Tuesday 31 July 2012

Master Saleem

Master Saleem sometimes referred as Saleem Shahzada (Salim Shahzada) is an Indian singer from Punjab, known for his work as a playback singer in Bollywood films, like Heyy Babyy (2007), Dostana andLove Aaj Kal (2009). He has also released private albums, of Punjabi Music, Religious and Sufi music. He is the son of the famous Sufi singer Ustad Pooran Shah Koti, who was also the guru of folk singers, Hans Raj Hans, Jasbir Jassi and Sabar Koti. At the age of six Saleem also became his disciple and started learning singing.  At the age of 10, he gave his first public performance at the opening ceremony of Bathinda Doordarshan (TV station), with his song, Charkhe Di Ghook, and thus earned the name Master Saleem. Soon he started appearing on TV shows like, Jhilmil Taare.  Saleem made his debut as playback singer with single "Mast Kalandar" from the film Heyy Babyy (2007). The song was a hit and launched his Bollywood career. This was followed by most well-known singles including "Tashan Mein" from the film Tashan and Maa Da Ladla from the film Dostana (2008), andAahun Aahun in Love Aaj Kal (2009) and in 2010 some of his hit songs have been "Humka Peeni Hai" from "Dabangg and "Shakira" in "No Problem and "Chamki Jawani" inYamla Pagla Deewana. In 2011 one of his first hits was "Rola Pe Gaya" in Patiala House.

- Wishing him a very happy birthday.. 

Monday 30 July 2012

Sonu Nigam

Sonu Nigam's songs have been featured in Hindi and Kannada movies, as well as films in Tamil, Assamese, Punjabi, Bengali,Malayalam, Marathi and Telugu. He released Indi-pop albums and acted in a few movies. He is widely regarded as one of the most versatile singer in India. With the huge range of songs under his belt and tremendous on stage energy, he has established himself as on of the best live performers in India. Music lovers mostly consider him among the best Bollywood singers of all time. Sonu Nigam began his singing career at the age of three, when he joined his father on stage to sing Mohammed Rafi's "Kya Hua Tera Vaada, Wo Kasam Wo Irada". From then on Sonu accompanied his father on his singing appearances at weddings and parties. In his teenage years he successfully participated in music competitions. He moved to Mumbai with his fath Nigam started hosting Sa Re Ga Ma in 1995 with the first episode airing on 1 May 1995. The television singing talent competition soon became one of the most popular shows on Indian television. Soon after, he sang "Accha Sila Diya" on the album Bewafa Sanam (1995). His first major success was with the Anu Malik-composed song "Sandese Aate Hain," in Border in 1997. Sonu's Album "Deewana" was released with T-Series in 1999, revealed his talent for singing romantic songs and remains one of India's most successful albums. Sonu's image as a 'Rafi clone' changed after his rendition of the Nadeem-Shravan-composed song "Yeh Dil Deewana" in Pardes in the same year. Since then, he has created a unique style and has become a role model for emerging vocal talent in India er to begin his Bollywoodsinging career at the age of 19.He was trained by classical singer Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan.  Nigam's acting career started as a child in films including 1983's Betaab. As an adult, he acted in films such as Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi KahaniKash Aap Hamare Hote, as the male lead opposite Juhi Babbar, and Love in Nepal.

- Wishing him a very happy birthday..

Sunday 29 July 2012

Richa Sharma

Richa Sharma sang Bollywood's longest track, the bidaai song, in film Baabul (2006). Richa Sharma was eight years old when she was invited to sing before religious congregations in and around Delhi. She got herself enrolled in the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya.

Under the tutelage of Pandit Aaskaran Sharma, Richa went on to get proper training in Indian classical and light music. Richa added ghazals; film songs, Punjabi and Rajasthani folk songs to her repertoire, thus making her voice reach out to more and more people in a variety of sounds. She made her debut in Bollywood with Sawan Kumar’s Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya in 1996 and followed it up by a number of films until the big hit came by in the form of Taal where she sang for A.R. Rahman.Thereafter a spate of hits followed, ZubeidaaSaathiya (A.R. Rahman); Hera Pheri (Anu Malik); Khakee (Ram Sampath); Tarkeeb (the song "Duppatte Ka Palu"), Baghban (Title Song for Aadesh Shrivastava); Soch (the song "Nikal Chali Be" for Jatin-Lalit); RudrakshKal Ho Naa Ho (Sad version of the title track for Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy); Gangajal (Sandesh Shandilya); Popcorn Khao Mast Ho Jao (Vishal-Shekhar), Saawariya (Monty Sharma), and Om Shanti Om (Vishal-Shekhar) and the most popular song forKaante ("Mahi Ve" for Anand Raaj Anand). The versatile playback singer has also done quite a few albums to showcase her talent. Albums like Ni Main Yaar Nu Sajda KardiPiya and Winds of Rajasthan (for Times Music released early 2004) have brought out the classiness and grace in Richa’s voice and her variety as a singer. In March 2011 Richa Sharma and her family inaugurated Saibaba Temple in Faridabad, Haryana and launched her first Saibaba devotional album released by SaReGaMa India.

- Wishing her a very happy birthday..

Saturday 28 July 2012

Ayesha Jhulka

Ayesha Jhulka is an Indian film actress. During her career, she has worked with major stars like Mithun Chakraborty, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Govinda, Jackie Shroff, Nana Patekar, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan, Suniel Shetty, Akshay Kumar, Shahrukh Khan. She is married to construction tycoon Sameer Vashi. She made her Hindi film acting debut as a child actor in 1983. Her first full fledged role, as one of the lead actress, was in 1990 in the film Meet Mere Mann Ke, and her next release was a Telugu film, Neti Siddhartha, opposite Nagarjuna Akkineni. In 1991, She had a major hit release Kurbaan with Salman Khan. She was a new happening star in Bollywood at the time. 1993 was also good for her, as her films Dalaal and Rangwere hits. Her other film with Mithun called Suraj did quite well with masses, her next release was Kohram. She was praised for films Balma and Sangram, in which she played major roles along with Ajay Devgan and Karishma Kapoor. In 1992, her major success came through Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander with Aamir Khan and Khiladi with Akshay Kumar.  After the success of Masoom, She got two important films Vishwavidhata and Ghoonghat. Regional films kept coming her way including Punjabi films like Khalsa Mero Roop Hai Khas, which did well abroad. She got films with good roles like SamvednaAmma, andJanani. She did a cameo in Kamal Hasan's Chachi 420, which did well and also received positive reviews. She played supporting but important roles in Run (2004), Socha Na Tha(2005) and Umrao Jaan (2006). Recently, She started play production and produced plays like Purush and Prakriti.

