University Of Mumbai

Discover the notable alumni of University Of Mumbai. The list includes people like Mukesh Ambani, Anil Ambani, Aishwarya Rai, Muhammad Ali Jinnah & P. V. Narasimha Rao. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as film & theater personalities, intellectuals & academics, miscellaneous, fashion and leaders etc.
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B. R. Ambedkar
(One of the Architects of the Indian Constitution)
B. R. Ambedkar
132
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 14, 1891
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madhya Pradesh, India
Died: December 6, 1956

India's first Minister of Law and Justice, B. R. Ambedkar inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement. He also fought against social discrimination prevalent in India at that time. Widely regarded as the chief architect of the Constitution of India, Ambedkar was posthumously honored with India's highest civilian award - The Bharat Ratna.

 2 
Mukesh Ambani
(Indian businessman)
Mukesh Ambani
68
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aden, Yemen

The richest person in Asia, Mukesh Ambani is an Indian billionaire business magnate. He is the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL). The son legendary Dhirubhai Ambani, he started his career by helping his father build their family business. As of today, he is the only Indian businessman on Forbes' list of the world's most powerful people.

 3 
Aishwarya Rai
(Actress and the Winner of the Miss World 1994 Pageant.)
Aishwarya Rai
47
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mangaluru, Karnataka, India

Indian actress Aishwarya Rai is one of the most popular and influential celebrities in the country. She began her career as a model and was crowned the Miss World 1994. She started acting soon after and became one of India’s top actresses. Besides acting, she is a Goodwill Ambassador for the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS).

 4 
Preity Zinta
(Actor, Model, Journalist)
Preity Zinta
22
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 31, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Preity Zinta is an Indian actress and entrepreneur. She is best known for her roles in the romantic drama films Kal Ho Naa Ho and Veer Zaara. She has degrees in English honors and criminal psychology but chose to become a model and actress. She is known for playing unconventional roles and is the recipient of several awards. 

 5 
P. V. Narasimha Rao
(Indian Politician Who Served as the 9th Prime Minister of India from 1991 to 1996)
P. V. Narasimha Rao
22
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 28, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Karimnagar, India
Died: December 23, 2004

The ninth Prime Minister of India, P. V. Narasimha Rao, is often called the Father of Indian Economic Reforms due to a major economic transformation in India during his prime ministership. He dismantled the Licence Raj and his economic policies rescued India from an impending economic collapse. 

 6 
Shabana Azmi
(Indian Actress Known for Her Portrayals of Distinctive, Often Unconventional Female Characters Across Several Genres)
Shabana Azmi
6
Birthdate: September 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hyderabad, Hyderabad State, India

Shabana Azmi is an Indian actress best known for playing eccentric and unconventional characters. One of the most acclaimed and celebrated actresses, Azmi has won several prestigious awards, including a record five National Film Awards under the Best Actress category. In 2012, Shabana Azmi was honored with India's third-highest civilian honor, the Padma Bhushan.

 7 
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(The Founder of Pakistan)
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
59
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 25, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan
Died: September 11, 1948
Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Pakistan’s Father of the Nation, was an All-India Muslim League leader who led to the formation of Pakistan in 1947. Educated in England, Jinnah was a barrister and had worked at the Bombay High Court. He had helped pass the 1916 Lucknow Pact, too.
 8 
Sunil Gavaskar
(One of the Greatest Opening Batsmen of All Time)
Sunil Gavaskar
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mumbai, India

Sunil Gavaskar is an Indian former professional cricket player who represented the national team during the 1970s and 1980s. Considered one of the greatest batsmen in Test cricket history, Sunil Gavaskar was the first batsman to score over 10,000 runs in Test cricket. He also set many world records and held the record for most Test centuries for nearly 20 years.

 9 
L. K. Advani
(Indian Politician Who Served as the 7th Deputy Prime Minister of India from 2002 to 2004)
L. K. Advani
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Karāchi, Pakistan

L. K. Advani is a retired Indian politician who served as the Deputy Prime Minister of India from 2002 to 2004. A co-founder of the Bharatiya Janata Party, he has also been the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha on two occasions. He is a recipient of the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian honor.

 10 
Smita Patil
(Indian Actress)
Smita Patil
7
Birthdate: October 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pune, India
Died: December 13, 1986
 11 
Kumar Mangalam Birla
(Chairman of Aditya Birla Group)
Kumar Mangalam Birla
17
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: India

Kumar Mangalam Birla is an Indian industrialist best known as the chairman of the Indian multinational conglomerate company, Aditya Birla Group. He also serves as the chairman of IIM Ahmedabad and IIT Delhi. Over the course of his career, Birla has received several honors like the Business Leader of the Year award and Outstanding Business Man of the Year award.

 12 
Vidya Balan
(Indian Actress Known for Pioneering a Change in the Portrayal of Women in Hindi Cinema)
Vidya Balan
17
Birthdate: January 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India

Vidya Balan is an Indian film actress best known for her work in the Hindi film industry. Vidya Balan is credited with leading a change in the depiction of women in Indian films by playing the lead in many women-centered films. She has also supported organizations that work to empower women. Balan has won many awards like the National Film Award.

