Janam din ki hardkik shubhkamnayein
Shah was born on 20 July, 1950 in Uttar Pradesh where his father was
an army officer. He
completed his schooling in Ajmaer and Nainital, while he graduated in
the prestigious Aligarh Muslim University and then went to on to attend
NSD Delhi. Shah is one of those very few actors who has found success in
mainstream commercial films as well as in
critically acclaimed parallel films. He has some international credits
to his name as well in movies
such as The League Of Extra Ordinary
Gentlemen, Khuda Ke Liye, Monsoon Wedding
and The Great New Wonderful. He
has won numerous awards in his career too, including three National Film Awards,
three Filmfare Awards for Best Actor, and a Best Actor (The Volpi Cup) at the
Venice Film Festival. Shah has also been honoured with both the prestigious Padma Shri
and the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to Indian Cinema.
his debut with Nishant (1975), a Shyam Benegal
movie, and he soon followed it with some brilliant performances including Sparsh (1979), where
he played a blind man, which resulted in him winning a National Award.
He soon established a theatre group, Motley Productions, along with Tom
Alter and Benjamin Gilani. His versatility as an actor can be
confirmed with his roles in movies such as 3
Deewarein, Aakrosh, Naajayaz, Valley of Flowers, Paar, The
Dirty Picture, Ishqiya, Maqbool, Sir, Iqbal and A Wednesday. His
played the villain brilliantly in Sarfarosh,
Krissh and Mohra. He even forayed in the TV industry leaving a lasting impression
in the series Mirza Ghalib based on
the life of the legendary poet. In the play Mahatma Vs Gandhi he played the
role of Mahatma Gandhi, where he again was able to portray the character in the film, Hey Ram. Shah has also directed plays and the Bollywood movie Yun Hota To Kya Hota, which was his son's, Imdad, debut and also co-stared his wife, Ratna Pathak.
Singh was born on 20 July, 1980 in Delhi .She played the popular character Dinky
in Zee TV's popular drama, Amanat, and also toured with the dance group, The Planets. Singh is
a trained classical dancer having studied Bharatnatyam and Odissi. Her first
appearance on the silver screen was in 1998 in the movie Sar Utha Ke Jiyo, where she made a special appearance. She had small
roles in movies such as Hum Aapke Dil Mein
Rehte Hain and Hu Tu Tu. She was
finally cast opposite Aamir Khan in the sensational hit Lagaan where
she played a village lass and earned her first a Filmfare
Award nomination. She then entered the Telugu film industry where she
found moderate success. She on screen career found her playing a doctor
twice; once in Armaan and the next time in MunnaBhai
MBBS which took the nation by storm. She has also acted in Kannada,
Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi and Malayalam movies.
BollyCurry wish both the
actors a wonderful birthday and successful year ahead. May they continue to entertain us and rule the charts.
Writer: Vibha B.
Editor: Shreya S. & Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Virina R.