Intro: Harsha Bhogle is a person who gained his television presence because of cricket although he is not a cricket player. According to an online poll of Crickinfo, Harsha Bhogle was voted as most favourite TV cricket commentator of India.

Harsha Bhogle is known for his fluent cricket commentary because of which he has won a lot accolades. While now he is working as a freelance TV commentator and presenter, he started his career with All India Radio at the age of 19. He owns the honour of being the first Indian who was called by Australian Broadcasting Corporation to work as a commentator during the 1992 Cricket Work Cup which was held in Australia. In 1995, he started commenting live cricket as he joined the commentators’ team of ESPN STAR Sports. He joined the team of commentators called “Few Good Men” along with Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri, Geoff Boycott, Navjot Singh Sidhu, and Allan Wilkins.

In 2009, Harsha Bhogle joined CNN-IBN as a cricket analyst and since then he is covering all the seasons of Indian Premiere League. During the Indian tour of Australia 2011-12, he was not the part of commentators’ team of ESPN STAR Sports as he exclusively worked for ABC Radio.

Along with acting as a commentator, Harsha has also hosted some television programs such as Harsha Online, School Quiz Olympiad, and Harsha Unplugged for Star Sports and ESPN. In addition, he also hosts a special television programme Harsha Ki Khoj or Hunt of Harsha to find out new broadcasting talent coming from India.
Arun Lal Hindi Actor

Arun Lal

Arun Lal is a former Indian cricket player who is currently serving as a commentator in the international and domestic cricket matches. Arun Lal was born on 1 August 1955 in the city of Moradabad. Arun is an alumnus of Ajmer’s Mayo College. Arun Lal began his career by representing Delhi team at the Ranji Trophy, India’s domestic cricket tournament. Lal performed well by scoring runs on a regular basis. Due to his stellar performance, the selectors opted to choose him for a test match series against Sri Lanka. Although Arun made his debut at the age of 27 which people consider it as late, he grabbed the opportunity with full hands as he scored 63 runs in his first innings. Arun was a part of the squad which faced Imran Khan-led Pakistan. However, Arun could not replicate his heroics when the experienced players fell prey to the Pakistani bowlers. Eventually, Arun lost his place in the team. In 1981, Arun decided to play for Bengal instead of Delhi in the Ranji Trophy. In 1986, Arun got a double century each in the Ranji and Duleep Trophy matches which gothim a place in the Indian team to play against the visiting Pakistani team. With Sunil Gavaskar’s refusal to play at the Eden Gardens, Arun turned up as his replacement and impressed everyone by scoring half centuries. After Sunil Gavaskar had announced his retirement from the game, Arun became a regular in the team. But Arun was not consistent enough to hold his place as he played his final Test against the West Indies in 1989. His Test score of 93 remains his best in the unlimited overs career. Unlike his Test career, Arun’s ODI stint was a disaster. Lal featured in 13 One Day International matches where he averaged over 9.36. Lal continued to appear in the Ranji Trophy where his score of 189 was instrumental in defeating Mumbai in the quarter-final. Later, Bengal would go on to win the cup after 51 years. In the iconic song Mile Sur Mera Tumhara, Arun was a part of the video which featured prominent personalities from all walks of life. In the clip, Arun has represented West Bengal where he is a passenger in the Kolkata Metro. Since 2000, Arun has taken up the job of a commentator. Viewers often listen to his voice in the India-based matches. In 2016, newspapers revealed that Arun Lal was a jaw cancer patient and undergone a rehabilitation program at a Kolkata hospital. After the operation, Arun thanked God and his fans for their continued support and wishes for his good health. Arun is married to Debjani. Apparently, Arun covered the educational expenses of a laundryman’s son Bikash Chowdhury. His wife Debjani would help Bikash to learn English. Currently, Bikash is working in JSW Steel Company. Bikash has gifted the couple a luxury car and remains grateful to Arun and Debjani Lal. In fact, the name of Bikash’s daughter is Arunima, a tribute to the former cricketer

