List of Indian Americans

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Indian Americans are citizens or residents of the United States of America who trace their family descent to India. This article is a list of notable Indian Americans.

Academics

Nobel Prize recipients

Deans and presidents

Mathematicians

Economists

Amartya Sen, Professor of Economics at Harvard University, Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences in 1998.
Abhijit Banerjee, Professor of Economics at MIT, Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences in 2019.

Professors and scholars in computer science or engineering and electrical engineering


Professors and scholars in other disciplines


Activism

Arts and entertainment

Kovid Gupta, listed on the 2017 Forbes 30 under 30 list
M. Night Shyamalan, Hollywood director
Mira Nair, director and producer
Rohit Gupta, director, producer

Actors and actresses

Kal Penn, actor
Mindy Kaling, actress
Danny Pudi, actor

Comedians

Aziz Ansari, comedian and actor

Culinary arts

Fashion designers

Models

Media

Fareed Zakaria, journalist
Lilly Singh, actress and YouTuber

Musicians

Norah Jones, singer and winner of multiple Grammy Awards
Zubin Mehta, musician and receiver of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Business

Crime

Literature

Kiran Desai, winner of the 2006 Man Booker Prize

Military

Politics

Elected officials

Ravinder Bhalla, elected the first turban-wearing Sikh U.S. mayor, of Hoboken, New Jersey

Federal elected officials

Dalip Singh Saund, first Indian American to be elected to Congress

Civil servants

Federal judges

Religion

Science and technology

Kalpana Chawla, NASA astronaut, On February 1, 2003, Kalpana Chawla died on the Space Shuttle Columbia

Medicine

Vivek Murthy, Surgeon General of U.S.; former vice admiral of U.S. Health Corps

Sports

Mohini Bhardwaj, 2004 Summer Olympics medalist in gymnastics

Yoga

See also