Friday, 31 August 2012

Rituparno Ghosh

Rituparno Ghosh is a Bengali film director. He has won 10 National Film Awards in India and several awards at international film festivals abroad. Rituparno Ghosh was born and brought up in Kolkata. Both his parents were related to films, his father was a documentary film maker. He won an Award for Best Director for his Bengali film Abohoman.

WIshing him a very happy birthday..

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Shubha Khote

Shubha Khote is an Indian television actress. She is the sister of actor Viju Khote. Shubha Khote studied at St Teresa's Convent, Girgaum, and then graduated in English Literature from Wilson College. Her father Nandu Khote was a stage actor, and had also acted in the silent movies. Her aunt, Durga Khote, was also a well-known actress. Shubha Khote made her debut in Seema (1955) as Putli. Since then, she has starred in several movies, stage shows and TV serials. Her home production Bachelor's Wives (adapted from the Marathi play Gholat Ghol) had more than 40 shows in Mumbai and Aurangabad. Her TV show Zabaan Sambhalke was a major hit.

- Wishing her a very happy birthday..

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Dhyan Chand

Dhyan Chand was an Indian field hockey player who was considered to be one of the greatest players of all time.Chand is most remembered for his goal-scoring feats and for his three Olympic gold medals (1928, 1932, and 1936) in field hockey, during an era where India was dominant in the sport. Known as “The Wizard” for his superb ball control, Chand played his final international match in 1948, having scored more than 400 goals during his international career. Chand joined the Indian Army at the age of 16, The Hindi word Chand literally means the moon. Since Dhyan Singh used to practice a lot during night after his duty hours, he invariably used to wait for the moon to come out so that the visibility in the field (during his era there were no flood lights) improved. Hence he was called "Chand", by his fellow players, as his practice sessions at night invariably coincided with the coming out from the moon. Between 1922 and 1926, Chand exclusively played army hockey tournaments and regimental games. After successfully lobbying for reintroducing field hockey in the Olympics, the newly formed Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) made preparations to send its best possible team for the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. In 1925, an Inter-Provincial Tournament was held to select India's national field hockey team.

- He was the best sportsmen ever born..


Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Deepak Tijori

Deepak Tijori  is an Indian director and former actor who has acted in Bollywood. Tijori started his acting career with a small role in Krodh (1990). He became a famed supporting actor of Bollywood during the early 1990s and acted in many superhit movies including Aashiqui (1990), Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992), Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1993), Anjaam (1994) and Baadshah (1999). He has acted in a total of 35 films. He also starred as a lead actor in Pehla Nasha (1993). Tijori has directed the 2005 film, Fareb, starring sisters Shilpa Shetty and Shamita Shetty. Tijori made his directorial debut with Oops!, in which he was also the producer and the writer.

- Wishing him a very happy birthday..

Monday, 27 August 2012

Neha Dhupia

Neha Dhupia is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films. She is a former beauty queen and winner of Femina Miss India 2002. Dhupia made her acting debut in a play in New Delhi called Graffiti. Thereafter she appeared in a music video for Indipop band Euphoria and also modeled for various advertisement campaigns. She then appeared in the TV serial "Rajdhani". In 2002 she entered the Femina Miss India pageant finishing in first place, winning the Femina Miss India Universe title, and was subsequently sent to the Miss Universe 2002 pageant in Puerto Rico. She was placed in the top 10. Dhupia made her film debut in the 2003 Bollywood film Qayamat: City Under Threat (2003). Dhupia is involved with the Concern India Foundation, an NGO which assists lower income women and children as well as the elderly. She has run in the Mumbai Marathon to support the charity and helped to raise over 5 lakhs.She also helped to raise money for victims of the 2011 Sikkim earthquake.

- Wishing her a very happy birthday..

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Women's Equality Day

Women's Equality Day is a day proclaimed each year by the United States President to commemorate the giving of the vote to women throughout the country on an equal basis to men. Women in the United States were given the right to vote on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified. The amendment was first introduced many years earlier in 1878. Every president has published a proclamation for Women's Equality Day since 1971 when legislation was first introduced in Congress by Bella Abzug.This resolution was passed designating August 26 of each year as Women's Equality Day.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Honey Irani

Honey Irani is an award-winning Indian screenwriter. Honey Irani was born into a Zoroastrian family on January 17, 1950. She was married to Javed Akhtar. Although the marriage ended in divorce, it produced two children, son Farhan Akhtar and daughter Zoya Akhtar.Both her children are critically acclaimed Indian filmmakers. She is the maternal aunt of choreographer/director Farah Khan and director/host Sajid Khan(director). Her sister Daisy Irani was a famous child artist of the 50's and 60's.Honey Irani began her Bollywood career as a child actress with roles in films like Chirag Kahaan Roshni Kahaan and Bombay Ka Chor. She has acted in over 72 films.Later, she became a successful scriptwriter.

- Wishing her a very happy birthday..

Friday, 24 August 2012

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist. He has become one of the most widely read authors in the world today. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious international awards, amongst them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum and France's Legion d'Honneur. He attended a Jesuit school. As a teenager, Coelho wanted to become a writer. At 16, Coelho's introversion and opposition to following a traditional path led to his parents committing him to a mental institution from which he escaped three times before being released at the age of 20. At his parents' wishes, Coelho enrolled in law school and abandoned his dream of becoming a writer. In 1974, Coelho was arrested for "subversive" activities by the ruling military government, who had taken power ten years earlier and viewed his lyrics as left-wing and dangerous.Coelho also worked as an actor, journalist, and theatre director before pursuing his writing career.In 1986, Coelho walked the 500-plus mile Road of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain, a turning point in his life.On the path, Coelho had a spiritual awakening, which he described autobiographically in The Pilgrimage.

- Wishing him a very happy birthday..

