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A.R. Murugadoss, Director
A.R. Murugadoss is a writer and director, known for Ghajini (2008), Ghajini (2005) and Thuppakki - Le Pistolet (2012).
Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Director
Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla is a director and producer, known for Baazigar (1993), Race 2 (2013) and Race (2008).
Abhinay Deo, Director
Abhinay Deo is a director and producer, known for Delhi Belly (2011), 24: India (2013) and Game (2011).
Adam Dasan, Director
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Adhik Ravichandran, Director
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Aditya Chopra, Director
The elder son of veteran filmmaker, Yash Chopra & Pamela Chopra, Aditya was born in the year 1971. Since childhood, he was an ardent film buff.His film career started off as an assistant to his father in 'Chandni' (Chandni - 1989), 'Lamhe' (Moments - 1991) and 'Darr' (Fear - 1993) At the age of 23, Aditya Chopra directed his first film,'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge'(The Brave-Hearted Will Take Away the Bride).Known to the world by its acronym, DDLJ, released on 20th October 1995 and created a landmark in Indian cinema. He was responsible for the story, screenplay and dialogue in addition to direction. He won every conceivable award for this film, including the coveted National Award. On the 12th December 2014, Aditya Chopra's directorial debut, completed 1000 weeks at Mumbai's Maratha Mandir Cinema, becoming the longest running film in the history of Indian cinema. His second film as a director was 'Mohabbatein' (Love vs. Fear - 2000) starring Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. In the year 2004, Aditya Chopra donned the role of a producer and created 'Hum Tum' (U n I) and 'Dhoom' (Blast), both of which gained critical and commercial success. That year, he also co-produced and wrote the story, screenplay & dialogs of 'Veer-Zaara' (Veer and Zaara) - directed by Yash Chopra and once again was the biggest grossing film of the year. With 'Kabul Express' (2006), he produced his first film for an international audience - a new vision for a new vista. The critically acclaimed film, garnered great responses and was also screened at various International Film Festivals. Thereafter, Aditya Chopra's creative magic as a producer continue to be unleashed... year after year. In 2008, Aditya Chopra directed his third film,'Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi' (A Match Made in Heaven) starring Shah Rukh Khan and launched new comer, Anushka Sharma. 1st January,2010 marked the entry of "YRF Television",spear-headed by Aditya Chopra,paving a new wave of television viewing experience. Being a visionary,he also decided to cater to the young audience.In the year 2011,Yash Raj Films launched a youth films studio,"Y-Films" The aim of this dynamic and vibrant start-up was to give the young audiences a creative outlet that was both entertaining and had the youth voice. Aditya Chopra, as a producer and creative head of Yash Raj Films, has launched various successful directors in the course of the last few years - with each one a recognized directorial talent in his own right and each one making a series of films for Yash Raj Films. His endeavor to unearth more directorial talent continues. In his business avatar, Aditya Chopra is the Chairman - the driving force behind all the expansion plans and visions of the company. Under Aditya Chopra, Yash Raj Films is truly on its way to becoming India's only truly complete movie studio, and one of the giants of global film making.
Advait Chandan, Director
Advait Chandan is known for his work on Dhobi Ghat (2010), Secret Superstar (2017) and Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007).
Ajit Sinha, Director
B. N. A. ( Studied at Bhartendu Academy of Dramatic Arts ) / Bhartendu Natya Academy came into existence as a drama institute on 2 July 1975, by efforts of the theatre personality Raj Bisaria. In 1975 its name was Bhartendu Natya Kendra and the class was running at the mini Rabindralay (near Lucknow Railway Station). At that time BNA did not have their own building; now it functions from the Bhartendu Bhawan in Gomti Nagar (Vikas Khand-1). Lucknow. In 1981 the institute started providing a two-year full-time diploma course in theatre training. The institute today selects 20 candidates every year for its two-year intensive post-graduate diploma course with scholarships for the first 12 students. Raj Bisaria was the founder-director. Hindi writer Amritlal Nagar was the first nominated chairperson of the institute. Today Bhartendu Natya Academy has become the second of its kind in India after the National School of Drama, New Delhi. At the end of their course, the second-year students make a visit to the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune or Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata for the basic training for film and television. This is a kind of extension program is done with the financial support of Film Bandhu (a body under the Cultural Department of the U.P. Government)
Ali Abbas Zafar, Director
Ali Abbas Zafar is an assistant director and director, known for Sultan (2016), Gunday (2014) and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011).
Aadar Jain, Actor
Aadar Jain is an actor and assistant director, known for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016) and Qaidi Band (2017).
Aadukalam Naren, Actor
Aadukalam Naren is an actor, known for Pizza (2012), Jigarthanda (2014) and Aadukalam (2011).
Aakash Waghmode, Actor
Aakash Waghmode is an actor, known for Yaari Dosti (2016).
Aamir Khan, Actor
Aamir was first introduced as a child artiste in the 1970's hit Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973) - he was the youngest child in the trio. He then concentrated on school and became a state tennis champion for Maharashtra. Aamir fell in love with the girl next door in the meantime. He proposed to her the day he turned 21, and she accepted. But apparently, there was opposition since she was from a Hindu family and he, from a devout Islamic one. So, they eloped, got married and returned to their homes. Aamir's wife Reena even appears in the song "Papa Kehte Hain". His performance in Earth (1998) as the Ice-Candy man has received rave reviews from Indian and international critics. Using classic "method acting" and adopted an acting technique inspired by his seniors Sanjeev Kumar, Rajesh Khanna, Dev Anand and Shammi Kapoor, Aamir acts in all genres of Indian films - comedy, action, drama and romance. He is regarded as a complete Indian actor of the post 1990 generation of actors for his diverse choice of roles and films.
Aari is an actor, known for Nedunchalai (2014), Maya (2015) and Dharani (2015).
Aarif Rahman, Actor
Aarif Lee was born in Hong Kong, the youngest of three siblings. His father is of Malay-Arab-Chinese ancestry, while his mom is a Hongkonger. His father owns a cleaning company, and they reside in Sai Kung. He grew up in Hong Kong and attended King George V School, of which he was the Head Boy from 2004-2005. After graduating from KGV, he attended Imperial College (London) to study Physics for three years. Before entering University, he had already signed a contract with Amusic; however, he completed his education before returning to Hong Kong to become an artist of Amusic. His first album,Starting Today, has been released on November 27th,2009.
Aashay Kulkarni, Actor
Aashay Kulkarni is an actor, known for Woman Divine (2015) and PhotoCopy (2016).
Aashim Gulati, Actor
Aashim Gulati is an actor, known for Tum Bin 2 (2016).
Aashish Raj Bidkikar, Actor
Aashish Raj Bidkikar is an actor, known for Daawat-e-Ishq (2014) and Aakatayi (2017).
Aathma Patrick, Actor
Aathma Patrick is an actor, known for Ennodu Vilayadu (2017) and Yaakkai (2017).
Abhay Bethiganti, Actor
Abhay Bethiganti is an actor, known for #Pellichoopulu (2016).
Abhijeet Chavan, Actor
Abhijeet Chavan is an actor, known for Ugly (2013), Rocky Handsome (2016) and Split Wide Open (1999).
Abhimanyu Garg, Actor
Abhimanyu Garg is an actor, known for Zubaan (2015).
Abhinay Berde, Actor
Abhinay Berde is an actor, known for Ti Saddhya Kay Karte (2017).
