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Aishwarya Lekshmi is an Indian actress and model from Kerala. She began her career as a model in 2014 and made her acting debut in 2017 with the film Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela, followed by Mayaanadhi (2017), Varathan (2018), Vijay Superum Pournamiyum, Argentina Fans Kaattoorkadavu (2019) establishing herself as a leading actress in Malayalam cinema.

Jugal Hansraj (born 26 July 1972) is an Indian actor and director based at Mumbai. Hansraj started his career as a child artiste in the 1983 film Masoom, which starred Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi. The film was about a 9-year-old boy whose stepmother was not willing to accept him into the family because he was born out of an extramarital relationship.

Suman Ranganath (born 26 July 1974) is an Indian model and actress who has starred in Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi films. Suman Ranganath was born to a Kannadiga parents in Bangalore, Karnataka on 26 July 1974 Suman Ranganath debut came with the award winning Kannada film Santa Shishunala Shareefa, in which she played the wife of Shareefa played by Sridhar.

Mugdha Godse (born 26 July 1986) is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films. A former model, Godse was a semi-finalist at the Femina Miss India 2004 competition. She made her acting debut in Madhur Bhandarkar’s 2008 film, Fashion.

Manoj K. Jayan (born on 26 July 1966) is an Indian actor who mainly acts in Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu films. Manoj has won the Kerala State Film Award twice: Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Hariharan’s Sargam (1992) and Second Best Actor for Hariharan’s Pazhassi Raja (2009).

Abhirami (born Divya Gopikumar on 26 July 1983) is an Indian film actress, who has acted in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films. Her height helped her in starting her career as a TV anchor for the program Top Ten aired on Asianet Channel. She is a versatile singer also. She acted in a small role in a Malayalam film Pathram in 1999.

Death Anniversaries on 26th July

Ibn-e-Safi was the pen name of Asrar Ahmad a best-selling and prolific fiction writer, novelist and poet of Urdu. The word Ibn-e-Safi is an Arabian expression which literally means Son of Safi, where the word Safi means chaste or righteous.

Kumari Kanchan Dinkerao Mail (March 16, 1950—July 26, 2004) was an Indian singer best known as part of the husband-wife group Babla & Kanchan. Some of her popular songs are: Kanchan means Gold in Hindi. Kanchan (e.g. Yashodhara B. Kanchan) is also a surname mostly used in the southern part (Mangalore) of India

Obaid Siddiqi is a National Research Professor at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) National Center for Biological Sciences. His work includes research on the genetics and neurobiology of Drosophila. He was born in 1932 in Uttar Pradesh and was educated at Aligarh Muslim University and the University of Glasgow.

Bhaskar Chandavarkar (16 March 1936 – 26 July 2009) was an Indian sitar player, academic and film and theatre composer who worked with directors of Indian cinema, in various languages including Marathi, Hindi, Kannada and Malayalam, Mrinal Sen, Girish Karnad, Aparna Sen and Amol Palekar and was known for his blending of Indian classical and western music.

Prof. Madhu Sudan Kanungo (April 1, 1927 – July 26, 2011) was an Indian scientist in the field of gerontology and neuroscience as well as a teacher of molecular biology and biochemistry. He is known for his theories on how gene expression changes with age and the role of this phenomenon in ageing.