FAMOUS PERSONALITIES
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Haryana is the home of many famous personalities in India. Here you find the detail information about the famous personalities and celebrities from Haryana and its districts from every field or category like Politician of Haryana, Saint from Haryana, Dancers and Singers of Haryana, Film Actors and sports personalities from Haryana and many more.

SPORTS
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Badminton

1.    Saina Nehwal-International Badminton Player, 2010 Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist

Shooting

     1.    Gagan Narang - Won four Gold Medals in 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games/ 2006 Wold Cup Air Rifle Gold Medalist.

 Kabaddi

1.   Ram Singh THARDAK alias Pauda, coach of circle Kabaddi since 1980s, Village Bandrana, Kaithal district

2.   Sher Singh Ror, International Kabaddi player in the 1990s, Village Khedi Ramnagar

3. Bhram Prakash Beniwal,(bhrma)International Kabaddi Player, Village Shiehkpura teh. Ganaur Sonipat.

Basketball

1.    Ajmer Singh, Arjuna Awardee Basketball player, declared the "10th best pivot player" of the world.

Boxing

1. Manoj Kumar Kaltagediya, Indian national team (64 kg category), Gold Medallist XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 held in Delhi, Village Rajound, Kaithal district.

2.   Vikas Krishan Yadav 2010 Asian Games Gold medalist Boxer from Bhiwani.

3.   Vijender Singh-2008, Beijing Olympic Medalist.

4.   Sunil Kumar - Won U 17 World championship 2006 at Istanbul, Turkey/ Won World cadet title.

5.   Akhil Kumar-Indian Boxer,2006 Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist

6.   Jitender Kumar-Indian Boxer, Commonwealth Games Medalist.

7.   Dinesh Kumar - Indian Boxer, Asian Boxing Meet Medalist.

8.   Hawa Singh - Indian Heavyweight boxer. Asian Champion

9.   Jagdish Singh - Indian Boxer and Coach, Founder Bhiwani Boxing Club.

10. Jai Bhagwan - Asian Boxing Meet, 2009 Medalist.

11. Sandeep Gollen, Olympian (Barcelona 1992), Pundri

Cricket

1.   Kapil Dev, Cricketer

2.   Joginder Rao Cricketer.

3.   Chetan Sharma - Former Indian Cricketer.

4.   Joginder Sharma - Indian Cricketer.

5.   Ajay Ratra - Indian Cricketer.

6.   Sanjay Banger - Indian Cricketer.

7.   Ashish Nehra - Indian Cricketer

8.   Virender Sehwag - Indian Cricketer.

Hockey

1.   Mamta Kharab-Captain of the Indian women's hockey team

2.   Suman Bala- Indian women's national hockey team player

3.   Jasjeet Kaur Handa Indian women's national hockey team player

4.   Surinder Kaur (field hockey) Indian women's national hockey team player

5.   Pritam Rani Siwach Indian women's national hockey team player

6.   Sita Gussain Indian women's national hockey team player

7.   Sandeep Singh Indian Men's National Hockey Team

8.   Vikas Chaudhary, Junior Officer ONGC, member of the Indian Hockey team, 2007 Asia Cup, Village Bastali, Karnal district

9.   Anil Nandal Indian Men's National Hockey Team

Volleyball

1.   Ballu, Arjuna Awardee Volleyball Player

2.   Dalel Singh, Arjuna Awardee Volleyball player

3.   Late Sunil, Ex-Captain, Indian Volleyball team

4.   Balkar Chauhan, Indian Volleyball team, Village Amin

5.   Ishwar Singh, Ex-Captain, Indian Volleyball team, Village Bhaini Kalan, Karnal

6.   Mehar Singh, Ex-Captain, Indian Volleyball team

7.   Parveen Rulhan, Indian Volleyball Team (BHEL), Village Dod Karsa, district Karnal

Wrestling

1.   Alka Tomar-Bronze medal in World Wrestling Championships in Guangzhou in China 2006 and A bronze in Wrestling in Doha Asian games in 2006.

