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Bollywood Films - Profiles

Bollywood Films - Profiles

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  •     Tina Munim
    Today, she is Mrs. Tina Ambani – a portly power-wife of the corporate mogul Anil Ambani, but in 1977, when Dev Anand introduced her as his heroine, she was just a dumb and innocent but bold and curvaceous teenager. Her utterly inexpressive, immobil...
  •     Raj Kumar
    He was certainly not a prince among actors, still he liked to call himself ‘Raj Kumar’, just as much as he liked to call every person - "Jaani"! Born as Kulbhushan Nath, this handsome, Sialkot-born arts graduate and for a while a police officer, ...
  •     Manoj Kumar
    When Harikishan Goswami entered films through an insignificant role in Panchayat, he was just another Dilip Kumar- wannabe who even adopted a screen name of his idol’s character in Shabnam. With 1960 film Honeymoon, ‘Manoj Kumar’ made his debut...
  •     Vijay Anand - Golden memories of Goldie
    ‘He was way ahead of his times’. No article on Vijay Anand aka Goldie is complete without this sentence and I see no reason why I shouldn’t begin mine with that. Yes, Goldie was indeed way ahead of his times as a film director. In an era of sim...
  •     Hrishikesh Mukherjee
    His getting the Dadasaheb Phalke award only told a part of the story about Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s great contribution to Hindi cinema. This well liked, well educated Bengali gentleman started his career in New Theatre and then, moved on to assist th...
  •     Biswajeet
    Excellent actors lie on side-lines for years without any break and mediocre ones make decent careers as leading men. Thats showbiz....
  •     Feroz Khan
    A stylized form is more important than meaningful content- or at least Feroz Khan seemed to think so while making his films. This handsome Pathan came into film industry in the sixties, much against his father’s wishes, who wanted him to be a lawye...
  •     Sadhana- The Mystery Woman
    Sadhana was an actress who had it all – looks, acting talent and luck. Not only did she leave the legacy of her hair style- (The famous ‘Sadhana cut’!); but she also starred in some of the memorable films of sixties. For an actress who had such...
  •     Randhir Kapoor
    To enter film-industry through an RK film and to do that in the dual capacity as the director and lead actor, Randhir Kapoor seemingly had it ready on a platter. But actually it was not the case. The reason for making Randhir take up this dual respon...
  •     Shashi Kapoor
    As the youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor and as younger brother of Raj and Shammi Kapoor, Balbir Raj aka Shashi Kapoor was bound to get into films and he did. Right from the tender age of 10, he was marked for stardom by his performances as a child a...
  •     Paresh Raval
    In Bollywood- a film industry thriving on churning out set images, few actors break mould with their consummate ease to perform any role with conviction. They fit into any character like a hand in glove. They don’t really have the chocolate looks o...
  •     Amol Palekar
    In the late seventies, right in the middle of Amitabh-mania, came an actor - who was an exact anti-thesis of the ‘ Angry Young Man’. Amol Palekar’s short but successful innings as a shy, mild-mannered, middle-of-the-path, middle class hero was ...
  •     Aamir Khan
    If one is vigilant enough, then he should be able to spot little Aamir Khan as one of the three kids in Yaadon Ki Baraat- title song. This cute- looking kid came of age in 1988 with a super-hit debut film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. Aamir’s father – ...

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