Arts & Entertainment
Naveen Andrews, actor.
Mina Anwar, actor.
Sanjeev Bhaskar, comedian.
Gurinder Chadha, movie director.
Ameet Chana, actor.
Kulvinder Ghir, actor.
Shobna Gulati, actor.
Waris Hussein, film and television director.
Indira Joshi, actor.
Rani Khanijau, television presenter.
Ben Kingsley, actor.
Ismail Merchant, producer.
Rhona Mitra (1976 – ) actress and model
Freddie Mercury, lead singer in Queen (band)
Jimi Mistry, actor.
Parminder Nagra, actor.
Archie Panjabi, actor.
Anita Rani, television and radio presenter
Laila Rouass, actor.
Sunetra Sarker, actor.
Pooja Shah, actor.
Meera Syal, comedian.
Indira Varma, actor.
Nina Wadia, comedian.
Bobby Friction and Nihal, radio presenters
Rajinder Rai, aka Panjabi MC, dance musician.
Nitin Sawhney, dance musician.
Talvin Singh, dance musician.
Tjinder Singh, lead singer of Cornershop.
Jay Sean, R'n'B singer
Swami (musical band), Rap/Rock Band
Juggy D, singer
Veronica Mehta, singer
Rishi Rich, music producer
Business and Industry
Tom Singh, Founder New Look
Avtar Lit, Founder Sunrise Radio.
Karan Bilimoria, Founder Cobra Beer.
Gulu Lalvani, Founder Binatone.
Anurag Dikshit, co-founder PartyGaming
Vikrant Bhargava, co-founder PartyGaming
Firoz Kassam, former owner of Oxford United F.C.
Anshu Jain, Head of Global Markets, Deutsche Bank AG
Nina Bracewell-Smith, non-executive director of Arsenal F.C.
Literature and Media
George Alagiah, Television journalist.
Lord Waheed Alli, Television producer.
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Columnist.
Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Television journalist.
Sunny Hundal, a journalist and a political blogger.
Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, playwright.
V.S. Naipaul, author (from Indian community in Trinidad).
Salman Rushdie, author.
Vikram Seth, author.
Satyabrata Rai Chowdhuri, author.
Simon Singh, author of scientific and mathematical interest.
Mancherjee Bhownagree, Conservative (Second Indian MP in British Parliament).
Parmjit Dhanda, Labour MP.
Nirj Deva, Conservative MEP.
Piara Khabra, Labour MP (deceased).
Ashok Kumar, Labour MP.
Claude Moraes, Labour MEP.
Dadabhai Naoroji,Liberal Party (First Indian MP in British Parliament).
Shapurji Saklatvala, Communist MP.
Marsha Singh, Labour MP.
Parmjit Singh Gill, Liberal Democrats.
Shailesh Vara, Conservative MP.
Keith Vaz, Labour MP.
Virendra Sharma – Labour MP and councillor in Ealing.
Naiktha Bains, Tennis player
Michael Chopra, footballer, Newcastle United
Nasser Hussain, cricketer, former England captain
Ronnie Irani, cricketer.
Monty Panesar, cricketer.
Mark Ramprakash, cricketer.
Harpal Singh, footballer, Leeds United AFC
Vikram Solanki, cricketer.
Adil Ray - Presenter, better known as the creator of BBC South Asian Muslim comedy Citizen Khan in which he also portrays the protagonist Mr Khan.
Adnan Sami - singer, musician, pianist, actor and composer.
Ahsan Khan - film and television actor, host and performer.
Sanam Saeed - film and television actress.
Alyy Khan - film and television actor and host.
Aki Nawaaz - British singer and musician and part of the band Fun-Da-Mental.
Atta Yaqub - Actor and model
Aqib Khan – Actor who played the role of Sajid Khan in the movie West is West.
Art Malik - Pakistani-born British actor who achieved international fame in the 1980s through his
starring and subsidiary roles in assorted British and Merchant-Ivory television serials and films.
Ayub Khan-Din - Actor and playwright.
Aziz Ibrahim - Musician best known for his work as guitarist with Simply Red, The Stone Roses (post-John
Babar Ahmed - British/American writer/director of Pashtun and Pakistani descent. According to the
BBC he is one of the most prominent South Asian film directors in America.
Babar Bhatti - Actor best known for the part of Punkah Wallah Rumzan in the BBC sitcom It Ain't Half
Hot Mum, his first role.