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Katrina Leskanich

born April 10th, 1960

Katrina Elizabeth Leskanich is an American musician and the former lead singer of the pop rock band Katrina and the Waves. Their song "Walking on Sunshine" was an international hit in 1985. In 1997, the band won the Eurovision Song Contest for the United Kingdom with the song "Love Shine a Light". Both songs were written by her long-term bandmate Kimberley Rew.

Katsu Kaishū

born March 12th, 1823

Count Katsu Yasuyoshi was a Japanese statesman and naval engineer during the late Tokugawa shogunate and early Meiji period.

Katsuaki Satō

born April 4th, 1946

Katsuaki Satō is the founder and director of Satojuku Karate, also known as Odo karate. The Satojuku honbu (headquarters) is located in Tachikawa, Japan.

Katsuhiro Otomo

born April 14th, 1954

Katsuhiro Otomo is a Japanese manga artist, screenwriter, animator and film director. He is best known as the creator of Akira, in terms of both the original 1982 manga series and the 1988 animated film adaptation. He was decorated a Chevalier of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2005, promoted to Officier of the order in 2014, became the fourth manga artist ever inducted into the American Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 2012, and was awarded the Purple Medal of Honor from the Japanese government in 2013. Otomo later received the Winsor McCay Award at the 41st Annie Awards in 2014 and the 2015 Grand Prix de la ville d'Angoulême, the first manga artist to receive the award. Otomo is married to Yoko Otomo. Together they have one child, a son named Shohei Otomo, who is also an artist.

Katsuko Saruhashi

born March 22nd, 1920

Katsuko Saruhashi (猿橋 勝子, Saruhashi Katsuko, March 22, 1920 – September 29, 2007) was a Japanese geochemist who created tools that let her take some of the first measurements of carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in seawater. She later showed evidence of the dangers of radioactive fallout and how far it can travel. Along with this focus on safety, she also researched peaceful uses of nuclear power.

Katsura Tarō

born January 4th, 1848

Prince Katsura Tarō was a Japanese politician and general of the Imperial Japanese Army who served as the Prime Minister of Japan from 1901 to 1913.

Katy Brand

born January 13th, 1979

Katherine Frances Brand, known as Katy Brand, is an English actress, comedian and writer, known for her ITV2 series Katy Brand's Big Ass Show and for Comedy Lab Slap on Channel 4.

Katy de la Cruz

February 13th, 1907 - November 10th, 2004

Katy de la Cruz was a leading Filipina singer who specialized in jazz vocals and torch songs in a long career that lasted eight decades. Hailed as "The Queen of Filipino Jazz" and as "The Queen of Bodabil", she was, by the age of 18, the highest paid entertainer in the Philippines. De la Cruz also appeared in films and received a FAMAS Best Supporting Actress Award in 1953.

Katy Dunne

born February 16th, 1995

Katy Dunne is a British tennis player.

Katy Gallagher

born March 18th, 1970

Katherine Ruth Gallagher is an Australian politician who has been serving as the Minister for Finance, Minister for Women, Minister for the Public Service and Vice-President of the Executive Council in the Albanese Government since 2022, and formerly served as the 6th Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory from 2011 to 2014. She has been a Senator for the Australian Capital Territory since the 2019 federal election, as a member of the Australian Labor Party (ALP). She previously served in the Senate from 2015 to 2018.

Katy Jurado

born January 16th, 1924

María Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado García, known professionally as Katy Jurado, was a Mexican actress. Jurado began her acting career in Mexico during the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. In 1951, she was recruited by American filmmakers in Mexico and began her Hollywood career during the Golden Age of Hollywood. She acted in popular Western films of the 1950s and 1960s. Her talent for playing a variety of characters helped pave the way for Mexican actresses in American cinema. She was the first Latin American actress nominated for an Oscar, as Best Supporting Actress for her work in Broken Lance (1954), and was the first to win a Golden Globe Award, for her performance in High Noon (1952).

Katy Manning

born October 14th, 1946

Catherine Ann "Katy" Manning (born 14 October 1946) is an English-Australian actress, television presenter, voice artist and former model. Although she has made many appearances on both screen and stage, Manning is best known for her part as the companion Jo Grant in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who. Manning initially played the role in the 1970s but also reprised the role in the Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures in 2010. She is also well known for voicing Iris Wildthyme in the audio series Iris Wildthyme for Big Finish Productions since 2005.

Katy Marchant

born January 30th, 1993

Katy Marchant, is an elite British track cyclist who specialises in the sprint disciplines. She was educated at Brigshaw High School.

Katy Mixon

born March 30th, 1981

Katy Mixon (born March 30, 1981) is an American actress. She began her career playing supporting roles in films such as The Quiet (2005), Four Christmases (2008), and State of Play (2009), before landing the female leading role in the HBO comedy series Eastbound & Down (2009–2013).

Katy Munger

born December 29th, 1956

Katy Munger, who has also written under the names Gallagher Gray and Chaz McGee, is an American writer known for writing the Casey Jones and Hubbert & Lil series. She is a former reviewer for the Washington Post.

