get-names



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import pandas as pd
from bs4 import BeautifulSoup as bsoup
import wikipedia as wk

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page='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Indian_Americans'

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wpage = wk.WikipediaPage(title='List of Indian Americans')
wpage


Out[4]:
<WikipediaPage 'List of Indian Americans'>

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raw_str = wpage.content
str_list = raw_str.split('\n')
str_list


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['This is a list of notable Indian Americans, including both original immigrants who obtained U.S. citizenship and their American descendants. Note that unlike many countries, India does not allow dual citizenship.',
 'To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Indian American or must have references showing they are Indian American and are notable.',
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 '== Academics ==',
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 '=== Nobel Prize recipients ===',
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 'Har Gobind Khorana, Nobel Prize in Medicine, 1968',
 'Subramanyan Chandrasekhar, Nobel Prize for Physics, 1983',
 'Amartya Sen, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998; Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University',
 'Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2009; current President of the Royal Society (as of November 2015)',
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 '=== Deans and presidents ===',
 'Rakesh Khurana, Dean of Harvard College',
 'Jamshed Bharucha, President Emeritus of Cooper Union, previously Dean of Arts & Sciences at Dartmouth College and Provost at Tufts University',
 'Vijay K. Dhir, Dean of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science',
 "Dinesh D'Souza, Former president of The King's College, New York",
 'Anjli Jain, Executive Director of CampusEAI Consortium',
 'Dipak C. Jain, Dean of INSEAD and former Dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University',
 'Vistasp Karbhari, President of the University of Texas at Arlington',
 'Pramod Khargonekar, control theorist; Dean and Eckis Professor, College of Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville; Vice Chancellor of Research, University of California, Irvine',
 'Renu Khator, Chancellor of the University of Houston System and President of the University of Houston',
 'Pradeep Khosla, Chancellor of the University of California, San Diego',
 'Vijay Kumar, Associate Dean of School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania',
 'Geeta Menon, Dean of the Undergraduate College at New York University Stern School of Business',
 'Nitin Nohria, Dean of Harvard Business School',
 'Sethuraman Panchanathan, Executive Vice President and Chief Research and Innovation Officer at Arizona State University',
 'Michael Rao, President of Virginia Commonwealth University',
 'Beheruz Sethna, President of the University of West Georgia',
 "Paul Shrivastava, Distinguished Professor and Director, David O'Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, Concordia University",
 'Molly Easo Smith, President of Manhattanville College',
 'Kumble R. Subbaswamy, Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst',
 'Subra Suresh, President of Carnegie Mellon University',
 'Satish K. Tripathi, President of University at Buffalo',
 'Sundaraja Sitharama Iyengar, Ryder Professor of Computer Science and Director of the School of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University, Miami',
 'S. Shankar Sastry, Dean of the UC Berkeley College of Engineering',
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 '=== Mathematicians ===',
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 "Shreeram Shankar Abhyankar, mathematician, singularity theory and Abhyankar's conjecture of finite group theory",
 'Raghu Raj Bahadur, statistician',
 'Manjul Bhargava, professor of mathematics at Princeton University and winner of Fields Medal, 2014',
 'Raj Chandra Bose, mathematician',
 'Sarvadaman Chowla, mathematician specializing in number theory',
 'Harish-Chandra, mathematician',
 'Narendra Karmarkar, mathematician, inventor of Karmarkar algorithm',
 'Chandrashekhar Khare, professor of mathematics at the University of California Los Angeles',
 'G. S. Maddala, mathematician and economist best known for work in the field of econometrics',
 'Anil Nerode, mathematician, proved the Myhill-Nerode Theorem',
 'K. C. Sreedharan Pillai, mathematician',
 'Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao, professor at Penn State University and research professor at the University at Buffalo',
 'S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan, NYU mathematician who specialised in probability; winner of the Abel Prize and Steele Prize',
 'Akshay Venkatesh, mathematician',
 'DJ Patil, mathematician & Data scientist',
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 '=== Economists ===',
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 'Abhijit Banerjee, Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at MIT',
 'Kaushik Basu, Chief Economist of the World Bank',
 'Jagdish Natwarlal Bhagwati, Professor of Economics at Columbia University',
 'Alok Bhargava, Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy',
 'V. V. Chari, Professor of Economics at the University of Minnesota',
 'Raj Chetty, Professor of Economics at Harvard University',
 'Avinash Kamalakar Dixit, Professor of Economics at Princeton University',
 'Gita Gopinath, Professor of Economics, Harvard University and Economic Adviser to the Chief Minister of Kerala',
 'Sendhil Mullainathan, Professor of Economics, Harvard University',
 'Arvind Panagariya, Professor of Economics at Columbia University',
 'Raghuram Rajan Professor University of Chicago and former Governor of Reserve Bank of India',
 'Debraj Ray, Silver Professor of Economics, New York University',
 'Ruchir Sharma, chief global strategist of asset management and emerging markets equity, Morgan Stanley Investment Management',
 'Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor Government of India and formerly an economist at the International Monetary Fund',
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 '=== Professors and scholars in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering ===',
 'Anant Agarwal, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT',
 'Ashwin Ram, Head of artificial intelligence Amazon Alexa',
 'K. Mani Chandy, Professor of Computer Science at the California Institute of Technology',
 'Anil K. Jain (born 1946), Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of California, Davis',
 'Anil K. Jain (born 1948), Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University',
 'Bhubaneswar Mishra, Professor of Computer Science, Engineering & Mathematics at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University and visiting scholar at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.',
 'Raj Jain, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science',
 'Aravind Joshi, Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science at the University of Pennsylvania',
 'Thomas Kailath, Professor of Engineering at Stanford University',
 'Avinash Kak, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University',
 'Saraju Mohanty, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of North Texas',
 'Shwetak Patel, Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington',
 'Arogyaswami Paulraj, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University',
 'Krishna Saraswat, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University',
 'Ricky J. Sethi, Professor of Computer Science at Fitchburg State University; Director of Research at The Madsci Network',
 'Amit Sheth, computer scientist at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio',
 'Madhu Sudan, Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University',
 'Umesh Vazirani, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley',
 'Vijay Vazirani, Professor of Computer Science at Georgia Institute of Technology',
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 '=== Professors and scholars in Other Disciplines ===',
 'Nita Ahuja, Chief of Surgical oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, surgeon-scientist, first women ever to lead this department at Johns Hopkins Hospital.',
 'Kuzhikalail M. Abraham, professor at Northeastern University, electrochemistry; materials science; lithium, lithium ion, and lithium air batteries',
 'Pulickel M. Ajayan, Professor of Material Science at Rice University',
 'Salman Akhtar, professor at the Jefferson Medical College',
 'Muzaffar Alam, Professor in South Asian Languages & Civilizations at the University of Chicago',
 'Akhil Amar, Professor of Law at Yale Law School',
 'Vikram Amar, Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis School of Law',
 'Abhay Ashtekar, Professor of Physics at Pennsylvania State University',
 'Satya N. Atluri, Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at University of California, Irvine',
 'P.S. Ayyaswamy, Professor of Dynamical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania',
 'Mahzarin Banaji, professor at Harvard University, best known for exploring implicit racial and gender biases',
 'Homi K. Bhabha, professor at Harvard University',
 'Sugata Bose, Professor of History at Harvard University',
 'Ananda Mohan Chakrabarty, Professor of Microbiology at University of Illinois at Chicago',
 'Naresh Dalal, Dirac Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University',
 'Aswath Damodaran, Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University',
 'Ashok Das, Professor of Physics at the University of Rochester',
 'Ashok Gadgil, Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley',
 'Rajit Gadh, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at University of California, Los Angeles',
 'Swapan K. Gayen, Professor of Physics at the City University of New York',
 'Raj Mittra, an Electrical Engineering professor at Pennsylvania State University',
 'Anirvan Ghosh, professor at the University of California, San Diego',
 'Vijay Govindarajan, Coxe Distinguished Professor at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business and the Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School',
 'Kausalya Hart, scholar of Tamil language at UC Berkeley',
 'Narayan Hosmane, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Northern Illinois University',
 'Ravi Jagannathan, professor at the Kellogg School of Management',
 'Rakesh Jain, Professor of Tumor Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Harvard Medical School',
 'Jainendra K. Jain, Professor of Physics at Pennsylvania State University',
 'Piyare Jain, Professor Emeritus at University at Buffalo',
 'S. Lochlann Jain, associate professor in the Anthropology Department at Stanford University',
 'Sachin H. Jain, physician and health policy analyst at Harvard Medical School',
 'Nazir Jairazbhoy, Professor of folk and classical music of South Asia at University of California at Los Angeles',
 'M. A. Muqtedar Khan, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware',
 'Ravindra Khattree, professor of statistics at Oakland University',
 'Shrinivas Kulkarni, professor of astrophysics and planetary science at Caltech',
 "Jagadeesh Moodera, American physicist of Indian origin; senior research scientist at MIT's Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory",