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Saira Banu

Saira Banu also known as Saira Bano, is an Indian Bollywood actress and the wife of the film actor Dilip Kumar. She acted in many Bollywood films between 1960 and 1980. She had spent a significant part of her childhood in London, and went to a finishing school. She was an actress at her school, winning many awards and bringing laurels to her parents. Saira Banu was 16 year old in 1960 when she made her debut in Bollywood films.  Banu made her acting debut at 17 years opposite Shammi Kapoor in the 1961 film Junglee for which she earned her first Filmfare nomination as Best Actress. The famous song from this movie "Yaahoo!! Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahe" sung by Mohammed Rafi was a big success.  Her valiant attempts to establish a reputation as an actress after GopiSagina and Bairaag (all with Dilip Kumar) and films like Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Chaitali met with success. She did earn three additional Filmfare nominations as Best Actress for Shagird (1967), Diwana (1968), and Sagina (1974). In 1976, Saira chose to end her film career.

- Wishing her a very happy birthday..

Wednesday, 22 August 2012


Chiranjeevi (born Konidala Siva Sankara Vara Prasad on 22 August 1955) is a Indian film actor and a politician. He has worked primarily with Telugu Cinema, but has appeared in several Tamil, Kannada and Hindi films. He made his acting debut in 1978 through the film Punadhirallu.  he played a variety of characters, and his film roles along with his screen persona contributed to a change in the concept of a Telugu film lead actor. He is popularly known as "Megastar" in the Indian media. He has won 9 Filmfare Awards South, the most by any Telugu actor. Chiranjeevi was honoured with the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award. In 2006, he was presented an honorary doctorate from Andhra University. Apart from his film career, he is also aphilanthropist and the founder of Chiranjeevi Charitable Foundation, established in 1998.  In 2008, he entered politics by forming the Praja Rajyam Party. In the 2009 Andhra Pradesh elections, Chiranjeevi was elected as a member of the State Assembly from Tirupati constituency. He led the Praja Rajyam Party to emerge as the third largest party in the same election.  Chiranjeevi married Surekha, daughter of veteran Telugu actor Allu Rama Lingaiah, on 20 February 1980.[13] They have two daughters, Sushmita and Sreeja, and a son, Ram Charan Teja. Ram is also an actor in Tollywood. One of Chiranjeevi's brothers, Nagendra Babu, is a film producer and also has acted in several films, and his youngest brother, Pawan Kalyan, is an actor in Tollywood. Allu Aravind, his brother-in-law, is a film producer.  Allu Arjun, son of Allu Aravind, is also an actor in Telugu cinema.  Upon completion of his training, Chiranjeevi started filming for Punadhirallu, however, his first released film was Pranam Khareedu. He is a very great and talented personality..

- Wishing him a very happy birthday..

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Leo (Leo.svg)

Leo (Leo.svg) is the fifth astrological sign of the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Leo. It spans the Zodiac between the 120th and 149th degree of celestial longitude. In astrology, Leo is considered to be a "masculine", positive (extrovert) sign. It is also considered a fire sign and is one of four fixed signs ruled by the Sun.  In the Tropical zodiac, the sun transits this area of the zodiac between July 23 to August 22 each year.  Generally the qualities of Leo are considered to be compatible with those of the other fire signs: Aries and Sagittarius. This sign is in opposition to the air sign Aquarius - in the zodiac, however, opposites attract. Leo can get along well with a Scorpio and Virgo, and has high compatibility rates with the other two air signs, Gemini and Libra, and to a lesser extent with Capricorn and Taurus. These folks are impossible to miss, since they love being center stage. Making an impression is Job One for Leos, and when you consider their personal magnetism, you see the job is quite easy. Leos are an ambitious lot, and their strength of purpose allows them to accomplish a great deal. The fact that these folks are also creative makes their endeavors fun for them and everyone else. It's quite common to see a Leo on stage or in Hollywood, since these folks never shy away from the limelight. They are also supremely talented and have a flair for the dramatic. Warmth and enthusiasm seems to seep from every Leo pore, making these folks a pleasure to be around.  Like Lions, Leos tend to be dignified and strong, and itÕs this sense of their power that allows them to get things done. A Leo on your team is a good thing, since Lions are eager to see their projects through to completion. Putting these folks at the helm is a good thing, too, since the Leo-born are natural leaders.  The element associated with Leo is Fire. Everything about the Lion's personality is hot, hot, hot. Those born under this sign are fearless and strong.  The great strengths of the Leo-born are their creativity, idealism and leadership. Lions don't lack for ambition, either, so they're likely to accomplish a lot -- and have fun while they're at it. Their warmth and loyalty ensures that others will enjoy the ride as well.
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Monday, 20 August 2012

Eid al-Fitr (Ramzan)

Eid al-Fitr (Ramzan Id, Eid-ul-Fitar, or Idul-Fitr) is a gazetted holiday in India. It celebrates the end of Ramadan and marks the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. India's Eid-ul-Fitar festival starts on the first day of the month of Shawwal (or Shawwl). Many Muslims attend communal prayers and listen to a sermon at Eid al-Fitr. Those have not given the charity known as zakat al-fitr during Ramadan do so during Eid al-Fitr. Zakat al-fitr consisting of a quantity of food, such as barley, dates, raisins or wheat flour, or its monetary equivalent given to poor people in the community. It is common for Islamic communities organize communal meals. Many Muslims in India also wear new clothes, visit family members, exchange Eid cards and give presents of sweets and small toys to children. National, state and local government offices, post offices and banks are closed. he word Ramadan comes from the Arabic root ramida or ar-ramad, which means scorching heat or dryness. While fasting from dawn until sunset Muslims refrain from consuming food, drinking liquids. Fasting for Muslims during Ramadan typically includes the increased offering of salat (prayers) and recitation of the Quran. Each day before dawn, Muslims observe a pre-fast meal called Suhoor. Due to the high diversity of the global Muslim community (ummah), the typical suhoor or iftaar meals vary. A few dates and a cup of water are typically the first foods to break the fast, while fried pastries, salads, nuts, legumes, and breads are also common
.After stopping a short time before dawn, Muslims hasten to pray the first prayer of the day, the Fajr prayer.

- Happy ramzan..

