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P.S. Slumdog Millionaire the movie. Complete biographies of the actors, producer Danny Boyle, Vikas Swarup  and A.R.Rahman  Bollywood meets  Hollywood.  thanks for visiting enjoy your stay!!

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Directed by Danny Boyle
Loveleen Tandan (co-director: India)
Produced by Christian Colson
Written by Simon Beaufoy
Vikas Swarup (novel)
Starring Dev Patel
Freida Pinto
Anil Kapoor
Irrfan Khan
Rubina Ali Ayush Mahesh Khedekar
Madhur Mittal Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail
Tanay Chheda
Saurabh Shukla
Mahesh Manjrekar
Music by A. R. Rahman
Cinematography Anthony Dod Mantle
Editing by Chris Dickens
Studio Pathé
Film4
Celador Films
Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures (USA)
Pathé (UK)
Release date(s) 12 November 2008 (US, limited)
9 January 2009 (UK)
23 January 2009 (India)
23 January 2008 (US, wide)
14 February 2009 (Malaysia)
Running time 120 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Hindi
Budget $15 million
Gross revenue $159,226,072

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Dev Patel

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          Mini Biography            

devpatelfeb9_fullDev Patel plays the penniless

          Mumbai orphan from the slums          

who wants to be a millionaire     slumdog interogation scene

Dev Patel was born in Brent, Greater London, England, to Hindu Gujarati Indian parents, both of whom were born in Nairobi, Kenya. His mother Anita Patel is a carer and his father Raj Patel an IT consultant. Dev Patel, who grew up in Harrow, attended Longfield Primary School and later went to Whitmore High School, receiving an A* in GCSE Drama, for his “self-penned portrayal of a child in the Beslan school siege”. His drama teacher Niamh Wright has stated: “Dev was a gifted student who quickly impressed me with his innate ability to communicate a wide variety of characters imaginatively and creatively.  He was awarded full marks for his GCSE performance to a live audience and the visiting examiner was moved to tears by his honest portrayal of a child in the Beslan school hostage crisis in Russia.” He eventually completed his AS Levels in 2007, while he was working in Skins.

Martial Artist

Patel started training at the Rayners Lane Academy of Taekwon-do in 2000. He competed regularly in both national and international championships, including the 2004 AIMAA (Action International Martial Arts Association) World Championships in Dublin, where he won a bronze medal. The World Championships took place in October 2004, when he was a red belt competing in the junior division against other red and black belts. He made it to the semi-finals, where he lost to a black belt in “a very close and tough fight unfortunately by a couple of points in extra time”, and ended up winning a bronze medal. He later gained a 1st dan (rank) black belt on 11 March 2006.

Acting Career

Patel began his acting career in late 2006, when he auditioned for the E4 TV teen drama series Skins. After two auditions, he was cast in the role of Anwar Kharral, a British Pakistani Muslim teenager. According to fellow actors Mike Bailey (who played Sid Jenkins) and Hannah Murray (who played Cassie Ainsworth), the characterization of Anwar was partly based on the personality of Patel and the role was written specifically for him after he was cast in Skins. The first series of the show aired in early 2007 and went on to receive two nominations at the BAFTA Television Awards. Patel resumed his role as Anwar for the second series of Skins, which aired in early 2008.

In August 2007, Patel was cast in the role of Jamal Malik, the central character in Danny Boyle’s independent film Slumdog Millionaire. Patel, who appeared on The Today Show with co-star Freida Pinto on 11 November 2008, stated he was chosen for the role of Jamal due to his “average Joe” appearance. He also stated that it was Boyle’s daughter, a fan of Skins, who initially recommended Patel for the role. The character Jamal Malik, the protagonist, is an Indian Muslim boy born and raised in the poverty of Mumbai, India. Boyle considered hundreds of young male actors, although he found that Bollywood leads were generally “strong, handsome hero-types”, not the personality he was looking for. Boyle’s 17-year-old daughter Caitlin pointed him to the British television ensemble drama Skins, of which Patel was a cast member. After five auditions for the role, the actor was eventually cast in August 2007, The film’s producer found the original choice for the lead role, Ruslaan Mumtaz, “too good looking for the role and so he was replaced by Dev Patel”. To prepare for the role, Patel went along with Boyle while scouting for filming locations, where he was able to observe the Dharavi slums for himself. He also reported having had a brief internship at a call centre and working in a hotel, where he spent a day washing dishes and generally observing life in Mumbai.

