Tuesday, September 22, 2009



What this film does to
her career only time
can tell but the girl is
leaving no stones unturned
for the promotion
of the film. She was
there at the Toronto
Film Festival 2009 in
Canada to promote her
upcoming movie. She
looked stunning
in her black strapless dress
which took no efforts in
hiding her curves. On her
Twitter page, Priyanka
Chopra said being in
Toronto made her
nostalgic because
that’s where she shot
her first film.
Check out curvy Priyanka Chopra’s Curves at the press conference of TIFF 2009.


As we mentioned, the
benchmark was set very
high by the bollywood
queens of the past,
however it is truly
commendable to note
how the Hindi Film
actress of successive
generations has
evolved over a period of
time and portrayed all
kinds of film roles with
effervescent grace and
ewarding success.
Addressing to the growing
requests from our online
users we have put forth a
galaxy of shining gems of
Bollywood, the leading
ladies who have brought
to life the cinematic
experience for their millions
of fans. Presented below
is a list (in alphabetic order)
of 'Bollywood Actresses'
from different eras.
There is a separate
web page on each of
these Bollywood
Actresses highlighting
their personal profile
, family background,
career achievements
and score of other
useful information
related to these fine
actresses of Bollywood.

indian acters

With the acting benchmark set
so high by some of the
leading ladies of Bollywood
movies of the black and
white era. The road to
stardom for the successiv
e generation of female actors
in Bollywood has not been
easy but still many have
manged to make a mark fo
r themselves in an industry
which is still dominated by
male-centric movies. Legendary
female actresses like
Madhubala, Nutan, Meena
Kumari, Smita Patil,
Shabana Azmi have left the Indian



inthe film “Tezaab” in which
sheacted opposite to Anil
Kapoorwhich became a
huge hit. In thenext year
she got three major hits “
Ram Lakhan” and “Parinda”
with Anil Kapoor and “Tridev
”with Jackie Shroff. In 1990
theactress won the Filmfare

Award forthe Best Actress
for the film “Dil”.In 1991 another
blockbuster wasthere for
her “Saajan” in which she
acted with two heroes
Salman Khanand Sajay Dutt.
In 1992 she gotanother
Filmfare award for BestActress
for her performance in “Beta”
which she did with Anil Kapoor
.In 1993 her block buster movie
wasKhalnayak with
costarring Sanjay Dutt


Throughout the late 90s
MadhuriDixit dominated
Indian film industrywith
her versatile acting.
Shehappened to be one
of the mostpaid actresses
at that time. Shehas got the
most number of hitsas
an actress. She made her
debutin film industry
through “Abodh”in 1986.
In the 90’s Anil Kapoor-
Madhuri Dixit couple
was themost famous one
in the Bollywood Industry.
Madhuri Dixitwas born in
1967 Mumbai toSankar and
Snehalatha Dixit.She has
two elder sisters andone
elder brother.Madhuri’s
first break came in


Being unique was what
shebelieved in and
love for creating herown
style was definitelynoticeable.
She has even
quotedsaying "Frankly,
there are onlyfour types
of films being madein
the last 15 years. I don't
thinkabout how many
times how manyheroines
have said 'I love you'
tohow many heroes on
screen andthat I am also
doing the same.It is how
differently I can say thesame
thing in my own style
or howI can bring a new
element into it.”.What
followed next were 32 amazing


Short and petite, yet she
hasturned out to be
She shot to fame with the
movieRangeela where she
portrayed thecharacter of
Milli Joshi for which she
won the nomination of Film
farebest actress award.
Matondkar,Urmila love
for the silver screenbegan
as a child where sheacted
in her first movie Masoom
in1983 and then her debut
with SunnyDeol in Narasimha.
Daring andbold as she was,
she had instantfans who
craved to see more ofher
on screen and Matondkar
,Urmila love for them was
instantly s


Filmfare best debut award.
The simple Rajput girl had
astrong career planned out
forher. She initially planned
to doher English honors but
Zinta,Preity love for criminal
psychologymade her pursue
the field. Preity Zinta soon
began hercareer after
finishing her psychologycourse
from St.Bedes College in
themodeling industry and
even appearedin several
commercials. But her
lifewasn’t the same as a
child. She losther father at
the age of 13 and her


