Madhur was born on 13 August 1933 as Madhur Bahadur to Lala Raj Bans Bahadur and Kashmiran Rani in a Kayastha Hindu family. She is an actress, as well as an author of some cookbooks and a few children’s books. She was born in Delhi but moved to Kanpur for eight years because of her father’s relocation. On returning to Delhi, she completed her schooling at Queen Mary's Higher Secondary School and later got a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Delhi University’s Miranda College. All through school and college, she took a keen interest in acting and grabbed some major roles in the productions. She also joined the Unity Theatre in 1951 and performed two plays as a part of it. In 1953, on completing her graduation, she began working nights at the All India Radio as an RJ.

The British government issued her an educational grant, and the British Council stepped in to give her a scholarship, impressed by her skills as an actor in one of the plays. This seed money enabled her to join the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, in 1955. On graduating, she moved to New York Click to look into! >> Read More... New York , with stopovers at Vermont and Washington, D.C. Here, she was a tour guide to the UN. In 1962, she made her off-Broadway debut in Rolf Forsberg's ‘A Tenth of an Inch Makes the Difference’. Three years later, she worked in her first film titled ‘Shakespeare Wallah,’ a film by Ismail Merchant Ismail Merchant was an Indian Director and Produce >> Read More... Ismail Merchant , which got her Best Actress Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. Madhur has worked in films and television alike. She is known for her work in ‘Prime,’ a rom-com by Ben Younger and, ‘A Late Quartet,’ American drama by Yaron Zilberman.

Eventually, she shifted her career as an actor to one of an author. It was only after she left for London for studies that she began cooking her mother’s recipes. Sooner or later, this hobby developed her skills as a chef, and she became a well-known cookbook author, who has given her recipes to a Manhattan restaurant by the name of Dawat. She has written several books which have been acknowledged by the James Beard Foundation Awards time and again. Moreover, she has even written a few children’s books. Madhur married the late actor Saeed Jaffey, whom she began dating in Delhi itself, in 1958. She had three daughters with him- Zia, Meera, and Sakina. However, in 1965, the two parted ways. In 1969, she got married to the famous violinist, Sanford Allen.

She is the recipient of the Muse Award presented to her by New York Women in Film & Television and also the Honorary CBE awarded to her for her services in film, television and cookery smooth cultural relations between the United Kingdom, India, and the United States.

Krissann Barretto Hindi Actress

Krissann Barretto

Krissann Barretto is a popular Indian model and TV actress. She was born on October 3, 1991, in Mumbai, India. She studied at Apostolic Carmel High School, Bandra and graduated from St. Xavier College, Mumbai. She studied for a year at the Government Law College until she was offered to do a role in Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan. Since then, she decided to stop schooling and pursue a career in acting. Krissann appeared in many advertisements for brands like Pepsi. She was also seen in the music video of SQS Supastars’ Behka and several dance promos. She started her career by doing episodic show such as Channel V’s Heroes – The Fightback Files and the very popular anthology series, Yeh Hai Aashiqui on Bindass channel. In 2014, she made her television debut through MTV India’s Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan and played the role of Alya Saxena. She mimics a scene from the Bollywood film, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in the show. She reprised her role as Alya Saxena on MTV India’s youth show, Warrior High. She played a female lead role in an episode of Zing’s drama series, Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya. Krissann is also one of the leads on MTV’s Hi Hip Hurray sequel. She was seen as the talented Anushree, who deals with the outsider issues in her new school. This 2016, she was seen as a VJ on MTV Campus Diaries. She played Kia Kapoor, a spoiled rich girl, on &TV’s “Kahani Hamari… Dil Dosti Deewanepan Ki”, alongside Karan Wahi, Rhea Sharma, and Reyansh Chaddha in the lead roles. Krissann also played as Tapasya, an easy going, and positive girl, in the Hindi romantic TV series, Girls on Top, which was produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. As of this time, she is playing the role of Romi on Star Plus’ Ishqbaaaz. Recently, there are rumors that she’s dating Adhish Khanna of “24” fame. Apparently, the two met through common friends. They have worked together in shows like Hip Hip Hurray and Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya. In the future, she wished t work with Hrithik Roshan. She took up a law course, but she confessed that it did not appeal to her. She loves acting and dancing.

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