Gauri Kali Khan, is an Indian film producer and designer who has designed spaces for high-profile individuals such as Mukesh Ambani, Roberto Cavalli and Ralph Lauren, as well as Bollywood celebrities such as Karan Johar, Jacqueline Fernandez and Sidharth Malhotra. She is the co-founder and co-chairperson of the film production company Red Chillies Entertainment and its subsidiaries. In 2018, Khan was named as one of Fortune magazine's "50 Most Powerful Women" Khan was born Gauri Chibber in Delhi to Punjabi Hindu Brahmin parents Savita and Colonel Ramesh Chandra Chibber with roots in Rawalpindi and raised in the suburb of Panchsheel Park, she completed her schooling at Loreto Convent School, she completed twelfth from Modern School, Delhi. A, she completed a six-month course in fashion design from the National Institute of Fashion Technology and learnt tailoring due to her father's garment business. In 2002, Gauri Khan and her husband Shah Rukh Khan established the film production and distribution company Red Chillies Entertainment.
It was transformed from the now defunct Dreamz Unlimited which the couple first established in 1999. She serves as the main producer of all the films produced under the banner; the first film she produced was Farah Khan's directorial debut Main Hoon Na. The film performed well at the box office, she made a guest appearance in two of the film she has produced Om Shanti Om and Happy New Year. She used to host a weekly Hindi music countdown show, for MTV India in the 1990s, she is the face of the fashion line, Aftershock. Khan designed a fashion collection titled ‘Cocktails and Dreams’ for Satya Paul in 2016. Khan first expressed interest in interior design as a hobby while renovating her Bandra bungalow, Mannat; the bungalow is a tourist spot and a heritage building deemed important to the townscape and hence exempt from demolition. However, in 2010, she professionally ventured into interior designing in partnership with interior designer and close friend Sussanne Khan to design exclusive interior projects together.
The same year, they collaborated on their first commercial project together in Vadodara. In 2011, Khan partnered with Roshan again to launch and introduce The Charcoal Project foundation in Mumbai. Khan launched her first concept store called The Design Cell located in Worli, Mumbai in early 2014; the store showcases furniture designed by Khan herself as well as various other Indian designers. In 2016, Khan was invited to show her designs at the prestigious Objet show in Paris. In August 2017, Khan launched her design studio, Gauri Khan Designs that spans over 8,700 square ft at Juhu, Mumbai. Khan has collaborated with various international artists including Roberto Cavalli and Ralph Lauren for home accessories. In a 2017 interview with Vogue India, Khan spoke about her project, she said ”It’s been an exciting experience, seeing it all come together. I've been influenced by my travels across the globe. I take a keen interest in the architecture of places when I travel.” For her work in the field of interior design, khan was awarded with the Excellence in Design Award at the Hello!
Hall of Fame Awards in 2018. In 2017, Khan curated a collection of designer lights for TISVA, a premium home decorative lighting brand from Usha International Limited which introduced smart-control magnetic systems—launched for the first time in India. Bottomline Media handles her brands and has worked with her from beginning on brands such as satya paul,Steinway,villeroy and Boch Tisva to name a few. Khan is known for keeping a low profile and being media shy, though she is cited as one of the most stylish women in Bollywood, she appeared on the cover of page of the popular Indian lifestyle magazine, Vogue India in January 2008. The photos were taken by the well-known British lifestyle photographer Chris Craymer; the magazine called her the "First Lady of Bollywood". She appeared again on the cover page of Vogue India along with Sussanne Khan in April 2012, she walked the ramp alongside her husband for filmmaker turned fashion designer Karan Johar at the HDIL India Couture Week 2009. In 2008, she appeared in a television and print commercial for the home furnishings brand, D'decor along with her husband.
The couple play themselves in the commercial. Gauri first met Shah Rukh Khan in 1984 in Delhi, before the start of his successful career in Bollywood; the couple married on 25 October 1991 in traditional Hindu wedding ceremony, after a six-year courtship. They have a daughter Suhana. In 2013 they became parents of a third child, a son, named AbRam, born through a surrogate mother. According to Shahrukh Khan, while he believes in the religion of Islam, he respects his wife's religion greatly, his children follow both religions. Gauri Khan on IMDb
Chhavi Rajawat is the sarpanch of her village Soda, 60 kilometres from Jaipur. Though holding an elected post, Chhavi is not affiliated to any political party; the Panchayats are supposed to be non-partisan and Panchayat elected representatives thereby, do not fit into the bracket of mainstream politics. She has been reported to be the youngest person. Rajawat was born in Rajput Family in Rajasthan, she is from a small village called Soda in Tonk district. She is an alumna of Rishi Valley School, Mayo College Girls School and Lady Shri Ram College and MBA From Balaji Institute of Modern Management Pune. Chhavi Rajawat divides her time between her village and Jaipur where she lives with her parents. Chhavi Rajawat, studied at Rishi Valley School in Andhra Pradesh. After her MBA from Sri Balaji Society Pune, she worked for companies such as Times of India, Carlson Group of Hotels, etc. Today, she is the Sarpanch in Soda village, Tonk district, Rajasthan and, is the first woman Sarpanch in India with an MBA degree.
Rajawat left her corporate city life to help develop rural India. She became the Sarpanch of Soda, a village sixty kilometers from Rajasthan, her grandfather Brig Raghubir Singh had been Sarpanch of the same village 20 years prior to Chhavi's elections. She is good in meeting with people and she is taking a lead in development of Soda village. After becoming the Sarpanch of the village, she has implemented many projects i.e. rain water harvesting, toilets facilities in most of the houses, etc. The Times of India, a leading English newspaper in India, credits her as the changing face of rural Rajasthan. On 25 March 2011, Rajawat made a well-received address to delegates at the 11th Infopoverty World Conference held at the United Nations. On 6 July 2014, Chhavi along with her father and the panchayat secretary were attacked over a land dispute, it is stated that Chhavi and her father were requesting the police to provide security, but the police did not act in spite of receiving threats and previous attempts on their lives.
Chhavi Rajawat was honoured by late President of India APJ Abdul Kalam at the Technology Day function at New Delhi. Chhavi Rajawat was honoured "Young Indian Leader" by IBNLive. Chhavi Rajawat on Twitter Official website
Maneka Sanjay Gandhi is the Indian Union Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development in the Government of PM Narendra Modi. She is an animal rights activist and widow of the Indian politician Sanjay Gandhi, she has been a minister in four governments, has authored a number of books in the areas of etymology and animal welfare. Maneka was born in Delhi into a Sikh family, her father was Indian Army officer Lt. Col. Tarlochan Singh Anand and her mother was Amteshwar Anand, she went to Lawrence School and Lady Shri Ram College for Women. She subsequently studied German at New Delhi, she first met Sanjay Gandhi at a cocktail party thrown by Maneka's uncle Major-General Kapur to celebrate the forthcoming marriage of his son Veenu Kapur in 1973. Maneka married Sanjay, the son of the Prime Minister Indira Gandhi one year on 23 September 1974; the Emergency saw the rise of Sanjay into politics and Maneka was seen with him every time on his tours as she helped him in campaigns. It is said that during the Emergency, Sanjay Gandhi had total control over his mother and that the government was run by the PMH rather than the PMO.
Maneka Gandhi founded the news magazine Surya which played a key role in promotion of the Congress party after its defeat in the 1977 election following the Emergency. She went to court to fight an attempt by the government in power at the time to confiscate her passport and won a landmark decision on personal liberty. In the case of Maneka Gandhi v Union of India, the court found that "Democracy is based on free debate and open discussion, for, the only corrective of government action in a democratic setup." She gave birth to a son in 1980 named Feroze after his paternal grandfather. Her mother-in-law added the name Varun. Maneka was just twenty-three years old and her son just 100 days old, when her husband, died in an air crash. Maneka's relationship with Indira Gandhi disintegrated after Sanjay's death and they would continually argue with one another, she was forced out of 1, Safdarjung Road, the prime minister's residence after a fallout with Indira. She founded the Rashtriya Sanjay Manch along with Akbar Ahmed Dumpy.
