Ashok Kumar

1911 - 2001

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Kumudlal Ganguly (13 October 1911 – 10 December 2001), better known by his stage name Ashok Kumar and also by Dadamoni, was an Indian actor who attained iconic status in Indian cinema and who was a member of the cinematic Ganguly family. He was honoured in 1988 with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest national award for cinema artists, by the Government of India and also received the Padma Bhushan in 1999 for his contributions to Indian cinema. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ashok Kumar has received more than 3,913,074 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Ashok Kumar is the 5,486th most popular actor (down from 4,729th in 2019), the 618th most popular biography from India (down from 547th in 2019) and the 84th most popular Actor.

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Among actors, Ashok Kumar ranks 5,486 out of 9,996Before him are Estelle Reiner, Elizabeth Gutiérrez, Samantha Morton, Konstantin Khabensky, Agnès Jaoui, and Daisuke Namikawa. After him are Garrett Hedlund, Yoshiko Tanaka, Vivian Wu, Liza Weil, Ricky Schroder, and Hope Davis.

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Among people born in 1911, Ashok Kumar ranks 294Before him are Yaşar Erkan, Germano Boettcher Sobrinho, Alberto Galateo, Edgar Sanabria, Heinrich Mark, and Philibert Smellinckx. After him are André Saeys, Gypsy Rose Lee, William T. Stearn, Tokiharu Abe, Bibi Torriani, and Wilhelm Leichum. Among people deceased in 2001, Ashok Kumar ranks 237Before him are Ibrahim Shams, Marita Petersen, Simon Slåttvik, Arne Sucksdorff, Leonid Osyka, and Frans De Mulder. After him are Josef Peters, Carroll O'Connor, Ann Sothern, Dipendra of Nepal, William T. Stearn, and Chantal Chaudé de Silans.

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In India

Among people born in India, Ashok Kumar ranks 618 out of 1,493Before him are B. V. Doshi (1927), Jeannette Altwegg (1930), Saeed Jaffrey (1929), Uttam Kumar (1926), Shabana Azmi (1950), and Dimple Kapadia (1957). After him are Nitish Kumar (1951), Gurdial Singh (1933), George Fernandes (1930), Rahul Gandhi (1970), Indra Nooyi (1955), and Anna Chandy (1905).

Among ACTORS In India

Among actors born in India, Ashok Kumar ranks 84Before him are Randhir Kapoor (1947), Vijay Amritraj (1953), Saeed Jaffrey (1929), Uttam Kumar (1926), Shabana Azmi (1950), and Dimple Kapadia (1957). After him are Asha Parekh (1942), Zeenat Aman (1951), Feroz Khan (1939), Shatrughan Sinha (1945), Nana Patekar (1951), and Spike Milligan (1918).

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