Saturday, June 28, 2014


Sarita Joshi is a veteran Marathi and Gujarati theatre actress.She has also acted in several Marathi films and in a few selected Hindi films which drew massive attention and critical acclaim.She is also well established TV serial actress who has appeared in numerous serials from 1980's.
She is recipient of 'National Sangeet Natak Akademy Award' for her acting in Gujarati.
She is born in a middle class Marathi family in Pune but grew up in Vadodara, Gujarat.She started acting career at the age of nine on stage.After six years she joined National Theatres, Mumbai and became an established actress of recognition.She made television debut in the 80's with the serial 'Titian' and has appeared in large number of serials there after.
She acted as a Prostitute in 2005 film 'Nazar' and in 2006 in the film 'Darna Zaroori Hai'.
In 2007  in the film 'Guru' which was directed by Mani Ratnam, she  acted as mother of Abhishek Bachan's character.Mithun Chakraborty,Aishwarya Rai,Madhavan,Vidya Balan,Mallika Sharawat etc acted in this super hit blockbuster film.
In 2008 she portrayed mother role of the hero character 'Amar Kaul', an accounts manager( Vinay Pathak) in the super hit film 'Dasvidaniya'.It was a huge success at the box office and the film reminds us the ten things to be done before death.Ir received critical acclaim also.
In 2009 she  acted as vina, the grandmother of 'Puja'(Hansi Patel). Grandmother is compelling  Puja to attend the dance classes conducted by 'Raj'(Sachin Bhatt) in the film 'Bollywood Beats' directed by Mehul Shah.
In 2013 she acted in the film 'Gangoo Bai' which is made in Marathi,Hindi and English.In this film she has portrayed the central character 'Gangoo Bai' and received accolades and critical acclaim.
Sarita Joshi has also received awards like 'Mumbai Nagar palika award(1988),
Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskar(1990),Indo-American Society Award for Excellence(1998),Gujarat Government Award(1998),National School of Drama-Delhi Award(2001),Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar (2010)' etc.
She is recipient of 'Star Parivar Favourite Actor Award' continuously for four years for the hit TV series 'Baa Bahoo aur Baby'.
Theatre actor Parveen Joshi is her husband.Actress 'Ketki Dave' is her elder daughter and TV host 'Purbi Joshi' is younger daughter.
Selected Filmography
Darna Zaroori Hai
Bollywood Beats
Gangoo Bai

Friday, June 27, 2014


Sonam is a beautiful Bollywood former  actress who worked in films from 1987 to 1994 only and  left the industry after marriage.
She is born on September 2, 1972 in Bombay as 'Bakhtawar Murad Khan' and is the niece of actor Raza Murad.For films she accepted screen name as 'Sonam'.
Her entry to film field was by a Telugu film 'Samrat' in 1987.
Samrat was a Telugu film in which actor Ramesh Babu debuted as an adult actor.Earlier he had acted as child artist.This was Sonam's debut movie and she acted as heroine of this film.The movie was directed by Madhusudhan Rao.
 Entry to Hindi films was by acting in the film 'Vijay' in 1988.Vijay was a movie directed by Yash Chopra in which Rajesh Khanna and Hema Malini were the lead pair.Sonam acted as the character 'Nisha'.Rishi Kapoor and Meenakshi Seshadri also acted in this film.
She acted in the film 'Aakhri Ghulam in 1989 opposite Mithun Chakraborty which received much appreciation for her acting skill.
She acted in the film ' Gola Barood' in 1989 which was directed by David Dhawan.Shatrughan Sinha,Chunky Pandey,Kimi Katkar etc acted in it.
'Tridev' was a super hit film of 1989 directed by Rajiv Rai in which Sonam acted opposite Naseerudin Shah.In this action thriller film, Jackie Shroff,Naseerudin Shah,Sunny Deol,Madhuri Dixit,Sonam,Sangeeta Bijlani,Anupam Kher,Amrish Puri etc acted.The song and song sequence of  'Oye Oye Tirchi Topi wale' became very popular and boosted Sonam's popularity.
In 1990 she acted in female lead role of Telugu film 'Kodema Simham' opposite Chiranjeevi which was a superhit movie.This film was dubbed to  Hindi as 'Khiladion Ka Khiladi'.
In 1990 she acted as heroine  and  Govinda as hero of  the film 'Apman ki Aag' directed by Talukdare.Kader Khan,Gulshan Grover,Satish Shah,Aruna Irani etc acted in it.
Sanjay Dutt and Sonam were the lead pair of the film 'Fateh' an action-drama directed by Talat Jani in 1991.
She acted in lead female role opposite  Naseerudin Shah in 1992 film 'Vishwatma' which was another super hit film directed by Rajiv Rai,It was Divya Bharti's debut film  and she co-starred with Sunny Deol in it.

