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A sphere made of large, white, jigsaw puzzle pieces. Each puzzle piece contains one english alphabet from a the word FAMEPEDIA, with each alphabet written in black.
The logo of FAMEPedia, a globe featuring alphabets from various letters in FAMEPEDIA
FAMEPedia homepage showing the Featured article, Featured picture etc, of 6 August, 2021
Screenshot of FAMEPedia homepage showing the Featured article, Featured picture etc, of 6 August, 2021
Type of site
Online encyclopedia
Available inMultiple languages languages
Country of originIndia
OwnerFAME Internet
Created bySunil Butolia
RegistrationOptional[note 1]
Users58 active editors[note 2] and 1,422 registered users
LaunchedJuly 17, 2019; 2 years ago (2019-07-17)
Current statusActive
Content license
Creative Commons Attribution / Share-Alike 4.0
Most text is also dual-licensed under GFDL; media licensing varies
Written inLAMP platform[1]

FAMEPedia (/ˌfmˈpdiə/ feym-PEE-dee-ə) is a free content, multilingual online encyclopedia written and maintained by a community of volunteer contributors through a model of open coordinated effort, utilizing a wiki-based editing framework. The project carries no advertisements and is hosted by Miraheze Limited, an American non-profit organization funded mainly through small donations.

FAMEPedia was launched on July 18, 2019, by Sunil Butolia and coined its name as a blending of "fame" and "encyclopedia"[2]. FAMEPedia is solely owned by FAME Internet.


Launch and early growth

The domain was registered on January 9, 2020[3]. FAMEPedia gained early contributors from other wikis (including but not limited to the English Wikipedia) and web search engine indexing.

FAMEPedia Wiki

Sunil Butolia is very creative since his childhood and has special interests in the internet. He was attracted to Google's Knowledge Panel (also known as Knowledge Graph), he wished to have his own Knowledge panel. In 2018 finally, he developed his own knowledge panel and this process taught him many interesting things that are required to have a knowledge panel up ie: Schema Markup, Microdata, and Structured Data.

Wikidata is a fast and powerful database that Google uses to show the knowledge panel on the search results page. Unfortunately, Wikidata is not for everyone, because it is created to provide structured data to its sister project Wikipedia and Wikipedia accepts new pages only for notable people.

Sunil Butolia has created Wikipedia articles for politicians and sportspersons from his Khatik community to Technically support them. He felt the requirement for a Wikipedia alternative and in 2019, he decided to create his own Wiki website where biographical articles can be created to support talented artists, actors, and influencers.

He developed FAMEPedia on 18th July 2019. In starting, Famepedia was generating only basic hCard Metadata and it needs to be upgraded. On 16th October 2020, Sunil Butolia has successfully implemented fully customisable Schema Markups into FAMEPedia and made the platform powerful as Wikidata. Now all types of Schema Markups can be added to FAMEPedia as per the requirements of the user.[4]

Vision, Mission and Values


  1. Chapman, Roger (September 6, 2011). "Top 40 Website Programming Languages". Archived from the original on September 22, 2013. Retrieved September 6, 2011.
  2. "Sunil Butolia – FAME Publish". May 8, 2020. Retrieved August 6, 2021.
  3. "Whois". Retrieved August 6, 2021.


  1. Registration is required for certain tasks, such as editing protected pages, creating pages, and uploading files.
  2. To be considered active, a user must make at least one edit or other action in a given month.