Famous People Born On January 15th

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Martin Luther King Jr.
(African-American Civil Rights Movement Leader Who Used Civil Disobedience to Combat Racism)
Martin Luther King Jr.
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Birth Year: 1929
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: April 4, 1968

A leader in the civil rights movement in the mid-twentieth century, Martin Luther King Jr. is best remembered for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience. A man of Christian faith who was inspired by Indian freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi’s nonviolent activism, he was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize for fighting racial inequality.  

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Dove Cameron
(Actress)
Dove Cameron
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Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States

Dove Cameron is a popular actress and singer who mesmerized the audience with her performance as the eponymous characters in the famous comedy series, Liv and Maddie. As an openly bisexual artist, she also serves as an inspiration to the LGBTQ community all over the world.

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Pitbull
(One of the Best-Selling Rappers of All-Time)
Pitbull
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Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Rapper Pitbull is best known for his chartbusting songs I Know You Want Me and Timber. He also sang the 2014 FIFA World Cup theme, We Are One (Ole Ola). The winner of 35 Billboard Latin Music Awards, he has also collaborated with artists such as Jennifer Lopez.
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Drew Brees
(Former American Football Quarterback)
Drew Brees
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Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

After 5 years with the San Diego Chargers, NFL quarterback Drew Brees joined the New Orleans Saints. In 2010, he was the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year and the co-chair of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. Drew is considered one of the best passers in NFL.

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Ben Shapiro
(Political Commentator)
Ben Shapiro
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Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States

A strong conservative political commentator, author, media host and lawyer, Ben Shapiro became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the US at the age of seventeen and at twenty published his first book. The host of a daily political podcast ,The Ben Shapiro Show, he has frequently invited criticism for his views on various issues like same-sex marriage and abortion.

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Grace VanderWaal
(Singer-songwriter)
Grace VanderWaal
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Birth Year: 2004
Birthplace: Lenexa, Kansas, United States

Grace VanderWaal is a singer-songwriter who began her career as a YouTuber, uploading videos of her original songs and covers. She also started performing in local shows, gaining attention for her distinctive vocals. She won the TV competition show, America's Got Talent (AGT), in 2016 and received the 2017 Billboard Women in Music Rising Star Award.

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Regina King
(Is an American Actress, Director)
Regina King
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Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Regina King was first noticed when she appeared in the series 227 and then gained fame with her role in Jerry Maguire. Her performance as Sharon Rivers in If Beale Street Could Talk won her both the Academy and the Golden Globe awards for Best Supporting Actress.

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Skrillex
(American music producer)
Skrillex
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Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Highland Park, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
The side-mulleted American DJ Skrillex is best-known for bringing dubstep music to the mainstream. The illustrious musician, songwriter, and singer began his journey as a solo artist and has bagged in eight Grammy Awards. Distingusihed for giving electronic dance music a face, DJ Skrillex owns astonishing YouTube views and earns enviable touring revenue.
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Jamie Clayton
(Actress)
Jamie Clayton
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Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: San Diego, California

Actress and model Jamie Clayton is best known for starring in the Netflix original series Sense8. Beginning her career as a makeup artist, she eventually ventured into acting and found success. She is transgender and was appreciated for playing a transgender character in Sense8. Out magazine honored her as part of their annual "Out 100" awards in 2011.

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Lloyd Bridges
(American Film, Stage and Television Actor)
Lloyd Bridges
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Birth Year: 1913
Birthplace: San Leandro, California, United States
Died: March 10, 1998

The father of actors Beau and Jeff Bridges, Lloyd Bridges was an American actor who played important roles across all the three major acting mediums. Apart from his acting career, which spanned more than 60 years, Bridges was also known for his involvement in groups, such as Heal the Bay and the American Oceans Campaign

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Ronnie Van Zant
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer, Guitarist)
Ronnie Van Zant
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Birth Year: 1948
Birthplace: Jacksonville
Died: October 20, 1977
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Ibn Saud
(King of Saudi Arabia (1932-53))
Ibn Saud
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Birth Year: 1875
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Died: November 9, 1953

Ibn Saud, or King Abdulaziz, was the founder and first monarch of Saudi Arabia. He oversaw the discovery of petroleum and the subsequent oil production in his country. He annexed the kingdoms of central and northern Arabia and ruled for over 20 years. He sired countless children, including 45 sons.

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Shane McMahon
(American Professional Wrestler, Founder and Executive Chairman of 'Ideanomics')
Shane McMahon
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Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Entrepreneur and wrestler Shane McMahon is the son of WWE CEO Vince McMahon and wrestling performer and politician Linda McMahon. Shane heads Ideanomics as its vice-chairman and is a minority owner of WWE. He was previously the CEO of YOU On Demand. He has won several titles as a wrestler.
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Bernard Hopkins
(One of the Most Successful Professional Boxers in American History)
Bernard Hopkins
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Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Bernard Hopkins is an American retired boxer who held several world championships between 2001 to 2012 in two weight classes. Nicknamed The Executioner, Hopkins is widely regarded as one of the modern era's greatest boxers. A highly strategic boxer, Bernard Hopkins was also renowned for his speed, power, and counterpunching skills.

