Autobiography

  • Indian film industry's iconic personalities get together to launch Dilip Kumar's autobiography June 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The stage glittered as Hindi cinema icons like Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra and Aamir Khan, along with veteran actress Saira Banu and author Udaya Tara Nayar, launched thespian Dilip Kumar's long-awaited autobiography "The Substance and The Shadow" in his presence here Monday evening. Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who was slated to...
  • Dilip Kumar's autobiography narrates details of his career, marriage and 'bitter break-up' with Madhubala June 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Thespian actor Dilip Kumar narrates in detail his wedding to yesteryear Bollywood hearthrob Saira Banu in an autobiography set for launch in Mumbai on June 7. Numerous unknown aspects of the life and times of the cinematic legend, who began as a "diffident novice" in Hindi cinema in the early...
  • Sienna Miller in talks for 'American Sniper'? March 19, 2014

    London: Actress Sienna Miller is in talks to star in 'American Sniper'. The 32-year-old actress is in early negotiations to take on the lead female role, opposite Bradley Cooper, in Clint Eastwood's upcoming movie, reported Contactmusic. Jaimie Alexander, 30, and Evangeline Lilly, 34, were previously linked to the part, as was...
  • Gen VK Singh will bring an uncorrupted mind to politics: Kunal Verma March 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Army Chief General VK Singh, who was an active member of veteran social activist Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement made his foray into politics on Sunday as he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. He may also contest the general elections from a Haryana or Rajasthan seat. CNN-IBN's Bhupendra...
  • Sachin Tendulkar begins work on his autobiography March 1, 2014

    Soon cricket fans around the world will come to know the story of Sachin Tendulkar from the man himself as the batting icon has started work on his autobiography. "The work on it has started. If I give out the details of it, then who will read it? When the time...
  • Big B launches Mary Kom's autobiography, calls her a legendary figure December 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Olympic medal-winning boxer M.C. Mary Kom has made innumerable contributions in breaking stereotypes about women, especially from the northeast, megastar Amitabh Bachchan said Monday. "Mary Kom is already a legendary figure in the country, loved and admired by all. She has made innumerable contributions in breaking stereotypes about women, more...
  • Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography - It's about control and settling old scores December 5, 2013

    Sir Alex Ferguson's autobiography sees how the former Manchester United boss transformed a struggling club into one of the world's best; across 26 years, how he transformed United from just another football club into a worldwide business brand. Rather than 'My Autobiography', the book should have really been called "Settling Old...
  • I'm not qualified to write autobiography: Amitabh Bachchan December 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he is not 'qualified' to pen an autobiography even though he has an illustrious career of over four decades in Indian cinema. At an open question-and-answer session at the Penguin Annual Lecture 2013 in the capital Friday night, Big B was asked if he has...
  • Grand setting as Ferguson delivers word from on high October 22, 2013

    London: It was irreverently described as the biggest book release since The Bible and the publishers certainly guarded Alex Ferguson's latest book of revelations with more reverence than most football autobiographies. Ferguson, who retired as Manchester United manager in May, arrived to meet the world's media in a grand, chanderliered hall...
  • Angelina Jolie set for over 30 mn pounds autobiography deal October 22, 2013

    London: Actress Angelina Jolie is ready with her autobiography and is in the process of finalising a publisher. Her book deal will reportedly be over 30 million pounds. Three US based publishing houses are said to be in the race and vying for her attention, reports dailystar.co.uk. "Whoever gets her will be...
  • Former CEO Jorma Ollila concedes mistakes in Nokia's downturn October 18, 2013

    Helsinki: Former Nokia CEO Jorma Ollila, who steered the Finnish company to become the world's biggest maker of cellphones, has conceded that several mistakes were made during his tenure, including a failure to predict changing customers' needs and developing new software. In his memoir, which translates from the Finnish as "An...
  • Usain Bolt wants to be professional footballer October 15, 2013

    New Delhi: He may have won six Olympic gold medals and eight World Championships becoming the fastest man on earth but legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt as a child dreamt of becoming a Test cricket sensation. And once he hangs up his running shoes, Bolt wants to become a professional footballer...
  • Hussey backtracks, says he was wrong on Gurunath's role in CSK October 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Just days after claiming that Gurunath Meiyappan, who was arrested for his alleged role in the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal, was actually running the Chennai Super Kings team, Michael Hussey on Monday made a U-turn, saying that he might have written wrongly in his autobiography. In his book...
  • Milkha Singh's 'The Race of My Life' is a disappointing package deal August 2, 2013

    Milkha Singh's autobiography couldn't have found a more opportune time for its release but leaves you wondering what extra did it tell than shown in the movie on his life - Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. The biopic has proved to be a kind of rebirth for India's most celebrated runner. He is...
  • Interview: Milkha Singh on Milkha Singh - part II July 20, 2013

