Pawan Kalyan is an Indian actor, screenwriter, director, stunt coordinator, politician, and philanthropist. Best known for his work in the Telugu film industry, Pawan Kalyan is one of the most popular actors of his generation. He is also known for his humanitarian work; he is credited with establishing a charitable organization called Common Man Protection Force.
Born Prabhu Sundaram, Prabhu Deva soared to fame with the song Mukkabla from Kadhalan. Born to a movie choreographer father, he followed in his footsteps to learn classical dance at an early age. The Padma Shri- and two-time National Award-winning dancer later gravitated to acting and direction.
Celebrated choreographer Remo D'Souza was a skilled athlete in his school days and quit studies after the 12th standard. The self-taught dancer revered Michael Jackson in his younger days. His choreography in Bajirao Mastani won him a National Award. He has also judged several seasons of Dance India Dance.
Vikrant Massey is an Indian actor best known for his association with the Hindi film and TV industry. Apart from appearing in films and TV series, Massey has also played important roles in several short films and web series. In 2008, Vikrant Massey was honored with the GR8! Face of the Year Award at the Indian Telly Awards.
Saroj Khan was an Indian dancer and choreographer best remembered for her work in Hindi cinema. The first female choreographer in Bollywood, Khan choreographed over 3000 movie songs in an illustrious career spanning more than four decades. Saroj Khan was honored with several prestigious awards, including three National Film Awards under the Best Choreography category.
Birju Maharaj was an Indian dancer and singer. An exponent of the popular classical dance form Kathak, he was one of the most celebrated Kathak dancers ever. He won many prestigious awards like the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Lata Mangeshkar Puraskar, and India's second-highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan.
Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao is an Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, and choreographer. Best known for his work in the Telugu film industry, Rao is one of the most bankable directors of Telugu cinema ever. His contribution has been honored with several prestigious awards, such as Nandi Awards, Filmfare Awards South, SIIMA Awards, and IIFA Awards.
Debashree Roy is an Indian dancer, choreographer, actress, animal rights activist, and politician. Best known for her work in the Bengali film industry, Debashree Roy has won several awards like the National Film Award. She is credited with establishing the Debasree Roy Foundation, which aims at helping stray animals.
Krishna Vamsi is an Indian film producer, director, and choreographer best known for his work in the Telugu film industry. Vamsi is credited with directing and producing critically acclaimed as well as successful films. His efforts have been honored with four Nandi Awards, three Filmfare Awards South, and two National Film Awards so far.
Vyjayanthimala is an Indian actress and dancer who played a major role in the Hindi film industry during the 1950s and 1960s. One of the most popular actresses of all time, Vyjayanthimala is also known for her contribution to South Indian movies. She is the recipient of several awards, including Filmfare Awards and Lifetime Achievement Awards at International film festivals.
Sonal Mansingh is an Indian classical dancer best known for her skills as an Odissi and Bharatanatyam dancer. Over the years, Mansingh has been honored with several prestigious awards like Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship. In 2003, she became only the second woman after Balasaraswati to be honored with India’s second-highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan.
Mayadhar Raut is an Indian dancer, choreographer, and teacher. An exponent of Odissi, Raut played a key role in giving the dance form its classical status. A revered teacher, Mayadhar Raut has taught at various institutions including Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra. He has won many prestigious awards like the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and the Padma Shri Award.