Persis Khambatta
Indian actress
Persis Khambatta
Persis Khambatta was an Indian model, actress and author. She was best known for her role as Lieutenant Ilia in the 1979 feature film Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
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Miért kopaszodtak meg a világhírű szépségek? - Híradó
Google News - over 5 years
Persis Khambatta szintén 1979-ben, a híres a Star Trek: A csillagösvény című sci-fiben tűnt fel kopaszon, ahol Iliát, az Enterprise hadnagyát játszotta. Amber Rose amerikai modell már kopaszon vált ismertté a divat világában
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Going Rogue: Actresses Who Shaved Their Heads To Score A Role (PHOTOS) - Huffington Post
Google News - over 5 years
Sigourney Weaver, Persis Khambatta and Robin Tunney all count their bare head roles as their introduction to leading lady status. So take notes all of you aspiring actresses out there -- steady your hand and snip away to make it big
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Actriţe care au chelit pentru filme - CinemaRx
Google News - almost 6 years
Persis Khambatta este o actriţă de origine indiană, moartă în 1998 la doar 47 de ani, care a avut rolul unui locotenent în filmul „Star Treck: The Motion Picture” din 1979. Locotenentul Ilea nu avea păr, aşa că actriţa indiană sa ras în cap
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St Bede's college gets new principal - IndiaEduNews.net
Google News - almost 6 years
St. Bede's, founded in 1904, has alumni like actress Preity Zinta, late model and beauty queen Persis Khambatta and Himachal Pradesh's first woman police officer Satwant Atwal. Sister John has a doctorate in economics and will be the 14th principal
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Lara Dutta not going bald for Don 2 - Hindustan Times
Google News - almost 6 years
No stolen pictures online but there's a strong buzz that she shaved her head for the role, a la Persis Khambatta. “Bald? Me? Had that been the case, I would have been sporting short hair,” she points out. “You'll have to wait till the film's promotions
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Dream On
NYTimes - almost 13 years
India's latest export officially arrives on the shores of America today and, for a change, it won't be an election-year issue. ''Bombay Dreams,'' which chronicles a young man's quest to be a Bollywood star, makes its debut on Broadway. The show opened two years ago in London, bringing with it all the accouterments of a Bollywood story:
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Persis Khambatta, Movie Actress, 49
NYTimes - over 18 years
Persis Khambatta, an actress and former Miss India who appeared in ''Star Trek -- The Motion Picture'' (1979) and other films, died on Tuesday in a hospital here. She was 49. The cause of death was a heart attack, according to newspaper reports. Ms. Khambatta began modeling at the age of 13 and won the Miss India beauty crown in 1965, dressed in
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Home Video/New Releases
NYTimes - almost 29 years
LEAD: Three O'Clock High Starring Casey Siemaszko, Richard Tyson, Anne Ryan, Stacey Glick, Jonathan Wise, Jeffrey Tambor, John P. Ryan. Directed by Phil Joanou. 1987. MCA Home Video. 90 minutes. $79.95. Rated PG-13. Some strong language. Three O'Clock High Starring Casey Siemaszko, Richard Tyson, Anne Ryan, Stacey Glick, Jonathan Wise, Jeffrey
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ZOROASTER IN THE NEW WORLD
NYTimes - over 30 years
AT THE ROYAL GAYLORD RESTAU-rant in suburban northwest Houston, a 9-year-old boy sits barefoot on a white blanket in front of a bowl of fire, while several priests in white robes and turbans chant beside him. The boy is undergoing a navjote -new worshiper - ceremony, a religious initiation rather like a bar mitzvah or a confirmation. Around him in
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'MEGAFORCE' IS A MIX OF JOVIALITY AND STUNTS
NYTimes - over 34 years
Ya-hoo! Those fellas wielding the high-tech weapons in Hal Needham's ''Megaforce'' may look like space patrollers, but they're really good old boys at heart. So what if an opening title defines Megaforce as ''a powerful army of super elite fighting men whose weapons are the most powerful science can devise?'' On a tour of the cavernous Megaforce
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STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN
NYTimes - over 34 years
Now this is more like it: after the colossal, big-budget bore that was Star Trek: The Motion Picture, here comes a sequel that's worth its salt. The second Star Trek movie is swift, droll, and adventurous, not to mention appealingly gadget-happy. It's everything the first one should have been and wasn't. As its title suggests, Star Trek II: The
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NEW 'STAR TREK' FULL OF GADGETS AND FUN
NYTimes - over 34 years
