Teacher's Day: People who trained your favourite stars

Movies | | September 1, 2012, 1:17 pm
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Rajinikanth calls director, producer K Balachander his mentor. Balachander is the man who introduced Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth on big screen.

Rajinikanth calls director, producer K Balachander his mentor. Balachander is the man who introduced Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth on big screen.

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Arjun Kapoor gives all the credit to Salman Khan for his fitness. Under Salman's guidance, he lost 50 KG before making a debut with 'Ishaqzaade'.

Arjun Kapoor gives all the credit to Salman Khan for his fitness. Under Salman's guidance, he lost 50 KG before making a debut with 'Ishaqzaade'.

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Tina Munim was spotted by Dev Anand at the international Teen Princess contest in Aruba. Tina Munim made her Bollywood debut with Dev Anand's 'Des Pardes' in 1978.

Tina Munim was spotted by Dev Anand at the international Teen Princess contest in Aruba. Tina Munim made her Bollywood debut with Dev Anand's 'Des Pardes' in 1978.

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When Rajini was asked to give the 'Rajinikanth Award' to Balachander, he completely said no. Rajinikanth said that he has no standing to give an award to his mentor which is on his name.

When Rajini was asked to give the 'Rajinikanth Award' to Balachander, he completely said no. Rajinikanth said that he has no standing to give an award to his mentor which is on his name.

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Actress Manisha Koirala says cinematographer Ashok Mehta was her mentor, guide and philosopher. She gives him the credit for all her right moves in Bollywood. Mehta did cinematography for her first film 'Saudagar'.

Actress Manisha Koirala says cinematographer Ashok Mehta was her mentor, guide and philosopher. She gives him the credit for all her right moves in Bollywood. Mehta did cinematography for her first film 'Saudagar'.

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Well known cinematographer Ashok Mehta passed away on August 16, 2012. He was suffering from lung cancer.

Well known cinematographer Ashok Mehta passed away on August 16, 2012. He was suffering from lung cancer.

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Bollywood actor and filmmaker Dev Anand who passed away last year, played mentor to many Bollywood actors. Under his guidance, Zeenat Aman got the first hit of her career 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna'.

Bollywood actor and filmmaker Dev Anand who passed away last year, played mentor to many Bollywood actors. Under his guidance, Zeenat Aman got the first hit of her career 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna'.

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In this picture, Barry John with his student Manoj Bajpayee. Barry John is a famous theatre director and teacher. He is also the founder-director of 'Theatre Action Group'.

In this picture, Barry John with his student Manoj Bajpayee. Barry John is a famous theatre director and teacher. He is also the founder-director of 'Theatre Action Group'.

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Aamir Khan calls his uncle Nasir Hussain his guru. Director, producer Nasir gave him his big break with his film 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak'.

Aamir Khan calls his uncle Nasir Hussain his guru. Director, producer Nasir gave him his big break with his film 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak'.

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Boman Irani who has been a part of many successful films in past few years, trained under acting coach Hansraj Siddhia from 1981 to 1983.

Boman Irani who has been a part of many successful films in past few years, trained under acting coach Hansraj Siddhia from 1981 to 1983.

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Salman Khan who is riding high with his 'Ek Tha Tiger' success these days, mentored Boney Kapoor's son, Arjun Kapoor.

Salman Khan who is riding high with his 'Ek Tha Tiger' success these days, mentored Boney Kapoor's son, Arjun Kapoor.

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What's common between Shah Rukh Khan, Manoj Bajpayee and Shiney Ahuja...yes they have been trained in acting by the same man, Barry John.

What's common between Shah Rukh Khan, Manoj Bajpayee and Shiney Ahuja...yes they have been trained in acting by the same man, Barry John.

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Famous actors including Freida Pinto, Shiney Ahuja, Rana Daggubati and Samir Soni have been trained under him.

Famous actors including Freida Pinto, Shiney Ahuja, Rana Daggubati and Samir Soni have been trained under him.

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Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone is a product of noted actor Anupam Kher's acting school Actor Prepares.

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone is a product of noted actor Anupam Kher's acting school Actor Prepares.

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Deepika Padukone was a Diploma student of one of the first few batches that passed out of Actor Prepares, Mumbai in the year 2006. (In this picture, Deepika Padukone promoting her debut film 'Om Shanti Om' with Shah Rukh Khan.)

Deepika Padukone was a Diploma student of one of the first few batches that passed out of Actor Prepares, Mumbai in the year 2006. (In this picture, Deepika Padukone promoting her debut film 'Om Shanti Om' with Shah Rukh Khan.)