Jharkhand has produced several famous personages that have excelled in their field. These celebrities have battled against all odds and have reached the pinnacle of success by their courage, determination, and perseverance. Their lives have inspired a whole generation of Jharkhand State and continue to inspire youths.
Here are short biographies of few such stars. These include people from all walks of life such as freedom fighters, leaders, litterateurs, writers, sportspersons, Actors.
List Of Famous Personalities of Jharkhand, People Who Made Jharkhand Proud:
1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
First of all, he is an inspirational story. The lads from the Urban cities like Delhi and Mumbai ruled cricket in India. MS hailed from a small town and reached the helm of affairs. The desire to represent his nation kept him going despite all the troubles. And here he stands as the best leader the country has ever seen. MS Dhoni became the captain of the side which had young and fresh talents.
2. Birsa Munda
Birsa Munda was an Indian tribal freedom fighter, religious leader, and folk hero who belonged to the Munda tribe.
3. R. Madhavan
R. Madhavan is an Indian actor, writer, and film producer. He has received four Filmfare Awards and an award from the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards along with recognition and nominations from other organizations.
4. Priyanka Chopra Jonas
She is an Indian actress, singer, film producer, and the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant. One of India’s highest-paid and most popular celebrities. She married to American pop star Nick Jonas.
5. Imtiaz Ali
Imtiaz Ali is an Indian film director, producer, and writer. He started his career with writing and directing television shows. He gave his direction to Jab We Met, Love Aaj Kal, and Rockstar which made him a noted filmmaker.
6. Anjana Om Kashyap
She is an Indian journalist and reporter. She is an executive editor of the Hindi news channel Aaj Tak. She is best known for her show Halla Boll and Special Report on Aaj Tak.
7. Arjun Munda
Arjun Munda is a Cabinet Minister of Government of India. He was also Chief Minister of Jharkhand. He has also served as a member of parliament having been elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Jamshedpur constituency.
8. Tanushree Dutta
Tanushree Dutta is an Indian model and actress who primarily appeared in Bollywood movies. Dutta is the recipient of Femina Miss India Universe title in 2004 at age 20.
9. Sailesh Kumar Bandopadhyay
Sailesh Kumar Bandopadhyay is a Gandhian from India and a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi, known for his steadfast adherence to Gandhian principles, in words and deeds. The Government of India honored him in 2010, with the Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award, for his services to the fields of medicine and public health. He was born on 10 March 1926 in Chakradharpur, Jharkhand, India.
10. Anurag Dikshit
Anurag Dikshit – born in Dhanbad, ranked 207 by Forbes among the world’s richest people in 2006.
11. Ishita Dutta
Ishita Dutta is a younger sister of Tanushree Dutta, who acted in movies like Drishyam and Firangi.
12. Komal Jha
Komal Jha is an Indian movie actress and writer. Komal has built a career in Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and now Hindi film industries and is known for her career transformation from being a civil engineer to an actress. She has a massive fan following on the social network sites.
13. Biswajit Roy Chowdhury
Biswajit Roy Chowdhury was born in God city Deoghar. He is an Indian classical musician and a renowned sarod player from India.
14. Shilpa Rao
She is an Indian singer. Shilpa is particularly known in the media for trying new styles in her songs and singing for different genres. Rao, who considers her father as her biggest inspiration in the music career, has supported charitable organizations for a number of purposes.
15. Thakur Vishwanath Shahdeo
Thakur Vishwanath Shahdeo was the king of Barkagarh and a rebel in the Indian rebellion of 1857. He was anti-British and anti-missionaries.
16. Subhash Mukhopadhyay
Subhash Mukhopadhyay was a Bengali physician & gynecologist from Hazaribagh. He created the world’s second and India’s first child using in-vitro fertilization.
17. Raghubar Das
Raghubar Das is the Chief Minister of Jharkhand state of India. He was an employee of Tata Steel and sworn in as the 6th chief minister of Jharkhand on 28 December 2014. He belongs to Bharatiya Janata Party.
18. Deepika Kumari
Deepika Kumari is an Indian archer who competes in the event of archery, is currently ranked World No. 5, and is a former world number one. She won a gold medal in the 2010 Commonwealth games. She has conferred the Arjuna Award.
19. Premlata Agarwal
Premlata Agarwal is a mountain climber. She is the first Indian woman to scale the seven highest continental peaks of the world. She was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2013. In 2011, became the oldest Indian woman to summit Mount Everest, at age 45.
20. Yashwant Sinha
Yashwant Sinha is a bureaucrat, politician, and government official who rose to become a leading figure in the Bharatiya Janata Party and twice served as a cabinet minister in the Indian government.