 'Bharati Mukherjee, author, professor in the department of English at the University of California, Berkeley',
 'C. M. Naim, scholar of Urdu language and literature at the University of Chicago',
 'Jaishree Odin, Professor, postmodern literary theorist at the University of Hawaii',
 'C.K. Prahalad, Professor of Corporate Strategy at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business in the University of Michigan',
 'Vijay Prashad, Professor of International Studies at Trinity College',
 'Ishwar K. Puri, N. Waldo Harrison Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Tech',
 'Anantanand Rambachan, Professor of Religion at St. Olaf College, Minnesota, United States',
 'Vilayanur S. Ramachandran, behavioral neurologist and psychophysicist; Professor with the Psychology and Neurosciences University of California, San Diego',
 'K. R. Rao, professor at University of Texas at Arlington',
 'J. N. Reddy, Professor and holder of the Oscar S. Wyatt Endowed Chair in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University',
 'Subir Sachdev, Herchel Smith Professor of Physics at Harvard University; Dirac Medal and National Academy of Sciences',
 'Deepak Sarma, Professor of Religious Studies at Case Western Reserve University',
 'Jagdish Sheth, Professor of Marketing at Goizueta Business School of Emory University',
 'Jagdish Shukla, professor at George Mason University',
 'Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, professor at Columbia University',
 'Marti G. Subrahmanyam, Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University',
 'Sanjay Subrahmanyam, holder of Navin and Pratima Doshi Chair of Indian History and scholar at UCLA',
 'Mriganka Sur, Professor of Neuroscience at the MIT',
 'Medha Yodh, scholar of classical Indian dance at UCLA',
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 '== Activists, civil rights ==',
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 'Thomas Abraham, Founder President of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) as well as the National Federation of Indian American Associations (NFIA)',
 'Maya Ajmera, founder of The Global Fund for Children and author of more than 20 books for children',
 'Bhairavi Desai, founding member of the Taxi Workers Alliance in New York',
 'Kartar Dhillon, Ghadar Party, labor, and civil rights activist',
 'Mallika Dutt, Executive Director of Breakthrough human rights organization',
 'Vijaya Lakshmi Emani (1958-2009), social activist',
 'Arun Manilal Gandhi, fifth grandson of Mohandas Gandhi',
 'Abraham George, philanthropist humanitarian, founder of The George Foundation (TGF)',
 'Gitanjali S. Gutierrez, lawyer who is defending Guantanamo prisoners',
 'Maya Harris, Executive Director of the ACLU of Northern California and sister of Kamala Harris',
 'Girindra Mukerji, leader of one of the first Indian-American student protests against colonialism in 1908',
 'Kavita Ramdas, President and CEO of Global Fund for Women',
 'Inder Singh, Chairman of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO)',
 'Bhagat Singh Thind, civil rights figure, lecturer, author',
 'Urvashi Vaid, gay rights activist',
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 '== Arts and entertainment ==',
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 'Ashok Amritraj, Hollywood film producer',
 'Salma Arastu, artist',
 'San Banarje, independent filmmaker',
 'Rina Banerjee, artist',
 'Prashant Bhargava, director',
 'Jay Chandrasekhar, director, actor, comedian, and writer',
 'Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014',
 'Param Gill, director, screenwriter and producer',
 'Kovid Gupta, bestselling author and screenwriter',
 'Reef Karim, actor, director, writer, and producer',
 "Neeraj Khemlani, producer for CBS News' 60 Minutes",
 'Bharti Kirchner, writer',
 'Adam Bhala Lough, director, screenwriter',
 'Tirlok Malik, filmmaker and actor',
 'Benny Mathews, film and music video director',
 'Faris McReynolds, painter and musician',
 'Govindini Murty, co-founder of the Liberty film festival',
 'Mira Nair, director and producer',
 'Sunil Nayar, TV writer and producer; producer of CSI: Miami',
 'Yatin Patel, photographer and artist',
 'Mythili Prakash, Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer',
 'Asha Puthli, singer-songwriter, producer and actress',
 'Sarayu Rao, actor and director',
 'Harish Saluja, filmmaker',
 'Stephanie Sengupta, producer and writer',
 'Mehul Shah, actor, director, writer, and producer',
 'Adi Shankar, producer and actor',
 'Naren Shankar, TV writer, producer and director; an executive producer of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation',
 'M. Night Shyamalan, director, filmmaker',
 'Tarsem Singh, director',
 'Rohit Gupta, director, producer',
 'Manick Sorcar, animator, artist, and producer',
 'Babu Subramaniam, director',
 'Tina Sugandh, entertainer',
 "Julie Titus, model, contestant on America's Next Top Model",
 'Serena Varghese, voice actress',
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 '=== Actors and actresses ===',
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 'Ben Kingsley, actor',
 'Ravi Patel, actor',
 'Dev Patel, actor',
 'Waris Ahluwalia, fashion designer',
 'Aziz Ansari, actor and comedian',
 'Gabrielle Anwar, actress',
 'Tanveer K. Atwal, actress',
 'Erick Avari, actor',
 'Sunkrish Bala, actor',
 'Firdous Bamji, actor',
 'Purva Bedi, actress',
 'Summer Bishil, actress',
 'Karan Brar, film and TV actor on Disney ("Diary of a Wimpy Kid")',
 'Samrat Chakrabarti, actor',
 'Melanie Chandra, actress',
 'Rory Cochrane, actor',
 'Sabu Dastagir, actor',
 'Sujata Day, actress',
 'Manish Dayal, actor',
 'Noureen DeWulf, actress',
 'Raja Fenske, actor',
 'Janina Gavankar, actress',
 'Namrata Singh Gujral, actress',
 'Sakina Jaffrey, actress',
 'Poorna Jagannathan, actress and producer',
 'Mindy Kaling, actress, writer, producer, comedian',
 'Ravi Kapoor, actor',
 'Rahul Kohli, actor',
 'Deep Katdare, actor',
 'Nivedita Kulkarni, actress',
 'Shishir Kurup, actor',
 'Nakul Dev Mahajan, Bollywood dancer and choreographer',
 'Tirlok Malik, actor',
 'Shelly Malil, film and TV actor',
 'Aasif Mandvi, actor',
 'Sunita Mani, actress',
 'Ajay Mehta, TV actor',
 'Ajay Naidu, actor',
 'Anjul Nigam, actor',
 'Maulik Pancholy, actor',
 'Devika Parikh, actress',
 'Kal Penn, actor',
 'Danny Pudi, actor',
 'Ritesh Rajan, actor',
 'Sendhil Ramamurthy, actor',
 'Dileep Rao, actor',
 'Navi Rawat, actress',
 'Sonal Shah, actress',
 'Sheetal Sheth, actress',
 'Tiya Sircar, actress',
 'Omi Vaidya, actor',
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 '=== Comedians ===',
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 'Aziz Ansari',
 'Aman Ali',
 'Arj Barker',
 'Jay Chandrasekhar',
 'Hari Kondabolu',
 'Adam Mamawala',
 'Russell Peters, born in Canada, now living in USA',
 'Rajiv Satyal',
 'Anish Shah',
 'Azhar Usman',
 'Hasan Minhaj',
 'Paul Varghese, appeared on Last Comic Standing',
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 '=== Culinary arts ===',
 'Vikas Khanna, Michelin starred celebrity chef, restaurateur, author, filmmaker, and TV host',
 'H. Jay Dinshah, founded the American Vegan Society',
 'Raghavan Iyer, chef, author, culinary educator',
 'Jehangir Mehta, celebrity chef, restaurateur, author',
 'Rajat Parr, sommelier',
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 '=== Fashion designers ===',
 'Naeem Khan',
 'Vashtie Kola',
 'Bibhu Mohapatra',
 'Christine Philip',
 'Rachel Roy',
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 '=== Models ===',
 "Anchal Joseph, contestant on Cycle 7 of America's Next Top Model",
 'Pooja Kumar, model',
 'Padma Lakshmi, model, Top Chef host',
 'Akshay Kapoor, model, actor',
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 '=== Media ===',
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 'Deepak Ananthapadmanabha, online journalist',
 'Erik Angra, documentary filmmaker',
 'Asha Blake, Emmy award-winning journalist; works for KTLA-TV in Los Angeles',
 'Sanjay Gupta, Journalist, medical correspondent, neurosurgeon',
 'Rajiv Chandrasekaran, assistant managing editor for continuous news, The Washington Post; author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City',
 'Syma Chowdhry, television host, reporter, and producer',
 'Priya David, correspondent for CBS News',
 "Dinesh D'Souza, political commentator, author and filmmaker. Former president of The King's College, New York",
 'Deepa Fernandes, host of the WBAI radio program Wakeup Call',
 'Deepti Hajela, journalist for the Associated Press',
 "Pico Iyer, author and journalist for Time magazine, Harper's Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, and The New York Review of Books",
 'Shibani Joshi, reporter for the Fox Business Network',
 'Sukanya Krishnan, news anchor for CW 11 Morning News on WPIX',
 'Mish Michaels, meteorologist for the WBZ-TV Weather Team',
 'Vinita Nair, anchor of World News Now and America This Morning on ABC',
 'Kevin Negandhi, sports anchor for ESPN SportsCenter',
 'Reena Ninan, Middle East correspondent for Fox News Channel',
 'Asra Nomani, journalist',
 'Uma Pemmaraju, senior news anchor for Fox News Channel',
 'Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor of the National Review magazine',
 'Ash-har Quraishi, correspondent, WTTW Chicago; former KCTV Chief Investigative Reporter; former CNN Islamabad Bureau Chief',
 'Gopal Raju, pioneer of Indian American ethnic media',
 'Aneesh Raman, first Indian-American Presidential speechwriter under President Barack Obama, former CNN Middle East correspondent',
 'Shihab Rattansi, CNN International anchor; news anchor for Al Jazeera English',
 'Simran Sethi, journalist',
 'Alpana Singh, television personality',
 'Hari Sreenivasan, correspondent for CBS News and the PBS NewsHour',
 'Sreenath Sreenivasan, Columbia University professor; WABC-TV technology reporter',
 'Ali Velshi, business news anchor for CNN',
 'Zain Verjee, CNN anchor',
 'Fareed Zakaria, columnist for Time magazine and host of Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN',
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 '=== Musicians ===',
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 'Sandeep Das, won the Grammy award for Best World Music Album, at the 59th Grammy Awards, 2017',
 'Sonika Vaid, Indian-American singer',
 'Bamboo Shoots, dance-rock band',
 'Mr. Capone-E, West Coast Rapper',
 'Jeff Bhasker, producer',
 'Sameer Bhattacharya, one of two guitarists in the Texas alternative rock band Flyleaf',
 'Das Racist, alternative hip hop group; two of the three members are Indian',
 'Anoop Desai, finalist on the eighth season of American Idol',
 'Falu, singer and songwriter',
 'Sameer Gadhia, lead vocalist in Young the Giant',
 'Ravi Hutheesing, singer-songwriter, guitarist',
 'Daya, singer',
 'Vijay Iyer, jazz musician and composer',
 'Sunny Jain, dhol player, drummer, and composer',
 'Norah Jones, singer, songwriter and actress; winner of multiple Grammy Awards',
 'Karsh Kale, Indian producer, composer and musician',
 'Tony Kanal, two-time Grammy Award winner, bass player for No Doubt',
 'Savan Kotecha, songwriter',
 'KSHMR, electronic musician, record producer',
 'Arun Luthra, jazz musician',
 'Sanjaya Malakar, finalist on the sixth season of American Idol',
 'Mathai, finalist on season 2 of The Voice',
 'Zarin Mehta, executive director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra',
 'Zubin Mehta, former conductor, New York Philharmonic Orchestra; receiver of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame',
