Famous Indian T V & Movie Producers

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Shah Rukh Khan
(Film actor)
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Birthdate: November 2, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Referred to as King of Bollywood and King Khan in the media, Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan is considered one of the most successful film stars of the Hindi film indusrty. Beginning his career as a TV actor, he struggled for many years before making it big as a Hindi film star. 

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Akshay Kumar
(One of the Biggest and Most Popular Actors in Bollywood Known for His Versatility)
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Birthdate: September 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amritsar, Punjab, India

Akshay Kumar is one of the most popular and successful actors of Hindi cinema. He has been honored with several prestigious awards, such as Filmfare Awards, a National Film Award, and Padma Shri. Dubbed Indian Jackie Chan, Akshay Kumar is renowned for performing dangerous stunts in films.

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Salman Khan
(One of the Most Influential Actors of Indian Cinema)
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Birthdate: December 27, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Salman Khan is an Indian film actor, producer, and television personality. Best known for his contribution to the Hindi film industry, Salman Khan is regarded as one of the most bankable and highest-paid actors in India. He is also known for his off-screen controversies and legal troubles; in 2018 he was sentenced to five years in prison for killing a blackbuck.

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Sridevi
(Indian Actress Cited as the 'First Female Superstar' of Indian Cinema)
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Birthdate: August 13, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sivakasi, Madras State, India
Died: February 24, 2018

Sridevi was an Indian film actress who appeared in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam language films. Considered one of the most popular actresses of all time, Sridevi was dubbed the First Female Superstar in India. With several prestigious awards under her belt, she was also regarded as one of the finest actresses of her generation.

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Satyajit Ray
(Indian filmmaker)
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Birthdate: May 2, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: April 23, 1992

Satyajit Ray was an Indian film director, music composer, and writer. Considered one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, Ray became the first Indian to be honored with an Academy Honorary Award in 1992. Apart from Indian filmmakers, international directors like Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Francis Ford Coppola, Wes Anderson, and Christopher Nolan have been influenced by Satyajit Ray. 

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S. S. Rajamouli
(Film director)
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Birthdate: October 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Raichur,Karnataka, India

S. S. Rajamouli is an Indian film director best known for his work in the Telugu film industry. Rajamouli is credited with directing one of the most successful and popular Indian films of all time, Baahubali. In 2016, S. S. Rajamouli was honored with the prestigious Padma Shri Award for his contribution to Indian cinema.

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Rajinikanth
(Indian Actor Who Works Predominantly in Tamil Cinema)
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Birthdate: December 12, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Born Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, Rajinikanth had humble beginnings and had even worked as a coolie and a bus conductor in his younger days. Starting his career with minor plays, he had phenomenal success in Tamil movies and grew up to be one of India’s greatest superstars, earning the nickname Thalaiva.

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Dilip Kumar
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Birthdate: December 11, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Peshawar, Pakistan
Died: July 7, 2021

An iconic figure of Indian cinema, actor Dilip Kumar has delivered hits like Madhumati, Devdas, Mughal-e-Azam, Ganga Jamuna, Ram Aur Shyam and Kohinoor in his six decades career. His brilliant portrayal of tragic roles had earned him the nickname of The Tragedy King. The veteran actor has been the recipient of prestigious honours like Filmfare Awards, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

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Raj Kapoor
(Actor Known for His Films, ‘Awaara’, ‘Boot Polish’ and Referred as 'The Greatest Showman of Indian Cinema')
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Birthdate: December 14, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Died: June 2, 1988

Raj Kapoor was an Indian film actor, producer, and director best remembered for his contribution to the Hindi film industry. The recipient of 11 Filmfare Awards and three National Film Awards, Raj Kapoor is regarded as one of the greatest Indian actors of all time. In 1987, he was honored with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest honor in cinema.

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Kamal Haasan
(Actor, Director & Producer, Who Primarily Works in Tamil Cinema)
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Birthdate: November 7, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu, India

Kamal Haasan is an Indian film actor, director, producer, screenwriter, dancer, lyricist, playback singer, politician, and humanitarian. With 19 Filmfare Awards and four National Film Awards under his belt, Haasan is widely regarded as one of the finest Indian actors of all time. Kamal Haasan is credited with influencing a generation of actors and introducing new technologies to Indian cinema.

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Suriya
(Actor who had his first major commercial success with the thriller, Kaakha Kaakha (2003))
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Birthdate: July 23, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Ajay Devgn
(Indian Actor Known for His Work in Hindi Films)
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Birthdate: April 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Ajay Devgn, a two-time National Award winner, has also been honored with the Padma Shri. The son of stuntman Veeru Devgan, he began his career with the blockbuster hit Phool Aur Kaante. He later delivered stellar performances in films such as Dilwale and Zakhm, and now owns a production company.

