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The dare bare hottie made her somewhat dubious claim to fame when her so called leaked pictures from Playboy made it online. Sherlyn becoming the first Playboy cover girl from India was big enough a reason to become the hottest talk of the town.
Rajesh Khann's rumoured live-in partner Anita Advani left no stone unturned to made shocking revelations about her love relationship with Bollywood's late superstar - that too after his demise.
An eventful year in Gujarat saw Modi convincingly retaining power and emerging as a strong contender for BJP's prime ministerial candidate in the 2014 general elections. He also got a clean chit from the SC-appointed SIT on his role in 2002 riots.
In an open firing spree at a Connecticut primary school in USA, the 20-year-old boy killed 20 first-graders and six members of staff before shooting himself dead. He had a history of violent and mental problems.
Much was said about Priyanka Chopra and SRK's close friendship. Rumours were ripe that the two were having a torrid affair and these were enough to make Gauri Khan furious.
Six men were identified being part of a mob of about 50 men who brutally molested a young girl outside a pub in Assam's capital. The incident was captured in heartrending detail on a 30-minute video that went viral on the internet.
Ending days of speculation, Master Blaster announced retirement from ODI format in December. The timing was a bit surprising, as it came before Indo-Pak series, yet it was a momentous year for the batting great, who completed 100 centuries.
47-year-old Image and Fashion Consultant became the topic of national debate with his psycho and weird antics on television's controversial reality show Bigg Boss season 6. He messed up with Salman & almost stripped on national television.
Popular family soap 'Bade Achhe Lagte Hain' took boldness on television to another level as the lead couple Ram and Priya Kapoor shared an intimate scene and steamy lip-lock that made it to one of the biggest and boldest acts on small screen.
This has been a turbulent year for flamboyant Vijay Mallya. Known for living his life king size, he had a hard landing, as his aggressive growth strategy via acquisitions came to haunt him in 2012. He even indicated willingness to sell stake in KFA.
Indo-Canadian import, Sunny Leone is the first ever porn star who marked her Bollywood debut in Pooja Bhatt's Jism 2. Needless to say the porn star made headlines with her steamy acts in the film with many expressing shock at her entry.
Team India's hottest player, Yuvi was diagnosed with cancer and he underwent treatment in the US. The 30-year-old made a comeback after long & courageous fight, when he played in the first T20 between New Zealand and India.
The Pakistani teenager who was shot by the Taliban, as she refused to abandon her campaign for girls' education is currently recovering in a British hospital. A campaign for her to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize has already gained momentum.
It was on the cards for quite sometime. The most touted celebration of Bollywood; Saifeena's wedding remained the biggest highlight in celebrity circuit. Having ditched their ex partners, the two finally tied the knot and are now happily married.
One of the most popular talk shows in the history of Indian Television series, it sparked a revolution nationwide when B'wood star Aamir Khan touched upon social evils that are killing our society from inside.
The social activist made enough noise this year with his Aam Admi Party & corruption expose on Modi, Robert Vadra, Sheila Dikshit & Gadkari, along with other supporters. International media called him the 'harbinger of new Indian politics'.
The 44th president of the United States overcame the considerable hurdles raised by a weak economy to win re-election comfortably. Time magazine aptly described him as the 'the symbol and in some ways the architect of this new America'.
The arrest of two women over a comment on Facebook criticizing shutdown of Mumbai post Bal Thackeray death, sparked off widespread anger in India. Accused of promoting enmity between classes, they were released on bail after appearing in court.
Barely a week before the 4th anniversary of Mumbai attack on Nov 26, a convict in the attack and Pak national Kasab was hanged to death at Yerawada jail in Pune on November 21. His death sentence was confirmed by the SC earlier this year.