List of Indian Americans

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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, economist and 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

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]

Tischi Panicker, Entrepreneur and Former Army Officer

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
Vinod Dham, designed the Intel Pentium Chip Processor

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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "12th President of Cooper Union". 
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  5. ^ "Amit Sheth - people.wright.edu - Wright State University". Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
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  9. ^ "Jagdish Sheth". Emory University's Goizueta Business School. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
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  12. ^ "Encyclopædia Britannica CEO". 
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  17. ^ Sharon Otterman (November 8, 2017). "In a City of Firsts, Hoboken Elects a Sikh as Mayor". The New York Times. Retrieved December 14, 2017. 
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  21. ^ a b c d "Barack Obama re-nominates 3 Indian-Americans for federal judgeship". timesofindia-economictimes. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  22. ^ "New Robotic Hands Let Deep-Sea Divers Grasp And Prod". 
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