NOW this is more like it: after the colossal, big-budget bore that was ''Star Trek: The Motion Picture,'' here comes a sequel that's worth its salt. The second Star Trek movie is swift, droll and adventurous, not to mention appealingly gadget-happy. It's everything the first one should have been and wasn't. As its title suggests, ''Star Trek II:
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At The Movies
NYTimes - over 35 years
KENNETH McMILLAN, who plays Willie Conklin, the bigoted, beerbellied fire chief in ''Ragtime,'' has to be the busiest character actor since the days when E.G. Marshall was all over our television screens. Besides ''Ragtime,'' which opens today, Mr. McMillan has three other pictures coming out soon. In ''Whose Life Is It Anyway?'' he plays a judge,
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'NIGHTHAWKS' WITH SYLVESTER STALLONE
NYTimes - almost 36 years
WE'VE seen movies like ''Nighthawks'' before, but we haven't seen one in a while. That may be why this police film, with an international cast and a plot about international terrorism, has so much punch. All of it is standard stuff, and yet ''Nighthawks'' has been assembled with enough pep to make it feel fresh. It is particularly helped by the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Persis Khambatta
    FORTIES
  • 1998
    Age 49
    She died of a heart attack on 18 August 1998 at the age of 49.
    More Details Hide Details Her funeral was held in Bombay the following day.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1986
    Age 37
    In 1986, she married Naren Parekh, owner of a private detective agency in Toronto.
    More Details Hide Details In 1998, Khambatta was taken to the Marine Hospital in south Bombay, complaining of chest pains.
  • 1985
    Age 36
    She returned to Bombay in 1985, and appeared in the Hindi television series Shingora opposite Aditya Pancholi and Marc Zuber.
    More Details Hide Details Soon after, Khambatta returned to Hollywood and performed in guest roles on various television series such as Mike Hammer and MacGyver. In 1997 she wrote and published a coffee table book, Pride of India, which featured several former Miss India winners. The book was dedicated to Mother Teresa, and part of the royalties went to the Missionaries of Charity. Her final appearance in an acting part was that of Chair of the Congress of Nations in the 1993 pilot episode of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
  • 1983
    Age 34
    In 1983, she underwent coronary bypass surgery.
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  • 1981
    Age 32
    She married Hollywood stunt man Cliff Taylor only weeks after meeting him in June 1981.
    More Details Hide Details Two months later they filed for divorce.
  • 1980
    Age 31
    Khambatta was seriously injured in a car crash in Germany in 1980, which left a huge scar on her head.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1975
    Age 26
    She had small roles in 1975's Conduct Unbecoming and The Wilby Conspiracy.
    More Details Hide Details She went on to have a brief movie career that included the role for which she is most recognized, the bald Deltan navigator Lieutenant Ilia, in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). She was originally signed to play the role for five years, as the intention was to create a new Star Trek TV series. Khambatta said that she was thrilled when the project became a movie instead, because it would have greater impact on her career, but she also recognised that she had lost five years' work. Khambatta became the first Indian citizen to present an Academy Award in 1980. She was nominated for Saturn Award for Best Actress for her role in Star Trek. This led to roles in Nighthawks (1981), Megaforce (1982), Warrior of the Lost World (1983), and Phoenix the Warrior (1988). She was considered for the title role in the James Bond film Octopussy (1983), but was passed over in favor of Maud Adams.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1965
    Age 16
    At age 17, as Femina Miss India, Khambatta entered Miss Universe 1965, dressed in off-the-rack clothes she bought at the last minute.
    More Details Hide Details She became a model for companies such as Air India, Revlon, and Garden Vareli. Khambatta made her Bollywood début in director K. A. Abbas's Bambai Raat Ki Bahon Mein (1967), playing cabaret singer Lily who croons the film's title track.
    She entered and won the Femina Miss India contest in 1965.
    More Details Hide Details She was the second winner of Femina Miss India and third Indian woman to participate in the Miss Universe pageant. At the Femina Miss India contest, she also won the Miss Photogenic award. Khambatta's first appearance at age 13 in advertisements for the popular soap brand Rexona set her on her way to becoming a popular model.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1948
    Born
    Born on October 2, 1948.
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