Nikita Anand, a new name in the glamour industry, is an Indian model based in Punjab. She was born in Jalandar , Punjab in the year 1983. Owing to the frequent transfers of his father who is a doctor in the Indian Army, she had to study in different schools- St. Mary’s, Pune; Bishop Cottons, Ranchi; Cathedral & John Cannon, Mumbai, NIFT, Delhi. At a tender age 13, Nikita was crowned Miss Ranchi. She is a perfect combination of traditionalism with modernity.
This 5’8 beauty believes that staying firmly to the roots is the real challenge. She has remained the host of the popular car race show on Zee Sports called ‘NASCAR’. She was a student of I.T at NIFT, where the walked the ramp for NIFT Shaw Wallace and Burlingtons. She was the runner up in the contest of May Queen Pageant in Northern India, which was won by Shonali Nagrani. Nikita has featured in the inaugural issue of ‘V.Rebel’.
She has done a course in the Trinity School of Speech and Dramas; the course has the duration of three years. This diehard fan of Shahrukh has been a ramp model and a fashion designer when she took part in the Miss India contest for 2003.
Nikita became the Femina Miss India-Universe in 2003 by taking over the title from Neha Dhupia. She represented India in the Miss Universe Pageant. She has also won the ‘Face Hunt Model’ title in Delhi, 20003. This trained singer has already starred in the film ‘’Dil Dosti etc.’, directed by Manish Tiwary.
Arshad Warsi : the ‘Circuit’. He is unassuming, simple, and does not possess the typical quality of an Indian actor. Yet Arshad Warsi has been able to execute and add colour and vibrance to simple roles through sheer talent and brilliance.
Born on 19th April 1968 Arshad Warsi became an orphan at the age of fourteen. He had a keen interest in dance and later started a dancing school of his own. Arshad got his first break in Amitabh Bachchans production, Tere Mere Sapne. Like his debut his forthcoming films failed to create an impact on the audience. Arshads career seemed to be fading away and what he needed was a successful movie to create a firm ground in Bollywood.
It was only with Munna Bhai MBBS that Arshad came into the limelight. It was the best come back movie that one could have dreamt of. With his brilliant performance in Munna Bhai as Circiut, Arshad has created a special place in the heart of his audiences and also this industry. The simple, light hearted, amusing “circuit” is going to stay alive in the minds of his fans for a long period of time. To Bollywood one more name has been added to the list of great comedians. But Arshad Warsi possesses the additional art of making his characters so lovable, acceptable and endearing.
Here’s hoping that he reaches the zenith of his acting career, till then his fans shall eagerly wait for Arshad to recreate his magic in Munna Bhai Chale America.
Shiney Ahuja : Shining Shiney!
Roshan Ahuja popularly known as Shiney Ahuja is considered to be one the upcoming stars of Bollywood. He was born on 15th May, 1973 and is the son of an army commander. His birth place is Delhi. Since his father was in the defense forces, he had the ambition of becoming an armed officer. But he became an actor and definitely a popular one. He was attracted in theatre and got the opportunity to join Barry John’s acting school in Delh before which he had studied in the Army Public School, Dhaula Kaun, New Delhi. Shiney had done modeling and appeared in many commercials before he actually set foot in the Bollywood circuit. Shiney Ahuja has even appeared in a music video for the band Stereo Nation.
It was with the film ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’ that Shiney Ahuja made his debut. The film was directed by the much acclaimed director Sudhir Mishra and had Chitrangada Singh and Kay Kay Menon in the lead. This movie was highly appreciated critically and Shiney also received praises for his performance. This movie was shown at very various film festivals in 2003 and was released in theatres in 2005. The film was viewed as one of the best films of the year and also fetched Shiney the ‘Filmfare Best Male Debut’ award. Shiney started acting in the mainstream films with the movie ‘Karam’ in 2005. He starred together with John Abraham and Priyanka Chopra. The film ‘Gangster’ directed by Mahesh Bhatt made Shiney Ahuja very much popular. The other noted films of Shiney are; ‘Woh Lamhe’; ‘Life In A….Metro’; and ‘Bhool Bhulaiya’.
Tanisha Mukherjee Another BONG Beauty ! Another Bengali damsel to have made it big in Bollywood is Tanisha Mukherjee. She is the daughter of the veteran actress Tanuja and is also the sister of the much-acclaimed Bollywood actress Kajol. She was born on January 1, 1978 in Mumbai, India. Tanisha who is an Indian actress is of Bengali-Marathi descent; her family has been working in Bollywood since the 1940s. This beautiful actress from Bollywood actress made her debut with the`movie ‘Sssshhh’. Tanisha Mukherjee was paired opposite Dino Morea. In 1995, she had started her career as a VJ for Channel V. She has also anchored for the famous show called ‘BPl Oye’. Her family is well known in the film industry, her relatives include grandfather from her father’s side, SashaDhar Mukherjee, who was a famous film director. Her uncles were also famous actors- Joy Mukherjee and Deb Mukherjee. Her aunt Nutan was one of the most talented actresses ever seen the film industry. The best actress of the recent time, Rani Mukherjee is Tanisha’s cousin.
