Amy Jackson arrives for the European film premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at the Royal Albert Hall in London. December 12, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

Amy Jackson is a British model and actress who primarily appears in Bollywood films. She acts in Indian films of all languages, including Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, and Kannada. At just 26-years-old, she is one of the highest paid actresses in India.

From pageants to cinema

Amy was born in Isle of Man and raised in Liverpool. She started modeling when she was 16-years-old. She won several pageants in Britain, such as Miss Teen Liverpool and Miss Teen Great Britain. In 2009, she was crowned Miss Teen World. She was also Miss Liverpool in 2010 and the runner-up for Miss England in 2010.

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PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Irrfan Khan from the film 'Puzzle' poses for a portrait in the YouTube x Getty Images Portrait Studio at 2018 Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2018 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Robby Klein/Getty Images)

Irrfan Khan, one of the biggest stars in Bollywood, revealed that he is suffering from a rare illness. He has a neuroendocrine tumor (known as NETs).

The actor is beloved and respected around the world. He made his debut in the Oscar-nominated Bollywood film Salaam Bombay. He has appeared in over 100 movies, including English-language films Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Jurassic World.

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The world was shocked when legendary Bollywood actress Sridevi tragically passed away on Feb. 24, 2018. The actress has been hailed as India's first female superstar. Her daughter, Janhvi Kapoor, might just follow in her footsteps.

Here are five fast facts you should know about the rising star.

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In the wake of the passing of prolific actress Sridevi Kapoor, Bollywood fans have been left inquiring about the status of the follow-up to the 1987 film, Mr. India. Produced by Sridevi's husband, Boney Kapoor, and starring the late actress alongside Boney’s son, Anil Kapoor, Mr. India earned praise after its release and became the highest-grossing Indian film of the year. There were no award ceremonies the year of its release or in 1988, but Sridevi was later awarded the 2013 Filmfare Special Award for her performance.

Mr. India stars Anil in the role of Arun Verma, down-on-his-luck orphanage owner who becomes Mr. India after being bequeathed his deceased father’s invisibility device. Sridevi portrays Seema Soni, journalist and love interest of Mr. India while Amrish Puri takes on the role of the antagonist, General Mogambo. With an estimated budget of $1.8 million, the film drew in a box office total of around $7.3 million.

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On Feb. 24, 2018, Bollywood film producer Boney Kapoor suffered the loss of his wife, Sridevi Kapoor, when she accidentally drowned in a hotel bathtub. The 62-year-old widower and father of four spoke out about his wife’s death, writing:

“To the world, she was their Chandni, the actor par excellence, their Sridevi, but to me, she was my love, my friend, mother to our girls, my partner. To our daughters, she was their everything, their life. She was the axis around which our family ran.”

While it is true that Sridevi’s career was one of the more prolific in the Bollywood circuit, Boney Kapoor also garnered his own success through his years as a film producer. In 1980, along with then-wife Surinder Kapoor, he produced his first movie, Hum Paanch. Seven years later, he solo-produced his most successful film to date, Mr. India. Indian news outlet Rediff.com regarded Mr. India, which starred future wife Sridevi, as “one of the most iconic films of its time.” Though there were no award ceremonies in 1987 or 1988 that Mr. India could be awarded for, Sridevi was given the 2013 Filmfare Special Award for her performance.

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On Feb. 24, 2018, beloved and iconic Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor passed away from complications after suffering a heart attack. The 54-year-old film veteran was at a family wedding in Dubai when she went into cardiac arrest. Sridevi’s name is one that’s known and revered throughout India, specifically for the 300 film roles she’s starred in. As a celebrated actress, her passing even caught the attention of Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, who offered his sympathy to her family and those that knew her best.

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