    (Continuing after Part I) Asian Games, Tokyo, 1958. I was itching to jump to that, but held myself back. It was equally important to know when did it all begin. That's how I continued. When did you realise that you can become an athlete? MS: The credit for that goes to the...
  • Abhinav Bindra's autobiography to be adapted into movie April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra's autobiography 'A Shot at History' will be adapted into a film with a US-based production house acquiring its movie rights. Amit Bolakani, a New York-trained actor, found the book entertaining while being insightful and along with his business partners decided to acquire the rights. "It's...
  • 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' postpones SRK's autobiography November 12, 2012

    Kolkata: Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan’s much-awaited autobiography is almost complete and he is currently working on an unfinished chapter on Kolkata. "I keep writing. The chapter that I haven’t written yet is on Kolkata. While working very hard on ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’, I got no time, but I will start...
  • Saina Nehwal releases her autobiography November 8, 2012

    Hyderabad: Ace badminton player and current World No. 3 Saina Nehwal on Wednesday released her autobiography in Hyderabad titled, 'Playing to win, my life on and off court'. The world's third ranked player has written her autobiography in which she has revealed many of her secrets. The book has many...
  • 'Sounding Off' is simple, brisk and engaging November 7, 2012

    New Delhi: AR Rahman was still a branded name before his Oscar win, but one man who was completely stranger to the common music lovers was the sound designer-editor Resul Pookutty, who suddenly became the talk of the town after ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ won prizes for its sound department at the...
  • Thorpe opens up on his depression in his autobiography November 2, 2012

    Five-time Olympic gold medallist Aussie swimmer Ian Thorpe talks about his depression and sexuality in his autobiography "This Is Me". ...
  • US choppers on Osama mission crossed Indian airspace? September 13, 2012

    Washington: The flight path taken by two American MH-47 Chinook helicopters to Abbottabad in Pakistan to kill Osama bin Laden in May, 2011 has triggered a controversy with questions being raised as to whether they flew over the Indian air space. A just-published book, containing a first-hand account of the raid...
  • Been great since Dilip saab proposed: Saira Banu August 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Onetime screen diva Saira Banu relishes the time she spent with her husband, the legendary Dilip Kumar, and doesn't regret her decision to cut down film projects after tying the knot. She says spending time with him was more important to her than anything else. There is almost a generational...
  • Read 'Life and Times of AK Hangal', his autobiography August 27, 2012

    "My earliest memory is that of my mother. It was late at night and I was fast asleep. They came and woke me up and dragged me downstairs. I must have been about four or five years-old then. I saw them crying and I looked at my mother lying there....
  • FTN: Do autobiographies need to be controversial to generate interest? July 12, 2012

    It has become almost a fashion to create a sensation or hype before any book concerning political or historical matters is launched so that maximum sales can be effected. ...
  • Yuvraj's book to chronicle his cancer battle July 10, 2012

    Cricketer Yuvraj Singh's memoir 'In Different Form', is scheduled to be published in December 2012 by Random House India. The publishers in a press release say the memoir will be an open, candid, intimate and remarkably personal account of his journey through cancer - from denial and acceptance, from his...
  • 'Narasimha Rao was against Sonia as Cong chief' July 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Why should the Congress party be hitched to the Nehru-Gandhi family like train compartments to the engine was how the late PV Narasimha Rao reacted to the suggestion that Sonia Gandhi be made the Congress chief after the assassination of her husband Rajiv Gandhi in May, 1991. This has...
  • Gen JJ Singh's bio: interesting yet tedious in parts July 2, 2012

    You could call it the former army chief's magnum opus, an autobiography running to nearly 400 pages. And like many soldier autobiographies, it's all about "naam, nishan, namak, dastur and izzat". There's a wealth of detail about his family, the army tradition (JJ is a third generation soldier), days...
  • An Indian businessman asked me to fix: Nixon July 1, 2012

    London: Former England wicketkeeper Paul Nixon has revealed that an unnamed Indian businessman had approached him to fix one of County Twenty20 matches in 2010 with a mind boggling offer USD 8 million. In an extract from his autobiography 'Keeping Quiet' available in the newspaper Daily Mail, Nixon said the businessman,...
  • Former army chief documents life, views in memoir June 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Ethics, morality and corruption are issues that are gaining more relevance particularly with regard to conduct of officers in higher ranks, says former army chief General (retd) Joginder Jaswant Singh in his autobiography. At a stripe-studded launch of his autobiography, "A Soldiers's General: An Autobiography " (Harper Collins), at...
  • President Patil to pen autobiography April 29, 2012

    New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil plans to write her autobiography after she retires in July. India's first woman president will be completing 50 years in public life this year and is contemplating to tell her story in a book, Rashtrapati Bhawan sources said. In 1962, young Patil had become for the...