Khan (name)


Khan (name)

Khan (Nasta`liq: خان) is a surname from Asia. The name dates back to the 10th century CE. It can have one of several connotations, all related to some extent to the title of Khan, historically granted to Muslim rulers. Aryanisation of South Asia led to the term being used also as a surname or suffix by people of the region, especially the Pashtun, as cited by ancient sources such as the "Baburnama." ["The Baburnama", 2002, W.M. Thackston p273, Khan is also a title used by the Janjua king Raja Sanghar Khan Janjua]

It is also a family name for the descendants of people upon whom the British Raj bestowed the title "Khan Sahib" or "Khan Bahadur".

It is now a widespread surname in most countries of Central and South Asia.

Rulers, Military Leaders and Politicians

*Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan, Pashtun political and spiritual leader
*Ahmad Khan Abdali (Durrani), The founder of the Pashtun/Pathan Durrani Empire
*Amanullah Khan, Pashtun/Pathan ruler of Afghanistan
*Daud Khan, A Pashtun/Pathan and the first president of Afghanistan
*Abdur Rahman Khan, A Pashtun/Pathan ruler of Afghanistan
*Dost Muhammad Khan, A Pashtun/Pathan ruler of Afghanistan
*Muhammad Hamidullah Khan (War Leader, politician and author), Sector Commander during Bangladesh War of Independence 1971 from Pakistan
*Abul Kashem Khan, jurist, public leader and industrialist from Bangladesh
*Murshid Quli Khan, founder of the Nawab Rulers in Bengal, Murshid Quli Khan was the Provincial Diwan of Bengal and ended as the Nazim or Governor of Bengal and Orissa
*Ataur Rahman Khan, a Bengali activist politician, later Chief Minister of East Pakistan
*Daulat Uzir Bahram Khan, (c 16th century) medieval Bangla poet from Chittagong
*Alivardi Khan, (Nawab of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa)
*Shaista Khan Mughal Subehdar(direct descendant of Mughal King Family), longest ruler of All Bengal Presidency 24 years in total]
*Asaf Khan Wazir(Prime Minister) respectively of Emperor Jahangir and Shahjahan. Also father of Mumtaz Mahal(Spouse of Emperor Shahjahan)
*Abdul Hamid Khan, Chairman of the Balawaristan National Front
*Akram Khan (politician), a politician in Pakistan
*Amir Khan (Pindari), a Pindari leader in the early 19th century, later the Nawab of Tonk
*Abdul Hamid Khan, a Pakistani politician and chairman of the Balawaristan National Front
*Prince Sadruddhin Aga Khan, a diplomat who served as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from 1965 to 1977
*Prince Aly Khan, a United Nations diplomat
*Arif Khan, a Taliban warlord in Afghanistan
*Franklin Khan, a Trinidad and Tobago politician
*Fuad Khan, a Trinidad and Tobago politician
*Ismail Khan, an Afghan political leader
*Liaquat Ali Khan, Pakistan's first Prime Minister who was assassinated in October 1951
*Mohammed Daoud Khan, an Afghan politician
*Shah Nawaz Khan (general), Major General of the Indian National Army, one of the three of the famed "Red Fort Trio".
*Sahabzada Yaqub Khan, a Pakistani general and diplomat
*Yahya Khan, a politician of Pakistan
*Yusuf Khan (Dilip Kumar), an Indian politician and film actor
*Wajid Khan, a Canadian businessman and politician of Pakistani descent

Film industry

*Aamir Khan, a Bollywood actor (of the famous Trio of Khan superstars)
*Amjad Khan, a Bollywood actor
*Anwar Khan, an Indian dialogue writer
*Arbaaz Khan, a Bollywood actor
*Eijaz Khan, a Bollywood actor
*Farah Khan, a Bollywood film director and choreographer
*Fardeen Khan, a Bollywood actor (son of Feroz Khan)
*Feroz Khan, a Bollywood actor and director (father of Fardeen Khan)
*Gul Khan, a Bollywood producer
*Imran Khan, a Bollywood actor
*Irrfan Khan, a Bollywood actor
*Kader Khan, a Bollywood actor, script writer, producer and director
*Nadia Khan, Pakistani actress and has her own current talk show
*Malaika Arora Khan, an Indian actress who married and took the surname of Arbaaz Khan
*Reema Khan, a Lollywood actress
*Saif Ali Khan, a Bollywood actor
*Salim Khan, a Bollywood script writer (father of Salman Khan)
*Salman Khan, a Bollywood actor (of the famous Trio of Khan superstars)
*Sanjay Khan, a Bollywood actor
*Shahrukh Khan, a Bollywood actor (of the famous Trio of Khan superstars and the king of Bollywood)
*Soha Ali Khan, an Bollywood actress (sister of Saif Ali Khan)
*Sohail Khan, a Bollywood writer, producer, actor and director (brother of Salman Khan)
*Ustad Sultan Khan, an Indian singer
*Zayed Khan, a Bollywood actor (son of Sanjay Khan and cousin of Fardeen Khan)

