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1. Sanjeev Kumar Sanjeev Kumar Actor, Sholay Harihar Jariwala a.k.a. Sanjeev Kumar was born in a Gujrati family in 1938. He portrayed many roles irrespective of the age or the type of chararcter. The actor ballooned in size in later years of his life due to the gastronomical pleasures he had inherited by sleeping in a kitchen while he was a child (which became the cause of his death in 1985 when he died of a heart ailment)...
2. Nargis Nargis Actress, Mother India She was born on June 1, 1929 as Fatima Rashid in Rawalpindi, British India, daughter to Jaddanbai and Uttamchand Mohanchand, a former Hindu Mohyal Brahmin who converted to Islam as Abdul Rashid. Her mother was a well-known dancer, singer, actor, composer, and director. This is what paved the way for Fatima to become a child artiste (Baby Nargis) as early as 1935...
3. Smita Patil Smita Patil Actress, Ardh Satya
4. Guru Dutt Guru Dutt Actor, Pyaasa Considered to be a man ahead of his time, Guru Dutt was one of the greatest icons of commercial Indian cinema. Although he made less than fifty films, they are believed to be the best to come from Bollywood's Golden Age, known both for their ability to reach out to the common man and for their artistic and lyrical content...
5. Vinod Mehra Vinod Mehra Actor, Ghar
6. Mohammad Rafi Mohammad Rafi Music Department, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Mohammed Rafi, whose voice brought to life hundreds of melodies, was born in a village Kotla Sultan Singh near Amritsar long before India attained its independence. But music training beckoned him to Lahore where he cut his musical teeth under the hawk-like eye of Ustad Ghulam Ali Khan. He made his singing debut in the Punjabi film Gul baloch by rendering a duet with Zeenat Begum...
7. I.S. Johar I.S. Johar Actor, Lawrence of Arabia
8. Amjad Khan Amjad Khan Actor, Sholay
9. Prithviraj Kapoor Prithviraj Kapoor Actor, Mughal-E-Azam
10. Madhubala 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...
11. Rahul Dev Burman Rahul Dev Burman Composer, Life of Pi
12. Balraj Sahni Balraj Sahni Actor, Do Bigha Zamin
13. Nasir Hussain Nasir Hussain Writer, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
14. Kishore Kumar Kishore Kumar Music Department, Sholay Has a son named Sumeet from his marriage with Leena Chandavarkar.
15. Bimal Roy Bimal Roy Director, Madhumati
16. Mehboob Khan Mehboob Khan Director, Mother India
17. Manmohan Desai Manmohan Desai Director, Amar Akbar Anthony
18. Durga Khote Durga Khote Actress, Mughal-E-Azam
19. Rehman Rehman Actor, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam Rehman Khan was born in Lahore, British India on June 23, 1923 in a Pathan family believed to be the descendants of Afghanistan's King Amanuallah. His family subsequently re-located to Jabalpur where he attended the Robinson College. After completing college he joined the Indian Air Force as a Pilot...
20. K. Asif K. Asif Director, Mughal-E-Azam Asif was born Asif Karim in Etawah, Uttar Pradesh to Parents Dr. Fazal Karim and Bibi Ghulam Fatima. He was the youngest of his siblings with Sikander Begum, wife of versatile Actor/Director/Producer Nazir Ahmed Khan being the Eldest and Masood Karim, the first Muslim President of Sindh Club second in line...
21. Rajaram Vankudre Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre Shantaram Director, Do Ankhen Barah Haath Rajaram has been married twice. His second marriage was to actress Jayashree. Jayashree passed away on the 19th of October, 2004 in Bombay, at the age of 84. Jayashree and Rajaram are survived by their son, Kiran Shantaram, former Sheriff of Bombay, and daughter, Rajashree, well-known former Bollywood actress.
22. Brij Brij Director, Chori Mera Kaam
23. Abhi Bhattacharya Abhi Bhattacharya Actor, Jagriti
24. Sachin Dev Burman Sachin Dev Burman Composer, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
25. Raj Khosla Raj Khosla Director, C.I.D.
26. Pinchoo Kapoor Pinchoo Kapoor Actor, Don
27. Geeta Bali Geeta Bali Actress, Vachan
28. Sohrab Modi Sohrab Modi Actor, Jhansi Ki Rani
29. Sahir Ludhianvi Sahir Ludhianvi Soundtrack, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Research Book On Life,his works,loves,and his philosophy and message to the Generations to come has been published by his Close and 50 years old friend Mr.Amarnath Verma of Star Publications,New Delhi, A book entitled by":Main Sahir Hoo'n" ( in Autobiographical Style)written by Dr.Salman Abid and Chander...
30. Geeta Dutt Geeta Dutt Music Department, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam Acclaimed as the one singer who was feared by Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt held a rare mellifluous tone in her voice that could fuel passion and all kinds of emotions into whatever song she sung. This rare ability also enabled her to swap from traditional songs to Western-styled tunes without skipping a beat...
31. Satyen Bose Satyen Bose Director, Dosti
32. Priya Tendulkar Priya Tendulkar Actress, Ankur: The Seedling
33. Rajni Bala Rajni Bala Actress, Chaahat
34. Dulal Guha Dulal Guha Director, Do Anjaane
35. Harindranath Chattopadhyay Harindranath Chattopadhyay Actor, Bawarchi Harindranath Chattopadhyay was born on April 2, 1898 and died on June 23, 1990. He was an Indian English poet, an actor, and he was a member of the 1st Lok Sabha from Vijayawada constituency. He was the younger brother of Sarojini Naidu. He is famous for poems like Noon and Shaper Shaped. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1973...
36. Gulshan Kumar Gulshan Kumar Producer, Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin
37. Khwaja Ahmad Abbas Khwaja Ahmad Abbas Writer, Mera Naam Joker
38. Dinesh Anand Dinesh Anand Actor, Mohra
39. Kamal Amrohi Kamal Amrohi Writer, Mughal-E-Azam
40. Prem Narayan Arora Prem Narayan Arora Director, Dil Daulat Duniya
41. Nana Palsikar Nana Palsikar Actor, Gandhi
42. Roshan Roshan Composer, Taj Mahal
43. Jugal Kishore Jugal Kishore Director, Dada
44. Bibhuti Mitra Bibhuti Mitra Director, Phagun
45. Rahi Masoom Reza Rahi Masoom Reza Writer, Mahabharat
46. Gajanan Jagirdar Gajanan Jagirdar Actor, Guide First major freelance director-character actor in Marathi and Hindi cinema. Born in Amravati. Child actor on amateur stage. Started Arun Players in Pune and staged Chekov's Cherry Orchard and Harindranath Chattopadhyay's Returned from Abroad. Claimed Ernst Lubitsch's The Patriot (1928) as a major influence...
47. Devendra Goel Devendra Goel Director, Dus Lakh
48. S.U. Sunny S.U. Sunny Director, Kohinoor
49. Pralhad Keshav Atre Pralhad Keshav Atre Director, Shyamchi Aai
50. Amiya Chakrabarty Amiya Chakrabarty Director, Seema
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