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>bollywood movies stars Bipasha Basu journeying around the world for ‘Players’

30 May

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Journey is on cards for Bipasha Basu these days. The dusky Bong beauty is enjoying the flavours of different cultures around the world as she shoots for her upcoming film Players.

Recently, Bips was in Russia for the shoot and she shared her love for the place with her Twitter update which read, “Walking around and getting to know the place! Amazing weather!”

“Last day in St.Petersburg! Russia is a wonderful n beautiful place! Schedule fr Players wraps today,” she added.

However, these journeys have not been without their share of woes. Bips was detained on Thursday at Mumbai airport for not declaring goods when she was returning from London.

She was let off after she paid up a tax of Rs 10,000, allegedly for carrying personal goods worth Rs 65,000.
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>bollywood movies stars Twinkle Khanna Born

25 May

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Tina Jatin Khanna
December 29, 1974 age 36
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actress, Interior Designer, Producer
Years active 1995 – 2001
Spouse Akshay Kumar 2001-present
Children Aarav Bhatia
Parents Rajesh Khanna
Dimple Kapadia

>bollywood movies stars Twinkle Khanna

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winkle Khanna (Punjabi: ਤ੍ਵਿਨ੍ਕ੍ਲੇ ਖੰਨਾ; born Tina Jatin Khanna, 29 December 1974)is an Indian film actress who has acted in Bollywood and Telugu films. She is the wife of Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and the daughter of established actors, Dimple Kapadia and Rajesh Khanna. After leaving film industry in 2001, she ventured into interior designing and is now the co-owner of The White Window store.

>bollywood movies stars Adnan Sami Career

25 May

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He had his first solo album Raag Time in 1991-92. The song from his album “Kisi Din Teri Yaad” was the title track “Jab Chandani Barh Kar” of his first album. In 1994, he composed music for a film for the first time. The Pakistani film, in which Adnan was the lead actor with his wife Zeba and famous Indian playback singer Asha Bhosle did the playback, Sargam, was a blockbuster However, the authorities banned Asha’s voice from the soundtrack which disappointed Adnan. He then had to re-record these songs with Hadiqa Kiyani.To date Sargam is the only film Adnan acted in. After unsuccessfully trying to make it to the competitive Pakistani pop scene in 1997, in 2000, Asha Bhosle teamed up with him to release a collection of love songs named Kabhi to Nazar Milao. The music was also composed by Adnan. According to Adnan, this was a “dream come true” for him. The album became an instant rageand topped the Indipop charts for most of 2001. According to BusinessWeek, the album sold 2 million copies in India.

The songs “Kabhi To Nazar Milao”, whose music video featured model Aditi Gowitrikar and Lift Karaa De whose music video starred the popular Indian actor Amitabh Bachan from the album became immensely popular at that time. The videos were shot by Anil Mehra who had shot popular Hindi films, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Lagaan.Looking at the immense success of that album, Magnasound and Adnan released an album Always Yours which was a remix version of numbers from that album.

He soon became a sensation, which led Hindi filmmaker Boney Kapoor to invite him to give music for his film. This was the beginning for him composing and singing songs for Hindi films very successfully of even the top Hindi film producers of the time like Yash Chopra and Subhash Ghai. Due to the immense popularity of his music videos and live performances, he had even begun getting acting offers at this time

The song, “Tu Sirf Mera Mehboob”, from the Hindi film, Ajnabee (2001) sung by Adnan also became a rage and was a superhit. Screen Magazine called him the pop personality of the year in 2001] and even said that the success of his album Kabhi To Nazar Milao “kept the Indian pop music industry alive and breathing” in 2001.

In 2002, Pepsi Foods made Adnan its brand ambassador in India, a contract which involved hosting a series of live music concerts across cities as well as Adnan featuring in ads for Pepsi products. According to the Pakistani newspaper Dawn, no Pakistani artist had managed to gain as much popularity in India as Sami had.According to an article in the Indian newspaper The Times of India, Sami was the most successful face in non-film music in India at that time

His second studio album, Tera Chehra, was released in October 2002 to critical eulogies even as his first album was still selling. The music videos for this album were shot by Binod Pradhan who had shot the popular Hindi film Devdas, directed by Bela Sehgal (director of Devdas Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s sister) and featured popular Bollywood stars Rani Mukerji in the title track, Amitabh Bachchan in the track “Kabhi Nahi”, who also sang the duet with Adnan and actress Mahima Chaudhry in another song. The title track was written by famous Hindi movie lyricist Sameer.According to the Screen Magazine, it was the only successful pop album of the year.

