Happy Birthday to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Indian actress, model and the winner of the Miss World pageant of 1994, born on November 1, 1973. Through her successful Bollywood career, she has established herself as one the most popular and high-profile celebrities in India and is considered one of the most beautiful women in the world. Aishwarya made her acting debut in a Tamil film, Mani Ratnam’s ‘Iruvar’, in 1997. Later that year, she appeared in her first Hindi film ‘Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya’. Aish received two Filmfare Best Actress awards for: ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ (1999) and ‘Devdas’ (2002). Her other well-known films include: ‘Mohabbatein’ (2000), ‘Dhoom 2’ (2006), ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ (2008), ‘Enthiran’ (2010), and ‘Guzaarish’ (2010). In 2003, Aish was the first Indian actress to be a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2009, she was received a Padma Shri from the government of India. She married Abhishek Bachchan in 2007 (Amitabh is her father-in-law), and took a break from acting when her daughter, Aaradhya, was born. She recently returned to the screen in ‘Jazbaa’ (2015), ‘Sarbjit’ (2016), and Karan Johar’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’. Aishwarya will be seen in ‘Fanney Khan’, which will release so time in April 2018.
Happy Birthday to Ileana D’Cruz, Indian actress appearing in Telugu and Bollywood films, born on November 1, 1987, in Mumbai. Ileana started her career as a model and her debut film was a Telugu romance “Devadasu’ in 2006. The film because a major success and Ileana won a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debutant – South. Thereafter, Ileana starred in several hit Telugu films and became the highest paid actress in South India. In 2012, she made her Bollywood debut in the very successful ‘Barfi’ with Ranbir Kapoor. Ileana also won a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for her performance. She has starred in the following Bollywood films: ‘Phata Poster Nikhla Hero’ (2013), ‘Main Tera Hero’ (2014), ‘Happy Ending’ (2014), and ‘Rustom’ (2016). Ileana was last seen in ‘Baadshaho’ with Ajay Devgan, and ‘Mubarakan’ with Arjun Kapoor.
Happy Birthday to Shah Rukh Khan, iconic Bollywood actor, producer and tv personality, born on November 2, 1965, in New Delhi. The star of more than 80 films, Shah Rukh is also known as SRK, “King of Bollywood” and “King Khan”. He has a large following throughout Asia and the Middle East and with the Indian diaspora globally. Shah Rukh started his career appearing in two television serials in the late 1980s: ‘Fauji’ and ‘Circus’. He made his film debut in 1992 in ‘Deewana’, his co-star was Divya Bharti. The movie was a hit and SRK won the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award. In his early career days, he was known for his villain roles in: ‘Baazigar’ (1993), ‘Darr’ (1993), and ‘Anjaam’ (1994). In 1995, Shah Rukh played a romantic role in ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, co-starring Kajol. The film became an all-time blockbuster and still holds the record for being the longest running film in Bollywood history. This was the start of many romances and family dramas. He often worked with Yash Chopra, Aditya Chopra, and Karan Johar, who helped him attain superstar status. Some of his hit movies are: ‘Karan Arjun’ (1995), ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’ (1997), ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ (1998), ‘Devdas’ (2002), ‘Main Hoon Na’ (2004), ‘Swades’ (2004), ‘Chak De! India’ (2007), ‘My Name is Khan’ (2010), and ‘Chennai Express’ (2013). He is the founder of Red Chillies Entertainment which does film and tv production, special effects, and advertising. Shah Rukh also owns a cricket team, the Kolkata Knight Riders. His latest movie releases this year are: ‘Raees’, he played a gangster involved in illegal liquor, and ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ as an unhappy tour guide.
Happy Birthday to Diana Penty, model and Bollywood actress, born on November 2, 1985, in Mumbai. Diana started her career as a successful model after finishing college. In 2012, she made her acting debut in Homi Adajania’s romantic comedy, ‘Cocktail’, co-starring with Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan. Even though her acting was well received and she was nominated for a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award, she didn’t do another movie for four years, as she did not like to public attention. In 2016, she starred as the runaway bride in ‘Happy Bhag Jayegi’, a romantic comedy also starring Abhay Deol, Jimmy Shergill, and Ali Fazal.
