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  1. Salman Khan

    Salman Khan


    Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan (born 27 December 1965) better known as Salman Khan (pronunciation : ) is an Indian film actor, producer and television personality. Referred to in the media as "The Tiger of Bollywood", "Blockbuster Khan", "Box-office King", he is popularly called as "Bhaijaan" and "Sallu" by his fans. Described by the CNN as one of the world's biggest stars, he has a significant following in Asia and the Indian diaspora worldwide. He is cited in the media as one of the most popular, influential and commercially successful actors of Hindi cinema.

  2. Shah Rukh Khan

    Shah Rukh Khan


    Shah Rukh Khan (born Shahrukh Khan, 2 November 1965), also known as SRK, is an Indian film actor, producer and television personality. Referred to in the media as "Baadshah of Bollywood", "King of Bollywood" or "King Khan", he has appeared in more than 80 Bollywood films. Described by the Los Angeles Times as perhaps "the world's biggest movie star", Khan has a significant following in Asia and the Indian diaspora worldwide. He is one of the richest actors in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$400–600 million, and his work in Bollywood has earned him numerous accolades, including 14 Filmfare Awards.

  3. Aamir Khan

    Aamir Khan


    Aamir Khan (born Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan on 14 March 1965) is an Indian film actor, director, producer, television personality, social worker, screenwriter and philanthropist. Through his successful career in Hindi films, Khan has established himself as one of the most popular and influential actors of Indian cinema. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including four National Film Awards and seven Filmfare Awards. He was honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Shri in 2003 and the Padma Bhushan in 2010.

  4. Imran Khan

    Imran Khan


    Imran Khan (born Imran Pal 13 January 1983) is an Indian actor, who appears in Hindi-language films. He is the nephew of actor Aamir Khan and director-producer Mansoor Khan, and the grandson of director-producer Nasir Hussain. He appeared as a child actor in the films Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992).

  5. Saif Ali Khan

    Saif Ali Khan


    Saif Ali Khan (born Sajid Ali Khan on 16 August 1970) is an Indian film actor, producer and the 10th Nawab of Pataudi. Through his successful career in Hindi films, Khan has established himself as one of the most popular actors of Indian cinema. He is the recipient of several awards, including a National Film Award and six Filmfare Awards, and was honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Shri in 2010.

  6. Zayed Khan

    Zayed Khan


    Zayed Abbas Khan (born 5 July 1980) is an Indian actor and producer who appears in Hindi films. He is known for his performance as Lakshman a.k.a. Lucky in Main Hoon Na, Aditya Singh in Dus, Vikky Khanna in Fight Club - Members Only, Danny Yuvvraaj in Yuvvraaj, and as Sam/Aditya in Blue.

  7. Celina Jaitly

    Celina Jaitly


    Celina Jaitly (born 24 November 1981) is an Indian actress who mainly appears in Bollywood films. A former beauty queen and model, she was crowned Femina Miss India Universe in 2001.

  8. Fardeen Khan

    Fardeen Khan


    Fardeen Khan (born 8 March 1974) is an Indian film actor known for his work in Bollywood. Fardeen made his Hindi film acting debut in 1998 with Prem Aggan, for which he garnered the Filmfare Best Debut Award. He then starred in successful films such as Jungle (2000), Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (2001), Bhoot (2002), Janasheen (2005), No Entry (2005), Heyy Babyy (2007), and All the Best: Fun Begins (2009).

  9. Soha Ali Khan

    Soha Ali Khan


    Soha Ali Khan (born Soha Ali Khan Pataudi) is an Indian film actress, known primarily for her work in the Hindi film industry, although she has also acted in Bengali and English-language films.

  10. Madhubala



    Mumtaz Jehan (February 14, 1933 – February 23, 1969), more popularly known as Madhubala (literally "honey belle"), was an Indian Bollywood actress who appeared in classic films of Hindi Cinema. She was active between 1942 and 1960. Along with her contemporaries Nargis and Meena Kumari, she is regarded as one of the most influential personalities of Hindi movies. She is also considered to be one of the most beautiful actresses to have worked in the industry.

  11. Arbaaz Khan

    Arbaaz Khan


    Arbaaz Khan (born 4 August 1967) is an Indian actor, director and film producer, known for his work in Hindi cinema. Since making his debut in 1996, he has acted in many leading and supporting roles. He ventured into film production in Bollywood, Arbaaz Khan Productions, launched with Dabangg (2010) in which he also starred as the younger brother of Salman Khan. The film went on to become one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time. He also won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for the same.

  12. Abul Kalam Azad

    Abul Kalam Azad


    Abul Kalam Muhiyuddin Ahmed Azad (Bengali: আবুল কালাম মুহিয়ুদ্দিন আহমেদ আজাদ,  pronunciation ; Urdu: ابو الکلام محی الدین احمد آزادAbul Kalam Azad; 11 November 1888 – 22 February 1958 was an Indian scholar and a senior political leader of the Indian independence movement. Following India's independence, he became the first [Minister of Education] in the Indian government. In 1992 he was posthumously awarded India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna. There is also a theory which suggests that earlier when he was offered Bharat Ratna he promptly declined it saying that it should not be given to those who have been on the selection committee. He is commonly remembered as Maulana Azad; the word Maulana is an honorific meaning 'learned man', and he had adopted Azad (Free) as his pen name. His contribution to establishing the education foundation in India is recognised by celebrating his birthday as "National Education Day" across India.

