Andria D'souza was born in Dubai on 22nd February 1986 , she started off a VJ in Zee TV Dubai and then went to be an actress, well known for the controversial film Kamasutra 3D (2015) , Casanovva (2012), Six-X ( 2016) Born to a mangalorean family, She hails from a well to do and well learned family . Elder brother Austin is an aeronautical engineer and sister Avalene is a physio surgeon. Andria has completed her graduation in commerce and specialised in commerical arts . Worked as a intern in memac a sister concern organisation of ogilvy and Mather intl . And then went off to be a radio jockey for some months . Then also become miss mangalore 2009 and then Zee TV happened to her since then she had no look back . And today she is in Mumbai to purse her dreams . She is a true piscean by nature perfection is what she believes in and she follows it religiously .
Speaking Hindi and accent-free English is what sets her apart from other actresses born in the Southern states of India. The reason behind this is her dad, who is in the Indian Air Force, and has been re-located to Punjay, Hyderabad, & Bangalore. She lived a life of luxury as a child. She studied in Kendriya Vidyalaya High School in Calicut, was constantly distracted, compelling her 12th standard chemistry teacher to admonish her, and ask to seek a film career.
Shweta was born on April 23 in the Menon family, and shot into limelight after being crowned Miss Bangalore. She then went to participate in Miss India contest in 1994, ended by being third in the pageant that was won by Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai.
She has appeared in the Kamasutra condom ad. wearing a 2-piece bathing suite.
She then appeared in several Bollywood flicks, starting from 'Prithvi' in 1997 through on to 'Nehle Pe Dehla' in 2007. She became an actress after being spurred on by Aamir Khan and Baba Azmi, and worked in an industry of which she had no knowledge nor understanding, nor did she have anyone to guide her. She has also appeared in Tamil and Malayalam movies.
She is involved as an actress in the filming of 'Akasha Gopuram' and 'Paradesi' both in Malayalam, alongside Mohanlal.
Rupesh Paul is a noted Indian film director, screenwriter and poet.
As a filmmaker his first movie, titled 'The Temptation Between My Legs' was denied certificate by the Censor Board of India. He could have gone back to journalism but Rupesh Paul decided to march ahead in the film world itself. He made 'One Cannot Step into Same River Twice' which earned glowing reviews at the Cannes Film Festival and Florence Film Festival in 2010. "My Mother's Laptop" followed soon after, starring Suresh Gopi and Shweta Menon. Rupesh Paul also made three short films, Mrigam (The Beast), Pithavum Kanyakayum and Kanni(The Virgin). The next year, he made his first international movie, 'The Secret Diaries of Monalisa'. Later, a chance meeting with Producer Sohan Roy at the Cannes led to another international movie, "Saint Dracula 3D" which was premièred at the Cannes in 2012.
Kamasutra 3D, the mega dream project of Rupesh Paul came soon after. This movie broke records with the pre-sale of international rights at the Cannes in 2013. It also made its way to the Academy long-list in three categories, the only Indian movie to do so.
At the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival Rupesh Paul announced five movies- 36 MM 3D is Marilyn Monroe's biopic, The Monologues Of A Sex Maniac is about a boy feeling lost in a sexually resurgent India. Savita Barbie, a thriller, revolves around two warring gangs of the Mumbai underworld. The Vanishing Act: The Untold Story Of The Missing Malaysian Plane is a fictional account of what may have happened aboard a plane that recently went missing over the waters of Indian Ocean and Kamasutra 3D is an erotic tale based on the ancient Indian epic of the same name.
Of course, 'The Vanishing Act' created controversy world over for the love triangle portrayed between the crew in the trailer. The filmmaker apologized and the matter went to rest. But the journey of Rupesh Paul, the creator of magic on screen, continues.
Pooja Bedi was born in Bombay, India, on 11th May 1970 to noted Indian classic danseuse Protima Bedi aka Gauri, and international film star Kabir Bedi. She was brought up very unconventionally and literally allowed to have her own way as a child. She abstained from cigarettes and alcohol until later in life. She endured family tragedies when her 26-year-old brother committed suicide in 1997, and her mother was killed on a holy pilgrimage on the Himalayas in 1998. She is married, and mother of two: Aalia (1997) and Omar (2000).
