76 Notable alumni of
Jawaharlal Nehru University

Jawaharlal Nehru University is 628th in the world, 123rd in Asia, and 10th in India by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 76 notable alumni from Jawaharlal Nehru University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Nora Fatehi

    Nora Fatehi
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    actordancermodelsingermanufacturer
    Biography

    Nora Fatehi is a Canadian actress, model, dancer, singer, and producer who is known for her work in the Indian film industry. She has appeared in Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil language films. She made her film debut in the Bollywood film Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans. She gained popularity in Telugu cinema by doing item numbers in films like Temper, Baahubali: The Beginning and Kick 2 and has also starred in two Malayalam films, Double Barrel and Kayamkulam Kochunni.

  2. Nirmala Sitharaman

    Nirmala Sitharaman
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Nirmala Sitharaman is an Indian economist and politician serving as the Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs of India since 2019. She is a member of the Rajya Sabha, upper house of the Indian Parliament, since 2014. Sitharaman formerly served as the Defence Minister of India, thereby becoming India's second female defence minister and also the second female finance minister after Indira Gandhi and first full-time female Finance Minister. She has served as the Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs under the Ministry of Finance and the Minister for Commerce and Industry with independent charge. Prior to that, she served as a national spokesperson for the Bharatiya Janata Party.

  3. Kanhaiya Kumar

    Kanhaiya Kumar
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    student leaderpoliticianactivist
    Biography

    Kanhaiya Kumar is an Indian political activist who served as the president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union and leader of the All India Students Federation. He served as National Executive Council member of Communist Party of India. He joined Indian National Congress on 28 September 2021.

  4. Maneka Gandhi

    Maneka Gandhi
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalistanimal rights advocate
    Biography

    Maneka Sanjay Gandhi is an Indian politician, animal rights activist, and environmentalist. She is a member of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian parliament and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). She is the widow of Indian politician Sanjay Gandhi. She has been a minister in four governments, most recently in Narendra Modi's government from May 2014 to May 2019. Gandhi inspired many individuals towards social entrepreneurship for example TreeAndHumanKnot in August 2020 which triggered it become a nation wide movement to plant fruit trees by couples.

  5. Abhijit Banerjee

    Abhijit Banerjee
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Enrolled in Jawaharlal Nehru University
    In 1983 graduated with Master of Arts
    Occupations
    economistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee is an Indian-born naturalized American economist who is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Banerjee shared the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty". He and Esther Duflo, who are married, are the sixth married couple to jointly win a Nobel Prize.

  6. Parakala Prabhakar

    Parakala Prabhakar
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Parakala Prabhakar is an Indian political economist and commentator on various economic and social affairs. He served as Communications Advisor, held a cabinet rank position in Andhra Pradesh Government between July 2014 and June 2018. For several years he presented a current affairs discussion programme on television channels of Andhra Pradesh. His programmes, Pratidhwani on ETV2 and Namaste Andhra Pradesh on NTV. He was also a former spokesman and one of the founding general secretaries of Praja Rajyam Party. In the early 2000s, Parakala was the spokesperson of the Andhra Pradesh unit of the BJP. He is the spouse of the incumbent union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs of India, Nirmala Sitharaman.

  7. Sitaram Yechury

    Sitaram Yechury
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sitaram Yechury is an Indian politician and a leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). He is a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the largest communist party of India.

  8. Sanjaya Baru

    Sanjaya Baru
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    writerjournalist
    Biography

    Sanjaya Baru is a political commentator and policy analyst. He served as Secretary General of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry until his resignation in April 2018. Prior to this, he was Director for Geo-Economics and Strategy at the International Institute of Strategic Studies. He was Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's media advisor and chief spokesperson (PMO) from May 2004 until August 2008. He has also served as associate editor at The Economic Times and The Times of India, and then chief editor at Business Standard. His father B. P. R. Vithal was Finance and Planning Secretary during Dr. Manmohan Singh's tenure as Secretary of Finance in the Government of India.

