Author: Smriti Maheshwari

Guru Dutt, Sanjeev Kumar and Bimal Roy, Three Great Film Personalities, Were Born This Week

Three great film personalities celebrate their birthdays this week. While Guru Dutt was a brilliant filmmaker, his personal life was a mess – possibly the tragic heroes he portrayed on the silver screen. His mysterious death due to an overdose of sleeping pills and alcohol, snatched a gifted filmmaker. Sanjeev Kumar shares his birthday with […]

Karishma and Arjun Struggled to Carve a Place for themselves in Bollywood

Karishma Kapoor, a girl-child of the renowned Prithvi Kapoor family broke the family traditions, where women of the family do not act. She had drop school and become an actress to support her single mother and younger sister. Her mother, Babita, an actress, had divorced her husband. Arjun Kapoor, too had an unhappy childhood, following […]

Ashish Vidyarthi and Amrish Puri, well-known Villains, were Theatre Actors Initially

Two well-known villains, Ashish Vidyarthi, and Amrish Puri, celebrate their birthdays this week. Ashish graduated to cinema from theatre and TV. Despite winning several awards, he could not make his mark in the Bollywood but continues to rule in South Indian cinema. Amrish Puri too came into cinema from theatre. He made it big, both […]

Actor-Politician Kirron Kher is a Style Diva with Grace and Elan

Smriti profiles the stunning and graceful Kirron Kher, an actor-activist-politician. The style diva turns 62, later this week. Read more about her, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Kirron Kher is a popular actress, TV host and a politician. Her dimpled smile, long tresses, and beautiful traditional Indian sarees have a mesmerising effect […]

Four Geminis, Ekta Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty, Amisha Patel and Sonam Kapoor, Celebrate Birthdays this week

Four Gemini film personalities, Ekta Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty, Amisha Patel and Sonam Kapoor, present an array of talent in Bollywood. They celebrate their birthdays between June and 9, this week. Smriti profiles the birthday girls in her regular column, exclusively in Different Truths.   Ekta Kapoor, the Queen of Soap Opera, Changed the Face of […]

Pankaj Kapoor, Paresh Rawal: Talented Actors, Celebrate Birthdays on May 29 & 30

Two versatile actors, Pankaj Kapoor, remembered for the clumsy detective role, Karamchand, won three National Awards, celebrates his birthday on Monday, May 29. Paresh Rawal, an actor-politician, has his birthday on May 30. He is known for his roles as a villain and a comedian. Paresh has been in the eye of the storm, in […]

Karan Johar and Kunal Khemu Celebrate Birthdays on May 25

A star-child, Karan Johar, carved a niche for himself in Bollywood. He is known for his candid opinions, despite the rough weather he had to face. Kunal Khemu shares his birthday with Karan. A gifted child actor, he has matured into a talented actor on the silver screen. Smriti profiles them, in the regular column, […]

Madhuri Dixit, Shiny Ahuja, Girish Karnad and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Celebrate Birthdays on May 15 & 19

Four Taurean actors, Madhuri Dixit, Shiny Ahuja, Girish Karnad and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, though much different from each other, have one thing in common. They are intense and rode the waves of fame. Shiny’s career nosedived as he was allegedly framed in a rape case. Girish, despite his huge success, has courted controversies. Nawazuddin is one […]

Madhuri Dixit: The Prima Donna of Indian Cinema

Madhuri Dixit’s endearing smile wins the heart of one and all. The prima donna of Indian cinema turns 50 on May 15. Smriti profiles the actress, a cult figure of Bollywood, exclusively in Different Truths.   Her smile dazzles the silver screen. Her dance moves make the hearts of millions go dhak dhak. Her ethereal […]

Two Taurean Beauties Hrishitaa Bhatt and Sunny Leone are Model-turned-Actresses

Hrishitaa Bhatt was a Liril model before she ventured into Bollywood as an actress. Sunny Leone too entered the film through modelling, though she was a porn queen, before she became acceptable in Bollywood. While doe-eyed Bhatt’s talent wasn’t exploited well, Leone was a rage when she entered the tinsel town. Smriti profiles these two Bollywood […]