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Eric Cantona

Eric Cantona is a French actor, director, producer, and former professional footballer.

He played for Auxerre, Martigues, Marseille, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Nîmes, and Leeds United before ending his career at Manchester United, where he won four Premier League titles in five years and two League and FA Cup Doubles.

He won the league championship in seven of his last eight full seasons as a professional. At international level, he played for the French national team.

  • Full name: Eric Daniel Pierre Cantona
  • Profession: French actor, director, producer
  • Born: 24 May 1966 (age 53 years), Marseille, France
  • Height: 1.88 m
  • Position: Forward
  • Number: 7 (Manchester United F.C. / Forward), 11 (FC Girondins de Bordeaux / Forward), 11 (Montpellier HSC / Forward)
  • Spouse: Rachida Brakni (m. 2007), Isabelle Ferrer (m. 1987–2003)
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Benicio del Toro

Benicio del Toro is a Puerto Rican actor and producer of Spanish descent. He has won critical acclaim and numerous accolades and awards.

Including an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for his portrayal of the jaded but morally upright police officer Javier Rodriguez in the film Traffic (2000).

Del Toro’s performance as ex-con turned religious fanatic in despair, Jack Jordan, in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s 21 Grams (2003) earned him a second Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

As well as a second Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination and a BAFTA Awards nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

  • Full name: Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez
  • Profession: Puerto Rican actor
  • Born: 19 February 1967 (age 53 years), San Germán, Puerto Rico
  • Height: 1.88 m
  • TV shows: Escape at Dannemora
  • Children: Delilah del Toro
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Actors Singer & Songwriter

Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin is a Puerto Rican singer, actor, and author who is known as the “King of Latin Pop”.

He holds dual American and Spanish citizenship and began his career at age 12 with the all-boy pop group Menudo.

After five years with the group, he released several Spanish-language solo albums throughout the 1990s.

Since the beginning of his solo career in 1991, Ricky Martin has become one of the best-selling Latin music artists of all time with sales estimates ranging from 70 million records to 95 million albums.

He also acted on stage and on TV in Mexico, where he achieved modest stardom.

In 1994, he appeared on the US TV soap opera General Hospital, playing a Puerto Rican singer. He also ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time.

  • Full name: Enrique Martín Morales
  • Born: 24 December 1971, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Profession: Puerto Rican Singer, Actor, Author
  • Height: 1.82 m
  • Spouse: Jwan Yosef (m. 2017)
  • Children: Lucia Martin-Yosef, Renn Martin-Yosef, Valentino Martin, Matteo Martin
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Singer & Songwriter

Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Iglesias is a Spanish-Filipino singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer who is regarded as the King of Latin Pop.

Enrique is one of the best-selling Latin music artists with sales estimates of over 70 million records.

Iglesias has scored over 150 number-one songs across all of the Billboard charts. He has had five Billboard Hot 100 top five singles, including two number-ones, and holds the record for producing 27 number-one Spanish-language singles on the Billboard’s Hot Latin Tracks.

He also holds the record for most number-one hits on that chart. Iglesias also has 14 number-ones on Billboard’s Dance charts, more than any other male artist.

In December 2016, Billboard magazine named him the 14th most successful and top male dance club artist of all time.

  • Full name: Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler
  • Born: 8 May 1975 (age 44 years), Madrid, Spain
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actor
  • Partner: Anna Kournikova (2001–)
  • Children: Lucy Iglesias, Nicholas Iglesias, Mary Iglesias
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Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar is an Indian film director, screenwriter, actor, playback singer, producer, and television host.

Akhtar, after establishing a production company named Excel Entertainment along with Ritesh Sidhwani, made his directorial debut with Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and received critical acclaim for portraying modern youth.

The film also won a National award. Following it, he made the cult war film Lakshya (2004) and had his Hollywood debut through the soundtrack of Bride and Prejudice (2004), for which he wrote the lyrics.

He went on to make the commercially successful Don (2006). He directed a short film titled Positive (2007), to spread awareness on HIV-AIDS.