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Dimple Kapadia

She made her acting debut at the age of 16, playing the title role in Raj Kapoor's teen romance Bobby (1973). In that same year she married Indian actor Rajesh Khanna, and retired from acting. Kapadia returned to the film industry in 1984 after her separation from Khanna. One of her films of that period include the dramaSaagar (1985). Both films won her the Filmfare Award for Best Actress.  She subsequently took on more serious parts in parallel films and received acclaim for her performances in such films as Kaash (1987), Drishti (1990),Lekin... (1990), and Rudaali (1993), which earned her a National Film Award for Best Actress and a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress. She followed with supporting roles in Gardish (1993) and Krantiveer (1994), the latter of which garnered her a fourth Filmfare Award.  Kapadia continued working infrequently through the 1990s and the 2000s. She played a minor part in Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and was noted for her portrayal of the title role in the American production Leela (2002). Some of her later film credits include leading roles inHum Kaun Hai? (2004), Pyaar Mein Twist (2005), Phir Kabhi (2008) and Tum Milo Toh Sahi (2010), and supporting roles in Being Cyrus(2005), Luck by Chance (2009), Dabangg (2010) and Patiala House (2011).   As Rajesh Khanna's health began deterorating in 2012, Kapadia accompanied him throughout his illness until his demise on 18 July 2012.

- Wishing her a very happy birthday..

Saturday, 18 August 2012


Sampooran Singh Kalra known popularly by his pen name Gulzar, is an Indian poet, lyricist and director.He primarily writes in Hindi-Urdu and has also written in Punjabi and several dialects of Hindi such as Braj Bhasha, Khariboli, Haryanviand Marwari. Gulzar was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2004 for his contribution to the arts and the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2002. He has won a number of National Film Awards and Filmfare Awards. In 2009, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Jai Ho" in the film Slumdog Millionaire (2008). On 31 January 2010, the same song won him a Grammy Award in the category of Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.  As a lyricist, Gulzar is best known for his association with the music directors Rahul Dev Burman, A. R. Rahman and Vishal Bhardwaj. He has also worked with other leading Bollywood music directors including Sachin Dev Burman, Salil Chowdhury, Shankar Jaikishan,Hemant Kumar, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Madan Mohan, Rajesh Roshan, Anu Malik, and Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy. Along with lyrics, he has also contributed in many films as script, story and dialogue writer. Films directed by him have also won numerous awards and have been critically acclaimed. He also had worked on small screen by creating series Mirza Ghalib and Tahreer Munshi Premchand kiamong others. He wrote lyrics for several Doordarshan serials including Hello Zindagi, Potli Baba ki and Jungle Book.

- Wishing him a very happy birthday..

Friday, 17 August 2012

Dr. Ketan Desai

Dr. Ketan Desai is the former president of Medical Council of India and World Medical Association who now serves as Head of Urology department at B.J. Medical College and president of Gujarat Medical Council. After graduating from B.J. Medical College in Ahmedabad in 1983, he became the head of urology department in the same year and still serves as Head. He became the youngest head ever in Indian history. He later became syndicate and senate member of the Gujarat University with most of the time uncontested. He became president of Gujarat Medical Council in the 1990s and became president of Medical Council of India in 2001. He has also served as president of Indian Medical Association and Dental Council of India. He later become president of World Medical Association.

- Wishing him a very happy birthday..

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan is an Indian actor known for his work in Bollywood films. He is the son of the cricket player and last titular Nawab of Pataudi, late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, and actress Sharmila Tagore, a great-grandniece of poet Rabindranath Tagore. Having made his acting debut in 1992 with Parampara, Khan had his first success with the 1994 films Main Khiladi Tu Anari and Yeh Dillagi. he rose into prominence with his performance in Dil Chahta Hai (2001), which marked his professional turning point His work in Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) won him the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor, and he was awarded the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Hum Tum (2004). Khan subsequently had further mainstream success with films like Salaam Namaste (2005) and Race (2008) and starred in critically acclaimed projects such as Parineeta (2005), Being Cyrus and Omkara (2006).In 2009, Khan branched out into film production with his company Illuminati Films' first film Love Aaj Kal, which became a box-office success. These accomplishments have established him as one of the leading actors of Hindi cinema. He was awarded the Padma Shri civilian award by the Government of India in 2010.

- Wishing him a very happy birthday.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Independence Day 15th August

The Independence Day of India, celebrated on 15 August, is a holiday commemorating India's independence from the British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation on 15 August 1947. The independence coincided with the partition of India wherein the British Indian Empire was divided along religious lines into two new nations—Dominion of India (later Republic of India) and Dominion of Pakistan (later Islamic Republic of Pakistan); the partition was stricken with violent communal riots. The flagship event takes place in Delhi where the Prime Minister hoists the national flag at the Red Fort, followed by a nationally broadcast speech from its ramparts. The day is observed all over India with flag-hoisting ceremonies, parades and cultural events. Citizens rejoice the day by displaying the national flag on their attire, household accessories, vehicles; varied activities such as kite flying, bonding with family and friends, and enjoying patriotic songs and films are seen. On the Independence Day patriotic songs in Hindi and regional languages are broadcast on TV and radio channels.They are also played at locations of flag hoisting. Patriotic films are broadcast on television channels.
- Proud to be an Indian.. Happy independence day all of u..

Raakhee Mazumdar Gulzar

Raakhee Mazumdar Gulzar is an Indian film actress, who has primarily appeared in Hindi films, as well as several Bengali films. She is popularly known as Raakhee Gulzar after her marriage to lyricist-director Gulzar. In four decades of acting, Raakhee won three Filmfare Awards and a National Film Award, among others. At the Filmfare, Raakhee has been nominated 16 times (8 for Best Actress and 8 for Best Supporting Actress), making her the overall most-nominated performer in the female acting categories. Raakhee won rave reviews for her first Bengali film, Badhu Baran, 1967 in Calcutta at the age of 20, after which she was offered the lead role in her first Hindi film, Rajshri Productions' Jeevan Mrityu with Dharmendra in 1970. It went on to become a big hit including its song "Jhilmil sitaron ka aangan hoga..." She again shot to fame in the 1971 film Sharmilee, in which she played a double role opposite Shashi Kapoor. Consequently she established herself as a popular and major Hindi heroine acting with the best co-stars and directors, in several blockbusters like Heera Panna (1973), Daag (1973), Blackmail (1973) and Tapasya (1976). To her great advantage she formed an extremely popular romantic pairing with leading Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan. They went on to star in no less than eight hit films: Kabhie Kabhie (1976), Muqaddar Ka Sikander (1977), Kasme Vaade (1978), Trishul (1978), Kaala Patthar (1979), Jurmana (1979), Barsaat Ki Ek Raat (1981), and Bemisal (1982).

- Wishing her a very happy birthday..

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Sunidhi Chauhan

Sunidhi Chauhan best known for her Hindi film songs in Bollywood has also recorded songs for Punjabi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Bhojpuri, Bengali, Assamese and Gujarati films. Chauhan began to sing at the age of fourand was discovered by a local TV anchor. She won recognition through a televised singing contest, Meri Awaz Suno, which she won, and made her entrance into playback singing with the Hindi film Shastra. Her breakthrough was Ram Gopal Varma's film Mast, in which she sang the hit song, "Ruki Ruki Si Zindagi. "She has been nominated for fourteen Filmfare Awards, winning it on two occasions as well as a Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent. She has won two Star Screen Awards, two IIFA Awards and one Zee Cine Award. Sunidhi Chauhan was born in Delhi. She started her singing career as a child, giving her first performance at the age of four, in a local temple in Delhi. Chauhan has collaborated with Indian singers such as Alka Yagnik, Shaan and Udit Narayan. She is known for her popular pairing with Sukhwinder Singh (in films such as Omkara and Aaja Nachle). She is most often paired with singer Sonu Nigam and with the female playback singer Shreya Ghoshal, whom critic's view. Chauhan is one of the few female singers of the present generation who have lent there voice for most of the leading actressess in the Hindi entertainment industry, among those include Rekha, Madhuri Dixit, Kajol, Aishwarya Rai, Preity Zinta, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Konkona Sen Sharma.

- Wishing her a very happy birthday..

Monday, 13 August 2012


Sridevi, born on 13 August 1963,is an Indian film actress who has worked in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and a few Kannada films. Starting to act at the age of four, she made her debut as an adult in the late 1970s. She is regarded as one of the greatest and most popular actresses of Hindi Cinema.She is also often cited as " The First Female Superstar of the Indian Cinema". After establishing herself as one of the leading actresses of Hindi cinema,she left the industry in 1997 to raise her children.During her career, she has won four Filmfare Awards—two for Hindi films, and one each for Tamil and Telugu films. Sridevi is often cited by film media as one of the best actresses of Indian Cinema. Sridevi started her career as a child actor in the 1967 Tamil movie Kandan Karunai playing the role of young Muruga, It was 1979 release Solva Sawan which marked her adult debut as an actress. She also appeared on Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai (2004) for Karisma Kapoor and as a judge in the TV show Kaboom (2005). She performed a medley of some of her musical numbers at the 52nd Filmfare Awards 2007. She is a member of the Board of Directors at the Asian Academy of Film & Television.Sridevi announced her comeback in early 2011. She is currently working in a new film English Vinglish. The teaser of the movie became the top trending topic on Twitter and has subsequently gone viral on Youtube.

- Wishing her a very happy birthday..

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Sunil Shetty

Sunil Shetty is an Indian film actor, producer, hotelier and liquor and fashion boutique owner. He is mainly active in Bollywood. Shetty made his acting debut in the 1992 in the film Balwaan, which was an average success. He gave 2 average grossers films in 1993 Pehchaan andWaqt Hamara Hai. His first major blockbuster hit was the 1994 action thrillerMohra. Later that year he also had another hit with the romantic drama filmDilwale and average success Gopi Kishan. He went on to star in many films throughout the 1990s mostly in the action genre. In 1997, his film Bhaireleased on Diwali was a success despite coinciding with Shahrukh Khans Dil To Pagal Hai. In 1997. he got recognition for his role in the war epic Border. He went on to play patriotic roles in films such as Refugee (2000), Qayamat: City Under Threat (2003) and LOC Kargil (2003). He also ventured into comedy roles in hit films such as Hera Pheri (2000), Awara Paagal Deewana(2002), Phir Hera Pheri (2006) and De Dana Dan (2009). He won a Filmfare Award for Best Villain in 2001 for his performance in Dhadkan (2000). He also won SAIFF (South Asia International Film Festival) 2009 as a Best Actor for the film Red Alert: The War Within.  In 2010, he starred in Daddy CoolDe Dana Dan, and No Problem, whereas in 2011, he only starred in Thank You.

Wishing him a very happy birthday..

Friday, 10 August 2012

Krishna Janmashtami

Krishna Janmashtami also known as KrishnashtamiSaatam Aatham,GokulashtamiAshtami RohiniSrikrishna JayantiSree Jayanti or sometimes merely as Janmashtami, is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Krishna, an avatar of the god Vishnu. Rasa lila, dramatic enactments of the life of Krishna, are a special feature in regions of Mathura and Vrindavan, and regions following Vaishnavism in Manipur. While the Rasa lila re-creates the flirtatious aspects of Krishna's youthful days, the Dahi Handi celebrate God's playful and mischievous side, where teams of young men form human pyramids to reach a high-hanging pot of butter and break it. This tradition, also known as uriadi, is a major event in Tamil Nadu on Gokulashtami. Mathura was led by Kamsa a wicked king. He had a sister Devaki, who was married to Vasudeva. It was predicted that Sri Krishna would be born to Devaki and would kill the wicked king Kamsa. This enraged Kamsa and he had all the male child of Devaki killed, after imprisoning Devaki and Vasudeva. But since the eight avatar of Lord Vishnu was bound to kill Kansa, Sri Krishna was born in midnight. All the other children born to Devaki, except Balaram were killed. Vasudeva managed to save the child from the cruel clutches of Kansa and he exchanged child Sri Krishna with female child of Yashoda. Krishna lived in Gokul during his infancy till the age of eleven years to hide himself from the clutches of his maternal uncle, Kansa. Finally, Sri Krishna kills Kansa..Jai Shri Krishna.

