List of people from Malwa

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Historical[edit]

Academia, business and professionals[edit]

Artists and literary figures[edit]

  • Hafeez Contractor, architect of India; born in Indore
  • Asghar Ali Engineer, graduated with a degree in civil engineering from Vikram University
  • Sagarika Ghatge, Indian film actress; daughter of the actor Vijayendra Ghatge
  • Vijayendra Ghatge, actor in the Hindi film industry; son of Sita Raje Ghatge, who was the daughter of Maharaja Tukojirao Holkar III of Indore (reigned 1903-1926)
  • Umakant Gundecha and Ramakant Gundecha, leading Dagarvani dhrupad singers
  • M.F. Husain, eminent painter; spent his childhood in Indore
  • Rahat Indori, Urdu poet and songwriter in Hindi films
  • Celina Jaitley, Shimla-born Indian actress; mainly appears in Bollywood films; her parents live in the army town of Mhow in the Indore district
  • Ustad Amir Khan (born 1912), Hindustani classical vocalist; referred to his unique style of khyal singing as "Indore Gharana"; born in Indore
  • Rais Khan (born 1938), Indian sitar maestro; born in Indore
  • Salman Khan, Indian film actor who appears in Bollywood movies; born in Indore
  • Sneha Khanwalkar, Indian music director who works in Bollywood; brought up in Indore
  • Swanand Kirkire, lyricist, singer, and writer; born in Indore
  • Kiran Kumar, Mumbai-based Kashmiri Indian actor; studied at Daly College, Indore
  • Kishore Kumar, playback singer and actor; belonged to Khandwa; studied at the Indore Christian College and used to stay in the hostel
  • Lata Mangeshkar, playback singer, born in Indore to Pandit Dinanath Mangeshkar
  • Sachida Nagdev, contemporary Indian artist
  • Pradeep (1915-1998), Indian poet and songwriter who is best known for his patriotic song "Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo"
  • Kunwar Amarjeet Singh, hip-hop and contemporary style dancer; played lead role in Dil Dosti Dance
  • Prahlad Tipanya, Kabir folksinger from Lunyakheri village; recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi award
  • Mahadevi Varma, Hindi poet; freedom fighter; was married to Dr Swarup Narain Varma in Indore
  • Johnny Walker, famous comic actor; born in Indore
  • Lieutenant Varun Kulshrestha, lawyer and Judge Advocate Indian Navy studied at Daly College and Choithram International School Manik Bagh

Rulers, nationalists, and politicians[edit]

Sports persons[edit]

  • Sandhya Agarwal, former captain of Indian women's cricket team
  • Captain Mushtaq Ali, Colonel Nayudu's team-mate in the Holkar team and in the Indian team; popularly known as the 'Errol Flynn' of Indian cricket
  • Captain Syed Mushtaq Ali (1914-2005), Indian international cricketer; born and died in Indore[2]
  • Minoti Desai (born 1968), Indian cricketer; represented Indian women's team; born in Indore
  • Rahul Dravid, Indian cricketer; former captain of the Indian cricket; born in Indore
  • Raj Singh Dungarpur, former president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India; former Indian cricket selector was an ex-student of Daly College, Indore
  • Narendra Hirwani, leg spin bowler; former member of Indian cricket team; moved to Indore when he was a teenager
  • Sanjay Jagdale, former state cricketer; presently one of the national selectors for the senior all-India teams and the honorary secretary of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association; director of the Cricket Club of Indore
  • Amay Khurasiya, former member of Indian Cricket team; studied in Indore
  • Shankar Lakshman (1933–2006), goalkeeper of the Indian hockey team in the 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympics and won two golds and a silver; captain of the team which won the gold in the 1966 Asian Games; belonged to Mhow and lived his retired life here until his death
  • Colonel C.K. Nayudu, first Indian Test Captain in cricket; led India between 1932 and 1934
  • Mir Ranjan Negi, hockey goalkeeper and coach of Indian women's team; won Asian Championship
  • Naman Ojha, Indian cricketer
  • Chandu Sarwate (died in 2003), former Indian cricketer and former Indian cricket selector; lived and died in Indore
  • Jalaj Saxena (born 1986), cricketer; plays as an all rounder for the India A cricket team; born in Indore

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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