List of Non-resident Indians

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Non-resident Indians (NRIs) are people who hold an Indian citizenship legally, but do not live in India. Therefore, this list does not include individuals of Indian origin who are legal citizens of a foreign or their current resident country through naturalization.


United Arab Emirates[edit]

Business and Industry[edit]

Sports[edit]

Canada[edit]

Art – Architecture – Design – Engineering[edit]

Literature and media[edit]

Politics[edit]

Sports[edit]

Academics & Researchers[edit]

Others[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Arts & Entertainment[edit]

Business and Industry[edit]

Singapore[edit]

Politics[edit]

  • The late CV Devan Nair, Singapore's third President (1981–1985), father of the modern trades union movement in Singapore.
  • Sellapan Ramanathan, President of Singapore since 1999, former head of Singapore's intelligence unit and Ambassador to the United States, amongst other senior positions in the civil service.
  • S Rajaratnam, former Senior Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Labour and Culture. Co-founder of the Peoples Action Party and Association of South East Asian Nations. Author of the Singapore Pledge. Seen as a founding father of modern Singapore.
  • S Jayakumar, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Law and co-ordinating Minister for Security. Former Foreign Minister and ambassador to the United Nations, and Dean of the Law School in Singapore.
  • S Dhanabalan, Chairman of Temasek Holdings and DBS Bank, former Minister of National Development, Trade and Industry and Foreign Affairs. Tipped by Singapore's first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew as one of the four men he considered as a possible successor.
  • Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Minister of Education and former head of Singapore's de facto central bank.
  • Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister of Community Development, Youth and Sports. Former CEO of Singapore General Hospital.
  • Dr.Balaji Sadasivan, Junior Minister.
  • J. B. Jeyaretnam, former opposition leader, and the first person to break the PAP monopoly in parliament in 1984. A former magistrate.
  • James Gomez, senior leader in the main opposition party (the Workers Party) and founder of 'Think Centre', a political NGO.

Entertainment[edit]

Sports[edit]

Arts and Literature[edit]

Academics and Research[edit]

Business and Industry[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Politics[edit]

Arts and Entertainment[edit]

Literature and Media[edit]

Academics and Research[edit]

  • Jomo Kwame Sundaram, prominent economist, who is currently serving as the United Nations Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)
  • Sittampalam Shanmugaratnam – Professor and researcher

Government Officers, Army and Judiciary[edit]

Business and Industry[edit]

Activists[edit]

Sports[edit]

Football[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Other Sports Personalities[edit]

Others[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

Australia[edit]

  • Kamahl, cabaret/easy listening singer and recording artist, famous for The Elephant Song
  • Indira Naidoo,television presenter and celebrity speaker
  • Aishveryaa Nidhi, actress and theatre personality
  • Ramana Panda Entrepreneur and CEO Telehealthnetworks

New Zealand[edit]

Fiji[edit]

Academic[edit]

Business & Industry[edit]

Politics[edit]

Others[edit]

South Africa[edit]

Mauritius[edit]

Politics[edit]

Others[edit]

Kenya[edit]

Sports[edit]

Others[edit]

Seychelles[edit]

  • Kantilal Jivan Well-known businessman, naturalist, historian, photographer and vegetarian cook.
  • Nirmal Shah Environmental expert, writer, fund raiser and civic leader.

Guinea Bissau[edit]

Germany[edit]

Portugal[edit]

  • Antonio Costa - First Indian-Origin Prime Minister of Portugal, of a European Union Country

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