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Dadasaheb Phalke – “The father of Indian cinema” and his full name is Dhundiraj Govind Phalke was born on April 30, 1870 in Nasik, Maharashtra. He studied at the Sir J.J. School of Arts, Bombay. After completing his studies at the J.J.School, he went to the Kala Bhavan in Baroda to learn photography, printing and magic. Beginning his career as a photographer in Godhra, he left his business after the death of his first wife and child [...]

Bhimsen Joshi is a leading Hindustani classical vocalist and is considered to be the torchbearer of the Kirana gharana. Born on February 14, 1922 in Gadag, Karnataka, Bhimsen’s father wanted him to concentrate on his studies and qualify as a doctor or an engineer, but Bhimsen Joshi was more attracted towards music. Bhimsen Joshi was deeply influenced by a recording of Abdul Karim Khan, the founder father of the Kirana gharana during his childhood. Bhimsen Joshi [...]

Allauddin Khan was a renowned classical musician of India. He played the sarod. Belonging to a genre of musicians who believed music to be a divine way to reach God, Allaudin Khan was born into a musical family in Brahmanbaria ( Bangladesh ). He took a liking to music at a very young age. However, his family never wanted him to become a musician, as it was not considered to be a respectable profession. At [...]

Anita Ratnam is one of India’s most celebrated dancer and choreographer. Trained in the classical dances of Kerala, Anita specializes in Bharatanatyam, Kathakali and Mohiniattam. Apart from being a dancer, she has exhibited her multi-dimensional skills as trans-cultural collaborator, TV personality, author, speaker, arts presenter and cultural activist. Anita Ratnam initial training was under Adyar K. Lakshmanan, after which Anita Ratnam received Rukmini Devi Arundale’s advanced training in ‘Kalakshetra’ where Anita Ratnam secured her post-graduate [...]

Rohit Sharma - Cricketer

  Rohit Sharma is an Indian cricketer and is currently the Indian ODI and T20 teams’ vice-captain. He also serves as the captain of the IPL team Mumbai Indians. He has a number of records under his name. Rohit Sharma has scored 3 double-centuries in ODIs, in addition, to the centuries in T20 and Test formats too. Due to his hard-hitting ability, he is also famously known as ‘The Hitman.’ He gained recognition right from [...]

K.L. Saigal was a musical maestro of the Hindi film industry whose beautiful renditions of songs enchanted the audience with his melodious voice. Popularly known as Kundan Lal Saigal, Saigal was born on the 12th of April in the year of 1904 in Jammu. At the tender age of 12, Kundan Lal Saigal had cast a magical spell on Maharaja Pratap Singh with his enchanting musical rendition. During the later years of his life, Saigal moved [...]

Mamta Banerjee Biography

About Mamata Banerjee born on 5 January 1955 in Kolkata, is the current Chief Minister of West Bengal and the first woman to hold the office. Popularly known as “Didi”, Banerjee is the chairperson of All India Trinamool Congress Party which she founded in 1997 after splitting from the Indian National Congress. She served as Minister of Coal, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Department of Youth Affairs and Sports, Department of Women and Child [...]

Shahrukh Khan Biography

Shahrukh Khan, also known as Shah Rukh Khan, is a famous film actor, television host, and film producer in India. Due to his immense popularity, he is frequently dubbed as the “King of Bollywood” or”King Khan”. Shahrukh Khan has acted in more than 80 Hindi films. He is known for being one of the most successful stars in the world. Early Life Of Shahrukh Khan Shahrukh Khan was born in New Delhi on November 2, [...]

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Zaheer Khan is an outstanding former Indian cricketer and was an important fast bowler of the Indian national cricket team since 2000 till 2014. He was a potential weapon in Team India’s formidable pace attack. He started his cricket career by playing for Baroda. The cricketer is known for many things including his ability to move the ball both ways off the wicket, swing the old ball at some pace and reverse swing with the [...]