Hindu – Brahmin – Saraswat ( Famous Personalities )

List of Saraswat Brahmin Personalities in Various Fields". Achievements and Contributions of famous Saraswat Brahmin personalities from different fields, such as politics, music, literature, cinema, sports, and spirituality. 

Motilal Nehru

Motilal Nehru, a member of the Indian National Congress, was an Indian lawyer, activist, and politician who lived from 6 May 1861 to 6 February 1931. Additionally, he presided over the Congress twice (1919–1920 and 1928–1929). He was the ancestor of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty and the father of India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru, active in India during the mid-20th century, was a symbol of the fight against colonialism, a proponent of secular humanism and social democracy, a statesman, and a writer. Nehru played a major role in the Indian independence movement in the 1930s and 1940s.He was appointed India's first Prime Minister in 1947, taking office for 16 years. Jawaharlal Nehru was instrumental in transforming India into a contemporary nation in the 1950s, using his influence to advocate for a parliamentary system, secular values, and an emphasis on science and technology. He was effective in keeping India impartial in world affairs throughout the Cold War. A respected novelist, he wrote volumes including An Autobiography (1936), Glimpses of World History (1934), and Letters from a Father to His Daughter (1929) while incarcerated. 

Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi

Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi, an Indian politician and stateswoman, was born on November 19, 1917, and died on October 31, 1984. She was the country's third prime minister from 1966 until 1977 and again from 1980 until her murder. She was distinguished as the inaugural female prime minister of India and was a remarkable figure in the Indian National Congress. Gandhi was the mother of Rajiv Gandhi, who took over as the nation's sixth prime minister after her, and the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, who served as India's first prime minister. Gandhi has served as prime minister of India for a total of 15 years and 350 days, trailing only her father in terms of longevity.

Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley, a legal representative and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, sadly departed this world on August 24, 2019. He was the minister of finance and corporate affairs from 2014 to 2019 for the government of India.In the Vajpayee and Narendra Modi administrations, Jaitley formerly held the cabinet onus of Finance, Defence, Company Matters, Trading and Manufacturing, and Jurisprudence and Righteousness.

Bina Kak

Bina Kak is an Indian politician and Bollywood actress who was born on February 15, 1954.Salman gave her a part in his 2005 film Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, which was directed by David Dhawan and produced by Salman's brother Sohail Khan. Kak made her Bollywood acting debut as the brash mother of Salman Khan's hero Samir. She once more played Khan's mother in the Sohail Khan-produced film God Tussi Great Ho from the year 2008. She has appeared in a few additional movies, including Jaanisar, Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love, Nanhe Jaisalmer, and Dulha Mil Gaya.

Manohar Parrikar

Manohar Parrikar, a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and an Indian politician, was born Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar on December 13, 1955. From March 14, 2017, till his passing on March 17, 2019, he was the Chief Minister of Goa. Previously, from 2000 to 2005, 2012 to 2014, and 2017 to 2019, he served as the Chief Minister of Goa. In addition, he held the position of defense minister from October 2014 until March 2017. He received the Padma Bhushan posthumously in January 2020.

Parmeshwar Narayan Haksar

Parmeshwar Narayan Haksar was an Indian official and diplomat who is most known for serving as Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's principal secretary for two years (4 September 1913 – 25 November 1998) (1971–73). Haksar served in that capacity and was responsible for his novice prime minister's ascent to nearly absolute authority in the middle of the 1970s. Subsequent to this, he was appointed the deputy chairman of the Planning Commission and then went on to become the inaugural chancellor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, situated in the capital city of New Delhi.

Balraj Dutt

Balraj Dutt, better known by his stage name Sunil Dutt, was an Indian actor, producer, director, and politician. He died on May 25, 2005.Dutt was one of the leading actors in Hindi cinema during the late 1950s and early 1960s. He kept featuring in a number of box-office hits, like Mother India (1957), Sadhna (1958), Insan Jaag Utha (1959), Sujata (1959), Mujhe Jeene Do (1963), Gumraah (1963), Waqt (1965), Khandan (1965), Mera Saaya (1966), and Padosan (1967), (1980). He received the Padma Shri award from the Indian government in 1968.Sanjay Dutt, an actor, is his son.

Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru

Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru, KCSI, PC, was an Indian freedom fighter, attorney, and politician who lived from 8 December 1875 to 20 January 1949. He played a significant role in the Indian independence movement and contributed to the constitution-writing process. In India under British rule, he served as its leader.

T.N. Raina

T.N. Raina, also known as General Tapishwar Narain Raina MVC, SM (24 January 1921 - 19 May 1980), was a prominent army commander and diplomat who led the Indian Army's 9th Chief of Army Staff from 1975 to 1978.He was chosen to serve as India's High Commissioner to Canada after retiring. He was bestowed with the Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian accolade.

Sanjiv Bhatt

Former Gujarat-cadre Indian Police Service officer Sanjiv Bhatt. He is well-known for his part in the submission of an affidavit in the Supreme Court of India against Narendra Modi, the then-chief minister of the Gujarati government, regarding Modi's alleged involvement in the riots in Gujarat in 2002. He claimed to have been present at a meeting where Modi allegedly instructed senior police officers to permit Hindus to express their resentment toward Muslims. Nevertheless, the Special Investigation Team that the Supreme Court of India appointed came to the conclusion that Bhatt did not attend any such meeting and rejected his claims.

Aditya Dhar

Aditya Dhar is an Indian director and lyricist who was born on March 12, 1983. Uri: The Surgical Strike, which he wrote and directed, is his best-known work. (2019).

Ajay Devgn

Ajay Devgn is the stage name of Vishal Veeru Devgan, an Indian actor, producer, and director best known for his work in Hindi film. He was born on April 2, 1969. Devgn is one of the most well-known actors in Hindi film, having starred in over 100 films and receiving numerous honors, including four National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards. In 2016, the Indian government bestowed upon him the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest accolade for civilians in the country.

Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone

Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone, better known by his stage name Guru Dutt, was an Indian cinema director, producer, actor, choreographer, and writer who died on October 10, 1964. He is regarded as one of Indian cinema's all-time great directors.Dutt received praise for his artistic ability, particularly for the way he portrayed melancholy and used close-up views and lighting.Altogether, he helmed eight Hindi films, several of which have become popular worldwide.

Manav Kaul

Manav Kaul is an Indian theatre director, playwright, novelist, actor, and filmmaker who was born on December 19, 1976. For his work in the movies Saina (2018) and Tumhari Sulu (2017), he received a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. (2021).

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone, a celebrated Indian actress, came into the world on the 5th day of January in 1986. She is mostly seen in Hindi language films. She is a well-known figure in India and has reaped numerous accolades, including three Filmfare Awards. Her success has earned her a spot on Time's 100 Most Influential People list in 2018, and she was presented with the TIME100 Impact Award in 2022.

Pallavi Sharda

Pallavi Sharda is an Indian-born Australian actress and Bharathanatyam dancer who was born on March 5, 1990. Her filmography also includes the Australian comedy Save Your Legs!  She has been featured in a number of acclaimed films, including the Oscar-nominated Lion (2016), the Bollywood productions My Name Is Khan (2010), Dus Tola (2010), Besharam (2013), Hawaizaada (2015) and Begum Jaan (2017), as well as the Australian teleseries Les Norton.   She has had the privilege of appearing in a number of highly praised films, such as the Academy Award-nominated Lion (2016), the Hindi movies My Name Is Khan (2010), Dus Tola (2010), Besharam (2013), Hawaizaada (2015) and Begum Jaan (2017), in addition to the Australian teleseries Les Norton. Sharda starred as the protagonist in Tom & Jerry's 2021 rendition.Her most recent film, Wedding Season alongside Suraj Sharma, was released in 2022.

Sanjay Balraj Dutt

Indian actor Sanjay Balraj Dutt, who predominantly performs in Hindi films, was born on July 29, 1959.As one of the most well-known Hindi film actors since the 1980s,Throughout the decades-long career of Dutt, he has gained a number of accolades and has been featured in over a hundred films. He has had diversified roles from love stories to amusing roles, but usually in the arena of action films.

Purushottam Laxman Deshpande

Purushottam Laxman Deshpande, also known as Pu La Deshpande and born in Maharashtra on November 8, 1919, died on June 12, 2000. He was a Marathi writer and humorist best known by his initials, Pu. La. He was also a skilled writer, author, composer, musician, singer, and orator. He had experience acting in both film and theater. His nickname was "Maharashtra's beloved personality."English and Kannada are just two of the languages into which Deshpande's works have been translated.

