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1. Persis Khambatta Persis Khambatta Actress, Star Trek: The Motion Picture Persis Khambatta was born on October 2, 1948 in Bombay, India. At age 17, as Femina Miss India, she entered Miss Universe 1965, dressed in off-the-rack clothes she bought at the last minute. Khambatta became a model for companies such as Revlon. Her biggest acting break was getting the role of Lieutenant Ilia...
2. 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)...
3. Rajendra Kumar Rajendra Kumar Actor, Mother India Rajendra was born in the Punjabi-speaking Tuli family on July 12, 1929, in Sialkot, British India (now located in Pakistan). After the turbulent years of partition, at the age of 21, Rajendra got his first break in 'Jogan' during 1950. He attained fame in 'Mother India' during 1957, playing the son of Nargis Dutt...
4. Parveen Babi 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...
5. Anand Bakshi Anand Bakshi Soundtrack, My Summer of Love Anand Bakshi was one of the greatest and popular lyricists of his time. He was the only lyricist, besides his associate Majrooh Sultanpuri, who enjoyed such a long and illustrious career in Bollywood lyricism and was still going strong after more than 40 years. Like Sultanpuri, Bakshi wrote simple poetry that could be understood by all, and he was in wide demand by all filmmakers...
6. 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 50 films during his lifetime, 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...
7. Vinod Mehra Vinod Mehra Actor, Ghar
8. Prithviraj Kapoor Prithviraj Kapoor Actor, Mughal-E-Azam
9. 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 Hindu Mohyal Brahmin. 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 Rani) as early as 1935. She is the sister of Bollywood actor, Anwar Hussain and Akhtar Hussain...
10. Manmohan Desai Manmohan Desai Director, Amar Akbar Anthony
11. Balraj Sahni Balraj Sahni Actor, Do Bigha Zamin
12. Rahul Dev Burman Rahul Dev Burman Soundtrack, Life of Pi
13. I.S. Johar I.S. Johar Actor, Lawrence of Arabia
14. 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...
15. 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...
16. Mehboob Khan Mehboob Khan Director, Mother India
17. Prakash Mehra Prakash Mehra Director, Sharaabi
18. Nasir Hussain Nasir Hussain Writer, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
19. Bimal Roy Bimal Roy Director, Madhumati
20. Kishore Kumar Kishore Kumar Soundtrack, Life of Pi Has a son named Sumeet from his marriage with Leena Chandavarkar.
21. K.N. Singh K.N. Singh Actor, Awaara
22. Harivansh Rai Bachchan Harivansh Rai Bachchan Thanks, Agneepath
23. 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.
24. Priya Tendulkar Priya Tendulkar Actress, Ankur
25. Sahir Ludhianvi Sahir Ludhianvi Soundtrack, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge A colossus among film lyricists, Sahir Ludhianvi was slightly different from his contemporaries. A man unable to praise Khuda (God), Husn (beauty) and/or Jaam (wine), his pen was at its best pouring out bitter but sensitive lyrics over the declining values of society, the senselessness of war and politics...
26. 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...
27. 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...
28. Durga Khote Durga Khote Actress, Mughal-E-Azam
29. Sachin Dev Burman Sachin Dev Burman Soundtrack, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
30. Raj Khosla Raj Khosla Director, C.I.D.
31. Sohrab Modi Sohrab Modi Actor, Jhansi Ki Rani
32. Kamal Amrohi Kamal Amrohi Writer, Mughal-E-Azam
33. Nana Palsikar Nana Palsikar Actor, Gandhi
34. Fearless Nadia Fearless Nadia Actress, Diamond Queen Fearless Nadia was born Mary Evans in Perth, Australia. She accompanied her family to India as a child. She began working in the cirucs in the early 1930s, where she took the name Fearless Nadia. The tall, blue-eyed, blonde began her film career several years later in Hindi language films in India...
35. Brij Brij Director, Chori Mera Kaam
36. Abdul Rashid Kardar Abdul Rashid Kardar Director, Dil Diya Dard Liya
37. Ravikant Nagaich Ravikant Nagaich Director, Mere Jeevan Saathi
38. Khwaja Ahmad Abbas Khwaja Ahmad Abbas Writer, Mera Naam Joker
39. Gajanan Jagirdar Gajanan Jagirdar Actor, Guide
40. Abhi Bhattacharya Abhi Bhattacharya Actor, Jagriti
41. Roshan Roshan Composer, Taj Mahal
42. N.C. Sippy N.C. Sippy Producer, Anand
43. Rajni Bala Rajni Bala Actress, Chaahat
44. Prem Narayan Arora Prem Narayan Arora Director, Dil Daulat Duniya
45. Gulshan Kumar Gulshan Kumar Producer, Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin
46. Dinesh Anand Dinesh Anand Actor, Mohra
47. Satyen Bose Satyen Bose Director, Dosti
48. Mahesh Kaul Mahesh Kaul Director, Talaaq
49. P.L. Santoshi P.L. Santoshi Director, Barsaat Ki Raat
50. Vijay Bhatt Vijay Bhatt Director, Baiju Bawra
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