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>Bollywood Movies Madhuri Dixit Film career

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Madhuri Dixit made her acting debut in Rajshri Productions’ movie Abodh in 1984. The film failed but minor and supporting roles continued to follow. She attained stardom after she landed the lead female role in N. Chandra’s blockbuster Tezaab (1988) for which she received her first Filmfare nomination. In the following year, she starred in a number of important films that included Ram Lakhan, Parinda and Tridev.

In 1990, Dixit starred in Indra Kumar’s romantic-drama Dil. She played the role of a rich and arrogant girl who falls in love with a poorer boy and later leaves her house to marry him. The film became the biggest box-office hit of the year in Indiaand Dixit’s performance earned her the first Filmfare Best Actress Award of her career.

Post the success of Dil she starred in several successful movies like Saajan (1991), Beta (1992), Khalnayak (1993), Hum Aapke Hain Kaun…! (1994), and Raja (1995). Dixit’s performance in Beta, that of a woman married to an illiterate, well-meaning man who exposes her scheming mother-in-law, won her a second Filmfare Award for Best Actress. Hum Aapke Hain Kaun…! (1994) became one of the biggest hits in the history of Hindi cinema. Dixit’s role of a modern yet family-oriented young girl fetched her the third Filmfare Best Actress Award of her career.

Post Raja, Dixit’s career went into a slump during 1996 and much of 1997. However, she bounced back commercially with Yash Chopra’s Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) for which she won a fourth Filmfare Best Actress Award In that same year, Dixit starred in Prakash Jha’s critically acclaimed Mrityudand. Dixit’s performance in the film landed her the Best Actress award at the annual Star Screen Awards.

Madhuri Dixit has been the muse for the famous Indian painter M.F. Husain. He made a film named Gaja Gamini (2000) starring her, which was intended as a tribute to Dixit herself.
In 2002, she starred in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas. Her performance earned her a Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award. The film was featured at the Cannes Film Festival. The following year a film named after her, Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon!, was released in which a woman (played by Antara Mali) aspires to become the new Madhuri Dixit by trying her luck in Bollywood.

Dixit is not only known for her acting skills, but for her dancing skills as well. She is famous for her dance sequences accompanying Bollywood songs such as “Ek Do Teen” (from Tezaab), “Humko Aaj Kal Hai” (from Sailaab), “Bada Dukh Deenha” (from Ram Lakhan), “Dhak Dhak” (from Beta), “Chane Ke Khet Mein” (from Anjaam), “Didi Tera Devar Deewana” (from Hum Aapke Hain Kaun…!), “Choli Ke Peechhe” (from Khalnayak), “Akhiyan Milaun” (from Raja), “Mera Piya Ghar Aaya” (from Yaraana), “Kay Sera Sera” (from Pukar), and “Maar Daala” (from Devdas).

On 7 December 2006, Dixit returned to Mumbai with her husband and sons to start filming for Aaja Nachle (2007) The film released in November 2007 and, despite the critics panning it, Dixit’s performance was highly appreciated, with the New York Times commenting about her that “she’s still got it”

On Women’s International Day in 2007, Dixit topped Rediff’s list of the Best Bollywood Actresses Ever.[3] In May 2008, she was given a tribute by Indian Film Festival at Los Angeles.[25] In March 2010, The Economic Times named Madhuri Dixit in the list of the “33 women who made India proud”

In 2011, she appeared as a judge on the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhlaja 4.[26] She also received a Filmfare Special Award in honor of her 25 years in the Bollywood industry.

In 1999, Madhuri Dixit married Shriram Madhav Nene, a UCLA-trained cardiovascular surgeon who practices in Denver. Nene is also from a Marathi Brahmin family.[30] They have two sons, Arin (born in March 2003 in Colorado) and Raayan (born in March 2005 in Colorado).

She has two elder sisters, Rupa and Bharati, and an elder brother, Ajit. Madhuri and her family currently reside in Denver, Colorado, USA.

