Famous People Born In Kolkata

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 1 
Satyajit Ray
(Indian filmmaker)
Satyajit Ray
19
Birthdate: May 2, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 23, 1992
 2 
Sourav Ganguly
(Former Indian National Cricket Team Captain and 39th President of the 'BCCI')
Sourav Ganguly
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 3 
Shashi Kapoor
(Actor, Film director, Film producer)
Shashi Kapoor
9
Birthdate: March 18, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 4 
Leander Paes
(One of the Greatest Doubles Players in Tennis History)
Leander Paes
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 5 
Satyendra Nath Bose
(Indian Mathematician and Physicist, Best Known for His Work on Quantum Mechanics)
Satyendra Nath Bose
40
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 1, 1894
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 4, 1974
 6 
Swami Vivekananda
(Indian Monk & Philosopher Who Introduced the Vedanta and Yoga to the Western World)
Swami Vivekananda
146
Birthdate: January 12, 1863
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: July 4, 1902
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 7 
Alka Yagnik
(Actor, Singer, Composer)
Alka Yagnik
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Rahul Dev Burman
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 27, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 4, 1994
 9 
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis
26
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 29, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 28, 1972
 10 
Syama Prasad Mookerjee
(Indian Politician)
Syama Prasad Mookerjee
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 6, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 23, 1953
 11 
Vikram Seth
(Writer)
Vikram Seth
45
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 20, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 12 
Vijay Mallya
(Entrepreneur, Politician)
Vijay Mallya
9
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 18, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 13 
Amala Akkineni
(Leading Actress in the Tamil Film Industry in the Late 1980s & Wife of Telugu Actor Nagarjuna)
Amala Akkineni
2
Birthdate: September 12, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 14 
William Makepeace Thackeray
(Author & Novelist)
William Makepeace Thackeray
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 18, 1811
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 24, 1863
 15 
Julia Margaret Cameron
2
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: June 11, 1815
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 26, 1879
 16 
Bappi Lahiri
(Film director, Composer)
Bappi Lahiri
5
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Birthdate: November 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 16, 2022
 17 
Mamata Banerjee
(Politician)
Mamata Banerjee
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 5, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 18 
Jyoti Basu
(Indian politician)
Jyoti Basu
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 8, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 17, 2010
 19 
Vani Ganapathy
(Classical Dancer)
Vani Ganapathy
7
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: June 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 20 
Prannoy Roy
(Journalist)
Prannoy Roy
1
Birthdate: October 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
 21 
Adi Shankar
(Known for creating the Bootleg Universe, which consists of a series of short fan films)
Adi Shankar
2
Birthdate: January 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 22 
Sahil Khan
(Actor)
Sahil Khan
3
Birthdate: November 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 23 
Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
(Indian Novelist & Poet Who is Considered as One of the Greatest Writers of Bengali Literature)
Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 26, 1838
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 8, 1894
 24 
Roopa Ganguly
(Actress)
Roopa Ganguly
3
Birthdate: November 25, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 25 
Mohammad Hamid Ansari
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
 26 
Pritam
(Indian Composer and Playback Singer Known for Blending Indian Classical Music with Western Style)
Pritam
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 27 
Manna Dey
(Actor, Singer, Autobiographer, Composer)
Manna Dey
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 1, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 24, 2013
 28 
Chittaranjan Das
(Leader of the Swaraj Party in Bengal Under British Rule)
Chittaranjan Das
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 5, 1870
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 16, 1925
 29 
Asima Chatterjee
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 23, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: November 22, 2006
 30 
Mehr Jesia
(Model, Beauty pageant contestant)
Mehr Jesia
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 30, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 31 
Mithun Chakraborty
(actor, politician)
Mithun Chakraborty
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 16, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 32 
Debendranath Tagore
(Philosopher)
Debendranath Tagore
5
Birthdate: May 15, 1817
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: January 19, 1905
Arundhati Bhattacharya
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 34 
Rimi Sen
(Actor)
Rimi Sen
5
Birthdate: September 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 35 
Uttam Kumar
(Indian Actor Who Predominantly Worked In Bengali Cinema)
Uttam Kumar
4
Birthdate: September 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 24, 1980
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 36 
Sri Aurobindo
(Philosopher, Spiritual Leader)
Sri Aurobindo
10
Birthdate: August 15, 1872
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 5, 1950
 37 
Margaret Murray
(Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Egyptologist)
Margaret Murray
1
Birthdate: July 13, 1863
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: November 13, 1963
 38 
Surendranath Banerjee
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 10, 1848
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 6, 1925
 39 
Ayan Mukerji
(film director)
Ayan Mukerji
2
Birthdate: August 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
 40 
Aditya Vikram Birla
(Business magnate)
Aditya Vikram Birla
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 14, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 1, 1995
 41 
Reema Sen
(Actress)
Reema Sen
3
Birthdate: October 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 42 
Rituparno Ghosh
(Film director, Screenwriter)
Rituparno Ghosh
1
Birthdate: August 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: May 30, 2013
 43 
Hrishikesh Mukherjee
(Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Film editor)
Hrishikesh Mukherjee
2
Birthdate: September 30, 1922
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: August 27, 2006
 44 
Amitav Ghosh
(Indian Writer Who Has Written Historical Fiction and Non-Fiction Works)
Amitav Ghosh
15
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 11, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Prosenjit Chatterjee
2
Birthdate: September 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 46 
Mike Hoare
(Former Irish mercenary soldier who operated during the Simba rebellion, and attempted to conduct a coup d'├ętat in the Seychelles)
Mike Hoare
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 17, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 2, 2020
 47 
Keshab Chunder Sen
(Indian Philosopher and Social Reformer Known for Incorporating Christian Theology in Hindu Framework)
Keshab Chunder Sen
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 19, 1838
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: January 8, 1884
 48 
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
29
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 1, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 14, 1977
 49 
Paoli Dam
(Actress)
Paoli Dam
2
Birthdate: October 4, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
 50 
Tillotama Shome
0
Birthdate: June 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer