Indians are known all over the world for their love of Cinema. In India, films and theater are not only the most common ways of depicting the socio-cultural scenario; they have also been a great source of entertainment for the masses. The great icons from the entertainment industry hold a larger than life stature in the eyes of the commoners and some are literally worshipped. Famous Indian film & theater personalities such as Amitabh Bachchan, Satyajit Ray, Dilip kumar, have left an indelible impression and have been instrumental in making the Indian film industry or Bollywood what it is today. Apart from them, there have been innumerable successful directors, producers, musicians and actors who have contributed greatly to the prosperity of the film industry. Indian entertainment industry is at its zenith and with a vast multitude of young and gifted artists one can say it is destined to get bigger and better. Here we bring you a collection of biographies of some of the most famous Indian film and theatre personalities. Read on and find out all about their life stories, timelines and also acquaint yourself with some interesting facts & trivia related to their lives.

Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Chopra
18 July 1982
Actress
Alia BhattAlia Bhatt
15 March 1993
Actress

Sunny LeoneSunny Leone
13 May 1981
Actress

Rakul Preet SinghRakul Preet Singh
10 October 1990
Actress, Model

Shah Rukh KhanShah Rukh Khan
02 November 1965
Film actor

Deepika PadukoneDeepika Padukone
05 January 1986
Actor
Mahesh BabuMahesh Babu
09 August 1975
Actor

Shahid KapoorShahid Kapoor
25 February 1981
Actor, Dancer

Kishore KumarKishore Kumar
04 August 1929
Indian playback singer

Amitabh BachchanAmitabh Bachchan
11 October 1942
Film actor
Saif Ali KhanSaif Ali Khan
16 August 1970
Actor

Samantha AkkineniSamantha Akkineni
28 April 1987
Actress
Anushka SharmaAnushka Sharma
01 May 1988
Actress

Aishwarya RaiAishwarya Rai
01 November 1973
Actress

Kareena KapoorKareena Kapoor
21 September 1980
Actress
Aamir KhanAamir Khan
14 March 1965
Actor, Director, Producer

Hrithik RoshanHrithik Roshan
10 January 1974
Actor
Ranbir KapoorRanbir Kapoor
28 September 1982
Actor

Varun DhawanVarun Dhawan
24 April 1987
Actor

Urmila MatondkarUrmila Matondkar
04 February 1974
Actress
DharmendraDharmendra
08 December 1935
Actor

Madhuri DixitMadhuri Dixit
15 May 1967
Actress
KajolKajol
05 August 1974
Actress

Poonam PandeyPoonam Pandey
11 March 1991
Model, Actress

MadhubalaMadhubala
14 February 1933
Actress

Sidharth MalhotraSidharth Malhotra
16 January 1985
Actor
Saeed JaffreySaeed Jaffrey
08 January 1929
Actor
Dilip KumarDilip Kumar
11 December 1922
 

Padma LakshmiPadma Lakshmi
01 September 1970
Model

Neelima AzeemNeelima Azeem
02 December 1958
Actress

Waheeda RehmanWaheeda Rehman
03 February 1938
Actress
Freida PintoFreida Pinto
18 October 1984
Actress

Gauri KhanGauri Khan
08 October 1970
Wife of Shah Rukh Khan

Satyajit RaySatyajit Ray
02 May 1921
Indian filmmaker

M G RamachandranM. G. Ramachandran
17 January 1917
Actor, Politician

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Merle OberonMerle Oberon
19 February 1911
Actress
Avneet KaurAvneet Kaur
13 October 2001
Dancer, Actress

Rinke KhannaRinke Khanna
27 July 1977
Actress
Saira BanuSaira Banu
23 August 1944
Actress

Vir DasVir Das
31 May 1979
Actor

Danny DenzongpaDanny Denzongpa
25 February 1948
Actor
ShakeelaShakeela
20 November 1975
Adult Film Actresses

Spike MilliganSpike Milligan
16 April 1918
Comedian
Sumeet VyasSumeet Vyas
27 July 1983
Actor

Vijay DevarakondaVijay Devarakonda
09 May 1989
Actor

Sanjeeda SheikhSanjeeda Sheikh
20 December 1984
Actress

Bhupen HazarikaBhupen Hazarika
08 September 1926
Musician, Singer, Poet, Filmmaker, Lyricist

