Arun (disambiguation)

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Arun is a district of West Sussex, England..

Arun is a common male name among Hindus. It may also refer to:



Academia, art & literature[edit]

  • Arun Agrawal (born 1962), political scientist in the School of Natural Resources & Environment at the University of Michigan
  • Arun Budhathoki (born 1986), Nepali poet and fiction writer from Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Arun G. Phadke, Distinguished Professor emeritus in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Virginia Tech.
  • Arun Joshi (1939–1993), Indian writer
  • Arun Kolatkar (1932–2004), Indian poet
  • Arun Krushnaji Kamble (1953–2009), Marathi writer and Dalit activist
  • Arun Majumdar, materials scientist, engineer and University of California, Berkeley graduate who was President Obama's nominee for Under Secretary of Energy
  • Arun Midha (born 1964), British academic
  • Arun Mitra (1909–2000), Bengali poet
  • Arun Nigavekar, educationist and ex Chairperson & Vice-Chairperson of UGC
  • Arun Prakash (educator), Indian educational facility planner and recipient of the National Award for Best Principal from the President of India
  • Arun Prasad, historian specialized in the History of Bangalore
  • Arun Sharma (dramatist) (born 1931), contemporary writer of Assam
  • Arun Sundararajan, NEC Faculty Fellow, Professor of Information, Operations & Management Sciences and Doctoral Coordinator at the Stern School of Business, NYU
  • Madhuvanti Arun, Indian educational promoter

Bureaucrat & administration[edit]


  • Arun Katiyar, media expert from India
  • Arun Nayar, Indian businessman and ex-husband of Elizabeth Hurley
  • Arun Purie, an Indian businessman who is the founder-publisher and editor-in-chief of India Today
  • Arun Raha (born 1959), Executive Director and Chief Economist for the State of Washington
  • Arun Sarin (born 1954), Indian-born American telecommunications executive
  • Arun Shourie (born 1941), Indian journalist, author and politician

Film, Television and Media[edit]

  • Adith Arun, Indian film actor who has appeared in Tamil and Telugu language films
  • Anil-Arun, Indian music director duo
  • Arun Bakshi, Indian film and television actor and singer
  • Arun Bali (born 1942), Indian actor
  • Arun Bannerjee, Indian Bengali film actor
  • Arun Benny (born 1983), Indian film actor who works mainly in Malayalam cinema
  • Arun Date, Marathi singer of Bhavageete
  • Arun Govil (born 1958), Indian actor, producer and director
  • Arun Kaul (1933–2007), noted Kashmiri film maker and screenwriter
  • Arun Kumar Ahuja (1917–1998), Indian film actor and producer
  • Arun Kumar Aravind (born 1977), Indian film director, editor and producer
  • Arun Mukherjee, noted Bengali playwright and thespian
  • Arun Pandyan, an Indian actor, director, producer and politician
  • Arun Paudwal (?–1991), music composer in Bollywood in India
  • Arun Rath, prominent radio producer and broadcast journalist
  • Arun Sagar (born 1980), Indian film actor, art director and comedian
  • Arun Saha (actor) (born 1983), Bangladeshi actor and musician
  • Arun Sarnaik (1935–1984), actor and singer from Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
  • Arun Shenoy (born 1978), composer and music producer of Indian origin, based in Singapore
  • Arun Thapa (1952–1999), Nepali singer and songwriter
  • Arun Vaidyanathan, Indian-American film director, producer and screenwriter
  • Arun Vijay (born 1974), Indian actor, playback singer & stunt coordinator
  • Ila Arun (born 1929), Indian actress, TV personality and singer
  • Ishita Arun, Model, VJ and actress
  • M. D. Pallavi Arun, a singer from Karnataka, India.
  • P. A. Arun Prasad (born 1967), Indian film director, screenwriter and producer.
  • Priya Arun, actress in the Marathi language film industry

Indian Armed Forces[edit]

  • Arun Khetarpal (1950–1971), officer of the Indian Army and a posthumous recipient of the Param Vir Chakra
  • Arun Prakash (born 1944), retired Four-Star Admiral who served as the Chief of the Naval Staff of the Indian Navy
  • Arun Shridhar Vaidya (1926–1986), 13th Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) of the Indian Army


Convicted politician[edit]

  • Arun Gawli (born 1955), gangster-turned-politician in Mumbai, India



  • Arun Dravid (born 1943), Hindustani classical music singer of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana tradition
  • Arun Garg (born 1946), Indo-Canadian physician in British Columbia who is recognized for contributing linkages between Canada and India
  • Arun Krishnamurthy (born 1986), Indian environmental activist who initiated campaign cleaning various lakes across India
  • Arun Kumar Chanda (1899–1947), Indian independence activist from Cachar district of Assam
  • Arun Luthra, jazz musician (saxophonist, konnakol artist, composer and arranger) based in New York
  • Arun Maira (born 1943), management consultant and former member of Planning Commission of India
  • Arun Manilal Gandhi, Indian-American socio-political activist, and the fifth grandson of Gandhi
  • Arun Netravali (born 1946), Indian-American computer engineer credited with major contributions in digital technology including HDTV
  • Arun Sadhu (born 1942), writer and a freelance journalist from Maharashtra, India
  • Tushar Arun Gandhi, son of journalist Arun Manilal Gandhi, grandson of Manilal Gandhi and great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi



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