The party focused on youth empowerment and employment. It won four out of five seats in the Elections in Andhra Pradesh. Maneka Gandhi published'The Complete Book of Muslim and Parsi Names', in recognition of her husband's Zoroastrian faith, she published'The Book of Hindu Names'. Maneka Gandhi contested the Amethi constituency from Uttar Pradesh for the 1984 general election for the Loksabha but lost to Rajiv Gandhi. In 1988, she joined V. P. Singh became the General Secretary. In November 1989 Gandhi won her first election to Parliament and became a Minister of State as the Minister for Environment. Maneka Gandhi is a self-described animal rights leader in India, she has earned acclaim. She was appointed chairwoman of the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals in 1995. Under her direction, CPCSEA members carried unannounced inspections of laboratories where animals are used for scientific research were conducted, she has filed Public Interest Litigations that have achieved the replacement of the municipal killing of homeless dogs with a sterilisation programme, the unregulated sale of airguns and a ban on mobile or travelling zoos.
She chairs the Jury of International Energy Globe Foundation which meets annually in Austria to award the best environmental innovations of the year. She is the Wuppertal Institute, Germany, she started the organisation People for Animals in 1992 and it is the largest organisation for animal rights/welfare in India. Maneka Gandhi is a patron of International Animal Rescue. While she is not a vegan, she has advocated this lifestyle on ethical and health grounds, she anchored the weekly television program Heads and Tails, highlighting the suffering meted out to animals due to their commercial exploitation. She has authored a book under the same title, her other books were about Indian people names. She is a cast member for the documentary A Delicate Balance. Gandhi has been criticized for her comments. In June 2017, during a Facebook Live session, she commented, she received negative responses to the comment and spent the rest of the chat answering questions related to this, with chatters pointing out that 68% of the suicide cases reported in India were committed by men.
In March 2017, she said that an early curfew for girls in hostels helped young women control their "hormonal outbursts" and received a backlash for the comment. 1989-91 - Member of Lok Sabha from Pilibhit, elected on a Janata Dal party ticket 1996-98 - Member of Lok Sabha from Pilibhit, elected on a Janata Dal party ticket 1998–99 - Member of Lok Sabha from Pilibhit, elected as an Independent Candidate 1999–2004 - Member of Lok Sabha from Pilibhit, elected as an Independent Candidate 2004-09 - Member of Lok Sabha from Pilibhit, elected on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket 2009-14 - Member of Lok Sabha from Aonla, elected on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket 2014–present - Member of Lok Sabha from Pilibhit, elected on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket 1988–89 – General-Secretary, Janata Dal 1989–91 – Union Minister of State and Forests January–April 1990 – Union Mi
Archana Puran Singh
Archana Puran Singh is an Indian television presenter and film actress. She is best known for comedy roles in Bollywood movies and as a judge on comedy shows, like Sony TV India's Comedy Circus. Puran Singh became popular when she played iconic comic roles of Miss Briganza in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Preeto in Mohabbatein and Zohra in Bol Bachchan going through the role of Priyanka Chopra's boss in Krrish. Archana Puran Singh has been judging the television reality comedy show known as Comedy Circus since 2006 and is the only judge to have appeared in all episodes, she made her film debut with Nari Hira's TV movie Abhishek opposite Aditya Pancholi in 1987. That year, she starred in Jalwa opposite Naseeruddin Shah, which turned out to be her biggest hit, she did small roles in big banner films like Agneepath, Shola aur Shabnam, Aashiq Awara, Raja Hindustani. Thereafter, she has restricted herself to supporting roles in Hindi films in comedies; some of her recent films are Love Story 2050, Krrish, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Bol Bachchan.
