In the unforgiving world of showbiz, where shelf lives are notoriously tiny, actress and dancer Zohra Sehgal's career flourished for several decades.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is the man in charge of driving Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reforms agenda.
Rebekah Brooks, who was cleared of all charges Tuesday after the landmark phone-hacking trial Tuesday, combined magnetic personal charm with ruthless ambition to become one of the most powerful women in Britain.
From a young driver with a delinquent temperament to the all-conquering "Red Baron" of Formula One, Michael Schumacher was for many a year the undisputed king of the circuit.
Michael Schumacher, former F1 champion, recovered from coma and was discharged from his hospital in Grenoble on Monday (June 16). The German legend battled life-threatening head injuries since suffering an unfortunate skiing accident on December 29, last year.
Lionel Messi has been considered one of the greatest footballers of his time. The Argentine has touched epic heights in the sport but has not been impressive for the national team. Not until he scored a blinder against Bosnia and Herzegovina in his team's FIFA World Cup 2014 opener - signaling a wave of change in the horizon.
Dr Vishal Sikka's Twitter handle profiles him as - "Husband, Dad, Son, Brother, Friend. Student, Visitor, Thinker, Innovator. Occasional Surfer on life's waves...". Today, he was also named the new CEO of IT major Infosys
From being a Congress MLA from Chandragiri in Andhra Pradesh to being a pillar of anti-Congressism in India, Nara Chandrababu Naidu, 64, has travelled a long way.
Gopinath Munde, union rural development minister, who died this morning of a heart attack after a road accident in Delhi, was one of the BJP's top leaders in Maharashtra, and was considered to be the BJP's chief ministerial candidate for the assembly elections to be held in the state by October this year.
Mapanna Mallikarjun Kharge, who was appointed the leader of Congress party in the Lok Sabha, is a hardcore loyalist of the Gandhi family.
When K Chandrasekhar Rao's Telangana Rashtra Samiti was reduced to two Lok Sabha seats in 2009, not many were willing to place their bets on him. Five years later, he has staged a stunning comeback by becoming the first chief minister of India's 29th state
The appointment of Ajit Doval as India's fifth National Security Adviser or NSA was never in doubt once Narandra Modi swept to power and took office as Prime Minister earlier this week.
Uma Bharti, 55, has been sworn in as a Cabinet minister in the Narendra Modi government.
Ram Vilas Paswan is one of the great survivors in Indian politics.
When Nitin Gadkari, 53, was forced to give up his claim on a second term as BJP president in January last year, following revelations about alleged dodgy investments, few would have thought that he would stage a comeback soon. He has done just that.