>Bollywood Movies actress Nalini Jaywant Personal life and education

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Jaywant was born in Mumbai (then Bombay) in 1926.

She is first cousin to actress Shobhna Samarth, the mother of actresses Nutan and Tanuja). Shobhna’s mother, actress Rattan Bai, was a sibling of Nalini’s father.[1] Since 1983, she has been living mostly a reclusive life.

She was married to director Virendra Desai in the 1940s. Later, she married her second husband, actor Prabhu Dayal, with whom she acted in several movies

>bollywood movis stars Amjad Khan

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Amjad Khan (Urdu: امجد خان, Hindi: अमजद ख़ान; 12 November 1940 27 July 1992) was an acclaimed Indian actor and director He worked in over 130 films in his film career spanning nearly twenty years. He enjoyed popularity for his villain roles in Hindi language films — he is most famous for playing the role of the Gabbar Singh in Sholay (1975) and of Zoraver in 1978 classic Muqaddar Ka Sikandar

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>bollywood movies stars Moon Moon Sen Acting career Acting career

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Moon Moon Sen started her career in films and television after marriage and motherhood. She made her debut in Andar Baahar (1984). Her daring role in that film apparently created a storm of controversy.

After Zakhmi Dil (1994) she did not appear in films until 2003 when she starred in an unsuccessful thriller Kucch To Hai. At no point, she could match success of her her mother, who was Bengali film’s leading actress for nearly two decades.

Before and after entering the film industry, she appeared alone (or with her daughters) in some modelling assignments. She notably modeled for soap ads which were quite controversial in the 1980s.[citation needed]. Apart from doing some television serials, she also did couple of Bengali tele-films.

Sen said she would bare all even at 70, “Age is not important, the attitude is. Sophia is the ultimate glam girl who can manage to look beautiful in such a picture even now. But yes, India too has beautiful women like Rekha and Hema Malini who can carry such a thing out with aplomb. In fact, I wouldn’t mind myself if the shoot is done aesthetically and with taste.

She is now doing a few films at a time, such as a film in 2000 with younger daughter Riya. She is also apparently writing a cookbook in Bengali, which is yet to be published. Most recently, she has made occasional appearances, or with her family, also in the Page 3 sections of Indian newspapers, usually at polo events or film-related events, and promote new restaurants.

>bollywood movies stars Sahil Khan Early life

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Khan started his career with musical video of Stereo Nation “Nachange Saari Raat” Later, through the music video Oh Laila by Sanjay F. Gupta, he was spotted by director N. Chandra who cast him in his next feature film. He made his film debut as a lead along with Sharman Joshi in N. Chandra’s 2001 comedy film Style, which was a hit. He followed it up with Shortcut, and later sequel to Style, Xcuse Me (2003) 2005 saw his film with bold theme, Double Cross, opposite Negar Khan.
In 2009, he appeared alongside Amitabh Bachchan, in Aladin, despite having Sanjay Dutt as well in the cast, the film flopped. In 2010, he starred in Ramaa: The Saviour, alongside Tanushree Dutta and wrestler The Great Khali

>bollywood movies stars Ameesha Patel Acting career

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Patel’s first opportunity for acting came in the form of an offer from her father’s schoolmate, Rakesh Roshan, to star opposite his son, Hrithik Roshan, in Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai (2000). The offer came immediately after she graduated from high school but she refused the project because she wanted to continue her education in USA.Afterward, Kareena Kapoor replaced her but luckily, Kapoor backed out after shooting for a couple of days and Patel was given the opportunity once again during a family lunch. Patel readily agreed to do the project this time. The role of an exuberant college girl in love, undergoing a tortuous time at losing her lover and rediscovering a more mature relationship gave Patel scope to perform. The film was a smashing success and established Patel as a rising star, earning her awards for Best Debut at a number of award ceremonies.
Patel as the Muslim girl Sakeena in Gadar: Ek Prem Katha 2001

In her second film, the Telugu language drama Badri, she starred opposite Pawan Kalyan. The film was a major success, grossing more than Rs 120 million in India.

