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Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy was born on November 24 in 1959 in Shillong, Meghalaya. She is one of India's
most celebrated authors and human rights activists. Her father was a Bengali Hindu and mother
was a Keralite Christian, which made her observe different cultures closely and put them down in
her writings. Her book ‘The God of Small Things’ won the Man Booker Prize in 1997. It was also on
the list of the 'New York Times Notable Books of the Year 1997'.

Arundhati Roy would sell cakes in Goa for a living. She also did various odd jobs afterwards such as
aerobics instructor and artist. Roy also got into acting with a minor role in the film Massey Saab.
She later wrote for a television series on India's independence movement and on two films, Annie
and Electric Moon. Roy won the National Film Award for Best Screenplay in 1988. Roy has been
involved in many social and environmental movements.

For her outspoken propaganda on behalf of oppressed people, she has received the Lannan
Cultural Freedom Award in 2002, the Sydney Peace Prize in 2004, and the Sahitya Akademi Award
in 2006. She also returned her Sahitya Akademi Award in protest against recent cases of social and
religious intolerance in India.
Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin, was born April 16, 1889, London, England and died December 25, 1977. Charlie Chaplin
was a comedic British actor who became one of the biggest stars of the 20th century's silent-film era. He
worked with a children's dance troupe before making his mark on the big screen. Chaplin became a
worldwide icon through his screen persona "the Tramp" and is considered one of the most
important figures in the history of the film industry. The man with the toothbrush mustache,
bowler hat, bamboo cane, and a funny walk is considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of
the early days of Hollywood.
Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid born 11 January 1973 is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the
history of cricket. He started playing cricket at the age of 12 and later represented Karnataka at
the under-15, under-17 and under-19 levels. He is hailed as "The Wall" in cricket.

He is the first and the only player till date to score a century in all the ten Test-playing countries.
He holds the record for the most number of catches taken by a player (non-wicket-keeper) in Test
cricket, with 210.

Rahul Dravid holds a unique record of never getting out for a Golden duck in the 286 Test innings
which he has played. He has faced 31258 balls, which is highest number of balls face by any player
in test cricket. He has also spent 44152 minutes at the crease, which is highest time spent on
crease by any player in test cricket. He announced his retirement from international and first-class
cricket in March 2012.
Arundhati Roy
Arundhati Roy was born on November 24 in 1959 in Shillong, Meghalaya. She is one of India's most
celebrated authors and human rights activists. Her book ‘The God of Small Things’ won the Man
Booker Prize in 1997. It was also on the list of the 'New York Times Notable Books of the Year
1997'. Roy has been involved in many social and environmental movements. She also won the
National Film Award for Best Screenplay in 1988. She has received the Lannan Cultural Freedom
Award in 2002, the Sydney Peace Prize in 2004, and the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2006.

Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin, was born April 16, 1889, London, England and died December 25, 1977. He was a comedic
British actor who became one of the biggest stars of the 20th century's silent-film era. He worked with a
children's dance troupe before making his mark on the big screen. Chaplin became a worldwide icon
through his screen persona "the Tramp" and is considered one of the most important figures in
the history of the film industry. The man with the toothbrush mustache, bowler hat, bamboo
cane, and a funny walk is considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of
Hollywood.
Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid, born 11 January 1973 is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the
history of cricket. He started playing cricket at the age of 12. He is hailed as "The Wall" in cricket.
He is the first and the only player till date to score a century in all the ten Test-playing countries.
He holds the record for the most number of catches taken by a player (non-wicket-keeper) in Test
cricket, with 210. He has faced 31258 balls, spent 44152 minutes at the crease which is highest by
any player in test cricket. He retired from international and first-class cricket in March 2012.