Ajay Singh Deol, better known as Sunny Deol, is an Indian film actor and producer known for his work in Hindi cinema. In a film career spanning over thirty five years and over hundred films, Deol has won two National Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards. Deol made his debut opposite fellow debutante Amrita Singh in Betaab, he received a Filmfare Best Actor Award nomination for his performance. Subsequently he went on to star in numerous successful films in the 1990s, he made his debut as a director and producer with Dillagi, in which he starred alongside his brother Bobby. His critically recognised work includes Manzil Manzil, Saveray Wali Gaadi, Dacait, Veerta, Imtihaan and Farz. With his portrayal of an amateur boxer wrongly accused of his brother's murder in Rajkumar Santoshi's critically and commercially successful Ghayal in 1990, Deol gained wide recognition and praise; the film went on to win seven Filmfare Awards and his performance won him the Filmfare Award for Best Actor and the National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention.
His portrayal of a lawyer in the film Damini – Lightning fetched him several accolades including the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. Anil Sharma's Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, in which Deol portrayed a lorry driver who falls in love with a Muslim girl, was the highest grossing Bollywood film at the time of its release, garnered him another Filmfare Best Actor Award nomination. Deol's successful films include The Hero: Love Story of a Spy, Yamla Pagla Deewana and Ghayal Once Again; these accomplishments have established him as a leading actor of the Hindi film industry. He is married to Pooja Deol with. Deol was born on 19 October 1956, in the village of Sahnewal in Punjab, India, to Bollywood actor Dharmendra and Parkash Kaur, he has a younger brother Bobby Deol and two sisters Vijayta and Ajeeta who are settled in California. His step-mother is Hema Malini, through whom he has two paternal half-sisters, actress Esha Deol and Ahana Deol.
His cousin Abhay Deol is an actor. Deol made his debut in the 1983 romantic film Betaab in which role he was praised and he was nominated for best actor at Filmfare Awards. Deol has appeared in Rahul Rawail's Arjun, in which he played the titular role of an unemployed youngster; the film established Deol's status as an action hero. In 1986 he appeared alongside his father in Sultanat. In the final years of the decade he appeared in several hits including Dacait and Paap Ki Duniya. In 1989, he had back to back hits with Pankaj Parashar's ChaalBaaz, he won his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor in Rajkumar Santoshi's 1990 film Ghayal. He paired with Aditya Pancholi in Vishnu-Devaa. From 1992–1997, he gave back to back hits with films like Lootere, Jeet, Ghatak and Ziddi. In 1999 he made his directorial debut with Dillagi starring himself, his brother and Urmila Matondkar, his first hit in the millennium was Anil Sharma's 2001 film Gadar. In 2003 he teamed up with director Anil Sharma yet again for The Hero: Love Story of a Spy, which starred Preity Zinta and Priyanka Chopra.
Released on 11 April, The Hero was billed as Bollywood's most expensive film at that time with an estimated budget of ₹600 million. The film became the third highest-grossing Bollywood film of that year. Sunny appeared alongside his father Dharmendra and Bobby Deol together for the first time in Apne, yet again in Yamla Pagla Deewana. Deol's first release of 2010 was Neeraj Pathak's crime thriller Right Yaaa Wrong which had him playing a police inspector. Yamla Pagla Deewana was Sunny's only release in 2011 and was one of the biggest successes of the year. In 2011, he started working in Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru's I Love NY opposite Kangana Ranaut and in Chandraprakash Dwivedi's Mohalla Assi opposite Sakshi Tanwar, but due to some reason both films have been delayed. For the first time in his career, Sunny lent his voice in the Animated film Mahabharata, his future venture is Neeraj Pathak's Bhaiyyaji Superhitt.. It earned US$6.7 million. In the end of 2013 Sunny's movie Singh Saab The Great was loved massively and created a big pandemonium in the cinema hall as well as on Facebook.