Cute, Bubbly, talkative,
nameit and she has it.Preity
zinta wasborn on January
31st, 1975 inHimachal Pradesh.
Destiny hado get her to
Bollywood as Zinta,Preity
love for helping her
friendlanded her into the
She had assisted a friendfor
an audition and she was
askedto audition along with
her friend.What followed gave
Bollywood oneof its finest
actresses ever. Withher
first ever movie auditionselection,
Zinta, Preity love foracting
had just begun. The movie,
she was meant to debut in,
never took off. Instead her
name wasrecommended to
Mani Ratnam


the love of her life and husband.
Kajoland Ajay fell in love during
the makingof a film and afte
r a five year longcourtship they
tied the knot on the24th of
February 1999. After thebirth
of a beautiful daughter named
Nysa Kajol took a break from
hercareer. Having enjoyed the
bliss ofmotherhood, she made a
power-packed comeback with
Fanaa.This was her first ever
moviewith Aamir Khan where
she playeda blind girl with panache.
The moviewas a superhit.
Kajol is now involvedwith a
few prject but considers the
real-life role of a mother as her
paramountprirotity. Two
of her awaited films include U,
Me, Aur Hum, which also marks
theinception of Ajay Devgan
’s career as adirector, and
Om Shanti Om. Like mostother stars,
Kajol has also obliged the smallscreen
viewers by making appearances
intelevision commercials and
shows such

india acter

Despite being selectiveabout
the roles that sheselects, Kajol
has animpressive career graph.
Kajol’sacting career started in
1992with the film Bekhudi.
Thoughthe film did not leave any
impacton the audience,
it preparedthem to notice the
unconventionalbut extremely
spontaneous actress.1993
brought Kajol the muchdeserved
fame with Bazigaar.It also brought
her ShahrukhKhan! Kajol
and Shakrukhbecame a rage
as an onscreencouple with their
sparkingchemistry in movies
such asKaran Arjun, Dilwale
DulhaniyaLe Jaenge, and Kabhi
KhushiKabhi Gham. Today Kajol
andShahrukh Khan are very
closefriends and the audience
waitsto see them together in
more movies.Apart from Shahrukh
Khan, anotheractor with whom Kajol
loves to workis Ajay Devgan,
who has been her co


her ofhaving an affair with
herhusbandShekhar Kapur
and thusleadingto their divorce.
She evenlandedup as a
witness in anUnderworldtrial
where shereceived threateningcalls
whileshooting for a movie.
She has beendating Ness
Wadiasince February2005.
Rumors ofher having a tiff
withNess’smother surfaced but
she justbrushed it off.Little
did trouble spareher where
she went, Zinta, Preity lovefor
outbound performances cost
herlot more than she could expect
.Narrowly escaped death twice
.Once with the Indian ocean
Tsunami and the other whenthere
was an explosion at oneof her concerts,


After her debut moviein 1998she
had her nexthit with soldier. Zinta
,Preity love for experimenting with
roles was seen asshesigned two
telugu filmsalso whichwere
remakesof Hindi movies. She
wasdoing pretty well as ane
wcomerand then came a majorhit
in theform of Kya kehna in2000.
It tookthe audiences bystorm and
she wasappreciatedby the critics
for hercommendableacting talent.
Herbig hits includedMissionKashmir
which was thethirdhighest grossing
film of the yearand Dil Chahta
Hai whichenteredinto the top five
highestgrossingfilms of the year.
Althoughthe filmDil Hai Tumhaara
did notdo well atthe box office, her
role asan adopteddaughter was
appreciatedand shebecame
sought-after by some

Tuesday, September 15, 2009



The Bollywood filmmaker quicker
off the mark than all other
producers, has signed on the
child stars of the Oscar winning
film for cameo roles in his next film.
It’s called Kal Kisne Dekha and is
meant to be a launch pad for
his son Jacky. The film being
directed by Vivek Sharma has
eight-minute roles for Rubina

and Azharuddin.Late Tuesday
night, they faced the camera
for the first time in an outdoor
shoot at Santacruz Airport. The
scene had them returning to
India after their moment of
triumph and fame at the Oscars
(clever, Vashu Bhagnani!) and
being saved from a bomb blast
by Jacky. The kids were mobbed

by curious onlookers at the shoot
and admitted, while signing
autographs, that they wanted to be
film stars. “Bada hoke main Salman
Khan banna chahta hoon. He is very
cool and my favourite star.
But I will complete my college
first before I become a big film
star,” said Azhar, who secretly
admires Katrina Kaif. The kid’s
not affected a bit by the beating
he got from his father. “When
my dad slapped me, the media
wrote bad things about him.
He cried after that. So what i

f he slapped me? Baat nahin
sunega toh maarenge na,” he
explained. Like Azharuddin,
Rubina too dreams of becoming a “
big filmstar” like Preity Zinta someday.
“I am enjoying every bit of the attention
now,” she said.Meanwhile, their co-star
and hero of Kal Kisne Dekha, Jacky.
is completely in awe of the kids.
“They are examples of ingenuity.
They have proved that you don’t
have to polish and groom yourself
to be a filmstar. You don’t need

wealth and a star father to launch
you. Be yourself and people will
identify and love you,” he said.Like
Danny, Vashu too intends to do
his bit for the kids. “Being a builder
I will speak to some friends in Azhar
’s area and try to get him a free flat
and if that doesn’t happen,
I will ensure that his family
gets a heavy discount.
I will also arrange for the bank
loan because I know if I give
them the money, it will be
spent,” said Vashu who
is also getting roles and
endorsements for Azhar.
As for Rubina, he will work
out a financial deal with her
family and other requirements
if there are any.



