Bollywood in History

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Events in Film & TV

  • 2013-04-30 Bollywood actor Rajesh Khanna is declared "The First Superstar of Indian cinema" at the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018-05-03 Bollywood actors both posthumously recognized at India's National Film Awards; Sridevi Kapoor Best Actress for "Mum" and Vinod Khanna recieves Dadasaheb Phalke award.

Actress and Film Producer Sridevi Kapoor
Actress and Film Producer
Sridevi Kapoor

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1913-05-01 Balraj Sahni [Yudhishthir], Indian Bollywood actor (Dharti Ke Lal), born in Rawalpindi, Punjab (d. 1973)
  • 1914-02-01 A K Hangal, Indian freedom fighter and Bollywood character actor (Aaina, Sholay), born in Sialkot, Punjab, British India (d. 2012)
  • 1922-12-11 Dilip Kumar [Muhammad Yusuf Khan], Indian Bollywood actor known as "the tragedy king," and one of the greatest actors in Indian cinema (Jwar Bhata), born in Peshawar, NWFP, British India
  • 1925-07-09 Guru Dutt [Vasanth Padukone], Indian Bollywood actor, regarded as one of the greatest film directors of all time (Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool), born in Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore (d. 1964)
  • 1929-06-06 Sunil Dutt, Indian Bollywood director, actor and politician (Yaadein, Mother India, Khandaan), born in Jhelum, Punjab (d. 2005)
  • 1938-03-18 Shashi Kapoor [Balbir Raj Kapoor], prominent Indian Bollywood actor (Deewar, The Deceivers, Shalimar, Heat & Dust), born in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 2017)
  • 1938-07-09 Sanjeev Kumar [Harihar Jariwala], Indian Bollywood actor (Angoor, Dastak, Koshish), born in Surat, Bombay Presidency (d. 1985)
  • 1940-03-23 Tariq Yunus, actor (Bollywood, Ashanti, Deceivers)
  • 1942-12-29 Rajesh Khanna, Indian Bollywood actor officially titled "The First Superstar of Indian cinema," born in Amritsar, Punjab Province (d. 2012)
  • 1946-10-06 Vinod Khanna, Indian Bollywood actor (Mera Gaon Mera Desh), born in Peshawar (d. 2017)
  • 1950-01-07 Johnny Lever [John Prakasa Rao Janumala ], Indian Bollywood actor and comedian, born in Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh
  • 1950-05-30 Paresh Rawal, Indian Bollywood actor (Woh Chokri, Woh Chokri), born in Bombay, India
  • 1950-10-18 Om Puri, Indian Bollywood actor (Aakrosh, Ardh Satya), born in Ambala, Haryana
  • 1951-01-01 Nana Patekar, Indian Bollywood actor, writer, philanthropist and filmmaker (Parinda, Angaar), born in Murud-Janjira, Bombay State
  • 1952-09-04 Rishi Kapoor, Indian Bollywood actor and director (Bobby, Do Dooni Chaar), born in Bombay State, India
  • 1954-10-10 Rekha, Bollywood actress
  • 1955-03-07 Anupam Kher, Bollywood actor (Vijay, Silver Linings Playbook), and Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India, born in Shimla, India
  • 1955-09-21 Gulshan Grover, Indian actor known as the "Bad Man" in Bollywood cinema (I Am Kalam), born in New Delhi, India
  • 1965-03-14 Aamir Khan, Indian Bollywood actor, director and talk show host (3 Idiots, Lagaan, PK), born in Mumbai, India

Person of interestAjay Devgan

1969-04-02 Ajay Devgan, Indian actor and bollywood star (Phool Aur Kaante, Zakhm), born in New Delhi, Delhi, India

Actor & Bollywood Star Ajay Devgan
Actor & Bollywood Star
Ajay Devgan
  • 1973-07-23 Himesh Reshammiya, Indian Bollywood composer, singer and actor.
  • 1974-01-09 Farhan Akhtar, Indian Bollywood Director, Actor, Producer, Singer.
  • 1978-06-25 Aftab Shivdasani, Bollywood actor (Mast), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • 1981-06-17 Amrita Rao, Bollywood actress
  • 1982-11-21 Aarti Chhabria, Indian Bollywood actress and Miss India Worldwide 2000, born in Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • 1984-10-18 Freida Pinto, Indian Bollywood actress (Slumdog Millionaire, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), born in Mumbai, India

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1999-02-24 Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan (29) weds actress Kajol Mukherjee (24) on a traditional Maharashtrian style ceremony in Juhu, Varsha

Actor & Bollywood Star Ajay Devgan
Actor & Bollywood Star
Ajay Devgan
  • 2005-11-20 Bollywood actor Zayed Khan (25) weds Malaika Parekh at the Grand Maratha Sheraton in Mumbai, India
  • 2005-12-14 Bollywood actor Fardeen Khan (31) weds Mumtaz's daughter Natasha Madhvani at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai, India
  • 2011-02-16 Indian tennis ace Mahesh Bhupati (36) weds Bollywood actress and former Miss Universe (2000) Lara Dutta (32) at Bandra, Mumbai
  • 2012-01-19 Indian bollywood actress Deepshikha Nagpal (34) weds Indian actor Kaishav Arora in Mumbai

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1964-10-10 Guru Dutt [Vasanth Padukone], Indian Bollywood actor, regarded as one of the greatest film directors of all time (Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool), dies from an accidental overdose at 39
  • 1973-04-13 Balraj Sahni [Yudhishthir], Indian Bollywood actor (Dharti Ke Lal), dies of cardiac arrest at 59
  • 1985-11-06 Sanjeev Kumar [Harihar Jariwala], Indian Bollywood actor (Angoor, Dastak, Koshish), dies of a heart attack at 47
  • 1987-04-26 Shankar, Of Noted Bollywood Music Director Duo Shankar-Jaikishan (b. 1922)
  • 1993-04-06 Divya Bharati, "Baby Doll" Indian Bollywood actress (Diwana), dies at 19 by mysteriously falling from her husband's apartment
  • 1994-08-26 Tariq Yunus, Indian actor (Ashanti, Deceivers), dies at 54
  • 2005-05-25 Sunil Dutt, Indian Bollywood director, actor and politician (Yaadein, Mother India, Khandaan), dies at 75
  • 2007-11-01 S. Ali Raza, Bollywood Screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2012-07-18 Rajesh Khanna, Indian Bollywood actor officially titled "The First Superstar of Indian cinema," dies from kidney problems at 69
  • 2012-08-26 A K Hangal, Indian freedom fighter and Bollywood character actor (Aaina, Sholay), dies of respiratory disease at 98
  • 2017-04-27 Vinod Khanna, Indian Bollywood actor (Mera Gaon Mera Desh), dies at 70
  • 2017-12-04 Shashi Kapoor [Balbir Raj Kapoor], prominent Indian Bollywood actor (Deewar, The Deceivers, Shalimar, Heat & Dust), dies from a chest infection at 79