List of Punjabis


List of Punjabis

This is a full spectrum list of famous and prominent Punjabi people from the Punjab region of Northern India, Pakistan and the emigrant Punjabi Diaspora worldwide, including in the EU, US, Canada and other places

History

*Charaka
*Panini
*Porus
*Shahi King Bhima
*Dulla Bhatti

Folklore

*Heer Ranjha
*Mirza Sahiba
*Puran Bhagat
*Raja Rasalu
*Sohni Mahiwal
*Sayful Muluk

Religious and spiritual figures

Sufis

*Ali Hujwiri
*Baha-ud-din Zakariya
*Fariduddin Ganjshakar
*Alauddin Sabir Kaliyari
*Rukn-e-Alam
*Shah Hussain
*Mian Mir
*Ahmad Sirhindi
*Sultan Bahu
*Bulle Shah
*Waris Shah
*Mian Muhammad Bakhsh
*Khwaja Ghulam Farid

The Ten Gurus of Sikhism

Hindu

*Rajan Zed : Hindu prayer leader in USA.

Military leaders

*Guru Gobind Singh
*Banda Singh Bahadur
*Baba Deep Singh
*Nawab Kapur Singh
*Maharaja Ranjit Singh
*Dewan Mokam Chand
*Hari Singh Dhillon
*Bhuma Singh Dhillon
*Hari Singh Nalwa
*Adina Beg Khan
*Zakarya Khan
*Mir Mannu
*Massa Rangar
*Jassa Singh Ahluwalia
*Jassa Singh Ramgarhia
*Diwan Lakhpat Rai
*Diwan Kaura Mal
*Diwan Kabuli Mal
*Diwan Sawan Mal
*Diwan Mulraj
*Zia ul Haq

Writers

Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu

*Bhai Gurdas
*Bulleh Shah
*Waris Shah
*Hashim Shah
*Mian Muhammad Baksh
*Shah Mohammad
*Shardha Ram Phillauri
*Nanak Singh
*Dhani Ram Chatrik
*Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha
*Bhai Vir Singh
*Rajinder Singh Bedi
*Krishan Chander
*Shiv Kumar Batalvi
*Damodar Das Arora
*Faiz Ahmed Faiz
*Abid Tamimi
*Sahir Ludhianvi
*Shareef Kunjahi
*Maajed Siddiqui
*Amrita Pritam
*Gulzar
*Jaswant Neki
*Pash
*Rupinderpal Singh Dhillon
*Harbhajan Singh
*Munir Niazi
*Ajmer Rode
*Navtej Bharati
*Jaswant Singh Kanwal
*Rehman Hafeez

English

*Mulk Raj Anand
*Khushwant Singh
*Romila Thapar
*Vikram Chandra
*Vikram Seth
*Kartar Duggal
*Amrita Pritam
*Ved Mehta
*Partap Sharma
*Tariq Ali
*Susham Bedi
*Deepak Chopra
*Ahmed Rashid
*Vikram Seth
*Manil Suri
*Nadeem Aslam
*Neville Tuli
*Jaspreet Singh

Business

* Sunil Bharti Mittal Needs no introduction
* Brijmohan Lal Munjal, Founder, Hero Group
* F C Kohli Regarded as Father of Indian Software Industry, Founder of TCS
* Vinod Khosla Co founder Sun Micro Systems
* Arun Poorie India Today group
* Rajinder Gupta Trident group
* Gulshan Kumar T Series
* Kanwal Rekhi One of the first India Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley
* Mohan Singh Oberoi, Oberoi Hotels
* Raunaq Singh, Apollo Tyres
* JS Chopra, President TVS Delphi
* Tejpreet S. Chopra,CEO & President GE India
* Gurbaksh Chahal
* Ajay Seth, Entrepreneur
* Ashok Sahni, Isomet Limited
* Jay Sidhu, Former Chairman and CEO of Sovereign Bancorp
* Malvinder Mohan Singh, Ranbaxy/Fortis Group
* Analjit Singh, Max Healthcare
* Satwant Singh, Le Meridien Hotel, DSS Enterprises, Pure Drinks
* J.J.Vallaya, Fashion Designer
* Reuben Singh, entrepreneur
* Gurmastak Singh, Founder sikhnet.com
* Vikram Chatwal, Hotelier
* Harjinder Singh Sidhu , CEO Air Slovakia
* Harpal Singh Matharu, CEO Globalgrange Hotels
* Tom Singh Founder, New Look fashion chain
* Jasminder Singh CEO Radisson Edwardian Hotels
* Avtar Lit Founder, Sunrise Radio
* Didar Singh Bains, Peach King of California
* Sanjiv Sidhu, Founder and President of i2 Technologies
* Gaurav Dhillon is a highly successful international Punjabi Indian Jat businessman and founder and former CEO of Informatica Corporation, worth over a billion dollars, 2006, on Nasdaq.
* Navdeep Singh Sooch, Founder/Chairman of Silicon Laboratories.
* Hemant Lamba
* Bob Singh Dhillon is a famous and highly successful international businessman. He is a Sikh Punjabi Indian-Canadian billionaire property businessman (the first Indo-Canadian billionaire).
* Sabeer Bhatia, co-founder of Hotmail.
* Jaypaul S.Ahluwalia Director for AXA Group Insurance.
* Manpreet "MP" Singh, Youngest CFA in the world.
* KP Singh, Founder IGF Ltd.

