List of Punjabi people

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This is a full spectrum list of famous and prominent Punjabi people from India, Pakistan and the emigrant Punjabi worldwide, including in the EU, United States, Canada and other places.

Military leaders[edit]

Indian Armed Forces[edit]

Airforce[edit]

Army[edit]

General Bikram Singh, current Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army

Navy[edit]

Other notables[edit]

Pakistan Armed Forces[edit]

Army[edit]

General Kayani, current Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army

Airforce[edit]

PreModern era Punjab[edit]

Business[edit]

Artists[edit]

Educators and Scientists[edit]

Sarfraz is a Pakistani-born political scientist and futurist who lives in Australia.

Astronauts[edit]

Bollywood[edit]

The following is a list of famous Punjabi families and individual artistes who have worked in Bollywood:

Indian actor Shahid Kapoor.
Family Artistes
The Sahnis Balraj Sahni, Bhisham Sahni, Parikshit Sahni
The Anands Chetan Anand, Dev Anand, Vijay Anand
The Chopras - 1 Baldev Raj Chopra, Yash Chopra, Ravi Chopra, Aditya Chopra, Uday Chopra, Rani Mukerji Chopra
The Chopras - 2 Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti Chopra
The Deols Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Esha Deol, Abhay Deol
The Malhotras Prem Nath, Rajendra Nath, Bina Rai, Prem Kishen
The Roshans Rakesh Roshan, Hrithik Roshan
The Singhs Dara Singh, Vindu Dara Singh
The Rajs Jagdish Raj, Anita Raj
The Puris Madan Puri, Amrish Puri
The Khannas - 1 Rajesh Khanna, Twinkle Khanna, Rinke Khanna
The Khannas - 2 Vinod Khanna,[12] Akshaye Khanna, Rahul Khanna
The Bedis Kabir Bedi, Pooja Bedi, Protima Bedi
The Kapurs Pankaj Kapur, Shahid Kapoor
The Kapoors Prithviraj Kapoor, Raj Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Karishma Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor, Karan Kapoor
The Devgans Veeru Devgan, Ajay Devgan, Anil Devgan
The Kapoors Jeetendra, Tusshar Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor
The Oberois Suresh Oberoi, Vivek Oberoi
The Aroras Malaika Arora Khan, Amrita Arora
The Tulis Rajendra Kumar, Kumar Gaurav
The Dutts Nargis Dutt, Sunil Dutt, Sanjay Dutt

Individual artists[edit]

Singers[edit]

Directors[edit]

Documentary Filmmakers[edit]

Crossover directors and actors (Hollywood)[edit]

History[edit]

Porus and Alexender

Folklore[edit]

Religious and spiritual figures[edit]

Muslim Sufis[edit]

Bulleh Shah was a Punjabi Sufi poet, a humanist and philosopher.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community[edit]

Main article: Khalifatul Masih

The Ten Gurus of Sikhism[edit]

Main article: The Sikh Gurus

Sikh[edit]

Writers[edit]

Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu[edit]

English[edit]

Khushwant Singh is a prominent Indian novelist and journalist.

Journalists[edit]

Print[edit]

India[edit]

England[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Electronic/Broadcast[edit]

India[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Lollywood[edit]

Tamil cinema[edit]

Models[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Classical[edit]

Music Directors Bollywood[edit]

Lyricists[edit]


Pakistan[edit]

Qawwalis[edit]

Ghazals[edit]

Bhangra and other Punjabi Folk[edit]

India[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Pop and Rock[edit]

India[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Atif Aslam, Pakistani pop singer

United States[edit]

Revolutionaries[edit]

Politicians[edit]

India[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Imran Khan. Politician since the mid-1990s. From one of the many Pashtun (Pathan) tribes in West Punjab

United States[edit]

Sportspersons[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Cricket[edit]

India[edit]

Harbhajan, pictured here bowling in the nets

Pakistan[edit]

Shoaib Akhtar is a Pakistani cricketer, and is one of the fastest bowlers in the world.

England[edit]

Canada[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Field hockey[edit]

ICE hockey[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Golf[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Soccer[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Mixed Martial Arts[edit]

Gangsters[edit]

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