 'Sanjay Mishra, guitarist and composer',
 'Vasant Rai, performer of Indian music',
 'Paul Sabu, producer',
 'Shaheen Sheik, songwriter',
 'Bikram Singh, singer',
 'Ambi Subramaniam, violinist and composer',
 'Bindu Subramaniam, singer-songwriter',
 'Kim Thayil, named among 100th greatest guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone',
 'Zoya, a California-based singer and guitarist',
 'Nav (rapper), a Canada-based rapper and producer',
 'Sanjay Patel An animator and director and also illustrator of Pixar',
 'Shirish Korde, Composer',
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 '== Business and industry ==',
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 '=== Business executives ===',
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 'Prith Banerjee, Managing Director of Global Technology R&D at Accenture',
 'Ajay Banga, President and CEO of MasterCard',
 'Anu Aiyengar, Managing director of North American mergers and acquisitions of JPMorgan Chase & Co',
 'Francis deSouza, CEO of Illumina',
 'Rono Dutta, former President of United Airlines; Chairman of Air Sahara',
 'Asim Ghosh, President and Chief Executive Officer at Husky Energy',
 'Rajiv Gupta, CEO of SkyHigh Networks, former General Manager of Hewlett Packard',
 'Ajit Jain, President of Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group',
 'Anshu Jain, former co-CEO of Deutsche Bank',
 'Sanjay Jha, CEO of Global Foundries and former CEO of Motorola Mobile Devices',
 'Thomas Kurian, President of Product Development at Oracle Corporation',
 'Victor Menezes, Chairman of Clearing House Association; former Chairman and CEO of Citibank',
 'Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft',
 'Ranji H. Nagaswami, Chief Investment Officer for AllianceBernstein Fund Investors',
 'Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe Systems',
 'Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo',
 'Amit Munjal, founder and CEO of Doctor Insta and Former CFO of Citi Holdings',
 'Dinesh Paliwal, Chairman and CEO of Harman International',
 'Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google Inc.',
 'Arati Prabhakar, Director of DARPA',
 'Prakash Puram, President and CEO of iXmatch',
 'Abbas Sadriwala, Chairman and CEO of the Fort Lauderdale-based Wireless Logix Group',
 'Rajeev Suri, CEO of Nokia',
 'Sonny Mehta, Chairman/Editor in chief of Alfred A. Knopf',
 'Abhi Talwalkar, President and CEO of LSI Corporation',
 'Padmasree Warrior, CEO of NIO (car company)',
 'Sandeep Tyagi, Chairman/Managing Director of Estee Advisors',
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 '=== Former business executives ===',
 'Nikesh Arora, former Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer of Google; former COO and President of SoftBank',
 'Samir Arora, former CEO of Mode Media',
 'Ramani Ayer, former Chairman and CEO of The Hartford Financial Services Group',
 'Rakesh Gangwal, former CEO and Chairman of US Airways Group',
 'Rajat Gupta, former Managing Director of McKinsey & Company',
 'Umang Gupta, former CEO of Keynote Systems, Inc.',
 'Vyomesh Joshi, former Executive Vice President of Imaging and Printing Group, Hewlett-Packard Company',
 'Anil Kumar, former Senior Partner and Chairman, Asia Center of McKinsey & Company',
 'Sanjay Kumar, former CEO of Computer Associates International',
 'Bobby Mehta, former CEO and Vice Chairman of HSBC North America and former CEO of Transunion Company',
 'Lakshmi Narayanan, Vice Chairman and former CEO of Cognizant Corporation',
 'Vikram Pandit, former CEO of Citigroup',
 'Vivek Ranadivé, former CEO of TIBCO Software',
 'Kanwal Rekhi, former EVP and CTO of Novell',
 'Arun Sarin, former president of Vodafone Group plc',
 "Deven Sharma, former president of Standard & Poor's",
 'Jay Sidhu, former Chairman and CEO of Sovereign Bancorp',
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 '=== Businesspersons and entrepreneurs ===',
 'Pradeep Sindhu, founder and CTO of Juniper Networks',
 'Manoj Bhargava, founder and CEO of Innovations Ventures LLC; the company is known for producing the 5-hour Energy drink',
 'Aneel Bhusri, co-founder and CEO of Workday, Inc.; partner at Greylock Partners; member of the board of directors of Intel',
 'Amar Bose, founder and chairman of Bose Corporation',
 'Bharat Desai, co-founder and chairman of Syntel',
 'Sant Singh Chatwal, owner of the Bombay Palace chain of restaurants and Hampshire Hotels & Resorts',
 'John Kapoor, founder and executive chairman of Insys Therapeutics',
 'Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures; co-founder of SUN Microsystems',
 'Ram Shriram, venture fund capitalist and one of the first investors in Google',
 'Romesh Wadhwani, founder, chairman and CEO of Symphony Technology Group',
 'Somen Banerjee, co-founder of Chippendales',
 'Ajit Gupta, founder and CEO of Speedera Networks, Aryaka Networks',
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 '== Literature ==',
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 'Agha Shahid Ali, poet',
 "Shauna Singh Baldwin, novelist, winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize",
 'Ravi Batra, bestselling author and economist',
 'Susham Bedi, author',
 'Anita Desai, novelist; shortlisted for the Booker prize three times; mother of Kiran Desai',
 'Kiran Desai, winner of the 2006 Man Booker Prize',
 'Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla, author',
 'Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, author',
 'Anu Garg, author, speaker, and computer engineer',
 'Amitav Ghosh, Indo-nostalgic writer and winner of Prix Médicis étranger',
 'Usha Haley, author',
 'Rajiv Joseph, playwright',
 'S. T. Joshi, literary critic',
 'Siddharth Katragadda, author, filmmaker, artist',
 'Parag Khanna, author',
 'Jhumpa Lahiri, Pulitzer Prize-winning author',
 'Davan Maharaj, journalist and former editor-in-chief and publisher of the Los Angeles Times',
 'Tulika Mehrotra, author, journalist',
 'Dhan Gopal Mukerji, first successful Indian man of letters in the US; winner of the Newbery Medal, 1928',
 'Bharati Mukherjee, author, professor',
 'Siddhartha Mukherjee, physician, scientist and writer, 2011 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction',
 'Aimee Nezhukumatathil, poet',
 'Indira Viswanathan Peterson, literary critic',
 'Janaki Ram, author',
 'Rishi Reddi, author',
 'Saumitra Saxena, Hindi poet, Bharatiya Jnanpith Navlekhana Award winner',
 'Vijay Seshadri, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and essayist',
 "Vikram Seth, poet, novelist, travel writer, librettist, children's writer, biographer and memoirist",
 'Ravi Shankar, poet',
 'Indu Sundaresan, author',
 'Thrity Umrigar, author of Bombay Time',
 'Abraham Verghese, doctor and author; wrote In My Own Country and My Tennis Partner',
 'Kaavya Viswanathan, novelist',
 'Ramya Ramana, poet',
 'Roshani Chokshi novelist',
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 '== Military ==',
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 'Joe Roche, Iraq war veteran and conservative political commentator',
 'Uday Singh Taunque, first Indian American to die in Operation Iraqi Freedom; posthumously awarded Bronze Star and Purple Heart gallantry awards',
 'Sunita Williams, astronaut and former Navy officer',
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 '',
 '== Politics ==',
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 '=== Elected officials ===',
 '',
 'John Abraham, former mayor of Teaneck, New Jersey (Republican)',
 'Saqib Ali, former member of the Maryland House of Delegates (Democratic)',
 'Harvinder "Harry" Anand, mayor of Laurel Hollow, New York (Republican)',
 'Sam Arora, member of the Maryland House of Delegates (Democratic)',
 'Kumar P. Barve, member of the Maryland House of Delegates (majority leader) (Democratic)',
 "Ravinder Bhalla – mayor, Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey (Democratic), the first turban-wearing Sikh American mayor in the United States to be elected by a municipality's residents, in November 2017",
 'Satveer Chaudhary, former Minnesota State Senator (Democratic)',
 'Upendra J. Chivukula, member of the New Jersey General Assembly (Democratic)',
 'Swati Dandekar, Iowa State Senator (Democratic)',
 'Mervyn M. Dymally, 41st Lieutenant Governor of California (1975–1979); member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1981–1993) (Democratic)',
 'Kashmir Gill, mayor of Yuba City, California (Republican)',
 'Jay Goyal, member of the Ohio State Representative (Democratic)',
 'Raj Goyle, member of the Kansas State Representative (Democratic)',
 'Faz Husain, first native of India to win elected office in Michigan (Democratic)',
 'Bobby Jindal, former Governor of Louisiana; Vice Chairman of the Republican Governors Association (Republican)',
 'Nimi McConigley, former member of the Wyoming State Legislature (Republican)',
 'Aruna Miller, member of the Maryland House of Delegates (Democratic)',
 'Kshama Sawant, member of the Seattle City Council.',
 'Harry Sidhu, city councilman of Anaheim, California (Republican)',
 'Balvir Singh, first Indian American member, Board of Chosen Freeholders, Burlington County, New Jersey, first Sikh American to win a countywide election in New Jersey, in November 2017 (Democratic)',
 'Bala K. Srinivas, former mayor of Hollywood Park, Texas (Republican)',
 'Jenifer Rajkumar, Lower Manhattan district leader and candidate for the New York State Assembly (Democratic)',
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 '=== Federal elected officials ===',
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 'Kamala Harris, former and 32nd Attorney General of California, current U.S. Senator from California',
 "Ami Bera, U.S. Representative for California's 7th congressional district",
 "Raja Krishnamoorthi, U.S. Representative-elect for Illinois's 8th congressional district",
 "Ro Khanna, U.S. Representative-elect for California's 17th congressional district",
 "Pramila Jayapal, U.S. Representative-elect for Washington's 7th congressional district",
 'Dalip Singh Saund, first Asian and Indian American member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California',
 '',
 '',
 '=== Civil servants ===',
 '',
 'Arif Alikhan, former Assistant Secretary for Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; former Deputy Mayor for Homeland Security and Public Safety for the City of Los Angeles; former senior adviser to Attorneys General John Ashcroft and Alberto Gonzales',
 'Preeta D. Bansal, member and past chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom; former Solicitor General of New York',
 'Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York',
 'Cathy Bissoon, judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania',
 'Nisha Desai Biswal, current Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs',
 'Joy Cherian, first Asian head of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission',
 'Aneesh Chopra, Federal Chief Technology Officer of the US',
 'Har Dayal, founder of the Ghadar Party',
 'Sabrina De Sousa, ex-CIA officer; is suing the US government for diplomatic immunity',
 'Gurbir Grewal, Bergen County, New Jersey prosecutor, first Sikh American county prosecutor in the U.S.,',
 'Nikki Haley, current U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and former Governor of South Carolina',
 'Rashad Hussain, U.S. Special Envoy to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation',
