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Elsa Pataky

Elsa Pataky is a Spanish model, actress, and film producer. Pataky is known for her role as Elena Neves in The Fast and the Furious franchise.

She has appeared in the films Snakes on a Plane (2006), Giallo (2009) and Give ‘Em Hell, Malone (2009). She also starred in the Spanish film Di Di Hollywood (2010).

  • Full name: Elsa Lafuente Medianu
  • Profession: Spanish model, actress
  • Born: 18 July 1976 (age 43 years), Madrid, Spain
  • Height: 1.61 m
  • Spouse: Chris Hemsworth (m. 2010)
  • Books: Strong: How to Eat, Move and Live with Strength and Vitality
  • Spouse: Chris Hemsworth (m. 2010)
  • Children: India Rose Hemsworth, Sasha Hemsworth, Tristan Hemsworth
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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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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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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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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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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
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Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra is an Indian actress, singer, film producer, and the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant.

One of India’s highest-paid and most popular celebrities, Chopra has received numerous awards, including one National Film Award and five Filmfare Awards.

In 2016, the Government of India honoured her with the Padma Shri, and Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

In 2017 and 2018, Forbes listed her among the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

  • Full name: Priyanka Chopra
  • Profession: Indian actress
  • Born: 18 July 1982, Jamshedpur, India
  • Height: 1.65 m
  • Spouse: Nick Jonas (m. 2018)
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Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan is an Indian film actor, dancer, film director, screenwriter, producer, playback singer, lyricist and politician who works primarily in Tamil cinema and has also worked in Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi and Bengali films.

Haasan has won awards including three National Film Awards for Best Actor and 19 Filmfare Awards and nine International Awards. His production company, Raaj Kamal Films International, has produced several of his films.

  • Full name: Kamal Haasan
  • Born: 7 November 1954 (age 65 years), Paramakudi, India
  • Net worth: $ 100 million (2020)
  • Spouse: Sarika (m. 1988–2004), Vani Ganapathy (m. 1978–1988)
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Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan is one of the top rated Indian film actor, film producer, television host and occasional playback singer.

He first gained popularity in the early 1970s for films such as Zanjeer, Deewaar and Sholay, and was dubbed India’s “angry young man” for his on-screen roles in Bollywood.

  • Born: 11 October 1942 (age 77 years), Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Full name: Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan
  • Height: 1.83 m
  • Spouse: Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan
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Aamir Khan

Aamir khan is one of top rated Indian actor, director, filmmaker and television talk-show host.

Through his career spanning over thirty years in Hindi films, Khan has established himself as one of the most popular and influential actors of Indian cinema.

He has a large global following, especially in India and China, and has been described by Newsweek as “the biggest movie star” in the world.

  • Born: 14 March 1965 (age 54 years), Mumbai, India
  • Full name: Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan
  • Height: 1.63 m
  • Spouse: Kiran Rao (m. 2005), Reena Dutta (m. 1986–2002)
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Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon is an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur. The recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award and a Primetime Emmy Award, she is among the highest-paid actresses in the world, as of 2019. Wikipedia

  • Born: 22 March 1976 (age 43 years), New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • Full name: Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon
  • Height: 1.56 m
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Jake Gyllenhaal

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal is an American actor and film producer. Born into the Gyllenhaal family, he is the son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner.

He began acting as a child, making his acting debut in City Slickers, followed by roles in his father’s films A Dangerous Woman and Homegrown.

  • Born: 19 December 1980, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Full name: Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal
  • Height: 1.82 m
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Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Joanna Aniston is an American actress, film producer, and businesswoman.

The daughter of actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow, she began working as an actress at an early age with an uncredited role in the 1987 film Mac and Me. Her first major film role came in the 1993 horror comedy Leprechaun.

  • Born: 11 February 1969 (age 51 years), Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, US
  • Full name: Jennifer Joanna Aniston
  • Height: 1.64 m
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Walt Disney

Walt Disney was a film producer, media magnate and co-founder of the Walt Disney Company.

He was an iconic figure in the Twentieth Century media and entertainment industry, helping to produce many films.

With his staff, he created famous cartoon characters, such as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck; his name was also used for the successful Disney Theme Parks.

During his lifetime, he received a record 59 Nominations for the Academy Awards, winning 22 Awards.

  • Born: 5 December 1901, Hermosa, Chicago, Illinois, US
  • Died: 15 December 1966, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center – Burbank, Burbank, California, US
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Margot Robbie

Margot Elise Robbie is an Australian actress and film producer. She has received nominations for two Academy Awards and five BAFTA Awards.

In 2017, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and in 2019, she was ranked among the world’s highest-paid actresses.

  • Full name: Margot Elise Robbie
  • Profession: Australian Actress
  • Born: 2 July 1990 (age 29 years), Dalby, Australia
  • Height: 1.68 m
  • Spouse: Tom Ackerley (m. 2016)
  • TV shows: Neighbours, Pan Am, Saturday Night Live, Neighbours Omnibus, The Graham Norton Show
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Michael Caine

Sir Michael Caine, CBE is an English actor, film producer and author. He has appeared in more than 130 films in a career spanning over 60 years and is considered a British film icon. Known for his cockney accent, Caine was born in Southeast London.

Icon of British cool in the 1960s, leading action star in the late ’70s, and knighted into official respectability in 1993, Michael Caine has enjoyed a long, varied, and enviably prolific career.

Although he played a part in some notable cinematic failures, particularly during the 1980s, Caine remains one of the most established performers in the business, serving as a role model for actors and filmmakers young and old.

  • Born: 14 March 1933, Rotherhithe, London, UK
  • Full name: Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr.