Biographies of Bollywood Stars

The biographies which I have read!

I didn’t read this book – I listened to it!!! I utilised my Audible subscription from a coupon code I had received sometime back. To listen to her story, in her own narration was indeed a catch!!! She talks minutely about her nurturing from childhood in an army family. Her parents have always been her pillars of success; they had instilled morality and dignity as her core values. From being the Desi girl to the international diva she has become now, she definitely chose her path wisely. Needless to say, she has dignified India in the entertainment industry worldwide with her own acting acumen as well her production house.

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The Perils of Being Moderately Famous
The perils of being moderately famous by Soha Ali Khan

This was a Kindle read. Soha Ali Khan witfully describes how predictable life becomes when you have to live in the shadow of your own family. Saif’s sister, Kareena’s sister -in-law, legendary Sharmila Tagore and Pataudi Khan’s daughter – Soha had to live with many names besides the one she wanted to carve for herself. Inspite of brillant academics and promising banking career, she choose her inner calling to acting. One of the down -to- earth anecdotes of her biography, is the 2005 Mumbai floods, where she was trapped outside of her home and had to take refuge with others in a bus. Overall, its really a lovely read!

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The kiss of Life
The Kiss of Life by Emraan Hashmi

This book not only portrays the journey of an unsuspecting man to world of Bollywood, the one who normalized kissing scenes in commercial movies ; but also describes how hard its for parents to support their child through pain of cancer. Yes, Emraan Hashmi’s son Ayaan was diagnosed with cancer at the height of his career with series of hits in his bag. Hashmi has penned everything from the turmoil at the start of his career to being typecast as a “serial kisser“, simultaneously with his frenzy for his only child’s well being. He has also included his thorough research on cancer and attached materials on the same. This is just not the biography of a successful actor but also the guidelines on how to take care of cancer patients.

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Cracking the Code: My Journey in Bollywood
Cracking the Code by Ayushmann Khurrana and Tahira Kashyap

This is another biography which I had read on Kindle Prime. A small-town boy’s journey to the silver screen of Bollywood was not a path strewn with only roses. Ayushmann Khurrana had to dabble in Radio jockeying, Video Jockeying, reality shows before he managed to score his first movie – Vicky Donor. It went on to be blockbuster hit inspite of its unconventional storyline. A risk-taker and ardent hardworker, Ayushmann has carved his own niche in Bollywood.

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Never been (un)happier
Never been (un)happier by Shaheen Bhatt

I am not sure of I could add this to biography category to be exact. Shaheen Bhatt has put forth her painful journey of suffering from depression. Inspite of being born to famous Bhatt family, Shaheen had to struggle with her own demons of darkness. Her book is a light read of hope for not only people who suffer from depression but also, raises awareness about this ailment as serious and treatable.

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An Unsuitable Boy
An Suitable Boy

The man who lives in infamy for his over zealous remarks and of course, his show – Koffee with Karan. Yes, Karan Johar’s biography is rightfully titled as “An unsuitable boy“. Born into Bollywood family of Johar’s, Karan was destined to be part of family business of Johar Productions. Along with his studies, his first venture being costume designer for Aditya Chopra’s movies. His directorial debut, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, went to become blockbuster movie. Over years, with string of blockbusters and flop movies, Karan Johar is famous for his show on Sony World, which leads to controversies almost every season. His book unabashedly owns up to his name and all of his debatable life events.

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Head over to comment section and let us know if you have read any of the books. You can also reach me on Facebook or Instagram to share your views.

Cheers to Reading!

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Published by Ordo Ab Chao

Indian Blogger

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