2.   Geetika Jakhar- Silver medal in the freestyle 63 kg category in Doha Asian Games 2006.

3.   Yogeshwar Dutt-2003 Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist.

4.   Chandgi Ram-Gold medalist at Asian games

5.   Ramesh Kumar - World Wrestling Championship Bronze medalist and two times commonwealth

6.  Sumit Sharma Bronze medal in World Wrestling Championships in Guangzhou in China 2006 champion.

Gymnastics

1.    Rao Sultan Singh - represented India in Helensinki Olympics

Karate 

1.    Dinesh Kumar Kadyan, Village Katalheri, Karnal Represented India in 5 World Shito-ryu Karate Championship at Japan in 2006

Baseball

1.    Sumit Khranger, Village Kutail, Karnal Represented Indian base ball team in 2006.

Golf 

1.    Abhinav Lohan, Silver Medal at the 2010 Asian Games , Guangzhou & No.1 Ranked Amateur Golfer in India for 2010

 
AWARDS
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Padam Shri

1.    J.B. Chaudhary

Dada Sahab Phalke 

1.    J.P. Kaushik

Military

1.   Samrat Harshawardhana King of Thanesar Haryana ruled India from AD606 to AD647...

2.   Samrat Hem Chandra Vikramaditya also called Hemu who fought 2nd battle of Panipat against Akbar

3.   Pran Sukh Yadav, military commander in Anglo-Sikh wars

Victoria Cross

1.   Umrao Singh Yadav

2.   Late Subedar Ganga Ram Dabas R/o V.PO Kultana Dist. Rohtak Had been awarded by Victoria Cross and died in 1965.

Paramveer Chakra

1.    Lt. Colonel Hoshiar Singh

Mahavir Chakra

1.   Commodore Babru Bhan Yadav, Maha Vir Chakra recipient,1971 War.

2.   Lt General Khem Karan Singh also Padma Bhushan recipient.

3.   Lt General R. S. Dyal .

4.   Brigadier V. P. Airy .

5.   Major General Madan Mohan Singh Bakshi.

6.   Lt. Colonel I.J.S Butalia .

7.   Major M. S. Chaudhary.

 
REVOLUTIONARIES AND FREEDOM FIGHTERS
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1.   Lala Lajpat Rai (1865 - 1928)

2.   Babu Balmukund Gupt (1865 - 1907)

3.   Lala Duli Chand (1873 - 1965)

4.   Sir Shaadi Lal (1874 - 1941)

5.   Dr Gopichand Bhargav (1886 - 1966)

6.   Pt. Neki Ram (1887 - 1956)

7.   Chaudhary Devi Lal (1914 - 2001)

8.   Pt. Bhagwad Dayal Sharma

9.   Pran Sukh Yadav, (fought along with Rao Tula Ram Yadav at Nasibpur)

10. Arjun Singh Gurjar-Freedom fighter of India.

11. Dharam Singh Hayatpur, revolutionary leader.

12. Ganga Singh Gurjar, Freedom fighter of India who took active part in the Great revolt of 1857.

13. Mahendra Lal Wadhwa

14. Nihal Singh Takshak also former Education Inspector with Birla Institute Pilani.

15. Pandit Sri Ram Sharma - Prominent Freedom Fighter

16. Pandit Neki Ram Sharma - Prominent Freedom Fighter

17. Rao Tula Ram, revolutionary leader in 1857 revolt.

18. Ranbir Singh Hooda - Only alive member of the first Constituent Assembly that framed Indian Constitution. died in 2009

19. Seth Chhaju Ram.

20. The Greatest - Chaudhary Sir Chhotu Ram Ohlyan - Kisan Maseeha & Agriculture Minister and President of The Unionist party in Joint Punjab - From Rohtak

21. Sher Singh Freedom fighter R/o Mohmmed pur Ahir Teh.Taoru Distt.Mewat Participated in the fight of freedom with Neta Ji Subash Chander Boss and died on 22/10/2004.