 'Neel Kashkari, former interim Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability in the United States Department of the Treasury',
 'Neal Katyal, Solicitor General of the United States',
 'Atul Keshap, Ambassador of the United States to Sri Lanka and Maldives',
 'Gopal Khanna, Chief Information Officer of Minnesota',
 'Narayana Kocherlakota, President of Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis',
 'Kris Kolluri, New Jersey Commissioner of Transportation',
 'Vivek Kundra, Federal Chief Information Officer of the US',
 "Arun Majumdar, Director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy",
 'Raj Mukherji, Deputy Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey; candidate for the New Jersey State Legislature',
 'Shekar Narasimhan, co-chair of the Democratic National Committee Indo-American Council',
 'Ajit Pai, serving as Chairman at the Federal Communications Commission',
 'Farah Pandith, Special Representative to Muslim Communities for the United States Department of State',
 'Rachel Paulose, former United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota',
 'Anant Raut, counsel to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee',
 'Rajiv Shah, former Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics; current Administrator of USAID',
 'Sonal Shah, member of the Obama-Biden Transition Project advisory board',
 'Islam A. Siddiqui, Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative',
 'Sabita Singh, first judge of Indian descent in Massachusetts history',
 'Subra Suresh, Director of National Science Foundation',
 'Vinai Thummalapally, served as U.S. Ambassador to Belize',
 'Richard Verma, Assistant Secretary for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, at the Department of State',
 'Surya Yalamanchili, 2010 US Congressional candidate',
 '',
 '',
 '=== Federal judges ===',
 'Vince Girdhari Chhabria, judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California ',
 'Manish S. Shah, judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ',
 'Srikanth Srinivasan, judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit',
 'Indira Talwani, judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts ',
 'Amul Thapar, judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ',
 '',
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 '== Religion ==',
 'Chitrabhanu, Jain, founded the Jain Meditation International Center in Manhattan, New York City',
 'Padmanabh Jaini, scholar of Jainism',
 'Sushil Kumarji, Jain Acharya',
 'Eboo Patel, member of New Faith Advisory Council',
 'Anantanand Rambachan, Hindu scholar, author, and Professor of Religion at St. Olaf College',
 'Prem Rawat, also known as Guru Maharaji Ji, head of the Divine Light Mission and later organizations',
 'Muzammil Siddiqi, Ph.D., Chairman, Fiqh Council of North America',
 'Ravi Zacharias, Christian evangelist and apologist',
 '',
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 '== Science and technology ==',
 '',
 'Kuzhikalail M. Abraham, pioneer in lithium and lithium ion battery technologies, Professor, Northeastern university, Boston, Massachusetts and President, E-KEM Sciences, Needham, Massachusetts',
 'Ramesh K. Agarwal, aviation pioneer; William Palm Professor of Engineering at Washington University',
 'Thomas Anantharaman, computer statistician specializing in Bayesian inference',
 'Satya N. Atluri, aerospace and mechanics',
 'VA Shiva Ayyadurai, inventor, scientist, former guest lecturer at MIT',
 'Siva S. Banda, aerospace engineer and researcher, recipient of a Silver Medal from the Royal Aeronautical Society, a Presidential Rank Award, and elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering',
 'Krishna Bharat, Principal Scientist at Google; created Google News',
 'Sabeer Bhatia, co-founder of Hotmail',
 'Ajay Bhatt, co-inventor of the USB; Chief Client Platform Architect at Intel',
 'Sharmila Bhattacharya, head of the Biomodel Performance and Behavior laboratory at NASA Ames Research Center',
 'Mani Lal Bhaumik, contributor to excimer laser technology',
 'Swapan Chattopadhyay, particle accelerator physicist',
 'Kalpana Chawla, NASA space shuttle astronaut, who died in space shuttle blast',
 'Dhairya Dand, inventor and artist',
 'Anil Dash, blogger and technologist',
 'Vinod Dham, designed the Intel Pentium Chip Processor; the "father of the Pentium Chip"',
 'Rajiv Dutta, technology manager',
 "Amitabha Ghosh, the only Asian on NASA's Mars Pathfinder mission",
 'Anirvan Ghosh, neuroscientist',
 'Noshir Gowadia, design engineer',
 'Amit Goyal, scientist and inventor',
 'Vic Gundotra, former Senior Vice President, Engineering for Google',
 'Subrah Iyar, co-founder and CEO of Webex Communications',
 'Subhash Kak, head of the Computer Science department at Oklahoma State University',
 'Narinder Singh Kapany, engineer, the "father of fiber optics"',
 'Arjun Makhijani, electrical and nuclear engineer; President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research',
 'Om Malik, technology journalist and blogger',
 'Pranav Mistry, Sixth Sense Project',
 'Samir Mitragotri, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering at University of California, Santa Barbara',
 'Vamsi Mootha, physician-scientist and computational biologist',
 'Rajeev Motwani, professor, angel investor',
 'Siddhartha Mukherjee, scientist, physician, winner of Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction',
 'Pran Nath, theoretical physicist at Northeastern University',
 'Arun Netravali, scientist; former President of Bell Labs; former CTO of Lucent; pioneer of digital technology, including HDTV and MPEG4',
 'Ajit V. Pai, Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC)',
 'Bedabrata Pain, co-inventor of the active pixel sensor',
 'Vijay Raghunath Pandharipande, physicist',
 'Deepak Pandya, neuroanatomist',
 'C. Kumar N. Patel, developed the carbon dioxide laser, used as a cutting tool in surgery and industry',
 'Jogesh Pati, theoretical physicist at the University of Maryland, College Park',
 'DJ Patil, Chief Data Scientist of the United States Office of Science and Technology Policy',
 'Arvind Rajaraman, theoretical physicist and string theorist',
 'Ramesh Raskar, Femto-camera inventor, MIT Professor',
 'Vineeta Rastogi, public health worker',
 'Raj Reddy, founder of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University; winner of the Turing Award',
 'V. Mohan Reddy, paediatric cardiothoracic surgeon at Stanford',
 'Krishan Sabnani, engineer and Senior Vice President of the Networking Research Laboratory at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs in New Jersey',
 'Avtar Saini, co-led the development of the Pentium processor Intel; holds seven patents related to microprocessor design',
 'Ruchi Sanghvi, first female engineer of Facebook; former VP of Operations, Dropbox',
 'Mahadev Satyanarayanan, computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University; pioneer of research in mobile and pervasive computing',
 'Khem Shahani, microbiologist who conducted pioneer research on probiotics; discovered the DDS-1 strain of Lactobacillus acidophilus',
 'Amit Singhal, Google Fellow, the designation the company reserves for its elite master engineers in the area of "ranking algorithm"',
 "Rangaswamy Srinivasan, member of the Inventors' Hall of Fame for pioneering work on excimer laser surgery",
 'George Sudarshan, physicist, author; first to propose the existence of the tachyon',
 'Ajit Varki, physician-scientist',
 'Mathukumalli Vidyasagar, control theorist',
 'Sunita Williams, NASA astronaut',
 'Thomas Zacharia, computational scientist',
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 '=== Medicine ===',
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 "Balamurali Ambati, world's youngest doctor, at age 17",
 'Paul Antony, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)',
 'Sangeeta Bhatia, Harvard-MIT doctor and scientist; engineer of artificial liver cells',
 'Deepak Chopra, alternative medicine advocate, author and public speaker',
 'Atul Gawande, general and endocrine surgeon, professor, medical author, and National Book Award finalist',
 'Anita Goel, Harvard-MIT physicist, physician; expert in nanobiophysics and nanotechnology; Chairman and CEO of Nanobiosym; inventor of Gene-RADAR technology',
 'Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon; CNN chief medical correspondent; declined offer by President Barack Obama to be nominated U.S. Surgeon General',
 'Joia Mukherjee, Associate Professor with the Division of Global Health Equity at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School',
 'Vivek Murthy, 19th and former Surgeon General of the United States; former Vice Admiral of U.S. Public Health Corps',
 'Amit Patel, cardiovascular surgeon and stem cell researcher; first person to inject stem cells directly into the heart',
 'E. Premkumar Reddy, oncologist; Director of Fels institute of cancer research and molecular biology at Temple University',
 'Harvinder Sahota, cardiologist; inventor of the FDA-approved perfusion balloon angioplasty; holds patents of 24 other medical inventions',
 'Ashutosh Tewari, Professor of Urology at New York Presbyterian Hospital; prostate cancer surgeon',
 'Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic physician, professor and director of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico.t',
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 '== Sports ==',
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 'Prakash Amritraj, tennis player (born in the US)',
 'Stephen Amritraj, tennis player',
 'Sanjay Beach, former NFL wide receiver; played for the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers',
 'Mohini Bhardwaj, second Indian American Olympic medalist, 2004 Summer Olympics silver medalist in gymnastics',
 'Vinay Bhat, chess grandmaster',
 'Raj Bhavsar, third Indian American Olympic medalist, 2008 Summer Olympics bronze medalist in the team gymnastics competition',
 'Brandon Chillar, NFL player, linebacker for the Green Bay Packers (father of Indian descent)',
 'Jignesh Desai, cricketer',
 'Sonjay Dutt, TNA pro wrestler',
 'The Great Khali, WWE pro wrestler',
 'Alexi Grewal, first Indian American to win an Olympic medal, gold medalist in 1984 Summer Olympics in cycling',
 'Sunil Gulati, in charge of the United States Soccer Federation',
 'Amjad Khan, cricketer',
 'Ibrahim Khaleel, cricketer',
 'Noshtush Kenjige, cricketer',
 'Thirunavukkarasu Kumaran, cricketer',
 'Anil Lashkari, cricketer',
 'Sanjay Lal, wide receivers coach for the Buffalo Bills',
 'Manny Malhotra, NHL hockey player',
 'Aditya Mishra, cricketer',
 'Sushil Nadkarni, American cricketer',
 'Ami Parekh, figure skater',
 'Japen Patel, cricketer',
 'Mrunal Patel, cricketer',
 'Sagar Patel, cricketer',
 'Timil Patel, cricketer',
 'Laxmi Poruri, tennis player',
 'Abhimanyu Rajp, cricketer',
 'Rajeev Ram, tennis player',
 'Sunitha Rao, tennis player',
 'Srini Santhanam, cricketer',
 'Jessy Singh, cricketer',
 'Shikha Uberoi, tennis player',
 'Shiva Vashishat, cricketer',
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 '== Yoga ==',
 'Bikram Choudhury, yoga guru',
 'Dipa Ma, yoga teacher',
 'Harbhajan Singh Yogi, introduced Kundalini Yoga and Sikhism to the US',
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 '== Pornographic actresses ==',
 'Sunny Leone',
 'Priya Anjali Rai',
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 '== See also ==',
 'Non-resident Indian and Person of Indian Origin',
 'India–United States relations',
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 '== References ==']

