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Rajkumar Santoshi

1956 - Today

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Rajkumar Santoshi is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter of Hindi films. Having received several accolades including three National Film Awards and six Filmfare Awards, he made his directorial debut with the crime film Ghayal (1990), starring Sunny Deol, Meenakshi Sheshadri and Amrish Puri. Which was a huge critical and commercial success, it made Santoshi a household name in Hindi cinema. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rajkumar Santoshi has received more than 1,594,436 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Rajkumar Santoshi is the 1,753rd most popular film director (down from 1,555th in 2019), the 1,164th most popular biography from India (down from 979th in 2019) and the 44th most popular Indian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Rajkumar Santoshi ranks 1,753 out of 1,581Before him are Nina Kusturica, Tim Hetherington, Akiva Schaffer, Gia Coppola, Ashutosh Gowariker, and Josh Cooley. After him are Wes Ball, Jaspal Bhatti, Nicholas Stoller, Andrew Haigh, Lena Waithe, and Drew Pearce.

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Among people born in 1956, Rajkumar Santoshi ranks 683Before him are Gerald Henderson, David Lidington, George Burley, Lloyd Sherr, David Narey, and Pat McCrory. After him are Bill Ritter, Tessa Sanderson, Peter Shumlin, Jimmy Nicholl, Chuy Bravo, and Ray Nagin.

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Among people born in India, Rajkumar Santoshi ranks 1,164 out of 1,493Before him are Jyothika (1977), Ravish Kumar (1974), Manvendra Singh Gohil (1965), Shweta Tiwari (1980), Deepa Sahi (1962), and Nagma (1974). After him are Madhoo (1969), Suraj Sharma (1993), Asin (1985), Bhumika Chawla (1978), Shobana (1970), and Nayanthara (1984).


Among film directors born in India, Rajkumar Santoshi ranks 44Before him are Goutam Ghose (1950), Prakash Jha (1952), Farhan Akhtar (1974), S. S. Rajamouli (1973), S. Shankar (1963), and Ashutosh Gowariker (1964). After him are Jaspal Bhatti (1955), Anurag Kashyap (1972), Rohit Shetty (1973), Zoya Akhtar (1972), Sooraj Barjatya (1965), and Kabir Khan (1968).