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Happy Birthday Shahid Kapoor and Danny Denzongpa!

Today marks the birthday of two brilliant actors in Bollywood, the chocolate boy Shahid Kapoor and the multi-talented Danny Denzongpa.


Today marks the birthday of two brilliant actors in Bollywood, the chocolate boy Shahid Kapoor and the multi-talented Danny Denzongpa.

Born on February 25, 1981, Shahid Kapoor is the son of actor-director Pankaj Kapoor and yesteryear actress Neelima Azeem. Coming from a family where everyone was in the film industry, this Kapoor lad began his Bollywood journey with the romantic-comedy Ishq Vishk (2003) for which he bagged the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. With his cute guy-next-door looks, he soon became the blue-eyed boy of B-town.

Over the years, as an actor he went on to do numerous films which magnified his charisma onscreen. Kapoor has featured in films like Fida (2004), Dil Maange More (2004), Shikhar (2005), Vivah (2006), Jab We Met (2007), Kismat Konnection (2008), Kaminey (2009), Milenge Milenge (2010), Mausam (2011), Teri Meri Kahaani (2012), R..Rajkumar (2013) and many more. At present, Kapoor is enjoying the success of Haider (2014), an adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet for which he has won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.

Along with being a great actor, he is also known for his infamous dancing skills and he has proven his dancing mettle in almost all of his movies.

Danny Denzongpa on the other hand, is a man of many talents who was born into a Buddhist family in Kolkata, West Bengal on February 25, 1948. Denzongpa first stepped into Bollywood in 1971 with  Zaroorat. He became well known for his performance in Dhundh (1973), after which his career took a flight with films like Chor Machaye Shor (1974), Zorro (1975) and Sangram (1976) to name a few. In the early 80's, Denzongpa decided to quit doing films and diverted his path to become a director. He made his directorial debut with the suspense-horror film Phir Wohi Raat (1980). After the movie became a huge success, he returned to playing positive and supporting roles with movies such as Love Story (1981) and Boxer (1984). 

After making a grand come back in 1984, Denzongpa started getting offers for negative roles, which he began with Dharm Aur Qanoon (1984), and the list goes on to include Kanoon Kya Karega (1984), Oonche Log (1985), Bhagwan Dada (1986), Agneepath (1990), Hum (1991), Krantiveer (1994) and Pukar (2000). He did an international project alongside Hollywood actor BradPitt namely Seven Years In Tibet (1997).

Denzongpa again decided to take a break in 2003 until 2009, during which he did only ten films. Along with being a great actor, he is also an accomplished singer who shared space with Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhonsle. Not only is he a Bollywood actor but he has also appeared in Telugu, Tamil and Nepali cinema. Writing and sculpting are a few of his hidden talents. He was recently seen portraying a corrupt and vicious politician in Jai Ho (2014) and and a runaway criminal in Bang Bang (2014).

We take pleasure in providing you with a playlist of tracks from these actors' movies, which will get you grooving.

Shahid Kapoor:
  1. "Mukhtasar" - Teri Meri Kahaani
  2. "Aye Papi" - Kismat Konnection
  3. "Chaska" - Badmaash Company
  4. "Pehli Bar Mohabbat" - Kaminey
  5. "Tum Se Hii" - Jab We Met
  6. "Bismil"- Haider
Danny Denzongpa:
  1. "Kaho Kahan Chalein" - Bulandi
  2. "Ab Raat Ho Gayi Jawan" - Bulandi
  3. "Sun Sun Kasam Se" - Kaala Sona
  4. "Kaun Ho Mere Tum" - Bandhu

With this, we here at BollyCurry extend our best wishes to both of these artists as they turn a year older, with the hope that they are successful in every endeavour they make.

Writer: Amanda H.
Editors: Pooja B. and Sonia R.
Graphics: Shikha A.

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Asha Bhosle Pankaj Kapoor Lata Mangeshkar Mohammed Rafi Shahid Kapoor Danny Denzongpa Neelima Azeem Agneepath  Hum  Krantiveer  Love Story  Oonche Log  Sangram  Bhagwan Dada  Dhund (1973)  Phir Wohi Raat  Boxer  Chor Machaye Shor  Kismat Konnection  Jab We Met  Shikhar  Vivah  Dil Maange More  Fida  Ishq Vishk  Bulandi  Pukar(2000)  Badmaash Company  Mausam  Teri Meri Kahaani  Bang Bang  R...Rajkumar  Jai Ho  Haider 

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