Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai (born 1 November 1973), also known as Aishwarya RaiBachchan, is an Indian film actress and model. Rai has establishedherself as a leading contemporary actress of Indian cinema and hasbecome one of Bollywood's highest-paid actresses. She has receivedseveral awards and nominations, including two Filmfare Awards,and was awarded with the Padma Shri by the Government of Indiain 2009, and the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by theGovernment of France in 2012. She is regarded as one of the mostpopular and influential celebrities in India, and is often cited inthe media as the "most beautiful woman in theworld".

Rai was the first runner-up of the Miss India pageant, and thewinner of the Miss World pageant of 1994. She made her actingdebut in the 1997 biographical film, Iruvar and starred in the1998 romantic drama Jeans. She earned wide public recognition andBest Actress awards at Filmfare for her leading roles inSanjay Leela Bhansali's 1999 melodrama Hum Dil De Chuke Sanamand the 2002 period film Devdas. She gained criticalappreciation for her portrayal of Tagore's heroine Binodini inRituparno Ghosh's 2003 film Chokher Bali, and a depressedwoman in Ghosh's 2004 relationship drama Raincoat. Following aseries of commercially unsuccessful films, Rai featured in the 2006blockbuster adventure film Dhoom 2, the historical romanceJodhaa Akbar, and the science fiction film Enthiran. Shegarnered wide critical acclaim for her work in Bhansali's 2010romantic drama Guzaarish.

Kajal Agarwal

Kajal Aggarwal (born 19 June 1985) is an Indian actress, whopredominantly appears in Telugu and also in Tamil films.Through her successful film career, Kajal has become one of the mostpopular celebrities in South India. Inaddition to her acting career, Kajal participates in stage shows andis a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products.

Kajal made her film debut in the 2004 Bollywood film Kyun...!Ho Gaya Na and entered the Telugu film industry through the filmLakshmi Kalyanam (2007). She had her first commercial success withChandamama (2007) and rose to prominence after her performance inMagadheera (2009), which remains her biggest commercial success inTelugu cinema and fetched her a nomination for theFilmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress. Following furtherconsecutive successes with Darling (2010), Brindavanam (2010),Mr. Perfect (2011), Businessman (2012), Naayak (2013) andBaadshah (2013) she established herself as one of the leadingactresses in Telugu cinema.

She has also acted in Tamil films, Naan Mahaan Alla (2010) beingher first notable project, but with Maattrraan (2012) andThuppakki (2012), her biggest success in south Indian Cinema, sheemerged as a leading actress in Tamil cinema as well. She madea comeback to Bollywood with Singham (2011) which was ablockbuster while her next film Special 26 (2013) wasalso declared a box-office success.