- Wishing all of you a very happy Krishna Janmashtami

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Hansika Motwani

Hansika Motwani is an Indian film actress who predominantly appears in Telugu and Tamil cinema, while also appearing in Hindi and Kannada cinema. She made her film debut in the Telugu film Desamuduru (2007), that fetched her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South. Following appearance in in several high budget Telugu films like Kantri (2008), Maska (2009) and Billa (2009), she started her career in Tamil cinema with the film Mappillai (2011). She has been part of commercially successful Tamil films including Velayudham (2011) and Oru Kal Oru Kannadi(2012) and has since become a sought-after actress in Tamil cinema. Hansika began her television career with a serial called Shaka Laka Boom Boom. Simultaneously, she also acted in a child role in the Indian serial Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand, for which she received the Favorite Child Award at the Star Parivaar Awards. She also appeared as one of the children in Koi Mil Gaya with Preity Zinta andHrithik Roshan.  Hansika made her debut as a leading actress in Bollywood with Himesh Reshammiya in Aap Kaa Surroor in which played the role of Reshammiya's love interest.

- Wishing her a very happy birthday..

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

curiosity' on Mars..

Curiosity now safely on the surface of the Red Planet after last night's spectacular entry, descent and landing in Gale Crater, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory begins its planned primary one-Martian-year (98-week) mission of discovery and exploration. On its first Martian day, designated Sol 0, the rover is checking its health and measuring its tilt. All Sol 0 spacecraft activities appear to have been completely nominal. These include firing all of Curiosity's pyrotechnic devices for releasing post-landing deployments. Spring-loaded deployments, such as removal of dust covers from the Hazard-Avoidance cameras (Hazcams) occur immediately when pyros are fired. Curiosity also took images with its front and rear Hazcams both before and after removal of the dust covers, checked out its UHF telecommunications system and rover motor controller assembly, and completed all activities required to proceed with its planned activities on Sol 1. Approximately five megabytes of data were successfully relayed back to Earth from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft during its overpass today.  Curiosity landed facing east-southeast within Gale Crater, with a heading of 112.7 degrees (plus or minus five degrees), and a few degrees of tilt. A Sol 1 overpass by Mars Odyssey will provide additional information on Curiosity's position and additional imagery. A first look at some color images taken just before landing by MSL's Mars Descent Imager also provided additonal information on the rover's precise location.

- Hope Curiosity clears out our 'curiosity' on Mars..

- An article by vishAwish

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Suresh Ishwar Wadkar

Suresh Ishwar Wadkar is an Indian playback singer. He has performed in both Hindi and Marathi films.He has sung songs in some Bhojpuri films and in Konkani. At the age of 8, he began acquiring basic music education from Jialal Vasant. He soon impressed his guru with the quality of his voice. He began performing on the stage at a very early age.he entered the Sur-Singar competition in 1976. Wadkar won the competition which was judged by composers from the Indian film industry including Jaidev. Jaidev later offered him the song "Seene Mein Jalan" in the film Gaman (released in 1978). He also performed in the film Paheli (released 1977). At the time, Lata Mangeshkar was so impressed with his voice that she strongly recommended him to film personalities including Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Khayyam and Kalyanji-Anandji.Laxmikant-Pyarelal, impressed with his voice, soon recorded a duet with Lata "Chal Chameli Bagh Mein" for Krodhi (released in 1981). Soon after, he was given the opportunity to perform for songs in Hum PaanchPyaasa Sawan ("Megha re Megha Re") and above all, his turning point in films - Raj Kapoor's Prem Rog (released in 1982). Wadkar also produced the film He was a judge on the Indian TV singing show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Little Champs International and at the 2005 Sanjeet Awards. Suresh Wadkar has for the first time sung a song in the upcoming Tamil film Kanden Kadhalai. This film is an adaptation of the Hindi Blockbuster Jab We Met. The song is a ghazal type song called "Naan Mozhi Arindhaen". His voice has been acknowledged to have a quality for devotional songs. He has sung numerous devotional songs in various languages. In 1996, Wadkar sang Channeache Rati among several other songs in Rajendra Talak's Konkani album Daryachya Deger with Asha Bhosle. In a recent program, Suresh Wadkar gave credit to Ravindra Jain for shaping his singing career.

- Wishing him a very happy birthday..

Monday, 6 August 2012

Aditya Narayan

Aditya Narayan is an actor, television host and music composer. He is the only child of Indian playback singer Udit Narayan and Deepa Narayan. Aditya Narayan  was 8 years old when he started his musical career. His first playback song was for the 1995 film Akele Hum Akele Tum along with his father, Udit Narayan. He has sung many songs with singers like Asha Bhosle and his father. His famous song "Chhota Bachha Jankey Humko" from the 1996 film Masoom was a nationwide hit. He also sung for A.R. Rahman in the filmsRangeela and Taal. He appeared as a child artist in the films Rangeela (1995), Pardes (1997) and Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai (1998).In 2006 he completed a diploma in English contemporary music at Tech Music Schools, in London. On his return to India, he was called to audition for Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007. After his successful triumph over many singers in the running to host the coveted music reality show, he became a household name and the show went on to become one of the most successful reality shows in the history of Indian television. At 19 years old, Narayan's first professional outing came as an anchor for Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007. He then hosted Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs 2008. His third and last season of the show was Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009 In April/May '08 his father, Udit Narayan and Aditya, had a successful musical tour consisting of 20 sold out shows in the United States of America, Canada & West Indies.  In 2009 Aditya signed his first film as lead actor, Shaapit, directed by Vikram Bhatt, which was released worldwide on March 19, 2010. He sung 4 songs and also wrote and composed the title track for the film, "Shaapit Hua".

- Wishing him a very happy birthday..

