Takeshi Kitano is a Japanese actor, comedian, screenwriter, director, and author. Takeshi Kitano was born on 18 January 1947 (Adachi, Tokyo, Japan). He is the youngest in his family with two elder brothers and an elder sister. His father was a house painter while his mother worked in a factory and was an educator as well as a disciplinarian. He studied engineering at the Meiji University. But he was dropped out of the college at the age of 19. He came to Asakusa district to become a comedian in the year 1972. He worked at France-za striptease.

He eventually became the MC of the theater. He collaborated with Niro Kaneko (aka Kiyoshi Kaneko), his friend and started comedy duo performances. They called themselves The Two Beats. They were known as Beat Takeshi and Beat Kiyoshi. They became very famous which resulted in their first television performance in 1976. They were very popular on national stage. He went solo after some time and became one of the “big three” comedians including Sanma Akashiya and Tamori in Japan. Takeshi’s Castle, a worldwide famous game show was hosted by him.

He has done a ton of movies, television shows, and radio shows. They include Violent Cop, A Scene at the Sea, Kids Return, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, Takeshis’, Ghost in the Shell, etc. His television series include The Manzai, Super Jockey, Waratte Pon! Sports Taisho, Owarai Ultra Quiz, Genki TV, Heisei Board of Education, Koko ga Hen da yo Nihonjin, Hagoku, etc. Radio shows include All Night Nippon, Beatnik Radio, etc. He has also designed video game called Takeshi no Chosenjo in 1986, under the developer, Taito Corporation. Before that, many video games have used the names of celebrities but, he is the first celebrity to have contributed to the making of the video game of his name.

He acted in a video game named Yakuza 6 for PlayStation 4. Takeshi has also written a bunch of books. They include Kitano, Takeshi series; Abe, Casio; Gerow, Aaron;, etc. He has won 50 different awards in his whole lifetime in the entertainment business. Some of his awards are Best Director at The Asian Films Awards, Award of the Japanese Academy for Best Editing, Most Popular Performer. He won the Best Director, Film, and Actor award at the Blue Ribbon Awards for Hana-bi in 1997. Along with these, he has 35 nominees for most of the prestigious awards.

Dean Winters English Actor

Dean Winters

Dean Winters born on July 20, 1964,is an American actor. He is popular for his role in the HBO prison drama Ozas Ryan O'Reily and has also appeared on many television series such as 30 Rock, Rescues Me, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He also appeared in many Allstate Insurance commercials such as "Mayhem”. In one of the seasons of the CBS Network, Winters co-starred with Josh Duhamel. He and his three siblings, Bradford Winters (writer),Scott William Winters(actor) and Blair Winters were born in New York City, New York. He spent his childhood in Long Island and teenage in Scottsdale, Arizona. Graduated in 1982 from Colorado College, Winter went to Jesuit Brophy College Preparatory school situated in Phoenix. Winters has appeared as regular in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and as a guest in Law & Order: Criminal Intent. After more than ten years, in the 13th-season finale of "Rhodium Nights,” he again depicts Detective Brian Cassidy. And reoccurred in the 14th season and became Sergeant Olivia Benson's love interest in the 15th season. In Third Watch, NYPD Blue, Homicide: Life on the Street, Sex and the City, CSI: Miami and 30 Rock, he made a guest appearance. In 1999, he acted in Undercover Angel which is a romantic comedy alongside Yasmine Bleeth and in 2002 in straight-to-video film Hellraiser: Hellseeker of the horror genre. In PS, I Love You, he played the role of Tom and in the US version of Life on Mars played Detective Sam Tyler's father. In one of the season of CBS network, Winters played the role of small town police detective alongside Josh Duhamel who was the FBI Resident Agent of the town. This series was cancelled in 2015, in the month of May. Recently, On Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Winters has repeated his role as The Vulture and played the supporting role in HBO series Divorce as a divorce lawyer. In June 2009, Winters suffered a bacterial infection and collapsed while entering to his doctor’s office. He went into cardiac arrest while he was being transported to the Central Park in an ambulance for over 2 minutes. He was revived by Paramedics and was hospitalized for three weeks in ICU (Intensive Care Unit). After one year, amputation of half of one thumb and two toes were required because of the development of gangrene. Till 2010, Winters remained away from acting and made his comeback in Tina Frey’s 30 Rock and started working on Mayhem campaign.

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Aarif Rahman

Aarif Rahman popularly known as Aarif Lee, born on 26th January, 1987, is a singer and an actor hailing from Hong Kong. He is the youngest one out of three siblings. His dad belongs to Arab Malaysian community, and his mother belongs to Chinese (Hong Kong) community. His family lives in Sai Kung, where his father owns a cleaning firm. He spent most of his early life in Hong Kong and completed his school education from King George V (KGV) School where he was the Head-boy of the school from 2004-2005. Geoff Handley and Derek Handley both are his first cousins. Leslie Tam, Asian Millionstar fame, was his classmate. He completed his graduation in Bachelors of Science in Physics from Imperial College of London. After completing his education, he ventured into the entertainment industry and learned to play various musical instruments like guitar, piano, and drums. He made his debut in the music industry as a lyricist for Janice Vidal's album 'Morning.' During the very same year, he released his debut album 'Starting from Today' which he single-handedly composed, arranged and produced. This album made him gain huge popularity in Hong Kong pop music industry. He also made his first movie appearance in 'Echoes of the Rainbow' which aired in 2010. For this flick, he won many awards such as Hong Kong Award for Best New Performer and Hong Kong Film Director’s Guild Award (Silver) for Best New Actor of the Year. He was also awarded the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Original Song for the title song of “Echoes of the Rainbow”. Later that year, he played the role of great Chinese actor and a martial artist Bruce Lee in his in his biopic "Bruce Lee, My Brother" which was made and written by Bruce Lee's siblings. He also acted in a cop thriller flick 'Cold War' in which he played the role of an ICAC officer. The movie was declared a box office success, and the producers later came up with its second installment, in which Rahman reprised his previous role. The sequel was another smashing hit and also surpassed the earnings of the previous instalment. In 2013, he was rumoured to be dating Chinese actress Fan BingBing, who was also his co-star in a low-budget romantic-comedy called “One Night Surprise” which was surprisingly a huge commercial success. Admist all the fame in the film industry, he marked his entry in the television industry with the show "The Empress of China" alongside his rumoured girlfriend Fan Bingbing. The show became one of the highest rated Chinese shows. For the same show, he also won the 17th Huading Award for the Best Actor in the Ancient Drama category. He also worked in Jackie Chan starrer, action-comedy “Kung Fu Yoga” which also starred Indian actors Disha Patani and Sonu Sood

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Aarif Rahman English Actor