Abhishek Bachchan, Actor
Aquarian Abhishek Srivastav was born in February 5, 1976, son of Bollywood mega-stars, Jaya Bhaduri and Amitabh Bachchan, brother to Shweta, uncle to her two children (Navya Naveli & Agastye), and the grandson of Harivansh Rai Srivastav, Hindu and Urdu poet, who wrote under the pen-name of Harivansh Rai Bachchan. He was enrolled in the prestigious Jamnabai Narsee School and Bombay Scottish School, both in Bombay as well as Modern School in Vasant Vihar in Delhi. After completing school he went to further his studies in Aiglon College. He also studied Business in the United States, but changed his mind and decided to try his luck in Bollywood. Starting in 2000 with 'Refugee', he went on to star in many other films. He has also been a playback singer in 'Bluffmaster', and 'Dhoom'. Success did elude Abhishek at first, but the public starting appreciating him, especially for his role in 'Yuva', Bunty Aur Babli', 'Sarkar', and 'Kabhi Alvida Na Kahena' for which he has won a total of 6 awards. He also has two non-film awards, and has been the recipient of 'Yash Bharatiya Sammam' from the Government of Uttar Pradesh. As far as his personal love life, he was engaged to Bollywood hottie, Karishma Kapoor, but the engagement was broken. Then he met Aishwarya Rai, who was his co-star in several movies, they got engaged, and were married on April 20, 2007 in Juhu, Mumbai. Festivities started as early as April 17, and continued with firecrackers and lights at the Srivastav residences at Pratiskha and Jalsa, as well as the Rai's flat in Bandra. Confirming their pregnancy during the month of June, 2011, Aishwarya was admitted to Mumbai Hospital on Monday November 14, and gave birth to a daughter on 16 November, 2011.
Abhishek Banerjee, Actor
Abhishek Banerjee is a casting director and actor, known for The Dirty Picture (2011), Gabbar is Back (2015) and Toilettes: Une Histoire d'Amour (2017).
Abhishek Bhalerao, Actor
Abhishek Bhalerao is an actor, known for Sangharsh Yatra (2017), BETI (Neetu Chandra) (2016) and Sakhya Re (2017).
Abhishek Bharate, Actor
Abhishek Bharate is an actor, known for Lion (2016) and Love Sonia (2017).
Abish Mathew, Actor
Abish Mathew is an actor and director, known for Son of Abish (2014), Don't Be That Guy by Kenny Sebastian (2017) and Meri Pyaari Bindu (2017).
Abraham Chase, Actor
Abraham Chase is an actor, known for Citizen (2015).
Achyuth Kumar, Actor
Achyuth Kumar is an actor, known for Lucia (2013), Ulidavaru Kandanthe (2014) and Mr and Mrs Ramachari (2014).
Adam Brody, Actor
Adam Jared Brody was born and raised in San Diego, California, the son of Valerie (Siefman), a graphic artist, and Mark Brody, a lawyer. His parents, both originally from Michigan, are both from Jewish families (from Russia and Poland). Adam spent a lot of his teen years hanging out with his friends, having fun and surfing. Upon graduation, he convinced his parents to allow him to attend college in Los Angeles. However, instead of enrolling in school, he hired an acting coach, signed with a personal manager and soon landed the lead in the NBC movie-of-the-week, Growing Up Brady (2000), playing Barry Williams (Greg Brady). Soon after, Brody was cast as the lead in the MTV cult series Now What? His television credits also include a recurring role as Coop in ABC's Once and Again (1999); a recurring role as Dave in the WB's Emmy-nominated Gilmore Girls (2000); and standout guest starring roles in Judging Amy (1999), Family Law (1999) and Smallville (2001). Brody also starred in the Fox television series The O.C. (2003), playing the son of Peter Gallagher's character. In addition to starring in the skateboarding movie Grind (2003), Brody's feature film credits include a very small role in the 2002 hit thriller The Ring (2002) and a lead role as Patrick in Missing Brendan (2003), opposite Edward Asner and Illeana Douglas.
Adam Devine, Actor
Adam Devine was born on November 6, 1983 in Waterloo, Iowa, USA as Adam Patrick DeVine. He is an actor and writer, known for Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), The Intern (2015) and Pitch Perfect (2012).
Adam Driver, Actor
Adam Douglas Driver was born in San Diego, California. His mother, Nancy (Needham) Wright, is a paralegal from Mishawaka, Indiana, and his father, Joe Douglas Driver, who has deep roots in the American South, is from Little Rock, Arkansas. His stepfather is a Baptist minister. His ancestry includes English, as well as Dutch, German, Irish, and Scottish. Driver was raised in Mishawaka after his parents' divorce, attending Mishawaka High School, where he appeared in plays. After 9/11, he enlisted in the Marines, serving for more than two years before being medically discharged after he suffered an injury, which prevented him from being deployed. Driver attended the University of Indianapolis (for a year) and then transferred to study drama at Juilliard in New York, graduating in 2009. He began acting in plays, appearing on Broadway, before being cast in Lena Dunham's series Girls (2012), as her character's love interest, Adam Sackler. The role gained him attention, and he subsequently began a robust film career, appearing in small roles in J. Edgar (2011) and Lincoln (2012), supporting roles in Frances Ha (2012) and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), and graduating to major parts in the comedy-drama This Is Where I Leave You (2014) and the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and Martin Scorsese's Silence (2016), the latter film opposite Andrew Garfield.
Adam Sandler, Actor
Adam Richard Sandler was born September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, to Judith (Levine), a teacher at a nursery school, and Stanley Alan Sandler, an electrical engineer. He is of Russian Jewish descent. At 17, he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took the stage at a Boston comedy club. He found he was a natural comic. He nurtured his talent while at New York University (graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1991) by performing regularly in clubs and at universities. During his freshman year, he snagged a recurring role as the Huxtable family's friend Smitty on The Cosby Show (1984). While working at a comedy club in L.A., he was "discovered" by Dennis Miller, who recommended him to Saturday Night Live (1975) producer Lorne Michaels and told him that Sandler had a big talent. This led to his being cast in the show in 1990, which he also wrote for in addition to performing. After Saturday Night Live (1975), Sandler went on to the movies, starring in such hit comedies as Airheads (1994), Happy Gilmore (1996), Billy Madison (1995) and Big Daddy (1999). He has also starred in Mr. Deeds (2002) alongside Winona Ryder; Eight Crazy Nights (2002), an animated movie about the Jewish festival of Chanukah; and Punch-Drunk Love (2002). He also writes and produces many of his own films and has composed songs for several of them, including The Wedding Singer (1998). Sandler has had several of his songs placed on the "Billboard" charts, including the classic "The Chanukah Song".
Adande 'Swoozie' Thorne, Actor
Adande Thorne, aka sWooZie, is an actor, comedian, animator, director, professional gamer and YouTube star. Adande initially began his career as a professional gamer and traveled the world to compete in events appearing regularly on IGN and G4. His videos chronicled his journey and created a large and loyal following. Adande's content has grown to encompass animated videos and humorous anecdotes about life that have garnered millions of views.
Adeel Akhtar, Actor
Adeel Akhtar is an actor, known for The Dictator (2012), Four Lions (2010), Pan (2015), and Utopia [2013-14], where he played the Wilson Wilson character, a computer hacker teaming up with a group of like-minded people, to save the world from an organization supposedly making world a better place for the generations to come.
Adil Hussain, Actor
Adil was born in Assam, a North-eastern state of India and is currently based in New Delhi. Since his childhood, he acted in many plays and later appeared in television, film, radio plays and stand up comedy performances. He was awarded a scholarship to study acting at the National School of Drama, New Delhi and then went on to England for further training at the Drama Studio London, London. He pursued his acting training under the guidance of his teachers Khalid Tyabji and Shaupon Boshu. In 1997 and in 2007 he played the lead actor in a production called 'The Moeder India' produced by the International Danstheater, Holland. He became well known in India as a stage actor after his internationally acclaimed performance as Othello in Roysten Abel's production of 'Othello- A play in Black and White' which was awarded a Fringe First in 1999. Later he played lead roles in television series and independent film productions such as 'Jasoos Vijay', 'In Othello', 'Iti Srikanto', 'For Real' etc. He entered into the Hindi film industry with his roles in 'Ishqiya' and then in 'Agent Vinod'. His role in the Indo-Italian production of 'Gangor' was praised highly by the Hollywood Reporter in 2010. His first Hollywood production was 'Life of Pi' directed by Ang Lee, where he plays Pi's father. Apart from being an actor, he has regularly engaged as a work-leader with young actors to share his experiences at the National School of Drama, New Delhi and at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. He started acting in a theatre production, 'Karmnishtha', a dialogue between Krishna and Arjun on the battlefield, with his guide and friend, Dilip Shankar in 2011. He speaks English, Hindi, Bengali and Assamese fluently.
Aditya Insan, Actor
Aditya Insan is an actor, known for Hind Ka Napak Ko Jawab (2017).
