Madhur Jaffrey

1933 - Today

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Madhur Jaffrey CBE (née Bahadur; born 13 August 1933) is an Indian-born British-American actress, food and travel writer, and television personality. She is recognized for bringing Indian cuisine to the western hemisphere with her debut cookbook, An Invitation to Indian Cooking (1973), which was inducted into the James Beard Foundation’s Cookbook Hall of Fame in 2006. She has written over a dozen cookbooks and appeared on several related television programmes, the most notable of which was Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cookery, which premiered in the UK in 1982. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Madhur Jaffrey has received more than 2,085,409 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Madhur Jaffrey is the 8,753rd most popular actor (down from 7,799th in 2019), the 985th most popular biography from India (down from 801st in 2019) and the 170th most popular Indian Actor.

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  • 2.1M

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  • 39.84

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  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.33

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  • 4.37

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Madhur Jaffreys by language

Over the past year Madhur Jaffrey has had the most page views in the with 199,570 views, followed by Persian (3,038), and Simple English (1,735). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Western Punjabi (289.19%), Urdu (114.41%), and Egyptian Arabic (79.27%)


Among actors, Madhur Jaffrey ranks 8,753 out of 13,578Before her are Ranbir Kapoor, Sarah Hyland, Yūji Ueda, Katrin Heß, JoAnna Garcia, and Laird Cregar. After her are Erica Gimpel, John Kricfalusi, Miriam Leone, Georgie Henley, Mo'Nique, and Tom Green.

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Among people born in 1933, Madhur Jaffrey ranks 526Before her are Nate Brooks, Lori Nelson, William Yorzyk, Celina Jesionowska, Richard Libertini, and Caldwell Esselstyn. After her are Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici, Toini Pöysti, Zoe Caldwell, Floyd Cramer, Charles Vinci, and Sarah Marshall.

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In India

Among people born in India, Madhur Jaffrey ranks 985 out of 1,861Before her are Vikas Swarup (1961), Aruna Roy (1946), KK (1968), Raveena Tandon (1974), Ranbir Kapoor (1982), and P. Chidambaram (1945). After her are Leslie Claudius (1927), Tessy Thomas (1963), Jaya Prada (1962), Padmaja Naidu (1900), Johnny Walker (1926), and Varkey Vithayathil (1927).

Among ACTORS In India

Among actors born in India, Madhur Jaffrey ranks 170Before her are Akshaye Khanna (1975), Arbaaz Khan (1967), Malaika Arora (1973), Lakshmi (1952), Raveena Tandon (1974), and Ranbir Kapoor (1982). After her are Jaya Prada (1962), Johnny Walker (1926), Juliet Prowse (1936), Jagdeep (1939), Moushumi Chatterjee (1953), and Shahid Kapoor (1981).

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