Harry Baweja was born in 1956. His father was a business personality, but he passed away when he was thirteen. Baweja then joined the Department of Theater in India and started his career. His mother was not educated, but she had taken up his father’s business after he passed away.

Harry Baweja married Pammi Baweja, who is an Indian film producer. They have a son, Harman Baweja. He left his wife and children, and went to start his film career. During all his tough times only his wife stood by his side. His mother and other relatives thought that he was going in the wrong direction, and so he also never expected any financial support from them.

He made his first film with the help of his batch mate, Anupam Kher. He made his movies with Mithun Chakraborty, who was his partner while making movies. Then, they made ‘Trinetra’, their first film, which was a bumper opening for them. That changed the life of both Baweja and Chakraborty. They have their film production company, which was Baweja Movies. He acted in his first film, Trinetra, in the year 1991. In this show, he worked with Shilpa Shirodkar. Later, he did movies like, ‘ Dilwale’, ‘ Imtihaan’, ‘Diljale’, ‘ Deewane’, Karz: The Burden of Truth, Qayamat: City under Threat, Main Asia Hi Hoon, Teesri Aankh, and Love Story 2050. In 2014, he played in an animated movie, Chaar Sahibzaade. This film made a change in his life. It ran for about 100 days in all foreign countries. After that, he gained respect from Sikhs all around the world. The second part of the film will be expected to release by 2016. His new movie, ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ is going to be released soon, in which individuals have played the role of Guru Nanak Sahib, and other respected historical personalities.

Anu Menon Hindi Actress

Anu Menon

Anu Menon is a film director and a writer in the Bollywood film industry. She has been making films for a long time now and has made her first Bollywood debut with the movie, 'London Paris New York'. She has made various documentaries, like ‘Baby’, which was about the Bengali domestic help which became a bestseller. Also, she has made many short films like 'Ravi Goes to School'. She has both written and directed movies such as ''X: Past Is Present' (2015) and 'Waiting' (2015). She is 41 y ears old, career oriented woman. While growing up, there were not so many options about courses to be chosen from, so she decided to take up engineering and went to Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani. But, she had no interest and then she got into the advertising industry, which was a life swirling step for her. She worked in the advertising industry for 10 years both in India and in Singapore before she settled in London, United Kingdom. Filmmaking in those times seemed to be a different world. In her later 20s, she was thought to be a storyteller. Then to be sure about making films, she joined a workshop at NFYA and then did MA in filmmaking at the London Film School. As she did not have any film background from her family, she wanted learn the craft of filmmaking. She made around 5-6 short films at her film school to build her portfolio.Having explored her hidden strengths and she had also experimented a lot of things. She likes films which are different and intimate, where the audience gets a sense of the character in a perfect way. Her favorite types of filmmakers are Sam Mendes, Noah Baumbach, Woodey Allen and Sofia Coppola. She admires the work of Zoya Akhtar, Vishal Bhardwaj and Imtiaz Ali in the Bollywood Film industry. She is often confused with the Video Jockey, Anuradha Menon. The movie ‘Waiting’ starring the two veteran actors, Naseeruddin Shah and Kalki Koechlin won commendation across film festivals. It is based on a personal experience of the talented woman, and the film is close to her heart. The movie was premiered at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles in the closing ceremony of the festival. She also grabbed the Best Director Award at the London Asian Film Festival for the film. ‘Waiting’ was also premiered at one of the greatest film festivals, Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF).She has also written and directed a movie named ‘Womaniya’ which has recently release. She is also doing various other international projects too. She always wants to push her boundaries with every movie she makes.

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Himanshu Rai

Born in Cuttack, Orissa, in the year 1892, Himanshu Rai was a notable Indian actor and director. He was probably the first producer to join hands with the European moviemakers to introduce high-tech equipment in India used in the making of a film. Himanshu was born in a high-born Bengali household. He did his schooling from Santiniketan in Kolkata and attended the University of Calcutta where he was a law student. Himanshu then went ahead to become a law attorney in London. He came across a famous director, Niranjan Pal in London. His association with Niranjan Pal landed him with a job as a co-director of the film, The Light of Asia (1928). The Light of Asia was inspired by a book of the same name penned down by Sir Edwin Arnold and the director the movie was Franz Osten. Himanshu not only co-directed this film but also worked as an actor. He not only produced and directed several films but also played main roles in the films. Shiraz (1928), A Throw of Dice/Prapanch Pash (1929), The Light of Asia/Prem Sanyas (1925) and Karma (1933) are some of the movies in which he starred in the main roles. During the filming of the film, A Throw of Dice (1929), he met Devika Rani, a famous Indian actress. Devika and Himanshu first got introduced to each other in London, and Himanshu fell for the Indian beauty quickly. Himanshu then offered her a job to work as an assistant of the film, A Throw of Dice. An insight into their personal life tells us that Himanshu and Devika tied the knots long before the completion of this movie in 1929. After their wedding, Devika moved to Germany to learn acting and movie making at the Universum Film AG, Berlin. In the year 1934, Himanshu and Devika returned to India and opened a production studio of their own and named it as Bombay Talkies. The Bombay Talkies studio was a joint venture of Himanshu Rai and Shashadhar Mukherjee. In 1933, Karma was released under the banner of Bombay Talkies and Himanshu and Devika were the lead characters in the movie. Karma is still famous for the lip-lock scene between the couple. At the time of shooting the film, Jeevan Naiya (1936), Devika developed feelings for her co-star Najm-ul-Hassan. She engaged in adultery and ended up running away with Hassan. But everything was settled after that between Devika and Himanshu and she returned to him. Himanshu had to offer the role of the lead male in Jeevan Naiya to Ashok Kumar. In 1940, Himanshu Rai passed away because of depression and there were legal fights between Devika and Shashadhar over the possession of the studio. In 1943, Shashadhar produced a super-hit movie, Kismet. After that, he formed a studio of his own and Devika took over as the head of the Bombay Talkies studio. But then the movies produced under the banners did not do good numbers and eventually studio had to shut down. Himanshu was a successful producer who produced super-hits like Acchut Kanya, Izzat, Savitri and much more. He is still a well-known personality in the Indian cinema.

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Himanshu Rai Hindi Actor