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Anupria Goenka: rising star

Anupria Goenka

Anupriya Goenka is an Indian actress and model who is known for having been cast in several films and shows in roles like Megha Singh in Sacred Games, Nagmati in Padmaavat, Poorna in Tiger Zinda Hai, Naina in Asur: Welcome to Your Dark Side, Dr. Natasha in Aashram, Parineeta “Pari” in The Final Call, Aditi in War, Saroj in Vekh Baraatan Challiyan, and more. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Anupria Goenka (@goenkaanupriya) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Anupria Goenka (@goenkaanupriya) More beautiful people: The girl next door who went to the top: Radhika Apte Paoli Dam wraps a new murder mystery – but she’s guilty of the killer looks Read: Aishwarya Rai’s lookalike Mahlagha Jaberi takes us back to the 2000s SRK’s daughter, Suhana Khan, dazzles all on her own The best side of …

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WATCH: Never have I ever: the Season 2 review

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The very popular Netflix series – Never have I ever – has gained mainstream success in the US and around the world. In South Africa its currently trending in the South African Top 10. We think this should spur local film-makers to make a Southern African version. From the Hindu:: Most of us would have already binge-watched season two of Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher’s Netflix series Never Have I Ever by now – that’s just how lovable this show is. When was the last time we saw a film or series about a south Indian girl who grapples with tradition and western modernity, without it ending morbidly that is? The series, narrated by John McEnroe, follows Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), a straight-A student at a Sherman Oaks high school in California. She lives with her mother Dr Nalini Vishwakumar (Poorna Jagannathan) …

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Paoli Dam wraps a new murder mystery – but she’s guilty of the killer looks

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Paoli Dam, one of the stars of Bengali Cinema, is a rare breed. Not only did she start in one of the smaller Indian film industries, but her striking looks threatened to keep her just as an eye-candy object. A sex scene in one of her earlier films isolated her from her traditional audience, but she kept churning out good work and new roles and broke through into national pictures. ‘Raat Baaki Hai’ is a Hindi murder mystery that she finished early April, 2021. It will air on Zee5 initially. She was born in Kolkata, 4 October 1980. Dam trained in singing and dancing and performed in plays while at school and college. She maintained a steady acting career in television alongside earning a Master’s degree in Chemistry from Rajabazar Science College in Kolkata. “There’s nothing better than playing a …

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Kangana Ranaut – the feisty warrior queen you probably can’t handle

Kangana Ranaut

What is it about Kangana Ranaut? She is stylish and gorgeous in some pictures, mildly amused in others and in others she loos like she’s measuring up the price of your soul and chuckling at the deal she’s going to get. She’s feisty and a self-described warrior woman – although her own reputation backs that up all the way. She looks like she’ll scold you so that you face burns like a ping-pong paddle, and we don’t rate your chances if you don’t have the exact number of sugar grains in her morning tea. Born in Bhambla, a small town in Himachal Pradesh, Ranaut initially aspired to become a doctor at the insistence of her parents. According to Ranaut, she was “stubborn and rebellious” while growing up: “If my father would gift my brother a plastic gun and get a …

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Asin Thottumkal – Queen of South Indian Cinema who retired at the top

Asin Thottumkal

Rarely do you get a multi-faceted star who comes in, hits major stardom from her first film, and then gets married and quits acting – all before her 31st birthday. Such a character is Asin – so big that she doesn’t need a last name to qualify her any further. She was born in 1985 in Kochi, Kerala State, into a Syro-Malabar family. As a result she speaks 7 languages and is one of the rare few actresses that dubbed her own films in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. Asin was to be named Mary, after her paternal grandmother. Her father however, named her Asin. She states that the ‘A’ in her name is from Sanskrit meaning “without”, and “sin” from English. Asin’s first movie was the 2001 Malayalam release ‘Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka’. Asin was just a teenager at …

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Love from Karachi – the beautiful and stylish Saba Qamar

