Category: Actors & Actresses

Suffused with the dark poetry of the death wish, Dutt’s classics were nihilistic, self-portraits of the artiste as a depressed, disturbed and deluded young man. Surprisingly, Guru Dutt Padukone’s childhood could have hardly been more normal. Born near Bangalore, of middle-class but intellectual parents, he was fascinated by dance. He joined Uday Shankar’s Dance Academy […]
If Phalke is credited with pioneering the production of films in India, Himanshu Rai is generally lauded for lending sophistication to the nascent craft. The founder of Bombay Talkies was indeed a true visionary with ideas forever fermenting in his head. The westward-leaning Rai became one of the first Indians to collaborate with European filmmakers. […]

Simple Kapadia

On July 21, 2010

Born on August 15, 1958, Simple was the younger sister of actress Dimple Kapadia. She started her career at the early age of 18 and made her debut with Rajesh Khanna in Anurodh in 1977. However, she f

The lion on the logo of his banner, Minerva Movietone, could well symbolize Sohrab Modi’s own personality. The Minerva lion’s stentorian roar was respectfully heeded for more than two decades. Actor-filmmaker Sohrab Modi, made history even as he reinterpreted it for a modern audience. In his midas-touch trilogy of historical spectaculars — Pukar (’39), Sikander […]
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