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Shah Rukh Khan or also known as SRK is a prominent Indian film actor, television personality and producer. He was born on November 2, 1965 in New Delhi, India. He is often called as the ‘Baadshah of Bollywood’, ‘King Khan’ and ‘King of Bollywood’. The actor has done more than 80 films in Bollywood. He was cited as ‘The World’s Biggest Movie Star’ by the Los Angeles Times. Khan is also one of the wealthiest actors in the world, with over $400–600 million net worth. He also won several accolades including the 14 Filmfare Awards.   Khan went to St. Columba’s School in Delhi where he topped in studies and sports like football and hockey, where he...

Vidya Balan is an award winning Bollywood actress who was born in Poothamkurussy, Puthur of Kerala. Her birthday is 1st of January in 1978. Her parents are Saraswathy and P. R Balan. Her elder sister is Priya Balan and her second cousin is Indian actress Priyamani. She studied at a High School in Mumbai and in 1995, at the age of sixteen, she played the role of Radhika in the first season of Ekta Kapoor's TV series named “Hum Paanch”. In her teenage, she was inspired by Indian actress Shabana Azmi and Madhuri Dixit. She studied Sociology in St. Xavier's College and completed Master's in Mumbai University. She has appeared in several TV commercials and also she has starred in music videos. Vidya has briefly studied Carnatic music, Bharatnaty...

Aditya Roy Kapur, a young and successful actor was born on 16th November, 1985 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Aditya was a video jockey before coming to Bollywood. He is a self made man who started his film career as a side actor and later a leading actor. He acted in his first movie LONDON DREAMS alongside the superstars Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan, which released in the year 2009 and it didn’t secure a hit as expected. Aditya has 2 brothers Siddharth Roy Kapur and Kunaal Roy Kapur. Kunal is also an actor who mostly plays side roles in the movies and worked in more than 8 movies till now and he also did two TV shows JUST MOHABBAT and MUMBAI CALLING. Siddharth is Aditya’s eldest brother who is a Produc...

A true Virgo at heart, Prachi Desai was born at Surat, Gujarat, on the 12th of September, 1988 in a traditional Anavil family. She studied from St.Joseph’s Convent, Panchgani and presently resides in Mumbai with her mother and two siblings. Acting flowed in the family as her father and uncle were active participants in Gujarati plays. Prachi’s hobbies include acting, sports, listening to music and sketching.She is the brand ambassador for cosmetic producing company- Neutrogena. Prachi shares a close relationship with friend and mentor Ekta Kapoor.Prachi made her debut on television with the highly acclaimed role of Bani Dixit/Walia in the serial Kasamh Se aired on Zee TV. Thereafter she featured in the serial Kasa...

R Madhavan is a popular film actor in Tamil and Hindi films. Before he made his debut to the film industry, he was a TV actor and a model. His first movie is Alaipayuthey by Maniratnam. This movie was a successful movie and Madhavan was loved by the youngsters from his debut movie. Shalini Ajith was his pair in that movie and they both performed as real couples. His second hit movie was Minnale opposite Reema Sen, directed by debutant director Gautham Menon. This film showed Madhavan as a romantic boy as well as a mischievous boy. This one was also a great hit. Maddy is his pet name and his friends and fans call him by this name. Maddy’s performance in Paarthale Paravasam with Simran and Sneha, directed by Balachander was an average movie, ...

Sushant Singh Rajput is one of the famous Indian television and film actors. He was born on 21st January, 1986 in Patna. His father use to work in a government office. In early 2000s, his family moved to Delhi. Rajput is the younger brother to his four sisters. He has completed his schooling from St. Karen's High School located in Patna and Kulachi Hansraj Model School located in New Delhi. After that, he joined in DCE (Delhi College of Engineering), but after 3 years he has decided to drop out for his acting career. He has chosen to perform in 2006 Commonwealth Games and the background dancer group at the 51st Film fare Awards. After shifting to Mumbai also he started to involve i...

Yami Gautam is a Hindi television and movie actress, who is best known for her roles in the Hindi movies such as ‘Vicky Donor’ (2012), ‘Total Siyapaa’ (2014) & ‘Action Jackson’ (2014). Her role of ‘Ashima Roy’ in the film ‘Vicky Donor’ was described as an excellent debut by a newcomer by the critics all over. The film was a low budget project, but it turned out to be a major success for the production house of the film, which belonged to John Abraham. Most recently she was seen doing lead roles in the movies such as ‘Total Siyapaa’ & ‘Action Jackson’, in which her performance was widely acclaimed. She was very well receive...

