25 Most Famous Gujarati People

Famous personalities have a huge impact on upcoming generation. Today’s youth follow them and get inspired from them. These famous personalities also become one of the key factors in selecting their profession. Their role model’s profession is the most likely profession they tend to choose. In India we have many personalities from various backgrounds. Each state more or less contributes for the same.

Gujarat has also played a vital role in giving our country such personalities. Be it in politics, movies, literature, or business, Gujarati people have proved their potential in each and every field. List of some of the most famous Gujarati people who are known worldwide are as follows:

  1. Mahatma Gandhi

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, “Father of Our Nation” was born on 2nd October, 1869, Porbandar. He played a prominent role in India’s freedom struggle and at the end did achieve it. He led many movements for the welfare our citizens. One of his famous quotes is

    My Life is my Message

  2. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

    He was the first Home minister and Deputy Prime minister of India. He also played a important role in our Independence. He always emphasized in the Integration and Unity of all people to prove India as a one united country.

  3. Morarji Desai

    He was born on 29 February, 1896 in Valsad. He was an activist and the first Prime Minister to head India’s first non-Congress Government. In total he was the fifth Prime Minister of India. He played a crucial role in Nuclear Power sector.

  4. Narsinh Mehta

    He was a renowned poet and saint in Gujarat. He is acclaimed as the “Adi Kavi” (first among poets) here. His bhajans have been widely adopted for the devotion of God. He is known for his literary forms called “pada (verse)”, “Aakhyan” and “Prabhatiya”.

  5. Govardhanram Tripathi

    He was born on 20 October 1855. He was novelist of late 19th and early 20th century. He is famous for his four Volume novel “Saraswatichandra“. The novel has been adopted to Television serial and movie also.

  6. Vikram Sarabhai

    He was born on August 12th, 1919, Ahmedabad. He was a physicist. He is also considered as the father of India’s Space program.

  7. Jamshedji Tata

    He was born on 3 March 1839 in Navsari. He was one of the pioneer Industrialist. He was also the founder of the Tata Group of Companies.

  8. Narendra Modi

    He was born on 17 September 1950 in Vadnagar. He is the 15th and current Prime Minister of India. He was also Gujarat’s Chief Minister for a tenure of 17 years. He is widely popular in today’s youth.

  9. Azim Premji

    He is the Chairman of Wipro Limited. He has been leading the company from last four decades. He is also known for his whole hearted ness and charity work.

  10. Dhirubhai Ambani

    He is the business tycoon and also the founder of Reliance Industries. He is a perfect example of “Growing from Rags to Riches”. He is known for his marketing strategies.

  11. Sunita Williams

    She is an astronaut and a United States Navy Officer. She holds the World record for longest single space flight by a woman, total spacewalks by a woman, and most spacewalk time for a woman.

  12. Sam Pitroda

    Satyanarayan Gangaram Pitroda is an internationally respected telecom inventor, entrepreneur, development thinker, and policy maker who has spent 49 years in information and communications technology (ICT) and related global and national developments.

  13. Homi Bhabha

    He was a nuclear physicist also known as “The Father of Indian Nuclear Programme“. He is the founder of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

  14. Jhaverchand Meghani

    He was born on August 17, 1897. He was a social reformer, writer and poet. He has significant contribution in Gujarati literature. His writings have also been translated in many languages.

  15. Sanjeev Kumar

    He was a famous film actor who has received many awards including National Film Awards. Some of his famous movies are Aandhi, Arjun Pandit, Sholay and Dastak.

  16. Asha Parekh

    She is a noted film actress, director and producer. She has been honoured with the Padma Shri Award. She has acted in over 90 films and started her career as a child actor.

  17. Kalyanji – Anandji

    This is a duo music director and composer who have been making musical compositions for movies. They have received many awards too. Some of their best-known works are Don, Saraswatichandra, Qurbani, Tridev and Safar.

  18. Farooq Sheikh

    He was a popular television presenter. He was also a renowned theatre artist and an actor. He has also won a National Film Award for his performance in the movie Lahore.

  19. Paresh Rawal

    He is an actor and a politician. He is currently a member of the Lok Sabha. He is known for his acting in Hera Pheri and Oh My God.

  20. Dadabhai Naoroji

    He is known as the “Grand Old Man of India“. He was an intellectual, educator and a social leader. Dadabhai Naoroji’s work focused on the drain of wealth from India into England through colonial rule.

  21. Abhijat Joshi

    He is a screenplay writer, who works as a professor in Otterbein College in Ohio. He is known for his work in 3 Idiots and Lage Raho Munnabhai.

  22. Ajay Jadeja

    He is an ace cricketer. He was regarded as one of the best fielders in the Indian team in his time.

  23. Manmohan Desai

    He was a producer and director in Indian Cinema. He is known for his family centered movies. Some of his Superhit movies are Amar Akbar Anthony, Dharam Veer, Coolie and Mard. He gave a string of hits with Amitabh Bachchan.

  24. Sanjay Leela Bhansali

    He is a renowned director, producer and music director. He has adopted his mother’s name as a middle name. Some of his works are Khamoshi, Devdas and Black.

  25. Mafatlal Patel

    He was a weaver and the founder of Mafatlal group. He was a textile tycoon. He brought a revolution in the textile industry with his group of companies which is now more than 100 years old.

Soumi Pal

A freelance writer currently working in IT industry and also pursuing the passion of her life i.e. "WRITING".

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10 Responses

  1. proudtobegujarati says:

    Proud to be Gujarati.

    • ড্যানিয়েল says:

      I prefer west bengal and i am fiercly proud of my golden bengal since first nobel prize winner bengali also writer of indian national anthem of india. Gujarati are dihonest and corrupt all they want is more cash so dont waste ur time loving ur state

  2. Proud to be Indian says:

    i tell my self as citizen who lives in Ahmadabad,Gujarat .
    But we have to Proud on Indian and Nationality
    Respect all culture and follow them as per your wish but show our only one identity as Indian
    I am native Gujarati.

  3. mehul patel says:

    please change date of birth of morarji desai.

  4. paritosh says:

    go gujarati

  5. Baby Y Kireedathil says:

    Salute the Gujarat State for these Famous Personalities. birth state….,Especially Our Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi
    – Baby.Y.Kireedathil , Kochi , Kerala .

  6. Umesh says:

    Dilip sanghvi
    Karshan patel
    Gautam adani
    K M Munsi
    Ness Wadia
    Sanjeev Kumar
    Firoz Irani
    Morari Bapu
    Jayesh Mehta
    Bhikhudan Gadhvi

    • ড্যানিয়েল says:

      Rabindranath Tagore
      Amartya Sen
      Abhijit Banerjee
      Satyajit Ray
      Swami Vivekananda
      Chandramukhi Basu
      Subhash Chandra Bose (Freedom fighter).
      Khudiram Bose (Freedom fighter).
      Swami Vivekananda (Saint).
      Jagdish Chandra Bose (Scientist).
      Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar (Educationist).
      Raja Ram Mohan Roy (founder of Brahmo Samaj).
      Rabindranath Tagore (Poet, nobel prize winner).
      Jyoti Basu (Communist leader, former CM of West Bengal).
      Kishore Kumar (Singer).
      Sachin Deb Burman (Music director, singer).
      Rahul Deb Burman (Music director/ Son of SD Burman).
      Mohammad Aziz (Singer).
      Abhijeet Bhattacharya (Singer).

  7. Queen says:

    What about singer Freddie Mercury of Gujarti heritage

  8. Shruti says:

    Why any women are not in entrepreneurship?

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