30 Notable alumni of
National Islamic University

National Islamic University is 1224th in the world, 266th in Asia, and 31st in India by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 30 notable alumni from National Islamic University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Shah Rukh Khan

    Shah Rukh Khan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    television presentersingeractorscreenwriterfilm producer
    Biography

    Shah Rukh Khan, also known by the initialism SRK, is an Indian actor, film producer, and television personality who works in Hindi films. Referred to in the media as the "Baadshah of Bollywood" (in reference to his 1999 film Baadshah), "King of Bollywood" and "King Khan", he has appeared in more than 80 films, and earned numerous accolades, including 14 Filmfare Awards. The Government of India has awarded him the Padma Shri, and the Government of France has awarded him the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the Legion of Honour. Khan has a significant following in Asia and the Indian diaspora worldwide. In terms of audience size and income, he has been described as one of the most successful film stars in the world.

  2. Kiran Rao

    Kiran Rao
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    authorfilm directorfilm producerscreenwriter
    Biography

    Kiran Rao is an Indian film producer, screenwriter, and director who works in Hindi cinema. In 2016, Rao co-founded Paani Foundation, a non-profit organisation working towards the mission of fighting drought in Maharashtra.

  3. Barkha Dutt

    Barkha Dutt
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    news presenterauthorjournalist
    Biography

    Barkha Dutt is an Indian television journalist, author and owner of YouTube news channel MoJo Story.

  4. Anjana Om Kashyap

    Anjana Om Kashyap
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    journalistnews presenter
    Biography

    Anjana Om Kashyap is an Indian news anchor working with Hindi news channel Aaj Tak as a Senior Executive Editor. Kashyap started her journalistic career by joining the public broadcaster Doordarshan before moving to Zee News. She then went to News 24 before settling into Aaj Tak.

  5. Gul Khan

    Gul Khan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    film producerscreenwritertelevision producer
    Biography

    Gul Khan is an Indian producer, writer and director known for producing shows like Geet, Qubool Hai, Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?, Ishqbaaaz, Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala, Nazar, Yehh Jadu Hai Jinn Ka!, Imlie and Ishk Par Zor Nahi. She is co-creative head and co-producer of 4 Lions Films.

  6. Danish Siddiqui

    Danish Siddiqui
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1983-2021 (aged 38)
    Occupations
    photojournalist
    Biography

    Danish Siddiqui was an Indian photojournalist based in Delhi, who used to lead the national Reuters multimedia team. He received the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography, as part of the Reuters team, for documenting the Rohingya refugee crisis. In 2021, he was killed while covering a clash between Afghan security forces and Taliban forces near a border crossing with Pakistan.

  7. Habib Faisal

    Habib Faisal
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Habib Faisal is an Indian writer, lyricist, director and producer who works in the Hindi cinema.

  8. Alankrita Shrivastava

    Alankrita Shrivastava
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Alankrita Shrivastava is an Indian screenwriter and director. Having made her debut as a director in 2011, she has since won such accolades as the Grand Prix at the Créteil International Women's Film Festival and a nomination for a Filmfare Award for the critically acclaimed film Lipstick Under My Burkha.

  9. Ritesh Shah

    Ritesh Shah
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    screenwriter
    Biography

    Ritesh Shah is an Indian screenwriter who works in Hindi films. He has written the screenplay and dialogues for films like Kahaani, Pink (2016), Airlift (2017) and Raid (2018). He won the Filmfare award, Star Screen Award and Zee Cine Award in the Best Dialogue category for Pink.

  10. Ritu Kapur

    Ritu Kapur
    Biography

    Ritu Kapur is an Indian media entrepreneur. She is the CEO of Quintillion Media, which jointly owns BloombergQuint with Bloomberg L.P. She is the co-founder of The Quint, a web-based digital news site and was one of the founding members of Network18 in 1992.

  11. Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai

    Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1921-2016 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    chemistuniversity teacherpolitician
    Biography

    Akhlaq Ur Rehman Kidwai was an Indian chemist and politician. He served as governor of the states of Bihar, West Bengal and Haryana. He was a member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian parliament, from 1999 to 2004. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award.