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Eddie Hall
(British Former Professional Strongman Who Won the 'World's Strongest Man' 2017 Competition)
Eddie Hall
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Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England

Eddie Hall is a British former professional strongman who won the World's Strongest Man 2017 competition. Previously, he had won the UK's Strongest Man and England's Strongest Man competitions many times. As a young man, he trained as a bodybuilder and entered the strongman circuit. He is the subject of the documentary titled Eddie: Strongman.

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Mario Van Peebles
(Director and Actor Best Known for His Films: ‘New Jack City’ and ‘USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage’)
Mario Van Peebles
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Birth Year: 1957
Birthplace: Mexico
Mexican-born American director and actor Mario Van Peebles gained fame with films such as USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage and New Jack City, both of which he directed and appeared in. He is the son of director Melvin Van Peebles and portrayed him in his biopic Baadasssss!
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Moliere
(French Playwright and One of the Greatest Writers of French Comedy)
Moliere
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Birth Year: 1622
Birthplace: Rue Saint Honoré, Paris, France
Died: February 17, 1673

Moliere was a French poet, playwright, and actor. Considered one of the greatest French-language writers of all time, Moliere's plays are often performed at the Comédie-Française and have been translated into several languages. Moliere had a huge impact on the French language and is widely regarded as the creator of modern French comedy.

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Charo
(Actress Best Known for Her Sassiness, Sexy Outfits and Signature Phrase during the 1970s, ‘Cuchi-Cuchi')
Charo
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Birth Year: 1951
Birthplace: Murcia, Spain

Spanish-American actress, singer, comedian, and flamenco-guitarist Charo, whose birth year remains a subject of dispute for several years, is known for her seductive deep voice with Spanish accent, unrestrained and exuberant manner, and the catch-phrase cuchi-cuchi. She has released albums like Guitar Passion, featured in films like The Concorde...Airport '79 and guest starred in TV series like The Love Boat.

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Eric Dier
(Football player)
Eric Dier
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Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Cheltenham, England, UK
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Andrea Martin
(Played Aunt Voula in the Comedy Hit 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding')
Andrea Martin
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Birth Year: 1947
Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States

American-Canadian actor Andrea Martin is best known for her roles in movies such as My Big Fat Greek Wedding. She has also won Tony and Drama Desk awards for her performances in plays such as My Favorite Year and Pippin. Her one-woman show Nude, Nude, Totally Nude was a hit.

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Deebo Samuel
(American football player)
Deebo Samuel
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Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Inman, South Carolina, United States
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Jessy Schram
(Actress, Model)
Jessy Schram
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Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Skokie, Illinois

Jessy Schram is an American model and actress known for playing important roles in TV series like Veronica Mars, Life, Falling Skies, and Once Upon a Time. After starting her career as a child model, Jessy Schram went on to establish herself in the American entertainment industry. Schram is also a singer-songwriter and has collaborated with artists like Joan Baby.

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Captain Beefheart
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Birth Year: 1941
Birthplace: Glendale, California, U.S.
Died: December 17, 2010
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Kellita Smith
(Model, Actress, Comedian)
Kellita Smith
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Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Oakland, California, USA
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Margaret O'Brien
(American Actress and One of the Last Surviving Stars From the Golden Age of Hollywood Cinema)
Margaret O'Brien
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Birth Year: 1937
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States

Margaret O'Brien is an American actress who achieved popularity during the Golden Age of Hollywood. She started her career as a child actress and achieved immense popularity, eventually receiving a Juvenile Academy Award in 1944. Margaret O'Brien also achieved fame as a TV actress and has two stars on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Mary MacKillop
(Religious sister)
Mary MacKillop
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Birth Year: 1842
Birthplace: Fitzroy, Australia
Died: August 8, 1909

Mary MacKillop, the first Australian to be made a saint by the Catholic Church, was born to poor Scottish immigrants and had taken up the reins of her family at age 14. She got a pedophile priest dismissed and is thus revered as a patron saint of sexual abuse victims.

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Joshua King
(Norwegian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Joshua King
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Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Norwegian footballer Joshua King is best known as a forward for Watford. A child prodigy, he began his youth career with Romsås IL at age 6. He has also represented teams such as Manchester United and the Blackburn Rovers. He won the prestigious Gullballen award in 2017.

