List of people from Bihar


List of people from Bihar

This is a list of notable personalities from Bihar, India. This list is not based on the extent of their popularity.

Ancient

* Mahaveer Jain
* Buddha
* Panini
* Aryabhatta
* Vatsyayana
* Chanakya, Prime Minister in the Magadh Empire
* Ashvaghosha
* Emperor Ashoka the Great

Nationalists and independence activists

* Swami Sahajanand Saraswati
* Rajendra Prasad
* Basawon Singh (Sinha)
* Jayaprakash Narayan
* Yogendra Shukla
* Sheel Bhadra Yajee
* Anugrah Narayan Sinha

Writers and scholars

* Swami Sahajanand Saraswati
* Acharya Shivpujan Sahay
* Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar'
* Ramvriksh Benipuri
* Devaki Nandan Khatri
* Tabish Khair
* Kalanath Mishra
* Vidyapati, the first poet of Maithili
* Acharya Ramlochan Saran, Hindi literateur, grammarian and publisher
* Gopal Singh Nepali
* Ram Sharan Sharma
* Binod Bihari Verma
* Acharya Rameshwar Jha
* Raghav Sharan Sharma
* BabaNagarjun

Movies

Directors

* Prakash Jha
* Manjul Sinha
* Manish Tiwary

Actors

* Shatrughan Sinha
* Shekhar Suman
* Manoj Bajpai
* Afsar Azmi

Actresses

* Neetu Chandra
* Priyanka Chopra (Mother is a Bihari Hindu Kyastha. Priyanka was born in Jamshedpur, now in Jharkhand)
* Rajkumari

Arts

* Kalpana
* Shovana Narayan

Music

* Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan A shehnai maestro
* Bihar Kokila Padmashri Sharda Sinha
* Chitragupta Music Director
* Udit Narayan One of all time greatest playback singer
* Aditya Narayan Budding host and singer. [Udit's son]

Religion

* Sita
* Hanuman
* Mahavir
* Gautam Buddha
* Bhaktivedanta Narayana Goswami
* Shams-ul-haq Azeemabadi
* Guru Gobind Singh
* Yahya Sharfuddin Ahmad Maneri
* Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar

cience, mathematics and medicine

* Padmashri Dr.Chandreshwar Prasad Thakur
* Dr. Ramananda Prasad
* Tathagat Avatar Tulsi
* Vinayak Ranjan

Politics

* Dr. Rajendra Prasad
* Dr. Anugrah Narayan Sinha
* Jayaprakash Narayan
* Kailashpati Mishra
* Shyam Nandan Prasad Mishra
* Deep Narayan Singh
* Faz Husain (U.S.)
* Bidhu Jha (Canada)
* Abdul Ghafoor
* Nitish Kumar
* Jagjivan Ram
* Satyendra Narayan Sinha
* B.P. Mandal
* Dr. Jagannath Mishra
* Lalit Narayan Mishra
* Ram Vilas Paswan
* Lalu Prasad Yadav
* Nikhil Kumar
* Lallan Prasad Singh
* S. K. Sinha
*Yashwant Sinha
* Karpoori Thakur (also spelled Karpuri Thakur)
*Nawal Kishore Dhawal

ports

* Mahendra Singh Dhoni
* Saba Karim
* Kirti Azad
* Zafar Iqbal (field hockey)

Bureaucracy

* Nikhil Kumar- IPS, former Delhi Police Commissioner, Ex-Director General NSG.
* Abhayanand - IPS, present Additional Director General of Police, Government of Bihar.
* Ram Chandra Sinha - IAS, Former Chief Secretary of Bihar Chief Minister, Founder of the Sudha Co-Operative, now senior Advocate.
* Krishna Chandra Sinha - IPS, Former Director General Police, Bihar

Business

* Samprada Singh Founder & Chairman, Alkem Labs
* Sanjay Kumar- Founder & Chairman, Enaviya Technology Inc,USA
* Manish Kumar- Founder & Chairman, Enaviya Information Technology, Bangalore

Others

* Chandrashekhar Prasad
* Gen. S. K. Sinha, PVSM - Vice-Chief of Army Staff, Ambassador to Nepal, Governor of Assam, Governor of Jammu and Kashmir
* Dhirendra Brahmachari

Bihari in Media

*Sanjay Ahirwal- News Editor-NDTV India
*Deepak Chaurasia- Star News
*Amit Joy-Digital Distribution Head-ETV Network
*Unnati Sinha- Head Content-Tatasky
*Onkerashwar Pandey-Sunday India
*Archana Masih-India Abroad (Rediffmail.com)
*Neeraj Jha- TEN sports / Zee Network


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