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  Viji Chandrasekhar
Viji Chandrasekhar is an Indian film actress. She has appeared in several Tamil films in the female lead role while she has also featured in television serials. She is the younger sister of actress Saritha.


The actress made her debut as Rajinikanth's sister in the 1981 comedy film Thillu Mullu. She went on to perform supporting roles in films including K. Balachander's Paarthale Paravasam (2001) as the sister of Raghava Lawrence, while in Mani Ratnam's Aaytha Ezhuthu (2004), she played the sister of Krishna's character. In 2012, she played Nirmala, a vegetable vendor affected by bipolar disorder in Lakshmi Ramakrishnan's Aarohanam, and won critical acclaim for her performance. A critic from Sify.com noted "in an author backed role, Viji Chandrasekhar steals the show as she is the pivot around which the film revolves."

Viji Chandrasekhar is an Indian film actress. She has appeared in several Tamil films in the female lead role while she has also featured in television serials. She is the younger sister of actress Saritha.


The actress made her debut as Rajinikanth's sister in the 1981 comedy film Thillu Mullu. She went on to perform supporting roles in films including K. Balachander's Paarthale Paravasam (2001) as the sister of Raghava Lawrence, while in Mani Ratnam's Aaytha Ezhuthu (2004), she played the sister of Krishna's character. In 2012, she played Nirmala, a vegetable vendor affected by bipolar disorder in Lakshmi Ramakrishnan's Aarohanam, and won critical acclaim for her performance. A critic from Sify.com noted "in an author backed role, Viji Chandrasekhar steals the show as she is the pivot around which the film revolves."

 
  Shakeela
Shakeela is an Indian actress who has appeared mostly in softcore and B movies. She mostly acted in film industries of Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, and Kannada languages. She started out as an actor in B-grade movies in the early 1990s. Later she moved to Chennai seeking a career in South Indian film industry. Shakeela debuted through the Tamil soft porn movie, ‘Playgirls’ at the age of 20 as a supporting actress.

Shakeela's first movie was a Tamil soft porn movie named "Playgirls", in which Silk Smitha was the leading actress. After that she acted in many B graded movies. Her big hit film was Kinnarathumbikal in Malayalam, which brought her under limelight. She had become popular by acting in B-grade Malayalm films at a time when Malayalam film industry was going through a bad recession. The strict censor rules in ot...  See full bio

Shakeela is an Indian actress who has appeared mostly in softcore and B movies. She mostly acted in film industries of Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, and Kannada languages. She started out as an actor in B-grade movies in the early 1990s. Later she moved to Chennai seeking a career in South Indian film industry. Shakeela debuted through the Tamil soft porn movie, ‘Playgirls’ at the age of 20 as a supporting actress.

Shakeela's first movie was a Tamil soft porn movie named "Playgirls", in which Silk Smitha was the leading actress. After that she acted in many B graded movies. Her big hit film was Kinnarathumbikal in Malayalam, which brought her under limelight. She had become popular by acting in B-grade Malayalm films at a time when Malayalam film industry was going through a bad recession. The strict censor rules in other Indian states helped the B-Grade movie makers to concentrate in Malayalam, and were later dubbed in to other Indian languages.

The returns on these films are assured even if they run only in 30 to 40 stations. Her popular B-Grade films were dubbed and released in almost all Indian languages. Her films were dubbed even into foreign languages like Nepalese, Chinese, Sinhala etc. After she acted in several movies, the soft-porn movie industry in India was colloqiuly called as "Shakeela films" After the censor rules were tightened in Malayalam, the B-Grade movie industry got declined. Also, there were attacks in Kerala against B-movies, which resulted in theatres declining to show these genre films.  Shakeela is now appearing in comedy oriented character roles in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. She acted in more than 110 movies.

Shakeela has featured in over 100 films in malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, kannanda and Telugu in various roles.

 
  Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai (also known as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan after her marriage; born 1 November 1973) is an Indian film actress. She worked as a model before starting her acting career, and ultimately won the Miss World pageant in 1994. Rai has featured in films in various languages including Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, and Bengali.

Often cited by the media as the "most beautiful woman in the world", Rai made her acting debut with Mani Ratnam's Tamil film Iruvar (1997), and had her first commercial success in Jeans (1998). She found success in Bollywood with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) and Devdas (2002) and eventually won two Filmfare Awards in the Best Actress category.