- Wishing her a very happy birthday..

Friday 27 July 2012

Rahul Bose

Rahul Bose is an Indian actor, screenwriter, director, social activist, and rugby union player. Bose has appeared in Hindi films such as Pyaar Ke Side Effects and Jhankaar BeatsTime magazine named him "the superstar ofIndian arthouse cinema" for his work in parallel cinema films like English, August and Mr. and Mrs. Iyer. He is also notable for his social activism: he participated in the relief efforts that followed the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami and is also the founder of the anti-discrimination NGO, The Foundation. Bose is also a former member of India's international rugby team, the National Orange Indian Rugby Team.  He describes himself as "half Bengali; one-fourth Punjabi and one-fourth Maharashtrian". His first acting role was at age six when he played the lead in a school play,Tom, the Piper's Son. As a child he took an interest in sports after his mother introduced him to boxing and rugby union.[5] He also played cricket and was coached by cricketerMansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. Bose's second film pairing with Konkona Sen Sharma, 15 Park Avenue released in January 2006. Directed by Aparna Sen and filmed in English, 15 Park Avenue won the 2006 National Film Award for Best Feature Film in English. With his next effort, the romantic comedy Pyaar Ke Side Effects, Bose moved once more into mainstream Bollywood cinema. Bose assisted in the relief efforts in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands after the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami. As a result of this work, Bose launched the Andaman and Nicobar Scholarship Initiative through his NGO, The Foundation. The scholarship program provides for the education of underprivileged children from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

- Wishing him a very happy birthday..

Thursday 26 July 2012

Mugdha Godse

A former model, Mugdha Godse  was a semi-finalist at the Femina Miss India 2004 competition. She made her acting debut in Madhur Bhandarkar's 2008 film,Fashion. She was one of the judges in a Marathi reality show, Marathi Paul Padte Pudhe. Mugdha completed her B.Com fromMarathwada Mitra Mandal College of Commerce, Pune. In 2002, she participated and won the Gladrags Mega Model Hunt. In 2004, Godse took part in the biggest modeling contest in India, theFemina Miss India contest.She has to her credit the Airtel commercial where she shared screen space with Shah Rukh Khan and the Close-Up commercial among the many she has done so far. She has spent over five years in the modelling field, doing press ads, music videos, commercials and walking the runway at national and international ramps. She appears in one of the lead roles in the Hindi film Fashion. It was directed by Madhur Bhandarkar and has Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut and Arbaaz Khan alongside her. She received loads of praise for her performance — in her debut she has made a sensational mark. She reached the semi-finals and won the Miss Perfect Ten title. She then moved to Mumbai and started modeling. She was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debutand won the Apsara Award for Best Female Debutante. In 2009, Godse appeared in two films: the first being the comedy, All The Best, and the other was Jail. Her latest film, Help opposite Bobby Deol was released on 13 August 2010 and then there was GALI GALI CHOR HAI and Will You Marry Me?.

- Wishing her a very happy birthday..

Wednesday 25 July 2012

Raageshwari Loomba

Raageshwari Loomba is an Indian pop singer, actress, model, television anchor, former MTV and Chanel V VJ a Yoga expert and a motivational speaker. She also entered in the fifth season of the reality television show Bigg Boss and was named 'Positive Raaga and the messenger of peace'.  Raageshwari was born in Mumbai to Trilok Singh Loomba, a National Award winning musician and government servant, and his wife Veera. She has an elder brother, Rishabh who is a filmmaker. The Sanskrit word Raageshwari means 'the goddess of Ragas' and 'wife of the Lord'. Raageshwari attended the Auxilium Convent High School. As a child model, she did the rounds of several advertising agencies with her father. As a teenager, Raageshwari signed her first film as an actor, Zid (released in 1994). She took a month off from school to complete the shooting, but managed to secure a distinction in her Class X exams. She then acted in hit films, including David Dhawan's Aankhen (1993) and Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994). Later, Raageshwari forayed into television, acting as VJ for the popular countdown shows, BPL Oye. In a later version of the show, she also wrote her own scripts and won innumerable awards. She was given the nickname "Ragz", while working on BPL Oye with Sunil Sahjwani and his team. She was an instant hit with teenagers and young kids.

- Wishing her a very happy birthday

Tuesday 24 July 2012

Manoj Kumar

Manoj Kumar born Harikrishna Giri Goswami  is an award-winning Indian actor and director in the Bollywood film industry. He is known for acting in and directing films with patriotic themes, and has been given the nickname "Mr Bharat". In 1992, he was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India. As a youth, he admired Bollywood superstar Dilip Kumar, and decided to name himself Manoj Kumar after Dilip's character in Shabnam (1949).  After making a little-noticed début in Fashion in 1957, Manoj landed his first leading role in Kaanch Ki Gudia (1960) opposite Sayeeda Khan. Piya Milan Ki Aas and Reshmi Roomal followed, setting the stage for the Vijay Bhatt-directed Hariyali Aur Raasta (1962) opposite Mala Sinha. Kumar then appeared withSadhana in Raj Khosla's Woh Kaun Thi (1964), and reunited with Vijay Bhatt and Mala Sinha in Himalaya Ki God Mein (1965). Manoj Kumar and Raj Khosla repeated their successful Actor-Director partnership with the film Do Badan, which was remembered for many reasons including Raj Khosla's great direction, Manoj Kumar and the heroine Asha Parekh's excellent display of histrionics, an outstanding musical score by Ravi, immortal songs by the lyricist Shakeel Badayuni, among others. Kumar's image as the patriotic hero started with the 1965 film Shaheed, based on the life of Bhagat Singh, a martyr in the struggle for India's freedom. After the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri asked him to create a film based on the popular slogan Jai Jawan Jai Kissan (hail the soldier, hail the farmer). The result was Kumar's magnum opus and his directorial debut, Upkaar (1967). In it, he played both a soldier and a farmer. The film was also noted for the famous song Mere Desh Ki Dharti, written by Gulshan Bawra, composed by Kalyanji-Anandji and sung by Mahendra Kapoor. Upkaar was a hit and won Kumar his first Filmfare Best Director Award. He is still the most respectable personality in bollywood..

