Monday, June 6, 2011

Hard Kaur First indian female rapper,hip hop singer and playback singer in Hindi films


Born in 1979, Taran Kaur Dhillon never once imagined that she’d perform on stage to a rowdy crowd of hip-hop heads. Destiny, however, had different plans for the young Indian girl who once aspired to be like her aunty dressed in a sari playing the traditional Indian harmonium.
Evolving from the good little Indian girl who didn’t argue or answer back, she is now a fire-breathing dragon spitting rhymes here there and everywhere with a punch so hard it’d knock you out from the other side of the room.
Putting those people who claim to be rappers to shame with her lyrical prowess, this village girl has shown her fans that they have no need to be afraid or worried about what others think, “as long as you have talent and passion, chase your dreams”.
Selling all 3000 copies of her first single ‘Voodoo’ this original rapper proved that music could be used a cultural crossover tool. Despite being unaccepted by both the black and Asian youth communities, Hard Kaur has always held her own and stood up for herself. Never one to shy away from controversy or a challenge, Hard Kaur still stands on stage with a microphone rapping with the ferocity of a lion, in front of a crowd of some of the harshest critics, and constantly shows that she’s got balls that most men would be proud of!


Early life

Born Taran Kaur Dhillon in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, where her mother ran a small beauty parlour in the house.When she was young, her father was burnt alive during 1984 Anti-Sikh riots and the beauty parlour of her mother was burnt few days after her father's death. Her paternal grandparents asked her mother to leave their house and wanted to keep only Taran and her brother with them.Subsequently she, her brother and her mother moved to Ludhiana to her maternal grandparents house, where they stayed for the next couple of years.
In 1991 her mother remarried an NRI and her family moved to Birmingham, England, where her mother started working and studying to eventually open a beauty salon, meanwhile she did her schooling.After developing interest in hip-hop she started her musical career as a rapper.



She first shot to fame with the song Ek Glassy, which was a huge hit. She broke to Bollywood fame in 2007, rapping for Sriram Raghavan's movie Johnny Gaddaar,'s song Paisa Phek (Move Your Body). Since then she has sung numerous songs in movies like Ugly Aur Pagli (‘Talli'), Singh Is Kinng, Kismat Konnection, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, and Prince (2010 film). She also performed at Live Earth India, 2008. Her first solo album 'Supawoman' was released in 2007.

In 2008 Hard Kaur was nominated for two awards at the UK Asian Music Awards, "Best Urban Act" and "Best Female Act".She ended up winning "Best Female Act".
She also composed the theme song for Vodafone MTV Splitsvilla Season 1 "This is Splitsvilla".
Hard Kaur recently collaborated with Eminem's group D12 for her next album.
She was a participant in the television dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, Season 3. In the semi-finals she was voted off the show.
Hard Kaur was featured on the Fall 2008 cover of Canada's ANOKHI Magazine, North America's award-winning mainstream South Asian glossy. Her music video "Bombay Deewana" was also screened at Deejay Ra's music video night in Toronto at the FILMI festival, North America's longest running South Asian film festival.
She will be the co-host of 'IPL Rockstar', a music reality show on Colours TV channel.She also appeared in the 2011 film, Patiala House, directed by Nikhil Advani, wherein she plays the role of Akshay Kumar's cousin.



  • Johnny Gaddaar (2007)
  • Haal-e-Dil (2008)
  • Splitzvilla Theme Song Season 1 (2008)
  • Ugly Aur Pagli (2008)
  • Kismat Konnection (2008)
  • Singh Is Kinng (2008)
  • Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008)
  • Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009)
  • Dil Bole Hadippa! (2009)
  • Chance Pe Dance (2010)
  • Prince (2010 film) (2010)
  • Patiala House (2011)
  • F.A.L.T.U. (2011)
  • Hard Kaur Love Asadali
  • Mallu

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Winner of French open 2011 Chinese Tennis Player Li Na

About Li na:
Country : China
Residence : Wuhan, Hubei, China
Date of Birth : February 26, 1982
Place of Birth : Wuhan, Hubei, China
Height : 1.72 m
Weight : 65 kg
Status : Married (Jiang Shan in January 27, 2006)
Coach : Jiang Shan ( Just recently fired her husband as coach )
Hobbies : Enjoys swimming, reading
Language : Chinese, English 


Li  is a Chinese professional tennis player. Li has won 5 WTA and 19 ITF singles titles. She will be ranked World No. 4 by WTA on June 6, 2011.
In January 2011, Li reached the singles final at the Australian Open, where she was defeated by Kim Clijsters in 3 tight sets. In June 2011, Li won the 2011 French Open by defeating the defending champion Francesca Schiavone in the final, and became the first national of an Asian country to win a Grand Slam singles title.


