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Kumar ( pronunciation ; Sanskrit: कुमार) is a Hindu title, a given name, middle name, or a family name found in India, though not specific to any caste or community. It is a generic title which variously means son, boy, prince, chaste. It is the 8th most common family name in the world. It is more common in Northern India and the most common family name in Bihar, Jharkhand, Haryana, Delhi, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry.



The origin of Kumar can be traced back to early development of Hinduism and its origin in India. The first usage of Kumar was for the Four Kumāras, the four sons of Brahma from the Puranic texts of Hinduism named Sanaka, Sanatana, Sanandana, and Sanat.

In Skanda Purana, the largest Mahapurana, a genre of eighteen Hindu religious texts, the text is devoted mainly to the leelas of Kartikeya, son of Shiva and Parvati. "Kumar" is used to refer Kartikeya.

First name

  • Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji, cricketer who played for England
  • Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji, AKA K. S. Ranjitsinhji, Indian prince, maharaja and Test cricketer
  • Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lankan cricketer and a former captain of the Sri Lanka national cricket team
  • Kumar Sanu, Indian Bollywood playback singer
  • Kumar Vishwas, Hindi poet and professor
  • Kumar Kcooli , Bihari Bhikari MutherChodh, Dhoni Ka Bhai
  • Middle name

  • Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri, a leading physicist
  • General Arunkumar Vaidya, the former Chief of Indian Army
  • Devendra Kumar Joshi, the Indian Chief of Naval Staff
  • Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay, a Bengali singer, composer and producer
  • Inder Kumar Gujral, an Indian politician who served as the 12th Prime Minister of India
  • Madhav Kumar Nepal, a Nepali politician
  • Prem Kumar Dhumal, chief minister of Indian state
  • Roop Kumar Rathod, an Indian playback singer and music director
  • Shiv Kumar Batalvi, a Punjabi language poet
  • Suniti Kumar Chatterji, an Indian linguist, educationist and litterateur
  • Last name

  • Aanchal Kumar, Indian model and actress
  • Ajith Kumar, an Indian film actor who works mainly in Tamil cinema
  • Akhil Kumar, an Indian boxer who has won several international and national boxing awards
  • Akshay Kumar, Indian film actor, producer and martial artist
  • Amit Kumar, Indian film playback singer, actor, and director
  • Amitava Kumar, Indian writer, journalist, professor
  • Anand Kumar, Indian mathematician
  • Anil Kumar, businessman, consultant
  • Ashok Kumar, AKA Dadamoni in Bengali, Indian film actor
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Indian pace bowler
  • Dilip Kumar, one of The Greatest Indian (Bollywood)film actor known as the 'Tragedy King' and a former Member of Parliament
  • G. V. Prakash Kumar, Indian film score and soundtrack composer and singer
  • Gulshan Kumar, T-Series music label owner
  • Indra Kumar, an Indian film director and producer
  • Jitender Kumar (flyweight boxer), an Indian flyweight boxer
  • Kishor Kumar, Indian film playback singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, screenwriter and scriptwriter
  • Manoj Kumar (boxer), Indian boxer who won a gold medal in the light welterweight division at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
  • Manoj Kumar, an award-winning Indian actor and director in the Bollywood
  • Meira Kumar, an Indian politician and a five time Member of Parliament
  • Nirmalya Kumar, professor and businessman
  • Nish Kumar, British comedian
  • Nitish Kumar, Indian politician
  • Praveen Kumar, Indian medium-pace swing bowler
  • Raaj Kumar, Indian film actor
  • Ritu Kumar, Indian fashion designer
  • Sanjay Kumar, former CEO of Computer Associates
  • Shashi Kumar, or Shashikumar, Indian actor and politician
  • Srini Kumar, Indian Entrepreneur and publisher, founder of
  • Sushil Kumar, several people, including:
  • Sushil Kumar (scholar), Gandhian scholar
  • Sushil Kumar (wrestler), Indian World Champion wrestler
  • Tulsi Kumar, an Indian playback singer for Bollywood films
  • Uttam Kumar, The Greatest actor of Indian (Bengali) cinema and contemporary of Dilip Kumar, the Bollywood legend
  • Vijay Kumar (sport shooter), Indian champion shooter, Olympic 2012 silver medalist
  • Vinay Kumar, Indian cricket player
  • Vinay Kumar (pathologist), the Alice Hogge & Arthur Baer Professor of Pathology at the University of Chicago
  • References

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