 13 
Freida Pinto
(Indian Actress Who Has Appeared Mainly in American and British Films)
Freida Pinto
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Birthdate: October 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Freida Pinto is best known for her award-winning portrayal of Latika in Slumdog Millionaire. She previously hosted a travel show named Full Circle. Pinto also amazed audiences with her performances in films such as Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Immortals, Love Sonia, and Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle.
 14 
Dadabhai Naoroji
(Indian Political Leader Who was the Second Person of Asian Descent to be a British MP)
Dadabhai Naoroji
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 4, 1825
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: June 30, 1917

Dadabhai Naoroji was an Indian scholar and political leader. Dubbed the Grand Old Man of India, Naoroji is remembered for co-founding the Indian National Congress where he served as the president on three occasions. He also played an important role in India's fight for freedom, popularizing the Indian wealth drain theory through his book Poverty and Un-British Rule in India.

 15 
Anil Ambani
(Chairman of Reliance ADA Group)
Anil Ambani
7
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mumbai

Indian businessman Anil Ambani is the chairman of Reliance Group. Once the sixth richest person in the world, he declared bankruptcy in early 2020 though the veracity of his claim is questionable. He has served in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India. He has been involved in many controversies.

 16 
Emraan Hashmi
(Actor)
Emraan Hashmi
6
Birthdate: March 24, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mumbai
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Radhakishan Damani
(Indian Investor, Business Magnate and the Founder of ‘DMart’)
Radhakishan Damani
7
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 16, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bikaner, India
Indian business magnate Radhakishan Damani founded the hypermarket chain DMart and owns Bright Star Investments. Damani initially managed his ball-bearing business, which he later quit to become a stock-market broker. He was once the largest individual shareholder of HDFC Bank. He holds stakes in sectors ranging from cement to tobacco.
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Lara Dutta
(She was previously crowned as Miss Intercontinental 1997)
Lara Dutta
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 16, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Sucheta Dalal
(Journalist)
Sucheta Dalal
1
Birthdate: 1962 AD
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
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Reita Faria
(Indian Physician and Former Model Who Was the Winner of the Miss World 1966 Pageant)
Reita Faria
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Reita Faria is an Indian physician and former beauty queen. She is best known for winning the Miss World pageant in 1966 and thereby becoming the first woman of Asian origin to win the contest. Reita Faria is also the first qualified physician to win the Miss World title. Reita Faria declined several acting offers to focus on her career as a physician.

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Sonam Kapoor
(Film actor, Model, Film director)
Sonam Kapoor
2
Birthdate: June 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chembur
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Ajay Piramal
(Businessman)
Ajay Piramal
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 3, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bagar, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, India
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Erica Fernandes
(Actress)
Erica Fernandes
7
Birthdate: May 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Munmun Dutta
(Actress)
Munmun Dutta
7
Birthdate: September 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Durgapur, West Bengal, India
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Abhay Deol
(Actor)
Abhay Deol
1
Birthdate: March 15, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chandigarh, Punjab, India
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 26 
Yashwantrao Chavan
(Indian Politician Who is Regarded as the Architect of Modern Maharashtra)
Yashwantrao Chavan
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 12, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Karad, Maharashtra, India
Died: November 25, 1984

Apart from heading several ministries, Congress leader Yashwantrao Balwantrao Chavan had also served as the chief minister of Bombay State and the chief minister of Maharashtra. He was an active participant in the Quit India movement and had even been jailed. He was a patron of education and culture.

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Sobhita Dhulipala
(Actress)
Sobhita Dhulipala
8
Birthdate: May 31, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tenali, Andhra Pradesh, India
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Aditya Roy Kapur
(Actor)
Aditya Roy Kapur
4
Birthdate: November 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Mithila Palkar
(Actress)
Mithila Palkar
7
Birthdate: January 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mumbai
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Supriya Pathak
(Actress)
Supriya Pathak
6
Birthdate: January 7, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India
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Nissim Ezekiel
(poet)
Nissim Ezekiel
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 14, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: January 9, 2004
 32 
Kay Kay Menon
6
Birthdate: October 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kerala, India
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 33 
Zakir Naik
(Physician, Writer, Intellectual, Preacher)
Zakir Naik
16
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mumbai

Islamic preacher Zakir Naik is also the founder of the Islamic Research Foundation and his own broadcast network, Peace TV. Though a qualified surgeon, he later gained fame as a public speaker. His channel is banned in multiple countries, such as India, Bangladesh, and the UK, for its extremist nature.

 34 
Raja Ramanna
(Former Physicist Best Known for His Role in India’s Nuclear Program During Its Early Stages)
Raja Ramanna
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mysore, Karnataka, India
Died: September 24, 2004

Raja Ramanna was an Indian nuclear physicist, remembered for his role in the development of India’s nuclear weapons program. Beginning his career under Homi Bhabha, he eventually served as the director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, overseeing India’s first nuclear weapons test in 1974.  Meanwhile he also served as the secretary for defense research and later headed Atomic Energy Commission.

