Akshay Anand is a Bollywood actor who became popular for his performances in many Hindi television serials and films. His real name is John Gardener and used the screen name, Akshay Anand from which he acted as Akshay in Indradhanush and Dev Anand added Anand to his name when they were doing the film, Hum Naujawan. He was married to Rama and they have two kids namely Ayaan and Anaaya. He studied at St. Xavier’s School in Mumbai and pursue his Economics course. Initially, he is not interested in acting until one day, while riding in a train on his way to Delhi, a co-passenger approached him about shoes. It turns out that the actor is the popular director, Anand Mahendroo and offered him a role in Indradhanush.

He was debuted as a television actor through the children’s television series, Indradhanush which was aired on DD National in year 1989. He is also part of the award-winning soap, Thoda Hai Thode Ki Zaroorat Hai on Sony TV in year 1997 and Choti Maa – Ek Anokha Bandhan on Zee TV. He also bags a role on DD2 9 Gold’s Mere Samne Wali Khidki. In 2009, Anand played as Manish Sabharwal in the Balaji Telefilms’ Bandini which was aired on NDTV Imagine and played the role of Aatish Parikh in the soap, Basera. He also played as Brijesh Pratap Singh in the television series, Saat Phere. In 2010, he played the character of Amar in the crime thriller series, Kaali – Ek Agnipariksha on STAR Plus channel. He played the main lead, replacing Aman Verma in bagging the role of Adityapratap Singh in Kehta Hai Dil which was also aired on STAR Plus. Anand also made an appearance in the television soap, Behenein. In year 2012, he appeared as Baldev Guggal in the television drama series, Suvreen Guggal – Topper of the Year and in 2014, the brilliant actor acted as Annopraj Premkishor Shekhar in the very popular drama series, Balika Vadhu – Kachchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishte on Colors TV.

He was starred in the Hindi feature film, Do Pal in 1991 under the direction of Ravi Rai. He was also seen in the Bollywood film, Pyaar Ka Tarana in 1993. Anand has done five films in year 1996 including his debut film in the Kannada film industry entitled, America America where he bagged the role of Shashank who went to U.S. to pursue his studies and when he came back to India, he started to tell how great America is. In the same year, Anand also made his debut in the Malayalam film industry and has done the film, Indraprastham by Haridas. In 1997, the actor essayed the role of Jugal Chopra in Mahesh Bhatt’s Tamanna and played the role of Suraj in the action film, Daava. Anand also acted in Aamir Khan’s starrer film, Ghulam in 1998 where he received praises for her performance in the film. In the same year, he essayed the role of Anand R. Desai in the Hindi drama film, Zakhm and played as the spoiler in the love story of Saif Ali Khan and Twinkle Khanna’s characters in the film, Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan in 1999. Later, he donned the role of Harish Patel in the Bollywood action film, Aaghaaz. Anand also acted as Ram Prasad Bismil in the Hindi film, 23rd March 1932: Shaheed by Guddu Dhanoa; a film that portrays the events on the hanging of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev in year 1931. Anand was also seen as the uncle of Abhimanyu Singh (played by Sidharth Malhorta) in the box-office romantic comedy film, Student of the Year in 2012.
Anand has passion for writing too; in fact, he wrote one of the four stories of the horror series, Raat Hone Ko Hai.
Akash Khurana Hindi Actor

