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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. Om Puri Om Puri Actor, The Hundred-Foot Journey Om Puri is an Indian actor who has appeared in both mainstream Indian films and art films. His credits also include appearances in British and American films. He has received an honorary OBE. Puri was born in Ambala, Haryana. His father worked on the railways and served in the Indian Army. Puri graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India...
3. Amrish Puri Amrish Puri Actor, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Believe it or not, Amrish Puri wanted to become a Bollywood movie hero but failed a screen test in 1954. And what a failure it was! Mr. Puri went on to become one of the most renowned and credible villains in the history of Indian cinema. His most memorable and often quoted role is the character of 'Mogambo' (with the catchphrase "Mogambo Khush Hua")...
4. Satyajit Ray Satyajit Ray Writer, Pather Panchali Satyajit Ray was born in Calcutta on May 2, 1921. His father, Late Sukumar Ray was an eminent poet and writer in the history of Bengali literature. In 1940, after receiving his degree in science and economics from Calcutta University, he attended Tagore's Viswa-Bharati University. His first movie Pather Panchali won several International Awards and set Ray as a world-class director...
5. Rajesh Khanna Rajesh Khanna Actor, Anand Jatin Khanna, the first superstar of Indian and Hindi Cinema with 74 Golden Jubilee Hits - (which includes 48 Platinum Jubilee hits and 26 Golden Jubilee Hits) & in addition had 22 Silver Jubilee Hits and 9 average hits, was born on 29 December 1942 in Amritsar, Punjab, India. Known as the most versatile of all actors who later regionally were given superstar status in media...
6. Raj Kapoor Raj Kapoor Actor, Sangam Raj Kapoor was the son of well-known Indian actor Prithviraj Kapoor, who acted both in film and on stage. After apprenticing in the Bollywood production studios of the 1940's, at 24 years of age Raj Kapoor produced, directed and acted in Aag, with his new company, RK Films. His next production...
7. 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)...
8. Vinod Khanna Vinod Khanna Actor, Dabangg At the start of his career, he played supporting or villainous characters in films such as Purab Aur Paschim, Sachaa Jhutha, Aan Milo Sajna, and Mastana in 1970, and in Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Elaan and Aan Milo Sajna in 1971.He got his first break as the solo lead hero in the film Hum Tum Aur Woh (1971)...
9. Kishore Kumar Kishore Kumar Music Department, Sholay Abhas Kumar Ganguly was born in Khandwa, now in Madhya Pradesh. His dad's name was Kunjilal, a lawyer by profession, and his mom's name was Gouri Devi, who came from a wealthy family. Kishore was the youngest in the Ganguly family, preceded by Ashok Kumar, Sati, & Anoop Kumar (I). Sati was married to Sashadhar Mukherjee...
10. 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...
11. Milton Reid Milton Reid Actor, The Spy Who Loved Me Although he liked to sign his autographs, perhaps jokingly, "Milton Gaylord Reid" his real name was Milton Rutherford Reid and he was born in Bombay on 29 April 1917. His father Edgar William Reid was a Scottish-born Customs and Excise inspector who had married an Indian lady. Milton moved to London in 1936, settling in Shepherd's Bush, and during his early career worked as a commercial traveller...
12. Shammi Kapoor Shammi Kapoor Actor, Rockstar Shamsher Raj "Shammi" Kapoor was the son of theater and film actor Prithviraj Kapoor and his wife Ramsarni "Rama" Mehra Kapoor. Shammi's acting career began in 1948, when he joined his father's theatrical company "Prithvi Theatres." Like his father and his brothers, Shammi eventually moved into the world of movie-making...
13. 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...
14. Jiah Khan Jiah Khan Actress, Ghajini
15. Sunil Dutt Sunil Dutt Actor, Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. Actor, social activist and politician. Sunil Dutt wore many hats and excelled in a plethora of roles that came his way - both on and off screen. Born on June 6th, 1929, Sunil Dutt grew up as Balraj Dutt in a family that had survived the Partition of India. A student of Mumbai's Jai Hind college, he first started off as radio show host and celebrity interviewer...
16. 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...
17. Yash Chopra Yash Chopra Producer, Veer-Zaara Labeled the eternal romantic and with one of the best musical senses in the business, Yash Chopra is arguably India's most successful director of romantic films. Although he made action-oriented films like the ever-popular Deewaar, it is in tackling love and its various aspects that he has been at his best...
18. Amjad Khan Amjad Khan Actor, Sholay
19. Pran Pran Actor, Don Pran was born in a very wealthy Delhi-based Sikand family on February 12, 1920. His dad, Kewal Krishan Sikand was a renowned civil contractor, Kalsi bridge in Dehra Dun was just one of his projects. As a child he had studied in Meerut, Kapurthala, Unao, Dehra Dun, & Rampur. He was very fond of dogs, and always had a dog for a pet since his childhood to date...
20. Reema Lagoo Reema Lagoo Actress, Kal Ho Naa Ho
21. Roohi Berde Roohi Berde Actress, Aa Gale Lag Jaa
22. Smita Patil Smita Patil Actress, Ardh Satya
23. Kalpana Kalpana Actress, Professor Kalpana Mohan was born as Archana in Srinagar, Kashmir, India on July 18, 1946. Her father, Avani Mohan, a freedom fighter, was close to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (Indira Gandhi's father) and an active member of the All India Congress Committee. For his political beliefs, he was jailed for some time. Nehru often invited Kalpana...
