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Anita Desai Biography

Anita DesaiwriterBorn: 6/24/1937Birthplace: India Born to parents of Indian and German heritage, Desai grew up in New Delhi, India. She spoke German at home, and Urdu and Hindi to friends and…

Vikas Khanna

Vikas Khanna was executive chef at the Manhattan restaurant Salaam Bombay from 2002-05. After training as a chef in his native India, he moved to New York City in 2000 and two years later had become e…

Mira Nair Biography

Mira Nair director, screenwriterBorn: 10/15/1957Birthplace: Bhubaneswar, India Now based in New York City, India-born Nair first made her mark directing documentary films such as India Caba…

Juliet Prowse Biography

Juliet Prowse dancerBorn: 9/25/1936Birthplace: Bombay, India The tall, leggy dancer gained fame in the United States when Nikita Khrushchev, visiting the set of Can-Can, declared her dancing “i…

Underground

Director: Emir KusturicaWriters: Dusan Kovacevic and Emir KusturicaDirector of Photography:Vilko FilacEditor:Branka CeperacMusic:Goran BregovicProduction Designer:Miljen Kreka KljakovicProduce…

Benjamin Kurtz FOCHT

FOCHT, Benjamin Kurtz, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in New Bloomfield, Perry County, Pa., March 12, 1863; attended the public schools, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa., Pennsylva…

Stevie Nicks

Trouble in Shangri-LaReprise More than 25 years into her career, Stevie Nicks is still a mesmerizing presence, whose blend of soft allure and fierce determination paved the way for a new gener…

Ismail Merchant

Ismail Merchantproducer, directorBorn: 12/25/1936Birthplace: Bombay, India Already a successful producer of short films, Merchant teamed up with James Ivory in 1961 to form Merchant-Ivory Productions,…

Merle Oberon

Merle Oberon(Estelle Merle O'Brien Thompson)actressBorn: 2/19/1911Birthplace: Bombay, India Regal and stylish, Oberon played bit parts in the British film industry before her future husband, producer …

Juliet Prowse

Juliet Prowse dancerBorn: 9/25/1936Birthplace: Bombay, India The tall, leggy dancer gained fame in the United States when Nikita Khrushchev, visiting the set of Can-Can, declared her dancing “i…