After the release of Slumdog Millionaire at the end of 2008, Patel went on to receive a number of awards for his performance, including a British Independent Film Award, National Board of Review (NBR) Award, Chicago Film Critics Association Award, and two Black Reel Awards for Best Actor and Best Breakthrough Performance. On 18 December 2008, it was announced that Patel was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2009 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. The award eventually went posthumously to the late Heath Ledger for his performance in The Dark Knight, though Patel did win the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, which he shared with ten other cast members from Slumdog Millionaire. On 8 January 2009, Patel was honoured with the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Young Performer. He was also nominated for two London Critics Circle Film Awards, the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor, and the 2009 BAFTA Award for Best Leading Actor. The film itself won four Golden Globes, including Best Drama Film, and eight Academy Awards.

In 2008, Patel auditioned for a role in M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender, a feature film adaptation of the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender. In February 2009, it was announced that Patel has replaced Jesse McCartney for the role of Prince Zuko, after McCartney’s tour dates conflicted with a boot camp scheduled for the cast to train in martial arts. Shyamalan stated that Patel was “already one of the guys I was interested in. Then I saw Slumdog Millionaire, and the kid just grew in my eyes”.

**all excerpts and information are from wikipedia.com

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Slumdog millionaire ‘the cool kid actors’

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slumdog kid cast oscars

from bottom left   Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, Rubina Ali, and Ayush Mahesh Khedekar  

from top left       Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala, Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar and Tanay Hemant Chheda                                                                                                      

the cool kids enjoying universal studios

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                     rubina-alirubiana ali

                                                Rubina Alitanay_cheda Tanay Chheda, Tanvi Ganish, Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwalatanay cheda

Tanay Hemant Chheda is an Indian child actor. He has worked in the critically acclaimed films Taare Zameen Par (2007) and Slumdog Millionaire (2008), for which he has won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and received a nomination for Best Ensemble at the Black Reel Awards of 2008.

Film Career

Tanay Chheda has worked in three films: Don – The Chase Begins Again in 2006, Taare Zameen Par in 2007, and Slumdog Millionaire in 2008. In Don, he played the role of Dipu, the son of Jasjit (played by Arjun Rampal). In Taare Zameen Par, he played Rajan Damodaran, a handicapped child who is a friend and classmate of the protagonist Ishaan (played by Darsheel Safary). In Slumdog Millionaire, Chheda played the role of Jamal Malik, in adolescence, for which he has won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and received a nomination for Best Ensemble at the Black Reel Awards of 2008.

                                                                                                    

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Madhur Mittal plays the  reckless older Salim    

                                                        older salim money in bathtub

 

 

 

 

 

Madhur Mittal was born in Agra, a small town in North India well known for the Taj Mahal. In 1997, Madhur won Boogle Woogle a popular reality-based dance show on Indian television. Shortly after, his family moved to Mumbai and Madhur forayed into acting and dancing on stage in charity shows, cultural events and film-award ceremonies. He traveled the world performing in over 950 stage shows. As a child actor he worked in well known Hindi films like One Two Ka Four, Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye, and more recently Say Salaam India. He has also acted in several TV shows including Shakalaka Boom Boom, Kasauti Zindagi Ki, Jalwa, Chamatkar and Dastak.

Rubina Ali, Tanay Hemant Chheda, Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala,Tanvi Ganish, (bottom left)Ayush Makkesh Khedekar and Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail

The game show host

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                                        Mini Biography

anilkapoor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Anil Kapoor plays the game show host

                                                                                                                                                                                         anill-kapor gameshow-host

Anil Kapoor was born on December 24, 1958, in a chawl in Tilak Nagar, Mumbai, India, to a film producer Surinder Kapoor and Nirmal Kapoor. He attended Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School, Chembur. Coming from a film-oriented family, Kapoor’s elder brother, Boney Kapoor, is a producer while younger brother Sanjay Kapoor is also a well known Bollywood actor, though not as successful.

In 1984, he married Sunita Kapoor (née Bhambhani) and had two daughters and a son. Kapoor’s elder daughter is the actress Sonam Kapoor. As of 2008, his other daughter, Rhea, is studying in New York while his son Harsh is still in school.

