Famous birthdays October 2

Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā Sanskrit: “high-souled”, “venerable” – applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa – is now used worldwide. In India, he is also called Bapu (Gujarati: endearment for father, papa and Gandhi ji, and known as the Father of the Nation.

Diamond Platnumz

Naseeb Abdul Juma, born 2 October 1989, popularly known by his stage name Diamond Platnumz, is a Tanzanian bongo flava recording artist and dancer from Tanzania. He has had several hit songs including “Number One” which he featured Nigerian artist Davido. Diamond won numerous awards at Channel O and the HiPipo Music Awards. He performed at the Big Brother Africa 7 eviction show in May 2012. Diamond is considered influential among his fans, and is said to be the most loved and decorated East and Central African artist at the moment.

Roberto Firmino

Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira, born 2 October 1991 is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Liverpool and the Brazil national team as an attacking midfielder, forward or winger. After starting his career with Figueirense in 2009, he spent four-and-a-half seasons at Hoffenheim. His 16 goals in 33 games for the 2013–14 Bundesliga season earned him the award for the league’s Breakthrough Player. In July 2015, he signed for Premier League club Liverpool.

Sting

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner,  CBE, born 2 October 1951, known as Sting, is an English singer, songwriter, and actor. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the new wave rock band the Police from 1977 to 1985, and launched a solo career in 1986. He has included elements of rock, jazz, reggae, classical, new-age and worldbeat in his music.

Kelly Ripa

Kelly Maria Ripa, born October 2, 1970 is an American actress, dancer, talk show host, and television producer. Ripa portrayed Hayley Vaughan on the ABC daytime soap opera, All My Children, between 1990 and 2002. She is the co-host of the syndicated morning talk show, Live! with Kelly and Ryan, in various formats since 2001. She also played Faith Fairfield on the ABC sitcom, Hope & Faith, from 2003 to 2006. Ripa and her husband, Mark Consuelos, own a New York-based production company, Milojo.

Hina Khan

Hina Khan, हिना खान, born 2 October 1987 is an Indian television actress. She played the role of Akshara in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in the Indian Television Industry. Khan was the 1st runner-up in reality shows Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi and Bigg Boss 11 which were telecasted on Colors TV.

Camilla Belle

Camilla Belle Routh, born October 2, 1986 is an American actress, director, writer and producer. Her works include The Ballad of Jack and Rose, When a Stranger Calls, 10,000 BC, Push, and Breakaway.

Cléo Pires

Cleo Pires Ayrosa Galvão,born October 2, 1982 is a Brazilian actress and singer. She made her debut as an actress when she participated in the Memorial de Maria Moura mini-series in 1994. It was a quick participation of just one episode in which the protagonist, Maria Moura, as a young woman, was replaced by her mother, Glória Pires, in the adulthood of the character. After that, she distanced herself from TV and the media, believing that she had no vocation to follow in her mother’s footsteps.

Romina Power

Romina Francesca Power,born 2 October 1951 is an American actress and singer born in Los Angeles. She was part of the very successful musical duo Al Bano and Romina Power, together with her then-husband Albano Carrisi. In 2015 Al Bano and Romina Power reunited again for a guest appearance in the Sanremo Festival. Power is a polyglot who speaks five languages: English, Italian, Spanish, French and Dutch.

Alain Soral

Alain Soral, identified in the civil registry as Alain Bonnet, and frequently also named using the full family name as Alain Bonnet de Soral , born 2 October 1958, is a Franco-Swiss author, journalist, essayist, and film maker. He is the brother of the actress Agnès Soral, who first used the simplified “Soral” pseudonym, which his sister now also uses. Soral lives in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques. Since June 2004, he has been a boxing coach.

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