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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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Bipasha Basu

Bipasha Basu is an Indian film actress and model. Primarily known for her work in Hindi films, she has also appeared in Tamil, Telugu, Bengali and English films.

Basu is the recipient of numerous accolades, including one Filmfare Award.

Particularly known for her work in the thriller and horror film genres, she is frequently cited in the media as a sex symbol.

She won the Godrej Cinthol Supermodel contest in 1996, and later pursued a successful career as a fashion model.

She then began receiving offers for film roles, and made her acting debut with a negative role in the moderately successful thriller Ajnabee (2001), which won her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.

Basu’s first leading role was in the blockbuster horror film Raaz (2002), which earned her a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress.

She subsequently received worldwide critical recognition and several awards for her portrayals of a seductress in the 2003 erotic thriller Jism and the 2006 drama Corporate.

Basu achieved further success with starring roles in six of India’s annually top-grossing productions—the comedies No Entry (2005), Phir Hera Pheri (2006), and All the Best: Fun Begins (2009), the action adventure Dhoom 2 (2006), the action thriller Race (2008) and the horror thriller Raaz 3D (2012).

She also received praise for her performances in the romantic comedy Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008), and the horror films Aatma (2013), Creature 3D (2014) and Alone (2015). Her other notable work includes item numbers in several films.

In addition to acting in films, Basu is a fitness enthusiast and has featured in several fitness videos. Following a high-profile relationship with actor John Abraham, Basu married actor Karan Singh Grover in 2016.

  • Full name: Bipasha Basu
  • Profession: Indian actress
  • Born: 7 January 1979 (age 41 years), New Delhi, India
  • Height: 1.7 m
  • Spouse: Karan Singh Grover (m. 2016)
  • TV shows: Darr Sabko Lagta Hai, Arjun
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Lara Dutta

Lara Dutta is an Indian actress, model and the winner of the Miss Universe 2000 pageant, she previously crowned Miss Intercontinental 1997.

In her career, she has primarily worked in Hindi films. She is the recipient of several accolades including a Filmfare Award.

Dutta made her debut with Andaaz (2003), which won her a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.

She appeared in several commercial successes, including Masti (2004), No Entry (2005), Fanaa (2006), Bhagam Bhag (2006), Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007), Partner (2007) Housefull (2010), And Don 2 (2011).

  • Full name: Lara Dutta
  • Profession: Indian actress
  • Born: 16 April 1978 (age 41 years), Ghaziabad, India
  • Height: 1.73 m
  • Spouse: Mahesh Bhupathi (m. 2011)
  • Children: Saira Bhupathi
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Arshad Warsi

Arshad Warsi is an Indian film actor, producer, television personality and playback singer who appears in Bollywood films.

He is the recipient of several awards including a Filmfare Award from five nominations and is noted for acting in varied film genres.

  • Full name: Arshad Warsi
  • Profession: Indian actor
  • Born: 19 April 1968 (age 51 years), Mumbai, India
  • Height: 1.68 m
  • Spouse: Maria Goretti (m. 1999)
  • TV shows: Bigg Boss, Sabse Bada Kalakar, MORE
  • Children: Zeke Warsi, Zene Zoe Warsi
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Paresh Rawal

Paresh Rawal is an Indian film actor, comedian and politician known for his works notably in Bollywood.

He was a member of parliament in the Lok Sabha of the Indian Parliament representing the Ahmedabad East constituency from 2014 to 2019. He is politically affiliated with the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Rawal speaks Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu and English fluently. In 1994, he won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performances in the films Woh Chokri and Sir.

For the latter, he received his first Filmfare Award for Best Comedian. This was followed by Ketan Mehta’s Sardar, which saw him playing the lead role of freedom fighter Vallabhbhai Patel, a role that got him national and international acclaim.

He has received wide recognition for his villainous roles in Telugu box office hits such as Kshana Kshanam (1991), Money (1993), Money Money (1995), Govinda Govinda (1994), Rikshavodu (1995), Bavagaru Bagunnara (1998), Shankar Dada M.B.B.S. (2004), and Teen Maar (2011).

