Happy Birthday Dev Anand! A Dozen Reasons I Love You!

I know, he’s dead.  But that’s no reason not to celebrate his life!  Especially because Dev himself seems like someone who was always down for a celebration.  So, here are 12 random reasons to celebrate! (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)

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Happy Birthday Mahesh Bhatt! 12 Reasons I Love You

Happy Birthday Mahesh!  69 years old today!  And been directing films for the past 43 of those years.  And half your movies are searingly intimate and real and incredibly high quality.  And half of them are very low quality.  What an interesting balance!  Anyway, here’s my traditional 12 reasons I love you! (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)

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Happy 96th Birthday Grandpa!!!

Grandpa turns 96 today!  We are celebrating with a small dinner at a nice restaurant with just the 4 of us (Mom, Dad, me, and Grandpa).  We had a whole big family thing last year for 95, but this year we get to be more lowkey.  However, I do feel like I should do SOMETHING, and so I am getting him this lovely blog post.  That he will probably not read.  But oh well, I know it’s there.

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Happy Birthday Akshay! 50 Years Old and Still Looking GOOD!

50 years old today!  Making him the middle child of the old school 90s stars.  Younger than the Khan “triplets”, but older than Ajay.  Anyway, Akshay is so big, he definitely deserves a full list of reasons, one for every year.  And he is so old, that I am going to have to split those reasons in half!  So, here are the first 25, right after midnight Chicago time. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)

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Happy Birthday Ashaji! And Also, Coincidentally, Patsy!

It’s Asha Bhosle’s Birthday!!!!  How Wonderful!  84 years old today!  And you want to know something interesting?  It’s also Patsy Cline’s birthday!  Another female singer who had a lot of life and a lot of love and an amazing voice. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)

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Happy Birthday Rishi Kapoor!

Happy Birthday Rishi!!!!  Did not realize you are the same age as my father.  But mostly, Happy Birthday!  An industry legend, who acted in your first classic film at age 18.  And so I will give 18 reasons I love you. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)

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Happy Birthday Vyjantimala! You and Sridevi, The Two Great Actresses Born on the Same Great Day

So cool!  It’s like, August 13th is “Day of great dancers with big eyes and sweet smiles”.  I did 14 reasons I love Sridevi, I am sure I can come up with 14 for Vyjantimala! (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)

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Happy Birthday Sridevi! 14 Reasons I Love You!

It’s Sridevi’s birthday!  I am so excited about celebrating!  Because it means we all get to watch a bunch of really great song sequences as I list of my reasons that I love her.  I did 13 reasons last year, but now she is one year older, so I will do 14! (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)

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Happy Birthday Sanjay! 58 Years Old and Better Every Year!

Yaaaaaaaay, Sanjay!  Your second birthday out of jail with no court case hanging over you!  That must feel so good!  Here are 25 reasons I love you, one for every year between your debut in Rocky and your re-debut in Lago Raho Munna Bhai. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)

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Happy Birthday RD Burman! The Greatest Composer Until Rahman

Now, on Rahman’s birthday, I will call him “the Greatest Composer Since RD Burman” and it will be an equal compliment.  The two of them are up there, all by themselves, on the list of popular film composers.  For his birthday, I will give you 55 reasons to love him (mostly songs)

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Happy Birthday Sonam Kapoor! A Baker’s Dozen Reasons that I Love You!

Happy Birthday Sonam!  So many birthdays in early June!  But that’s no reason to ignore Sonam.  She blew me away in Neerja, and then she blew me away again with her intelligent interviews on the status of female stars and female lead films in the industry. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)

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