Saathiya (2002) brought him the opportunity to work with maestro A. R. Rahman in the form of “Aye Udi Udi”, which he was looking forward to. According to Screen Magazine, the song was the highlight of the album.[32] Rediff.com called him the “reigning king of Indipop” in early 2003 based on the sales of his albums in the past two years.

His most successful albums have been Kabhi To Nazar Milao (with Asha Bhosle) and Tera Chehra, and his music videos usually have had a host of Bollywood stars in them, including Namrata Shirodkar (“Bheegi Bheegi Raat”), Mahima Chaudhry, Raveena Tandon, Rani Mukerji (“Tera Chehra”), Govinda, Fardeen Khan, Amisha Patel (“O Meri Jaan”), Bhumika Chawla (“Maahiya”), Dia Mirza (“Pal Do Pal”) and most famously, Amitabh Bachchan (“Kabhi Nahi”)

Since 2003, he has sung for a few Tamil movies like Boys, Aayutha Ezhuthu composed by A.R. Rehman. The songs, “Boom Boom” from Boys and “Nenjamellam Kadhal” from Aayitha Ezhuthu, were hits. He also sang for the Tamil and Telugu versions besides the Hindi version of songs from the movie Yuva (2004) whose music was also composed by A. R. Rahman. Besides Rahman, he also worked together with composer Yuvan Shankar Raja, singing hit Tamil songs “Oh Intha Kadhal” from Satham Podathey and “Oru Kal” from Siva Manasula Sakthi, which got very popular and widely noticed. He sang the song “Chanchadi Adi Urang Nee” in the Malayalam movie called Makalkku.[citation needed] He has also sang for a Kannada film. His first Kannada song, “Don’t Worry Madabeda” for the film Super Star starring Upendra was a big hit.[citation needed] He also worked with music composers Devi Sri Prasad and MM Keeravani singing songs in Telugu films Varsham, Chatrapathi, Shankar Dada MBBS and 100% Love.

In 2006, he took a sabbatical, and reportedly lost over 70 kg, to make a comeback in April 2007 with a new album Kisi Din. In 2007, he sang the soundtrack of the hit Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love. His last film music composition was for Shaurya (2008)

>bollywood movies stars Adnan Sami Early life and education

25 May

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Adnan Sami was born, brought up and educated in London, United Kingdom. His father, Arshad Sami Khan was a pilot with the Pakistan Air Force and a Pakistani diplomat. Sami attended Rugby School. He had played the piano since the age of five. Sami began taking lessons from Pandit Shivkumar Sharma when visiting India during his school vacations. Indian singing legend Asha Bhosle spotted talent in a ten-year-old Sami at an R D Burman concert in London, and encouraged him to take up music as a career.

As a teenager, Sami, when performing on the sitar at a programme in Stockholm, was noticed by Keyboard Magazine as being the fastest man on keyboard in Asia.Sami went on to learn Indian classical music from Mahraj Khatak, a Pakistani classical singing teacher and dancer. At the age of sixteen, Sami was approached to write a song for famine-hit Ethiopia for which he won a special award from UNICEF.

He graduated from King’s College and became the first person to play Indian classical music on the electric piano.

>bollywood movies stars Adnan Sami Born

25 May

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Birth name Adnan Sami Khan
Born 15 August 1973 (age 37)
London, United Kingdom
Genres Pakistani music, Indian music, classical, jazz, pop rock
Occupations Singer, musician, composer, actor, television presenter
Instruments singing, piano
Years active 1990–present

>bollywood movies stars Adnan Sami

25 May

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dnan Sami Khan popularly known simply as Adnan Sami, is a British-born singer, musician, pianist, actor and composer of Pakistan origin. He currently holds Canadian citizenship and lives in Mumbai, India. His style merges Asian and Western music styles and instrumentation and ranges from classical to jazz to modern pop-rock.

>bollywood movies stars Ajay Devgn Career

25 May

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Ajay Devgn made his debut with the film Phool Aur Kaante (1991), which grossed Rs.9,50,00,000[8] and for which he won a Filmfare Best Debut Award[9] In 1992, he starred in Jigar alongside Karishma Kapoor, which grossed Rs.7,00,00,000.[10] In 1993, he worked with director Deepak Bahry on the action film Ek Hi Raasta, and with Deepak Pawar in Platform.

In 1994, Devgn worked in Harry Baweja’s Dilwale, Suhaag and Vijaypath”

In 1995, he appeared in Mahesh Bhatt’s “Naajayaz”, for which he was nominated for “filmfare best actor award” In 1996, he continued with “Diljale”.
Devgn began starring in comedy films, such as Ishq in 1997.

