Posts filed under ‘Biographies’

Zohra Sehgal – Family, Fame & Facts

Name: Zohra Sehgal (Birth name: Sahibzadi Zohra Begum Mumtaz-ullah Khan)

Birthday: 27th April 1912

Sibling(s): 7 brothers & sisters

Spouse: Kameshwar Sehgal (1942-death)

Parents: Land-owning family of Rohilla Pathans

Claim to Fame: Her english roles like Doctor Who, Bend it like Beckham, The Bill & Partition. Famous for her Bollywood Grandmother roles in ‘Dil Se’ (1998) & Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)

First Movie Success: Dil Se (1998)

Movies to Transform the Career: Dil Se, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Kabhi Khushi Khabhie Gham, Bend it like Beckham, Chalo Ishq Ladaaye, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Veer Zaara, Chicken Tikka Masala, Mistress of Spices, Cheeni Kum & Saawariya.

Family Connections: None.


March 5, 2008 at 11:14 am 2 comments

Rekha – Family, Fame & Facts

Name: Rekha (Birth name: Bhanurekha Ganesan)

Birthday: 10th October 1954

Height: 5′7″

Sibling(s): 7 Sisters – 1 is Dr Kamala Selvaraj & 1 is Radha and 1 Brother

Ex-Husbands: Mukesh Aggarwal (1990-1991: Death)

Past Boyfriends: Amitabh Bachchan (Alleged long term affair) & Bollywood Actor Vinod Mehra

Parents: Father – Gemini Ganesan & Mother – Pushpavalli (Parents never married)

Claim to Fame: “Umrao Jaan”

First Movie Success: Sawan Bhadon (1970)

Movies to Transform the Career: Sawan Bhadon, Elaan, Khoon Khoon, Keemat, Namak Haraam, Do Anjaane, Ghar, Kabeela, Alaap, Khoon Pasina, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Silsila, Khubsoorat, Judaai, Umrao Jaan, Kalyug, Baseraa, Suhaag, Mr Natwarlal, Ek Hi Bhool, Utsav, Ijaazat, Karma Sutra, Khiladiyon Ki Khiladi, Lajja, Zubeidaa, Koi Mil Gaya, Parineeta & Krrish.

Family Connections: Father was popular Tamil actor, Gemini, while her mom was a popular Telugu actress, Pushpavalli. She is the maternal aunt of aspiring Bollywood actor Naveed, son of her sister Radha, who she has taken under her wing as he prepares for his debut in Hindi Films.

March 5, 2008 at 10:27 am 9 comments

Mallika Sherawat – Family, Fame & Facts

Name: Mallika Sherawat (Birth name: Reema Lambha)

Birthday: 24th October 1981

Height: 5′6″

Status: Divorced (Karan Singh Gill – Pilot) & Single

Claim to Fame: Murder (2004) & Bollywood’s Kissing Queen

First Movie Success: Murder (2004)

Movies to Transform the Career: Jeena Sirf Merre Liye, Khwahish, Murder, Bachke Rehna Re Baba, Darna Zaroori Hai, Pyaar Ke Side Effects, Guru, Aap Ka Suroor & Welcome

Family Connections: None.

March 3, 2008 at 4:30 pm 8 comments

Bindu – Family, Fame & Facts

Name: Bindu Desai

Height: 5′6″

Spouse: Businessman – Champaklal Zaveri

Parents: Father – Film producer Nanubhai Desai, Mother – Stage Actress Jyotsna

Claim to Fame: “Mera Naam Shabo” – Kati Patang (1970)

First Movie Success: Do Raaste (1969)

Movies to Transform the Career: Do Raaste, Kati Patang, Ittefaaq, Amar Prem, Zanjeer, Chhupa Rustam, Hero, Imtihaan, Hawas, Abhimaan, Chaitali, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Aankhen, Judwaa, Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, Main Hoon Na & Om Shanti Om

Family Connections: Married to Gujrathi Businessman Champaklal Zaveri (movie offers came after the marriage)

March 3, 2008 at 4:01 pm 6 comments

Ritesh Deshmukh – Family, Fame & Facts

Name: Ritesh Deshmukh

Birthday: 17th December 1978

Parents: Father: Vilasrao Deshmukh

Claim to Fame: Masti (2004)

First Movie Success: Tujhe Meri Kasam (2003)

Movies to Transform the Career: Tujhe Meri Kasam, Masti, Naach, Kyaa Kool Hai Hum, Mr Ya Miss, Home Delivery, Bluffmaster, Apna Sapna Money Money, Malmaal Weekly, Darna Zaroori Hai, Namastey London & Heyy Babyy

Family Connections: Father is Chief Minister of Maharashtra (State of Mumbai)

March 3, 2008 at 3:41 pm 33 comments

Rajpal Yadav – Family, Fame & Facts

Name: Rajpal Yadav

Birthday: March 16th

Spouse: Radha

Claim to Fame: Jungle, Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon!, Main Meri Patni Aur Woh & Hungama

First Movie Success: Jungle(2000)

Movies to Transform the Career: Jungle, Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, Chandni Bar, Company, Hum Kisise Kum Nahin, Darna Mana Hai, Road, Hungama, Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon!, Kal Ho Na Ho, Vaastu Shastra, Waqt:Race Against Time, Paheli, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, Main Meri Patni Aur Woh, Apna Sapna Money Money, Malamaal Weekly, Darna Zaroori Hai, Phir Hera Pheri, Chup Chup Ke, Ladies Tailor, Bhagam Bhag, Parnter & Bhool Bhulaiyaa

Family Connections: None.

March 3, 2008 at 3:10 pm 8 comments

Hrithik Roshan – Family, Fame & Facts

Name: Hrithik Roshan

Birthday: 10th January 1974

Height: 5′ 11″

Parents: Rakesh Roshan & Pinky Roshan

Sibling(s): Sister – Sunaina

Spouse: Sussanne Khan (2000-)

Children: 2 sons – Hrehaan & Hridhaan

Claim to Fame: Son of Bollywood Director Rakesh Roshan & Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai

First Movie Success: Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai (2000)

Movies to Transform the Career: Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, Fiza, Misson Kashmir, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Na Tum Jaano Na Hum, Mujhse Dosti Karoge, Koi…Mil Gaya, Krrish, Dhoom 2 & Jodhaa Akbar

Family Connections: Father is famous director/actor Rakesh Roshan and is nephew of music-director Rajesh Roshan. Grandson of music director Roshan on his dad’s side and on his mother’s side his grandfater is J. Om Prakash. His wife Sussanne Khan is daughter of actor/director Sanjay Khan, sister of actor Zayed Khan, niece of Actor/Director Feroz Khan and cousin to Fardeen Khan.

March 3, 2008 at 2:33 pm 23 comments

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Welcome to the Bolly Blog! The Bollywood Blog for New and Old Fans of Bollywood! This site is quite new so i'm updating profiles and reviews as i can. Check out the Excel God's Movie Reviews for random reviews on films from the 40s-now. Or there are the movie or actors index to search by. There are also profiles to help you know the facts about your favourite stars. I hope to add a news section to this blog in the upcoming year.