Popular People from Pearl ParadiseHyderabad seems to have it all! In terms of white pearls and also from the number of famous people the city has produced. There are popular persons belonging to this 'Pearl Paradise' who have made name and fame in diverse fields - ranging from sports to literature and music! Well, you must be eager to know who these famous folks are!
In 2011, a survey was conducted in America in which a hundred people were included. You will be surprised to learn that out of 25 internationally famous people from India, 10 were from Hyderabad. Any Hyderabadi will feel proud of this!
Famous Literary People from HyderabadMr.Yusuf Qadri is an Urdu poet of international fame who has composed poems in English and Urdu languages. His famous book is '21st Century World Big Book, comprising of 11,111 pages. His poems are revolutionary in nature.
Other literary figures are Sarojini Naidu (poet and political activist), Jwalamukhi (poet, novelist, essayist and political activist), Amjad Hussain Amjad Hyderabadi (Urdu poet), Jameela Nishat (Urdu poet), Mohiuddin Qadri Zore (poet, literary critic and historian) and Sayyid Ahmedullah Qadri (poet, journalist, writer, translator, literary critic, educationist and politician).
Sayyid Ahmedullah Qadri (poet, Journalist, Writer, Translator, Literary Critic, Educationist and Politician) has been a Padma Shree awardee.
Famous Sports Persons from Hyderabad
Well known sports persons from Hyderabad include Mohammed Azharuddin (former cricket captain), Sania Mirza (lawn tennis), Sania Nehwal (World No.1 badminton player), Syed Abdul Rahim (football), PV Sandhu (ace badminton player), Abdul Basith (volleyball), Ghulam Ahmed (off-spinning pioneer).Pullela Gopichand (Badminton player and Coach of Indian Badminton team) is a name to reckon with in his field of sports.
Any mention about sports is incomplete without a reference to Hyderabad. Denizens of Hyderabad are sports lovers as they have a plethora of big sports men and women for inspiration!
Jwala Gutta (left-handed top-notch badminton player), P.V. Sindhu, Pusarla Venkata Sindhu and Shruti Kurien-Kanetkar are famous badminton players from Hyderabad.P.V. Sindhu's father Ramanna is an Arjuna awardee and represented India in Volleyball.
Cricketers from Hyderabad
Famous Singers from HyderabadRashid Ali is a famous Bollywood singer and composer famous for his songs 'Tu na Jane aas paas hai khuda' and 'Kabhi Kabhi Aditi' from Film Jane Tu Ya Jane Na. Talat Aziz (ghazal singer) is famous for his albums Lehren, Ehsaas, Suroor, Saughaat, Best of Talat Aziz and the list goes on and on...
Another stalwart from the glamour world and film world include Shyam Benegal (Indian director and screenwriter).He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1976, the Padma Bhushan in 1991and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2005. He also won the National Film Award for Best Hindi Feature seven times.
Renowned Names of Hyderabadis from Glamour IndustryOther renowned names include Farah ( Bollywood) actress, Diana Hayden, Miss World (1997), Dia Mirza (model and actress, Miss Asia-Pacific (2000), Tabu, (actress), Vivek Obroi (actor), Mohammad Ali Baig (producer-director), Nagesh Kukunoor (film-maker and screen writer) and Sushmita Sen (Miss Universe and actress).
Sushmita Sen won the Miss Universe title in 1994 and went ahead to become a successful model and Bollywood actress. She is the first Indian to win the coveted Miss Universe crown.
Other personalities from the world of glamour and music include Asmita Marwa (fashion designer), Shilpa Reddy (designer and model), Sherlyn Chopra (model, actress, singer), Bairu Raghuram (painter), Vithal Rao (ghazal singer), Mynampati Sreerama Chandra (singer), Rana Daggubati (actor-model), Aditi Rao Hydari (actress), N.C.Karunya (singer), Gopichand Lagadapati (actor, writer, director and producer), Vedala Hemachandra (singer) and Payal Rohatgi (actress).
From the world of media and television, some famous names are Anees Jung (author and journalist), Harsha Bhogle (cricket commentator, TV presenter and journalist) and Rajiv Chilaka (director of animated TV and film).
Danny Denzongpa (actor), Ram Gopal Verma (Producer in Bollywood), Ajith Kumar (actor), Aditi Rao Hydari (actress of 'Rockstar'), Amjad Khan (actor famous for his film 'Sholay'), Sherlyn Chopra (actress), Shyam Benegal (famous Director of film 'Zubeida'), Farha Naaz (actress of 'Hulchul') and Sharmila Tagore (actress) are loved by people all over the country for their talent.
Payal Rohatgi (actress), Eijaz Khan, Kirti Reddy (actress, 'Tholi Prema'), Nandini Raani Iyer (actress), Nikhil Siddharth (actor), Ravi Valleti (actor,'Star Trek'), Anwar Maqsood (writer,'Zinda'), Rajendra Prasad K.(cinematographer), Ghulam Haider (composer), S. Suleman (Director 'Kuch Dil Ne Kaha'), Rajesh Madishetty (visual effects), Reddy Srinivas (Producer), Bulo C.Rani (composer), Saikishore (director), Mohan Dayaram Bhavnani (director), Raj Jackson (producer), Nikhil Kamkolkar (director 'Indian Cowboy'), Devi Vara Prasad (producer), and the great G.P.Sippy (Producer of 'Sholay') are other names who we can be proud of.
Many other actors from Hyderabad include P.Jairaj ('Don'), Gope ("chori Chori'), Madhu Shalini, Johnny Whisky ('Naya Din Nai Raat'), Srihari, Abijeet Duddala, Raahul ('Happy Days'), Irshad Panjatan ('Iron Sky'), Shiva Thejus ('Prince Vaali'), Tanya Malik ('Karle Pyaar Karle'), Hemant Rao, Bhagwan Mirchandani and Syed Mehmood Ali.
Diplomats, Politicians and Civil Servants from HyderabadFazal Nawaz Jung (financier and politician), Prem Watsa (CEO of Fairfax Financial Holdings), Abid Hussain (diplomat), Satya Nadella (CEO of Microsoft), Shantanu Narayen (CEO and President of Adobe Systems and Mehboob Alam Khan are other illustrious names from Hyderabad.
Politicians from Hyderabad who are famous include Zakir Hussain (III President of India), Mohammed Vizarat Rasool Khan (former MLA and founder of Shadan Group of Educational Institutions), Asaduddin Owaisi (Present MP of Hyderabad and Chairmain of Dar-us-salaam Trust).
Nizams of HyderabadAny mention of Hyderabad has to include a note about the architects of the city. They have left indelible mark in the art and architecture and cuisine of Hyderabad. Let us know the names of Nizams of Hyderabad -
- Qamar-ud-din Khan, Asaf Jah I
- Ali Khan Asaf Jah II
- Mir Akbar Ali Khan Sikander Jah, Asaf Jah III
- Nasir-ud-dawlah, Asaf Jah IV
- Afzal ad-Dawlah, Asaf Jah V
- Mahbub Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VI
- Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII
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