  12. Rahimuddin Khan

    Rahimuddin Khan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1926-.. (age 96)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Rahimuddin Khan is a retired four-star general of the Pakistan Army who served as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee from 1984 to 1987, after serving as the 7th Governor of Balochistan from 1978 to 1984. He also served as the 16th Governor of Sindh in 1988.

  13. Loveleen Tandan

    Loveleen Tandan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    film director
    Biography

    Loveleen Tandan is an Indian film director and casting director. She is the co-director of Slumdog Millionaire along with Danny Boyle. She has also been the casting director for several other films, including Monsoon Wedding (2001) and Brick Lane (2007). She has been a casting consultant for The Namesake (2007).

  14. Parvez Sharma

    Parvez Sharma
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    film directorjournalistcinematographerwriter
    Biography

    Parvez Sharma is a New York-based Indian filmmaker, author, and journalist. He is a recipient of the 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the film/video category. He was amongst the 173 fellows selected from 3000 applicants in the 94th year of the fellowship, which originally started in 1925. In an official press release by the foundation, president Edward Hirsch said, "The winners of the 94th annual competition as "the best of the best...This diverse group of scholars, artists, and scientists are appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise." Sharma is best known for his two films A Jihad for Love, A Sinner in Mecca, and his 2017 book A Sinner in Mecca: A Gay Muslim's Hajj of Defiance. A Jihad for Love was the world's first film documenting the lives of gay and lesbian Muslims. He received the 2009 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary amongst several other international awards for A Jihad for Love. In 2016, Sharma was named "a human rights defender" by Amnesty International. This was an award given at the Hague in the Netherlands to "worldwide human rights activists" which he shared with the Saudi human rights activist Ensaf Haidar.

  15. Kamal Akhtar

    Kamal Akhtar
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kamal Akhtar or Kamaal Akhtar or Kamaal Akhtar Tyagi is a member of the 18th Legislative Assembly and has earlier been the former Panchayati Raj Minister of Uttar Pradesh, former Member of the Legislative Assembly, and a politician from Samajwadi Party as well as a former Member of the Parliament of India representing Uttar Pradesh in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament. He belongs to Ujhari, Jyotiba Phule Nagar District.

  16. Neha Dixit

    Neha Dixit
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Neha Dixit is an Indian freelance journalist, covering politics, gender and social justice. She is a visiting faculty at Ashoka University and has been awarded with the Chameli Devi Jain Award as well as CPJ International Press Freedom Award (2019).

  17. Mahmud Hussain

    Mahmud Hussain
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1907-1975 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    historianpolitician
    Biography

    Mahmud Husain Khan was a Pakistani academic, educationist, and politician, known for his role in the Pakistan Movement, and for pioneering the study of social sciences.

  18. Pir Ilahi Bux

    Pir Ilahi Bux
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    Years
    1890-1975 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Pir Ilahi Bux or Pir Ilahi Buksh was a Pakistani politician and activist who was a prominent member of the Pakistan Movement and who served as the Chief Minister of Sindh from 1948 to 1949.

  19. Sanjeev K Jha

    Sanjeev K Jha
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    screenwriterwriter
    Biography

    Sanjeev K Jha is an Indian screenwriter based in Mumbai. He started his career as a freelance journalist and worked with The Indian Express, Jansatta, Hindustan HT Media and Outlook.

  20. Niharika Acharya

    Niharika Acharya
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    news presenterjournalist
    Biography

    Niharika Acharya is the Executive Director at The Hill. She leads the event content team in ideation, strategy setting and speaker recruitment. In taking events from concept to execution, she works closely with The Hill's newsroom to develop programs that examine the impact of policies and regulations on a national and international scale. Previously, as a senior producer with Atlantic LIVE, the events division of The Atlantic, her work focused on politics and policy events. She played a leading role in the conceptualization and execution of events during the 2016 Republican and Democratic conventions.

