Rocky S: a technically sound designer

One of the known names in the Indian fashion industry and also in Bollywood is Rock S. Rocky is a well known and popular fashion designer of India. He was a student of commerce in college, but he always wanted to do something creative and artistic. Rocky took a formal training on fashion designing from the J.D. Institute of Fashion Designing and thereafter he joined the departmental store, ROOPAM as a designer. Only after gaining the experience and knowing about the technical expertise, he chose to enter the film industry.

The first artist for whom Rocky S had designed was Akshay Kumar, who also proved to be his launch pad in Bollywood . in the year 1994, he was chosen to designs for dress in the film ‘Aatish: Feel The Fire’. Then what followed has created history. By now he has designed in numerous movies and for variety of stars starting from Raveen Tandon to Hrithik Roshan. The prominent films where he has designed include: ‘Fiza’, ‘Yaadein’, ‘Ajnaabe’ , ‘Kabhi Khusi Kabhi Gham’, ‘Mujhse Dosti Karoge’ , ‘Koi Mil Gaya’ , ‘Krishh’ and many more. In each and every film where Rocky has designed, he has showed his talent and his level of creativeness. This creative bent of mind of Rocky has taken him to great heights as a fashion designer. He has a store of retailing exclusive for both men and women wear at Juhu with the name ROCKY-S. He is considered as one of the leading fashion designers in India.

Arjun the handsome Rampal

Arjun Rampal is undoubtedly one of the most handsome actors of Indian film industry. He is first a super model then an actor. Arjun was born on 26th November, 1972. Arjun Rampal was a very famous model and he was discovered in a discotheque in Delhi by Rohit Bal. Arjun was a student of the prestigious Kodaikanal International School located in Palani Hills,Tamil Nadu. His mother was teacher in that school. The college form where he had graduated is Hindu College, in Delhi then. He is one of the most sought after male supermodels of India.

Arjun has appeared in a number of music videos which include one by Late Nusraat Fateh Ali Khan and by Rajiv Rai in ‘Don’t Marry’ with model Namrata Baruwah. His launchpad film in Bollywood film was ‘’Pyaar, Ishq Aur Mohabbat’ where he was paired opposite Kirti Reddy and had Suniel Shetty and Aftab Shivdashani in prominent roles. Though the film did not turn well at the box office, yet it helped Arjun have plenty of offers. He won the Award of the International Indian Film Academy for Face of the Year in 2002. His debut movie was originally ‘Moksha’ but it was released after ‘Pyaar, Ishq Aur Mohabbat’. Arjun’s other films include ‘Aankhen’, ‘Dil Hai Tumhaara’, ‘Yakeen’ and’Ek Ajnabee’. He has even done supporting role in films like ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’ and ‘Don – The Chase Begins Again’. His next big release will be ‘The Last Lear’. His negative role in ‘Om Shanti Om’ was very much appreciated

Rahul Bose

Rahul Bose: Mainstream or art house ?
Rahul Bose who is a skilled actor of Indian cinema is a social activist and also a rugby player and represents the Indian team. He fell in love with theatre ever since he started acting at the age of six, the n he had played a lead role in his school play, ‘Tom, the Piper’s Son’. As his acting grew with him, he played the lead role in Tim Murari’s ‘The Square Circle’ at the Leicester Haymarket in England. Rahul Bose was born on July 27, 1967, he has spent his childhood in Kolkata, later moved to Mumbai with his family. He was a student of the Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai and has done his graduation form Sydenham College.

‘English, August’ which was directed by Dev Benegal was his first film. Rahul Bose is considered as one of the most versatile and natural actors of Indian films. Before coming into films, Rahul has remained an advertising copywriter, worked for the Rediffusion advertising agency in Mumbai. For the film ‘Split Wide Open’ Rahul won the Best Actor at the Singapore Film Festival. His almost all films are excellent and his performance in every film of his is appreciated. The films where he has given a commendable performance are Mr. And Mrs. Iyer, and ‘Jhankaar Beats’, these are all international awards-winning films, ‘Chameli’, ‘Everybody Says I am Fine’ for which he won the ‘John Schlesinger Award – Honorable Mention’. He has been called by the ‘Time’ magazine ‘the superstar of Indian art house cinema’.

Emraan Hashmi

The kissing guru:Emraan Hashmi !
Emraan Hashmi , the actor is better known for his kissing scenes on screen than his acting. Of course this does not mean he is not a good actor, he indeed acts well. Emraan was born on 24th March, 1979, and his full name is Emraan Anwar Hashmi. He was born to a Muslim father and a Catholic mother. He is also the nephew of the famous director and producer of Indian cinema Mahesh Bhatt. His debut film was ‘Footpath’ which came in the year 2003. Viram Bhatt who is also the nephew of Mahesh Bhatt directed this movie. Though the film did not fair well in the box office, but Hasmi did a commendable job in portraying the he dangerous, crazy, yet, lovable bad person.

