Oct 222012

Bollywood producer, director and screenwriter Yash Chopra has died on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at the age of 80 years. He was was admitted to Mumbai’s Lilawati Hospital on October 13, 2012 due to Dengue, a life threatening disease caused by Dengue virus, usually transmitted by several species of mosquito.


Born on September 27, 1932 Chopra started his movie career as an assistant director to IS Johar and his elder brother BR Chopra and served Bollywood for more than five decades. Yash is considered one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of Hindi movies and was awarded with a number of prestigious film awards. Some of the notable awards include:

  • six National Film Awards
  • eleven Filmfare awards (including four Filmfare Award for Best Director)
  • Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2001 by the Government of India
  • Padma Bhushan Award in 2005 by the Government of India
  • BAFTA presented him with a lifetime membership for his contribution to the films (He is the first Indian to receive the honor)

Yash’s directorial debut was a 1959 movie ‘Dhool Ka Phool’ followed by ‘Dharmaputra’ in 1961 were both very successful at that time. Chopra established himself after the 1965 release ‘Waqt’ which was critically and commercially very successful movie.

Yash Chopra founded his own production company, Yash Raj Films, in 1973 and released a very successful movie ‘Daag: A Poem of Love’ in the same year. Yash’s action thriller movie ‘Deewar’, released in 1975, is known to establish superstar Amitabh Bachchan as the "angry young man" in Bollywood. Other highly successful movies of Yash in the seventies include Kabhi Kabhi (1976) and Trishu (1978).

He is well known for successful movies like Trishul, Daag, Silsila, Deewar, Lahme, Chandani, Dil Toh Pagal Hai, Aaina and many others. His last movie, ‘Jab Tak Hei Jaan’ is scheduled to be released within a month, in Deepawali. (Photo – wikipedia)

Jul 222012

Within a week after legend actor Dara Singh’s demise Indian super star Rajesh Khanna has passed away on July 18, 2012. Born on 29 December 1942, Rajesh was the first superstar in the Indian movie industry. The 70 year-old actor died on Wednesday afternoon in his residence Aashirwad, Mumbai. Rajesh Khanna shot to stardom in the 1960s, was declared the ‘superstar’ of Indian cinema.


Rajesh Khanna had been battling prolonged illness and finally had to bow down to it. The actor’s condition had been deteriorating since April when he stopped eating and complained of weakness. He was admitted to Lilavati Hospital twice in the past month.

The actor was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday. Due to extreme weakness and low blood pressure, the actor was on ventilator until his death.

At the time of his death his wife Dimple Kapadia, daughters Rinkie and Twinkle, son-in-law Akshay Kumar, grand children were present by his side.

Rest in Peace Rajesh Khanna!

Jul 152012

An Indian wrestler Dara Singh started acting in 1952 and was the first sportsman to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha. 6 feet 2 inch tall Dara Singh is known for his action roles in movies.


He has also worked as Hindi and Punjabi film producer, director and writer in his career. He is best known as the Hanuman in the television series based on the Hindu epic, Ramayan.

Born on November 19, 1928, Dara Singh was 83 when he died on July 12, 2012. He was admitted in Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on July 7, 2012 following a cardiac arrest. He was released from hospital on July 11 on his family’s request. He died the following day, on July 12, 2012 in his home in Mumbai.

Aug 142011

Actor Shammi Kapoor has died at the age of 79 years on Aug 14, 2011 at around 5:15 in a hospital in Mumbai . He was admitted to the hospital last week, when the problem in his chest worsened. He was kept in ventilator for the last four days.


Shammi Kapoor was considered to be one of the most active internet users in Bollywood film industry. Let’s watch some of his popular dance moves in his movies:

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May 262011

anjumanshahzadi A movie and stage actress and dancer (Mujra dancer) Anjuman Shahzadi died on May 15, 2011, Sunday in mysterious circumstances. Anjuman had severe fever and she was rushed to the Jinnah hospital in Lahore Pakistan where the doctors found that the fever had damaged her lungs and liver.

The autopsy to find the real cause of her death was not done so, some suspect on foul play in her sudden death.

A statement of the doctors at the Jinnah Hospital adds suspicion of foul play on her death:

… that narcotics’ ingredients were found in her stomach and the blood.

Anjuman is popular for suggestive and hot mujra dances. Some such Anjuman mujra can be found in Youtube.