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John Kani

1943 - Today

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Bonisile John Kani, OIS, (born 30 August 1942) is a South African actor, author, director and playwright. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Kani has received more than 2,482,755 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). John Kani is the 4,639th most popular actor (down from 4,397th in 2019), the 108th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 106th in 2019) and the 11th most popular South African Actor.

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  • 2.5M

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  • 46.07

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.35

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.03

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, John Kani ranks 4,639 out of 9,996Before him are Götz Otto, Bruce Kirby, Uhm Jung-hwa, Metaksia Simonyan, Mary Ure, and Khloé Kardashian. After him are Ewen Bremner, Martha Mansfield, Go Hyun-jung, Anita Page, Frances Bay, and Jamie Campbell Bower.

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Among people born in 1943, John Kani ranks 434Before him are Donald Sumpter, Günther Beckstein, Norman Hunter, Marika Kilius, Rafael Leonardo Callejas Romero, and James L. Elliot. After him are Viktor Sidyak, Robert Trivers, Warren Farrell, Steven Pressfield, Marília Pêra, and John Miles.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, John Kani ranks 108 out of 374Before him are Mark Shuttleworth (1973), Phil Ramone (1934), Bevil Rudd (1894), Hugh Masekela (1939), Pik Botha (1932), and Devdas Gandhi (1900). After him are Denis Goldberg (1933), Roger Michell (1956), William Kentridge (1955), Eben Dönges (1898), Kevin Curren (1958), and Ted Grant (1913).

Among ACTORS In South Africa

Among actors born in South Africa, John Kani ranks 11Before him are Glynis Johns (1923), Alice Krige (1954), Cyril Cusack (1910), Cecil Kellaway (1890), Lesley-Ann Brandt (1981), and Sharlto Copley (1973). After him are Janet Suzman (1939), Cariba Heine (1988), Sid James (1913), Glynis Barber (1955), Troye Sivan (1995), and David Bateson (1960).

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