List of Bengalis

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This article provides lists of famous and notable Bengali people, from India or Bangladesh, or people with Bengali ancestry or people who speak Bengali as their primary language.

Ancient Bengali kings[edit]

Pala Dynasty[edit]

Chronological order

Sena Dynasty[edit]

Chandra Dynasty[edit]

Deva Dynasty[edit]

Nobel Laureates[edit]

Academy award winners[edit]

  • Satyajit Ray, first Indian to win a Lifetime Achievement Oscar due to his significant contributions to world cinema
  • Nafees Bin Zafar, Academy Scientific and Technical Award, the first Bangladeshi to win an Oscar

Academics[edit]

Actors[edit]

Artists[edit]

Bharat Ratna[edit]

Bloggers / media artists[edit]

Business and industry[edit]

Business executives[edit]

Entrepreneurs[edit]

Sahitya Akademi Award[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]

Bangladesh[edit]

India[edit]

America[edit]

Britain[edit]

Pakistan[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]

India[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

Padma Vibhushan[edit]

Politicians[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

India[edit]

Pakistan[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.[3]

Buddhism[edit]

Hinduism[edit]

Islam[edit]

Christianity[edit]

Brahmoism[edit]

Unitarianism[edit]

Wicca[edit]

Revolutionaries[edit]

Others[edit]

Science and technology[edit]

Seated (L to R):Meghnad Saha, Jagadish Chandra Bose, Jnan Chandra Ghosh. Standing (L to R): Snehamoy Dutt, Satyendranath Bose, Debendra Mohan Bose, N R Sen, Jnanendra Nath Mukherjee, N C Nag

Physicists[edit]

Biologists[edit]

Chemistry[edit]

  • Asima Chatterjee, known 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
  • Jnan Chandra Ghosh, chemist, known for anomaly of strong electrolytes
  • Jnanendra Nath Mukherjee, chemist, specialised in the fields of electrochemistry, colloids and soil science
  • 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

Doctors and physicians[edit]

Mathematicians[edit]

Technology[edit]

Architecture[edit]

Social reformers and position holders[edit]

Sports[edit]

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

Athletics[edit]

Archery[edit]

Badminton[edit]

Bodybuilding, boxing, and wrestling[edit]

Chess[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Football[edit]

Golf[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

Mountaineering[edit]

Squash[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Table tennis[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Writers[edit]

Rabindranath Tagore is the first Asian Nobel laureate.

See also[edit]

References[edit]