Journalists

Print

Pakistan

*Hameed Nizami
*Ayaz Amir
*Najam Sethi
*Khaled Ahmed
*Nadira Naipaul
*Hamid Mir

India

*Kuldip Nayar
*Arun Shourie
*Aroon Purie
*Prabhu Chawla
*Vinod Mehta
*Nalini Singh
*Tavleen Singh
*Yoginder Sikand
*Veeresh Malik

Electronic/Broadcast

Pakistan

*Mishal Husain
*Adil Najam
*Sahir Lodhi

India

*Vinod Dua
*Karan Thapar
*Sandeep Marwah
*Satinder Bindra
*Monita Rajpal
*Daljit Dhaliwal
*Aniruddha Bahal
*Barkha Dutt
*Amrita Cheema
*Tavleen Singh
*Vikram Chandra

Artists

*Amrita Sher-Gil
*Sobha Singh
*Satish Gujral
*Manjit Bawa

Nobel Laureates

*Abdus Salam (Pakistan)
*Har Gobind Khorana(India)

Astronauts

*Squadron leader Rakesh Sharma
*Air Commodore Ravish Malhotra
*Kalpana Chawla

Musicians

Classical

*Bade Ghulam Ali Khan
*Ustad Allah Rakha
*Ustad Zakir Husein

Bollywood

*K.L. Saigal
*Shamshad Begum
*Mohammed Rafi
*Mahendra Kapoor
*Madan Mohan

Qawwalis

*Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
*Ata Ullah Khan

Ghazals

*Anup Jalota
*Ghulam Ali
*Farida Khanum
*Jagjit Singh

Bhajans

*Anup Jalota
*Ajay Jalota

Bhangra and other Punjabi Folk

India

*Asa Singh Mastana
*Prakash Kaur
*Surinder Shinda
*Didar Sandhu
*Surinder Kaur
*Hazara Singh Ramta
*Jagmohan Kaur
*Kuldeep Manak
*Amar Singh Chamkila
*Gurdas Mann
*Malkit Singh
*Sardul Sikandar
*Dilshad Akhtar
*Manmohan Waris
*Kamal Heer
*Daler Mehndi
*Surjit Bindrakhia
*Mel Mahal
*Babbu Mann
*Balkar Sidhu
*Lehmber Hussainpuri
*Sarabjit Cheema
*Hans Raj Hans
*Sukhwinder Singh
*Jaspinder Narula
*Kulwinder Dhillon
*Bombay Rockers
*Ashok Masti
*Shingara Singh
*Harshdeep Kaur

Pakistan

*Inayat Hussain Bhatti
*Abrar-ul-Haq
*Shoaib Shah
*Alam Lohar
*Ashiq Hassain Jat

United Kingdom

*Sukhshinder Shinda
*Ravi Bal
*Bally Sagoo
*Apache Indian
*Channi Singh
*Panjabi MC
*Jay Sean
*Hard Kaur
*Rishi Rich
*Juggy D
*Taz
*B21
*The Sahotas
*Dr. Zeus
*Honey Singh

United States

*Bhinda Jatt
*blacKMahal

Canada

*Harbhajan Mann
*Jazzy B

Pop and Rock

India

*Baba Sehgal
*Rabbi Shergill
*Mika Singh

Pakistan

*Ali Azmat
*Ali Haider
*Sajjad Ali

Film personalities

Punjabi Music Industry

Video Directors

*Jagmeet Bal

Lollywood

*Noor Jehan

Bollywood

The following is a list of famous Punjabi families and individual artistes who have worked in Bollywood:

