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Tikaram Upadhyaya Gopal Singh Nepali (Hindi Poet & Lyricist)

20 Jun

Gopal Singh Nepali (1911 – 1963) was born in Bettiah District in the Bihar State. In fact, he was not a Nepali but has taken this as a part of his literary name.

He was an eminent poet of Hindi literature and a famous lyricist of Bollywood. His association with Bollywood spanned around two decades, beginning in 1944 and ended with his death in 1963. He was a poet of Post-Chhayavaad period, and he wrote several collections of Hindi poems including “Umang” (published in 1933). He was also a journalist and edited at least four Hindi Magazines, Namely, Ratlam Times, Chitrapat, Sudha, and Yogi. During Sino-Indian War of 1962, he wrote many patriotic songs and poems which include Savan, Kalpana, Neelima, Naveen Kalpana Karo Etc.

Nakul Singh Nepali, son of Gopal Singh Nepali, has filed a suit at the Bombay High Court against the makers of Slumdog Millionaire Movie, saying that Director & Producer Danny Boyle they wrongly credited poet Surdas for writing the song Darshan Do Ghanashyam. According to the suit, Nepali says his father, a poet, wrote the song and that the filmmakers – Danny Boyle and Celador Films Ltd – have caused loss of reputation to his father and violated the author’s rights. Nepali has claimed Rs 5 crore as damages. He has also sought to have the filmmakers prohibited from presenting in any form the portion of the movie that says that Surdas is the author of the song.

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Manoj Bajpai

16 Jun

Manoj Bajpai borned in Belwa a small village Narkatiaganj in West Champaran, Bihar. He completed his schooling from K R High school, Bettiah. He went for Graduation in Ramjas College, University of Delhi, also did theatre with Barry John. Manoj Bajpai was married to Bihar’s girl, whom he left after two months and came to Mumbai. in 2005, he married Neha (real name Shabana Raza), a Bollywood actress who worked in movies namely Kareeb, Fiza. They have baby girls together.

Manoj Bajpai got his first opportunity with a television serial aired on Doordarshan, Swaabhimaan. Bajpai also done a small role as a cop in Dastak movie. He shared the screen space with Mukul Dev and Sushmita Sen. He appeared in several small roles in films like Droh Kaal (1994), and Bandit Queen (1994), before getting a big break in 1998 film Satya directed by Ram Gopal Varma. His performance as Bhiku Mhatre won him several awards, as he portrayed the hotheaded and compassionate sides of this small-time gangster, with equal panache. His another important film where he played a dark character was Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s film Aks in 2001, which gave him many awards.

Manoj Bajpai’s work was also appreciated in films like Daud,Dil Par Mat le Yaar,Road,Sool, Zubeidaa (2001), Pinjar (2003) which earned him the National Film Award, Veer Zaara in 2004 and Rajneeti in 2010.
Veerendra Pratap the role of his character in the movie Raajneeti explains his magic and aura. Katrina Kaif touched the feet of actor Manoj Bajpai as a sign of respect following the premiere of Rajneeti. When Satya released some 12 years ago, Tabu had done the same thing, touching the thespian’s feet.

He is Awarded and nominated in
•    1999 won: Filmfare Award Best Actor – Critics’ Choice, Satya
•    1999 won: Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actor: Satya
•    1999 won: BFJA Best Actor: Shool
•    2000 won: National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor: Satya
•    2000 won: Filmfare Award Best Actor – Critics’ Choice: Shool
•    2000 won: Zee Cine Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role- Male: Shool
•    2002 won: Star Screen Award Best Villain: Aks
•    2002 Nominated: Filmfare Best Villain Award forAks
•    2003 won: Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role: Road
•    2003 Nominated: Filmfare Best Villain Award for Road
•    2004 won: National Film Award – Special Jury Award: Pinjar
•    2004:Nominated: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award-LOC Kargil
•    2011:Nominated: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award-Raajneeti

