Born as Shivaji Rao Gaekwad on Dec 12, 1950, South Indian Superstar Rajinikanth started his career as a bus conductor for Bangalore Transport Service. His passion for the movies made him join the Madras Film Institute in 1973, for a diploma in acting. He made his debut in K. Balachander’s Apoorva Raagangal in 1975. He has won 6 TN State Film Awards.
New Zealand-born psychologist, writer, and performer Pamela Helen Stephenson, Lady Connolly is a resident of both UK and US. In her autobiography, Stephenson admitted to having been raped at the age 16 by a 35-year old heroin addict, contracting an STD as consequence. She practices Buddhism. She became involved in Parents for Safe Food Movement in 2010.
American singer-songwriter Sara Beth Bareilles was born on Dec 7, 1979 in Eureka, California. Her 2007 hit single "Love Song" reached no. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. She has sold over 1 million albums and 9 million singles and downloads in the United States. She was placed at the 80th spot of Top 100 Greatest Women in Music by VH1 in 2012.
Born on Dec 6, 1975, American politician Ludmya "Mia" Love served as the U.S. Representative for Utah's 4th congressional district from 2015 to 2019. She is a Haitian American and was the first black female Republican elected to Congress. After leaving the Congress, she became a contributor to the CNN, as their political commentator.
Aged 50 and born on Nov 29 as Sheena Sethi in Canada, educator Sheena S. Iyengar is the S.T. Lee Professor of Business in the Management Department at Columbia Business School. She is widely and best known as an expert on choice. She was diagnosed with a rare form of retinitis pigmentosa and turned completely blind at 16, and remains so as an adult.
American contemporary painter, silhouettist, print-maker, installation artist and film maker, Kara Elizabeth Walker was born on Nov 26, 1969 in California. She explores race, gender, sexuality, violence, and identity through her work and is best known for her room-size tableaux of black cut-paper silhouettes. She has received the MacArthur Fellowship.