22. Pandit Hariram Arya is a freedom fighter from rewari participate in Indian freedom movement in 1947 and also stayed in jail during national freedom movement.

23. Late Capt. Ran Singh Dabas freedom fighter R/o V.PO Kultana Dist. Rohtak Participated in the fight of freedom with Neta Ji Subash Chander Boss and died on 27/02/2011.

 
POLITICIANS
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1.   Pandit Bhagatwat Dayal Sharma, former Chief Minister of Haryana

2.   Rao Birender Singh Yadav was the second chief minister of Haryana.

3.   Bansi Lal, former Chief Minister of Haryana, former Railway Minister of India

4.   Bhajan Lal, former Chief Minister of Haryana.

5.   Devi Lal Sihag (Tau), Former Chief Minister of Haryana, 6th Deputy Prime Minister of India

6.   Mahendra Chaudhry - Former Prime Minister of Fiji

7.   Om Prakash Chautala Former Chief Minister of Haryana,, son of Devi Lal

8.   Bhupender Singh Hooda Chief Minister Haryana

 
BUSINESS
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1.   Om Prakash O.P. Jindal, Former Member of Parliament, Haryana Power Minister, Founder - Jindal Group of Companies, Hailing from Hissar

2.   Naveen Jindal, Industrialist son of O.P. Jindal, Member of Parliament, Hailing from Hissar

3.   Sajjan Jindal, Industrialist son of O.P.. Jindal, Hailing from Hissar

4.   Savitri Jindal, Industrialist and wife of O.P. Jindal, Member of Legislative Assambaly from Hissar.

5.   Subhash Chandra, Founder Zee TV, Chairman ESSEL Group.

6.   Manish Joshi Bismil, Theatre Director.

7.   Chaudhary Raghavender Singh, Founder of DLF Group.

8.   Raj Singh Gahlaut - Realty (Ambience Group)

9.   Samir Gahlaut - Insurance, Realty (Indiabulls)

10. Sunil Mittal - Bharti Airtel

11. H.K. Agarwal - Action Shoes

12. Adesh Gupta - Liberty Shoes

 
OTHERS
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1.   Baba Ramdev, Yoga Guru.

2.   Qazi Mir Imdad Ali

3.   Syed Mohammad Ashraf

4.   Vandana Pushpandra,Writer,poet

5.   Ranbir Singh Mahendra, Formar President of BCCI (s/o Sh Bansi Lal)

6.   Ravi Sharma, RJ ,promoting Haryanvi Culture in UK

7.   Santosh Yadav- Mountaineer, 1st woman in World to climb Mount Ever'''Bold text'''est twice.

8.   Pandit Lakhmi Chand, Prominent Haryanvi Culturist

9.   Dr Rajendra Gautam poet-critic

10. Chaudhary Mehar Singh, Haryanvi Gayak

11. Rajan Zed, Hindu Chaplain who delivered a Hindu prayer in the United States Senate

12. Shekhar Gurera, Cartoonist

13. Rajiv Lather-Poet

14. Mohinder Pratap Chand, Urdu Poet

15. Surinder Sharma - Comic Poet

16. Ranbir Badwasniya - Prominent Haryanvi Singer

17. Ved Vyasa (800 BC ?)

18. Harsh Vardhan (606 - 647 AD)

19. Rao Tula Ram (1825 - 1863)

20. Altaaf Hussein Haali (1837 - 1914)

21. Rai Bahadur Lala Murlidhar (1848 - 1922)

22. Dr. Ramji Lal (1860 - 1942)

23. Pt. Deen Dayal Sharma (1863 - 1937)

24. Kalpana Chawla ( 1961 - 2003)

25. Mallika Sehrawat - Actress

 

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