In 2016, Ghayal Once Again was released, a sequel to his 1990 film Ghayal and is the second film directed by him. His latest movie in 2017 was Poster boys. Deol is married to Pooja Deol and the couple has two sons and Rajveer. Karan was an assistant director on Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 and has rapped in a song sung by Diljit Dosanjh in the film. Karan Deol is set to make his Bollywood debut with the Hindi language feature film Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, presented by Dharmendra & Zee Studios to be produced by Sunny Sounds Pvt. Ltd. Apart from National Film Awards, Filmfare Awards and other competitive awards which Deol won for his performances throughout the years, he has been awarded several honours for his achievements in the Indian film industry. Sunny Deol on IMDb
Mangal Singh Dhillon, better known as Mangal Dhillon is an Indian actor and film producer. He was born in Wander Jatana near Kotkapura in Punjab, he was born in a Jat Sikh family in a village Wander Jatana, in Faridkot district of the Indian state of Punjab. He studied in Panj Graayin Kalan Government school until 4th Standard, he moved to Uttar Pradesh near his father's farm. He graduated from Zila Parishad high school in Lakhimpur Kheri district, he returned to Punjab where he completed his higher secondary from Kot Kapura. He graduated from Muktsar Government College, he worked in theatre in Delhi and joined Indian Theatre department at Panjab University, Chandigarh in 1979 and completed his post-graduate diploma course in acting in 1980
Suyash Pandey, better known by his stage name Chunky Pandey is an Indian film actor who works in Bollywood films. He has appeared in over 80 movies in a career, his most successful movies in Hindi were in the period 1987-1992. After the failure of his Hindi films as lead hero since 1993, his career in Hindi films faded away. Chunky worked in Bangladeshi Cinema from 1995 and most of his movies in Bangladesh were successful, he has been acting as a character actor since 2003 in Hindi films. He is the uncle of actor and model Ahaan Panday. Chunky Pandey worked as an instructor in acting school in 1986, he used to be senior to many junior budding artists such as Akshay Kumar. Pandey debuted his acting career with the 1987 multi-starer film Aag Hi Aag opposite Neelam Kothari. Film producer Pahlaj Nihalani gave Chunky Pandey his first break in 1987 by signing him up for two films, his debut film and Paap Ki Duniya, his second successful film was Paap Ki Duniya with Sunny Neelam. Subsequently, Pandey appeared in many multi-hero films from 1987 to 1993.
In 1988, Pandey was appreciated for his supporting role in N. Chandra's movie Tezaab featuring Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit. Pandey played the character of Munna's friend. For his performance in Tezaab, Pandey was nominated for the Filmfare Award for the Best Supporting Actor. Since he has appeared in many films with mixed success throughout the late 1980s and 1990s. Most of his films where he had the leading role did not fare well at the box office from 1992. In most films, he was cast in supporting roles to senior actors like Rajesh Khanna, Jeetendra, Sunny Deol and Sanjay Dutt; some of those hit films with him in second lead, are Paap Ki Duniya, Khatron Ke Khiladi, Ghar Ka Chiraag, Zahreelay, Rupaye Dus Karod, Vishwatma and Aankhen. His solo hit was Parda Hai Parda; the advent of the 1990s saw a new wave of actors like Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan taking on roles as "romantic heroes", while Ajay Devgan, Akshay Kumar and Suniel Shetty grabbed the "action hero" roles. Pandey found it difficult to slot himself in either category.
