List of Indian Americans

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This is a list of notable Indian Americans, including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.

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]

Dean/President[edit]

Mathematicians[edit]

Srinivasa Varadhan - Specialist in probability and winner of the Abel Prize and Steele Prize.

Scholars[edit]

Sugata Bose,professor of History in the Harvard University

Activists/Civil Rights[edit]

Arts, entertainment, performance[edit]

M. Night Shyamalan (right) and Bryce Dallas Howard at the Spanish premiere of The Village (2004 film).

Actors and actresses[edit]

Comedians[edit]

Culinary arts[edit]

Fashion designers[edit]

Models[edit]

Media[edit]

Fareed Zakaria - At the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Las Vegas, Nevada.

Musicians[edit]

Tony Kanal of No Doubt (right) at the Grammy Awards

Business and industry[edit]

Founders / Entrepreneurs / Venture Capitalists[edit]

Business Executives[edit]

Indra Nooyi - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo.

Former[edit]

Literature[edit]

Military[edit]

  • Joe Roche, Iraq war veteran and conservative political commentator
  • Uday Singh Taunque, first Indian American to die in Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Sudip Bose, an attending emergency medicine physician, educator, entrepreneur, and combat veteran who served as a physician on the front lines in Iraq for nearly 15 months which is one of the longest combat deployments by a physician since World War II

Nobel Prize[edit]

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan - the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Thomas A. Steitz and Ada E. Yonath, "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome".

Politics[edit]

Elected Officials[edit]

Bobby Jindal - Governor of Louisiana, first Indian American to become a governor of any state in US.

Civil Servants[edit]

Religion[edit]

Science and technology[edit]


Medicine[edit]

  • Sanjay Gupta, Neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent, declined offer by President Barack Obama to be nominated U.S. Surgeon General.
  • Joia Mukherjee, Associate Professor with the Division of Global Health Equity at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School
  • Yellapragada Subbarow, Harvard doctor & scientist - discovered folic acid, methotrexate.
  • Balamurali Ambati, physician, world's youngest doctor at age 17.
  • Paul Antony, MD, MPH is the Chief Medical Officer for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).
  • E. Premkumar Reddy, World Famous Oncologist and Director of Fels institute of cancer research and molecular biology at Temple University.
  • Atul Gawande, General and endocrine surgeon, professor, medical author, and National Book Award finalist.
  • Amit Patel, Cardiovascular Surgeon and Stem Cell Researcher - First person to inject stem cells directly into the heart.
  • Sangeeta Bhatia, Harvard-MIT doctor & scientist - engineer of artificial liver cells.
  • Siddhartha Mukherjee Physician, scientist and writer, Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction (2011).
  • Anita Goel, is a Harvard-MIT Physicist, Physician, Globally recognized expert in Nanobiophysics and Nanotechnology; Chairman & CEO, Nanobiosym; Inventor of the Gene-RADAR technology.
  • Sudip Bose,emergency medicine physician, educator, entrepreneur, and combat veteran who served as a physician on the front lines in Iraq for nearly 15 months which is one of the longest combat deployments by a physician since World War II.

Sports[edit]

Yoga[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://tigger.uic.edu/~ter/
  2. ^ "PBS How we get to the next article on Bhargav Gajjar". 
  3. ^ "MIT webpage bio". 
  4. ^ "PBS How we get to the next article on Bhargav Gajjar". 
  5. ^ "New Robotic Hands Let Deep-Sea Divers Grasp And Prod". 
  6. ^ https://www.google.co.in/search?q=indian+nba+player&rlz=1C1CHMO_en-GBIN556IN556&oq=indian+nba+player&aqs=chrome..69i57.4243j0j1&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8

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