Katy Perry

born October 25th, 1984

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and television personality. She has been recognized for her influence on modern pop music and her campy style, with Vogue referring to her as the "Queen of Camp." Pursuing a career in gospel music at 16, Perry released her debut album, Katy Hudson, under Red Hill Records in 2001, which was commercially unsuccessful. She moved to Los Angeles at 17 to venture into secular music, and later adopted the stage name "Katy Perry" from her mother's maiden name. She recorded an album titled Fingerprints while signed to Columbia Records, but was dropped before signing to Capitol Records.

Katy Rose

born January 27th, 1987

Kathryn Rosemary Bullard, known professionally as Katy Rose, is an American singer-songwriter and producer. Rose released two studio albums, Because I Can and Candy Eyed. Since her last album, Rose has released eight independent singles.

Katya Virshilas

born September 10th, 1983

Katya Virshilas (born 10 September 1983) is a Lithuanian-Canadian dancer and actress.

Katya Zamolodchikova

born May 1st, 1982

Brian Joseph McCook, known by his drag persona Yekaterina Petrovna Zamolodchikova, or mononymously as Katya, is an American drag queen, actor, author, recording artist, and comedian. Katya is best known for placing fifth on the seventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race and placing as a runner-up on the second season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, as well as for appearing in the World of Wonder web series UNHhhh and the Viceland series The Trixie & Katya Show with co-host and fellow season 7 alum Trixie Mattel. Trixie and Katya often appear together as a popular comedy duo.

Kausalya

born December 30th, 1979

Nandini (born Kavitha; 30 December 1979), commonly known as Kausalya, is an Indian actress and model, who has starred mainly in South Indian cinema. She is known as Nandini in Malayalam film Industry. After starting her career as a lead heroine, she has since gone on to portray supporting roles.

Kaushik Basu

born January 9th, 1952

Kaushik Basu is an economist who was Chief Economist of the World Bank from 2012 to 2016 and Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India from 2009 to 2012. He is the C. Marks Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics at Cornell University, and academic advisory board member of upcoming Plaksha University. He began a three-year term as President of the International Economic Association in June 2017. From 2009 to 2012, during the United Progressive Alliance's second term, Basu served as the Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India. Kaushik Basu is winner of the Humboldt Research Award 2021.

Kavan Smith

born May 6th, 1970

Kavan Joel Smith is a Canadian actor known for playing Major Evan Lorne in Stargate Atlantis and Stargate SG-1, as Agent Jed Garrity in The 4400, and as Leland Coulter in When Calls the Heart.

Kaveh Rezaei

born April 5th, 1992

Kaveh Rezaei is an Iranian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Sepahan and the Iran national team.

Kavi Pradeep

born February 6th, 1915

Kavi Pradeep, was an Indian poet and songwriter who is best known for his patriotic song "Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo" written as a tribute to the soldiers who had died defending the country during the Sino-Indian War.

Kavika Pittman

born October 9th, 1974

Kavika Charles Pittman (born October 9, 1974) is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, and Carolina Panthers. He played college football at McNeese State University.

Kavita Lad-Medhekar

born November 13th, 1973

Kavita Lad-Medhekar is an Indian actress, known for her work in Marathi Theatre, Television and Films. She is best known for her daily soap opera roles in Char Divas Sasuche, Unch Maaza Zoka, Radha Hi Bawari and Radha Prem Rangi Rangali and also for her theatre performances in Sundar Mi Honar, Eka Lagnachi Goshta, Char Divas Premache and Eka Lagnachi Pudhchi Goshta.

Kavitha

born July 26th, 1992

Kavitha is an Indian film and television actress who predominantly works in Kannada and Tamil television series. She gained popularity in the Kannada television soap opera Lakshmi Baramma. She was appreciated for her debut in the Kannada films Srinivasa Kalyana and First Love.

Kaviyoor Ponnamma

born September 10th, 1945

Kaviyoor Ponnamma is an Indian actress who appears in Malayalam films and television. She began her career performing in theatre dramas before foraying into cinema. She has also acted in TV serials and commercials and has playback singing credits in few films. Ponnamma is a four-time Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actress winner. Her sister Kaviyoor Renuka was also an actress. Often called as the Mother to all actors, she has acted as mother of almost all actors in her career panning over decades. At the age of 20, she played the mother of Sathyan and Madhu in the 1965 movie Thommente Makkal. She gained critical acclaim for acting as the mother of the actor Mohanlal.

Kavon Frazier

born August 11th, 1994

Kavon Frazier (born August 11, 1994) is a former American football safety. He played college football at Central Michigan University.

Kavya Madhavan

born September 19th, 1984

Kavya Madhavan (born 19 September 1984) is a former Indian actress, who appeared predominantly in Malayalam films. She made her debut in 1991 as a child artist in Pookkalam Varavayi. Her debut role as a lead actress was in Lal Jose's Chandranudikkunna Dikhil in 1999, when she was in the ninth grade. Its success established her status as a leading actress in the industry during the 2000s. She has acted in over 75 movies. She has won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress twice, for her performances in Perumazhakkalam (2004) and Gaddama (2010).

Kay Adams (singer)

born April 9th, 1941

Princetta Kay Adams is an American country music singer.

Kay Boyle

February 19th, 1902 - December 27th, 1992

Kay Boyle was an American novelist, short story writer, educator, and political activist. She was a Guggenheim Fellow and O. Henry Award winner.
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