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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 is an Indian historian and author who is the Opinions Editor for The Telegraph newspaper, Kolkata and the Vice Chancellor for Ashoka University.

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Prakash Karat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Politician Prakash Karat is an Indian communist politician. He has been General Secretary of the Communist Party of India since 2005.

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Palagummi Sainath is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Writer Palagummi Sainath is an Indian journalist and photojournalist focusing on social problems, rural affairs, poverty and the aftermath of globalization in India. He was the Rural Affairs Editor at ...more

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Sitaram Yechury is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Politician Sitaram Yechury is an Indian politician and one of the communist leaders in the country. He is a member of the politburo of the Communist Party of India and the party's Parliamentary group

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Manu V. Devadevan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
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 is a Canadian radical-entrepreneur, philanthropist and social activist. A globetrotter, his business portfolio consists of several start-ups and turn-arounds with ...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 is a central committee member of the Communist Party of India, and represents Alappuzha constituency in the Kerala State Legislative Assembly. During his tenure as a member of ...more

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Suresh Rattan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Suresh Rattan Suresh Rattan is a biogerontologist – a researcher in the field of biology of ageing, biogerontology. In addition to his professional research work on the biology of ageing, he is also very much ...more

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Ananya Khare is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Actor Ananya Khare is a Bollywood actress starring in supporting roles of several successful movies, including Devdas and Chandni Bar. She also starred in television serials for almost two decades ...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, a renowned academician, science policy advisor and institution builder based ...more

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Sukhadeo Thorat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Professor, Economist Sukhadeo Thorat is an economist and was the former chairman of the University Grants Commission.

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Gyan Prakash is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Gyan Prakash Historian Gyan Prakash 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 received his ...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 is a member of the Al Nahyan family in the United Arab Emirates and the founder and was the chairman of Etihad Airways. Prior to that, in 1992, Ahmed was the ...more

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Baburam Bhattarai is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Baburam Bhattarai Politician Dr. Baburam Bhattarai was the 35th Prime Minister of Nepal from August 2011 to March 2013. As a way out of the political deadlock since the dissolution of the first Nepalese Constituent Assembly ...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 India whose main research focuses on Uttar Pradesh, India. He is Associate Professor in the South Asian Studies Programme at the National University of ...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 is an historian of modern South Asia with special interest in north-east India. His research interests reflect an interdisciplinary orientation that includes colonial ...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 is an anti-child labour activist of international reputation. She is the founder of Mamidipudi Venkatarangaiya Foundation, popularly known as MV Foundation, and is a ...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 is an Indian poet-diplomat and artist. He has written several books including The Seduction of Delhi and River Valley to Silicon Valley. His writings cover digital diplomacy, ...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 PSB "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.

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Parakala Prabhakar is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Dr Parakala Prabhakar born in Narsapuram, presently he is communications advisor, holds a cabinet rank position in Andhra Pradesh Government. He is a well-known public personality in Andhra ...more

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Nirmala Sitaraman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Nirmala Sitaraman Nirmala Sitharaman born 18 August 1959 is an Indian politician from the state of Andhra pradesh presently serving as Minister of State for Ministry of Commerce & Industry, as well as a ...more

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Udayan Mukherjee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Udayan Mukherjee Editor, Journalist Udayan Mukherjee is Indian television journalist who was formerly the managing editor with CNBC India.

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Omair Ahmad is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Omair Ahmad Omair Ahmad is an Indian writer whose book Jimmy the Terrorist was shortlisted for the 2009 Man Asian Literary Prize.

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B. R. Deepak is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
B. R. Deepak B. R. Deepak is an Indian sinologist. He is the first Indian to receive China's highest literary award.

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Sheeba Aslam Fehmi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
Sheeba Aslam Fehmi Journalist Sheeba Aslam Fehmi is one of Islamic feminist writer & Journalist in India and one of the few Indian Muslim women scholars who writes on Islam. She has edited a political monthly Headline ...more

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Swara Bhaskar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni
PRABALPRATAPNIBORIYA added Swara Bhaskar Actor Swara Bhaskar is an Indian film actress who works in the Hindi cinema. She came to prominence after playing the roles of Payal, in the 2011 rom-com film Tanu Weds Manu and Bindiya in the 2013 ...more