Satyajit Ray

1921 - 1992

Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray (Bengali pronunciation: [ˈʃɔtːodʒit ˈrai̯] (listen); 2 May 1921 – 23 April 1992) was an Indian film director, writer, and illustrator. He was one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century. Ray was born in Calcutta into a Bengali family which was prominent in the field of arts and literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Satyajit Ray has received more than 3,331,409 page views. His biography is available in 110 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 89th most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Satyajit Ray ranks 90 out of 1,305Before him are Sergei Parajanov, Michael Curtiz, Manoel de Oliveira, Carlos Saura, Jerzy Grotowski, and Ed Wood. After him are Robert Altman, David Lean, Jim Jarmusch, Fred Zinnemann, Alan Parker, and Victor Fleming.

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Among people born in 1921, Satyajit Ray ranks 28Before him are Simone Signoret, Paulo Freire, John Glenn, Nancy Reagan, Lana Turner, and Deborah Kerr. After him are Vasily Smyslov, Gianni Agnelli, Kurt Knispel, Vasily Stalin, Patricia Highsmith, and Lotfi A. Zadeh. Among people deceased in 1992, Satyajit Ray ranks 19Before him are Benny Hill, Anthony Perkins, Giovanni Falcone, Barbara McClintock, Jan Oort, and Aribert Heim. After him are Li Xiannian, Ernst Happel, Peyo, Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia, Daniel Bovet, and Karl Carstens.

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In India

Among people born in India, Satyajit Ray ranks 59 out of 848Before him are Vyasa (-390), Ghalib (1797), Pete Best (1941), Amir Khusrow (1253), Salman Rushdie (1947), and Julie Christie (1940). After him are Ram Mohan Roy (1772), Narendra Modi (1950), Kim Philby (1912), Ravi Shankar (1920), Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), and Ronald Ross (1857).


Among film directors born in India, Satyajit Ray ranks 1After him are M. Night Shyamalan (1970), Lindsay Anderson (1923), Michael Radford (1946), Dadasaheb Phalke (1870), Dara Singh (1928), Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (1914), Guru Dutt (1925), Tarsem Singh (1961), Ismail Merchant (1936), Mehboob Khan (1907), and Shyam Benegal (1934).

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