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This article provides lists of famous and notable Bengali people, from Indiamarker or Bangladeshmarker, or people with Bengali ancestry.


Actors and actresses



  • A. H. M. Moniruzzaman a Bangladeshi career diplomat belonging to the Bangladesh Foreign Service, was the head of Bangladesh Mission to the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland.

  • Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, former state minister for planning, a political leader, an economist, a writer, civil servant from Bangladesh.




Head of major organizations

Intellectuals and social reformers

Journalists and news reporters

Military Leaders

  • M. A. G. Osmani, the Supreme Commander of Bangladesh Forces during the Bangladesh Liberation War.
  • Air Marshal Subroto Mukherjee, Former Head of Indian Air Force
  • General J.N. Choudhury, Ex- Chief of the Army staff of India.
  • General Sankar Roy Chowdhury, Ex-Chief of the Army Staff of India.


Political figures


  • Aftab Ahmed Chowdhuryআফতাব আহমেদ চৌধুরী - Cricketer: Widely judged to be one of Bangladesh's best batsmen
  • P.K. Banerjee প্রদীপ কুমার ব্যানার্জি - Footballer: was named Indian Footballer of the 20th Century by FIFA and received the Padma Shri Award in 1990
  • Dibyendu Barua, Indian chess grandmaster
  • Brojen Das ব্রজেন দাস)- Swimmer: first Asian to swim across the English Channel and the first person to cross it four times
  • Mouma Das,মৌমা দাস - Table Tennis player
  • Ritwik Bhattacharya - squash player
  • Sourav Ganguly - Cricketer, former captain of Indian cricket team
  • Poulami Ghatak, পৌলমী ঘটক - Table Tennis player
  • Rani Hamid রাণী হামিদ) - Chess player: was awarded the FIDE Woman International Master (WIM) title in 1985 and won British Women's Championship (1983, 1985, 1989)
  • Shailen Manna, Renowned Football player. Indian Footballer of the last century.Played in the olympic also.
  • Gostho Pal,গোষ্ঠ পাল - Great Footballer.Member of the 1st Indian Team(MohunBagan)those who won the IFA shield against a British team in the pre independence period.Led the Mohunbagan Club successfully.
  • Mohammad Rafique মোহাম্মদ রফিক - Cricketer: One of the Bangladesh's most senior and best players
  • Pankaj Roy, former cricketer
  • Mihir Sen, Swimmer: First Indian to swim across the English Channel in 1958.
  • Arati Saha, Swimmer: First Asian woman to swim English Channel in 1959.
  • Jyotirmoyee Sikdar, athletics: Double gold-medallist in track at Asian games, was awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and Padma Shri award
  • Jayanta Talukdar, Leading archer
  • Niaz Morshed is a renowned chess player from Bangladesh. He is the first Grandmaster to emerge from South Asia.
  • Ziaur Rahman, Bangladeshi Grandmaster
  • Reefat Bin-Sattar, Bangladeshi Grandmaster
  • Enamul Hossain, Bangladeshi Grandmaster
  • Abdullah Al Rakib, Bangladeshi Grandmaster
  • Jhulan Goswami,ঝুলন গোস্বামী - ICC Women's Cricketer of the year 2007
  • Chuni Goswami,চুনি গোস্বামী - Indian Football
  • Isa Guha,ইশা গুহ English Women Cricketer
  • Bula Choudhury,বুলা চৌধুরী - Swimmer:first woman to cross seven seas. She twice swam the English Channel.She was awarded the Arjuna Award in 1990.
  • Rumeli Dhar, The cricketer of Indian woman Cricket Team
  • Priyanka Roy, The cricketer of Indian woman cricket team.

Religious figures

Scientists & Engineers


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