MEN IN LIMELIGHT TODAY
Amitabh Bhachan - (Actor)
Amitabh Bachhan is, in popular parlance, the king of Indian cinema,
most certainly of the commerical Hindi film.
His first appearance was in the movie
Saat Hindustani [Seven Indians]. Amitabh introduced the motif of the 'angry young
man' to Indian cinema.Amitabh Bachhan has appeared in over 70 films.
Shahrukh Khan - (Actor)
He has acted in some of the biggest
blockbusters in Hindi cinema. He has an electric charisma that draws huge fans
throughout the country
Shekhar Kapur - (Director)
is one of the few Indian directors to get up close to the Golden Globe or the
Oscar. His "Elizabeth" was a great success story. He is one of the prime members
in the Bollywood area.
Vikram Seth - (Writer)
of his novels like "A suitable boy", "An Equal Music" and "Golden Gate" have been
best sellers. A delicate elegance marks his oeuvre, no matter how different his
each work is. He is expected to produce best sellers.
A.R.Rahman - (Musician)
He was the first music director to break the North-South divide in the Indian
film Industry. Now his talent has crossed several boundaries and he is reaching
out to an international audience. He has several laurels to his credit.
Kumar Mangalam Birla -(BUSINESSMAN)
He took over the Aditya Birla group in 1995 at the young age of 27 years. He has
no hype but just a lot of efficiency. He is now trying to turn India's largest
industrial group into a global conglomerate.
Viswanathan Anand - (Chess Player)
He became the youngest
international master in chess and a full-fledged Grandmaster before adulthood.
He is one of India's few world champions.
Sabeer Bhatia - (Hotmail Fame)
got a cheque from Bill Gates for Rs. 1800 crores when he sold "hotmail" to him.
He is expected to strike gold with the e-commerce project he is working with.
Virender Sehwag - (Player)
hard-hitting middle-order batsman with an excellent temperament, who also is a
useful off-spinner, Virender Sehwag's name is now on everybody's lips. He got
the award for "Best performance in a Leading Role", For being the
only Indian to cross 1000 runs in tests.
Sachin Tendulkar - (Player)
Sachin- The name itself strikes terror in the hearts of bowlers all around the world. Hailed as the next master-blaster following the legacy of the great West Indian Vivian Richards. Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has secured the prestigious Man of the Tournament award at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
(Silver Medal winner - Olmpics 2004)
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was born on January 29, 1970, in Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. The first Indian to win an individual Olympic silver medal - a feat he achieved at Markopoulo Olympic Shooting Centre at Athens on 17th August 2004. Major Rathore’s other achievements include winning of the prestigious ISSF World Cup gold medal at Sydney and three successive gold medals at the first Afro-Asian Games held in Hyderabad.
Mr. Narayana Murthy was born on August 20, 1946 in Karnataka, India. He founded Infosys in 1981 along with six software professionals. He is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Infosys. Business Week chose him as one of "The Stars of Asia" for three successive years, in 1998, 1999 and 2000.
Dhanraj Pillai - ( Hockey Player)
Dhanraj Pillai was born in Kirkee(Pune), Maharashtra on July 16, 1968. He is the recipient of the Arjuna Puraskar (1995) and the K.K. Birla Award (1998-99) for excellence in Sports in the field of Hockey. He has also received Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (1999) and Padma Shri (2000).
Azim Hasham Premji, founder of Wipro Limited, India's biggest and most competitive IT company based in Bangalore, was born on July 24th 1945 in Bombay. He was adjudged the Business Man of the Year 2000 by Business India. In the year 2001, Premji established Azim Premji Foundation, with a vision of influencing the lives of millions of children in India by facilitating the universalisation of elementary education.
Laloo Prasad Yadav - (Politician)
One of India's most colourful politicians, Mr Yadav is known for his quirky style, making the most of his humble origins and mass appeal. His problems began in 1996 when the police unearthed a big corruption scandal in which he and the state's leading bureaucrats and politicians were alleged to be involved. As a politician Mr Yadav was groomed by socialist leader Jai Prakash Narayan, who led a student movement in the early seventies.Now he is the Railway Minister in the National Cabinet.
Son of late Murasoli Maran, Dayanidhi has been elected to 14th Lok Sabha from Madras Central constituency, traditionally a DMK stronghold. Harvard-educated Maran has stepped into his father's shoes and defeated ruling AIADMK candidate N Balaganga. Presently is the Minister for Information and Technology.
Reliance Industries, one of corporate India's foremost business houses founded by Dhirubhai Ambani. The reins of the country's largest private sector company went to his sons Mukesh and Anil after his death in July 2002. The brothers are currently involved in an imbroglio as to who should own the Rs.6000 crore Industry.