  21. Meenu Gaur

    Meenu Gaur
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Occupations
    film director
    Biography

    Meenu Gaur is a London-based British-Indian director and screenwriter. She is best known for her 2013 Pakistani film Zinda Bhaag which she co-wrote and co-directed with Farjab Nabi. The film was an entry to the foreign film category at the Oscars.Zinda Bhaag earned her critical acclaim worldwide and was theatrically released in USA, UAE and Pakistan. It was subsequently released on Netflix in 2015. She is presently working on a feature film titled 'Barzakh:Between Heaven and Hell' supported by the Locarno International Film Festival's Open Doors Hub Programme. She has also been part of Berlinale Talents and the NIPKOW film residency in Berlin, supported by Berlinale and Medienboard. Recently, SOAS, University of London installed her portrait on the school walls as part of the Alumni Series that celebrates notable alumni.

  22. Muhammad Najeeb Qasmi

    Muhammad Najeeb Qasmi
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Enrolled in National Islamic University
    Graduated with bachelor's degree in Arabic
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Mohammad Najeeb Qasmi Sambhali is an Indian Sunni Islamic scholar who established Al-Noor Public School, Sambhal. He is an alumnus of Darul Uloom Deoband, Delhi University and the Jamia Millia Islamia. He has authored Dars-e-Hadith, Dars-e-Quran, Islahi Mazameen, Journey to Madina, Qur'an and Hadith - Main Sources of Islamic Ideology and Umrah Ka Tariqah

  23. Ampareen Lyngdoh

    Ampareen Lyngdoh
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mazel Ampareen Lyngdoh is an Indian politician who has served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly from Meghalaya since 2008. She was the working president of the Indian National Congress in the state of Meghalaya. She also currently serves as the Chairperson of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly's Committee for Empowerment of Women.

  24. Molvi Imran Raza Ansari

    Molvi Imran Raza Ansari
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Imran Reza Ansari is a politician and religious scholar succeeding his father Iftikhar Hussain Ansari after later's death. He won elections from the Pattan constituency and was nominated as Minister of Information Technology, Technical Education and Youth Services and Sports. Imran is the grandson of marhoom Molvi Jawad Ansari and also the nephew of Abid Hussain Ansari.

  25. Anwar Jamal

    Anwar Jamal
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    film directorfilm producer
    Biography

    Anwar Jamal is an Indian documentary filmmaker, based in New Delhi. He has been awarded the National Film Award on several occasions and had made critically acclaimed feature, short and documentary films a wide array of social, political and cultural themes. He has served as jury in many international film festivals including National Film Award Jury.

  26. Afroz Alam Sahil

    Afroz Alam Sahil
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Afroz Alam Sahil is an Indian journalist and author who covers topics pertaining to Indian politics, history and society. Currently, he is an editor at BeyondHeadlines.

  27. Gayathri Prabhu

    Gayathri Prabhu
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    novelist
    Biography

    Gayathri Prabhu is an Indian novelist who currently lives in Manipal, Karnataka. Her most recent work is the novella Love in Seven Easy Steps (2021), preceded by Vetaal and Vikram: Riddles of the Undead, published by HarperCollins in 2019.

  28. Amit Dutt

    Amit Dutt
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Amit Dutt is an Indian scientist, geneticist and the principal investigator at Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC) of Tata Memorial Centre. Known for his studies on Fibroblast growth factor receptor, Dutt is a Wellcome Trust / DBT India Alliance Intermediate Fellow. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the apex agency of the Government of India for scientific research, awarded him the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, one of the highest Indian science awards, for his contributions to medical sciences in 2017.

  29. Shah Alam

    Shah Alam
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    documentary filmmakerhuman rights activist
    Biography

    Shah Alam is a social activist and documentary film maker.

  30. Hasina Jalal

    Hasina Jalal
    Occupations
    activist
    Biography

    Hasina Jalal is an advocate for women's rights and democracy in Afghanistan. In 2014, Jalal was elected by public vote to receive the "N-Peace Award" from the UNDP Asia Pacific Regional Office and the UN Secretary General's Special Advisor on the University for Peace.