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Tom Cruise Movies & Biography

Biography / trivia

# Tom Cruise birth name is Thomas Cruise Mapother IV and he was born on 3rd July 1962 in Syracuse, New York, U.S. His father Thomas Cruise Mapother III was an electrical engineer and his mothe Mary Lee was a teacher.

# Tom’s childhood was not bed of roses, he was brought up in a poor family. His father was a bully and used to beat Tom for silly reasons. He spend part of his childhood in Canada.

# During his school days he was a sportsman, he was playing hockey every day and he even lost his front tooth & hurt his knee badly during the games.

# Before coming to films Tom was involved in drama, his first play was “IT”. He attended Franciscan seminary and wanted to become a Catholic priest but destiny had something else for him. His first film was Endless Love in 1981.

# Tom dated many celebrities before his marriage. Cruise dated co-star Rebecca De Mornay, Singer Cher before his marrying Mimi Roger in May 1987 but the marriage ended soon. He married Nicole Kidman on 24th Dec 1990 and they broke up in Feb 2001. After breaking up with Nicole Kidman he dated Penélope Cruz for a short time. Later in 2005 he started to date Katie Holmes and On 18th Nov 2006 the got married and they have a daughter Suri born in April 2006. On 29th June 2012, it was announced that Holmes had filed divorce petition in court seeking custody of child as well.

# When his first marriage was ended in divorce there were many gossips that he was a gay, Tom successfully sued Daily Express and Chad Slater, porn star for such a defamatory statements.

# In 2006 Forbes ranked him as the world’s most powerful celebrity.

# Its interesting to know that there is “Tom Cruise Day” in Japan!! Yes its true October 10, 2006 was declared as “Tom Cruise Day” by Japan Memorial Day Association and the reason they gave was his visits to Japan were more than any other Hollywood celebrities.

# Cruise is a staunch follower of the Church of Scientology and it was during his realtionship with Mimi Rogers in 1990s that he got involved with Scientology.

Quotes

“I don’t hide from cameras or anything. It doesn’t bother me. I don’t seek our press for the women I’m dating, but if it finds me, it finds me.”

“I’ve never agreed with psychiatry, ever. Before I was a Scientologist I never agreed with psychiatry. And when I started studying the history of psychiatry, I understood more and more why I didn’t believe in psychology.”

“I want a world without war, a world without insanity. I want to see people do well. I don’t even think it’s as much as what I want for myself. It’s more what I want for the people around me.”

“I was very frustrated. I didn’t have a lot of friends. The closest people around me were my family. I think they felt a little nervous about me because I had a lot of energy and I couldn’t stick to one thing.”