Aditya Pancholi, Actor
Aditya Pancholi was born on January 4, 1965 in India. He is known for his work on Yes Boss (1997), Musafir (2004) and Aankhen (2002).
Aditya Roy Kapoor, Actor
Aditya Roy Kapoor was born on November 16, 1985 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. He is an actor, known for Aashiqui 2 (2013), Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) and Guzaarish (2010).
Aditya Seal, Actor
Aditya Seal is an actor, known for Tum Bin 2 (2016), Purani Jeans (2014) and Ek Chhotisi Love Story (2002).
Adnan Siddiqui, Actor
Adnan Siddiqui is an actor and assistant director, known for A Mighty Heart (2007), Manzil Aka Her Lost Destination (2006) and Mehndi (2003). He has been married to Palwasha since 1999. They have three children.
Adrian Pang, Actor
Adrian Pang was born in 1966 in Singapore. He is an actor, known for Spy game - Jeu d'espions (2001), That's the Way I Like It (1998) and Parental Guidance (2007).
Ahmad Hassan, Actor
Ahmad Hassan is an actor, known for Anokhay Raqeeb (2014), Tamasha (2015) and Aik Aur Aik Gyarah (2015).
Aidan Gillen, Actor
Aidan Gillen is an Irish actor. He is best known for portraying Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011), CIA operative Bill Wilson in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Stuart Alan Jones in the Channel 4 series Queer as Folk (2000), John Boy in the RTÉ Television series Love/Hate (2010), and Tommy Carcetti in the HBO series The Wire (2002). In 2011, Gillen began playing Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish on the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011), for which he received his second Irish Film & Television Award nomination. In 2015 he starred in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) the second film in the Maze Runner trilogy.
Ajay Devgn, Actor
Ajay Devgn is an Indian film actor, director, and producer. He made his film debut with Phool Aur Kaante in 1991 and received a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his performance in the film. He then starred in films such as Heart (1992), Dilwale (1994), Suhaag (1994), Naajayaz (1995), Diljale (1996) and Ishq (1997). In 1999, Devgn received his first National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Mahesh Bhatt's drama Zakhm. Some of his later films of the decade are Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Kachche Dhaage. In the early 2000s, he starred in Lajja (2001) and Company (2002). In 2003, he won his second National Film Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Bhagat Singh in Rajkumar Santoshi's biopic The Legend of Bhagat Singh. Throughout his career he has given many critically and commercially successful films including Raincoat (2004), Yuva (2004), Omkara (2006), Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006), Golmaal Returns (2008), All the Best: Fun Begins (2009), Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010), Golmaal 3 (2010), Raajneeti (2010), and Singham (2011). Having done so, he has established himself as one of the leading actors of Bollywood. In 2008, he debuted as a film director with his starrer U Me Aur Hum which proved to be an moderate success at the box office. He then established the production house, Ajay Devgn Films.
Ajay Ghosh, Actor
Ajay Ghosh is an actor, known for Interrogation (2015), Ramadandu (2012) and DK Bose (2013).
Ajay Kumar, Actor
Ajay Kumar is an actor, known for Once Upon a Time in Bihar (2015).
Ajith Kumar, Actor
Ajith Kumar is an Indian film actor who has worked mainly in Tamil cinema. He is one of the leading actors in Tamil Cinema. He began his career as a supporting actor in a Telugu film before gaining critical recognition in the Tamil thriller Aasai (1995). A succession of high-grossing films followed where Ajith was usually depicted as a romantic hero, with Kadhal Kottai (1996) and Kadhal Mannan (1998) being the most notable. He later forayed into method acting, as seen in Vaali (1999), Mugavaree (2000), Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000) and Citizen (2001) before establishing himself as an action hero with popular films including Amarkalam (1999), Dheena (2001), Villain (2002), Varalaru (2006) and Billa (2007). He has won three Filmfare Best Actor Awards in Tamil, all for films which showcased him in multiple roles. Ajith performs predominantly in leading roles in major studio films, genres ranging from romantic comedies and drama to action thrillers.
Akash Bathija, Actor
Akash Bathija is an actor, known for Ishaqzaade (2012), Isi Life Mein...! (2010) and Missing on a Weekend (2016).
Akash Khurana, Actor
Akash Khurana is an actor and writer, known for Barfi! (2012), Aashiqui (1990) and Sarfarosh (1999).
Akshay Kumar, Actor
This handsome man out of nowhere suddenly entered Bollywood's film industry. He studied martial arts in Hong Kong. It was a student that suggested that he try modelling. Because of his success as model, he was offered films. Along with his good looks and excellent martial art skills, he was always the first choice to do adventurous movies. He did his own death defying stunts. His breakthrough performance was in Saugandh (1991). He was well known for his Khiladi series, an Indian version of James Bond, such as _Mr.Bond (1992)_, Khiladi (1992), I'm the Expert, You're the Novice (1994), Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi (1997) and Khiladi 420 (2000). He dated strings of his co-stars including Raveena Tandon, Shilpa Shetty,Pooja Batra and Rekha. But his recent marriage to Twinkle Khanna, his two time love lady changed his playboy attitudes.
Akshaye Khanna, Actor
Akshaye Khanna was born in Mumbai in 1975. He is the middle son of Bollywood actor and politician Vinod Khanna, and the younger brother of actor Rahul Khanna. After studying in Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute in Mumbai, Khanna made his acting debut in Bollywood in 1997 with the movie Himalay Putra, which went without much success at box office. His performance in his next release, J. P. Dutta-directed Border (1997), earned him the Filmfare Best Debut Award and a nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1998. After that a string of unsuccessful films followed such as Mohabbat (1997), Kudrat (1998), Laawaris (1999), Love You Hamesha (1999) and Dahek: A Burning Passion (1999). In 1999, he starred in Rishi Kapoor's Aa Ab Laut Chalen; though the film did average business, he was praised for his acting in this film. He next starred in the 1999 release of Subhash Ghai's Taal opposite Aishwarya Rai. The film became a critical and commercial success. In 2001, Khanna appeared in Farhan Akhtar's cult classic Dil Chahta Hai which turned out to be a turning point in his career; the film was a commercial and critical success and Khanna's performance was particularly applauded, later validated by first Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2002. Also, the film launched both Akshaye Khanna and Saif Ali Khan's careers. In 2002, Khanna appeared in a Abbas-Mustan thriller Humraaz; his role as a convincing con-artist in this film earned him much critical acclaim, and a nomination for a Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role. Khanna then plunged into the comedy genre with Priyadarshan's Hungama (2002) and Hulchul (2004) that became box office hits. After acting in a string of unsuccessful and lukewarm box-office films like Shaadi Se Pehle (2006), Aap Ki Khatir (2006), Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love (2007), Mere Baap Pehle Aap (2008), Gandhi, My Father (2007), and Naqaab (2007), Khanna appeared in the 2008 release Race. The Abbas-Mustan's thriller was the fourth highest-grossing Bollywood film in 2008 and Khanna's performance in a negative role brought him couple of awards in the Best Villain category. However, Khanna's portrayal of Harilal Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi's eldest son, in the critically acclaimed 2007 film Gandhi, My Father that is unanimously acknowledged his best performance yet as an actor. In 2010, he starred in Anees Bazmee's No Problem, co-starring with Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor and Kangna Ranaut. His later releases did not fare well at the box office but his performances in Aakrosh (2010) and Tees Maar Khan (2010) were well-received by critics and audiences alike.
Alan Ritchson, Actor
Alan Ritchson has carved a space for himself on both the large and small screens since he made the trek from a small town in Florida to Los Angeles. Alan Michael Ritchson was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, to Vickie (Harrell), a high school teacher, and David Ritchson, a U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant. He is of Czech, English, and German descent. Frequently relocating as the middle son of a military family, Alan learned to adapt and entertain in order to build friendships in new and unfamiliar environments. Certainly this has been a key ingredient in his success so far in the industry. Alan's early credits include portraying Aquaman in the long running series Smallville. This marked the first portrayal of the superhero in an officially licensed live-action production. Ritchson has also taken on grittier leading man roles in the independent film market with the modern-day western "Rex" and the dramatic love story of "Steam" alongside Ally Sheedy. In contrast, he also made quite a comedic impression with his love-to-hate-him character of Thad Castle on the football comedy Blue Mountain State. He parlayed his comedic skills to work with Rebel Wilson in her CBS pilot Super Fun Night. In addition to his acting repertoire, Alan also writes, produces and is a singer/songwriter. Most recently Alan has can be seen as the District 1 victor, Gloss, in Catching Fire; the second installment of the hugely successful Hunger Games franchise. He also portrayed the cool-but-crude Raphael in the Michael Bay produced reboot of TMNT.
