Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan was always interested in acting and, when growing up in New Delhi, he won accolades when he acted in his school (St. Columba’s) plays. He went on to study acting under Barry John, a well-known theatre luminary, whom he credits with having given him the requisite acting skills. Early Career He made(…)

Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar comes from a line of literary figures and freedom fighters. His father was Jan Nisar Akhtar, a famous Urdu poet and film lyricist. Many of his uncles and direct ancestors were philosophers and poets; it is no wonder then that he turned to writing and became very successful. His Bollywood Films He started(…)

Gulzar

Gulzar

Popularly known by his pen name Gulzar, Sampooran Singh Kalra is an Indian lyricist, director and poet. He was born in 1934 in Deena, Pakistan. He came to Delhi after partition and started his film career as Bimal Roy’s assistant. During the beginning of his film career he worked with Hemant Kumar and Hrishikesh Mukherjee(…)

Ashutosh Gowariker

Ashutosh Gowariker

The famous Indian film director Ashutosh Gowariker has many big Bollywood productions to his credit, including Jee Jan Sey (2010) and What’s Your Raashee (2009). He’s been the recipient of many award such as the Filmfare Award five times – and the National Film Award. He’s also been nominated for an Academy Award and for(…)