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David Giuntoli

davidegiuntoli5 David Giuntoli (born June 18, 1980) is an American actor. He is best known for the lead role of Detective Nick Burkhardt in the NBC drama Grimm. davidegiuntoli3 David Giuntoli returned to St. Louis after college. However his heart was in being an entertainer instead of a career in finance, something his family realized early on as he always enjoyed making people laugh from a young age. Reconnecting with his high school theater teacher, he began taking acting lessons locally.v davidegiuntol4 His first career break came in 2003 when he was discovered by talent scouts for MTV and cast in the networks reality series Road Rules: South Pacific. The three-month adventure in the South Pacific, and a subsequent appearance on the seventh season of Real World/Road Rules Challenge provided the resources to pay off his college debt and futher cemented his decision to pursue acting as a full time career. In 2007, he moved to Los Angeles, CA to further pursue an acting career. There he studied under director and acting teacher Chris Fields before joining the Echo Theater Company. A long series of guest appearances on various TV series an TV movies followed, including Nip/Tuck, Veronica Mars, Grey’s Anatomy, Ghost Whisperer, Privileged, Without a Trace, and Cold Case among others. Giuntoli was also in consideration for the title role of the relaunched Superman movie Man of Steel, but was eventually beaten out by English actor Henry Cavill. davidegiuntoli2His biggest role in TV to date is the series Grimm, which premiered in October, 2011. In addition to his work on Grimm Giuntoli was seen in 2012 in the motion picture Caroline and Jackie in a supporting role.
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Sharman Joshi

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Sharman Joshi (born 28 April 1979) is an Indian film and theatre actor. He has worked on various stage productions in English, Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati languages. However, he is mostly known for his work in Hindi films.

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He made his acting debut in Godmother (1999). He made his debut as a co-lead actor in the Hindi film Style (2001), this was followed by supporting roles in hit films like, Rang De Basanti (2006), Golmaal (2006), Life in a… Metro (2007) and 3 Idiots (2009), his next hit film as a lead was Ferrari Ki Sawaari (2012), which got him critical acclaim.

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He made his film debut in the 1999 art film, Godmother.
This was followed by Style (2001), produced by N Chandra. Style was followed with a sequel called Xcuse Me (2003), and other comedies like Shaadi No. 1 (2005).

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In 2006 he starred in Rang De Basanti. Later that year he starred in the comedy film Golmaal. In 2007 he appeared in the films Life in a Metro, Dhol and Raqeeb. The following year saw him as the character Shyam in Hello, the film adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel One Night the Call Center. Joshi also played the male lead in the film Sorry Bhai! in 2008 and one of the three characters in the 2009 film, 3 Idiots, which was based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel Five Point Someone.

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In year 2009 he also hosted a game show at Real T.V. called PokerFace: Dil Sachcha Chehra Jhootha, which was based on a British game show called PokerFace. He is noted for his free & naturalistic style of acting. His performances are praised as being uninhibited & extremely heartfelt.

Rucha Hasabnis

ruchasabris4 Rucha Hasabnis(born on 8 February 1988) is an Indian actress who frequently appears on Indian television shows. She plays the lead role in Star Plus’s serial Saath Nibhaana Saathiya. ruchahasabnis3 Hasabnis’s first acting assignment was in the Marathi serial char chaughi, taking the role of Devika. She is currently the lead in Star Plus serial Saath Nibhaana Saathiya as Rashi. 220px-Rashee The role won her the Favourite Naya Sadasyaa award in the 2011 Star Parivaar awards. Rucha_at_STAR_Plus_Dandia_ShootRucha is also currently engaged to Vishal singh(co star in saathiya) and they have even started living together.

Imran Khan

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Imran Khan (born Imran Pal on 13 January 1983) is an Indian film actor who appears in Bollywood films. Born in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, Imran Khan is the nephew of actor Aamir Khan, director-producer Mansoor Khan and the grandson of Nasir Hussain, a noted director and producer. Having made appearances as a child artist in Aamir Khan’s films Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) andJo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992), Khan decided to venture into acting after graduating from the Los Angeles branch of New York Film Academy. He moved back to India and enrolled at Kishore Namit Kapoor’s acting institute, where he met director Abbas Tyrewala. Imran_Avantika Khan made his acting debut with Tyrewala’s romantic comedy Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na (2008), which emerged as a major critical and commercial success. His performance in the film fetched him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. He then appeared in several commercially successful films such as I Hate Luv Storys (2010), Delhi Belly (2011), Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011) and Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (2012). In 2012, Khan starred as Rahul Kapoor, an uptight architect in Shakun Batra’s directorial debut Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu with Kareena Kapoor. The romantic comedy, set in Las Vegas tells the story of two strangers who get married one night after getting drunk. Khan described his character as “a guy who lives his life according to his parents’ wishes.”   Upon release, the film and his performance received positive reviews from critics, with Rajeev Masand writing, “Imran Khan slips comfortably into his role”.[34] Lisa Tsering of The Hollywood Reporter opined that, “Khan has become one of Hindi cinema’s most versatile and appealing actors, appearing in a series of roles (Jaane Tu … Ya Jaane NaDelhi BellyI Hate Luv Storys) that display his skill at light-hearted comedy.  Ek Main Aur Ekk Tuwas a moderate commercial success, earning a domestic total of over INR40 crore (US$7.28 million) at the box office. imrankahn4 As of December 2012, Khan is set to appear in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola opposite Anushka Sharma. Khan described his character in the film as “rustic” and in order to prepare for the role, he set up base in Delhi and undertook training to speak in Haryanvi. As of January 2013, Khan will feature in Milan Luthria’s action drama film Once Upon a Time Again (a sequel to the 2010 film Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai) alongside Akshay Kumar, Sonali Bendre and Sonakshi Sinha, Tigmanshu Dhulia’s romance Milan Talkies opposite Priyanka Chopra, and Punit Malhotra’s untitled next alongside Kareena Kapoor. Imran_Khan_unveils Besides acting in films, Khan is supporter of the PETA programme in India and has appeared in events organised for the group’s promotion. He married his girlfriend Avantika Malik in January 2011 after a ten year relationship.

Daizee Haze

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Daizee Haze (born May 11, 1983) is an American professional wrestler. Whilst wrestling for many companies Daizee Haze is also the head trainer for the Shimmer Women Athletes promotion.

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In 2009, ROH signed a television deal with HDNet for a weekly episodic wrestling show Ring of Honor Wrestling, beginning on March 21, 2009. 

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Haze wrestled on the second show, which aired on March 28, where she lost to Del Rey after a Royal Butterfly. On the fourth show, which aired on April 11, she teamed up with Nevaeh to defeat Del Rey and Sassy Stephie. On the 8th episode of ROH on HDNet, which aired on May 9, Daizee Haze teamed with Delirious to take on the Shimmer Champion MsChif and her tag team partner Jimmy Jacobs in a match where Haze pinned the Shimmer Champion with a Mind Trip.

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As part of the 11th episode, which aired on May 30, she took part in a 3-way match against the former SHIMMER Champion Sara Del Rey and the current Shimmer Champion MsChif. This match was eventually won by MsChif who pinned Haze with the Desecrator.

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She came back in the 17th episode, which aired on July 11, in which she teamed once again with Nevaeh losing to the team of MsChif and Sara Del Rey. Since 2009, she is one of the two head trainers of the RoH Wrestling Academy, the other head trainer being Delirious. She has not made an appearance for ROH since April 2, 2011.

Holly Valance

Holly Valance (born Holly Rachel Vukadinović, Melbourne, 11 May 1983) is an Australian actress, singer, and model. Valance began her career as Felicity “Flick” Scully on the Australian soap opera Neighbours. In 2002 she released her first album, Footprints, which included the international number-one hit single “Kiss Kiss”. As a teenager, in 1999 she was cast in the long-running Australian soap Neighbours as Felicity “Flick” Scully. Valance left the series in 2002 to pursue a music career. In 2004 Valance returned to acting, this time in the United States, appearing in episodes of the television series CSI: Miami and Entourage. In 2005 she appeared in an episode of CSI: NY. She guest-starred in Prison Break in 2006 as Nika Volek, a role which she continued to portray in the show’s second season. In 2006 Valance appeared in the National Lampoon comedy Pledge This!, alongside American socialite Paris Hilton. The same year, she was in DOA: Dead or Alive, an adaptation of the popular video game Dead or Alive, where she played Christie. In 2007 she appeared in the TV series Shark and Moonlight. In 2008 she had a role in the film Taken alongside Liam Neeson and Famke Janssen, and appeared in an episode of the The CW series Valentine. In 2009 Valance played Brenda Snow for the video game Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Uprising. She is also set to appear as Angela in the movie Red Herring and as Sally in the upcoming thriller titled Luster. She appeared in the Miss Marple television episode called “The Pale Horse”.

