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Unusual Batting Feats

2020.09.15 01:33 MightySilverWolf Unusual Batting Feats


Brian Lara's 400*. Don Bradman averaging 99.94. Sachin Tendulkar scoring 15,921 Test runs. Chris Martin scoring 12*. The batsmen who achieved these Herculean feats have all gone down in cricket history. However, these are not the only batting performances which exist. There are multiple cases in which a batsman has achieved something unusual, or even at times truly unique, yet they do not get recognition. This post is dedicated to all those batsmen who have managed to achieve what few others have achieved, regardless of whether those achievements are good or bad.


There are ten methods of dismissal (formerly eleven) in cricket, but of these, only five can be considered 'normal': Bowled, caught, LBW, stumped and run out. One could also make a case for hit wicket, and it's common enough that I don't think it counts as being truly unusual. What about the other five, then? Has any batsman in international cricket been dismissed through any of those methods? Thankfully, Wikipedia has a list which I highly advise you to check out, so I'll just be summarising in this section.
First, there's obstructing the field. Only one batsman has ever been dismissed obstructing the field in Tests, and that batsman is Len Hutton against South Africa in 1951. After striking the ball, he noticed that it was about to land onto his stumps and thus bowl him, so he used his bat to strike the ball a second time and protect his stumps. This is actually a legal manoeuvre for a batsman provided that it doesn't prevent a fielder from taking a catch; unfortunately for Hutton, there was a fielder nearby who was ready to take a catch, so he became the first (and so far only) batsman in Test history to be dismissed obstructing the field.
Interestingly enough, there have been seven instances in ODIs of batsmen being given out obstructing the field. In all of those cases, the batsman in question obstructed throws from fielders in order to avoid being run out, in contrast to Hutton who obstructed a catch in order to avoid being caught. In three of those cases, the batsman used his bat or his body to deflect the ball away from the stumps while out of his crease, and in three other cases, the batsman changed his direction of movement while running in order to block the ball. Ben Stokes was out obstructing the field in the most unusual way, however, when he pulled a Maradona and used his hand to prevent the ball from hitting the stumps in a 2015 ODI against Australia.
There have been two instances of a batsman being dismissed obstructing the field in T20Is. Jason Roy was given out in a 2017 T20I against South Africa for changing his direction of movement while running, and Maldivian cricketer Hassan Rasheed was given out obstructing the field in 2019 for...I don't know, actually. It's pretty hard to find articles on bilateral T20Is between the Maldives and Qatar. If there's anyone here who is an expert on Maldivian or Qatari cricket then I'd appreciate finding out more about this incident.
As for handling the ball, this has happened ten times in international cricket (seven times in Tests and three times in ODIs). In 2013, the Laws were changed so that only the striker could be given out handling the ball and even then only before he had finished playing his stroke (strikers handling the ball after the completion of his stroke, and non-strikers handling the ball at any time, would be given out obstructing the field). In 2017, this method of dismissal was removed entirely and instead came under obstructing the field.
I won't go through all the players, but I will pick out some particular highlights. South Africa's Russell Endean was the first batsman in international cricket to be dismissed handled the ball in 1957 when he used his free hand to knock the ball away from the stumps, but according to a later interview, he actually wanted to head the ball away at first; I don't know whether that's actually against the Laws, but given that they didn't wear helmets back then, I can't imagine that it would have ended well. Michael Vaughan was the last player to be dismissed in this manner in Tests back in 2001, and Zimbabwe's Chamu Chibhaba holds the distinction of being the last cricketer to be dismissed handled the ball in international cricket after he was given out for handling the ball in an ODI against Afghanistan in 2015.
This post is about unusual feats, however, and when it comes to being given out handled the ball, there is none more unusual than the story of Australia's Andrew Hilditch. In a Test match against Pakistan in 1979, following a wayward throw from a fielder, Hilditch (who was at the non-striker's end) decided to return the ball to the bowler. It's actually against the Laws for a batsman to return the ball to a fielder without that fielder's permission, and controversially, the bowler (Sarfraz Nawaz) decided to appeal, which led to Hilditch's dismissal. This would be the only instance in international cricket of a non-striker being given out handled the ball, so Hilditch takes the biscuit when it comes to this unusual method of dismissal.
Retirement is rather unusual in that depending on the situation, the batsman can be considered out or not out. Generally, retirement occurs due to injury, in which case the batsman is considered 'retired hurt' and is entitled to return to the crease upon the fall of a wicket or upon another batsman's retirement. This situation is not at all unusual. What is unusual, though, is a batsman retiring for reasons other than injury, and unless there is some other acceptable reason for their absence (which I'll talk about shortly), the fielding side has the right to prevent them from returning to the crease, in which case they are retired out.
This has only occurred three times in international cricket. In a Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in 2001, in which Sri Lanka demolished the then-new Test nation of Bangladesh, the Sri Lankan captain (Sanath Jayasuriya) retired Marvan Atapattu after he scored his double-century, and later in the same innings, retired Mahela Jayawardene after he smashed 150(115). Obviously, this move was criticised by some for breaching the spirit of the game, and these are the only two instances of batsmen being retired out in Test cricket. The other such instance in international cricket is when Bhutan's Sonam Tobgay was retired out in a 2019 T20I against the Maldives (something about the Maldives and unusual dismissals for some reason), but I can't find any further details of the incident.
Now, this post is generally meant to be a light-hearted celebration of unusual batting achievements, but this next story is rather more sombre. In a 1983 Test between the West Indies and India, Gordon Greenidge was on 154* in the West Indies' first innings when he received news that his daughter was dying; he retired in order to be able to visit her, and she sadly passed away two days later. Although Greenidge had not been injured, he was given as 'retired not out' due to the tragic circumstances. To this day, this is the only instance in international cricket of a batsman being given retired not out.
Hit the ball twice and timed out are perhaps the most unusual dismissals of all in the sense that no batsman has ever been given out for those reasons in international cricket (not yet, anyway; there's a first time for everything). There was one instance, however, in which a batsman could have been timed out in Test cricket, but ultimately wasn't.
The Law states that a batsman must be at the crease within three minutes, else they can be timed out. In a 2007 Test between India and South Africa, Sachin Tendulkar was due to come in at #4. However, he had temporarily been off the field during South Africa's innings, and he still had unserved penalty time when two Indian wickets quickly fell, meaning that he couldn't bat at #4. As a result, India, who were confused by the whole ordeal, didn't send out a batsman for six minutes until Sourav Ganguly finally arrived at #4. Both the umpires and South Africa's captain, Graeme Smith, agreed that an appeal would be against the spirit of the game, but had Smith appealed, this would have been the only instance in international cricket of a batsman being timed out.

The Best Since Bradman

It's common knowledge among cricket fans that Don Bradman holds the record for the highest Test batting average, at 99.94. However, this isn't strictly speaking true. It is correct to say that Bradman has the highest average among batsmen who have played a minimum of twenty innings, but among all batsmen, Bradman only comes in at a measly third (what a fraud). Who are ahead of him, then?
Firstly, let us dispel with the notion that a batsman who is never dismissed has an infinite average. That is not true. A batsman who is never dismissed has an undefined average, since it is impossible to have a batting average without any dismissals. Pakistani off-spinner Afaq Hussain holds the record for the most Test runs scored without being dismissed, having scored 65 runs in four innings.
Looking at batsmen who have been dismissed, however, we come across West Indian wicketkeeper Andy Ganteaume in second place. The poor lad struggled to get into the Test team because of his slow scoring rate in tour matches, but an injury to Jeff Stollmeyer forced the selectors to play him against England. In his only Test innings in 1948, Ganteaume hit 112 but was criticised (once again) for scoring too slowly and was subsequently dropped; he would never play another Test match. Still, he can lay legitimate claim to having a higher Test batting average than Bradman, which only one other batsman has achieved.
Who's the best since Bradman, then? With a minimum cut-off of twenty innings, we have Adam Voges, Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne, all Australian, two of them still active international cricketers. As is tradition at this point, the batsman with the highest Test batting average of all time is an active Australian cricketer, Kurtis Patterson to be precise. He forced himself into the team after scoring twin centuries in a tour match and although he only scored 30 in his first innings, he scored 114* in his second to end up with an average of 144.
Australian fans go crazy over Smith and Labuschagne, declaring them to be the best since Bradman. Little do they realise that they have in their ranks a batsman who is not only statistically better than Bradman but who is also statistically better than the GOAT Test batsman Andy Ganteaume.
How about ODIs, though? Who has the highest ODI batting average of all time? I'll give you a hint: He's a Dutch player. No, it's not Ryan ten Doeschate; it is, in fact, Max O'Dowd. He scored 86* in his first innings followed by a score of 59 in his second innings to end up with an average of 145. South African Irish cricketer Curtis Campher comes in at second with an average of 127.
Who has scored the most runs in ODIs without being dismissed, though? Well, let me ask you a different question: Who is England's greatest ever ODI player? If you said Jos Buttler then you'd be wrong. By law, anything that Buttler can do, Foakes can do better, and Ben Foakes does in fact hold the record for the most runs in ODIs without being dismissed, having scored 61* in his only ODI innings. Buttler would never.
In T20Is, the greatest ever batsman is someone who you probably haven't even heard of. Chris Gayle calls himself 'Universe Boss', but the true Universe Boss is surely the guy who averages 126 in T20Is. Enter Portugal's Najjam Shahzad, who scored 27* in his first innings, 46 in his second and 53* in his third. Not only does he have the highest T20I average of all time but he's also improving with every innings, so it won't be long until Portugal becomes a powerhouse in T20I cricket thanks to megadaddy hundreds from Universe Boss Najjam Shahzad.
If Shahzad is the Universe Boss, however, then Saudi Arabia's Mohammad Adnan is the Multiverse Boss. He holds the record for the most runs in T20Is without being dismissed, scoring 14*, 38* and 8* in his three innings. Not only that, but he has a career strike rate of 193.54, so he doesn't waste time. Give this man an IPL contract already.

Duck, Duck, Goose

Ducks and golden ducks are not unusual in and of themselves. That doesn't mean that scoring a duck or golden duck can't still be unusual feats, however; it all depends on how those ducks or golden ducks come about.
You might be aware that New Zealand's Geoff Allott holds the record for the most balls faced for a duck in Tests, having faced 77 balls against South Africa in 1999 (he also holds the record for the longest duck, having batted for a whopping 101 minutes). What about the other formats, though? The late West Indian batsman Runako Morton holds the record for most balls faced for a duck in ODIs, having scored 0(31) against Australia in 2006 (unsurprisingly, the West Indies lost that match). Morton took 56 minutes for his duck, which is also an ODI record.
T20Is are where it gets juicy, however. Canada's Sandeep Jyoti holds the record for most balls faced for a duck in T20Is, scoring 0(12) against Zimbabwe in 2008 (it was a close match, though, as Canada only lost by 109 runs). In terms of minutes batted, however, Zimbabwe's Brendan Taylor holds that record, having batted for 19 minutes in a T20I against South Africa in 2010 for a five-ball duck; Jyoti, by comparison, batted for 15 minutes.
The record for most balls faced for a golden duck By definition, golden ducks involve the batsman facing exactly one ball. However, who took the longest time for their golden duck?
In Tests, that accolade belongs to Bangladesh's Nazmul Hossain, who spent 14 minutes at the crease against India in a 2004 match before being run out for a golden duck. England fans were probably waiting in anticipation for a superb knock from the #3 batsman, Martyn Moxon, when they were 47-1 against Australia in a 1985 ODI, but after 19 minutes of tension, Moxon was dismissed LBW off his first ball. In a 2015 T20I between England and Pakistan, Pakistani opener Rafatullah Mohmand somehow conspired to spend 17 minutes at the crease before being dismissed LBW in the third over for a golden duck; amazingly, he was only two minutes away from equalling the record for the longest duck in T20Is!
What if a batsman just doesn't feel like scoring runs, though, and ends on 0*? Obviously, batsmen can end on something like 0*(0) or 0*(1) or 0*(5), and that wouldn't be too unusual. The truly remarkable feats are when a batsman plays a marathon innings and yet still finishes on 0*. Some of these players put Geoffrey Boycott to shame.
Firstly, let's consider Tests. In 1968, England scored 351/7d in the first innings and bowled Australia out for 78, forcing them to follow on. Cricinfo states that Paul Sheahan 'never completely mastered the art of crease occupation', which is a bizarre claim to make about a player who faced 44 balls in Australia's second innings without scoring a run, thus not only securing the draw but also setting a record which remains unbroken to this day. His marathon innings took 52 minutes, which is a joint record along with New Zealand bowler Danny Morrison's 0*(30) against South Africa in 1995.
Fun fact: Had Jack Leach not scored that single at Headingley while still remaining not out, he would have broken this record having batted for 60 minutes, yet assuming that he completed his final over, he would have only faced 20 balls (fewer than half the balls Paul Sheahan faced). I think this demonstrates just how effective Stokes was at farming the strike.
Moving on to ODIs, Zimbabwean #11 batsman Chris Mpofu (who averages 2.85 with the bat) holds the record here, having scored 0*(20) in a tenth-wicket partnership of 12(38) against Bangladesh in 2006. His partner was the #10 batsman (and Zimbabwe's captain) Prosper Utseya, who certainly didn't prosper with his 21(42), thus stranding Mpofu 80 balls short of his dentury. Who holds the record for the longest 0*, though?
Picture the scene. It's March 2019 and Sri Lanka is struggling in an ODI against South Africa. It's the first innings and Lasith Malinga has been run out for a duck, leaving Sri Lanka on 131/9 after just 33.4 overs. Everyone knows about Kusal Perera's incredible 153* earlier that year, but what happened next, while not nearly as impressive, was nonetheless incredible. #9 batsman Isuru Udana and #11 batsman Kasun Rajitha put on a tenth-wicket stand of 58 runs from just 34 balls. Udana ends on 78(57). Rajitha ends on 0*(9), having batted for exactly half an hour. South Africa still won comfortably, but Rajitha's immense innings saw him enter the history books as having scored the longest 0* in ODI history. Udana's innings was alright as well.
Finally, in T20Is, the record for the most balls faced for a 0* is held by Bermuda's Rodney Trott, who scored 0*(7) against the Netherlands in 2019. Cricinfo doesn't know how long it took, however. For that, we have to look towards India's Yuzvendra Chahal, who took 15 minutes for his 0*(4) against Australia in 2019. Solid contribution from him.
All these feats are just in one innings, though. Some batsmen go above and beyond that and spend their entire career not scoring runs (either that or they don't know what a batsman's main job is). Two Sri Lankan players (Ishara Amerasinghe and Dinuka Hettiarachchi) hold the joint record for most balls faced in Tests without scoring a single run, both having faced 25 balls. In fact, the entire top four is made up of Sri Lankans; clearly, a significant proportion of Sri Lankan cricketers view run-scoring as optional. Hettiarachchi (who Cricinfo reckons is an all-rounder despite an FC batting average of 9.55) beats out everyone when it comes to minutes batted, though, having batted for 39 minutes in Tests without scoring a single run.
Bangladesh's Harunur Rashid holds the record for most balls faced in ODIs without scoring a run, having faced 17 in total. However, we have to look to our old friend Rajitha to find the player who's batted the most minutes in ODIs without scoring a run; he has batted at least 32 minutes, almost all of which comes from his partnership with Udana. Portugal's Sukhwinder Singh has faced nine balls in T20Is without scoring a run, which is the record, but Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mathew Sinclair both hold the joint-record for having batted seven minutes in T20Is without scoring a run.