Sonam married film director Rajiv Rai who directed her films 'Tridev and Vishwatma'.After marriage she quit acting career and currently living with her husband and child in U.K.
Selected Filmography
Aakhri Adalat
Aakhri Ghulam
Aakhri Baazi
Mitti aur Sona
Sacha Ki Taqat
Aasman se Oonche
Gola Barood
Hum Bhi Insan Hai
Kodama Simham
Apman Ki Aag
Shera Shamshera

Chor pe Mor
Aaj Ka Shahanshah
Ajooba Kudrat Ke
Do Matwale

Thursday, June 26, 2014


Deepika Chikhalia rose to the pinnacle of prestige and fame by portraying the heroine role as 'Devi Maa Sita' in the mega TV  serial 'Ramayan' produced and directed by Ramanand Sagar based on the epic of the same title and which was telecast in 1987.
Arun Govil acted as Bhagwan Shri Ram,Sunil Lahri as Lakshman,Sameer Rajda as Shatrughna and Sanjay as Bharat.
Arun Govil as Shri Ram,Aravind Trivedi as Ravan,Dara Singh as Hanumanji,Jayshree Gadkar as Kaushalya,Padma Khanna as Kaikeyi  snatched massive love from the viewers  and they all received  extreme popularity by presenting wonderful acting talents like Deepika Chikhalia.
Deepika Chikhalia was born on April 29, 1965 and her debut film was 'Sun Meri Laila' opposite Raj Kiran which was a successful movie at the box office.
Regarding the big screen  she played lead role in 'Raat ka  Andhere Mein(85) and also lead role in 'Cheekh' (86).Sanam Aap ki Khatir(92).
She played supporting roles in films like 'Bhagwan Dada(86),Kala Dhanda Goray Log(86),Doorie(89) etc.
She acted in supporting roles in Rajesh Khanna films 'Ghar Ka Chirag(89) and Rupaye Dus Karod(91).Ghar Ka Chirag was a successful hit film of 89 as well as Rupaye Dus Karod in 91.
Another film of Rajesh Khanna which she acted was  'Khudai'(94) but it was a failure.
She acted in Kannada film 'Hosa Jeevana(90) opposite Shankar Nag which was a super hit movie,her  Bengali film 'Asha O Balobasha'(89) opposite Prosenjit Chatterjee was a super hit success and Tamil film 'Naangal'(92) was box office hit.
She acted in Tamil film 'Periya Idathu Pillai(90) directed by Senthilnadhan in which Arjun,Kanaka and Deepika acted in pivotal roles was also a big success.
She acted in lead roles of other mega serials 'Vikram aur Betal,The Sword of Tippu Sultan and Luv Kush which all received  wide recognition and mass appeal.
She married Hemant Topiwala who owns 'Shingar Bindi' and 'Tips and Toes' cosmetic manufacturing firms.The couple  have two daughters.
She was MP from Baroda constituency to the Indian Parliament in 1991.
Selected Filmography
Sun Meri Laila
Bhagwan Dada
Raat Ke Andhere Mein

Ghar ka Chirag
Asha O Bhalobasha
Hosa Jeevana
Periya Idathu Pillai
Rupaye Dus Karod
Sanam Aap Ki Khatir
Agni Pankh
Prem Paigham
Kanoon Kya Karega
Izzat Aabroo

Monday, June 23, 2014


Minoo Mumtaz is former Bollywood actress and Dancer who worked in several films.The Bollywood's famous comedian actor 'Mehmood' was her brother.Actor Anwar Ali is her brother and Lucky Ali is her nephew.
She was born as 'Malikunnisa Ali' in Mumbai to parents Mumtaz Ali and Latifunnisa Ali.Her father was a renowned dancer who owned a touring dance troupe 'Mumtaz Ali Nights' and Minoo Mumtaz started her career as a stage dancer of this troupe.Later she joined films and in several films she appeard in dance sequences only.As a dancer she received the love and appreciation from all film viewers since she possessed wonderful dance skill.
She has portrayed many character roles and comedy roles also.Her screen name 'Minoo Mumtaz' was suggested by famous actress 'Meena Kumari'.
She acted in Gurudutt movies 'Kagaz Ke Phool'(59), Chaudhvin Ka Chand(60), and Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam(62).She acted in lead role of movie 'Black Cat(59) and had key roles in films like 'Taj Mahal,Ghoonghat,Jahan Ara,Sindbad Alibaba Aladdin' etc.
In the  film 'Black Cat' directed by Nisar Ahmed Ansari, Balraj Sahni was the hero as Police  Inspector 'Rajan'  and Minoo Mumtaz acted as Nita Gupta.The theme is chasing and suppressing a gang of robbers headed by master thief 'Black Cat' when they  conducted a series of ingenious robberies in Mumbai.Minoo Mumtaz does not dance in this film but she captured the hearts of all audience by her lovely looks and nice acting talent.
In the film 'Chaudhvin Ka Chand' Gurudutt and Waheeda Rehman were the lead pair and Minoo Mumtaz acted in an important role as 'Rehana'.
In the film 'Chhote Nawab' directed by S.A.Akbar, her brother Mehboob acted in title role as Chhote Nawab.In this movie she had a prime role as 'Mehnuma'.Ameeta,Johnny Walker,Achala Sachdev,Helen,Nasir Hussain etc acted in this film.
In the historical film 'Taj Mahal' Meena Kumari and Pradeep Kumar were the leading pair.Bina Rai acted in this film as 'Malika-E-Alam Mumtaz', Rehman as Shehenshah Jehangir,Pradeep Kumar as Shehzada Khurram(Sha Jehan).Minoo Mumtaz acted in this film as character 'Gulbadan'.
She acted as the character 'Roshan Ara' in the romantic film 'Jahan Ara(64).Bharat Bhushan,Mala Sinha were the lead pair.
In the Rajendra Kumar-Meena Kumari paired film 'Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan, she acted in the role as a nurse 'Maya Verma'.
in the film 'Sinbad Alibaba and  Aladin' she actd in an important role.Paradeep Kumar,Master bhagwan,Agha,Helen etc acted.
Selected Filmography
Bara Dari