  9. Srijit Mukherji

    Srijit Mukherji
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    film directoractor
    Biography

    Srijit Mukherji is an Indian film director and screenwriter who predominantly works in Bengali cinema. His regular collaboration with veteran superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee brought him into the limelight. His first feature film Autograph, was a critical and commercial success, where he had written the script with Chatterjee in mind. His fifth film, Jaatishwar, won four national awards at India's 61st National Film Awards (2014). He won the National Film Award for Best Direction and Best Original Screenplay for his sixth film, Chotushkone, at India's 62nd National Film Awards. His eighth film, Rajkahini had been remade into a Hindi film titled, Begum Jaan, starring Vidya Balan in 2017. His 2018 release Ek Je Chhilo Raja won the 'Best Bengali Film' Award at India's 66th National Film Awards. His 2019 film Gumnaami won him the Best Bengali Film and Best Adapted Screenplay Awards at the 67th National Film Awards

  10. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

    Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is an Indian diplomat who is serving as the Minister of External Affairs of the Government of India since 30 May 2019. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He is a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha since 5 July 2019, representing Gujarat. He has previously served as the Foreign Secretary from January 2015 to January 2018.

  11. Umar Khalid

    Umar Khalid
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    activist
    Biography

    Umar Khalid is an Indian activist, former student of Jawaharlal Nehru University, former leader of Democratic Students' Union (DSU) in JNU. He was allegedly involved in the Jawaharlal Nehru University sedition row and is an accused under the UAPA law. Khalid is also associated with United Against Hate (UAH), a campaign founded along with Nadeem Khan in July 2017 in response to the series of lynchings.

  12. Shehla Rashid Shora

    Shehla Rashid Shora
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Occupations
    studentactivist
    Biography

    Shehla Rashid Shora is an Indian human rights student activist who has pursued her Ph.D. at Jawaharlal Nehru University. She was vice-president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union in 2015–16 and was a member of the All India Students Association (AISA). She rose to prominence whilst leading the student agitation calling for the release for Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and others who were arrested on charges of sedition in February 2016 for participating and organizing sloganeering in JNU.

  13. Pankaj Mishra

    Pankaj Mishra
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    authorjournalistliterary criticwriter
    Biography

    Pankaj Mishra FRSL is an Indian essayist and novelist. He is a recipient of the 2014 Windham–Campbell Prize for non-fiction.

  14. Prakash Karat

    Prakash Karat
    Born in
    Myanmar Flag Myanmar
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    authoruniversity teacherpoliticianwriter
    Biography

    Prakash Karat is an Indian communist politician. He was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) from 2005 to 2015.

  15. Edith Schippers

    Edith Schippers
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Enrolled in Jawaharlal Nehru University
    Studied in 1990-1990
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Edith Ingeborg Schippers is a retired Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and businesswoman serving as President of the DSM Company since 1 February 2019.

  16. Nivedita Menon

    Nivedita Menon
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Nivedita Menon is a writer and a professor of political thought at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. She previously taught at Lady Shri Ram College and the Department of Political Science at Delhi University.

  17. B.V. Nandini Reddy

    B.V. Nandini Reddy
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Occupations
    film director
    Biography

    B. V. Nandini Reddy is an Indian film director and screenwriter who works in Telugu cinema and television. She debuted with 2011 Telugu film, Ala Modalaindi.

  18. Swara Bhaskar

    Swara Bhaskar
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Swara Bhasker is an Indian actress who works in Hindi films. Best known for her supporting work in mainstream productions and starring roles in independent films, she has won two Screen Awards and has been nominated for a Filmfare Award on three occasions.

  19. Palagummi Sainath

    Palagummi Sainath
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    authorjournalistwriter
    Biography

    Palagummi Sainath is an Indian journalist and author of the book Everybody Loves a Good Drought. He has reported on rural India, writing about poverty, structural inequities, caste discrimination and farmers protests.

