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  •  Who is Sonakshi Sinha?
    Sonakshi Sinha, 25, is the unconventional daughter of an unconventional father. In his 40-year career, Shatrughan Sinha played roles ranging from supporting to villainous to heroic - one of only a handful of actors to have done so. Sonakshi seems to have inherited his disregard for the typical Bollywood arc, choosing not to churn out film after film, and starring with heroes a generation above her rather than her chocolate boy contemporaries.
  • Who is Rafael Nadal?
    Every sport has its list of legends. In the tennis hall of fame, Rafael Nadal's very own palatial space is prime property. Today, the Spaniard also stepped firmly into history books, becoming the first player ever to win seven French Open Men's Singles titles.
  • Who is VS Sampath?
    Veeravalli Sundaram Sampath, who assumed charge as the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) on Monday, brings with him varied administrative experience spanning four decades.
  • Who was Mehdi Hassan
    Mr Hassan was beloved not only in native Pakistan but also in India and Nepal. He received the Saigal Award in India and the Gorkha Dakshina Bahu in Nepal.
  • Who is Vasant Dhoble?
    Assistant Commissioner of police Vasant Dhoble, 57, has been accused by his severest critics of trying to Taliban-ize Mumbai. Mr Dhoble, who heads the Mumbai Police's Social Service branch, faced his latest criticism on Twitter on Tuesday when he was a trending topic for recent raids on some of the city's landmark restaurants and pubs.
  • Who is Pranab Mukherjee?
    Pranab Mukherjee
  • Who is PA Sangma?
    Many would recall that during the late nineties when the Lok Sabha would plunge into chaos the Chair of the Speaker would actually be smiling. Only much later that Speaker, Purno Ajitok Sangma shared the secret; he said he would slip in pages of his favourite Tom and Jerry and read the comic book and smile while the members would fight!
  • Who is Saina Nehwal?
    Saina Nehwal, age 22, is one of India's most well-known sports persons. On June 17, she won the Indonesia Open Grand Prix Gold title in Jakarta, a victory that comes just months before she heads to London for the Olympics. This is her third Indonesia Open title.
  • Who is Yousuf Raza Gilani?
    Engaged in a continued tug-of-war for supremacy with the military on one side, and an assertive judiciary on the other, Yousuf Raza Gilani's four years at Pakistan's helm was a tumultuous period for him and the country which also saw frosty ties with India.
  • Who is Parineeti Chopra?
    All of two films old, 24-year-old Parineeti Chopra is being touted as the next big thing in Bollywood after turning in impressive performances in Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl and Ishaqzaade, both Yash Raj films. And yet, Priyanka Chopra's young cousin is as far removed from the standard Bollywood bombshell as it is possible for a lead actress to be. She's more girl next door than glamour doll, with no obvious oomph in evidence, and freely confesses to a battle with the weighing scale.
  • Who is Makhdoom Shahabuddin?
    Makhdoom Shahabuddin, age 65, has been selected at Pakistan's new Prime Minister by his party, the ruling Pakistan People's Party or PPP. Mr Shahabuddin was nominated by President Asif Ali Zardari this morning.
  • Who is Vishnu Vardhan?
    Ace tennis player Vishnu Vardhan has been chosen by the All India Tennis Association (AITA) to partner Leander Paes at the Olympics. It's another feather in the cap for this 24-year-old from Secunderabad (Andhra Pradesh) who teamed up with Sania Mirza in 2010 to win the mixed doubles silver medal at the Asian Games.
  • Who is Raja Pervaiz Ashraf?
    Raja Pervaiz Ashraf was elected the 25th Prime Minister of Pakistan on Friday.
  • Who was Rajesh Khanna?
    Rajesh Khanna, 69, died today at home in Mumbai. He will be cremated tomorrow. In the 100-year history of Bollywood, Rajesh Khanna stands out at the first real superstar.
  • Who is Abu Jundal?
    The name of Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal first surfaced in connection with an arms haul in Aurangabad in 2006. He is also believed to have had a hand in the 2006 Mumbai train blasts, was allegedly one of six Lashkar-e-Taiba handlers of the terrorists who attacked Mumbai on November 26, 2008 and has played a role in many other terror attacks all over the country, including an alleged plot to assassinate Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

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