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Neil Nitin Mukesh
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Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Frank Thornton
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Birth Year: 1921
Birthplace: Dulwich, London, England
Died: March 16, 2013
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Rachel Roy
(Fashion Designer)
Rachel Roy
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Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: San Bernardino County, California, United States
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Kleio Valentien
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Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Texas, USA
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Darren Chen
(Actor, Model)
Darren Chen
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Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Taiwan
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David Ige
(Governor of Hawaii (Since 2014))
David Ige
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Birth Year: 1957
Birthplace: Pearl City, Hawaii, United States
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Gene Krupa
(American drummer)
Gene Krupa
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Birth Year: 1909
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: October 16, 1973
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Edward Teller
(physicist)
Edward Teller
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Birth Year: 1908
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: September 9, 2003

Edward Teller was one of the famous "Martians,” or eminent Hungarian scientists who had migrated to the U.S. A prominent chemical engineer and nuclear physicist, he was part of the team that created the world’s first atomic bomb and also designed the first hydrogen bomb, or thermonuclear bomb.

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Mihai Eminescu
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Birth Year: 1850
Birthplace: Botoșani, Romania
Died: June 15, 1889
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Dorian Missick
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Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: East Orange, New Jersey, United States
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Michael the Brave
(Romanian National Hero Known for Uniting All of Romania for the First Time)
Michael the Brave
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Birth Year: 1558
Birthplace: Drăgoeşti, Vâlcea
Died: August 9, 1601
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James Nesbitt
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Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Coleraine, Northern Ireland, UK
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Kobe Tai
(Actress)
Kobe Tai
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Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
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Delino DeShields
(Baseball player)
Delino DeShields
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Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Seaford, Delaware, United States
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Alexander Gustafsson
(Mixed martial artist)
Alexander Gustafsson
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Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Arboga, Sweden
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Loie Fuller
(Actor, Lighting designer, Choreographer, Artist, Dancer, Stage actor, Model)
Loie Fuller
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Birth Year: 1862
Birthplace: Illinois
Died: January 1, 1928
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Randy White
(American Football Player)
Randy White
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Birth Year: 1953
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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Steve Mac
(Musician)
Steve Mac
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Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Surrey, England, UK
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Myke Towers
(Singer, Rapper)
Myke Towers
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Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
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Maria Schell
(Actress)
Maria Schell
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Birth Year: 1926
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: April 26, 2005
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Victor Rasuk
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Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
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Pierre S. du Pont
(Entrepreneur)
Pierre S. du Pont
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Birth Year: 1870
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Died: April 4, 1954
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Gamal Abdel Nasser
(Political Leader of Egypt)
Gamal Abdel Nasser
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Birth Year: 1918
Birthplace: Bacos, Egypt
Died: September 28, 1970

Gamal Abdel Nasser was an Egyptian politician. He was the second president of Egypt, serving from 1954 to 1970. Before becoming the president, Nasser played a crucial role in the Egyptian revolution of 1952, in which he led a group of army to overthrow King Farouk. Nasser remains an iconic figure, not just in Egypt, but the entire Arab world.

People born on 15th of January quite similar to their zodiac sign, ‘Goat’ are stubborn yet extremely reliable. Ruled by the planet of Venus, these individuals are creative and love beautiful things. Known for their realistic approach towards life, people born on this day strive to lead a purposeful life and are always empathetic towards others. Though emotional and romantic by nature, these people have high expectations from others, and have absolutely zero tolerance for injustice. They also love to lead an inspire those around them and are filled with great energy and also creative ideas. However, their desire to be appreciated and recognized is at time overpowering and may find it difficult to cope with lack of recognition.

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on January 15th

Personality
The individuals born on this day are known for their idealistic outlook towards life, their ambitious nature and also extraordinary determination and focus. They are extremely compassionate towards others and are passionate to make the world a better place. However, at times they may show signs of insecurity and may also find it difficult to prioritize their work. They also have a tendency to be too indulgent in the luxuries of life; however, with age and maturity, they learn to get rid of their negative traits.

Health
As they tend to over-indulge themselves, they need to take care that their love for rich food doesn’t pose any health hazards as it may lead to obesity. They also have a sensitive skin and have poor circulation. It is advisable for these individuals to follow a daily exercise routine.

Finance
Being responsible by nature and having taste for luxury, these people do everything in their capacity to make their ends meet. However, their career choices are never motivated by monetary gains.

Career
With their passion to make the world a better place and being compassionate towards others, they love to fight for justice and human rights and thus social service is one of the finest career options for them. Apart from this, they also thrive in fields like management, healthcare, architecture and fine arts.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
With powerful sex-drive and passionate nature, they tend to get attracted to those who equal their zeal for life and offer them enough attention. Once they commit to a relationship, they are loyal and affectionate. As parents, they try to inculcate a sense of independency in their children and try hard to protect them from failures and disappointments.  

Trivia
Lucky Colors:  Blue, Pink & Brown
Lucky Numbers: 6, 7
Lucky Days (of the Month): 6th & 7th
Lucky Days (of the Week): Friday & Saturday