Isaac Newton: Widely regarded as one of the most renowned scientists and mathematicians in history, Newton was born in the year 1642. (Graffiti painting of Isaac Newton. Pic/ AFP)
Naushad Ali: One of the earliest Indian music directors in Bollywood, Naushad Ali was known for his unique sense of classical music in Bollywood films. Naushad Ali was born in the year 1919. (A portrait of Naushad Ali at his residence. Pic/ Sayed Sameer Abedi)
Ismail Merchant: Merchant is an Academy Award winning Indian-born film director and producer during the time of British India. He is the co-owner of Merchant Ivory Productions along with James Ivory. Merchant was born in 1936.
Humphrey Bogart: He is a legendary Hollywood screen actor and will be most remembered for his brilliant work in hits like ‘Casablanca’, ‘The Maltese Falcon’, ‘The Return of Doctor X’and ‘You Can’t Get Away With Murder’. He is considered to be one of the finest actors in American cinema. Bogart was born in the year 1899. (Pic/ AFP)
Alastair Cook: The England cricketer is also captain of the national Test team and a Wisden Cricketer of the year winner. He can be regarded as one of the finest cricketers from England in recent times. He has scored 25 Test hundreds – the most by an England player. He was born in 1984. (Pic/ Ajay Roy)
Dido: Dido is an English singer and songwriter. Two of her albums, 'No Angel' and 'Life for Rent', have topped UK charts and she is well known for unique sense of music style and her hit songs such as ‘Thank You’, ‘Stan’, ‘White Flag’ and ‘Life for Rent’. She was born in the year 1971. (Pic/ AFP)
Nawaz Sharif: He is the current and 18th Prime Minister of Pakistan. He is a veteran politician and also an industrialist. He is commonly called by the nickname ‘Lion of the Punjab’. Nawaz was born in the year 1949. (Pic/ AFP)
Nagma: Nagma is an Indian actress and has acted in various Indian language movies like Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi. She made her Bollywood debut in Salman Khan-starrer ‘Baaghi’. Her notable works are in ‘Killer’, ‘Kadhalan’, ‘Gharana Mogudu’ and ‘Baashha’. She was born in 1974. (Pic/ Ashish Rane)
Raju Srivastav: Raju Srivastav is an Indian comedian who first appeared on the comedy show ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’ and finished as a runner-up. He appeared on other TV shows such as Bigg Boss, Comedy Ka Maha Muqabla, Comedy Circus and more. He also has appeared as an extra in Bollywood films like ‘Baazigar’, ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’, ‘Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon’ but landed a meaty role in 2007 in ‘Bombay to Goa’. Raju Srivastav was born in 1963. (Pic/ Atul Kamble)
Marcus Trescothick: Trescothick is a former England batsman and was known for his aggressive stroke play. He has scored 12 ODI centuries, the most by any England player. He has also scored the fastest fifty in England T20 cricket. He was born in 1975. (Pic/ AFP)
Sissy Spacek: She is an Academy Award winner and a three-time Golden Globe winning actress. Her most memorable roles include ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’, ‘The River’ and ‘Crimes of the Heart’.he was born in 1949. (Pic/ AFP)
Armin Van Buuren: Armin is a Dutch trance music producer and a former world number one DJ. He has the most entries on Billboard charts for Dance/ Electronic albums. AVB’s radio show ‘A State of Trance’ is a famous show worldwide. His biggest hit singles are ‘Going Wrong’, ‘In and Out of Love’, ‘Not Giving Up on Love’ and the most recent ‘This is What It Feels Like’. Armin Van Buuren was born in 1976. (Pic/ AFP)
Annie Lennox: She is a famous Scottish singer and songwriter. She has won four Academy Awards. Annie Lennox was part of the band Eurythmics which delivered the hit song ‘Sweet Dreams’. Her solo albums Diva and Medusa topped UK charts. She is known for her hit singles ‘Little Bird’, ‘Love Song for a Vampire and ‘No More I Love You’s. She was born in the year 1954. (Pic/ AFP)
We take a look at some famous figures across different walks of life who were born on Christmas Day.
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