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.

Ancient Bengali kings[edit]

Pala Dynasty[edit]

Chandra Dynasty[edit]

Sena Dynasty[edit]

Deva Dynasty[edit]

Academy award winners[edit]

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

Academics[edit]

Actors[edit]

Artists[edit]

Bharat Ratna[edit]

Bloggers[edit]

Business leaders[edit]

Cinematographers[edit]

Cartoonists / comics creators[edit]

Dadasaheb Phalke Award winners[edit]

Economists[edit]

Fellows of the Royal Society[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

Filmmakers[edit]

Grammy winners[edit]

Journalists[edit]

India[edit]

America[edit]

  • Bobby Ghosh, (Aparisim Ghosh) Journalist, former TIME Magazine World Editor, was the first non-American to be named World Editor in TIME's more than 80 years
  • Hasan M. Elahi, interdisciplinary media artist whose research interests include issues of surveillance
  • Reihan Salam

Britain[edit]

Qatar[edit]

Law[edit]

Magicians[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Bollywood[edit]

Bangla rock[edit]

Classical and folk musicians[edit]

Hindi rock[edit]

Western[edit]

Military[edit]

Padma Vibhushan[edit]

Politicians[edit]

Ramon Magsaysay[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.[2]

Buddhism[edit]

Hinduism[edit]

Islam[edit]

Revolutionaries[edit]

Colonial period[edit]

Early figures[edit]

Twentieth century[edit]

Others[edit]

Science and technology[edit]

Physicists[edit]

Biologists[edit]

Chemistry[edit]

  • Prafulla Chandra Roy, pioneer in the field of pharmaceutical and chemical works (discovered mercurous nitrite), The Royal Society of Chemistry honoured him with the first ever Chemical Landmark Plaque outside Europe, founder of Bengal Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals, India's first pharmaceutical company
  • Debashis Mukherjee, pioneer of Modern Theoretical Chemistry
  • Asima Chatterjee, noted for her work in the fields of organic chemistry and phytomedicine. Her most notable work includes those on vinca alkaloids, and the development of anti-epileptic and anti-malarial drugs.
  • Abul Hussam, chemist, inventor of Sono arsenic filter and the gold winner of the 2007 Grainger Challenge Prize for Sustainability
  • Abdus Suttar Khan, chemist, inventor of alloys for use in commercial jets, U.S. fighter planes, gas turbines, train engines, and space shuttles

Doctors/physicians[edit]

Mathematicians[edit]

Technology[edit]

Social reformers and Position holders[edit]

Sports[edit]

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

Athletics[edit]

Archers[edit]

Badminton[edit]

Bodybuilders, boxers, and wrestlers[edit]

Chess[edit]

Cricketers[edit]

Golfers[edit]

Footballers[edit]

Mountaineers[edit]

Swimmers[edit]

Squash[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Table tennis[edit]

Writers[edit]

Rabindranath Tagore is the first Asian Nobel laureate

See also[edit]

References[edit]