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Abhishek Bachchan
(Actor, Film producer who won him three consecutive Filmfare Award after Dilip Kumar to win 3 Filmfare awards consecutively)
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Birthdate: February 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Anurag Kashyap
(Film director, Film producer, Actor, Screenwriter, Film editor)
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Birthdate: September 10, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Anurag Kashyap is an Indian filmmaker, writer, editor, and actor. Best known for his contribution to the Hindi film industry, Kashyap has been credited with directing critically acclaimed films like Raman Raghav 2.0 and Gangs of Wasseypur. He is also credited with co-founding Good Bad Films. Over the years, Anurag Kashyap has received several prestigious awards like Filmfare Awards.

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Aamir Khan
(Actor)
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Birthdate: March 14, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Considered one of India’s most influential and best actors of all time, Aamir Khan is known for his interesting choice of films, which are well-crafted, entertaining and commercially successful. They mostly have a social message and are appreciated both by critics and the people. Sarfarosh, Lagaan, Rang De Basanti, 3 Idiots, PK and Dangal are some of his acclaimed films.

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Irrfan Khan
(One of the Finest Actors in Indian Cinema)
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Birthdate: January 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tonk, Rajasthan, India
Died: April 29, 2020
Padma Shri- and National Award-winning actor and NSD graduate Irrfan Khan initially worked as an air conditioner repairman in Mumbai before he got a breakthrough in Salaam Bombay! He also impressed international audiences with movies such as The Namesake. He died of a colon infection at 53, leaving behind countless mourning fans.
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Karan Johar
(Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer)
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Birthdate: May 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mumbai

Born to Dharma Productions founder and legendary filmmaker Yash Johar, Karan Johar initially worked as an assistant for Yash Raj Films. He soared to fame as a director with the film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and later also gained both popularity and criticism for his talk show Koffee with Karan.

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Sunny Deol
(Actor who has won two National Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards)
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Birthdate: October 19, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Punjab, India
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Ekta Kapoor
(Producer)
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Birthdate: June 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: India

The daughter of yesteryear actor Jeetendra, Ekta Kapoor has revolutionized the Hindi tele-serial scene with her daily soaps. Known for her fascination with the letter “K”, the Padma Shri-winning Balaji Telefilms founder has produced iconic soaps such as Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and films such as Ragini MMS.

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Mahesh Bhatt
(Indian Film Director Best Known for His Films: 'Arth; 'Saaransh' and 'Daddy')
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Birthdate: September 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bombay, State of Bombay, India

Mahesh Bhatt is an Indian filmmaker and screenwriter best known for his contribution to the Hindi film industry. Widely regarded as one of the most popular film directors in India, Bhatt has received critical acclaim for many of his films like Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke and Tamanna. Mahesh Bhatt is also credited with mentoring many actors like Anupam Kher.

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali
(Film director, Film producer, Music director, Television producer, Composer, Screenwriter)
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Birthdate: February 24, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Known for epic romantic and historic drama films such as Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas, and Bajirao Mastani, Sanjay Leela Bhansali is an Indian director recognized for his signature opulent sets and star-studded cast. The five-time National Film Award winner also has a Padma Shri in his kitty.

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Bhushan Kumar
(Film producer)
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Birthdate: November 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Delhi, India

Bhushan Kumar is an Indian music producer and film producer. He is currently serving as the managing director and chairman of a popular film production company and record label named T-Series, which was founded by his father Gulshan Kumar. As a producer, Bhushan Kumar has won a couple of Filmfare Awards for producing movies like Hindi Medium and Thappad.

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Aditya Chopra
(Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer)
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Birthdate: May 21, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

The elder son of legendary Indian filmmaker Yash Chopra, Aditya Chopra is a talented filmmaker in his own right. Starting his career assisting his father in films such as Lamhe and Chandni, he soared to fame with the blockbuster hit Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge at 23 and later even won the National Award.

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Gauri Khan
(Wife of Shah Rukh Khan)
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Birthdate: October 8, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Gauri Khan is an Indian film producer who co-founded the production company Red Chillies Entertainment along with her husband, Shah Rukh Khan. Also a well-known designer, Gauri Khan has designed spaces for renowned personalities like Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavalli, Mukesh Ambani, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Karan Johar. In 2018, she was named in Fortune magazine's list of 50 Most Powerful Women.

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Fahadh Faasil
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Birthdate: August 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kochi, Kerala, India
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Mani Ratnam
(Film producer, Film director, Actor, Screenwriter)
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Birthdate: June 2, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Six-time National Award-winning Indian director Mani Ratnam was born to a film distributor father and left his consulting job to enter films in his younger days. Known for iconic films such as Roja, Bombay, and Guru, he specializes in topics related to socio-political issues and terrorism. He has also won a Padma Shri.

