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Nargis Dutt (born Fatima Rashid; 1 June 1929 – 3 May 1981) was an Indian actress and politician who worked in Hindi cinema. Regarded as one of the greatest actresses in the history of Indian cinema, she made her screen debut in a minor role at the age of five with Talash-E-Haq (1935), but her acting career actually began with the film Tamanna (1942).In a career that spanned three decades, Nargis appeared in numerous commercially successful as well as critically acclaimed films, many of which featured her alongside actor Raj Kapoor. Her best-known role was that of Radha in the Academy Award-nominated Mother India (1957), a performance that won her the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nargis has received more than 6,100,003 page views. Her biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Nargis is the 1,946th most popular actor (down from 1,686th in 2019), the 306th most popular biography from India (down from 241st in 2019) and the 18th most popular Indian Actor.

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Among actors, Nargis ranks 1,946 out of 9,996Before her are Robert Sean Leonard, Warner Baxter, Alicia Vikander, Deep Roy, Abdellatif Kechiche, and André Dussollier. After her are Josh Hartnett, Tia Carrere, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Michael C. Hall, Brunhilde Pomsel, and Kristina Söderbaum.

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Among people born in 1929, Nargis ranks 180Before her are Arnold Palmer, Gaston Glock, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, James Hong, Andre Gunder Frank, and Rafael Eitan. After her are Peter Yates, Aleksandra Pakhmutova, Benny Golson, Gastone Moschin, Prince Andrew of Yugoslavia, and Giacomo Capuzzi. Among people deceased in 1981, Nargis ranks 83Before her are Helmut Gröttrup, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa, Carl Ludwig Siegel, Hermann Esser, Rensis Likert, and Franjo Šeper. After her are Glauber Rocha, Edith Head, Bobby Sands, Ricardo Wolf, Alexander Kotov, and Claude Auchinleck.

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In India

Among people born in India, Nargis ranks 306 out of 1,493Before her are Kocheril R. Narayanan (1921), M. Karunanidhi (1924), Chittaranjan Das (1869), Baba Amte (1914), Guru Hargobind (1595), and Zail Singh (1916). After her are Maithili Sharan Gupt (1886), Abanindranath Tagore (1871), Govind Ballabh Pant (1887), Ram Prasad Bismil (1897), Sumitranandan Pant (1900), and Harilal Gandhi (1888).

Among ACTORS In India

Among actors born in India, Nargis ranks 18Before her are Hema Malini (1948), Aamir Khan (1965), Mithun Chakraborty (1950), Jaya Bachchan (1948), Savitri (1936), and Irrfan Khan (1967). After her are Pran (1920), Sridevi (1963), Shashi Kapoor (1938), Rajesh Khanna (1942), Prakash Raj (1965), and Vidya Balan (1979).

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