- Wishing him a very happy birthday..

Monday 23 July 2012


इस वर्ष 23 जुलाई का दिन खास रहेगा। इस दिन नागपंचमी और कालसर्प का योग एक साथ बन रहा है। ज्योतिष के अनुसार यह योग 93 साल बाद बन रहा है।

वैसे तो यह कभी-कभी कुछ सालों में बन जाता है। जैसे 2008 में बना था, लेकिन राहु-केतु के साथ कालसर्प योग और नागपंचमी का संयोग 93 साल बाद बना है। इससे पहले इस तरह का योग 10 जुलाई 1919 को बना था, लेकिन तब भी यह योग शनिवार को नहीं बना। राहु का मुख्य (अधी) देवता काल है और उप देवता (प्रत्यागी) सर्प है। इस दिन सोमवार भी है तो इन योगों से इसका महत्व और अधिक बढ़ जाता है।

पूरे भारत भर में नाग पूजा प्राचीन काल से चली आ रही है। श्रावण शुक्ल पंचमी के दिन 'नागपंचमी का पर्व' परंपरागत श्रद्धा एवं विश्वास के साथ मनाया जाता है। इस दिन नागों का पूजन किया जाता है। इस दिन नाग दर्शन का विशेष माहात्म्य ह

इस दिन सांप मारना मना है। पूरे श्रावण माह विशेष कर नागपंचमी को धरती खोदना निषिद्ध है। इस दिन व्रत करके सांपों को खीर खिलाई व दूध पिलाया जाता है। कहीं-कहीं सावन माह की कृष्ण पक्ष की पंचमी को भी नागपंचमी मनाई जाती है। खास तौर पर इस दिन सफेद कमल पूजा में रखा जाता है।

आइए आपको कालसर्प शांति के लिए अपनाए जाने वाले कुछ सामान्य उपाय बताते हैं-

आप घर के मुख्य द्वार पर चांदी का पत्तर अथवा स्वास्तिक लगा सकते हैं।
इसके अलावा एक पानी वाला नारियल अपने ऊपर से घुमाकर जल में प्रवाहित कर दें। अगर आपके घर में मंदिर है तो उसमें मोर का पंख रखें।

साथ ही नाग गायत्री मंत्र -
'ॐ नव कुलाय विध्महे विषदन्ताय धीमहि तन्नो सर्पः प्रचोदयात्॥'

इस मंत्र का 3,7,5 अथवा ग्यारह माला जप करें__________

नागपंचमी मनाते हुए इस देश को बरसों हो गये पर आज भी नाग और सांप के नाम पर इतने भ्रम फैले हैं कि देखकर आश्चर्य होता है_______

जो भ्रम इस देश में फैले हैं वह यह है कि

-सारे सांप और नाग जहरीले होते हैं।
-सांप और नाग दूध पीते हैं।
-नाग बीन की आवाज पर नाचता है।

इनका सच यह है कि -

-नब्बे फीसदी से अधिक सांप और नाग जहरीले नहीं होते।

-सांप और नाग दूध पी नहीं सकते क्योंकि उनके मुख में अंदर चीज ले जाने की क्षमता नहीं होती। वह निगलते हैं इसलिये चूहे या मैंढक को सीधे मुंह में लेकर पेट में निगल जाते हैं। ?

-सपेरा बीन बजाते हुए स्वयं भी नृत्य करता है जिसे देखकर उसका पालतू सांप या नाग नृत्य करता है। सांप या नाग को कान नहीं होते वह शरीर की धमनियों में जमीन पर होने वाले स्वर की अनुभूति कर अपना मार्ग चलता है


Himesh Reshammiya

Himesh Reshammiya is an Indian music director, singer, actor, television producer, lyricist, film producer, script writer, and distributor.Reshammiya’s first big break came through his good friend Salman Khan. Khan gave Reshammiya the chance to be a music director for the movie Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya along with composers Sajid-Wajid and Jatin Lalit. After the success of the album, Khan and Reshammiya have shared many hit filmi albums together, such as Pyaar Kiya To Darna KyaYeh Hai Jalwa, and Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge. He had his first success as a music director of the 2003 film, Tere Naam. After a series of successful films as music director, he entered playback singing with the film Aashiq Banaya Aapne, the songs of which went on to become hits. As a singer, he churned out songs like Tera SuroorZara Jhoom Jhoom and Tanhaiyan which were successful. Reshammiya's music has a style of composition which is based on a fusion of Western and Indian classical music with techno beats. He started his acting career with his debut film, Aap Kaa Surroor - The Real Luv Story. Before becoming a music director, Reshammiya produced several television serials, including Amar Prem and Andaaz on Zee TV. He also composed the title song of both. Reshammiya was actively involved in mentoring and judging the singing competition, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge on Zee TV. His group was known as Rock Gharana. He was the winning mentor of the show in 2007. In 2009, Vaishali Made, a female contestant from his Rock Gharana, won the singing competition. He was also the team captain, judge and mentor on STAR Plus's show, Music Ka Maha Muqqabla for the team Himesh's Warriors. Reshammiya was also judging the musical reality show Sur Kshetra which will be telecasted on Sahara One. Himesh Reshammiya appeared as the special guest in the Grand Finale of 'Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar' 2. Reshammiya's music falls almost entirely in the electronic music genre. The extensive use of loops and addition of melodic hooks to his songs adds to their mass appeal.