  20. Baburam Bhattarai

    Baburam Bhattarai
    Born in
    Nepal Flag Nepal
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politicianwriterengineer
    Biography

    Baburam Bhattarai is a Nepalese politician and Federal committee Chairman of Janta Samajbadi Party. Bhattarai has served Prime Minister of Nepal from August 2011 to March 2013 for nearly 1.5 years.

  21. Kavita Krishnan

    Kavita Krishnan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Kavita Krishnan is the Secretary of the AIPWA. Krishnan is also a member of the politburo of the CPIML Liberation, and she is the editor of CPIML Liberation's monthly publication, Liberation. She is a women's rights activist who has publicised the problem of violence against women following the 2012 Delhi gang rape of Nirbhaya.

  22. Ali Zeidan

    Ali Zeidan
    Born in
    Libya Flag Libya
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ali Zeidan is a former Prime Minister of Libya. He was appointed by the General National Congress on 14 October 2012, and took office on 14 November after Congress approved his cabinet nominees. Prior to the Libyan Civil War, Zeidan was a Geneva-based human rights lawyer and according to the BBC, he is considered by some local observers as a strong-minded liberal. He was ousted by the parliament committee and fled from Libya on 14 March 2014. However, he told the press conference in Rabat, Morocco, that the ousting was invalid.

  23. Sanal Edamaruku

    Sanal Edamaruku
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    journalistpublisherwriter
    Biography

    Sanal Edamaruku is an Indian author and rationalist. He is the founder-president and editor of Rationalist International, the president of the Indian Rationalist Association and the author of 25 books and other articles. In 2012, after examining an alleged miracle at a local church in Mumbai and insulting the Catholic faithful, he was charged under India's hate speech laws, prompting him to move to Finland.

  24. Jayati Ghosh

    Jayati Ghosh
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    economistjournalistacademicuniversity teacherwriter
    Biography

    Jayati Ghosh is an Indian development economist. She is the Chairperson of the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and her core areas of study include international economics, employment patterns in developing countries, macroeconomic policy, and issues related to gender and development.

  25. R. Hari Kumar

    R. Hari Kumar
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    naval officer
    Biography

    Admiral Radhakrishnan Hari Kumar PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC is a serving flag officer in the Indian Navy. He is the 25th and current Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS). Previously, he served as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command. In his prior appointments, he served as the Chief of Integrated Defence Staff, Chief of Personnel, the Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet, and as the Chief of the Staff of the Western Naval Command. He was the Commandant of the Naval War College, Goa and served as a naval advisor to the government of Seychelles. He is an alumnus of National Defence Academy and holds an M.Phil. in Defence and Strategic Studies from the University of Mumbai.

  26. Thomas Isaac

    Thomas Isaac
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Travancore Mathew Thomas Isaac is an Indian politician and economist, who served as the Minister for Finance and Coir of the Indian state of Kerala and a central committee member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).

  27. Ajit Seth

    Ajit Seth
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    civil servant
    Biography

    Ajit Kumar Seth is an Indian civil servant who was the 30th Cabinet Secretary of the Republic of India. He is a 1974 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from Uttar Pradesh Cadre. Upon retirement from the post of Cabinet Secretary, Ajit Kumar Seth was appointed as Chairman of Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB).

  28. Le Luong Minh

    Le Luong Minh
    Born in
    Vietnam Flag Vietnam
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Lê Lương Minh is a Vietnamese politician, diplomat and the former Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Lê Lương Minh is a member of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

  29. Ashok Swain

    Ashok Swain
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Ashok Swain is an academic and professor of peace and conflict research at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University. In 2017, he was appointed as the UNESCO Chair on International Water Cooperation and became the first UNESCO Chair of Uppsala University. He had served as the Director of the Uppsala Center for Sustainable Development from 2008 to 2012. He writes a weekly column ‘Right is Wrong’ for Gulf News.

