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Happy Birthday David Dhawan, Saif Ali Khan and Mahesh Manjrekar!

Today BollyCurry celebrates the birthday of not one, not two, but three celebrities!

2014-08-16T19:06:00Z
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Today BollyCurry celebrates the birthday of not one, not two, but three celebrities! They are Director No. 1 David Dhawan, all-rounder Mahesh Manjrekar, and Bollywood's Chote Nawab, Saif Ali Khan!

Born on 16th August, 1955, David Dhawan's full name is Rajendra Dhawan. He is married to Karuna and the couple have two children, Rohit Dhawan and Varun Dhawan. Rohit debuted as a director with the 2011 flick, Desi Boyz and Varun debuted as an actor in the 2012 super-hit, Student of the Year. Senior Dhawan began his career as a film editor before moving into direction with the 1989 film Aandhiyan. Over the years, Dhawan has directed several films and has gradually become Bollywood's Director No. 1 with his slew of comedy movies, especially his known collaboration with Govinda (Arun) Ahuja and Salman Khan. Some of Dhawan's hit films include Shola Aur Shabnam (1992), Aankhen (1993), Raja Babu (1994), Coolie No. 1 (1995), Hero No. 1 (1997), Biwi No. 1 (1999), Haseena Maan Jaayegi (1999), Chal Mere Bhai (2000), Jodi No. 1 (2001), Ek Aur Ek Gyarah (2003), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2005), Partner (2007), and Main Tera Hero (2014).

On his birthday, here is a small playlist of songs from Dhawan's hit movies:
  1. "O Laal Dupatte Wali" - Aankhen
  2. "Aa Jaana Aa Jaana" - Coolie No. 1
  3. "U.P. Wala Thumka Lagaoon" - Hero No. 1
  4. "Jungle Hai Aadhi Raat" - Biwi No. 1
  5. "What Is Mobile Number" - Haseena Maan Jaayegi
  6. "Chal Mere Bhai" - Chal Mere Bhai
  7. "Ande Ka Fanda" - Jodi No. 1
  8. "Ek Aur Ek Gyarah" - Ek Aur Ek Gyarah
  9. "Jeene Ke Hain Char Din" - Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
  10. "Just Chill" - Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya
  11. "Do U Wanna Partner" - Partner
  12. "Shanivaar Raati" - Main Tera Hero

Next up is Bollywood's all-rounder Mahesh Manjrekar. Born on 16th August, 1958, Manjrekar has always kept his personal life private. He is married to Medha and the couple have two children Ashwami and Satya. Manjrekar started his career as a director with Vaastav: The Reality (1999) in which he also appeared in a song. From there, there was no turning back for Manjrekar. He went on to star in many hit movies such as Kaante (2002), Run (2004), Musafir (2004), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Wanted (2009), Dabangg (2010), Ready (2011), Bodyguard (2011), OMG: Oh My God! (2012), and Jai Ho (2014). He has also directed many hit and critically acclaimed movies such as Vaastav: The Reality (1999), Astitva (2000), and Viruddh...Family Comes First (2005). Manjrekar is also credited with appearing on Sony TV's CID as criminal Harpist Dongara (HD) in the "Aakhri Chunauti" series. Other than Bollywood and Television, he has also participated in reality shows from Sony TV's Jhalak Diklhaa Jaa to STAR Plus's Arre Deewano Mujhe Pehchano, and Zee Marathi's Maharashtracha Superstar.  This multi-talented actor-director-writer-producer has won a National Award for Best Regional Film (Marathi) for Astitva (2000), Screen Weekly Awards for Best Story (Marathi) for Astitva (2000), and IIFA Best Performance in a Comic Role for Kaante (2003). Manjrekar is also a MNS Candidate from Mumbai North West in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.