In addition, by the late nineties, solo-hero films were back in vogue instead of the multi-hero films in which Pandey was cast. Chunky grew tired of playing second fiddle to more prominent actors, but had difficulty being seen as marketable, other than supporting household names. "I was offered hero ke bhai ka roles," Chunky said. "I,'Boss, not happening.'" He moved to act as hero in Bangladesh films. In 1995, he was offered his first films as the lead hero in Bangladeshi films, he acted in six films between 1995 and 1997 as all of them were successful. However he got no films at all in Bollywood between 1997 and 2002. Chunky Pandey returned to Bollywood in 2003 playing minor supporting roles in Qayamat: City Under Threat, Don: The Chase Begins Again and Apna Sapna Money Money. In 2005, Pandey was critically acclaimed for his dark role as an underworld gangster in the Ram Gopal Varma film D – Underworld Badshah. Director Ram Gopal Varma roped him in for Darwaaza Bandh Rakho, a dark comedy thriller in which he played one of four robbers who hold a family hostage.
Pandey has played the role of the Indo-Italian "Aakhiri Pasta" in the 2010 comedy hit Housefull followed by his reprised roles in the sequels Housefull 2 in 2012, in Housefull 3 in 2016. Though he has been starring a character actor, Chunky doesn't want to be pigeonholed into doing comic roles. "I don't think. I am hoping that someone offers me something else," Pandey said. "It requires a lot of guts for someone to cast me in something else. I am just hoping that someone sees something else in me other than comedy." Chunky Pandey on IMDb
Amrishlal Puri was an Indian actor, an important figure in Indian theatre and cinema. He worked with notable playwrights such as Satyadev Dubey and Girish Karnad, he is remembered for playing iconic villainous roles in Hindi cinema as well as other Indian and international film industries. To Indian audiences he is the most remembered for his role as Mogambo in Shekhar Kapur's Hindi film Mr. India, to Western audiences he is best known as Mola Ram in Steven Spielberg's Hollywood film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Puri has won three Filmfare Awards for Best Supporting Actor. Amrish Puri was born in Punjab in a Khatri family of Nihal Singh Puri and Ved Kaur, he had four siblings, elder brothers Chaman Puri and Madan Puri, elder sister Chandrakanta, a younger brother, Harish Puri. He was the first cousin of singer K. L. Saigal. Amrish Puri acted in more than 400 films between 1967 and 2005, was one of the most successful villains in Bollywood. Puri first came to Mumbai following the footsteps of his elder brothers- Madan Puri and Chaman Puri, who were established actors known for playing villainous roles.
He failed his first screen test, instead found a job with the Employees' State Insurance Corporation Ministry of Labour and Employment. At the same time, he started performing at the Prithvi Theatre in plays written by Satyadev Dubey, he became well known as a stage actor and won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1979. This theatre recognition soon led to work in television ads and to films at the late age of 40. Puri went on to work in Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Malayalam and Tamil films. Though he was successful in many regional films, he is best known for his work in Bollywood cinema. Through the 1970s, Puri worked in supporting roles as the henchman of the main villain, he was noticed in the 1980 super-hit movie Hum Paanch. After that, he started getting cast as the main villain in other movies. In 1982, Puri played the main villain, Jagavar Choudhary in the Subhash Ghai super-hit film Vidhaata; that same year, he again played the main villain, JK in the movie Shakti starring two legends- Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan.
Next, in 1983, Subhash Ghai again cast him as Pasha in the hit movie Hero. Puri featured in subsequent Subhash Ghai films. Puri reigned supreme in villainous roles in the 1990s. In those decades, there was hardly any Bollywood film, his dominating screen presence and baritone voice made him stand out amongst the other villains of the day. He is known to international audiences for his roles as khan in Richard Attenborough's Gandhi and as the main antagonist Mola Ram in Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, he shaved his head for the role, it created such an impression that he kept his head shaved. His bald look gave him the flexibility to experiment with different looks as a villain in subsequent movies. Puri and Spielberg shared a great rapport and Spielberg said in interviews: "Amrish is my favorite villain; the best the world has produced and will!"In villainous roles, Puri is best remembered as "Mogambo" in Mr. India, "Jagavar" in Vidhaata, "Thakral" in Meri Jung, "Bhujang" in Tridev, "Balwant Rai" in Ghayal, Barrister Chadda in Damini and "Thakur Durjan Singh" in Karan Arjun.