Pankaj Kapur is a prominent Indian actor and director who has shown his talent through various mediums such as theatre, television and film actor from Ludhiana, Punjab, India. He is a screenwriter, director as well as an actor, a multi-talented personality. Pankaj has appeared in several acclaimed television serials and films. Some of his film roles that are remembered till date include characters of Inspector P.K. in Raakh, Dr. Dipankar Roy in Ek Doctor Ki Maut as well as Abba ji, (based on Shakespeare's King Duncan) in Vishal Bhardwaj's reworked copy of Macbeth; Maqbool .All of these three critically acclaimed roles received appreciation, and the actor got National Film Awards for the same. Pankaj along with his colleagues Om Puri, Naseer...

Gracy Singh is a brilliant dancer and actress who has worked for Indian television industry and Bollywood. She has also acted in Telugu and Punjabi movies.Gracy Singh is a beautiful Indian actress who initiated her acting career from television industry. She has worked for Bollywood films and regional language films too. She debuted her acting career in 1997 when she played a role for the television serial Amanat that was telecasted on Zee TV. She played the role of Dinky a.k.a Amrita, second eldest daughter of Lala Lahori Ram. She again got a meaty role for a historical television serial Prithviraj Chauhan aired on Doordarshan in the year 1999. This serial was a production of BR Films and Ravi Chopra directed...

Mandira Bedi is a well know Indian television presenter, actress, model and fashion designer. Mandira shot to fame with her title role in the television series Shanti, widely considered as Indian television's first ever daily soap. Mandira Bedi was born in Kolkata to Verinder Singh Bedi and Gita Bedi. She completed her school from Cathedral and John Connon School and completed her graduation in Economics from St. Xavier's College. She is also holds a post-graduate degree in Media. After Shanti, Mandira Bedia appeared in supporting role in the 1995 Bollywood blockbuster Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. She played in yet another popular television series Kyunki Saas Bhi Khabhi Bahu Thi. She ha...

Shahid Kapoor also identifies as the name Shahid Khattar. He is an Indian movie or film artist or say, actor. He was born in the year 1981, February 25. He is being honoured with the two Awards of Film fare from the four suggested nominations. The boy child of the actors Neelima Azeem and Pankaj Kapur, the junior Kapoor commenced his professional career by acting in some musical videos and commercial videos of television. He started his debut movie by playing the lead role in a romantic and passionate comedy movie, named “IshqVishk” in the year 2003. For the movie “IshqVishk”, Shahid won an Award of Film fare event for best male actor for a debut. Shahid Kapoor pursued it with playing the roles in the minor booming movies like as Fida in...

Hansika Motwani is a young and beautiful actress, which is famous for her work in Tamil and Telugu films. Hansika had her debut as a child star in the Bollywood movie “Hawa” in 2003, which was followed by a hit movie named “Koi Mil Gaya”. Besides movies Hansika has also acted as a child star in many TV serials. In 2001 she worked in the famous serial “Des Main Nikla Hoga Chand” and won Indian Telly award for child Artist of the year in 2003. Later she worked in more serials like Shaka Laka Boom Boom (2001), Kyunki saas bhi Kabhi bahu thi (2002), Son Pari (2002), Karishma kaa Karishma (2003) and Hum do hai Na in 2004. In “Hum Do hai Na” she played the double character of Kareena and Kajol. Hansika also participated in the celebrity competit...

Ayesha is a Bollywood film actress, born on 10th April 1986. She was born in Mumbai to Nishit and Faridah. She started her career in modeling at the age of 15. Her first ad was for Complan and then went on to model for a couple music videos.Her debut on the big screen came in 2004 in Taarzan: The Wonder Car. The movie was a romantic thriller and her role in it lead her to win IFFA and Filmfare's Best Female Debut Award. The same year Dil Maange More came out in which she played Shagun, one of Shahid Kapoor's love interests in the movie. She was nominated for Screen Awards, Most Promising Female Newcomer along with Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut. Ayesha really showcased her ...