BSS Famous Ex_Students
|John Abraham is one of Bollywood's hottest actors and even had a chance to come to Oscars 2007. John is from BSS and its creditable that he did so well without any filmi background. John Abraham rose to popularity after winning the 99 Gladrags Mega Model contest. The rest of the text below is taken from Wikipedia.|
Avinash Gowariker is a famous celebrity photographer based in Mumbai. He does work for Ads, Films, Celebrities etc. Some of his most famous work includes Om Shanti Om, Jodha Akbar and he has a gallery of all the leading celebrities.
For more information visit his website.
Abhishek Bachchan is an award-winning Indian actor. He is the son of Indian actors Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan. His wife is former Miss World turned actress Aishwarya (Rai) Bachchan. Abhishek attended Bombay Scottish for a few years, not sure how many.
Bachchan made his debut with J.P. Dutta's Refugee (2000). After that, his career consisted of films that went un-noticed at the box office. It was not until 2004, that the actor delivered a hit and a critically acclaimed performance, in the films Dhoom and Yuva. His performance in the latter was praised for which he recieved his first Filmfare Award in the Best Supporting Actor category as well as many other awards. Since then, Bachchan has starred in films that have been commercially and critically successful and has established himself as one of the leading actors of the industry.
Vikas Bhalla is a multi-talented entertainer doing both music and acting. Some of the things he has worked on are
|Neerja Bhanot (September 7, 1964 - September 5, 1986) was an Indian flight attendant for Pan Am airlines who was killed by terrorists in 1986.Bhanot was born in Chandigarh, India. She was the daughter of Harish and Rama Bhanot. Neerja was the Flight Stewardess on board the Pan Am flight which was hijacked by terrorists. Got a national award for bravery when she died protecting the passengers against the terrorists.|
Bhanot was the senior flight purser on Pan Am Flight 73 on September 5, 1986, when it was hijacked by terrorists. She hid the passports of the passengers on the flight so that the hijackers could not differentiate between American and non-American citizens. She was killed while shielding three children from bullets fired by the hijackers.
For her bravery the Government of India posthumously awarded her the Ashoka Chakra (India's highest decoration for gallantry away from the battlefield, or not in the face of the enemy). She is the youngest recipient of the award. In 2004 the Indian Postal Service released a stamp commemorating her.
With the money from the insurance settlement, Neerja's parents set up a trust account honoring Indian women showing exemplary courage every year.
Aditya Yash Chopra or commonly known as Aditya Chopra (* 21 May 1971) is an Indian film director, scriptwriter and producer of the Bollywood genre. He is the son of Yash Chopra and brother of film actor Uday Chopra.
After a five year break from directing, he came back with Mohabbatein (2000). The film brought together for the first time Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan. It also launched the career of his brother Uday Chopra. He coproduced and wrote Veer-Zaara which was directed by his father. The film was the biggest hit of 2004.
RENSIL D'SILVA studied in Bombay Scottish from 1972-1983. He was in the
same batch as Pratibha Lohani. Rensil is the writer of the Amitabh
Bachchan starrer AKS. He is also the screenplay and dialogue writer of RANG
DE BASANTI. He has written and directed numerous ad films, most popular
is the Gheun Tak (javalkar)commercials for Channel [V]. He is currently
Senior Creative Director O&M.
Ekta J Kapoor, born on June 7, 1975, is the creative head of Balaji Telefilms. She is the daughter of the Indian actor Jeetendra and sister of actor Tusshar Kapoor.
Ekta Kapoor has produced and co-produced numerous soap operas, television series and films. Her most famous television venture has been Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, which started airing on STAR Plus in 2000. Since then, the show has continuously been among the top rated programs on Indian television. Today, Ekta Kapoor dominates Indian television, producing more than eight television soaps for STAR Plus, India's leading general entertainment channel. At the 6th Indian Telly Awards 2006, she bagged the Hall of Fame award for having contributed immensely to the Indian television industry. Most of her creations begin with the letter "K" due to her superstition that it brings her good luck and fantastic reputation.
"Queen of the Soap Opera" world with shows like Kyonki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki, and Kusum to her credit. She is the daughter of Jeetendra Kapoor, the actor and director who owns the company with his family. At the age of 25, she was listed in Asiaweek's top 50 list of young entrepreneurs. She was listed in Mid-Day's 2003 list of 50 most powerful people in the media.
She has also produced five Bollywood films out of which Kyaa Kool Hai Hum starring her brother Tusshar has been the most successful.
Rohan is the son of the great Indian cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar, Rohan has followed his fathers footsteps. He has represented India in a number of cricket events. Although not as successful as his father, he has carved a nice career for himself in both domestic and international competition. I still remember him batting in the field in school. He was left handed and stood out with his skills even back then. I also share my birthday with him. The text below is taken from Wikipedia.
Sanjay G. Hinduja, Co-Chairman, Gulf-International, UK holds several roles including that of the VP of Hinduja Group, which claims a turnover of $11 billion from oil trading, vehicle manufacturing and banking activities and includes companies such as Ashok Leyland. amongh other things, Sanjay is the first Indian to open a private bank in Switzerland