Shashi Kapoor

1938 - 2017

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Shashi Kapoor (pronounced [ʃəʃi kəpuːɾ]; born Balbir Raj Kapoor; 18 March 1938 – 4 December 2017) was an Indian actor and film producer who is best known for his works in Hindi films. A recipient of several accolades, including four National Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards, he also featured in a number of English-language international films, particularly films produced by Merchant Ivory. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shashi Kapoor has received more than 10,077,602 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Shashi Kapoor is the 2,009th most popular actor (up from 2,378th in 2019), the 333rd most popular biography from India (up from 350th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Indian Actor.

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Among actors, Shashi Kapoor ranks 2,009 out of 13,578Before him are Cherry Jones, Josh Holloway, Sofia Helin, Mel Blanc, Julian Sands, and Bill Cobbs. After him are Danny Huston, Joe Don Baker, Michel Constantin, Mélanie Laurent, Matti Pellonpää, and Ann Miller.

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Among people born in 1938, Shashi Kapoor ranks 190Before him are Girish Karnad, Klaus Voormann, Maxim Shostakovich, Isao Inokuma, Diane Baker, and Per Kirkeby. After him are Willi Schulz, Daidō Moriyama, Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho, Igor Ter-Ovanesyan, Liya Akhedzhakova, and Lindsay Kemp. Among people deceased in 2017, Shashi Kapoor ranks 174Before him are Angry Grandpa, Igor Volk, Roger Walkowiak, Vito Acconci, Gastone Moschin, and Michael Parks. After him are Seijun Suzuki, Joachim Meisner, Dritëro Agolli, Linda Nochlin, Albert Zafy, and Hilarion Capucci.

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In India

Among people born in India, Shashi Kapoor ranks 333 out of 1,861Before him are Viswanathan Anand (1969), Abanindranath Tagore (1871), Tatya Tope (1814), Rajnath Singh (1951), Birju Maharaj (1937), and Lakshmi Sahgal (1914). After him are Kumārila Bhaṭṭa (700), Rakesh Sharma (1949), Anish Kapoor (1954), Mulayam Singh Yadav (1939), Vikram Sarabhai (1919), and Lalu Prasad Yadav (1948).

Among ACTORS In India

Among actors born in India, Shashi Kapoor ranks 24Before him are Bhupen Hazarika (1926), Savitri (1936), Rajinikanth (1950), Nargis (1929), Puneeth Rajkumar (1975), and Girish Karnad (1938). After him are Kajol (1974), Vijay (1974), Rishi Kapoor (1952), Meena Kumari (1933), Mala Sinha (1936), and Rekha (1954).

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