Hiroyuki Sanada

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Hiroyuki Sanada (真田 広之, Sanada Hiroyuki, born Shimozawa; 12 October 1960) is a Japanese actor, producer, singer and martial artist. He began his career in the mid-1960s at the age of six, and gained prominence for his roles in Japanese and Hong Kong action films, later establishing himself as a dramatic actor. He is best known to international audiences for his roles as Ryuji Takayama in Ring (1998) where he played alongside Nanako Matsushima who was also his co-star in a 1997 television drama A Story of Love. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hiroyuki Sanada has received more than 8,515,394 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Hiroyuki Sanada is the 820th most popular actor (down from 807th in 2019), the 290th most popular biography from Japan (down from 248th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Japanese Actor.

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  • 8.5M

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  • 60.08

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.31

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.11

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Hiroyuki Sanada ranks 820 out of 13,578Before him are Geneviève Grad, Dennis Quaid, Joseph Cotten, Thomas Kretschmann, Orlando Bloom, and Michael Madsen. After him are Kristin Scott Thomas, Michael Rooker, Ljubiša Samardžić, Kelly Preston, Jean-Claude Pascal, and Claude Gensac.

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Among people born in 1960, Hiroyuki Sanada ranks 47Before him are David Duchovny, Gary Lineker, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mohamed Bazoum, Jorge Sampaoli, and Nena. After him are Gustavo Petro, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lepa Brena, Naoki Urasawa, Neil Gaiman, and José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Hiroyuki Sanada ranks 290 out of 6,245Before him are Yosa Buson (1716), Emperor Go-Fukakusa (1243), Emperor Go-Uda (1267), Hijikata Toshizō (1835), Emperor Bidatsu (538), and Konishi Yukinaga (1555). After him are Emperor Go-Nijō (1285), Ichiyō Higuchi (1872), Akira Yoshizawa (1911), Naoki Urasawa (1960), Emperor Yūryaku (418), and Akira Nozawa (1914).

Among ACTORS In Japan

Among actors born in Japan, Hiroyuki Sanada ranks 9Before him are Mako (1933), Sonny Chiba (1939), Joan Fontaine (1917), Ken Watanabe (1959), Takashi Shimura (1905), and Setsuko Hara (1920). After him are Tatsuya Nakadai (1932), Sessue Hayakawa (1886), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (1950), Akiko Wakabayashi (1941), Kōji Yakusho (1956), and Victoria Principal (1950).

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