After a series of unsuccessful films during 2003–2005, she appeared in the blockbuster action thriller ...  See full bio

Aishwarya Rai (also known as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan after her marriage; born 1 November 1973) is an Indian film actress. She worked as a model before starting her acting career, and ultimately won the Miss World pageant in 1994. Rai has featured in films in various languages including Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, and Bengali.

Often cited by the media as the "most beautiful woman in the world", Rai made her acting debut with Mani Ratnam's Tamil film Iruvar (1997), and had her first commercial success in Jeans (1998). She found success in Bollywood with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) and Devdas (2002) and eventually won two Filmfare Awards in the Best Actress category.

After a series of unsuccessful films during 2003–2005, she appeared in the blockbuster action thriller Dhoom 2 (2006) and subsequently featured in such films as Guru (2007), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), and Enthiran (2010). She gained critical acclaim for her performances in offbeat, independent films such as Chokher Bali (2003), Raincoat (2004), and Provoked (2007). Rai has thus established herself as one of the leading contemporary actresses of Indian cinema.

 
  Abhinayashree
Abhinayashree is an Indian film actress who has appeared in South Indian regional language films in supporting roles. Abhinayashree's mother Anuradha appeared in over 700 films in Indian languages playing supporting roles and item numbers. Her first major role came in Siddique's 2001 Tamil comedy Friends, which featured her alongside Vijay and Suriya. She received a breakthrough in her career after featuring alongside Allu Arjun in the 2004 Telugu film Arya in an item number for the song "Aa Ante Amalapuram". The success led to further offers for the actress in similar roles. 

She played her first lead role in the 2005 Telugu comedy Hungama appearing alongside Ali and Venu Madhav and signed on to shoot for thirty days after the director Krishna Reddy convinced her with the role. The actress won the Nandi Award for Best Female Comedian for her role...  See full bio

Abhinayashree is an Indian film actress who has appeared in South Indian regional language films in supporting roles. Abhinayashree's mother Anuradha appeared in over 700 films in Indian languages playing supporting roles and item numbers. Her first major role came in Siddique's 2001 Tamil comedy Friends, which featured her alongside Vijay and Suriya. She received a breakthrough in her career after featuring alongside Allu Arjun in the 2004 Telugu film Arya in an item number for the song "Aa Ante Amalapuram". The success led to further offers for the actress in similar roles. 

She played her first lead role in the 2005 Telugu comedy Hungama appearing alongside Ali and Venu Madhav and signed on to shoot for thirty days after the director Krishna Reddy convinced her with the role. The actress won the Nandi Award for Best Female Comedian for her role in Paisalo Paramatma, her biggest recognition til date.

After appearing in a full-fledged supporting role in the 2007 Telugu film Adivaram Adavallaku Selavu, Abhinayashree opted against appearing in any more item numbers, but soon went back on her decision explaining that the likes of Mumaith Khan were successfully able to balance both.

 
  Sakthi Saravanan
Sakthi Saravanan is an Indian cinematographer, who works in Tamil and Telugu cinema. He is best known for his hand held and gritty work with Venkat Prabhu and M. Rajesh directorials. He has been the cinematographer for many critically acclaimed films such as Chennai 600028, Saroja, Siva Manasula Sakthi, Goa and Boss Engira Bhaskaran. He also cranked the camera for Venkat Prabhu's Mankatha.

Sakthi Saravanan is an Indian cinematographer, who works in Tamil and Telugu cinema. He is best known for his hand held and gritty work with Venkat Prabhu and M. Rajesh directorials. He has been the cinematographer for many critically acclaimed films such as Chennai 600028, Saroja, Siva Manasula Sakthi, Goa and Boss Engira Bhaskaran. He also cranked the camera for Venkat Prabhu's Mankatha.

Known For: Silambattam
 
  Malaika Arora Khan
India's topmost item girl, Malaika Arora Khan is a very good dancer, model, VJ and also a television presenter. She is considered as India's one of the topmost dancers. She has dazzled the silver screen with her amusing and sensual dance. Malaika was born on 23rd October 1973 in Mumbai. Her father, Anil Arora is a Punjabi and her mother Joyce Polycarp is a Malayali Catholic. Malaika has a younger sister Amrita Arora who is also an actress in the Bollywood. Her father was in the Merchant Navy. She went to the Holy Cross High School in Thane and then completed her secondary education from Swami Vivekanand School in Chembur. Malaika persuaded her graduation from Jai Hind college in Churchgate.