However, it was with the movie ‘Murder’ that Emraan Hashmi shot to fame. The movie was directed by the much-acclaimed filmmaker Anurag Basu. Emraan’s role had some negative shades, which he had portrayed very well. This murder thriller proved to a hit in the box office, and the music of the film created records. The film also starred Mallika Sherawt and Ashmit Patel, who is the brother of Bollywood actress Amisha Patel He mostly appears in movies directed by Vikram Bhatt and Mohit Suri, his other relative. His other films include: ‘Kalyug’ where he played a supporting role, ‘Aksar’, ‘Zeher’ opposite Shamita Shetty, ‘Ganster’ where he played the role pf a cop, and the film was quite a big hit, ‘Asig Banaya Apne’and few more.

A promising Kunal Khemu

One of the most promising upcoming actors of Bollywood is definitely Kunal Khemu. Kunal who was born on 25th May, 1983 in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir was a popular child artist. Kunal was student of Niranjanlal Dalmia High School and had graduated from Narsee Monjee College in Mumbai. His childhood was spent in Mira Road which is a suburb outside Mumbai. Kunal was both good at studies and at soprts.
Kuanl started his acting career in 1987 as child artist in the television serial ‘Gul Gulshan Gulfam’. Later on, Kunal appeared in films and his first film was ‘Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke’ which came in the year 1993. In this 93 superhit, Kunal appeared as a child artist and he played the role of nephew of the lead actor Aamir Khan. He has done a number of films as a child actor, the popular one include ‘Raja Hindustani’ in 1996 again with Aamir Khan and Karisma Kapoor and ‘Zakhm’ which was released in1998, here he played the young Ajay Devgan. For the latter one, Kunal had received praises by both the audiences and the critics. His debut movie as a leading actor was ‘Kalyug’ which came in the year 2005.
The film was both critically and commercially successful. The movie was directed by Mohit Suri. His other films include Madhur Bhandarkar directed ‘Traffic Signal’, ‘Dhol’ and ‘Superstar’. Kunal is now all set to act in an English Bollywood movie ‘When Harry Tried to Marry’ which will be directed by Nayan Pandrai.

Susmita Sen

Susmita Sen: gorgeous beauty !
The first woman from India to win the prestigious Miss Universe pageant was Sushmita Sen, also a popular actress of the Indian film industry. She was born on the 19th of November, 1975, in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Sushmita Sen is the perfect example of beauty with brains. In the year 1994, after winning the Miss India contest which also had the gorgeous Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as one of its contestants. Sushmita went to represent India in the Miss Universe contest and was successful in winning the pageant, which was held in Manila, Philippines.

Susmita Sen was born to a Bengali family and her father Shubeer Sen is a former Indian Air Force Wing Commander, while her mother Subhra Sen has worked as a fashion and jewelry artist. Sushmita Sen is a single mother as she has adopted a girl child in the year 2000. Her debut movie was ‘Dastak’, where she played the role of a star who is a victim of stalker. The film did not fare well at the box office and her first hit is ‘Biwi No.1’ which was directed by David Dhawan and had Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Tabu. This film fetched her first award ‘Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award in 1999. By far, her biggest hit is ‘Main Hoon Na’ which came in the year 2004 is Farah Khan directorial debut. Susmita Sen was paired opposite Shah Rukh Khan. Her other films include ‘Main Aisa Hi Hoon’, ‘Maine Pyaar Kyun Hiya’, ‘Zindeggi Rocks’ ‘Ram Gopal Verma Ki Aag’.

Lara Dutta

Lara the dusky Dutta !
This Bollywood beauty with brains, Lara Dutta, was born on 6th April, 1978 in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. In 1981, her family had moved to Bangalore where she completed her schooling from St. Francis Xavier Girl’s High School. Lara Dutta has done her graduation in Economics from Bombay University at Bangalore. Her father was the Wing Commander and her mother is of British origin. In 1997, Lara won the Gladrags modeling competition, which won her the right to be the first representative at the 1997 Miss International pageant. In 2000 Lara Dutta became the second Indian after Sushmita Sen to win the crown of Miss Universe held at Cyprus.

This winning crown led Lara Dutta to get appointed as a UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador in 2001. This prestigious award gave her the opportunity to get offers from several Bollywood moviemakers. Her first on screen appearance was in the movie ‘Andaaz; in 2003 which also starred Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra. The film became a super hit of the year and earned Lara Dutt her first award ever ‘Filmfare Best Female Debut Award’. She was appreciated for her role in the movie. After ‘Andaaz’ came a bucketful of other movies which include ‘Kaal’, ‘No Entry’, ‘Maasti’ and many others. Her movies of 2007 include ‘Partner’ which proved to be a huge hit, ‘Bhagam Bhag’ and ‘Jhoom Barabar Jhoom’. Lara Dutta has a flair for writing and is well known for her good sense of humour. This famous actress has more to deliver which will surely make her career rise sky high.