Meena Kumari

1933 - 1972

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Meena Kumari (born Mahjabeen Bano; 1 August 1933 – 31 March 1972) was an Indian actress and poet, who worked in Hindi films. Popularly known as The Tragedy Queen, Kumari is regarded among the finest and greatest actresses in the history of Indian cinema. In a career spanning 33 years, from child actress to adult, Kumari starred in over 90 films.Kumari won four Filmfare Awards in the Best Actress category. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Meena Kumari has received more than 5,254,129 page views. Her biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Meena Kumari is the 2,298th most popular actor (up from 3,269th in 2019), the 371st most popular biography from India (up from 435th in 2019) and the 28th most popular Indian Actor.

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  • 42

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.95

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  • 5.28

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Meena Kumari has had the most page views in the with 627,177 views, followed by Hindi (68,475), and Russian (8,150). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Italian (167.54%), Simple English (149.77%), and Azerbaijani (115.79%)


Among actors, Meena Kumari ranks 2,298 out of 13,578Before her are John Hannah, Kiti Mánver, Franciszek Pieczka, Marcel Ophüls, Liz Sheridan, and Judith Light. After her are Sage Stallone, Anna Faris, Akihiro Miwa, Patrick Magee, Nigel Hawthorne, and Rob Lowe.

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Among people born in 1933, Meena Kumari ranks 197Before her are Mark Eyskens, Jerry Buss, Kamal Ganzouri, Dennis Viollet, Ilya Kabakov, and Stuart Roosa. After her are Syd Mead, Jesús Gil, Maximilian, Margrave of Baden, Doyle Brunson, Sergio Endrigo, and Juzo Itami. Among people deceased in 1972, Meena Kumari ranks 103Before her are Princess Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen, Violette Leduc, Walter Jackson Freeman II, Lee Morgan, František Čáp, and Mahendra of Nepal. After her are Vladimir Durković, Paul Grüninger, Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Ralph Craig, Oleksandr Korniychuk, and Leo G. Carroll.

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In India

Among people born in India, Meena Kumari ranks 371 out of 1,861Before her are Skandagupta (500), Sachchidananda Vatsyayan (1911), Rana Sanga (1482), Guru Har Krishan (1656), Girija Prasad Koirala (1924), and Udit Narayan (1955). After her are Dara Shukoh (1615), K. Shivaram Karanth (1902), Gupta (240), Baba Amte (1914), M. N. Roy (1887), and Tyagaraja (1767).

Among ACTORS In India

Among actors born in India, Meena Kumari ranks 28Before her are Puneeth Rajkumar (1975), Girish Karnad (1938), Shashi Kapoor (1938), Kajol (1974), Vijay (1974), and Rishi Kapoor (1952). After her are Mala Sinha (1936), Rekha (1954), Suriya (1975), Vidya Balan (1979), Sharmila Tagore (1944), and Anil Kapoor (1956).

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