Diamond Ducks Are Forever

Ducks and golden ducks aren't too unusual for the most part, but diamond ducks (in which a batsman is dismissed without facing a single ball) are. Think of what needs to happen for a diamond duck to occur. The player can't be a striker for obvious reasons, so bowled, caught, LBW, stumped, hit wicket and hit the ball twice (all of which can only apply to the striker) are out of play. Timed out is out of play as soon as a batsman enters the crease. This leaves just three possible dismissals for a diamond duck: Run out, obstructing the field and retired out. The latter two almost never happen, so diamond ducks almost always occur due to run-outs.
There have been 153 diamond ducks in ODIs and 53 diamond ducks in T20Is, so in those formats, diamond ducks aren't that unusual. This makes sense, of course, as run-outs are more likely to occur in those formats. Tests are where diamond ducks count as an unusual batting feat, as there have been in the history of Tests only 29 diamond ducks that we know of. Chris Martin holds the unfortunate distinction of being the only cricketer in the history of Tests to be dismissed for a diamond duck twice (one of which came in his final Test innings, which is a perfect summation of his batting career).
Most of these diamond ducks have of course come through run-outs, but there have been seven international diamond ducks (three in ODIs and four in T20Is) which have come through stumpings. On the surface, this shouldn't be possible; how can a batsman be stumped without facing a ball? The answer is simple: Leg-side stumpings. In white-ball cricket, any leg-side delivery tends to be given as a wide, and the odd thing about wides is that they do not count as a ball faced by the striker yet the striker can be dismissed stumped or hit wicket off of them. This would explain why this kind of diamond duck has occurred seven times in LOIs yet has never occurred in the history of Test cricket.
FWIW, there has yet to be an international diamond duck from a method of dismissal other than run out and stumped, but it is theoretically possible for a batsman who is dismissed hit wicket (off a wide), obstructing the field or retired out to achieve a diamond duck. Will any batsman be brave enough to make history and try to achieve what would be a unique feat by being dismissed for a diamond duck through one of these modes of dismissal? We'll have to wait and see.

Specialist Six-Hitters

So far, this post has been focusing largely on defensive stalwarts, but those are boring to watch. Everyone knows that real cricket is about walking up to the crease and hitting sixes from the get-go, so this section will be dedicated to those players who consider a strike rate under 600 to be too defensive. No score illustrates this mentality better than the rare 6*(1), so let's start with that.
In all the Tests throughout history, only once has a batsman finished on a score of 6*(1). The year is 1993 and Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya enters the crease with his team five wickets down but needing just four runs to beat England. Phil Tufnell is the bowler who is trying to take his wicket and help pull off a miracle for England, but Jayasuriya is having none of it and promptly smacks his first delivery for six. As far as Tests go, Jayasuriya's 6*(1) is a true case of batting scorigami (maybe I'll do a cricket scorigami post at some point).
As for ODIs and T20Is, a final score of 6*(1) is more common as you might imagine. In fact, it has occurred nine times in ODIs and thirteen times in T20Is. It appears to be the case that when a batsman is dismissed on the penultimate ball of the first innings, the batting team will send out a specialist six-hitter to get the job done. Credit goes to Afghan wicketkeeper Shafiqullah and England all-rounder Chris Jordan for being the only two players to achieve this unusual feat twice (Shafiqullah has achieved it twice in T20Is whereas Jordan has achieved it once in ODIs and once in T20Is).
A 6*(1) is probably my second-favourite score, but you know what my favourite score is? 6(2). I don't think any score illustrates the dual nature of batting quite like this one does. You can be dominating a bowler and smashing them for six one moment, then the very next moment, you can find yourself dismissed by the same bowler. It's poetic. It represents not only the duality of batsmen but the duality of man himself; you can be breezing through life one second then you could be rock-bottom the next. 6(2) is not just a score; it is a representation of life itself, cricket's ode to the erratic nature of mankind's existence.
Much like 6*(1), 6(2) has only occurred once in Test cricket, in 1958 to be precise. The West Indies were 401 runs behind Australia heading into the third innings and they required a miracle just to stay in the game. A 179-run partnership between Walcott and Sobers gave the West Indies hope, but they then proceeded to collapse from 244/3 to 283/8. In comes Frank King at #10 with his team needing over a hundred runs just to make Australia bat again. Not wanting to go down without a fight, he heaves the bowler for six off his first ball. Alas, his very next ball results in him being caught, but one cannot fault King for his effort in the face of certain defeat (apart from the fact that he had Everton Weekes at the other end, but we'll just ignore that).
This scoreline of 6(2) has occurred ten times in ODIs and eleven times in T20Is. No batsman in international cricket has ever achieved it twice. The first player to achieve it twice will thus have their names etched in the history books for their unique feat.
South Africa's Mangaliso Mosehle deserves special mention, though. He has achieved the ultimate cricket scorigami: His score of 6(1) against Sri Lanka in a 2016 T20I is the only such score in the entire history of international cricket. He came in at #6 at the end of South Africa's ninth over and hit his first international ball for six. He was then run out as the non-striker in the next over, leaving him on a score of 6(1). Not only did his team win the match, but Mosehle achieved what no other batsman has achieved before or since. Truly, his name must be counted among the likes of Lara, Tendulkar and Bradman for this one-of-a-kind feat.
In cases such as 6*(1) and 6(1), the batsman was left with a strike rate of 600. Can it go higher, though? Has any batsman done better than 600? For the first question, the answer is surprisingly yes. It is indeed theoretically possible for a batsman to finish an innings with a strike rate greater than 600. If he hits a ball for three and the fielding side then throws the ball to the boundary, the number of runs scored off of that delivery will be 3 + 4 overthrows = 7. This is how it would theoretically be possible for a batsman to conclude an innings with a strike rate greater than 600.
Does this mean that there is a batsman out there who has struck at a rate greater than 600? Unfortunately, no. Though it is doable, it has never happened in international cricket. The highest SR ever achieved in an international innings is 600; that includes Mosehle, all the players who have scored 6*(1), and Afghanistan's Dawlat Zadran, who against Oman in 2016 scored 12*(2) to win his team the T20I by three wickets with three balls remaining. He clearly did his job as specialist six-hitter very well indeed, for he is the only batsman in international cricket to have finished an innings with a strike rate of 600 having faced more than one ball.
Since no batsman has struck at greater than 600 in an innings, it stands to reason that no batsman has struck at greater than 600 over their career. Has anyone struck at exactly 600, though? Is there a batsman who hit their only ball in international cricket for six?
No-one's done it in Tests, that's for sure. The batsman with the highest confirmed career strike rate in Tests is Australia's Fred Freer, who hit 28*(21) in his only innings for a career SR of 133.33. However, Bill Howell (also Australian) may have had an SR of up to 205.88, though we don't have full ball-by-ball data for his innings.
In ODIs and T20Is, the records are undisputed. South African pace bowler Johann Louw holds the accolade in ODIs, having scored 23(7) in his only innings for a career strike rate of 328.57, and Bahrain's Qasim Zia hit a four off his only international delivery to take the record for the highest career strike rate in T20Is.
As you can see, not only has no batsmen ever finished with a career SR greater than 600, but none have even managed to finish with an SR of exactly 600. To strike at greater than 600 over the course of an innings would be unique in international cricket; to strike at exactly 600 over the course of a career would be truly special; to strike at greater than 600 over the course of a career, however, would be the holy grail of unusual batting feats. The player who manages to achieve that would surely go down in cricketing folklore for all eternity.

To Be Or Not To Be On Strike

All of the aforementioned batting feats require that the batsman has actually faced a ball. What if that's not the case, though? What if a batsman's dedication to weirdness is so great that they do not even bother to get themselves on strike? Or, perhaps more accurately, what if a batsman's dedication to weirdness is so great that they do not allow their partner to take the strike?
That is precisely what happened in 2012 when England faced Pakistan in the first Test of the tour. With Pakistan on 319/9 in their first innings, Adnan Akmal evidently didn't trust his partner Aizaz Cheema to face even one delivery, with the result that the two batsmen put on a 19-run partnership for the tenth wicket despite Cheema not facing a single ball. What makes this notable is that Cheema batted for 20 minutes without facing a delivery, which is a Test match record. Amusingly, Cheema ended his career with five innings batted, five not-outs, a high score of 1*, 23 balls faced and a strike rate of 4.34.
As for T20Is, I must admit that I am rather bemused. Afghanistan's Amir Hamza holds the record for the most minutes batted in a T20I innings without facing a ball, having batted for 10 minutes against the Netherlands in 2013. However, I'm confused as to how he managed to achieve this. Afghanistan's ninth wicket fell on the final ball of the nineteenth over, and so Hamza's partner faced the first ball of the final over. However, Hamza was also run out for a diamond duck on the first ball of the final over. This means that the gap between the end of the nineteenth over and the beginning of the final over was 10 minutes. How is that even possible in a T20I? Cricinfo isn't helping me at all here.
Now for the reason I wanted to make this post in the first place. This particular innings took place in 2017, during an ODI between Australia and New Zealand. New Zealand had set the Aussies a target of 287 and the chasing side found themselves facing certain defeat on 226/9, with only Marcus Stoinis and Josh Hazlewood left at the crease.
What happened next was nothing short of spectacular. Stoinis somehow managed to farm the strike with such effectiveness that immediately prior to the final ball of the 47th over, the two batsmen had put on a tenth-wicket partnership of 54 runs and needed just six more runs to win. The kicker? Hazlewood didn't face a single ball. Stoinis had faced every single delivery in the partnership. Australia's innings finally ended on the final ball of the 47th over when Hazlewood was run out for a diamond duck while attempting to take a single, but if Stoinis had pulled it off, it would surely have been one of the greatest ODI innings of all time.
All in all, Hazlewood batted for 26 minutes, which is by far the longest innings by a batsman without facing a single ball in the history of international cricket. When I first heard about this stat, I couldn't believe it; I found it so unusual and so unique that I decided to look for more weird and wonderful batting feats, and that's how this post came about. Hats off to specialist non-striker Josh Hazlewood, then, for inspiring me to do this.
You might think that any batsman who faces zero balls in an innings can only end up with a score of either 0 or 0*, and if you think that, you'd be right. Nonetheless, while searching through Cricinfo's database to find the weirdest batting feats out there, I came across this scorecard. Apparently, this is due to a scoring error as the scorer incorrectly neglected to count the no-ball as a ball faced. The fact that this is the only such instance of this happening in Cricinfo's database supports this theory.
Hazlewood's achievement was superb, but even he only managed it in one innings. How about over an entire career? Who holds the record for the most minutes batted over a career without facing a ball? Unfortunately, Cricinfo won't let me find that out for Tests, and the ODI and T20I data present nothing at all unusual (the record is 2 minutes for ODIs and 5 minutes for T20Is, in case you're wondering).
Matches played is somewhat more interesting. Once again, Cricinfo won't let me do this for Tests, but India's Jaydev Unadkat holds the record for the most ODIs played without facing a single ball, having played in seven ODIs. However, he's also never had to bat; if we restrict our search only to those who have batted at least one innings, Lance Gibbs and Pakistan's Mohammad Khalil come out on top, both having played three ODIs without facing a ball.
The West Indies' Krishmar Santokie holds the record for the most T20Is played without facing a single ball, having played in twelve of them (talk about specialist bowler!), although India's Mohammed Shami and Scotland's Hamza Tahir are closing in on that record, both having played in eleven T20Is without facing a single ball. Unlike Unadkat (and Shami and Tahir, for that matter), Santokie actually batted in one innings (against Ireland in 2014), though that would be his only international innings with the bat.

Extra, Extra!

I don't think Extras gets enough credit. The dude's been batting for 144 years and yet no-one praises his longevity. This final section will thus be dedicated to the man, the myth, the legend, Mr. Extras himself.
Despite his long and illustrious career, Extras has only top-scored in 19 completed Test innings. The lowest such score came in 1924; England scored 438 in the first innings while South Africa could only manage 30, with Extras scoring a swashbuckling 11 to lessen South Africa's humiliation. The skipper, Herbie Taylor, was the next-highest scorer with 7; a true captain's knock from him. Extras' highest score was a 76 for Pakistan against India in 2007 (he had also scored 38 and 41 in India's two innings, so it was a good match for him), but this was not the highest score in the innings.
In total, Extras has top-scored in 39 completed ODI innings. This includes a 2004 ODI between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka, in which Extras scored 7 of Zimbabwe's 35 runs (tied with Dion Ebrahim for Zimbabwe's top scorer that game). Extras has also scored three half-centuries in ODIs, his highest score of 59 occurring twice in 1989 and 1999, both for Pakistan. For some reason, Extras just really loves scoring for Pakistan.
Extras has top-scored in 10 completed T20I innings, the lowest of which was once again a score of 7, this time coming for Turkey against Luxembourg in 2019 (Turkey scored just 28 runs in that match). Extras has never scored a half-century in T20Is, with his top score being 39 for Czechia against Turkey in 2019.
That's strange. This Extras fellow, despite having a 144-year-long batting career, has never scored a century, or even approached a century. I personally think that he's been given enough chances and should be dropped. I've heard that he can't even field or bowl, so what's the point in having him in the team if he's not scoring?