  13. Sohail Khan

    Sohail Khan


    Sohail Khan (Urdu: سہیل خان‎; born 20 December 1969) is an Indian film actor, director and producer who works predominantly in the Hindi cinema. He is younger brother of actors Salman Khan and Arbaaz Khan. He produces films under his banner Sohail Khan Productions.

  14. Kader Khan

    Kader Khan


    Kader Khan is an Indian film actor, comedian, script and dialogue writer, as well as director. He has appeared in over 300 films after his debut in the 1973 film Daag in which he acted as a prosecuting attorney. Khan graduated from Ismail Yusuf College affiliated to Bombay University. Before entering the film industry in the early 1970s, he taught at M. H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering, Mumbai as a professor of Civil Engineering.

  15. Karim Lala

    Karim Lala


    Karim Lala (1911 - February 19, 2002), born as Abdul Karim Sher Khan in Kunar province of Afghanistan, The First King Of Indian Mafia and the The Last King Of Pathans, The Silent Ruler of the streets of Mumbai. He went to work in Mumbai’s docks in the early 1940s via Peshawar, but he rose to prominence, along with Haji Mastan and Varadarajan Mudaliar. Karim Lala and his fellow Mafia leaders were based in Mumbai. They were involved in Smuggling Jewellery, Running Gambling and Liquor Dens, Extortion Rackets and selling Hashish. Karim Lala was an ethnic Pashtun, he died on February 19, 2002, at the age of 90.

  16. Salim Khan

    Salim Khan


    Salim Khan (Hindi: सलीम खान, Urdu: سلیم خان‎; born 24 November 1935) is an Indian actor and screenwriter. In Hindi cinema, Khan is best known for being one half of the prolific screenwriting duo of Salim-Javed. He is the father of Bollywood actors Salman Khan, Sohail Khan and Arbaaz Khan. He has two wives, Sushila Charak and actress Helen.

  17. Feroz Khan

    Feroz Khan


    Feroz Khan (Hindi: फ़िरोज़ ख़ान, Urdu: فیروزخان 25 September 1939 – 27 April 2009) was an Indian actor, film editor, producer and director in the Hindi film industry. For his flamboyant style, with cowboyish swagger and cigar toting persona which revolutionised the style quotient of the otherwise conventional Filmi hero, he is known as the Clint Eastwood of the East and a style icon in the industry.

  18. Sanjay Khan

    Sanjay Khan


    Sanjay Khan (Hindi: संजय ख़ान) (born Abbas Khan) is an Indian producer, director and actor. Making his debut in the 1964 film Haqeeqat, he acted in over 30 films from the 1960s through to the mid-1980s with his last film appearance in Kala Dhanda Goray Log in 1986. In 1990 he starred in and directed the famous historical fiction television series The Sword of Tipu Sultan. Since then he has produced and directed television serials.

  19. Nasir Hussain

    Nasir Hussain


    Nasir Hussain (3 February 1931 – 13 March 2002) was an Indian film producer, director and screenwriter. Akshay Manwani, who authored Sahir Ludhianvi's biography, is currently working on a book on Hussain's cinema.

  20. Jan-Fishan Khan

    Jan-Fishan Khan


    Jan-Fishan Khan, born Sayyid Muhammed Shah, was a 19th-century Afghan warlord who participated in the First Anglo-Afghan War and the subsequent Indian Rebellion of 1857.

  21. Tahir Hussain

    Tahir Hussain


    Tahir Hussain (1938 – 2 February 2010) was an Indian film producer and director known for his works in Hindi cinema.

  22. Akbar Khan (director)

    Akbar Khan (director)


    Akbar Khan is an Indian film actor, screenwriter, producer and director of Pashtun origin. He is the youngest brother of the Indian actor, producer, editor and director, Feroz Khan and Abbas Khan popularly known as Sanjay Khan.

  23. Idries Shah

    Idries Shah


    Idries Shah (ˈɪdrɪs ˈʃɑː; Persian: ادریس شاه‎, Urdu: ادریس شاه‎, Hindi: इदरीस शाह; 16 June 1924 – 23 November 1996), also known as Idris Shah, né Sayed Idries el-Hashimi (Arabic: سيد إدريس هاشمي) and by the pen name Arkon Daraul, was an author and teacher in the Sufi tradition who wrote over three dozen books on topics ranging from psychology and spirituality to travelogues and culture studies.

  24. Saleem Iqbal Shervani

    Saleem Iqbal Shervani


    Saleem Iqbal Shervani (born 22 March 1953) is an Indian politician who has been with Indian National Congress for most of his career. He represented Badaun constituency in Uttar Pradesh in the 8th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th Lok Sabhas. A close ally of Rajiv Gandhi, he was the Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare from 1996 to 1997 and the Union Minister of State for External Affairs from 1997 to 1998 in the government led by the prime minister I.K. Gujral.

  25. Salim Durani

    Salim Durani


    Salim Aziz Durani  pronunciation  (born 11 December 1934 in Kabul, Afghanistan) is a former Indian cricketer who played in 29 Tests from 1960 to 1973. An all-rounder, Durani was a slow left-arm orthodox bowler and a left-handed batsman famous for his six-hitting prowess. He is the only Test cricketer to have been born in Afghanistan.

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