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Jamia Millia Islamia: These 11 notable personalities are ex-students of the varsity

Updated : 2019-12-18 11:50:00

The Citizenship Act has triggered violent protests across several parts of the country, with the national capital being one of the worst-hit after protestors set ablaze four public buses and two police vehicles as they clashed with the cops near Jamia Millia Islamia on Sunday. The police detained around 50 Jamia students alleging they were involved in the violence which left nearly 60 injured. While the students were released the next day after the varsity union denied their involvement, tension prevailed in the national capital. Even as the situation remains tense at Jamia, here’s a look at the notable alumni of the varsity:

Shah Rukh Khan: After finishing his graduation from Hansraj College in Delhi, Shah Rukh Khan joined Jamia Millia Islamia for a master's degree in Mass Communications. He, however, left the studies midway to pursue his acting career. (Reuters)
Shah Rukh Khan: After finishing his graduation from Hansraj College in Delhi, Shah Rukh Khan joined Jamia Millia Islamia for a master's degree in Mass Communications. He, however, left the studies midway to pursue his acting career. (Reuters)
Virender Sehwag: Cricketer Virendra Sehwag joined the college in 1997 and finished his BA in 2001.
Virender Sehwag: Cricketer Virendra Sehwag joined the college in 1997 and finished his BA in 2001. "In 12th I had passed English in compartmental and hence colleges in Delhi didn’t give me admission. It was then Jamia gave me admission," he had once said addressing an audience.
Barkha Dutt: Noted journalist Barkha Dutt received a Master's in Mass Communications from Jamia Millia Islamia Mass Communication Research Center.
Barkha Dutt: Noted journalist Barkha Dutt received a Master's in Mass Communications from Jamia Millia Islamia Mass Communication Research Center. "Whoever responsible for arson, stones, torching buses must be punished. So must be those who forced students into urinals & libraries with excess force. judicial inquiry needed," she tweeted on Monday. (Facebook)
Kiran Rao: Producer, director and screenwriter by profession, Kiran Rao did her Master's from AJK Mass Communication Research Center at Jamia Millia Islamia. Rao, who is the wife of Bollywood star Aamir Khan, in 2016, co-founded Paani Foundation, an NGO, that aims to fight drought in Maharashtra. (PTI)
Kiran Rao: Producer, director and screenwriter by profession, Kiran Rao did her Master's from AJK Mass Communication Research Center at Jamia Millia Islamia. Rao, who is the wife of Bollywood star Aamir Khan, in 2016, co-founded Paani Foundation, an NGO, that aims to fight drought in Maharashtra. (PTI)
Amanatullah Khan: AAP leader Amanatullah Khan, an MLA of Delhi, attended the Jamia Millia Islamia, however, did not complete his degree. (Twitter)
Amanatullah Khan: AAP leader Amanatullah Khan, an MLA of Delhi, attended the Jamia Millia Islamia, however, did not complete his degree. (Twitter)
Nidhi Bisht: Well-known Indian actress, filmmaker Nidhi Bisht pursued LLB degree from Jamia Millia Islamia. (Twitter)
Nidhi Bisht: Well-known Indian actress, filmmaker Nidhi Bisht pursued LLB degree from Jamia Millia Islamia. (Twitter)
Najma Heptulla: Najma Akbar Ali Heptulla, an Indian politician and governor of Manipur, also serves as the Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia. She has been the vice-president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and a member of the Rajya Sabha. (Facebook)
Najma Heptulla: Najma Akbar Ali Heptulla, an Indian politician and governor of Manipur, also serves as the Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia. She has been the vice-president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and a member of the Rajya Sabha. (Facebook)
Shazia Ilmi: Indian politician Shazia Ilmi completed degree courses in journalism and broadcasting at Jamia Millia Islamia. Ilmi was previously associated with Star News. (Twitter)
Shazia Ilmi: Indian politician Shazia Ilmi completed degree courses in journalism and broadcasting at Jamia Millia Islamia. Ilmi was previously associated with Star News. (Twitter)
Kunwar Danish Ali: Indian politician and a Member of Lok Sabha for Amroha since 2019, Kunwar Danish Ali graduated from Jamia Millia Islamia University. (Twitter)
Kunwar Danish Ali: Indian politician and a Member of Lok Sabha for Amroha since 2019, Kunwar Danish Ali graduated from Jamia Millia Islamia University. (Twitter)
Mouni Roy: Like SRK, Mouni too took up mass communication at Jamia but left the course midway to pursue a career in acting. (Twitter)
Mouni Roy: Like SRK, Mouni too took up mass communication at Jamia but left the course midway to pursue a career in acting. (Twitter)
Kabir Khan: Director Kabir Khan, who has given hit films like 'Ek Tha Tiger' and 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan', has also studied at Jamia Millia Islamia. (Twitter)
Kabir Khan: Director Kabir Khan, who has given hit films like 'Ek Tha Tiger' and 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan', has also studied at Jamia Millia Islamia. (Twitter)
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