Happy Birthday Bebo! Let’s see if I can come up with a full 36 reasons to love you! I think I probably can.
It’s Asha Bhosle’s Birthday!!!! How Wonderful! 85 years old today! (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
Gulzar, Indian film’s old man of poetry. Who used to be Indian film’s young man of poetry. But time moves on, and now he is the lyricist and dialogue writer with the longest innings in the industry.
And the August singer birthdays just keep coming! After 3 men, it is time for one woman. But a really impressive one with a wonderful body of work.
It’s Kajol’s birthday! YAAAAAAAAAAY!!!! I LOVE her! Love love love! So I am going to do a full 44 reasons I love her, one for every year she’s been alive. Oh boy! (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
Well, this is ridiculous. In the course of one week, the 3 major singers of Hindi film were all born. I guess if we are looking for the next big thing, the key is to check for an end of July/beginning of August birthday.
Every August 2nd, Amitabh and his fans celebrate his “second” birthday, the day he came back to life after dying. So it is also a good time for me to repost my post explaining what that was all about and what happened.
Wow, end of July is a good time for singers to be born! Sonu and then Rafi. Sonu I was at least able to make a start at listing all his important songs, Rafi I can’t even attempt that challenge. So don’t look at this as a comprehensive list, just a starting point.
How is this the first time I remembered to celebrate Sonu’s birthday? Oh well, to make up for it, I will do 30 songs, to match his birth date of July 30th.
Sorry sorry sorry! Yesterday just completely wiped me out (22 guests is too many guests, especially when one of them has severe dementia and 4 of them are small children). So I literally have not left my bed all day, and every time I try to think straight and come up with a brilliant fanfic, it all just sort of floats away from me. So I am doing a reprint and failing you, my faithful readers. Oh well, at least it is a really good reprint, based on Daboo Ratnani photos and Sanjay Dutt and his dog. Continue reading
There is another big birthday today, but I am following a “if you can’t say anything nice” policy and ignoring it. But that means Sukhwinder gets a day all to himself! And he deserves it, he has worked very hard for a very long time.
Happy Wednesday! And Happy Birthday to my mother again! Now, let’s talk about stuff and keep me awake at work, because I was up much too late writing my Mom’s birthday post.
This is one of those cool coincidences. The two brilliant directors of Indian film, one from Bombay and one from the south, were born exactly 5 years apart to the day. There is something special about July 9th. And, just to put the cherry on top, one of the most brilliant actors in Hindi film history was also born on July 9th.
For his birthday, I will give you 55 reasons to love him (mostly songs) (this is an updated and reposted post)
Oh boy, Pritam! I have total faith in my ability to find at least 40 great songs from his playbook in honor of his birthday. In fact, I am going to shoot for 43, giving me a total of 50 reasons.
Happy Birthday Sonam! So many birthdays in early June! But that’s no reason to ignore Sonam. Especially right after her wedding, and her wedding movie (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
Happy Birthday Dimple! I cannot BELIEVE you are 61! You are still the most elegant, the classiest, the coolest lady in Hindi film. Here are 15 reasons I love you, one for every year you were alive when Bobby came out and made you a superstar. (this is a reposted and updated post from last year)
You may say Farah or Zoya has more power, and maybe if you just look at the films they produced, okay. But if you look at all the stars and stories and production changes Ekta has done through film AND television, there is no contest. So, for her birthday, here are 18 reasons I love you, one for every hundred episodes produced of Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (1833 in total). (this is an updated and reposted-post from last year)
Yay, it’s Madhuri’s birthday! Officially, in America, not just in India like when I put up my last post. I already posted the first 25 reasons I love her, now here are the last 26. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
It’s Madhuri’s birthday today! Well, today in India. But I want to start celebrating as soon as possible, so I am putting up my birthday posts today. And it’s a big birthday, and she is a big star, so I am doing one reason for every year she was alive, 51 in total. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
Anushka is 30! And still younger than me (just like she was last year, such a coincidence!) and has accomplished so much more. Oh well, such is aging. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
I do love Akshaye so very much. But I am also so very busy. So I will continue to slowly work my way up to doing the same number of reasons as how old he is.