2001 saw her appearing in Anil Sharma’s cross-border romance, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, alongside Sunny Deol. Patel signed on much before she shot into the limelight with Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai and was among 22 girls that were screen-tested from 500 girls who came to audition for the film. Patel had gone through a 12-hour audition before she got the part. The film went on to become the top-grossing film of the year, as well as the biggest hit of the 21st century, earning Rs 973 million in India.Set during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947, it featured Patel as Sakeena, a Muslim girl who finds refuge in Deol’s house during the riots, and subsequently falls for him. Her performance was praised, and won her the Filmfare Special Performance Award, as well as nominations for Best Actress at various award ceremonies. Taran Adarsh of IndiaFM concluded, “Despite being one-film-old, Amisha Patel deserves full marks for handling the complex role with elegance. She looks the character she is portraying and impresses with a natural performance. The film was perceived as being excessively anti-Pakistani.

These successes were followed by a series of films that flopped at the box-office. In Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar she played a successful singer who was abandoned by her mother at the time of her birth.

In 2002, Patel had four continuous failures but her last release, Humraaz, became one of the highest grossing films of the year at the box office, and her performance earned her a nomination for Filmfare Best Actress Award. The Abbas-Mustan marital thriller saw her playing a character with negative shades for the first time. She played the girlfriend of Akshaye Khanna, who marries Bobby Deol to grab his wealth – but, seeing Bobby’s honesty, her character surrenders to him. Taran Adarsh commented, “Amisha Patel is just about okay as Akshaye’s lover (first half), but splendid as Bobby’s wife (second half). This performance should silence her detractors for sure. Also, she’s looked her best with admirable outfits and perfect make-up.

During 2003 to 2006, Patel’s acting career entered a slump. Despite the relative success of Humraaz, Patel’s string of unsuccessful films followed and would continue until 2006, although she did find minor box office success with Kya Yehi Pyaar Hai, in which she played a career-oriented young woman who rejects the advances of Aftab Shivdasani’s character. In Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage, she played the role of Sapna who is caged in protective custody of her own father. She co-starred opposite Hrithik Roshan for the second time in this film. Unlike their successful pairing in Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai, the film proved to be a disappointment and resulted in a critical and commercial failure. Patel’s performance in the film was criticized by a section of the media, but during an interview she clarified that there was an “error” because the scene explaining that her character is supposed to be asthmatic in the film was edited out not knowing that one shot would make such a difference, thus creating confusion to the viewer about her appearing out of breath, as if she’s overacting or crying.

Consequently, Patel’s unsuccessful follow-up continued with Kranti and David Dhawan’s comedy Yeh Hai Jalwa in 2002, followed by her first Tamil language film Puthiya Geethai and Deepak Bahry’s Parwana in 2003. Her releases in 2004, Vimal Kumar’s comedy Suno Sasurjee, a delayed production since 2000, and her second Telugu language film Naani, followed. That year she also appeared in the music video for “Kasam” and “Kasam (Unplugged)” by Adnan Sami.

In 2005, she starred in Satish Kaushik’s thriller Vaada, playing the role of Arjun Rampal’s unfaithful wife who is followed by her obsessive ex-lover. In her next release, Elaan, she played a TV reporter. She later appeared in Ketan Mehta’s historical drama Mangal Pandey: The Rising where she played the role of the soft-spoken Jwala, a Bengali widow who gets rescued from committing Sati by a British commanding officer. Patel was cast as a replacement for Aishwarya Rai under the recommendation of Aamir Khan who was impressed by her IQ level when he saw her on BBC under the segment of Question Time India in 2003. The film, which saw her appearing without make-up for the first time, did an average business despite becoming a major grosser. Her other releases that year include Zameer: The Fire Within, a delayed production since 2001, and the Telugu film Narasimhudu, both which proved commercial and critical failures.