His other notable works in Hindi cinema are Naam (1986), Shiva (1990), Mohra (1994), Tamanna (1996), Aitraaz (2004), Table No. 21 (2013) and Zilla Ghaziabad (2013).

He then ventured into comedy, with hits such as Andaz Apna Apna (1994), Chachi 420 (1997), Hera Pheri (2000), Nayak (2001), Aankhen (2002), Awara Paagal Deewana (2002), Hungama (2003), Hulchul (2004), Deewane Huye Paagal (2005), Garam Masala (2005), Phir Hera Pheri (2006).

Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006), Bhagam Bhag (2006), Malamaal Weekly (2006), Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007), Welcome (2007), One Two Three (2008), Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008), Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? (2010), OMG – Oh My God! (2012), Welcome Back (2015), Dharam Sankat Mein (2015), Tiger Zinda Hai (2017), Sanju (2018), Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi (2018) and Made in China (2019).

  • Full name: Paresh Rawal
  • Profession: Indian actor and Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
  • Born: 30 May 1955 (age 64 years), Mumbai, India
  • Height: 1.73 m
  • Spouse: Swaroop Sampat
  • Upcoming movies: Hera Pheri 3, Hungama 2, Toofan, Coolie No. 1, Aankh Micholi
  • Children: Aditya Rawal, Aniruddh Rawal
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Dhanush

Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthoori Raja better known by his stage name Dhanush, is an Indian film actor, producer, director, writer, lyricist, screenwriter and playback singer who predominantly works in Tamil cinema.

Starring in 44 films over his career, he has won nine Vijay Awards, seven Filmfare Awards South, five Vikatan Awards, five Edison Awards and three National Film Awards.

Dhanush’s first film was Thulluvadho Ilamai, a 2002 coming-of-age film directed by his father, Kasthuri Raja.

He collaborated with debutant director Vetrimaaran in Polladhavan (2007) which was critically acclaimed and commercially successful.

He collaborated with Vetrimaaran for the second time in Aadukalam (2010), where his role as a rooster fight jockey in the film won him Best Actor at the 58th National Film Awards and Best Tamil Actor Award at the 60th Filmfare Awards South.

Dhanush made his Bollywood debut with Aanand L Rai’s Raanjhanaa (2013). His performance as an obsessive one-sided lover in the film won him the Best Male Debut Award and earned a Best Actor nomination at the 59th Filmfare Awards.

Dhanush produces films through his production company, Wunderbar Films. He made his directorial debut with Pa Paandi (2017).

In 2011, Dhanush’s popular song “Why this Kolaveri Di” from the film 3 (2012) became the first Indian music video to cross 100 million views on YouTube.

His song “Rowdy Baby” from the action comedy film Maari 2 (2018) went viral, becoming one of the most-viewed Indian songs of all time.

As of March 2020, it is the only South Indian video song to receive more than 800 million views on YouTube.

  • Full name: Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthoori Raja
  • Profession: Indian actor
  • Born: 28 July 1983 (age 36 years), Theni Allinagaram, India
  • Height: 1.68 m
  • Spouse: Aishwarya R. Dhanush (m. 2004)
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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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Nana Patekar

Nana Patekar is an Indian film actor and writer, philanthropist and filmmaker, mainly working in Hindi and Marathi cinema.

He is best known for his role in the film Agni Sakshi written by Ranbir Pushp for which he won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor.

He also won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Parinda (1989).

He then won the Filmfare Best Villain Award for his role in Angaar (1992). In 1995, he won the National Film Award for Best Actor as well as the Filmfare and the Screen awards for Best Actor for his role in Krantiveer (1994).

He also won his second Filmfare Best Villain Award for his role in Apaharan (2005). In 2017 he won the Filmfare Marathi award for best actor for his performance in Natsamrat.

He, along with Irrfan Khan, are the only actor(s) ever to win Filmfare Award for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Villain categories.

He was bestowed with the fourth highest civilian honour of India, the Padma Shri award for his dedication in the field of Films and Arts.

