Birthday: 1927
Date of death: 15-03-1999

He is an Indian writer and actor born in 1927, in India. He is prominently known for his work in ‘Lalkar (the challenge)’ (1972) and ‘Ram bharose’. He has written stories for movies such as Charas in (1976), Badal. He has also written and produced ‘Ram bharose’ in 1985. An engineer by qualification, Moti Sagar also had a penchant for writing since his childhood. He proved himself at the age of 23, when his film Humrahi, starring Randhir Kapoor was a silver jubilee hit. He explored his other passion for acting, directing and producing.

He is not just a famous writer but has also produced some hit movies like 1. Baadal (1985) 2. Hum Tere Ashiq Hain (1979); and has produced and directed Prerana in (1984). Moti Sagar came entered the industry along with his cousin - Motilal, Mukesh and Tara Harish. He is the father of famous playback singers Preeti Sagar and Namita, brother to Subhash Sagar and Anand Sagar, nephews of Shakti Sagar, Jyoti Sagar, and son to a famous film director Ramanand Sagar. The famous Sagar films were established in 1950 by Ramanand Sagar and was popularly known as Sagar arts. It is a movie and a Television Company based in Mumbai, India, owned by the Sagar family.

It also has a dubbing studio that has dubbed hundreds of foreign television programs, films, and documentaries. Moti Sagar has produced many movies like 1971(2007), Salma (1985), Prem Bandhan (1979), Charas (1976), Lalkaar (1972), Geet, Jalte Bandan (1973).They have also produced many blockbuster movies, and famous TV series such as Kahaniyan Vikram our Betaaal Ki (remake) for colors, Jai Ma Durga for star plus, Ramayan(2012 TV series) for ZEE TV, Arsiaan for Sony TV, Mahima Shani Dev Ki for NDTV Imagine, Sai Baba for STAR Plus, Dharam Veer for NDTV Imagine.

They also produced some fantasy series like Hatim, “Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan", and " Princess Dollie Aur Uska Magic Bag". Their most popular shows were Vikram Aur Betaal, Ramayan, and Jai Jai Jai Bajrang Bali for Sahara One. The famous show Jamai Raja co-produced with ZEE TV is an ongoing project of Sagar films. Moti Sagar was loved by many people for the way he worked and created stories for his movies. He was a very famous story writer, actor, director, and producer. He used to reside in his home called Sagar villa in Mumbai and passed away on 15 March 1999 in Mumbai at the age of 72.

Monty Sharma Hindi Actor

Monty Sharma

Monty Sharma was born in India’s financial capital Mumbai, in a family with rich musical tradition. Following the footsteps of his family members, he began learning music at a very tender age, under the direction of his grandfather Pandit Ram Prasad Sharma. Monty is the nephew of Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma, who was himself a famous music director along with his friend Laxmikant. Since his childhood, he had an interest in music; he took formal training in Keyboard playing from Pyarelal Ramprasad. Monty began his musical career as professional Keyboardist for Shekar Kapur’s film Mr. India, under the guidance of Laxmikant- Pyarelal. After that, he has worked in several successful films delivering the mesmerizing background scores for movies such as Devdas, Black, Ramleela, Lucky: No Time for Love and many more. It was for his background score of Black; that gave him his first Black-Lady, the Filmfare Award for Best Background Score in 2005. Monty has collaborated with many renowned music directors such as Laxmikant- Pyarelal, R.D. Burman, Rajesh Roshan, Jatin-Lalit, Ismail Darbar and many others for numerous Bollywood movies. Even after working for so long in the industry, he made his debut as a music director in 2007 with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Saawariya. Later that year, he went on to win the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director as well he won the Filmfare R.D. Burman Award for New Music Talent. Since his debut in Saawariya, he has been involved in various other films as a music director. Apart from his involvement in Bollywood, he has collaborated with many artists such as Tulsi Kumar, Abbas, and Falguni Pathak for their albums. He has even compiled music for an international project known as Khuda Hafeez. Monty has even made an appearance on the silver screen with music reality show, Star Voice of India 2. His music is inspired by the works of Laxmikant- Pyarelal, but he resorts against plagiarism and always gives an original touch to his music.

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Motilal

Motilal was India’s first natural actor. The actor was born in Shimla on December 4, 1910. He is still remembered for portraying the role of ‘Chunni Babu’ in Bimal Roy’s Devdas, which he acted with Dilip Kumar. Since then he has been described as one of the best actors of all times in Indian cinema. Few actors followed his footsteps like Balraj Sahni, Yakub or even Nasseruddin Shah. But everyone lacked the spontaneity he had as an actor. He was effortlessly a natural actor that everyone felt he was not at all acting. That was his grace and credibility as an actor. He dodged the style of theatrical acting. It is noteworthy that previous actors like Sohrab Modi and Prithviraj Kapoor relied on theatrical acting. His natural acting had paved the way for actors like Dilip Kumar, or even Balraj Sahni. Even Dilip Kumar used to emulate his sophisticated style and natural acting principles. This actor started his career in 1934 with film ‘Shaher Ka Jadoo’. He first acted with Sagar film company later switched to film under Ranjit Studios. His memorable films include Taqdeer(1943), Armaan(1942) and Kaliyan(1944). He also had an excellent comic timing and excelled even in protagonist roles. He proved to be a versatile actor since he had an excellent education and had a liberal mindset too. In mid-1950’s he acted in films of Shambhu Mitra’s ‘Jaagte Raho’ and Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s ‘Anari’(1959) which were critically acclaimed and even was a crowd-puller too. He was also known for having an affair with Shobhana Samarth ( mother of Nutan and Tanuja). He had the most tempestuous relationships ever with Shobhana, and even he used to write love letters to her. Shobhana too had a soft corner for Motilal as he resembled her father. Motilal had a flying license, and he hired a plane and flew over Shobhana’s cottage throwing love letters with stones. Motilal also had a relationship with Nadira. He led a stylish life always but died penniless in 1965. He enjoyed playing races and loved gambling too. The actor turned director and made film ‘Chhoti Chhoti Batein’ in 1965 but before the film could release, he passed away. The film received the National Award after his demise.

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