"From Union of Hearts to Union of Fortunes: Celebrating the Fortunate Weddings of Notable Personalities in the Hindu Gujarati Community"
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, famously known as "Sardar", was an Indian lawyer, politician, and statesman who made a major impact in Indian politics. He was the first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of India from 1947 to 1950, and is credited for uniting India's many states into one unified nation.
Dr. Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai
Renowned Indian physicist and astronomer, Dr. Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai, was credited for kickstarting India's space research and for helping develop nuclear power in the country. He was awarded the prestigious Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan awards in recognition of his remarkable work.
Amit Anil Chandra Shah
Amit Anil Chandra Shah is an Indian politician of great renown; currently, he's the 31st Minister of Home Affairs since 2019 and the 1st Minister of Co-operation of India since 2021. Furthermore, he has been the Chairman of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) since 2014.
Narendra Damodardas Modi
Narendra Damodardas Modi is India's 14th and Prime Minister, having been in office since May 2014. For 13 years, he acted as the Chief Minister of Gujarat, and now he is the Member of Parliament for Varanasi.
Dhirajlal Hirachand Ambani
Dhirajlal Hirachand Ambani was an incredible Indian businessman who founded the renowned Reliance Industries in 1958. In 1977, Ambani transformed Reliance into a public company and was posthumously honoured with the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian award, in 2016 for his remarkable contributions to commerce and industry.
Dilip Shanghvi, an Indian business magnate and one of the country's wealthiest citizens, was ranked 8th on India Today magazine's list of India's most influential people for 2017. The founder of Sun Pharmaceuticals, he was honoured with the Padma Shri Award by the Government of India in 2016.
Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani
Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani is the heir to a fortune that has become legendary. He is the oldest son of the late Dhirubhai Ambani and is in charge of Reliance Industries, a Fortune Global 500 company and India's most precious company by market value.
Mallika Sarabhai is a renowned figure from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India - famed for her activism, Indian classical dance and acting. Her parents were classical dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai and space scientist Vikram Sarabhai, and she is highly skilled in the art of Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam.
Anil Ambani, born on the 4th of June 1959, is an Indian business mogul. He was the chairperson of Reliance Group, founded in July 2006 after splitting from Reliance Industries.
Morarji Ranchhodji Desai
Morarji Ranchhodji Desai was an Indian independence hero and political figure who was the 4th Prime Minister of India from 1977 to 1979, leading the Janata Party-formed government.
Maharshi Dayanand, renowned philosopher and founder of the Arya Samaj, was a great reformer of the Vedic tradition. His teachings and ideals created a revolutionary movement to restore the purity of ancient Vedic knowledge. He sought to bring about a great transformation in society, uniting people of all backgrounds and religions in a common cause.
Ravindra Jadeja, famously known as "Ravi", is an Indian international cricketer who is an all-rounder - batting left-handed and bowling left-arm orthodox spin. He is the leader of the Chennai Super Kings in the Ipl.
Hardik Pandya is an energetic Indian cricketer who currently leads the charge as vice-captain of the national team in limited overs matches. He's a right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler, and plays cricket across all three formats for India.
Ratan Tata, the industrialist, philanthropist, and former chairman of Tata Sons, is a renowned name in India. From 1990 to 2012, he was the Chairman of the Tata Group and was the interim Chairman from October 2016 to February 2017.. Currently, he is at the head of the Tata Group's charitable trusts.
Minocher Rustom Masani
Minocher Rustom Masani, famously known as Minoo, was a prominent Indian politician and a major contributor to the Swatantra Party. He was elected as a Member of Parliament three times, representing Gujarat's Rajkot constituency in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Lok Sabha.
Ajay V. Bhatt
Ajay V. Bhatt, a computer architect of Indian origin, created multiple widely used technologies, such as USB (Universal Serial Bus), Platform Power Management architecture and various chipset improvements.
Keshubhai Patel was an Indian political stalwart recognized for his six-term service as a member of Gujarat Legislative Assembly, as well as being the Chief Minister of Gujarat .
Aditya Pancholi is a renowned Indian actor, producer and singer who is a prominent figure in Hindi cinema.
Alka Yagnik - a celebrated Hindi playback singer renowned for her success in Bollywood. She has been hailed as an iconic vocalist since her birth on March 20, 1966.
Falguni Pathak is an Indian singer, composer and performer from Mumbai who has captivated fans across the country with her traditional Gujarati music. She has established herself as a major artist since her professional debut.
Himesh Jitendra Patel
Himesh Jitendra Patel is truly a showstopper - an actor, musician, and singer all rolled into one talent-packed package! He gained fame on the BBC soap opera EastEnders, where he played Tamwar Masood from 2007 to 2016. In 2019, he starred in the musical romantic comedy Yesterday and the 2020 science fiction action film Tenet opposite John David Washington.
Mahesh Bhatt is a renowned figure in the world of Hindi cinema, known for directing, producing, and scriptwriting masterpieces. His notable work, Saaransh, was screened at the 14th Moscow International Film Festival and was India's official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1984.
Mukesh Bhatt, born on June 5, 1952, is an Indian film producer and actor. He belongs to a well-known Bhatt family and is the uncle of many popular actors like Alia and pooja bhatt.
Pooja Ashwin Shah
Pooja Ashwin Shah, of Kenyan-Indian origin, is a British actress, model and filmmaker renowned for her part as Kareena Ferreira in the beloved British soap opera, EastEnders.
Vipul Shah is an acclaimed producer and director of Hindi films, who got his start in Gujarati theater. He has directed numerous Gujarati dramas, many of which were greatly appreciated by the Gujarati crowd.
Zubin Mehta, born on April 29th 1936, is a renowned Indian conductor of Western classical music. He currently holds the titles of Music Director Emeritus of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Conductor Emeritus of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Supriya Pathak is an acclaimed Indian actress who has made a name for herself in Gujarati and Hindi films and television. She is widely recognized for her amazing portrayal of Hansa Parekh in the beloved Khichdi franchise.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a renowned figure in Hindi cinema, renowned for his impressive direction, scriptwriting, and music composition.
Nadeem-Shravan, an iconic duo from Bollywood, was comprised of Nadeem Akhtar Saifi and Shravan Kumar Rathod. Both of them used their first names to come up with the duo's name.
Indian author Salil Desai crafts thrilling murder mysteries set in the city of Pune. The Tribune raved about the debut novel of an Indian author, The Body in the Back Seat, that was released in May 2011, calling it the "best murder mystery" they'd seen.
Renowned Indian director, producer, screenwriter and actor Vikram Bhatt is widely known for helming the Raaz series of horror films and directing Ghulam (1999) starring Aamir Khan and Rani Mukherji. Both of these productions were backed by Mukesh Bhatt, and earned Vikram a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Director.
The iconic actor, Sanjeev Kumar, is renowned for his incredible versatility and realistic portrayals of his characters. From Harihar Jethalal Jariwala to the beloved actor, he left an indelible mark on the Indian film industry.
The talented Urvashi Dholakia is an Indian television star known for her notorious role as Komolika in the popular series Kasautii Zindagii Kay and for being the victorious winner of Bigg Boss season 6.
Tanmay Shah is an incredibly multi-talented filmmaker from Gujarat, India. He's gained fame for his ambitious 52FilmsProject and short documentary Pinch of Salt.He is also the Founder and CEO of FridayFictionFilms.With skills ranging from directing, producing, writing, editing, cinematography, scripting and screenwriting, Tanmay is a force to be reckoned with in the world of filmmaking.
Salim-Sulaiman, a brotherly duo, create music for Hindi movies. Salim and Sulaiman Merchant have made a name for themselves as talented composers.
Ravi Vasant Patel
Ravi Vasant Patel is an acclaimed American actor who, alongside his sister, created and directed a captivating documentary, 'Meet the Patels', based on their own lives.
The talented Paresh Rawal, born in 1955, is an Indian actor, comedian, film producer, and politician. He has starred in over 240 films and has been honored with numerous awards, including the prestigious National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1994 for his performances in Woh Chokri and Sir. His works span numerous languages, including Hindi, Telugu, Gujarati, and Tamil.
Neil Patel, an American designer for film, television, opera and theater, has achieved two Obie Awards for his outstanding and continuous achievements in the theater.
Nanabhai Bhatt was an acclaimed Indian filmmaker famed for creating more than one hundred fantasy and mythological movies. He was active in the Hindi and Gujarati film industries.
Manmohan Desai was an iconic Indian filmmaker, renowned for his mastery of the masala genre. He directed and produced some of the most successful films of the 70s and 80s, becoming one of the most influential Bollywood directors of all time.
Karan Patel, born on the 23rd of November 1983, is a renowned Indian actor and television host. He has been the lead role of Raman Bhalla in the hit serial "Yeh Hai Mohabbatein" and Rishabh Bajaj in "Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2". He has been a part of many thrilling reality shows, from "Nach Baliye 3" to "Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 10". His presence has been a delight in every show he has been a part of.
Renowned Indian singer, musician, songwriter, producer and actor, Himesh Reshammiya, started his career in 1998 as a music director for the film Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya and made his acting debut in 2007 with Aap Kaa Surroor. Born on 23rd July 1973, he has been a pioneering force in Bollywood Music.
Harish Patel is a renowned Indian actor, well-known for his roles in Hindi films. Recently, he has also begun to star in American works such as the reimagined version of Four Weddings and a Funeral on Hulu. His most recent project is the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, Eternals. Over the years, Harish has featured in Indian, British films, and TV shows, though he is more commonly associated with theatre.
Hemant Chauhan, born on November 7, 1955 in Kundni village, Rajkot district of Gujarat, is an Indian writer and singer famous for his contributions to Gujarati literature and music. He is known for his expertise in Bhajans, religious songs, Garba, and other folk genres.
Azim Hashim Premji
Azim Hashim Premji, born on 24th July 1945, is a renowned Indian business magnate and philanthropist. He is famously referred to as the ‘Czar of the Indian IT Industry’. He is the founder chairman and a non-executive board member of Wipro Limited.
Praful D. Bhavsar
Praful D. Bhavsar, born on August 17, 1926, is a renowned Indian space scientist. He has held many major roles in India's space program, including being the Project Scientist for the first rocket launch from Indian soil on 21 November 1963. In 1986, Bhavsar concluded his tenure as Director of the Space Applications Centre of the ISRO and the overseer of the Indian Remote Sensing Satellite Utilization Program. He embarked on a new journey, leaving behind an impressive legacy.
Prafullachandra Natwarlal Bhagwati
The seventeenth Chief Justice of India, Prafullachandra Natwarlal Bhagwati, held his esteemed post from July 12th, 1985 to December 20th, 1986. He was an exemplary leader and a true jurist.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a renowned lawyer, political ethicist, and Indian anti-colonial leader who used peaceful resistance to fight for India's independence from Britain.
Pranav Mistry is an innovative computer scientist and inventor who is currently the CEO and founder of TWO, an Artificial Reality startup.He was the Boss of STAR Labs, formerly known as Samsung Technology & Advanced Research Labs.
Gulzarilal Nanda was an esteemed Indian political figure and economist, specializing in labour issues. He held two brief stints as Interim Prime Minister of India, both lasting 13 days, following the deaths of Jawaharlal Nehru in 1964 and Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1966.
Gulabdas Broker, an Indian writer of Gujarati language, is celebrated for his short stories and one-act plays.He not only edited Akhandand, a Gujarati monthly, but also wrote a vast array of short stories, plays, travelogues, and even his own autobiography.
Mohansinh Rathva is a prominent Indian politician who has been elected as an MLA for ten consecutive terms from the Chhota Udaipur constituency in Gujarat.
Swaminarayan, or Sahajanand Swami, is seen by devotees as a manifestation of God Krishna or the highest form of Purushottam. He's the founder of the Swaminarayan Sampradaya and a revered yogi and ascetic.
Irfan Pathan, an ex-Indian cricketer, is now a Commentator, Cricket Analyst, Actor and Dancer. He was an all-rounder and part of the victorious Indian team in the first-ever 2007 ICC T20 World Cup and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.
Ajay Jadeja, born on 1st February 1971, was a former Indian cricket professional who was a regular part of the national team from 1992 to 2000. He played 15 Tests and a total of 196 One Day Internationals for India.
Yusuf Pathan, the former Indian cricketer, was a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler who first graced the field of first-class cricket in 2001/02.
Dinshaw Maneckji Petit
Sir Dinshaw Maneckji Petit was an Indian entrepreneur and philanthropist, who was part of the Petit family and became the first Petit baronet. He founded the first textile mills in India, and made a great impact on the nation with his charitable works. He was born on June 30, 1823 and passed away on May 5, 1901.
Homi N. Sethna
Homi N. Sethna, the renowned Indian nuclear scientist, was a revered leader of India's civilian nuclear program and the builder of nuclear power plants. He gained global recognition when he served as Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission at the time of India's first nuclear test, codenamed Smiling Buddha, in 1974. He passed away on 5th September 2010, leaving behind a legacy of immense contribution to India's nuclear science.
Mahzarin Rustum Banaji
Renowned American psychologist of Indian origin, Mahzarin Rustum Banaji, FBA, has made a name for herself at Harvard University by introducing the world to the concept of implicit bias - a bias related to race, gender, sexual orientation and other factors.
Indu Chacha, Indulal Kanaiyalal Yagnik, was an Indian freedom fighter who brought the Indian tricolour flag from Germany to India. He was an influential figure in the All India Kisan Sabha and was the driving force behind the Mahagujarat Movement, which called for the creation of the distinct state of Gujarat on 8 August 1956. He was a great inspiration for India's independence and will be remembered for his great service to the nation.
Thakkar Bapa, as he was popularly known, was an Indian social reformer who worked to improve the lives of the tribal people in Gujarat. He dedicated his life to helping them gain access to education, healthcare and other essential services. He was a symbol of selfless love and compassion, and is remembered fondly for his immense contribution in the development of the state.
Rajiv Gandhi was an Indian politician who achieved the remarkable feat of becoming the youngest Prime Minister of India at just 40 years old. He assumed office following the heartbreaking assassination of his mother, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, in 1984 and served until 1989.