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Dilip Kumar
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Birthdate: December 11, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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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Mulk Raj Anand
(One of the First India-Based Writers in English to Gain an International Readership)
Mulk Raj Anand
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 12, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 28, 2004

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.

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Shahid Khan
(Business person)
Shahid Khan
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Vinod Khanna
(Actor Famous for His Performances in ‘Kuchhe Dhaage’, ‘Gaddaar’, ‘Imtihaan’, ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar')
Vinod Khanna
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Birthdate: October 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: April 27, 2017

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. 

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Kanishka
(King)
Kanishka
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Birthdate: 0078 AD
Died: 0144 AD
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Jansher Khan
(Pakistani Former World No. 1 Professional Squash Player)
Jansher Khan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini

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.

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Mr. Capone-E
(Rapper)
Mr. Capone-E
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Marina Khan
(One of the Most Popular Pakistani Actresses of the 1980s)
Marina Khan
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Birthdate: December 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn

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.

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Surinder Kapoor
(Film producer)
Surinder Kapoor
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Birthdate: December 23, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 24, 2011
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Rasheed Naz
(Actor)
Rasheed Naz
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Birthdate: September 9, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Umar Gul
(Pakistani Cricket Coach and Former Cricketer)
Umar Gul
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 15, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Hashim Khan
(Pakistani Squash Player)
Hashim Khan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 1, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 18, 2014

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.   

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Rahman Baba
(poet, writer)
Rahman Baba
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1632 AD
Died: 1706 AD

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.

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Azam Khan
(Pakistani Squash Player)
Azam Khan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 20, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 28, 2020

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.

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Faquir Chand Kohli
(Businessman)
Faquir Chand Kohli
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 28, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Bilal Khan
(Pakistani-Born Cricketer Who Has Played as a Left-Arm Fast Bowler)
Bilal Khan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
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Asaṅga
(Indian Philosopher and Monk)
Asaṅga
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0300 AD
Died: 0370 AD

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.

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Yasmeen Khan
(Pakistani Film Actress Best Known for Her Work in Pashto Films)
Yasmeen Khan
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Birthdate: 1950 AD
Died: April 15, 1999

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.

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Shahid Khan
(Pakistani Engineer, Actor and Producer)
Shahid Khan
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Palwasha Bashir
(badminton player)
Palwasha Bashir
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra

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.

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Maryam Nasim
(Instagram Personal Trainer)
Maryam Nasim
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Listed In: Instagram Stars
Birthdate: January 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Ayesha Awan
(TikTok Star Who Shares Fun Couples Videos)
Ayesha Awan
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Birthdate: January 31, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius