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, she was active between 1939 and 1972. Kumari was described by critics as a "historically incomparable" actress of Hindi cinema. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Meena Kumari has received more than 3,860,340 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Meena Kumari is the 2,909th most popular actor (down from 2,581st in 2019), the 376th most popular biography from India (down from 338th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular Indian Actor.

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Among actors, Meena Kumari ranks 2,909 out of 10,030Before her are Simon Helberg, June Squibb, Tsai Chin, Jennifer O'Neill, Craig Parker, and Lupita Tovar. After her are Simon Callow, Gunnar Hansen, Alice Krige, Bergüzar Korel, Tomas Arana, and Joel McCrea.

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Among people born in 1933, Meena Kumari ranks 236Before her are Tete Montoliu, Bob Rafelson, Lucian Pintilie, John Taylor, Helmuth Rilling, and Tsai Chin. After her are Borislav Ivkov, Nicholas Pileggi, Haruo Remeliik, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, May Britt, and Yang Chuan-kwang. Among people deceased in 1972, Meena Kumari ranks 128Before her are Markos Vamvakaris, Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval, Roger Courtois, Erik Eriksen, August Zaleski, and Edgar G. Ulmer. After her are Oleksandr Korniychuk, Abeid Karume, Abraham Joshua Heschel, František Čáp, Jessie Royce Landis, and Marianne Moore.

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In India

Among people born in India, Meena Kumari ranks 376 out of 1,227Before her are Mohammad Hidayatullah (1905), Bhāskara I (600), Rajendra Chola I (1000), Udham Singh (1899), Sadhu Sundar Singh (1889), and Dhondo Keshav Karve (1858). After her are Kamala Sohonie (1912), Prakash Raj (1965), Mohammad Ali Jauhar (1878), Sundar Pichai (1972), Dara Singh (1928), and Abhijit Banerjee (1961).

Among ACTORS In India

Among actors born in India, Meena Kumari ranks 32Before her are Shammi Kapoor (1931), Vidya Balan (1979), Kajol (1974), Madhubala (1933), Rajinikanth (1950), and Sanjeev Kumar (1938). After her are Prakash Raj (1965), Akshay Kumar (1967), Nutan (1936), Priyanka Chopra (1982), Jackie Shroff (1957), and Hrithik Roshan (1974).

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