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Sampooran Singh Kalra known popularly by his pen name Gulzar, is an Indian poet, lyricist and director. He primarily writes in Hindi-Urdu and has also written in Punjabi and several dialects of Hindi such as Braj Bhasha, Khariboli, Haryanvi and Marwari. Gulzar was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2004 for his contribution to the arts and the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2002. He has... 
  • Birth Date: 18-Aug-1936
  • Birth Place: Dina City, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Career: Screenwriter, Film Director, Film Score Composer, Film Producer, Lyricist, Poet
  • Citizenship: India

Ranvir Shorey

Ranvir Shorey (born 18 August 1972) is an Indian actor and former VJ. Since making his debut in Ek Chhotisi Love Story (2002), he has starred in a number of high profile films such as Jism (2003) and Lakshya (2004). He has also starred in the critically acclaimed films Traffic Signal, Bheja Fry (2007) and the critical and commercial hit Mithya (2008). Along with friend and co-star Vinay Pathak, he... 
  • Birth Date: 18-Aug-1972
  • Birth Place: Jalandhar, Punjab, India
  • Career: Actor
  • Citizenship: India

Preeti Jhangiani

Preeti Jhangiani (born 18 August 1980 in Mangalore, Karnataka) is an Indian actress and model. She is fluent in Kannada, Sindhi, Hindi, English. She studied in Jai Hind College, Mumbai where her older sister Deepa studied as well. Her mother is the vice-principal of the junior college section of Jai Hind College. Preeti Jhangiani first appeared in a Rajshri Productions music album Yeh Hai Prem opp... 
  • Birth Date: 18-Aug-1980
  • Birth Place: Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Career: Actor, Model
  • Citizenship: India

Daler Mehndi

Daler Mehndi (Punjabi: ਦਲੇਰ ਮਹਿੰਦੀ, dalēr mahindī), born August 18, 1967, is an Indian Bhangra pop singer who is known for his hit song Tunak Tunak Tun. Mehndi was a student of traditional Punjabi music and his first album broke sales records in India. Since 1995 he has recorded several highly successful albums in India, and also sung as a playback singer for several Hindi movies. His internationa... 
  • Birth Date: 18-Aug-1967
  • Birth Place: Patna, Bihar, India
  • Career: Singer, Songwriter, Dancer

Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

Vijaya Lakshmi Nehru Pandit (Kashmiri: विजयलक्ष्मी नेहरू पंडित) (18 August 1900 – 1 December 1990) was an Indian diplomat and politician, the sister of Jawaharlal Nehru, the aunt of Indira Gandhi and the great-aunt of Rajiv Gandhi, all of whom served as Prime Minister of India. In 1921 she married Ranjit Sitaram Pandit, a successful barrister from Kathiawad and classical scholar who translated Kal... 
  • Birth Date: 18-Aug-1900
  • Death Date: 01-Dec-1990
  • Career: Politician, Diplomat
  • Citizenship: India

Sangeeta Ghosh

Sangeeta Ghosh (Bengali: সঙ্গীতা ঘোষ ; born on 18 Aug 1976 ). is a Bollywood, television actress and a model. She is better known as Pammi from Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand. She has also anchored and hosted several award shows and television series'. She anchored the show Nach Baliye with Shabbir Ahluwalia where she also gave multiple dance performances. Sangeeta started acting when she was ten year... 
  • Birth Date: 18-Aug-1976
  • Birth Place: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Career: Actor, Model, Presenter, Dancer

Mishal Raheja

Mishal Raheja, born in Mumbai, India is an Indian television actor. He made his TV debut with after completing his undergraduate studies in business management, in the United States. ==Career== He started his career in 2005 with MTV Show Pyar Vyar and all that, then in 2007 he did Love Story with Payal Sarkar, then came Laagi Tujhse Lagan with Mahi Vij which is one of the best Television shows eve... 
  • Birth Date: 18-Aug-1984
  • Birth Place: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Career: Model, Actor

Sandeep Patil

Sandeep Madhusudan Patil (Marathi: संदीप मधुसुदन पाटील)  pronunciation (help·info) (born 18 August 1956, Mumbai) is a former Indian cricketer, Indian national age group cricket manager and former Kenya national team coach, who made the minnows reach the semi-final of the 2003 World Cup. He was a hard-hitting middle order batsman and an occasional medium pace bowler. He was the coach of Mumbai Cham... 
  • Birth Date: 18-Aug-1956
  • Career: Coach, Cricketer
  • Citizenship: India

Ardeshir Tarapore

Lieutenant Colonel Ardeshir Burzorji Tarapore was born on August 18, 1923 in Mumbai. He belongs to the family of General Ratanjiba who led the army of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, who was awarded 100 villages of which Tarapore was main village. The name Tarapore comes for the same reason. Later his grandfather relocated to Hyderabad and started working under the excise department of Nizam of Hydera... 
  • Birth Date: 18-Aug-1923
  • Birth Place: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Death Date: 16-Sep-1965

A. E. J. Collins

Arthur Edward Jeune "James" Collins (18 August 1885 – 11 November 1914), typically now known by his initials A. E. J. Collins, was an English cricketer and soldier. He is most famous for achieving the highest-ever recorded score in cricket: as a 13-year-old schoolboy, he scored 628 not out over four afternoons in June 1899. Collins' record-making innings drew a large crowd and increasing media int... 
  • Birth Date: 18-Aug-1885
  • Birth Place: Hazaribagh, Jharkhand, India
  • Death Date: 11-Nov-1914
  • Career: Engineer
  • Citizenship: England, United Kingdom


