Sobhita Dhulipala Biography, Stills
Height: 1.75 m
Sobhita Dhulipala is an Indian Model and Beauty Pageant Titleholder. She won the title of Miss India Earth 2013 and is representing India at Miss Earth 2013, in Pasay City, Phillipines where she has bagged the title of of Miss Photogenic. Sobhita Dhulipala was born on 31 May 1992, in Tenali, Andhra Pradesh, India into a Telugu Brahmin family. She moved to Visakhapatnam along with her family when she was three and spent most of her childhood there. She did her schooling at Little Angels and pursued commerce at Visakha Valley School in Visakhapatnam. Upon the completion of her high school, she shifted to Mumbai with her family and attended a commerce degree in HR College of commerce and economics in Mumbai. She is currently pursuing her Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Corporate law from Symbiosis University. Sobhita Dhulipala is also a trained classical dancer in Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi.
Dec 6, 2013
Sobhita Dhulipala Biography, Stills
Dec 5, 2013
Kamya is one contestant in the Bigg who has believed in fair play, be it for a task or otherwise, She has always been balanced and carried out all her responsibilities in a timely manner. But with Bigg Boss approaching its climax, Kamya seems to have come up with a new game strategy to secure her position in the finale. Since they first became friends, Kamya has always stayed true to her friend Gauahar and has rarely had a difference in opinion with her.
After the luxury budget task comes to an end, Bigg Boss asks the housemates to unanimously decide upon two names who have been the weak performers in the task. While Gauahar, Kushal, Ajaz and Sofia sit down to discuss the appropriate names, Kamya prefers to keep away from the discussion and voices her opinion later. After the names are called out in front of Bigg Boss, Kamya goes to Armaan and Tanishaa and tells them that she will never fall prey to any manipulations and will always support what is right. She might be close to Gauahar and Ajaz in the house but that doesn't take away her integrity and she can never be compelled to take a wrong decision.
Upon hearing this, Armaan and Tanishaa praise Kamya endlessly and also compliment her for being unprejudiced. When Gauahar finds out about Kamya's conversation with Armaan, she starts to ignore Kamya, something that was rightly anticipated by Armaan and Tanishaa earlier.Is Kamya playing games to win the hearts of all the contestants or will she apologize to Gauahar and stay true to their friendship?
Yash Chopra Biography
Yash Raj Chopra was an Indian film director, script writer and film producer, predominantly working in Hindi cinema.Yash Chopra began his career as an assistant director to I.S. Johar and his elder brother, B.R. Chopra.
Born: September 27, 1932, Lahore, Pakistan
Died: October 21, 2012, Mumbai
Spouse: Pamela Chopra (m. 1970–2012)
Siblings: Baldev Raj Chopra, Dharam Chopra
Awards: Dadasaheb Phalke Award, More
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Punjabi singer Honey Singh Biography
Honey Singh born 'Hirdesh Singh' is an Indian rapper, music producer, singer and film actor. He started as a session and recording artist, and became a Bhangra producer. He has also begun to produce music for Bollywood films.
Born: March 15, 1984 (age 29), Hoshiarpur
Full name: Hirdesh Singh
Albums: International Villager, The Next Level, Jatt Soorme, More
Film music credits: Ishq Garaari, Cocktail, Yaariyaan, More
Movies: Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22, Mirza – The Untold Story
Dec 1, 2013
Here's a look at some of the most renowned sportsmen and their lovely ladies: Indian leg-spinner Piyush Chawla tied the nuptial knot with his long-time friend Anubhuti Chauhan in a grand ceremony at Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, on November 28, 2013. Piyush and Anubhuti posing for photographers during their wedding ceremony
Indian leg-spinner Piyush Chawla has tied the nuptial knot with his long-time friend Anubhuti Chauhan in a grand ceremony in Moradabad. Piyush and Anubhuti, who happen to be neighbours, got married late last night in the presence of close family members and friends, including the cricketers` Uttar Pradesh teammates.
Anubhuti, an MBA, is the daughter of Dr Ameer Singh Chauhan, who is posted as the Chief Medical Officer in Meerut."My son and Anubhuti are well known to each other for last many years. Anubhuti is very familiar and the relationship has now been changed from friendship to life partners," said Piyush`s father Pramod Kumar Chawla.