Patel featured in six films in 2006, all which failed commercially. She first starred in Mere Jeevan Saathi, a production that had been delayed since 2003. She next appeared as a blind girl in Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai, another delayed production since 2002. The film had a limited release and flopped badly with some critics describing it as “outdated”. In Teesri Aankh: The Hidden Camera, she played the role of a mute girl who witnesses a murder. She learned the sign language in order to fit the role. Patel was next cast in Tathastu, based on Denzel Washington’s thriller John Her performance as the helpless mother was not well-received.
Renewed success, 2006–present

Patel’s fifth release in 2006, Ankahee, earned her critical praise despite its failure at the box office. The film centred around an extramarital affair with Patel playing a housewife whose husband cheats on her with a model. To understand the mentality of a wronged wife, Patel spoke to her own grandmother who had undergone a similar situation. Diganta Guha from Hindustan Times noted “…it’s Ameesha’s performance that remains in your mind. She is dignity personified in the film, playing a woman betrayed in marriage, going all out to save it and in the end choosing her own path. Later that year, she appeared alongside Akshaye Khanna and Priyanka Chopra in Dharmesh Darshan’s Aap Ki Khatir.

After appearing in a series of box office flops during 2002–2006, Patel’s career prospects began to improve in 2007 when she saw moderate success with Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., playing the role of Karan Khanna’s talkative wife who tries to overcome her husband’s gay leanings. Patel’s comic timing in the film was well-received. She later co-starred opposite Akshay Kumar in Priyadarshan’s hit Bhool Bhulaiyaa as a rejected adopted girl who is accused of trying to disrupt the marriage of her childhood crush.

In an attempt to renew her image, Patel appeared in a bikini item number, Lazy Lamhe, in Kunal Kohli’s Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic (2008). Patel learned scuba diving for the song that took 15 days to complete. Although the film flopped at the box office, Patel managed to garner attention for her appearance.

Following a two-and-a-half year hiatus, Patel made a brief comeback in the Telugu film Parama Veera Chakra (2011) alongside Nandamuri Balakrishna. She is also set to star in three Hindi films in 2011 that include Run Bhola Run, with Govinda and Tusshar Kapoor, Chatur Singh Two Star, with Sanjay Dutt, and Power, with a multi-star cast including Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor, and Ajay Devgn. On April 23, 2011, Patel hosted an event launching her production company, Ameesha Patel Productions, for which she will produce and star in her first production.
Other work
Stage performances

Patel performed in a number of concerts and world tours during her career. Her first world tour, The Roshans: Hrithik Live in Concert (2001), along with Hrithik Roshan was performed across India. In 2004, Patel took part in a series of concerts in the world tour Craze 2004 alongside Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan and Lara Dutta. In 2005, Patel participated in Adnan Sami’s world tour Kuch Dil Se… that was performed across USA and Canada from April 15 till May 15. In October 2008, she participated in Himesh Reshammiya’s comeback concert Karzzzz Musical Curtain Raiser joined by Neha Dhupia, Riya Sen and Amrita Arora. In December 2008, she took part in Akshay Kumar’s Christmas Eve show Chandni Chowk to Hong along with Bipasha Basu, Priyanka Chopra, Riya Sen, Aarti Chhabria, Himesh Reshammiya and Punjabi rapper Bohemia as part of a promotional campaign for Kumar’s film Chandni Chowk to China (2009) In response to 26/11, many New Year’s Eve concerts for 2009 were cancelled, but Patel and Country Club India decided to go ahead with their show because they thought it would be against the terrorists’ will.
Humanitarian work

In September 2004, Patel joined PETA, one of the organizations championing the cause of animals, as part of an advertising campaign which highlights the lives of captivated animals in a zoo who are robbed of their natural surroundings for the amusement of others. Patel posed as a petrified prisoner in a jail cell to throw focus on the plight of animals in zoos. She said,
“ George Washington, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi… we had them. Animals don’t; they need us. Let’s fight for their freedom.