His comic role in Chachi 420, that he acted alongside Kamal Haasan was appreciated. Since the 1990s until his death in 2005, Puri featured in positive supporting roles in many movies; some of his notable positive roles are Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Phool Aur Kaante, Pardes, Ghatak,China Gate,and Mohabbatein. He received the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor award for Meri Virasat. Amrish Puri was suffering from myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare kind of blood cancer, had undergone some brain invasive surgery for his condition after he was admitted to the Hinduja hospital on 27 December 2004, his condition required frequent removal of the blood accumulated in the cerebral region of the brain and after some time he slipped into a coma shortly before his death around 7:30 a.m on 12 January 2005. His body was brought to his residence for people to pay their last respects, his funeral was on 13 January 2005 at Shivaji Park crematorium. 1968: Maharashtra State Drama 1979: Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Theatre 1986: Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor, Meri Jung 1991: Maharashtra State Gaurav Puraskar 1994: Sydney Film Festival, Best Actor Award – Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda 1994: Singapore International Film Festival, Best Actor Award – Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda 1997: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award – Ghatak 1997: Star Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor – Ghatak 1998: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award- Virasat 1998: Star Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor – Virasat 2000: Kalakar Awards for Best Supporting Actor 1990: Filmfare Best Villain Award– Tridev 1992: Filmfare Best Villain Award – Saudagar 1993: Filmfare Best Villain Award – Tahalka 1993: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award – Muskurahat 1994: Filmfare Best Villain Award – Damini 1994: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award – Gardish 1996: Filmfare Best Villain Award – Karan Arjun 1996: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award – Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge 1999: Filmfare Best Villain Award – Koyla 2000: Filmfare Best Villain Award – Baadshah 2002: Filmfare Best Villain Award – Gadar: Ek Prem Katha 2002: Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role – Gadar: Ek Prem Katha Amrish Puri acted in more than 400 films between 1967 – 2005.
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Kedarnath Bhattacharya, better known as Kumar Sanu, is a leading Indian playback singer and music director of Bengali background, popular for rendering his voice in Bollywood movies of the 1990s and early 2000s. He was awarded the Filmfare Best Male Playback Singer Award for five consecutive years. In 2009, the Government of India awarded him the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian honour, in recognition of his achievements. Sanu notably holds the Guinness World Record for most songs recorded by a singer in 24 hours with 28. Sanu's father, Pashupati Bhattacharya, was a composer; the two and Sanu's elder sister lived in the Sinthee area of Calcutta near Biswanath Park. Bhattacharya trained under renowned musicians of the region, Jiban Upadhay and Bishodeb Chattopadhyay, the former of the Badal Khan and Jamruddin gharana. Classically trained, he sang for the Dhaka radio alongside Sudhirlal Chakrabarty. Sanu said of him, "He was a master of thumri and bhajans. Only my elder sister Jayshree Mukherjee, was trained by him.
The rest of us would listen to him entranced and we learnt a lot from that." Kumar Sanu started his playback career, as Sanu Bhattacharya. In 1986, he got Bangladeshi film Tin Kanya, directed by Shibli Sadiq. Sanu had his first major Bollywood song in Hero Hiralal. In 1989, Jagjit Singh introduced Kumar Sanu to Kalyanji-Anandji at their residence Vimal Bunglows in Mumbai. On their suggestion, he changed his name from "Kedarnath Bhattacharya" to "Kumar Sanu" because his voice and singing style were much influenced by Kishore Kumar. Anandji shared. Sanu relocated to Mumbai, where Kalyanji-Anandji gave him a chance to sing in the film Jaadugar. For the 1990 film Aashiqui, music directors Nadeem-Shravan got Sanu to sing all but one of the songs, he won the first of his record five consecutive Filmfare Awards as Best Male Playback Singer. His next Filmfare Awards came for songs in the movies Saajan, Baazigar and 1942: A Love Story, he won 5 back to back Filmfare awards for singing, between 1990 to 1994.