Filmography / all movies list

Year Movie Director Co-stars
1981 Endless Love Franco Zeffirelli Brooke Shields,Shirley Knight,Martin Hewitt,Richard Kiley
Taps Harold Becker George C. Scott,Ronny Cox,Timothy Hutton
1983 The Outsiders F Ford Coppola Matt Dillon,C.Thomas Howell,Ralph Macchio
Losin’ It Curtis Hanson John Stockwell,Jackie Earle Haley,Shelley Long
Risky Business Paul Brickman Joe Pantoliano,Rebecca De Mornay,Bronson Pinchot
All the Right Moves Michael Chapman Lea Thompson,Craig T. Nelson,Gary Graham
1985 Legend Ridley Scott Tim Curry,Mia Sara,David Bennent,Billy Barty
1986 Top Gun Tony Scott Val Kilmer,Kelly McGillis,Anthony Edwards
The Color of Money Martin Scorsese Paul Newman,M E Mastrantonio,John Turturro
1988 Cocktail Roger Donaldson Elisabeth Shue,Bryan Brown,Laurence Luckinbill
Young Guns Christopher Cain Emilio Estevez,Lou Diamond Phillips,Kiefer Sutherland
Rain Man Barry Levinson Dustin Hoffman,Valeria Golino,Jack Murdock
1989 Born on theFourth of July Oliver Stone Caroline Kava,Raymond J. Barry,Jamie Talisman
1990 Days of Thunder Tony Scott Nicole Kidman,Robert Duvall,Cary Elwes
1992 Far and Away Ron Howard Thomas Gibson,Nicole Kidman,Barbara Babcock
A Few Good Men Rob Reiner Demi Moore,Jack Nicholson,Kiefer Sutherland
1993 The Firm Sydney Pollack Gene Hackman,Jeanne Tripplehorn,Hal Holbrook
1994 Interview with the Vampire Neil Jordan Brad Pitt,Virginia McCollam,Christian Slater
1996 Mission Impossible Brian De Palma Emmanuelle Béart,Jon Voight,Jean Reno
Jerry Maguire Cameron Crowe Renée Zellweger,Cuba Gooding Jr.,Jerry O’Connell
1998 3rd Rock from the Sun Terry Hughes John Lithgow,French Stewart,Kristen Johnston
1999 Eyes Wide Shut Stanley Kubrick Madison Eginton,Nicole Kidman,Sydney Pollack
Magnolia P Thomas Anderson Julianne Moore,John C. Reilly,William H. Macy
2000 Mission: Impossible II John Woo Thandie Newton,Dougray Scott,Richard Roxburgh
2001 Vanilla Sky Cameron Crowe Cameron Diaz,Penélope Cruz,Kurt Russell
2002 Minority Report Steven Spielberg Steve Harris,Max von Sydow,Neal McDonough
Austin Powers in Gold member Jay Roach Mike Myers,Seth Green,Beyoncé Knowles
2003 The Last Samurai Edward Zwick Ken Watanabe,William Atherton,Ray Godshall Sr
2004 Collateral Michael Mann Jada Pinkett Smith,Jamie Foxx,Mark Ruffalo
2005 War of the Worlds Steven Spielberg Miranda Otto,Dakota Fanning,Justin Chatwin
2006 Mission Impossible III J.J. Abrams Ving Rhames,Philip Seymour Hoffman,Michelle Monaghan
2007 Lions for Lambs Robert Redford Robert Redford,Meryl Streep,Andrew Garfield
2008 Tropic Thunder Ben Stiller Jeff Kahn,Anthony Ruivivar,Robert Downey Jr
Valkyrie Bryan Singer David Bamber,Manfred-Anton Algrang,Stephen Fry
2010 Knight and Day James Mangold Cameron Diaz,Maggie Grace,Paul Dano
2011 Mission Impossible IV Brad Bird Jeremy Renner,Paula Patton,Simon Pegg
2012 Rock of Ages Adam Shankman Diego Boneta,Julianne Hough,Catherine Zeta Jones,Alec Baldwin
Jack Reacher C McQuarrie Rosamund Pike,Werner Herzog,Robert Duvall
2013 Oblivion Joseph Kosinski Olga Kurylenko,Morgan Freeman,Andrea Riseborough

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Manoj Bajpai Movies & Biography

Biography / trivia

*    Manoj Bajpai was born on 23rd April 1969 in Narkatiaganj, Bihar, India.

*    He attended Khrist Raja High school Bettiah, Sainik School, Tilaiya and Ramjas College, Delhi. He has a degree in history from University of Delhi.

*    After completion of his formal education he applied for “National School of Drama” but his application was rejected four time and at lost he joined Barry’s Drama School to learn acting professionally.

*    Manoj Bajpai and Shahrukh Khan were classmates at “Barry John’s acting school”.

*    Even before entering the films he was teaching the kids at “Salaam Balak Trust” in Delhi.

*    Manoj Bajpai started his acting career with a TV serial “Swaabhimaan” aired on Doordarshan.

*    In 1994 he made his film debut with “Bandit Queen”, the film based upon the life of bandit Phoolan Devi. His blockbuster hits include Satya, Road, Veer Zaara, Raajneeti etc.