Families

"The Kapoors - 1"
*Prithviraj Kapoor
*Raj Kapoor
*Shammi Kapoor
*Geeta Bali
*Shashi Kapoor
*Randhir Kapoor
*Rishi Kapoor
*Neetu Singh
*Rajiv Kapoor
*Karisma Kapoor
*Kareena Kapoor
*Ranbir Kapoor

"The Kapoors - 2"
*Surinder Kapoor
*Boney Kapoor
*Anil Kapoor
*Sanjay Kapoor
*Sonam Kapoor

"The Kapoors - 3"
*Jeetendra (Ravi Kapoor)
*Tusshar Kapoor
*Ekta Kapoor

"The Malhotras"
*Premnath
*Bina Rai
*Rajindernath
*Prem Krishen

"The Sahnis"
*Balraj Sahni
*Bhisham Sahni
*Parikshit Sahni

"The Anands"
*Chetan Anand
*Dev Anand
*Vijay Anand

"The Chopras"
*Baldev Raj Chopra
*Yash Chopra
*Ravi Chopra
*Aditya Chopra
*Uday Chopra

"The Dutts"
*Sunil Dutt
*Nargis
*Sanjay Dutt

"The Deols"
*Dharmendra
*Sunny Deol
*Bobby Deol
*Esha Deol
*Abhay Deol

"The Tullis"
*Rajendra Kumar
*Kumar Gaurav

"The Puris"
*Madan Puri
* Amrish Puri
*Om Puri

"The Khannas - 1"
*Rajesh Khanna
*Akshay Kumar (Rajiv Bhatia, husband of Twinkle Khanna)
*Twinkle Khanna
*Rinke Khanna

"The Khannas - 2"
*Vinod Khanna
*Akshaye Khanna
*Rahul Khanna

"The Roshans"
*Roshan
*Rakesh Roshan
*Rajesh Roshan
*Hrithik Roshan

"The Bedis"
*Kabir Bedi
*Pooja Bedi
*Protima Bedi

"The Kapurs"
*Pankaj Kapur
*Shahid Kapoor

"The Devgans"
*Veeru Devgan
*Ajay Devgan
*Anil Devgan

"The Oberois"
*Suresh Oberoi
*Vivek Oberoi

"The Paintals"
*Paintal
*Gufi Paintal
*Hiten Paintal

Individual Artistes

*Kamini Kaushal
*Manoj Kumar
*Pran
*Prem Chopra
*Dara Singh
*Anand Bakshi
*Achala Sachdev
*Om Prakash
*Vimmi
*I. S. Johar
*Gulzar
*Kulbhushan Kharbanda
*Navin Nischol
*Vinod Mehra
*Simi Garewal
*Ranjeet
*Om Puri
*Subhash Ghai
*Govinda
*Akshay Kumar
*Raj Babbar
*Rati Agnihotri
*Bindiya Goswami
*Deepti Naval
*Yogeeta Bali
*Kanwaljit Singh
*Rama Vij
*Saeed Jaffrey
*Kiran Juneja
*Kirron Kher
*Shakti Kapoor
*Gulshan Grover
*Mangal Dhillon
*Amrita Singh
*Sonu Walia
*Parmeet Sethi
*Mukesh Khanna
*Juhi Chawla
*Raveena Tandon
*Gauri Khan
*Raageshwari
*Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
*Karan Johar
*Rajat Kapoor
*Rajit Kapur
*Pooja Batra
*Divya Dutta
*Mandira Bedi
*Gracy Singh
*Celina Jaitley
*Malaika Arora
*Amrita Arora
*Gul Panag
*Lara Dutta
*Priyanka Chopra
*Tara Sharma
*Minissha Lamba
*Bhumika Chawla
*Simone Singh
*Jimmy Shergill
*Aryan Vaid
*Kunal Kapoor
*Arjun Rampal
*Kunal Kohli
*David Dhawan
*Shiny Ahuja

Crossover directors and actors

*Art Malik
*Mira Nair
*Deepa Mehta
*Gurinder Chadha
*Namrata Singh Gujral
*Meera Syal
*Sanjeev Bhaskar
*Parminder Nagra
*Saira Mohan
*Purva Bedi
*Vikram Chatwal
*Waris Ahluwalia
*Remi Kaler

Models

*Karen Malhotra, more commonly known as Sunny Leone, a pornographic actress.
*Jesse Randhawa, a Bollywood model.

