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.
Mulk Raj Anand was an Indian writer best remembered for his depiction of the people belonging to the backward class in traditional Indian society. Anand, who wrote in English, was one of the first Indian writers to achieve an International readership. In 1968, Mulk Raj Anand was honored with India's third-highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan.
Vinod Khanna was an Indian actor, film producer, and politician active in the Hindi film industry. One of the most popular male leads in the 1970s and 1980s, he was the recipient of two Filmfare awards. In his later career, he ventured into politics and served one stint as the minister of state for external affairs from 2003 to 2004.
Often tagged as the fastest man in squash, Pakistani squash star Jansher Khan was once world number 1. He did, however, find himself in the middle of many controversies, stemming from his arguments with the press and critics. Interestingly, he has begun playing squash at age 11.
Marina Khan is a Pakistani actress, producer, and director. Khan achieved popularity during the 1980s when she appeared in TV serials like Tanhaiyaan and Dhoop Kinare. Over the years, Marina Khan has also appeared in several reality shows, including The Shareef Show and Mazaaq Raat.
Hashim Khan was a Pakistani professional squash player best remembered for winning the British Open Squash Championships on seven occasions between 1951 and 1958. He was honored by the Government of Pakistan with the Pride of Performance Award and Tamgha-e-Quaid-e-Azam in 1958 and 1959 respectively. In 2008, Hashim Khan received Pakistan's third-highest honor, Sitara-i-Imtiaz.
Rahman Baba is remembered as one of the most influential Pashtun poets of all time. Best known for his anthology Dīwān, he had been revered by people throughout the Indian subcontinent and even in Afghanistan and Central Asia. He was known for dealing with complex themes in simple language.
Azam Khan was a Pakistani squash player best remembered for winning the British Open Championships on four occasions between 1959 and 1962. In 1961, Azam Khan was honored by the Government of Pakistan with the prestigious Pride of Performance Award.
Fourth-century Buddhist philosopher Asaṅga is remembered for establishing the Yogācāra school of idealism. Though born to a high-caste Purusapura court priest, he himself turned to the Mahāyāna tradition of Buddhism and later contributed immensely to the Vijñānavāda, or the Doctrine of Consciousness. Mahāyāna-saṃgraha remains one of his best-known works.
Yasmeen Khan was a Pakistani film actress best remembered for her work in numerous Pashto films. Along with Badar Munir, Khan is considered an iconic figure in Pashtun films. Yasmeen Khan and Badar Munir worked together in at least 80 Pashto movies. Yasmeen Khan was killed by her husband Arifullah, who shot her in 1999.
Palwasha Bashir is a Pakistani badminton player who became the National Champion, winning the women's doubles and singles titles in 2009. Her popularity increased in 2010 when she won the bronze medal in the women's singles event at the 2010 South Asian Games in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She then went on to win another bronze at the 2019 South Asian Games.