  30. Jyotindra Nath Dixit

    Jyotindra Nath Dixit
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1936-2005 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    journalistdiplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Jyotindra Nath Dixit was an Indian diplomat, who as served as Foreign Secretary (1991–1994), the top bureaucrat in the Ministry of External Affairs. At the time of his death, he was the National Security Adviser (India) to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and is most remembered for his role as a negotiator in disputes with Pakistan and China.

  31. Anjali Gopalan

    Anjali Gopalan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    LGBTQI+ rights activist
    Biography

    Anjali Gopalan pronunciation is an Indian human rights and animal rights activist, founder and executive director of The Naz Foundation (India) Trust, an NGO dedicated to the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic in India mainly focused on women and children. Anjali began working on issues related to HIV/AIDS and marginalized communities in the United States. In 2012, Time magazine placed Gopalan on its list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

  32. Abhay Kumar

    Abhay Kumar
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    painterdiplomatpoetwriter
    Biography

    Abhay Kumar [Pen Name Abhay K.] is an Indian poet-diplomat and India's 21st Ambassador to Madagascar and Ambassador to Comoros. He has served in different diplomatic capacities earlier in Russia, Nepal and Brazil. His published collections of poetry include Monsoon,The Magic of Madagascar, The Alphabets of Latin America, The Prophecy of Brasilia,The Eight-Eyed Lord of Kathmandu,The Seduction of Delhi among others, while his edited books are CAPITALS, 100 Great Indian Poems, 100 More Great Indian Poems, New Brazilian Poems, The Bloomsbury Anthology of Great Indian Poems,The Bloomsbury Book of Great Indian Love Poems among others. His translation of Kalidasa's Meghaduta and Ritusamhara has received Kalinga Literary Festival 2020-2021 Poetry Book of the Year Award. He recorded his poems at the Library of Congress. His poem 'The Partitioned Land' was taught at the Cornell University in the Fall 2021. His writings cover poetry, art, memoir, global democracy and digital diplomacy. His Earth Anthem has been translated into over 150 languages and was played at the United Nations to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Earth Day. He also wrote an anthem for SAARC spurring search for an official SAARC Anthem. He wrote a 'Moon Anthem' to celebrate the success of India's Moon Mission Chandrayaan-2. He has penned a 'Mars Anthem' to inspire the younger generation to explore our neighbouring red planet. He has penned anthems on all the planets in the Solar System.

  33. Digvijay Singh

    Digvijay Singh
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1955-2010 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Digvijay Singh was an Indian politician from the state of Bihar, and an associate of George Fernandes of Janata Dal and later Samata Party. He represented Banka in the Lok Sabha a few times. He was elected to Rajya Sabha twice. He died on 24 June 2010 in London after suffering a brain haemorrhage.

  34. Ashwani Kumar

    Ashwani Kumar
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ashwani Kumar is an Indian politician and attorney who formerly served as Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha representing the state of Punjab. He formerly served as Union Minister of Law and Justice and Union Minister of State in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion and Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

  35. Asghar Wajahat

    Asghar Wajahat
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    authorwriter
    Biography

    Syed Asghar Wajahat, popularly known as Asghar Wajahat, is a Hindi scholar, fiction writer, novelist, playwright, an independent documentary filmmaker and a television scriptwriter, who is most known for his work, 'Saat Aasmaan' and his acclaimed play, 'Jis Lahore Nai Dekhya, O Jamyai Nai', based on the story of an old Punjabi Hindu woman who gets left behind in Lahore, after the Partition of India, and then refuses to leave.

  36. Soumen Mitra

    Soumen Mitra
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Biography

    Soumen Mitra is an Indian police officer, who is serving as 43rd Police Commissioner of Kolkata on 8 February 2021, in the rank of DGP. Being an IPS officer, he was at 1988 cadre of IPS service from West Bengal.