Amongst these, she is best remembered for playing the role of the flirtatious college professor Miss Braganza in the blockbuster Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Preeto from the blockbuster movie Mohabbatein. In 2009, she starred in the Punjabi film Tera Mera Ki Rishta, she became a television anchor, with her popular TV show Wah, Kya Scene Hai on Zee TV in 1993, followed by the successful, Uncensored, in which she introduced High Society and Low Society concept, sitcoms like, Jaane Bhi Do Paro, Shrimaan Shrimati and Archana Talkies on Sony TV India. In her career, she received offers from television producers and most of her serials were successful like Junoon and Shriman Shrimati, she started hosting chat shows featuring celebrity guests. In 2005, she was a contestant in the dance reality show, Nach Baliye, in which she participated with her husband, Parmeet Sethi. In 2006, she and her husband hosted. In 2015, she was cast as the lead in The Great Indian Family Drama in SAB TV Thereafter, she appeared as a judge on comedy shows, including Sony TV India's Comedy Circus.
She appeared as a judge in Comedy Circus. In January 2008, she hosted Kaho Na Yaar Hai on Star Plus, along with Parmeet Sethi. With the end of Comedy Circus in September 2008, it was followed by another show, Comedy Circus – Kaante Ki Takkar. After Comedy Circus – Kaante Ki Takkar, she was the judge of Comedy Circus – Teen Ka Tadka, Comedy Circus Ke Superstar, Comedy Circus Ka Jadoo, Jubilee Comedy Circus, Comedy Circus Ke Taansen, Comedy Ka Naya Daur, Kahaani Comedy Circus Ki, the current Comedy Circus Ke Ajoobe and Comedy Circus Ke Mahabali, she recently appeared in SAB TV's The Great Indian Family Drama as Begum Paro. In 2017, She entered as a guest in the Kapil Sharma show in place of Navjot Singh Sidhu. In 2019, she acted as lakhan's mother Radha in tvserial My Name Ijj Lakhan. Presently, she has entered as the judge in The Kapil Sharma Show, she was born in Dehradun, where she did her schooling at the Convent of St Mary. She completed an English Honours degree at Lady Shri Ram College for Women, after which she moved to Bombay to pursue her dream of becoming an actor.
She is married to actor Parmeet Sethi. They have two sons and Ayushmaan. 1999: Star Screen Award for Best Comedian: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai 1999: Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai 1997: Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress: Raja Hindustani 2001: Indian Television Academy Awards:Best Actress - Comedy Archana Puran Singh on IMDb Comedy Circus returns with new faces Celebrity studded comedy show
Shriya Saran (pronounced known as Shriya, is an Indian actress and model known for her work in South Indian cinema and American cinema. Saran was spent most of her childhood in Haridwar. In 2001, her dance master gave her the opportunity to appear in Renoo Nathan's debut music video "Thirakti Kyun Hawa", which brought Saran to the attention of many Indian filmmakers. Although Saran aspired to become a well-known dancer, she was offered a leading role. Thus, Saran made her film debut in 2001 with the Telugu film Ishtam, had her first commercial success with Santhosham, she subsequently appeared in several more Telugu films while making in-roads in the Hindi and Tamil industries. In 2007, Saran starred in the highest-grossing Tamil film at that time, she gained critical acclaim for her role in the 2007 Bollywood film Awarapan. In 2008, Saran played the lead role in her first English film, the American-Indian co-production The Other End of the Line, her following projects included popular films such as Kanthaswamy in Tamil and Pokkiri Raja in Malayalam — roles that established her as one of the leading actresses in the South Indian film industries.
In 2012, she was cast in the British–Canadian film Midnight's Children, under the direction of Deepa Mehta, based on Salman Rushdie's Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name, for which she received international critical acclaim. She achieved further commercial success by starring in films such as Chandra. In 2014, Saran starred in the critically acclaimed Telugu film Manam, which brought her accolades for her performance. In addition to her work in films, Saran has been the brand ambassador for brands across India, endorsing beauty and health products. Among other philanthropic activities, she has volunteered for charity organizations. In 2011 she opened a spa employing visually challenged people, she was the brand ambassador for Celebrity Cricket League for its two first seasons. Shriya Saran Bhatnagar was born on 11 September 1982 in Haridwar in Northern India, to Pushpendra Saran Bhatnagar and Neeraja Saran Bhatnagar, her father worked for Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited and her mother was a chemistry teacher in Delhi Public School, Ranipur in Haridwar and Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, New Delhi.
