Ram Gopal Varma

1962 - Today

Ram Gopal Varma

Penmetsa Ram Gopal Varma (born 7 April 1962), often referred by his initials RGV, is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer, known for his work in Telugu and Hindi films alongside television. Varma directed films across multiple genres, including parallel cinema and docudrama noted for their gritty realism, technical finesse, and craft. Regarded as one of the pioneers of new age Indian cinema, Varma received the National Film Award for scripting the political crime drama, Shool (1999). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ram Gopal Varma has received more than 4,811,866 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,283rd most popular film director.

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  • 15

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  • 1.21

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  • 3.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


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Among film directors, Ram Gopal Varma ranks 1,283 out of 1,305Before him are Călin Peter Netzer, Chris Terrio, Kevin Clash, Alain Gomis, Farhan Akhtar, and Linus Sandgren. After him are Tim Hetherington, S. Shankar, Mark Duplass, Deeyah Khan, S. S. Rajamouli, and Tim Minear.

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Among people born in 1962, Ram Gopal Varma ranks 504Before him are Matt Mead, Masamitsu Kanemoto, Grant Fuhr, Ravi Shastri, Chris Grayling, and Gregory Chamitoff. After him are Jacqui Smith, Alvin Drew, Maurice Malpas, Mike Rowe, Takeshi Ono, and Poonam Dhillon.

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In India

Among people born in India, Ram Gopal Varma ranks 704 out of 848Before him are Farhan Akhtar (1974), Ileana D'Cruz (1987), Mamta Kulkarni (1972), Nandita Das (1969), Irom Chanu Sharmila (1972), and Rahul Bose (1967). After him are Soha Ali Khan (1978), Tina Desai (1987), Sidharth Malhotra (1985), Sabeer Bhatia (1968), Geeta Phogat (1988), and Pawan Kalyan (1971).


Among film directors born in India, Ram Gopal Varma ranks 28Before him are Mani Ratnam (1956), Rajkumar Hirani (1962), Kiran Rao (1973), Prabhu Deva (1973), Rituparno Ghosh (1963), and Farhan Akhtar (1974). After him are S. S. Rajamouli (1973) and Ashutosh Gowariker (1964).

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