Kavi Pradeep

A single song which reaffirmed and enhanced by several notches the reputation of Kavi Pradeep. (real name: Ramchandra Narayanji Dwivedi) as a popular patriotic poet was the now legendary number, “Ai ...

Kanan Devi

Kanan Devi, the singing star heroine of the Bengali and Hindi films, possessed the sweetest voice and her songs produced a most soothing effect on the listeners. She, therefore, came to be called the...

Jairaj

Jairaj enjoyed a singular respect in the Indian film industry and was amongst the foremost invitees to various cinema award ceremonies and other important functions, at some of which he was requested...

Hrishikesh Mukherjee

When writers refer to the Golden Age of Hindi Cinema and seek its time period, we find that both in the beginning and closing of this time period ,the name of Hrishikesh Mukherjee exists. And of cour...

Durga Khote

Durga Khote was a pioneer in woman power in Indian cinema and the Phalke Award recognized not only Durga Khote’s contribution before the camera, but also her total impact on the female psyche in the ...

Dilip Kumar

At the ripe old age of 91 years, there is much that veteran film artist Dilip Kumar can look back to. Dilip Saab went to great lengths to create the hero as he felt best. Dilip Saab refused the role ...

Devika Rani Reorich

Devika’s early upbringing hardly gave any clue of where she will finally end up. But there were indications she would  be an extraordinary person. Devika Rani offered to design the film sets of films...

Dev Anand

Dev Anand, the veteran actor-producer-director, who passed away in London on December 3, 2011 at age 88 after an incredible active span of six and a half decades, had enjoyed an immense popularity no...

D. Rama Naidu

D. Rama Naidu. B. Nagi Reddy. K. Raghavendra Rao. K. Bappiah. Seshagiri Rao. These are all familiar, very familiar names to cinegoers across the country. But D Rama Naidu, is an unsung hero of our po...

Bhalji Pendharkar

He  was born on 3 May 1897 to Radhabai and her patron Dr Gopal Pendharkar, Bhalji was related to quite a few film personalities in the Indian film industry. Bhalji Pendharkar who received the top awa...