ports figures

*Akram Khan (cricketer), a Bangladeshi former cricketer
*Amir Khan (boxer), a British born Janjua Rajput
*Amjad Khan (cricketer), an English cricket player
*Anwar Khan, a former Pakistani cricketer
*Aslam Sher Khan, an Indian former hockey player
*Athar Ali Khan, a Bangladeshi former cricketer, selector and cricket commentator
*Aziz Khan, a former professional Squash player
*Feroze Khan (field hockey), a field hockey player
*Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, a former Indian Cricket Captain
*Imran Khan, a former Pakistani cricketer
*Irfan Pathan (born Irfan Khan), an Indian cricketer
*Yusuf Pathan (born Yusuf Khan), an Indian cricketer
*Jahangir Khan, a former Pakistani squash player
*Jahangir Khan (cricketer) (1910–1988), an Indian cricket player
*Jansher Khan, a former Pakistani squash player
*Majid Khan (cricketer), a former cricket player
*Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, a former Indian Cricket Captain
*Mir Sultan Khan, a former British chess champion
*Moin Khan, a former Pakistani crickter
*Murad Khan, a Bangladeshi cricketer
*Nafees Iqbal (Mohammad Nafees Iqbal Khan), a Bangladeshi cricketer
*Shahid Khan Afridi, a Pakistani crickter
*Sharif Khan, former professional squash player
*Simon Khan, an English golfer
*Tamim Iqbal (Tamim Iqbal Khan), a Bangladeshi cricketer
*Younus Khan, a Pakistani crickter
*Zaheer Khan, an Indian cricketer

Entertainers

*Akram Khan (dancer), a British Bangladeshi dancer
*Ali Akbar Khan, a Bangladesh Bengali sarod player
*Asad Amanat Ali Khan, a Pakistani vocalist
*Chaka Khan, an American R&B singer
*Bat for Lashes (pseudonym for Natasha Khan), a British singer/song writer and bassist
*Praga Khan, Belgian techno musician
*Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, a Pakistani vocalist
*Roy Khan, a Norwegian vocalist
*Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan, a Pakistani vocalist
*Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, a Pakistani vocalist
*Ustad Amir Khan, an Indian classical vocalist
*Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, an Indian Sarod Maestro
*Ustad Bismillah Khan, an Indian Sehnai maestro

In science and technology

*Abdul Qadeer Khan, an engineer from Pakistan, considered the founder of Pakistan's nuclear weapons programme
*Fazlur Khan, Bengali-American structural engineer and designer of Chicago's Sears Tower and John Hancock Center
* M S Khan (1910–1978), a Bengali academic from Bangladesh , "father of the Library and Information Science discipline in Bangladesh"
* Dr. Gul Majid Khan, Academician, Researcher and Recepient of sevel Nation and International Awards

In fiction

*Khan Noonien Singh, a prominent "Star Trek" villain in an original series episode and in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan"
*, one of the villains in the "Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars" computer game
*Jaghatai Khan, the Primarch of the White Scars Space Marines chapter in the fictional "Warhammer 40,000" universe
* Khan (comics), Marvel Comics character
* Khan, a Chinese-American detective, main character of 1975 US television series "Khan!"

Others

*Alan Khan, a South African radio and media personlity
*Hazrat Inayat Khan, (1882–1927), the founder of Universal Sufism and the Sufi Order International
*The (unknown) 'M Khan', the subject of many gag routines on "The Mary Whitehouse Experience"
*Mohammad Sidique Khan, a London train suicide bomber
*Mohisin Khan, a British Royal Air Force airman who refused to take part in the invasion of Iraq
*Noor Inayat Khan, a British spy in occupied France
*Peter Khan, an Australian born Afghan-Khan, member of the Universal House of Justice
*Sher Khan, stock broker, Daatpada
*Sussanne Roshan (Suzanne Roshan-Khan), an Indian interior designer, wife of Hrithik Roshan, and sister of Zayed Khan
*Syed Ahmed Khan, an Islamic Indian scholar
*Vilayat Inayat Khan, (1916–2004), former head of the Sufi Order International
*Zia Inayat Khan, the Pir of the Sufi Order International

References

ee also

* Khan
* Pashtun


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