Indian-origin adult film star Sunny Leone made her Bollywood debut in Jism 2 directed by Pooja Bhatt. The former Bigg Boss contestant hired three tutors to coach her in Hindi and dance skills in order to further her chances in the industry.
Bollywood's first superstar Rajesh Khanna died in Mumbai on July 19 at the age of 69 marking the end of an era. On June 23, Mr Khanna was taken to Lilavati Hospital to be treated for exhaustion, and spent some days having tests. He was discharged just a day before he died.
Kingfisher Calendar model Poonam Pandey made the headlines after she stripped in celebration of Kolkata Knight Riders beating the Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings in IPL finale on May 27. She had earlier promised to bare it all in the stadium if India won the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
19-year-old Alia Bhatt made her film debut with Karan Johar's Student of the Year making her the latest teenage sensation in Bollywood. She is the daughter of director Mahesh Bhatt's and Soni Razdan.
Self-proclaimed godman Nirmaljeet Singh Narula alias Nirmal Baba remained in the news for all the wrong reasons through the year. He has been accused of cheating, committing criminal breach of trust and hurting religious sentiments of the people.
Sherlyn Chopra, the first Indian woman to pose nude for international magazine Playboy, has bagged a role in Kamasutra 3D, to be directed by Rupesh Paul.
Bollywood director Yash Chopra died of multiple organ failure in Mumbai on October 21 at the age of 80, only weeks before the release of his last film Jab Tak Hai Jaan. He had announced his retirement from directing on his 80th birthday.
Actor Saif Ali Khan married Kareena Kapoor on October 16 after five year courtship. The celebrations, which lasted five day, were held in Mumbai and Delhi and attended by several high profile guests.
Diana Penty made her Bollywood debut in Cocktail starring Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone. She reportedly turned down an offer for a stage act worth Rs 40 lakh, the highest offered to a debutant.
Vilasrao Deshmukh, the man who had once famously said, 'I dream of turning Mumbai into a Shanghai' died in Chennai on August 14 at the of 67. The former chief minister of Maharashtra who was serving as the Union Science and Technology Minister till his demise was suffering from multiple organ failure.