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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Actress, Jodhaa Akbar
Aishwarya Rai (Ash) is one of Bollywood's pre-eminent leading ladies. This Indian darling burst upon the world stage when her striking beauty, poise and commanding intelligence won her the Miss World crown in 1994. This former architecture major soon became one of India's most famous models, landing a prestigious Pepsi-Cola campaign and appearing in Vogue Magazine...
 
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Kareena Kapoor
Actress, 3 Idiots
Kareena was born to Sindhi-speaking Babita (nee Shivdasani) and Punjabi-speaking Randhir Kapoor in Bombay, India. She has an elder sister, Karisma. She is born in a family that have been actors for generations, including her paternal great-grandfather, Prithviraj Kapoor; her grandfather, Raj Kapoor; her paternal uncles...
 
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Priyanka Chopra
Actress, Barfi!
Priyanka Chopra was born 18th July 1982 to the family of Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra and Dr. Madhu Chopra. She had a very varied upbringing. She started her education at La Martinière Girls College in Lucknow as a resident student; a short stay at Maria Goretti College in Bareilly prepared her for further studies in the USA...
 
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Asin
Actress, Ghajini
Asin was born in Kochi, Kerala, India to Seline and Joseph Thottumkal. She hails from Thottumkal family which is a Syro-Malabar Catholic Nasrani family spread mainly in Thodupuzha, Muvattupuzha and Pala. Her father is a businessman and her mother a surgeon. Asin did her schooling in Naval Public School and St.Teresa's Higher Secondary School in Kochi...
 
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Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif is one of eight siblings, 7 girls and 1 boy, from a mother who is a Caucasian of British Nationality, and a father who was formerly from Kashmir, India, but who has since acquired British citizenship. Her mother is now re-settled in Chennai (formerly known as Madras), the Capital of the state of Tamil Nadu in India...
 
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Genelia D'Souza
Genelia D'Souza is an Indian actress, model, and host. She has appeared in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam language films. After gaining wide attention in a Parker Pen commercial with Amitabh Bachchan, D'Souza began her acting career with Tujhe Meri Kasam in 2003. She was recognized for her role in Boys the same year...
 
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Bipasha Basu
Fate intervened when Bipasha recoiled and passed out when dissecting a rat. Thus ended her dream of being a medical professional. She was enrolled in the science faculty until 12th standard, but switched to commerce thereafter. After acquiring a degree in commerce she planned to be a chartered accountant but ended up being the Ford Supermodel of the World when she was just 17 years old...
 
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Anushka Sharma
Actress, PK
Sharma was born in Bangalore, but her parents are from Uttarakhand. Her father, Col. Ajay Kumar Sharma, is an army officer and her mother Ashima Sharma is a housewife. She has an elder brother named Karnesh, who was a state-level cricketer and is now in the Merchant Navy. She studied in Army School and graduated with specialization in arts from Mount Carmel College...
 
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Manisha Koirala
Actress, Dil Se..
Manisha was born in the Nepali Koirala family on August 16, 1970. Her dad, B.P. Koirala, was Nepal's Prime Minister before her birth, while two of her paternal grandfather's brothers, Girja Prasad Koirala, and M.P. Koirala were also Nepali Prime Ministers during the 1990s. Manisha grew up with her paternal grandmother in Varanasi...
 
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Vidya Balan
Actress, Kahaani
Vidya was born in Palghat, Kerala, India. Her family consists of her dad, P.R. Balan, who is the Vice-President of ETC Channel; mom - a home-maker, and an elder sister, Priya, who is married to Kedar. She also has an aunt by the name of Raji Raju. The Balan family re-located to live at Road No. 11...
 
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Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone, born 5 January 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark, is an Indian model & Actress. She is the daughter of former badminton Champion Prakash Padukone. Her mother tongue is Konkani. Deepika has a younger sister named Anisha. She has been modeling appearances in print and television advertising campaigns for Liril...
 
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Preity Zinta
Actress, Kal Ho Naa Ho
Preity Zinta shot to fame as the refreshing, cool, wet model in the Liril commercial. She also modeled for Perk and her dimpled smile won the hearts of millions. Preity never thought she would be an actress. Kapoor saw her in the Liril commercial and liked her so much that he instantly decided that the next film he would announce would have her in the lead...
 
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Sonam Kapoor
Sonam was born in Chembur, Bombay, India in the Kapoor family, which consists of Punjabi-speaking dad - Bollywood actor, Anil Kapoor, Sindhi-speaking mom, Sunita (nee Bhambhani), sister, Rhea and brother, Harshvardhan. She is the niece of film-maker Boney Kapoor, and actor, Sanjay Kapoor. The family...
 