Born on August 18, 1966, K.T. Balasubramaniem is a well-known cinematographer from Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu who completed schooling and college in Thirupattur Under the tutelage of P.C. Sreeram for nearly 5 years, he worked in award-winning films such as' Thevar Magan', 'Thiruda Thiruda' and 'Kuruthipunal' . His dedication and passion for cinematography drew the attention of Padmashri Kamal Haasan, w... 
  • Birth Date: 18-Aug-1966
  • Birth Place: Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Career: Cinematographer
  • Citizenship: India

Vishnu Digambar Paluskar

Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar (August 18, 1872 – August 21, 1931) was a Hindustani musician. He sung the original version of the bhajan Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram. Vishnu Digambar Paluskar was born in Kurundwad, a small town falling under the Deccan division of Bombay Presidency during British rule, presently in Maharashtra. His father, Digambar Gopal Paluskar, was a singer of Kirtan—a religious... 
  • Birth Date: 18-Aug-1872
  • Birth Place: Kuruntwad, Maharashtra, India
  • Death Date: 21-Aug-1931
  • Career: Singer
  • Citizenship: India

Utsav Lal

Utsav Lal (born 18 August 1992) is a concert pianist from India. Lal gave his debut solo piano concert in New Delhi, India at the age of 9 with a unique repertoire of Indian Music compositions. Currently based in Dublin, Ireland and oft referred to as a child prodigy, Utsav is a Western Classical Pianist (ATCL Diploma & Grade 8 from Trinity Guildhall), London as well as a Jazz pianist. Feb 2010 ,U... 
  • Birth Date: 18-Aug-1992
  • Career: Pianist
  • Citizenship: India

T. S. Soundram

T. S. Soundram (August 18, 1904 – October 21, 1984) was an Indian physician, social reformer and politician. With her husband, G. Ramachandran, she notably founded the Gandhigram Trust in 1947 as a memorial to Kasturba Gandhi, the deceased wife of Mahatma Gandhi, with a fund of national donations. This was set up as a rural institution, in a remote place, to serve the most deprived of people. She ... 
  • Birth Date: 18-Aug-1904
  • Death Date: 21-Oct-1984
  • Career: Politician, Physician
  • Citizenship: India

Sadashiv Shinde

Sadashiv Ganpatrao "Sadu" Shinde  pronunciation (help·info) (August 18, 1923, Mumbai, Maharashtra – June 22, 1955, Mumbai, Maharashtra) was an Indian cricketer who played in seven Tests from 1946 to 1952. A leg-spinner, Shinde was described as "frail and willowy". Apart from the leg break and the conventional googly, Shinde could also bowl a different googly. According to Sujit Mukherjee, "coming ... 
  • Birth Date: 18-Aug-1923
  • Death Date: 22-Jun-1955
  • Citizenship: India

Jenni Irani

Jamshed Khudadad (Jenni) Irani  pronunciation (help·info) (18 August 1923 – 25 February 1982) was a cricketer who represented India as a wicket-keeper in Test cricket. Irani was born in Karachi (present-day Pakistan, in the Sind province of British India) and made his debut in first-class cricket in 1937 at the age of 14, playing for Sind while still in school. He played his only two Test matches ... 
  • Birth Date: 18-Aug-1923
  • Death Date: 25-Feb-1982
  • Citizenship: India

Ronald Yeldham

Ronald Ernest Stephen Yeldham (18 August 1902–14 August 1983) was an Indian born cricketer. He played six first-class cricket in British India between 1925 and 1927, including one for the MCC. He later played twice for Egypt against HM Martineau's XI.... 
  • Birth Date: 18-Aug-1902
  • Birth Place: Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
  • Death Date: 14-Aug-1983
  • Citizenship: India

Lalram Luaha

Lalram Luaha (born August 18, 1990) is an Indian footballer who currently plays for Shillong Lajong F.C. in the I-League. In the summer of 2011 Luaha signed with newly promoted side Shillong Lajong F.C. in the I-League. He then scored his first Careeral goal of his career against Pailan Arrows in the I-League on November 19, 2011. Statistics accurate as of 25 March 2012... 
  • Birth Date: 18-Aug-1990
  • Birth Place: Mizoram, India

Rajesh Peter

Rajesh Peter (August 18, 1959 – November 16, 1995) was an Indian first class cricketer who played for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy. A fast bowler, he played in the 1981-82 Trophy winning side. In the final against Karnataka he contributed 67 not out with the bat in a ninth wicket partnership of 118 with Rakesh Shukla. In 1996 he was found dead in his New Delhi flat in suspicious circumstances.... 
  • Birth Date: 18-Aug-1959
  • Death Date: 16-Nov-1995
  • Citizenship: India

Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh (18 August 1920 – 21 October 2002) was a Punjabi poet, critic, cultural commentator, and translator. Along with Amrita Pritam, Harbhajan is credited with revolutionizing the Punjabi poetry writing style. He has written 17 collections of poems, including Registan Vich Lakarhara, 19 works of literary history and translated 14 pieces of literature of others including those of Aristotl... 
  • Birth Date: 18-Aug-1920
  • Birth Place: Lumding, Assam, India
  • Death Date: 21-Oct-2002
  • Career: Cultural critic, Poet, Critic
  • Citizenship: India