Alan Tudyk, Actor
Alan Tudyk was born in El Paso, Texas, and grew up in Plano, where he attended Plano Sr. High. In 1990, he went on to study drama at Lon Morris Jr. College. While there, he was awarded the Academic Excellence Award for Drama. He was also named Most Likely to Succeed and Sophomore Beau. During this time, Alan was also an active member of the Delta Psi Omega fraternity. After leaving LMJC, Alan went on to study at the prestigious Juilliard conservatory but left in 1996 before earning a degree. After a number of smaller stage productions and a small role in the movie Patch Adams (1998), Alan landed his first Broadway role in 1999 with "Epic Proportions." He quickly became a sought-after comedic actor, with roles in such films as 28 Days (2000) and A Knight's Tale (2001). In 2002, Alan got the role of Wash, the wise-cracking pilot of Serenity on the short-lived series Firefly (2002). Although it lasted only eleven episodes, this may be Alan's most well-known and best-loved role. No other networks would buy the failed series, but Universal Pictures began courting creator Joss Whedon to produce a big-screen version of the series. While awaiting the final news of Firefly's fate, Alan played the beloved Steve the Pirate in the movie Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) and the voice of the robot Sonny in I, Robot (2004). In 2005, Alan finally reprised the role of Wash in Serenity (2005), the feature-film version of the series Firefly. The same year, he went back to Broadway from June to November, taking over the role of Lancelot for Hank Azaria in the successful musical "Spamalot." He lives in New York City but also has a place in Los Angeles, California
Aldis Hodge, Actor
Aldis Hodge is best known for his role as 'Alec Hardison' on TNT's highly rated television series, "Leverage" which nabbed a People's Choice Award in 2013. He can be seen in the Amazon pilot, "The After" from "X-Files" creator Chris Carter in addition to his recurring role on AMC's "Turn: Washington's Spies." Aldis Hodge can be seen starring opposite Tom Cruise and Cobie Smuthers in "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" from Paramount Pictures. Aldis can also be seen in the highly-anticipated, Twentieth Century Fox feature, "Hidden Figures" opposite Taraji Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe which is based on the true-life story of the first African American women to work as engineers for NASA in the 1960's. Many will recognize Hodge from his starring roles in the Universal feature, "Straight Outta Compton" opposite Paul Giamatti and O'Shea Jackson Jr and the Fox Searchlight eco-terrorism thriller, "The East," co-starring Alexander Skarsgard, Ellen Page, Patricia Clarkson and Brit Marling. Hodge has also appeared in both Twentieth Century Fox's "Die Hard with a Vengeance" and "A Good Day to Die Hard," the third and fifth installments of the Die Hard franchise. Hodge started his career at the age of three when he booked a print job for Essence magazine with his brother Edwin Hodge (The Purge, The Purge: Anarchy, Red Dawn,"Chicago Fire"). He continued to work as a model for print ads and commercials until he made the transition to television when he and his brother were cast on "Sesame Street" and later on stage when they joined the Tony-winning revival of "Showboat" on Broadway. During that period, he also appeared in several movies including Die Hard with a Vengeance, Bed of Roses, The Stone House, Edmond, The Lady Killers and Big Momma's House. Hodge's television roles include the critically acclaimed series "Friday Night Lights," "Supernatural," "The Walking Dead," "Girlfriends," "American Dreams," "City of Angels," "Bones," "CSI," "ER," "Cold Case," "Charmed" and "Boston Public." Hodge was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and raised in New York. In addition to acting, Hodge writes scripts for film and television, designs luxury timepieces and is an avid artist and painter.
Alec Baldwin, Actor
Raven-haired, suavely handsome and prolific actor Alec Baldwin was born on April 3, 1958 in Massapequa, New York, and is the oldest, and easily the best-known, of the four Baldwin brothers in the acting business (the others are Stephen Baldwin, William Baldwin and Daniel Baldwin). Alexander Rae Baldwin III is the son of Carol Newcomb (Martineau) and Alexander Rae Baldwin, Jr., who was a high school teacher and football coach. He is of English, Irish, French, Scottish, and German descent. Alec burst onto the TV scene in the early 1980s with appearances on several series, including The Doctors (1963) and Knots Landing (1979), before scoring feature film roles in Forever, Lulu (1987), Beetlejuice (1988), Working Girl (1988), Married to the Mob (1988) and Talk Radio (1988). In 1990, Baldwin appeared in the first on-screen adaptation of the "Jack Ryan" character created by mega-selling espionage author, Tom Clancy. The film, The Hunt for Red October (1990), was a box office and critical success, with Baldwin appearing alongside icy Sean Connery. Unfortunately, Baldwin fell out with Paramount Studios over future scripts for "Jack Ryan", and subsequent Ryan roles went to Harrison Ford. Baldwin instead went to Broadway to perform "A Streetcar Named Desire", garnering a Tony nomination for his portrayal of "Stanley Kowalski" (he would reprise the role in a 1995 TV adaptation). Baldwin won over critics as a lowlife thief pursued by dogged cop Fred Ward in Miami Blues (1990), met his future wife Kim Basinger while filming the Neil Simon comedy, The Marrying Man (1991), starred in the film adaptation of the play, Prelude to a Kiss (1992) (in which he starred off-Broadway), and made an indelible ten-minute cameo as a hard-nosed real estate executive laying down the law in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992). He also made a similar tour-de-force monologue in the thriller, Malice (1993), as a doctor defending his practices, in which he stated, "Let me tell you something: I am God". Demand for Baldwin's talents in the 1990s saw more scripts swiftly come his way, and he starred alongside his then-wife, Kim Basinger, in a remake of the Steve McQueen action flick, The Getaway (1994), brought to life the famous comic strip character, The Shadow (1994), and starred as an assistant district attorney in the civil rights drama, Ghosts of Mississippi (1996). Baldwin's distinctive vocal talents then saw him voice US-aired episodes of the highly popular UK children's show, Thomas & Friends (1984), plus later voice-only contributions to other animated/children's shows, including Clerks (2000), Cats & Dogs (2001), Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004). In the early 2000s, Baldwin and Basinger endured an acrimonious break-up that quickly became tabloid fodder but, while his divorce was high-profile, Baldwin excelled in a number of lower-profile supporting roles in a variety of films, including Séquences et conséquences (2000), Pearl Harbor (2001), The Cooler (2003) (for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor), Aviator (2004), Along Came Polly (2004) and The Departed (2006). As he was excelling as a consummate character actor, Baldwin found a second career in television comedy. Already known for his comedic turns hosting Saturday Night Live (1975), he essayed an extended guest role on Will & Grace (1998) in 2005 before taking on what would arguably become his most famous role, that of network executive "Jack Donaghy", opposite Tina Fey in the highly-acclaimed sitcom, 30 Rock (2006). The role brought Baldwin two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globes, and an unprecedented six Screen Actors Guild Awards (not including cast wins). Continuing to appear in films as 30 Rock (2006) wrapped up its final season, Baldwin remarried in 2012 to Hilaria Baldwin (aka Hilaria Lynn Thomas), and is rumored to be considering political office.
Alex Avery, Actor
Alex Avery was born on August 6, 1971 in Bristol, England. He is an actor, known for Quills (2000), Last Chance Harvey (2008) and The Ones Below (2015).
Alex Braunstein, Actor
Alex Braunstein is an actor, known for Tactik (2008), Oppression (2016) and Toute la vérité (2010).
Alex Roe, Actor
Alex Roe was born in June 1990 in Westminster, London, England as Alexander Michael Roe-Brown. He is an actor, known for The 5th Wave (2016) and Hot Summer Nights (2017).
