Hari Krishna Goswami became Manoj Kumar after coming to Bombay and started his struggle as an actor. Some of the initial movies that he did were unheard of and even he remained unheard. But his passion and dedication helped him become the great actor that he is.Some of Manoj Kumar's initial films were 'Fashion', 'Panchayat' and 'Chand' which did absolutely nothing for him. But he was not heartbroken. He believed in his abilities. He continued his struggle and this bore fruit. He came across some good movies like 'Hariyali Aur Raasta', 'Himalay Ki Godh Mein', 'Kanch Ki Gudiya', 'Who Koun Thi', 'Gumnaam', 'Do Badan' and 'Shaheed'. His co-stars were Mala Sinha, Asha Parekh, Sadhana and Nanda. It was 'Shaheed' which brought the patriotic feelings out. The dream role of Bhagat Singh kindled the fire in him and from hereon Manoj Kumar did more such films. His patriotic films include 'Upkaar', 'Purab Aur Paschim', 'Shor' and 'Roti Kapda Aur Makaan'. 'Kranti' had many big stars in it and went on to become one of the finest movies ever made. But after some time Manoj Kumar failed as a director. His movies 'Kalakaar', 'Clerk' and 'Kalyug aur Ramayan' could not do well for themselves. His latest movie, 'Jai Hind', had his son Kunal Goswami but could not do well. But having won the Filmfare Lifetime Achievment Award was an additional feather in the cap.
Azim Premji Date of Birth: July24, 1945
Achievements: Chairman of Wipro Technologies; Richest Indian for the past several years; Honored with Padma Bhushan in 2005.Azim Premji is Chairman of Wipro Technologies, one of the largest software companies in India. He is an icon among Indian businessmen and his success story is a source of inspiration to a number of budding entrepreneurs.Born on July 24, 1945, Azim Hashim Premji was studying Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, USA when due to the sudden demise of his father, he was called upon to handle the family business. Azim Premji took over the reins of family business in 1966 at the age of 21.At the first annual general meetingAzim Premji of the company attended by Azeem Premji, a shareholder doubted Premji's ability to handle business at such a young age and publicly advised him to sell his shareholding and give it to a more mature management. This spurred Azim Premji and made him all the more determined to make Wipro a success story. And the rest is history.When Azim Premji occupied the hot seat, Wipro dealt in hydrogenated cooking fats and later diversified to bakery fats, ethnic ingredient based toiletries, hair care soaps, baby toiletries, lighting products and hydraulic cylinders. Thereafter Premji made a focused shift from soaps to software.Under Azim Premji's leadership Wipro has metamorphosed from a Rs.70 million company in hydrogenated cooking fats to a pioneer in providing integrated business, technology and process solutions on a global delivery platform. Today, Wipro Technologies is the largest independent R&D service provider in the world.
Jennifer Lopez Date of Birth: July24, 1969
Jennifer Lopez has always laughed off the rumors that her derriere is insured for $1 billion, but there's no doubt about her assets. Her first starring role in 1997's Selena showcased her talents as an actress and singer – but it was those tight costumes and the curves they revealed that made her a sex symbol.That breakthrough performance launched a multifaceted career that includes albums, movies, clothes and perfume. But it was Lopez's love life with music mogul Sean ''Diddy'' Combs and actor Ben Affleck that catapulted her into tabloid headlines. After the rocky, high-profile engagement that was "Bennifer" ended, Lopez quietly married Latin singer Marc Anthony. In February 2008, after months of baby bump sightings, Lopez and Anthony welcome twins, a boy named Max and a girl named Emme.
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