  • Full name: Farhan Akhtar
  • Profession: Indian film director, actor
  • Born: 9 January 1974 (age 46 years), Mumbai, India
  • Height: 1.7 m
  • Spouse: Adhuna Bhabani Akhtar (m. 2000–2017)
  • Children: Shakya Akhtar, Akira Akhtar
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John Abraham

John Abraham is an Indian film actor, film producer and former model who appears in Hindi films.

After modelling for numerous advertisements and companies, he made his film debut with Jism, which earned him a Filmfare Best Debut Award nomination. This was followed by his first commercial success, Dhoom.

  • Full name: John Abraham
  • Profession: Indian actor
  • Born: 17 December 1972 (age 47 years), Aluva, India
  • Height: 1.82 m
  • Spouse: Priya Runchal (m. 2014)
  • Upcoming movies: Mumbai Saga, Attack, Hera Pheri 3
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Shahid Kapoor

Shahid Kapoor is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films. Initially recognised for portraying romantic roles, he has since taken on parts in action films and thrillers, and is the recipient of several awards, including three Filmfare Awards.

  • Full name: Shahid Kapoor
  • Profession: Indian actor
  • Born: 25 February 1981 (age 39 years), New Delhi, India
  • Height: 1.67 m
  • Spouse: Mira Rajput (m. 2015)
  • Upcoming movie: Jersey
  • Children: Misha Kapoor, Zain Kapoor
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Dharmendra

Dharam Singh Deol, known mononymously as Dharmendra, is an Indian film actor, producer, and politician. In 1997, he received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Hindi cinema.

He is one of most successful actors in the history of Indian cinema. One of his most notable roles was in the 1975 film Sholay.

He was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India, representing Bikaner constituency in Rajasthan from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

In 2012, he was awarded India’s third-highest civilian honour Padma Bhushan by the Government of India.

  • Full name: Dharam Singh Deol
  • Profession: Indian film actor
  • Born: 8 December 1935 (age 84 years), Nasrali, India
  • Height: 1.78 m
  • Spouse: Hema Malini (m. 1979), Parkash Kaur (m. 1954)
  • Children: Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Esha Deol, Vijeta Deol, Ahana Deol, Ajeita Deol
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Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films. The recipient of several awards, including four Filmfare Awards.

Singh is among the highest-paid actors in the country and has featured in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list since 2012.

Singh gained critical acclaim for portraying Bajirao I and Alauddin Khilji in Bhansali’s period dramas Bajirao Mastani (2015) and Padmaavat (2018), respectively.

He won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for the former and the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for the latter.

These along with the action film Simmba (2018), in which he played the title character, rank among the highest-grossing Indian films.

He won another Filmfare Award for Best Actor for playing an aspiring rapper in Zoya Akhtar’s musical drama Gully Boy (2019). Singh is married to his frequent co-star Deepika Padukone.

  • Full name: Ranveer Singh Bhavnani
  • Profession: Indian actor
  • Born: 6 July 1985 (age 34 years), Mumbai, India
  • Height: 1.78 m
  • Spouse: Deepika Padukone (m. 2018)
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O. J. Simpson

O. J. Simpson is an American former football running back, broadcaster, actor, advertising spokesman, and convicted felon.

Once a popular figure with the U.S. public, he is best known for being tried for the murders of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman.

Simpson was acquitted of the murders in criminal court, but was later found responsible for both deaths in a civil trial.

  • Full name: Orenthal James Simpson, nicknamed “the Juice”,
  • Profession: American football running back
  • Born: 9 July 1947 (age 72 years), San Francisco, California, United States
  • Height: 1.85 m
  • Children: Sydney Brooke Simpson, Justin Ryan Simpson, Jason Simpson, Arnelle Simpson, Aaren Simpson
  • Spouse: Nicole Brown Simpson (m. 1985–1992), Marguerite Whitley (m. 1967–1979)
  • Books: I Want to Tell You: My Response to Your Letters, Your Messages, Your Questions
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Ben Moody

Ben Moody is an American musician, singer, composer, record producer, and actor.

