Mrinalini Sarabhai

1918 - 2016

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Mrinalini Vikram Sarabhai (11 May 1918 – 21 January 2016) was an Indian classical dancer, choreographer and instructor. She was the founder and director of the Darpana Academy of Performing Arts, an institute for imparting training in dance, drama, music and puppetry, in the city of Ahmedabad. She received Padma Bhushan in 1992 and Padma Shri in 1965. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mrinalini Sarabhai has received more than 1,256,003 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Mrinalini Sarabhai is the 78th most popular dancer (down from 64th in 2019), the 643rd most popular biography from India (down from 559th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Dancer.

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Among dancers, Mrinalini Sarabhai ranks 78 out of 76Before her are Micheline Bernardini, Joaquín Cortés, Svetlana Zakharova, Avdotia Istomina, Katherine Dunham, and Rukmini Devi Arundale. After her are Frankie Manning, Balasaraswati, Yamini Krishnamurthy, Jin Xing, Robert Helpmann, and Antony Tudor.

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Among people born in 1918, Mrinalini Sarabhai ranks 238Before her are Abraham Pais, Stubby Kaye, Professor Longhair, Max de Terra, Dick Haymes, and Margaret Osborne duPont. After her are Reinaldo Gorno, Jafar Salmasi, Spike Milligan, Edward Craven Walker, Alan Jay Lerner, and Tony Rolt. Among people deceased in 2016, Mrinalini Sarabhai ranks 410Before her are Mr. Fuji, William Christopher, Michel Rousseau, José Luis Artetxe, Dan Haggerty, and Axel Schandorff. After her are Paulo Emilio, Yngve Brodd, Joe Medicine Crow, Solomon Marcus, Berta Cáceres, and Florence Henderson.

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In India

Among people born in India, Mrinalini Sarabhai ranks 643 out of 1,493Before her are Shatrughan Sinha (1945), Raj Reddy (1937), Choudhry Rahmat Ali (1895), Adoor Gopalakrishnan (1941), Nana Patekar (1951), and R. K. Laxman (1921). After her are Telesphore Toppo (1939), Abdullah Yusuf Ali (1872), Sam Manekshaw (1914), S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan (1940), Sheila Dikshit (1938), and Spike Milligan (1918).

Among DANCERS In India

Among dancers born in India, Mrinalini Sarabhai ranks 3Before her are Birju Maharaj (1937) and Rukmini Devi Arundale (1904). After her are Balasaraswati (1918), Yamini Krishnamurthy (1940), Saroj Khan (1948), and Sonal Mansingh (1944).