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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. 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")...
3. 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...
4. Rajesh Khanna Rajesh Khanna Actor, Anand Rajesh 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.Rajesh entered Hindi films in the year 1965 when he began shooting for Raaz and did 180 films...
5. 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)...
6. Tom Alter Tom Alter Actor, Veer-Zaara Tom Alter, the son and grandson of American Presbyterian missionaries who first came to India in 1916, grew up in north India in the towns of Rajpur and Mussoorie, and studied at Woodstock School. It was while teaching at a school in Jagadhri, Haryana in the early 1970s that Alter picked honed his Hindi and fell in love with the movies...
7. 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...
8. Jiah Khan Jiah Khan Actress, Ghajini
9. 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...
10. 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...
11. Ashok Kumar Ashok Kumar Actor, Chhoti Si Baat Ashok Kumar was one of India's most famous actors from before to after its independence from the UK. As a young assistant to Bengali film-maker Himanshu Rai, he got his start in acting by accident when he volunteered to substitute for the lead actor, Jeevan Naya, who fell ill before production on the film Achhut Kanya was to start...
12. Pran Pran Actor, Don Pran was one of the leading character actors of Indian cinema. He was born on 12 February,1920 at Delhi. Pran was educated at different places namely Kapurthala, Unnao, Meerut, Dehradun and Rampur as his father late Lala Kewal Krishnan Sikand was a Government Civil Contractor for the construction of roads and bridges...
13. 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...
14. Sadhana Sadhana Actress, Waqt Sadhana was born on September 2, 1941 and was named after her father's favorite actress Sadhona Bose. Her father and actor Hari Shivdasani were brothers, and Hari's daughter is actress Babita Kapoor. Sadhana was an only child and her parents made her the center of their lives; in fact, her mother home-schooled her until she was 8 years old...
15. Reema Lagoo Reema Lagoo Actress, Kal Ho Naa Ho
16. Parveen Babi Parveen Babi Actress, Deewaar born and raised in Junagad, Ms. Babi was spotted by renowned 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 renowned Indian cricketer Salim Durrani. Parveen Babi lit up the silver screen with her charming looks and personality from the 1970s...
17. Johnny Walker Johnny Walker Actor, Chachi 420 One of the earliest and best-loved comedians of Indian Cinema, Johnny Walker brought smiles and amusement to all whenever he was on film. Christening himself after the famous Scotch whisky, Walker would drive audiences wild with laughter with his squeaky voice, pencil-thin moustache and his now-classic drunken antics...
18. 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...
19. Laxmikant Berde Laxmikant Berde Actor, Saajan
20. Iftekhar Iftekhar Actor, Sholay
21. Razak Khan Razak Khan Actor, Baadshah
22. Satyendra Kapoor Satyendra Kapoor Actor, Sholay
23. 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.
24. Inder Kumar Inder Kumar Actor, Wanted
25. Raaj Kumar Raaj Kumar Actor, Mother India
26. Dina Pathak Dina Pathak Actress, Devdas
27. Jag Mundhra Jag Mundhra Director, Bawandar
28. 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)...
29. Sujit Kumar Sujit Kumar Actor, Aradhana
30. Om Prakash Om Prakash Actor, Zanjeer
31. Dara Singh Dara Singh Actor, Jab We Met
32. A.K. Hangal A.K. Hangal Actor, Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India His childhood was spent in Peshawar, where he had performed in theater for some major roles. However, his primary occupation for the early part of his life was that of a tailor. He was an active participant in the Indian freedom struggle. Following his father's retirement, the family moved from Peshawar to Karachi...
33. Mac Mohan Mac Mohan Actor, Sholay
34. Sudhir Sudhir Actor, Deewaar
35. 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...
36. Jack Gaud Jack Gaud Actor, Koyla
37. Kumari Naaz Kumari Naaz Actress, Boot Polish
38. Dev Kumar Dev Kumar Actor, Farishta
39. Vijay Anand Vijay Anand Writer, Guide Vijay Anand was a celebrated filmmaker, writer, editor, and actor in Hindi cinema. Known as "Goldie," the younger brother of filmmaker Chetan Anand and matinée idol Dev Anand, Vijay Anand was born in Gurdaspur, Punjab, India on January 22, 1934. He lost his mother when he was only seven, and he along...
40. Shafi Inamdar Shafi Inamdar Actor, Ardh Satya
41. Yunus Parvez Yunus Parvez Actor, Gol Maal
42. Navin Nischol Navin Nischol Actor, Khosla Ka Ghosla!
43. Nirmal Pandey Nirmal Pandey Actor, Bandit Queen
44. 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...
45. Jagdish Raj Jagdish Raj Actor, Deewaar
46. Preeti Ganguli Preeti Ganguli Actress, Anmol Tasveer Preeti was born on May 17, to actor Kumudlal Kunjilal Ganguly alias Ashok Kumar and RattanBai. She was their only child. Her paternal grandfather was an Advocate, Kunjilal, and her grandma, Ghouri Rani Devi (nee Bannerjee), the sister of classical singer, Dhananjay Bannerjee. Her uncles are Anoop and Kishore Kumar...
47. B.R. Chopra B.R. Chopra Producer, Mahabharat One of India's most respected film personalities, Baldev Raj Chopra (better known as B.R. Chopra) has been an architect of what is now known as the golden era of the Bollywood industry. Having converted offbeat stories into immortal classics like Waqt and Naya Daur, he commands high regard in the world film fraternity...
48. Suraiya Suraiya Actress, Mirza Ghalib
49. Mukul Anand Mukul Anand Director, Agneepath
50. Ramanand Sagar Ramanand Sagar Producer, Ramayan Dr. Ramanand Sagar was born on December 29, 1917 at Asal Guru Ke, near the city of Lahore, Pakistan (then part of Hindustan). During the British Rule itself, Ramanand began his film career with a silent movie called "Raiders of the Railroad" (1936). Subsequently, he went on to make, what is now known as a masterpiece, "Aur Insaan Mar Gaya"...
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