She starred in Bollywood movies from 1991 through to 1995, as well as featured in a host of commercials and acclaimed campaigns such as tips and toes, Frooti, and the controversial Kamasutra condom campaign. She actively campaigns for HIV/AIDS awareness through celebrity appearances, print and electronic media, music videos (BBC and Levi Strauss sponsored) and fund raising events. Other causes she has supported include breast cancer awareness, street children, the world vision of India, and poverty housing with "Habitat for Humanity".
She returned to acting in films in Ek Ajnabee, only to find that the scene had been deleted in the final cut. She was featured in a reality show, "Jhalak Dikhlaja" on Sony TV 2006, and developed a love for Latin American ballroom dance. She now performs shows all over the world at events and award ceremonies. She is also a TV host for "Not Just Page 3", and "Just Pooja" on Zoom Tv, as well as brand ambassador of Allergan India, and Country Club India Limited.
As a stage actress, she took part in the box office hits "Carry on Papa", "Wow what a girl", and a Bengali "Jatra".
She published her late mother's memoirs "Timepass" (Penguin Books, India) which was on the national top 10 bestseller list. Her opinionated thoughts on matters of social and national concern have been published in regular columns and occasional articles in the Times of India, Hindustan Times, Midday, L'officiel, Marie Claire, The Week, etc.
Francis H Rafferty Jr. was born April 5, 1972, in Pottsville, Pennsylvania to Francis H Rafferty Sr, a Coal Miner from Gilberton, Pa. and to his beloved/departed mother Ardelle A Rafferty from Reading Pa. Fran has an older sister Kelly, who is a Paraprofessional and has a younger sister Nicole, who is a stay at home Mother/PR consultant. Both sisters reside in Pa. His Father is of Irish and Lithuanian descent, and his mother is of German and Swedish ancestry. The Rafferty family lived in Gilberton, Pa. and the children were accomplished and driven.
Fran attended both Mahanoy Area School District and Cardinal Brennan Catholic School where he excelled in academics, a multitude of extracurricular activities, student council, sports and graduated with Honors. Fran received a full academic scholarship and attended Wilkes University, majoring in Pre-Medical and Psychology.
During Fran's College years he also trained as a competitive teenage bodybuilder out of Karpy's Fitness Center in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania under the direction of David "Karpy" Karpovich. Fran has appeared in IronMan Magazine, Flex Magazine and Muscular Development. Fran has been involved in bodybuilding and the fitness industry since he was 12 years old until the present day.
After College, Fran took a job with Electronic Data Systems in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and moved up the ranks in the company to become a Corporate Sales Trainer under the leadership of Tom Brunner, Senior Trainer. Tom Brunner took Fran under his wing in, as well as outside of the office, training him as a fighter/boxer with hopes of one day turning professional.
Fran moved to Florida to be closer to his daughter, Jessica. He immediately began training as a boxer at the Police Athletic League in downtown Jacksonville, under the specialized training of "Doc." Because of his circumstances, Fran took public transportation to and from the boxing gym each day. It was there, where Fran met Fernandina Beach Professional Fighter, David Rickman, only a few short months into David's Professional Fighting career. Fran and David quickly became friends and sparring partners. Fran learned the in's and out's of professional boxing (the good, the bad, and the ugly). During a Professional Boxing Heavy Weight bout in Savannah, Georgia, Fran's good friend and sparring buddy David Rickman was killed, Fran gave up his dream on becoming a prize fighter at his family's request that same night . David Rickman was a loving husband, a loving father, and touched the lives of so many people. He will be missed tremendously.
Fran Rafferty's acting career was launched in 2010 after studying Film/Theatre for several years in Harrisburg Pennsylvania at Open Stage under the teaching and leadership of Anne Alsedek, Education Director.
Fran began pursuing acting roles in student films at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida where he secured leading roles in Lou's Bed and Breakfast and Therapy. Following the success in student films, Fran ventured into auditioning on the independent scene where he secured leading roles in Legends 2 (2011), The Bailey Case (2011),Why We Fight (2011), and The Lesson (2011).
In 2012, Fran was diagnosed with Stage 3 Testicular Cancer. He had undergone 16 weeks of intense and rigorous chemotherapy. At that time, Fran took a break from filming, and from life in general, and has made a life changing and miraculous comeback.
Since then, Fran has secured leading roles in The Trade (2014), The Laughing Mask (2014), Headlocked (2015), The Anniversary (2015), and The Kamasutra Garden (2016).