The wedding was attended by Piyush`s UP teammates including pacer Irfan Pathan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Gyanendra Pandey among others. However, former Test captain and local MP Mohammed Azaharuddin, who was invited as special guest, did not attend the ceremony. Piyush has played three Tests and 25 one-dayers for India. He has seven wickets in the five-day format and 32 in the ODIs.
Box Office Queen of 2013: Four Deepika Films Including 'Chennai Express' and 'Ram-leela' in ₹100-Crore Club. Deepika Padukone has come a long way after making her dream Bollywood debut in 2007, through Shah Rukh Khan's "Om Shanti Om".
After almost seven years in the industry, she is one of the most in-demand actresses in India today. In fact, she became the first actress in Bollywood with four back-to-back films that crossed the ₹100-crore mark, that too in a single year.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted that Deepika is the first actress in Bollywood history to have achieved the feat. Her films "Race 2", "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani", "Chennai Express" and "Ram-leela", which were released this year, joined the ₹100 crore club. Here are box office collection figures of Deepika's 2013 releases, according to Bollywood Hungama:
Deepika Padukone Biography
Deepika Padukone is an Indian film actress and model. She has established a successful career in Hindi films, and is cited in the media as one of the most popular and attractive Indian celebrities.
Born: January 5, 1986 (age 27), Copenhagen, Denmark
Height: 1.74 m
Siblings: Anisha Padukone
Upcoming movies: Kochadaiyaan - The Legend, Rana
Parents: Ujjala Padukone, Prakash Padukone
Film and television actress Jean Kent, one of Britain's biggest stars in the 1940s and 1950s, has died. She was injured in a fall at her home in Westhorpe, Suffolk, and died at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds at 03:40 GMT. Her death was announced by a close family friend, author and former film critic Michael Thornton. Her last public appearance was in 2011 when she was honoured by the British Film Institute on her 90th birthday.
Mr Thornton said: "I knew Jean for more than 50 years. She was a feisty, funny, outspoken character who never took herself too seriously. "She knew what it meant to be a star and regarded it as her job to live up to that position and never to disappoint the public." Kent's career included regular appearances in Gainsborough melodramas, which were popular with large numbers of newly-independent women following the outbreak of the Second World War. She made 45 films and during her career starred alongside Marilyn Monroe, Michael Redgrave and Laurence Olivier.
Born in Brixton, south London on 29 June, 1921, she was the only child of variety performers Norman Field and Nina Norre. As a 13-year-old she performed at the Windmill Theatre in London's West End.
Jean Kent. Kent also appeared in serious dramas like The Browning Version. Kent met her husband Josef Ramart on the set of Caravan and they married four months later in 1946, with Stuart Granger as best man. They bought a farm near Sudbury, Suffolk in the 1950s and stayed there for 20 years until they moved to Westhorpe. Her husband died in 1989.
Kent also had a television career, which started in the mid-1930s in a musical called The Ship In The Bay which was broadcast live. Her post-war television appearances included roles in Up Pompeii!, Crossroads and Lovejoy. Mr Thornton added: "Because she became one of the most famous stars of the Gainsborough era, with its bodice-ripping melodramas, she was underrated as an actress. But she was a great actress."
Speaking on her 90th birthday she told the BBC she was still available for work."Oh yes, I'd work like a shot, as long as I didn't have to walk," she said.
The traditional tag-wrestling sport involves players trying to tag an opponent before making it back to their half of the field. Kabaddi is hugely popular in the Punjab provinces of India and Pakistan, where it originates, and is played in countries around the world with South Asian populations. It has traditionally been seen as a macho sport but now Pakistan is sending a women's team to the November 30-December 14 World Cup in India. For 24-year-old Sayeda Fareeda Khanum, who comes from a conservative, religious family where she fought for years to be allowed to compete in sports, it is a dream come true.
"I have been sports crazy since childhood and was selected for national events in various sports many times, but I was never allowed by my family to attend a training camp outside college or university," she told AFP.
"But when I got selected for the kabaddi team, I told my mother that I would play this sport at any cost and left home to join the camp in Lahore." Khanum, the team's best defender, between sessions in a tough fitness workout at Lahore's Punjab stadium. "Getting the national colours was my childhood dream. I am going to India to make a do-or-die battle for my nation and prove that Pakistani girls can do whatever women do in other countries," she said.
