List of Bengalis

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This article provides lists of famous and notable Bengali people, from West Bengal, India or Bangladesh, or people with Bengali ancestry or people who speak Bengali as their primary language/mother tongue.



actor and musician




Bodybuilders, Boxers and Wrestlers[edit]

Business leaders[edit]

Chief Justice of India[edit]


Cartoonists / Comics Creators[edit]



Fellows of the Royal Society[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]






Nobel prize winners[edit]

Academy award winners[edit]

  • Satyajit Ray,only Indian to win the Oscar while not being associated with Hollywood

Grammy winners[edit]

Pulitzer prize winners[edit]

Bharat Ratna[edit]

Ramon Magsaysay[edit]

Padma Vibhushan[edit]

Dadasaheb Phalke Award winners[edit]

Sahitya Akademi Fellowship[edit]

Jnanpith Award winners[edit]



Police officers[edit]


Religion and spirituality[edit]

Image of Swami Vivekananda relaxing in a chair
Swami Vivekananda– the photo was taken in Bushnell Studio in San Francisco, 1900.[9]

Science & technology[edit]

corresponding member of the Zoological Society of London

anthropologist – first Director of the Anthropological Survey of India

  • Fazlul Halim Chowdhury,he made pioneering contributions to the development of Physical chemistry having published over 20 articles.
  • Khondkar Siddique-e-Rabbani, a biomedical physicist, innovator who has been a pioneering figure in developing the Focused Impedance Measurement
  • Ananda Mohan Chakrabarty most notable for his work in directed evolution and his role in developing a genetically engineered organism using plasmid transfer while working at GE.
  • Nasir Uddin,cultural anthropologist, post-colonial theorist and prolific writer on issues ranging from human right and adivasis.
  • M. A. Wazed Miah, was a reputed nuclear scientist, the writer of a number of well- known texts in physics and some political history books
  • Miftahur Rahman, physicist in the area of optical communication systems, wireless and mobile technology.

Social reformers & leaders[edit]


Brojen Das was the first Asian to swim across the English Channel


Rabindranath Tagore is the first Asian Nobel laureate

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sengupta, Subhodh Chandra; Basu, Anjali, eds. (January 2002). "জগৎকুমার শীল" [Jagat Kumar Seal]. Samsad Bangali Charitabhidhan (Bibliographical Dictionary) (in Bengali). Volume 1 (4th edition ed.). Kolkata: Shishu Sahitya Samsad. p. 163. ISBN 81-85626-65-0. 
  2. ^ Jagat Kanta Seal
  3. ^ Zakaria, Saymon (2012). "Circus". In Islam, Nazrul. Banglapedia (Revised 2nd ed.). Dhaka: Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Das, Soumitra (15 March 2007). "Girls of the big top". The Telegraph (Kolkata). Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Reba Rakshit
  6. ^ Stephan, Terry. "Saving Soldiers". Northwestern Magazine. Northwestern University. Retrieved 2007-04-25. 
  7. ^ "A Tale Of Two Women: In search of their own songs". The Telegraph. March 11, 2012. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  8. ^ Chitta Ranjan Dutta
  9. ^ "Swami Vivekananda Known Photos America 1899 – 1900". Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  10. ^ Robin Dutt
  11. ^ Shanta Ghosh