In his personal life, Fran has two daughters (Jessica and Kiley). He is happily- engaged to Jo-Ann Bartina whom he met in St. Augustine, Florida. Jo-Ann is a Special Education school teacher for the Flagler School District. Fran is also a Big Fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Phillies, and the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.
|Siddharth Anand Kumar
Siddharth was born in New Delhi, India. He was active in the amateur theatrical group TAG in Delhi from an early age playing various roles in English plays. He turned to filmmaking as a career from a desire to further explore the art of telling stories. He studied filmmaking at Hampshire College in Massachussetts and got his first job as an AD to Mira Nair during the making of Kamasutra (1995). He was recruited to play a small part in the movie when date conflict arose with a previously cast actor. This led to him playing the role of Prem in the film. Upon his return to India, he started working as a cinematographer, shooting documentaries and TV serials (Rajdhani - Star TV, 2000). He was the curator of India's first ever digital film festival (the digital talkies festival) in 2001, and then wrote and directed Let's Enjoy (2004). He now lives in Mumbai, India, the capital of the Indian Film Industry.
Ricky Kej or just 'Kej' was born to a family of doctors in North Carolina, USA. After his family shifted to Bangalore India, Ricky Studied at the prestigious 'Bishop Cotton Boys' School. It was here that his musical inclination began. Kej started off his musical career playing keyboard and guitar for various Rock bands in India. After high school, he chose to pursue his education in the field of Dentistry. Five years later in the year 2005, he graduated as a Dental Surgeon. Ironically, he did not practice Dentistry for even a day after he was awarded his degree. It was during his College days, that Ricky started to take music seriously. He began producing jingles for television and radio - and in a span of 4 years he had produced over 1000 jingles for varied clients like Essilor, Levis, Air India, Blaupunkt, IBM, Toyota, Worldspace, SAB Miller, Nike, Springfield, etc.
Kej released his first lounge album - 'Communicative art - Lounge from the bay' in the year 2003 to rave reviews. It was praised by all publications and critics. It was a commercial success in the lounge categories. Songs from this album have found its way into over 20 international compilations in France, Poland, China, Taiwan, India, Israel, etc. His second album 'Kamasutra Lounge' was released in the year 2007. It featured Indian musical legends such as Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Ulhas Bhapat, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pt. Ajay Pohankar, etc. This too was a critical and commercial success. This album was released in USA under the 'Water Music Records' Label.
In Mainstream Indian Cinema, Ricky recently (October 2007) took on the project of composition for Kannada film 'Accident'. In this film Ricky will be directing the music for 6 songs and the Background score. 'Accident' is slated for release in March 2008.
|Reggie P. Louis
With a foot in the two ponds that are film and theater, Reggie P. Louis is an actor based in the Atlanta area, with a wide variety of credits under his belt. He is currently working on the first season of the SAG-AFTRA web-series, "Saudade", as one of the principal characters. He also has completed a featured role on the feature film, "The Kamasutra Garden", which was filmed in Tampa, FL. He has also played the role of Montano in William Shakespeare's "Othello". He has recently been cast as a lead in a feature film to be shot in France in Mid-April of 2016.
He has trained with acting professor, Stephen Neal, at Florida International University. He has attended film acting classes with Michael Jacques in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He has also been part of a sketch comedy group for over a year and a half, in which he has performed in New York City and the famous Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, CA.
Reggie P. Louis has a variety of interests that range from bodybuilding to playing the trumpet. He loves swimming and riding bikes. He knows how to ride bicycles, as well as motorcycles. He speaks English, Haitian Creole, and Patois (Jamaican dialect). He is currently learning French. He is a big foodie, as he loves to try new and exciting foods that broaden his understanding of other cultures. He is hoping to travel to many different countries in the near future. France is first on the list!!! He also loves to write screenplays and has produced a few of them himself.
Reggie P. Louis is an actor that isn't seeking fame or fortune. He truly loves to embody characters and has the hopes that his work ethic and commitment to his work will take him to the level he knows he can achieve. There is no ego. There are no predispositions. It is all about the project and the most he can bring to it. AS Meryl Streep said, she doesn't treat any of her characters with less respect than she does herself. Reggie P. Louis is a firm believer of this and his talent, passion, and work ethic will speak for them. He is looking forward to working on the next Academy award caliber project that does him the honor of casting him!