  • Full name: Nana Patekar
  • Profession: Indian actor
  • Born: 1 January 1951 (age 69 years), Murud-Janjira Fort, India
  • Height: 1.7 m
  • Spouse: Neelakanti Patekar (m. 1978)
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Sunny Deol

Ajay Singh Deol, better known as Sunny Deol, is an Indian film actor, director, producer, politician and the current member of parliament from Gurdaspur of Punjab State.

He is known for his work in Hindi cinema and has won two National Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards.

Deol made his debut opposite fellow debutante Amrita Singh in Betaab (1982), for which he received a Filmfare Best Actor Award nomination.

Subsequently, he went on to star in numerous successful films in the 1980s and 1990s.

With his portrayal of an amateur boxer wrongly accused of his brother’s murder in Rajkumar Santoshi’s Ghayal in 1990, Deol gained wide recognition and praise and won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor and the National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film).

His portrayal of a lawyer in the film Damini – Lightning (1993) won him the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Anil Sharma’s Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001), in which Deol portrayed a lorry driver who falls in love with a Muslim girl, was the highest grossing Bollywood film ever at the time of its release, and garnered him a Filmfare Best Actor Award nomination.

  • Full name: Ajay Singh Deol
  • Profession: Indian actor
  • Born: 19 October 1956 (age 63 years), Sahnewal, India
  • Spouse: Pooja Deol (m. 1984)
  • TV shows: The Kapil Sharma Show, Comedy Nights with Kapil, Pakdam Pakdai, India’s Best Dramebaaz
  • Children: Karan Deol, Rajvir Deol
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Manoj Bajpai

Manoj Bajpayee, also credited as Manoj Bajpai, is an Indian film actor who predominantly works in Hindi cinema and has also done Telugu and Tamil language films.

He is the recipient of two National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards. In 2019, he was given India’s fourth-highest civilian honor Padma Shri for his contributions to art.

Bajpayee aspired to become an actor since childhood. He relocated to Delhi at the age of seventeen, and applied for the National School of Drama, only to be rejected four times.

He continued to do theatre while studying in college. Bajpayee made his feature film debut with a one-minute role in Drohkaal (1994), and a minor role of a dacoit in Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen (1994).

After a few unnoticed roles, he played the gangster Bhiku Mhatre in Ram Gopal Varma’s 1998 crime drama Satya, which proved to be a breakthrough.

Bajpayee received the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for the film. He then acted in films such as Kaun (1999) and Shool (1999).

For the latter, he won his second Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor. Bajpayee further played a prince with two wives in Zubeidaa (2001), a serial killer in Aks (2001) and a hitchhiker-turned-psychopath killer in Road (2002).

  • Full name: Manoj Bajpayee
  • Profession: Indian film actor
  • Born: 23 April 1969 (age 50 years), Belwa, East Champaran
  • Height: 1.7 m
  • Spouse: Neha (m. 2006)
  • Upcoming movies: Extraction, Mumbai Saga
  • Awards: Padma Shri and others
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Abhishek Bachchan

Abhishek Bachchan is an Indian film actor and film producer known for his work in Bollywood.

Part of the Bachchan family, he is the son of actors Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan.

In addition to his three Filmfare Awards, Bachchan won a National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi for producing the comedy-drama Paa (2009).

Since 2007, he has been married to actress Aishwarya Rai, with whom he has a daughter.

  • Full name: Abhishek Bachchan
  • Profession: Indian actor
  • Born: 5 February 1976 (age 44 years), Mumbai, India
  • Height: 1.86 m
  • Spouse: Aishwarya Rai (m. 2007)
  • Upcoming movies: Hera Pheri 3, The Big Bull, Ludo
  • Children: Aaradhya Bachchan
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Dilip Kumar

Muhammad Yusuf Khan, known professionally as Dilip Kumar, is an actor, producer and philanthropist, who was later elected to India’s parliament.

Popularly known as The Tragedy King and The First Khan, he has been credited with bringing realism to film acting since his first film.

Critics have acclaimed him as one of the greatest actors in the history of Indian cinema.

Kumar debuted as an actor in the film Jwar Bhata (1944), produced by Bombay Talkies.

In a career spanning over five decades, Kumar worked in over 65 films.

