Birthday: 01-03-

Indira Krishnan is an Indian television actress and model of South Indian origins. She was initially an air hostess - but even at that time, she had respected and adored the performing arts causing her to test the waters in entertainment. Although the southern belle has been well-known for playing maternal roles for a large part of her career even from a young age, she has never been averse to it - she has always loved being the central mother character in her dramas.

Indira has played roles in the movies Suna Panjuri (1995), Aaj Ka Raavan (2000), Tere Naam (2003), ‘Faisla’ (2005), Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante (2006), Team: The Force (2009), Chatur Singh Two Star (2011) and ‘Janiva’ (a Marathi movie). Furthermore, she worked in the following serials: Thriller at Ten (2000), Kabhi Aaye Na Judaai (2003), Ardhangani – Ek Khoobsurat Jeevan Saathi, Ek Ladki Anjaani Si, Rehna Hai Teri Palkon Ki Chaaon Mein, Waaris and in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii for a brief period. She also appeared on Savdhaan India and on the TV serial Afsar Bitiya, though she was not happy with her role in the latter since it changed grey over time. Her most noted works were in the series Firangi Bahu on Sahara One which scaled the highest TRP for the channel and in Krishnaben Khakhrawala.

Krishnaben Khakhrawal was enjoyed by the general public, even praised for its positive message in a speech by Narendra Damodardas Modi, then-Chief Minister of Gujarat. The series was centered around a strong, outspoken and humorous Gujarati widow trying to bring up her children without a father at the same time managing a khakhra-selling business from home. The character of Krishnaben was particularly lauded along with the positive moral of the show.

After the end of Krishnaben Khakhrawala, she didn’t find the roles offered to her appealing, which made her decide she needed to keep herself occupied. So, she began to follow a stringent regimen - going to the gym, walking, doing yoga and solely eating food made at home. All of this paid off because she lost almost 11 kilos in just a couple of months. She was then rewarded with the offer of a solid role and guaranteed entrance to Bollywood with Hindi film “Pistol”. Indira was born on the 1st of March and is a family woman, being married to Rajesh Ranshinge who is a director. They have a son called Anirudh. Indira likes shopping.

Ila Arun Hindi Actress

Ila Arun

Ila Arun is of the star sign Pisces being born on 14th March in Jaipur, Rajasthan where she was also brought up. Her siblings are Piyush Pandey, Prasoon Pandey, Rama Pandey and Tripti Pandey, none of them a part of the Bollywood business like their sister. Ila completed her education graduating from the Maharani Girls’ College in her hometown and is popular for acting and singing, mostly for the latter. Her strong, husky voice of earthy tones has proved her an incomparable singer in Rajasthani folk/folk-pop fusion songs while dabbling in other genres including classical music. Apart from Hindi, she has sung songs in different languages including Tamil and Telugu. Ms. Arun’s steady rise to fame comprised of creating multiple albums including Vote for Ghagra, Main Ho Gayi Sawa Lakh Ki, Banjaran, Nigodi Kaisi Jawani Hai, Chhappan Chhuri and Mare Hiwda Ma. She also featured for the following albums: Choli Ke Peeche Vol II, Best of Ila and Khichdi. Her talents are well-known throughout India for a variety of songs in films, most notably in Lamhe for “Morni Baaga Ma Bole” with Lata Mangeshkar, in Mr. Romeo for “Muthu Muthu Mazhai” and in Slumdog Millionaire for “Ringa Ringa” with Alka Yagnik, both songs being composed by the famous and multiple-award winning A. R. Rahman. Ila Arun herself has received the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for her acclaimed song “Choli Ke Peeche” in the movie ‘Khalnayak’. She has furthermore been seen in a variety of movies: ‘Mandi’ (1983), Ardh Satya (1983), ‘Trikal’ (1985), ‘Jaal’ (1986), Police Public (1990), Droh Kaal (1994), ‘Ghatak’ (1996), China Gate (1998), Bose – The Forgotten Hero (2005), ‘Chingaari’ (2006), Welcome to Sajjanpur (2008), Jodha Akbar (2008), ‘Mirch’ (2010), Well Done Abba (2010), West is West (2010) and Shaadi Ke Side Effects (2014). Moreover, she has worked in TV, as early as in the 1980s for Bharat Ek Khoj. Later, she appeared in Fame Gurukul and in the singing competition Junoon – Kucch Kar Dikhaane Ka (NDTV Imagine) as a mentor. Her singing career has been on a halt as she quit her album Haule Haule to oppose remixing, sexuality in songs and piracy of music. However, she has been sporadically singing individual songs such as the hit song Halla Bhol for the IPL team Rajasthan Royals to promote their team. The model, VJ and actress Ishita Arun is her one and only daughter.

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