Personal life

When Li was 6 years old, she became a badminton player, but her coach kept noticing that she looked as if she were playing tennis. By the time she was 8, her coach asked her parents if she could switch to tennis, which she did at the age of 9.Li joined China's National Tennis Team in 1997 and turned pro in 1999.
At the end of 2002, Li left the national tennis team to study at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, where she completed her bachelor degree in journalism eventually in 2009.
The Chinese media mostly cited the conflict between her and the national team as the reason she quit. Some reported that the relationship between her and her teammate, future husband Jiang Shan, was opposed by the national team,some reported that her national coach Yu Liqiao was too strict towards her and her teammates, which was claimed by Li afterwards,others reported that she asked for a personal coach rather than a shared coach but was rejected.

However, Li returned to the national team in 2004. Jiang Shan married Li and became her personal coach in 2006. In 2008, Li quit the national team, becoming a free player.As a member of the team, she had to pay 65 percent of her prize money to the government. She now pays 8 to 12 percent.



Between 1999 and 2004, Li won 20 women's singles titles: 19 ITF events and one—the first ever won by a Chinese woman—on the WTA Tour. In January 2008, she won her second WTA Tour title after a drought of over three and a quarter years.
She is noted in her playing style for quick reflexes and athleticism around the court and fast groundstrokes which she scatters unpredictably to all corners of the playing surface.
Li also frequently enters doubles tournaments at events alongside singles, and has won two WTA doubles titles and 16 further ITF doubles events. Her early success in doubles came mostly with Li Ting; but more recently she has made a habit of forming temporary women's doubles partnerships with players with whom she has previously enjoyed a healthy rivalry through repeated head-to-head meetings in singles tournaments, notably Liu Nan-Nan, Nicole Pratt, Yan Zi, Jelena Janković, and Peng Shuai.
Her career has been plagued by injuries and other troubles that have prevented her from playing for lengthy periods. She suffered a two-year hiatus from competition in her early 20s, lost several months at the height of the 2005 season to an ankle injury, and lost the second half of 2007 to a rib injury.


Major Titles

Grand Slam Finals

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in Final Score in Final
Runner-up 2011 Australian Open Hard Belgium Kim Clijsters 6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 2011 French Open Clay Italy Francesca Schiavone 6–4, 7–6(0)

Beautiful Pakistani Actress and Model Noor

About Noor:

Age or birthdate: July 3, 1977
Noor Acting debut: 2000
Height: 5′-8″
Weight: 52-56 Kgs
Bust: 36″
Waist Size: 30″
Hips: 37″
Hair Colour: Dark Black
Eye Color: Brown Black
Birth Place: Lahore Pakistan
Religion: Muslim
Wedding or marriage year: 2004
Husband name: Vikram Bandani (Currently Seperated)
Noor Divorce year: 2010


Early life

Noor was born in Lahore, Pakistan. She is the cousin of actress Sana Nawaz. She has a younger sister, Fahria Bukhari, who is a contestant on the reality dance competition show, Nachley Season 3. Noor judged the first two seasons.



Noor made her acting debut in 2000 and has since appeared in more than a dozen Urdu and Punjabi films. She left the film industry due to family issues, but returned back in 2009 with the film, Zill-e-Shah, alongside Shaan and Saima. She is also set to star in Bhai Log, alongside Nadeem, Shahmoon Abbasi, Moammar Rana, Meera and Saima. Noor signed a deal with Green Chillies Entertainment and SunsTD ld. productions to appear in their film Sasural Genda Phool directed by Mehdi Khanum, an filmmaking student. The film also features Faisal Qureshi in a opposite role.
The film is based on a family and their problems and would be filmed in Scotland, Pakistan and Germany. The music is composed by Shanee and Iman Ali will appear in a "musical number" for the film.



Noor has also appeared in several television dramas and shows. She co-hosted a Pakistani family show on ARY Digital alongside Muzna Ibrahim in 2007. She also acted in the comedy series Colors directed by Fahim Burney.
As of 2010, she is the judge of Pakistan's biggest dance show, Nachley, alongside Humayun Saeed (first season) and Faisal Qureshi (second season).


Personal life

Noor married an Indian Hindu man during her time off her career. He lives in Dubai and owns an event and production company. Noor also lived in Dubai, however as of April 2008, she moved back to Lahore and filed for divorce shortly afterwards.She remarried director/producer Farooq Mengal in June 2010.
The couple separated four months later due to family problems. Her father, Shahid Hussain accused Mengal of causing dire consequences towards his daughter. Noor demanded for a divorce.



  • Mehbooba (2000)
  • Mujhe Chand Chahiye (2000)
  • No Paisa No Problem (2000)
  • Tere Pyar Mein (2000)
  • Waada (2000)
  • Aag Ka Darya (2000)
  • Musa Khan (2001)
  • Nizam Lohar (2001)
  • Badmash (2001)
  • Janwar (2001)
  • Toofan Mail (2001)
  • Ghazi Ilmuddin Shaheed (2002)
  • Daku (2002)
  • Wehshi Jatt (2002)
  • Billi (2002)
  • Dosa (2003)
  • Wehshi Jatt (2003)
  • Darr (2003)
  • Tera Jadoo Chal Gya (2004)
  • Ultimatum (2004)
  • Zill-e-Shah (2009)
  • Bhai Log (2010)
  • Sasural Genda Phool (2011)

Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi Famous Tennis Player


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi (born March 17, 1980, in Lahore) is a professional tennis player from Pakistan. He is the Pakistani Number 1. His highest Singles Race ranking is 103rd and is the former Asian number 3. Aisam had a successful career in Junior tennis, finishing No. 7 in the world in 1998, which made him Pakistan's highest-ranked player ever on the international youth tennis arena and turned pro in 1998.

Early life

Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi grew up in Lahore, Pakistan, swimming and playing cricket and football. He started playing tennis late at age of 14 when his mother and first coach, Nausheen Ihtisham, a former 10-time national champion , took him to a tennis club.

His maternal grandfather, Adil Mansoor Tipu, was the All-India champion before Pakistan split from India in 1947. At age 16, the ITF sponsored him for two years. He won the Pakistan International Junior Championships and went on to win more, such as the Casablanca Cup in Mexico and the LTA International Junior Championships in Roehampton where he beat Olivier Rochus, Andy Ram and Taylor Dent. In the World Super Junior Championships, he beat Andy Roddick.By 18, he wats a Top 20 junior player, and
decided to turn pro. 


As Pakistan number one, he has led Pakistan's Davis Cup campaign. After shocking New Zealand in the Asia/Oceania Zone Group I second round play-off in 2004 to survive relegation, he took them to the World Group Play-Offs for the first time in 2005, before they were beaten by Chile. He has won the most Davis Cup matches for Pakistan, being the most successful singles and doubles player ever. He also has the best doubles pairing for Pakistan with Aqeel Khan.

In 2007 he reached the second round at Wimbledon and later in July at Campbell's Hall of Fame Championships in Newport, USA he reached the quarter-finals. In September 2007, he reached his first ATP doubles final with Indian Rohan Bopanna at the Kingfisher Airlines Tennis Open in Mumbai, India, where they lost to Robert Lindstedt and Jarkko Nieminen. In the 2008 Campbell’s Hall of Fame Championships, in Newport, Rhode Island, United States, he and Bopanna were 4th seeds, and were favourites to win the final but lost out to Mardy Fish and John Isner, 4–6 6–7.


As a junior, he was coached by LTA. Aisam has been coached by American Robert Davis since 1998. Robert Davis has served as national coach for Peru, Panama, Thailand, and Indonesia. As a writer, he contributes to the ATP's DEUCE Magazine, TENNIS MAGAZINE USA, TENNIS.COM, TENNIS MAGAZINE AUSTRALIA, and ITF publications as well as non sporting publications and newspapers.

Awards and Accolades

In November 2010 Aisam was appointed The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) goodwill ambassador.
Aisam was awarded the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year for 2010 along with his doubles tennis partner Rohan Bopanna of India, he had previously won the award in 2002 with Amir Hadad of Israel.

Along with Rohan Bopanna, Aisam received the 2010 "Peace and Sport Image of the Year" award,in recognition of their dedicated efforts to spread the message of peace through sport.


Aisam started 2011 with taking part in India Open in Mens doubles where he reached quarterfinal. Then he went Sydney Open Patnered with Rohan Bopanna Indo-Pak reached semifinal where they beat by initial champions Lukáš Dlouhý and Paul Hanley by 7-5, 4-6, 10-8. Then Qureshi go to the Australian Open where he and Bopanna reached 3rd Round before got beaten by Michaël Llodra and Nenad Zimonjić by 3-6, 7-6, 7-6.

Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi's run at the Monte Carlo Masters ended on Saturday,when they were beaten in the semi-finals. The sixth-seeded duo lost to unseeded South Americans Juan Ignacio Chela and Bruno Soares 6-2, 6-7(4), 10-7 in 95 minutes.