Kumar is known for roles in films such as the romantic Andaz (1949), the heartwarming Babul (1950), the impassioned Deedar (1951), the swashbuckling Aan (1952), social drama Daag (1952), the dramatic Devdas (1955), the comical Azaad (1955), Naya Daur (1957), Yahudi (1958), Madhumati (1958), Kohinoor (1960), the epic historical Mughal-e-Azam (1960), the social dacoit crime drama Gunga Jamuna (1961), and the comedy Ram Aur Shyam (1967).

In 1976, Kumar took a five-year break from film performances and returned with a character role in the film Kranti (1981) and continued his career playing leading roles in films such as Shakti (1982), Mashaal (1984), Karma (1986) and Saudagar (1991). His last film was Qila (1998).

He has won nine Filmfare Awards and is the first recipient of the Filmfare Best Actor Award (1954). Dilip Kumar had a long relationship with actress Madhubala but never married her. He married actress Saira Bano in 1966.

He and his wife Saira Bano currently live in the Bandra suburb of Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra in India.

As of 2020, he is the last living male actor from Bollywood’s Golden Age of movies.

  • Full name: Muhammad Yusuf Khan
  • Profession: Indian actor
  • Born: 11 December 1922 (age 97 years), Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Full name: Muhammed Yusuf Khan
  • Siblings: Nasir Khan, Aslam Khan, Akhtar Asif, Noor Mohammed, MORE
  • Spouse: Asma Rehman (m. 1981–1983), Saira Banu (m. 1966)
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Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan is an Indian film actor and producer. Khan made his acting debut in Yash Chopra’s drama Parampara, but achieved success with his roles in the romantic drama Yeh Dillagi and the action film Main Khiladi Tu Anari (both 1994).

Khan’s career prospect declined through much of the 1990s, and his biggest commercial success of the decade came with the ensemble drama Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999).

He rose to prominence with roles in two ensemble comedy-dramas—Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003).

The 2004 romantic comedy Hum Tum proved to be Khan’s first success in which he played the sole male lead, earning him the National Film Award for Best Actor, and starring roles in the drama Parineeta and the romantic comedy Salaam Namaste (both 2005) established him as a leading actor in Bollywood.

He earned wide critical praise for his portrayal of a manipulative businessman in the 2004 thriller Ek Hasina Thi, an apprentice in the 2006 English film Being Cyrus, a character based on William Shakespeare’s antagonist Iago in the 2006 crime film Omkara, and a terrorist in the 2009 thriller Kurbaan.

Khan’s greatest commercial success came with the 2008 thriller Race and its 2013 sequel, the 2009 romance Love Aaj Kal, and the 2012 romantic comedy Cocktail.

He followed it by starring in a series of films that under-performed at the box office, but received praise in 2018 for playing a troubled policeman in the Netflix thriller series Sacred Games.

Khan is the recipient of several accolades, including a National Film Award and six Filmfare Awards, and received Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award, in 2010.

He has been noted for his performances in a range of film genres—from crime dramas to thrillers and occasional romances—and his film roles have been credited with contributing to a change in the concept of a Hindi film hero.

Khan was married to his first wife, Amrita Singh, for thirteen years, after which he married the actress Kareena Kapoor. He has three children—two with Singh and one with Kapoor.

In addition to film acting, Khan is a frequent television presenter, stage show performer and the owner of the production company Illuminati Films.

  • Full name: Saif Ali Khan
  • Profession: Indian actor
  • Born: 16 August 1970 (age 49 years), New Delhi, India
  • Height: 1.7 m
  • Upcoming movies: Dil Bechara, Bunty Aur Babli 2
  • Spouse: Kareena Kapoor Khan (m. 2012), Amrita Singh (m. 1991–2004)
  • Children: Sara Ali Khan, Ibrahim Ali Khan, Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi
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Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan is an Indian actor. One of the country’s highest-paid celebrities, he has featured in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list since 2014.

The first eleven films in which he starred were commercially successful, establishing Dhawan in Hindi cinema.

Born to the film director David Dhawan, he studied business management from the Nottingham Trent University, after which he worked as an assistant director to Karan Johar on the 2010 drama My Name Is Khan.

He made his acting debut in 2012 in Johar’s teen drama Student of the Year.

