Pu La Deshpande

PL DeshpandePL Deshpande

Making Magic from the Mundane

Born and brought up in Mumbai in a simple Goud Saraswat Brahmin (caste) household, P. L. Deshpande was a talented author, musician, singer, musicologist, stage performer, stage and film artist and director.
There are many who have mastered Marathi language, few who have made their mark in Marathi literature as true entertainers. Without mocking the mediocre, resorting to sleazy slapstick and conjuring up atrocious fantasies, P. L. consistently had his audience rolling in the aisles and readers smiling, including his critics. Like all sensitive artists, although his art was affected by the major politico-economic-social upheavals that India was going through during his lifetime, especially during the peak period of his career, it never stained his work. There are references to economic challenges, generation gaps and difficulty in coping with the changing times – all extremely poignant subjects – however all of his books, plays talk about happiness and have a very positive effect.
He himself describes the purpose of his life philosophically – a note to readers at the beginning of his book “Hasavnuk” loosely translated from Marathi -
Caught between birth and death, is the charade that we call life. So what better purpose can be there for this life then, other than to make people laugh?
Birth score – 4/5
Pride score – 5/5
Overall NB score – 9/10

 

Birth Score – 4/5

Pride Score – 5/5
A very impressive 9/10 Notable Brahmin Score.

 

Madhuri Dixit Nene

Madhuri Dixit

Madhuri Dixit

 

“An actress par excellence.”

Madhuri Dixit Nene is a Koknastha Chitpavan Brahmin  (caste).

Born and raised in Mumbai, Madhuri Dixit debuted in the movie Abodh in 1984 as an actress. From 1988 to 1999 she enjoyed super stardom with over fifty films to her credit.

She moved to Denver, USA in around 2003 to be with her husband Dr. Shriram Nene (also a Brahmin). But the Nene’s have since moved back to India in 2011 with movie production plans. We are very keen to see Madhuri back on TV and the big screen.

Over last 20+ years she has worked in blockbuster films such as Devdas, Pukar, Dil to Pagal Hai, Mohabbat, Hum Apke Hain Kaun among several others. She has worked with other co-stars like Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Anil Kapoor & Sanjay Dutt among others.

See her website to view her take on films, fashion, tv and fitness and see her wikipedia entry for more detailed information. She is also one of the first celebrities to launch their own Android & iPhone App.

She is on our list of Notable Brahmins as a very successful Indian Actress with super stardom, glitz and endless glamour to her credit.

Birth Score – 4/5
Pride Score – 4/5
An impressive 8/10 Notable Brahmin Score.