Saran completed her schooling from both schools. She has an elder brother named Abhiroop, her family lived in the small town of BHEL colony in Haridwar. She studied at Lady Shri Ram College in Delhi and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in literature. Saran is an accomplished dancer, she was first trained as a child by her mother in Kathak and Rajasthani folk dance, trained in the Kathak style by Shovana Narayan. She was involved with her teacher, they would incorporate social issues into their dance routines. While in her sophomore year at the LSR College in Delhi, Saran got her first opportunity to appear in front of the camera for a video shoot. Following her dance teacher's recommendation, she was invited to appear in the music video of Renoo Nathan's "Thirakti Kyun Hawa". Shot in Banaras, the video was seen by Ramoji Films who offered her the lead role of Neha in their film Ishtam. Saran accepted the part and before it was released she was signed to four more films, including Nuvve Nuvve, in which she played a millionaire's daughter who falls for a middle-class man.
In 2002, she starred in Santosham, co-starring Nagarjuna, Prabhu Deva and Gracy Singh, her first commercial success. The film took the Nandi Award for Best Feature Filmfare Best Film Award. Saran played a woman who lets someone she loves go with another, but wins him back in life. For her performance, she earned a nomination for the CineMAA Award for Best Actor- Female, giving her a good foothold in the Telugu industry in the early part of her career. In 2003, Saran acted in a supporting role in her first Hindi film, Tujhe Meri Kasam, starring debutants Ritesh Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza in leading roles, she performed the lead female role in several Telugu films including Tagore, screened at the International Indian Film Academy Awards, was a commercial success. She followed it with her Tamil film debut in Enakku 20 Unakku 18, alongside Tarun and Trisha Krishnan, shot in Telugu as Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu, in which she played a football coach. Though she acted in films in three languages that year, eight of the first ten films of her career were in Telugu.
In 2004, Saran acted in two Telugu and two Hindi films, including Nenunnanu, where she played a student in classical singing. She had ten 2005 releases, nine of which were Telugu films, the most notable for her being Chatrapathi. There she appeared opposite Prabhas and earned her first nomination for the Filmfare Best Telugu Actress Award. A reviewer for Moviebuzz said that as an action film, Saran's character of the lead's love interest was not well developed and that she was there for the songs. Meanwhile, she tried to make her comeback in Tamil with a remake of the Telugu film Varsham. Neither the movie nor her performance were received well. In 2005, she appeared as one of only three characters in the film Mogudu Pellam O Dongodu, about a married couple's first night together, made a guest appearance in a children's film called Bommalata, which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu. Saran's only lead role in 2006, excluding three special appearances, was in the Tamil film Thiruvilayadal Arambam.
In 2007, she was chosen to play the lead female role opposite Rajinikanth i
Baisali Mohanty is an Indian classical dancer and choreographer, author and analyst of foreign and public policy. She is a regular contributor on foreign policy and strategic affairs to several prestigious international publications including American business magazine Forbes, The Huffington Post, The Diplomat and openDemocracy, London, she is the founder of Oxford Odissi Centre, involved in promotion and training of Odissi dance at University of Oxford and other leading institutions in the United Kingdom. She is an ALC Global Fellow for the year 2015-16 affiliated to University of Oxford. Baisali Mohanty was born on 5 August 1994 in Puri, Odisha, to renowned feminist and author Manasi Pradhan and Radha Binod Mohanty, an electrical engineer from the Indian Institute of Technology, she was educated at KIIT International School, Bhubaneswar. She received her bachelor's degree in Politics and International Relations from the Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi, she earned her Master's Degree from University of Oxford with first division writing her dissertation on Nuclear Diplomacy.
