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Most Famous Personalities of Gujarat

Most Famous Celebrities of Gujarat

Along with being India’s one of the most advanced states in terms of industrialization, literacy and per capita income, Gujarat is also one of India’s most progressive states. Many famous personalities were born in Gujarat and make the state as well as a country proud of their achievements. The state of Gujarat has played its vital role starting from the freedom fight and making the country independent from British Rule. Mahatma Gandhi Ji and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel have played a pivotal role in India’s freedom struggle. Not only this, Gujaratis have achieved a leading position in every field, be it politics, sports, movies and entertainment, literature, business, art and culture, science and more. Some of the top personalities from Gujarat are Gandhiji, Sardar Patel, Narendra Modi, Dhirubhai Ambani, Azim Premji, Vikram Sarabhai, Amit Shah, Narsinh Mehta, Pramukh Swami Maharaj and more. Even in the field of art, culture and entertainment, we have famous Gujarati celebrities like Sanjeev Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Asha Parekh and Dilip Joshi. Even our Raashtreeya Shaayar Shri Jhaverchand Meghani was also from Gujarat.

Gujaratis are most famous for their hardships and economical sense. Without their contribution, we will not be what we are today. The state of Gujarat has emerged as one of the best in the country democratically, in terms of financial superpower and per capita income, law and order, values, traditions and polities. This is all because of values and ethics followed by Gujaratis to achieve new heights in every field.

These famous personalities from Gujarat have become a milestone in their field and a role model to many of those who follow them. There are many most famous Gujarati personalities active in their fields now and to name a few are Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Mukesh Ambani, Gautam Adani, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya Cheteshwar Pujara and Jasprit Bumrah.

Who can forget the contribution of Global Gujaratis Personalities like Sam Pitroda, Priti Patel, Sunita Williams, Lord Meghnad Desai and many more? Below is a list of some of the most celebrities and Gujarati Personalities we can always take pride in.

Gujarat's Most Famous Personalities

Mahatma Gandhi Father of the Nation

Date of Birth: 2 October 1869 Birth Place: Porbandar

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel First Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of India

Date of Birth: 31 October 1875 Birth Place: Nadiad

Vithalbhai Patel Co-Founder of Swaraj Party

Date of Birth: 27 September 1873 Birth Place: Nadiad

Morarji Desai Fifth Prime Minister of India

Date of Birth: 29 February 1896 Birth Place: Valsad

Indulal Kanaiyalal Yagnik Independence activist and founder of Gujarat state

Date of Birth: 22 February 1892 Birth Place: Nadiad

Narendra Modi 15th Prime Minister of India

Date of Birth: 17 September 1950 Birth Place: Vadnagar

Amit Shah Home Minister of India

Date of Birth: 22 October 1964 Birth Place: Mumbai

Abbas Tyabji Politician

Date of Birth: 1 February 1854 Birth Place: Vadodara

Chimanbhai Patel Politician

Date of Birth: 3 June 1929 Birth Place: Sankheda

Ahmed Patel Politician

Date of Birth: 21 August 1949 Birth Place: Bharuch

Dadabhai Naoroji Intettectual, Educator and a Social Leader

Date of Birth: 4 September 1825 Birth Place: Navsari

Thakkar Bapa Social Refoemer

Date of Birth: 29 November 1869 Birth Place: Bhavnagar

Dayananda Saraswati Founder of Arya Samaj

Date of Birth: 12 February 1824 Birth Place: Tankara

Jamshedji Tata Founder of the TATA Group of Companies

Date of Birth: 3 March 1839 Birth Place: Navsari

Azim Premji Chairman of Wipro Limited

Date of Birth: 24 July 1945 Birth Place: Mumbai

Dhirubhai Ambani Founder of Reliance Industries

Date of Birth: 28 December 1932 Birth Place: Chorwad

Mukesh Ambani Billionaire Businessman

Date of Birth: 19 April 1957 Birth Place: Aden, Yemen

Gautam Adani Billionaire Industrialist

Date of Birth: 24 June 1962 Birth Place: Ahmedabad

Anil Ambani Reliance Industries (ADAG Group)