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['Har Gobind Khorana, Nobel Prize in Medicine, 1968',
 'Subramanyan Chandrasekhar, Nobel Prize for Physics, 1983',
 'Amartya Sen, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998; Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University',
 'Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2009; current President of the Royal Society (as of November 2015)',
 'Rakesh Khurana, Dean of Harvard College',
 'Jamshed Bharucha, President Emeritus of Cooper Union, previously Dean of Arts & Sciences at Dartmouth College and Provost at Tufts University',
 'Vijay K. Dhir, Dean of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science',
 "Dinesh D'Souza, Former president of The King's College, New York",
 'Anjli Jain, Executive Director of CampusEAI Consortium',
 'Dipak C. Jain, Dean of INSEAD and former Dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University',
 'Vistasp Karbhari, President of the University of Texas at Arlington',
 'Pramod Khargonekar, control theorist; Dean and Eckis Professor, College of Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville; Vice Chancellor of Research, University of California, Irvine',
 'Renu Khator, Chancellor of the University of Houston System and President of the University of Houston',
 'Pradeep Khosla, Chancellor of the University of California, San Diego',
 'Vijay Kumar, Associate Dean of School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania',
 'Geeta Menon, Dean of the Undergraduate College at New York University Stern School of Business',
 'Nitin Nohria, Dean of Harvard Business School',
 'Sethuraman Panchanathan, Executive Vice President and Chief Research and Innovation Officer at Arizona State University',
 'Michael Rao, President of Virginia Commonwealth University',
 'Beheruz Sethna, President of the University of West Georgia',
 "Paul Shrivastava, Distinguished Professor and Director, David O'Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, Concordia University",
 'Molly Easo Smith, President of Manhattanville College',
 'Kumble R. Subbaswamy, Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst',
 'Subra Suresh, President of Carnegie Mellon University',
 'Satish K. Tripathi, President of University at Buffalo',
 'Sundaraja Sitharama Iyengar, Ryder Professor of Computer Science and Director of the School of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University, Miami',
 'S. Shankar Sastry, Dean of the UC Berkeley College of Engineering',
 "Shreeram Shankar Abhyankar, mathematician, singularity theory and Abhyankar's conjecture of finite group theory",
 'Raghu Raj Bahadur, statistician',
 'Manjul Bhargava, professor of mathematics at Princeton University and winner of Fields Medal, 2014',
 'Raj Chandra Bose, mathematician',
 'Sarvadaman Chowla, mathematician specializing in number theory',
 'Harish-Chandra, mathematician',
 'Narendra Karmarkar, mathematician, inventor of Karmarkar algorithm',
 'Chandrashekhar Khare, professor of mathematics at the University of California Los Angeles',
 'G. S. Maddala, mathematician and economist best known for work in the field of econometrics',
 'Anil Nerode, mathematician, proved the Myhill-Nerode Theorem',
 'K. C. Sreedharan Pillai, mathematician',
 'Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao, professor at Penn State University and research professor at the University at Buffalo',
 'S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan, NYU mathematician who specialised in probability; winner of the Abel Prize and Steele Prize',
 'Akshay Venkatesh, mathematician',
 'DJ Patil, mathematician & Data scientist',
 'Abhijit Banerjee, Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at MIT',
 'Kaushik Basu, Chief Economist of the World Bank',
 'Jagdish Natwarlal Bhagwati, Professor of Economics at Columbia University',
 'Alok Bhargava, Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy',
 'V. V. Chari, Professor of Economics at the University of Minnesota',
 'Raj Chetty, Professor of Economics at Harvard University',
 'Avinash Kamalakar Dixit, Professor of Economics at Princeton University',
 'Gita Gopinath, Professor of Economics, Harvard University and Economic Adviser to the Chief Minister of Kerala',
 'Sendhil Mullainathan, Professor of Economics, Harvard University',
 'Arvind Panagariya, Professor of Economics at Columbia University',
 'Raghuram Rajan Professor University of Chicago and former Governor of Reserve Bank of India',
 'Debraj Ray, Silver Professor of Economics, New York University',
 'Ruchir Sharma, chief global strategist of asset management and emerging markets equity, Morgan Stanley Investment Management',
 'Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor Government of India and formerly an economist at the International Monetary Fund',
 'Anant Agarwal, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT',
 'Ashwin Ram, Head of artificial intelligence Amazon Alexa',
 'K. Mani Chandy, Professor of Computer Science at the California Institute of Technology',
 'Anil K. Jain (born 1946), Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of California, Davis',
 'Anil K. Jain (born 1948), Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University',
 'Bhubaneswar Mishra, Professor of Computer Science, Engineering & Mathematics at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University and visiting scholar at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.',
 'Raj Jain, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science',
 'Aravind Joshi, Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science at the University of Pennsylvania',
 'Thomas Kailath, Professor of Engineering at Stanford University',
 'Avinash Kak, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University',
 'Saraju Mohanty, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of North Texas',
 'Shwetak Patel, Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington',
 'Arogyaswami Paulraj, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University',
 'Krishna Saraswat, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University',
 'Ricky J. Sethi, Professor of Computer Science at Fitchburg State University; Director of Research at The Madsci Network',
 'Amit Sheth, computer scientist at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio',
 'Madhu Sudan, Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University',
 'Umesh Vazirani, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley',
 'Vijay Vazirani, Professor of Computer Science at Georgia Institute of Technology',
 'Nita Ahuja, Chief of Surgical oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, surgeon-scientist, first women ever to lead this department at Johns Hopkins Hospital.',
 'Kuzhikalail M. Abraham, professor at Northeastern University, electrochemistry; materials science; lithium, lithium ion, and lithium air batteries',
 'Pulickel M. Ajayan, Professor of Material Science at Rice University',
 'Salman Akhtar, professor at the Jefferson Medical College',
 'Muzaffar Alam, Professor in South Asian Languages & Civilizations at the University of Chicago',
 'Akhil Amar, Professor of Law at Yale Law School',
 'Vikram Amar, Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis School of Law',
 'Abhay Ashtekar, Professor of Physics at Pennsylvania State University',
 'Satya N. Atluri, Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at University of California, Irvine',
 'P.S. Ayyaswamy, Professor of Dynamical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania',
 'Mahzarin Banaji, professor at Harvard University, best known for exploring implicit racial and gender biases',
 'Homi K. Bhabha, professor at Harvard University',
 'Sugata Bose, Professor of History at Harvard University',
 'Ananda Mohan Chakrabarty, Professor of Microbiology at University of Illinois at Chicago',
 'Naresh Dalal, Dirac Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University',
 'Aswath Damodaran, Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University',
 'Ashok Das, Professor of Physics at the University of Rochester',
 'Ashok Gadgil, Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley',
 'Rajit Gadh, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at University of California, Los Angeles',
 'Swapan K. Gayen, Professor of Physics at the City University of New York',
 'Raj Mittra, an Electrical Engineering professor at Pennsylvania State University',
 'Anirvan Ghosh, professor at the University of California, San Diego',
 'Vijay Govindarajan, Coxe Distinguished Professor at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business and the Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School',
 'Kausalya Hart, scholar of Tamil language at UC Berkeley',
 'Narayan Hosmane, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Northern Illinois University',
 'Ravi Jagannathan, professor at the Kellogg School of Management',
 'Rakesh Jain, Professor of Tumor Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Harvard Medical School',
 'Jainendra K. Jain, Professor of Physics at Pennsylvania State University',
 'Piyare Jain, Professor Emeritus at University at Buffalo',
 'S. Lochlann Jain, associate professor in the Anthropology Department at Stanford University',
 'Sachin H. Jain, physician and health policy analyst at Harvard Medical School',
 'Nazir Jairazbhoy, Professor of folk and classical music of South Asia at University of California at Los Angeles',
 'M. A. Muqtedar Khan, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware',
 'Ravindra Khattree, professor of statistics at Oakland University',
 'Shrinivas Kulkarni, professor of astrophysics and planetary science at Caltech',
 "Jagadeesh Moodera, American physicist of Indian origin; senior research scientist at MIT's Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory",
 'Bharati Mukherjee, author, professor in the department of English at the University of California, Berkeley',
 'C. M. Naim, scholar of Urdu language and literature at the University of Chicago',
 'Jaishree Odin, Professor, postmodern literary theorist at the University of Hawaii',
 'C.K. Prahalad, Professor of Corporate Strategy at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business in the University of Michigan',
 'Vijay Prashad, Professor of International Studies at Trinity College',
 'Ishwar K. Puri, N. Waldo Harrison Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Tech',
 'Anantanand Rambachan, Professor of Religion at St. Olaf College, Minnesota, United States',
 'Vilayanur S. Ramachandran, behavioral neurologist and psychophysicist; Professor with the Psychology and Neurosciences University of California, San Diego',
 'K. R. Rao, professor at University of Texas at Arlington',
 'J. N. Reddy, Professor and holder of the Oscar S. Wyatt Endowed Chair in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University',
 'Subir Sachdev, Herchel Smith Professor of Physics at Harvard University; Dirac Medal and National Academy of Sciences',
 'Deepak Sarma, Professor of Religious Studies at Case Western Reserve University',
 'Jagdish Sheth, Professor of Marketing at Goizueta Business School of Emory University',
 'Jagdish Shukla, professor at George Mason University',
 'Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, professor at Columbia University',
 'Marti G. Subrahmanyam, Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University',
 'Sanjay Subrahmanyam, holder of Navin and Pratima Doshi Chair of Indian History and scholar at UCLA',
 'Mriganka Sur, Professor of Neuroscience at the MIT',
 'Medha Yodh, scholar of classical Indian dance at UCLA',
 'Thomas Abraham, Founder President of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) as well as the National Federation of Indian American Associations (NFIA)',
 'Maya Ajmera, founder of The Global Fund for Children and author of more than 20 books for children',
 'Bhairavi Desai, founding member of the Taxi Workers Alliance in New York',
 'Kartar Dhillon, Ghadar Party, labor, and civil rights activist',
 'Mallika Dutt, Executive Director of Breakthrough human rights organization',
 'Vijaya Lakshmi Emani (1958-2009), social activist',
 'Arun Manilal Gandhi, fifth grandson of Mohandas Gandhi',
 'Abraham George, philanthropist humanitarian, founder of The George Foundation (TGF)',
 'Gitanjali S. Gutierrez, lawyer who is defending Guantanamo prisoners',
 'Maya Harris, Executive Director of the ACLU of Northern California and sister of Kamala Harris',
 'Girindra Mukerji, leader of one of the first Indian-American student protests against colonialism in 1908',
 'Kavita Ramdas, President and CEO of Global Fund for Women',
 'Inder Singh, Chairman of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO)',
 'Bhagat Singh Thind, civil rights figure, lecturer, author',
 'Urvashi Vaid, gay rights activist',
 'Ashok Amritraj, Hollywood film producer',
 'Salma Arastu, artist',
 'San Banarje, independent filmmaker',
 'Rina Banerjee, artist',
 'Prashant Bhargava, director',
 'Jay Chandrasekhar, director, actor, comedian, and writer',
 'Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014',
 'Param Gill, director, screenwriter and producer',
 'Kovid Gupta, bestselling author and screenwriter',
 'Reef Karim, actor, director, writer, and producer',
 "Neeraj Khemlani, producer for CBS News' 60 Minutes",
 'Bharti Kirchner, writer',
 'Adam Bhala Lough, director, screenwriter',
 'Tirlok Malik, filmmaker and actor',
 'Benny Mathews, film and music video director',
 'Faris McReynolds, painter and musician',
 'Govindini Murty, co-founder of the Liberty film festival',
 'Mira Nair, director and producer',
 'Sunil Nayar, TV writer and producer; producer of CSI: Miami',
 'Yatin Patel, photographer and artist',
 'Mythili Prakash, Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer',
 'Asha Puthli, singer-songwriter, producer and actress',