He rose to prominence with starring roles in the romantic comedies Main Tera Hero (2014), Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014), and Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017); the action comedies Dilwale (2015), Dishoom (2016), and Judwaa 2 (2017); the dance film ABCD 2 (2015); and the drama Sui Dhaaga (2018).

He also received praise for playing an avenger in the crime thriller Badlapur (2015) and an aimless man coping with loss in the drama October (2018).

  • Full name: Varun Dhawan
  • Profession: Indian actor
  • Born: 24 April 1987 (age 32 years), Mumbai, India
  • Height: 1.75 m
  • Upcoming movie: Coolie No. 1
  • Education: H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, Nottingham Trent University, Bombay Scottish School, Mahim
  • Parents: David Dhawan, Karuna Dhawan
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is an Indian actor, known for his works in Hindi cinema. An alumnus of the National School of Drama.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui started getting roles in independent films; these were the films which gave him an Indian Cinema recognition internationally.

Most of his Independent films have received critical acclaim at International Films Festivals, such as the Academy Awards, Cannes Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, Busan Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, and the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui has appeared in four major cinemas, earning the title of Breakthrough Talent at the 2012 GQ Men of the Year Awards.

Siddiqui’s feature film debut was alongside director Prashant Bhargava in Patang (2012), which premiered at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival, for which Nawazuddin Siddiqui was presented with the Thumbsup Trophy by the cinema critic Roger Ebert.

He also gained international recognitions for his work alongside director Anurag Kashyap in Black Friday (2007), the Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) duology and Raman Raghav 2.0.

Siddiqui is best known for his roles in The Lunchbox (2013), which premiered as part of the International Critics’ Week at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and won him multiple awards.

Manto (2018), a groundbreaking performance that won him Best Actor at the 2018 Asian Pacific Screen Awards.

Raman Raghav 2.0 for which he won the Fancine Malaga Award in Spain and in Asia Pacific Screen Awards, both in the category of Best Actor.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the only Actor in the world to have 8 films officially selected and screened at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

In spite of being very busy with film shoots, Siddiqui continues to take time out to farm in his native Uttar Pradesh.

He is an active motivational speaker, drawing on his struggles and experiences to inspire. He stars in two Emmy nominated series, Sacred Games (2019), a two-season Netflix original series for which he was conferred with the GQ – Men of the Year Award 2018 for the second time and United Kingdom’s McMafia directed by James Watkins.

Recently Nawazuddin Siddiqui was awarded with the highest honorary, The Lesley Ho Asian Film Talent Award at the prestigious Singapore International Film Festival for his globally appreciated series Sacred Games duology.

  • Full name: Nawazuddin Siddiqui
  • Profession: Indian actor
  • Born: 19 May 1974 (age 45 years), Budhana, India
  • Height: 1.68 m
  • Spouse: Anjali Siddiqui
  • Net worth: USD 7 Million
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Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt is an Indian actor, author and film producer who works in Hindi films. He is the recipient of several awards, including two Filmfare Awards and three Screen Awards.

Sanjy has appeared in 187 films, ranging from romance to comedy genres, but is usually typecasted in action genres.

  • Full name: Sanjay Balraj Dutt
  • Profession: Indian actor
  • Born: 29 July 1959 (age 60 years), Bombay State
  • Height: 1.83 m
  • Upcoming movies: K.G.F Chapter 2, Hera Pheri 3, Sadak 2, Shamshera, Bhuj: The Pride of India
  • Spouse: Manyata Dutt (m. 2008), Rhea Pillai (m. 1998–2008)
  • Children: Trishala Dutt, Shahraan Dutt, Iqra Dutt
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Rishi Kapoor

Rishi Kapoor is an Indian actor, director and producer known for his work in Hindi cinema. He received the National Film Award for his debut role as a child artist in his father Raj Kapoor’s 1970 film Mera Naam Joker.

Kapoor had his first lead role as an adult opposite Dimple Kapadia in 1973 with the film Bobby and received the Filmfare Best Actor Award in 1974.

Subsequently, he played leading roles as the romantic lead in 92 films between 1973 and 2000.

For his performance in Do Dooni Chaar, he won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor in 2011, and for his role in Kapoor & Sons, he won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2017.