In February 2005, along with other Bollywood stars, Patel performed at the HELP! Telethon Concert raising money for the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. She also took part in the Temptations 2005 charity function in New Delhi on 24 December 2005 at the Indira Gandhi indoor stadium in aid of the National Centre for Promotion of Employment of Disabled Persons (NCPEDP), a leading disabled rights’ group

In November 2006, Patel joined an NGO called PlanetRead, which helps people in villages to learn reading through film songs.[36] In October 2007, Patel along with John Abraham and Kirron Kher joined the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to curb human trafficking in India.

>bollywood movies stars Shilpa Shetty

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Indian film actress and model. Since making her debut in the film Baazigar (1993), she has appeared in nearly 40 Bollywood, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films, her first leading role being in the 1994 Aag. Although she has been through years of decline during her career, Shetty has been willing to reinvent herself quite often. Her performances in Dhadkan (2000) and Rishtey (2002) were appreciated, while her portrayal of an AIDS patient in Phir Milenge (2004) won her many accolades. Her younger sister Shamita Shetty is also a Bollywood film actress.

Shetty has been embroiled in various controversies including suspected mafia links. In 2006 she was issued with a warrant on charges of obscenity. After taking part in the British Celebrity Big Brother TV show in 2007, Shetty was crowned the winner with 63% of the final vote, after an international racism controversy involving her and fellow contestants Jade Goody, Jo O’Meara and Danielle Lloyd. This was followed by a re-establishment of her status in the film industry in 2007 when she appeared in two successive movies, Life in a… Metro and Apne, with her performance in the former drawing positive reviews.

>bollywood movies stars Shahid Kapoor Career

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Before starting off his career as an actor, Kapoor worked in several music videos and ads, including the Pepsi commercial with Shahrukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukerji post Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) and the music video Aankhon Me Tera Hi Chehra by the Aryans along with Hrishitaa Bhatt. While doing so, he decided to join the Shiamak Davar Institute for the Performing Arts (SDIPA), where he was later seen in Subhash Ghai’s film Taal (1999) as a background dancer in the song Kahin Aag Lage Lag Jawe along with actress Aishwarya Rai and in Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) of Yash Raj banner with actress Karisma Kapoor.

In 2003, Kapoor played his first leading role as Rajiv Mathur, a carefree young man in Ken Ghosh’s moderately successful love story Ishq Vishk. Appearing opposite Amrita Rao and Shenaz Treasurywala, the film was well received by audiences and Kapoor’s performance earned him a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award. Film critic Taran Adarsh from indiaFM wrote, “Shahid Kapoor is an actor to watch. He has all the qualities to hit the top slot. Not only is he good looking, but he is an amazing performer as well. Very original as a performer [sic], the youngster has handled the dramatic and emotional moments with flourish. He is an exceptional dancer as well. All he needs to do is pick and choose his forthcoming assignments with care, so that the journey to the top slot is minus hiccups.

The following year, Kapoor joined once again with director Ken Ghosh in the thriller Fida, where he co-starred alongside Kareena Kapoor and Fardeen Khan. The film failed to do well at the box office, yet Kapoor’s performance was praised.The Tribune concluded, “…Shahid Kapoor shines in his role. He looks fresh. As an impulsive emotional and innocent guy, who is sucked into crime because of these very qualities, he manages to evoke your sympathies. He then appeared in the romantic comedy Dil Maange More opposite Soha Ali Khan, Tulip Joshi, and Ayesha Takia. His performance opened to mixed reviews; Rediff.com wrote that “Shahid tends to imitate Shahrukh Khan a lot. He does it well in some scenes, overdoes it in others..