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Anita Raj
Actress, 24: India
 
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Kimi Katkar
Actress, Hum
 
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Madhubala
Actress, Mughal-E-Azam
Arguably the most beautiful artiste to ever grace the Indian screen, Madhubala rose from humble beginnings to become the most captivating star India has ever produced. Madhubala was born Mumtaz Jehan Begum on Valentine's Day 1933, in a poor, conservative family of Pathan Muslims in Delhi, a part of a prolific brood of sisters...
 
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Saira Banu
Actress, Padosan
Saira was born into a Urdu-speaking family in India. Her mom's name is Naseem Banu. She spent much of her childhood in London and was able to debut in 1961 in a Bollywood movie 'Junglee' opposite Shammi Kapoor. At the age of 22, she got married to Yusuf Khan, alias Bollywood superstar Dilip Kumar...
 
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Sonali Bendre
Actress, Kal Ho Naa Ho
Sonali Bendre started out as a model before being selected for the "Stardust Talent Search". She was invited to Bombay and received training from a variety of top actors and performers of the Indian film industry. Sonali has three sisters and was in her own words a quiet child who loved to read, while she was growing up...
 
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Sonali Kulkarni
Sonali was born in the Marathi-speaking Kulkarni family in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Her dad is an Engineer, and she has two brothers, Sandeep and Sandesh. Even she was a child her passion was acting, and got her chance to act during the Ganesh Mahotsav celebrations. She was enrolled in the Abhinav Vidhyalaya in Pune...
 
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Urmila Matondkar
Actress, Satya
The daughter of a lecturer, actress Urmila Matondkar began her celluloid career as a child artiste with the film _Kalyug (1980)_. Although an average film at the box-office, her next film, Masoom, about a family coping with an illegitimate member, showed her acting talents blossom and she received critical acclaim from both her fans and the film fraternity...
 
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Isha Koppikar
Actress, Don
Coming from a Konkani-speaking Mangalorean family of learned academicians, Isha has herself completed a course in Life Sciences from Ruia College, and was born on September 19, 1976 in Bombay, India. She has a younger brother. After completing her college course, she contested the 1995 Miss India contest, and won the Miss Talent crown...
 
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Neetu Chandra
Neetu N Chandra is an Indian actor who is also a producer & theatre artist. Apart from this she is also an athlete having represented India in Taekwondo and she is a spokesperson for promoting the prestigious NBA in India. She holds 4th Dan Blackbelt in Taekwondo. She has appeared in a number of Hindi films as a lead actor and also in many of India's local language regional movies...
 
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Preeti Jhangiani
Actress, Mohabbatein
Preeti was born in the Sindhi-speaking Jhangiani family on August 18, 1980 in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. She used to study in St. Xavier's College, in Ahmedabad. She is fluent in Sindhi, Hindi, English and also has some knowledge of Malyalam and Telugu. Preeti first made her appearance in a music video titled 'Chui Mui' from Rajshri opposite South Indian actor...
 
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Shilpa Shetty
Actress, Dhadkan
Among very few actresses, Shilpa Shetty was nominated for her first film Baazigar. The following year she delivered another blockbuster hit Main Khiladi Tu Anari where she starred with Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan. However, the proceeding years her movies failed to succeed at the box office, though she did receive critical acclaim for some of her performances...
 
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Reema Sen
Born in Kolkatta, India. Completed her studies and started modelling. Got her first break in Telugu and Tamil films, then started concentrating on Hindi films. A widely and popularly known actress in South India.
 
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Namrata Shirodkar
Born in a moderate Marathi-speaking family, Namrata Shirodkar is an Aquarian, born on January 22, 1972, and one of the most beautiful Bollywood actresses, who used to live in Khar, an elite suburb in Bombay. She is the grand-daughter of actress Meenakshi Shirodkar, who starred in Brahmachari (1930s)...
 
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Sonali Bendre
Actress, Kal Ho Naa Ho
Sonali Bendre started out as a model before being selected for the "Stardust Talent Search". She was invited to Bombay and received training from a variety of top actors and performers of the Indian film industry. Sonali has three sisters and was in her own words a quiet child who loved to read, while she was growing up...
 
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Madhuri Dixit
Actress, Devdas
Born in a Marathi-speaking Koknastha Hindu Brahmin family consisting of dad, Shankar, mom, Snehlata, sisters, Rupa and Bharati, and brother, Ajit. An acclaimed Kathak dancer, acting was not her goal, for she wanted to be a Micro-biologist, and did study in that course in Bombay's Parle College, in Vile Parle (East), Bombay...
 
