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Famous Personalities In Chandigarh

The natives of Chandigarh come across as very pleasant people and who have a positive approach life always.

Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh is the only Prime Minister of India, after Jawaharlal Nehru to complete two consecutive terms of five years as PM. He is Indian Congress Party’s 7th Prime Ministerial candidate till now.

Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh is the big hitter of Indian cricket and was awarded the man of the series in the prestigious ICC World Cup series of 2011. He is still remembered for the six sixes that he hit in an over.

Sabeer Bhatia

He is commonly known as the owner of Hotmail. He started off his career with the reputed Apple Computers after his post-graduation. Hotmail, founded by him, revolutionised the email service industry. This was later brought by the technology giant, Microsoft on the 30th of December 1997 for 400 million USD. The second project of Sabeer Bhatia, Arzoo Inc. that was started in 1999 was not as successful as Hotmail and had to be closed during 2006. Arzoo was again set up as a travel portal.

Abhinav Bindra

He is the shooting star of Chandigarh and at a very young age of 12, he won the Championship title for Ropar district tournament. The Punjab State Shooting Tournament held in 1996, saw Abhinav winning a total tally of 6 gold medals in both the senior and junior segments. He created a new world record when he was just 13, however, since it was not in a recognized event, most of the authorities, do not count this as a record.

Ayushmann Khurrana

Ayushmann, a talented youngster who started off his career as an anchor and VJ on television shows, made his movie debut through the film, Vicky Donor recently and picked up many awards for the same.

Kuldip Singh Chandpuri

This Maha Vir Chakra Award winner is one of the reputed officers of the Indian Army and played a remarkable role in the Longevala Battle. The movie, “Border” was inspired by this officer’s life and career.

Gaurav Dhillon

Gaurav, another famous person from Chandigarh, heads the software company that focuses on application of ventures and integration of data.  This company focuses on integration of various business applications and web services.

Yami Gautam

Yami, who started off her career on TV, made her movie debut with “Vicky Donor” and she won critical acclaim and many awards for her performance in the movie.

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