List of Indian Americans

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

This is a list of notable Indian Americans, including both original immigrants who obtained U.S. citizenship and their American descendants. Note that unlike many countries, India does not allow dual citizenship.[1]

To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Indian American or must have references showing they are Indian American and are notable.

Academics[edit]

Nobel Prize recipients[edit]

Deans and presidents[edit]

Mathematicians[edit]

Manjul Bhargava, professor of mathematics at Princeton University and winner of Fields Medal, 2014

Economists[edit]

Ruchir Sharma, chief global strategist of asset management and emerging markets equity, Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Professors and scholars in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering[edit]

Professors and scholars in other disciplines[edit]


Activists, civil rights[edit]

Arts and entertainment[edit]

Kovid Gupta, listed on the 2017 Forbes 30 under 30 list
M. Night Shyamalan, Hollywood director
Mira Nair, director and producer
Rohit Gupta, director, producer

Actors and actresses[edit]

Kal Penn, actor
Omi Vaidya, actor
Sheetal Sheth, actress

Comedians[edit]

Russell Peters, comedian

Culinary arts[edit]

Fashion designers[edit]

Models[edit]

Media[edit]

Fareed Zakaria, journalist

Musicians[edit]

Norah Jones, singer and winner of multiple Grammy Awards
Zubin Mehta, musician and receiver of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Business and industry[edit]

Business executives[edit]

Indra Nooyi, chairman and chief executive officer of PepsiCo

Former business executives[edit]


Businesspersons and entrepreneurs[edit]

Literature[edit]

Kiran Desai, winner of the 2006 Man Booker Prize

Military[edit]

Uday Singh Taunque, U.S. Army soldier of Indian descent who died in Operation Iraqi Freedom

Politics[edit]

Elected officials[edit]

Ravinder Bhalla, elected the first turban-wearing Sikh U.S. mayor, of Hoboken, New Jersey

Federal elected officials[edit]

Civil servants[edit]

Federal judges[edit]

Religion[edit]

Science and technology[edit]

Kalpana Chawla, NASA space shuttle astronaut, who died in space shuttle blast
Sunita Williams, NASA astronaut

Medicine[edit]

Vivek Murthy, Surgeon General of U.S.; former vice admiral of U.S. Health Corps

Sports[edit]

Mohini Bhardwaj, 2004 Summer Olympics medalist in gymnastics

Yoga[edit]

Pornographic actresses[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dual Nationality - New Delhi, India - Embassy of the United States". Archived from the original on 17 March 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Amit Sheth - people.wright.edu - Wright State University". Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Jagdish Sheth". Emory University's Goizueta Business School. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-11-22. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  5. ^ Sharon Otterman (November 8, 2017). "In a City of Firsts, Hoboken Elects a Sikh as Mayor". The New York Times. Retrieved December 14, 2017. 
  6. ^ Hefler, Jan. "Race-baiting ads backfired, says Sikh who broke barriers in South Jersey freeholder race", The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 8, 2017. Accessed December 30, 2017.
  7. ^ Allison Pries and John Ensslin (December 2, 2016). "Bergen prosecutor talks computer crimes, heroin epidemic". NorthJersey.com, part of the USA TODAY network. Retrieved December 14, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Barack Obama re-nominates 3 Indian-Americans for federal judgeship". timesofindia-economictimes. Retrieved 8 May 2016.