List of Punjabi people

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This is a list of notable Punjabis.

Contents

Nobel laureates[edit]

Military leaders[edit]

Indian Armed Forces[edit]

Airforce[edit]

Army[edit]

General Bikram Singh, former Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army

Navy[edit]

Other notables[edit]

Pakistan Armed Forces[edit]

Army[edit]

General Kayani, former Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army

Navy[edit]

Airforce[edit]

United States Military[edit]

Pre-Modern era Punjab[edit]

Business[edit]

Artists[edit]

Painter Amrita Sher-Gil (1913–1941)

Cartoonists[edit]

Educators and scientists[edit]

Sarfraz is a Pakistani-born political scientist and futurist who lives in Australia.

Astronauts[edit]

Bollywood[edit]

The following is a list of famous Punjabi families and individual artistes who have worked in Bollywood:

Indian actor Shahid Kapoor
Family Artistes
The Sahnis Balraj Sahni, Bhisham Sahni, Parikshit Sahni
The Anands Chetan Anand, Dev Anand, Vijay Anand
The Bachchans Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Teji Bachchan
The Chopras - 1 Baldev Raj Chopra, Yash Chopra, Ravi Chopra, Aditya Chopra, Uday Chopra
The Chopras - 2 Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti Chopra
The Deols Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Esha Deol, Abhay Deol
The Malhotras Prem Nath, Rajendra Nath, Bina Rai, Prem Kishen
The Roshans Rakesh Roshan, Hrithik Roshan
The Singhs Dara Singh, Vindu Dara Singh
The Rajs Jagdish Raj, Anita Raj
The Puris Madan Puri, Amrish Puri
The Khannas - 1 Rajesh Khanna, Twinkle Khanna, Rinke Khanna
The Khannas - 2 Vinod Khanna,[12] Akshaye Khanna, Rahul Khanna
The Bedis Kabir Bedi, Pooja Bedi, Protima Bedi
The Kapurs Pankaj Kapur, Shahid Kapoor
The Kapoors - 1 Prithviraj Kapoor, Raj Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Karishma Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor, Karan Kapoor
The Kapoors - 2 Anil Kapoor, Boney Kapoor,

Sanjay Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor

The Kapoors - 3 Jeetendra, Tusshar Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor
The Dhawans David Dhawan, Varun Dhawan, Rohit Dhawan, Anil Dhawan
The Devgans Veeru Devgan, Ajay Devgan, Anil Devgan
The Oberois Suresh Oberoi, Vivek Oberoi
The Aroras Malaika Arora Khan, Amrita Arora
The Tulis Rajendra Kumar, Kumar Gaurav
The Dutts Nargis Dutt, Sunil Dutt, Sanjay Dutt

Individual artists[edit]

Singers[edit]

Directors[edit]

Documentary filmmakers[edit]

Crossover directors and actors (Hollywood)[edit]

History[edit]

Porus and Alexender

Folklore[edit]

Religious and spiritual figures[edit]

Muslim Sufis[edit]

Bulleh Shah was a Punjabi Sufi poet, a humanist and philosopher.

Hindu gurus and saints[edit]

Ahmadiyya community[edit]

The Ten Gurus of Sikhism[edit]

Sikh[edit]

Writers[edit]

Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu[edit]

English[edit]

Khushwant Singh (1915-2014) was a prominent Indian novelist and journalist.

Journalists[edit]

Print[edit]

India[edit]

England[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Electronic/broadcast[edit]

India[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Canada[edit]

Lollywood[edit]

Tamil cinema[edit]

Models[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Classical[edit]

Music directors in Bollywood[edit]

Lyricists[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Qawwalis[edit]

Ghazals[edit]

Bhangra and other Punjabi people[edit]

India[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Pop and rock[edit]

India[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Atif Aslam, Pakistani pop singer

United States[edit]

Revolutionaries[edit]

Politicians[edit]

India[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

United States[edit]

Punjabi cinema[edit]

Directors[edit]

Actors[edit]

The Punjabi film industry has produced a number of successful actors, actresses, writers, directors and filmmakers, many of whom have been known internationally.

Actors

Actresses

Sportspersons[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Cricket[edit]

India[edit]

Harbhajan, pictured here bowling in the nets

Pakistan[edit]

Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar is one of the fastest bowlers in the world.

England[edit]

Canada[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Field hockey[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Golf[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Soccer[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

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