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Prominent Telugu film star: CHIRANJEEVI

Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad, known by his screen name Chiranjeevi, is one of the most popular stars of Telugu cinema.

Early in his acting career, he rose to fame by playing antagonistic characters in films such as I Love You (1979) and Idi Kathakadu (1979). He went on to gain prominence as a major star in Telugu cinema, with lead roles in successful films such as Intilo Ramayya Vidhilo Krishnayya (1981), Shubhalekha (1982), Khaidi (1983), Mantrigari Viyyankudu (1983), Goonda (1984), Swayamkrushi (1987), Yamudiki Mogudu (1988) and Gharana Mogudu (1992). While mainly known for action films, he also experimented with various types of roles.

He carried over his success into the new millennium with hits such as Indra (2002), Tagore (2003), Shankar Dada M.B.B.S. (2004) and Stalin (2006). In addition to his action star persona, Chiranjeevi is also known for his break-dancing skills.

Seen here in a still from the acclaimed film Swayamkrushi (1987). #nfai #indiancinema #cinemalover #film #filmlover #actor #potd #picoftheday #light #camera #action #instapic #instaphoto #india #pune
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Child actor: MASTER RATAN

Ratan Kumar was a common presence as a child actor in popular Hindi films. Known by the name Master Ratan, he played noted children’s roles in films such as Do Bigha Zameen (1953), Boot Polish (1954), Sangam (1964), Aankhen (1968) and Parvarish (1977). He most famously features in the song “Nanhe Munhe Bachche Teri Mutthi Mein Kya Hai” from Boot Polish.

Seen here in #DoBighaZameen 1953

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In this week's #BeautifulShots, a charming still of Amitabh Bachchan and Aruna Irani in Sanjog (1971). #nfai #indiancinema #cinemalover #film #filmlover #rare #archive #instapic #instaphoto #india #pune #potd #picoftheday #light #camera #action #actor #actress #movie #india #pune
#Gulzar, RD Burman and Asha Bhosle share a candid moment at work.
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Prolific Indian poet, lyricist and filmmaker: GULZAR

Sampooran Singh Kalra, known by his pen name Gulzar, is regarded as one of the finest lyricists in Indian cinema. He has collaborated with the best music composers in India. Particularly of note are his collaborations with RD Burman and Vishal Bhardwaj.

Gulzar has enchanted film and music lovers in India with his lyrics for numerous films over the decades, such as Bandini (1963), Khamoshi (1969), Khatta Meetha (1977), Gol Maal (1979), Mammo (1994), Dil Se.. (1998), Omkara (2006), Ishqiya (2010) and Haider (2014). He also wrote lyrics for his own films, and made a mark as a director. His best known works include Parichay (1972), Mausam (1975), Angoor (1981), Ijaazat (1987), Lekin (1990) and Maachis (1996). He made the TV series Mirza Ghalib in the 1980s.

He has won several National Awards so far, including Best Screenplay for Koshish (1972), Best Lyricist for the song “Mera Kuchh Saman” from Ijaazat (1987), and Best Story for Maachis (1996). He was conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2014.

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Indian film actor: SHARAT SAXENA
Sharat Saxena is an actor who has worked in several Hindi films, and made a mark with his performances in supporting and negative roles. He has also worked in Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil films.
He featured in some of the major Hindi films over the last four decades, such as Agent Vinod (1977), Kaala Patthar (1979), Shaan (1980), Mr. India (1987), Shahenshah (1988), Ghayal (1990), Ghulam (1998), Saathiya (2002) and Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015).
In Malayalam films, he gave notable performances in films such as Kilukkam (1991) and Thenmavin Kombath (1994). He made a mark with his performances as a villain. Seen here in the poster for Giraftaari (1991). #nfai #indiancinema #cinemalover #actor #film #filmlover #poster #india #pune
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Noted Indian film and television actress: SUPRIYA PILGAONKAR

Supriya Pilgaonkar is an actress who has featured in some of the most successful Marathi comedies. She acted in Navri Mile Navryala (1984), Majha Pati Karodpati (1988), Ashi Hi Banwa Banvi (1989), Aaytya Gharat Gharoba (1991) and Navra Majha Navsacha (2004). She's also a popular face on Indian television, most notably for the serial Tu Tu Main Main in which she formed an iconic pair with Reema Lagoo.

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Pioneering Indian screenwriter and director: NIRANJAN PAL

A founding member of Bombay Talkies, Niranjan Pal was a screenwriter who wrote some of the earliest blockbusters of Indian cinema. He was closely associated with Himanshu Rai and Franz Osten. Together, they made successful films such as Jawani Ki Hawa (1935), Achhut Kanya (1936), Janmabhoomi (1936) and Jeevan Naiya (1936) all of which were written by Pal.

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Prolific Marathi film actor and director: SACHIN PILGAONKAR
Sachin, who commonly goes by his first name, first made a mark as a child actor when he bagged two National Awards for Best Child Artist – for Ha Mazha Marg Ekala (1963) and Ajab Tujhe Sarkar (1971). He also played the small but crucial role of Ahmed in Sholay (1975).
He directed and starred in numerous highly successful Marathi films, such as Mai Baap (1982), Navri Mile Navryala (1984), Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi (1988), Maza Pati Karodpati and Navra Mazha Navsacha (2004).
He also gained acclaim for his performance as a classical singer in Katyar Kaljat Ghusali (2015). Pictured here on the sets of Amhi Satpute (2008). #nfai #indiancinema #cinemalover #actor #comedian #film #filmlover #india #pune
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Filmmaker: S. SHANKAR
Shankar predominantly works in Tamil cinema, and is known for making several commercially successful films.
His debut Gentleman (1993), starring Arjun Sarja, was a blockbuster. 
He went on to make several successful films after that, such as Kadhalan (1994) starring Prabhudheva, Indian (1996) starring Kamal Haasan, Jeans (1998) starring Aishwarya Rai, and Mudhalvan (1999), which he remade in Hindi as Nayak: The Real Hero (2001). With Rajinikanth, he directed Sivaji (2007) and Endhiran (2010) both of which were huge commercial successes.
Indian (1996) and Jeans (1998) were both India's official submissions for the Academy Awards in the respective years

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Marathi filmmaker: GIRISH GHANEKAR
Girish Ghanekar is a Marathi filmmaker. He made successful films such as Prem Karuya Khullam Khulla (1987), Balache Baap Brahmachari (1989) and Aflatoon (1991). #nfai #indiancinema #cinemalover #filmmaker #film #filmlover #marathi #india #pune #instapic #instaphoto
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Hindi film director: DAVID DHAWAN

David Dhawan is a filmmaker and editor, mainly known for his comedies. He made some of his most successful films in collaboration with actor Govinda. Some of his popular films are Shola Aur Shabnam (1992), Raja Babu (1994), Coolie No. 1 (1995), Saajan Chale Sasural (1996), Hero No. 1 (1997), and Partner (2007). #nfai #indiancinema #cinemalover #director #filmmaker #india #pune #potd #picoftheday #instapic #instaphoto