Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Ayesha Takia

Ayesha takia

Bollywood never had paucity for young talents. Ayesha Takia is one of those rising young stars of Bollywood. She has all the ingredients to roll the ball and get all the pins.

She was born on 10th April 1986, in Mumbai, to a Gujarati father and half British, half Maharashtrian mother. This mixed cultural background influenced her a lot. They mostly spoke English at home and this made her less comfortable with other Indian languages; so that she had to learn to diction in Hindi and Telugu to be able to act in movies in these languages. But these glitches weren’t good enough to let her down while she rode to the stardom.

Everybody loved this lovely talented and frisky girl. Most of her friends think that the reason behind her for being a pure vegetarian is her deep affection for animals. She love animals and loves to help those who help animals.

ayesha takia

She began showing her talents from the very tender age. She was chosen for an ad movie when she was only four years old, after this she never had to look back, she added several ad movies to her credit before she got selected to act in a Phalguni Pathak video called ‘Meri chunar ud ud jae’ which turned out to be a groundbreaking hit of that year. After that she signed for another indipop song video called ‘Shake it daddy’-she had shaken it pretty well indeed; good enough to get her face to the group of familiar faces that we often see on small screen. As a familiar face in TV and modeling world, her entry to Bollywood was all set.

Ayesha’s first signed film was ‘Socha Na Tha’ with Dharmendra’s nephew Abhay Deol, before this project even got started she signed another movie called ‘Taarzan: The Wonder Car’. But since her first signed project caught some wind and got delayed ; ‘Taarzan: The Wonder Car’ became her first movie to release in theatres. Though wonder car failed to show wonders in the box office; it won her Filmfare Best Debut Award in 2004.The failure of her first movie, instead of becoming a blemish on her career, fueled her to the top and she signed few more movies in that period.

In 2006, an Indian TV channel, Zoom, conducted a poll ‘50 most Desirable Women Alive in India’, she was polled as one of the topmost among other big names.

Recently, she turned a movie offer down, a project called ‘Neal and Nikki’ due to the excess of skin show, which the director demanded for this movie. This is an indication of her longing to stay away from that kind of a skin-shower image and move more towards a point were people would call her a good potential actress. A point only few of her kind aim for and still very few has the potential for.

Aamir khan and Shahrukh Khan are her favourite actors and she finds many things in Sridevi and Rani Mukherjee to get inspired from. She won Star Screen Award for Best Actress (critics) in 2006 and Stardust Best Supporting Actress Award in 2007 for her role in the movie ‘Dor’. Her Telugu movie was released in 2005 named ‘Super’. Acting in Telugu was a different experience for her altogether. She loved the Telugu experience and revealed her intentions to act in more Telugu movies.

A thorough professional and talented beautiful young thing, still keeping that friendly ‘girl next door image’-everybody’s favorite, she has just begun and is placed as a rising star in the horizon of not only Bollywood film industry but also in the hearts of millions of fans in India and abroad.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif

Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m)
Born on July 16, 1984 Katrina Kaif is one of eight siblings, all girls, from a mother who is a Caucasian of British Nationality, and a father who was formerly from Kashmir, India, but who has since acquired British citizenship.

Katrina grew up in Hawaii, but was brought up in London, UK. She started modeling accidentally when she was in Hawaii at the tender age of 14, when she was approached for a jewelery campaign. Thereafter she continued modeling in London.

Katrina Kaif, one of the most sought after actress in Bollywood, debuted with a bang through ‘Boom’, a movie about models getting caught up with the underworld. Though the movie bombed, people couldn’t easily forget her angelic face and voluptuous figure. Not many have gained the fans and popularity as a new entrant as Katrina has done.

Katrina is half Indian and half British. Her father is and NRI and her mother is English, which makes her poor at Hindi. Initially critics were very harsh on her for her poor Hindi. But she has worked hard on her Hindi and started taking dancing lessons—both very essential to survive in the industry. Now she has started dubbing on her own. She has done few movies down south and is a popular face there already.

She has done two Telugu movies - Malliswari(2004) and Allari Pidugu(2005) and a Malayalam film (Balram vs. Taradas). In 2005 she starred in ‘Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya’ opposite Salman Khan and Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Sarkar’. ‘Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye’ with Akshay Kumar followed.

Katrina was born on July 16, 1984, in Hong Kong, grew up in Hawaii and then moved to London. Even at the young age of 14, she got modeling offers and started out by modeling for a jewelry campaign. She was attracted to her father’s native land and the moment she landed in India she was flooded with modeling assignments.

She started off with photographer Atul Kasbekar. Later she got offers from Lakme, LG, Cola, Fevicol, Pantene, Veet, Kodak, and L’Oreal. She was chosen as the face of the year for the Lakme India Fashion Week (2005). The Lakme commercial made her very popular. Soon Kaizad Gustad, the director of ‘Boom’ noticed her and offered her a role in the film. Since it was the role of a model, she promptly agreed.

Although she wears bold outfits on films and ads, she is very particular about her clothes and she feels more comfortable in not-so-revealing clothes in personal life. And unlike others in her field she absolutely hates wearing make up.

Although she has been seeing Salman Khan for sometime now, she still refuses to talk about him in the media. She has made it clear that her personal life is not meant to be known to all and that no one has a right to pass any kind of judgment on it.

She has lot of exciting projects lined up.