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Top 5 Current Affairs: 5 December 2017

Veteran Bollywood actor of the 70s Shashi Kapoor passed away on 4 December following a prolonged illness at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai. He was 79. Shashi Kapoor was known for his line 'Mere Paas Maa Hai'.

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Publish Date : Dec 5, 2017

Veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor dies at 79

He began his acting career as a child artiste in Raj Kapoor's films ‘Aag’ and ‘Awara’ in the late '40s. As a leading man, Kapoor made his debut in 1961 in Yash Chopra film 'Dharamputra', a film that remains relevant till date with its portrayal of the Partition and communalism.

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Publish Date : Dec 5, 2017

बॉलीवुड के वरिष्ठ अभिनेता शशि कपूर का निधन

शशि कपूर के प्रसिद्ध डायलॉग्स में से फिल्म ‘दीवार’ का उनका डायलॉग - 'मेरे पास मां है' आज भी लोगों की जुबान पर है.

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Publish Date : Dec 5, 2017

वरिष्ठ अभिनेता टॉम ऑल्टर का निधन

हिंदी सिनेमा में अभूतपूर्व योगदान के लिए टॉम ऑल्टर को वर्ष 2008 में पद्मश्री से सम्मानित किया गया था.

Recommended for : Tom Alter , Bollywood , टॉम ऑल्टर , बॉलीवुड , निधन

Publish Date : Sep 30, 2017

Yesteryear Bollywood actress Shakila passes away

Born on 1 January 1935, Shakila was an Indian actress. She was best known for her roles in Guru Dutt's films Aar Paar (1954) and CID. (1956). She also starred with Shammi Kapoor in Shakti Samanta's China Town (1962).

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Publish Date : Sep 22, 2017

प्रसिद्ध अभिनेत्री शकीला का निधन

शकीला की असली पहचान गुरुदत्त की वर्ष 1954 में आई फिल्म 'आर पार' के मशहूर गाने 'बाबूजी धीरे चलना' के जरिए मिली.

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Publish Date : Sep 21, 2017

Actor Sitaram Panchal of ‘Peepli Live' fame passes away

Acclaimed Bollywood actor Sitaram Panchal passed away at the age of 54 after a long battle with kidney and lung cancer.

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Publish Date : Aug 10, 2017

बॉलीवुड अभिनेता इंदर कुमार का निधन

इंदर कुमार अपनी अगली बॉलीवुड फिल्म ‘फटी पड़ी है यार’ की शूटिंग कर रहे थे. वे सलमान खान के साथ फिल्म 'वॉन्टेड' में नजर आए थे.

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Publish Date : Jul 28, 2017

Madhubala to join Bollywood brigade at Delhi’s Madame Tussauds

Madhubala, who is known as one of the most iconic female celebrities in Hindi cinema, is the latest to join the ranks of Bollywood celebrities, who will have their wax figures at Delhi’s Madame Tussauds.

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Publish Date : Jul 26, 2017

Priyanka Chopra to attend UNICEF gala to support violence-affected children

Indian icon Priyanka Chopra will be attending a UNICEF fundraising event in South Africa to support and highlight the challenges faced by children subjected to violence and abuse.

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Publish Date : May 3, 2017

Veteran actor Vinod Khanna passes away

He is best remembered for his performance in films like Mere Apne, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Gaddaar, Jail Yatra, Kuchhe Dhaage, Amar Akbar Anthony, Rajput, Qurbani, Dayavan, and others.

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Publish Date : Apr 27, 2017

हांगकांग फिल्म फेस्टिवल में सर्वश्रेष्ठ फिल्म न्यूटन बनी

यह फिल्म न्यूटन कुमार, एक धोखेबाज सरकारी क्लर्क के इर्द– गिर्द घूमती है. उसे घने जंगलों में स्थित नक्सल– नियंत्रित शहर में चुनाव ड्यूटी पर भेजा जाता है.

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Publish Date : Apr 25, 2017

Newton wins Best Film at Hong Kong Film Festival

Directed by Amit Masurkar, Newton is a political satire. The movie revolves around Newton Kumar, a rookie government clerk, who is sent on election duty to a naxal-controlled town in the conflict-ridden jungles of Chhattisgarh.

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Publish Date : Apr 24, 2017

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wins Best Actress Award for Sarbjit at IFFAA

The movie Sarbjit is a 2016 Indian biographical drama film. It was directed by Omung Kumar. The film revolved around Sarabjit Singh, an Indian man, who was sentenced to death by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in 1991. He consequently spent 22 years in prison for alleged terrorism and spying.