- Wishing him a very happy birthday..


Teej is a fasting festival for Hindu women. It is mainly celebrated in Haryana (India). It takes place on the third day of Shukla Paksha (bright moon fortnight) of the Shraavana or Saawan month of Hindu calendar that normally falls from late July to early September. Dedicated to the Goddess Parvati, commemorating her union with Lord Shiva, the festival is celebrated for marital bliss, well-being of spouse and children and purification of own body and soul. The festival is a three-day-long celebration that combines sumptuous feasts as well as rigid fasting.It also celebrates the arrival of monsoon after a season of oppressive heat. "Teej" is a small red insect that comes out of the soil during rains. In Haryana, boys also fly the Kites from morning to evening. The sky seems full of thousands of colorfull and different design kites flowing in every direction. It marks the advent of the monsoon month of Shravan (August). The monsoon rains fall on the parched land and the pleasing scent of the wet soil rises into the air. Swings are hung from trees and women dressed in green clothes sing songs in celebration of the advent of the monsoon. Teej is an important festival amongst the baniya and marwari community. In this area women are also given bangles and bindis. Swings are also put on trees for the entertainment of young girls. Unlike the other states and communities amongst the baniyas and marwaris, the festival is meant as a celebration for women especially young girls. Girls of the house are given new clothes. A special and fun lunch is organized by the women of the house for the women in the house. It is the traditional women's day of the community. It is customary for mothers-in-law to give the newly married daughter-in-law a piece of jewellery on her first teej after marriage.
The tradition followed during the Teej festival are fun-filled and really respectable..

- Happy teej to all of you..
-An article by vishAwish.com

Sunday 22 July 2012

Selena Marie Gomez

Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer best known for portraying Alex Russo, the protagonist in the Emmy Award-winning television series Wizards of Waverly Place. She subsequently ventured into feature films and has starred in the television movies Another Cinderella StoryWizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, and Princess Protection Program. She made her starring theatrical film debut in Ramona and Beezus. Her career has expanded into the music industry; Gomez is the lead singer and founder of the pop band Selena Gomez & the Scene, which has released three RIAA Gold certified studio albums, Kiss & TellA Year Without Rain, and When the Sun Goes Down, spawned three RIAA Platinum certified singles, "Naturally", "Who Says" and "Love You Like a Love Song" and charted four No. 1Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs.Gomez has also contributed to the soundtracks of Tinker BellAnother Cinderella StoryWizards of Waverly Place, and Shake It Up after signing a record deal with Hollywood Records. In 2008, Gomez was designated as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

- Wishing her a very happy birthday..


Saturday 21 July 2012

Anand Bakshi

Anand Bakshi was born in Rawalpindi, now in Pakistan, in 1920. His ancestors were from Kurree, near Rawalpindi, and had origins in Kashmir. His mother, Sumitra, died 1940, when he was 20. Bakshi's family migrated to India (Lucknow) on 2 October 1947, in the aftermath of the partition, when he was 27 years old. Before he established himself as a lyrics writer for Hindi film songs, he served for 2 years in the Royal Indian Navy, (Karachi) and after partition he served 6 years in the Indian Army, based at Jabalpur, with The Corps of Signals, and later with the E.M.E., Infantry. While in the Army, The Corps of Signals, he wrote an "Aim in Life" for himself. – “Every one in this world, rich or poor should have a definite aim in life. A man without any fixed purpose in life is like a ship without rudder, at the mercy of the winds, powerless to control its course. So a person having no aim in life has nothing by which to guide his actions, or regulate his conduct. I, the undersigned, Anand Prakash Bakshi (AZAD.), intend to study music. For it is my aim in life to become an artist. And to achieve this, I must join films, radio, or theatre, and become a singer, songs composer, music director, director.

- We miss him..
-An article by vishAwish.com

Friday 20 July 2012

Gracy Singh

Gracy Singh is best known for her role as Gauri in Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India. She began her career touring with the dance group "The Planets" and her first acting role was in the television soap, Amanat. She then got an acting role in the film Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain (as Kajol's younger sister) and also in Hu Tu Tu. This finally led her to her role opposite Aamir Khan in Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India where she played a village belle. She was nominated in this role for the Filmfare best debut actress award. she did get a few hit films to her credit in Hindi and Telugu including Munnabhai M.B.B.S. and Santosham. She has starred in Punjabi films such as Lakh Pardesi Hoye. She has also starred in a Malayalam film Loud Speaker directed by Jayaraj. She is director of the NGO Save our Souls for abolishing dowry. Singh is also a trained classical dancer having studied Bharatanatyam.

- Wishing her a very happy birthday..

Thursday 19 July 2012

Anaitha Nair

Anaitha Nair is an Indian film and theatre actress and singer, best known for playing the role of Aliya Bose, a member of the Indian women's national hockey team, in the sports-oriented film Chak De India (2007), starring Shahrukh Khan. She did her schooling at The Frank Anthony Public School, Bengaluru, studied at the Bangalore University and moved to Mumbai, after completing her education. She shot to fame after she played the role of Aliya Bose, a member of the Indian women's national hockey team, in the sports-oriented film Chak De India (2007). She has also appeared in two Malayalam films, By the People (2005) and IG (2009). She had also acted in number of TV Commercials notably in Virgin Mobile with Ranbir Kapoor, Dairy Milk Silk, Acer, Dove and Nescafe.  She was part of the cast in Abbas Tyrewalla'sJhootha Hi Sahi as well. Rohan Sippy's Dum Maaro Dum was her latest release. She was also seen in force..

- Wishing her a very happy birthday..