Happy Birthday to Tabu (born Tabassum Hashmi), award-winning Indian film actress, born on November 4, 1971, in Hyderabad, India. She is the niece of iconic actress Shabana Azmi. Tabu started her career as a child in the film ‘Bazaar’ and later in ‘Hum Naujawan’ (1985) when she was fourteen. She acted in several other movies without making much of a mark until ‘Vijaypath’ (1994) with Ajay Devgan. Tabu received the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for this film. In 1996, she won a National Film Award for Best Actress for ‘Maachis’, portraying a woman caught in a Sikh insurgency. In 1997, she won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for the movie ‘Virasat’. Other award-winning films are: ‘Hu Tu Tu’ (1999), ‘Astitva’ (2000), ‘Chandni Bar’ (2001), and ‘Cheeni Kum’ (2007). Tabu has also done two Hollywood movies, ‘The Namesake’ and ‘Life of Pi’, as well as, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali films. In 2014, she won critical praise and a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress, as Shahid Kapoor’s mother in the Vishal Bhardwaj version of Hamlet, ‘Haider’. Tabu can currently be seen in ‘Golmaal Again’ (2017), the fourth installment of the Golmaal series. It recently became the highest grossing film of 2017.
Happy Birthday to Anushka (Sweety) Shetty, Indian actress and model, born on November 7, 1981, in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Anushka can be seen primarily in Telugu and Tamil films. She was a yoga instructor under a well-known yoga master, Bharat Thakur, before she started acting. Anushka made her debut in 2005 in two Telugu films, ‘Super’ and ’Maha Nandi’. Her break came in 2006 when she co-starred with Ravi Teja in S.S. Rajamouli’s Vikramarkudu’. The film was a hit and Anushka became very popular in the Telugu industry. In 2009, she did a heroine-centric film ‘Arundhati’ and won critical and commercial praise. She received a Filmfare Best Actress Award – South and a Nandi Special Jury Award. Other successful films are: ‘Vedam’ (2010), winning the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – South, the Tamil film ‘Singam’ (2010), ‘Vaanam’ (Tamil, 2011), ‘Deiva Thirumagal’ (Tamil, 2011), ‘Mirchi’ (2013), ‘Irandam Ulagam’ (2013), ’Lingaa’ (2014), ‘Rudhramadevi’ (2015) winning the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu, and ‘Size Zero’ (2015). Anushka is best known for her role as Devasena in S.S. Rajamouli’s ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ (2015) and ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ (2017). Anushka’s Devasena has become an iconic character loved by many for her grace, strength, and independence. Anushka’s next release will be ‘Bhaagamathie’.
Happy Birthday to Kamal Hassan, legendary Tamil actor, screenwriter, director and producer, born on November 7, 1954, in Paramakudi, Madras State, India. Kamal is the father of actresses Shruti and Akshara Haasan. Kamal started acting at the age of four in the film ‘Kalathur Kannamma’, winning the President’s Gold Medal for Best Child Actor. He did several more films as a child. As an adult, his first leading role was in his mentor and director K. Balachander’s film ‘Apoorva Raagangal’ (1975). Rajinikanth made his debut in this film. Over the course of his career he has starred in over 200 films, won three Best Actor National Film Awards, 19 Filmfare Awards, the Padma Shri in 1990, and in 2014 the Padma Bhushan, along with a multitude of other awards. Known for his originality, Kamal played a wide range of characters from a rapist/murderer to a blind violinist and everything in between. Some of his best-known films are: ‘Nayagan’ (1987), ’16 Vayathinile’ (1977), ‘Sigappu Rojakkal’ (1978), ‘Raja Paarvai’ (1981), ‘Saagar’ (1985), ‘Vikram’ (1986), ‘Apoorva Sagodharargal (1989), ‘Avvai Shanmughi’ (1996), ‘Pammal K Sambandam’ (2002), ‘Panchathantiram’ (2002), ‘Hey Ram’ (2000), ‘Dasavathaaram’ (2008), and ‘Vishwaroopam (2013). A philanthropist, Kamal converted his fan clubs into the Kamal Welfare Associations, which helps organize blood and eye donations, and donate educational materials. Through the UN, he serves as an ambassador to HIV-affected children.