Revolutionaries

*Lala Lajpat Rai
*Sohan Singh Josh
*Bhai Parmanand
*Harnam Singh
*Udham Singh
*Kartar Singh Sarabha
*Bhagat Singh
*Sukhdev
*Sardul Singh Caveeshar

Politicians

India

*Sardul Singh Caveeshar
*Baldev Singh
*Master Tara Singh
*Sant Fateh Singh
*Gurcharan Singh Tohra
*Surjit Singh Barnala
*Krishan Kant
*Harkishan Singh Surjeet
*Swaran Singh
*Darbara Singh
*Pratap Singh Kairon
*Malik Umar Hayat Khan
*Giani Zail Singh
*Gulzari Lal Nanda
*Inder Kumar Gujral
*Manmohan Singh
*Buta Singh
*Simranjit Singh Mann
*Parkash Singh Badal
*Amarinder Singh
*Arun Jaitley
*Madanlal Khurana
*Rajinder Kaur Bhattal
*Bibi Jagir Kaur

Pakistan

*Malik Nur Hayat Noon
*Malik Anwer Ali Noon
*Choudhary Rahmat Ali
*Allama Muhammad Iqbal
*Ghulam Muhammad
*Chaudhry Muhammad Ali
*Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry
*Feroz Khan Noon
*Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq
*Wasim Sajjad
*Muhammad Rafiq Tarar
*Nawaz Sharif
*Malik Meraj Khalid
*Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif
*Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain
*Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi
*Mian Umar Hayat
*Mushahid Hussain Syed
*Chaudhry Amir Hussain
*Malik Amjad Ali Noon
*Mian Zahid Sarfarz
*Malik Kamal Farid

portspersons

Cricket

India

*Yadavendra Singh
*Lala Amarnath
*Mohinder Amarnath
*Surinder Amarnath
*Kapil Dev
*Bishan Singh Bedi
*Balwinder Sandhu
*Bhupinder Singh snr
*Gursharan Singh
*Yograj Singh
*Maninder Singh
*Rajinder Ghai
*Surinder Khanna
*Navjot Singh Sidhu
*Manoj Prabhakar
*Chetan Sharma
*Madan Lal
*Ashok Malhotra
*Vijay Mehra
*Aashish Kapoor
*Raman Lamba
*Atul Wassan
*Akash Chopra
*Nikhil Chopra
*Dinesh Mongia
*Harvinder Singh
*Harbhajan Singh
*Yuvraj Singh
*V. R. V. Singh
*Reetinder Sodhi
*Gourav Dhiman
*Piyush Chawla
*Manpreet Goni
*suresh raina

Pakistan

*Inzamam-ul-Haq
*Wasim Akram
*Saleem Malik
*Imran Khan
*Waqar Younis
*Zaheer Abbas
*Mudassar Nazar
*Moin Khan
*Abdul Qadir
*Mohammad Yousuf
*Majid Khan
*Ijaz Ahmed
*Rameez Raja
*Wasim Raja
*Sarfraz Nawaz
*Mushtaq Ahmed
*Saqlain Mushtaq
*Aamer Sohail
*Intikhab Alam
*Shoaib Akhtar
*Imtiaz Ahmed
*Saeed Ahmed
*Abdul Razzaq
*Fazal Mahmood
*Mahmood Hussain
*Taufeeq Umar
*Abdul Kardar
*Aaqib Javed
*Azhar Mahmood
*Kamran Akmal
*Saleem Altaf
*Waqar Hasan
*Pervez Sajjad
*Shujauddin
*Azeem Hafeez
*Mohammad Wasim
*Asif Masood
*Imran Farhat
*Maqsood Ahmed
*Tahir Naqqash
*Aamer Malik
*Mohammad Nazir
*Shoaib Malik
*Ata-ur-Rehman
*Khan Mohammad
*Saleem Elahi
*Salman Butt
*Mohammad Ilyas
*Shabbir Ahmed
*Talat Ali

Hockey

*Ajitpal Singh
*Ajit Singh
*Balbir Singh Kular
*Balbir Singh Sr.
*Prithipal Singh
*Col Gurbir Singh Kular
*Tarsem Singh Kular
*Baljeet Singh Saini
*Manny Malhotra
*Pargat Singh
*Gagan Ajeet Singh
*Parbhjot Singh
*Ramandeep Singh
*Jugraj Singh
*Kawalpreet Singh
*Baljit Singh Dhillon
*Tejvir Singh

Athletics

*Milkha Singh
*Rupa Saini
*Arman Sidhu (Basketball)

Golf

*Jeev Milkha Singh
*Jyoti Randhawa
*Arjun Atwal
*Amandeep Johal
*P. G. Sethi
*Gaurav Ghei
*Shiv Kapur

Wrestling

*The Great Gama
*Dara Singh
*Premchand Dogra
*Dalip Singh Rana a.k.a The Great Khali


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