24. Hrishikesh Mukherjee Hrishikesh Mukherjee Director, Anand By no means is he any glamorous director, yet Hrishikesh Mukherjee is one of the most popular and beloved filmmakers in Indian cinema. His magic lay not in the glamor or largeness so often associated with cinema, but in its simplicity and warmth. He began his career in Bombay, 1951, as an editor and assistant director to Bimal Roy...
25. Meena Kumari Meena Kumari Actress, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam Mahjabeen was born on August 1, 1932 in Dr. Gadre's Clinic in Bombay, India to a Muslim father, Ali Bux, and a Hindu mother, Iqbal Begum (Nee Prabhavati Tagore). She has two sisters Khurshid and Madhu. Mahjabeen wanted to study in school but was compelled to act in Hindi movies as a child artiste, and ended up becoming the sole bread earner of the family...
26. 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...
27. Silk Smitha Silk Smitha Actress, Moondram Pirai
28. I.S. Johar I.S. Johar Actor, Lawrence of Arabia
29. 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...
30. Laxmikant Berde Laxmikant Berde Actor, Saajan
31. Zohra Segal Zohra Segal Actress, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam Sahibzadi Zohra Begum Mumtaz-ullah Khan, better known as Zohra Sehgal, was born into a Sunni Muslim Rohilla Pathan family of Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, on 27th April, 1912 in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, India. However, unlike most other children of traditional households, Zohra Sehgal was a tomboy, who enjoyed climbing trees and playing games...
32. Uttam Kumar Uttam Kumar Actor, Nayak The legendary Bengali Actor of Calcutta, Uttam Kumar (Guru, Mahanayak as fans say), widely regarded as one of the Greatest actors ever in India, was an Indian film actor, director, producer, singer, music composer, playback singer who predominantly worked in Indian Cinema. Though he was a commercial success and widely accepted as the Greatest Actor of Bengali film...
33. Anand Bakshi Anand Bakshi Music Department, Sholay 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...
34. Nanda Nanda Actress, Gumnaam A film career spanning from the 1940s to the 1980s, Nanda was born on January 8, 1939, to a show-business Marathi family in Bombay, India. Her father was actor Master Vinayak, and her mother was Sushila. Nanda was the third of seven brothers and sisters. When she was just 5 years old, her father wanted to cast her in his film "Mandir" (1948)...
35. Feroz Khan Feroz Khan Actor, Janasheen Firoz was born in Bangalore on September 25, 1939 to a Pathan father, Sadiq, and an Iranian mother, Fatima. He has three brothers, Abbas alias Sanjay, Akbar, and Sameer. Both Sanjay and Akbar are actors within their own rights, while Sameer is a film-maker and assists in their Golden Palms Spa located in Bangalore...
36. Sadashiv Amrapurkar Sadashiv Amrapurkar Actor, Mohra Sadashiv Amrapurkar is a popular actor who is well known for his performances in Marathi and Hindi films in the 1980s and 90s. He received the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role in 1991 for Sadak - the first time the award was instituted. In addition to negative roles, he has shone in supporting roles and, more recently, in comic roles.
37. Prithviraj Kapoor Prithviraj Kapoor Actor, Mughal-E-Azam
38. Dhruv Ganesh Dhruv Ganesh Actor, Loev
39. Iftekhar Iftekhar Actor, Sholay
40. Razak Khan Razak Khan Actor, Baadshah
41. Gavin Packard Gavin Packard Actor, Mohra
42. Satyendra Kapoor Satyendra Kapoor Actor, Sholay
43. Suchitra Sen Suchitra Sen Actress, Aandhi
44. Vinod Mehra Vinod Mehra Actor, Ghar
45. Madan Puri Madan Puri Actor, Deewaar His debut film was Khazanchi 1941 in which he played a small role of co-cyclist in the song "Sawan Ke Nazare Hai" along with Jankidas, Ramola Devi & Manorama. The film was directed by Dalsukh M.Pancholi. Madan Lal Puri was born in 1915 in Lahore, Punjab, British India to S. Nihal Chanda Puri and Ved Kaur...
46. Nirupa Roy Nirupa Roy Actress, Deewaar Kokila was born on January 4, 1931 in Valsad, Gujarat, India, in the Gujarati-speaking Balsara family. She was married to Kamal Roy at a very young age, and shortly thereafter in 1946 both husband and wife decided to make a career on the silver screen. They traveled to Bombay, both applied, but only Kokila was chosen to act in a Gujarati movie...
47. Tun Tun Tun Tun Actress, Pyaasa Tun Tun was a prolific singer and comedienne appearing in over 100 Bollywood films. She began her career as a singer but was soon overshadowed by others. A heavy woman, she turned to comedy, using her weight to her advantage and continued her career as a comedienne. She died at the age of 76.
48. Dina Pathak Dina Pathak Actress, Devdas
49. Sumita Sanyal Sumita Sanyal Actress, Anand Sumita Sanyal was born as Manjula Sanyal in October 9, 1945 in Darjeeling. She has acted in over 50 Bengali movies and a few Hindi Movies like Anand(1971), Guddi(1971), Aashirwad(1968) and Mere Apne(1971). Notably, she worked in a Bengali film with Dilip Kumar called Sagina Mahato. She also acted in television and theater
50. Sudhir Sudhir Actor, Deewaar
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