Date of Birth: 4 June 1959 Birth Place: Mumbai

Uday Kotak Billionaire Banker, MD of Kotak Mahindra Bank

Date of Birth: 15 March 1959 Birth Place: Mumbai

Dilip Shanghvi Founder Sun Pharmaceutical

Date of Birth: 1 October 1955 Birth Place: Amreli

Karsanbhai Patel Founder of Nirma Group

Date of Birth: 1945 Birth Place: Ruppur - Mehsana

Pankaj Patel Chairman of Cadila Healthcare

Date of Birth: March 1953 Birth Place: Karamsad

Nanji Kalidas Mehta Industrialist

Date of Birth: 17 November 1887 Birth Place: Porbandar

Jay Mehta Businessman

Date of Birth: 18 January 1961 Birth Place: Mumbai

Vikram Sarabhai Father of India's space program

Date of Birth: 12 August 1919 Birth Place: Ahmedabad

Praful Bhavsar Director, Space Applications Center, ISRO

Date of Birth: 17 August 1926 Birth Place: Gujarat

Pranav Mistry Inventor and Computer Scientist

Date of Birth: 14 May 1981 Birth Place: Palanpur

Narsinh Mehta Adi Kavi, Poet and Saint

Date of Birth: 1414 Birth Place: Talaja

Shrimad Rajchandra Jain Poet, Mystic, Philosopher, Scholar and Reformer

Date of Birth: 9 November 1867 Birth Place: Vavania - Morbi

Morari Bapu Ram Kathakar

Date of Birth: 25 September 1946 Birth Place: Talgajarda

Pramukh Swami Maharaj Pramukh of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha

Date of Birth: 7 December 1921 Birth Place: Vadodara

Ramesh Oza Bhagwad Kathakar

Date of Birth: 31 August 1957 Birth Place: Devka - Rajula

Akha Bhagat Prachin Kavi

Date of Birth: 1591 Birth Place: Gujarat

Sanjeev Kumar Actress, Director, Producer

Date of Birth: 9 July 1938 Birth Place: Surat

Asha Parekh Duo Music Director and Composer

Date of Birth: 2 October 1942 Birth Place: Mumbai

Anandji Virji Shah Actor, Theatre Artist, Telivision Presenter

Date of Birth: 2 March 1933 Birth Place: Kundrodi

Farooq Sheikh Actor, Politician

Date of Birth: 25 March 1948 Birth Place: Vadodara

Paresh Rawal Actor, Politician

Date of Birth: 30 May 1955 Birth Place: Mumbai

Abhijat Joshi Screenplay Writer

Date of Birth: 1 December 1969 Birth Place: Ahmedabad

Manmohan Desai Producer & Director

Date of Birth: 26 February 1937 Birth Place: Mumbai

Sanjay Leela Bhansali Director, Producer, Music Director

Date of Birth: 24 February 1963 Birth Place: Mumbai

Siddharth Randeria Film Actor, Theatre Actor, Writer, Director

Date of Birth: 17 December 1955 Birth Place: Mumbai

Dilip Joshi Film and Television Actor

Date of Birth: 26 May 1968 Birth Place: Porbandar

Mahesh Bhatt Film Director, Producer, Screenwriter

Date of Birth: 20 September 1948 Birth Place: Mumbai

Mukesh Bhatt Producer, Actor

Date of Birth: 5 June 1952 Birth Place: Mumbai

Himesh Reshammiya Playback Singer, Music Director, Lyricist

Date of Birth: 23 July 1973 Birth Place: Mahuva

Aruna Irani Actress, Director

Date of Birth: 18 August 1946 Birth Place: Mumbai

Parveen Babi Film Actress and Model

Date of Birth: 4 April 1949 Birth Place: Junagadh

Ajay Jadeja Cricketer, All-rounder

Date of Birth: 1 February 1971 Birth Place: Jamnagar

Irfan Pathan Cricket, Bowler

Date of Birth: 27 October 1984 Birth Place: Vadodara

Munaf Patel Cricket, Bowler

Date of Birth: 12 July 1983 Birth Place: Ikhar

Nari Contractor Cricket, Bowler

Date of Birth: 7 March 1934 Birth Place: Godhra

Nayan Mongia Cricketer, Wicket Keeper

Date of Birth: 19 December 1969 Birth Place: Vadodara

Parthiv Patel Cricketer, Wicket Keeper

Date of Birth: 9 March 1985 Birth Place: Ahmedabad

Ravindra Jadeja Cricketer, Bowler, All-Rounder

Date of Birth: 6 December 1988 Birth Place: Jamnagar

Vinoo Mankad Cricketer, All-rounder

Date of Birth: 12 April 1917 Birth Place: Jamnagar

Yusuf Pathan Cricketer, All-rounder

Date of Birth: 17 November 1982 Birth Place: Vadodara

Ankita Raina India No.1 Tennis Singles Player

Date of Birth: 11 January 1993 Birth Place: Ahmedabad

Cheteshwar Pujara Cricketer, Batsman

Date of Birth: 25 January 1988 Birth Place: Rajkot

Jaydev Unadkat Cricket, Bowler

Date of Birth: 18 October 1991 Birth Place: Porbandar

Hardik Pandya Cricketer, All rounder

Date of Birth: 11 October 1993 Birth Place: Surat

Krunal Pandya Cricketer, All rounder

Date of Birth: 24 March 1991 Birth Place: Ahmedabad

Jasprit Bumrah Cricketer, Bowler

Date of Birth: 6 December 1993 Birth Place: Ahmedabad

Axar Patel Cricketer, Bowler

Date of Birth: 20 January 1994 Birth Place: Anand

JAM Ranjitsinhji Cricketer, Batsman

Date of Birth: 10 September 1872 Birth Place: Sadodar

Jasu Patel Cricketer, Bowler

Date of Birth: 26 November 1924 Birth Place: Ahmedabad

Karsan Ghavri Cricketer, Bowler

Date of Birth: 28 February 1951 Birth Place: Rajkot

Jhaverchand Meghani Social Reformer, Writer, Poet

Date of Birth: 28 August 1896 Birth Place: Chotila

Umashankar Joshi Poet, Scholar and Writer

Date of Birth: 21 July 1911 Birth Place: Bamna - Bhiloda

Gulabdas Broker Author

Date of Birth: 20 September 1909 Birth Place: Porbandar

Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi Politician, Writer, Educationist

Date of Birth: 30 December 1887 Birth Place: Bharuch

Nanalal Dalpatram Kavi Writer, Poet

Date of Birth: 16 March 1877 Birth Place: Ahmedabad

Narmadashankar Dave Poet, Playwright, Essayist, Orator, Lexicographer and Reformer

Date of Birth: 24 August 1833 Birth Place: Surat

Dalpatram Poet

Date of Birth: 21 January 1820 Birth Place: Vasoj

Kalapi Poet and the Thakor of Lathi State

Date of Birth: 26 January 1874 Birth Place: Lathi

Kaka Kalelkar Indian Independence Activist, Aocial Reformer, Journalist

Date of Birth: 1 December 1885 Birth Place: Satara

Dhumketu Pioneer Writer of Gujarati Short Stories

Date of Birth: 12 December 1892 Birth Place: Virpur

Chandravadan Mehta Writer and Broadcaster

Date of Birth: 6 April 1901 Birth Place: Surat

Govardhanram Tripathi Novelist

Date of Birth: 20 October 1855 Birth Place: Nadiad

Mallika Sarabhai Padma Bhushan Dancer, Activist

Date of Birth: 9 May 1954 Birth Place: Ahmedabad

Gijubhai Badheka Educator

Date of Birth: 15 November 1885 Birth Place: Chittal

Bhikhudan Gadhvi Padma Shri Award Indian Folk Singer

Date of Birth: 19 September 1948 Birth Place: Junagadh

Shahabuddin Rathod Padma Award Winner Renowned Humourist

Date of Birth: 9 December 1937 Birth Place: Thangadh

Ravishankar Raval Painter, Art Critic

Date of Birth: 1 August 1892 Birth Place: Bhavnagar

Lord Meghnad Desai Economist, Politician

Date of Birth: 10 July 1940 Birth Place: Vadodara

Sunita Williams Astronaut

Date of Birth: 19 September 1965 Birth Place: Ohio, USA

Sam Pitroda Father of India's Computer and IT Revolution

Date of Birth: 4 May 1942 Birth Place: Titilagarh

Priti Patel British Politician Serving as Home Secretary

Date of Birth: 24 July 2019 Birth Place: London

Ami Bera American Physician and Politician serving as the U.S. Representative

Date of Birth: March 2, 1965 Birth Place: LA, USA

Pan Nalin International Filmmaker

Date of Birth: - Birth Place: Amreli

Hashim Amla South African Cricketer, All Rounder

Date of Birth: 31 March 1983 Birth Place: Durban, South Africa

Aarthi Agarwal Actress, Model Telugu cinema

Date of Birth: March 5, 1984 Birth Place: New Jersey, USA