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Pran Krishan Sikand (12 February 1920 – 12 July 2013), better known by his mononym, Pran, was an Indian actor, known as the greatest villain ever in the history of Indian cinema and character actor in Hindi cinema from the 1940s to the 1990s. He has been one among the most highly successful & respected veteran actors in the history of Indian cinema. He was also one among the highest paid actors of his time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pran has received more than 71,750 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). Pran is the 2,028th most popular actor (down from 1,849th in 2019), the 319th most popular biography from India (down from 258th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Indian Actor.

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  • 82

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.93

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 7.79

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Pran ranks 2,028 out of 9,996Before him are Walter Koenig, Leo White, Remo Girone, Jean Hagen, Desi Arnaz, and George Hilton. After him are Marton Csokas, Sonny Landham, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Kate Hudson, Sami Frey, and Françoise Fabian.

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Among people born in 1920, Pran ranks 162Before him are Captain Tom, Zao Wou-Ki, Jean Carmet, Osvaldo Cavandoli, Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa, and Philippa Foot. After him are Knut Nordahl, Marlen Haushofer, Giuseppe Colombo, Thomas Gold, James Doohan, and Georges Marchais. Among people deceased in 2013, Pran ranks 157Before him are Deanna Durbin, Pyotr Bolotnikov, Emilio Colombo, Yury Yakovlev, Manolo Escobar, and Zao Wou-Ki. After him are Elmore Leonard, Jim Kelly, Anatoly Onoprienko, Lau Kar-leung, Julie Harris, and Ronnie Biggs.

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In India

Among people born in India, Pran ranks 319 out of 1,493Before him are Ramdhari Singh Dinkar (1908), Merle Oberon (1911), Lakshmi Sahgal (1914), Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar (1921), Jahanara Begum (1614), and Rakesh Sharma (1949). After him are Rash Behari Bose (1886), K. Shivaram Karanth (1902), Hussain Muhammad Ershad (1930), Debendranath Tagore (1817), Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri (1855), and Chandra Shekhar (1927).

Among ACTORS In India

Among actors born in India, Pran ranks 19Before him are Aamir Khan (1965), Mithun Chakraborty (1950), Jaya Bachchan (1948), Savitri (1936), Irrfan Khan (1967), and Nargis (1929). After him are Sridevi (1963), Shashi Kapoor (1938), Rajesh Khanna (1942), Prakash Raj (1965), Vidya Balan (1979), and Mala Sinha (1936).

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