1936 - 1981

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Savitri Ganesan (née, Nissankara; 6 December 1934 – 26 December 1981) was an Indian actress, singer, and filmmaker known for her works primarily in Telugu and Tamil films. Known as Nadigaiyar Thilagam (Doyen of all the actresses) & Mahanati (The great actress), Savitri was one of the highest-paid and most popular Indian actresses in the 1950s and '60s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Savitri has received more than 149,694 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Savitri is the 1,841st most popular actor (down from 1,736th in 2019), the 303rd most popular biography from India (down from 265th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Indian Actor.

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  • 18

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  • 4.61

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  • 1.97

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Savitri ranks 1,841 out of 13,578Before her are Dana Delany, Kristina Söderbaum, Olof Thunberg, Octavia Spencer, William Powell, and Frank Wolff. After her are Kim Hae-sook, Natalia Makarova, Julie Delpy, Calista Flockhart, Eleonora Rossi Drago, and Sarah Miles.

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Among people born in 1936, Savitri ranks 174Before her are William Levada, Bobby Darin, Raymond Damadian, Vice Vukov, Hermeto Pascoal, and Masashi Watanabe. After her are Dan Inosanto, Louis Gossett Jr., Antonio López García, Jozef Vengloš, Arend Lijphart, and Norma Aleandro. Among people deceased in 1981, Savitri ranks 79Before her are Marcel Bezençon, Yakov Pavlov, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Glauber Rocha, Alexander Kotov, and Manuel Urrutia Lleó. After her are Harry Harlow, Helmut Gröttrup, Nargis, Jerzy Neyman, Michele Andreolo, and Mohammad-Javad Bahonar.

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In India

Among people born in India, Savitri ranks 303 out of 1,861Before her are M. S. Swaminathan (1925), Inayat Khan (1882), Nana Sahib (1824), Michael Radford (1946), Harilal Gandhi (1888), and M. Karunanidhi (1924). After her are Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (1952), Asha Bhosle (1933), K. Kamaraj (1903), Zail Singh (1916), Telesphore Toppo (1939), and Chandra Shekhar (1927).

Among ACTORS In India

Among actors born in India, Savitri ranks 19Before her are Hema Malini (1948), Rajesh Khanna (1942), Aamir Khan (1965), Sridevi (1963), Jaya Bachchan (1948), and Bhupen Hazarika (1926). After her are Rajinikanth (1950), Nargis (1929), Puneeth Rajkumar (1975), Girish Karnad (1938), Shashi Kapoor (1938), and Kajol (1974).

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