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Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan born Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan on 11 October 1942) is an Indian film actor. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s as the "angry young man" of Hindi cinema, and has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career spanning more than four decades. Bachchan is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema. Bachchan has won numerous major awards in his career, including four National Film Awards, three of which are in the Best Actor category, and fourteen Filmfare Awards. He is the most-nominated performer in any major acting category at Filmfare, with 37 nominations overall. In addition to acting, Ba

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Aadesh Shrivastava

Aadesh Shrivastava (born 6 June 1966) is an Indian composer and singer. He was born in a Hindi Kayastha family in Jabalpur. Over the course of his career, he has composed the music for over 100 Hindi films. His wife Vijeta Pandit is a former Bollywood actress and the sister of the composer duo Jatin Lalit. Shrivastava also serves as the vice president of the Music Composers Association of India.Shrivastava wanted to become a doctor, but his passion for music was so strong that he decided to make his career as a composer.[citation needed] He learned to play the drums, and shifted to Mumbai where met composers Sapan-Jagmohan. He then proceeded to gain a foothold in the industry by pl

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A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Abhay Charanaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada , abhaya-cara aravinda bhakti-vedanta svami prabhupada) (1 September 1896 14 November 1977) was a saint, Gaudiya Vaishnava teacher and the founder-acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, commonly known as the "Hare Krishna Movement". His mission was to propagate Gaudiya Vaishnavism, a form of Hinduism that had been taught to him by his guru, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, throughout the world. Born Abhay Charan De in Calcutta, he was educated at the prestigious local Scottish Church College. Before adopting the life of a pious renunciant (vanaprastha) in 1950, he was married with children and owned a small

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Salil Chowdhury

Salil Chowdhury was an Indian music composer, who mainly composed for Bengali, Hindi, and Malayalam films. He was also a poet and a playwright. He is affectionately called Salilda by his admirers. His musical genius was widely recognized and acknowledged in the Indian film industry. He was an accomplished arranger and was proficient in several musical instruments, including flute, the piano, and the esraj. He was also widely acclaimed and admired for his inspirational and original poetry.Salil's childhood was spent in the tea gardens of Assam. From an early age he listened to the Western Classical collection of his father. His father was reputed to stage plays with

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Sagarika Ghose

Sagarika Ghose ( born 8 November 1964) is an Indian journalist, news anchor and author. Ghose received her bachelor's degree in History from St. Stephen's College, Delhi. A recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship, she has a Bachelor's in Modern History from Magdalen College and an M.Phil. from St Antony's College, Oxford. She has been a journalist since 1991 and has worked at The Times Of India, Outlook magazine and The Indian Express. She is the Deputy Editor and a prime time anchor on the news network CNN-IBN. She was awarded the Gr8-ITA award for Excellence in Journalism in 2009. In 2006 she received an Excellence in Journalism Award from the FICCI. Her daily late night show 'Face T

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