 'Sarayu Rao, actor and director',
 'Harish Saluja, filmmaker',
 'Stephanie Sengupta, producer and writer',
 'Mehul Shah, actor, director, writer, and producer',
 'Adi Shankar, producer and actor',
 'Naren Shankar, TV writer, producer and director; an executive producer of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation',
 'M. Night Shyamalan, director, filmmaker',
 'Tarsem Singh, director',
 'Rohit Gupta, director, producer',
 'Manick Sorcar, animator, artist, and producer',
 'Babu Subramaniam, director',
 'Tina Sugandh, entertainer',
 "Julie Titus, model, contestant on America's Next Top Model",
 'Serena Varghese, voice actress',
 'Ben Kingsley, actor',
 'Ravi Patel, actor',
 'Dev Patel, actor',
 'Waris Ahluwalia, fashion designer',
 'Aziz Ansari, actor and comedian',
 'Gabrielle Anwar, actress',
 'Tanveer K. Atwal, actress',
 'Erick Avari, actor',
 'Sunkrish Bala, actor',
 'Firdous Bamji, actor',
 'Purva Bedi, actress',
 'Summer Bishil, actress',
 'Karan Brar, film and TV actor on Disney ("Diary of a Wimpy Kid")',
 'Samrat Chakrabarti, actor',
 'Melanie Chandra, actress',
 'Rory Cochrane, actor',
 'Sabu Dastagir, actor',
 'Sujata Day, actress',
 'Manish Dayal, actor',
 'Noureen DeWulf, actress',
 'Raja Fenske, actor',
 'Janina Gavankar, actress',
 'Namrata Singh Gujral, actress',
 'Sakina Jaffrey, actress',
 'Poorna Jagannathan, actress and producer',
 'Mindy Kaling, actress, writer, producer, comedian',
 'Ravi Kapoor, actor',
 'Rahul Kohli, actor',
 'Deep Katdare, actor',
 'Nivedita Kulkarni, actress',
 'Shishir Kurup, actor',
 'Nakul Dev Mahajan, Bollywood dancer and choreographer',
 'Tirlok Malik, actor',
 'Shelly Malil, film and TV actor',
 'Aasif Mandvi, actor',
 'Sunita Mani, actress',
 'Ajay Mehta, TV actor',
 'Ajay Naidu, actor',
 'Anjul Nigam, actor',
 'Maulik Pancholy, actor',
 'Devika Parikh, actress',
 'Kal Penn, actor',
 'Danny Pudi, actor',
 'Ritesh Rajan, actor',
 'Sendhil Ramamurthy, actor',
 'Dileep Rao, actor',
 'Navi Rawat, actress',
 'Sonal Shah, actress',
 'Sheetal Sheth, actress',
 'Tiya Sircar, actress',
 'Omi Vaidya, actor',
 'Aziz Ansari',
 'Aman Ali',
 'Arj Barker',
 'Jay Chandrasekhar',
 'Hari Kondabolu',
 'Adam Mamawala',
 'Russell Peters, born in Canada, now living in USA',
 'Rajiv Satyal',
 'Anish Shah',
 'Azhar Usman',
 'Hasan Minhaj',
 'Paul Varghese, appeared on Last Comic Standing',
 'Vikas Khanna, Michelin starred celebrity chef, restaurateur, author, filmmaker, and TV host',
 'H. Jay Dinshah, founded the American Vegan Society',
 'Raghavan Iyer, chef, author, culinary educator',
 'Jehangir Mehta, celebrity chef, restaurateur, author',
 'Rajat Parr, sommelier',
 'Naeem Khan',
 'Vashtie Kola',
 'Bibhu Mohapatra',
 'Christine Philip',
 'Rachel Roy',
 "Anchal Joseph, contestant on Cycle 7 of America's Next Top Model",
 'Pooja Kumar, model',
 'Padma Lakshmi, model, Top Chef host',
 'Akshay Kapoor, model, actor',
 'Deepak Ananthapadmanabha, online journalist',
 'Erik Angra, documentary filmmaker',
 'Asha Blake, Emmy award-winning journalist; works for KTLA-TV in Los Angeles',
 'Sanjay Gupta, Journalist, medical correspondent, neurosurgeon',
 'Rajiv Chandrasekaran, assistant managing editor for continuous news, The Washington Post; author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City',
 'Syma Chowdhry, television host, reporter, and producer',
 'Priya David, correspondent for CBS News',
 "Dinesh D'Souza, political commentator, author and filmmaker. Former president of The King's College, New York",
 'Deepa Fernandes, host of the WBAI radio program Wakeup Call',
 'Deepti Hajela, journalist for the Associated Press',
 "Pico Iyer, author and journalist for Time magazine, Harper's Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, and The New York Review of Books",
 'Shibani Joshi, reporter for the Fox Business Network',
 'Sukanya Krishnan, news anchor for CW 11 Morning News on WPIX',
 'Mish Michaels, meteorologist for the WBZ-TV Weather Team',
 'Vinita Nair, anchor of World News Now and America This Morning on ABC',
 'Kevin Negandhi, sports anchor for ESPN SportsCenter',
 'Reena Ninan, Middle East correspondent for Fox News Channel',
 'Asra Nomani, journalist',
 'Uma Pemmaraju, senior news anchor for Fox News Channel',
 'Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor of the National Review magazine',
 'Ash-har Quraishi, correspondent, WTTW Chicago; former KCTV Chief Investigative Reporter; former CNN Islamabad Bureau Chief',
 'Gopal Raju, pioneer of Indian American ethnic media',
 'Aneesh Raman, first Indian-American Presidential speechwriter under President Barack Obama, former CNN Middle East correspondent',
 'Shihab Rattansi, CNN International anchor; news anchor for Al Jazeera English',
 'Simran Sethi, journalist',
 'Alpana Singh, television personality',
 'Hari Sreenivasan, correspondent for CBS News and the PBS NewsHour',
 'Sreenath Sreenivasan, Columbia University professor; WABC-TV technology reporter',
 'Ali Velshi, business news anchor for CNN',
 'Zain Verjee, CNN anchor',
 'Fareed Zakaria, columnist for Time magazine and host of Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN',
 'Sandeep Das, won the Grammy award for Best World Music Album, at the 59th Grammy Awards, 2017',
 'Sonika Vaid, Indian-American singer',
 'Bamboo Shoots, dance-rock band',
 'Mr. Capone-E, West Coast Rapper',
 'Jeff Bhasker, producer',
 'Sameer Bhattacharya, one of two guitarists in the Texas alternative rock band Flyleaf',
 'Das Racist, alternative hip hop group; two of the three members are Indian',
 'Anoop Desai, finalist on the eighth season of American Idol',
 'Falu, singer and songwriter',
 'Sameer Gadhia, lead vocalist in Young the Giant',
 'Ravi Hutheesing, singer-songwriter, guitarist',
 'Daya, singer',
 'Vijay Iyer, jazz musician and composer',
 'Sunny Jain, dhol player, drummer, and composer',
 'Norah Jones, singer, songwriter and actress; winner of multiple Grammy Awards',
 'Karsh Kale, Indian producer, composer and musician',
 'Tony Kanal, two-time Grammy Award winner, bass player for No Doubt',
 'Savan Kotecha, songwriter',
 'KSHMR, electronic musician, record producer',
 'Arun Luthra, jazz musician',
 'Sanjaya Malakar, finalist on the sixth season of American Idol',
 'Mathai, finalist on season 2 of The Voice',
 'Zarin Mehta, executive director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra',
 'Zubin Mehta, former conductor, New York Philharmonic Orchestra; receiver of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame',
 'Sanjay Mishra, guitarist and composer',
 'Vasant Rai, performer of Indian music',
 'Paul Sabu, producer',
 'Shaheen Sheik, songwriter',
 'Bikram Singh, singer',
 'Ambi Subramaniam, violinist and composer',
 'Bindu Subramaniam, singer-songwriter',
 'Kim Thayil, named among 100th greatest guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone',
 'Zoya, a California-based singer and guitarist',
 'Nav (rapper), a Canada-based rapper and producer',
 'Sanjay Patel An animator and director and also illustrator of Pixar',
 'Shirish Korde, Composer',
 'Prith Banerjee, Managing Director of Global Technology R&D at Accenture',
 'Ajay Banga, President and CEO of MasterCard',
 'Anu Aiyengar, Managing director of North American mergers and acquisitions of JPMorgan Chase & Co',
 'Francis deSouza, CEO of Illumina',
 'Rono Dutta, former President of United Airlines; Chairman of Air Sahara',
 'Asim Ghosh, President and Chief Executive Officer at Husky Energy',
 'Rajiv Gupta, CEO of SkyHigh Networks, former General Manager of Hewlett Packard',
 'Ajit Jain, President of Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group',
 'Anshu Jain, former co-CEO of Deutsche Bank',
 'Sanjay Jha, CEO of Global Foundries and former CEO of Motorola Mobile Devices',
 'Thomas Kurian, President of Product Development at Oracle Corporation',
 'Victor Menezes, Chairman of Clearing House Association; former Chairman and CEO of Citibank',
 'Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft',
 'Ranji H. Nagaswami, Chief Investment Officer for AllianceBernstein Fund Investors',
 'Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe Systems',
 'Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo',
 'Amit Munjal, founder and CEO of Doctor Insta and Former CFO of Citi Holdings',
 'Dinesh Paliwal, Chairman and CEO of Harman International',
 'Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google Inc.',
 'Arati Prabhakar, Director of DARPA',
 'Prakash Puram, President and CEO of iXmatch',
 'Abbas Sadriwala, Chairman and CEO of the Fort Lauderdale-based Wireless Logix Group',
 'Rajeev Suri, CEO of Nokia',
 'Sonny Mehta, Chairman/Editor in chief of Alfred A. Knopf',
 'Abhi Talwalkar, President and CEO of LSI Corporation',
 'Padmasree Warrior, CEO of NIO (car company)',
 'Sandeep Tyagi, Chairman/Managing Director of Estee Advisors',
 'Nikesh Arora, former Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer of Google; former COO and President of SoftBank',
 'Samir Arora, former CEO of Mode Media',
 'Ramani Ayer, former Chairman and CEO of The Hartford Financial Services Group',
 'Rakesh Gangwal, former CEO and Chairman of US Airways Group',
 'Rajat Gupta, former Managing Director of McKinsey & Company',
 'Umang Gupta, former CEO of Keynote Systems, Inc.',
 'Vyomesh Joshi, former Executive Vice President of Imaging and Printing Group, Hewlett-Packard Company',
 'Anil Kumar, former Senior Partner and Chairman, Asia Center of McKinsey & Company',
 'Sanjay Kumar, former CEO of Computer Associates International',
 'Bobby Mehta, former CEO and Vice Chairman of HSBC North America and former CEO of Transunion Company',
 'Lakshmi Narayanan, Vice Chairman and former CEO of Cognizant Corporation',
 'Vikram Pandit, former CEO of Citigroup',
 'Vivek Ranadivé, former CEO of TIBCO Software',
 'Kanwal Rekhi, former EVP and CTO of Novell',
 'Arun Sarin, former president of Vodafone Group plc',
 "Deven Sharma, former president of Standard & Poor's",
 'Jay Sidhu, former Chairman and CEO of Sovereign Bancorp',
 'Pradeep Sindhu, founder and CTO of Juniper Networks',
 'Manoj Bhargava, founder and CEO of Innovations Ventures LLC; the company is known for producing the 5-hour Energy drink',
 'Aneel Bhusri, co-founder and CEO of Workday, Inc.; partner at Greylock Partners; member of the board of directors of Intel',
 'Amar Bose, founder and chairman of Bose Corporation',
 'Bharat Desai, co-founder and chairman of Syntel',
 'Sant Singh Chatwal, owner of the Bombay Palace chain of restaurants and Hampshire Hotels & Resorts',
 'John Kapoor, founder and executive chairman of Insys Therapeutics',
 'Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures; co-founder of SUN Microsystems',
 'Ram Shriram, venture fund capitalist and one of the first investors in Google',
 'Romesh Wadhwani, founder, chairman and CEO of Symphony Technology Group',
 'Somen Banerjee, co-founder of Chippendales',
 'Ajit Gupta, founder and CEO of Speedera Networks, Aryaka Networks',
 'Agha Shahid Ali, poet',
 "Shauna Singh Baldwin, novelist, winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize",
 'Ravi Batra, bestselling author and economist',
 'Susham Bedi, author',
 'Anita Desai, novelist; shortlisted for the Booker prize three times; mother of Kiran Desai',
 'Kiran Desai, winner of the 2006 Man Booker Prize',
 'Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla, author',
 'Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, author',
 'Anu Garg, author, speaker, and computer engineer',
 'Amitav Ghosh, Indo-nostalgic writer and winner of Prix Médicis étranger',
 'Usha Haley, author',
 'Rajiv Joseph, playwright',
 'S. T. Joshi, literary critic',
 'Siddharth Katragadda, author, filmmaker, artist',
 'Parag Khanna, author',
 'Jhumpa Lahiri, Pulitzer Prize-winning author',
 'Davan Maharaj, journalist and former editor-in-chief and publisher of the Los Angeles Times',
 'Tulika Mehrotra, author, journalist',
 'Dhan Gopal Mukerji, first successful Indian man of letters in the US; winner of the Newbery Medal, 1928',
 'Bharati Mukherjee, author, professor',
 'Siddhartha Mukherjee, physician, scientist and writer, 2011 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction',
 'Aimee Nezhukumatathil, poet',
 'Indira Viswanathan Peterson, literary critic',
 'Janaki Ram, author',
 'Rishi Reddi, author',
 'Saumitra Saxena, Hindi poet, Bharatiya Jnanpith Navlekhana Award winner',
 'Vijay Seshadri, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and essayist',
 "Vikram Seth, poet, novelist, travel writer, librettist, children's writer, biographer and memoirist",
 'Ravi Shankar, poet',
 'Indu Sundaresan, author',
 'Thrity Umrigar, author of Bombay Time',
 'Abraham Verghese, doctor and author; wrote In My Own Country and My Tennis Partner',
 'Kaavya Viswanathan, novelist',
 'Ramya Ramana, poet',
 'Roshani Chokshi novelist',
 'Joe Roche, Iraq war veteran and conservative political commentator',
 'Uday Singh Taunque, first Indian American to die in Operation Iraqi Freedom; posthumously awarded Bronze Star and Purple Heart gallantry awards',
 'Sunita Williams, astronaut and former Navy officer',
 'John Abraham, former mayor of Teaneck, New Jersey (Republican)',
 'Saqib Ali, former member of the Maryland House of Delegates (Democratic)',
 'Harvinder "Harry" Anand, mayor of Laurel Hollow, New York (Republican)',
 'Sam Arora, member of the Maryland House of Delegates (Democratic)',
 'Kumar P. Barve, member of the Maryland House of Delegates (majority leader) (Democratic)',
 "Ravinder Bhalla – mayor, Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey (Democratic), the first turban-wearing Sikh American mayor in the United States to be elected by a municipality's residents, in November 2017",
 'Satveer Chaudhary, former Minnesota State Senator (Democratic)',
 'Upendra J. Chivukula, member of the New Jersey General Assembly (Democratic)',
 'Swati Dandekar, Iowa State Senator (Democratic)',