  37. Aditya Jha

    Aditya Jha
    Born in
    Nepal Flag Nepal
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    Aditya Jha is an Indian-Canadian entrepreneur, philanthropist and social activist. A globetrotter, his business portfolio consists of several startups and company turnarounds with interests in Canada, India, Thailand and Nepal. He also runs several philanthropic initiatives through his Private Charitable Foundation, promoting education and nurturing entrepreneurship to increase opportunities for the less fortunate. Jha takes special interest in nurturing prosperity and financial independence amongst Canadian First Nations (aboriginal) communities and individuals through education scholarships at top Canadian universities and a project (Project Beyshick) that nurtures entrepreneurship. Jha is 2012 inductee to the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian award.

  38. Talat Ahmad

    Talat Ahmad
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    geologist
    Biography

    Talat Ahmad is an Indian Earth scientist and professor at department of geology, University of Delhi. He commenced his second stint as vice chancellor of University of Kashmir on 6 August 2018 after serving as vice chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia after he resigned from the post a few months short of his full term. He was shortlisted by a committee constituted by the governor to shortlist a panel for the post. He had earlier taken over as vice-chancellor of University of Kashmir from Professor Riyaz Punjabi on 1 June 2011. Prior to this, he was teaching geology at the University of Delhi.

  39. Shantha Sinha

    Shantha Sinha
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    academicactivist
    Biography

    Shantha Sinha is an Indian anti-child labour activist. She is the founder of Mamidipudi Venkatarangaiya Foundation, popularly known as MV Foundation (which is named in memory of her grandfather Mamidipudi Venkatarangaiah), and is a professor in the Department of Political science in Hyderabad Central University. She headed the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights for two consecutive terms (three years each); The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) was set up in March 2007 under the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005, an Act of Parliament (December 2005). Sinha was its first chairperson. She was awarded the civilian honour of Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1998.

  40. Purushottam Agrawal

    Purushottam Agrawal
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    academicwriter
    Biography

    Purushottam Agrawal is an Indian writer and an ex-member of the Union Public Service Commission board.

  41. Muhammed Muhsin

    Muhammed Muhsin
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Muhammed Muhsin also known as Muhammed Muhassin is an Indian politician and a Member of 14th Kerala Legislative Assembly from Pattambi Constituency in Palakkad district. He is the youngest MLA in 14th Kerala Legislative Assembly. He defeated the three-term senior Congress Party MLA, CP Mohammed with a margin of 7404 Votes in 2016 Kerala Assembly Election.

  42. Ved Pratap Vaidik

    Ved Pratap Vaidik
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    authorjournalist
    Biography

    Ved Pratap Vaidik is a journalist, political analyst and freelance columnist of India. He had been with Press Trust of India as the founder-editor of its Hindi news agency "Bhasha". Before that he was the Editor (views) in Navbharat Times of the Times Group. At present, he is the Chairman of Bhartiya Bhasha Sammelan.

  43. Amitabh Mattoo

    Amitabh Mattoo
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Amitabh Mattoo is one of India's leading thinkers and writers on Modern and Contemporary History, Political science, International relations. He was awarded Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2009. He is a professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University and honorary professor of international relations at the University of Melbourne. He serves as chairman of the governing board of Miranda House, University of Delhi, the highest-ranked women's college in India. He has also been a member of the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing. In 2002, he was the youngest person to be appointed as vice chancellor of a public university in independent India. Mattoo's advice on policy matters has been sought across political parties and across governments, including by Prime Ministers Atal Behari Vajpayee and Dr Manmohan Singh. Until 19 June 2018, he served as Advisor to the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, with the status of a Cabinet Minister. Following the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution of India, he has offered a political roadmap for securing the future of Jammu and Kashmir. He has been a persistent advocate of multiculturalism and of reconciliation between Kashmiri Pandits and Kashmiri Muslims.