*    He married a girl from Delhi at the beginning of his acting career but it ended in divorce soon. He later married actress Neha in 2005, she worked for films like Kareeb, Fiza etc, the couple have a daughter.

Quotes

“My dream role is to play Devdas but no such luck as SRK has already done the classic DEVDAS and latest Abhay Deol has played the contemporary Devdas”

“I am not very comfortable talking about my personal life. I am a very private person and I don’t even intend to share these things with anyone, whether it’s my misery or anything else.”

“Every story tells something new and different. If it fails to deliver, there is no harm but it should try to say something new. There has to be some newness in the story, or at least some aspect of the movie. I get bored if the story is told in the same way all the time. I get bored easily.”

 

Filmography / all movies list

Sl Year Movie Director Co-stars
1 1994 Bandit Queen Shekhar Kapur Seema Biswas,Aditya Shrivastava,R C Nirmalker
2 1997 Tamanna Mahesh Bhatt Pooja Bhatt,Paresh Rawal,Sharad Kapoor,Akshay Anand
3 1997 Daud Ram Gopal Varma Sanjay Dutt,Urmila Matondkar,Neeraj Vora,Ashish Vidyarthi,Paresh Rawal
4 1998 Satya Ram Gopal Varma J.D Chakravarthy,Shefali Shah,Govind Namdev,Urmila Matondkar
5 1999 Prema Katha Ram Gopal Varma Sumanth,Narasimharaju,Antara Mali
6 1999 Kaun Ram Gopal Varma Urmila Matondkar,Sushant Singh
7 1999 Shool E. Nivas Vineet Kumar,Raveena Tandon,Sayaji Shinde
8 2000 Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar Hansal Mehta Tabu,Aditya Srivastav,Manav Kaushik,Divya Jagdale
9 2000 Ghaath Akashdeep Tabbu,Raveena Tandon,Anupam Kher
10 2001 Zubeidaa Shyam Benegal Karisma Kapoor,Lillete Dubey,Rekha,Amrish Puri
11 2001 Aks R Omprakash Mehra Amitabh Bachan,K.K. Raina,Pramod Muthu
12 2002 Road Rajat Mukherjee Vivek Oberoi,Sayaji Shinde,Antara Mali
13 2003 Pinjar C Prakash Dwivedi Urmila Matondkar,Sanjay Suri,Isha Koppikar
14 2003 LOC: Kargil J.P.Dutta Ajay Devgan,Nagarjuna Akkineni,Saif Ali Khan,Sanjay Dutt,Raveena Tandon,Abhishek Bachchan,Kareena Kapoor
15 2004 Hanan Makrand Deshpande Sayaji Shinde ,Seema Biswas ,Sonali Kulkarni ,D Shirke Bansod
16 2004 Jaago Mehul Kumar Sanjay Kapoor,Hansika Motwani,Puru Raajkumar,Raveena Tandon
17 2004 Veer-Zaara Yash Chopra Shahrukh Khan,Rani Mukerji,Divya Dutta,Preity Zinta
18 2004 Inteqam Pankaj Parashar Isha Koppikar,Nethra Raghuraman,Sharat Saxena
19 2005 Return to Rajapur Nanda Anand Lynn Collins,Kelli Garner,Justin Theroux
20 2005 Bewafaa Dharmesh Darshan Akshay Kumar,Kareena Kapoor,Anil Kapoor
21 2005 Fareb Dipak Tijori Shilpa Shetty,Parmeet Sethi,Shamita Shetty,Kelly Dorji
22 2006 Happy A. Karunakaran Allu Arjun,Brahmanandam,Kishore,Genelia D’Souza
23 2007 1971 Amrit Sagar Chitaranjan Giri,Ravi Kishan,Piyush Mishra,Kumud Mishra
24 2007 Swami Ganesh Acharya Juhi Chawla,Ameya Pandya,Vijay Kashyap
25 2007 Dus Kahaniyan Apoorva Lakhia Sanjay Dutt,Jimmy Shergill,Sunil Shetty
26 2008 Money Hai TohHoney Hai Ganesh Acharya Aftab Shivdasani,Hansika Motwani,Upen Patel
27 2009 Acid Factory Suparn Verma Fardeen Khan,Aftab Shivdasani,Dia Mirza,Dino Morea
28 2009 Jugaad Anand Kumar Hrishitaa Bhatt,Sanjay Mishra,Akshat Kumar
29 2009 Jail Madhur Bhandarkar Neil Nitin Mukesh,Arya Babbar,Chetan Pandit
30 2010 Komaram Puli S. J. Suryaah Pawan Kalyan,Charan Raj,Nikeesha Patel,Ali, Nassar
31 2010 Vedam Krish Allu Arjun,Anushka Shetty,Lekha Washington
32 2010 Raajneeti Prakash Jha Ajay Devgan,Katrina Kaif,Nana Patekar,Ranbir Kapoor,Arjun Rampal
33 2010 Dus Tola Ajoy Varma Aarti Chhabria,Pallavi Sharda,Siddharth Makkar
34 2010 Ramayana Chetan Desai Juhi Chawla,Ashutosh Rana,Mukesh Rishi
35 2011 Aarakshan Prakash Jha Amitabh Bachchan,Prateik Babbar,Saif Ali Khan,Deepika Padukone
36 2011 Lanka Maqbool Khan Yashpal Sharma,Arjan Bajwa,Manish Choudhary
37 2012 Chittagong Bedabrata Pain Vega Tamotia,Jaideep Ahlawat,Barry John
38 2012 Gangs of Wasseypur Anurag Kashyap Jaideep Ahlawat,Richa Chadda,Tigmanshu Dhulia,Reemma Sen
39 2012 Chakravyuh Prakash Jha Arjun Rampal,Abhay Deol,Esha Gupta
40 2012 The Whisperers Rajiv Virani Rahul Bose,Tara Sharma,Rajit Kapoor,Kim Sharma
41 2012 Samaran Thiru Vishal,Trisha Krishnan,Sunaina
42 2013 Shootout at Wadala Sanjay Gupta John Abraham,Tusshar Kapoor,Anil Kapoor,Kangna Ranaut

