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Dev Anand – Biography, Film Career, Awards

Dev Anand

Dev Anand — Dharam Dev Anand (born September 26, 1923) is a famous Indian actor and film producer. His real name was Devdutta Pishorimal Anand. Dev Anand is one of the most popular stars the Hindi Film Industry has seen. In his heydays, he was considered the epitome of the suave, urban gentleman. His elder brother Chetan Anand is credited …

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Salman Khan – Biography, Film Career & Awards

Salman Khan - Biography, Film Career & Awards

Salman Khan is a celebrated actor and amongst the biggest stars of Bollywood. Salman was born on December 27, 1965, at Indore in Madhya Pradesh, India. Coming from a family with rich cinematic lineage, Salman’s father is Salim Khan, a renowned scriptwriter, while his stepmother Helen is a renowned Bollywood item dancer. Besides having two sisters, he also has two …

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Sonu Nigam – Biography, Early Life & Singing Career

Sonu Nigam - Biography, Early Life & Singing Career

Sonu Nigam, (born 30 July 1973 in Faridabad, Haryana, India) is a playback singer whose songs have been featured in numerous Bollywood movies. He has also released numerous Indi-pop albums. He changed the spelling of his last name from Nigam to Niigaam to reflect an auspicious number in astrology. Early Life Sonu was born in Faridabad. His family moved to …

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Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar is the melody Queen of India. Lata Mangeshkar has ruled over the hearts of millions of music lovers throughout the world for the last forty years by the magic of her melodious voice. She was born in Indore (Madhya Pradesh) in a family of musicians. She took to singing at the age of 13. She has sung songs …

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Mahendra Kapoor

Mahendra Kapoor

Mahendra Kapoor [January 9, 1934, Amritsar – September 27, 2008, Mumbai] was an Indian playback singer. In a career spanning five decades, his repertoire extended to 25,000 songs in various regional languages, including memorable hits like ‘Chalo ek baar chalo’ (Gumrah), ‘Neele gagan ke taale’ (Hamraaz), and in various language, but he became synonymous with patriotic songs, with ‘Mere Desh …

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Kareena Kapoor – Biography, Early Life and Acting Career

Kareena Kapoor - Biography, Early Life and Acting Career

Kareena was born to Sindhi-speaking Babita (nee Shivdasani) and Punjabi-speaking Randhir Kapoor on September 21, 1980 in Bombay, India. She has an elder sister, Karisma. She is born in a family that have been actors for generations, including her paternal great-grandfather, Prithviraj Kapoor; her grandfather, Raj Kapoor; her paternal uncles, Shammi, Shashi, Rishi, and Rajiv; as well as aunt, Neetu …

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Satyajit Ray – Biography, Indian Filmmaker & Director

Satyajit Ray - Biography, Indian Filmmaker & Director

Born: May 2, 1921 Died: April 23, 1992 Achievements: As a filmmaker he made a mark all over the world. Honored with Lifetime Achievement Oscar Award and Bharat Ratna. Satyajit Ray was a giant of Indian cinema. He was an excellent filmmaker and his films made a mark all over the world. He is one of the few Indian filmmakers whose work …

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Birju Maharaj – Biography, Early Life & Career

Birju Maharaj - Biography, Early Life & Career

Brijmohan Mishra popularly known as Pandit Birju Maharaj (born February 4, 1938) is currently the leading exponent of the Lucknow Kalka Bindadin gharana of Kathak dance in India. He is a descendant of the legendary Maharaj family of Kathak dancers, including his two uncles, Shambhu Maharaj and Lachhu Maharaj, and his father and guru, Acchan Maharaj. Even though dancing is …

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Dhirubhai Ambani

Dhirubhai Ambani

Dhirubhai Ambani — Dhirajlal Hirachand Ambani, one of the leading Indian businessmen, was born on December 28, 1932 in Chorwad, Gujarat. Popularly known as Dhirubhai Ambani, he heads The Reliance Industries, India’s largest private enterprise. Dhirubhai started off as a small time worker with Arab merchants in the 1950s and moved to Mumbai in 1958 to start his own business …

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Narendra Modi – Biography, Political Career & Background

Narendra Modi - Biography, Political Career & Background

Narender Modi [17 September, 1950] — Narendra Damodardas Modi has emerged as the indisputable champion of the Lok Sabha Election 2014 by delivering the party’s best results ever in the general election of India. Modi, who worked as a tea-seller in his childhood, has come a very long way to have excelled in the report card of the world’s largest-ever electoral …

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