  44. Homeyra Qaderi

    Homeyra Qaderi
    Born in
    Afghanistan Flag Afghanistan
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Enrolled in Jawaharlal Nehru University
    In 2014 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy in Persian literature
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Homeira Qaderi is an Afghan writer, activist and educator. Her name is also written in English as Homeyra.

  45. Sukhadeo Thorat

    Sukhadeo Thorat
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Sukhadeo Thorat an Indian economist, educationist, professor and writer. He is the former chairman of the University Grants Commission. He is professor emeritus in Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University. He is an expert on B. R. Ambedkar.

  46. Amitav Acharya

    Amitav Acharya
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Amitav Acharya is an Indian-born Canadian scholar and author, who is Distinguished Professor of International Relations at American University, Washington, D.C., where he holds the UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance at the School of International Service, and serves as the chair of the ASEAN Studies Initiative. Acharya has expertise in and has made contributions to a wide range of topics in International Relations, including constructivism, ASEAN and Asian regionalism, and Global International Relations. He became the first non-Western President of the International Studies Association when he was elected to the post for 2014–15.

  47. J. Devika

    J. Devika
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    historian
    Biography

    Jayakumari Devika is a Malayali historian, feminist, social critic and academician from Kerala. She currently researches and teaches at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram as a Professor. She has authored several books and articles on gender relations in early Kerala society. She is bilingual and has translated both fiction and non-fiction books between Malayalam and English. She also writes on gender, politics, social reforms and development in Kerala on publications like Kafila, Economic and Political Weekly and The Wire.

  48. Seyed E. Hasnain

    Seyed E. Hasnain
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    biologist
    Biography

    Seyed Ehtesham Hasnain is Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, an academic, science policy advisor and institution builder based in Delhi, India.

  49. Amitabh Rajan

    Amitabh Rajan
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Biography

    Amitabh Rajan is an Indian Administrative Service officer of Maharashtra cadre and the former Home Secretary and Additional Chief Secretary of Maharashtra. He currently heads the Reserve Bank of India Services Board as its Chairman, and is also an Independent Director in the Board of the State Trading Corporation of India.

  50. Kalpana Kannabiran

    Kalpana Kannabiran
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    sociologistlawyer
    Biography

    Kalpana Kannabiran is an Indian sociologist, lawyer, human rights columnist, writer and editor based in Hyderabad, India. In March 2021, after a decade-long tenure, she retired from the post of Professor and Regional Director of the Council for Social Development, Southern Regional Centre, a research institute recognised by the Indian Council of Social Science Research. She is amongst the founding faculty of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, and is a co-founder of the women's rights group, Asmita Resource Centre for Women, set up in 1991 in Hyderabad. She was nominated as the Civil Society Advisory Governor for Asia by the Commonwealth Foundation, London in January 2020 for a term of two years. At present, Kalpana is a Distinguished Professor at the Council for Social Development.

  51. Ramashankar Yadav

    Ramashankar Yadav
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1957-2015 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    poetwriterspoken word artist
    Biography

    Ramashankar Yadav, also known as Vidrohi, was an Indian poet and social activist who went to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) as a student but continued to live on or around its campus well beyond his student life.

  52. Shakeel Ahmad Khan

    Shakeel Ahmad Khan
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Dr. Shakeel Ahmad Khan is a member of the 16th assembly of Bihar state in India. He is a National secretary of the Indian National Congress (INC).

  53. Manjari Joshi

    Manjari Joshi
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    authorjournalisttranslator
    Biography

    Manjari Joshi is a TV newsreader/anchor of the Indian public service broadcast television network Doordarshan.

  54. Faramarz Tamanna

    Faramarz Tamanna
    Born in
    Afghanistan Flag Afghanistan
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    politiciandirector general
    Biography

    Dr. Faramarz Tamanna is an Afghan politician and the chancellor of University of Afghanistan in Kabul. He was Director General of the Center for Strategic Studies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Afghanistan). He holds his PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi, India) in International Studies and also from Tehran University in International Relations.