Wednesday 18 July 2012

Priyanka Chopra

PriyankaChopra is an Indian actress, singer-songwriter and former Miss World. Before starting her acting career, she worked as a model and gained fame after winning the Miss World title in 2000. She is often referred to by the nickname "Piggy Chops", which was given to her by co-stars on the set of the film Bluffmaster!  During her career, Chopra has received four Filmfare Awards, among seven nominations and one National Film Award for Best Actress. Chopra made her acting debut with the 2002 Tamil film Thamizhan. The following year, she made her Bollywood film debut with The Hero: Love Story of a Spy and followed it with the hit Andaaz, for which she won a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. In 2004, she became the second woman to win the Filmfare Best Villain Award, which she received for her critically acclaimed performance inAitraaz. She subsequently appeared in successful films like Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005), Krrish(2006) and Don (2006). 2008 marked the beginning of a new phase in Chopra's career. Her portrayal of a troubled model in Fashion earned her a National Film Award for Best Actress, as well as a Filmfare Award for Best Actress. She received further critical acclaim for roles in films likeKaminey (2009), What's Your Raashee? (2009) and 7 Khoon Maaf (2011), for which she won a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actressand followed it with commercially successful films such as Don 2 (2011) and Agneepath (2012).Having done so, Chopra established herself as one of the leading contemporary actresses in Bollywood
- Wishing her a very happy birthday..

Tuesday 17 July 2012


Ghosts and spirits have always interested human beings. The feeling of being closer to someone unknown or someone from the “other world” has always aroused a sense of fear and curiosity at the same time. Whether there is life after death is a question that noone has an answer for. Every now and then we hear stories about ghosts and haunted places. Do they really exist? well, it actually depends on you. If you believe in them, they're there. Ghosts are nothing to be afraid of, ghosts are just like us. Ghosts are actaully dead spirits that has no where to stay (this means that when a person dies and the body is burned and placed in a place like burried, ghosts are spirits that are not buried or have no where to stay). Some humans are good and some are bad right? Ghosts are like that too, some are good some are bad. Not all ghosts are bad. You might be surprised to find out that in a poll conducted by CBS news that themajority of people believe in ghosts, 48% said ghosts do exists and 45% said that they don't. Religions teach us that there is anafterlife. We are taught, irregardless of religious background that we have souls and after we die our souls go to some form of afterlife. This place can vary with religion and is too involved to cover here, but suffice to say that religion teaches us there is an afterlife. About the same percentage of people believe in life after death as do believe in ghosts, but what is interesting is that almost 80% of people believe we have souls. So if we have souls, when we die where do these souls go? And if we die and our souls don't go to heaven where do they end up? One theory is that spirits know and understand that they are dead and ghosts don't.This understanding of death is necessary for our souls, or the energy that survives our physical death needs to pass on to the next plane of existence. This question is still to be answered.. n m waiting just like u all for the answer..
An article by vishAwish.com

Monday 16 July 2012


Father and mother are the ones who welcome u into this world wid open arms and heart.. Teaching us good principles and ways to live in a gud society.. They are our first teachers and advicers at every step in life.. Wen they can hold our hands at every stage and be wid us at every difficult moment.. y do we leave them wen dey need us the most? Is it not our time now to give them the same love and affection which they had given us once? How can we even think of leaving them alone at such difficult phases of their life.. Wen they were our support wen we were nothing.. Then wen they have given us soo much atleast wid sum sense of humanity and responsibility we can take care of dem.. Our full love and support should always be wid dem at every moment of life.. Whtever we r.. we r coz of dem.. Our individuality.. our position.. our success.. wud not have been anything widout them.. We r because of our parents.. Becoming old does not make them any different.. Its just that they enter into an other stage of life.. where they need us the most..

I m ready to die for my parents.. And also ready to be their protector in any difficult phase of their life..
Hope u all do the same..

An article by vishAwish.com

Katrina Kaif or Katrina Turquotte

Katrina Kaif or Katrina Turquotte is a British Indian actress and former model who appears in Indian films, mainly in the Hindi-language film industry, also known as Bollywood.She has also appeared in Telugu and Malayalam films. She was voted the sexiest Asian woman in the world by Eastern Eye in the years 2008, 2009 and 2010.Katrina Kaif has been voted as the sexiest woman in the world yet again by the Fashion Magazine FHM.The gorgeous lady has been honoured with this title for the fourth time. Being a British citizen, she works in India on an employment visa. Later, Kaif made appearances in moderately successful films such as Sarkar (2005) and Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2005), for which she garnered recognition in the industry and outside the industry. In 2006, Kaif was largely appreciated for her role as Jia A. Yashvardhan in the film Humko Deewana Kar Gaye. The successful phase in Kaif's career started in the year of 2007 with Vipul Shah's Namastey London, which went on to becoming successful commercially and critically. This was followed with such films as David Dhawan's Partner (2007), Anees Bazmee'sWelcome (2007), Abbas-Mustan's Race (2008), Anees Bazmee's Singh Is Kinng (2008) and Kabir Khan's New York (2009).[8] She has since appeared in critically and commercially successful films like Prakash Jha's political thriller Rajneeti (2010) and Zoya Akhtar'sdramedy Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011).[9] In 2010, Kaif was nominated for her first Filmfare Best Actress Award for her portrayal of Maya, a loving wife and friend in New York, which was one of the highest grossing Bollywood films of 2009.[10] She was nominated a second time in 2012, for her depiction of Dimple, a bubbly and vivacious girl in the highly successful Mere Brother Ki Dulhan.[11] In addition to lead roles, Kaif has also garnered recognition for her item numbers such as "Zara Zara Touch Me" from Race (2008), "Sheila Ki Jawani" from Tees Maar Khan (2010) and "Chikni Chameli" from Agneepath (2012).

- Wishing her a very happy birthday..

Sunday 15 July 2012

Kunwar Amar

Kunwar Amar is a contemporary dancer from India. He was a contestant in Zee TV’s dance reality show Dance India Dance (season 2 and is currently playing the main lead on Channel V India's popular dance-based teen drama Dil Dosti Dance.Amar’s career started as a dance teacher at a school in Indore, primarily teaching freestyle and hip hop. Although he had no formal dance training, he then auditioned for season two of Dance India Dance and finished in fifth place. He was later offered a lead role of Rey (Reyansh Singhania) in the TV show Dil Dosti Dance.

