Birthday: 07-03-1932
Date of death: 15-06-2004
Star sign: Aries

Kanti Madiya was an Indian Actor. He has predominantly worked in the Hindi Cinema. However, he can also be frequently seen in Gujarati Film Industry aka Dhollywood. He was born on the 7th of March in the year 1932. Apart from making his mark in the acting circuit, he was also a producer, director and playwright. His start in the industry was very conventional as he took the tried and verified path of entering the theater, and learning the basic fundamentals of acting. He has revealed in several interviews, that his experience in theater helps him enhance his performance on the big screen. Also working on the stage, helped him understand the backstage work and to eventually pursue his fantasy of becoming a director.

He always had interest writing but didn’t get an opportunity to write for the big screen. However, he has written several plays and stage skits. At the age of 72, on 15th of June in the year 2004, Kanti Madiya passed away. His acquaintances and well-wishers which included the top-notch celebrities from the Film Industry gathered to mourn the impeccable actor and director. He is survived by his wife only. Kanti Madiya was born in an orthodox Jain family. He is a native of the erstwhile large state of Lathi. His family did not support his decision to enter the world of acting. After trying his best to negotiate with his family and not succeeding, he joined theater amidst family opposition. In the year 1948, he moved to the film city of India, Mumbai and enrolled at Bhavan’s College.

He won a tonne of awards and prizes for his performance as a director and actor. He joined the industry professionally in the year 1952. His first play Raakhna Ramakada was a blockbuster. To enhance his involvement in theater, he founded and used to run the Bohemians Theater Company. Over 30 productions have been directed by him, including the 1979 Bollywood hit movie Kashino Dikro which won a lot of acclaims. In the subsequent year, he founded the esteemed Kavyasampada poetry club which was an extension and a tribute to his love for writing. His work was appreciated by intellectuals but groups of self-acclaimed moral custodians of the then orthodox society attacked and criticised his style of work. Some of his noteworthy work includes 1998’s Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa, 1999’s Thakshak and the veteran 1987 hit Railakshmi.

Kamal Tewari Hindi Actor

Kamal Tewari

Kamal Tewari is a Bollywood actor and has been in the industry since a long, long time. He is married to the renowned costume designer and actress, Dolly Ahluwalia. Dolly is a Sangeet Natak Akademi Award winner of 2001. Kamal had the start of his acting career in the year 1956 with the movie Justice. Kamal played roles in hit films like Jab We Met and Omkara. Jab We Met is a movie about a sad lover who meets a cheerful girl who changes his life. Later, he falls in love with her, and her love is the reason for him transforming into a happy man again. The movie was a directorial venture by Imtiaz Ali and was released in the year 2007. Omkara was about how a man’s trust in his wife stumbles when his trusted lieutenant leads him to think differently. Kamal Tewari plays the role of an advocate named Raghunath Mishra. Omkara was rated on a high scale of 8.2 on IMDB. Kamal played the role of the Mukhiya of the village in the movie, The Blue Umbrella. It revolves around a little girl Biniya and the unbreakable bond with her blue umbrella, which she received from a tourist. The umbrella goes missing one day, and the suspect is the shopkeeper who had an eye for the umbrella. Kamal Tewari has also worked with his wife in Omkara, the Blue Umbrella and Train to Pakistan (movie made in 1998 and directed by Pamela Rooks). While Tewari was amongst the actors, Dolly Ahluwalia was the costume designer for both the movies. He has been parts of popular and hit movies, playing important roles. Other than the movies mentioned already, he was a part of Ek Noor and Murder Unveiled (which was a TV movie).


Khawaja Saleem

Khawaja Saleem is Pakistani actor who works in the Urdu and Punjabi television industry. He is known for acting as a villain in Pakistani drama series like Angar Wadi and Saat Pardon Mein. He is also known as Khawaja Saleem Ahmed and Saleem Khawaja. Saleem is the younger brother of Khawaja Tanveer Ahmed. He is married to Irum Khawaja with whom he has a daughter named Muzdalfa Khawaja; they live in Karachi in Pakistan. He made acting his profession as a child actor in 1972. His elder brother taught him how to act. He also learned from Ghufraan Imtiazi, the then senior producer of Pakistan Television. His first lead role was Mater Stainza in 1978. Saleem is very famous for his role in the Pakistani drama series Angar Wadi directed by Tariq Mairaj. The TV show aired on PTV in 1994. He played the role of an officer in the soap opera based on the Kashmir issue. He won the PTV National Award for the Best Actor in Negative Role in Angar Wadi. He was a part of the comedy sitcom Dugdugi directed by Rana Rizwan. The series aired on ARY TV in 2011. He is also critically acclaimed for his negative role in the romantic fantasy series Saat Pardon Mein directed by Yasir Nawaz. The Pakistani drama serial aired on Geo TV in 2012. He acted in the social drama series Do Kadam Door Thay directed by Mohsin Mirza. The soap opera aired on Geo TV from 3rd February 2014 to 7th April 2014. It also aired on the Indian Urdu channel Zindagi from 16th February 2016 to 10th March 2016. He appeared in the Urdu series Daagh-e-Dil directed by Irfan Aslam. The drama series aired on TV-ONE Global on 26th October 2012. He recently appeared in Baji Irshaad, which is Pakistan’s first sitcom with a Christian lead character. The comedy series aired on Express Entertainment on 3rd October 2016. Saleem produced and directed his first Pakistani movie Ibtida starring Ghulam Moinuddin, Saleem Meraj and others. Saleem acted in the Pakistani Punjabi telefilm Mawaan Day Laul which was Khalid Butt’s first production. Saleem portrayed the negative role of Qadr in the crime flick. Saleem appeared in television commercials for Easypaisa mobile banking, Servis shoes Sale Lag Gayi ad and Telenor network ad. He also acted in serials like Kajal Ghar, Aahan, Daldal, Marzi da Wayah, Sehar Te Sufne, Sazish and others.

Khawaja Saleem Hindi Actor