Birthday: 07-06-1914
Date of death: 01-06-1987
Star sign: Cancer

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Khwaja Ahmad Abbas was also well-known as K. A. Abbas. Abbas was an Indian screenwriter, film director and novelist. He had also served as a Hindi, Urdu, English journalist. He has widely contributed to the most popular Hindi movies like Do Boond Pani, Saat Hindustani, Shehar Aur Sapna, Pardesi His movie were widely appreciated by everyone and hence he was honored with the National Film Award for the Best Feature Film on National Integration, His movies were even nominated at the Cannes Film Festival.

He is measured as one of the most significant personalities whose movies were appreciated worldwide and he was the one who motivated everyone to showcase their special talent on an international platform. He used to write the for the column Last Page one of the longest and most read columns which featured in the Bombay Chronicle. After the paper shut down, he moved into Blitz.

In 1969 he was privileged with the Padma Shri, by Government of India for his good work in the field of journalism. Born in Haryana, he was born into a house where everyone was rich in terms of knowledge. Khwaja Gulam Abbas, his grandfather served as a chief at the Rebellion movement from 1857. His father, Ghulam-Us-Sibtain is a master degree holder from the Aligarh Muslim University. Abbas's primary education was done from Panipat where he thought about the Quran and the Arabic language.

In 1933 he did his graduation in B.A. with English Literature as the main subject, after which he completed LL.B. Degree from the Aligarh Muslim University. Abbas started his career as a journalist and joined a New Delhi paper National Call. During his LLB study, he used to write in the university students weekly Aligarh Opinion, which is regarded as the country’s first weekly at the time of the pre-independence period. After finishing his graduation in 1935 he joined the Bombay Chronicle.

During his work in the paper he even worked as a film critic, but after a period of time the person who was encouraged by giving reviews died and hence Abbas was appointed as the editor of the film division. He even used to write the column Last Page which is termed as one of the longest and most read columns for the paper. It was during this time when he started writing stories for directors. At that time two movies of him were liked and picturized by famous directors like V. Shantaram for Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani and Neecha Nagar by Chetan Anand.

He made his first step in direction with Dharti Ke Lal, a Bengali movie in 1945. The movie was appreciated by the Indian People's Theatre Association. He even founded a production company named Naya Sansar which produced films that were based on social issues like the Shehar Aur Sapna, Saat Hindustani, Anhonee, Munna, Rahi. He was a great expert in language and has written more than 74 books in various languages like Hindi, Urdu, and English.

His famous work includes Inquilab, a fictional book based on Communal violence. The book was read by many and it impressed many scholars. The book was further translated into Arabic, Russian, French, Italian, and German. He has written scripts for famous movies like Henna, the super-hit and legendary Mera Naam Joker, Awaara, Bobby and Shri 420. In 1997 an autobiography of him released in the mane of Am Not an Island: An Experiment in Autobiography, the book was again published in 2010.