Ali Fazal, Actor
Ali Fazal was born on October 15, 1986 in Lucknow, India. He is an actor, known for Furious 7 (2015), 3 Idiots (2009) and Victoria and Abdul (2017).
Ali Zafar, Actor
Ali Zafar is an accomplished singer besides being a recognized painter, actor, and a model in Pakistan. He is a Graduate of prestigious National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore. He is mostly known as a singer and a musician. His first album "Huqa Pani" released in 2003 in Pakistan and 2005 world wide received good ratings and included hit singles like "Channo", "Rangeen", "Chal dil Merey" and "Jugnuon se bhar le aanchal" were very well received by the South Asian audience. It sold over 600,000 copies world wide and was nominated for numerous awards. He released his second album "Masty" in 2007. He has also released four videos for the tracks from the album, namely, "Masty", "Sajania", "Dekha" and "Aasmaan". He also appeared in Television serials including "Lunda Bazaar","Kaanch Ke Per" and "College Jeans". He featured in Abrar-ul-Haq's famous video for the song "Preeto". As a model he featured in television and print media add campaign of Telenor as well. He won the Best Male Artist for 2008 MTV awards His movie "Tere Bin Laden" was released in 2010. It was marred by controversy in his home country and it eventually failed to pass the censor in Pakistan. However, it is well received in South Asian & Middle Eastern countries.
Allen McLean, Actor
Allen McLean is an actor, known for Life (2017).
Allu Arjun, Actor
Allu Arjun nicknamed Bunny was born on April 8, 1983. His father, Allu Aravind, is a famous producer and his uncle, Chiranjeevi is one of the top actors in the Telugu industry. Also, he is the grandson of late comedian Padmashree Allu Ramalingaiah. He is well-known as stylish star for his unique way of acting and dancing. He is also known for changing his hair and body for each movie that he does. He has starred in 5 movies so far and all of them are super hits. Besides being a illustrious actor though, Allu Arjun gives back to his community and shows to be a successful role-model. Every year on his birthday, April 8th, he donates blood and attends functions for physically and mentally challenged kids.
Alok Gagdekar, Actor
Alok Gagdekar is an actor, known for Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015), Tubelight (2017) and Sameer (2017).
Amardeep Insan, Actor
Amardeep Insan is an actor, known for Jattu Engineer (2017).
Ameet Chana, Actor
Born in Epsom, Surrey, Ameet Chana has lived in various places during his life, including Reading, Berks, Cheam in Surrey, Croydon, and has lived in Harrow, Middlesex for the past 15 years with his parents and sister. He attended Gayton High school before moving on to Elm Park College where he completed a BTEC in National Performing Arts. From a very young age, he was re-enacting Amitabh Bachchan scenes or singing and dancing like Michael Jackson around the house. His parents realised his destiny and enrolled him into a Sunday acting workshop at the London Academy of Acting when he was 13. After this, he procured an agent, and started work in television. He then went on to perform in many plays and worked extensively in theatre and low budget films. His first film was for an educational programme with the London Docklands Development Corporation at age 14. He has also starred in a feature film that was shown on Film Four called Wild West (1992). Ameet then went on to act in hit comedy show League of Gentlemen and cinema hit Bend It Like Beckham (2002). He is currently a member of an Asian family on the popular soap, EastEnders (1985).
Aahana Kumra, Actress
Born and brought up in Lucknow, Aahana moved to Mumbai during her childhood making the shift from LaMartiniere Girls College, Lucknow to Mary Immaculate Girls High School, Mumbai. Soon after she completed school, she involved herself with the Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai where she eventually realized that the stage is her first love. From being a backstage helper to selling tickets, she enjoyed every aspect of the wondrous world of Theatre. Even after a degree in Commerce and Economics and a vocational advertising diploma from HR College, Mumbai, Aahana knew a desk job wouldn't cut it for her. She joined the first batch of Whistling Woods to learn everything there is to know about acting and to further solidify her talents. Her professional stint with theatre began with Akvarious Productions and she went on to do several plays with Naseeruddin Shah's theatre company - Motley - where she played leading roles in productions such as 'By George' and 'Arms and the Man'. In the meantime, she also started exploring advertising campaigns and has worked on commercials for reputed brands such as Garnier, Red Label Tea, SBI Life Insurance, Revlon, Cox and Kings etc. She worked with Makrand Deshpande on a play called 'Sona Spa' which was eventually turned into a film and gave her a taste of cinema acting. However, her strong passion for theatre continues and she is currently part of the acclaimed production 'Sir Sir Sarla'. In 2013, she was awarded an opportunity to work on a series that would change the landscape of Indian television - "Yudh" - a 20-episode show with Anurag Kashyap starring the legend himself Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. Aahana plays the pivotal role of Mr. Bachchan's daughter.
Aarti Puri, Actress
Aarti Puri is an actress, known for Dammunnodu (2010), Musaa: The Most Wanted (2010) and Nalaik (2005).
Aarya Ambekar, Actress
Aarya name comes from "Arya" community. She is a Marathi singer and was introduced to the world via "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Marathi Lil Champs" musical TV show. A daughter of Samir and Shruti Ambekar. Aarya Ambekar is learning music since third standard. Aarya has been guided for classical music by her mother who is also her best teacher as she says. Aarya loves reading and playing games. Sonu Nigam, Suresh Wadkar, Shankar Mahadevan are favorite singers and Hridaynath Mangeshkar, R.D. Barman, Ismile Darbar are favorite music directors. Aarya Ambekar is good in studies as she obtained distinction in Higher Secondary Education from Fergusson College Pune, Maharashtra (2012). Aarya is the youngest participant who awarded "Manik Varma Scholarship" in 2008. She was a runner up in "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Marathi L'il Champs" musical tv show. _Manik Varma Scholarship (2008)_ _"Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Marathi L'il Champs" runner up in (2009)_ _"Pariyeva Ke Payal Sajani" Traditional classical bandish in movie "Balgandharva".
Abbi Jacobson, Actress
Abbi Jacobson was born on February 1, 1984 in Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Broad City (2014), The LEGO Ninjago Movie (2017) and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016).
Abigail Eames, Actress
Abigail Eames is an actress, known for Shivaay (2016), Lawless (2013) and Harry & Paul's Story of the 2s (2014).
Abigail Pniowsky, Actress
Abby began her acting career at age 5, appearing in the Gabby Douglas Story. At the age of 6, she played the powerful role of "Helen" in "Wait Till Helen Comes" (playing on the Lifetime Channel as "Little Girl's Secret"). Abby can be seen on the big screen in the role of Hannah (age 8) in Dennis Villeneuve's "Arrival", which was released on November 11 of this year to critical acclaim. Abby made her TV debut in the CityTV comedy "Sunnyside" in its first season and appears again in Season 2. She appears in a series regular role as Lily in the NBCUniversal television show Channel Zero - Candle Cove, which premiered on the Syfy channel on October 11 in the US, on Showtime in Canada on Oct 18, and throughout the world on various services. She recently wrapped a lead role in the Sony Screen Gems feature film He's Out There opposite Yvonne Strahovski and Anna Pniowsky, directed by Dennis Iliadis, and also recently completed the second season of Channel Zero - No End House as Young Margot. When she is not acting, Abby also loves to sing, dance competitively, and swim.
Adah Sharma, Actress
Adah Sharma (May 11, 1989) is a Bollywood actress. Her first film 1920 directed by Vikram Bhatt. Early life and background Adah hails from a non-film background. Her father is a captain in the merchant navy and her mother is a Yoga instructor. She is "currently" completing her graduation in Kathak from Gopi Krishna's Dance Academy.
Adina Herz, Actress
Adina Herz is an actress, known for The Faith of Anna Waters (2016).
Aditi Arya, Actress
Aditi Arya is an actress, known for Ism (2016).
Aditi Deshpande, Actress
Aditi Deshpande is an actress and producer, known for Not Only Mrs. Raut (2003), Pak Pak Pakaak (2005) and Karamati (1996).
Aditi Inamdar, Actress
Aditi Inamdar is an actress, known for Poorna (2017).
