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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. 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...
4. 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...
5. Jiah Khan Jiah Khan Actress, Ghajini
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. 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...
8. Raaj Kumar Raaj Kumar Actor, Mother India
9. 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...
10. 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...
11. 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...
12. 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...
13. 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...
14. Razak Khan Razak Khan Actor, Baadshah
15. 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...
16. Jag Mundhra Jag Mundhra Director, Bawandar
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. Laxmikant Berde Laxmikant Berde Actor, Saajan
19. Dara Singh Dara Singh Actor, Jab We Met
20. 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)...
21. Joy Mukherjee Joy Mukherjee Actor, Umeed
22. Om Prakash Om Prakash Actor, Zanjeer
23. Navin Nischol Navin Nischol Actor, Khosla Ka Ghosla!
24. Prakash Mehra Prakash Mehra Director, Sharaabi
25. Sudhir Sudhir Actor, Deewaar
26. Satyendra Kapoor Satyendra Kapoor Actor, Sholay
27. 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"...
28. Shakti Samanta Shakti Samanta Director, Aradhana
29. Suresh Chatwal Suresh Chatwal Actor, Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.
30. 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...
31. 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...
32. Dev Kumar Dev Kumar Actor, Spy in Rome
33. Nirmal Pandey Nirmal Pandey Actor, Bandit Queen
34. Vijay Arora Vijay Arora Actor, Yaadon Ki Baaraat
35. Dina Pathak Dina Pathak Actress, Devdas
36. Rajendra Nath Rajendra Nath Actor, Haré Raama Haré Krishna
37. Yunus Parvez Yunus Parvez Actor, Gol Maal
38. Sujit Kumar Sujit Kumar Actor, Aradhana
39. 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...
40. Ravi Chopra Ravi Chopra Director, Mahabharat
41. Harivansh Rai Bachchan Harivansh Rai Bachchan Soundtrack, Silsila
42. Mac Mohan Mac Mohan Actor, Sholay
43. K.N. Singh K.N. Singh Actor, Awaara
44. 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...
45. Mahendra Kapoor Mahendra Kapoor Music Department, Amar Akbar Anthony
46. Abrar Alvi Abrar Alvi Writer, Kaagaz Ke Phool
47. Pramila Pramila Actress, Arrangetram
48. Shafi Inamdar Shafi Inamdar Actor, Ardh Satya
49. Jagdish Raj Jagdish Raj Actor, Deewaar
50. Joginder Shelly Joginder Shelly Actor, Yes Boss
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