Kim Kap-su

Kim Kap-su  (born April 7, 1957) is a South Korean actor. His acting debut was in 1977. Kim is a high profile actor in his age bracket and has had a long career as an actor on the stage, in television dramas and film. He is well respected in Korea for his acting ability and is a sought after lecturer. In addition to acting full time, he also has his own master class acting studio.

Awards

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  • SBS Top 10 Star (2006)
  • SBS Best Actor (2006)
  • KBS Outstanding Actor (2001)

Recent Filmography

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  • All My Love (TV series) (2010-2011)
  • Sungkyunkwan Scandal(2010)
  • Cinderella’s Sister (2010)
  • Jejungwon (2010)
  • Chuno (2010)
  • IRIS (2009)
  • HON (2009)

Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai (also known as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan after her marriage; Tulu  born 1 November 1973) is an Indian film actress. She worked as a model before starting her acting career, and ultimately won the Miss India and Miss World pageant titles in 1994. Rai has starred in films in various languages including Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, and Bengali. Often cited by the media as the “most beautiful woman in the world”,  Rai made her acting debut with Mani Ratnam’s Tamil film Iruvar (1997) and had her first commercial success with Jeans (1998). She earned public recognition with the Hindi films Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) and Devdas(2002), which fetched her two Best Actress awards at Filmfare. After a series of unsuccessful films during 2003–2005, she appeared in the blockbuster action thriller Dhoom 2 (2006) and subsequently featured in such films as Guru (2007), Jodhaa Akbar (2008) and Enthiran (2010).  She received critical acclaim for her performances in films like Chokher Bali(2003), Raincoat (2004), Provoked (2007) and Guzaarish (2010).  Rai has thus established herself as one of the leading contemporary actresses of Indian cinema. Rai has been in a notable relationship with Salman Khan, following which she married Abhishek Bachchan in 2007. Her off-screen roles include duties as brand ambassador for various charity organisations and campaigns. In 2009 she was honoured with the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award given by the Government of India. Rai has been appointed as goodwill ambassador for UNAIDS in 2012.

Lee Young Ae

Lee Young Ae (born January 31, 1971 in Seoul, South Korea) is a South Korean actress.

Lee made her debut as a TV model in 1991. After appearing in TV commercials, she started playing in TV dramas and movies.

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Her popularity has grown in an exponential manner due to her performance in the popular Korean drama Dae Jang Geum. After the successful broadcast in Korea, it was then shown oversea the first time in 2004 and won many hearts of audience in Taiwan. In 2005, nearly half of the Hong Kong population watched the final episode of the drama. In China, hundreds of million viewers watched the drama though it was shown late at night.

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She was awarded Best Actress awards in the Blue Dragon Film Awards in 2005 and Baeksang Art Awards in 2006 for the film Sympathy For Lady Vengeance.

Because of the success, Lee Young-Ae has been invited to visit Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, China and Japan. The first time in 12 years,NHK had to use NHK Hall to host the NHK show (2006). She was invited to the 2007 Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festivalin China as an Image Ambassador.

Beside her acting career, she has also been involved in several charity events. In 1997 she went to Ethiopia as a NGO Goodwill Ambassador. She went to Thar Desert in 1999 doing a TV show of the lowest caste people in India. Later in 2001, she published these experiences in her autobiography “A Most Special Love” and donated all the income from the sale of the book to charity.

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She was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador in 2004 by UNICEF and held several charity functions from that time on. She made many donations to schools and hospitals, which include an elementary school in China such that the school was renamed Lee Young-Ae Elementary School, and the Chosun First Middle School in Harbin.From her 2006 autobiography “Young-Ae’s Vow”, she talked about how she became an actress. She recalled what made her go into show business was working with Andy Lau in a 1991 chocolate advertisement. In 1995, she made a decision to go to graduate school to learn theory of acting. Since then, she has not changed to challenge various kinds of acting roles, like that in Dae Jang Geum and later a very different role in Sympathy For Lady Vengeance.

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In 2007, she received Medal of Culture Merit for her contribution to Korean Wave from the South Korean government.

Her major contract in 2006 and 2007 is with LG Corp., a large South Korean conglomerate. She became the spokesmodel (Pan-Asia) for all LG Electronics’ products.

