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Surendranatha Thilakan (THILAKAN)

Surendranatha Thilakan (15 July 1935 – 24 September 2012), known mononymously as Thilakan, was an Indian film and stage actor who had starred in over 200 Malayalam films in a career spanning over four decades (1972-2012). Thilakan is regarded as one of the finest actors in Indian cinema, and popularly mentioned as the Perumthachan (master craftsman) of Malayalam Cinema. He is known for his excellence in cha ...

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Madhubala

Madhubala (14 February 1933 – 23 February 1969), born Mumtaz Jahan Dehlavi, was an Indian Bollywood film actress who appeared in film classics Mahal (1949), Mr. & Mrs. '55 (1955), Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958) and Mughal-e-Azam (1960). She was active between 1949 and 1960, after which illness shortened her career. With her contemporaries Nargis and Meena Kumari she is regarded as one of the influential Hi ...

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Madhuri Dixit – the beauty queen of Indian Cinema

Madhuri Dixit (born 15 May 1967) is an Indian film actress who has appeared in Hindi films. Often cited as one of the best actresses in Bollywood, Dixit made her film debut in Abodh (1984) and received wider public recognition with Tezaab (1988). She went on to establish herself as one of Hindi cinema's leading actresses, acknowledged for several of her performances, her beauty, and her accomplished dancing ...

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Sharmila Tagore

Begum Ayesha Sultana (born as Sharmila Tagore on 8 December 1944) is an Indian film actress. She has won National Film Awards and Filmfare Awards for her performances. She has led the Indian Film Censor Board from October 2004 till March 2011. In December 2005 she was chosen as an UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Early life Sharmila was born in a Hindu Bengali family in Hyderabad State to Gitindranath Tagore who ...

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Zeenat Aman – The synonym for Glamour in Indian Cinema

Zeenat Aman (born 19 November 1951) is an Indian actress who has appeared in Hindi films, notably in the 1970s and 1980s. She was the second runner up in the Miss India Contest and went on to win the Miss Asia Pacific in 1970. Upon making her debut in Bollywood, Aman was credited with making a lasting impact on the image of its leading actresses by bringing the western heroine look to Hindi cinema, and thro ...

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Parveen Babi – the ever glamourous icon of bolywood

Parveen Babi (4 April 1949 – 20 January 2005) was an Indian actress, who is most remembered for her glamorous roles alongside top heroes of the 1970s and early 1980s in blockbusters like Deewar, Namak Halaal, Amar Akbar Anthony and Shaan. She is often cited as one of the most beautiful actresses to have ever appeared in Indian cinema. Personal life and education Parveen was born in Junagadh, Gujarat in a Mu ...

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Kanika (Kaniha) – the Spirit of Southern Cinema

Divya Venkatasubramaniam born 3 July 1982 , best known by her stage name Kanika (known in Malayalam film industry as Kaniha), is an Indian film actress, occasional dubbing artist, playback singer, and TV anchor. Making her debut in the 2002 Tamil film Five Star, she went on to work in other South Indian film industries, including Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada, as well. She is perhaps best known for her perf ...

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Swetha Menon – the bold and the beautiful

Swetha Menon - the bold and the beautiful Shweta Menon is an Indian model, actress and television anchor. She has predominantly acted in Hindi and Malayalam language films, besides appearing in a number of Tamil productions. Starting her career as an actress in Malayalam feature films in the early 1990s, she ventured into modeling and becoming noted, after participating and winning at several beauty pageant ...

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Rekha – the evergreen Queen of Indian Cinema

Bhanurekha Ganesan (born 10 October 1954), better known by her stage name Rekha, is an Indian actress who has mainly appeared in Hindi films. Noted for her versatility and acknowledged as one of the finest actresses in Hindi cinema,Rekha started her career in 1966 as a child actress in the Telugu movie Rangula Ratnam, though her film debut as a lead happened four years later with Sawan Bhadon (1970). Despit ...

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Sudha Chandran

Sudha Chandran is an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer, Indian film and television actress, who turned to acting following the loss of a leg in an accident in May 1981 near Trichy, Tamil Nadu. Early life and education Sudha was born in 21 September 1964. She earned her B.A from Mithibai College, Mumbai and subsequently an M.A in Economics. In 1981, while traveling from there to the South during pilgrimage v ...

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