Famous Personalities in Jalandhar

Jalandhar is an ancient town which has immaculate history of freedom fight in India. It is same place where great martyr Sardar Bhagat Singh was born. Bhagat Singh is the well known personality in India, who is popular for his undying patriotism. He was the legendary freedom fighter of India who instigated the revolutionary movement against British.

Famous Personalities hailing from Jalandhar


Jalandhar is also well known as sports city in India. It produces large numbers of sports goods which endow many youngsters to become great sports personality. Hence, people of Jalandhar have made immense progress in sports and athletics games. Apart from these, there are many writers, directors, politicians, and actors as the production of Jalandhar itself. Let us see some of the great personalities from Jalandhar.

Famous Sports Personalities from Jalandhar

Hockey is the national game of India. Jalandhar is well known for producing famous hockey players for the country. There is quite a long list of sports personalities in Jalandhar. Let us see one by one.

Ajit Pal SinghFamous Sports Personalities from Jalandhar

Ajitpal Singh is great personality from Jalandhar who captained Indian Hockey team during 1975 when India gained sensational victory in third Hockey World Cup.

He was named in for 1971, 1972, and 1973, world’s hockey team. Government of India has awarded him Arjuna Award in the year 1972.

Surjit Singh

Surjit Singh was the most significant sports personalities of India. He was the part of Indian Hockey team in third World Cup Hockey tournament which was won by India in Kuala Lumpur in 1975. He was also listed in World Hockey XI and All Stars Hockey XI. He has worked many a mile in the field of hockey and sports after retirement from Hockey.

Pargat Singh

Pargat Singh is famous Olympian of India who has carved niche his name in golden history of Indian hockey. He was born on 5th March 1965 in the district of Jalandhar. He represented India during 1992 Olympics and 1996 Olympics. He has been awarded Arjuna Award and Padma shree from Indian government.

Harbhajan Singh Plaha

Famous Cricketer from Jalandhar

Well known as Harbhajan Singh or Turbanator, he is one of the famous cricket personalities from Jalandhar. He debuted in International cricket at the very small age of 18 years. He is aggressive spinner of India who made niche in world cricket.

Other Sports Personalities from Jalandhar

Udham Singh Kular - Hockey
Jagjit Singh Kular- Hockey

Film Personalities of Jalandhar

Yash Chopra

Famous Film Personalities from Jalandhar


Yash Chopra was the well known producer and director of India. He was the great personality in film industry who was born in Jalandhar. He has given many supe r stars in Bollywood since his debut film Dhool ka phool. He has won seven film fare awards and three nation awards for this tremendous work in film industry.

K L Sehgal
K.L. Sehgal legendary playback singers in Indian film industry was from Jalandhar.

Film Director B.R. Chopra
Famous Film Director B R Chopra is also from Jalandhar.

Other Famous Personalities from Jalandhar

  • I.K. Gujral former Prime Minister of India
  • A. S. Sidhu (M. Arch, M.C.P- USA) Renowned Architect established in USA
  • Hardip Singh Pannu who created Punjabi Fonts for Windows based computers
  • Dr. Dilbag Singh Athwal, Reputed scientist
  • Mayor Harjit Gill is the first Asian mayor of Gloucestershire in London
  • Zia Jalandhari, a famous Urdu poet
  • Hafeez Jullundhri, written current National Anthem for Pakistan
  • Jagjit Singh, Indian Ghazal singer studied in Jalandhar
  • General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, the sixth President of Pakistan
  • Swaraj Paul, 1st Indian endowed with Lord Title by BritishFamous people from Jalandhar
  • Singer Malkit Singh
  • Sarbjit Cheema
  • Manmohan Waris
  • Kamal Heer
  • Hans Raj Hans
  • Steven Kapoor
  • Bally Saini
  • Jasbir Jassi
  • Bawa Singh Maan
  • Jazzy B
  • Salim

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