Pt. Mukhram Sharma Hindi Actor

Pt. Mukhram Sharma

Pt. Mukhram Sharma is one of the well-known writers of the Indian film industry. He has even served as lyricists for many songs and has written the script for more than 150 movies. He has mainly worked for movies which are based on the mythological theme. He has contributed in movies like Taramati, Krishna- Satyabhama, and Srikrishnavivah. He has even written dialogues for many movies. His best work includes Dhool Ka Phool, Raja Aur Runk, Sweekar Kiya Maine, Pyar Ki Pyas, Sudarshan Chakra and others. He was in a small village of Poothi in Uttar Pradesh and was raised in Meerut. He has done his masters in Sanskrit. In his early days he used to teach in school and colleges, but his inner passion towards writing brought him into this field. He was a great admirer of movies and hence wanted to work in the Prabhat Film Company. He used to initially write articles for newspaper and magazines at the time when he served as a teacher and after a few years he decided of trying hands into writing for movies. After writing a story he went to his close friend who was connected to the Film Industry and showed him the story and his friend liked the story and immediately and requested him to come to Mumbai to start off with a career in the industry. Initially, his story was not much liked by the producers and hence he had to settle in Pune as his wife and children had also accompanied him to Mumbai and living in the city was difficult for them. His work was seen by V. Shantaram and he asked him to train artists in Marathi and to look up for their expressions in the Prabhat Film. In 1942, he started writing dialogues for various movies. He first wrote dialogues for the movie Das Baje which featured Paresh Banerji and Urmila. The movie was directed by Raja Nene. After which he got an opportunity to write a story for the movie Taramati which was again by Raja Nene. He had even written scripts for the Marathi movie Stree Janma Tujhi Kahani, which gained huge success and gave him great recognition in the industry. After the huge success, he returned to Mumbai and progress just followed after that. In Mumbai, he first started working in the movie Aulaad in 1954. He was awarded his first award from the Filmfare in the category of the Best Story. After this, he worked as a writer in many movies like Humjoli, Dhool Ka Phool, Vachan, Dushman, Do Behneh, Talaaq, Ek Hi Rasta Sadhan. In 1958 he first time produced a movie named Talaaq. His stories were always based on the theme of social issues faced by women and the country. His storytelling left a mark on the people, thus taking a little step towards the progress of the nation. Be it a story based on the life of a widow, prostitute, single daughter these stories left a mark on the audience and his work was also appreciated by the people who could be seen through the collection his movies would make. His friendship with B. R. Chopra was very well known in the industry and the two had even helped each other regarding their work and personal stuff. He was even associated with the South Film Industry; over there he worked in various movies like Do Kaliyan, Aja Aur Runk, Daadi Maa, Mein Sunder Hoon, Jeene Ki Raah and much more. In 1980 he put an end to his successful career with Sau Din Saas Ke and went back to Meerut to enjoy his retired life. Even after retirement, he wrote stories for his interest and, in 2000 he died. In his whole career, he had received many awards for his contribution to the industry. He was honored with 6 Filmfare Award. In 1961 he was honored the Sangeet Natak Academy Award by the President, Rajendra Prasad. He was awarded the MPAA Award; Zee Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Meerut Ratna Award

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Jaideep Sahni

Jaideep Sahni is an Indian screenwriter and lyricist known for his contribution in Bollywood. Born in 1968, Jaideep was brought up in New Delhi. In his school days, Jaideep could not understand the differences between the arts and science streams, as he loved these academic fields. Later, he opted for science subjects instead of arts. He continued his education at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Bidar that is located in the state of Karnataka. Fondly known as JD during his college days, his friends considered him as an intelligent student who kept quiet in most of the time. He worked with NIIT Limited, a learning-based company as a computer engineer. He turned his attention towards writing when he found Oscar-winning movie Gandhi’s screenplay in a New Delhi-based bookshop. He did not hesitate to become a lyricist after attending jam sessions with Palash Sen of Euphoria band. Jaideep used to work in advertising agencies where he was acquainted with Ram Gopal Varma who was looking for a new writer. After admitting that he had no prior experience of scriptwriting, the film director selected him for “Jungle.” Though critically panned, Jungle became a hit in terms of finance. His second outing, Company was well received by critics and audiences alike and won seven Filmfare awards. However, people recognized Jaideep’s talent after watching Dibakar Banerjee’s Khosla Ka Ghosla, a film based on shady real estate dealings in New Delhi. Critics applauded Banerjee and Sahni for their efforts in the depiction of a common person’s fight against the corrupt world. Chak De! India won 2007 National Film Award in the Best Feature Film category. Jaideep has been associated with Yash Raj Films since 2005 where he began as the screenwriter for Bunty Aur Babli. Then, he wrote Chak De! India, based on Indian women‘s national hockey team. Starring Shahrukh Khan as the protagonist Kabir Khan, this sports drama also discussed issues such as sexism, ethnic and religious prejudice and the effects of the partition post-Independence. It received positive reviews, hailing the screenplay and songs. The song “Chak De India” penned by Sahni became popular and has been considered as “sports anthem” of India. Sportspersons have cited the flick as a “wake-up” call for the administrators to improve the facilities meant for the players. Without any doubt, the film has achieved a cult status. He also wrote movies such as Aaja Nachle, Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year, Shuddh Desi Romance. While the former two could not fare well at the Box-Office, the latter was appreciated with the reviewers praising the script, which raised the issue of live-in relationships in India. He is also known for his prowess as a songwriter, he has written lyrics for big screen projects such as Chak de! India, Aaja Nachle, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Shuddh Desi Romance, and Before. In an interview, he stated that his parents used to gift him books on his birthday every year. He is fond of reading books, which helped his imagination to expand. He admires Salim-Javed, Vishal Bharadwaj and Gulzar for their efforts in creative writing. He believes that writers should get their scripts registered and copyrights of them as well so that their work gets recognized.

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