Harshika Poonacha Movies & Biography

 

Biography / trivia

*    Harshika Poonacha was born on 1st May 1990 Ammathi, Kodagu, Karnataka, she is the only daughter to her parents.

*    Harshika completed her PUC at ‘Christ College’ in Bangalore. She later attended ‘Cambridge Institute of Technology’, Bangalore and did her BTech in 2011. While doing her BTech she was busy with film shooting and she took two-month break to complete her college assignments & for exam preparation.

*    She made her acting debut with Kannada film “PUC” in 2008, she was just 18 yers old when she did her first film also it was just a co-incidence that she was doing PUC at Christ College during the filming of her debut film. After her debut movie she appeared in “Jackie” playing a major role alongside Puneet Rajkumar and Bhavana Menon. She later worked for “Thamassu” alongside Shivrajkumar.

*    After completion of her pre-university course she did anchoring TV shows including Hrudayadinda, Nimmindha Nimagaagi, Sarigamapa etc.

*    Apart from TV and films she also appeared in a Kannada video album “Hoo Manase”.

*    Despite of her busy shooting schedule she joined ‘Maxpro’, a Software Company in 2012 and she is working there for just 5 days in a month, whereas the remaining time is dedicated to movies.

*    She made her Tamil debut with “Anandha Thollai”.

Quotes

“I’ve always considered working for other regional film industries. However, I need a good launch pad. Telugu and Tamil film industries are big and their market is huge. I am in no hurry and will wait for good opportunities.”

