Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Bollywood Women 4

Here we have my fourth Bollywood Actress Hub.
I really didn't think I would go this far, but like I said before, people seem to like them so here we go...

Shilpa Shetty

Indian film actress and model Shilpa Shetty was born on June 8th, 1975 in Mangalore, India.
She has not only appeared in Bollywood films, but Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films as well.
Shilpa's younger sister Shamita Shetty is a Bollywood film actress also.
Her native language is Tulu, but she also speaks English, Kannada, Marathi, Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, Telugu, Urdu and basic French.
Shilpa stared out modeling in 1991 at the age of sixteen, and made her film debut in 1993 in the Indian Hindi film, Baazigar.
Baazigar was based on the novel of the same name written by Ira Levin, and had been made as a movie twice before by Hollywood. Once in 1956 and again in 1991.
She has gone on to appear in an amazing fifty films since 1993. (well, amazing to me at least)
She appeared on the 2007 edition of Celebrity Big Brother UK, and despite controversy, she emerged with her dignity intact.
But Big Brother wasn't the only rocky bit for Shilpa as also in 2007 she was involved in the Richard Gere "kissing incident" where Gere kissed her on the cheek several times during an AIDS-awareness event (Shilpa is very much involved in  HIV-AIDS awareness in India).
The incident lead to riots in the street (yes riots) and an arrest warrant was actually issued for Shetty and Gere's arrest by an Indian court in Rajasthan.
The legal action was suspended by the Indian Supreme Court and later the Chief Justice of India, KG Balakrishnan put an end to the situation.
Shilpa has three upcoming Bollywood movies, Forever, Kaanch - The Broken Glass and The Man.

Ameesha Patel (Amisha Patel)

Ameesha Patel was born on June 9, 1976 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
At the age of five she began to train as a Bharatnatyam (an Indian classical dance) dancer.
Although she studied in Bombay, she went to study economics at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. (Tufts University is so well regarded, it has it's own Tufts University alumni section at Wikipedia)
After graduation, she started a career as an economic analyst, but returned to India and began to move into theatre groups, which lead to modeling and commercial endorsements.
In 2000 she made her acting debut in Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai. Ameesha was nominated for the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for her role as Sonia Saxena, but she lost out to Kareena Kapoor.
She has gone on to appear in over 30 films.
Ameesha has two upcoming Bollywood films, Run Bhola Run and Chatur Singh Two Star.

Riya Sen

Beautiful Bollywood actress Riya Sen was born on January 24, 1981 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Besides Bollywood, she has appeared in Bengali, Tamil,Telugu, Malayalam and English films.
She started out in 1991's Vishkanya at the age of ten years old.
Riya has gone on to appear in over 20 films.
She is trained, not only in Kathak (Indian classical dance) but in belly dancing and kickboxing.
Riya is part of the Sen-Dev Varma family Indian film clan that includes Suchitra Sen, Moonmoon Sen and Raima Sen.
She has two upcoming movies, Krrish 2 and Tara Sitara

Neha Dhupia

Indian model, Bollywood actress and former Femina Miss India 2002, Neha Dhupia was born on August 27, 1980 in Cochin, India.
Neha started out in theater moved on to music videos and commercials.
Her first movie was actually a Japanese film called Nattu Odoru! Ninja Densetsu back in 2000.
She followed that with the Telgu film Ninney Ishta Paddaanu and finally made her Bollywood debut in the action film, Qayamat: City Under Threat (a remake of the 1996 Hollywood film The Rock).
Neha has gone on to appear in over thirty films.
She also appeared as Lalima Lakhani in the American television miniseries "Bollywood Hero".
Neha has two upcoming Bollywood films, De Dhana Dhan and I Am 24

Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan was born in Palakkad, Kerala, India on January 1st, 1978.
She is the cousin of actress Priyamani who has appeared in Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam language films.
Vidya started her career out doing music videos, soap operas and commercials.
Then she started out in the comedy series, Hum Paanch.
Vidya's film debut was in the 2003 Bengali film, Bhalo Theko.
Her Bollywood debut was in the 2005 film, Parineeta (which was an adaptation of a 1914 Bengali novella).
Vidya has made at least seventeen more movies, her latest being Chenab Gandhi an upcoming Bollywood movie set for release in 2010.


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