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Happy friendship's day

A relation where u share all ur sorrows, happiness, joys.. A relation where what is urs.. is mine.. A relation where sharing sorrows reduces it.. N sharing happiness increases it.. The most important relation in life.. Its none other than "Friendship"..
Friendship is a relation which cannot be perfectly defined.. It is a relation where mutual affection increases at every level.. It is a relation where love for one another increases step by step.. Well to really talk about friendship.. the full form of friendship is =
F = fun that friends share together..
R = reliability.. a u can always rely on a true friend
I = interest.. someone who is interested in ur sorrows, joys..
E = energy.. pick u up with energy to cheer up..
N = nothing.. nothing is too much at anytime.. day or night..
D = distance.. although the distance may separate u.. u r never apart..
S = secrets.. sharing all ur secrets without any fear..
H = happiness.. the way we feel with friends
I = inseparable.. through good and bad times.. always together..
P = perfect.. the friendship that u n i share..
Wht r u waiting for?? Go n give ur true n best frnd a big hug thanking him to have been in ur life n making it soo special..
Happy friendship's day all of u..

Genelia D'Souza

Genelia D'Souza has appeared in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam language films. After gaining wide attention in a Parker Pen commercial with Amitabh Bachchan, Genelia began her acting career with Tujhe Meri Kasam in 2003. She was recognized for her role in Boys the same year, and later established herself inTelugu cinema by acting in several Telugu films during 2003–2005.  Genelia received her first Filmfare Award in 2006 for her performance in the Telugu romantic film, Bommarillu, which earned her critical acclaim. In 2008, she gave critically acclaimed performances in Santosh Subramaniam, a Tamil remake of Bommarillu, and the Bollywood movie Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na. Having acted in several commercially successful movies in Telugu and Tamil, Genelia has established herself as one of the leading actresses of the South Indian film industry.[1][2] In addition to movie acting, Genelia has hosted the television show Big Switch, and is the brand ambassador of Fanta, Virgin Mobile India, Fastrack, LG Mobiles, Garnier Light, Margo, and Perk in India.   According to Genelia, her name means "rare" or "unique", and is a portmanteau of Jeanette and Neil, her mother and father's name. She is also often informally referred to as Geenu, her nickname.  She liked sports and studies in college, and was a state level athlete, sprinter, and a national level football player.  Genelia did her first modeling assignment at the age of 15, the result of being spotted as the bridesmaid at a wedding.She was selected for the Parker Pen commercial with Amitabh Bachchan, just two days before her exams, and had to shoot the next day. Initially she refused, because of her exam the next day, but the director persuaded Genelia to shoot for the commercial. She gained wide attention from the Parker Pen commercial with Amitabh Bachchan.  Tamil director, S. Shankar, was impressed with her performance in the Parker Pen commercial and decided to cast her in a leading role in his 2003 Tamil film Boys.Genelia was selected among 300 girls, who had auditioned for the movie. She signed three movies simultaneously in three different languages, Tujhe Meri Kasam (Hindi), Boys (Tamil), and Satyam (Telugu).  The year 2006 marked a significant turning point in Genelia's career. She completed two Telugu movies in early 2006, one was the romantic comedy Happy, and the other was Raam.She then portrayed the role of Haasini, a vibrant, effervescent and a happy-go-lucky young girl, in the 2006 Telugu romantic film Bommarillu. The movie, a blockbuster at the box-office, grossed INR250 million (US$4.53 million) in India,and also won the 2006 Golden Nandi award. Her character was well received, and garnered her theTelugu Filmfare Award for Best Actress, besides Nandi Special Jury Award and Santosham Award for Best Actress.

- Wishing our Hasini a very happy birthday..

Saturday, 4 August 2012

किशोर कुमार

8 Aug : आज किशोर कुमार की जयंती हैं.बहुमुखी प्रतिभा के धनी किशोर कुमार ने न केवल अभिनय और निर्देशन की प्रतिभा से बल्कि अपनी गायकी से भी सिने प्रेमियों को अपना दीवाना बनाया। किशोर कुमार से सिने जगत की कोई भी विधा अछूती नहीं रही।

