles in his life. Amitabh Bachchan biography can be extended to:

  • Politics: 1984-1987 (contested election from Allahabad for Lok Sabha Seat and won by a record margin. His victory margin of 68.2 % is still the highest victory margin in general elections.)
  • Producer: 1996-1999 (As a producer, A.B.C.L. produced Tere Mere Sapne, which marked the acting career debut for Arshad Warsi and South Star Simran, 1996 Miss World Pageant, Mritydaat)
  • Television Presenter: 2000-2005 (Hosted game show Kaun Banega Crorepati – Season 1 and Season 2. Also hosted Junior KBC)
  • Playback Singer: Sang in many Hindi movies like The Great Gambler, Mr. Natwarlal, Laawaris, Naseeb, Silisila, Mahaan, Pukar, Sharaabi, Toofan, Jaadugar, Khuda Gawah, Major Saab, Sooryavansham, Aks, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Aankhen, Armaan, Baghban,Dev, Aitbaar, Baabul, Nishabd, Cheeni Kum, and Bhoothnath.

Amitabh Bachchan biography is an impressive biography, whether you talk about Amitabh Bachchan films, Amitabh Bachchan movies or the whole Amitabh Bachchan filmography, Amitabh Bachchan profile is one of the most varied and all-round profile you could ever imagine or actually find out.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Introduction of Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan began his film career as a child actor in a home production, produced and directed by Nasir Hussain, titled Yaadon Ki Baraat In 1973 and Madhosh In 1974. Eleven years later, he made his adult acting debut in a role that went quite unnoticed in Ketan Mehta's Holi In 1984. Khan's first notable leading role came in 1988 in the film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak which was directed by his cousin and Nasir Hussain's son Mansoor Khan. This film was a breakthrough commercial success, effectively launching Khan's career as a leading actor.


Having the typical 'chocolate hero' looks, he was publicised as a teen idol. After that, he went on to appear in several other films in the late 1980's and early 1990's : Dil In 1990, which became the highest grossing film of the year, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin In 1991, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar In 1992, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke In 1993, and Rangeela In 1995. Most of these films were successful critically and commercially. Other successes include Andaz Apna Apna, co-starring Salman Khan.


Aamir Khan continued to act in just one or two films a year, an unusual trait for a mainstream Hindi Cinema actor. His only release in 1996 was the Dharmesh Darshan directed commercial blockbuster Raja Hindustani in which he was paired opposite Karisma Kapoor. The film earned him his first Filmfare Best Actor Award, after eight previous nominations, and went on to become the biggest hit of the year, as well as the third highest grossing Indian film of the 1990s.


Aamir Khan's career had seemed to hit a plateau at this point of time, and most of the films to follow for the next few years were only partially successful. In 1997, he Co-starred with Ajay Devgan and was paired opposite Juhi Chawla in the film Ishq, which performed well at the box office. In 1998, Khan appeared in the moderately successful Ghulam, for which he also did playback singing. John Mathew Matthan's Sarfarosh In 1999 was Khan's first release in 1999 which was also moderately successful gaining an above average box office verdict, although the film was highly appreciated amongst the critics and Khan's role as a dedicated, honest and an uncorrupt cop engaged in fighting border terrorism, was well received, as did his role in Deepa Mehta's art house film Earth.


His first release for the new millennium - "Mela", in which he acted alongside his real-life brother Faisal Khan, was both a box-office and critical bomb. Khan founded his own production company, Aamir Khan Productions, to help finance his long time friend Ashutosh Gowariker's dream of making the film Lagaan. The movie was released in 2001, starring Khan as the lead actor. The film was a major critical and commercial success, and was selected as India's official entry to the 74th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.


It was eventually chosen and nominated in that category along with four other foreign films, but lost to No Man's Land. Additionally, the film gathered critical acclaim at several international film festivals, apart from winning numerous Bollywood awards, including National Film Awards. Khan himself won his second Filmfare Best Actor Award and commented on loss of Lagaan at the Oscars, saying, "Certainly we were disappointed. But the thing that really kept us in our spirits was that the entire country was behind us". The success of Lagaan was followed by Dil Chahta Hai later that year, in which Khan co-starred with Akshaye Khanna and Saif Ali Khan, with Preity Zinta playing his love interest.


The film was written and directed by the then newcomer Farhan Akhtar. According to critics, the film broke new grounds by showing Indian urban youth as they really are today. The characters depicted were modern, suave and cosmopolitan. The film did moderately well and was a success mostly in urban cities. Khan then took a four year break citing personal problems, and returned in 2005 with Ketan Mehta's Mangal Pandey: The Rising playing the title role of a real-life sepoy and a martyr who helped spark the Indian Rebellion of 1857 or the 'First War of Indian Independence'. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's award winning, Rang De Basanti, was Khan's first release in 2006. His role was critically acclaimed, earning him a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance and various nominations for Best Actor.


The film went on to become one of the highest grossing films of the year, and was selected as India's official entry to the Oscars. Although the film was not shortlisted as a nominee, it received a nomination for Best Foreign Film at the "BAFTA" Awards in England. Khan's work in his next movie, Fanaa In 2006 was also appreciated, and the film went on to become one of the highest grossing Indian films of 2006.His 2007 film, Taare Zameen, which Khan produced and also starred in, marked his directorial debut. The film, which was the second offering from Aamir Khan Productions, opened to excellent responses from critics and audiences alike.


His work won him two awards at the Filmfare, the Best Movie and the Best Director awards, and established his status as a competent director and a story-teller. The film was also selected as India's official entry to the 2009 Oscars. In 2008, Khan launched his nephew Imran Khan's debut in the film Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. The film was a major critical and commercial success. Also in the same year Khan appeared in the movie Ghajini. The film was a major critical and commercial success.

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