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Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley is a British actress. She has been nominated for two British Academy Film Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and two Academy Awards.

Knightley began acting as a child on television and made her feature film debut in 1995, before making her breakthrough with the 2002 film Bend It Like Beckham, for which she won the London Film Critics’ Circle Award for Best Newcomer.

She then starred in the 2003 fantasy swashbuckler film Pirates of the Caribbean, playing Elizabeth Swann, a role that she would reprise in the subsequent films of the franchise.

She went on to appear in the Christmas film Love Actually (2003) and portrayed Guinevere in King Arthur (2004).

A significant turning point came in her career when Knightley received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress for starring as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005).

She became known for starring in several other period dramas, earning a BAFTA and Golden Globe Award nomination for Atonement (2007), and earning critical praise for her performances as Georgiana Cavendish in The Duchess (2008), Sabina Spielrein in A Dangerous Method (2011), and the titular characters in Anna Karenina (2012) and Colette (2018).

Knightley received her second Academy Award nomination for portraying Joan Clarke in the historical drama The Imitation Game (2014).

Her contemporary film roles were in the romantic comedy Begin Again (2013), the action thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), the adventure film Everest (2015), and the docudrama Official Secrets (2019).

On stage, Knightley has appeared on the West End in Martin Crimp’s 2009 production of The Misanthrope, which earned her a nomination for a Laurence Olivier Award.

She also starred as the eponymous heroine in the 2015 Broadway production of Thérèse Raquin. Knightley is known for her outspoken stance on social issues, and has worked extensively with Amnesty International, Oxfam, and Comic Relief.

She was appointed an OBE in the 2018 Birthday Honours for services to drama and charity.

  • Full name: Keira Christina Knightley, OBE
  • Profession: British actress
  • Born: 26 March 1985 (age 35 years), Teddington
  • Height: 1.7 m
  • Spouse: James Righton (m. 2013)
  • Children: Edie Knightley Righton
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Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja is an Indian film actress. She has received a National Film Award and a Filmfare Award, and from 2012–2016, she appeared in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list based on her income and popularity.

Kapoor, the daughter of actor Anil Kapoor, began her career as an assistant director on filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 2005 drama Black.

She later made her acting debut in Bhansali’s romantic drama Saawariya (2007), a box office flop, and had her first commercial success with the romantic comedy I Hate Luv Storys (2010).

However, this was followed by a series of commercial failures and repetitive roles, which garnered her negative reviews.

The 2013 box office hit Raanjhanaa marked a turning point in Kapoor’s career, garnering her praise and Best Actress nominations at several award ceremonies.

Kapoor had her biggest commercial successes with supporting roles in the biopics Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) and Sanju (2018), and a leading role in the romance Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015); the latter two rank among the highest-grossing Bollywood films.

Her acclaimed portrayal of Neerja Bhanot in the 2016 biographical thriller Neerja won her the National Film Award – Special Mention and a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress, and she followed it with a starring role in the 2018 female buddy film Veere Di Wedding, both of which rank among the highest-grossing female-led Hindi films.

Kapoor supports the raising awareness of breast cancer and LGBT rights. Known in the media for her outspoken personality, she is frequently credited as one of India’s most fashionable celebrities. She is married to the businessman Anand Ahuja.

  • Full name: Sonam Kapoor
  • Profession: Indian actress
  • Born: 9 June 1985 (age 34 years), Chembur, Mumbai, India
  • Height: 1.75 m
  • Spouse: Anand Ahuja (m. 2018)
  • Education: University of Mumbai, University of East London
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Julia Roberts

Julia Fiona Roberts is an American actress and producer. She established herself as a leading lady in Hollywood after headlining the romantic comedy film Pretty Woman, which grossed $464 million worldwide.

She has won three Golden Globe Awards, from eight nominations, and has been nominated for four Academy Awards for her film acting, winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Erin Brockovich (2000).

  • Full name: Julia Fiona Roberts
  • Profession: American actress
  • Born: 28 October 1967 (age 52 years), Smyrna, Georgia, United States
  • Height: 1.75 m
  • Spouse: Daniel Moder (m. 2002), Lyle Lovett (m. 1993–1995)
  • Children: Hazel Moder, Phinnaeus Moder, Henry Daniel Moder