Pocket Maar
Bajrang Bali
Ram Lakshman
Naya Daur
Laxmi Pooja
Do Roti

Howrah Bridge
Kagaz Ke Phool
Quaidi No.911
Char Ghar Ki Baat
Duniya Na Mane
Black Cat
Rangeela Raja
Kala Admi
Chhote Nawab
Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam
Ghar Basakhe Dekho
Akeli Mat Jaiyo
Jahan Ara
Sindbad Alibaba and  Aladin
Bombay Racecourse
Nadir Shah

Saturday, June 21, 2014


Bhagyashree, the enormously pretty girl in her 20's who acted opposite Salman Khan in 'Maine Pyar Kiya'(1989) became the heartthrobs of millions of film viewers during those period.The Rajshri Productions film was a blockbuster movie of big success.The film goers enjoyed the candyfloss romantic scenes of the lovely pair Bhagyashree and Salman Khan and they drew immense popularity all over India.
Bhagyashree is the descendant of the Royal family of Sangli and her father was the former Maharaja of Sangli.She was born on 23rd February 1969.
She was born as 'Shrimant Rajkumari Bhagyashree Raje Patwardhan' and her father is 'H.H.Shrimant Rajasaheb Vijaysinghrao Madhavrao Patwardhan.Her mother is 'H.H.Shrimant Akhand Soubhagyavati Rani Mohini Rajya Lakshmi Patwardhan'.
Her father is highly educated and holds  M.B.A and LLB  Degrees.
Bhagyashree was also planning to go abroad for Management Studies when she was offered role in actor Amol Palekar's TV serial 'Kachhi Dhhoop' which was transmitted during 1987-88 in which she acted and  grabbed popularity and love of the audience.Then she again appeared in TV serials 'Honi Anhoni' and 'Kisse Miya Biwi Ke'.
She acted as heroine in 1989 film Maine Pyar Kiya which became a big hit and film lovers  expected many more such films from her with other top heroes also..But she married her childhood friend 'Himalaya Dasani' and acted in three films with her husband Himalaya in 1992 and all of them were flops.Those were Peepat's 'Qaid Mein Hai Bulbul',K.C.Bokadia's 'Tyagi' and Mahendra Shah's 'Payal'.
In 'Qaid Mein Hai Bulbul' Bhagyashree and Himalaya acted as Pooja Choudhry and Sooraj respectively.They portrayed innocent lovebirds  of a  scenic village.
'Tyagi' was a film in which Bhagyashree,Himalaya,Gulshan Grover,Shakti Kapoor.Prem Chopra etc acted.In the film 'Payal' besides Bhagyashree and Himalaya, Farida Jalal,Birbal etc acted.
She acted  with Avinash Wadhavan in 'Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi' in 93  directed by Ravindra Peepat.It was her last film in 90's.
Years later she acted in the film 'Hello Girls' in 2001,Maa Santoshi Maa'(2003),'Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaya'(2006).and 'Red Alert:The War within' in 2008.
Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif were the leading pair of Humko Deewana Kar Gaya.In 'Maa Santoshi Maa' she acted along with Navin Nischal and Alok Nath.
She acted in a Marathi film 'Zhak Marli Bayko Keli'in 2009.
She acted in two Kannada and two Telugu films also.
In the 1997 Telugu film 'Omkaram' Dr.Rajasekharan ,Prema and Bhagyashree acted which was directed by Upendra.
In 1998 in the Telugu film 'Yuvaratna Rana', which was directed by Kodandarami Reddy, Balakrishna,Heera RajGopal, and Bhagyashree were the main actors.
She produced a Bhojpuri film 'Ego Chumma Dede Rajaji'.
She is the promoter of a media Company 'Shrishti Entertainment' with her husband.She is appearing in TV serials also.
She has two children.

Selected Filmography
Maine Pyar Kiya
Qaid Mein Hai Bulbul
Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi
Hello Girls
Maa Santoshi Maa
Uthaile Ghoonghta Chand Dekhie
Humko Deewana Ker Gaya
Janam Janam Ke Saath
Red Alert:The War Within
Zhak Marli Bayko Keli
Yuvaratna Rana