Malaika started her career as a VJ for MTV India when it started broadcasting in India. She became in interviewer for MTV. MTV recognized the spark in the leggy l...  See full bio

India's topmost item girl, Malaika Arora Khan is a very good dancer, model, VJ and also a television presenter. She is considered as India's one of the topmost dancers. She has dazzled the silver screen with her amusing and sensual dance. Malaika was born on 23rd October 1973 in Mumbai. Her father, Anil Arora is a Punjabi and her mother Joyce Polycarp is a Malayali Catholic. Malaika has a younger sister Amrita Arora who is also an actress in the Bollywood. Her father was in the Merchant Navy. She went to the Holy Cross High School in Thane and then completed her secondary education from Swami Vivekanand School in Chembur. Malaika persuaded her graduation from Jai Hind college in Churchgate.

Malaika started her career as a VJ for MTV India when it started broadcasting in India. She became in interviewer for MTV. MTV recognized the spark in the leggy lass and gave her the opportunity to host the shows Style Check and Love Line. Malaika then commenced her modeling career. She became a successful model with her stunning and vivacious personality. She also hosted many award ceremonies and music concerts.

Malaika then started appearing in a cameo appearances in many films like 'Dil Se', 'Kaal' ,'Heyy Babyy' ,'Om Shanti Om' ,'Welcome', 'Dabangg' and 'Dabangg 2'. Her most popular item songs are 'Chhaiya Chhiaya' , 'Kaal Dhamaal', 'Hoth Rasiley' , 'Munni Badnaam Hui' and 'Pandey Ji'. Recently she appeared in the sizzling item number 'Anarkali Disco Chali' in 'Housefull 2'.

Malaika has hosted a TV show Lux Perfect Bride along with Amrita Rao and Shekhar Suman. She was one of the judges in the television reality shows like Zara Nachke Dikha, Nach Baliye (I and II) Zara Nachke Dikha, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and India's Got Talent etc. Malaika has also appeared in the guest appearances in the movies like 'Bichhoo' ,'Maa Tujhhe Salaam' ,'Kaante', 'EMI' ,'Housefull' and 'Housefull 2'.

The stunning Diva is married to actor director and producer Arbaaz Khan. The couple has a son named Arhaan. Malaika is sister in law of Salman Khan and Sohail Khan. She along with her husband Arbaaz has started a production house named Arbaaz Khan Productions. Malaika was a producer for 'Dabangg' and 'Dabangg 2'.

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  S.S. Rajamouli
S.S. Rajamouli born Srisaila Sri Rajamouli (Born on 10 October 1973) is a screenwriter and film director who works in Telugu cinema. He was introduced as a director by K. Raghavendra Rao. Previously, Rajamouli directed tele-serials under the guidance of his guru K. Raghavendra Rao. His first gig was Student No. 1, which he directed under K. Raghavendra Rao's supervision.
His first shot at telugu films was Student No.1 which was a runaway hit of 2001. It took two long years for Rajamouli to come up with his second blockbuster flick Simhadri. His next flick was Sye based on the rugby game. 
With his next flick Chatrapathi, Rajamouli was again at his best evoking emotions with this attempt. The music of M. M. Keeravani and cinematography by Senthil Kumar added to the films success. In his next stint Vikramarkudu, he worked with Raviteja where he playe...  See full bio

S.S. Rajamouli born Srisaila Sri Rajamouli (Born on 10 October 1973) is a screenwriter and film director who works in Telugu cinema. He was introduced as a director by K. Raghavendra Rao. Previously, Rajamouli directed tele-serials under the guidance of his guru K. Raghavendra Rao. His first gig was Student No. 1, which he directed under K. Raghavendra Rao's supervision.
His first shot at telugu films was Student No.1 which was a runaway hit of 2001. It took two long years for Rajamouli to come up with his second blockbuster flick Simhadri. His next flick was Sye based on the rugby game. 
With his next flick Chatrapathi, Rajamouli was again at his best evoking emotions with this attempt. The music of M. M. Keeravani and cinematography by Senthil Kumar added to the films success. In his next stint Vikramarkudu, he worked with Raviteja where he played dual role. It took four years for Jr.NTR to work with S S Rajamouli, and could taste success only after working for the film Yamadonga. It was a socio-fantasy Telugu film praised by critics for the extraordinary sets and visuals.
What was coming next was the biggest film in Telugu Cinema of the time, Magadheera which stood as one of the biggest commercial successess of the time in Telugu Cinema. He has won the Nandi Award for Best Director and Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu for the film. This film also won the National Film Award for Best Choreography.His comedy thriller film titled Maryada Ramanna (2010) has comedian Sunil as male lead. This was the biggest hit of that year.
His next film Eega (Naan ee) which is yet to be released is all set to be released in Telugu and Tamil, it is a socio-fantasy revenge film with having spent a major part for Visual effects (VFX) is one of the highly anticipated films.His next movie is going to be planned with Prabhas

