If Your Birthday Is On 16 Nov, Here’s Who All You Share It With!

Here’s who all you share your special day with.

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Aditya Roy Kapur and Pullela Gopichand.

If it’s your birthday today, you already have enough reasons to celebrate.

We bring you a few extra reasons to feel special today, with a list of the famous personalities you share your birthday with.

Pullela Gopichand

Pullela Gopichand.
Pullela Gopichand.
(Photo: PTI)

The Chief National Coach for the Indian Badminton team, Pullela Gopichand is also a former Indian Badminton player. He was the second Indian, after Prakash Padukone, to win the All England Open Badminton Championships.

Gopichand, under whose leadership PV Sindhu won the Silver at the Rio Olympics in 2016, has himself received the Arjuna, Dronacharya and Padma Bhushan awards.

He runs the Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad, which has produced players like Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap and Srikanth Kidambi.

Aditya Roy Kapur

Aditya Roy Kapur.
Aditya Roy Kapur.
(Photo: Yogen Shah)

Aditya Roy Kapur shot to fame in 2013 with his lead role in the film Aashiqui 2. Beginning his career with a small role in London Dreams, 2009, he went on to do movies like Action Replayy, Guzaarish and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.

Kapur belongs to a family with strong ties to the film industry. His brother Siddharth Roy Kapur is the CEO of UTV Motion Pictures, while his other brother Kunaal Roy Kapur and sister-in-law Vidya Balan are also actors.

Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe.
Chinua Achebe.
(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Nigerian author and poet Chinua Achebe’s first novel Things Fall Apart is one of the most widely-read books in modern African literature.

Achebe wrote in English, and defended the use of the language in African literature. He won the Man Booker International Prize in 2007.

He taught African Studies at Brown University and wrote novels like No Longer at Ease (1960), Arrow of God (1964), A Man of the People (1966), and Anthills of the Savannah (1987).

Waqar Younis

Waqar Younis.
Waqar Younis.
(Photo: AP)

Former Captain of Pakistan’s Test and ODI teams, Waqar Younis is considered to be one of the greatest bowlers of all time.

Younis, who has coached the Pakistan cricket team, has also been involved in Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.

Younis played 87 Tests and 262 One Day Internationals for Pakistan between 1989 to 2003.

Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes.
Paul Scholes.
(Photo: Reuters)

Retired English footballer Paul Scholes, played his entire professional career with Manchester United. Scholes has won 25 trophies in his whole career.

During his school time, Scholes excelled in both cricket and football. He headed the English national football team from 1997 to 2004.

Apart from being a sports pundit with BT Sport, Scholes is also a columnist for The Independent.

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