Grace Kelly

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Grace Kelly (November 12, 1929-September 14, 1982) was an American actress and Princess consort of Monaco. In April 1956 Kelly married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and became styled as Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco, and was commonly referred to as Princess Grace. After embarking on an acting career in 1950, at the age of 20, Grace Kelly appeared in New York City theatrical productions as well as in more than forty episodes of live drama productions broadcast during the early 1950s Golden Age of Television.

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In October 1953, with the release of Mogambo, she became a movie star, a status confirmed in 1954 with a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award nomination as well as leading roles in five films, including The Country Girl, in which she gave a deglamorized, Academy Award-winning performance. She retired from acting at 26 to enter upon her duties in Monaco. She and Prince Rainier had three children: Caroline, Albert, and Stepahnie. She also retained her American roots, maintaining dual US and Monagasque citizenships. She died on September 14, 1982, two months before her 53rd birthday, when she lost control of her automobile and crashed after suffering a stroke. Her daughter Princess Stepahnie, who was in the car with her, survived the accident. In June 1999, the American Film Institute ranked her #13 in their list of top female stars of American cinema.

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The Princess Grace Foundation, Monaco was founded in 1964 with the aim of helping those with special needs for whom no provision was made within the ordinary social services. In 1983, following Princess Grace’s death, Caroline, Princess of Hanover assumed the duties of President of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation. Albert II, Prince of Monaco is Vice-President. The Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) was established following the death of Princess Grace of Monaco to continue the work that she had done, anonymously, during her lifetime, assisting emerging theater, dance and film artists in America. Incorporated in 1982, PGF-USA is headquartered in New York and is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit, publicly supported organization. The Princess Grace Awards, a program of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, has awarded nearly 500 artists at more than 100 institutions in the U.S. with more than $7 million to date. The Princess Grace Foundation-USA also holds the exclusive rights to, and facilitates the licensing of, Princess Grace of Monaco’s name and likeness throughout the world.  Princess Grace Foundation-USA The Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) was established following the death of Princess Grace of Monaco to continue the work that she had done, anonymously, during her lifetime, assisting emerging theater, dance and film artists in America. Incorporated in 1982, PGF-USA is headquartered in New York and is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit, publicly supported organization. The Princess Grace Awards, a program of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, has awarded nearly 500 artists at more than 100 institutions in the U.S. with more than $7 million to date. The Princess Grace Foundation-USA also holds the exclusive rights to, and facilitates the licensing of, Princess Grace of Monaco’s name and likeness throughout the world. Princess Grace Foundation-USA On June 18, 1984, Prince Rainier inaugurated a public rose garden in Monaco in Princess Grace’s memory because of her passion for the flower. In 1993, Princess Grace became the first U.S. actress to appear on a U.S. postage stamp.

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In 2003, 83 years after Olympic Gold Medalist John Kelly, Sr. was refused entry to the most prestigious rowing event in the world, the Henley Royal Regatta renamed the Women’s Quadruple Sculls after his daughter, “Princess Grace Challenge Cup”. Princess Grace was invited to present the prizes at the Henley Royal Regatta in 1981 as a peace offering by the Henley Stewards to put a long conflict (61 years) between the Kelly family and Stewards to rest. Her brother, John Kelly, Jr., won the Diamond Sculls at Henley in 1947 and 1949 as well as a Bronze Medal in the single sculls at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne. In 2004 her son, Prince Albert, presented the prizes at the Henley Royal Regatta. On April 1, 2006, The Philadelphia Museum of Art presented an exhibition entitled, Fit for a Princess: Grace Kelly’s Wedding Dress, that ran through May 21, 2006.

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The exhibition was in honor of the 50th anniversary of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier’s wedding. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of her death ‚¬2 commemorative coins were issued on July 1, 2007 with the “national” side bearing the image of Princess Grace. In Monaco (at the Grimaldi Forum) and the United States (at Sotheby’s) a large Princess Grace exhibition, coordinated by the Princely Family, called “Grace, Princess of Monaco: A Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Grace Kelly”, celebrated her life and her contribution to the arts through her Foundation. In October 2009, a plaque was placed on the “Rodeo Drive Walk of Style” in recognition of Princess Grace’s contributions to style and fashion. In November 2009, to commemorate what would have been her 80th birthday TCM named her as star of the month which saw Prince Albert II pay a special tribute to his mother.