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Lalit Pandit

Lalit Pandit is a music composer of Bollywood and was born in a Mewati Gharana family at Jodhpur in Rajasthan. He is Pandit Jasraj’s nephew. He was trained by his father Pandit Pratap Narayan. He is influenced on guitar and piano by Laxmikant Pyarelal, and was trained by them as well. His acclaimed fame came initially in the 90’s when he worked together with his elder brother Jatin, and they were professionally called together as Jatin Lalit. They together started their career in 1991, as music composers, in the movie ‘Yaara Dildaara’. The Online voters have voted the duo’s recording of the movie, ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’, as the All-time Top Hindi soundtrack. This voting was conducted by the BBC Asian Network. Lalit performed in the movie ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar’ during the song ‘Humse Hai Saara Jahaan’, as a guy playing the guitar along with his brother Jatin. Together they judged several popular television shows of reality singing contests including ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ and the Sony TV aired and hosted by Urmila Matondkar, ‘Waar Pariwaar’. The shows also enjoyed a worldwide Indian audience. However, after 16 years, their bro-ship ended year 2006, allude to personal problems, with some claiming it on financial concerns. Sulakshana Pandit, the 70’s as well as the early 80’s heroine of Bollywood movies, and Vijeta Pandit, famous for her 1981 hit ‘Love Story’, are their sisters, who are also well-known Bollywood singers. Music Director Aadesh Shrivastava is their brother in law, he has married one of their sisters, Vijeta. The Pandit family was completely at a great loss when their eldest sister Sandhya Singh was murdered, as reported by Hindustan Times on Feb 4, 2013. In 2007, Lalit started scoring independently, without his brother Jatin. He has composed music for the movie, ‘Life Mein Kabhie Kabhiee’, a social thriller of 2007, directed by Vikram Bhatt. This movie was produced by Baba Films. Then came in 2008, ‘Rafoo Chakkar: Fun on the Run’, directed by B H Tharun Kumar. ‘Mr. White Mr. Black’ came in the year 2008, directed by Deepak Shivdasani, and Lalit has joined hands with Shamir Tandon, and also with Tauseef Akhtar, his brother Jatin’s name being also mentioned as one of the music composers. Next came the movie, ‘Red Alert: The War Within’ 2009, and he had collaborated with Javed Aktar in composing the music. ‘Horn 'Ok' Pleassss’ of the same year was the movie directed by Rakesh Sarang. In this movie, he had scored along with Toshi Sabri and Sharib Sabri, along with Amar Mohile. ‘Dabangg’ 2010 directed by Abhinav Kashyap, ‘Dulha Mil Gaya’ of the same year but directed by Mudassar Aziz, the Rahul Aggarwal directed movie of the same year, ‘Na Ghar Ke Na Ghaat Ke’, the movie ‘Force’, which was directed by Nishikant Kamat, and where Harris Jayaraj and Sameer Phaterpekar collaborated with him in the composing of music, are the hits movies of Lalit Pandit. Worthwhile to mention here would also be the movie, ‘Chaalis Chauraasi’ 2011, which was directed by Hriday Shetty, the 2013 movie ‘Besharam’, and the 2014 movie ‘Spark’, directed by V.K. Singh and produced by Naresh Gupta in which Lalit Pandit shared the composing part with Monty Sharma and the duo Nitz ‘N’ Sony; Nitz for Nitin Arora, and Sony for Sony Chandy. In 2010, he has received IIFA Awards for Best Music Direction for the movie ‘Dabangg’ and Zee Cine Awards under the category, ‘Song Of The Year’ for the song ‘Munni Badnaam’ in the same movie. In 2011, he has received the GiMA Award for Best Music Direction, again for scoring the movie Dabangg. His most successful number can be said as, ‘Munni Badnaam Hui’ in the movie Dabangg that was released in 2010. He was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director with Sajid Wajid in 2011 for the same song, same movie.

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Lalit Pandit Hindi Actor