1929 - 2006


Singanalluru Puttaswamaiah Muthuraj (24 April 1929 – 12 April 2006), better known by his stage name Rajkumar, was an Indian film actor and playback singer in the Kannada cinema. Widely acclaimed as one of the greatest actors in the history of Indian cinema and a versatile actor, he is considered a cultural icon and holds a matinée idol status in the Kannada diaspora, among whom he is popularly adulated as Nata Saarvabhouma (emperor of actors), Bangarada Manushya (man of gold), Vara Nata (gifted actor) and Rajanna / Annavru (elder brother, Raj). He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 1983, several national and state awards. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rajkumar has received more than 418,573 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4,096th most popular actor.

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  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.43

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.35

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Rajkumar ranks 4,064 out of 8,832Before him are Rory Calhoun, Jeremy Wade, Bella Thorne, Albert Dekker, John Barrowman, and Emmanuelle Chriqui. After him are Tom Byron, Pamela Reed, Joe E. Brown, Vinod Khanna, Vanessa Kirby, and Priscilla Pointer.

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Among people born in 1929, Rajkumar ranks 296Before him are Ferdinand Oyono, Birgitta Trotzig, Bert Stern, Ahmed Kathrada, Kiki Håkansson, and Girija Devi. After him are Ivor Allchurch, Elizabeth Spriggs, John Julius Norwich, Kiichirō Furukawa, Desmond Hoyte, and Jane Powell. Among people deceased in 2006, Rajkumar ranks 223Before him are Arif Mardin, Peter Osgood, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Östen Warnerbring, Iva Toguri D'Aquino, and Kenneth Lay. After him are Jane Wyatt, Duygu Asena, Kathleen Antonelli, Óscar González, Liese Prokop, and Francisco Fernández Ochoa.

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In India

Among people born in India, Rajkumar ranks 450 out of 848Before him are Purushottam Das Tandon (1882), Girija Devi (1929), Venkaiah Naidu (1949), Oswald Gracias (1944), Sunny Deol (1956), and Sheikh Abdullah (1905). After him are Zakir Hussain (1951), Roshan Seth (1942), Mahadev Desai (1892), Bhagwan Das (1869), Raj Reddy (1937), and Guru Dutt (1925).

Among ACTORS In India

Among actors born in India, Rajkumar ranks 64Before him are Naseeruddin Shah (1949), Vijay (1974), Nana Patekar (1951), Saif Ali Khan (1970), Mukesh (1923), and Sunny Deol (1956). After him are Roshan Seth (1942), Spike Milligan (1918), Kareena Kapoor (1980), Jeetendra (1942), Zeenat Aman (1951), and Kamal Haasan (1954).