Ananya Banerjee

Other names of Ananya Banerjee: Annanya Bannerjee

Ananya Banerjee, the author of the famous cooking recipe book ‘Planet Gastronomy’ published by Meri-Shaheli publishers, is a celebrity chef, food stylist, cooking consultant, and an expert food advisor. Ananya’s love for life is not restrained to food only; she is also a born and widely acclaimed painter and a traveller a heart. By educational qualification, Ananya Banerjee is a lawyer. She is indeed a multi-faceted personality. Ananya’s cooking recipe book ‘Planet Gastronomy’ is the combined result of her love for traveling and her passion for food.

It is a compilation of hundred different recipes that Ananya picked up from among the most popular culinary traditions that she observed during her traveling journey around 60 different countries throughout the world. Currently, Ananya lives in Mumbai and continues to explore and share her love for food through her own website (All about food). As a part of her career as a food curator, Ananya has written recipes for famous magazines like Savvy Cook Book, New Woman, and Woman’s era. Ananya has also displayed her skills as a talented cook while working for the online magazine Geobits. She has appeared on Indian television amidst its culinary scene during her participation in the well-known fusion cooking show named ‘Foodie.’

Ananya has been a patron of global cuisine for long, and while chasing her endless love and passion for both food and travel, she has conducted cooking classes for Italians, Germans, Mexicans, Koreans and the Spanish in different parts of the world. It is her belief that joy shared is joy doubled. And so she does not believe in keeping her love for cooking and food to herself. Meanwhile enhancing her own knowledge about the global food scene by attending famous cooking classes at prime locations like France, Germany, and Switzerland, Ananya has also conducted regular cooking workshops at American and Japanese Women’s clubs in Holland and Austria.

As a part of her everyday routine, Ananya loves posting food updates on her social profiles, mainly Twitter and she also regularly organizes pop-up meals at different places in the country and the world inviting people from various fields to share with her the joy of eating. In a recent pop-up lunch that Ananya organized at her own home in Mumbai, she presented her guests with ten different recipes from her own cooking recipe book Planet Gastronomy. The specialty of the ten dishes was that they belonged from ten different countries of the world.

Shivkumar Subramaniam Hindi Actor

Shivkumar Subramaniam

Shivkumar Subramaniam is an Indian actor and writer. He is known for playing important roles in 1942: A love story, Kaminey and 2 States. He is also known in the television industry for a role played by him of a leading industrial tycoon in the Hindi serial Mukti Bandhan on the Colors.He is acting in films and serials from 1989. His first role was in 1989 in Parinda. In 90’s he did few other roles in films like Rakshak where he played the photographer’s role, Prahaar in which his character’s name was Khandagle and other side roles in Droh Kaal, 1942: A Love Story and Bombay Boys.Other movies in which he acted in various roles from 2000 onwards were Ek Din 24 Ghante as Mr. Dutta, Vishal Bhardwaj’s film Kaminey as Lobo and also featured in Risk and Teen Patti.The year 2011 added 2 more films to his kitty, which were critically acclaimed namely That Girl in Yellow Boots and Stanley Ka Dabba where he played the math teacher and 2 television series: Mukti Bandhan and Kismat where he played Mr. I M Virani and Mr. Vishwanathan, which were both very important roles and the actor got praised for his performances. His recent roles involve playing DCP Shivraman in Ungli and K. Kamraj in TV series Pradhanmantri.Along with being an actor he also writes screenplays and has written 8 screenplays including Chameli (2003), Arjun Pandit (2005), Parinda (1989) for which he was also the assistant director and 1942: A Love Story (1994).He also got nominated for Filmfare awards for best story for the screenplay of Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi.


Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar is an Indian poet, lyricist, film scriptwriter from Bellwood. He is best known for teaming up with Salim Khan. Javed Akhtar came to recognition as a scriptwriter duo of Salim-Javed. Salim-Javed was instrumental in making of Amitabh Bachchan the superstar and 'angry young' image in Indian cinema, While Salim had ideated stories, Javed used to write the dialogues. Javed Saab used to write in Urdu, which was written in Hindi by some assistant writers. In his initial days, Javed was an assistant to Urdu writer and film lyricist Kaifi Azmi. Later, he married Kaifi Azmi’s daughter, Shabana Azmi, after divorcing his first wife, Honey Irani. Javed had married Honey Iran while he met her during the making of Seeta Aur Geeta. Javed has two children, Zoya Akhtar, and Farhan Akhtar. When Salim-Javed approached Mr. Bachchan for Mr. India, Bachchan did not approve the project, and there was split in the partnership of Bachchan-Salim-Javed. After Mr. India, Salim-Javed never worked together again. Javed wrote a story for Ramesh Sippy’s Sagar. That is how the country’s famous scriptwriter ballgame in Bollywood almost came to an end. Later on, Javed took to writing songs and even dialogues. Javed Akhtar was introduced as film lyricist in Yash Chopra’s Silsila; he had written all the best duet songs of Lata-Kishore Kumar, which had ample scope for his talent as a lyrics writer. However, when Sholay-3D was released in 2013, the duo came together settling down their past differences. The scriptwriter duo Salim-Javed had given Indian cinema many successful projects such as ‘Sholay’, ‘Zanjeer’, ‘Deewar’ and they had parted when) for ego issues. In those days, script-writers were not given due credit on film posters but Salim-Javed initiated this trend in Indian cinema and started to print their names on every poster of the movie they have worked in. It was Yash Chopra who approached Javed to honor his film Silsila with his lyrics, after Silsila there was no looking back for Javed Akhtar as a songwriter. He has won five national awards as a lyricist-writer. The Government of India has honored this writer for his contribution to Indian cinema with Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan. Javed is known for his political satire film ‘Main Azad Hoon’ which remains still one of his best as a movie writer. A Couple of his best songs can be included from films like Silsila, ‘1942-A Love Story’, ‘Veer Zaara’, 'Lagaan’, ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ and so on. This famous personality of Indian cinema was born to Jan Nisar Akhtar and Safia Akhtar on January 17, 1945.

Javed Akhtar Hindi Actor