Kumar Sanu got his major break when Gulshan Kumar with music directors Nadeem and Shravan gave him chance to sing most of the songs of movie Aashiqui, songs were recorded earlier for an album and movie was made around the songs. The movie as well as the songs were a grand success. Thereafter, they worked together in many films, including Saajan, Phool Aur Kaante, Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin, Pyaar Ka Saaya, Deewana, Dil Ka Kya Kasoor, Jaan Tere Naam, Sapne Sajan Ke,Anaam, Panaah, Kal Ki Awaaz, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, Junoon, Waqt Hamara Hai, Sangraam, Shreeman Aashiq, Dilwale, Ekka Raja Rani, Saajan Ka Ghar, Barsaat, Anokha Andaaz, Saajan Ki Baahon Mein, Zamaana Deewana, Raja Hindustani, Saajan Chale Sasural, Naseeb, Aa Ab Laut Chalen, Sirf Tum, Kasoor, Hum Ho Gaye Aapke, Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love, Yeh Dil Aashiqanaa, Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya, Dil Hai Tumhaara, Tum Se Achcha Kaun Hai, Dil Ka Rishta, Qayamat Footpath, Barsaat, And Mere Jeevan Saathi, he has sung his most number of songs for them.
Sanu has sung songs of various genres with Anu Malik. It was Malik who made Sanu sing his first western-style song "Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhe", from the film Baazigar; some other achievements of the combo are Chamatkar, Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee, Imtihaan, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Yaar Gaddar, Hum Hain Bemisaal, Aa Gale Lag Jaa, Gundaraj, Akele Hum Akele Tum, Sapoot, Chaahat, Hamesha, Dil Kitna Nadaan Hai, Tamanna, Kareeb, Iski Topi Uske Sarr, Hum To Mohabbat Karega, Aan: Men at Work, Ishq Vishq, Fida and No Entry. In 2015, they were again back with songs in Dum Laga Ke Haisha. Sanu started his work with Jatin Lalit on the 1992 film Khiladi. From on he provided his voice for hit movies including Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Yes Boss, Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, Dil Kya Kare, Sangharsh, Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan and Sarfarosh, he has sung a total of 136 songs for them. Sanu worked for all title tracks of TV serials which Reshammiya produced.
All the title tracks were sung by Sanu, in his debut film as a music director, Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya and further for many other films such as Kurukshetra, Yeh Hai Jalwa, Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye, Hello Brother, Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge, Jodi No.1, Uljhan and Taarzan: The Wonder Car. Beginning with "Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaye" in the movie Jurm, Sanu's collaboration with Rajesh Roshan produced one hit after another. Significant movies include Karan Arjun, Sabse Bada Khiladi, Papa Kehte Hai, Koyla, Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai, Kya Kehna, Karobaar: The Bus
Tej Sapru is an Indian actor. He is the son of D. K. Hemvati, both of whom were actors in the Hindi film industry, his sisters are actress Priti Sapru and screenwriter Reema Rakesh Nath of the Hindi and Punjabi film industries. He has appeared in the films Gupt, Sirf Tum and Saajan, he is known for The Zee Horror Show. Sapru has acted in many films, including Asambhav, Mazaa Mazaa, Ghost, Fauj Mein Mauj, Apni Yaari Jaan Se Pyaari and Nidar-The Fearless. Sapru has acted in several daily soaps like Qubool Hai, Saat Phere, Tumhari Pakhi, Yahaaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli and Palampur Express, he is known for his portrayal of Amatsya Rakshas in the Dangal TV/Imagine TV historical series Chandragupta Maurya, which depicts the life of Indian emperor Chandragupta Maurya. He played the role of Greek king Seleucus I Nicator in the Colors TV serial Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat. and the role of Chanakya in ABP News TV series Bharatvarsh in 2016. He portrayed as Md. Ali jinnah in the television series - Pradhanmantri.
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