Adoor Gopalakrishnan

1941 - Today

Photo of Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Icon of person Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Adoor Gopalakrishnan (born 3 July 1941) is an Indian film director, script writer, and producer and is regarded as one of the most notable and renowned filmmakers in India. With the release of his first feature film Swayamvaram (1972), Gopalakrishnan pioneered the new wave in Malayalam cinema during the 1970s. In a career spanning over five decades, Gopalakrishnan has made only 12 feature films to date. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adoor Gopalakrishnan has received more than 694,073 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Adoor Gopalakrishnan is the 1,211th most popular film director (down from 1,178th in 2019), the 640th most popular biography from India (down from 609th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Film Director.

Memorability Metrics

  • 690k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 43.63

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.82

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.93

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Adoor Gopalakrishnans by language


Among film directors, Adoor Gopalakrishnan ranks 1,211 out of 1,581Before him are Andrew Adamson, Maurice Cloche, Pál Gábor, Mario Mattoli, Ágnes Hranitzky, and Laurent Cantet. After him are Neill Blomkamp, Andrzej Sekuła, Boris Sagal, Patty Jenkins, Kurt Hoffmann, and Michael Caton-Jones.

Most Popular Film Directors in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1941, Adoor Gopalakrishnan ranks 449Before him are Giancarlo Bercellino, Péter Balázs, Sean Flynn, Juan Olivares, Oja Kodar, and R. James Woolsey Jr.. After him are Kálmán Ihász, Dack Rambo, Wilfrid Napier, Kaarlo Kangasniemi, Michael Howard, and Wolfgang Blochwitz.

Others Born in 1941

Go to all Rankings

In India

Among people born in India, Adoor Gopalakrishnan ranks 640 out of 1,493Before him are Trilok Gurtu (1951), Feroz Khan (1939), Amarinder Singh (1942), Shatrughan Sinha (1945), Raj Reddy (1937), and Choudhry Rahmat Ali (1895). After him are Nana Patekar (1951), R. K. Laxman (1921), Mrinalini Sarabhai (1918), Telesphore Toppo (1939), Abdullah Yusuf Ali (1872), and Sam Manekshaw (1914).


Among film directors born in India, Adoor Gopalakrishnan ranks 10Before him are Dadasaheb Phalke (1870), Lindsay Anderson (1923), Dara Singh (1928), Ismail Merchant (1936), Ardeshir Irani (1886), and Guru Dutt (1925). After him are Tarsem Singh (1961), Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (1914), Tapan Sinha (1924), Shyam Benegal (1934), Mahesh Bhatt (1948), and V. Shantaram (1901).