Geeta BasraGeeta Basra
13 March 1984
Actress

Guru DuttGuru Dutt
09 July 1925
Actor, Producer, Director, Choreographer

Shomu MukherjeeShomu Mukherjee
19 June 1943
Film Director & Producer

Himanshi KhuranaHimanshi Khurana
27 November 1991
Actress, Model
Surekha SikriSurekha Sikri
19 April 1945
Actress

Goldie BehlGoldie Behl
1975 AD
Film Maker
Persis KhambattaPersis Khambatta
02 October 1948
Actress, Model

Dadasaheb PhalkeDadasaheb Phalke
30 April 1870
Father of Indian Cinema

Nadira BabbarNadira Babbar
20 January 1948
Theater Artist
Biswa Kalyan RathBiswa Kalyan Rath
27 December 1990
Stand-up Comedian, YouTuber

Juliet ProwseJuliet Prowse
25 September 1936
Dancer
Tanmay BhatTanmay Bhat
23 June 1987
Standup Comedian, Writer, YouTuber

Mallika Sarabhai Mallika Sarabhai
09 May 1954
Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam dancer

Kishwar MerchantKishwar Merchant
03 February 1981
Actress
Aditi MittalAditi Mittal
12 November 1987
Stand-up Comedian, YouTube Personality

Zakir KhanZakir Khan
20 August 1987
Stand-up Comedian, YouTuber
M Night ShyamalanM Night Shyamalan
06 August 1970
Film Director

Gursimran KhambaGursimran Khamba
24 April 1987
Writer, Blogger, Comedian

Varun GroverVarun Grover
26 January 1980
Writer, Lyricist, Stand-up Comedian

Diptendu PramanickDiptendu Pramanick
18 July 1910
Bengali film personality
Mrunmayee LagooMrunmayee Lagoo
 
Actress, Assistant Director, Script Supervisor
Aashika BhatiaAashika Bhatia
15 December 1999
Actress

Salman KhanSalman Khan
27 December 1965
Film actor, Actor

Smriti IraniSmriti Irani
23 March 1972
politician, television producer, actor, television

Akshay KumarAkshay Kumar
09 September 1968
Actor
Girish KarnadGirish Karnad
19 May 1938
Linguist, Author, Film director, Actor,

Sunny DeolSunny Deol
19 October 1956
Actor, Film director, Film producer

RekhaRekha
10 October 1954
Actor, Politician

Allu ArjunAllu Arjun
08 April 1982
Actor, Film actor, Singer

Sanjay DuttSanjay Dutt
29 July 1959
Actor, Film producer, Singer
Amy JacksonAmy Jackson
31 January 1991
Model, Actor, Beauty pageant contestant

Kamal HaasanKamal Haasan
07 November 1954
Actor, Film producer, Screenwriter, Film director,
Naga ChaitanyaNaga Chaitanya
23 November 1986
Actor

N. T. Rama RaoN. T. Rama Rao
28 May 1923
Actor, Politician, Q13006495, Film director, Film

Kriti SanonKriti Sanon
27 July 1990
Actor, Model
Kajal AggarwalKajal Aggarwal
19 June 1985
Actor, Model

Ajith KumarAjith Kumar
01 May 1971
Raider, Racing driver, Actor
RajinikanthRajinikanth
12 December 1950
Actor, Film producer, Screenwriter

Hema MaliniHema Malini
16 October 1948
Actor, Politician, Film director, Film producer,

Shraddha KapoorShraddha Kapoor
 

Akkineni NagarjunaAkkineni Nagarjuna
29 August 1959
Actor, Film producer
Mithun ChakrabortyMithun Chakraborty
16 June 1950
actor, politician

Karan JoharKaran Johar
25 May 1972
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer
SrideviSridevi
13 August 1963
Actress

Preity ZintaPreity Zinta
31 January 1975
Actor, Model, Journalist

Vivek OberoiVivek Oberoi
03 September 1976
Actor, Screenwriter

MohanlalMohanlal
21 May 1960
Actor, Film producer, Singer
Amrita SinghAmrita Singh
09 February 1958
Actor