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Shantanu Narayen
Shantanu Narayen is the current CEO of Adobe Systems. Prior to this post, he held the role as the President and Chief Operating Officer since 2005.
Business
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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
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
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
K. R. Sridhar
K. R. Sridhar (born c. 1960) is the founder and CEO of Bloom Energy. Before that, he was the director of the Space Technologies Laboratory at the University of Arizona where he was also professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. Bloom Energy has launched a new energy-efficient and environmentally friendly fuel cell known as the Bloom Box in which Natural gas and oxygen are run through a stack of cells to produce electricity
Technology
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
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
Dr. Sudhir Parikh
Sudhir M. Parikh, M.D., is one of the most honored Indian Americans. He is the only Indian American to receive all three of the most prestigious awards – The Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman and the Padma Shri.
Medicine
Vinod Khosla an influential personality in Silicon Valley
Khosla was one of the co-founders of Sun Microsystems, where he served as its first CEO and Chairman in the early 1980s.
Technology
K. R. Sridhar, founder and CEO of Bloom Energy.
Sridhar predicts that a $3000 box could be in every home within the next five to ten years
Technology
Mani Lal Bhaumik
Mani Lal Bhaumik is an Indian-born American physicist. He is a bestselling author,lecturer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
Technology
Kamala Devi Harris
Kamala Devi Harris is an Indian American attorney. She is the 32nd and current Attorney General of California following the 2010 California state elections. Harris has worked as an author and a politician and has served as District Attorney of San Francisco since 2004.
Law
Rudresh Mahanthappa
Rudresh Mahanthappa is a New York-based jazz alto saxophonist and composer.Rudresh Mahanthappa's prolific contributions to contemporary jazz have earned him a Guggenheim Fellowship, commissions to create new work from the likes of the Rockefeller Foundation MAP Fund, Chamber Music America and the American Composers Forum, and a win in the 2011 Downbeat international Critics Poll. The Jazz Journalists Association has named him Alto Saxophonist of the Year three consecutive times from 2009-2011.
Art
Pankaj Ghemawat
Pankaj Ghemawat is an economist, global strategist, speaker and author.After a stint at McKinsey & Company, he spent 25 years on the full-time faculty at Harvard Business School, where, in 1991, he was appointed the youngest full professor in the school’s history.
Economics
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
Sri Srinivasan
Srikanth Sri Srinivasan is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He was confirmed by the United States Senate by a vote of 97–0 on May 23, 2013. Prior to being confirmed as a judge he was the Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States and he has argued 20 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and was also a lecturer at Harvard Law School.
Politics
Subhash Khot
Subhash Khot ('99),an Indian-American theoretical computer scientist, best known for his "Unique Games Conjecture", has received the prestigious National Science Foundation's (NSF) $500,000 Alan T. Waterman Award for tackling some of the most challenging computational problems.
Technology
Rakesh Khurana
Rakesh Khurana is the Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development in organizational behavior at Harvard Business School. After finishing his doctorate, Rakesh taught at the MIT Sloan School of Managemen and later at the Harvard Business School. His research focuses on managerial labor markets and the processes by which elites are selected and socialized. He is a prolific writer and thinker and has received awards at the highest level for his writings. He and Nitin Nohria are working with the World Economic Forum and the Aspen Institute to create a business oath, like the MBA Oath, that might be used globally.
Management
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
Mequitta Ahuja, a visual artist of international fame
Mequitta has been awarded a 2011 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award!
Art
Anand Rajaraman, co-founder of Kosmix
Rajaraman founded Junglee Corp. in 1996. Junglee Corp. pioneered Internet comparison shopping
Technology
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