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Shashi may refer to :

Places and jurisdictions[edit]

In China 
in Africa
  • Shashi River or Shashe River, major left-bank tributary of the Limpopo River in Zimbabwe


Shashi is an Indian and Nepali male and female name, abstracted from ancient Sanskrit language, meaning "Moon"

  • Shashi Tharoor (born 1956), Indian Minister of State for Human Resource Development
  • Shashi Kumar, actor and politician from Karnataka, India
  • Shashi Shrestha, Nepalese politician, Central Committee member of Janamorcha Nepal
Culture, science and entertainment
  • Shashi Kapoor (born 1938), award-winning Indian film actor, director and producer
  • Shashi Isaac (born 1982), football player (midfielder) from Saint Kitts & Nevis
  • Shashi Caan, architect, designer, advocacy icon, founder of The Shashi Caan Collective
  • Shashi Bhushan Dasgupta (1911–1964), Bengali scholar of philosophy, languages, literature
  • Shashi Deshpande (born 1938), award-winning Indian novelist
  • Shashi Gupta (born 1964), Indian former Test and One Day International cricketer
  • Shashi Kala (born 1933), Indian actress
  • Shashi P. Karna, nanotechnology physicist based at United States Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen, Maryland
  • Shashi Naidoo (born 1980), South African actress, model and television anchor
  • Shashi Nambisan, Indian-born director of the Center for Transportation Research and Education at Iowa State University
  • Shashi Puri, Hindi film actor
  • Shashi Warrier, Indian author who wrote Hangman's Journal


  • Shashi language or Ikizu language, a Bantu language spoken by the Ikizu peoples of Tanzania

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