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 and Sindh, Pakistan consisting of millions of Urdu speaking people
Languages
Hindi and Urdu; Hindi dialects based upon regions of the state include Braj Bhasha, Khari Boli, Kannauji, Bhojpuri, Bundelkhandi and Awadhi.
Religion
Predominantly Hinduism and Islam, minorities of Buddhism and 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 is 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.


Contents

Deities and avatarsEdit

Authors of the great epicsEdit

Yogis, Sufi poets and mysticsEdit

 
Yogananda

Poet-saints and religious figuresEdit

 
Goswami Tulsidas

Independence fightersEdit

 
Mangal Pandey

Indian Rebellion of 1857Edit

Later 19th and 20th centuriesEdit

Award winnersEdit

Param Vir ChakraEdit

Maha Vir ChakraEdit

Ashok ChakraEdit

Bharat RatnaEdit

Padma VibhushanEdit

Padma BhushanEdit

Padma ShreeEdit

Dada Saheb Phalke AwardEdit

Gyananpith AwardsEdit

Magasaysay AwardEdit

Arjuna AwardEdit

Science and medicineEdit

Holders of high officesEdit

Vice PresidentEdit

Prime ministersEdit

GovernorsEdit

Chief JusticesEdit


Chief MinistersEdit

Political figuresEdit

Pre IndependenceEdit

Post IndependenceEdit

AuthorsEdit

HindiEdit

UrduEdit

EnglishEdit

PoetsEdit

UrduEdit

HindiEdit

BhojpuriEdit

Founders of educational institutionsEdit

Defence servicesEdit

ArmyEdit

Air ForceEdit

NavyEdit

Civil service / diplomacyEdit

Indian Foreign ServiceEdit

Civil servicesEdit

Music and danceEdit

MusiciansEdit

SingersEdit

RappersEdit

DancersEdit

SportsEdit

HockeyEdit

BaseballEdit

  • 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

CricketEdit

BadmintonEdit

Other sportsEdit

JournalismEdit

Satire, comedy, cartoonsEdit

Cinema and theatreEdit

Actors and actressesEdit

Directors/producersEdit

SingersEdit

LyricistsEdit

ComposersEdit

TheatreEdit

CinematographersEdit

Story/script/dialogue writersEdit

Nawabs of AwadhEdit

 
Wajid Ali Shah

NavratnasEdit

TelevisionEdit

EnvironmentalistsEdit

ScholarsEdit

Fine artsEdit

BusinessEdit

CrimeEdit

PhotographersEdit

OthersEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ http://states-of-india.findthedata.org/q/26/4241/What-is-the-population-of-Uttar-Pradesh
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Bharat Ratna ("Gem of India") 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. ^ "Members Official Bioprofile". Lok Sabha website. Retrieved 2014-05-27. 
  5. ^ "9th Lok Sabha: Members Bioprofile". Lok Sabha Official website. 
  6. ^ a b Jnanpith Award is the highest literary honour conferred in the Republic of India.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "Change We Can". Deccan Herald. 18 January 2009. Retrieved 2014-02-22.