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Bollywood Films - Profiles

Bollywood Films - Profiles

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  •     Kamal Amrohi
    With a grand total of 4 movies (3 of them memorable!) in a career of over fifty years and a famous failed marriage with tragedy queen Meena Kumari, Kamal Amrohi made it to the list of the most talked-about maverick film- personalities in Indian cinem...
  •     Joy Mukherjee
    Although his acting was no joy to watch, Joy Mukherjee's tall figure, chocolate looks and expressionless face somehow connected with the masses and in his heyday, he got counted among top five heroes of the sixties...
  •     Jaya Bhaduri
    “Aaj aisi acting kee ki Meena Kumari Ki chhuttii kar dee.”- her charming boast in Guddi won hearts of audiences and Jaya Bhaduri had arrived in Hindi cinema in style....
  •     Raj Kapoor - Nargis : A dream pair
    Raj Kapoor, it was Nargis. She was not only his heroine, she was his muse, his inspiration. Their screen pairing and their unique chemistry went a long way to make their films into classics....
  •     Shammi Kapoor
    As Prithviraj Kapoor's son and Raj Kapoor's brother, it was considered merely a matter of time before Shamsher Raj aka Shammi Kapoor entered Hindi films. He dutifully fulfilled those expectations by debuting in Jeevan Jyoti (1953). But he soon found ...
  •     Dev Anand
    Mustering all the confidence in the world, Devdutt Piroshimal Anand gate-crashed into film financier Baburao Pai's office in Mumbai and requested for a role in the films....
  •     Meena Kumari
    Born as Mahjabeen and rated by many critics as perhaps the greatest actress ever to grace Hindi cinema, Meena Kumari was the uncrowned 'Tragedy queen'- a female equivalent of Dilip Kumar. Her screen image of silent, self-sacrificing Indian woman depi...
  •     Anil Kapoor
    From a callow youngster doing insignificant character roles in Hamare Tumhare, Hum Paanch and Shakti to the much acclaimed mature actor of today, Anil Kapoor has come a long way. There was a time in the late eighties when after three superhits – Mr...
  •     Smita Patil
    In the late seventies and early eighties, Smita Patil carried the torch of parallel cinema- a short-lived cinematic movement which strived to make serious and meaningful films....
  •     Bipasha Basu
    It was 1996, when a dusky Bengali belle caught the glamour world’s attention by winning Gladrags Super Model contest. That was Bipasha Basu’s first tryst with stardom. From the modeling world to Bollywood was just one step away and dutifully she ...
  •     mallika sherawat
    The last couple of years have seen the Sherawat-girl making big strides in the realms of stardom and this song- despite the composer Sandeep Chowta denying it is yet another confirmation of her growing star-value....
  •     Sanjeev Kumar
    In the era dominated by Kumars (Dilip, Raj, Rajendra…!), it was but natural for Hari Jariwala- a born Gujarathi to assume a screen name ‘Sanjeev Kumar’. His first role as hero was in a B-grade costume drama Nishaan (1964). It was his fiery perf...
  •     Nutan
    If portraying strong varied and memorable screen characters is the litmus test for great acting then Nutan was second to none. In her career spanning almost four decades Nutan came to be acclaimed as one of the finest actresses....
  •     Waheeda Rehman
    When her trained dance steps in a Telugu movie caught master film-maker Guru Dutt’s attention, Waheeda Rehman was just thirteen. Guru Dutt brought her to Mumbai and gave her the first break in CID. From then onwards, for almost a decade Waheeda bec...
  •     Zeenat Aman
    For her family, she was ‘Babushka’ but for her fans she was ‘Zeenie baby’- the ultimate sex symbol, the Chura Liya Hai- pin-up gal. This 1970 Miss India-cum- Miss Asia was picked up by Dev Anand to play his lost, hippie sister in Hare Rama Ha...
  •     Nasir Hussain
    In his prime, Nasir Hussain made extra-ordinary hits out of ordinary films and shining stars out of mediocre actors. A ‘NH’ film was a guaranteed entertainer, nothing more, nothing less. He had his commercial equations and his quota of stock situ...
  •     Sunil Dutt
    An exceptional human-being and an adequate but successful actor- I think that would be the final assessment of Sunil Dutt, who breathed his last on May 25, 2005. His off-screen achievements as a socially conscious politician might have proved more si...
  •     Yash Chopra - Romance Personified
    Born on October 27, 1932 in a middle class Punjabi family in Jalandhar, film-maker Yash Raj Chopra has given us some of the most memorable Hindi movies over last forty years. Even Veer-Zaara- his latest flick presenting Shahrukh- Preity’s quite an ...
  •     Sawan Kumar Tak
    Starting off as a failed actor, today, Sawan Kumar Tak is a veteran film-maker – a writer-director-producer-lyricist rolled into one. It has been an interesting and intriguing journey....
  •     Sharmila Tagore
    Born in Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore’s family, debuting through genius director Satyajit Ray’s Bengali film Apur Sansar and marrying the then Indian cricket captain and a Royal -Nawab of Pataudi, Sharmila Tagore had just the right pedi...
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