He is the brother-in-law of the actress Sridevi with whom he has starred in many films. His sister Reena is married to Sandeep Marwah, founder of the Noida Film City.

Acting Career

Kapoor made his Bollywood debut with Umesh Mehra’s Hamare Tumhare (1979) in a supporting role. After a few minor roles in films such as Hum Paanch (1980) and Shakti (1982), he got his first leading role in the 1983 Hindi film, Woh Saat Din. Kapoor later tried acting in Tollywood and Kollywood, and appeared in the Telugu film Vamsa Vriksham and Mani Ratnam’s Kannada debut film Pallavi Anu Pallavi.

Next, followed a critically acclaimed performance in Yash Chopra’s drama Mashaal (1984), for which he won his first Filmfare Award in the Best Supporting Actor category. Going on to deliver commercial success with films like Meri Jung (1985) and Karma (1986), Kapoor won acclaim for his title role in Shekhar Kapur’s sci-fi film Mr. India (1987). The film became one of his biggest box office hits and shot him to superstar status.

In 1988, he was rewarded with his first Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in the hit film, Tezaab. The following year he delivered more commercial success with Ram Lakhan, Parinda and Rakhwala. The year 1990, saw him play a dual role, as twin brothers in the successful Kishen Kanhaiya. Anil Kapoor won critical acclaim for his performance in Eeshwar, co-starring Vijaya Shanti. With these successes, Anil Kapoor was widely acknowledged as the industry’s biggest star at the time. This was followed by a critically acclaimed performance as a middle aged man in Yash Chopra’s romantic drama Lamhe. Although the film was a box office failure in India, it proved to be a success overseas.

In 1992, Kapoor received his second Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in Indra Kumar’s Beta opposite Madhuri Dixit. In 1993, Boney Kapoor’s much delayed mega-budget Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja was a disaster at box office and damaged Anil Kapoor’s reputation as the industry biggest star at the time. The only major success in these years was Laadla with Sridevi, a film also produced by Boney Kapoor.

After a period of little box office success, he had box office success with films like Judaai (1997), Deewana Mastana (1997), Biwi No.1 (1999), Loafer (1996), Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain (1999) and Taal (1999).. He also won critical acclaim for his strong performance in Virasat, a remake of Tamil film in which Kamal Hasan had played Anil Kapoor’s role.

The great showman director Subash Ghai has said in a TV show that Anil Kapoor is the only actor which always give full sactisfaction in his films. They have worked in more than 5 films. And others directors have the same views.

He won his first National Film Award in the Best Actor category for his role in Rajkumar Santoshi’s critically acclaimed Pukar in 2000. Following films from 2001 to 2004 failed to do well but Kapoor won acclaim for his role in the thriller My Wife’s Murder (2005), which he also produced. Anees Bazmee’s super-hit comedy No Entry followed for Kapoor that year. The film became the highest grossing film of the year and Kapoor’s comic-timing was applauded.

Kapoor’s most recent films, Anees Bazmee’s Welcome, which released on December 21, 2007, did very well at the box office. His first 2008 release Abbas Mustan’s thriller Race became a box office hit too. But Vijay Krishna Acharya’s Tashan, which marked Anil’s comeback to Yash Raj Films failed to do well at the box office. His most recent films were his first English-language film Slumdog Millionaire, which released on 12 November 2008, and Yuvvraaj, which released on 21 November 2008. Yuvvraaj, with Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles, has failed to do well at the box office. On the other hand, Slumdog Millionaire has won a number of international awards and received rave reviews from critics across the globe, costing only US $15 million to produce, but pulling in more than $40 million in the first three months of opening. In January 2009, he attended the 66th Golden Globe Awards ceremony along with the team of Slumdog Millionaire, which won four Golden Globe Awards. Kapoor also received a nomination for Best Ensemble at the Black Reel Awards of 2008 and has won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Producer

In 2002, Kapoor produced his first film, the comedy Badhaai Ho Badhaai, in which he also starred in, but the film failed to do well. Next followed, the critically acclaimed thriller My Wife’s Murder (2005), which also didn’t do well at the box office. His next produced film, Gandhi, My Father, which focuses on the relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and his son Harilal Gandhi released on August 3, 2007. Despite being acclaimed by critics and audiences, the film failed to do well.

Kapoor is currently producing the film, Shortcut – The Con Is On