Baisali Mohanty received her training in Odissi dance from renowned Odissi teacher Padma Shri Guru Gangadhar Pradhan for over a decade until his demise. She received advance training in Choreography from another eminent Odissi teacher and choreographer Padma Shri Guru Ileana Citaristi, she holds a Visharad Degree in Odissi dance with first class distinction. She has been performing solo and group choreographies with her own dance company "Baisali Mohanty & Troupe" in international and national festivals for over fifteen years. In 2015, she founded the Oxford Odissi Centre at University of Oxford to popularise Indian classical dance at the varsity. Beside holding regular Odissi dance classes for members of University of Oxford, the centre conducts Odissi dance workshops at other institutions including University of Cambridge, London School of Economics, University College London, King's College London, University of Manchester and University of Edinburgh among others, she is the founder of Oxford Odissi Festival, a first of its kind annual Indian classical dance festival held at the University of Oxford by Oxford Odissi Centre.
In 2013, she was felicitated by India’s National Commission for Women at New Delhi on occasion of International Women’s Day for her outstanding achievement. In the same year, her dance composition paying tribute to the 2012 Delhi gang rape victim won her the top prize at Delhi University dance contest across all categories. In 2017, she was conferred with the prestigious Aarya Award for her contribution to Indian classical dance by 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi. Http://www.oxfordindiasociety.org.uk/about https://www.facebook.com/baisalimohanty/ https://www.opendemocracy.net/author/baisali-mohanty http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/baisali-mohanty http://scroll.in/authors/3426 Indian women in dance
Sakshi Tanwar is an Indian actress and television presenter. She is known for her work in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain. In 2016, she starred in the Aamir Khan-starrer Dangal. Tanwar was born on 12 January 1973 to Rajendra Singh Tanwar, a retired CBI officer, in a middle-class family from Alwar, India, she was educated in many Kendriya Vidyalayas before graduating from Lady Shri Ram College in New Delhi. Prior to this, in 1990, after completing her pre-university course, she worked as a sales trainee at a five-star hotel. In college, she was the president of the dramatic society. After graduation, while preparing for the entrance tests to the administrative services and mass communications, she gave an audition for the national broadcaster Doordarshan's film songs based program Albela Sur Mela in 1998. After her television debut in 1998 with Albela Sur Mela, Tanwar gained fame for her role of Parvati Agarwal in the soap opera, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii. Between 2011 and 2014, she played Priya Kapoor, in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain.
In December 2012, she made an appearance in Kaun Banega Crorepati. In the 2016 film Dangal, Tanwar played Daya Kaur, wife of former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, who trains his daughters to be world-class wrestlers against social odds. Sakshi Tanwar is coming back with new season of Tyohaar Ki Thaali and it will air on Epic channel starting 26 February 2018. In 2018, Sakshi became a single mother when she adopted Dityaa Tanwar. Fiction shows2000–08 Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii as Parvati Agarwal / Swati Dixit/ Janki Devi Dixit 2001-2002 Kutumb as Maya Mittal 2003 Devi as Gayatri 2004 Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin as Indira Bhargav 2008 Bawandar 2008 Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki as Ganga 2010 Balika Vadhu as Teepri 2011–14 Bade Achhe Lagte Hain as Priya Kapoor 2013 Ek Thhi Naayika as Pooja 2014 Main Naa Bhoolungi as Narrator in first episode 2016 24: Season 2 as Shivani Malik 2017-Present Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat as Tripurasundari 2019 The Final CallNon-fiction/reality shows1998 Albela Sur Mela as the host 2005 Kaun Banega Crorepati 2 as guest contestant 2009 Coffee House as herself 2010 Crime Patrol – Season 2 as the co-host cum narrator 2012 Kaun Banega Crorepati 6 as guest contestant 2013 Kaun Banega Crorepati 7 as guest contestant 2015 Code Red as the host cum narrator 2017 Tyohaar Ki Thaali as the host cum narrator on Epic TV.
In 2013, she was voted India Today's No.1 Television's most popular onscreen couple In April 2013, in a survey conducted by Ormax Media, Tanwar featured in Top 5 most trustworthy celebrities. Sakshi Tanwar on IMDb