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Encyclopedia > South Asian cinema
South Asian cinema
Bengali cinema
Assamese cinema
Bengali cinema
Bollywood
Karnataka cinema
Kollywood
Malayalam cinema
Tollywood


South Asian cinema refers to the cinema of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives. Afghanistan is sometimes included in this category, due to its geographical and historical assotiation with Indic culture, although it bears more close cultural affinity with West Asia and Central Asia in modern times. The region of South Asia bears close cultural and religious ties with the regions of East Asia and South East Asia, although the influence of Abrahamic culture and religion from West Asia means Pakistan bears moderate commonality with that culture too. Bollywood, of India's has occasionally been named the largest film industry in the world, but the regional film industries of other countries in South Asian film industry are also as large as that of some European countries. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... This article addresses Persian and Pashto cinemas of Afghanistan. ... There are two Bengali film industries: Dhaka(called Dhallywood) and Kolkata (called Tollywood, a portmanteau of Tollygunge, the area of South Kolkata where this industry is based, and Hollywood) // Dhallywood Based in Dhaka, its the Bangladeshi film industry, with about 60 films produced each year. ... Bengali cinema, or the Bengali film industry, is one of the earliest film industries in India. ... The Indian film industry is the largest in the world in terms of the number of films produced annually (877 feature films and 1177 short films were released in the year 2003 alone). ... Assamese cinema was born in 1935 when Jyoti Prasad Agarwala released his movie Joymoti. ... Bengali cinema, or the Bengali film industry, is one of the earliest film industries in India. ... Bollywood (Hindi: , Urdu: ) is the informal name given to the popular Mumbai-based Hindi language film industry in India. ... The Cinema of Karnataka encompasses movies made in the Indian state of Karnataka. ... Image:Veerapandi. ... Malayalam cinema refers to films made in the southern Indian state of Kerala in Malayalam. ... This article is about the Telugu film industry. ... The Himalayan country of Nepal does not have a very long film history, but the industry has its own place in the cultural heritage of Nepal. ... Lollywood (Urdu: لالیوڈ) (colloquially known as Ecco Bay) refers to the Pakistani film industry, based in the city of Lahore. ... Sri Lankan cinema is highly acclaimed abroad - its films have won dozens of awards at international festivals. ... A map showing Southwest Asia - The term Middle East is more often used to refer to both Southwest Asia and some North African countries Southwest Asia, or West Asia, is the southwestern part of Asia. ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ... Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... Geographic East Asia. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... A map showing Southwest Asia - The term Middle East is more often used to refer to both Southwest Asia and some North African countries Southwest Asia, or West Asia, is the southwestern part of Asia. ... Bollywood (Hindi: , Urdu: ) is the informal name given to the popular Mumbai-based Hindi language film industry in India. ...


The terms Asian cinema, Eastern cinema and Oriental cinema in common usage often encompass South Asia as well as East Asia and South East Asia. See also Asian cinema, East Asian cinema and Southeast Asian cinema. Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... Geographic East Asia. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Asian cinema refers to the film industries and films produced in the continent of Asia. ... East Asian cinema (sometimes called Far Eastern cinema, Eastern cinema, Asian cinema or Oriental cinema) is a term used to refer to the film industry and films produced in, and/or by natives of, East Asia. ... Southeast Asian cinema refers to the film industry and films produced in, and/or by natives of, Southeast Asia. ...

The far east as a cultural block includes East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
The far east as a cultural block includes East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.

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Styles and genres

The scope of South Asian cinema is huge and takes in a wide array of different film styles, linguistic regions and genres. South Asian cinema is particularly famous in the West for: A film style is a recognizable group of conventions used by filmmakers to give specific meaning, or depth to their work. ... India has a diverse list of spoken languages among different groups of people. ... Even in the early days of film history, the audience appetite for new content was voracious. ...