When discussing impressive batting feats, a lot of people place emphasis on comparisons: Who has the better average? Who has scored more runs? Who has the better strike rate in white-ball cricket? Who has the better beard? Who has the lower dot-ball percentage when batting in the third innings of the second Test in the series on a Tuesday with a lead of 100 runs or more?
However, the most unusual achievements in the art of batting tend not to derive from excellence in the craft but rather from unique circumstances which lead to bizarre stats or scorelines. To achieve what no batsman has achieved before in international cricket, even if it's something terrible such as becoming the first batsman in the history of international cricket to be out hit wicket for a diamond duck, is impressive in its own way. Also, the subsequent memes can be pretty funny.
I hope you enjoyed the read. Next time, I'll be doing the same thing but for bowling. Get ready for first-ball wickets and economy rates of 0.
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2020.08.10 05:44 thinkards Trump on COVID-19

Jan 1, 2020 to Feb 29, 2020. January and February U.S. intelligence reports warned Trump about a likely pandemic
U.S. intelligence agencies were issuing ominous, classified warnings in January and February about the global danger posed by the coronavirus while President Trump and lawmakers played down the threat and failed to take action that might have slowed the spread of the pathogen, according to U.S. officials familiar with spy agency reporting.
The intelligence reports didn’t predict when the virus might land on U.S. shores or recommend particular steps that public health officials should take, issues outside the purview of the intelligence agencies. But they did track the spread of the virus in China, and later in other countries, and warned that Chinese officials appeared to be minimizing the severity of the outbreak.
Taken together, the reports and warnings painted an early picture of a virus that showed the characteristics of a globe-encircling pandemic that could require governments to take swift actions to contain it. But despite that constant flow of reporting, Trump continued publicly and privately to play down the threat the virus posed to Americans. Lawmakers, too, did not grapple with the virus in earnest until this month, as officials scrambled to keep citizens in their homes and hospitals braced for a surge in patients suffering from covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. - Greg Miller, Shane Harris, Ellen Nakashima, Josh Dawsey
Jan 22, 2020 Donald Trump:
It’s one person coming in from China. We have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.
Jan 24, 2020 Donald Trump:
China has been working very hard to contain the virus. The US greatly appreciates their transparency. It will all work out well.
Feb 2, 2020 Donald Trump:
We pretty much shut it down coming in from China.
Feb 24, 2020 Donald Trump:
The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA… Stock Market starting to look very good to me!
Feb 25, 2020 Donald Trump:
Now they have it, they have studied it, they know very much. In fact, we’re very close to a vaccine.
Feb 25, 2020 Donald Trump:
So I think that’s [coronavirus] a problem that’s going to go away.
Feb 25, 2020 Donald Trump:
CDC and my Administration are doing a GREAT job of handling Coronavirus.
Feb 26, 2020 Donald Trump:
I don’t think it’s going to come to that [schools preparing for an outbreak], especially with the fact that we’re going down, not up. We’re going very substantially down [in coronavirus cases], not up.
Feb 26, 2020 Donald Trump:
The 15 [coronavirus cases in the US] within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.
Feb 27, 2020 Donald Trump:
One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.
Mar 2, 2020 Donald Trump:
We had a great meeting today with a lot of the great companies, and they're going to have vaccines I think relatively soon. And they're going to have something that makes you better, and that's going to actually take place we think even sooner.
Mar 2, 2020 Donald Trump:
A lot of things are happening, a lot of very exciting things are happening and they’re happening very rapidly.
Mar 2, 2020 Donald Trump:
You take a solid flu vaccine, you don't think that could have an impact, or much of an impact, on corona?
Mar 4, 2020 Donald Trump:
If we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work — some of them go to work, but they get better.
Mar 6, 2020 Donald Trump:
Anybody that wants a test can get a test. That’s what the bottom line is.
Mar 6, 2020 Donald Trump:
I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it… Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.
Mar 6, 2020 Donald Trump:
I don't need to have the [coronavirus case] numbers double because of one ship that wasn't our fault.
Mar 6, 2020 Donald Trump:
Anybody right now, and yesterday, anybody that needs a test gets a test. They’re there. And the tests are beautiful…. the tests are all perfect like the letter was perfect. The transcription was perfect. Right? This was not as perfect as that but pretty good.
Mar 6, 2020 Donald Trump:
But who would have thought? Look, how long ago is it? Six, seven, eight weeks ago — who would have thought we would even be having the subject? We were going to hit 30,000 on the Dow like it was clockwork. Right? It was all going — it was right up, and then all of a sudden, this came out.
Mar 6, 2020 Donald Trump:
I think we’re doing a really good job in this country at keeping it down… a tremendous job at keeping it down.
Mar 7, 2020 Donald Trump:
People are really surprised I understand this stuff [coronavirus]. Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability.
Mar 7, 2020 Donald Trump:
From my standpoint, I want to rely on people. I have great experts, including our vice president who is working 24 hours a day on this stuff. They would like to have the people come off [the cruise ship]. I’d rather have the people stay, but I’d go with them. I told them to make the final decision. I would rather because I like the numbers being where they are. I don't need to have the numbers double because of one ship that wasn't our fault. And it wasn't the fault of the people on the ship either, okay? It wasn't their fault either and they're mostly Americans. So, I can live either way with it. I'd rather have them stay on, personally.
Mar 8, 2020 Donald Trump:
We have a perfectly coordinated and fine tuned plan at the White House for our attack on coronavirus.
Mar 9, 2020 Donald Trump:
We have a very strong economy but this [coronavirus] came — but this blindsided the world, and I think we've handled it very, very well. I think they've done a great job
Mar 10, 2020 Donald Trump:
It will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away.
Mar 13, 2020 Donald Trump:
I don't take responsibility at all
Mar 13, 2020. Trump declared a national emergency over the coronavirus
Trump declares a national emergency over the coronavirus after weeks of downplaying the threat of the pandemic
The World Health Organization earlier this week officially classified the novel coronavirus as a pandemic. - Sonam Sheth
Mar 15, 2020. Trump leaned on European and Asian allies for help with testing kits and other medical equipment
On Tuesday, Trump spoke by phone with the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, asking if his country could supply medical equipment.
The official White House account made no mention of the request, but according to the South Korean presidency, the Blue House, the call was made at Trump’s “urgent request”.
Foreign Policy reported that the third-ranking diplomat in the state department, David Hale, had asked for a list of countries that might be able to sell “critical medical supplies and equipment” to the US.
“Depending on critical needs, the United States could seek to purchase many of these items in the hundreds of millions with purchases of higher end equipment such as ventilators in the hundreds of thousands,” an email sent to embassies in Europe and Eurasia said.
On March 18, the Defense One military news site reported that the US air force had quietly flown half a million nasal swabs from Italy to Memphis, where they were distributed around the country.
The US is turning its allies at a time when it has strained relations with many of them. Trump has been demanding South Korea pay much more, reportedly up to $5 bn a year, to cover the costs of US troops based on its soil and the US military has threatened to lay off thousands of Korean employees if Seoul does not agree to a deal.
“It’s almost like we shouldn’t have used alliances as protection rackets, shaking down a close and highly-capable partner for $5 billion, imagining there would be no consequences for transactional unilateralism,” Mira Rapp-Hooper, senior fellow for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, commented on Twitter.
The US is by far the largest buyer of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies from China, and is seeking to import Chinese face masks and protective gear, but negotiations have been complicated by growing acrimony between the two countries, over what Trump has insisted until very recently on calling the “China virus”. - Julian Borger
Mar 15, 2020 Donald Trump:
BIGGEST STOCK MARKET RISE IN HISTORY YESTERDAY [after the three largest one-day declines that week]!
Mar 16, 2020 Donald Trump:
I give myself a 10 out of 10
Mar 17, 2020 Donald Trump:
This is a pandemic. I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.
Mar 18, 2020 Donald Trump:
It snuck up on us
Mar 19, 2020. Trump altered prepared remarks by replacing "coronavirus" with "chinese virus"
Photos of Trump’s prepared remarks for Thursday’s White House briefing show he altered ‘Corona Virus’ to ‘Chinese Virus’
Trump and Republican officials frequently call the disease the “Chinese virus” even as public-health officials say the term is racist and xenophobic. - Sonam Sheth
Mar 19, 2020 Donald Trump:
You're [reporters at coronavirus briefing] actually sitting too close. Really, we should probably get rid of about 75, 80 percent of you. I'll have just two or three of you that I like in this room. I think that's a great way of doing it. You're actually much too close. You should move. You should move immediately.
Mar 19, 2020 Donald Trump:
Where you have a problem with ventilators, we’re working very hard trying to find — nobody in their wildest dreams would have ever thought that we’d need tens of thousands of ventilators.
Mar 21, 2020 Dr. Edsel Salvana:
Please don't take hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) plus Azithromycin for #COVID19 UNLESS your doctor prescribes it. Both drugs affect the QT interval of your heart and can lead to arrhythmias and sudden death, especially if you are taking other meds or have a heart condition.
Mar 21, 2020. Trump touted a potentially fatal drug cocktail as a remedy to Americans for the coronavirus
Trump Touts ‘Game-Changing’ Drug Cocktail For Coronavirus Linked To Fatal Arrhythmia
The president, who is not a doctor, recommended a potentially dangerous drug combo to his 74 million Twitter followers. “What do we have to lose?” he asked. - Mary Papenfuss
Mar 21, 2020 Donald Trump:
We’ve also gotten tremendous reviews from a lot of people that can’t believe how fast it's coming [supplies]
Mar 21, 2020 Donald Trump:
I just wish they [China] could’ve told us earlier...All of the people — the talent that we have — would have loved to have had three or four months of additional time, They didn’t have that time. They read about it in the newspapers like everybody else.
Mar 21, 2020 Donald Trump:
I don't know [if I would accept government assistance for my hotels]. I just don't know what the government assistance would be for what I have. I have hotels.
Mar 22, 2020 Dr. Megan Ranney:
It's really impossible to sterilize the n95s or the procedural masks at this point. There's no liquids that could do this without destroying the fabric... We're reusing them [masks], we're putting ourselves at risk as health care workers on the direction of the CDC. I really hope that we can soon see a federal system for distributing these masks and supplies where they are most needed.
Mar 22, 2020 Donald Trump:
Why aren't we sanitizing the masks? We have very good liquids to do this.
Mar 22, 2020 Larry Hogan:
We are getting some progress [on COVID-19 help and supplies]. Now, it’s not nearly enough. It’s not fast enough. We’re way behind the curve.
Mar 22, 2020 Donald Trump:
Ford, General Motors and Tesla are being given the go ahead to make ventilators and other metal products, FAST! @fema Go for it auto execs, lets see how good you are?
Mar 22, 2020. Trump misled public that production of ventilators by Ford, GM, and Tesla would be fast
Trump’s claims that GM, Ford making ventilators ‘right now’ not true
No automaker is anywhere close to making medical gear such as ventilators and remain months away. - Bob Johnson
Mar 22, 2020. The Trump administration gave Gilead Sciences exclusive rights to a potential treatment for coronavirus
ON MONDAY AFTERNOON, the Food and Drug Administration granted Gilead Sciences “orphan” drug status for its antiviral drug, remdesivir. The designation allows the pharmaceutical company to profit exclusively for seven years from the product, which is one of dozens being tested as a possible treatment for Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
Experts warn that the designation, reserved for treating “rare diseases,” could block supplies of the antiviral medication from generic drug manufacturers and provide a lucrative windfall for Gilead Sciences, which maintains close ties with President Donald Trump’s task force for controlling the coronavirus crisis. Joe Grogan, who serves on the White House coronavirus task force, lobbied for Gilead from 2011 to 2017 on issues including the pricing of pharmaceuticals.
“The Orphan Drug Act is for a rare disease, and this is about as an extreme opposite of a rare disease you can possibly dream up,” said James Love, director of Knowledge Ecology International, a watchdog on pharmaceutical patent abuse.
The law is reserved for drugs that treat illnesses that affect fewer than 200,000 people in the U.S. But a loophole allows drugs that treat more common illnesses to be classified as orphans if the designation is given before the disease reaches that threshold. As of press time, there were more than 40,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the U.S, and some 366,000 worldwide.
Gilead Sciences’ remdesivir was developed with at least $79 million in U.S. government funding, according to a paper published last week by KEI. - Lee Fang, Sharon Lerner
Mar 22, 2020 Donald Trump:
Mar 23, 2020. Arizona man died after trying COVID-19 remedy touted by Trump
Arizona Man Dies After Trying Substance Touted by Trump to Treat COVID-19
Chloroquine phosphate is commonly used to clean fish tanks. - Steven Hsieh
Mar 24, 2020 Donald Trump:
I'm not blaming him [Gov. Cuomo for not having ventilators] or anything else, but he shouldn't be talking about us. He's supposed to be buying his own ventilators.
Mar 24, 2020 Donald Trump:
We have to open this country up. We can socially distance ourselves and go to work, and you'll have to work a little bit harder and you can clean your hands five times more than you're used to. You don't have to shake hands anymore with people.
Mar 24, 2020 Donald Trump:
We had the best economy in the history of our country, and then all of a sudden we're supposed to shut it down. It's been very painful for our country and very destabilizing for our country and we have to go back to work.
Mar 24, 2020 Donald Trump:
It’s a two-way street. They [states] have to treat us well, also. They can’t say, ‘Oh, gee, we should get this, we should get that’ [referring to ventilators for NY during the coronavirus crisis]
Mar 25, 2020 Donald Trump:
I would love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter
Mar 25, 2020. The Trump campaign issued a cease and desist letter to TV stations from airing an ad where he refers to the coronavirus as a hoax
President Donald Trump's reelection campaign has issued a cease-and-desist letter to television stations that aired what the campaign calls a "patently false, misleading, and deceptive" advertisement by a political action committee.
A video created by Priorities USA Action, a PAC that has supported Democratic presidential candidates, showed a chart of coronavirus cases that rose as Trump's past comments downplaying the virus played in the background.
The letter took issue in particular with the opening of the video, which stitched together Trump saying the phrases "the coronavirus" and "this is their new hoax." - David Choi
Mar 26, 2020 Donald Trump:
We’ve done one hell of a job; nobody’s done the job that we’ve done
Mar 26, 2020 Donald Trump:
A lot of equipment is being asked for that I don’t think they will need
Mar 26, 2020 Dr. Min Pok-kee:
The United States is very late to this. And the president and the officials working on it seem to think they aren’t late. This has both national and global repercussions. It isn’t enough for Korea alone to survive. In the US, Trump is talking about taking care of his own, but the entire world has to respond in sync.
Mar 26, 2020 Donald Trump:
I don’t believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators. You go into major hospitals sometimes, and they’ll have two ventilators. And now all of a sudden they’re saying, ‘Can we order 30,000 ventilators?’
Mar 27, 2020. Over 800,000 physicians urged Trump to let the experts determine when public gatherings are safe again
Don’t count your Easter eggs before they hatched.
That’s the advice more than 800,000 of the nation’s physicians have for President Trump, who has repeated that he would like to see the locked-down nation back to mingling by Easter.
“Significant COVID-19 transmission continues across the United States, and we need your leadership in supporting science-based recommendations on social distancing that can slow the virus,” reads an open letter from the Council of Medical Specialty Societies.
That missive was sent on behalf of a consortium of more than 40 national medical organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Geriatrics Society, the American Psychiatric Association and the Infectious Diseases Society of America - Brian Niemietz
Mar 27, 2020 Adam Schiff:
Whether it’s military aid or ventilators, a foreign ally or an American governor, I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: You cannot count on Donald Trump to do what’s right for this country. You can count on him to do what’s right for Donald Trump.
Mar 27, 2020. Trump authorized the secretaries of homeland security to call up military and Coast Guard reservists
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed an executive order authorizing the secretaries of homeland security and defense to call up military and Coast Guard reservists to active duty, the White House said.
Under the order, the two secretaries are authorized to order reservists from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard to active duty for up to two years “not to exceed 1,000,000 members on active duty at any one time.” - Idrees Ali, Sandra Maler, Mohammad Zargham
Mar 27, 2020. Trump overrode a provision requiring congressional oversight into spending of coronavirus stimulus bill
President Donald Trump signed the largest stimulus package in U.S.–or human, for that matter–history into law late Friday after the House of Representatives quickly passed the Senate’s $2.2 trillion omnibus rescue package in response to the economic shock that’s unfolded as a result of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and panic.
But with the president’s signature came a quick evisceration of congressional oversight authority demanded by members of Congress concerned with hundreds of billions of dollars in bailout funds for corporations, inlcuding scandal-ridden ones like Boeing and the nation’s nearly-bankrupt commercial airlines.
Trump, by way of a signing statement, noted that his administration would quite simply override a provision in the nearly 900-page stimulus bill that would require the country’s newest inspector general–just created and tasked with overseeing the disbursement of the stimulus funds–to report to Congress any time the administration stonewalled about where or how those funds were being spent.
Trump then stakes out his claim for reduced oversight:
"I do not understand, and my Administration will not treat, this provision as permitting the SIGPR to issue reports to the Congress without the presidential supervision required by the Take Care Clause, Article II, section 3." - Colin Kalmbacher
Mar 27, 2020. Trump directed Pence not to work with Governors who aren't grateful to the Trump Administration for federal aid
By: Alex Hider items.[0].image.alt Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved Photo by: Evan Vucci/AP President Donald Trump bashed governors he claims weren't "grateful" enough for federal assistance, and said he's directed Vice President Mike Pence not to call such governors unless they "treat him right."
In particular, Trump called out Washington Gov. Jay Inslee — calling him "a failed presidential candidate" — and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who he said, "has no idea what's going on."
"I say Mike (Pence), don't call the governor of Washington; you're wasting your time with him. Don't call the woman in Michigan," Trump said. "It doesn't make any difference. You know what I say? If they don't treat you right, don't call." - Alex Hider
Mar 28, 2020 Dr. William Haseltine:
And his reaction was — if not the worst in the world — among the worst in the world. It was dangerous. It was spineless. It was heedless. It was self-serving.
Aug 4, 2020 Donald Trump:
It is what it is [1,000 Americans a day dying from COVID-19]
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2020.07.16 11:36 FoundationSensitive Top Celebrity Weddings- Behind the scene planning and ideation

Celebrity Weddings! Don’t you just love them? No matter how big or small they are, no matter how secretive or grand they are, when a celebrity gets married, the excitement levels are so high it often feels that we too are invited to the celebrations. The stunning wedding dresses, the destinations, the star-studded guest list, media-madness are a huge inspiration.
When Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Bollywood diva Anushka tied a knot last year, it seemed more of a family affair that everyone was talking about. The wedding was most of a hush-hush affair, but when the couple announced the news on social media, the fans went into the complete frenzy. The beautiful Destination Wedding that took place in Tuscany, Italy will remain one of the best and memorable events. Then came the biggest celebrity wedding in 2018! Fashionista Sonam Kapoor tied a knot with Fashion entrepreneur Anand Ahuja on May 8, in Mumbai. The Kapoor household were all geared up for the huge-fat-Punjabi wedding that went on for days together.
What is so special about these weddings that makes them so spectacular?
The most important aspect is to do things, right from sending invites to the plush affairs of the event, everything needs to be near perfect to make sure that the things are fresh and creative. Yes, with changing times, the way things were done has undergone a drastic change. For instance, you might find an e-invites replacing traditional wedding cards as a new approach where it saves time and money. After all, you don’t get married every day, so the couples are gearing hard to make sure that the day becomes one of the memorable events for life. You may not get this opportunity again, so let’s start the celebrations with a classical display! The recent trend to make sure that the invitation is accompanied by the plush gift reflects your concern for your guests. Hand embroidered covers, sweet boxes made of silk, sparkling feathers etc. has become the important element which is nothing less than the masterpiece of art.
A Destination Wedding holds the power to make the dreams come true! Many people are opting for destinations like Goa, Jaipur, and Kerala as their marriage spots. An exotic location is key to an amazing wedding! Most wedding planners are proficient in planning a big fat Indian wedding but combine that with a high-end destination wedding and you require little more experience and finesse. Now you either get this through on the job learning or you may choose to go for a wedding planning course and learn the tricks at much faster pace without committing to the several mistakes or at least minimizing them!
Coming back to destination weddings, the importunacy of a dramatic decor never goes out of trend! Which has become the key highlight of all the wedding ceremonies? The setting needs to be proper right from staging, lighting, flowers, chairs, and tables, to the centrepieces and curtains. The details can get intricate, but the outcome is worth it. Many Bollywood celebrities hire wedding designers to give their venue a complete makeover that suits the swaggy weddings.
Weddings are not only about the perfect locations. For the bride to be, there’s nothing more important than the wedding trousseau, which also includes the wedding dress. Picking one or at times more than one trousseau designer can make all the difference. For example, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja wore outfits from three designers in her wedding ceremonies – Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla, Anuradha Vakil, and Anamika Khanna.
Your jewellery should be unique and one of its kind. When it comes to jewellery what you wear is as important as how you wear it. Its the job of the jewellery designer to guide you to pick the best piece of jewellery that goes perfectly with an outfit. Depending on your style, your comfort level and of course your outfits, the designer can create heavy, light, indo-western, ethnic, contemporary jewellery items whatever suits your body type.
Finding the right wedding planner is as important as finding the right partner as weddings are getting way more creative and demanding. Food, as they say, is the way to the happy stomach is undoubted can never be avoided. There is no such thing as ‘ordinary’ at a Celebrity wedding. Even the most traditional food is supposed to make a style statement. The presentation of the food that is to be laid out is at times more important than the ingredients. The ‘menu’ is one of the most time and effort consuming aspect of a wedding. Though traditional dishes are a part of the cuisine, many couples believe in going ‘international’.
Giving the “royal-touch” at a wedding is one of the most important aspects of a celebrity wedding. This is probably the most important way to make your wedding a memorable one, not just for yourself but for everyone who attends it. You need to keep it personal. From your guest list to the decor, from the menu to the venue, it should reflect your taste and style. There isn’t anything wrong if you are taking some ideas or in other words ‘inspiration’ from a celebrity wedding, but remember it is after all “Your Wedding”!
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2020.07.05 03:37 LooneyLoser86 Was Kareena ever the number 1 actress?

Geet from Jab We Met became an iconic character and got her alot of acclaim but was that enough to make her the number 1 actress? Jab We Met wasn't a big Hit to begin with, and before that she had total three Hits which were Mujhe Kuchh Kehna Hai, K3G and Hulchul out of 24 movies. Out of those 24 movies, she only had 3 Hits. I wonder if we can even call K3G her movie. But point is, Kareena's track record at box office in 2000s was real bad. She was only in news because of her gossiping, tantrums and off screen drama.
She was no less than Sonam Kapoor who got chances again and again a whole decade. She became a little more consistent in 2010s when she started working with Khans and other Superstars, doing flower pot roles in their movies and also improving her acting skills.
Coming back to the original topic, Kareena was never ever the no 1 actress. I don't know who was the top actress in 2007, but that wasn't Kareena for sure. Katrina was slowly making her way to the top with Partner, which was first clean Hit in her career, and then Welcome was also a big Hit. But it was Race and Singh Is Kinng which cemented her position as the no 1 actress. You can see that in Race, even Bipasha Basu gets credited before Katrina but after watching the film, people only remembered Kat's Touch Me Touch Me.
Katrina became the top actress in 2008, then Deepika took over from 2013, and then Alia took over from 2018. I have no clear idea about who was the top actress before Katrina, but that wasn't Kareena for sure. It's a myth sold by media and PR about Kareena's so called stardom. Kareena might be one of the popular actresses in previous decade. She definitely is one at the present. But she was never THE NO 1.
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2020.04.23 18:01 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: BollyBlindsNGossip top posts from 2019-01-27 to 2020-04-23 11:41 PDT

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  1. 4564 points, 28 submissions: batpool0430
    1. Can't agree more (503 points, 24 comments)
    2. Versatality of SRK (370 points, 91 comments)
    3. Salman and Bigg Boss (347 points, 42 comments)
    4. Yeh Toh Hona Hi Tha! (306 points, 17 comments)
    5. Please Forgive Me (284 points, 32 comments)
    6. Aamir Khan: Destroying Hollywood Classics since 1995 (257 points, 101 comments)
    7. Zor Zor se Bolke Sabko Scheme Bata de (243 points, 5 comments)
    8. Don't Wait, Keep Trying (231 points, 58 comments)
    9. Is Akshay Kumar the most "memeable" Actor in Bollywood? (208 points, 57 comments)
    10. This is taking CREEPY to another level! (196 points, 100 comments)
  2. 4520 points, 46 submissions: CopyPastePoster
    1. Rangoli’s account is finally suspended by Twitter (326 points, 40 comments)
    2. SRK’s reply about his declining career (242 points, 120 comments)
    3. Ananya Pandey in catfight with girl who exposed her fake USC admission (197 points, 196 comments)
    4. “Taimur is on the potty.” Times Now doing the good work the country needs in this moment of crisis... as usual. (187 points, 49 comments)
    5. Kartik Aryan is Jethalal of big screen (174 points, 21 comments)
    6. Tharki Babuji - Best Edit of Genda phool (148 points, 18 comments)
    7. Funny take on How Producers treat stars (147 points, 8 comments)
    8. Star kids life cycle (134 points, 27 comments)
    9. Akshay Kumar's tweet against Rape gets slapped by a reply about dialogues in HF4 (126 points, 61 comments)
    10. Old video of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan from an unreleased 1997 film Radheshyam Sitaram which never saw a theatrical release. It also starred Suniel Shetty and Farida Jalal in pivotal roles. (117 points, 46 comments)
  3. 4509 points, 45 submissions: devpatel2
    1. Amazon is the sponsor of the Filmfare awards this year where Gully Boy has won 13-awards. Amazon also has a nice deal with Excel Ent. for Amazon Prime. Excel Ent. produced Gully Boy. Also, GB’s digital partner is...Amazon Prime. Yeah, these awards are fair (298 points, 51 comments)
    2. Katrina with her former friend aka po*n movie producer Terry Stephens. Her sister was a part of Terry Stephens' website and the movie "Backdoor Raiders (212 points, 159 comments)
    3. It’s more important to take Jennifer and the children for a movie and coffee than hobnob at the same old dreary party, with the same old dreary people, doing the same dreary things.” ~ Shashi Kapoor (186 points, 32 comments)
    4. In the 1960s, Sharmila Tagore's bikini shoot for filmfare created quite a stir. "There was huge criticism and times were very different. Tiger was away and I told him all this is happening and he told me 'I am sure you look very nice'. That was enough support and I wasn't unsettled then." (175 points, 33 comments)
    5. Some people, when their film becomes a hit, they become too arrogant to speak and when their film flops, they're full of love. Aishwarya Rai hasn't changed from the day I met her: Priety takes a dig at rani & kareena(2003) (159 points, 55 comments)
    6. When 12 yr old Sridevi starred opposite 50 yr old Malayalam Icon Prem Nazir! (146 points, 94 comments)
    7. How come KJo and his clan din't get invited ?? (144 points, 40 comments)
    8. 30s female superstar Devika Rani and legendary painter Svetoslav Roerich were married for almost 50 years (141 points, 27 comments)
    9. Kangana Ranaut on senior lawyer Indira Jaising's statement,'Nirbhaya's mother should forgive the convicts': That lady (Jaising) should be kept in jail with those convicts for four days...Women like them give birth to these kind of monsters and murderers (132 points, 133 comments)
    10. Hrithik thought ash was just a pretty face with no talent..‘I judged Aishwarya wrong," adding, "I felt really foolish for that...Sometimes beauty takes over so of the other talents. Aishwarya is someone with a lot more mettle than just what shows on her face." (127 points, 41 comments)
  4. 3744 points, 22 submissions: Chutki30
    1. Ananya Pandey complaining about nepotism and Sidhant Chaturvedi ending her existence with one line 😭 (667 points, 243 comments)
    2. Mimicry artist talks about mimicking Sonam Kapoor (456 points, 54 comments)
    3. Nick Jonas in Priyanka Chopras's bday party pics looks like a middle aged father at his 16year old daughter's birthday. Tired of the screaming girls & wondering if all the money spent was worth it (245 points, 74 comments)
    4. Salman really did drop the best message on Corona out of all the celebs. Pretty clear through the way he's talking in personal sense that he realises that his fans ardently listen to him (243 points, 64 comments)
    5. This diagram explains the sex lives of Bollywood Industry. (198 points, 44 comments)
    6. Who remembers watching this children's horror-comedy film 'Makdee' (2002)? Shabana Azmi playing the witch really creeped me out as a kid while Chunni, played by Shweta Basu Prasad was too cute. This was also Vishal Bhardwaj's directorial debut. (197 points, 51 comments)
    7. Can we peasants ever match up to these royals? (194 points, 22 comments)
    8. Can we really blame Ishaan? Who wouldn't fall for those eyes? (176 points, 61 comments)
    9. Manoj Muntashir, lyricist, annouces quitting award shows after the Filmfare 'Best Lyrics' category was awarded to 'Apna Time Aayega' against his 'Teri Mitti' from Kesari. (172 points, 52 comments)
    10. " I did tacky films, took on roles I did not deserve, accepted guest appearances, so my sister could be treated by the best surgeon in India." - Kangana Ranaut on the acid attack that happened on her sister Rangoli (160 points, 43 comments)
  5. 3499 points, 32 submissions: chafferhuman
    1. Could live with more of this positivity. (233 points, 33 comments)
    2. Prasoon Joshi being classy AF as he drags T-Series and shares the story behind Masakali (173 points, 29 comments)
    3. When 3 critically acclaimed artists diss you in one tweet (165 points, 35 comments)
    4. Can we please have an Indian Ricky Gervais & a version of this during Filmfare Awards for all our filmy uncles & SJWs? Pretty please? (164 points, 67 comments)
    5. Ananya Pandey is the Youth Influencer Of The Year at Vogue's Women of the Year Awards. In the year when we have teenagers winning sports medals & moving mountains to tackle climate change. (158 points, 48 comments)
    6. You raised young Dilip Kumar, I raise you young Vinod Khanna (156 points, 38 comments)
    7. What's your favourite KWK truth bomb? KARAN : "Who's the most bankable star - Alia, Deepika, Priyanka?" RHEA : "Depends on the script, dude." KARAN : "Well, Raazi could have been done by any of these." RHEA : "Ya. But it was made by Dharma, na." KARAN : ... (139 points, 47 comments)
    8. Happy 54th to the poster boy of Indian male modelling! (135 points, 35 comments)
    9. Rakulpreet's film shoot was cancelled. So she and her team went for an advertisement shoot that they "couldn't cancel" and "took precautions" by wearing N95 masks & sticking to each other like velcro (134 points, 27 comments)
    10. Rhea Kapoor concurs (134 points, 22 comments)
  6. 3145 points, 31 submissions: bollybuff
    1. Picked up the step within seconds and did it better than the original. Just Hrithik things (347 points, 40 comments)
    2. Life Pro Tips: Celebrity Version 😂 (307 points, 62 comments)
    3. The Love Aaj Kal 2 trailer was so bad, even Saif couldn't lie! (231 points, 51 comments)
    4. Literally me at every family gathering (158 points, 25 comments)
    5. Wishing a (belated) Happy Birthday to Bebo: the only one in Bollywood who has the guts to make such biggish statements (126 points, 27 comments)
    6. Gully Boy makers should take up on that offer (103 points, 30 comments)
    7. This sub on most days 🤣 (103 points, 44 comments)
    8. Look who celebrated New Year's together in Switzerland (98 points, 29 comments)
    9. Oh I thought Bhai was finally going to lose his virginity (93 points, 24 comments)
    10. 🧿Tired of constant trolling and bullying, rising Bollywood star Ananya Panday spotted wearing the biggest evil eye charm🧿 (92 points, 36 comments)
  7. 2737 points, 25 submissions: thestarsarewithyou
    1. I actually would. (327 points, 38 comments)
    2. Okay Wow (241 points, 38 comments)
    3. I swear- (226 points, 43 comments)
    4. Ajay’s paired opposite Kajol who’s actually an age appropriate choice for him, that too in a big budget film. Progress? (174 points, 65 comments)
    5. Lookin’ at you, Anniepeee (174 points, 13 comments)
    6. And the caption 😂 (164 points, 40 comments)
    7. We need more Rahul Khanna content, everyone. (160 points, 24 comments)
    8. This picture looks so charming?? Like in a 2020s Gatsby way?? (123 points, 45 comments)
    9. What’s a weekend without an Anniepee roast post? (96 points, 29 comments)
    10. Can’t tell if I really love this or just deprived of Anushka Red Carpet Content but GODDESS (Ps- Guys, there seem to be a lot of award shows and I cant help but want to discuss fashion here so if you’re not into it, please skip my posts. No hate comments please.) (94 points, 75 comments)
  8. 2517 points, 14 submissions: PunjabDa
    1. I love faking news 😂😂😂😂 (449 points, 30 comments)
    2. Ayushmann Khur-ran-a-way (406 points, 22 comments)
    3. Dead. (374 points, 10 comments)
    4. Lmao dead (227 points, 4 comments)
    5. Is there any photo of them where he doesn't look like he's been held at gunpoint? (224 points, 66 comments)
    6. Crossovers crossovers honge (177 points, 26 comments)
    7. Bhai koi Ananya ko ye dikhao. Really seems like he’s talking directly to her. (114 points, 35 comments)
    8. Ab ayega maza (110 points, 37 comments)
    9. Such lo ek baar (82 points, 32 comments)
    10. Bhaag bhaag bhaag aya sher aya sher (78 points, 6 comments)
  9. 2200 points, 20 submissions: pinkSkies7
    1. Same goes with Alia Bhatt too! (350 points, 77 comments)
    2. Kartik Aryan contributed Rs 1 crore to the PM Cares Fund. (175 points, 58 comments)
    3. And Salman bhai is doing Dabanng 15 (167 points, 24 comments)
    4. Athiya Shetty and KL Rahul (154 points, 72 comments)
    5. Love Guru Katrina Kaif (131 points, 54 comments)
    6. CringePika.. (114 points, 75 comments)
    7. Emmy Nominee RADHIKA APTE!! (114 points, 21 comments)
    8. Sad truth! (114 points, 27 comments)
    9. Siddhant Chaturvedi's old Facebook post about Nepotism. (111 points, 35 comments)
    10. I-Kaun SoDumb Kapoor 😍 (102 points, 44 comments)
  10. 2066 points, 30 submissions: EccentricBai
    1. AMA coming soon on Bollywood (128 points, 0 comments)
    2. Miss Congeniality Vidya Balan - A rare appreciation article on this Sub !! (101 points, 19 comments)
    3. Note from Moderator - Please take time to read this, even if you are a silent member !! (95 points, 37 comments)
    4. Repost - Story of Bodyguard who died alone, saying Salman was behind the wheels. (84 points, 18 comments)
    5. Neha Bhasin exposes Filmfare awards (82 points, 26 comments)
    6. This Rs. 25 crore charity has turned showbiz into show-off biz", says Shatrughan Sinha firing all guns (81 points, 69 comments)
    7. Identity Fraud is not a Joke. We will send the case to Authorities (78 points, 104 comments)
    8. A note about maintaining your anonymity on this Sub and Reddit - All active members please read (73 points, 7 comments)
    9. A polite note to members who discourage others to post topics (70 points, 75 comments)
    10. Announcement - This Sub is now RESTRICTED (70 points, 40 comments)

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2020.02.29 04:54 SweatyMine Mr India: Javed Akhtar slams Shekhar Kapur; Says 'how can your claim on the film be more than mine'

Mr. India starring Sridevi and Anil Kapoor was directed by Shekhar Kapur and was written by Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar.
Sridevi and Anil Kapoor starrer Mr. India has been creating abuzz since filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar announced about an 'epic trilogy' of the film. The Tiger Zinda Hai director tweeted, "Excited to partner with @ZeeStudios_ for an epic trilogy #MrIndia! It is a huge responsibility to carry forward an iconic character loved by everyone. Currently, working on the script, no actor has been locked till now. Once we lock the first draft of the script, casting begins!" While everyone got excited about hearing this news, director Shekhar Kapur who had directed Mr. India, was not happy with the announcement.
He lashed out Ali Abbas for not taking permission from him. On Thursday, he tweeted, "The argument on a remake of #MrIndia is not that no one took permission from me or even bothered to tell me. The question is. If you are remaking a feature film, based on a director’s very successful work, does the Director have no creative rights over what he/she created?" Shekhar Kapur's tweet did not go down well with Javed Akhtar. The lyricist slammed the director and wrote, "Shekhar saheb the story the situations the scenes the characters the dialogue the lyrics even the title none of these were yours .I gave it all to you . Yes you execute it very well but how can your claim on the film be more than mine. It wasn't your idea . It wasn't your dream."
For the uninitiated, Mr. India was written by Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar. Earlier even Anil Kapoor's daughter and actress Sonam Kapoor had lashed out that no one asked her father about this. But later when netizens asked her if she had spoken to Boney Kapoor who is the producer of the movie, the actress clarified saying, "My father did have a word with him actually. Smiling face with open mouth and smiling eyes we are all still very confused about how it was announced."

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2020.02.29 04:52 SweatyMine Mr India: Javed Akhtar slams Shekhar Kapur; Says 'how can your claim on the film be more than mine'

Mr. India starring Sridevi and Anil Kapoor was directed by Shekhar Kapur and was written by Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar.
Sridevi and Anil Kapoor starrer Mr. India has been creating abuzz since filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar announced about an 'epic trilogy' of the film. The Tiger Zinda Hai director tweeted, "Excited to partner with @ZeeStudios_ for an epic trilogy #MrIndia! It is a huge responsibility to carry forward an iconic character loved by everyone. Currently, working on the script, no actor has been locked till now. Once we lock the first draft of the script, casting begins!" While everyone got excited about hearing this news, director Shekhar Kapur who had directed Mr. India, was not happy with the announcement.
He lashed out Ali Abbas for not taking permission from him. On Thursday, he tweeted, "The argument on a remake of #MrIndia is not that no one took permission from me or even bothered to tell me. The question is. If you are remaking a feature film, based on a director’s very successful work, does the Director have no creative rights over what he/she created?" Shekhar Kapur's tweet did not go down well with Javed Akhtar. The lyricist slammed the director and wrote, "Shekhar saheb the story the situations the scenes the characters the dialogue the lyrics even the title none of these were yours .I gave it all to you . Yes you execute it very well but how can your claim on the film be more than mine. It wasn't your idea . It wasn't your dream."
For the uninitiated, Mr. India was written by Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar. Earlier even Anil Kapoor's daughter and actress Sonam Kapoor had lashed out that no one asked her father about this. But later when netizens asked her if she had spoken to Boney Kapoor who is the producer of the movie, the actress clarified saying, "My father did have a word with him actually. Smiling face with open mouth and smiling eyes we are all still very confused about how it was announced."

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2020.02.28 23:37 EccentricBai Original Sin - Masand on Mr India remake

The suspense around the future of the Mr India franchise is baffling. Last week Sultan and Bharat director Ali Abbas Zafar tweeted he was partnering with Zee Studios for an epic trilogy based on Mr India. He hinted that his trilogy will be a series of sequels to the 1987 film starring Anil Kapoor.
The announcement didn’t go down well with the original film’s director Shekhar Kapur who was surprised he wasn’t so much as consulted, while suggesting he might consider legal action given he wasn’t convinced the intellectual rights to the character had been acquired by Zee or Ali. Most vocal in protest, however, was Sonam Kapoor who made it clear that her father or Shekhar had not been consulted.
Social media users pointed out the producer of the original film was, in fact, her uncle Boney Kapoor and they asked if Sonam had asked him for a clarification. The actress said her father had spoken to his brother but also added, “We are all still very confused about how it happened.”
Meanwhile, reports have emerged that Boney himself may have sold the sequel rights to Zee. There is talk that he will also stay on as a co-producer on the project.
Although Ali has said casting will happen only after the script has been finalised, Bollywood insiders say Gunday star Ranveer Singh has been roped in to star as the modern-day do-gooder superhero who becomes invisible by turning on a switch on a special bracelet. This information makes sense, given that Ranveer has been in search for a tentpole franchise and that Ranbir has his own: Brahmastra.
An equally important question worrying fans of the original is, who will be bad guy? Who will step into the shoes of Amrish Puri to play Mogambo? Or will Ali introduce a new villain, since it’s hard to imagine anyone replicating Puri’s memorable portrayal?
PS -
given that Ranveer has been in search for a tentpole franchise and that Ranbir has his own: Brahmastra.
What does this even mean?
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2019.11.12 08:34 pathakmediagroup Salman Khan Movies 2019 Salman Khan Upcoming Movies -

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अरे दोस्तों, आप सलमान खान मूवीज सर्च कर रहे हैं। इसका मतलब है कि आप बॉलीवुड के मिस्टर सलमान खान से प्यार करते हैं, जो पूरी दुनिया में लाखों लोगों का दिल चुरा रहे हैं। भले ही सलमान खान बॉलीवुड के एक फिल्म स्टार हैं, सलमान खान मूवी को संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका, कनाडा, सऊदी अरब, ऑस्ट्रेलिया और कई अन्य देशों सहित दुनिया भर में खोजा जाता है। तो, वेबसाइट आप जैसे सलमान खान और सलमान खान फिल्मों के बारे में जानकारी प्राप्त करने के लिए सलमान खान प्रेमियों के लिए एक पूर्ण समाधान है।

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo – Salman Khan Movie

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is a movie directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya starring Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor under Rajshri Productions. The movie was released on 12th November 2015 all over the world and collected about 432 crores INR in the box office. The movie was 164 minutes long and had a budget of 180 Crores INR.
प्रेम रतन धन पायो राजश्री प्रोडक्शन के तहत सलमान खान और सोनम कपूर द्वारा अभिनीत सोराज आर बड़जात्या द्वारा निर्देशित एक फिल्म है। यह फिल्म 12 नवंबर 2015 को दुनिया भर में रिलीज़ हुई और बॉक्स ऑफिस पर लगभग 432 करोड़ रुपये का कलेक्शन किया। फिल्म 164 मिनट लंबी थी और इसका बजट 180 करोड़ रुपए था।

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Bharat Movie – Salman Khan Movie

Bharat Movie is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar Starring Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Sunil Grover and Jackie Shroff. Salman Khan is also the producer of the movie Bharat which was released on 5th June 2019. The length of the movie Bharat is 155 minutes and it has collected about 325 Crores INR all over the world which had the movie budget of 100 Crores INR.
भारत मूवी का निर्देशन अली अब्बास जफर अभिनीत सलमान खान, कैटरीना कैफ, दिशा पटानी, सुनील ग्रोवर और जैकी श्रॉफ कर रहे हैं। सलमान खान फिल्म भारत के निर्माता भी हैं, जो 5 जून 2019 को रिलीज़ हुई थी। फिल्म भारत की लंबाई 155 मिनट है और इसने पूरी दुनिया में लगभग 325 करोड़ रुपए का कलेक्शन किया है, जिसकी फिल्म का बजट 100 करोड़ रुपए था।

Dabangg 3 – Salman Khan Movie

The Salman Khan Movie Dabangg 3 is directed by Prabhu Deva under Salman Khan Films and Arbaaz Khan Productions. Dabangg 3 has star cast of Salman Khan, Sudeep and Sonakshi Sinha. Dabangg 3 will be released on 20th December 2019 all over the world.
सलमान खान मूवी दबंग 3 सलमान खान फिल्म्स और अरबाज खान प्रोडक्शंस के तहत प्रभु देवा द्वारा निर्देशित है। दबंग 3 में सलमान खान, सुदीप और सोनाक्षी सिन्हा की स्टार कास्ट है। दबंग 3 पूरी दुनिया में 20 दिसंबर 2019 को रिलीज होगी।

Karan Arjun Film – Salman Khan Movie

Karan Arjun is a Hindi movie directed by Rakesh Roshan starring Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Rakhee, Kajol, Mamta Kulkarni, Amrish Puri, Aashif Sheikh, Arjun, Ranjeet, and Rajesh Roshan. The movie was produced under Film Kraft with a budget of 6 Crores INR. The 169 minutes long Karan Arjun was released on 13 January 1995 all over the world and got 79 Crores INR Box office.
करण अर्जुन राकेश रोशन द्वारा निर्देशित एक हिंदी फिल्म है जिसमें शाहरुख खान, सलमान खान, राखी, काजोल, ममता कुलकर्णी, अमरीश पुरी, आशिफ शेख, अर्जुन, रणजीत, और राजेश रोशन ने अभिनय किया है। फिल्म को 6 करोड़ रुपए के बजट के साथ फिल्म क्राफ्ट के तहत निर्मित किया गया था। 169 मिनट लंबे करण अर्जुन को 13 जनवरी 1995 को पूरी दुनिया में रिलीज़ किया गया और 79 करोड़ रुपए बॉक्स ऑफिस पर मिले।

Tiger Zinda Hai Full Movie – Salman Khan Movie

Tiger Zinda Hai is an Indian Movie which is an Action thriller movie in the Hindi Language. Ali Abbas Zafar has directed the movie Tiger Zinda Hai. This movie is produced by Aditya Chopra Starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif which is produced under the Yash Raj Films Productions. Tiger Zinda Hai was released on the 22nd of December 2017. 161 Minutes long movie collected about 565 Crores INR which had a budget of 210 Crores INR. This movie is one of the most expensive movies in the Indian Movie Industry.

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टाइगर ज़िंदा है एक भारतीय फिल्म है जो हिंदी भाषा में एक एक्शन थ्रिलर फिल्म है। अली अब्बास ज़फर ने फिल्म टाइगर ज़िंदा है का निर्देशन किया है। यह फिल्म आदित्य चोपड़ा अभिनीत सलमान खान और कैटरीना कैफ द्वारा निर्मित है, जो यश राज फिल्म्स प्रोडक्शंस के तहत निर्मित है। टाइगर ज़िंदा है को 22 दिसंबर 2017 को रिलीज़ किया गया था। 161 मिनट लंबी फिल्म ने लगभग 565 करोड़ रुपये का कलेक्शन किया, जिसका बजट 210 करोड़ रुपये था। यह फिल्म भारतीय फिल्म उद्योग की सबसे महंगी फिल्मों में से एक है।

Race 3 Movie – Salman Khan Movie

Salman Khan and Ramesh S. Taurani produced the movie Race 3 Starring Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez, Ram Katara, Daisy Shah, Saqib Saleem, and Freedy Daruwala. Remo D'Souza has directed this movie under Salman Khan Films and Tips Films Production. Race 3 was released on 15 June 2018. 159 minutes long movie Race 3 was made on the budget of about 185 Crores INR which collected 303 Crores INR in the box office.
सलमान खान और रमेश एस तौरानी ने सलमान खान, अनिल कपूर, बॉबी देओल, जैकलीन फर्नांडीज, राम कटारा, डेज़ी शाह, साकिब सलीम और फ्रीडी दारूवाला की फिल्म रेस 3 का निर्माण किया। रेमो डिसूजा ने सलमान खान फिल्म्स और टिप्स फिल्म्स प्रोडक्शन के तहत इस फिल्म का निर्देशन किया है। रेस 3 15 जून 2018 को रिलीज़ हुई थी। 159 मिनट लंबी फिल्म रेस 3 लगभग 185 करोड़ रुपये के बजट पर बनी थी जिसने बॉक्स ऑफिस पर 303 करोड़ रुपये का कलेक्शन किया था।

Tere Naam Movie – Salman Khan Movie

Tere Naam is a 10 Crores Indian Movie in the Hindi Language in a romantic drama genre which is directed by Satish Kaushik. The producers of the movie Tere Naam are Sunil Manchanda and Mukesh Talreja Starring Salman Khan, Bhumika Chawla, and Sachin Khedekar.130 Minutes long movie Tere Naam was released on 15th of August 2003 in the Hindi Language Tere Naam collected about 25 Crores INR in the box office.
तेरे नाम एक रोमांटिक ड्रामा जॉनर में हिंदी भाषा में 10 करोड़ की भारतीय मूवी है जो सतीश कौशिक द्वारा निर्देशित है। फिल्म तेरे नाम के निर्माता सुनील मनचंदा और मुकेश तलरेजा अभिनीत सलमान खान, भूमिका चावला, और सचिन खेडेकर हैं। 15 मिनट की लंबी फिल्म तेरे नाम को हिंदी भाषा में पेश किया गया था, जिसका नाम तेरे नाम रखा गया था। बॉक्स ऑफिस।

Who is Salman Khan?

