Devika Rani

1908 - 1994

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Devika Rani Chaudhuri, usually known as Devika Rani (30 March 1908 – 9 March 1994), was an actress in Indian films who was active during the 1930s and 1940s. Widely acknowledged as the first lady of Indian cinema, Devika Rani had a successful film career that spanned 10 years. Born into a wealthy, anglicized Indian family, Devika Rani was sent to boarding school in England at age nine and grew up in that country. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Devika Rani has received more than 646,519 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Devika Rani is the 3,928th most popular actor (down from 3,332nd in 2019), the 472nd most popular biography from India (down from 392nd in 2019) and the 54th most popular Indian Actor.

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Among actors, Devika Rani ranks 3,928 out of 10,030. Before her are James Shigeta, Jean Smart, Julia Stiles, Frankie Faison, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and Sharlto Copley. After her are Natalya Bondarchuk, Rosie O'Donnell, Kevin Smith, Anthony Head, Jiang Wen, and Rachel Bilson.

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Among people born in 1908, Devika Rani ranks 245Before her are Zainab Biisheva, Tommaso Landolfi, Sonja Graf, Inga Gentzel, Guillermo Arellano, and George Rodger. After her are Odette Bancilhon, Boris Rybakov, Erich Srbek, Alejandro Villanueva, Franz Cisar, and Matti Sippala. Among people deceased in 1994, Devika Rani ranks 209Before her are Nikolai Kryuchkov, Ștefan Dobay, Roger Bocquet, Dinah Shore, Alfredo Pérez, and Vicente Enrique y Tarancón. After her are Roberto Goyeneche, Gilbert Roland, Paul Xuereb, Hans Jakob, Karl-Heinz Metzner, and Rolf Jacobsen.

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In India

Among people born in India, Devika Rani ranks 472 out of 1,227. Before her are Yashpal (1903), Balamani Amma (1909), Tiger Shroff (1990), Frederick Lugard, 1st Baron Lugard (1858), Brian Horrocks (1895), and Nirmala Joshi (1934). After her are Venkaiah Naidu (1949), Vijay Mallya (1955), Charles Gmelin (1872), Anupam Kher (1955), B. V. Doshi (1927), and Jamini Roy (1887).

Among ACTORS In India

Among actors born in India, Devika Rani ranks 54Before her are Waheeda Rehman (1938), Girish Karnad (1938), Bhupen Hazarika (1926), Om Puri (1950), Vyjayanthimala Bali (1936), and Tiger Shroff (1990). After her are Anupam Kher (1955), Sanjay Dutt (1959), Saif Ali Khan (1970), Rani Mukerji (1978), Roshan Seth (1942), and Randhir Kapoor (1947).

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