Films he act in
•    Tamanna (1997)
•    Daud: Fun on the Run (1997)
•    Satya (1998) … Bhiku Mahatre
•    Prema Kadha (1999)(Telugu)
•    Kaun (1999)
•    Shool (1999) … Inspector Samar Pratap Singh
•    Fiza (2000)
•    Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar (2000)
•    Ghaath (2000)
•    Zubeidaa (2001)
•    Aks (2001)
•    Road (2002)
•    Pinjar (2003)
•    LOC: Kargil (2003)
•    Hanan (2004)
•    Jaago (2004)
•    Veer-Zaara (2004)
•    Inteqam: The Perfect Game (2004)
•    Return to Rajapur (2005)
•    Bewafaa (2005)
•    Fareb (2005)
•    Happy (2006) Telugu film
•    1971 (2007)
•    Swami (2007)
•    Dus Kahaniyan (2007)
•    Money Hai Toh Honey Hai (2008)
•    Acid Factory (2008)
•    Jugaad (2009)
•    Jail (2009)
•    Komaram Puli (2010) Telugu film
•    Vedam (2010) Telugu film
•    Raajneeti (2010)
•    Dus Tola (2010)
•    Chittagong (2011)
•    hindi 2011

Multistar Shatrughan Sinha

15 Jun

Mr Shatrughan Sinha was born in Patna, Bihar. He completed graduation in Patna Science College. He is an alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India Pune. Currently there’s a scholorship being awarded on his name in the institute to Diploma students. He moved to Bombay(Now Called Mumbai), where he started his career in the Bollywood.

Mr Shatrughan Sinha came to Bombay, after getting Diploma in acting from Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. His first opportunity was playing a Pakistani Military Officer in Dev Anand’s Prem Pujari. Subsequently he got a small role of a police inspector in Mohan Sehgal’s Sajan in 1969. The release of the Prem Pujari was delayed, so his first released film was Sajan. He played supporting roles in many films before appearing in Gulzar’s Mere Apne in 1971. He later appeared in Dulal Guha’s “Dost” in 1974 and in Kalicharan in 1976.

Mr Shatrughan Sinha was selected by Rediff.com as one of the most unconventional actors in Hindi Cinema (the others being Ajay Devgan, Amitabh Bachchan, Irfan Khan, Rajnikant, Shahrukh Khan, and Sunil Shetty). In 2008, he joined as a judge for The Great Indian Laughter Challenge show, Season 4 on STAR One TV. On 3 October 2009, Shatrughan Sinha appeared on Sony Entertainment Television Asia Show Dus Ka Dum Season 2 as host for a special episode. He is hosting Bhojpuri version of the popular game show “Kaun Banega Crorepati” on Mahuaa channel. The show is named as “Ke Bani Crorepati”.

Mr Shatrughan Sinha won the Indian general election from Patna Sahib in Bihar. He defeated another cinema celebrity Shekhar Suman. Out of a total of 552,293 votes polled, Mr Sinha received 316,472 votes. He become a cabinet minister with the Government of India in the 13th Lok Sabha, holding two portfolios, the department of Health and Family Welfare (Jan 2003-May 2004), and the department of shipping (August 2004). He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. As of May 2006, he was been appointed as the head of the BJP Culture and Arts Department.

He is awarded by
* 1973 – Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards – Best Supporting Actor for ‘Tanhai’.
* 2003 – “Pride of the Film Industry” at the Stardust Awards 2003.
* 2003 – Stardust Award for Lifetime Achievement. * 2007 – National Kishore Kumar Samman.
* 2011 – Zee Cine Award for Lifetime Achievement.
He has also received a Special Award for “contribution in Indian Cinema” at the Kalakar Awards.
He is Nominated also in
* Filmfare Nomination as Best Supporting Actor–Paras (1971)
* Filmfare Nomination as Best Supporting Actor–Dost (1974)
* Filmfare Nomination as Best Supporting Actor–Kaala Pathar (1979)
* Filmfare Nomination as Best Actor–Dostana (1980)

Ranbir Kapoor Lights Up Village In Bihar

3 Jun

The villagers in Lakhisarai, Bihar, have much to thank Ranbir Kapoor for – the Bollywood star sponsored solar lamps in the developing village during the Greenathon 2010, and today that’s proved beneficial.

Much more economical than kerosene lamps, solar lamps have helped students study, women work in the kitchens and small-scale workers earn more as they can work late hours.

The area of Purani Bazar, especially, has benefited with Ranbir’s sponsorship.

“Purani Bazar in Lakhirsarai has a lot to thank Ranbir Kapoor for,” said a source. “The vegetable vendors here had to wrap up before sundown because there was no electricity. Some of them would do their business by the light of kerosene lamps. But it cut into their earnings. Moreover, some days they couldn’t even light these as kerosene was not available easily. Now Ranbir Kapoor’s solar lamps have lit up their lives.”

Ranbir was part of the Greenathon 2010 that helped raise money to offer solar power to 160 villages across the nation.