Aditi Rao Hydari, Actress
Aditi Rao Hydari was born in 1986 in Hyderabad, from two royal lineages, that of Sir Akbar Hydari and J. Rameshwar Rao the erstwhile Raja of Wanaparthy. A classical Bharatanatyam dancer, she made her acting debut with Sharada Ramanathan's acclaimed film Sringaram and rose to fame after her performance in Sudhir Mishra's Yeh Saali Zindagi. In 2012, she played the female lead in the movie London Paris New York opposite Ali Zafar and later became a part of Mahesh Bhatt's Murder franchise in Vishesh Bhatt's directorial film Murder 3 (2013). Aditi is best known for her roles in Murder 3 (2013), Rockstar, London Paris New York, and Yeh Saali Zindagi. She will be soon seen in films like Guddu Rangeela directed by Subhash Kapoor; The Legend of Michael Mishra, directed by Manish Jha; Aur Devdas by Sudhir Mishra and Wazir, directed by Bejoy Nambiar along with Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar and Fitoor, directed by Abhisheik Kapoor where she plays a young Begum.
Aditi Sharma, Actress
Aditi Sharma is an actress, known for Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl (2011), Mausam (2011) and Angrej (2015).
Aditi Sudhir Pohankar, Actress
Aditi Sudhir Pohankar is an actress, known for A Memorable Journey (2012), LSD: Love, Sex Aur Dhokha (2010) and Lai Bhaari (2014).
Agne Grudyte, Actress
Agne Grudyte was born on July 9, 1986 in Siauliai, Lithuanian SSR, USSR. She is an actress, known for The Crew (2016), Naisiu vasara (2009) and Inspektorius Mazylis (2014).
Aimee Teegarden, Actress
Aimee Richelle Teegarden, born October 10, 1989, is an American actress, model and producer. She starred as Julie Taylor in the NBC drama Friday Night Lights (2006) from 2006 to 2011. In 2011, she co-starred with Dennis Quaid in Martin Guigui's thriller Beneath the Darkness (2011). Later she plays Jenny Randall in the horror film Scream 4 (2011) and as Nova Prescott in the Disney film Prom (2011). In 2014, she starred as Emery Whitehill in The CW's short-lived science fiction romantic drama Star-Crossed (2014), and in 2017, she had a role in the horror sequel Rings (2017).
Aindrita Ray, Actress
Aindrita Ray is an actress, known for Bhajarangi (2013), Veera Parampare (2010) and Manasaare (2009).
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Actress
Born into a traditional south Indian family, Aishwarya started modeling at a young age. This green-blue-eyed beauty appeared in advertisements for many prestigious firms; the ones that brought her into the limelight were the garden sari and the Pepsi ad. Crowned Miss India 1994 runner-up, she was a hot favorite in the run for miss world title, which she won, her beauty and charm made her India's darling. Ash stormed into the Indian movie industry, where she has proven herself a brilliant & genuine actress. Her performance in The Duo (1997) was critically acclaimed, and she won the Screen best female debutant award for her role in ...Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya (1997). She was adored in movies like Taal, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas, her item number in 'Bunty & Bubbly' had sent waves of rhythm across the nation. With her successful Bollywood movies & prestigious Hollywood projects lined up for release it is impossible to ignore this Indian diva in international scenes.
Aishwarya Rajesh, Actress
Aishwarya Rajesh is an actress, known for Kaakkaa Muttai (2014), Attakathi (2012) and Thirudan Police (2014).
Akshara Haasan, Actress
Akshara Haasan is an actress, known for Shamitabh (2015), Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana (2017) and Comedy Nights with Kapil (2013).
Ali Larter, Actress
A native of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Ali began modeling at age 13 and traveled the world before moving to Los Angeles to study acting. Her first professional acting job was a role on the television series Chicago Sons (1997). She received her breakthrough in the high school football drama Varsity Blues (1999) which included her infamous whipped cream bikini scene. Roles in the horror films House on Haunted Hill (1999) and Destination finale (2000) further transitioned her career as an actress. Acting alongside Colin Farrell, Larter starred in the Western comedy, American Outlaws (2001) which performed poorly at the box office. That year, she also starred as "Brooke Taylor Windham" in the comedy Legally Blonde (2001) with Reese Witherspoon. Not happy with how things were going, Larter moved to New York in 2002 to reassess her life and career. She reprized her role as "Clear Rivers" in the sequel Final Destination 2 (2003) for which she received star billing. A year later, she made a cameo appearance as herself on the pilot to the HBO comedy drama Entourage (2004) and starred in Three Way (2004) as "Isobel Delano". She had a role in A Lot Like Love (2005) as "Gina". Larter moved back to Los Angeles in 2006 where she auditioned for a role in the NBC sci-fi drama Heroes (2006). The pilot premiered on September 25, 2006 to successful ratings and many critics declaring it "the new Lost (2004)". The series ran for a total of 77 episodes in 4 Seasons when it was canceled due to diminishing ratings and high production costs. There has been interest in a mini-series or a movie to wrap up story lines. During her time on Heroes (2006), Larter made several appearances on film. The first was the Bollywood film Marigold (2007) where she received a seven-figure salary. The movie was met with primarily negative reviews. She also starred in Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), part 3 of the popular film franchise based on the Capcom video games. She played "Claire Redfield", based on the video game character of the same name. The movie was a box office success tripling its production budget, albeit being a critical flop. Larter also appeared in the caveman comedy Homo Erectus (2007) which was released direct-to-DVD. The film co-starred Hayes MacArthur, an actor whom she was engaged to marry in December 2007. In 2009, Larter starred opposite Beyoncé Knowles and Idris Elba in the thriller Obsessed (2009). The film opened at number one at the box office but was met with negative reviews, with some critics comparing it to Fatal Attraction (1987). It was also this year that Larter and MacArthur married in a small ceremony in Maine, among the guests was Larter's close friend, Amy Smart. She reprises her role as "Claire Redfield" in Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010), directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.
Alia Bhatt, Actress
Alia is the daughter of Mahesh Bhatt (director, producer, and screenwriter) and Soni Razdan,(film actress and director). She has one sister Shaheen Bhatt, a half sister Pooja Bhatt, and a half brother Rahul Bhatt. Actor Emraan Hashmi and director Mohit Suri are her cousins and producer Mukesh Bhatt is her uncle. Alia has completed high-school from Jamnabai Narsee School IB in May 2011. She started her career in Bollywood as a lead role in the film Student Of The Year.
Alicia Vela-Bailey, Actress
As the most inspirational and diverse action actor of recent years, Alicia Vela-Bailey has emerged from A list stunt double to on screen sensation. Whether it is her chilling performance as Diana in the smash hit "Lights Out" or her acrobatic, ass kicking, portrayal of Alisha Whitley on Marvel's Agents of Shield, it is clear Alicia Vela-Bailey truly is the human special effect. Vela-Bailey was raised in Kailua, on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii. Her mother Cecelia was a ballerina and an artist from North Carolina. Her father Carlos Armando, was a top magician from El Salvador. Having two artistic parents, Vela-Bailey was enrolled in gymnastics and dance at a very young age and quickly climbed the ranks of the Hawaiian Island Twisters, becoming a competitive Level 9 Gymnast. Later, Vela-Bailey shifted more of her focus to dance, becoming a member of Marcelo Pacleb's famous 24-VII Danceforce. At age 21, Vela-Bailey auditioned to double for Milla Jovovich in the film "Ultraviolet," and subsequently spent four months in Hong Kong and two months in Shanghai doing stunts and martial arts for the film. Ultraviolet was her very first movie experience, as well as her first time doing stunts and martial arts. Her performance earned two nominations for a Taurus World Stunt Award in 2007. Vela-Bailey has continued doubling Hollywood's hottest stars including Charilze Theron, Jennifer Lawrence, and Kate Beckinsale to name a few. As a dancer, Vela-Bailey booked her very first audition and she became a Pussycat Doll in Las Vegas at Caesar's Palace, before being called to audition for James Cameron's Oscar® winning feature film Avatar. She spent 3 years working on the groundbreaking film as Zoe Saldana's stunt double for the character of Neytiri, as well as playing many different Navi characters including her own character as the Ikran Clan Leader. Making her way in front of camera in recent years, Vela-Bailey landed the role of Inhuman Alisha Whitley on ABC's hit show "Marvel's Agents of Shield." Having the ability to act and do her own stunts has quickly helped Vela-Bailey become a fan favorite over the last 2 seasons. The fan dubbed "Ginger Ninja" uses her ability to multiply to take on whatever the Marvel Universe throws at her. Being a huge fan of the horror genre, Vela-Bailey takes pride in scaring the "bejesus" out of people. Her terrifying performances in "The Purge" as the Female Freak and the leather clad Cyber Punk in "Hostel 3" feature Vela-Bailey's unique ability to manipulate her body to create terrifying movement. This character work caught the eye of director David Sandberg and horror super producer James Wan, who were having trouble finding the correct portrayal for the lead villain Diana in "Lights Out." Blown away by Vela-Bailey's audition, they hired her on the spot and Vela-Bailey created the performance of Diana that had New York Times' Jeannette Catsoulis say "Lights Out delivers frights in old-school ways. Chief among these are the chilling exertions of Alicia Vela-Bailey, who portrays Diana with limber ingenuity. She imbues the spook with devilish intent. Whatever you do, don't blink." Recently Vela-Bailey has just finished Doubling Gal Gadot on Wonder Women and is collaborating again with David Sandberg and James Wan on "Annabelle 2" as the evil Mrs. Mullins.