He was honoured with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.

He appeared opposite his future wife Neetu Singh in twelve films from 1973 and 1981.

  • Full name: Rishi Kapoor
  • Profession: Indian actor
  • Born: 4 September 1952 (age 67 years), Chembur, Mumbai, India
  • Height: 1.7 m
  • Spouse: Neetu Singh (m. 1980)
  • Children: Ranbir Kapoor, Riddhima Kapoor Sahani
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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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Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher is an Indian actor and the former Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India. He is the recipient of two National Film Awards and eight Filmfare Awards.

He has appeared in over 500 films in several languages and many plays. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance in Saaransh (1984).

He holds the record for winning the Filmfare Award for Best Comedian five times in total for: Ram Lakhan (1989), Lamhe (1991), Khel (1992), Darr (1993) and Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995).

He won the National Film Award for Special Mention twice for his performances in Daddy (1989) and Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara (2005).

For his performance in the film Vijay (1988), he won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Besides working in Hindi films, he has also appeared in international films such as the Golden Globe nominated Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Ang Lee’s Golden Lion–winning Lust, Caution (2007), and David O. Russell’s Oscar-winning Silver Linings Playbook (2012).

He received a BAFTA nomination for his supporting role in the British television sitcom The Boy with the Topknot (2018).

He has held the post of chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification and the National School of Drama in India.

The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 2004 and the Padma Bhushan in 2016 for his contribution in the field of cinema and arts.

Anupam Kher was appointed FTII chairman in October 2017, however his appointment was cited as problematic due to his pro-BJP stance] and prolonged absences.

On 31 October 2018, he resigned as the chairman of the FTII, citing his work commitments for the American TV show New Amsterdam.

  • Full name: Anupam Kher
  • Profession: Indian actor
  • Born: 7 March 1955 (age 65 years), Shimla, India
  • Spouse: Kirron Kher (m. 1985)
  • Title: Chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India
  • Children: Sikandar Kher
  • Books: Aap Khud Hi Best Hain, Lessons Life Taught Me, Unknowingly: An Autobiography
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Ajay Devgn

Vishal Devgan, known professionally as Ajay Devgn, is an Indian film actor, director and producer. He is widely considered as one of the most intense and influential actors of Hindi cinema, who has appeared in over a hundred Hindi films.

Devgn has won numerous accolades, including two National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards. In 2016, he was honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian honour of the country.

  • Full name: Vishal Devgan, Ajay Devgn
  • Profession: Indian film actor
  • Born: 2 April 1969 (age 51 years), New Delhi, India
  • Upcoming movies: Chhalaang, Maidaan, Bhuj: The Pride of India, Golmaal 5, RRR, The Big Bull, Thank God
  • Children: Nysa Devgan, Yug Devgan
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Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor is an Indian actor and film producer. He is one of the highest-paid actors of Hindi cinema and has featured in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list since 2012.

Kapoor is the recipient of several awards, including six Filmfare Awards.

  • Full name: Ranbir Kapoor
  • Profession: Indian actor
  • Born: 28 September 1982 (age 37 years), Mumbai, India
  • Height: 1.81 m
  • Upcoming movies: Brahmāstra, Shamshera
  • Awards: Filmfare Award for Best Actor, IIFA Award for Best Actor
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Naseeruddin Shah

Naseeruddin Shah is an Indian film and stage actor and director in the Hindi language film industry. He is notable in Indian parallel cinema.

He has won numerous awards in his career, including three National Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards and an award at the Venice Film Festival.

The Government of India has honoured him with the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan awards for his contributions to Indian cinema.

  • Full name: Naseeruddin Shah
  • Profession: Indian film actor
  • Born: 20 July 1950 (age 69 years), Barabanki, India
  • Spouse: Ratna Pathak (m. 1982)
  • Children: Heeba Shah, Vivaan Shah, Imaad Shah
  • Awards: Padma Shri, Filmfare Award for Best Actor, MORE
  • TV shows: Mirza Ghalib, Bharat Ek Khoj, Mid Wicket Tales, The Anupam Kher Show – Kucch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai, Chamatkar