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Sridevi
Sridevi was born on August 13, 1963 in her father's hometown of Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India. Her mother was from Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. So Sridevi grew up speaking Telugu and Tamil. She has a sister named Srilatha and a stepbrother named Satish. Her dad passed away during the year 1991, while her mom died during 1997...
 
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Juhi Chawla
Actress, Darr
A certain class and benevolence has always separated Juhi Chawla from her ilk. Her upbringing in a family where education, etiquette and propriety were given their due importance, Juhi was bound to imbibe all the sophistication to cultivate herself as a true lady. A mother heading the hospitality of the Taj Group...
 
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Rekha
Bhanurekha was born in the Tamil-speaking Ganesan household on October 10, 1954. Her dad was the popular Tamil actor, Gemini, while her mom was a popular Telugu actress, Pushpavalli. She has seven sisters and one brother. One of her sisters is Dr. Kamala Selvaraj, while another one, Radha, lives in San Francisco with a son named Naveed, who is being readied to act in Bollywood movies...
 
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Tabu
Actress, Life of Pi
Tabu is an Indian actress. She has mainly acted in Hindi films, though she has also starred in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali-language films, as well as one American film. She has won the National Film Award for Best Actress twice, and holds the record for the most wins of Filmfare's Critics Award for Best Female Performer...
 
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Nandita Das
Actress, Earth
 
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Konkona Sen Sharma
Actress, Wake Up Sid
Konkona Sen Sharma is an awarding winning actress and the daughter of the celebrated actress and director Aparna Sen. Konkona is regarded as one of the most respected actresses in Bollywood with her memorable performances right from Mr. and Mrs. Iyer to Page 3, from Omkara to Life in a Metro...
 
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Minissha Lamba
Minisha Lamba was born in the New Delhi-based Punjabi speaking Sikh family consisting of her dad Kewal, mom Manju, and brother Karan. She had not really decided to act in films, her goal was to become a Journalist, but she loved modeling and was fortunate enough to be selected to model for Cadbury. Clearly her intent was to complete her education...
 
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Urmila Matondkar
Actress, Satya
The daughter of a lecturer, actress Urmila Matondkar began her celluloid career as a child artiste with the film _Kalyug (1980)_. Although an average film at the box-office, her next film, Masoom, about a family coping with an illegitimate member, showed her acting talents blossom and she received critical acclaim from both her fans and the film fraternity...
 
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Karisma Kapoor
Karisma was born on June 25, 1974 to Punjabi-speaking Randhir and his Sindhi-speaking wife, Babita, who is the daughter of actor Hari Shivdasani, and cousin to Sadhana. Karisma is the third Kapoor female to appear on the silver screen in India. The first being her aunt, Sanjana Kapoor, daughter of actor Shashi Kapoor, followed by her sister, Kareena Kapoor...
 
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Raveena Tandon
Daughter of Bombay film industry (Bollywood) director Ravi Tandon. Raveena dropped out of Bombay's Meethibai College to pursue a career as a model with middling success. She made her movie debut with the flop _Pathar Ke Phool (1991)_. Her next few films were also failures and it was only with Andaz Apna Apna that she tasted success...
 
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Meenakshi Sheshadri
Meenakshi Sheshadri (born on November 16th 1963) is an Indian (Bollywood) film actress and dancer who acted in more than 20 Bollywood films during her times. She won the Miss India contest in 1981 at age 17, nominated as the youngest woman to be crowned Miss India. Making her debut film into Bollywood...
 
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Mumtaz
Mumtaz was born on July 31, 1947 to Abdul Sameed Askari and Sardar Begum Habib Agha aka Naaz, both of Iranian origin but settled in Bombay, India. Mumtaz first appeared in as child artist in Sanskar (1952),Yasmin (1955),Lajwanti (1958),Sone Ki Chidiya (1958),Stree(1961).Her mother, Naaz, was also an actress in films...
 
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Parveen Babi
Actress, Deewaar
Junagad born and raised, Ms. Babi was spotted by renowed B.R. Ishara at Ahmedabad University, and he approached her to act in his forthcoming movie, Charitraheen, which was a sequel to Chetna. Her co-star in this movie was none other than renowed Indian cricketer Salim Durrani. Since then there has no looking back for this gorgeous...
 
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Hema Malini
Actress, Sholay
Hema was born in the Tamil-speaking Chakravarthy household on October 16, 1948 in Ammankudi, Tamil Nadu. Her dad's name is V.S.R. Chakravarthy and her mom, Jaya, was a film producer. She was enrolled in the Chennai-based Andhra Mahila Sabha. After performing as a dancer in a 1961 regional movie, she was rejected by Tamil Director...
 