Alicia Vikander, Actress
Alicia Vikander is a Swedish actress, dancer and producer. She was born and raised in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden, to Maria Fahl-Vikander, an actress of stage and screen, and Svante Vikander, a psychiatrist. She is of Swedish and one quarter Finnish descent. Alicia began acting as a child in minor stage productions at The Göteborg Opera, and trained as a ballet dancer at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm, and the School of American Ballet in New York. She began her professional acting career by appearing in Swedish short films and television series, and first gained recognition in Northern Europe for her role as Josefin Björn-Tegebrandt in the TV drama Second Avenue (2007). Vikander made her feature film debut in Pure (2009), for which she won the Guldbagge Award for Best Actress. She attracted widespread recognition in 2012 for portraying Princess Ekaterina "Kitty" Alexandrovna Shcherbatskaya in Joe Wright's film adaptation of Anna Karenina (2012), and Queen Caroline Mathilde in the acclaimed Danish film A Royal Affair (2012), receiving a BAFTA Rising Star Award nomination for her breakthrough. She went on to star in the 2013 Swedish drama film Hotel (2013)and appeared in the Julian Assange biopic The Fifth Estate (2013) that same year. In 2014 and 2015, Vikander achieved global recognition and acclaim for her roles as activist Vera Brittain in Testament of Youth (2014), an AI in Ex Machina (2015)_, for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress, and painter Gerda Wegener in The Danish Girl (2015), for which she received the Academy Award and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Alina Lanina, Actress
Alina Lanina was born on March 3, 1989 in Sverdlovsk, Sverdlovskaya oblast, RSFSR, USSR as Alina Aleksandrovna Kiziyarova. She is an actress, known for Zashchitniki (2017), Sklifosovskiy (2012) and Kukhnya (2012).
Alisha Khan, Actress
Alisha Khan is an actress, known for Maatr (2017), Dare You (2016) and ...And There Wasn't Everafter... (2008).
Allison Janney, Actress
Allison Janney is an award-winning actress who has earned a solid reputation in stage productions and in many supporting roles on screen, and who more recently has become prominent by portraying one of the major characters in the popular TV series The West Wing (1999). Entertainment Weekly magazine describes Janney's screen presence as "uncommonly beautiful and infinitely expressive". As an actor, the magazine deems her to be "one to watch". Janney was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Macy Brooks (Putnam), a former actress, and Jervis Spencer Janney, Jr., a real estate developer and jazz musician. While studying at Kenyon College, Janney answered a casting call for an on-campus play that was to be directed by Kenyon's most famous alumnus, the legendary actor Paul Newman. During her audition/interview, Janney played upon Newman's known passion for race car driving - she explained how she cut thirty minutes off of the 130 mile journey from her home town to the college. She got chosen for the play's cast. After earning her degree in drama, Janney took Joanne Woodward's suggestion to do further study at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse. She also studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Early in her career Janney got comedic roles in the soap operas As the World Turns (1956) and Guiding Light (1952). Later, she gave memorable movie performances in supporting roles in Belles à mourir (1999), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), American Beauty (1999) and Nurse Betty (2000), and in the made-for-TV movie ...First Do No Harm (1997), among others. Among her stage work, Janney has played in a revival of Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge" on Broadway opposite Anthony LaPaglia, which earned her a Tony Award nomination, and a Drama League Award for outstanding artist for the 1997-98 season. She played in Noel Coward's "Present Laughter" opposite Frank Langella, which earned her the Outer Critics Circle Award and an Actors' Equity award. Janney also appeared in the New York Shakespeare Festival's production of "The Taming of the Shrew". In 1999 Janney became part of the original cast of the acclaimed TV series The West Wing (1999) where she played the President's press secretary who eventually gets promoted to the White House Chief of Staff. Her impressive work during the seven seasons of that renowned series earned her four Emmys and two SAG Awards. With her reputation becoming more broadly established during her work on "The West Wing" Janney won more substantive roles in feature films, in the acclaimed The Hours (2002) where she was Meryl Streep's lesbian lover, and in How to Deal (2003) where she played Mandy Moore's mother.
Alycia Debnam-Carey, Actress
Alycia Jasmin Debnam-Carey was born on July 20, 1993. She is an actress from Australia. She grew up in Sydney, and graduated from Newtown High School of the Performing Arts in 2011 where she was a percussionist. In 2010, in partnership with the Berlin Philharmonic, she and around 40 other musicians worked together, composed a piece together in a two week program. In her last year of school, Debnam-Carey took her HSC exams and managed to get top band in six of her courses. Debnam-Carey also received the Premier's award for receiving 90's in 6 subjects. Alycia has been acting since she was eight. She starred in a short feature called Martha's New Coat. She has also appeared in Dance Academy, McLeod's Daughter, among other television productions. She began to make her mark in Hollywood when she traveled to the U.S. for the first time at age 18. She starred as the youngest cast member in Next Stop Hollywood, a six-part documentary that followed six Australian actors as they competed for roles during the U.S. TV pilot season. Her mom, Leone Carey, is a television writer, and she accompanied Alycia on her journey. The documentary aired in 2013 on ABC1 in Australia. Alycia has since starred in major film productions, such as Into the Storm (2014). In addition, she has had large roles in many Australian short films, and in 2013 landed the lead role in the TV movie The Devil's Hand (2014). She starred in the unaired AMC pilot Galyntine, but unfortunately the series was not picked up. In 2014 Alycia began to guest-star in the second season of The CW's hit TV show The 100 as Commander Lexa. During San Diego Comic Con in July of 2015 it was announced that Lexa and Alycia would indeed return. On December 1, 2014, it was announced that she had been cast as Alicia (originally named Ashley), one of the lead roles, in the AMC series Fear The Walking Dead, the official companion series and prequel to The Walking Dead.
Amala Paul, Actress
Amala Paul is an Indian film actress, who works primarily in the Tamil film industry. After appearing in supporting roles in a few low budget ventures, she was acclaimed for the portrayal of a controversial character in the film, Sindhu Samaveli. Despite the failure of that film, Amala became noted after playing the title role in Mynaa, receiving critical acclaim for her work in the film. Since then, she has signed several notable projects and is considered the leading upcoming actress in Tamil films.
Amanda Root, Actress
Amanda Root was born in 1963 in Essex, England. She is known for her work on The Iron Lady (2011), The BFG (1989) and Jane Eyre (1996).
