Kanan Devi

1916 - 1992

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Kanan Devi (22 April 1916 – 17 July 1992) was an Indian actress and singer. She was among the early singing stars of Indian cinema, and is credited popularly as the first star of Bengali cinema. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kanan Devi has received more than 206,920 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Kanan Devi is the 7,897th most popular actor (up from 8,091st in 2019), the 911th most popular biography from India (down from 821st in 2019) and the 147th most popular Indian Actor.

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  • 210k

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  • 41.45

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.34

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.60

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Kanan Devi ranks 7,897 out of 13,578Before her are Gina Philips, Burak Deniz, Ann Gillis, Matt McCoy, Freddie Prinze, and Joanna Miles. After her are Alex Pettyfer, Nicole Ari Parker, Pamela Brown, Thomas Gomez, Sid James, and Nora Swinburne.

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Among people born in 1916, Kanan Devi ranks 294Before her are Chinmayananda Saraswati, Rochelle Hudson, Ruth Warrick, Daws Butler, Günther Ortmann, and Gaylord Nelson. After her are Bill Melendez, Hal Smith, Óscar Cristi, Lucille Bliss, Forrest J Ackerman, and Beverly Cleary. Among people deceased in 1992, Kanan Devi ranks 270Before her are Paul Winter, Leo Halle, Molly Picon, Frank Armi, Mallikarjun Mansur, and István Szívós. After her are Dorothy Tree, Alif Hajiyev, Eddie Kendricks, Maurice Perrin, S. I. Hayakawa, and María Elena Moyano.

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In India

Among people born in India, Kanan Devi ranks 911 out of 1,861Before her are Kaifi Azmi (1919), Sushmita Sen (1975), Balbir Singh Sr. (1923), Balram Jakhar (1923), Abhay Ashtekar (1949), and Sudha Chandran (1965). After her are Dorabji Tata (1859), Nandini Satpathy (1931), Uddhav Thackeray (1960), Avinash Dixit (1944), Yellapragada Subbarow (1895), and Vinjamuri Anasuya Devi (1920).

Among ACTORS In India

Among actors born in India, Kanan Devi ranks 147Before her are P. Bhanumathi (1925), Norman Pritchard (1877), Surekha Sikri (1945), Aasif Mandvi (1966), Sushmita Sen (1975), and Sudha Chandran (1965). After her are B. Saroja Devi (1938), Prem Nazir (1927), Bobby Deol (1969), Jyoti Amge (1993), Jamuna (1936), and Zohra Sehgal (1912).

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