  55. Devapriya Roy

    Devapriya Roy
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Devapriya Roy is an Indian author best known for her books, Friends from College, Indira and The Heat and Dust Project. She lives in New Delhi with her husband and cat.

  56. Maya Krishna Rao

    Maya Krishna Rao
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Maya Krishna Rao is an Indian theatre artist, stand-up comedian and social activist. Her well-known plays include Om Swaha, Dafa No. 180, Ravanama and Heads Are Meant for Walking Into. She is a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (2010), which she returned five years later citing growth of intolerance in India.

  57. Shaida Mohammad Abdali

    Shaida Mohammad Abdali
    Born in
    Afghanistan Flag Afghanistan
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Shaida Mohammad Abdali is the Afghan Ambassador to Japan. He was formerly the Afghan Ambassador to India from 2012 to 2018.

  58. Hemant Joshi

    Hemant Joshi
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    linguistauthorjournalisttranslatorpoet
    Biography

    Hemant Joshi is a Professor of Mass Communication and Journalism. He has taught Communication, Radio, TV along with Hindi journalism for three decades at Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi and Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (2006–2008).

  59. T. V. Paul

    T. V. Paul
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    authorpolitical scientist
    Biography

    Thazha Varkey Paul is an Indian political scientist. He is a James McGill professor of International Relations in the department of Political Science at McGill University. Paul specializes in International Relations, especially international security, regional security and South Asia. He served as the president of the International Studies Association (ISA) during 2016–2017, and served as the founding director of the McGill University – Université de Montreal Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS).

  60. M.N. Reddi

    M.N. Reddi
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Biography

    M. N. Reddi is a senior officer in the Indian Police Service and in July 2014 was appointed Commissioner of Police, Bangalore City. He has long experience in traffic policing, traffic management and road safety. He is Tech savvy police officer. He did his undergraduate studies at Christ College. He has an M.A. and an M.Phil in sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and has graduated as an officer of the elite Indian Police Service from the National Police Academy.

  61. Amitabha Singh

    Amitabha Singh
    Occupations
    cinematographerfilm producerfilm director
    Biography

    Amitabha Singh is a cinematographer and producer in the Indian film industry who is known for Khosla Ka Ghosla, National Award-winning Chillar Party, etc. He started his career as a cinematographer in 1994. The Good Road a 2013 Indian film produced for NFDC by Amitabha Singh fetched numerous accolades and was screened at various international film festivals. It has also been nominated as India's official entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 86th Academy Awards. He was also the Director of Photography for the film. The film won the award for Best Gujarati film at the 60th National Film Awards. The film is the first Gujarati film ever selected to represent India at the Oscars.

  62. Sara Rai

    Sara Rai
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Enrolled in Jawaharlal Nehru University
    In 1978 graduated with master's degree in modern history
    Occupations
    author
    Biography

    Sara Rai, is a contemporary Indian writer, editor of anthologies and translator of modern Hindi and Urdu fiction. She lives in Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) and New Delhi, India. Rai mainly writes and publishes short stories in Hindi. Written in a reflective prose style, her stories explore the individual complexities in the lives of ordinary people and outsiders in contemporary India.

  63. Sujata Patel

    Sujata Patel
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    sociologist
    Biography

    Sujata Patel is an Indian sociologist, currently holding the position of National Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

  64. Shekar Natarajan

    Shekar Natarajan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    engineermechanical engineer
    Biography

    Shekar Natarajan, was born 23 July 1979 in Secunderabad, India. He is the SVP of Global Inventory, Supply Chain, Logistics and Customer Promise. He formerly served as the Senior Vice President of Network Planning and Operational Design for Target Corporation. He also serves as a panelist at international conferences and writes in the field of supply chain management.

