Amanda Seyfried (1985-)
Amanda Michelle Seyfried is an American actor, known for her roles in movies like ‘Mean Girls’ and ‘Jennifer’s Body.’ Starting her career as a model when she was just 11, she eventually branched out into acting when she was a teenager. Starting with minor roles in TV series, she made her big screen debut as ‘Karen Smith’ in the teen comedy film ‘Mean Girls.’ This role brought her mainstream fame and established her as an actor in the American film industry. She is also well-known for her portrayal of ‘Lilly Kane’ in the TV series ‘Veronica Mars.’ Though renowned for her beauty and sex appeal, Amanda refuses to be typecast as just another pretty face.
Ozzy Osbourne (1948-)
John Michael Osbourne, better known as Ozzy Osbourne, is a Grammy Award-winning musician who rose to fame as the lead singer of the hard rock band Black Sabbath. The singer-cum-songwriter struggled through several childhood problems to become one of the most popular hard rock stars of his times. While in school he suffered from dyslexia and did not even complete his studies as family circumstances demanded he earn money. He formed his first musical band Rare Breed with Geezer Butler, but the band broke up after giving just two performances. The duo decided to try again and recruited guitarist Tony Iommi and drummer Bill Ward and together formed a band initially called Earth.
Brendan Fraser (1968-)
Brendan Fraser is a Canadian-American actor who is known for appearing in numerous movies including ‘Crash,’ ‘George of the Jungle,’ ‘Looney Tunes: Back in Action,’ ‘The Quiet American’ and ‘Encino Man.’ He is also known for portraying the character of Rick O’Connell in ‘The Mummy’ film series. Fraser has worked on television as well; he played the role of James Fletcher Chase in the FX anthology series ‘Trust.’ Currently, he also serves on the board of directors for the non-profit organization FilmAid International. Also an accomplished photographer, he has displayed his skills with the camera in a variety of movies and TV programs. The son of a sales counselor mother and a travel executive father, Fraser was born in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Julianne Moore (1960-)
Julianne Moore is a talented American-British actress and an author. She is an acclaimed film and TV actress who is known for portraying strong female characters. As a trained actress from Boston University, she started her career with theater and then moved on to do splendid roles in TV series and movies. Her every performance won rave reviews. Her power packed acting fetch numerous awards including Golden Globe award, Emmy Awards and even an Oscar award in ‘Best Actress’ category. She has also been honored with ‘Best Actress’ awards in film festivals at Cannes, Venice and Berlin. She also donned the hat of a writer and wrote books for children about a character ‘frackleface strawberry’ which has been listed as ‘New York Times Best Sellers’.
Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)
Joseph Conrad was one of the greatest novelists of his generation, who wrote in English language even though he did not speak the language fluently. He is appreciated for his storytelling abilities and the depiction of breathtaking adventures at sea. Even though he was granted British citizenship, he considered himself to be Polish and often wrote on Polish themes. His short stories and novels, often set in a nautical environment, depicted the trials of the human spirit in the midst of an indifferent universe. His works unveil a strain of romanticism and he is widely regarded as the precursor of modernist literature. Some of his best works include ‘Almayer’s Folly’, ‘The Nigger of the ‘Narcissus’, ‘Heart of Darkness’, ‘The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale’.
Rajendra Prasad (1884-1963)
Dr Rajendra Prasad was the first president of independent India. His life has been truly inspiring for all Indians. A lawyer by training and an active Indian political leader, Prasad’s interest in Indian politics began as early as in 1911 when he the Indian National Congress. Despite having a contention for the Gandhian principles in the beginning, he later imbibed the true spirit of Gandhi by adopting him as his mentor, practicing self-discipline and working relentlessly in the non-cooperation movement. He toured many parts of the country, spreading the ideals and beliefs of Mahatma Gnadhi. Blessed with remarkable organisational capacity and leadership qualities, he thrice headed the Indian National Congress.