Shyam Benegal

1934 - Today

Shyam Benegal

Shyam Benegal (born 14 December 1934) is an Indian director and screenwriter. With his first four feature films Ankur (1973), Nishant (1975), Manthan (1976) and Bhumika (1977) he was part of a new genre, which has now come to be called the "middle cinema" in India. He has expressed dislike of the term, preferring his work to be called New or Alternate cinema. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shyam Benegal has received more than 618,760 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,086th most popular film director.

Memorability Metrics

  • 620k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 38.85

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.53

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.31

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


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Among film directors, Shyam Benegal ranks 1,086 out of 1,305Before him are Martha Coolidge, Brad Anderson, Brad Wright, Nils Gaup, Anders Thomas Jensen, and Scott Hicks. After him are Leigh Whannell, James Marsh, Eric Kripke, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Samuel Maoz, and Ken Burns.

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Among people born in 1934, Shyam Benegal ranks 335Before him are Paddy Driver, Ron Flowers, Tina Louise, Mark Strand, George Follmer, and David Malouf. After him are Ruskin Bond, Noel Harrison, Zacarias Kamwenho, Peter Ashdown, Mahendra Kapoor, and David Herd.

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In India

Among people born in India, Shyam Benegal ranks 539 out of 848Before him are Mehboob Khan (1907), Maneka Gandhi (1956), Boman Irani (1959), Zohra Sehgal (1912), Baselios Cleemis (1959), and Amitav Ghosh (1956). After him are Abhay Ashtekar (null), Adoor Gopalakrishnan (1941), Johnny Lever (1957), Javed Akhtar (1945), Vikas Swarup (1961), and Sunil Gavaskar (1949).


Among film directors born in India, Shyam Benegal ranks 12Before him are Dara Singh (1928), Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (1914), Guru Dutt (1925), Tarsem Singh (1961), Ismail Merchant (1936), and Mehboob Khan (1907). After him are Adoor Gopalakrishnan (1941), Hrishikesh Mukherjee (1922), Mahesh Bhatt (1948), Deepa Mehta (1950), Aparna Sen (1945), and Sanjay Leela Bhansali (1963).

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