“Ravichandran is meticulous when it comes to direction. He gave several tips on improving my acting skills. He also complimented me on my expressions. Overall, it was an amazing experience to work with Ravichandran.”

Filmography / all movies list

Sl Year Movie Director Co-stars
1 2008 PUC Ramesh Charisma Bharadwaj,Vinaya Prasad,Avinash,

Chetan Chandra,

Sadhu Kokila

2 2009 Kazar Richard Castelino Larry Fernandes,Savio Monteiro,Mitesh
3 2009 EdukondalavadaVenkataramanaAndaru Bagundali Surya Injamuri Sunil,Navneet Kaur,M S Narayana,

Rao Ramesh Rao,

Siva Reddy,

Jhansi,

D Subramanyam

4 2010 Sugreeva Om Prakash Rao Shivaraj Kumar,Yagna Shetty,Harish Raj,

Neenasam Aswath,

Raju Talikote,

Dilip Raj

5 2010 Thamassu Agni Shridhar Shivarajkumar,Nasser,Padmapriya,

Yash,

Sharath Lohitashwa

6 2010 Jackie Duniya Soori Puneet Rajkumar,Rangayana Raghu,Bhavana Menon,

Raju Thalikote,

Sumithra

7 2010 Jugaari Aravind S D Avinash Diwakar,Dharma, Avinash,Sharat Lohithashwa
8 2010 Naariya Seere Kadda Annayya P Ravichandran,Nikhita, Haripriya,Shubha Punja,

Naveen Krishna

9 2011 Murali Meets Meera Mahesh Rao Prajwal Devaraj,Reema Vohra
10 2011 5 Idiots Master Anand Master Anand,Aniruddh,Naveen Krishna,

Thavare, Vasu,

Karibasavaiah,

Prasanna

11 2012 Ko Ko R. Chandru Srinagar Kitty,Srihari,Priyamani,

Rangayana Raghu,

Anu Prabhakar

12 2012 Parie Sudhir Attavar Rakesh Adiga,Sharath Lohitashwa,Smitha,

Naga Kiran,

Usha Uthup

13 2012 Crazy Loka Kavita Lankesh V. Ravichandran,Surya,Daisy Bopanna,

Bharathi,

Avinash

14 2012 Advaitha Giridhar Ajay Rao,
15 2012 Ale Aduth
16 2012 B3
17 2012 Meetru
18 2012 Beet Ghansham Ajith
19 2012 Crazy Krishna Prashanth Kishan,Surabhi Santhosh
20 2012 Anandha Thollai Balu Anand Dr Srinivasan,Vani Viswanath,Sriman,

Vaiyapuri

Surya Sivakumar biodata

Biodata

Name Surya Sivakumar
Birth Name Saravanan Sivakumar
Date of Birth 23 July1975
Birth Place Chennai, India
Nationality Indian
Star Sign Leo
Hair colour Brown
Eye colour Light brown
Father Sivakumar
Brother Karthi
Sister Brindha
Schoool Days PSBB & St. Bede’s Chennai
College Days Loyola College, Chennai
Favourite food Dosa, curd rice
Profession Actor
First movie Nerrukku Ner (1997)

Biography / trivia

# His father Sivakumar is a famous Tamil actor.

# The actor is the eldest son in the family and has a brother and a sister.

# He fell in love with actress Jyothika during the shooting of Kaaka Kaaka in 2003. They married on September 11, 2006.

# The couple is blessed with a daughter “Diya” born on August 10, 2007, Diya means “light”.

# Before coming to the film industry Surya was working in a garment company in Chennai.

#  He is brand ambassador for many companies including Himani Navratna Oil, Emami Fair & Handsome, Pepsi, TVS and Sunfeast Biscuits.