 
  S S Rajamouli
S S Rajamouli is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and action choreographer who works primarily in Telugu cinema, known for directing blockbuster films like Magadheera and Eega based on Visual Effects, both of which won the National Film Award for Best Special Effects.He has directed blockbusters like Sye, Vikramarkudu premiered at International Film Festival of India in the mainstream section, Maryada Ramanna, and Chatrapathi which were remade in various Indian languages, with successful reviews

In 2012, he directed Eega, which was premiered in the Marché du Film section of the 66th Cannes Film Festival on 20 May 2013, the Panorama section of the 16th Shanghai International Film Festival, and Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. Rajamouli has also garnered awards for the Most Original Film, and Best Film to watch with a crowd, for...  See full bio

S S Rajamouli is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and action choreographer who works primarily in Telugu cinema, known for directing blockbuster films like Magadheera and Eega based on Visual Effects, both of which won the National Film Award for Best Special Effects.He has directed blockbusters like Sye, Vikramarkudu premiered at International Film Festival of India in the mainstream section, Maryada Ramanna, and Chatrapathi which were remade in various Indian languages, with successful reviews

In 2012, he directed Eega, which was premiered in the Marché du Film section of the 66th Cannes Film Festival on 20 May 2013, the Panorama section of the 16th Shanghai International Film Festival, and Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. Rajamouli has also garnered awards for the Most Original Film, and Best Film to watch with a crowd, for directing Eega in the 8th Annual Edition Toronto After Dark Film Festival.He has also garnered the Star World India, "Entertainer of The Year 2012" for Makkhi.
S S Rajamouli was born to Screen writer and director, K. V. Vijayendra Prasad. He lives in Hyderabad in close association with cousins M. M. Keeravani, Kalyani Malik, S. S. Naaga, and S. S. Kanchi. He is married to Rama Rajamouli.

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  Mahima Chaudhry
Mahima Chaudhry is one of the most versatile actresses in the Bollywood industry. She was born as Ritu Chaudhry on 13 September 1973. Mahima was also an ex-model.

Her father hails from UP and is a Hindu Jat, while her mother is Darjeeling-based Nepali. Mahima was born in Darjeeling and did her schooling from a very popular convent school in Darjeeling. In the year 1988, Mahima did her ISC board. She was a student of Loreto College in Darjeeling.

Prior shifting her base to Delhi, Mahima participated and won a local beauty pageant in Darjeeling. The young Mahima was seen in television commercials of Wall's Ice Cream and Pepsi. This fresh talent worked as a VJ on various music channels and then arrived a golden chance for her. The eminent Bollywood personality Subhash Ghai perceived the acting talent in her and launched her movie career with t...  See full bio

Mahima Chaudhry is one of the most versatile actresses in the Bollywood industry. She was born as Ritu Chaudhry on 13 September 1973. Mahima was also an ex-model.

Her father hails from UP and is a Hindu Jat, while her mother is Darjeeling-based Nepali. Mahima was born in Darjeeling and did her schooling from a very popular convent school in Darjeeling. In the year 1988, Mahima did her ISC board. She was a student of Loreto College in Darjeeling.

Prior shifting her base to Delhi, Mahima participated and won a local beauty pageant in Darjeeling. The young Mahima was seen in television commercials of Wall's Ice Cream and Pepsi. This fresh talent worked as a VJ on various music channels and then arrived a golden chance for her. The eminent Bollywood personality Subhash Ghai perceived the acting talent in her and launched her movie career with the film 'Pardes' in 1997. Mahima played the role of village girl with great values 'Ganga' in the movie and she was paired with none other than king of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan. Actor Apoorva Agnihotri was also starring in 'Pardes'. Mahima received rave reviews for her performance in the film. Incredible Mahima achieved Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for 'Pardes'.

