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1. 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")...
2. Jiah Khan Jiah Khan Actress, Ghajini
3. 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...
4. 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...
5. 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...
6. 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...
7. 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...
8. Raaj Kumar Raaj Kumar Actor, Mother India
9. Amjad Khan Amjad Khan Actor, Sholay
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, Bandini 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. Jag Mundhra Jag Mundhra Director, Bawandar
13. Laxmikant Berde Laxmikant Berde Actor, Saajan
14. 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)...
15. Navin Nischol Navin Nischol Actor, Khosla's Nest
16. Satyendra Kapoor Satyendra Kapoor Actor, Sholay
17. Dara Singh Dara Singh Actor, Jab We Met
18. 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...
19. 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...
20. Joy Mukherjee Joy Mukherjee Actor, Umeed
21. Ramanand Sagar Ramanand Sagar Writer, Barsaat 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"...
22. Krishna Kalle Krishna Kalle Music Department, Shikar
23. Ashraf Ul Haq Ashraf Ul Haq Actor, Company
24. Abir Goswami Abir Goswami Actor, Lakshya
25. Dev Kumar Dev Kumar Actor, Farishta
26. Ravi Chopra Ravi Chopra Director, Baghban
27. Vijay Arora Vijay Arora Actor, Yaadon Ki Baaraat
28. Sudhir Sudhir Actor, Deewaar
29. Prakash Mehra Prakash Mehra Director, Sharaabi
30. Rajendra Nath Rajendra Nath Actor, Haré Raama Haré Krishna
31. Shakti Samanta Shakti Samanta Director, Aradhana
32. Yunus Parvez Yunus Parvez Actor, Gol Maal
33. 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...
34. Sujit Kumar Sujit Kumar Actor, Aradhana
35. Mahendra Kapoor Mahendra Kapoor Music Department, Amar Akbar Anthony
36. Mac Mohan Mac Mohan Actor, Sholay
37. Nirmal Pandey Nirmal Pandey Actor, Bandit Queen
38. Nalini Jaywant Nalini Jaywant Actress, Kalapani
39. Rasika Joshi Rasika Joshi Actress, Johnny Gaddaar Rasika Joshi was born on September 12, 1972 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India to Marathi Brahmin family. Rasika began her career with A Marathi play by Lata Narvekar. Her last movie Rasika died from leukemia on July 7, 2011 in a nursing home in Mumbai, aged 39, and was survived by her husband Girish Joshi and family.
40. Randhawa Randhawa Actor, Hari Darshan
41. Jagdish Raj Jagdish Raj Actor, Deewaar
42. 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...
43. Srihari Srihari Actor, Magadheera
44. Tahir Hussain Tahir Hussain Producer, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke
45. Simple Kapadia Simple Kapadia Costume Designer, Darr
46. Pankaj Advani Pankaj Advani Writer, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa
47. Leela Naidu Leela Naidu Actress, Trikal (Past, Present, Future) Born to an Irish mother and an Indian father. Was a Femina Miss India. Quit movies to marry (and later divorce) hotelier Tilakraj Oberoi. She later married Goan poet Dom Moraes, who was her childhood sweetheart. Vogue named her as one of most beautiful women in the world, along with Maharani Gayatri Devi...
48. Vinay Apte Vinay Apte Actor, Chandni Bar
49. Jayshree Gadkar Jayshree Gadkar Actress, Sadhi Manse
50. Jagjit Singh Jagjit Singh Music Department, Sarfarosh
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