India and Pakistan, neighbours and ferocious sporting rivals, have met in two of the three men's world cup finals held so far, with India prevailing both times. The women are determined to succeed where their male counterparts have failed. "We decided to participate in this team for the sake of Pakistan, and for the sake of true patriotism. And we have tried our level best, and by the will of God we will succeed," vice-captain Sumera Zahoor, who comes from a martial arts background, Having decided to build the women's team, the authorities wrote to top sports organisations and educational institutions, collecting a group of girls coming from diverse sporting backgrounds.
Half already represent various other sports like athletics, weightlifting and racket games, while a few new players with the right attitude and ambitions have also earned a place in the team. Training for the women in green, yellow and blue tracksuits begins with prayers and a recitation from the Koran. After chants of "Long live Pakistan" and "God is great", they begin physical training before moving on to wrestling techniques.
It has not been an easy task for the support staff to get the team together and direct their potential.
"All the girls come from different games, some are from athletics, some are weightlifters," Aisha Qazi, the team's coach, said. "These are individual players' games but kabaddi is a team event, so there is a huge difference and it has taken me some time to teach them."
Qazi, herself a first-class cricketer and international baseball player, said they were thrilled to be the first women's team to represent Pakistan in international kabbadi. Head coach Ghulam Abbas Butt said he was confident the women's team would live up to their promise. "I hope the boys' team will win the World Cup this time and the girls would also not disappoint in their first appearance," he said. "I have done this training with my heart, and they followed it the same way. These were new girls and they have done whatever I asked them to do. That's why I know that they will play well," he said. The Pakistan women face England, Mexico and Denmark in their pool matches while arch rivals India play the United States, Kenya and New Zealand.
Nov 14, 2013
Who’s more powerful: the autocratic leader of a former superpower or the handcuffed commander in chief of the most dominant country in the world? This year the votes for the World’s Most Powerful went to Russian President Vladimir Putin. He climbs one spot ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama, who held the title in 2012.
Putin has solidified his control over Russia while Obama’s lame duck period has seemingly set in earlier than usual for a two-term president — latest example: the government shutdown mess. Anyone watching this year’s chess match over Syria and NSA leaks has a clear idea of the shifting individual power dynamics.
The Most Powerful People in the World list is an annual snapshot of the heads of state, CEOs and financiers, philanthropists and NGO chiefs, billionaires, and entrepreneurs who truly rule the world. It represents the collective wisdom of top FORBES editors, who consider hundreds of nominees before ranking the planet’s top 72 power-brokers – one for every 100 million people on Earth — based on their scope of influence and their financial resources relative to their peers. (See full methodology here).
This year’s list features 17 heads of state who run nations with a combined GDP of some $48 trillion — including the three most powerful people, Putin, Obama and Xi Jinping, the general secretary of the Communist Party of China. The 27 CEOs and chairs control over $3 trillion in annual revenues, and 12 are entrepreneurs, including new billionaires on the list, Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote (No. 64), founder of Dangote Group, and Oracle’s Larry Ellison (No. 58). Speaking of, this year’s class has 28 billionaires valued in excess of $564 billion.
No. 1: Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin Biography
President of Russia
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is the fourth and current President of Russia, incumbent since 7 May 2012. He previously served as the second President from 2000 to 2008, and as Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.
Born: October 7, 1952 (age 61), Saint Petersburg, Russia
Height: 1.70 m
Spouse: Lyudmila Putina (m. 1983–2013)
Office: President of Russia since 2012
Children: Yekaterina Putina, Mariya Putina
Martial arts: Sambo, Judo
Russian President Vladimir Putin fishes during a mini-break in the Siberian Tyva region (also referred to as Tuva), Russia.
No. 2. Barack Obama
Barack Obama Biography
44th U.S. President
Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States, the first African American to hold the office.
Born: August 4, 1961 (age 52), Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Full name: Barack Hussein Obama II
Parents: Ann Dunham, Barack Obama Sr.
Siblings: Malik Abongo Obama, Maya Soetoro-Ng, More
Education: Harvard Law School (1988–1991), More
Children: Natasha Obama, Malia Ann Obama
US President Barack Obama walks into the White House in Washington on June 9, 2013 upon his return from California where he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
No. 3. Xi Jinping
Xi Jinping Biography
General Secretary of the Communist Party of China
Xi Jinping is the current paramount leader of China and the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China.