'Kaminey' is the biggest opening
for any Shahid, Priyanka and
Vishal Bhardwaj film so far.
We are completely delighted
with the moviegoers reaction
who have loved the film. The
response has been fantastic,"
Girish Johar, AVP, UTV Motion
Pictures, told IANS over phone

from Mumbai.The movie which
released Friday marks the acting
debut of "Taare Zameen Par"
writer Amole Gupte, who has
impressed audiences in the film.
The audience are lapping up the
movie for a heady mix of Shahid'
s two avatars, edgy and power
-packed music and fast-paced
narrative."'Kaminey' has received
rave reviews and the movie has
witnessed strong box office
collections across locations.
With the opening up of
multiplexes in Mumbai today
(Monday) we have seen the
expected rush in advance
bookings and expect the strong
response to continue throughout
the week and the coming weekend,"
said Tushar Dhingra, COO
BIG Cinemas.Though the
movie did not release in Mumbai
Friday thanks to the swine
flu scare in Maharashtra, it

hasn't affected the collection
of the film, said Amit Awasthi,
manager, programming and
operations of Spice Cinemas,
Noida."'Kaminey' has done very
good business. We have collected
a gross of around Rs.2.5 million
over the initial weekend. Th
e reaction has been mind
-blowing as the holiday period
proved to be a boon," said Awasthi.



However, it was only 75 percent
of the audiences who liked the film
despite good reports and the rest
didn't quite appreciate it,"
he added.Nevertheless, "Kaminey",
which released with 1,200 prints
worldwide, is scoring well over
multi-starrer "Life Partner"
, which released on the same day.
"We are running 26 shows for '
Kaminey' in a day while six
shows are kept for 'Life Partner'

which has not been liked at all.
The comedy is not that good. We
collected only Rs.400,000 over
the weekend with the latter movie,"
said Awasthi.A source from PVR
cinemas said: "'Kaminey' has done
exceptionally well and the reaction
has been fantastic. We are hoping

the movie will stretch at least for
the next two weeks. However,
'Life Partner' has done only average
business."The movie has now opened
in Mumbai theatres



Shah Rukh said it was an
unpleasant experience and
he would never do something
like this for publicity.Here is
an excerpt of the interview -
Rajdeep Sardesai: Critics are
saying that Shah Rukh Khan’s
detention in America has been
hyped by Shah Rukh himself and
it is a publicity stunt for the
upcoming film My Name Is Khan.
How do you react to that?Shah Rukh
Khan: As a matter of fact my film is

coming much later, there are still some
eight to nine months to go and we
normally don’t start promotion of
the movie this early. Moreover,
it is not very positive when someone
asks you for vouching for you to enter
someone’s country. Though
I don’t want to say this word,
I would say it is a bit disrespectful.
Rajdeep Sardesai: People are detained
and questioned in American airports
post 9/11, this is a regular practice there.
Then why should suddenly Shah

Rukh Khan take it as a personal
upfront? Was it that how can you
detain me, I am Shah Rukh Khan
?Shah Rukh Khan: No, I am very
humble about what I am. I may
talk about myself when I talk
about my films otherwise
I am very humble. I am very
scared of rules and therefore
always abide by them. Like
everyone even I had those
instances when I have been
subjected to very thorough
special security checking.Rajdeep
Sardesai: The problem perhaps in
India is that our security system is
not tough enough. We still work on
VIP system where a Shah Rukh
Khan or a big politician can easily

walk through an airport without
being checked.Shah Rukh Khan:
Whenever I am flying I always
stand in queues and make my
children do the same.Rajdeep
Sardesai: You don’t believe in
VIP culture?Shah Rukh Khan:
No, I never called anyone asking
please get me inside faster. I have
not done that even in a night club.
Even in India I don’t believe in
saying ‘don’t you know who I am’
when I am asked for my identification.
Rajdeep Sardesai: When you were
detained at the US airport you never
said to the officers there that ‘don’t
you know who I am’?Shah Rukh Khan:
If you have to say that then I think
you are not known enough. I’ll die
before saying that.