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About Guru Dutt Guru Dutt or Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone (Konkani/Kannada: ಗುರು ದತ್ತ್ ; Hindi: गुरु दत्त) (9 July 1925 - 10 October 1964) was an Indian film director, producer and actor. He is often credited with ushering in the golden era of Hindi cinema. He made quintessential 1950s and 1960s classics such as Pyaasa (Thirsty), Kaagaz Ke Phool (Paper Flowers), Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (The King, the Queen and the Jack) and Chaudhvin Ka Chand (The Fourteenth Day Moon). In particular, Pyaasa and Kaagaz Ke Phool are now included among the greatest films of all time, both by Time magazine's "All-TIME" 100 best movies and by the Sight & Sound critics' and directors' poll, where Dutt himself is included among the greatest film directors of all time. He is sometimes referred to as "India's Orson Welles". He is most famous for making lyrical and artistic films within the context of popular Hindi cinema of the 1950s, and expanding its commercial conventions, starting with his 1957 film, Pyaasa. Several of his later works have a cult following. His movies go full house when re-released; especially in Germany, France and Japan. The latest book on him is Ten Years with Guru Dutt: Abrar Alvi's Journey by Sathya Saran based on the recollections of his chief scriptwriter and friend.

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41. R. Sarathkumar 1703
42. ALLU ARJUN 1680
43. Akshay Kumar 1640
44. Dr. Rajkumar 1576
45. Guru Dutt 1563
46. Naga Chaitanya 1446
47. Dilip Kumar 1144
48. Barun Sobti 1108
49. S. Rajendar 1063

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162. Juan Pedro Lanzani 1651
163. Akshay Kumar 1640
164. Nadine Salameh 1633
165. Dr. Rajkumar 1576
166. Guru Dutt 1563
167. Sasko Kocev 1500
168. Salam Sangi 1484
169. Naga Chaitanya 1446
170. Gürkan Uygun 1438

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