Born: June 15, 1953 (age 60), Beijing, China
Height: 1.80 m
Office: President of the People's Republic of China since 2013
Spouse: Peng Liyuan (m. 1987), Ke Lingling
Parents: Qi Xin, Xi Zhongxun
Education: Tsinghua University (1998–2002), Tsinghua University (1975–1979), Beijing 101 Middle School
BEIJING, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 27: Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the welcoming ceremony for Afghan President Hamid Karzai outside the Great Hall of The People on September 27, 2013 in Beijing, China. Afghan President Hamid Karzai is on an official state visit to China from September 25 to 28.
No. 4. Pope Francis
Pope Francis Biography
Francis is the 266th and current Pope of the Catholic Church having been elected Bishop of Rome. He is thereby also the Sovereign of Vatican City.
Born: December 17, 1936 (age 76), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Full name: Jorge Mario Bergoglio
Books: On Heaven and Earth
Siblings: María Elena Bergoglio, Alberto Bergoglio
Parents: Mario Jose Bergoglio, Regina Maria Sivori
Pope Francis waves to the faithfull after leading his weekly open-air general audience in St.Peter's square on October 9, 2013 at the Vatican
No. 5. Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel Biography
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician and former research scientist who has been the Chancellor of Germany since 2005, and the leader of the Christian Democratic Union since 2000. She is the first woman to hold either office.
Born: July 17, 1954 (age 59), Hamburg, Germany
Office: Chancellor of Germany since 2005
Spouse: Joachim Sauer (m. 1998), Ulrich Merkel (m. 1977–1982)
Parents: Horst Kasner, Herlind Kasner
Education: German Academy of Sciences at Berlin (1986), University of Leipzig (1973–1978)
Awards: Presidential Medal of Freedom, Charlemagne Prize, More
BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 16: German Chancellor and Chairwoman of the German Christian Democrats (CDU) Angela Merkel arrives for a meeting of the CDU board at CDU party headquarters on September 16, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Germany faces federal elections on September 22 and so far the CDU has a strong lead in polls over the opposition.
No. 6. Bill Gates
Bill Gates Biography
William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, investor, programmer, inventor and philanthropist.
Born: October 28, 1955 (age 58), Seattle, Washington, United States
Spouse: Melinda Gates (m. 1994)
Children: Jennifer Katharine Gates, Phoebe Adele Gates, Rory John Gates
Education: Harvard College (1973–1975), Lakeside School (1968–1973)
Awards: Silver Buffalo Award, More
Bill Gates, Chairman of Microsoft and Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation arrives at the Lodge to have talks with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Canberra on May 28, 2013
No. 7. Ben Bernanke
Ben Bernanke Biography
Ben Shalom Bernanke is an American economist and currently chairman of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States.
Born: December 13, 1953 (age 59), Augusta, Georgia, United States
Spouse: Anna Friedmann (m. 1978)
Education: Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard College, Dillon High School
Movies: Frontline: Inside the Meltdown, American Casino
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks during a news conference in Washington. Bernanke is scheduled to speak at a banking conference in Chicago on Friday, May 10, 2013.
No. 8. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud
Abdullah of Saudi Arabia Biography
King of Saudi Arabia
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman bin Faisal bin Turki bin Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques is the King of Saudi Arabia. He ascended to the throne on 1 August 2005 upon the death of his half-brother, King Fahd.
Born: August 1, 1924 (age 89), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Office: King of Saudi Arabia since 2005
Parents: Ibn Saud, Fahda bint Asi Al Shuraim
Siblings: Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Sultan bin Abdulaziz, More
Spouse: Jawahir bint Ali Hussein, More
Awards: Royal Victorian Chain
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud talks with French President Francois Hollande (unseen) during their meeting at the Saudi Royal palace, in Jeddah, on November 4, 2012. Hollande is visiting Saudi Arabia before attending an Asia-Europe summit in Laos to talk trade at a time of economic crisis.
No. 9. Mario Draghi
Mario Draghi Biography
Mario Draghi is an Italian banker and economist who succeeded Jean-Claude Trichet as the President of the European Central Bank on 1 November 2011. He was previously the governor of the Bank of Italy from January 2006 until October 2011.