Popular South Asian cinema, as typified by the mainstream cinema of India and Pakistan, is usually centered around escapism, and thus often lacks more complex intellectual themes, political plots or tragic endings. This is gradually changing with economic development, as rural poor no longer make up the majority of the audience. South Asian art cinema in comparison has always contained highly acclaimed depth and style. Every film genre is present in South Asian cinema, although some, like science fiction and horror were up until recently, mainly intended for relatively small numbers of middle-class filmgoers, but are gaining popularity in the mainstream. The musical film is a film genre in which several songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Action movies usually involve a fairly straightforward story of good guys versus bad guys, where most disputes are resolved by using physical force. ... While most films have some aspect of romance between characters (at least as a subplot,) a romance film can be loosely defined as any film in which the central plot (the premise of the story) revolves around the romantic involvement of the storys protagonists. ... A crime film, in its most general sense, is a film that deals with crime, criminal justice and the darker side of human nature. ... Heroic Bloodshed, or Hong Kong Blood Opera (HKBO), refers to a genre of action film originating from Hong Kong revolving around stylised action sequences and common themes such as brotherhood, honour, and violence. ... Escapism is mental diversion by means of entertainment or recreation, as an escape from the perceived unpleasant aspects of daily stress. ... The historical drama is a film genre in which stories are based upon historical events and famous persons. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... DVD cover showing horror characters as depicted by Universal Studios. ...


Regional industry

India contains many state languages which have film industires centered around them. Although Hindi is the official language of government business, its often-used dialect Hindustani is the most widespread language, and English is widely understood irrespective of region, the state languages are preserved for official use by different states in India, and many have as many speakers as an average European nation. Bengali cinema and Tamil cinema in particular are highly successful industries, Bengal having produced Satyajit Ray and Tamil Nadu having produced Santosh Sivan and Mani Ratnam, as well as many acclaimed films. Regional industries have also tended to produce a higher percentage of serious art film and political film. Pakistani cinema is mainly filmed in Urdu or Punjabi, Bangladeshi cinema is filmed in Bengali and Sri Lankan cinema is filmed in Sinhala and Tamil. India has a diverse list of spoken languages among different groups of people. ... Hindi (Devanagari: or , IAST: , IPA: ), an Indo-European language spoken mainly in northern and central India, is one of the official languages of the Union government of India. ... The word Hindustani is an adjective used to denote a connection to India, or, more precisely, the historical region that encompasses Northern India, Pakistan, and nearby areas. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... European cinema is the cinema of Europe. ... West Bengal   (Bengali: পশ্চিমবঙ্গ, Poshchimbôŋgo) is a state in eastern India. ... Tamil Nadu (தமிழ் நாடு, Land of the Tamils) is a state at the southern tip of India. ...   (Bengali: সত্যজিত্ রায় Shottojit Rae) (May 2, 1921–April 23, 1992) was an Indian filmmaker who is widely regarded as one of the greatest auteurs of 20th century cinema. ... Santosh Sivan (born in Trivandrum, India) is an Indian cinematographer and film director. ... Mani Ratnam (born June 2, 1956) is a critically acclaimed Tamil Indian film director, writer and producer. ... (, historically spelled Ordu), is an Middle Eastern-Aryan language. ... Punjabi (also Panjabi; in GurmukhÄ«, PanjābÄ« in ShāhmukhÄ«) is the language of the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan. ... Bengali or Bangla (বাংলা, IPA: ) is an Indo-Aryan language of the eastern Indian subcontinent, evolved from Prakrit, Pāli and Sanskrit. ... Sinhalese or Sinhala (සිංහල, ISO 15919: , IPA: [], earlier referred to as Singhalese) is the mother tongue of the Sinhalese, the largest ethnic group of Sri Lanka. ... Tamil ( ; IPA ) is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by Tamils in India and Sri Lanka, with smaller communities of speakers in many other countries. ...


