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List of Bengalis

This article provides lists of famous and notable Bengali people, from Tripura and West Bengal, India or Bangladesh, or people with Bengali ancestry or people who speak Bengali as their primary language.


  • Ancient Bengali kings 1
    • Pala Dynasty 1.1
    • Chandra Dynasty 1.2
    • Sena Dynasty 1.3
    • Deva Dynasty 1.4
  • Academy award winners 2
  • Academics 3
  • Actors 4
  • Artists 5
  • Bharat Ratna 6
  • Bloggers/Media artists 7
  • Business leaders 8
  • Sahitya Akademi Award 9
  • Cinematographers 10
  • Cartoonists / comics creators 11
  • Dadasaheb Phalke Award winners 12
  • Economists 13
  • Fellows of the Royal Society 14
  • Fictional characters 15
  • Filmmakers 16
  • Grammy winners 17
  • Journalists 18
    • India 18.1
    • America 18.2
    • Britain 18.3
    • Pakistan 18.4
    • Qatar 18.5
  • Law 19
  • Magicians 20
  • Musicians 21
    • Bollywood 21.1
    • Bangla rock 21.2
    • Classical and folk musicians 21.3
    • Hindi rock 21.4
    • Western 21.5
  • Military 22
  • Padma Vibhushan 23
  • Politicians 24
  • Ramon Magsaysay 25
  • Religion and spirituality 26
    • Buddhism 26.1
    • Hinduism 26.2
    • Islam 26.3
    • Christianity 26.4
    • Other 26.5
  • Revolutionaries 27
    • Others 27.1
  • Science and technology 28
    • Physicists 28.1
    • Biologists 28.2
    • Chemistry 28.3
    • Doctors and Physicians 28.4
    • Mathematicians 28.5
    • Technology 28.6
    • Architecture 28.7
  • Social reformers and Position holders 29
  • Sports 30
    • Athletics 30.1
    • Archers 30.2
    • Badminton 30.3
    • Bodybuilders, boxers, and wrestlers 30.4
    • Chess 30.5
    • Cricketers 30.6
    • Golfers 30.7
    • Footballers 30.8
    • Mountaineers 30.9
    • Swimmers 30.10
    • Squash 30.11
    • Tennis 30.12
    • Table tennis 30.13
  • Writers 31
  • See also 32
  • References 33

Ancient Bengali kings

Pala Dynasty

Chandra Dynasty

Sena Dynasty

Deva Dynasty

Academy award winners

  • Satyajit Ray, he is the first Indian to win an Oscar for Lifetime Achievement due to his significant contributions to world cinema.
  • Nafees Bin Zafar, won an Oscar in the Science & Technology category. He is the first Bangladeshi to win an Oscar.




Bharat Ratna

Bloggers/Media artists

Business leaders

Sahitya Akademi Award


Cartoonists / comics creators

Dadasaheb Phalke Award winners


Fellows of the Royal Society

Fictional characters


Grammy winners











Bangla rock

Classical and folk musicians

Hindi rock



Padma Vibhushan


Ramon Magsaysay

Religion and spirituality

Image of Swami Vivekananda relaxing in a chair
Swami Vivekananda– the photo was taken in Bushnell Studio in San Francisco, 1900.[3]








Science and technology



  • Ananda Mohan Chakrabarty, most notable for his work in directed evolution and his role in developing a genetically engineered organism using plasmid transfer while working at GE.
  • Gopal Chandra Bhattacharya, known for his pioneering work on social insects and the role of bacteria in metamorphosis.
  • Sharmila Bhattacharya, head of the Biomodel Performance and Behavior laboratory at NASA Ames Research Center
  • Maharani Chakravorty, organized the first laboratory course on recombinant DNA techniques in Asia and Far East in 1981
  • Muhammad Qudrat-i-Khuda, scientist and educator, he successfully extracted biochemical elements from local trees and plants for medicinal use, patented 18 scientific inventions.
  • Anirvan Ghosh, his research has contributed to the understanding of the molecular mechanisms that regulate development of the mammalian brain.
  • Dilip Mahalanabis, biologist: under his leadership International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh medical centre, discovered Oral rehydration therapy, which saved more than 40 millions lives from Diarrhoea.
  • Maqsudul Alam, scientist and Professor, achieved four milestones in genomics — sequencing the genomes of Papaya, Rubber plants, Jute and fungus
  • SM Faruque, microbiologist and scientist, researcher on Vibrio cholerae which causes Cholera
  • Ram Brahma Sanyal, pioneer in captive breeding, and was one of the first zookeepers trained as a biologist. He was a corresponding member of the Zoological Society of London
  • Sarat Chandra Roy, widely regarded as the father of Indian ethnography, the first Indian ethnographer, and as the first Indian anthropologist
  • Panchanan Mitra, the first professor of anthropology in India and was among the first Indians to study at Yale University
  • Biraja Sankar Guha, first director of Anthropological Survey of India


  • Prafulla Chandra Roy, pioneer in the field of pharmaceutical and chemical works (discovered mercurous nitrite), The Royal Society of Chemistry honoured him with the first ever Chemical Landmark Plaque outside Europe, founder of Bengal Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals, India's first pharmaceutical company
  • Jnanendra Nath Mukherjee,chemist, in fields of Electrochemistry, Colloids & Soil Science
  • Debashis Mukherjee, pioneer of Modern Theoretical Chemistry
  • Asima Chatterjee, noted for her work in the fields of organic chemistry and phytomedicine. Her most notable work includes those on vinca alkaloids, and the development of anti-epileptic and anti-malarial drugs.
  • Animesh Chakravorty
  • Abul Hussam, chemist, inventor of Sono arsenic filter and the gold winner of the 2007 Grainger Challenge Prize for Sustainability
  • Abdus Suttar Khan, chemist, inventor of alloys for use in commercial jets, U.S. fighter planes, gas turbines, train engines, and space shuttles
  • Prafulla Chandra Ghosh, renowned metallurgist. He was an Associate professor for metallurgy at Berlin University for twenty years. Later joined Fuel Research Institute as a Director. Was crowned as the best scientist of India for eight consecutive years by Indian Science Publication

Doctors and Physicians




Social reformers and Position holders


Brojen Das was the first Asian to swim across the English Channel




Bodybuilders, boxers, and wrestlers





Mohun Bagan in the historic 1911 IFA Shield Final, where they defeated the East Yorkshire Regiment, 2-1

  • Subhash Bhowmick, former Indian international football player
  • Subrata Paul, Footballer playing for the Indian team, first Indian goalkeeper to play professionally for a foreign club in 1st division
  • Sudip Chatterjee, footballer, considered among the finest in Indian football,declared AIFF player of the decade in 1994
  • Syed Rahim Nabi, Indian international footballer, known as 'Mr. Versatile' for his ability to play at any position,except goalkeeping. Declared Indian player of the year in 2012
  • Robin Dutt, former manager of Bundesliga club Werder Bremen and current representative for sport of VfB Stuttgart





Table tennis


Rabindranath Tagore is the first Asian Nobel laureate

See also


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  2. ^ Bicky Chakraborty - rik på udda val, Svenska Dagbladet 2011-05-19
  3. ^
  4. ^
  5. ^ City Palace, Jaipur
  6. ^ Prabir Ghosh
  7. ^
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