किशोर एक ऐसे संजीदा इंसान थे जिनकी उपस्थिति मात्र से माहौल खुशनुमा हो उठता था। अपने हंसते हंसाते रहने की प्रवृति को उन्होंने अपने अभिनय और गायकी मे भी खूब बारीकी से उकेरा। उनका यह अंदाज आज भी उनके चहेतों की यादों मे तरोताजा है।
मध्यप्रदेश के खंडवा शहर में 4 अगस्त 1929 को एक मध्य वर्गीय बंगाली परिवार में अधिवक्ता कुंजी लाल गांगुली के घर जब सबसे छोटे बालक ने जन्म लिया तो कौन जानता था कि आगे चलकर यह बालक देश और अपने परिवार का नाम रोशन करेगा। भाई बहनों में सबसे छोटे नटखट आभास कुमार गांगुली उर्फ किशोर कुमार का रूझान बचपन से ही अपने पिता के पेशे वकालत की तरफ न होकर संगीत की ओर था। के.एल.सहगल के गानों से प्रभावित किशोर कुमार उनकी ही तरह गायक बनना चाहते थे। के.एल.सहगल से मिलने की चाह लिए किशोर कुमार 18 वर्ष की उम्र में मुंबई पहुंचे। लेकिन के.एल.सहगल से मिलने की उनकी मशा पूरी नही हो पायी। उस समय तक उनके बड़े भाई अशोक कुमार बतौर अभिनेता अपनी पहचान बना चुके थे। अशोक कुमार चाहते थे कि किशोर नायक के रूप मे अपनी पहचान बनाए, लेकिन किशोर कुमार को अदाकारी की बजाए पा‌र्श्व गायक बनने की चाह थी हांलाकि उन्होंने संगीत की प्रारंभिक शिक्षा कभी किसी से नही ली। अशोक कुमार की बॉलीवुड में पहचान के कारण उन्हें बतौर अभिनेता काम मिल रहा था। अपनी इच्छा के विपरीत किशोर कुमार ने अभिनय करना जारी रखा जिसका मुख्य कारण यह था कि जिन फिल्मों में वह बतौर कलाकार काम किया करते थे उन्हें उस फिल्म में गाने का भी मौका मिल जाया करता था। किशोर कुमार की उनकी आवाज के.एल.सहगल से काफी हद तक मेल खाती थी। बतौर गायक सबसे पहले उन्हें वर्ष 1948 में बाम्बे टाकिज की फिल्म जिद्दी में सहगल के अंदाज मे ही अभिनेता देवानंद के लिए मरने की दुहाई क्यों मांगू गाने का मौका मिला। एक दिन उनके घर पर एस.डी.वर्मन अशोक कुमार से मिलने आए जहां उन्होंने किशोर कुमार को बाथरूम में गाते सुना तो उन्हें किशोर कुमार के गाने का अंदाज काफी अच्छा लगा। उन्होंने किशोर कुमार को बुलाकर कहा आप के.एल.सहगल की नकल न करे यह बड़े कलाकारों का काम नही है आप खुद अपना एक अलग अंदाज बनाए। इसके बाद किशोर कुमार ने गायकी का एक नया अंदाज बनाया जो उस समय के नामचीन गायक रफी, मुकेश और सहगल से काफी अलग था। वर्ष 1969 में निर्माता निर्देशक शक्ति सामत की फिल्म आराधना के जरिए किशोर गायकी के दुनिया के बेताज बादशाह बने। फिल्म के शुरूआती समय मे संगीतकार सचिन देव वर्मन यह चाहते थे कि फिल्म के गानों को किसी एक गायक को न देकर उसे किशोर कुमार और मोहम्मद रफी दोनों से गवाया जाए, लेकिन बाद में सचिन देव वर्मन की बीमारी के कारण फिल्म अराधना मे उनके पुत्र आर.डी.वर्मन ने संगीत दिया और बाद में मेरे सपनों की रानी कब आएगी तू और रूप तेरा मस्ताना गाना किशोर कुमार ने गाया जो बेहद पसंद किया गया। रूप तेरा मस्ताना गाने के लिए किशोर कुमार को बतौर गायक अपना पहला फिल्म फेयर पुरस्कार मिला और इसके साथ ही फिल्म आराधना के जरिए वह उन ऊंचाइयो पर पहुंच गए जिसके लिए वह अपने सपनो के शहर मुंबई आए थे। इसके बाद किशोर कुमार ने एक से बढ़कर एक गीत गाकर श्रोताओं को भाव विभोर कर दिया।
वर्ष 1951 में बतौर मुख्य अभिनेता उन्होने फिल्म आन्दोलन से अपने कै रियर की शुरूआत की लेकिन इस फिल्म से दर्शकों के बीच वह अपनी पहचान नहीं बना सके। वर्ष 1953 में प्रदर्शित फिल्म लड़की बतौर अभिनेता उनके कैरियर की पहली हिट फिल्म थी। इसके बाद बतौर अभिनेता भी किशोर कुमार ने अपनी फिल्मों के जरिए दर्शकों का भरपूर मनोरंजन किया। उनकी अभिनीत कुछ फिल्मों में नौकरी, बाप रे बाप, चलती का नाम गाड़ी, दिल्ली का ठग, बेवकूफ, कठपुतली, झुमरू, बाम्बे का चोर, मनमौजी, हाफ टिकट, बावरे नैन, मिस्टर एक्स इन बाम्बे, दूर गगन की छांव मे, प्यार किए जा, पड़ोसन, दो दूनी चार जैसी कई सुपरहिट फिल्में जो आज भी किशोर कुमार के जीवंत अभिनय के लिए याद की जाती है।
किशोर कुमार को उनके दिए गए सम्मान की चर्चा की जाए तो उन्हें बतौर गायक 8 बार फिल्म फेयर पुरस्कार मिल चुका है। सबसे पहले उन्हें 1969 में अराधना फिल्म के रूप तेरा मस्ताना गाने के लिए सर्वश्रेष्ठ गायक का फिल्म फेयर पुरस्कार दिया गया था। इसके बाद 1975 में फिल्म अमानुष के गाने दिल ऐसा किसी ने, 1978 में डॉन के गाने खइके पान बनारस वाला, 1980 में हजार राहे जो मुड़के देखी फिल्म थोड़ी सी बेवफाई, 1082 में फिल्म नमक हलाल के पग घूंघरू बांध, 1983 में फिल्म अगर तुम न होते के अगर तुम न होते,1984 में फिल्म शराबी के मंजिलें अपनी जगह है और वर्ष 1985 में फिल्म सागर के सागर किनारे दिल गाने के लिए भी किशोर कुमार सर्वश्रेष्ठ गायक के फिल्म फेयर पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किए गए।

किशोर कुमार ने अपने सम्पूर्ण फिल्मी कैरियर में 800 से भी अधिक हिन्दी फिल्मों के लिए अपना स्वर दिया। हिन्दी फिल्मो के अलावा उन्होंने बंगला, मराठी, आसामी, गुजराती, कन्नड़, भोजपुरी और उडि़या फिल्मों के लिए भी उन्होंने अपनी दिलकश आवाज के जरिए श्रोताओ को भाव विभोर किया। यूं तो किशोर कुमार ने शशि कपूर, धमेन्द्र, विनोद खन्ना, संजीव कुमार, शत्रुघ्न सिन्हा, रणधीर कपूर से लेकर ऋषि कपूर तक के लिए गाने गाए। लेकिन देवानंद, अमिताभ बच्चन, और राजेश खन्ना पर किशोर कुमार की आवाज खूब जमती थी, साथ हीं ये तीनो सुपरस्टार भी अपनी फिल्मों के लिए किशोर कुमार द्वारा गाए जाने की मांग किया करते थे।
1987 में किशोर कुमार ने यह निर्णय लिया कि वह फिल्मो से संन्यास लेने के बाद वापस अपने गांव खंडवा लौट जाएं, लेकिन 13 अक्टूबर 1987 को किशोर कुमार को दिल का दौरा पड़ा और करोड़ों प्रशंसकों को कभी अलविदा न कहने वाला खुद अलविदा हो गया। बहुगुणी प्रतिभा के धनी किशोर कुमार की कमी उनके प्रशंसकों को हमेशा खलेगी।