Akash Khurana

Akash Khurana is a noted actor, screenwriter, media personality and an entrepreneur. He is one of those actors who are very well read. He went to St. Francis De Sales School, Nagpur for his schooling. He did his engineering in Mechanical stream from NIT Rourkela, which is one of the prestigious engineering colleges in India. Later, he went to XLRI, Jamshedpur for his post-graduation in Business Management. He didn’t stop there. He went ahead and completed his M.Phil and subsequently a PhD in Social Sciences from another college of repute, Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Then he joined Nimbus Communications, Mumbai as ‘Chief Creative Officer’ and worked there for some time. He has also been visiting faculty at Tata Institute of Social Sciences since 1995. His debut film ‘Kalyug’ released in 1981. He played the role of “Sandeep Raj” in the movie. In 1983, he played the role of “Khanna - Mill Owner” in the movie, ‘Ardh Satya’. In 1984, he appeared as “Agashe” in the movie ‘Party’ and “Chief Minister Shashikant” in the movie ‘Saaransh’. In 1985, he played the role of “Renato” in the movie ‘Trikal’. In 1986, he played the role of “Aftab Ahmed” in a movie titled, ‘ Naam’. He then appeared in the movies, ‘Jalwa’ (released in 1987; as Inspector Hosi Wadia), ‘ Kaash’ (released in 1987; as Doctor Anil), ‘Falak’ (released in 1988; as Jamuna Das), ‘Kabzaa’ (released in 1988; as Arun Date), ‘Jurrat’ (released in 1989; as Police commissioner), ‘ Daddy’ (a TV movie, released in 1989), ‘Jurm’ (released in 1990; as Ritesh Nandy), ‘ Vishkanya’ (released in 1991; as Trilokchand), ‘Saudagar’ (released in 1991; as a Police Commander), ‘Maarg’ (released in 1992; as Abhay), ‘Beta’ (release in 1992; as Prem), ‘ Raat’ (1992; Mr Sharma), ‘ Drohi’ (1992; as a Chief Minister), ‘Phool’ (1993; as Rajeshwar Dayal), ‘Gunaah’ (1993; as Mahender Singh), ‘ Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja’ (1993; D’souza), ‘ Milan’ (1995; as Raja’s brother), ‘Prem’ (1995; as SP Verma), ‘Diljale’ (1996; as Shyam’s Father), ‘Sarfarosh’ (1999; as Ajay’s father), ‘ Badal’ (2000; as Badal’s father), ‘One 2 ka 4’ (2001; as Commissioner of Police), ‘Filhaal’ (2002; as Mr. Sheth), ‘ Company’ (2002; as Vilas Pandit). In 2006, his role of Catholic School Principal in the blockbuster movie, ‘ Krrish’ was much appreciated. He played important roles in critically acclaimed movies, ‘Barfi’ and ‘ David’. He has written a number of stories and screenplays for Bollywood movies. He first wrote dialogues, screenplay and story for the movie, ‘Aashiquie’ (released in 1990) and since then, he had written for movies like ‘Saathi’ (dialogue, screenplay and story; 1991), Antam (dialogue; 1992), Drohi (dialogue; 1992), Baazigar (story; 1996), Chaahat (story; 1996), Itihaas (Screenplay; 1997), Betaabi (Screenplay and story; 1997), Duplicate (Story; 1998), Angaaray (Story; 1998), Daag (Story; 1999),Sarhad Paar (Screenplay; 2006) and recently Aakrosh (story and screenplay; 2010). He has also directed a Hindi movie, titled ‘Yeh Aashiqui Meri’, which was released in 1998. He won the Filmfare award for the movie ‘Baazigar’ (released in 1993), for the script, which he co-authored.


Imran Hasnee

Imran Hasnee is an Indian actor with widespread fame, noted for his roles in Bollywood movies. Imran has also appeared in several Hindi television serials. Imran’s looks are a blend of Indian and Western style.  Before entering the film industry, Imran was a software engineer. After schooling, Imran’s family shifted to Jaipur. He used to enact plays by himself during these times. But he had no idea of becoming a professional actor at that time. However, he didn’t want to become a doctor or engineer too. He wanted to do something different. At that juncture since there was software boom he got fascinated towards it. When he was in Mauritius, KFC Company happened to see him, and they offered him to do an advertisement. And this is his first stint with acting. Imran had also acted in some French films while in Mauritius. After staying in Mauritius, he came to Mumbai. He was the Operation Head of a company in Mumbai. But fate had it that Imran became a professional actor.  Though Imran studied in an English Medium school, Hindi was also good in that school. His knowledge of Hindi only helped him in his film career. As far as his stint with television is concerned Imran met Ravi Rai and the latter gave him a role in his serial Kashish. Imran was the main villain in that serial.Thus, Imran did not face problems in getting his first break in acting, Imran’s first Hindi film Ghulami was directed by Tigmanshu Dhuliya. It was a period film. Imran had a significant role in the flick but the flick was dropped. Later he acted in the teleseries of Tigmanshu. Here he had a significant role.  Imran doesn’t believe in getting friendship with people just for the reason that they would offer him a role in their film. Being a character artist, Imran feels that he has his distinctive style of acting.  Paan Singh Tomar is a noted flick in Imran's career. An athlete turns into a robber in this flick that talk about his life.  In the movie, Imran plays the character of Matadeen Singh Tomar, the elder brother of Paan Singh Tomar. It is ironical that only romantic films get widespread recognition in Bollywood and films such as Paan Singh Tomar are mired in controversies. However, this flick is very special to Imran Hasmee.  In another of his movie D-day, Imran enacted the role of Saleem Pathan. In the acclaimed movie The Dirty Picture, he essays Vijayan, the South Indian director. Apart from Hindi movies, he has also acted in several foreign movies. In the movie Slumdog Millionaire, Imran plays the character of security guard for the Don. Loveleen Tandon was instrumental in Imran’s role in this flick. Imran had a very brief role in the movie.  Imran feels that there are a lot of differences in the style of making Bollywood and Hollywood films. Imran had a very good experience working with Danny Boyle, the director of Slumdog Millionaire.  In yet another noted movie, A Mighty Heart, Imran plays the character of a Pakistani Journalist. Similarly, in an upcoming French feature film, he plays the character of a murderer.  Welcome to Karachi, Hero, YaRab, Once Upon A Time in Mumbai and Death Line are the other films in which Imran worked. Dial Home for Murder is the endeavor Imran in short films. . Imran feels that small budget films are a safe business.  Besides movies, Imran has also acted in several Hindi language television series. He worked in a television series titled Kasshish. His other t television series was Risshton Ki Dor. Similarly, he has acted in yet another television serial named Sapnon Se Bhare Naina. And now Imran is indeed a familiar name to the family audience.  Imran was interested in music and had even learned Guitar and Harmonium. He was also involved in martial arts and shooting. 

Imran Hasnee Hindi Actor