Featuring in three more films in 2005, success continued to elude Kapoor.However, his performance as Jaidev Vardhan, a man who is sucked into the world of money and greed in John M. Matthan’s drama Shikhar was critically acclaimed, earning Kapoor his first Star Screen Award for Best Actor nomination. According to IndiaFM, “Shahid Kapoor is only improving with every film. He matches up to Ajay in almost all sequences.
[edit] Breakthrough, 2006–present

In 2006, Kapoor starred in 36 China Town. Revolving around the story of seven individuals and a murder, the film became a moderate success despite receiving mixed reviews from critics. Shortly after the release of the film, Kapoor’s second release of the year, Priyadarshan’s comedy Chup Chup Ke, followed. The film became a moderate success at the box office

Kapoor’s last release of 2006 was Sooraj R. Barjatya’s romantic drama Vivah, a film depicting the journey of two individuals from engagement to marriage. Co-starring alongside Amrita Rao, the film was received favourably by most critics and became one of the highest grossing films of the year as well as Kapoor’s second biggest commercial success to date. Kapoor’s performance earned his second consecutive nomination for Best Actor at the Star Screen Awards. Taran Adarsh wrote, “Shahid Kapoor performs like never before. If he was super-cool in Ishq Vishk and showed flashes of brilliance in Fida, you’ve to watch him in Vivah to see his growth as a tremendous actor. He is exceptional in emotional sequences.

During the summer of 2006, Kapoor embarked on his first world tour, the Rockstars Concert, along with Bollywood stars, Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, John Abraham, Esha Deol, Mallika Sherawat and Zayed Khan.

In 2007, Kapoor appeared in two movies. His first release was Ahmed Khan’s Fool and Final. The film received negative reviews and failed to do well at the box office; Kapoor’s performance in the film did not receive positive reviews. His next release, Imtiaz Ali’s comedy-romance Jab We Met, opposite Kareena Kapoor, became one of the biggest hits of the year. The film tells the story of two people with two very different personalities meeting each other on a train and how they fall in love eventually. Kapoor portrayed the character of Aditya Kashyap, a dejected young industrialist full of angst and despair. The film was well-received by critics and Kapoor’s performance earned him several nominations for Best Actor at a number of award ceremonies, including Filmfare. Rajeev Masand from CNN-IBN noted, “Despite the risk of being overshadowed by Kareena, his co-star in the film, Shahid Kapur leaves an indelible impression with a performance that is understated and mature, and indeed the perfect foil to Kareena’s boisterousness.

Kapoor then appeared in the Aziz Mirza-directed film, Kismat Konnection (2008), opposite Vidya Balan. Upon release, the film under-performed at the box office.

In 2009, Kapoor portrayed the dual role of twins Charlie and Guddu in the caper thriller, Kaminey. Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, the film was a critical and commercial success and received mostly positive reviews. Kapoor’s performance was also critically acclaimed. Rajeev Masand from CNN-IBN wrote, “Shahid Kapur rises to the challenge of creating two entirely different characters out of Charlie and Guddu, and delivers a credible performance as each. Breaking out of his chocolate-boy image, he gives evidence of his potential when trusted with well-written roles. Later in the year, Kapoor appeared alongside Rani Mukerji in Anurag Singh’s romantic comedy Dil Bole Hadippa!, which failed to do well at the Indian box office.

In 2010, Kapoor appeared in Ken Ghosh’s film Chance Pe Dance opposite Genelia D’Souza, in which he portrayed the role of a struggling Bollywood actor. The movie received poor review from critics, but Kapoor’s performance was well received. He then starred in Ahmed Khan’s Paathshala alongside Ayesha Takia and Nana Patekar followed by Yash Raj Films’ moderately successful Badmaash Company. As of April 2010, Kapoor has completed filming for Satish Kaushik’s Milenge Milenge, which released on July 9, 2010.

>bollywood movies stars Emraan Hashmi

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