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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 work 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 8,636,147 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Shashi Kapoor is the 2,385th most popular actor (down from 1,812th in 2019), the 353rd most popular biography from India (down from 253rd in 2019) and the 21st most popular Indian Actor.

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Among actors, Shashi Kapoor ranks 2,385 out of 9,996Before him are David Chiang, Broncho Billy Anderson, Kyra Sedgwick, Jamel Debbouze, Chris Tucker, and Lindsay Duncan. After him are Juliette Mayniel, Dabbs Greer, Peter Berling, Philip Stone, Tom Bosley, and Bruce Davison.

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Among people born in 1938, Shashi Kapoor ranks 229Before him are Tommy Chong, Paddy Moloney, Diane Baker, Artavazd Peleshyan, Bhalchandra Nemade, and Margarita Salas. After him are Herbert Achternbusch, Deniz Baykal, Aleksei Yuryevich German, Behrouz Vossoughi, Leonardo Favio, and Ingrid Caven. Among people deceased in 2017, Shashi Kapoor ranks 191Before him are Allan Holdsworth, Arthur Janov, Roger Walkowiak, Michael Ballhaus, Federico Luppi, and Marjorie Boulton. After him are Peter Berling, Michael Bond, Bengt Gustavsson, Maryam Mirzakhani, James Rosenquist, and Robert M. Pirsig.

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In India

Among people born in India, Shashi Kapoor ranks 353 out of 1,493Before him are Rajnath Singh (1951), Kumaragupta I (400), Dara Shukoh (1615), Bhalchandra Nemade (1938), Vishwanath Pratap Singh (1931), and Jacques Lauriston (1768). After him are Kishore Kumar (1929), Rajesh Khanna (1942), Ashapurna Devi (1909), Sukhdev Thapar (1907), Sachchidananda Vatsyayan (1911), and Kiran Bedi (1949).

Among ACTORS In India

Among actors born in India, Shashi Kapoor ranks 21Before him are Jaya Bachchan (1948), Savitri (1936), Irrfan Khan (1967), Nargis (1929), Pran (1920), and Sridevi (1963). After him are Rajesh Khanna (1942), Prakash Raj (1965), Vidya Balan (1979), Mala Sinha (1936), Anil Kapoor (1956), and Rishi Kapoor (1952).

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