He is best known as co-founder, lead guitarist, and co-songwriter of rock band Evanescence from its inception in 1995 to his departure in October 2003.

Since leaving Evanescence, Moody has collaborated with an array of performers vocally, instrumentally, and as a writer. He is currently a member of The Halo Method and We Are the Fallen.

  • Full name: Benjamin Robert “Ben” Moody
  • Profession: American musician
  • Born: 22 January 1981 (age 39 years), Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
  • Movies: Dead and Gone, Evanescence: Broken, Evanescence: After Midnight
  • Music groups: Evanescence, We Are The Fallen (Since 2009), The Halo Method
  • Genres: Dance/Electronic, Metal, Pop
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Sean Combs

Sean John Combs, also known by the stage names Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Puffy, or Diddy, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, record executive, and actor.

Combs’ debut album, No Way Out (1997), has been certified seven times platinum. No Way Out was followed by successful albums such as Forever (1999), The Saga Continues… (2001), and Press Play (2006).

In 2009, Combs formed the musical group Dirty Money and released the critically and commercially successful album Last Train to Paris (2010).

Combs has won three Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards, and is the producer of MTV’s Making the Band. In 2018, Forbes estimated his net worth at $825 million.

  • Full name: Sean John Combs
  • Born: 4 November 1969 (age 50 years), Harlem, New York, United States
  • Profession: American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, actor
  • Net worth: US$825 million (2018 estimate)
  • Partner(s): : Kimberly Porter (1994–2007); Cassie Ventura (2007–2018);
  • Children: Quincy Taylor Brown, Justin Dior Combs, King Combs, Chance Combs, D’Lila Star Combs, Jessie James Combs
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Coolio

Artis Leon Ivey Jr., known by his stage name Coolio, is an American rapper, actor, chef, and record producer.

Coolio achieved mainstream success in the mid-to-late 1990s with his albums It Takes a Thief, Gangsta’s Paradise, and My Soul.

He is best known for his 1995 Grammy Award-winning hit single “Gangsta’s Paradise”, as well as other singles “Fantastic Voyage” (1994), “1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’ New)” (1996) and “C U When U Get There” (1997).

  • Full name: Artis Leon Ivey Jr.
  • Born: 1 August 1963, Compton, California, United States
  • Profession: American rapper
  • Spouse: Josefa Salinas (m. 1996–2000)
  • Children: Grtis Ivey, Artisha Ivey, Brandi Ivey, Zhaneand Ivey
  • Albums: Gangsta’s Paradise, My Soul, It Takes a Thief
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Kid Cudi

Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, better known by his stage name Kid Cudi, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor.

Cudi’s first full-length project, a mixtape titled A Kid Named Cudi (2008) caught the attention of American rapper-producer Kanye West, who signed Cudi to his GOOD Music label imprint in late 2008.

  • Full name: Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi
  • Born: 30 January 1984, Cleveland, Ohio, United States
  • Profession: American rapper and singer
  • Height: 1.74 m
  • Movies and TV shows: How to Make It in America
  • Children: Vada Wamwene Mescudi
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Anil Kapoor

Anil Kapoor is an Indian actor and producer who has appeared in over hundred Hindi-language films, as well as international films and television series.

His career has spanned 40 years as an actor, and as a producer since 2005. He has also won numerous awards in his career, including two National Film Awards and six Filmfare Awards in varied acting categories.

  • Full name: Anil Kapoor
  • Profession: Indian actor
  • Born: 24 December 1956 (age 63 years), Chembur, Mumbai, India
  • Height: 1.75 m
  • Spouse: Sunita Kapoor (m. 1984)
  • Upcoming movie: Mumbai Saga
  • TV shows: 24, Navrangi Re!, Oasis
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Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan is an Indian actor who appears in Bollywood films. He has portrayed a variety of characters and is known for his dancing skills.

One of the highest-paid actors in India, he has won many awards, including six Filmfares, four for Best Actor and one each for Best Debut and Best Actor.

Starting in 2012, he appeared in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 based on his income and popularity.

