List of people from Uttar Pradesh

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People from Uttar Pradesh
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Total population
200,581,477 1
Regions with significant populations

Primary populations in:

Uttar Pradesh
Languages
Braj Bhasha, Bhojpuri, Bundelkhandi and Awadhi
Religion
predominantly Hinduism, Minorities of Islam, Buddhism & Jainism
Related ethnic groups
Indo-Aryans and Indo-Scythians

This is a list of famous and notable people from Uttar Pradesh, a state in India. The criteria of this list includes those persons who were born in the state of Uttar Pradesh and that part of the former United Provinces that now are part of the modern state of Uttar Pradesh. Though their fame could be brief, what matters is that they were well known during the peak of their popularity.

Deities and avatars

Deities of Shri Sita (far right), Shri Rama (center), Shri Lakshmana (far left) and Shri Hanuman (below seated) at Bhaktivedanta Manor, a temple in Watford England
Krishna as a young cowherd boy, playing the bansuri (flute).
Neminatha (stone).Chahaman, 11th century AD, Narhad, Rajasthan

Authors of the great epics

Yogis, Sufi poets and mystics

Yogananda

Poet-saints and religious figures

Rāmabhadrācārya

Independence fighters

Mangal Pandey
Statue of Indian freedom fighter Kotwal Dhan Singh Gurjar at Meerut Chowk

Indian Rebellion of 1857

Later 19th, and 20th, centuries

Award winners

Param Vir Chakra

Maha Vir Chakra

Ashok Chakra

Bharat Ratna

Jawaharlal Nehru

Padma Vibhushan

Padma Bhushan

Padma Shree

Dada Saheb Phalke Award

Jnanpith Awards

Magasaysay Award

Arjuna Award

Science and medicine

Holders of high offices

Vice President

Prime ministers

Governors

Chief Justices

Chief Ministers

Union Ministers

Political figures

Pre Independence

Post Independence

Authors

Hindi

Urdu

English

Poets

Urdu

Hindi

Bhojpuri

Founders of educational institutions

Defence Services

Army

Air Force

Civil Service / Diplomacy

Indian Foreign Service

Civil Services

Music and dance

This is a list of famous and notable people from Uttar Pradesh, a state in India. The criteria of this list includes those persons who were born in the state of Uttar Pradesh and that part of the former United Provinces that now are part of the modern state of Uttar Pradesh. Though their fame could be brief, what matters is that they were well known during the peak of their popularity.

People from Uttar Pradesh
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Harivansh Rai Bachchan.jpg
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Pandit Birju Maharaj.jpg
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Total population
200,581,477 1
Regions with significant populations

Primary populations in:

Uttar Pradesh
Languages
Braj Bhasha, Bhojpuri, Bundelkhandi and Awadhi
Religion
predominantly Hinduism, Minorities of Islam, Buddhism & Jainism
Related ethnic groups
Indo-Aryans and Indo-Scythians

Musicians

Singers

  • Girija Devi, is an Indian singer and represents the Banaras Gharana of singers.

Rappers

Dancers

Sports

Hockey

Baseball

  • Rinku Singh, One of the first two Indians to sign a professional baseball contract in the United States.
  • Dinesh Patel, One of the first two Indians to sign a professional baseball contract in the United States.

Cricket

Badminton

Other sports

Journalism

Satire, comedy, cartoons

Cinema & theatre

Actors & actresses

Directors/producers

Singers

Lyricists

Composers

Theatre

Cinematographers

Story/script/dialogue writers

Nawabs of Awadh

Wajid Ali Shah

Navratnas

Television

Environmentalists

Scholars

Fine arts

Business

Crime

Photographer

Others

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b http://states-of-india.findthedata.org/q/26/4241/What-is-the-population-of-Uttar-Pradesh
  2. ^ a b c d e f Bharat Ratna ("Gem of India" in English) is India's highest civilian award, awarded for the highest degrees of national service. This service includes artistic, literary, and scientific achievements, as well as "recognition of public service of the highest order".
  3. ^ M.S Swaminathan, R.K Pachauri, Ela Bhatt, Father C. Prakash receive French Govt. awards accessed June 2007
  4. ^ "9th Lok Sabha: Members Bioprofile". Lok Sabha Official website. 
  5. ^ a b Jnanpith Award is the highest literary honour conferred in the Republic of India.
  6. ^ a b c Param Vir Chakra (PVC) is India's highest military decoration awarded for the highest degree of valour or self-sacrifice in the presence of the enemy.
  7. ^ "Change We Can". Deccan Herald. January 18, 2009. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 







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