University Of Calcutta

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Discover the notable alumni of University Of Calcutta. The list includes people like Subhas Chandra Bose, Swami Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore, Pranab Mukherjee & Amartya Sen. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as leaders, writers, film & theater personalities, intellectuals & academics and musicians etc.
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 1 
Subhas Chandra Bose
(Indian Nationalist Who Participated in Indian Freedom Movement)
Subhas Chandra Bose
54
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 23, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cuttack, India
Died: August 18, 1945
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Rabindranath Tagore
65
Birthdate: May 7, 1861
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: August 7, 1941
 3 
Pranab Mukherjee
(13th President of India (2012-2017))
Pranab Mukherjee
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 11, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mirity, West Bengal, India
Died: August 31, 2020
 4 
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
Birthplace: Behala, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 5 
Sunil Chhetri
(Indian footballer who plays as a forward and captain of the India national team.)
Sunil Chhetri
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Secunderabad, Telangana, India
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 6 
Amartya Sen
(Indian Philosopher, Economist and Winner of 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences)
Amartya Sen
11
Birthdate: November 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Shantiniketan, West Bengal, India
 7 
Rajendra Prasad
(1st President of India)
Rajendra Prasad
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 3, 1884
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Siwan, Bihar, India
Died: February 28, 1963
 8 
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
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: July 4, 1902
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 9 
Kumar Sanu
(Singer, Composer)
Kumar Sanu
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 23, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
 10 
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis
26
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 29, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kolkata
Died: June 28, 1972
 11 
Soumitra Chatterjee
(One of the Most Influential Actors of Indian Bengali Cinema Known for His Collaborations with Director 'Satyajit Ray')
Soumitra Chatterjee
2
Birthdate: January 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: November 15, 2020
 12 
Abhijit Banerjee
(Indian-born American Economist, Professor and 2019 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences)
Abhijit Banerjee
2
Birthdate: February 21, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
 13 
Jyoti Basu
(Indian politician)
Jyoti Basu
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 8, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kolkata, India
Died: January 17, 2010
 14 
Mahasweta Devi
(Human rights activist, Writer, Poet, Novelist, Educator, Short story writer)
Mahasweta Devi
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 14, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dhaka
Died: July 28, 2016
 15 
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
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: April 8, 1894
 16 
Mamata Banerjee
(Politician)
Mamata Banerjee
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 5, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Calcutta, West Bengal, India
 17 
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
(Indian Novelist and Short Story Writer of the Early 20th Century)
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
20
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 15, 1876
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Debanandapur, Bandel, India
Died: January 16, 1938
 18 
Mircea Eliade
(Historian of Religion and Author)
Mircea Eliade
5
Birthdate: March 13, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: April 22, 1986
S.D. Burman
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 1, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Comilla
Died: October 31, 1975
 20 
Roopa Ganguly
(Actress)
Roopa Ganguly
3
Birthdate: November 25, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 21 
Prafulla Chandra Ray
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 2, 1861
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Khulna
Died: June 16, 1944
 22 
Meghnad Saha
(Indian Astrophysicist Who Developed the ‘Saha Ionisation Equation’ and ‘Thermal Ionisation’)
Meghnad Saha
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 6, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bangladesh
Died: February 16, 1956
 23 
Ram Manohar Lohia
(Indian Politician and Independence Movement Activist)
Ram Manohar Lohia
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 23, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Akbarpur, India
Died: October 12, 1967
 24 
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
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 25 
Jagjivan Ram
(Indian politician)
Jagjivan Ram
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 5, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chandwa, India
Died: July 6, 1986
 26 
Asima Chatterjee
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 23, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kolkata, India
Died: November 22, 2006
 27 
Mohammad Hamid Ansari
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kolkata
 28 
Raima Sen
(Actress)
Raima Sen
2
Birthdate: November 11, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
Arundhati Bhattacharya
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 30 
Rituparna Sengupta
2
Birthdate: November 7, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Calcutta, West Bengal, India
 31 
Fatima Jinnah
(Sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah)
Fatima Jinnah
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 31, 1893
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Karachi
Died: July 8, 1967
 32 
Manna Dey
(Actor, Singer, Autobiographer, Composer)
Manna Dey
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 1, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kolkata
Died: October 24, 2013
 33 
Ritwik Ghatak
(Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer, Composer, Writer)
Ritwik Ghatak
2
Birthdate: November 4, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dhaka
Died: February 6, 1976
 34 
Mimi Chakraborty
3
Birthdate: February 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 35 
Rimi Sen
(Actor)
Rimi Sen
4
Birthdate: September 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kolkata
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 36 
Uttam Kumar
(Indian Actor Who Predominantly Worked In Bengali Cinema)
Uttam Kumar
4
Birthdate: September 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: July 24, 1980
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 37 
Hrishikesh Mukherjee
(Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Film editor)
Hrishikesh Mukherjee
2
Birthdate: September 30, 1922
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: August 27, 2006
 38 
Surendranath Banerjee
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 10, 1848
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kolkata, India
Died: August 6, 1925
 39 
Amar Singh
(Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha (1996-2014))
Amar Singh
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: August 1, 2020
Prosenjit Chatterjee
2
Birthdate: September 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 41 
Ram Baran Yadav
(President of Nepal from 2008 to 2015)
Ram Baran Yadav
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sapahi, Janakpur
 42 
M. J. Akbar
(Minister of External Affairs of India)
M. J. Akbar
2
Birthdate: January 11, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Delhi, India
 43 
Rupam Islam
(Singer, Songwriter)
Rupam Islam
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 25, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kolkata
 44 
Salil Chowdhury
(Songwriter, Music Director)
Salil Chowdhury
1
Birthdate: November 19, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: West Bengal, India
Died: September 5, 1995
 45 
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
Birthplace: Kolkata, India
Died: January 8, 1884
 46 
Mrinal Sen
(Filmmaker)
Mrinal Sen
2
Birthdate: May 14, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Faridpur, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died: December 30, 2018
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 47 
Jeet Gannguli
(Indian Film Music Composer Best Known for His Works in Movies: 'Aashiqui 2', 'Singham Returns' and 'City Lights')
Jeet Gannguli
1
Birthdate: May 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India
 48 
Paoli Dam
(Actress)
Paoli Dam
2
Birthdate: October 4, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Paramahansa Yogananda
3
Birthdate: January 5, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: March 7, 1952
 50 
Basu Chatterjee
(Director)
Basu Chatterjee
1
Birthdate: January 10, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ajmer, India
Died: June 4, 2020