Whether you believe "50 is the new 30" or "you are only as old as you feel", these celebrities prove that age is just a number.
This year brings a milestone in the lives of some of Bollywood's biggest names. Having made major contributions to the success of the Indian film industry - each garnering several blockbuster films and numerous awards - and riding high on the success of their body of work to date, these five stars reach a half century and become quinquagenarians in 2015.
1. Farah Khan
A woman of many talents, this dancer-choreographer-director-actor has the golden touch when it comes to creating popular films and dance routines. From Dil Se's "Chaiyya Chaiyya" dance routine on a moving train to hit films like Ma Hoon Na, Om Shanti Om, and Happy New Year, she knows how to create magic on the silver screen.
2. Aamir Khan
Born: 14 March 1965
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Recent Film: PK (19 December 2014)
Considered a "thinking man's actor", Aamir Khan is considered a perfectionist in his approach to his film performances. Expanding his role to behind the camera, he has tried his hand at playback singing in several films and also directed Taare Zameen Par, a film about a young boy with dyslexia. A social activist, he hosts the television series Satyamev Jayate which highlights grassroots success stories that empower individuals to take action for change.
3. Prakash Raj
Getting his start in 1990 in the Kannada film industry, Prakash Raj's fluency in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi and English make him a much sought-after actor. Often playing the antagonist - a strict father (Heropanti), crime boss (Wanted) or corrupt politician (Singham) - Prakash Raj is a force to be reckoned with.
The charismatic King Khan, the Baadshah of Bollywood, began his career in the 1988 series Fauji and is one of the few actors to successfully transition from television to the silver screen. With a powerful on-screen presence, he took on negative roles early in his career in Baazigar and Darr then firmly established himself as a romantic leading man in Dilwale Dulhania La Jayenge. Known for his charm, wit, and humility, he has an extensive international fan base of devotees who follow him on Twitter and Facebook where he interacts with colleagues and fans and regularly shares news, photos and his philosophy of life.
5. Salman Khan
Born: 27 December 1965
Birthplace: Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Recent Film: Jai Ho (24 January 2014), Kick (25 July 2014)
Upcoming Films: Bajrangi Bhaijaan (17 July 2015), Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (11 November 2015)
The bhai of brawn, enigmatic Salman Khan might best be described by his concluding line from the film Kick, "Don't think too much about me. I can be loved, not understood." Host of the television reality show Bigg Boss for three seasons, his on screen personas in the films Wanted, Ek Tha Tiger, and Dabangg generated praise for this Bollywood bad boy and action hero. An accomplished artist and private philanthropist, he created the NGO Being Human to help the underprivileged.
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