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Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Jawaharlal Nehru University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Jawaharlal Nehru University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Jawaharlal Nehru University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Jawaharlal Nehru University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Jawaharlal Nehru University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, including Ananya Khare and Palagummi Sainath.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Jawaharlal Nehru University?” and “Which celebrities are Jawaharlal Nehru University alumni?”
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Sanal Edamaruku is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Social activist
Sanal Edamaruku is an Indian author and rationalist. He is the founder-president and editor of Rationalist International, the president of the Indian Rationalist Association and the author of 25 ...more
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Rudrangshu Mukherjee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Writer
Rudrangshu Mukherjee, lovingly called as Rudy by his contemporaries is an Indian historian and author of several major history books. He was formerly the Opinions Editor for The Telegraph ...more
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Prakash Karat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Politician
Prakash Karat (born 7 February 1948) is an Indian communist politician. He was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) from 2005 to 2015.
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Palagummi Sainath is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Writer
Palagummi Sainath (born 1957) is an Indian journalist who focuses on social & economic inequality, rural affairs, poverty and the aftermath of globalization in India. He is the founder ...more
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Sitaram Yechury is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Politician
Sitaram Yechury (born 12 August 1952) is an Indian politician and a leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). He was elected as its General Secretary on 19 April 2015. He is a member of ...more
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Manu V. Devadevan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Manu V. Devadevan Historian, Writer, Teacher
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Paramjit Singh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Paramjit Singh
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Kamla Bhatt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Writer
Kamla Bhatt is an Indian blogger and is acclaimed as India's first podcaster. She is also a freelance writer and researcher. Kamla is a featured podcaster contributor to the IndiaTech feature on ...more
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Aditya Jha is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Aditya Jha, C.M., LL.D (Hon) is a nepalese Canadian entrepreneur, philanthropist and social activist. A globetrotter, his business portfolio consists of several startups and company turnarounds ...more
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Thomas Isaac is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Thomas Isaac
T. M. Thomas Isaac (born 1952) is an Indian politician and Economist who is serving as the Minister of Finance of the Indian state of Kerala and a central committee member of the Communist Party ...more
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Suresh Rattan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Suresh Rattan
Suresh Rattan (full name: Suresh Inder Singh Rattan; born in 1955 in Amritsar, India) is a biogerontologist – a researcher in the field of biology of ageing, biogerontology. In addition to his ...more
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Ananya Khare is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Actor
Ananya Khare (Hindi: अनन्या खरे) is an Indian television and film actress who is best known for her appearances in Bollywood films like Devdas and Chandni Bar. She won the National Film Award ...more
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Hemant Joshi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Hemant Joshi
Hemant Joshi is a Professor of Mass Communication and Journalism. He has taught Communication, Radio, TV and Hindi journalism for two decades at Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi ...more
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Suresh Nanda is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Suresh Nanda Businessperson, Investment Banker
Suresh Nanda is an Indian businessman, former Lt. Commander for the Indian navy, and owner of several companies including the firm Crown Corporation, Dynatron Services and Claridges hotels in ...more
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Seyed E. Hasnain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Seyed E. Hasnain
Seyed Ehtesham Hasnain is Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, an academic, science policy advisor and institution builder based in Delhi, ...more
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Sukhadeo Thorat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Professor, Economist
Sukhadeo Thorat (born 12 July 1949) is an economist and was the former chairman of the University Grants Commission. He is professor emeritus in Centre for the Study of Regional Development, ...more
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Gyan Prakash is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Gyan Prakash Historian
Gyan Prakash (born 1952) is a historian of modern India and the Dayton-Stockton Professor of History at Princeton University. Prakash is a member of the Subaltern Studies collective. Prakash ...more
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Ahmed bin Saif Al Nahyan... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Ahmed bin Saif Al Nahyan
Ahmed bin Saif Al Nahyan (Arabic: أحمد بن سيف آل نهيان; born 7 November 1963) is a member of the Al Nahyan family in the United Arab Emirates and the founder and was the chairman of Etihad
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Baburam Bhattarai is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Baburam Bhattarai Politician
Baburam Bhattarai (Nepali: बाबुराम भट्टराई (born 18 June 1954) is a Nepalese politician who was Prime Minister of Nepal from August 2011 to March 2013. He was a long-time leading member of the ...more
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Gyanesh Kudaisya is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Gyanesh Kudaisya is a historian of modern South Asia whose main research focuses on the contemporary history of India. He is Associate Professor in the South Asian Studies Programme at the ...more
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David Vumlallian Zou is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
David Vumlallian Zou
David Vumlallian Zou (born 25 January 1977) is a historian of modern South Asia with special interest in north-east India. His research interests reflect an interdisciplinary orientation that ...more
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Shantha Sinha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Shantha Sinha
Prof. Shantha Sinha (born January 7, 1950) is an anti-child labour activist of international reputation. She is the founder of Mamidipudi Venkatarangaiya Foundation, popularly known as MV ...more
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Abhay Kumar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Abhay Kumar Diplomat, Artist
Abhay Kumar or Abhay K. (b. 1980) is an Indian poet-diplomat and India's 21st Ambassador to Madagascar and Ambassador to Comoros. He has served in different diplomatic capacities earlier in ...more
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Manjari Joshi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Manjari Joshi
Manjari Joshi is a TV newsreader/anchor of the Indian public service broadcast television network Doordarshan.
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Aishwary Kumar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Aishwary Kumar Professor
Aishwary Kumar is Assistant Professor of Modern South Asian History and Modern Intellectual History at Stanford University.