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Publish Date : Mar 8, 2017

Rekha – The Untold Story authored by Yasser Usman

Rekha, who was not loved by her father, was pushed into Bollywood by her mother’s gambling habit as a fourteen-year-old. Later, she rose to become the most glamorous female lead of the film industry.

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Publish Date : Mar 6, 2017

Veteran actor Om Puri died at 66

The Padma Shri awardee actor was an alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India and the National School of Drama.

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Publish Date : Jan 6, 2017

Amazon introduces Prime Video service in India

Amazon Prime video will give Amazon Prime users unlimited access to exclusive ad-free Bollywood and Hollywood blockbusters, US TV shows and award-winning Amazon original series such as “Transparent”.

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Publish Date : Dec 15, 2016

Priyanka Chopra appointed UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, who has made an international name for herself through her stint in American crime drama show Quantico, has been named as UNICEF’s newest Global Goodwill Ambassador.

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Publish Date : Dec 13, 2016

Pink invited for special screening at UN HQ

The film, directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, addresses the highly concerning issue of women harassment. It is by far being considered as one of the best works by the all-time Bollywood superstar- Amitabh Bachchan.

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Publish Date : Nov 28, 2016

Narendra Modi to be mascot of Incredible India campaign

The position was lying vacant since Aamir Khan’s ouster as the campaign’s brand ambassador in January 2016 for his remarks on Indian intolerance. Names of Bollywood superstars, Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra were doing rounds as likely contenders of the role.

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Publish Date : Nov 9, 2016

54 eminent personalities selected for UP's Yash Bharti Awards 2016

Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah, PayTM CEO Vijay Shekhar, Paralympic athlete Varun Kumar, Qawwaali singers Aftab and Hashim (Sabri Brothers), film director Saurabh Shukla and Atul Tiwari were some of the prominent names.

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Publish Date : Oct 24, 2016

Forbes releases list of The World's Highest-Paid Actresses 2016

India’s Deepika Padukone is the only newcomer to the ranking and the only Indian in the list. She joined the list with Bollywood hits such as Bajirao Mastani.

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Publish Date : Aug 25, 2016

Veteran tabla maestro Pandit Lacchu Maharaj dies

Lacchu Maharaj has been described as one of the frontline tabla players in the world. Other than his professional performances all over the world, he played the tabla in many Bollywood films.

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Publish Date : Jul 29, 2016

Legendary singer Mubarak Begum passes away in Mumbai

Her career as a playback singer began in 1949 with the Indian, Hindi-language film Aaiye for which she recorded Mohe Aane Lagi Angrayi, Aja Aja Balam.

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Publish Date : Jul 19, 2016

Forbes released the list of World's Highest-Paid Celebrities of 2016

Forbes’ Celeb 100 list also included the name of two Bollywood actors. They are Shahrukh Khan and Akshay Kumar. Shahrukh Khan was ranked 86th in the list while Akshay Kumar was placed at the 94th position.

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Publish Date : Jul 13, 2016

International Indian Film Academy IIFA Awards 2016 presented

The awards were presented by the International Indian Film Academy honouring the best Hindi films of 2015.

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Publish Date : Jun 27, 2016

बॉलीवुड हास्य अभिनेता रज्जाक खान का निधन

बॉलीवुड में रज्जाक खान को गोल्डन भाई के नाम से भी जाना जाता था. फिल्मी पर्दे पर रज्जाक की पहचान हास्य कलाकार के रूप में होती थी.

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Publish Date : Jun 2, 2016

असीम छाबड़ा द्वारा लिखित शशि कपूर, द हाउसहोल्डर, द स्टार का लोकार्पण

इस पुस्तक में शशि कपूर के जीवन एवं उनके व्यक्तित्व के बारे में लिखा गया है, इसे फिल्म जर्नलिस्ट असीम छाबड़ा द्वारा लिखा गया है. यह इस लेखक की पहली जीवनी है.

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Publish Date : May 9, 2016

Shashi Kapoor - the Householder, the Star authored by Aseem Chhabra released

Shashi Kapoor - the Householder, the Star is the first biography of the veteran actor.

Recommended for : Balbir Raj Kapoor , Shashi Kapoor , Aseem Chhabra , Bollywood

Publish Date : May 9, 2016

President Pranab Mukherjee conferred 63rd National Film Awards

Amitabh Bachchan received the Best Actor honour for his role of a hypochondriac father in Piku. While Kangana Ranaut received the Best Actress Award for Tanu Weds Manu Returns.

Recommended for : National Film Awards , Baahubali , Bollywood , Piku , Kangana Ranaut , Amitabh Bachchan

Publish Date : May 4, 2016
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