  • Full name: Hrithik Roshan
  • Profession: Indian actor
  • Born: 10 January 1974 (age 46 years), Mumbai, India
  • Spouse: Sussanne Khan (m. 2000–2014)
  • Upcoming movie: Krrish 4
  • Children: Hridhaan Roshan, Hrehaan Roshan
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Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar, is an Indian-born Canadian actor, producer, martial artist and television personality who works in Bollywood films.

Akshay is one of the most successful Bollywood actors of all time and has appeared in over 100 films and has won several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Rustom (2016), and two Filmfare Awards for Ajnabee (2001) and Garam Masala (2005).

He was the first Bollywood actor whose films’ domestic net lifetime collections crossed ₹20 billion (US$280 million) by 2013, and ₹30 billion (US$420 million) by 2016.

In 2008, the University of Windsor conferred an honorary Doctorate on Kumar in recognition of his contribution to Indian cinema.

In 2009, he was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India. In 2011, The Asian Awards honoured Kumar for his outstanding achievement in cinema.

  • Full/Real name: Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia
  • Profession: Canadian-Indian actor
  • Born: 9 September 1967 (age 52 years), Amritsar, India
  • Height: 1.78 m
  • Citizenship: Canadian
  • Spouse: Twinkle Khanna (m. 2001)
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Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, media personality, entrepreneur, and actor.

His real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.

His music career began in 1992 when he was discovered by Dr. Dre and featured on Dre’s solo debut, “Deep Cover”, and then on Dre’s solo debut album, The Chronic.

He has since sold over 23 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide.

  • Full name: Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.
  • Born: 20 October 1971, Long Beach, California, United States
  • Profession: American rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, media personality, entrepreneur, and actor
  • Height: 1.93 m
  • Net worth: US$124 million (2017)
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Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur, best known by his stage name 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor. Many consider him as one of the most significant rappers of all time.

He has sold 75 million albums to date, making him one of the top-selling artists of all time.

A sensitive, well rounded, talented and troubled soul, Tupac was gunned down in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996 and died six days later. His murder has never been solved.

  • Full name: Tupac Amaru Shakur
  • Born: 16 June 1971, East Harlem, New York, United States
  • Assassinated: 13 September 1996, University Medical Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Profession: American rapper and actor
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50 Cent

50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, is an American rapper, actor, producer, and Businessman.

He became famous for his streetwise raps and rags-to-riches life story. He gained his fame with his 2003 debut album ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin.”

  • Full name: Curtis James Jackson III
  • Born: 6 July 1975 (age 44 years), South Jamaica, New York, United States
  • Profession: American rapper, actor, producer, and Businessman.
  • Height: 1.83 m
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Salman Khan

Salman Khan is an Indian film actor, producer, occasional singer and television personality. One of the highest rated Bollywood actors.  

In a film career spanning over thirty years, Khan has received numerous awards, including two National Film Awards as a film producer, and two Filmfare Awards for acting.

  • Born: 27 December 1965 (age 54 years), Indore, India
  • Full name: Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan
  • Height: 1.74 m
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Shahrukh Khan

Shahrukh Khan, is an Indian actor, film producer, television personality and Entrepreneur. One of the Bollywood highest paying actor.

Referred to in the media as the “Badshah of Bollywood”, “King of Bollywood” and “King Khan”, he has appeared in more than 80 Bollywood films, and earned numerous accolades, including 14 Filmfare Awards.

  • Born: 2 November 1965, New Delhi, India
  • Full name: Shah Rukh Khan
  • Nick name: King Khan or King of Bollywood
  • Height: 1.69 m
  • Spouse: Gauri Khan (m. 1991)
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Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Kathleen Pompeo is an actress, director, and producer.

She is best known for her portrayal of the title character Dr. Meredith Grey in ABC’s popular medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.

The role on the long running series earned her a Golden Globe nomination, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Special Achievement in Entertaining by the National Italian American Foundation.

The character became widely popular, making Pompeo one of the most renowned television actresses.

  • Born: 19 November 1969, Everett, Massachusetts, US
  • Full name: Ellen Kathleen Pempeo
  • Height: 5′ 6″ (1.68m)