Rukmini Devi Arundale

1904 - 1986

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Rukmini Devi Arundale (née Shastri; 29 February 1904 – 24 February 1986) was an Indian theosophist, dancer and choreographer of the Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam, and an activist for animal welfare. She was the first woman in Indian history to be nominated as a member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rukmini Devi Arundale has received more than 1,092,538 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Rukmini Devi Arundale is the 67th most popular dancer (down from 59th in 2019), the 595th most popular biography from India (down from 461st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Indian Dancer.

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Among dancers, Rukmini Devi Arundale ranks 67 out of 75Before her are Frankie Manning, Joaquín Cortés, Svetlana Zakharova, Mrinalini Sarabhai, Katherine Dunham, and Saroj Khan. After her are Robert Helpmann, Jin Xing, Balasaraswati, Twyla Tharp, Yamini Krishnamurthy, and Sergei Polunin.

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Among people born in 1904, Rukmini Devi Arundale ranks 247Before her are Humberto Elgueta, Bobbie Rosenfeld, Libby Holman, Sabiha Bengütaş, Alvah Bessie, and Käthe von Nagy. After her are Hans Lewy, Wilmer Allison, Sabin Carr, Antero Kivi, Oliver Macdonald, and Carmelo Camet. Among people deceased in 1986, Rukmini Devi Arundale ranks 210Before her are D. R. Kaprekar, Jackson Scholz, Adolf Brudes, Heather Angel, Una Merkel, and Alan Jay Lerner. After her are Albert Scherrer, Robert A. Lovett, Ella Baker, Leona Woods, James Gentle, and Yukiko Okada.

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In India

Among people born in India, Rukmini Devi Arundale ranks 595 out of 1,227Before her are Jasraj (1930), Shatrughan Sinha (1945), K. J. Yesudas (1940), Rambhadracharya (1950), Jagdish Bhagwati (1934), and Saroj Khan (1948). After her are C. N. R. Rao (1934), R. D. Burman (1939), P. T. Usha (1964), C. R. Rao (1920), S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan (1940), and Hansa Jivraj Mehta (1897).

Among DANCERS In India

Among dancers born in India, Rukmini Devi Arundale ranks 3Before her are Mrinalini Sarabhai (1918) and Saroj Khan (1948). After her are Balasaraswati (1918) and Yamini Krishnamurthy (1940).