Salman Khan is a brilliant actor who has also given voice to the beautiful blockbuster movie songs as well and has acted in more than 110 movies and about 20 Television Series. He entered into the Bollywood in 1988 in a drama as a supporting role.
In 1989 he got a role in a blockbuster movie Maine Pyar Kiya for which he was also nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. And now, Salman Khan is a huge brand itself. Salman Khan's family is also involved in Bollywood Industry.

Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Sai Manjrekar, Sudeep - Dabangg 3 -
सलमान खानएक शानदार अभिनेता हैं जिन्होंने खूबसूरत ब्लॉकबस्टर फिल्म के गीतों को भी अपनी आवाज दी है और 110 से अधिक फिल्मों और लगभग 20 टेलीविजन श्रृंखलाओं में अभिनय किया है। उन्होंने एक सहायक भूमिका के रूप में एक नाटक में 1988 में बॉलीवुड में प्रवेश किया।
1989 में उन्हें एक ब्लॉकबस्टर फिल्म मैने प्यार किया में एक भूमिका मिली जिसके लिए उन्हें सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता के लिए फिल्मफेयर पुरस्कार के लिए भी नामांकित किया गया था। और अब, सलमान खान खुद एक बहुत बड़ा ब्रांड है। सलमान खान का परिवार भी बॉलीवुड इंडस्ट्री में शामिल है।

Blockbuster Movie of Salman Khan

Salman Khan has so many blockbuster movies but some of the expected movies also has not been able to do good in the box office. Some of the blockbuster movies of Salman Khan can be easily remembered as I have watched these movies. Hum Apke Hain Kaun os the first blockbuster movie of Salman Khan which uplifted the Bollywood career of Bhaijaan. Similarly, Karan Arjun of Salman Khan with Shah Rukh Khan also has made an impeccable presence in Bollywood by its blockbuster success. Salman Khan has been giving regular blockbuster through Dabangg, Ready, Bodyguard, Ek Tha Tiger, Dabangg 2, Jai Ho, Kick, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Sultan, Tiger Zinda Hai Bharat and many more. These movies are very popular among people all over the world and have appreciated the work of Salman Khan.
सलमान खान के पास कई ब्लॉकबस्टर फिल्में हैं लेकिन कुछ अपेक्षित फिल्में भी बॉक्स ऑफिस पर अच्छा प्रदर्शन नहीं कर पाई हैं। सलमान खान की कुछ ब्लॉकबस्टर फिल्में आसानी से याद की जा सकती हैं क्योंकि मैंने इन फिल्मों को देखा है। हम आपके हैं कौन ने सलमान खान की पहली ब्लॉकबस्टर फिल्म थी जिसने भाईजान के बॉलीवुड करियर को आगे बढ़ाया। इसी तरह, शाहरुख खान के साथ सलमान खान के करण अर्जुन ने भी अपनी ब्लॉकबस्टर सफलता से बॉलीवुड में एक शानदार उपस्थिति दर्ज की है। सलमान खान दबंग, रेडी, बॉडीगार्ड, एक था टाइगर, दबंग 2, जय हो, किक, बजरंगी भाईजान, सुल्तान, टाइगर ज़िंदा है भारत और कई और के माध्यम से नियमित रूप से ब्लॉकबस्टर दे रहे हैं। ये फिल्में पूरी दुनिया में लोगों के बीच बहुत लोकप्रिय हैं और सलमान खान के काम की सराहना की है।
Salman Khan Movies
  1. Hum Aapke Hain Kaun – 1994
  2. Karan Arjun – 1995
  3. Jeet – 1996
  4. Judwaa – 1997
  5. Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya – 1998
  6. Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai – 1998
  7. Bandhan – 1998
  8. Biwi No.: 1 – 1999
  9. Hum DIl De Chuke Sanam – 1999
  10. Hum Sath Sath Hain – 1999
  11. Dulhan Hum Le Jayange – 2000
  12. Chori Chori Chupke Chupke – 2001
  13. Tere Nam – 2003
  14. Baghban – 2003
  15. Mujhse Shaadi Karoge – 2004
  16. Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya – 2005
  17. No Entry – 2005
  18. Wanted – 2009
  19. Dabangg – 2010
  20. Ready – 2011
  21. Bodyguard – 2011
  22. Ek Tha Tiger – 2012
  23. Dabangg 2 – 2012
  24. Jai Ho – 2014
  25. Kick – 2014
  26. Bajrangi Bhaijaan – 2015
  27. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo – 2015
  28. Sultan – 2016
  29. Bharat - 2019

Salman Khan Movies Box Office Collection -

Salman Khan 100 Crores Box Office Movies

Salman Khan has become the box office king which has been giving box office huge collection from his movies all over the world. Here, you can find out the name list of the movies of Salman Khan which has crossed 100 Crores INR Box Office.
  • Kick
  • Jai Ho
  • Ek Tha Tiger
  • Dabangg 2
  • Bodyguard
  • Ready
  • Dabangg
  • Wanted
Source: Times Of India
Salman Khan Facts
  • Salman suffers from trigeminal neuralgia, a facial nerve disorder, also known as the ”suicide disease” Source:

Salman Khan Movies Lists

Salman Khan has already worked on more than 100 movies. He has been working in the Indian movie industry since 1988. Here is the movie's name list of Salman Khan Movies.
  • Biwi Ho To Aisi
  • Maine Pyar Kiya
  • Baaghi : A Rebel for Love
  • Sanam Bewafa
  • Patthar Ke Phool
  • Kurbaan
  • Love
  • Saajan
  • Suryavanshi
  • Ek Ladka Ek Ladki
  • Jaagruti
  • Nishchaiy
  • Chandra Mukhi
  • Dil Tera Aashiq
  • Andaz Apna Apna
  • Hum Aapke Hain Koun
  • Chaand Kaa Tukdaa
  • Sangdil Sanam
  • Karan Arjun
  • Veergati
  • Maajhdhaar
  • Khamoshi: The Musical
  • Jeet
  • Dushman Duniya Ka
  • Judwaa
  • Auzaar
  • Dus
  • Deewana Mastana
  • Pyaar Kia To Darna Kya
  • Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai
  • Bandhan
  • Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
  • Sar Utha Ke Jiyo
  • Janam Samjha Karo
  • Biwi No. 1
  • Sirf Tum
  • Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
  • Hellp Brother
  • Hum Saath-Saath Hain
  • Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge
  • Chal Mere Bhai
  • Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega
  • Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke
  • Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye
  • Chori Chori Chupke Chupke
  • Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge
  • Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam
  • Yeh Hai Jalwa
  • Love at Times Square
  • Stumped
  • Tere Naam
  • Baaghban
  • Garv
  • Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
  • Phir Milenge
  • Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa
  • Lucky: No Time for Love
  • Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?
  • No Entry
  • Kyon Ki
  • Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar
  • Saawan .. The Love Season
  • Baabul
  • Jaan-E_Mann
  • Salam-e-Ishq: A tribute To Love
  • Partner
  • Marigold: An Adventure in India
  • Om Shanti Om
  • Saawariya
  • God Tussi Great Ho
  • Hello
  • Heroes
  • Yuvraaj
  • Wanted
  • Main Aurr Mrs Khanna
  • London Dreams
  • Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
  • Veer Prem Kaa
  • Game
  • Dabangg
  • Tees Maar Khan
  • Isi Life Mein
  • Ready
  • Chillar Party
  • Bodyguard
  • Tell Me O Kkhuda
  • Ek Tha Tiger
  • Son Of Sardaar
  • OMG – Oh My God!
  • Dabangg 2
  • Ishkq in Paris
  • Phata Poster Nikhla Hero
  • Jai Ho

Salman Khan has painted the ”Jai Ho” posters. It is said that Aamir Khan’s home has several paintings by Salman

  • Main Tera Hero
  • Lai Bhaari
  • Fugly
  • Kick
  • Being Bhaijaan
  • Dr. Cabbie
  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan
  • Hero
  • Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
  • Sultan
  • Freaky Ali
  • Hanuman Da' Damdaar
  • Tubelight
  • Judwaa 2
  • Tiger Zinda Hai
  • Welcome To New York
  • Race 3
  • Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se
  • Loveyatri
  • Zero
  • Notebook
  • Bharat
  • Dabangg 3

Salman Khan Movies Dialogues

Log kehte hai khoobsurat ladkiyan jab jhoot bolti hai ... toh aur bhi khoobsurat lagti hai
Ek hota hai police wala, ek hota hai gunda, hum kehlate hey police wala gunda. Chul bul panday (Salman Khan).
Narajgi isbatki nahi hai hame ki tum hamare ghar me ghuse....Narajgi toh iss batik hai ki tum hamare ghar me ghuse jab hum nahin they.
Agar mujhe malum hota ki mujhe dekhkar tumhare chehre pe hazaar watt ki muskaan phail jati ... toh main kab ka aa chuka hota

Marenge bhi hum aur bachayenge bhi hum, yeh tumhari aatma dekhegi aur ghanta kuch nahi kar paaegi - Salman Khan Movie Dabangg 3 Dialogues -
Mere bare mein itna mat sochna ... dil mein aata hoon ... samajh mein nahi
Agar tum mujhe yun hi dekhti rahi ... toh tumhe mujhse pyar ho jayega
Tu ladki ke peeche bhagega, ladki paise ke peeche bhagegi ... tu paise ke peeche bhagega, ladki tere peeche bhagegi
Main sirf money bhai ke liye kaam karta hoon
Swagat nahi karoge aap hamara?
Hum tum mein itne ched karenge ... ki confuse ho jaoge ki saans kahan se le ... aur paadein kahan se
Bahut goor raha hai ... kya behen ki shaadi karayega muhjse?
Sari duniya pyar mein padi hui hai ... sirf ek mujhe hi haq nahi hai? ... ki main kisi se pyar kar sakun, koi mujhse pyar kar sake ... kyun?
Ek bar joh maine commitment kar di ... uske baad toh main khud ki bhi nahi sunta
Main request nahi karta ... ek hi baar bolta hoon ... aur full and final ho jaata hai

Salman Khan Television Series

Salman Khan is doing great in hosting so many reality shows and people are loving it. So, he has been regular in hosting reality shows like 10 Ka Dum, Bigg Boss, Award Shows, etc. every season. Here are the different television series where Salman Khan is involved in hosting, producing or any means.
  • 10 Ka Dum Season 1 2008
  • 10 Ka Dum Season 2 2009
  • Bigg Boss Season 4 2010
  • Bigg Boss Season 5 2011
  • Bigg Boss Season 6 2012
  • Bigg Boss Season 7 2013
  • 8th Star Guild Awards 2013
  • 9th Star Guild Awards 2014
  • Bigg Boss Season 8 2014
  • Bigg Boss Season 9 2015
  • Bigg Boss Season 10 2016
  • Super Night With Tubelight 2017
  • Bigg Boss Season 11 2017
  • 10 Ka Dum Season 3 2013
  • Bigg Boss Season 12 2018
  • The Kapil Sharma Show Producer 2019
  • Nach Baliye Producer 2019
  • Bigg Boss Season 13 2019

Salman Khan Biss Boss Season 13 2019 -

Salman Khan Award-Winning Movie

Salman Khan has not only hosted so many award shows but also has won various prominent movie awards in his career. So, you can get the full list of Salman Khan award-winning movie here.

National Film Awards

National Film Awards was established in 1954 in India. The National Awards for films was started as an annual incentive by the Indian Government for making artistic and meaningful movies. National Awards aim at encouraging the production of movies and contributing to the cultures of different regions of the country and promoting the integrity and unity of the country India.
1. Salman Khan National Film Awards
Two Movies of Salman Khan has already won the National Film Awards. Chillar Party movie produced by Salman Khan Films has won the National Film Awards as a title of best Children's film in 2012. Similarly, in 2016, the blockbuster movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan produced by Salman Khan Films and Starring Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor won National Film Awards in the title best popular film providing wholesome entertainment.
Best Children's Film – Chillar Party
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment – Bajrangi Bhaijan

Most recent National Film Award Winners 2018

Recently, Ayushman Khurrana has won the Best Actor in the National Film Awards from the Movie Aandhadhun. Similarly, Vicky Kaushal also won the title Best Actor in the National Film Awards from the movie URI: The Surgical Strike. Here are some more people who won the National Film Awards in 2018.
Best Actor – Ayushman Khurrana - Aandhadhun
and Vicky Kaushal – Uri: The Surgical Strike
Best Actress – Keerthy Suresh – Mahanati
Best Supporting Actor – Awanand Kirkire – Chumbak
Best Supporting Actress – Surekha Sikri – Badhaai Ho
Best Male Playback Singer – Arijit Singh – Binte Dil
Best Female Playback Singer – Bindhu Malini – Mayaavi Manave
Best Director – Aditya Dhar – Uri: The Surgical Strike
Best Cinematographer – M. J. Radhakrishnan
Dadasaheb Phalke – Amitabh Bachchan

Filmfare Awards

Filmfare awards were established in 1954 to awards and motivate the movie makers. Filmfare awards provide awards in different categories as merit awards, Critic's Awards, Technical Awards, Special Awards, Short Film Awards, etc.
2. Salman Khan Filmfare awards
More than 15 movies of Salman Khan have been nominated on the Filmfare awards already. Here are the movies of Salman khan that have won the Filmfare awards.
Maine Pyar Kiya in 1990 was nominated on the category Best Male Debut and Best Actor but it won the Filmfare award as Best Male Debut at Maine Pyar Kiya. Similarly, in 1999, Salman Khan got Best Supporting Actor award in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.
The Filmfare nominated movies of Salman Khan are as follows:
  1. Maine Pyar Kiya
  2. Karan Arjun
  3. Jeet
  4. Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya
  5. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
  6. Biwi No.: 1
  7. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
  8. Tere Naam
  9. Baghban
  10. No Entry
  11. Dabangg
  12. Bodyguard
  13. Dabangg 2
  14. Bajrangi Bhaijaan
  15. Sultan

Salman Khan Wiki Facts

Full Name - Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan
Nickname - Sallu, Bhaijan
Profession - Actor, Producer, Entrepreneur
Physical Stats & More
Height - 174 cm, 1.74 m, 5’ 8”
Weight - 75 kg, 165 lbs
Body - Chest: 45 Inches; Waist: 35 Inches; Biceps: 17 Inches
Eye Colour - Brown
Hair Colour - Black
In the 1988 film, Biwi Ho To Aisi, Salman’s voice was dubbed by a dubbing artist
Movie - Biwi Ho To Aisi (supporting role) (1988)
TV - 10 Ka Dum (2008)
In August 2011, he disclosed that he had trigeminal neuralgia, a chronic pain condition affecting the trigeminal nerve in the face, also commonly known as “suicide disease.” During an interview, he told that he had been suffering from it for the past seven years and it had made his voice much harsher.
Filmfare Awards
1990: Best Male Debut for Maine Pyaar Kiya
1999: Best Supporting Actor for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
National Film Awards
2016: Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for Bajrangi Bhaijaan
2012: Best Children's Film for Chillar Party
Other Awards
2016: Times Of India Film Award For Best Actor for Bajrangi Bhaijaan
2014: Times Celebex Awards - Star of the Year
2013: Lions Favorite Philanthropic NGO in India for Being Human
2008: Rajiv Gandhi Award for Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment
Note: Along with these, he has many other awards, honors, and achievements to his name. We will soon update on it and you can also recommend us through a comment below.
During the shoot of London Dreams, he flew his own cook to London from Mumbai to cook up biryani for the entire cast and crew who were tired of eating continental food.
Personal Life
Date of Birth - 27 December 1965
Age (as in 2019) - 54 Years
Birthplace - Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign - Capricorn
Nationality - Indian
Hometown - Mumbai (he spent his childhood at 21, Palasia in Indore & Gwalior)
School - Scindia School, Gwalior; St. Stanislaus High School, Bandra, Mumbai; College: St. Xavier's College, Mumbai
Educational Qualification - College Drop-Out
Religion - He identifies himself as both Hindu and Muslim; he says “I’m Hindu and Muslim both. I’m Bharatiya (an Indian). My father is Muslim and my mother is Hindu.”
Caste - Sunni
Ethnicity - Mixed (mainly Pathan)
Blood Group - B+ [12]
Food Habit - Non-Vegetarian
Address - Galaxy Apartments, Bandstand, Bandra, Mumbai
Hobbies - Swimming, Cycling, Painting, Writing
Marital Status - Unmarried
Affairs - Sangeeta Bijlani, Somy Ali, Aishwarya Rai, Katrina Kaif, Faria Alam, Iulia Vantur
Wife/Spouse - Unmarried
Father - Salim Khan (Screenwriter)
Mother - Sushila Charak, Helen (Stepmother)
Brothers - Sohail Khan, Arbaaz Khan (both younger)
Sisters - Alvira, Arpita (both younger)
He is obsessed with soaps and his bathroom is heaped up with a variety of soaps, but he especially likes natural fruit and vegetable extracts cleansers.
Salman Khan's Favourite
Food - Chinese food, Spicy Italian food, Pav Bhaji, Chicken Biryani, Mutton Kebab
Actor Hollywood - Sylvester Stallone
Bollywood - Dilip Kumar, Govinda
Actress - Hema Malini
Film - Casablanca
Singer - Sunidhi Chauhan and Sonu Nigam
Restaurant - China Garden, Mumbai
Colour - Black, White, Grey
Beverage - Ice-Tea
Dessert - Sitaphal ice cream
Perfume - Obsession
Sport - Swimming
Cricketer - Sachin Tendulkar, Imran Khan, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra
Song - Jab Hum Jawan by Shabbir Kumar
Car - BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota Land Cruiser
Outfit - Tight jeans & T-Shirts
Brand - Giorgio Armani and Gianni Versace
Film Director - Sooraj Barjatya
Money Factor
Salary (approx.) - INR 60 crore per movie
Income – INR 253.25 crore per annum
Net Worth (approx.) - $300 Million (INR 1950 Crore)
Salman believes in lucky gemstones and wears his turquoise stone bracelet on and off the screen. Moreover, his father also believes the same.

FAQs about Salman Khan and Salman Khan Movie

1. Who is Salman khan?
Producer, Actor, Host, Singer
2. What are the movies of Salman Khan?
You can find all the movies of Salman Khan in this article of Salman Khan Movies.
3. Does Salman Khan have a child?
No. Salman Khan is not married.
4. How many movie Salman Khan?
More than 110.
5. What is the first film of Salman Khan?
Biwi Ho To Aisi
6. Which is the first film of Salman Khan?
Biwi Ho To Aisi
7. What makes Salman Khan Special?
Charit, Genial Nature, Humourous Approach
8. How old was Salman Khan in his first movie?
23 years old
9. Is Arbaaz Khan real brother of Salman Khan?
10. Is Salman Khan Pathan?
11. Which is the best film of Salman Khan?
Bajrangi Bhaijan
12. Who is the mother of Salman Khan?
Salma Khan ( Sushila Charak)
13. Who is Salman Khan married to?
Not married.
14. Who is Salman Khan's father?
Salim Khan
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2019.06.18 11:19 alisha40s II No Pyaar for PR: Deepika Padukone

Part One here.
Part Three here.
Part Two: Own Brand
Disclaimer: As with Part One, everything mentioned here is from information available online already! This is not a hate post. This is just an informative series on a topic that is referenced many times on here just so the uninitiated or new members can know what the drama was all about. Since this is a post about Deepika alone, it will not include criticism towards other specific actors.

In Part One, I spoke about how a group of actresses called out and moved DP’s PR into the limelight. It was from then on that every move made by DP or her team was scrutinized in more detail than any other current actoactress at the top of their game. In Part Two, I’ll be talking about how these actions have harmed her own brand. This is an even longer post so grab some lunch & buckle in!

Fan Clubs
All the drama with the actresses etc. led to the emergence of various fan clubs that started harassing anybody who spoke out against DP. Not that I’m implying DP created these fan clubs – of course not, and other actors such as Salman Khan also have an extremely loyal fan base that attacks anybody who criticizes any move made by the star.
A few days ago, some users on Twitter noticed that DP follows a fan club (@DP1stday1stshow) known to promote negativity and harass other users, and the users commented that she follows it because allegedly her social media team runs it. Key word: allegedly. This is the same account that had posted about how Alia is copying/inspired by ‘Queen’ Deepika that I mentioned in Part One.
Let’s call it straight away – DP does not really seem to care what her PSocial Media (SM)/Stylists/Anybody that represents her is up to. Even if she does, I don’t think she’s evaluated the full impact it has on her own brand. Every actor is now using media (social or otherwise) to bring themselves up by dragging someone else down. I don’t believe that DP is unaware of what’s going on since she is extremely career savvy & knows how to play the game.
Her stylist, Shaleena Nathani, liked a negative comment saying “trying very hard” made by DP’s fan page on an Instagram picture uploaded by Priyanka Chopra with her husband. It was immediately noticed by other users and even picked up by Pinkvilla. It escalated and turned out to be a PR disaster. (1)
Earlier this year in May, DP commented on an Instagram fan page’s post (deepika.padukone.fanpage) which clearly displayed anger and negativity towards Alia winning the Filmfare instead of Deepika by putting down Alia, criticizing the awards themselves. She commented, “To all my Fans, I am sorry I let you all down and promise to work harder than ever before…#upwards&onwards”. Really, DP? Should you have encouraged and validated the negativity in the post by first of all commenting, and secondly not calling them out for bringing down somebody else’s performance? Needless to say, I doubt she didn’t know what she was really doing. It was picked up by the media and backfired against her own brand. (2)
Unlike Priyanka, DP went with the movie route which meant she had visibility only until the film did. When the film is over, she has to find another project before she loses momentum which is why the promotions of XxX were full of her being eager to please and make a mark. That is not a bad attitude to have. However, the film was eventually met with a lukewarm response and went relatively unnoticed.
What did not go unnoticed though was the subtle mud-slinging at Priyanka Chopra, who is faring much better, and the sudden articles about a Vin Diesel romance. DP’s quotes about “not understanding why she’s being compared to Priyanka as she does not want the same thing as her in Hollywood” did not go down well. It felt like a backhanded insult to a lot of people as she also said it would be understandable being compared to Sonam or Anushka. Priyanka’s team also released articles about DP but that belongs in a separate post. This one is only about Deepika.
Some bloggers also revealed that DP’s PR directly sends out those ‘better than or beat Priyanka at so and so’ articles with the headlines included. Ever notice how all the news sites print the same articles with just a bit of paraphrasing? Everyone does this – including B & C list celebrities. This is not something unique just to Deepika but a reminder for all of us to be vary of articles that seem too obviously well timed.
In 2017, it was reported that Deepika gave a screen test for Majid Majidi’s film (which went on to become Beyond the Clouds starring Ishan Khatter) but lost out on the role because of her PR. Her team went around circulating pictures from the audition and implying that she has been signed on as the lead in the Iranian filmmaker’s movie. This did not go down well with the film team and ultimately cost her the role. The audition pictures are still online. (3) Although the filmmaker later claimed he decided to go with a fresh face instead of a superstar for the role. (4)
Deepika is certainly not known for her interviews because she rarely ever displays spontaneity. Every question, answer, smile, laugh, even hair flick seems rehearsed. This is not the case with some of her contemporaries who tend to allow room for some sort of originality to shine through. This was highlighted more obviously when DP was outside her comfort zone i.e. during her interview with Ellen in the USA. At one point, DP just stopped talking mid-way and it seemed like she forgot what her script was and couldn’t make up something on the spot. This reflected badly especially considering the show is filmed in front of a live audience.
She seemed nervous, and also added fire to the Vin Diesel romance rumours which were obviously fed to Ellen in advance by her team. It was not a random question. However, this backfired as both parties involved are committed to other people and it felt almost disrespectful to their respective partners to be parading around a possible romance just for the sake of a movie. “There’s no smoke without fire”, “You’ll have to ask Vin about it” – some of the things she said.
For someone with all the PR training in the world, this seemed to have been a misstep. Now, keep in mind that a lot of actors use romance stories to generate hype towards movies. However, this reflected badly on DP more than the others because a) the hype about her overactive PR b) she was already known to be in a committed relationship & audiences have seen this sort of behaviour during Tamasha promotions as well which did not go down well.
Fake Stories
No matter what the movie is, Deepika always seems to be the first contender for the female lead. She always seems to be the one rejecting offers and giving them to her colleagues. This has been called out repeatedly yet doesn’t seem to stop. Only adds to the damage caused to her brand.
Earlier in 2018, there was a story about DP acting in a big budget Indian superwoman role which would essentially be the ‘desi Wonder Woman’. (4) However, this was met with jokes and a director from the industry apparently said, “who is making this desi Wonder Woman apparently at the astronomical budget of Rs 300 crores for Deepika when the original Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) is available in multiple Indian languages whenever she chooses to return? There is no mention of any production house, or filmmaker attached to this wildly improbable project with Deepika. It seems Desi Deepika Padukone Wonder Woman is being made by only somebody’s imagination.” Boom! Back-fired. (5)
Some of the claims that her team makes about being attached to projects are blatantly untrue such as the news about her being considered for the new Bond Girl (they don’t even have a Bond yet!), starring in every film that is announced with the 3 Khans, replacing other colleagues etc. are more harmful than most other articles. It takes away from her work and the actual actors being considered for the role.
These articles do come from somewhere & make the entire team and fandom look bad ultimately. The media is also to be blamed for not verifying news and publishing for the sake of views. However, the involvement of DP herself cannot be ignored. Her fan clubs are in a constant battle with others because of such PR exercises.
Even though most actors now employ the same PR tactics, DP has managed to create a tag for her PR that has stuck and only serves to make her PR more obvious as there is more attention on it. Her genuine support for good causes such as mental health are also undermined because people are now careful about trusting what comes out of her team. When a movie is announced, the usual reaction is ‘oh man, we’ll have to deal with the whole PR circus until the movie releases now’ which takes away from the film.
At the end of the day, it turns into a party of dirty PR maneuvers by all other actors because they feel they have to plant stories to counter stories that are already out there. Stooping down to the same level as someone you’re criticizing isn’t the solution.
In Part Three, I’ll talk about her marriage, an open letter from her fans, and my final thoughts on what she can do to control this because believe it or not – I do like her as an entertainer & enjoy watching her movies!
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2019.03.04 15:58 DocPBJ007 Some info on a famous actress from the 40's

Chand Burke made her debut in Maheshwari Productions' Kahan Gaye (1946), which Niranjan wrote and directed. They fell in love on the sets and got married in 1945. Thereafter, Chand appeared in a number of films made in Lahore, and was widely known as "the Dancing Lily of the Punjab." Partition and her subsequent migration to Bombay adversely affected her career. After "Hamari Manzil," which was released in 1949, Chand Burke went into complete oblivion. It was Raj Kapoor who selected her for that important role as children's tormentor in "Boot Polish," over 200 other contestants, her screen-test convincing Raj Kapoor that she was a talented actress. Chand was the only one in a family of twelve brothers and sisters to have joined the films (her brother S. M. Burke, I.C.S., was a Minister to the Scandina­vian countries for Pakistan). Chand ob­tained judicial separation by mutual consent from her husband, writer-director Niranjan in 1954.
Former partner of Producer Director Niranjan.

Also, a rather unimportant detail but I'll mention it anyways, she married Ranveer Singh's grandfather Sunder Singh Bhavnani later on in life.
So Ranveer is also Sonam Kapoor's maternal cousin. Matlab dono ungliyan ghee me aur sar kadhai (DEEPIKA) main bhaisaab ka.

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2018.07.06 11:48 EccentricBai This actress got her best friend to sponsor' her wedding reception

Wedding is the most anticipated day of our lives (well, at least for a majority). It is a celebration of life and a new beginning of commitment to the partner. And this celebration for the elite is all things lavish and grand. We've seen quite a few of them in the B-Town and boy, they were so extravagant, they could break the proverbial ceiling. We do understand the pressure of hosting the best bash in town if you're a celebrity figure, but this one seems to have gone a bit too far. Recently a star had a big bash wedding. Turns out her destination wedding turned a damp squib when the firang hotel faxed resort bills to mama and papa. Overnight, everything was changed. They got her best friend to "sponsor the reception and work out a five star hotel, including food. But that's not all! A fashion magazine even had a photo booth installed to click pictures of the guests who attended the soiree, so that the actress could publicise her much touted wedding in their next issue. In fact, the actress Most of the star guests were wondering if they had come to a sponsored event or a classy do which they claimed it was. In fact, abiding by the terms and conditions mentioned in the contract, the actress did not share any of her wedding pictures on social media before the magazine issue came out.
Sonam - Anand wedding. Her pictures are published in latest Vogue magazine too
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2017.04.16 04:53 vikkramm200 Show me an Indian and I'll show you a bigot!

Earlier this week, Abhay Deol, actor spent some time compiling images of actors including Shahrukh Khan , Sonam Kapoor and John Abraham who have modeled for fairness creams and made digs at them on Twitter.
There have been far too many people equating the desire to have a lighter complexion with racism. Not everyone who wants to be fair is making the effort because of a racist temperament. The Europeans are also taller than us. Would it be racist on the part of a kid to aspire to be tall? If it is acceptable to work towards being thin, athletic, tall, reduce balding, enhance virility, have a better memory, soften skin or grow longer hair or color it, why should an effort to lighten one's complexion be demonized? Besides, if you expand the scope of racism, you'll find most of our fellow Indians are bigoted. Even the ones standing on their soapboxes and ranting all day.
Look at all the pet owners who's hearts bleed for stray dogs and find out how many of them own any Indian breeds. You'll come across Facebook posts offering Indian breeds for adoption getting a cold response. It's far less common for anyone to put up a litter of non Indian breeds for adoption. Among the 'animal lovers' though there are many who would rather pay anything from a few grand to a few lakhs to buy a specific breed they want because they 'love animals!' rather than adopt a neighborhood stray which is otherwise at great risk of being killed or tortured. The pedigree of a dog is a selling point. Adopting a street dog is far less common though you'll always find dog lovers feeding them crumbs and leftovers. At the extreme end are people who get furry dogs imported from European countries where they are used to much cooler climates and keep them in air conditioned rooms in their homes simulating the weather the dogs are used to. If this isn't a form of racism, what is? How fair is it to shop for pets like you're shopping for a mobile phone while street dogs are getting killed? Of course, it is these pet owners who will be caring for their pups and have every right to choose it, much like I have the right to aspire to be fair without having to put up with accusations of racism.
Let's go further and delve into the families of everyone. If you browse matrimonial websites or even matrimonial ads in newspapers, you'll find most people are still dogmatic about marrying someone not just from their own religion but also from the same community and caste. A Hindu punjabi brahmin girl will be looking for a Hindu punjabi brahmin guy. Tamilian brahmins or Tam Brahms will look within their fold. This is as racist as it can get. Many of these people unwittingly shrink the pool of prospective partners and then suffer dowry harassment when it happens but I digress. Examine your own family tree and find out how many of your people married outside your caste or community. If few or none have, would you not consider that racist? A survey, jointly conducted by the Centre for the Study of developing Societies, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Lokniti recently found that only 4% of marriages were inter-caste. So much for secularism! Many of the 96% are probably venting their spleen on social media!
Much is made of men looking for fair brides while women who seek tall or handsome men or turn down guys for being dark, balding or pot-bellied are conveniently wished away.
It is more than common to find people in positions of power giving breaks and cushy jobs to others from their own community. Even in more transparent setups, job requirements mention 'excellent communication skills' which is a euphemism for 'Must know English'. The odds are stacked against those who don't make the cut because of not being from English medium schools. It's even worse if you live in some far flung area like Dombivili or Nalasopara. When Shobha De wanted to humiliate Deepika Padukone she wrote that Deepika 'would not win a Miss Dombivali contest'. That should tell you something about how page three socialites perceive far flung suburbs.
Some racism is state sanctioned. Successive governments in our country have, for decades, charged more money from foreigners than from Indians for visiting national monuments. This is unheard of in other countries. Yet this 'officially sanctioned' racism has continued for decades without any significant protests. In Goa, the government has indicated that it may disallow Goans from accessing casinos and restrict entry to foreigners. On the other hand, Nigerians and Africans are routinely harassed.
Now let's return to actors who denounce fairness creams. Many of these actors are known to have gone under the surgeon's knife to enhance their appearance, making their respective noses sharper, lips fuller and thighs slimmer. Some have also opted for skin lightening procedures even lightening their vaginas! Even after all of that there is considerable make up and technical wizadry before you see them as they appear on screen or inside the pages of glossies. Not all of them have the porcelain skin or honey and peaches complexion they project. So, should we assume all of that is fine because they can afford it and have surgeons, VFX specialists and makeup artists supporting them? On the other hand, you probably don't have these resources. Well tough luck then because fairness creams are evil! The desire to be fair makes you out to be a bigot!
On another note, look around and you'll see people using the F-word liberally along with other variations of it when writing on Facebook or in conversation but many of them wouldn't use the Hindi equivalents with as much fervor and would look down at anyone who did.
If you still insist on looking for racism with such unbridled enthusiasm, look within and you'll probably be whipping yourself for being bigoted.
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2016.12.28 15:52 ADefiniteDescription Spring 2017 /r/philosophy AMA Series!

The moderators of /philosophy are pleased to announce the Spring 2017 /philosophy AMA series. After an excellent series of AMAs in Fall 2016 (hub post available here), we are continuing this spring with another series of AMAs by professional philosophers. If you'd like to check out all the previous AMAs done on /philosophy please visit our Wiki page here, and you can also check out our Wiki page listing AMAs held elsewhere on reddit.
We are pleased to announce the following philosopher AMAs for our Spring 2017 series:
Date Name Appointment/Affiliation Topic Personal Website AMA Link
January 11 Amie L. Thomasson Professor of Philosophy & Cooper Fellow, University of Miami Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Art Link Link
January 25 Samantha Brennan Professor of Women's Studies and Feminist Research, Western University, Rotman Institute of Philosophy Member Normative Ethics, Feminist Ethics Link Link
January 31 Chris W. Surprenant Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of New Orleans and Founding Director, Alexis de Tocqueville Project Moral and Political Philosophy Link Link
February 15 S. Matthew Liao Arthur Zitrin Chair of Bioethics, Director of the Center for Bioethics, Affiliated Professor in the Department of Philosophy, New York University Ethics, Bioethics, Moral Psychology Link Link
February 22 David Chalmers Professor of Philosophy, Co-director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness, New York University & Professor of Philosophy, Australian National University Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Technology, Metaphilosophy Link Link
March 8 Lisa Bortolotti Professor of Philosophy, University of Birmingham Philosophy of Mind Link Link
March 22 Shannon Vallor William J. Rewak, S.J. Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Technology, Ethics of Emerging Technologies Link Link
April 5 L.A. Paul Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, Professorial Fellow of the Arche Research Centre at the University of St Andrews Transformative Experience, Rationality, Authenticity Link Link
April 26 Jay L. Garfield Doris Silbert Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy, Logic and Buddhist Studies at Smith College, Visiting Professor of Buddhist Philosophy at Harvard Divinity School, Professor of Philosophy at Melbourne University and Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the Central University of Tibetan Studies Indian Philosophy, Buddhist Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind Link Link
May 10 Kenny Easwaran Associate Professor of Philosophy, Texas A&M University Formal Epistemology, Decision Theory Link Link
A couple days before each AMA we will post an announcement post for the upcoming AMA, where people can submit questions ahead of time for the philosopher doing the AMA. They will also take questions live during the AMA.
The moderators would like to thank each of our participants, our participants from the Fall 2016 Series and Joy Mizan at OUP US for helping us invite a number of different philosophers. Thanks to OUP, you can save 30% on any OUP title by these philosophers by using promocode AAFLYG6 on the site, while the series is ongoing.
Here are blurbs for each of the Spring 2017 AMA Philosophers:
Amie L. Thomasson
I am a Professor of Philosophy and Cooper Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Miami, soon to be moving to take up a post as Professor of Philosophy at Dartmouth. Lately I have been working largely on questions about the proper value, functions, and methods of metaphysics. I also work on metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of art, philosophy of social and cultural objects, and phenomenology. Earlier in my career I worked a lot on fictional characters, and a lot of my graduate training was in phenomenology. I have published more than 60 articles and three books: Fiction and Metaphysics (Cambridge University Press, 1999), Ordinary Objects (Oxford University Press, 2007) and Ontology Made Easy (Oxford University Press, 2015).
Samantha Brennan
Samantha Brennan is a Professor in the Department of Women's Studies and Feminist Research at Western University, Canada. She is also a member of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy and a member of the graduate faculty of the Departments of Philosophy and Political Science. Brennan's main research interests lie in the area of contemporary normative ethics, particularly at the intersection of deontological and consequentialist moral theories. She also has active research interests in feminist ethics.
She is author of over 20 articles and chapters, as well as co-editor of eight books. Brennan is also the co-founder and co-editor of Feminist Philosophy Quarterly, an online open access journal in feminist philosophy. She's an active blogger who used to write a lot at the feminist philosophers blog but now mostly posts at Fit is a Feminist Issue, a blog she started with her friend and colleague Tracy Isaacs.
Chris W. Surprenant
Chris W. Surprenant is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of New Orleans, where I am the founding director of the Alexis de Tocqueville Project, an academic center for research and programming focusing on issues at the intersection of ethics, individual freedom, and the law. His work is at the intersection of moral and political philosophy, and his current projects apply this knowledge to contemporary issues in criminal justice reform, including the ethics of punishment; explore the connection between human well-being and entrepreneurship; and examine the influence of the Scottish Enlightenment thinkers on Kant's moral and political philosophy. He has received a handful of awards for his academic work. They include being recognized by Princeton Review in 2012 as one of the "Best 300 Professors" in the United States, and by Cengage Learning as one of their "Most Valuable Professors" of 2014, awarded to three professors in the United States who "have made lasting impressions on the education and lives of their students."
S. Matthew Liao
I am a philosopher interested in a wide range of issues including ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, moral psychology, and bioethics. I hold the Arthur Zitrin Chair of Bioethics and am the Director of the Center for Bioethics and Affiliated Professor in the Department of Philosophy at New York University. I am the author of The Right to Be Loved; Moral Brains: The Neuroscience of Morality; Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights; and over 50 articles in philosophy and bioethics. I have given TED and TEDx talks in New York and CERN, Switzerland, and I have been featured in the New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, the BBC, Harper’s Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald, Scientific American and other media outlets. I am also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Moral Philosophy, a peer­-reviewed international journal of moral, political and legal philosophy.
David Chalmers
I'm a philosopher at NYU and ANU. I'm interested in consciousness: e.g. the hard problem (see also this TED talk), the science of consciousness, zombies, and panpsychism. Lately I've been thinking a lot about the philosophy of technology: e.g. the extended mind (another TED talk), the singularity, and especially the universe as a simulation and virtual reality. I have a sideline in metaphilosophy: e.g. philosophical progress, verbal disputes, and philosophers' beliefs. I help run PhilPapers and other online resources. Here's my website (it was cutting edge in 1995) and here's my life story.
Lisa Bortolotti
I am Professor of Philosophy at the University of Birmingham. I studied Philosophy in my hometown, Bologna, before completing masters at King’s College London and the University of Oxford. I got my PhD from the Australian National University in Canberra. After a research position in Manchester, where I worked primarily on ethical issues emerging from the biomedical sciences, I joined the Philosophy Department at Birmingham. I was awarded the American Philosophical Association Book Prize for Delusions and Other Irrational Beliefs (OUP 2009). My latest book is Irrationality (Polity 2014).
My research interests are in empirically-informed philosophy of mind. I am especially interested in the strengths and limitations of human cognition and my work focuses on some familiar and some more unsettling instances of inaccurate or irrational belief, including cases of prejudice and superstition, self-deception, optimism bias, delusion, confabulation, and memory distortion. I am currently leading a five-year project funded by the European Research Council on Pragmatic and Epistemic Role of Factually Erroneous Cognitions and Thoughts (PERFECT), where I ask whether beliefs that are false or irrational can have benefits in terms of bringing about some dimension of success or even furthering agents’ epistemic goals. I argue for the view that there is no qualitative gap between the irrationality of those beliefs that are regarded as symptoms of mental health issues and the irrationality of everyday beliefs. I hope my research and that of my team will contribute to undermining the stigma commonly associated with mental health issues.
In the blog I founded in 2013, Imperfect Cognitions, academic experts at all career stages and experts by experience discuss belief, emotion, rationality, mental health, and much more.
Shannon Vallor
Shannon Vallor is the William J. Rewak, S.J. Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley. Her areas of specialization are the philosophy of science, philosophy of technology and the ethics of emerging technologies. She is President of the Society for Philosophy and Technology, an executive board member of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics, and the 2015 winner of the World Technology Award in Ethics.
Her current research focuses on the impact of emerging technologies, particularly those involving automation, on the moral and intellectual habits, skills and virtues of human beings - our character. Her work investigates how human character is being transformed by rapid advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, new social media, surveillance and biomedical technologies, and appears in journals such as Ethics and Information Technology, Philosophy and Technology, and Techné, as well as a 2016 book from Oxford University Press: Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting.
L.A. Paul
Some experiences change what you know and understand. In this way, these experiences change you. Some change you so dramatically and so profoundly that they change who you are in some deep and life-altering way. Such experiences transform you. In my recent book, Transformative Experience, I develop this idea and use it to argue that we can’t rationally control and plan our lives in the way we ordinarily think we can. The idea, at a deeper level, is about the metaphysical structure of the self, and how we can form and construct ourselves through life-changing experiences over time. I’m deeply interested in the nature of transformative experience and what it implies for the rationality of big life decisions, authenticity, and the nature of the self. Related questions I’m working on now include: What is the mind doing when it is disoriented in time? Is it rational to choose to have a chip implanted in my brain and gain a new sense modality? What is the modal and psychological structure of self-deception? How is fear of transformation involved in the fear of having new ideas? What can first person shooter-style computer games and virtual reality experiences teach us about the nature of the immersed self?
I’m a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. I’m also a Professorial Fellow of the Arche ì Research Centre at the University of St Andrews. My main research interests are in metaphysics, cognitive science, and the philosophy of mind. I focus my writing on the nature of the self, temporal experience, causation, causal experience, time and time’s arrow, perception, mereology, constitution, and essence. My latest book is Transformative Experience, published by Oxford University Press in 2014. You can learn more about my research and read or listen to various discussions of it in the New Yorker, The Guardian, The New York Times, the BBC, NPR, and other venues at
Jay L. Garfield
Jay L Garfield is Doris Silbert Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy, Logic and Buddhist Studies at Smith College, Visiting Professor of Buddhist Philosophy at Harvard Divinity School, Professor of Philosophy at Melbourne University and Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the Central University of Tibetan Studies. Prof Garfield’s research addresses topics in the foundations of cognitive science and the philosophy of mind; the history of Indian philosophy during the colonial period; topics in ethics, epistemology and the philosophy of logic; methodology in cross-cultural interpretation; and topics in Buddhist philosophy, particularly Indo-Tibetan Madhyamaka and Yogācāra.
Prof Garfield’s most recent books are Minds Without Fear: Philosophy in the Indian Renaissance (with Nalini Bhushan, 2017), Dignāga’s Investigation of the Percept: A Philosophical Legacy in India and Tibet (with Douglas Duckworth, David Eckel, John Powers, Yeshes Thabkhas and Sonam Thakchöe, 2016), Engaging Buddhism: Why it Matters to Philosophy (2015), Moonpaths: Ethics and Emptiness (with the Cowherds, 2015) and (edited, with Jan Westerhoff), Madhyamaka and Yogācāra: Allies or Rivals? (2015), all published by OUP. Garfield is current working on a book with Yasuo Deguchi, Graham Priest and Robert Sharf, What Can’t Be Said: Paradox and Contradiction in East Asian Philosophy; a book on Hume’s Treatise, The Concealed Operations of Custom: Hume’s Treatise from the Inside Out; and a large collaborative project on Geluk-Sakya epistemological debates in 15th-18th century Tibet following on Taktshang Lotsawa’s 18 Great Contradictions in the Thought of Tsongkhapa and research with Shaun Nichols on the on the impact of religious ideology on attitudes towards death.
Kenny Easwaran
My main work is on formal epistemology and decision theory, with some particular interests in the epistemology of mathematics, and understanding the use of mathematics in describing the world (and particularly in describing our beliefs and decisions).
I started my undergraduate career at Stanford interested in math and music, but after a philosophy of science class and some logic classes, I decided to add philosophy. For my PhD, I attended UC Berkeley's program in Logic and the Methodology of Science, which gave me flexibility to continue advanced mathematical study while preparing for a career in philosophy (though I initially thought I was going to do the opposite). After getting my PhD in 2008, I spent two semesters as a postdoc at the Australian National University, and started a tenure track job at the University of Southern California. In 2014, as my partner was searching for tenure track jobs (he works on nanomaterials for solar energy), we managed to find positions for both of us at Texas A&M University, where I now have tenure.
Most of my work focuses on issues in probability and decision theory, and particularly paradoxes that arise with infinity. One might think that the finitude of our minds means we can only ever consider finitely many possibilities when reasoning about the world. But there are in fact infinitely many ways things could be, and we can implicitly reason about them through our use of language and mathematics, and we never have sufficient information to narrow things down to a finite list of possibilities, unless we ignore the distinctions we can talk about.
I'm happy to answer questions about anything I've worked on, or anything else that sounds interesting. If you want to read some of my work, you can find it all on my website:
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