- Wishing him a very happy birthday..

Saturday 14 July 2012

Sudha Shivpuri

Sudha Shivpuri is a noted TV actress, who is most famous for her role as 'Baa' in the Hindi TV serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.  Brought up in Rajasthan, Sudha Shivpuri started her career early, when she was in the eighth standard in school. Her father had died, and her mother had fallen ill, thus the onus of earning a living for the family came on to her, and so she started acting in plays. She joined All India Radio, Jaipur as a radio artist; it was here she met Om Shivpuri, who was working there. Later they both joined National School of Drama, New Delhi and, when they graduated in 1964, they joined the recently formed NSD Repertory Company, as actors; Om Shivpuri became its first chief as well.Om Shivpuri and Sudha got married in 1968 and continued work in Delhi theatre. They formed their own theatre company, Dishantar, which produced several important play of its era, including Aadhe AdhureyTughlaq, and Vijay Tendulkar's Khamosh! Adalat Jari Hai in which she played the lead role, all directed by Om Shivpuri. After the death of her husband in 1990, she started acting again and went on to do many TV serials, including MissingRishtey, and Bandhan. Her big break in television came in 2000, when she was asked to perform the role of 'Baa', the old mother-in-law, in the TV serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi produced by Balaji Telefilms. She has done many other shows like Sheeshe Ka GharWaqt Ka DariyaDamanSantoshi MaYeh GharKasamh Se, and Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil. In 2003 she acted in Hindi film Pinjar, based on Amrita Pritam's famous partition novel.

- Wishing her a very happy birthday..

Friday 13 July 2012

Prakash Mehra

Prakash Mehra was a legendary Hindi film producer and director. In 1968, he directed Shashi Kapoor who played a double role inHaseena Maan Jayegi. This was followed by the 1971 hit Mela starring the Khan brothers (Feroz Khan and Sanjay Khan) together. In 1973, he produced and directed Zanjeer. This mega blockbuster with Amitabh Bachchan started a relationship that spanned 7 more films, 6 being huge blockbusters (Khoon Pasina, Hera Pheri, Muqaddar ka Sikander, Laawaris, Namak Halal, Sharaabi, Jaadugar). He also produced the movie Dalaal with Mithun Chakraborthy, in the mid-90s, which was a box-office moneymaker. Mehra received a lifetime achievement award from the India Motion Picture Directors Association (IMPDA) in 2006. He also received Lifetime Achievement as Producer from IMPPA (Indian Motion Picture Producers Association) on 19 September 2008.

- We really miss him..
-An article by vishAwish.com 

Thursday 12 July 2012

Munaf Patel

Born to a Muslim family, Patel first gained prominence in 2003 at the age of 20 before he had even played first class cricket for Gujarat, when he was invited to the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai by the Indian chairman of selectors Kiran More. There he attracted the attention of visiting Australian captain Steve Waugh, and the director Dennis Lillee, a former Australian fast bowler, with his raw pace. With the backing of Sachin Tendulkar, he was signed by Mumbai in a transfer deal, in late 2003. In August 2005, he transferred to Maharashtra, and after taking 10 wickets against England in a tour match for the Board President's XI, he was rewarded with his selection in the Indian Test Squad for the 2nd Test against England inMohali, when he made his Test debut. Patel recorded the figures of 7/97 on debut, including 4/25 in the second innings and demonstrated an ability to swing the ball in both directions.  n the 2005–2006 Test Series against West Indies, Munaf proved he was arguably the fastest bowler in India, bowling regularly at speeds of over 85 miles per hour (137 km/h) and has produced balls at a pace over the 90 miles per hour (140 km/h) mark. In the first match of the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy against England, Munaf Patel again produced figures of 3/18 – winning the match for India and gaining the man of the match award. In the 2011 world cup,  Patel put in a Man of the Match performance to return personal best figures of 4/29 off nine overs, taking the final wicket of Wayne Parnell to lead India to a 1-run victory, India's first against South Africa in South Africa since 2003. He was eventually named in India's World Cup squad. In India's first World Cup match against Bangladesh, Patel took four wickets, albeit with India defending a comfortable 370 from their innings. He is a part of Mumbai Indians setup after three seasons with Rajasthan Royals in IPL.

- Wishing him a very happy birthday..

Wednesday 11 July 2012

Kumar Gaurav

Kumar Gaurav is an Indian film actor and son of late actor Rajendra Kumar. He made his film debut with Love Story (1981) produced by his father and directed by Rahul Rawail which was a blockbuster. His next film, the 1982 release Teri Kasam with actress Poonam Dhillon, another heart-throb of the generation, was a success. He had his second box office hit with Naam (1986), again a Mahesh Bhatt film.  he shined yet again when he played one of the six protagonists in the crime thriller Kaante, directed by Sanjay Gupta and a remake of the Hollywood hit Reservoir Dogs(2002). Kaante was a huge success at the box office and the third highest grossing film of 2002. In 2004 he appeared in his first American film Guiana 1838. This award winning film by Rohit Jagessar grossed the highest screen average at North American box office on opening weekend and is among the Top 25 all time highest screen average charts.

- Wishing him a very happy birthday..

Tuesday 10 July 2012

Alok Nath

Alok Nath has been most notable for playing the role of Haveli Ram in Ramesh Sippy's television series, Buniyaad. He went on to essay the role of Deepak in the television serial Tara. He later appeared in the 1989 film,Maine Pyar Kiya, playing the father of Bhagyashree Patwardhan's character, Suman. He has appeared in some of the biggest hits of Bollywood, playing supporting roles as a father or uncle who is shown as a humble and a kind person. Prime examples are TaalMaine Pyar KiyaHum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand UnitedHum Aapke Hain Koun..!Pardes andVivah. Some of the negative roles he played are in Bol Radha Bol,Vinashak – Destroyer and Shadyantra. He also made an appearance in the international award-winning Richard Attenborough directed film Gandhi. Nath's film Vivah was very successful at the box office[2] and his performance as a doting uncle was praised by critics. He appeared in the Star Plus serial Sapna Babul Ka...Bidaai which had been running since late 2007. He is working in Yahan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli. He also did some of the episodes of Ristey TV series aired on Zee TV during 1999-2001.

