List of Indian Americans

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This article is about Indian Americans, Americans with a background related to India. For U.S. American Indians, see List of Native Americans of the United States. For other American Indians, see List of indigenous people of the Americas.

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.





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]


Culinary arts[edit]

Fashion designers[edit]



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


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

Business and industry[edit]

Business Executives[edit]

Indra Nooyi - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo.




  • 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
  • Sunil Desai, a retired Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel and founder of non profit Girl Rising who has served as an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations[3][4][5]
  • Sunita Williams, an astronaut (listed below) and former Navy officer. She graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1987 and has logged more than 3000 flight hours in over 300 different aircraft types.

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".


Elected Officials[edit]

Civil Servants[edit]


Science and technology[edit]





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  7. ^ "New Robotic Hands Let Deep-Sea Divers Grasp And Prod". 

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