Arbaaz Khan

Arbaaz Khan made his debut in 1996, he has acted in many leading and supporting roles. He ventured into film production in Bollywood, Arbaaz Khan Productions, launched with Dabangg (2010) in which he also starred as the younger brother of Salman Khan. The film went on to become one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time. Arbaaz Khan was born as second son into a family with strong ties to the Bollywood film industry; his father is Salim Khan, a successful screenwriter, and his mother is Salma Khan (Sushila Charak), while his stepmother is dancer and Bollywood actress Helen. He is the brother of renowned actor Salman Khan and actor-producer Sohail Khan.A Khan made his debut in the 1996 film Daraar where he gave a convincing performance in a villainous role of a psychotic wife-beater. He received the Filmfare Best Villain Award for his performance. Though not a very successful actor in his solo films, he has starred in many multi-starrer hit films such as Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998) and Garv: Pride and Honour (2004) where he acted opposite his brother Salman.  He played a villain role in the film Qayamat: City Under Threat (2003) which was also successful at the box office. He also played supporting roles in hit movies of Indian film directorPriyadarshan, comedy films Hulchul (2004), Malamaal Weekly (2006) and Bhagam Bhag (2006). He played supporting roles as a police officer (Constable Javed Shaikh) and a mobster (Moscow Chikna) respectively in the multi-starrers Shootout at Lokhandwala and Fool and Final in 2007. He also made a cameo, alongside brother Sohail Khan, in the blockbuster Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, starring Imran Khan and Genelia D'Souza. Khan also appeared in the television serial Karishma: A Miracle of Destiny in 2003 and has appeared in many TV programs from time to time.

- Wishing him a very happy birthday..

Friday, 3 August 2012

Olympic Games

The Olympic Games is a major international event featuring summer and winter sports, in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered to be the world's foremost sports competition and more than 200 nations participate. The Games are currently held biennially, with Summerand Winter Olympic Games alternating, meaning they occur every four years within their respective seasonal games.  The Olympic Movement consists of international sports federations (IFs), National Olympic Committees (NOCs), and organizing committees for each specific Olympic Games. As the decision-making body, the IOC is responsible for choosing the host city for each Olympic Games. The host city is responsible for organizing and funding a celebration of the Games consistent with the Olympic Charter. The Olympic program, consisting of the sports to be contested at the Games, is also determined by the IOC. The celebration of the Games encompasses many rituals and symbols, such as the Olympic flag and torch, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies. Over 13,000 athletes compete at the Summer and Winter Olympics in 33 different sports and nearly 400 events. The first, second, and third place finishers in each event receiveOlympic medals: gold, silver, and bronze, respectively. The Olympic symbol, better known as the Olympic rings, consists of five intertwined rings and represents the unity of the five inhabited continents (Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Europe). The colored version of the rings—blue, yellow, black, green, and red—over a white field forms the Olympic flag. These colors were chosen because every nation had at least one of them on its national flag. The flag was adopted in 1914 but flown for the first time only at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. It has since been hoisted during each celebration of the Games.
Hope India gets to showcase its talents in the Olympic games, London 2012..

- An article by vishAwish

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan

Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan which means a 'bond of protection' is a festival primarily observed in India, which celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters.It is also called Rakhi Purnima in most of India. It is also celebrated in some parts of PakistanThe festival is observed by Hindus, Sikhs and some muslims.The central ceremony involves the tying of a rakhi(sacred thread) by a sister on her brother's wrist. This symbolizes the sister's love and prayers for her brother's well-being, and the brother's lifelong vow to protect her.The festival falls on the full moon day (Shravan Poornima) of the Shravan month of the Hindu lunisolar calendar. It grew in popularity after Rani Karnavati, the widowed queen of Chittor, sent a rakhi to the Mughalemperor Humayun when she required his help.  The festival is marked by the tying of a rakhi, or holy thread, which comes in many colors and designs, by the sister on the wrist of her brother. The brother in return offers a gift to his sister and vows to look after her as she presents sweets to him. The brother usually presents his sister with an envelope filled with money however, other presents such as saris and clothing can be given. The brother and sister traditionally feed one another sweets. These sweets include anything from Jalebi, Kaju Katli, and Burfi. Since north Indian kinship practices give cousins a status similar to siblings, girls and women often tie the rakhi to their male cousins as well (referred to as "cousin-brothers" in regional parlance) in several communities. Unrelated boys and men who are considered to be brothers (munh-bola bhai oradopted brothers) can be tied rakhis, provided they commit to a lifelong obligation to provide protection to the woman or girl.

- Wishing all of you a very happy raksha bandhan..
- An article by vishAwish

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Meena Kumari

Meena Kumari born Mahjabeen Bano, was an Indian movie actress and poetess. She is regarded as one of the most prominent actresses to have appeared on the screens of Hindi Cinema. During a career spanning 30 years from her childhood to her death, she starred in more than ninety films, many of which have achieved classic and cult status today. Kumari gained a reputation for playing grief-stricken and tragic roles, and her performances have been praised and reminisced throughout the years. Like one of her best-known roles, Chhoti Bahu, in Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962). Meena Kumari gained fame with her role as a heroine in Vijay Bhatt's Baiju Bawra (1952). Meena Kumari highly successfully played the roles of a suffering woman in Parineeta (1953), Daera (1953), Ek Hi Raasta (1956), Sharda (1957), and Dil Apna Aur Preet Parayi(1960). Though she cultivated the image of a tragedienne, she also performed commendably in a few light-hearted movies like Azaad (1955), Miss Mary (1957), Shararat (1959), andKohinoor (1960). One of her best-known roles was in Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962), which was produced by Guru Dutt. Kumari played Chhoti Bahu. For four more years, Kumari performed successfully in Dil Ek Mandir (1963), Kaajal (1965), and Phool Aur Patthar (1966), all of which earned her Filmfare nominations, with Kaajalgarnering her a fourth and last win of the Best Actress award.  Initially, after its release in February 1972, Pakeezah opened to a lukewarm response from the public; however, after Meena Kumari's death less than two months later, people flocked to see it, making it a major box-office success. The film has since gained a cult and classic status, and Kumari's performance was highly appreciated..

- We will always miss her..
- An article by vishAwish