- Wishing him a very happy birthday..

Monday 9 July 2012

Sangeeta Bijlani

Sangeeta Bijlani is an Indian Bollywood actress and former model. Bijlani was the Miss India winner in 1980. After winning the Miss India title, she kept herself busy in modelling and did a couple of commercials including brands like Vicco Turmeric cream and Nirma detergent. During the late 80s she signed on for films. She tasted success with Tridev in 1989. She received a Filmfare Best Supporting Actress nomination for Mahesh Bhatt's Jurm (1990). Apart from successful filmsTridev and Jurm, she was part of films like IjjatYugandharYodha and Vishnu Deva. She continued acting in films till the mid 90s. She got married to with Mohammad Azharuddin. During the same time she also anchored for Doordarshan's popular Sunday morning show Rangoli and played title role in Zee TV's Chandni. Besides that, she also featured in another ad of Nirma Soap along with Shilpa Shetty. She is often seen in party circles but has not acted in any films since 1995.
- Wishing her a very happy birthday..

Sunday 8 July 2012

Neetu Singh

Neetu Singh (also known as Neetu Kapoor) is an Indian Bollywood actress. She started acting from the age of 8 under the name Baby Sonia. She played Roopa in the 1966 movie Dus Lakh and a dual role in the film Do Kaliyaan. Her other notable films as a child actress were Waris and Pavitra Paapi. She made her debut as a leading actress in Rikshawala in 1972 and went onto appear in over 60 films.She took a small role in Yaadon Ki Baarat (1973), which became a hit, and her sizzling dance number to the song Lekar Hum brought her so much attention that she was immediately offered lead roles again. She acted with the top stars of her day, especially Rishi Kapoor with whom she appeared in 11 films. The most successful films they acted in includedKhel Khel Mein (1975), Kabhie Kabhie (1976), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) and Doosra Aadmi (1978). She was nominated for Best Actress for the Star Screen Awards for her performance in the movie. She also won, along with Rishi Kapoor, Best Lifetime Jodi at the 2011 Zee Cine Awards. She was also paired opposite actors like Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Jeetendra and Shatrughan Sinhain hit films like Deewaar (1975), Adalat (1976), Dharam Veer (1977), Jaani Dushman (1979) and Kaala Patthar (1979). Recently she made a comeback to films after 27 years appearing opposite her husband in Love Aaj Kal (2009) and Do Dooni Chaar.

- Wishing him a very happy birthday..

Saturday 7 July 2012

Kailash kher

Born July 7, 1973 in Meerut on the outskirts of Delhi, to a family with Kashmiri roots, Kher moved to New Delhi as a young child. Kher’s father, a Hindu priest, was an amateur musician whose performances of traditional folk songs were a regular household event. Even as a four year old, Kher revealed a natural musical talent and he would often impress friends and family by belting out songs with his prematurely powerful voice. At the age of 14, Kher left home in search of a guru or an institution to further his musical training, and he embarked on years of classical and folk music study.  In 2001,Kher left New Delhi for Mumbai, the epicenter of India’s highly competitive music industry, to seek his fortunes as a professional singer.    Soon after recording a handful of jingles, the raw, earthy and soulful strength of his voice - often compared to the late qawwali maestro Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - caught the attention of every production house and film composer in Mumbai.  His big break came with the song “Allah Ke Bande” from the movie Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II. The song became more famous then the film itself, and its success made him a household name.   Though the Bollywood playback world has proven rewarding, Kher finds more personal satisfaction in the music he writes and records with Naresh and Paresh Kamath, brothers and prominent members of his band Kailasa.

- Wishing him a very happy birthday..

Friday 6 July 2012

Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh had always wanted to be an actor since his childhood. However, during his college days he felt that the idea of acting was far-fetched and focused on creative writing. While pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University (Bloomington), Singh again became interested in acting and after coming back to India, he started auditioning for lead roles in the Hindi film industry. In 2010, Singh auditioned for the lead role in the Yash Raj Films venture called Band Baaja Baaraat, and got selected. Following Band Baaja Baarat, Singh signed his second film titled Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, produced by Chopra and directed by Maneesh Sharma. The film was described as a fun-filled 'rom-con' where a smooth and charming conman Ricky Bahl. It also stars Anushka Sharma, Parineeti Chopra, Dipannita Sharma and Aditi Sharma. While post-production was going on for Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, Singh signed his third feature film titled Lootera.

- Wishing him a very happy birthday..

Sylvester Stallone,

Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone commonly known as Sylvester Stallone, and nicknamed Sly Stallone, is an American actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, film director and occasional painter. Stallone is known for his machismo and Hollywood action roles. Two of the notable characters he has portrayed are boxer Rocky Balboa and soldier John Rambo. The Rocky and Rambo franchises, along with several other films, strengthened his reputation as an actor and his box office earnings. Stallone's film Rocky was inducted into the National Film Registry as well as having its film props placed in the Smithsonian Museum. Stallone's use of the front entrance to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Rocky series led the area to be nicknamed theRocky Steps. Philadelphia has a statue of his Rocky character placed permanently near the museum, on the right side before the steps. It was announced on December 7, 2010 that Stallone was voted into boxing's Hall of Fame.

- Wishing him a very happy birthday..