  65. Suresh Rattan

    Suresh Rattan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    gerontologistbiologist
    Biography

    Suresh Rattan is a biogerontologist – a researcher in the field of biology of ageing, biogerontology.

  66. Nirmala Rao

    Nirmala Rao
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    university teacher
    Biography

    Nirmala Rao is a British academic and the current vice chancellor of Asian University for Women, Chittagong, Bangladesh from 1 February 2017. She served as Pro-Director of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London from 2008 to 2016.

  67. Pramod Ranjan

    Pramod Ranjan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Pramod Ranjan is an Indian author, social worker and journalist. He has worked for Bharatendu Shikhar (Shimla), Gram Parivesh, Dhramshala based Divya Himachal, Punjab Kesari, Dainik Bhaskar, Amar Ujala He is managing editor of the Forward Press monthly magazine.

  68. Ishwar Modi

    Ishwar Modi
    Years
    1940-2017 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    sociologist
    Biography

    Ishwar Modi is an Indian Sociologist and a pioneer of leisure studies in India. His work in this field has been widely reviewed in both India and abroad. He completed his master's degree in Sociology and PhD from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He also worked for his PhD under the title Leisure, Mass Media and Social Structure (1985) at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, with a distinguished scholar Professor Yogendra Singh before joining the Department of Sociology at the University of Rajasthan as Assistant Professor of Sociology (September 1974).

  69. Mahmood Kooria

    Mahmood Kooria
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Mahmood Kooria, is an Indian historian and academic known for his studies on Indian Ocean culture, and Islamic legal and intellectual histories. He is generally considered as one of the reputed historians of Kerala. He currently lives in Leiden, the Netherlands.

  70. Abdul Sattar Murad

    Abdul Sattar Murad
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Abdul Sattar Murad is a politician in Afghanistan.

  71. G G Dwivedi

    G G Dwivedi
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    military leader
    Biography

    Major General G G Dwivedi is an Indian Army career officer (retired), academic, journalist, author, corporate trainer and social worker. He retired in 2009 from the Indian Army (Infantry).

  72. Muhammad Mizanuddin

    Muhammad Mizanuddin
    Born in
    Bangladesh Flag Bangladesh
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Biography

    Muhammad Mizanuddin is a Bangladeshi academic. He served as the 22nd Vice-chancellor of Rajshahi University since March 20, 2013.

  73. Jai Shanker Menon

    Jai Shanker Menon
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in Jawaharlal Nehru University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Major General Jai Shanker Menon is an Indian military official, and was the Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force from 7 February 2016 to 22 October 2017. Prior to this appointment in February 2016 by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Major General Menon served as the Additional Director General of Equipment Management in the Indian Army.

  74. Abas Basir

    Abas Basir
    Born in
    Afghanistan Flag Afghanistan
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Abas Basir is an Afghan academic and politician who served as the Minister of Higher Education from 14 September 2020 to 15 August 2021. He also held various significant national and international posts. He has served as Director General of South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) who was nominated by the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for a term of three years, from August 2018 to September 2020. Dr. Abas Basir was also appointed as Deputy for South Asia Neutregeon Hub between the years 2019–2020.

  75. Shri Mohan Jain

    Shri Mohan Jain
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Prof. Dr. Shri Mohan Jain is an Indian-born plant biotechnology scientist. He worked several years for the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. He has done research on genetically modified food, mutation breeding, ornamental plants, date palm, and tropical fruit, such as banana. He has edited 44 internationally sold books.

  76. Padma Anagol

    Padma Anagol
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    historian
    Biography

    Padma Anagol is a historian known for her work on women's agency and subjectivities in colonial India. Her work broadly focuses on gender and women's history in colonial British India. Her research interests also include a wide spectrum of topics such as material culture, consumption and Indian middle classes, theory, historiography and periodization of Modern India and comparative histories of Victorian and Indian patriarchies over the issues of social legislation.