Dilip Prabhavalkar

Dilip Prabhavalkar, an Indian Marathi actor, director, dramatist, and author, was born on August 4, 1944. He has worked in theatre, television, and films in Hindi and Marathi for more over 40 years.In 2006's Hindi film Lage Raho Munna Bhai, he won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his depiction of Mahatma Gandhi.

Anil Kaul

Anil Kaul, a retired Canadian badminton player, was born on December 25, 1964. He won the gold medal in the men's doubles opening match at the 1995 Pan American Games. Alongside Iain Sydie, he did so. He represented Canada at the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics and is a resident of Victoria, Manitoba.

Rameshchandra Gangaram

Rameshchandra Gangaram "Bapu" Nadkarni: Indian international cricketer, who played from 4 April 1933 to 17 January 2020, was primarily renowned for his economical bowling. The likelihood of scoring against him was either zero or extremely small.On January 12, 1964, Nadkarni bowled a record 21.5 straight overs (131 balls) against England in Madras without allowing a run.

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, AO, born April 24, 1973, is a former Indian cricketer who was at the helm of the Indian national team. His full name is Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. He is recognized as one of cricket's all-time great batsmen.With more over 18,000 runs and 15,000 runs, he holds the record for most runs scored in ODI and Test cricket, respectively.In terms of man-of-the-match honors in international cricket, he also holds the record.

Dilip Balwant Vengsarkar

Dilip Balwant Vengsarkar (born 6 April 1956) played cricket for India before becoming an administrator for the sport. He was regarded as one of the drive's leading proponents. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, he was a crucial member of the Indian batting order, with Sunil Gavaskar and Gundappa Viswanath. He competed for India in the 1983 Cricket World Cup, which they won.Additionally, Vengsarkar led his nation's team to victory in the 1988 Asia Cup. He continued to perform until 1992.

Sunil Manohar Gavaskar

Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, a former Indian cricketer and current analyst, first graced the pitches on July 10, 1949. He was active in the sport from 1971 to 1987, playing for both India and Bombay.One of the best opening batters of all time is considered to be Gavaskar.

Sanjay Vijay Manjrekar

Sanjay Vijay Manjrekar (born July 12, 1965) is a cricket analyst and former player from India. From 1987 to 1996, he represented India in international cricket as a middle order right-handed batter.

Dalima Chhibber

Dalima Chhibber, an Indian soccer star who acts as a rear guard for the Manitoba Bisons and the Indian national squad, came into the world on August 30th, 1997.

Prakash Padukone

Prakash Padukone, a renowned Indian badminton ace, came into the world on the 10th of June, 1955. He was the first Indian to win the All England Open Badminton Championships that year, and he was ranked No. 1 in the world. The Indian government honored him with the Arjuna award in 1972 and the Padma Shri in 1982. He was a founding member of the organization Olympic Gold Quest, which promotes Olympic sports in India.

Samay Raina

Indian stand-up comedian, YouTuber, and chess aficionado Samay Raina. He shared the title of winner of Comicstaan's second season of stand-up comedy.He started streaming chess matches with several comedians and chess masters during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through his YouTube channel, he has raised a sizable sum of money for a number of causes, including support for garbage pickers and aid for flood victims in West Bengal and Assam.

Kapil Sharma

Kapil Sharma, an Indian stand-up comedian, television host, actor, producer, and singer from Punjab, was born Kapil Punj on April 2, 1981. On Sony TV, he is the host of The Kapil Sharma Show.He triumphed in the third season of the stand-up comedy reality series The Great Indian Laughter Challenge in 2007.On the channels Colors TV and Sony TV, he has hosted and created comedic television programs like Comedy Nights with Kapil and Family Time with Kapil.

Rapper Krishna Kaul

Rapper Krishna Kaul, also known as YoungProzpekt and mononymously as Krishna (currently stylized as KR$NA; formerly as Krsna), is from India.Under the alias Prozpekt, he was one of the first rappers to appear in the Indian hip hop scene in the middle of the 2000s. In a brief cameo, he played himself in the 2019 Bollywood film Gully Boy.He is well-known in the Desi Hip-Hop community for his writing, technical prowess, and infamous beefs.

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