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Ram Charan
(Actor)
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Birthdate: March 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Nayanthara
(Actress)
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Birthdate: November 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Sajid Nadiadwala
(film producer)
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Birthdate: March 18, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Born into a family of film producers and theater owners in Bombay, Bollywood producer and director Sajid Nadiadwala is the man behind films such as Judwaa, Housefull, and the National Award-winning Chhichhore. He made headlines in 1993, when his then-wife, actor Divya Bharti, fell from their fifth-floor apartment and died.

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Anil Kapoor
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Birthdate: December 24, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bombay, Bombay State, India
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Puneeth Rajkumar
(One of the Most Popular Actors in Kannada Cinema)
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Birthdate: March 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: October 29, 2021

Puneeth Rajkumar had started his journey as a child actor and later soared to fame with Appu. The legendary Kannada star was also a talented singer and had hosted the show Kannadada Kotyadhipati. He shocked his fans with his untimely death due to a heart attack at age 46. 

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Prithviraj Kapoor
(Actor Who Is Also Considered to Be One of the Founding Figures of Hindi Cinema)
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Birthdate: November 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Samundri, Pakistan
Died: May 29, 1972

Padma Bhushan- and Dadasaheb Phalke Award-winning legendary actor and filmmaker Prithviraj Kapoor is known to be one of the pioneers of Hindi cinema. The patriarch of the Kapoor family of Bollywood, he also established Prithvi Theatres and later played the iconic role of Akbar in Mughal-e-Azam. He was also a Rajya Sabha MP.

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Arya
(Actor and Producer)
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Birthdate: December 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Trikaripur, Kasaragod, Kerala, India
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Rohit Shetty
(Director)
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Birthdate: March 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Salim Khan
(Actor)
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Birthdate: November 24, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Indore, Indore State, Central India Agency, British India
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Dia Mirza
(Mirza won the title of Miss Asia Pacific International in 2000)
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Birthdate: December 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Telangana, India
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John Abraham
(Actor, Model, Film producer)
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Birthdate: December 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Gulshan Kumar
(Businessperson, Film producer)
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Birthdate: May 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Delhi, India
Died: August 12, 1997

Gulshan Kumar was an Indian film and music producer who founded the Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series) music label. Born into a middle-class household, he started working as a young boy and helped his father in his audio cassette shop. He eventually launched his own music label. He was murdered by gangsters in 1997. 

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Boney Kapoor
(Film producer)
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Birthdate: November 11, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Manoj Bajpayee
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Birthdate: April 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Belwa, Bihar, India
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Arjun Rampal
(He made his acting debut in Rajiv Rai's romance film Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat (2001))
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Birthdate: November 26, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
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Savitri
(Actress)
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Birthdate: December 6, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chirravuru, Guntur district, Madras Presidency
Died: December 26, 1981

One of the greatest actors in Telugu and Tamil cinema, Savitri earned the titled of the "First Female Superstar of South Indian cinema" from her fans. The Rashtrapati Award- and Nandi Award-winning actor had also secretly married Tamil actor Gemini Ganesan, who was already married and involved in another affair.

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S. Shankar
(Director)
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Birthdate: August 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India
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Soundarya
(Actress)
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Birthdate: July 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mulbagal, Kolar, Karnataka, India
Died: April 17, 2004
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Riteish Deshmukh
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Birthdate: December 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Latur, Maharashtra, India
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Dev Anand
(One of the Most Successful Actors in the Indian Film Industry With a Career Spanning Over Six Decades)
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Birthdate: September 26, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shakargarh, Punjab, India
Died: December 3, 2011

Padma Bhushan- and Dadasaheb Phalke Award-winning actor Dev Anand was known both for his blockbuster films and his Evergreen Hero persona. Apart from performing in successful films such as Guide and Jewel Thief, he also directed the hit Hare Rama Hare Krishna. He also co-established Navketan Films with his brother, Chetan Anand.

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Yash Chopra
(Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Artist)
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Birthdate: September 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
Died: October 21, 2012

The man who revolutionized the Bollywood romantic film genre, Yash Chopra was a legendary filmmaker who gave Hindi cinema some of its most cult films, such as Kabhi Kabhie, Deewar, Darr, and Lamhe. The Padma Bhushan winner was also honored by the Swiss government for popularizing the country through his films.

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Jeetendra
(Actor)
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Birthdate: April 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Amritsar, India
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Silk Smitha
(Actress)
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Birthdate: December 2, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died: September 23, 1996
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Radhika Sarathkumar
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Birthdate: August 21, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka