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Padma Khanna
PADMA KHANNA (October 19, 1946) is an Indian actress, dancer and director. She appeared mainly in Hindi
Hindi
and Bhojpuri
Bhojpuri
films in the 1970s and 1980s. She is most remembered for her role in the film Saudagar with Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
and also as Queen Kaikeyi
Kaikeyi
in Ramanand Sagar 's epic series Ramayan (1987–1988). She has acted in two Telugu films with N. T. Rama Rao
N. T. Rama Rao
Desoddarakulu and Rajaputra Rahasyam. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Personal life * 4 Filmography * 5 References * 6 External links EARLY LIFE THIS SECTION NEEDS EXPANSION. You can help by adding to it . (January 2011)Born in 1949, Khanna started her Kathak
Kathak
training when she was just about 7 by Pandit Birju Maharaj
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Ramayana
The RAMAYANA (/rɑːˈmɑːjənə/ ; Sanskrit
Sanskrit
: रामायणम्, Rāmāyaṇam, pronounced ), originally titled KAAVYAM RAMAYANAM KRITSNAM SITAAYAAS CHARITHAM MAHAT, is an ancient Indian epic poem which narrates the struggle of the divine prince Rama
Rama
to rescue his wife Sita
Sita
from the demon king Ravana . Along with the Mahabharata
Mahabharata
, it forms the Sanskrit
Sanskrit
Itihasa . The epic, traditionally ascribed to the Hindu
Hindu
sage Valmiki , narrates the life of Rama
Rama
, the legendary prince of the Kosala Kingdom
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Avery Fisher Hall
DAVID GEFFEN HALL is a concert hall in New York City
New York City
's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex on Manhattan
Manhattan
's Upper West Side . The 2,738 seat auditorium opened in 1962, and is the home of the New York Philharmonic . The facility, designed by Max Abramovitz , was originally named PHILHARMONIC HALL and was renamed AVERY FISHER HALL in honor of philanthropist Avery Fisher , who donated $10.5 million ($58 million today) to the orchestra in 1973. In November 2014, Lincoln Center officials announced Fisher's name would be removed from the Hall so that naming rights could be sold to the highest bidder as part of a $500 million fund-raising campaign to refurbish the Hall. In 2015 the hall was renamed David Geffen Hall after Geffen donated $100 million to the Lincoln Center
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Doordarshan
DOORDARSHAN ( Hindi
Hindi
: दूरदर्शन, often abbreviated DD) is an autonomous public service broadcaster founded by the Government of India
India
, which is owned by the Broadcasting Ministry of India
India
and is one of two divisions of Prasar Bharati . It is one of India's largest broadcasting organisations in terms of studio and transmitter infrastructure, having been established on 15 September 1959. It also broadcasts on digital terrestrial transmitters. DD provides television, radio, online and mobile services throughout metropolitan and regional India, as well as overseas, through the Indian Network and Radio India. For the 2012 Summer Olympics , live telecasts of the opening and closing ceremonies of the games were broadcast on its national channel. DD Sports provided round-the-clock coverage of sport events
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Mujra
MUJRA is a dance performance by tawaifs (courtesans ) in a format that emerged during the Mughal era in India
India
. CONTENTS * 1 Background and history * 2 Present day * 3 Bollywood
Bollywood
and Lollywood * 4 India
India
and Pakistan
Pakistan
* 5 See also * 6 Further reading * 7 References * 8 External links BACKGROUND AND HISTORY Poster for the classic 1972 Hindi film Pakeezah
Pakeezah
It combines elements of the native classical Kathak
Kathak
dance with native music including thumris and ghazals . It also includes poems from other Mughal periods like the emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar
Bahadur Shah Zafar
's ruling period. Mujra
Mujra
was traditionally performed at mehfils and in special houses called kothas
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Body Double
BODY DOUBLE is a 1984 American erotic thriller film co-written and directed by Brian De Palma and starring Craig Wasson , Gregg Henry , Melanie Griffith
Melanie Griffith
, and Deborah Shelton . The original musical score was composed by Pino Donaggio . The film was a direct homage to the films of Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
, specifically Rear Window (1954) and Vertigo (1958), taking plot lines and themes (such as voyeurism and obsession) from both of them. CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Cast * 3 Locations * 4 Critical reception * 4.1 Accolades * 5 Cultural impact * 6 Remake * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 External links PLOTJake Scully ( Craig Wasson ) is a struggling actor who has lost his role as a vampire in a low-budget horror movie after his claustrophobia thwarts shooting
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Hera Pheri (1976 Film)
HERA PHERI is a 1976 Hindi
Hindi
crime film directed by Prakash Mehra and starring Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
, Saira Banu
Saira Banu
, Vinod Khanna
Vinod Khanna
, Sulakshana Pandit , Shreeram Lagoo and Asrani
Asrani
. The film's music is by Kalyanji Anandji and the lyrics by Anjaan .This movie was a 'superhit' at the box office. Vinod Khanna
Vinod Khanna
received a Filmfare
Filmfare
nomination for Best Supporting Actor, the only nomination for the film. This is one of six films that Vinod Khanna
Vinod Khanna
and Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
starred together in
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New York City
Bronx , Kings (Brooklyn) , New York (Manhattan) , Queens
Queens
, Richmond (Staten Island) ------------------------- HISTORIC COLONIES New Netherland Province of New York
Province of New York
SETTLED 1624 CONSOLIDATED 1898 NAMED FOR James, Duke of York
Duke of York
GOVERNMENT • TYPE Mayor–Council • BODY New York City Council
New York City Council
• MAYOR Bill de Blasio
Bill de Blasio
