List of people from Uttar Pradesh

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People from Uttar Pradesh
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Total population
(200,581,477[1])
Regions with significant populations

Primary populations in:

Uttar Pradesh and Sindh, Pakistan consisting of millions of Urdu speaking people
Languages
Hindi and Urdu; Hindi dialects based upon regions of the state include Braj Bhasha, Khari Boli, Kannauji, Bhojpuri, Bundelkhandi and Awadhi.
Religion
Predominantly Hinduism and Islam, minorities of Buddhism and Jainism
Related ethnic groups
Indo-Aryans and Indo-Scythians

This is a list of famous and notable people from Uttar Pradesh, a state in India. The criteria of this list includes those persons who were born in the state of Uttar Pradesh and that part of the former United Provinces that now is part of the modern state of Uttar Pradesh. Though their fame could be brief, what matters is that they were well known during the peak of their popularity.


Deities and avatars[edit]

Authors of the great epics[edit]

Yogis, Sufi poets and mystics[edit]

Yogananda

Poet-saints and religious figures[edit]

Goswami Tulsidas

Independence fighters[edit]

Mangal Pandey

Indian Rebellion of 1857[edit]

Later 19th and 20th centuries[edit]

Award winners[edit]

Param Vir Chakra[edit]

Maha Vir Chakra[edit]

Ashok Chakra[edit]

Bharat Ratna[edit]

Padma Vibhushan[edit]

Padma Bhushan[edit]

Padma Shree[edit]

Dada Saheb Phalke Award[edit]

Gyananpith Awards[edit]

Magasaysay Award[edit]

Arjuna Award[edit]

Science and medicine[edit]

Holders of high offices[edit]

Vice President[edit]

Prime ministers[edit]

Governors[edit]

Chief Justices[edit]


Chief Ministers[edit]

Political figures[edit]

Pre Independence[edit]

Post Independence[edit]

Authors[edit]

Hindi[edit]

Urdu[edit]

English[edit]

Poets[edit]

Urdu[edit]

Hindi[edit]

Bhojpuri[edit]

Founders of educational institutions[edit]

Defence services[edit]

Army[edit]

Air Force[edit]

Navy[edit]

Civil service / diplomacy[edit]

Indian Foreign Service[edit]

Civil services[edit]

Music and dance[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Singers[edit]

Rappers[edit]

Dancers[edit]

Sports[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Baseball[edit]

  • Rinku Singh, one of the first two Indians to sign a professional baseball contract in the United States
  • Dinesh Patel, one of the first two Indians to sign a professional baseball contract in the United States

Cricket[edit]

Badminton[edit]

Other sports[edit]

Journalism[edit]

Satire, comedy, cartoons[edit]

Cinema and theatre[edit]

Actors and actresses[edit]

Directors/producers[edit]

Singers[edit]

Lyricists[edit]

Composers[edit]

Theatre[edit]

Cinematographers[edit]

Story/script/dialogue writers[edit]

Nawabs of Awadh[edit]

Wajid Ali Shah

Navratnas[edit]

Television[edit]

Environmentalists[edit]

Scholars[edit]

Fine arts[edit]

Business[edit]

Crime[edit]

Photographers[edit]

Others[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://states-of-india.findthedata.org/q/26/4241/What-is-the-population-of-Uttar-Pradesh
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Bharat Ratna ("Gem of India") is India's highest civilian award, awarded for the highest degrees of national service. This service includes artistic, literary, and scientific achievements, as well as "recognition of public service of the highest order".
  3. ^ M.S Swaminathan, R.K Pachauri, Ela Bhatt, Father C. Prakash receive French Govt. awards accessed June 2007
  4. ^ "Members Official Bioprofile". Lok Sabha website. Retrieved 2014-05-27. 
  5. ^ "9th Lok Sabha: Members Bioprofile". Lok Sabha Official website. 
  6. ^ a b Jnanpith Award is the highest literary honour conferred in the Republic of India.
  7. ^ a b c Param Vir Chakra (PVC) is India's highest military decoration awarded for the highest degree of valour or self-sacrifice in the presence of the enemy.
  8. ^ "Change We Can". Deccan Herald. 18 January 2009. Retrieved 2014-02-22.