# He made his film debut with Nerrukku Ner in 1997 it was a big hit in the year.

# The tamil actor won the “Filmfare Best Actor Award” twice. (2003 & 2004)

# He also won “Kalaimamani Award” in 2005.

Quotes

# “Jyothika and I merely dint get attracted to each other. If that’s the case we wouldn’t come so far. We both get along well are two individuals and I am truly in love with her. She is a very nice human being.”

Pamela Anderson Movies & Biography

Biography / trivia

#  Pamela Anderson’s birth name is Pamela Denise Anderson. She was born on 1st July 1967 in Ladysmith, Canada to Barry, a furnace repairman & Carol Anderson, a waitress.

#  After completion of her education at “Highland Secondary School” in 1985 she moved to Vancouver and started her career as a fitness instructor.

#  Anderson appeared as the cover girl on Playboy in 1989 and from there her modeling career started to improve. To pursue her modeling career she moved to Los Angeles.

#  After 1990 she got her breast implants.

#  After doing modeling for some time she was able to get a minor role in Tv show “Home Improvement” in 1991. She later worked for “Baywatch” series from 1992–1997.

#  She has Canadian citizenship by birth and her United States citizenship was naturalized in 2004 and hence she retained dual citizenships.

#  She wrote a book “Star” in 2004 and her another work “Star Struck” was released in 2005.

#  Anderson appeared on “Australian Big Brother” and stayed for a three days in July 2008. She also appeared on “Bigg Boss”, Indian version of the Big Brother.

#  She married Tommy Lee in 1995 and the couple had two sons Brandon Thomas Lee & Dylan Jagger Lee but the couple broke up in
1998. She later married Kid Rock in 2006 and Rick Salomon in 2007. She also had romantic relationship with Marcus Schenkenberg.

#  Honeymoon sex tape of Anderson & Tommy Lee was released on Internet in 1995 and Lees sued “Internet Entertainment Group”, later compromised with the company for huge compensation.

#  Anderson is a vegetarian and activist in People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, fighting for animal rights. She also led campaigns to create awareness of AIDS.

Quotes

“I’m not against plastic surgery, what I’ve had done will stay with me and that’s fine, but I don’t want anything else. I’ll do facials but I don’t want to go down the scary route and have knives plunged into me. I don’t mind aging. I’ve never been a classical beauty. I’ve always had that Playboy vibe. I don’t want to chase youth. Anyway, I find it chases me.”

“What KFC does to 750 million chickens each year is not civilized or acceptable.”

Filmography / all movies list

Year Movie Director Co-stars
1991 The Taking ofBeverly Hills Sidney J. Furie Matt Frewer,Ken Wahl,Harley Jane Kozak
1993 Snapdragon Worth Keeter Steven Bauer,Chelsea Field
1994 Raw Justice David A. Prior David Keith,Robert Hays,Leo Rossi
1995 Naked Souls Lyndon Chubbuck Brian Krause
1996 Barb Wire David Hogan Victoria Rowell,Temuera Morrison,Jack Noseworthy
2002 Scooby-Doo Raja Gosnell Freddie Prinze,Matthew Lillard,Sarah Michelle Gellar
2003 Pauly Shore Is Dead Pauly Shore Pauly Shore,Ashley L. Anderson,Camille Anderson
Scary Movie 3 David Zucker Anna Faris,Simon Rex,Charlie Sheen
2005 No Rules Gerry Anderson Tom Sizemore,Gary Busey,Bruce Buffer
2006 Borat Larry Charles Sacha Baron Cohen,Luenell,Ken Davitian
2008 Blonde and Blonder Dean Hamilton Emmanuelle Vaugier,Denise Richards,Meghan Ory
Superhero Movie Craig Mazin Drake Bell,Christopher McDonald,Sara Paxton
2009 Hollywood & Wine Matt Berman Nicky Whelan,Chris Kattan,David Spade
2010 The Commuter Edward McHenry Dev Patel,Ed Westwick
2012 Jackhammer Michael Hanus Guy Christie,Michael Hanus