Indian cinema

Bollywood (Hindi: , Urdu: ) is the informal name given to the popular Mumbai-based Hindi language film industry in India. ... , “Bombay” redirects here. ... This article or section should be merged with Mumbai Mumbai (previously known as Bombay) is the worlds most populous conurbation, and is the sixth most populous agglomeration in the world. ... Bollywood (Hindi: , Urdu: ) is the informal name given to the popular Mumbai-based Hindi language film industry in India. ... Assam   (Assamese: অসম Ôxôm) is a north eastern state of India with its capital at Dispur, a part of Guwahati. ... Image:Veerapandi. ... Kodambakkam is a highly developed area of Chennai, South India, and the term Kollywood is derived from the name of this area. ... , “Madras” redirects here. ... Image:Veerapandi. ... Bengali cinema, or the Bengali film industry, is one of the earliest film industries in India. ... Tollygunge is a suburban locality of South Kolkata. ... ,   (IPA: [] Bengali: কলকাতা) (formerly, in English contexts,  ) is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. ... This article is on Calcutta/Kolkata, the city. ... Bengali cinema, or the Bengali film industry, is one of the earliest film industries in India. ... This article is about the Telugu film industry. ... Hyderabad or Haydarābād (Telugu: హైదరాబాదు Urdu: حیدر آباد ) is the capital city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. ... This article is about the Telugu film industry. ... The Cinema of Karnataka encompasses movies made in the Indian state of Karnataka. ... Karnātakā   (Kannada: ಕನಾ೯ಟಕ) (IPA: ) is one of the four southern states of India. ... The Cinema of Karnataka encompasses movies made in the Indian state of Karnataka. ... Malayalam cinema refers to films made in the southern Indian state of Kerala in Malayalam. ... , Kerala ( ; Malayalam: കേരളം; ) is a state on the Malabar Coast of southwestern India. ... Malayalam cinema refers to films made in the southern Indian state of Kerala in Malayalam. ... // Marathi cinema has grown in recent years -the industry is based in Mumbai, India. ... , “Bombay” redirects here. ... , Pune (Marathi: पुणे), is a city located in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. ...

Pakistani cinema

Lollywood refers to the Pakistani film industry, based in the city of Lahore. ... Lahore (Urdu: لاہور, Punjabi: لہور, pronounced ) is the capital of the province of Punjab, and is the second most densely populated city in Pakistan. ... This article is about the Pakistani province of Punjab. ... Lollywood refers to the Pakistani film industry, based in the city of Lahore. ... Peshāwar (Urdu: پشاور; Pashto: پښور) literally means City on the Frontier in Persian and is known as Pekhawar in Pashto. ... North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) is geographically the smallest of the four provinces of Pakistan. ...

Bangladeshi cinema

There are two Bengali film industries: Dhaka(called Dhallywood) and Kolkata (called Tollywood, a portmanteau of Tollygunge, the area of South Kolkata where this industry is based, and Hollywood) // Dhallywood Based in Dhaka, its the Bangladeshi film industry, with about 60 films produced each year. ... Dhaka (previously Dacca; Bengali: Đhaka; IPA: ) is the capital of Bangladesh and the principal city of Dhaka District. ... There are two Bengali film industries: Dhaka(called Dhallywood) and Kolkata (called Tollywood, a portmanteau of Tollygunge, the area of South Kolkata where this industry is based, and Hollywood) // Dhallywood Based in Dhaka, its the Bangladeshi film industry, with about 60 films produced each year. ...