 'Mervyn M. Dymally, 41st Lieutenant Governor of California (1975–1979); member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1981–1993) (Democratic)',
 'Kashmir Gill, mayor of Yuba City, California (Republican)',
 'Jay Goyal, member of the Ohio State Representative (Democratic)',
 'Raj Goyle, member of the Kansas State Representative (Democratic)',
 'Faz Husain, first native of India to win elected office in Michigan (Democratic)',
 'Bobby Jindal, former Governor of Louisiana; Vice Chairman of the Republican Governors Association (Republican)',
 'Nimi McConigley, former member of the Wyoming State Legislature (Republican)',
 'Aruna Miller, member of the Maryland House of Delegates (Democratic)',
 'Kshama Sawant, member of the Seattle City Council.',
 'Harry Sidhu, city councilman of Anaheim, California (Republican)',
 'Balvir Singh, first Indian American member, Board of Chosen Freeholders, Burlington County, New Jersey, first Sikh American to win a countywide election in New Jersey, in November 2017 (Democratic)',
 'Bala K. Srinivas, former mayor of Hollywood Park, Texas (Republican)',
 'Jenifer Rajkumar, Lower Manhattan district leader and candidate for the New York State Assembly (Democratic)',
 'Kamala Harris, former and 32nd Attorney General of California, current U.S. Senator from California',
 "Ami Bera, U.S. Representative for California's 7th congressional district",
 "Raja Krishnamoorthi, U.S. Representative-elect for Illinois's 8th congressional district",
 "Ro Khanna, U.S. Representative-elect for California's 17th congressional district",
 "Pramila Jayapal, U.S. Representative-elect for Washington's 7th congressional district",
 'Dalip Singh Saund, first Asian and Indian American member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California',
 'Arif Alikhan, former Assistant Secretary for Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; former Deputy Mayor for Homeland Security and Public Safety for the City of Los Angeles; former senior adviser to Attorneys General John Ashcroft and Alberto Gonzales',
 'Preeta D. Bansal, member and past chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom; former Solicitor General of New York',
 'Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York',
 'Cathy Bissoon, judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania',
 'Nisha Desai Biswal, current Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs',
 'Joy Cherian, first Asian head of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission',
 'Aneesh Chopra, Federal Chief Technology Officer of the US',
 'Har Dayal, founder of the Ghadar Party',
 'Sabrina De Sousa, ex-CIA officer; is suing the US government for diplomatic immunity',
 'Gurbir Grewal, Bergen County, New Jersey prosecutor, first Sikh American county prosecutor in the U.S.,',
 'Nikki Haley, current U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and former Governor of South Carolina',
 'Rashad Hussain, U.S. Special Envoy to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation',
 'Neel Kashkari, former interim Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability in the United States Department of the Treasury',
 'Neal Katyal, Solicitor General of the United States',
 'Atul Keshap, Ambassador of the United States to Sri Lanka and Maldives',
 'Gopal Khanna, Chief Information Officer of Minnesota',
 'Narayana Kocherlakota, President of Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis',
 'Kris Kolluri, New Jersey Commissioner of Transportation',
 'Vivek Kundra, Federal Chief Information Officer of the US',
 "Arun Majumdar, Director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy",
 'Raj Mukherji, Deputy Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey; candidate for the New Jersey State Legislature',
 'Shekar Narasimhan, co-chair of the Democratic National Committee Indo-American Council',
 'Ajit Pai, serving as Chairman at the Federal Communications Commission',
 'Farah Pandith, Special Representative to Muslim Communities for the United States Department of State',
 'Rachel Paulose, former United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota',
 'Anant Raut, counsel to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee',
 'Rajiv Shah, former Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics; current Administrator of USAID',
 'Sonal Shah, member of the Obama-Biden Transition Project advisory board',
 'Islam A. Siddiqui, Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative',
 'Sabita Singh, first judge of Indian descent in Massachusetts history',
 'Subra Suresh, Director of National Science Foundation',
 'Vinai Thummalapally, served as U.S. Ambassador to Belize',
 'Richard Verma, Assistant Secretary for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, at the Department of State',
 'Surya Yalamanchili, 2010 US Congressional candidate',
 'Vince Girdhari Chhabria, judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California ',
 'Manish S. Shah, judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ',
 'Srikanth Srinivasan, judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit',
 'Indira Talwani, judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts ',
 'Amul Thapar, judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ',
 'Chitrabhanu, Jain, founded the Jain Meditation International Center in Manhattan, New York City',
 'Padmanabh Jaini, scholar of Jainism',
 'Sushil Kumarji, Jain Acharya',
 'Eboo Patel, member of New Faith Advisory Council',
 'Anantanand Rambachan, Hindu scholar, author, and Professor of Religion at St. Olaf College',
 'Prem Rawat, also known as Guru Maharaji Ji, head of the Divine Light Mission and later organizations',
 'Muzammil Siddiqi, Ph.D., Chairman, Fiqh Council of North America',
 'Ravi Zacharias, Christian evangelist and apologist',
 'Kuzhikalail M. Abraham, pioneer in lithium and lithium ion battery technologies, Professor, Northeastern university, Boston, Massachusetts and President, E-KEM Sciences, Needham, Massachusetts',
 'Ramesh K. Agarwal, aviation pioneer; William Palm Professor of Engineering at Washington University',
 'Thomas Anantharaman, computer statistician specializing in Bayesian inference',
 'Satya N. Atluri, aerospace and mechanics',
 'VA Shiva Ayyadurai, inventor, scientist, former guest lecturer at MIT',
 'Siva S. Banda, aerospace engineer and researcher, recipient of a Silver Medal from the Royal Aeronautical Society, a Presidential Rank Award, and elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering',
 'Krishna Bharat, Principal Scientist at Google; created Google News',
 'Sabeer Bhatia, co-founder of Hotmail',
 'Ajay Bhatt, co-inventor of the USB; Chief Client Platform Architect at Intel',
 'Sharmila Bhattacharya, head of the Biomodel Performance and Behavior laboratory at NASA Ames Research Center',
 'Mani Lal Bhaumik, contributor to excimer laser technology',
 'Swapan Chattopadhyay, particle accelerator physicist',
 'Kalpana Chawla, NASA space shuttle astronaut, who died in space shuttle blast',
 'Dhairya Dand, inventor and artist',
 'Anil Dash, blogger and technologist',
 'Vinod Dham, designed the Intel Pentium Chip Processor; the "father of the Pentium Chip"',
 'Rajiv Dutta, technology manager',
 "Amitabha Ghosh, the only Asian on NASA's Mars Pathfinder mission",
 'Anirvan Ghosh, neuroscientist',
 'Noshir Gowadia, design engineer',
 'Amit Goyal, scientist and inventor',
 'Vic Gundotra, former Senior Vice President, Engineering for Google',
 'Subrah Iyar, co-founder and CEO of Webex Communications',
 'Subhash Kak, head of the Computer Science department at Oklahoma State University',
 'Narinder Singh Kapany, engineer, the "father of fiber optics"',
 'Arjun Makhijani, electrical and nuclear engineer; President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research',
 'Om Malik, technology journalist and blogger',
 'Pranav Mistry, Sixth Sense Project',
 'Samir Mitragotri, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering at University of California, Santa Barbara',
 'Vamsi Mootha, physician-scientist and computational biologist',
 'Rajeev Motwani, professor, angel investor',
 'Siddhartha Mukherjee, scientist, physician, winner of Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction',
 'Pran Nath, theoretical physicist at Northeastern University',
 'Arun Netravali, scientist; former President of Bell Labs; former CTO of Lucent; pioneer of digital technology, including HDTV and MPEG4',
 'Ajit V. Pai, Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC)',
 'Bedabrata Pain, co-inventor of the active pixel sensor',
 'Vijay Raghunath Pandharipande, physicist',
 'Deepak Pandya, neuroanatomist',
 'C. Kumar N. Patel, developed the carbon dioxide laser, used as a cutting tool in surgery and industry',
 'Jogesh Pati, theoretical physicist at the University of Maryland, College Park',
 'DJ Patil, Chief Data Scientist of the United States Office of Science and Technology Policy',
 'Arvind Rajaraman, theoretical physicist and string theorist',
 'Ramesh Raskar, Femto-camera inventor, MIT Professor',
 'Vineeta Rastogi, public health worker',
 'Raj Reddy, founder of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University; winner of the Turing Award',
 'V. Mohan Reddy, paediatric cardiothoracic surgeon at Stanford',
 'Krishan Sabnani, engineer and Senior Vice President of the Networking Research Laboratory at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs in New Jersey',
 'Avtar Saini, co-led the development of the Pentium processor Intel; holds seven patents related to microprocessor design',
 'Ruchi Sanghvi, first female engineer of Facebook; former VP of Operations, Dropbox',
 'Mahadev Satyanarayanan, computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University; pioneer of research in mobile and pervasive computing',
 'Khem Shahani, microbiologist who conducted pioneer research on probiotics; discovered the DDS-1 strain of Lactobacillus acidophilus',
 'Amit Singhal, Google Fellow, the designation the company reserves for its elite master engineers in the area of "ranking algorithm"',
 "Rangaswamy Srinivasan, member of the Inventors' Hall of Fame for pioneering work on excimer laser surgery",
 'George Sudarshan, physicist, author; first to propose the existence of the tachyon',
 'Ajit Varki, physician-scientist',
 'Mathukumalli Vidyasagar, control theorist',
 'Sunita Williams, NASA astronaut',
 'Thomas Zacharia, computational scientist',
 "Balamurali Ambati, world's youngest doctor, at age 17",
 'Paul Antony, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)',
 'Sangeeta Bhatia, Harvard-MIT doctor and scientist; engineer of artificial liver cells',
 'Deepak Chopra, alternative medicine advocate, author and public speaker',
 'Atul Gawande, general and endocrine surgeon, professor, medical author, and National Book Award finalist',
 'Anita Goel, Harvard-MIT physicist, physician; expert in nanobiophysics and nanotechnology; Chairman and CEO of Nanobiosym; inventor of Gene-RADAR technology',
 'Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon; CNN chief medical correspondent; declined offer by President Barack Obama to be nominated U.S. Surgeon General',
 'Joia Mukherjee, Associate Professor with the Division of Global Health Equity at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School',
 'Vivek Murthy, 19th and former Surgeon General of the United States; former Vice Admiral of U.S. Public Health Corps',
 'Amit Patel, cardiovascular surgeon and stem cell researcher; first person to inject stem cells directly into the heart',
 'E. Premkumar Reddy, oncologist; Director of Fels institute of cancer research and molecular biology at Temple University',
 'Harvinder Sahota, cardiologist; inventor of the FDA-approved perfusion balloon angioplasty; holds patents of 24 other medical inventions',
 'Ashutosh Tewari, Professor of Urology at New York Presbyterian Hospital; prostate cancer surgeon',
 'Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic physician, professor and director of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico.t',
 'Prakash Amritraj, tennis player (born in the US)',
 'Stephen Amritraj, tennis player',
 'Sanjay Beach, former NFL wide receiver; played for the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers',
 'Mohini Bhardwaj, second Indian American Olympic medalist, 2004 Summer Olympics silver medalist in gymnastics',
 'Vinay Bhat, chess grandmaster',
 'Raj Bhavsar, third Indian American Olympic medalist, 2008 Summer Olympics bronze medalist in the team gymnastics competition',
 'Brandon Chillar, NFL player, linebacker for the Green Bay Packers (father of Indian descent)',
 'Jignesh Desai, cricketer',
 'Sonjay Dutt, TNA pro wrestler',
 'The Great Khali, WWE pro wrestler',
 'Alexi Grewal, first Indian American to win an Olympic medal, gold medalist in 1984 Summer Olympics in cycling',
 'Sunil Gulati, in charge of the United States Soccer Federation',
 'Amjad Khan, cricketer',
 'Ibrahim Khaleel, cricketer',
 'Noshtush Kenjige, cricketer',
 'Thirunavukkarasu Kumaran, cricketer',
 'Anil Lashkari, cricketer',
 'Sanjay Lal, wide receivers coach for the Buffalo Bills',
 'Manny Malhotra, NHL hockey player',
 'Aditya Mishra, cricketer',
 'Sushil Nadkarni, American cricketer',
 'Ami Parekh, figure skater',
 'Japen Patel, cricketer',
 'Mrunal Patel, cricketer',
 'Sagar Patel, cricketer',
 'Timil Patel, cricketer',
 'Laxmi Poruri, tennis player',
 'Abhimanyu Rajp, cricketer',
 'Rajeev Ram, tennis player',
 'Sunitha Rao, tennis player',
 'Srini Santhanam, cricketer',
 'Jessy Singh, cricketer',
 'Shikha Uberoi, tennis player',
 'Shiva Vashishat, cricketer',
 'Bikram Choudhury, yoga guru',
 'Dipa Ma, yoga teacher',
 'Harbhajan Singh Yogi, introduced Kundalini Yoga and Sikhism to the US',
 'Sunny Leone',
 'Priya Anjali Rai',
 'Non-resident Indian and Person of Indian Origin',
 'India–United States relations']

