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Ram Gopal Varma

1962 - Today

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Penmetsa Ram Gopal Varma (born 7 April 1962), often referred to by his initials RGV, is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer, known for his works in Telugu cinema in addition to Hindi, Kannada language films, and television. Varma has 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, he was featured in the BBC World series Bollywood Bosses in 2004. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ram Gopal Varma has received more than 7,726,838 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Ram Gopal Varma is the 1,712th most popular film director (down from 1,528th in 2019), the 1,023rd most popular biography from India (down from 889th in 2019) and the 35th most popular Indian Film Director.

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Among film directors, Ram Gopal Varma ranks 1,712 out of 1,581Before him are Evan Goldberg, Rituparno Ghosh, Jon M. Chu, David DeCoteau, Jonathan Liebesman, and Byambasuren Davaa. After him are Ben Wheatley, Todd McCarthy, Travis Knight, Tobias Lindholm, Abrar Alvi, and Lee Isaac Chung.

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Among people born in 1962, Ram Gopal Varma ranks 693Before him are Barry E. Wilmore, Brigitte Oertli, Steve Bould, David DeCoteau, Sherri Howard, and Paul Beatty. After him are Bence Szabó, Mark Linkous, Steven Brill, Durga McBroom, Robert Curbeam, and Sarika.

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Among people born in India, Ram Gopal Varma ranks 1,023 out of 1,493Before him are Pankaj Udhas (1951), Alia Bhatt (1993), Neena Gupta (1959), Gurdas Maan (1957), Nandita Das (1969), and Sidharth Shukla (1980). After him are Siddhartha Mukherjee (1970), Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (1970), Ramachandra Guha (1958), Deepa Malik (1970), Pawan Kalyan (1971), and Sarika (1962).


Among film directors born in India, Ram Gopal Varma ranks 35Before him are Rajkumar Hirani (1962), Aditya Chopra (1971), David Dhawan (1955), Basu Chatterjee (1930), Kiran Rao (1973), and Rituparno Ghosh (1963). After him are Prabhu Deva (1973), Mani Kaul (1944), Goutam Ghose (1950), Prakash Jha (1952), Farhan Akhtar (1974), and S. S. Rajamouli (1973).

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