Key figures of South Asian cinema

With the rise in popularity of South Asian cinema in the West, especially due to the twenty million Indian immigrants spread across the world, Western audiences are becoming more familiar with many of the industry's film-makers and stars. Some, like Satyajit Ray, who has been praised as the greatest director of all time by such luminaries as Akira Kurosawa, and who has often been cited as one of the three best directors of the 20th century, are legendary amongst film circles already. Some consider Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak and Mrinal Sen to be the foremost Indian directors.   (Bengali: সত্যজিত্ রায় Shottojit Rae) (May 2, 1921–April 23, 1992) was an Indian filmmaker who is widely regarded as one of the greatest auteurs of 20th century cinema. ... Akira Kurosawa , 23 March 1910—6 September 1998) was a prominent Japanese film director, film producer, and screenwriter. ...   (Bengali: সত্যজিত্ রায় Shottojit Rae) (May 2, 1921–April 23, 1992) was an Indian filmmaker who is widely regarded as one of the greatest auteurs of 20th century cinema. ... Ritwik Ghatak (Bengali: , Rittik Ghotok) (November 4, 1925 – February 6, 1976) was a Bengali Indian writer and filmmaker. ... Mrinal Sen (Bangla: মৄণাল সেন) is a Bengali Indian filmmaker. ...


Directors

Satyajit Ray at work on the set of Two.

Image File history File links SatyajitProduction. ... Image File history File links SatyajitProduction. ...   (Bengali: সত্যজিত্ রায় Shottojit Rae) (May 2, 1921–April 23, 1992) was an Indian filmmaker who is widely regarded as one of the greatest auteurs of 20th century cinema. ... The term auteur (French for author) is used to describe film directors (or, more rarely, producers or writers) who are considered to have a distinctive, recognizable vision, because they (a) repeatedly return to the same subject matter, (b) habitually address a particular psychological or moral theme, (c) employ a recurring... The Apu trilogy is a series of three films directed by Satyajit Ray. ... Ritwik Ghatak (Bengali: , Rittik Ghotok) (November 4, 1925 – February 6, 1976) was a Bengali Indian writer and filmmaker. ... Nagarik (Bengali: নাগরিক),also spelled as Nagorik, The Citizen in English, was the first full length feature-film directed by Bengali Indian director Ritwik Ghatak. ... Meghe Dhaka Tara (The Cloud-Covered Star) is a 1960 film by director Ritwik Ghatak. ... Mrinal Sen (Bangla: মৄণাল সেন) is a Bengali Indian filmmaker. ... Guru Dutt (July 9, 1925 - October 10, 1964) was an Indian film director, producer, and actor. ... The film Mr. ... Kaagaz Ke Phool (Hindi: कागज़ के फूल, English: Paper Flowers) is a 1959 Hindi film, Guru Dutts last as a director. ... V. Shantaram, renowned Indian filmmaker, was born Rajaram Vankudre, in the then princely state of Kolhapur, on November 18, 1901. ... Do Aankhen Barah Haath (English: Two Eyes Twelve Hands) is a 1957 film that portrays a jail warden who transforms 6 deadly prisoners released on parole into persons of virtue and moral based on Gandhian philosophy. ... Ashutosh Gowariker (Marathi: आशुतोष गोवारीकर)is an Indian actor, writer, producer and director. ... Lagaan (Hindi: लगान; Urdu: لگان; English: land tax), also known as Lagaan: Once upon a time in India, is an award-winning film made in India, released on June 1, 2001. ... K.Balachander Kailasam Balachander is a film director, writer, producer, and actor from Tamil Nadu. ... Parthale Paravasam (2001) is a Tamil film directed by K. Balachander. ... Ek Duuje Ke Liye(1981) is a Hindi movie directed by K. Balachander, starring Kamal Haasan, Rati Agnihotri. ... Bimal Roy (July 12, 1909—January 7, 1966), nicknamed Bimalda, was one of the most successful Hindi film directors of all time. ... Devdas (Hindi: देवदास, Urdu: دیوداس) is a 1955 film based off of the Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay novel, Devdas. ... Do Bigha Zameen is a classic Hindi movie, directed by Bengali film directorBimal Roy the movie has a heavy socialist theme as did most movies of that time. ... 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Fiction Feature Film / 93 mins / 35mm / Hindi stl-English / French / German / 2004 Hava Aney Dey was shot on location in Mumbai - India, in October – November 2003 with a mixed crew composed of French & Indian technicians. ... Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is an Indian film director. ... AKS can refer to: American Kennel Society AKS primality test Academic Karelia Society This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Rang De Basanti (Hindi: रंग दे बसंती, Urdu: رنگ دے بسنتى, IAST: Raá¹…g De BasantÄ«; English: Paint It Saffron [1]) is a 2006 Bollywood film. ... Sanjay Leela Bhansali is an Indian director, famous for helming the 2002 adaptation of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyays Devdas. ... Devdas (Devanagari: देवदास) is a 2002 Bollywood film based on the Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay novella, Devdas. ... Black (Hindi: ब्लॅक, Urdu: بلاک) is a Hindi and Indian English film released in 2005 and directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. ... Vikram Bhatt is a Bollywood director. ... Inteha is a Bollywood film released in 2003. ... Deewane Huye Pagal is a Bollywood romantic comedy released in 2005. ... Sanjay Gupta is a Bollywood writer-director known for his dark and highly stylised film noir thrillers that stand out from the usual Bollywood fare. ... Zinda (Hindi: ज़ंदा, Urdu: زندہ English: Alive) is a 2006 Bollywood remake of the Korean film Oldboy starring Sanjay Dutt, John Abraham, Mahesh Manjrekar, Celina Jaitley and Lara Dutta. ... Yash Chopra (Hindi: यश चोपड़ा, born 27 September 1932) is a writer, director and producer of Bollywood movies. ... Waqt is a 1965 Indian film directed by Yash Chopra. ... Deewaar, or Deewar (Hindi: दीवार, Urdu: دیوار), is a classic Indian movie, directed by Indian director Yash Chopra. ... Ramesh Sippy (b. ... Sholay (Hindi: शोले, Urdu: شعلے) (advertised in English as Embers, Flames, or Flames of the Sun) is one of the biggest blockbusters in the history of Bollywood, Indias Mumbai film industry. ... Andaz (Hindi: अन्दाज़, Urdu: اَنداز) is a 1949 Indian Hindi/Urdu movie, directed by Mehboob Khan, music by Naushad. ... Writer, Director, Producer and Actor in Bollywood movies. ... An Encounter with Faces is an award-winning 1978 Indian documentary film directed and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. ...

