Famous Parsis, Influential, Celebrity Zoroastrians
Zoroastrians in Science Fiction
List of Zoroastrians
- Founder of Zoroastrianism. Ranked as the 93rd most influential person in world history on in Hart's book
Cyrus the Great
(580-529 BC) - founder of Persian Empire
Darius I of Persia
- king of Persia
Xerxes the Great
(519-465 BC) - king of Persia
- British rock star. Front man for the band Queen. (lapsed)
- World famous conductor. Currently with Israel Philharmonic. Has led the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Montreal Symphony.
- Writer; author and star of the movie
- a co-founder of modern India, alongside Gandhi and Nehru
- prominent Indian politician; husband of Indira Gandhi; might have become Prime Minister if he hadn't died suddenly in 1960
Soli J. Sorabjee
- India's attorney general
- Channel 4 editor and scriptwriter (Britain)
- MP for Finsbury 1892-95. Liberal. Britain's first Asian MP.
- MP for Bethnal Green 1895-1905. Tory. Britain's second Asian MP.
- MP for Battersea 1922-29. Socialist. Britain's 3rd Asian MP.
- Field Marshal
Homi Jehangir Bhabha
- physicist; founder of India's nuclear program
- one of the world's richest families with holdings in steel and manufactured products in India
Bharat Ratna J.R.D. Tata
- Indian industrialist. Founded Tata Airlines, India's first major airline. In 1991 he received the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award.
Adi Godrej and Godrej family
- "well known for manufacturing household items and healthcare products"
- world-class cricketer
- world champion yachtsman
- Swedish musician and philosopher
- famous Indian astrologer (lives in Washington D.C. area)
(1950-1998) - actress (best known as "Lieutenant Ilia", the bald Deltan woman in
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
- Bollywood Actor
- writer whose books include story of Parsi girl entranced by American culture in
An American Brat
Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji
- musician, composer
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