Amandla Stenberg, Actress
Named for the Zulu and Xhosa word for "power," Amandla was born in Los Angeles, California, to Karen Brailsford and Tom Stenberg. Her mother is African-American and her father is Danish (and of part Inuit-Greenlandic ancestry). In the summer and fall of 2010, the actress shot her first feature, Colombiana (2011), an action-thriller starring Zoe Saldana whose character, the avenging assassin Cataleya Restrepo, Amandla plays as a child. In April 2011, Lionsgate announced that Amandla had landed the role of Rue in the screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins' popular young adult series, The Hunger Games (2012). For her heart-breaking performance, Amandla earned an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. She also won (with Jennifer Lawrence) a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Chemistry. Amandla has starred in the recurring role of Macey, the daughter of Captain Frank Irving (Orlando Jones), on season one of Fox's Sleepy Hollow (2013). In the summer of 2015, Amandla played series regular Halle Foster on Mr. Robinson (2015) opposite Craig Robinson. She made her Sundance Film Festival debut with the teen angst drama As You Are (2016) which won a Special Jury prize. Amandla appears in several sequences in the visual album Beyoncé: Lemonade (2016). In March 2016 Fox 2000 won a heated bidding war for Angela Thomas' debut novel, The Hate U Give with Amandla attached to star. The actress has also nabbed lead roles in the YA adaptation Everything, Everything (2017); the Amma Asante World War II romance, Where Hands Touch (2017); and in the film adaptation of The Darkest Minds (2018) series by Alexandra Bracken. In addition to on-camera jobs, Amandla has put her sensitive ear to work in voice-over gigs for both film and television. She lent her voice to Rio 2 (2014) in the role of Bia, a high-flying feathery spawn of Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel (Anne Hathaway). A gifted musician, she plays the violin, drums and guitar. In 2013 Amandla began performing on the violin and singing harmonies at LA venues with singer/songwriter Zander Hawley. The folk-rock duo, known as Honeywater, released their first EP in August 2015 and a second in November 2016. When she's not making music, Amandla is making noise on social media. She was declared "one of the most incendiary voices of her generation" by Dazed magazine, which featured Amandla on the cover of its Autumn 2015 issue. Teen Vogue featured Amandla on its February 2016 cover. In tandem with the issue's release, Amandla co-directed a trio of videos about black women. She helped catapult the topic of cultural appropriation into public discourse when she posted her school project video, "Don't Cash Crop My Cornrows," onto her Tumblr in 2014. Oprah Winfrey took note of her activism and invited Amandla to give a talk ("My Authenticity Is My Activism") for SuperSoul Sessions Series 2 at UCLA's Royce Hall in April 2016. Highlights were featured on Super Soul Sunday (2011). "Black Girls Rock!" (2016)_ Inc honored Amandla with the Young, Gifted and Black award and she is also the winner of the "BET Awards 2016" (2016)_ YoungStars award. The Ms. Foundation for Women named Amandla, along with Rowan Blanchard "Feminist Celebrity of the Year" in 2016. The actress-activist landed a spot on Time magazine's list of the 30 Most Influential Teens in 2015 and 2016. With Stranger Comics' Sebastian Jones, Amandla co-writes the comic book "Niobe: She is Life." A youth ambassador for No Kid Hungry, Amandla also supports the Ubuntu Education Fund, which nurtures children "from cradle to career" in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Ameesha Patel, Actress
Grand-daughter of Indian freedom fighter, lawyer, and former Justice Rajni Patel, Amisha, a Gemini, was born in Bombay's Breach Candy Hospital. Her younger brother Ashmit Patel is also a Bollywood film actor and her name is a blend of the first three letters of her father's name Amit and the last three letters of her mother's name Asha. She studied at the Cathedral and John Connon High School in Bombay, and went on to obtain a degree in Economics from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, U.S.A. After graduation she worked for a Finance company and also modeled on the side. She has studied Bharat Natyam dance form since the age of five, and had acted in several plays in Satyadev Dubey's Theatre including a play titled 'Neelam'. She did not have any plans of being an actress, but when Amit's friend, film-maker and actor, Rakesh Roshan, met her during a family lunch, he offered her the lead role in 'Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai'. Amisha accepted the offer, the movie went on to become a blockbuster, and made her a star overnight. She went on to star in a number of films and her most notable works include 'Gadar: Ek Prem Katha', 'Humraaz', 'Yeh Hai Jalwa', 'Mangal Pandey', 'Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.', 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa', 'Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic', and 'Race 2'. She has also acted in several South Indian films. Amisha has been the recipient of four awards for her performances in 'Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai', and 'Gadar: Ek Prem Katha'. She has co-starred with Akshaye Khanna, Sunny Deol, Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Sanjay Dutt, Aftab Shivdasani, Hrithik Roshan, Arjun Rampal amongst others. Her personal life has been marred with misunderstandings with her parents and brother, so much so that she has sought the intervention of the courts. She dated Bollywood director, Vikram Bhatt, for five years since the release of their first film together, 'Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage', but they had broken-up in 2007. Patel started dating London and Delhi-based businessman Kanav Puri after her break-up, but they eventually broke up two years later in 2010. She has many critics, who have described her as inconsistent, but have since then bitten their lips when they were proved wrong by this petite, and beautiful actress - who has, and continues to enthrall her fans with a variety of performances on the silver screen.
Amiée Conn, Actress
Born and raised in the beautiful wine country of Sonoma County and daughter to a musician, Amiée Conn (pronounced: Ah-mee Kahn) has always been a part of music, theatre and the arts. Originally from Santa Rosa, CA., in 1994 her family relocated to Anchorage, Alaska where she spent most of her youth. While there she found her passion through many theatre and dance performance events including TBA performing arts conservatory of youth as well as an Irish Dance Academy where she became a prestigious lead dancer with their touring troupe. Amiée followed her passion for the arts, through figure skating and ice performances as well, but it wasn't until she landed her first role in a local theatre production that she found her true calling. In 2000 her family relocated back to their hometown of Santa Rosa, CA. and Amiée began professionally pursuing her career in film and theatre, taking classes in San Francisco and local workshops, and eventually signing with Marla Dell Agency in San Francisco. In 2001, she landed a featured role in Michael Jackson's 9/11 Tribute Music Video for the song "Cry" that was shot in the bay area. It was an honor to work on this project and one more validation of the direction she knew she wanted to go in the industry. Los Angeles was next on the list. She appeared on professional stages in the lead roles including "Gypsy," "Evita," "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" and "The King & I." Amiée made her television debut as the historical, biographical character "Concepcion" in The History Channel's "Conquest of America" mini-series. She was crowned Miss Sonoma County in 2006 , and was Miss California candidate for the Miss America state preliminaries where she was honored with the state scholarship and talent award for her vocal performance of 'Summertime" from the operetta: Porgy & Bess. This title allowed her many opportunities to perform and speak at charities, radio interviews, public relations and event appearances for herself and voicing her platform on Cancer Awareness. It allowed her to reach out to many and give back in the community and to also have a positive role model and influence to young women, which has always been an importance to her. In the summer of 2007, before moving down to Los Angeles, and while interning at AE Casting, Amiée had the pleasure of working on the film "Bottle Shock," starring Chris Pine, Bill Pullman, Freddie Rodriquez and Alan Rickman while shooting on location in Kenwood and Sonoma. Later in the fall, Amiée studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy Conservatory for Musical Theatre & Film in Los Angeles. A couple months later she began booking jobs including working as Jennifer Connelly's photo double in the Twentieth Century Fox studio film, "The Day the Earth Stood Still" with Keanu Reeves and Jon Hamm. She also worked on a new stage musical, Serrano, directed by Joel Zwick and written by Madeline Sunshine at the El Portal Theatre in Los Angeles. After losing her loving mother, Diana, to cancer on New Years Eve 2009, Amiée became even more active and vocal for the American Cancer Association, UNICEF, and an ambassador to the Colon Cancer Awareness Charity. After booking modeling jobs and commercials - Amiée got more creative and hands on with her own work - and in 2010 starred in and co-produced with creator/writer/actress Dawn M. Green, on the award winning web-series "Lila, Long Distance" about a down on her luck actress making ends meet by starting her own phone sex hotline and successful business. This comedy web-series grew to viral success on FunnyorDie.com, Blip.tv, Koldcast.tv, and Youtube. Amiée was awarded the Best Actress in a Dramedy Award from LAweb Festival 2011 and Best Actress nomination from FilmBreak Awards for her portrayal of the characters. Most recently, Amiée guest starred opposite James Van der Beek, Krysten Ritter, and Dreama Walker in the ABC comedy "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" and worked with Dustin Hoffman in the short lived HBO show "LUCK." Aside from tv/film and theatre projects, Amiée is also a singer/songwriter and is working on her solo music to release an album later this year.
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