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Prasoon Joshi, Indian lyricist, screenwriter and advertising copywriter.

A multi talented personality, Mr. Prasoon Joshi is an Indian lyricist, screenwriter and advertising copywriter. Mr. joshi was born in a well educated middle class family in Almora. Prasoon spent the maximum time of his childhood at Narendra Nagar, Tehri and Gopeshwar in Chamoli District. His father D. K. Joshi, served as a PCS officer (civil service) and later became Additional Director-Education. Prasoon's mother was a lecturer in Political Science, and also worked for All India Radio for over three decades.

Prasoon is married to Aparna, also an advertising professional, and has a daughter Aishaanya. < Read More >

Himani Shivpuri, a renowned Actress

Born and brought up in Dehradun, Himani did her schooling from The Doon School, Dehradun where her father Haridutt Bhatt (now in Mysore) was a Hindi teacher. She was actively involved in school plays since her school days. After completing her post graduation in 'Organic Chemistry', she joined National School of Drama, New Delhi and graduated in 1984.

Himani Shivpuri hails from Bhatwadi village, previously known as Chamoli. She has a son Katyayan, and was married to actor Gyan Shivpuri, who died in 1995. Her brother works in ONGC, Dehradun. < Read More >

Udita Goswami, a renowned Actress

Udita Goswami was born in Dehradun now the capital city of Uttarakhand. Her father is from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, mother from Shillong, Meghalaya and and her grandmother is a Nepalese. She was educated in D.A.V. Public School, Dehradun till class 8 after which she studied in Maa Anandmayi Memorial School.

Always wanting to be part of showbiz, she was not happy with her life in Dehra Dun. When she proposed to leave town for Bombay, her parents initially opposed, but subsequently let her have her own way. < Read More >

Manasvi Mamgai, Miss India 2010 and Actress

Manasvi was born in Delhi and did her schooling from Chandigarh. While at school she excelled in dancing and skating. By the age of 14 she won multiple state awards in dancing, including best dancer awards from the Shinchang Institute of Performing Arts and the Chandigarh Art Theatre.

She basically hails from Nainital, Uttarakhand. When asked about Uttarakhand and the people she said, "We Uttarakhandis are simple, honest people who keep on working hard pursuing their dreams in a focussed manner be it sports, IT, arts or any other field. I am proud to be one." < Read More >

Varun Badola

Varun Badola, extremely hard-working actor and a fabulous dancer, did his schooling from Sardar Patel Vidhyalaya, New Delhi. He is married to singer-actress Rajeshwari Sachdev. He has 2 sisters. The elder one, Alka is married and has appeared in KumKum and a younger sister Kalindi is a radio jockey. After completing college, he started his career as costume arranger.

Balaji Telefilms gave him his first break in 'Koshish-Ek Aasha' which came as superhit show on Zee TV. After that he never looked back. < Read More >

Aroon Bakshi, a renowned Actor, Singer and Composer

An actor known more for the villainous characters, he has acted in over 98 films and many TV serials. He is also an accomplished singer and has sung almost 300 songs. Some of his well known songs are "Tuna-Tuna Tak-Tak Tuna" in the Sanjay Dutt starrer Adharm, "Jhule-Jhule Lal" in the Akshay Kumar film Jai Kishan and "Khoka-Khoka", which he rapped along with Asha Bhonsle.His first song in films was for Laxmikant-Pyarelal in Subhash Ghai's Karma < Read More >

Lalit Parimoo, a renowned Actor

Mr. Lalit Parimoo is fair skinned and weighs 74 kgs. on foot and his height is 5 ft. 9 inches. He can speak and write Hindi, English and Kashmiri and has a fair understanding of Urdu Language. Till now he has worked in more than 100 TV serials. Maila Anchal, Tumhare Liye, Abhi Nahin, Faasle, Kalakar, Misaal, Lakshya, Gaatha, Shaktimaan, Noorjahan, Tajasvini, Intequam, Sparsh Ek Ahsas, Intezaar Aur Sahi are some of his serials where his work has been highly appreciated. < Read More >

Zaib Khan, a unique combination of simplicity and style

Zaib started his career from Delhi and now he is in Mumbai. His big hit was "Jai Shree Krishna" on Colors and now his next show is "Meera" in which he will be playing a role or Rana Vikramaditya.... < Read More >

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Shivalika Gupta Uttarakhand for long is famous for its tourist places with scenic beauty. With time and new generation, the society has advanced and has started coming forward in many fields like Technology, Media, Fashion etc. Many of them you can find coming in advertisements, promos, serials and movies. To name few Shilpa Saklani, Lavanya Tripathi, Manish Yadav, Manav Pande and others are doing wonderful job. < Read More >

Uttarakhand Folk Songs Folk Songs of Uttarakhand had its root in the lap of nature. It has seen various phases of growth and has undergone lots of transformation during the course of time. It speaks about various festivals, religious traditions, folk stories and simple life of the people of Uttarakhand. Bajuband, Basanti, Chhopati, Chhura, Chounphula and Jhumeila, Jagars, Khuded, Mangal, Puja Folk Songs are some of the folk songs sung in Uttarakhand.

Some of these artists are Sh.Mohan Upreti, Sh.Gopal Babu Goswami, Sh.Narendra Singh Negi ji Gajendra Rana, Meena Rana, Sangeeta Dhoundiyal, Manglesh Dangwal, Anil Bisht, Virendra Rajput, Dinesh Uniyal, Pritam Bhartwan and others. < Read More >

Uttarakhand Folk Dances The Culture of Uttarakhand has its roots in past. Among the diverse cultures and traditions of India it is one of the unique culture which can be seen prominently in its various forms of art. Uttarakhand folk dance is not as complex as the classical dance forms but is something which is beautiful to witness. Its a reflection of the deep sited beliefs and traditions of the local people which is performed to express joy & celebrate the arrival of new season.

Barada Nati, Bhotiya Dance, Chancheri, Chhapeli, Choliya Dance, Jagars, Jhora, Langvir Dance, Langvir Nritya, Pandav Nritya, Ramola, Shotiya Tribal Folk Dances, Thali-Jadda and Jhainta are some of the folk dances performed in various occasions in Uttarakhand. < Read More >

Pahari Dishes and Recipes Uttarakhand is famous not only for its tourist places and pilgrims but also for its values and culture. The culture and tradition of the state can be seen in its songs, dance and also in its delicious dishes. These dishes and recipes along with richness in its taste are highly nutritious. The recipes to these dishes are simple too to prepare.

Aloo Daal Pakora, Aloo Tamatar Ka Jhol, Arsa, Baadi, Bhaang ki Chatni, Chainsoo, Gahat (Kulath) Soup, Gahat Kofta, Gahat Ki daal, Green Chutney, Jhangore Ki Kheer, Jholi, Kaapa, Kafuli, Lesu, Mandua Ki Roti, Mixed Bhaddu Daal, Palau, Pear And Mango Chutney, Phaanu, Roat, Rus, Sani Hui Mooli and Nimbu, Sisunak Saag, Stuffed Gahat Chappaties, Thechwani, Til Ki Chutney, Urad Daal are some of the dishes from Uttarakhand. < Read More >