Who-is-Who

Padma Subramanyam has become a distinguished personality for being the spectacular proponent of the Indian art and culture beyond its political boundaries. Born on 4th February 1943 in Chennai, this fabled Bharatnatyam dancer is also choreographer, musician, music composer & a research scholar. The multifarious personality Padma is the director of a dance school, Nrithyodaya established by her father in 1942, in Chennai. Padma Subramanyam was the daughter of a celebrated film director K. Subrahmanyam and Meenakshi, [...]

Ritesh Deshmukh was born on 17th December 1978 to an important political figure late Vilas Rao Deshmukh. He has a grand lineage of some known and famous figure of India. Riteish’s down-to-earth nature has always made him dear to his fans. Ritesh Deshmukh completed his Architectural Degree from Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies and then practised his profession with an overseas architectural firm for a year. He has an ownership in [...]

Esha Deol is a Bollywood actress. Born on November 2, 1982, she is the daughter of Bollywood actors Dharmendra and Hema Malini. She has a younger sister Ahana. She is also half sister to actors Bobby Deol and Sunny Deol. Esha Deol was a student of Jamnabhai Narsee School. Esha Deol was trained in Indian classical dance by her mother who is an accomplished dancer herself. She is tri-lingual and speaks Hindi, Punjabi and Tamil [...]

Dia Mirza was born on December 9, 1981, in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. A model turned Bollywood actress, she was Miss Asia Pacific for the year 2000 and also the second runner-up in the Miss India beauty contest in 2000. Diya’s father Frank Handrich was a German interior designer and her mother Deepa Mirza was a Bengali. They separated when she was six years old. Her father died when she was nine and her mother remarried a Muslim [...]

Akshayee Khanna is born into a family of actors on March 30, 1975 in Mumbai. His father Vinod Khanna and brother Rahul (also a MTV VJ) are well-known Bollywood actors. Son of Vinod’s first wife Geetanjali, Akshaye has acting in his blood. His natural acting skills combined with his looks have made him very popular among the modern Bollywood heroes. Vinod’s reputation as a successful Bollywood hero laid the foundation of his son’s film career. Akshaye started [...]

Chanu Saikhom Mirabai Biography

Chanu Saikhom Mirabai is an Indian athlete in the field of weightlifting. She has maintained a continuous presence in the international sports since 2014. She has won a multiple of World Championships and medals in the Commonwealth games in the category of 48 kg. In 2014, she won a silver medal in Commonwealth games held in Glasgow. In 2017 and 2018, she made India proud by winning a gold medal in the games. Early life [...]

Mallika Sarabhai is a performer and creator of many talents. Her career has developed from being a young, internationally acclaimed, classical dancer and film personality, to being an activist and commentator on social issues. Now an established artist she celebrates positive reaffirmation of images of womanhood through dance, theatre and writing. Following the rich and inspiring model of her mother Mrinalini, Mallika has placed herself firmly at the cutting edge of Indian dance and dance [...]

Lalgudi Jayaraman is a prominent name in the Carnatic music. This musical maestro is a world-renowned violinist. The essence of Carnatic music was imbibed in him by two great musicians Thyagaraja and his father late V R Gopala Iyer. He began his musical career at the tender age of 12 by accompanying various musical maestros as a violinist. This extraordinary violinist is known for his unique style which is enchanting, harmonious, original and yet traditional [...]

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 [...]