In [43]:
dict_list=[]
for s in str_list3:
    parts = s.split(',')
    dict1 = {'name':parts[0],
            'info':parts[1] if len(parts)>1 else None}
    dict_list.append(dict1)

throw this into a dataframe


In [44]:
df = pd.DataFrame(dict_list, columns=['name','info'])
df.head()


Out[44]:
name info
0 Har Gobind Khorana Nobel Prize in Medicine
1 Subramanyan Chandrasekhar Nobel Prize for Physics
2 Amartya Sen Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in ...
3 Venkatraman Ramakrishnan Nobel Prize in Chemistry
4 Rakesh Khurana Dean of Harvard College

Save this to a CSV


In [47]:
df.to_csv('names.csv')

In [63]:
df.iloc[606]['info']==None


Out[63]:
True

In [69]:
df[df['info'].isnull()]


Out[69]:
name info
52 Raghuram Rajan Professor University of Chicago... None
232 Aziz Ansari None
233 Aman Ali None
234 Arj Barker None
235 Jay Chandrasekhar None
236 Hari Kondabolu None
237 Adam Mamawala None
239 Rajiv Satyal None
240 Anish Shah None
241 Azhar Usman None
242 Hasan Minhaj None
249 Naeem Khan None
250 Vashtie Kola None
251 Bibhu Mohapatra None
252 Christine Philip None
253 Rachel Roy None
323 Sanjay Patel An animator and director and also... None
415 Roshani Chokshi novelist None
603 Sunny Leone None
604 Priya Anjali Rai None
605 Non-resident Indian and Person of Indian Origin None
606 India–United States relations None

In [73]:
df.drop([605, 606], inplace=True)

In [74]:
df.shape


Out[74]:
(605, 2)

Time to get ethnicity


In [82]:
import requests
from urllib.request import quote
prism_url = 'http://www.name-prism.com/api_eth/json/'

In [89]:
query = 'Atma Bharathi Mani'
resp = requests.get(prism_url + quote(query))

In [95]:
pp = resp.json()['2PRACE']
round(pp*100, 2)


Out[95]:
0.23

In [96]:
resp.json()


Out[96]:
{'2PRACE': 0.0023401270293412603,
 'Hispanic': 0.006478390665164317,
 'API': 0.942312085963781,
 'Black': 0.0005973619951487627,
 'AIAN': 0.0003318037971566136,
 'White': 0.04794023054940803}

In [130]:
import time
for index, row in df.iterrows():
    resp = requests.get(prism_url + quote(row['name']))

    if resp.status_code == 200:
        # parse response
        eth_json = resp.json()
        
        # add columns
        df.at[index,'multi_race'] = round(eth_json['2PRACE']*100,2)
        df.at[index,'asian'] = round(eth_json['API']*100,2)
        df.at[index,'hispanic'] = round(eth_json['Hispanic']*100,2)
        df.at[index,'black'] = round(eth_json['Black']*100,2)
        df.at[index,'white'] = round(eth_json['White']*100,2)
        df.at[index,'native_american'] = round(eth_json['AIAN']*100,2)

        print('processed: ' + row['name'])
    time.sleep(1)


processed: Har Gobind Khorana
processed: Subramanyan Chandrasekhar
processed: Amartya Sen
processed: Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
processed: Rakesh Khurana
processed: Jamshed Bharucha
processed: Vijay K. Dhir
processed: Dinesh D'Souza
processed: Anjli Jain
processed: Dipak C. Jain
processed: Vistasp Karbhari
processed: Pramod Khargonekar
processed: Renu Khator
processed: Pradeep Khosla
processed: Vijay Kumar
processed: Geeta Menon
processed: Nitin Nohria
processed: Sethuraman Panchanathan
processed: Michael Rao
processed: Beheruz Sethna
processed: Paul Shrivastava
processed: Molly Easo Smith
processed: Kumble R. Subbaswamy
processed: Subra Suresh
processed: Satish K. Tripathi
processed: Sundaraja Sitharama Iyengar
processed: S. Shankar Sastry
processed: Shreeram Shankar Abhyankar
processed: Raghu Raj Bahadur
processed: Manjul Bhargava
processed: Raj Chandra Bose
processed: Sarvadaman Chowla
processed: Harish-Chandra
processed: Narendra Karmarkar
processed: Chandrashekhar Khare
processed: G. S. Maddala
processed: Anil Nerode
processed: K. C. Sreedharan Pillai
processed: Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao
processed: S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan
processed: Akshay Venkatesh
processed: DJ Patil
processed: Abhijit Banerjee
processed: Kaushik Basu
processed: Jagdish Natwarlal Bhagwati
processed: Alok Bhargava
processed: V. V. Chari
processed: Raj Chetty
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
JSONDecodeError                           Traceback (most recent call last)
<ipython-input-130-d792a066467f> in <module>()
      5     if resp.status_code == 200:
      6         # parse response
----> 7         eth_json = resp.json()
      8 
      9         # add columns

~/anaconda3/envs/pychakras/lib/python3.6/site-packages/requests/models.py in json(self, **kwargs)
    890                     # used.
    891                     pass
--> 892         return complexjson.loads(self.text, **kwargs)
    893 
    894     @property

~/anaconda3/envs/pychakras/lib/python3.6/json/__init__.py in loads(s, encoding, cls, object_hook, parse_float, parse_int, parse_constant, object_pairs_hook, **kw)
    352             parse_int is None and parse_float is None and
    353             parse_constant is None and object_pairs_hook is None and not kw):
--> 354         return _default_decoder.decode(s)
    355     if cls is None:
    356         cls = JSONDecoder

~/anaconda3/envs/pychakras/lib/python3.6/json/decoder.py in decode(self, s, _w)
    337 
    338         """
--> 339         obj, end = self.raw_decode(s, idx=_w(s, 0).end())
    340         end = _w(s, end).end()
    341         if end != len(s):

~/anaconda3/envs/pychakras/lib/python3.6/json/decoder.py in raw_decode(self, s, idx)
    355             obj, end = self.scan_once(s, idx)
    356         except StopIteration as err:
--> 357             raise JSONDecodeError("Expecting value", s, err.value) from None
    358         return obj, end

JSONDecodeError: Expecting value: line 1 column 1 (char 0)

In [134]:
resp.text


Out[134]:
'Exceed request limits. See page "API" to resolve.'

In [136]:
index


Out[136]:
48

In [137]:
df.to_csv('names.csv')

In [ ]: