January 17 - Javed Akhtar was born in Gwalior state, British India. He is a poet, lyricist and scriptwriter in Bollywood. He received Padma Bushan and many Filmfare Awards.
January 24 - Subhash Ghai was born in Nagpur. He is an Bollywood film director, producer and screenwriter. He has produced and directed many blockbuster Hindi films.
July 26 - Vilasrao Deshmukh (Vilasrao Dagadojirao Deshmukh) was born. He was the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He was also the Minister of Science and Technology and Minister of Earth Sciences.