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Sharmila Tagore
A Bengali actress who achieved success young, Sharmila appeared in numerous Bengali classics before making the jump to Hindi cinema, which first made her a romantic actress and later a legendary actress thanks to her intense films opposite Superstar Rajesh Khanna. A distant relative of poet Rabindranath Tagore...
 
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Waheeda Rehman
Waheeda Rehmaan combined the classic Tamil-Islamic beauty with an extraordinary grace, talent and a truly transcendent appeal that ranked her among the pantheon of Bollywood's elite actresses. And few could dance better than she could! She was born into a traditional Tamil Urdu speaking Muslim family on 3 February 1938...
 
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Neetu Singh
Actress, Deewaar
Sonia Singh, now known as Neetu Singh, started her career as a child artiste (Baby Neetu/Sonia) in Bollywood movies (Pavitra Paapi, Waaris &c), and went on to become a full-fledged Bollywood movie actress, with a reputation of having her mom accompany her to almost all shoots. She married her co-star...
 
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Zeenat Aman
Actress, Don
Zeenat Aman was born to a Hindu mother and a Muslim father Amanullah who was one of the writers for the classic "Mughal-e-Azam", on November 19th, 1951. Zeenat was an only child and her parents divorced when she was a little girl. A graduate of Saint Xavier's school in Bombay. Her father passed away when she was 13...
 
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Dimple Kapadia
Born in a Gujerati-speaking family on June 8, 1957, daughter to businessman, Chunnibhai and Betty, Dimple has a younger sister, Simple, who was born on 15 August 1958. She was discovered by Raj Kapoor, who signed her up opposite his son, Rishi, in the 1973 hit 'Bobby'. The film made Rishi and her stars overnight, at the time she was just 16 years old...
 
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Twinkle Khanna
Actress, Baadshah
Very few people have the privilege of being born on the same day as their mom or dad, Tina is one of them. She was born on 29 December 1974, and shares her date of birth with her dad, Jatin alias super-star Rajesh Khanna, born in 1942. Tina is the daughter of well-known Bollywood actress, Dimple Kapadia; has a sister...
 
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Rinke Khanna
Actress, Chameli
Rinke Khanna was born on July 27th 1977 to Dimple Kapadia and Rajesh Khanna,as well as sister to 'Twinkle Khanna' (qv and sister-in-law of Akshay Kumar. She entered films in Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi... and followed it up with _Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai (2001)_ and the successful Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain. This got her recognition from the Tamil industry...
 
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Mamta Kulkarni
Actress, Karan Arjun
Mamta Kulkarni was born in a Marathi-speaking household, and lived at Yari Road, Versova, Andheri West, along with two sisters, Mithila and Moulina. Nothwithstanding Mamta's Marathi accent, and her inability to speak fluent English, she did land several roles in Bollywood flicks, starting in 1992 with Tiranga...
 
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Sushmita Sen
Actress, Main Hoon Na
Sushmita was born in the Bengali-speaking Sen family on November 19, 1975 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. Her family consists of her dad, Shubeer, a former Indian Air Force Wing Commander; mom, Subhra, Jewelry Designer and owner of a Dubai-based store. She has two siblings, a sister named Neelam, who is married to Nauman Malik, and a brother named Rajeev. Subhra's dad was a poet...
 
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Sonakshi Sinha
Actress, Dabangg
She is the daughter of legendary Indian actor Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam Sinha and sister to Luv Sinha and Kussh Sinha. She started her career as a model and walked the ramp in the Lakme Fashion week in 2008. She got her break in movies after being signed up by Salman Khan for his thriller Dabangg
 
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Rambha
Actress, Judwaa
 
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Mahima Chaudhry
Actress, Tere Naam
Mahima Chaudhry was a model before she became an actress. She was overshadowed by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in a Pepsi commercial. Her first breakthrough performance where she won rave reviews was Pardes as Ganga, the love interest of two men, Shah Rukh Khan and Apoorva Agnihotri. She was chosen to be the female lead among 3000 applicants who auditioned for Pardes...
 
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Dipti Bhatnagar
Actress, Mann
Born on September 30, 1967, Deepti caught the media spotlight when she was crowned Eves Weekly's Miss India contest in 1990. She went on to represent India in the Miss World contest and actually ended up finishing in the 5th place. She continued to receive modeling assignments from Singapore based organizations...
 
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Pooja Batra
Actress, Virasat
Pooja Batra was born in India to an army officer and his wife. Early in life she showed grit and determination winning multiple track and field events on a national level. She shot to fame when she was crowned Miss India in 1993. She quickly went on to become one of the top supermodels in India walking the ramp in over 250 fashion shows in India and abroad...