Katrina Kaif Profile
Name: Katrina Kaif
Date of Birth: 16th July, 1984
Place of Birth: London, UK
Hobbies: Party and Model
Years active: 2002 - present
Debut Film: Boom (2003)
Katrina Kaif Biography
Katrina is a Kashmiri-Brit fusion as his father was Indian and mom was English. Katrina was born on July 16th 1983 in Hong Kong; her family lived for a while in Hawaii and the moved to London. Katrina has seven other siblings and all sisters. Katrina started modeling when she was fourteen and her first shoot was for a jewellery brand. Katrina continued modeling in London and was approached by Kaizad Gustad for his film ‘Boom’; after which the model decided to move to Mumbai.
Katrina walked the ramp in India for some topnotch designers and decided to permanently live in Mumbai and pursue a career as an actress. Katrina started working with Ace photographer Atul Kasbekar and was also on the cover of ‘Cosmopolitan’ magazine.
Katrina had to struggle to make her way in Bollywood as she had the linguistic short coming and Producers were hesitant to cast her, so the actress started taking Hindi lessons and also started learning Kathak. In 2004, Katrina did a Telugu movie opposite South Superstar Venkatesh titled ‘Malliswari’. Katrina made news when she started dating actor Salman Khan who also launched her in mainstream cinema in the movie titled ‘Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya’. The movie became a superhit and Katrina finally made an impact.
Katrina is the brand ambassador for ‘Lakme’, ‘Silk-n-Shine’ and International brand ‘Veet’ in India. Katrina has impressed the directors and has some big projects in her pipeline- Anees Bazmee’s ‘Welcome’, David Dhawan’s ‘Partner’, Vipul Shah’s ‘Namastey London’, and Anil Sharma’s ‘Apne’. With such great projects in Katrina’s kitty, future sure looks promising for this pretty actress.
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Jessica Alba Profile
Birth Name - Jessica Marie Alba
Birth Date - April 28, 1981
Birth Place - Pomona, California, USA
Height - 5' 6"
Nationality - American
Profession - Actress
Education - high school graduated, Atlantic Theater Company in New York, Began studying acting at age 11
Relationship - Cash Warren (assistant director; dated 2005 - July 2007), Michael Weatherly (actor; born on July 8, 1968; engaged in May 2001; broke up)
Father - Mark Alba (Spanish/Mexican-American; real estate owner, once joined US Air Force)
Mother - Cathy Alba (French/Danish; born in Montreal)
Brother - Joshua Alba (actor; born on July 8, 1982)
Claim to fame - as Max Guevara on TV Series Dark Angel (2000)
Jessica Alba Biography
Jessica Marie Alba (born April 28, 1981) is an American actress. She is known for her roles in Honey, Dark Angel, Sin City, Fantastic Four, Into the Blue and Idle Hands.
Alba was born in Pomona, California, to Mark Alba, who is Mexican American (though both of his parents were born in California), and Catherine (née Jensen), who has French and Danish ancestry; the two married while in their teenage years. Her maternal grandfather was a Marine NCO for 30 years, serving in the Pacific during WWII, and later as Asst. Drum Major for the United States Marine Band. Alba was raised in an Air Force family, along with her brother, Joshua (an actor who appeared with her in the season one finale of Dark Angel), and her grandparents, until she was seventeen years old. Her father's Air Force career took the family to Biloxi, Mississippi and Del Rio, Texas, before they settled back in California.
Alba's early life was marked by a multitude of physical maladies; she suffered collapsed lungs twice, had pneumonia 4-5 times a year, a burst appendix, and a cyst on her tonsils. This served to isolate her from other children at school because, as she claims, she was in the hospital so often that no one knew her well enough to befriend her.
She has also acknowledged suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder during childhood. Her health improved, however, when her family moved to California.
Alba had expressed interest in acting since the age of five. She took her first acting class at age twelve, and an acting agent signed her nine months later.
Her first appearance on film was a small role in the 1994 feature Camp Nowhere as Gail. She was originally hired for two weeks but her role turned into a two-month job when the actress in one of the prominent roles dropped out.
Alba appeared in two national TV commercials for Nintendo and J.C. Penney as a child; she was later featured in several independent films. She branched out into TV in 1994 with a recurring role as the vain Jessica in three episodes of the Nickelodeon comedy series The Secret World of Alex Mack. She then performed the role of Maya in the first two seasons of the TV series Flipper. Under the tutelage of her lifeguard mother, Alba learned to swim before she could walk, and she was a PADI-certified scuba diver, skills which were put to use on the show, which was filmed in Australia.
Friday, January 4, 2008
Paris Hilton Profile
Name: Paris Hilton
Birth Name: Paris Whitney Hilton
Height: 5' 8"
Birth Date: February 17, 1981
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Profession: Actor, Writer, Musician, Model
Education: The Dwight School in New York City
Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California
Earned GED in 1999
Relationship: Stavros Niarchos (Greek billionaire; separated May 2, 2006), Paris Latsis (Greek shipping heir; engaged May 29, 2005-Sept 2005), Nick Carter (musician; 2003-2004), Jason Shaw (model/actor; engaged in 2001), Leonardo DiCaprio (actor), Rick Salomon (actor)
Father: Rick Hilton (grandson of Hilton hotel-chain founder, Conrad Hilton)
Mother: Kathy Richards Hilton (actress; born on April 7, 1959)
Sister: Nicky Hilton (actress; born on October 5, 1983)
Brother: Barron Nicholas Hilton and Conrad Hughes Hilton
Aunt: Kyle Richards (actress; born on January 11, 1969), Kim Richards (actress; born on September 19, 1964)
Claim to fame: Heiress to the Hilton Hotel empire
Paris Hilton Biography
Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American celebutante and businesswoman.
