Khatri's have been a dominant community in the field of Entertainment Industry, Politics, Defense, Sports, Literature, Journalism, Business and many other fields. Following are some of the Khatri's who have made there mark and has inspired numerous people across the globe.
Acharya Narendra DevaBorn In Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh, October 31, 1889, was a man of rare distinction--distinction in many fields--rare in spirit, rare in mind and intellect, rare in integrity of mind and otherwise. He was a socialist leader, a nationalist, and an educationist who believed that education as the primary means for bringing an economic, social, and political revolution in the country.
Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi has said: "Acharya Narnedra Dev was one of the greatest sons of India and the nation owes a great debt to him."
Raj KapoorRanbir Raj Kapoor (14 December 1924 – 2 June 1988), was born in an Hindu Khatri family to Prithviraj Kapoor and Ramsarni Devi Kapoor. He was the eldest of six children in the family & the grandson of Dewan Basheshwarnath Kapoor and great-grandson of Dewan Keshavmal Kapoor, part of the famous Kapoor family. He was known as "The Show Man" of Indian Cinema, was the winner of two National Film Awards and nine Filmfare Awards in India, and a two-time nominee for the Palme d'Or grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
Vikram SethVikram Seth born 20 June 1952, Leila (first women judge) & Prem Seth in Calcutta. Seth is an Indian poet, novelist, travel writer, librettist, children's writer, biographer and memoirist. He has written several novels and poetry books. He has received several awards including Padma Shri, Sahitya Akademi Award, Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, WH Smith Literary Award and Crossword Book Award. Seth's collections of poetry such as Mappings and Beastly Tales are notable contributions to the Indian English language poetry canon.
Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam (31 August 1919 – 31 October 2005) a prominent Punjabi Khatri, was a prominent poet, novelist, and essayist, and the leading 20th-century poet of the Punjabi language. With a career spanning over six decades, she produced over 100 books, of poetry, fiction, biographies, essays and an autobiography. She is most remembered for her poignant poem "Ajj aakhaan Waris Shah nu" and her novel Pinjar.
In 1956, she became the first woman to win the Sahitya Akademi Award, later she received the Bharatiya Jnanpith and Sahitya Akademi awards. The Padma Shri came her way in 1969 and finally, Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award, in 2004
Chef Sanjeev KapoorBorn in Haryana he spent most of his childhood in Delhi. Sanjeev started in the hospitality industry in 1984 with a Diploma in Hotel Management and is now a Super chef and entrepreneur. Kapoor stars in the TV show Khana Khazana, which is the longest running show of its kind in Asia. He has been awareded the honour of Best Executive Chef of India by H&FS and has been felicitated with The Mercury Gold Award at Geneva, Switzerland by IFCA.
Professor B N TandonBadri Nath Tandon an eminent doctor and a well known figure, received MBBS and MD degrees from KG Medical College, Lucknow and acquired Postdoctoral Training in 'gastroenterology' from Harward Medical School, Boston, Massachussetts, USA. He has worked in AIIMS as a faculty member, professor and a Dean. Professor Tandon was awarded: Padma Bhushan (1986), Sasakawa WHO Health Prize (1990), Jubilee Medal by the Presidium of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (1995) in addition to many more honours.