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Amitabh Bachchan

Bharatnatyam

Amitabh Bachchan is one of the most prominent figures of the Indian cinema. He was born on October 11, 1942 and his real name is Amitabh Harivansh Srivastav. In 1970’s, he became popular as an action hero and has till date starred in numerous film genre.Bachchan made his first debut in the year 1969 in the film 'Saat Hindustani', directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas. He holds the record for being nominated for most numbers of Best Actor at the Filmfare awards. In his acting career, he has been awarded with three National Film Awards and twelve Filmfare Awards. Besides, acting, he has also worked as a film producer, playback singer and hosted television shows. He was an elected member of the Indian Parliament from 1984 to 1987.

Aamir Khan

Natraj Dance

Aamir Khan, born on March 14, 1965 is an Indian film actor, producer, director, screenwriter, occasional singer, and the founder-owner of Aamir Khan Productions. He started his career with the film Holi released in 1984. His first commercial success was Mansoor Khan's film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) for which he won a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award. He received his first Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in Raja Hindustani (1996) and the second Best Actor award for Lagaan in 2001.Aamir made his directorial debut with Taare Zameen Par in 2007, for which he received the Filmfare Best Director Award. Today, he has established himself as one of the leading actors of the Hindi cinema with his highly acclaimed performances.

Azim PremJi

Kathak Dance

Azim Premji is the fifth richest Indian businessman and the chairman and CEO of Wipro, one of the largest software companies in India. He was born on July 24, 1945. He has been recognised as one of the "Greatest Entrepreneurs of All Time" by BusinessWeek. In 2000, the Manipal Academy of Higher Education conferred him with an honorary doctorate. In the same year he was also declared the Businessman of the Year, by Business India.Premji is a member of the Prime Minister's Advisory Committee for Information Technology in India. On 18th of June, 2008 on the occasion of 58th Convocation Ceremony of the Aligarh Muslim University, he was awarded a Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.), an honorary degree.

Anil Ambani

Garba

Anil Ambani was born on June 4th, 1959 in an Indian business family. He graduated in Science from the University of Mumbai (formerly University of Bombay), and later on pursued MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Presently, he acts as a member of the Wharton Board of Overseers.Anil Ambani joined Reliance in 1983 as Co-Chief Executive Officer and is accredited with initiating several financial modernizations in the Indian capital markets. At present, he is the chairman of Reliance Capital, Reliance Infocomm and Chairman & Managing Director, Reliance Energy Limited. He had been elected as an independent member of Rajya Sabha in the 2004 with the support of Samajwadi Party, but resigned later on in the year 2006.

A R Rahman

Kathak Dancer

Allah Rakha Rahman was born on the 6th of January 1966 in Chennai, India.  He is a great composer, music director, music producer, lyricist, musician as well as a very good singer. He is credited for raising the standard levels of music composition of Indian films which increased the popularity of Indian film music world wide.By the year 2003, A.R. Rahman has become one of the top 10 all-time highest selling recording artists in the world. Till then, over 200 millions of his cassettes and 100 millions records of his film soundtracks has been sold world wide. Beside film, he has also performed in many other projects. In 1997, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Indian independence he made an album named ‘Vande Mataram’ which was very successful.

Lata Mangeshkar

Kuchipudi Dance

Lata Mangeshkar is one of the most famous playback singers in the Indian film industry. She was born on September 28, 1929. She started her career in 1942 that spanned for more than six and a half decades she sung in more than 980 Bollywood films. She has also sung in twenty regional languages. She is the second vocalist to receive the Bharat Ratna.Lata has won several honours and awards that includes Padma Bhushan (1969), Padma Vibhushan (1999), Dada Saheb Phalke Award (1989), Bharat Ratna (2001), three National Film Awards, four Filmfare Best Female Playback Awards and Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award (1993). She was also featured in the Guinness Book of World Records from 1974 to 1991.

Aishwarya Rai

Bhangra

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is an internationally renowned actress. She was born on November 1, 1973. Before starting her career in acting, she was a model and winner of the 1994 Miss World contest. She made her first debut in Mani Ratnam's Tamil film, ‘Iruvar’ released in 1997. In 1998 she got her first commercial success in the movie ‘Jeans’.Aishwarya came into limelight with the movie Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) for which she won her first Filmfare Best Actress Award and in 2002, she won her second Best Actress Award at the Filmfare for the film ‘Devdas’. Till date, she has worked in more than forty films in Hindi, Tamil, Bengali and English, including some international productions.She has many superhit films like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, etc.

A P J Abdul Kalam

Odissi Dance

Abul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, usually referred as Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was born on October 15, 1931, in Tamil Nadu. He was the eleventh President of India and served from 2002 to 2007. Before his term as president, he was a distinguished engineering visionary and was awarded Bharat Ratna in 1997 for his role as scientific advisor to the Indian government.Dr. Abdul Kalam is considered as a progressive mentor and innovator and is popularly known as the Missile Man of India. He has received honorary doctorates from more than thirty universities. In 1981, he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India and Padma Vibhushan in 1990. He is called Misail Man in India as he discovered many new Misails.