She is best-known through her work in the television series The Simple Life. She has also appeared in several minor film roles, most notably in the horror film House of Wax in 2005. In 2004 she published a tongue-in-cheek autobiography. In 2006, she released her self-titled debut album Paris. Among her many careers, she lists singer, model, actress, author, and television personality. As a result of several legal incidents, Hilton served a widely publicized sentence in a L.A.County Jail facility in 2007.
Born in New York City, New York, Hilton is the oldest of four children of Richard and Kathy Hilton. Paris has a younger sister, Nicky, and younger brothers Barron Nicholas Hilton and Conrad Hughes Hilton.
On the maternal side of her family, Paris is a niece of two child stars of the 1970s, Kim Richards and Kyle Richards. Paris was related by marriage to Nicole Richie's godmother, Nancy Davis, when Nancy's brother, Greg, was married to Kim Richards.
Paris' paternal grandparents are hotel chairman Barron Hilton, and his wife, the former Marilyn Hawley; Barron Hilton's parents were Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton and his first wife, Mary Barron.
Paris moved between several exclusive homes in her youth, including a suite in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, Beverly Hills, and the Hamptons. She attended Marywood-Palm Valley School in Rancho Mirage, California her freshman year of high school; Dwight School in New York for her sophomore and junior years; then a few months at Canterbury School in New Milford, Connecticut before dropping out. Hilton eventually earned a GED.
In December 2007, Hilton's grandfather, hotel magnate Barron Hilton, pledged 97% of his estate to a charitable organisation founded by his father, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. An immediate pledge of $1.2 billion was made, and a further $1.1 billion after his death. Mr. Hilton cited the actions of his father as the motivation for his pledge. According to reports, the potential inheritance of his grandchildren is sharply diminished.
Hilton has worked as a model, actress, musician, and businesswoman. According to Forbes Magazine, she earned approximately $2 million in 2003–2004, $6.5 million in 2004–2005, and $7 million in 2005–2006.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Priyanka Chopra Profile
Name: Priyanka Chopra
Nickname: Sunshine and Mimi
Birth Date: 18 July 1982
Place of Birth: Jamshedpur, Bihar-India (Bareilly-town in Rohelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh)
Height: 5'7 1/2"
Weight: 53 Kgs
Father: Dr. Ashok Chopra is a doctor; he retired from the Army. He was a medical administrator at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai until some time ago, but he gave it up because he wanted to go back to surgery. He is a surgeon now.
Mother: Dr. Madhu Chopra-a gynocologist who practices at Kasturi Polyclinic, Andheri.
Brother: Sidharth Chopra (Younger)
Favourite song / MusicVideo: Careless Whispers, I will always love you....
Favourite Movie star(s): Mel Gibson, kishore kumar
Favourite food: Dish Lasagna, Makki roti and sarson kasaag
Favourite Dress: Saree
Favourite Book: Shakespeare's Romeo Juliet and Sidney Sheldon's - Tell me your Dreams
Priyanka Chopra Biography
Priyanka Chopra was born on 18th July 1982 to the family of Capt. Dr. Ashok
Chopra & Dr. Madhu Chopra, an event that transformed the life of every one around her. This first born girl child of a large extended family was welcomed like a star. With large twinkling eyes and the most fascinating smile she was a winner.
Priyanka had a very varied upbringing . Having joined an Army family, she
moved from Leh-ladakh in the north to Kerala in the south from Bombay in the west to Jamshedpur in the East . She imbibed the ethos of the multicultural Indian society. A family favorite she grew up in the warmth & Love offered by her grandparents, aunts & uncles. All of this went into the making of a very warm,
loving & confident personality.
She started her Education from La Martiniere Girls College in Lucknow as a
resident student, A short stay at Maria Goretti College in Bareilly prepared
her for further studies in the USA. Having completed class 10th from Boston USA
she decided to become a software Engineer or a Criminal Psychologist. Suddenly life took change with the Femina Miss India contest, which she won with aplomb.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Preity Zinta Profile
Born - January 31, 1975, (age 32),Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Occupation - Actress
Years active - 1998 - present
Spouse(s) - None
Partner(s) - Ness Wadia (2005 - present)
Official site - http://www.preityzinta.com
Preity Zinta Biography
Preity Zinta (born 31 January 1975) is an award-winning Indian film actress who appears in Bollywood movies. She is among the most popular actresses in the industry.
Making her acting debut in Mani Ratnam's Dil Se (1998), Zinta had her first commercial success with Soldier in the same year, and won a Filmfare Best Debut Award for both of the films. She was widely recognized with her performance as a teenage single mother in Kundan Shah's hit Kya Kehna (2000). Following this she went on to demonstrate her versatility and flexibility as an actress, portraying a diversity of different characters, which were usually distinct from typical roles played by Indian actresses at that point of time.
After a number of critically and commercially successful films, Zinta received her first Filmfare Best Actress Award for her performance in Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), as well as numerous other awards. She starred in the science fiction film Koi... Mil Gaya (2003), which turned out to be her biggest commercial success so far. She later won acclaim for her role as Zaara in Yash Chopra's romance Veer-Zaara (2004), and was praised for playing roles of Indian modern and independent women in international hits like Salaam Namaste (2005) and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006). This way, she has established herself as one of the most prominent leading actresses of Hindi cinema. According to the Indian box office, she is placed on the top in the list of the most successful actresses of this generation.
Zinta is widely known in the Indian media for her penchant for speaking her mind, being forthright about her personal views and expressing her outspoken opinions in public, which have occasionally been surrounded by controversy.