Born: September 3, 1947 (age 66), Rome, Italy
Spouse: Serena Draghi
Children: Giacomo Draghi, Federica Draghi
Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1976), More
Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), pauses during the ECB's interest rate news conference held at the Banque de France headquarters in Paris, France, on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. Draghi said he's ready to take any necessary measures to keep money-market rates in check as he tries to steer Europe's banks through the early stages of an economic recovery.
No. 10. Michael Duke
Michael Terry Duke is an American businessman. He serves as the fourth chief executive officer of Walmart.
Born: December 7, 1949 (age 63)
Education: Georgia Institute of Technology
Michael T. Duke, chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., departs from the West Wing of the White House after meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Obama met with a dozen corporate leaders at the White House today in his latest overture to the business community as he works to build support for a debt deal that includes new taxes on wealthy Americans.
Nov 12, 2013
Nov 11, 2013
She is bold, beautiful and took the glam quotient in tennis up by a few notches. Hyderabad's own tennis sensation Sania Mirza is all set to don a new avatar to boost morale of women, particularly information technology (IT) professionals, working in the Madhapur-Gachibowli IT corridor. After the infamous abduction and rape of a 22-year-old techie, Cyberabad police have reportedly roped in the tennis star to feature in a short film. Apart from the techie case, two more minors were raped in the Cyberabad commissionerate limits in the last fortnight.
Sources in the Cyberabad police said the short film, being made by police in coordination with some IT companies, would also feature a few Tollywood actors. The film would spell out 'Dos and Don'ts' for women if someone misbehaves or takes them for a ride. It will also reveal the measures to be taken to have safe transport and the way to avoid getting into trouble. The film would be screened at theatres, IT companies and other media channels.
When contacted, Cyberabad commissioner CV Anand was extremely guarded about the role of Sania Mirza and only said production work was on. "At this juncture, I cannot tell you as the production work is going on and it is a matter of a few days before it will be complete and ready for launch,'' Anand said. It is not clear whether the popular personalities likely to feature in the short film are doing it as their bit for social responsibility or for a price.
However, the fact is that an additional deputy commissioner of police-rank woman officer has been assigned the task of making the film and a team of police officials and IT employees were busy making the film using jargon like 'Action' and 'Cut'. The short film is likely to have graphics with a mix of drama. Deloitte employees are giving technical support to police in making of documentary. "A team of police and Deloitte employees are working on this audio video movie,'' Cyberabad Security Council secretary V Srinivas Prasad told, Several attempts to contact Sania Mirza's father Imran Mirza on his phone and mail to get a confirmation whether his daughter was indeed part of the project failed as he was unavailable.
Forensic report says fragments of human flesh found under actor's fingernails, which experts say is usually a sign of struggle.
In the latest update from the Jiah Khan Suicide case, it seems that the murder angle of the case is getting stronger. Early October this year the ‘Nishabd’ actress’ mother, Rabia Khan had moved to court to seek a probe into the apparent suicide case of Jiah. The court had then moved the Juhu police station to start an investigation on the matter. In the latest forensic reports that have been brought to light recently suggest that the allegations may be true after all. The reports that come from Kalina Forensic Laboratory imply that human flesh and blood has been found under the fingernails of the deceased actress. Also other signs of struggle have been noticed. Blood was found in Jiah’s inner garments.
FSL report`s finding also said that alcohol was found in her body suggesting incapacitation to some extent, which indicates that she may have been easily hanged by another person. The latest reports have now shed new light and the exhumation of the actress’ body would be in the pipeline for further investigation. The 25 year old Jiah Khan was found hanging in her Juhu apartment on June 3rd this year. Rabia Khan alleged that Jiah’s then boyfriend Suraj Pancholi, son of actor Aditya Pancholi was responsible for her death.
Jiah Khan Biography
Nafisa Rizvi Khan was an British American actress, model and singer who appeared in Hindi films. She made her film debut in the 2007 Ram Gopal Verma film Nishabd for which she was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
Born: February 20, 1988, New York City, New York, United States
Died: June 3, 2013, Juhu, Mumbai
Height: 1.68 m
Parents: Ali Rizvi Khan, Rabia Amin
Siblings: Kavita Khan, Karishma Khan