(D ) AREA • TOTAL 468.484 sq mi (1,213.37 km2) • LAND 302.643 sq mi (783.84 km2) • WATER 165.841 sq mi (429.53 km2) • METRO 13,318 sq mi (34,490 km2) ELEVATION 33 ft (10 m) POPULATION (2010 ) • TOTAL 8,175,133 • ESTIMATE (2016) 8,537,673 • RANK 1st, U.S
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Bhojpuri
BHOJPURI ( Devanagari
Devanagari
: भोजपुरी listen (help ·info )) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in the Northern -Eastern part of India
India
and Terai region of Nepal
Nepal
. It is chiefly spoken in eastern Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
, western Bihar , and in extreme north-western part of Jharkhand
Jharkhand
in India. Bhojpuri
Bhojpuri
is, sociolinguistically, one of the seven Hindi languages
Hindi languages
(Haryanvi, Braj, Awadhi, Bhojpuri, Bundeli, Bagheli and Kannauji)
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Kajari
KAJRI ( Hindi
Hindi
: कजरी), derived from the Hindi
Hindi
word Kajra, or Kohl , is a genre of semi-classical singing, popular in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar
Bihar
. It is often used to describe the longing of a maiden for her lover as the black monsoon cloud come hanging in the summer skies, and the style is notably sung during the rainy season. It comes in the series of season songs, like Chaiti , Hori and Sawani, and is traditionally sung in the villages and towns of Uttar Pradesh : around Banaras , Mirzapur
Mirzapur
, Mathura , Allahabad and the Bhojpur regions of Bihar
Bihar

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Yaar Meri Zindagi
YAAR MERI ZINDAGI is a 2008 Hindi-language Indian feature film directed by Ashok Gupta, starring Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
, Shatrughan Sinha and South actresses Sharada and Sudha Chandran in lead roles. The film had only a limited release of 20 prints in Mumbai
Mumbai
and other parts of Maharashtra . CONTENTS * 1 Cast * 2 Trivia * 3 References * 4 External links CAST * Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
* Shatrughan Sinha * Sharada * Sudha Chandran * Jalal Agha TRIVIAThe shooting for the film started in the year 1971 and was initially directed by Mukul Dutt, but he left the project in 1976 after having numerous problems and creative differences. Then Ashok Gupta took over the mantle as director in 1993 and completed it within a year, but he too had issues in releasing the film
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Yeh Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai
YEH ZINDAGI KITNI HASEEN HAI (This Life Is Beautiful) is a 1966 Hindi romantic drama film directed by R. K. Nayyar . The film was produced by Nayyar fr his R. K. Nayyar Films banner. It had story and screenplay by Harish Kumar Mehra with dialogues by Agha Jani Kashmiri . The music was composed by Ravi with lyrics written by Rajendra Krishan . The film starred Joy Mukherjee
Joy Mukherjee
, who was cast in films where the hero was required to perform the Shammi Kapoor style of acting. Though he did not achieve Kapoor's fame and popularity, he acted in several films with good music and popular songs recorded in Mohammed Rafi
Mohammed Rafi
's voice. Yeh Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai is cited as one of his "major" films. Saira Banu played the lead female role, where she is shown upholding "Indian morals" by refusing to wear a swimsuit for the Miss Universe contest
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Hindi
HINDI ( Devanagari
Devanagari
: हिन्दी, IAST
IAST
: Hindī), or MODERN STANDARD HINDI ( Devanagari
Devanagari
: मानक हिन्दी, IAST
IAST
: Mānak Hindī) is a standardised and sanskritised register of the Hindustani language . Modern Hindi
Hindi
and its literary tradition evolved towards the end of the 18th century. Along with the English language
English language
, Hindi
Hindi
written in the Devanagari script is the official language of the Government of India
India
. On 14 September 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India
India
adopted Hindi written in Devanagari script as the official language of the Republic of India
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Iselin, New Jersey
ISELIN /ˈɪzɛlɪn/ is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Woodbridge Township , in Middlesex County , New Jersey
New Jersey
, United States. As of the 2010 United States
United States
Census , the CDP's population was 18,695. Previously known as Perrytown and Unionville, Iselin received its current name after a New York investment banker and philanthropist Adrian Georg Iselin in the 1870s. He established a finishing school for girls from wealthy New York families there and subsidized the erection of a new train station currently known as Metropark . The largest bordering town of Iselin is Edison
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Rediff.com
REDIFF.COM is an Indian news, information, entertainment and shopping web portal, founded in 1996 as "Rediff On The NeT". It is headquartered in Mumbai, with offices in Bangalore, New Delhi and New York City. According to Alexa , Rediff.com is the No. 24 Indian web portal. It has more than 300 employees. Most of the visitors to Rediff.com are from India, while the rest come primarily from the US and China. In April 2001, Rediff.com acquired and began offering India Abroad . As of February 2011, it ranked 295 on Alexa. Rediff.com was the firstwebsite domain name registered in India in 1996.; however according to the records of Network Solutions, the registrar of Rediff.com, the domain was registered in 1997
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Meena Kumari
MEENA KUMARI (1 August 1933– 31 March 1972), born MAHJABEEN BANO, was an Indian film actress, singer and poet under the pseudonym "Naaz", also known as THE TRAGEDY QUEEN and often called the Cinderella
Cinderella
of the Indian films . Indian film critics regarded Meena Kumari
Meena Kumari
as a "historically incomparable" actress of Hindi cinema . Meena Kumari
Meena Kumari
made waves as an actor beyond compare in the 60s, Kumari got the author-backed roles and her male co-stars were said to be wary of starring opposite her
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