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It’s a shame that Pakistani actors and actresses don’t cross the border for work more often. Celebrated Pakistani actress Saba Qamar did just that for Hindi Medium, sharing the top billing with the late Irrfaan Khan. Her talent, smouldering looks and feisty attitude would make her a diva in no time. Saba Qamar Zaman was born on 5 April 1985 into a Sindhi family in Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan. She lost her father at a very young age and spent most of her childhood in Gujranwala with her grandmother. Her early education was started in Gujranwala, then moved to Lahore to pursue further studies. Her family is settled in Karachi. Qamar is considered one of the nation’s most popular and highest-paid actresses. After the success of Mein Sitara and Hindi Medium, she was cited by critics as one of the finest …

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The girl next door who went to the top: Radhika Apte

Radhika Apte

A solid theatrical career and a few years of struggle have made Radhika Apte one of Indian cinema’s most accomplished actresses. One of her strengths, taking key roles that others turned down, helped her gain recognition and acceptance in both the important North and South Indian film industries. Radhika was born in Vellore, Tamil Nadu to doctor parents. She is literate in multiple Indian languages from her exposure to their film industries. She speaks Tamil, Marathi, Bengali, Telugu, Malayalam, Hind and English. She was home-schooled along with other children in an informal school, which she found liberating. She later got a degree in Economics and Maths whilst in Pune. She studied Karthak dance for a number of years under the well-known Rohin Bhate. She entered the theatre, and struggled as an artist for a number of years. Eventually she fled …

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SRK’s daughter, Suhana Khan, dazzles all on her own

Suhana Khan

Suhana Khan is the only daughter of the three children of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri Khan. Suhana, born on May 22, 2000, has been in the limelight since the time she was born for being the child of high-profile Bollywood celebrities She pursued her secondary education from Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Mumbai where she was a great athlete. Suhana had been in the football team of her school before becoming the captain of the under 14 basketball team. Not only is Suhana very good at playing different sports but is also a well-appreciated and praised storyteller as she has even won the Katha National Story Writing Competition. Suhana Khan is an internet sensation as she tests the waters with expressing herself. Suhana Khan joins the colorism debate View this post on Instagram A post …

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Aishwarya Rai’s lookalike Mahlagha Jaberi takes us back to the 2000s

Mahlagha Jaberi

Iranian model Mahlagha Jaberi bears an uncanny resemblance to Bollywood and Kollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Mahlagha is an Iranian-born model now based in California and is considered a top-tier model She has been recognised as one of the wor’d’s most beautiful women. She was born in Isfahan, Iran, in 1989. Isfahan is considered Iran’s most beautiful city due to its ancient Persian history. View this post on Instagram A post shared by MAHLAGHA (@mahlaghajaberi) Her height is Height .1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) and she matches dark brown hair, with light brown eye colour. View this post on Instagram A post shared by MAHLAGHA (@mahlaghajaberi) While her pictures are sultry she is very well groomed and her beauty seems to be effortless. No silly duck faces or come-hither looks for Mahlagha Jaberi! Mahlagha, who has around 3,5m followers …

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How a visit to tiny Mauritius inspired Gandhi and his philosophy 🇲🇺

Gandhi Garland statue Mauritius

Did you know that Gandhi Jayanti is also celebrated in Mauritius? While his visits to England and South Africa are well documented, few are aware that he made a 21-day visit to the island country in October 1901. The people of Mauritius did not know at the time how momentous it would be. Every time he went to India during those 21 years in Africa there was only one thought uppermost in his mind: the plight of the “girmitiyas”. He sought at every Congress meeting to acquaint its leaders with the sore and abject, humiliating, undignified conditions of the indentured labourers. Many historians in Mauritius felt the trip was a blessing in disguise for the island nation. It is believed that Gandhi’s visit was the outcome of mere chance. The ship in which he was travelling home, SS Nowsehra, had made an unscheduled …

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