Actors

Aamir Hussain Khan (; Devanagari: आमिर ख़ान, born March 14, 1965, in Mumbai, India, is an Academy Award-nominated and National Film Awards-winning Indian film actor, director and producer. ... Abhishek Bachchan (Hindi: , born 5 February 1976 [2][3] in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) is an award-winning Indian actor. ... Vishal Devgan (Hindi: िवशाल देवगन, Urdu: وِشال دیوگن), born (April 2, 1967 in Delhi, India), popularly known as Ajay Devgan is an actor working in the Hindi film industry (Bollywood). ... Ajith Kumar (Tamil:அஜித் குமார்) (born May 1, 1971 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India) also called Ajith is a prominent Indian film actor,[1] a Formula 3 driver for Mango Racing,[2] a professional motorcyclist,[3] an active ambassador for the Green Revolution[4] and the Managing Trustee of Mohini-Mani Foundation... Akkineni Nagarjuna Rao (Telugu: ఆక్కినేని నాగార్జున) (born August 29, 1959 in Chennai, India), often known as Nagarjuna, is a popular Telugu Cinema actor and a successful producer. ... Akkineni Nageswara Rao (born September 20, 1924 at Venkataraghavapuram, Dist. ... Akshay Kumar (born Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, on September 9, 1967) is a popular Bollywood film actor. ... For the celestial Buddha, see Amitabha “Bachchan” redirects here. ... Amrish Lal Puri (Hindi: अमरीश पुरी, Urdu: اَمریش پُری, June 22, 1932 – January 12, 2005) was an Indian actor who appeared primarily in Bollywood movies. ... Anil Kapoor is a popular Indian actor who appears in Bollywood movies. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Yusuf Khan (Hindi: यूसुफ़ ख़ान ; Urdu: یوسف خان ; IPA: ) (born December 11, 1922) commonly known as Dilip Kumar (Hindi: दिलीप कुमार ; Urdu: دِلِیپ کُمار ; is an Indian-Afghan Bollywood film actor and a Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha). ... Balraj Sahni in Do Bigha Zamin. ... Shah Rukh Khan (Hindi: शाहरुख़ ख़ान, Urdu: شاه رخ خان), pronunciation: (also known as King Khan), is an Indian actor in Bollywood. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Kamal Haasan (born November 7, 1954) is an Indian movie star working mainly in the Tamil film industry. ... Rajinikanth (Tamil:ரஜினிகாந்த்; Marathi:रजनीकांत Kannada: ರಜನೀಕಾಂತ್) (born Shivaji Rao Gaekwad on December 12, 1949[1]) is an Indian film actor. ... Raj Kapoor (Hindi: राज कपूर, Urdu: راج کپور, Rāj KapÅ«r, December 14, 1924 - June 2, 1988) was a legendary Indian actor, director, and producer of Bollywood movies. ... // Filmmaking Though widely recognised for his mythological characters, Ramarao is considered one of the greatest and legendary actors in Telugu film, and in South Indian film generally. ... Nandamuri Balakrishna Nandamuri Balakrishna (Telugu:నందమూరి బాలకృష్ణ), fondly called as Balayya by his fans is one of the most popular actors in Telugu film industry today. ... Venkatesh is one of the most famous actors in Telugu film Industry, Tollywood. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Dr. Rajkumar (Kannada:ಡಾ. ರಾಜ್‌ಕುಮಾರ್‌, Real Name: Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju Kannada:ಸಿಂಗನಲ್ಲೂರು ಪುಟ್ಟಸ್ವಾಮಯ್ಯ ಮುತ್ತುರಾಜು, April 24, 1929—April 12, 2006) was the most popular actor in Kannadas film industry. ... Rajesh Khanna (born Jatin Khanna on December 29, 1942 in Amritsar) is an Indian Bollywood actor. ... Pran Sikand (born 12 February 1920), best known as Pran, is a veteran Bollywood actor. ... John Kennedy (born on April 17, 1966, Paramakkudi, Ramnad district, TN as Kennedy), is an Indian born actor who has starred in a number of top-grossing Tamil films and is currently one of the reigning heroes of Tamil Film Industry (aka Kollywood). ... Shammi Kapoor in Kashmir Ki Kali (1964) Shammi Kapoor (born October 21, 1931) is an actor in Hindi films. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Sanjeev Kapoors popular book – Khazana of Indian Recipies Sanjeev Kapoor (b. ... Saravanan Sivakumar (Tamil : சரவணன் சிவகுமர்) popularly known as Surya (Tamil : சூர்யா) (born on 23 July 1975), is an Indian actor in the Tamil film industry. ... Mehmood Ali (1932 - July 23, 2004) popularly known simply as Mehmood, was an Indian actor, director and producer. ... Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu (Telugu: మహేష్ ‌బాబు), born August 9, 1974 in Burripalem, Tenali, Andhra Pradesh, India, fondly known as Prince by fans, is an extremely popular actor in the Indian Telugu movie industry. ... The current version of the article or section is written like a magazine article instead of the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia. ... Om Puri Om Puri (born October 18, 1950) is an Indian actor of Hindi movies. ... Naseeruddin Shah in the role of Mirza Ghalib Naseeruddin Shah aka Nasiruddin Shah (b. ... Amrish Lal Puri (Hindi: अमरीश पुरी, Urdu: اَمریش پُری, June 22, 1932 – January 12, 2005) was an Indian actor who appeared primarily in Bollywood movies. ... Kishore Kumar (August 4, 1929 – October 13, 1987) was an Indian film playback singer and actor. ... Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad born on August 22, 1955, more popularly known as Chiranjeevi, is a popular Telugu film actor fondly known by his fans as Mega Star. ... Manoj Bajpai Manoj Bajpai is a Bollywood actor. ... The quality of this article or section may be compromised by peacock terms. You can help Wikipedia by removing peacock terms. ... Saif Ali Khan (Hindi: सैफ़ अली ख़ान, Urdu: سیف علی خان; born 16 August 1970 in New Delhi, India) is an award-winning Indian actor who stars in Bollywood films. ... Salman Khan (pronunciation: / /), born Abdul Rashid Salman Khan on December 27, 1965 is a popular Indian film actor who appears in Bollywood movies. ... This article is about the Bollywood actor. ... Sunil Dutt (June 6, 1929 - May 25, 2005), born Balraj Dutt was an Indian Bollywood actor and politician. ... Sunny Deol (Hindi: सनी देओल, Urdu: شنِ دِیول), born as Ajay Singh Deol (Hindi: अजय सिंह देओल, Urdu: اَجے سِںہ دِیول) on October 19, 1959 in New Delhi, India) is a National Film Awards winning film (Bollywood) actor of Punjabi descent. ... Suresh Gopi is an acclaimed actor in Malayalam cinema who is famous for his roles in police dramas. ... Mukesh Mukesh Chand Mathur (formal name Zoravar Chand), (July 22, 1923, Delhi, India - August 27, 1976), popularly known as Mukesh, referred to as the man with the golden voice, was one of the finest Indian playback singers along with Mohammed Rafi and Kishore Kumar. ... Jagathy Sreekumar in the Malayalam movie Pulivalkalyanam Jagathy Sreekumar is the most famous comedic actor of Malayalam cinema. ... Thilakan is a Malayalam film actor. ... ... Ganesan in Thayaipola Pillai Noolaipola Selai, 1959 Sivaji Ganesan (October 1, 1927 - July 21, 2001) was a famous Indian actor and politician. ... Jayan, whose birth-name was Krishnan Nair, was a leading actor of the Malayalam film industry in the 1970s. ... Other people with this name: Muhammad Ali of Egypt, Mehemet Ali (Turkey) Muhammad Ali-Haj (born January 17, 1942 as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Waheed Murad Pakistani film personality Waheed Murad was the producer, writer, and protagonist of many film musicals. ...