On his birthday here is a playlist of some popular songs from Manjrekar's movies:
  1. "Chhod Na Re" - Kaante
  2. "Dus" - Dus Kahaniyaan
  3. "Humka Peeni Hai" - Dabangg
  4. "Meri Ada Bhi" - Ready
  5. "Meri Duniya Hai" - Vaastav: The Reality
  6. "Chal Chal Mere Sang Sang" - Astitva
  7. "Aap Ka Aana Dil Dhadkana" - Kurukshetra
  8. "Prem Jaal Mein" - Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hai
  9. "Haathon Ki Lakeeron" - Tera Mera Saath Rahen
  10. "Kya Maine Socha" - Rakht
  11. "Shree Ganeshay Dheemanhi" - Viruddh... Family Comes First
  12. "Chaahenge Tumhe" - Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi

Finally, we have Bollywood's Chote Nawab, Saif Ali Khan. Born on 16th August, 1970, Khan is the son of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, a former captain of the Indian cricket team, and Sharmila Tagore, a popular actress of the Golden Era. He studied at the Lawrence School, Sanawar near Chandigarh before going on to Lockers Park School in England followed by Winchester College. Khan married Amrita Singh in October 1991 and the couple have two children Sara Ali Khan and Ibrahim Ali Khan. Unfortunately, the two divorced 13 years after their marriage, in 2004.  Thereafter on the 16th October 2012, Chote Nawab married Kareena Kapoor. Khan made his Bollywood debut with the 1992 film Parampara, although he did not get success until the 1994 films Main Khiladi Tu AnariYeh Dillagi, and Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999) came in his kitty. Khan faced several rough patches after this initial success before facing a high in his career with Dil Chahta Hai (2001). He went on to star in many hit films such as Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Hum Tum (2004), Salaam Namaste (2005), Omkara (2006), Race (2008), Race 2 (2013), and Go Goa Gone (2013). Khan also started his own production house named Illuminati Films, with which he has produced quite a few films. The first film it produced was Love Aaj Kal (2009), which went on to become a huge success. Khan has won many awards in his long career including National Film Award for Best Actor for Hum Tum (2004), Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for Aashiq Awara (1993), Filmfare Best Comedian Award and IIFA Best Supporting Actor Award for Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Filmfare Best Supporting Acctor Award and IIFA Best Supporting Actor Award for Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Filmfare Best Comedian Award for Hum Tum (2004), and Filmfare Best Villain Award and IIFA Best Villain Award for Omkara (2006).

On his birthday here is a playlist of his chartbusters : 
  1. "Main Hoon Aashiq" - Aashiq Awara
  2. "Main Khiladi Tu Anari" - Main Khiladi Tu Anari
  3. "Chhote Chhote Bhaiyon Ke" - Hum Saath Saath Hain: We Stand United
  4. "Woh Ladki Hai Kahan" - Dil Chahta Hai
  5. "Chunariya" - Na Tum Jaano Na Hum
  6. "Kuch Toh Hua Hai" - Kal Ho Naa Ho
  7. "Hum Tum" - Hum Tum
  8. "Salaam Namaste" - Salaam Namaste
  9. "Beedi" - Omkara
  10. "Race Saanson Ki" - Race
  11. "Twist" - Love Aaj Kal
  12. "Party On My Mind" - Race 2

On this auspicious day, here's wishing all three celebrities a very Happy Birthday for and on behalf of BollyCurry. Along with that, we wish Manisha Koirala and Upen Patel a very Happy Birthday as well, since they also celebrate their birthday today. May all of them face all the success in any future projects they take up!

Author: Shreya S.
Editor(s): Nisha M. and Sonia R.
Graphics: Virina R.

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Salman Khan Govinda Saif Ali Khan Mahesh Manjrekar Kareena Kapoor Sharmila Tagore David Dhawan Amrita Singh Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi Varun Dhawan Aankhen  Aashiq Awara  Hero No. 1  Main Khiladi Tu Anadi  Raja Babu  Shola Aur Shabnam  Coolie No. 1  Race  Dus Kahaniyaan  Omkara  Vaah Life Ho To Aisi  Viruddh  Hum Tum  Rakht  Ek Aur Ek Gyarah  Kal Ho Naa Ho  Na Tum Jaano Na Hum  Dil Chahta Hai  Jodi No. 1  Tera Mera Saath Rahen  Astitva  Chal Mere Bhai  Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hai  Kurukshetra  Biwi No. 1  Haseena Maan Jaayegi  Hum Saath-Saath Hain  Vaastav  Salaam Namaste  Love Aaj Kal  Dabangg  Ready  Desi Boyz  Race 2  Mujhse Shaadi Karogi  Main Tera Hero  Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya  Partner  Kaante 


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