Tanisha Mukherjee has appeared as the lead actress in the movie ‘Neal n Nikki’ opposite Uday Chopra. The film was under the Yash Raj banner. Tanisheha’s first movie under the direction of Ram Gopal Verma was ‘Sarkar’, which was a hit film. It starred Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan whom she was paired with and Katrina Kaif. She has even done a Tamil movie opposite newcome Vinay Rai, the name of the movie was ‘Unnale Unnale’, the movie was a big success at the box office. The 2008 release of Tanisha will be ‘One Two Three’ and few more. All the best Tanisha Mukherjee !
Shamita Shetty Is she the sexier Shetty ? Shamita Shetty, the younger sister of the popular actress Shilpa Shetty, made her debut in Hindi movies in the year of 2000. She was born in a closely-knit traditional family which hails from the bunt community of Mangalore. Shamita was born on 2nd February 1979. This gorgeous Indian actress had attended St. Anthony’s Girls High School in Chembur, India. The college from where she did her graduation was Sydenham College. The movie of 2000 where Shamita made her debut was ‘Mohabbatein’ which was directed by Aditya Chopra under the Yash Raj banner. The film went on to become one of the biggest blockbusters of the year. The movie also starred Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan. Shamita Shetty was paired opposite Uday Chopra, which was also his debut film. The film made Shamita very famous and opened the door for more offers.
Shamita Shetty became even more famous after performing for an item song “Sharara Sharara” in the film ‘Mere Yaar Ke Shaadi Hai’, released in 2001. The other film where Shamita has done an item number is ‘Saathiya’, a blockbuster of 2002. Her performance in the ‘Zeher’ opposite Imraan Hashmi earned her lot of adulations. Both Shamita and Silpa has appeared in a film together, the name was ‘Fareb’ and both were paired opposite Manoj Bajpai. This glamour doll of Bollywood has the potential to make it big in Bollywood in the coming years. Together with being a good actress, Shamita is a very good dancer.
Sharman Joshi: from STYLE to RDB. Sharman Joshi is an upcoming Indian actor and also a theatre personality. He made his debut in the year 1999 in the movie ‘Godmother’ as the troubled son of the protagonist, Shabana Azmi. Sharman received rave reviews for his performance Though Sharman is best known for his Hindi movies, he has appeared or worked in various English, Hindi, Gujarati stage productions. In the comedy movie ‘Style’ of 2001, Sharman had appeared. This movie became a surprise hit of the year. The movie was directed by N. Chandra and mostly had newcomers. Sharman was very active during his theatre and drama days. He has done over 330 shows since childhood and the most memorable is; ‘Aame Layee Gaya Tame Rahee Gaya’. The renowned theatre writer-actor Arvind Joshi is his father. He has done a small role in the film ‘Lajja’.
It was with the movie ‘Rang De Basanti’ that Sharman Joshi rose to the highest peak of his career, this multi-starrer movie brought instant fame for Sharman Joshi. This Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra film proved to be the biggest hit of all times. Shaman shared his screen with versatile actors like Aamir Khan and Atul Kulkarni. This movie brought him more offers and also haloed him in earning favorable reviews. His other commendable movies include ; the 2007 release ‘Life In A….Metro’ a super hit movie where Shamran was highly appreciated for his role, ‘Golmaal’, a comedy film. He has a very good comic timing. Sharman Joshi a good actor and will definitely better himself in the coming years.
Raima Sen – The sexy siren. This 1979 born Indian actress is the grand daughter of the much acclaimed and legendary actress of yester years of Tollywood, Suchitra Sen and daughter of the popular actress Moonmoon Sen. Her first movie was ‘Godmother’ which was released in 1999. The film was directed by Vinay Shukla and had the national award winning actress Shabana Azmi in the lead and portraying the title role. This movie was critically acclaimed.
In ‘Daman’ in 2001, Raima Sen appeared as Raveena’s daughter. She had a small but important role in this film and was highly appreciated. The film ‘Choker Bali’, directed by the famous film maker Rituparno Ghosh came as breakthrough for Raima and opened the door for more opportunities in films. Raima Sen was praised for her simple and submissive role as ‘Ashalata’ in the movie. In 2005, Raima got the opportunity to feature in the critically acclaimed hit film ‘Parineeta’, the film was directed by Pradeep Sarkar.
The film starred Vidya Balan in the lead and also Saif Ali Khan and Sanjay Dutt. By far, Raima Sen has done a variety of films like ‘Dus’, ‘Funtoosh’, ‘Eklavya’, ‘Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd’ and ‘Manorama Six Feet Under’. The last two films have helped Raima to prove her versatility in acting. In both the films ,she had received appreciated. Raima is known for her low profile and it is often said that she has resemblance with the veteran actress and also her grandmother Suchitra Sen. This upcoming actress of Bollywood has a bright future ahead.