As the first true industrial city in India, Jamshedpur has set benchmarks for many others that have come up thereafter. It has been conferred the ISO Certification for its civic and municipal services and rated as the second best city in the Country as per the survey conducted by ORG Marg Nielsen on quality of life index.
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With a rich legacy of culture, academics and sports, Jamshedpur has been the hometown for many famous personalities who have proved their mettle in their chosen field. The cosmopolitan and contemporary influence that the City has always fostered among its people has led to the emergence of a community that is learned, accomplished and advanced in more ways than one.

Academics

  • Abhinav Kumar, Ph.D. from Harvard University, currently assistant professor at MIT

 

Environment Conservation

  • Gerald Durrell, naturalist, conservationist, author and television presenter

  • Ajit Kumar Singh, Environmentalist

 

Films, Television and Stage

  • R. Madhavan, film actor

  • Priyanka Chopra, Miss India World 2000; Miss World 2000 and film actor

  • Tanushree Dutta Miss India Universe 2004, model and film actor

  • Simone Singh, Film and Television actor

  • Imtiaz Ali, Hindi film director

  • Prawal Raman, Hindi film director

  • Padma Shri Astad Deboo, dancer and choreographer

 

Media

  • Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj, media personality and philanthropist

 

Sports

  • Baichendri Pal, first Indian woman to climb Mt Everest

  • Saurabh Tiwary, Cricketer and Employee of Tata Steel

  • Deepika Kumari, Archer, CWG Gold Medallist

  • Jayant Talukdar, Archer

  • Satish Pillai, Athlete and Arjuna Awardee

  • Charles Borromeo, Athlete and Arjuna Awardee

  • Saurav Ganguly, Cricketer and Employee of Tata Steel

  • Ajit Agarkar, Cricketer and Employee of Tata Steel

  • Rahul Banerjee, Archer