The Hundred Luminaries of Hindi Cinema

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India Book House Publishers, 1996 - 143 pages
About the Book : - The Hundred Luminaries of Hindi Cinema is a unique compendium if biographical profiles of the film world's most significant actors, filmmakers, music directors, playback singers and writers. Collectively, the 100 profiles form the mosaic of the larger story the story of Hindi cinema.
About the Author : - Dinesh Raheja is a respected name in quality film journalism today. Born and educated in Bombay, Raheja was raised on a staple diet of two films a week. Having successfully evaded all parental effort to turn him into a chartered accountant, Raheja began his career as a film journalist with Cine Blitz and then moved on to become editor of Movie magazine. Throughout his career, Raheja has consistently promoted accurate and in-depth reportage. In addition to his involvement with Movie, he is much in demand as a scriptwriter for Hindi television. He also likes to dabble with poetry.

Jitendra Kothari is in love with the world of Hindi films. Noted for his near encyclopaedic knowledge of the subjects, Kothari gravitated naturally into the area of professional film journalism. Starting out as a reporter in 1988, he is presently the deputy editor of Movie magazine. His well-researched and authenticated columns have garnered widespread acclaim from professionals and stars alike. A voracious reader, Kothari aspires to make a significant contribution to the literature currently available on films.

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It is indeed surprising that Actress Nanda could not find a page while less talented Zeenat & Praveen Babi were accomodated.

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