V. Shantaram

1901 - 1990

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Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre (18 November 1901 – 30 October 1990), referred to as V. Shantaram or Shantaram Bapu, was an Indian film director, film producer, screenwriter and actor known for his work in Hindi and Marathi films. He is most known for films such as Dr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of V. Shantaram has received more than 1,484,562 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). V. Shantaram is the 1,479th most popular film director (down from 1,419th in 2019), the 837th most popular biography from India (down from 750th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Indian Film Director.

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Among film directors, V. Shantaram ranks 1,479 out of 2,041Before him are Birt Acres, Olivier Megaton, Mike Flanagan, Vadim Perelman, Gene Saks, and Mick Garris. After him are Victor Salva, Kurt Wimmer, Kelly Reichardt, Andy Muschietti, Dennis Muren, and Srđan Dragojević.

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Among people born in 1901, V. Shantaram ranks 331Before him are Henrique da Silveira, Gilda Gray, Shirley Mason, Helia Bravo Hollis, Alex James, and Anna Aloys Henga. After him are Nelson Eddy, Jimmy Gallagher, Louis Kuehn, Nikolay Akimov, John C. Stennis, and Edmund Rubbra. Among people deceased in 1990, V. Shantaram ranks 289Before him are David Rose, Jadwiga Wajs, Joseph-Marie Trịnh Văn Căn, Norman Malcolm, Juan Manuel Bordeu, and Walker Percy. After him are Leongino Unzaim, June Christy, Ed Czerkiewicz, Ralph Bagnold, Luis Lucchetti, and Donald A. Wollheim.

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In India

Among people born in India, V. Shantaram ranks 837 out of 1,861Before him are Akhtar Hameed Khan (1914), Harold Walden (1887), V. K. Krishna Menon (1896), Vikram Seth (1952), John Hunt, Baron Hunt (1910), and Indira Nath (1938). After him are Sitara Devi (1920), Adolf Lu Hitler Marak (1958), Daulat Singh Kothari (1906), Salmaan Taseer (1944), Varsha Adalja (1940), and Shreeram Shankar Abhyankar (1930).


Among film directors born in India, V. Shantaram ranks 15Before him are Ardeshir Irani (1886), Shyam Benegal (1934), Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (1914), Adoor Gopalakrishnan (1941), Tarsem Singh (1961), and Ismail Merchant (1936). After him are Subhash Ghai (1945), Deepa Mehta (1950), Aparna Sen (1945), Tapan Sinha (1924), Karan Johar (1972), and Nasir Hussain (1931).