Thursday 5 July 2012

Zayed Khan

Zayed Khan's parents are former Bollywood actor Sanjay Khan and interior designer Zarine Khan. Khan is the youngest of four children. Khan attended Welham Boys' School, Dehradun, and later Kodaikanal International School, Kodaikanal, with childhood friend Esha Deol and Mallaika Parekh. He studied Business Management at the University of Washington and Film Making at London Film Academy. Khan made his screen debut in 2003 in the film Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne. He then starred in Main Hoon Na, which was one of the biggest hits in his career. Next, he appeared inRocky: The Rebel. He played a cop in Dus and a news reporter in Mission Istanbul. He made a special appearance in Om Shanti Om and Anjaana Anjaani. He also co-starred inYuvvraaj and Blue. The actor along with good friend Dia Mirza and her boyfriend Sahil Sanga has started his own production house, Born Free Entertainment, and their the first film Love Breakups Zindagi was released on 7 October 2011.

- Wishing him a very happy birthday..

Wednesday 4 July 2012

Neena Gupta

Neena Gupta is an Indian film and television actress and director-producer. She won the 1994 National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for Woh Chokri. She is a popular actress in Indian commercial cinema. She also hosted the Indian version of the television quiz show Kamzor Kadii Kaun. Gupta has made appearances in several international films, such as Gandhi (1982), in which she played the niece of the Mahatma Gandhi, and the Merchant Ivory films The Deceivers (1988), In Custody (1993), and Cotton Mary (1999). She starred along with Madhuri Dixit in Khalnayak (1993); she was featured in the popular song 'Choli ke peeche' in the movie. She has made the telefilms Lajwanti and Bazar Sitaram (1993), which won the 1993 National Film Award for Best First Non-Feature Film. She acted in serials like Saans (Star Plus), Saat Phere (2005), Chitthi(2003), Meri Biwi Ka Jawab Nahin (2004), and Kitani Mohabbat Hai (2009). She played the role of Shubha, one of the four women main leads in Ladies Special, a daily soap on Sony TV.  She has also done some roles in Rishtey (TV series) which was aired on Zee TV during 1999-2000.

- Wishing her a very happy birthday..

Tuesday 3 July 2012

Taruni Sachdev

Taruni Sachdev was an Indian child model actress best known for her work in television advertisements and films. She was highly praised for her appearance in the Rasna advertisement and the Bollywood film Paa.  Taruni acted in several television advertisements for products such as Rasna, Colgate,ICICI Bank, Reliance Mobile, LG, Coffee Bite, Gold Winner, Shakti Masala, Star Flush Dreams. She was one of the busiest child models in the industry. She also starred in two Malayalam films: Vellinakshtram (2004) and Sathyam (2004). She was the highest paid child artist of her time with over 50 commercials to her credit and is most remembered for her appearance as the Rasna girl alongside Karishma Kapoor. Taruni Sachdev died in the Agni Air Flight CHT plane crash in Nepal, on 14 May 2012. Taruni's mother Geetha Sachdev who accompanied her on the flight also died.

- We miss her..

Monday 2 July 2012

Mohammed Aziz

Mohammed Aziz is an Indian playback singer. Mohammed Aziz, is a singer of the Indian film industry. His nickname is Munna and his real name is Syed Mohammed Azizunnabi. Being an ardent lover of music and Mohammed Rafi, he started singing from the very childhood and gained appraisal. Very soft spoken and versatile with a high vocal quality and a sweet voice, he became the favourite of music lovers and his number of fans grew. Aziz made his film debut in a Bengali language film, Jyoti. His first Hindi film was Ambar (1984). Aziz started out his musical career as a singer in a renowned restaurant GHALIB in Calcutta. He got a big break when the music director Anu Malik got him to sing the song Mard Taangewala for the movie Mard, picturised on Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan. Aziz became a popular singer, and was patronised by leading music directors including Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Rajesh Roshan, Rahul Dev Burman, Anu Malik, Usha Khanna, Anand-Milind, Naushad, O. P. Nayyar, Bappi Lahiri and Kalyanji-Anandji.  Mohd.Aziz is now busy in the Oriya film industry. He has sung several Oriya bhajans, private albums, and Oriya film songs since 1985. Some of his Oriya bhajans (Lord Jagannath's Bhajans) are famous almost in every oriya family. He has been performing many stage shows in India and abroad. Mohd. Aziz was nominated twice for best male playback singer award. At his peak, he used to be considered as an heir to Mohd. Rafi. He is one of the rare singers who can sing at the 7th note (saatwan sur). He has done playback singing for famous actors such as Amitabh Bachchcan, Govinda, Rishi Kapoor, Mithun chakraborty and several others.

- Wishing him a very happy birthday..

Sunday 1 July 2012

Ustad Rashid Khan

Ustad Rashid Khan an Indian classical musician in the Hindustani music tradition celebrates his birthday today He belongs to the Rampur-Sahaswan gharana, and is the great-grandson of gharana founder Inayat Hussain Khan. He is married to Joyeeta Bose, from the family of Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose. In a story told in several versions, it appears that Pandit Bhimsen Joshi said at one point, that Rashid Khan was the "assurance for the future of Indian vocal music". He was awarded the Padma Shri, as well as the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2006.Born in Badayun, Uttar Pradesh. He received his initial training from his maternal grand-uncle, Ustad Nissar Hussain Khan.He is also the nephew of Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan. As a child he had little interest in music. His uncle Ghulam Mustafa Khan was among the first to note his musical talents, and for some time trained him in Mumbai. However, he received his main training from Nissar Hussain Khan, initially at his house in Badayun. A strict disciplinarian, Nissar Hussain Khan would insist on voice training (sur sadhana) from four in the morning, and make Rashid practice one note of the scale for hours on end. A whole day would be spent on practising just a single note. Although Rashid detested these lessons as a child, but the disciplined training shows in his easy mastery of taan(arpeggios) and layakaari today. It was not until he was 18 that Rashid began to truly enjoy his musical training. Rashid Khan gave his first concert at age eleven, and the following year, 1978, he performed at an ITC concert in Delhi. In April 1980, when Nissar Hussain Khan moved to the ITC Sangeet Research Academy (SRA), Calcutta, Rashid Khan also joined the academy at the age of 14. By 1994, he was acknowledged as a musician (a formal process) at the academy.

- Wishing him a very happy birthday..