In 1998, he starred in “Major Saab” and Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha. He next starred in Mahesh Bhatt’s Zakhm. He won several awards for his performance, including the National Film Award for Best Actor and the Star Screen Award for Best Actor[citation needed]

Devgn’s 1999 work included Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam as well as “Hindustan ki kasam” and “Kachche dhage”.

In 2000, he worked in Harry Baweja’s “Deewane”. In this film, he essayed the role of two persons, where one is thief and another is police officer. The film was a flop at the box office. In the same year, he starred in his first home production “Raju Chacha” opposite wife Kajol. The film also bombed at the box office.

In 2001, he starred in “Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke” co-starring Madhuri Dixit and Priety Zinta. This film was an average grosser at the box office. His next release “Lajja”, alongside Manisha Koirala, Madhuri Dixit, Jackie Shroff and Anil Kapoor, earned him a nomination for the “Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award”. The film did not perform as expected at the box office. He then worked in Mahesh Manjrekar’s “Tera Mera Saath Rahen”.

In 2002, he featured in Ram Gopal Verma’s fictional expose of Mumbai Underworld “Company”(film). He was nominated for “Filmfare Best Actor Award” and won “Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance”.[citation needed] The film fared well at the box office.[clarification needed] His next release was “Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin” alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Aishwarya Rai
In the same year, he starred in Rajkumar Santoshi’s biopic “The Legend of Bhagat Singh” The film didn’t fare well at the box office,[clarification needed]. However, he won the “Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance” as well as his second “National Film Award for Best Actor” for his performance. He then starred in Anees Bazmee’s “Deewangee”. The film was partially inspired by William Diehl’s English Language novel “Primal Fear”. He won several awards for his negative role including, “Filmfare Best Villain Award”, “Star Screen Award Best Villain” and “Zee Cine Award Best Actor in a Negative Role”. This film was a mild success at the box office.

In 2003, he starred in Ram Gopal Verma’s “Bhoot” opposite Urmila Matondkar. The film was appreciated critically & performed very well at the box office. He then starred in action thriller “Qayamat: City Under Threat” opposite debutant Neha Dhupia which was huge commercial success. He then worked in Milan Luthria’s romantic film “Chori Chori” opposite Rani Mukherji and Sonali Bendre. This film did not succeed at the box office.

In that same year he featured in Prakash Jha’s “Gangaajal”, for which he was nominated “Filmfare Best Actor Award”. He then worked in Rohit Shetty’s directional debut “Zameen” which grossed followed by J. P. Dutta’s war film “LOC Kargil”.

>bollywood movies stars Ajay Devgn Biography

25 May

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Devgan’s father, Veeru Devgan, is a stunt choreographer, and his mother Veena Devgan, has produced one film. Anil Devgan, his brother, is a Hindi film director. He is a graduate of Bappu School in Juhu and Mithibai College. On February 23, 1999, he married Hindi film actress Kajol. The venue for the wedding was changed from a Gurdwara at Andheri in northwest Bombay to the Devgan residence, after a newspaper revealed the location.[relevant? – discuss] The couple has two children. Daughter Nysa was born in April 2003 and son Yug was born in September 2010. In August 2009, Devgan changed his last name to Devgn on the request of his family.He became the first Bollywood personality to acquire an aircraft for transport to shooting locations, promotions and personal trips

>bollywood movies stars Ajay Devgn

25 May

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Ajay Devgan (Hindi: अजय देवगन), born Vishal Veeru Devgan on 2 April 1969, is an Indian film actor, director, and producer.

He made his film debut with Phool Aur Kaante in 1991 and received a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his performance in the film. He then starred in films such as Jigar (1992), Dilwale (1994), Suhaag (1994), Naajayaz (1995), Diljale (1996) and Ishq (1997).

In 1999, Devgan received his first National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Mahesh Bhatt’s drama Zakhm. Some of his later films of the decade are Pyar To Hona Hi Tha, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Kachche Dhaage.

In the early 2000s, he starred in Lajja (2001) and Company (2002). In 2003, he won his second National Film Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Bhagat Singh in Rajkumar Santoshi’s biopic The Legend of Bhagat Singh. Throughout his career he has given many critically and commercially successful films including Raincoat (2004), Yuva (2004), Omkara (2006), Golmaal (2006), Golmaal Returns (2008), All The Best: Fun Begins (2009), Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010), Golmaal 3 (2010), and Raajneeti (2010).