Guru Dutt

1925 - 1964

Guru Dutt

Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone (9 July 1925 – 10 October 1964), better known as Guru Dutt, was an Indian film director, producer and actor. He made 1950s and 1960s classics such as Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam and Chaudhvin Ka Chand. In particular, Pyaasa and Kaagaz Ke Phool have been included among the greatest films of all time, Pyaasa by Time magazine's "All-TIME" 100 best movies list and by the 2002 Sight & Sound critics' and directors' poll, where Dutt himself is included among the greatest film directors of all time.In 2010, he was included among CNN's "top 25 Asian actors of all time".He is most famous for making lyrical and artistic films within the context of popular Hindi cinema of the 1950s, and expanding its commercial conventions, starting with his 1957 film Pyaasa. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Guru Dutt has received more than 1,595,968 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 923rd most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Guru Dutt ranks 923 out of 1,305Before him are Todd Haynes, Doug Liman, Stephen Sommers, Nick Park, Peter Hall, and Damien Chazelle. After him are Adam McKay, Wesley Ruggles, Duncan Jones, Anne Fontaine, Matt Reeves, and Nunnally Johnson.

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Among people born in 1925, Guru Dutt ranks 290Before him are Brent Scowcroft, Gunther Schuller, Hugh O'Brian, John List, Colette Marchand, and Robert Cormier. After him are Klaus Roth, Elaine Stritch, Anne V. Coates, Abel Muzorewa, Ritwik Ghatak, and Mel Tormé. Among people deceased in 1964, Guru Dutt ranks 128Before him are Nuriye Ulviye Mevlan Civelek, Eddie Cantor, Johnny Burnette, Edith Sitwell, Werner Bergengruen, and Joe Gaetjens. After him are Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, Stuart Davis, Edward Van Sloan, Jack Teagarden, Art Ross, and Amrit Kaur.

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Among people born in India, Guru Dutt ranks 456 out of 848Before him are Rajkumar (1929), Zakir Hussain (1951), Roshan Seth (1942), Mahadev Desai (1892), Bhagwan Das (1869), and Raj Reddy (1937). After him are Ravi Shankar (1956), Spike Milligan (1918), Kareena Kapoor (1980), Choudhry Rahmat Ali (1895), Jeetendra (1942), and Simon Pimenta (1920).


Among film directors born in India, Guru Dutt ranks 8Before him are M. Night Shyamalan (1970), Lindsay Anderson (1923), Michael Radford (1946), Dadasaheb Phalke (1870), Dara Singh (1928), and Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (1914). After him are Tarsem Singh (1961), Ismail Merchant (1936), Mehboob Khan (1907), Shyam Benegal (1934), Adoor Gopalakrishnan (1941), and Hrishikesh Mukherjee (1922).

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