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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 filmmaker, film producer, 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 1,411,976 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). V. Shantaram is the 1,395th most popular film director (down from 1,321st in 2019), the 754th most popular biography from India (down from 706th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Indian Film Director.

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Among film directors, V. Shantaram ranks 1,395 out of 1,581Before him are Rithy Panh, H. Bruce Humberstone, Benoît Lamy, Mike Flanagan, Mark Sandrich, and Robin Campillo. After him are Frank Perry, Mike van Diem, Jan Kounen, Cate Shortland, Todd Solondz, and Yasuhiro Takemoto.

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Among people born in 1901, V. Shantaram ranks 307Before him are Eusebio Díaz, Edmund Rubbra, William Daniels, H. Bruce Humberstone, Carmelita Geraghty, and Shirley Mason. After him are Francisco Gamborena, Chester Morris, John C. Stennis, Al LeConey, Donald Howard Menzel, and Oliver La Farge. Among people deceased in 1990, V. Shantaram ranks 269Before him are Susan Oliver, Peter Taylor, Charles Farrell, Jimmy Van Heusen, Walker Percy, and Andrew Wood. After him are Alice Marble, Hector Dyer, Alan Hale Jr., Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan, Elizabeth Allan, and Dorothy Mackaill.

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Among people born in India, V. Shantaram ranks 754 out of 1,493Before him are Amjad Ali Khan (1945), N. R. Narayana Murthy (1946), Begum Akhtar (1914), Kenneth Anderson (1891), Amit Shah (1964), and Homai Vyarawalla (1913). After him are Jyoti Amge (1993), Fareed Zakaria (1964), Gauri Khan (1970), Monier Monier-Williams (1819), Shivraj Singh Chouhan (1959), and MS Dhoni (1981).


Among film directors born in India, V. Shantaram ranks 16Before him are Adoor Gopalakrishnan (1941), Tarsem Singh (1961), Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (1914), Tapan Sinha (1924), Shyam Benegal (1934), and Mahesh Bhatt (1948). After him are Deepa Mehta (1950), Subhash Ghai (1945), K. Balachander (1930), Hrishikesh Mukherjee (1922), Aparna Sen (1945), and Karan Johar (1972).