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Vinita Gupta
Vinita Gupta is an Indian-born American businesswoman. She is the founder and chairman of Digital Link Corporation (now Quick Eagle Networks). She is credited with being the first woman of Indian origin to take her company public in the United States.
Business
Mequitta Ahuja, a visual artist of international fame
Mequitta has been awarded a 2011 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award!
Art
Vinod Dham
Vinod Dham is an inventor, entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is popularly known as the Father of the Pentium chip. He sits on the boards of many companies including promising startups funded through his India based fund – Indo US Venture Partners,where he is the founding Managing Director.
Technology
Kal Penn
Kalpen Suresh Modi best known by his stage name Kal Penn, is an American film and television actor, producer, and civil servant and a son of Gujarati immigrants. As an actor, he is known for his roles in the television program House and Harold and Kumar comedy films. He also played a major role in the film The Namesake. Penn has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania as a visiting lecturer in the Cinema Studies Program. For a brief period during 209-2010 her served in the Obama administration as an Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Engagement.
Entertainment
Gunjan Bagla
Gunjan Bagla is an Indian-American author, blogger, businessman, and public speaker. He is the founder and managing director of Amritt Ventures,and a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs. His articles appear in Dataquest, Daily Variety, Businessworld, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and other publications in the United States and India. His book Doing Business in 21st Century India was published in 2008.
Management
Pranav Mistry, Research Assistant and PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab, Inventor of SixthSense
Pranav Mistry is the inventor of SixthSense, a wearable device that enables new interactions between the real world and the world of data.
Technology
Piyush "Bobby" Jindal - 55th Governor of Louisiana
Jindal was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Amar and Raj Jindal, who came to the United States as immigrants from Punjab, India, six months before he was born
Politics
Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Rajiv Chandrasekaran is the National Editor of The Washington Post and the author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City, a best-selling account of the bungled American effort to reconstruct Iraq
Literature
Aruna Miller
Aruna Miller is an American politician who is a member of the Maryland House of Delegates representing District 15 in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Politics
Rajiv Shah
Rajiv “Raj” Shah is the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He was confirmed by the Senate on December 24, 2009, making him the highest-ranking Indian American in any presidential administration.He has led USAID in efforts to provide relief to the earthquake victims in Haiti and to flood victims in Pakistan.
Politics
Mittali Perkins
Mitali was born in Kolkata, India, and immigrated at age seven to the United States with her family. Her award-winning books for young readers include Bamboo People, Monsoon Summer, Rickshaw Girl, Secret Keeper, and the First Daughter books.
Literature
Seth Godin
Seth Godin is an American entrepreneur, author and public speaker. Godin popularized the topic of permission marketing.
Management
Nitin Nohria
Nitin Nohria is the 10th and the current dean of Harvard Business School. He is also the George F. Baker Professor of Business Administration, co-chair of the HBS Leadership Initiative and sits on the executive committee of the University's interfaculty initiative on advanced leadership.
Management
Preet Bharara
Preetinder S. Bharara known as Preet Bharara, is U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Bharara has been engaged in a number of high-profile corruption cases including the one of insider trading against that of Rajat Gupta, former McKinsey head and a former Goldman Sachs director. He has made it to the cover of the prestigious Time magazine for his crusade against Wall Street corruption and irregularities, including insider trading.
Law
Bala V. Balachandran
Bala V Balachandran is the J. L. Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Accounting and Information Management at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Founder & Dean, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, India. He has numerous awards for his excellence in teaching (J.L.Kellogg distinguished Professorship in Accounting, Sid Levey Teaching Award, Alumni Faculty Choice Award, Indira Gandhi Memorial Award and the “Padma Shri”, the prestigious civilian award in India).
Academics
Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is an American neurosurgeon and an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine and associate chief of the neurosurgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia; - best known as CNN's chief medical correspondent
Medicine
Nina Davuluri
Nina Davuluri (born April 20, 1989) is Miss New York 2013, Miss America 2014, and the first Indian American to be chosen as Miss America.
Entertainment
Geeta Rao Gupta
Geeta Rao Gupta is a leader on gender, women’s issues, and HIV and AIDS. Currently she serves as Deputy Executive Director for UNICEF and the Vice Chair of the Board for the GAVI Alliance.
Social Service
Anita Desai
Anita Mazumdar Desai (born 24 June 1937) is an Indian novelist and Emeritus John E. Burchard Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times and was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award, in 1978 for her novel, Fire on the Mountain.
Literature
Sunita Lyn Williams
Sunita Lyn Williams is the second American woman astronaut with Indian roots, to be selected for a space mission by the NASA. In 2003, Williams was appointed, along with two others, to serve as back-up crew for the international space station expedition.
Science
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