 35 
Fali Sam Nariman
(Senior Advocate to the Supreme Court of India)
Fali Sam Nariman
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yangon, Myanmar

Fali Sam Nariman is an Indian jurist best known for his association with the Supreme Court of India where he has been serving as a senior advocate since 1971. From 1991 to 2010, he also served as the Bar Association of India's president. Over the course of his career, Nariman has been honored with prestigious awards like the Padma Vibhushan.

 36 
Charles Correa
(Architect)
Charles Correa
1
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: September 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Secunderābād, India
Died: June 16, 2015
 37 
Ragini Khanna
(Actress)
Ragini Khanna
3
Birthdate: December 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharahstra, India
 38 
Raghunath Anant Mashelkar
(Engineer, Scientist)
Raghunath Anant Mashelkar
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Birthdate: January 1, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Goa

Deeply connected with Indian innovation movement, Raghunath Anant Mashelkar is especially known for his contributions to transport phenomena. Throughout his career, he had held important positions, including the post of the Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. He also chaired many important national committees, investigating diverse issues like drug regulatory system and national auto fuel policy.

 39 
Mahadev Govind Ranade
(Judge, Social Reformer)
Mahadev Govind Ranade
5
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 18, 1842
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Niphad
Died: January 16, 1901

Mahadev Govind Ranade was an Indian social reformer, scholar, author, and judge. Ranade is credited with co-founding the Indian National Congress as well as founding several organizations like the Poona Sarvajanik Sabha, Widow Marriage Association, and Vaktruttvottejak Sabha. He also contributed as an editor of a nationalist publication named Induprakash.

 40 
Iskander Mirza
(Former President of Pakistan)
Iskander Mirza
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 15, 1899
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Murshidabad
Died: November 15, 1969

Iskander Mirza was a Pakistani civil servant and general who served as the first president of Pakistan. Mirza played an important role in the newly-created Pakistan in 1974. After the Partition of India, Mirza served as the first Defence Secretary and oversaw the military efforts during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947–1948.

 41 
Pherozeshah Mehta
(President of the Indian National Congress in 1890)
Pherozeshah Mehta
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 4, 1845
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: November 5, 1915

Sir Pherozeshah Mehta was an Indian lawyer and politician. In 1904, the British Government in India honored Mehta with a knighthood for his work and service to the law. Between 1884 and 1911, he was the president of the Bombay Municipality on four occasions. Pherozeshah Mehta also played an important role as a founding member of the Indian National Congress.

 42 
Devayani
(Actress)
Devayani
2
Birthdate: June 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Devdutt Pattanaik
(Well-Known Indian Mythologist, Speaker, Illustrator, and Author)
Devdutt Pattanaik
4
Birthdate: December 11, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mumbai, India

Indian mythologist and author Devdutt Pattanaik has redefined the genres of Indian folklore, legends and myths by retelling ancient tales through his books. A qualified physician, he later studied comparative mythology and penned bestsellers such as My Gita. His shows, such as Business Sutra and Devlok, have been hits, too.

 44 
Bombay Jayashri
(Indian Carnatic Vocalist, Singer, and Musician)
Bombay Jayashri
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 1965 AD
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
 45 
Omar Abdullah
(Politician)
Omar Abdullah
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rochford, Essex, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 46 
Anil Kakodkar
(Engineer)
Anil Kakodkar
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 11, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Barwani

Anil Kakodkar is an Indian mechanical engineer and nuclear physicist who served as the director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) from 1996 to 2000. He is one of the core members of the team which conducted Pokharan II nuclear tests. Over the course of his career, Kakodkar has received several prestigious awards, such as the Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan.

 47 
Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan
(Scientist)
Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan
2
Birthdate: October 24, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ernakulam, India

Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan is an Indian space scientist who supervised the development of several scientific satellites including the Indian Remote Sensing Satellites IRS-1A and IRS-1B and the Indian National Satellite (INSAT-2) while serving as the director of ISRO Satellite Centre. He served as the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for nine years from 1994 to 2003.

 48 
Aparna Popat
(Retired Indian Badminton Player & 9-Time National Champion)
Aparna Popat
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Arjuna Award-winning former Indian badminton player Aparna Popat matched Prakash Padukone's record of 9 consecutive national singles title wins. Trained by Padukone, she later also went on to win a Commonwealth Games and a World Junior Championship silver. After retiring due to an injury, she took to coaching.

 49 
Teesta Setalvad
(Author, Journalist)
Teesta Setalvad
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 9, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mumbai

Social activist and journalist Teesta Setalvad is best known for establishing the Sabrang Trust, aimed at peace-building after the 1992 Mumbai riots, and the CJP, aimed at seeking justice for the 2002 Gujarat riot victims. The Padma Shri awardee has also successfully obtained 117 convictions against the Gujarat rioters.

 50 
Nanabhoy Palkhivala
(Indian Jurist and Economist)
Nanabhoy Palkhivala
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 16, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: December 11, 2002

Nanabhoy Palkhivala was an Indian liberal economist and jurist. Best remembered for his clear thinking and brilliant court craft, Palkhivala helped shape the constitutional jurisprudence in India. He achieved national recognition for his high-profile cases and his annual budget speeches.