Birthday: 07-11-1969
Age: 49
Star sign: Sagittarius

Nandita Das is an actress and director extremely popular in art cinema differentiating from the escapist Bollywood cinema that dominated the Bollywood for long. Her screen persona in films like Bawander, Earth 1947, Fire caught regional filmmakers eyes, and she acted even in English, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Marathi, Oriya and Kannada languages too. The success of these films in Bollywood has paved the way for the development of the specialized cinema( the art- house cinema) in international film festivals that helped her to get audiences in the large cities and metro towns. She also acted in a Pakistani film, Khuda Kay Liye. This actress had never acted in films that produced a galaxy of commercial film stars. Hence, she was closely associated with Mrinal Sen, Deepa Mehta and Mani Ratnam.

For her contribution to the world of cinema, she was bestowed with the prestigious Chevalier des Arts et des Letter at Paris for her contribution to art and culture. So far, she has acted in over 30 films in her career. Nandita Das was born in the Odiya and Gujrati speaking household on November 7, 1969. Her dad Jatin Daas was a popular artist in Odisha, while her mother Varsha, a writer from Gujarat. She was born in Mumbai. She had her educational degree from Delhi School of Social Work, New Delhi. Nandita Das might not have a large population of viewers, but she has gifted the cinema world with bounty of astonishing directors and actors, Deepa Mehta, Shabana Azmi, Deepti Naval, Naseeruddin Shah who are the just the tip of the iceberg of Bollywood actors and filmmakers who have enchanted and engaged cinephiles across the globe. Even Nandita has poised to join their ranks. She has directed a movie Firaaq which was her directorial debut feature film that was showcased in 50 international film festivals and has received 20 international awards. Over the years, she has evolved not one of the most respected actors of Bollywood famous in international cinema too.

Despite her association in 30 films, she has the amazing list of credits to her name. She has managed to stay new and fresh even after acting in few Tamil(Kannathil Muthamittal), Telugu(Kamli, Bengali(Aamaar Bhuvan)movies. She has received the best actress award in Cairo film festival for her acting in a Bengali film’ Aamaar Bhuvan. Even Bawandar fetched her best actress award in Santa Monica Film Festival & Movie Awards in California.

Namrata Shirodkar Hindi Actress

Namrata Shirodkar

Namrata Shirodkar clinched the Miss India title in 1993. She was born on January 22, 1972, in Mumbai She even represented India in Miss Universe beauty pageant and finished fifth. She has now settled down in Hyderabad after marrying Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu. Her Bollywood journey took off with the release of film’ Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai’( 1998) with Salman Khan and Twinkle Khanna and there was no looking back for her since then. She established herself one of the hottest leading ladies of B-town, she thereafter appeared n supporting roles in many movies and had won many hearts. She acted with leading stars such as Ajay Devgan, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Tabu. Sunil Shetty etc. She was highly praised for her performance in Astitva(2000) and Dil Vil Pyar Vyar(2002). In 2003, she was cast in a multi-star movie LOC Kargil directed by J P Dutta which was a major hit. Besides Hindi, she also acted in Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and even Marathi films. Namrata also appeared in a 2004 English/American romantic musical film directed by Gurinder Chadha. The film was a Bollywood-style adaptation of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. She played one of the sister character (Jaya) who wanted to get married to a rich man. Her role was appreciated and the film was hit in overseas. This actress’ first film got never released till date. It was a film with Akshaya Kumar and Sunil Shetty. She did not act in many Bollywood films as she was dating Telugu star Mahesh Babu when they were shooting for Vamsi(2000). After a couple of years of dating, she finally tied her knot with Mahesh Babu in 2005.. The couple has a boy named Gautam Krishna Gattamanen who was born in 2006 and a girl child named Sitara born on July 2012.

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Nauheed Cyrusi

The bubbly and charming girl Nauheed Cyrusi made her debut in B-town with Padam Kumar's Supari. Before getting her film offers, she was a model appearing in commercials on TV. She became very popular music video with Chira’s Piya Basanti, which was directed by Pradip Sarkar. She was recognized as the Piya Basanti girl and got her first break in Super. When she was just 14, she went to take part in an audition in Mumbai and got selected for Dhara Oil advertisement. Laer she appeared in Britannia biscuits advertisement too and later migrated to the shooting of the musical video. After this musical video had become hit, she got offers from films. Her prime interest was to face camera often, so moving from modelling to acting was a natural effort. Since her parents were from the aviation industry, she wanted to be an air-hostess. She was not confident about making a big mark on film. But as offers were coming to her, she had to accept it. It is said that her colleague Veejay Purab Kohli had suggested her name for the film Supari. They both had worked for Zee TV serial Hip Hip Hurray earlier. In Supari, she played a Parsi girl who is in love with Uday Chopra. She also had a song in the film. She later was seen in Vikram Bhatt's ‘Inteha’ with Ashmit Patel [Amisha Patel's younger brother] and Vidya Malavade. It was a horror thriller and had a negative shade. She also appeared in Ahmed Khan’s Lakeer with Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, John Abraham. She also appeared in Amitabh Bachchan film Bhootnath. She even acted in a Telugu flick ‘Sakhiya’with Tarun Kumar. As her films were not doing too well, she appeared in many TV shows. She appeared in ‘Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi Level 2’ on Colors Channel, which was hosted by Akshay Kumar. In this show, she could not reach the second runner position and got eliminated as a fourth contestant. Again, she was seen in reality television show -Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki – aired on Life OK. This British origin actress was born on October 19, 1982. This actress was last seen in a small role in Salman Khan film ‘Jai Ho’ (2014) directed by Sohail Khan.

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