Srivastava, also spelled Shrivastava, is a common surname in Northern India, notably among Kayasthas, although recent times have seen some other communities also using this surname. Spelling variations include Shreevastava, Shrivastav, Shrivastava, Srivastav, Srivastava, Sriwastaw and Srivastwa.
Notable people with this name
Notable people named Srivastava (or its variations) include:
- Aadesh Shrivastava (born 1966), Indian music director
- Aanjjan Srivastav (born 1948), Indian film, television and stage dancer/actor
- Aditya Shrivastava (born 1968), Indian actor
- Ambarish Srivastava, Indian architectural engineer and poet
- Anand & Milind Shrivastav, Indian Music Directors
- Ashirbadi Lal Srivastava, Indian historian
- Chandrika Prasad Srivastava (1920–2013), Indian diplomat
- Chitragupta Shrivastava, Indian Music Director
- Dheer Charan Srivastav (born 1967), Indian actor
- Hari Om Srivastava (born 1947), Indian broadcast engineer
- Hari Shankar Srivastava (born 1922), Indian historian
- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1918–2008, recorded by Allahabad University as "M.C. Shrivastava"), introduced Transcendental Meditation
- Mansi Shrivastav (born 1990), Indian TV actress
- Nirmala Srivastava (1923–2011), founder of Sahaja Yoga
- Rajendra Srivastava, Indian academic
- Raju Srivastav (born 1963), Indian comedian
- Sanjeev Srivastava, Indian journalist
- Notable Srivastavas who changed their name
The following or their ancestors were born Srivastava but changed their surname to their title:
- Harivansh Rai Bachchan (1907–2003, born Harivansh Rai Shrivastava), Indian poet
- Parichay Das, writer and editor, born Ravindra Nath Srivastava
- Natwarlal (1912–2009, born Mithilesh Kumar Srivastava, Indian con man
- Jayaprakash Narayan (1902-1979, born son of Harsu Dayal Srivastava), Indian independence activist, social reformer and political leader.
- Munshi Premchand (1880–1936, born Dhanpat Rai Srivastava), Indian writer
- Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904–1966, born Lal Bahadur Varma), second Prime Minister of the Republic of India
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