Priyanka Chopra Jonas (pronounced born 18 July 1982) is an Btown actress, singer, film producer, and the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant. One of India’s highest-paid and most popular celebrities, Chopra has received numerous awards, including one National Film Award and five Filmfare Awards.

Bhumi Pednekar (born 18 July 1989) is an Indian film actress. After working as an assistant casting director at Yash Raj Films for six years, Pednekar made her film debut as an overweight bride in the company’s romantic comedy Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015), which earned her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.

William Makepeace Thackeray (; 18 July 1811 – 24 December 1863) was a British novelist, author and illustrator. He is known for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society.

Pradeep Kumar Sinha (born 18 July 1955; IAST: Pradipa Kumara Sinha; Hindi:) is a 1977 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre, who was the 31st Cabinet Secretary of India.

Soundarya Sathyanarayana (18 July 1972 – 17 April 2004) was an Indian actress and producer who worked predominantly in Telugu films and few Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi films in lead roles.In 2002, she received the National Film Award for Best Feature Film as producer for the Kannada film Dweepa.


1695 Johannes Camphuys, Governal General of Dutch-Indies, died at the age of 61.

1857 The Calcutta, Mumbai and Madras Universities were established.

1908 Fourteen thousand mill workers go on strike at Bombay.

1987 Amitabh Bachhan resigns his Lok Sabha membership.

1987 Arun Singh, union minister of state for defence, resigns from the cabinet.