Amrita Arora has a great year ahead

Amrita Arora, the Indian actress is better known for being the sister of Maliaka Arora Khan. She is the younger sister of the model and popular item dancer of Bollywood, Maliaka Arora Khan. Amrita was born on 31st January, 1978 in Mumbai , India. This 5′ 4 1/2″ tall woman started her career as a model and has appeared in various hit music videos, the one with Zayed Khan, ‘Disco 82’ was huge hit. Amrita has appeared in many commercials like Ponds, Elle 18, After Smoke, Sunsilk fruitiness and many more. Her first debut movie was ‘Kitne Door, Kitne Paas’ in 2002, the movie was directed by Mehul Kumar and she was paired opposite Fardeen Khan.

The film had failed miserably at the box office. It is known that she is a very close friend of the prominent Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor. Amrita’s first successful movie was ‘Awara Paagal Deewana’ which was released in 2002. This Bollywood action comedy was directed by Vikram Bhatt and had Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Aftab Shivdashani in the lead. Here, in this film, Amrita was paired opposite Suneil Shetty. Amrita has appeared in the controversial film ‘Grilfriend’ in 2004 with Isha Koppikar. Amrita has appeared in more than fifteen movies, though most of them have remained a failure at the box office. She has made a special appearance in the Shah Rukh Khan starrer movie ‘Om Shanti Om’ in a song along with her sister Maliaka. She has some important releases in 2008.

Irfan khan: From banegi apni baat to Namesake

The other Khan who is slowly and gradually gaining popularity not only because of his choice of films but also for his talent as an actor is Irfan Khan. Irfan Khan is an immensely talented actor who acts in Indian films, television and theatre. He earned a scholarship in to study at National School of Drama when he was studying for his M.A. in the year 1984. He graduated in the year 1987, and then he shifted to Mumbai. It is in this place that Irfan started acting in television. He has acted in serials like ‘Chanakya’, ‘Banegi Apni Baat’ and ‘Chandrakanta’ which were telecasted on Doordarshan.

He has even appeared in ‘Star Best Sellers’ and many more programs which came on television. Irfan has even played the role of the villain in the series named ‘Darr’ which was aired on Star Plus. Here he had played the role of a psycho killer and the series also had Kay Kay Menon. Irfan had appeared in the critically acclaimed movie of the 90s ‘Ek Doctor Ki Maut’ and ‘Such a Long Journey’. It was with the historical movie ‘The Warrior’ directed by the London-based director Asif Kapadia that took Irfan’s career to the top gear. The movie had stormed in international film festivals in 2001.With films like The Namesake (2007) and A Mighty Heart (2007), Irfan received recognition internationally. His performance in ‘Maqbool’ was widely appreciated by critics. Irfan has won the ‘Filmfare Best Villian Award’ for the film ‘Hasil’ in 2004. His 2007 release of ‘Life in a Metro’ won him praises.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan can be considered as one of the most beautiful women in the world. This former Miss World is a popular actress of Bollywood. Born on 1st November 1973, Aishwarya started her career as a model before coming into films. She was pursing architecture, when she began modeling and in 1994, she took part in the Miss India contest. However, she could not win the contest but won the prestigious title of Miss World later that year. It was after her winning this crown that Aishwarya became a known face and directors signed her for films.

Aishwarya’s first movie was ‘Iruvar’ which came in 1997 and was Mani Ratnam directed Tamil movie. Her first movie of Bollywood was ‘Aur Pyar Ho Gaya’ where she was paired opposite Bobby Deol and was released in 1997. In the year 1999, Aishwarya appeared in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanaam’ which also starred prominent actors like Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan. This film fetched Aishwarya her ‘Filmfare’ award in the best actress category. This film established Aishwarya as one the leading actresses of Bollywood. Her other noted films include ‘Devdaas’ again directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, starred Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit, this film earned her another ‘Filmfare’ award in the best actress category, ‘Mohabbatien’ with Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bhachchan palying her father and few more. She is the first Indian female to have been replicated in the Madame Tussaud’s wax museum in London.