Actresses

Asin Thottumkal (Malayalam: അസിന്‍ തൊതുംകള്‍) is an Indian film actress. ... Padmini a legendary actress and bharathanatyam dancer. ... Madhubala (Hindi: मधुबाला, Urdu: ) (February 14, 1933 – February 23, 1969) was a Bollywood actress considered by many to be one of the most beautiful actresses to have graced the screens of Indian cinema. ... Madhuri Dixit (Marathi: माधुरी दीक्षित) pronunciation: or ) (born as Madhuri Shankar Dixit to a Marathi family on May 15, 1967) is a five-time Filmfare Awards winning Indian Bollywood actress. ... Nutan Nutan (Hindi/Marathi: नूतन) (June 4, 1936 - February, 1991), was a well known Bollywood actress. ... Rekha (born October 10, 1954) is a well-known Bollywood actress. ... Aishwarya Rai (Tulu: ಐಶ್ವರ್ಯ ರೈ, DevanāgarÄ«: ऐश्वर्या रय, IPA: ) (born November 1, 1973), is a three-time Filmfare Award-winning Indian actress. ... Mahjabeen Bano (August 1, 1932 - March 31, 1972), more commonly known as Meena Kumari, was a prominent Indian film actress. ... Noor Jahaan (Urdu: نور جہاں) (September 21, 1926 – December 23, 2000) was a famous South Asian singer and actress. ... Trisha Krishnan born on 4th May 1983 as Trisha Krishnamurthy (Tamil : த்ரிஷா கிருஷ்ணமூர்தி, Telugu : త్రిష క్రిష్ణమూర్తి) in Palakkad, Kerala) an actress in the Tamil and Telugu film industry. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Vyjanthimala in Madhumati (1958). ... Hema Malini, (born October 16, 1948 in Ammankudi, Tamil Nadu, India) is an Indian actress and Bharatanatyam dancer, who starred in several successful Bollywood films in the 1970s, most notably the extremely successful Sholay. ... Smita Patil (Marathi:स्मिता पाटील) (1955 – 13 December 1986) was a leading Bollywood actress from the 1970s to the 1980s in both Hindi and Marathi cinema. ... Sridevi was born on August 13, 1963 in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu) is an Indian Superstar actress. ... // Rani Mukerji (Bengali: ), born on March 21, 1978, is a six-time Filmfare Award-winning Indian film actress. ... Manisha Koirala from the movie Mumbai Express Manisha Koirala, also known as Manya or Manu, is a Bollywood actress. ... Sharmila Tagore (Bengali: ) is a renowned Indian film actress from Bengal, who as of April 2005 heads the Indian Film Censor Board. ... Shabana Azmi (Hindi: शबाना आज़मी, born 18 September 1950 at New Delhi, India) is one of the leading actresses of parallel cinema. ... Bipasha Basu (Bengali: বিপাশা বসু), born in January 7, 1979 is a Bollywood actress and a Supermodel. ... Jaya Bachchan (Hindi: जया बच्चन, Urdu: جیا بچّن), born Jaya Bhaduri April 10, 1948 in Jabalpur, is a Bollywood actress. ... Nargis in Awaara (1951) Nargis (Hindi: नर्गिस, Urdu: نرگس), June 1, 1929 - May 3, 1981, was an Indian actress best known for her role as Radha in the Oscar-nominated film Mother India. ... Nandita Das (born November 7, 1969 in Delhi, India) is an Indian actress. ... Tabu (born Tabassum Hashmi on November 4, 1970 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India) is an award-winning Indian actress who has acted in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil films. ... Dimple Kapadia Dimple Kapadia (born June 8, 1957) is an Indian film actress who appears in Bollywood films. ... Sushmita Sen (Shushmita Shen, Hindi, सुश्मिता सेन, SuÅ›mitā Sen) was born on November 19, 1975 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. ... Juhi Chawla (born 13 November 1967) is an Indian Actress. ... Karisma Kapoor (born 25 June 1974) is a popular Indian actress, also known by her nickname Lolo. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sonali Bendre (Marathi:सोनाली बेंद्रे) (* 1 January 1975) is an Indian Bollywood actress and model. ... Priyanka Chopra, is an Indian actress and Miss World 2000. ... Urmila Matondkar(Konkani:उर्मिला मातोंडकर) (born on February 4, 1974 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) is a well-known Indian Bollywood actress and sex symbol. ... Preity Zinta (Hindi: प्रीति ज़िंटा, Urdu: پریتی زینتا. Pronunciation: born 31 January 1975)[1] is an award-winning Indian actress who appears in Bollywood movies. ... Kareena Kapoor (Devanagari:करीना कपूर, born 21 September 1980)[1] nicknamed Bebo is a four-time Filmfare Award-winning Indian popular actress who appears in Bollywood movies. ... Image:Amrita Rao. ... Ayesha Takia (Hindi: ) (born 1986 in Mumbai, India) is an Indian actress. ... Shriya Saran (born on September 11, 1982) is an Indian film actress. ...

See also

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Asian cinema refers to the film industries and films produced in the continent of Asia. ...

Further reading

  • Contemporary Asian Cinema, Anne Tereska Ciecko, editor. Berg, 2006. ISBN 1 84520237 6

 
 

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