Subhash Ghai followed a superstitious belief of developing acting professions of the actresses starting their names with 'M' letter. This was the reason why Ritu Chaudhary turned to Mahima Chaudhry. Subhash Ghai is the person, who launched well-known actresses of today like Madhuri Dixit and Meenakshi Seshadhri.

Though Mahima had a short film career till now, the talented actress has played meaningful, significant and varied roles in her career shot rather than being just the arm candy of heroes. Mahima was seen as a nasty prostitute in 'Daag-The Fire' (1999) and a widow in 'Pyaar Koi Khel Nahin' (1999). Mahima was excellent in her another famous flick 'Dhadkan' (2000). The actress was also seen in film 'Dil Kya Kare' (1999) with Ajay Devgn. For this one, Mahima attained Filmfare Awards nomination.

In the film 'Kurukshetra', Mahima played the role of a Police Officer's stubborn wife. 'Lajja' (2001) was one of the best films of Mahima, in which she has brilliantly played a young bride, who fights against dowry system. The movie 'Yeh Tera Ghar Yeh Mera Ghar' (2001) saw Mahima as a stubborn tenant, who is very possessive about her home. In the film 'Dil Hai Tumhaara', (2002) Mahima portrayed a loving sister, who cares a lot about her sister's happiness. A loving homemaker was her image portrayed in the film 'Om Jai Jagdish' (2002). 'Dobaara' (2004) saw Mahima as an upset housewife. The chirpy actress was seen as a paralytic dancer in the film 'Zameer' (2005). 'Tere Naam' (2003) was the film in which Mahima did a special appearance in a song.

The other popular movies done by Mahima Chaudhry include 'Khiladi 420' (2000), 'Saaya' (2003), 'Baghban' (2003), 'LOC - Kargil' (2003), 'Kuchh Meetha Ho Jaye' (2005), 'Sehar' (2005), 'Film Star' (2005), 'Home Delivery' (2005), 'Sandwich' (2006), 'Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana' (2006), 'Sarhad Paar' (2007), 'Gumnaam' (2008) and 'D Gangs Of Mumbai' (2014).

Mahima Chaudhry is tied the knot with Bobby Mukherjee in the year 2006.

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  Anthony
Anthony (born Llewellyn Anthony Gonsalves on 11 September 1973 in Chennai, India) is a Tamil film editor. He has worked in over twenty Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu language films. This makes him one of the few editors to have worked for the four biggest film industries in India. He is also an inspiration for many young editors.

Anthony studied a degree in Literature at Madras Christian College, Tambaram, but found himself unsure of a career path once he has finished his education. Following suggestions from his friends, he began learning about animation at Prasad Studio and subsequently also enrolled to learn about editing. He thereafter, received offers to work on corporate ads, trailers and documentaries from 1993 for Edit Point and continued to work in the same practice til 2004, often collaborating with leading ad film make...  See full bio

Anthony (born Llewellyn Anthony Gonsalves on 11 September 1973 in Chennai, India) is a Tamil film editor. He has worked in over twenty Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu language films. This makes him one of the few editors to have worked for the four biggest film industries in India. He is also an inspiration for many young editors.

Anthony studied a degree in Literature at Madras Christian College, Tambaram, but found himself unsure of a career path once he has finished his education. Following suggestions from his friends, he began learning about animation at Prasad Studio and subsequently also enrolled to learn about editing. He thereafter, received offers to work on corporate ads, trailers and documentaries from 1993 for Edit Point and continued to work in the same practice til 2004, often collaborating with leading ad film makers like Rajiv Menon. He then began to work on editing songs in films occasionally, also gaining experience by editing tele-films. Director Gautham Menon asked Anthony to edit the song "Ennai Konjam" in Kaakha Kaakha for the audio release event of that film, and impressed with his work for that song and he asked him to sign on as the film's editor. He has since associated with the biggest technicians in South Indian cinema, collaborating regularly with directors including Shankar, AR Murugadoss, Gautham Menon, Linguswamy, K. V. Anand and A. L. Vijay.

Anthony has also nurtured an ambition to direct films and began pre-production on a comedy film titled Jagathalapradhaban in November 2008 featuring Jayaram, Yuhi Sethu and Namitha. The film, however failed to take off. Anthony revealed in August 2014 that he was set to make his first film, and it would be the remake of the Malayalam film Shutter (2012).In November 2014, he announced and began work on the venture featuring Sathyaraj in the lead role. The film also stars Anumol, Kalyani Natarajan and Dixitha Kothari.

Known For: Oru Naal Iravil
 
 
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