On the occasion of the 97th Foundation Day of Jamia Millia Islami (JMI), the Department of History and Culture prepared a list of the most distinguished alumni of JMI.
Afroz Alam Sahil, the editor of BeyondHeadlines has been included in this list. Afroz did his graduate course in Mass Media from Jamia Millia Islamia in the year 2008. He also earned his post-graduate degree in Mass Communication from Anwar Jamal Kidwai Mass Communication Research Centre, JMI in 2010.
Among these 12 distinguished alumni of JMI, most of the personalities are from the media and film fraternity. The list of these personalities is given below:-
1. Afroz Alam Sahil is an Indian journalist and author who covers topics pertaining to Indian politics, history and society. Currently, he is an editor at BeyondHeadlines.
2. Anjana Om Kashyap is an Indian journalist and anchor. She is an executive editor of the Hindi news channel Aaj Tak.
3. Barkha Dutt is an Indian television journalist, author, and owner of the YouTube news channel MoJo. Dutt was part of NDTV’s team for 21 years until she left the channel in January 2017.
4. Habib Faisal is an Indian Hindi screenwriter and director. He is best known for his directorial debut, Do Dooni Chaar, for which he won Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue. He co-wrote Siddharth Anand’s Salaam Namaste.
5. Kabir Khan is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and cinematographer. He started his career working in documentary films, and then made his feature film directorial debut in 2006 with Kabul Express which was followed by New York (2009), Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015), Phantom (2015) and Tubelight (2017).
6. Kiran Rao is an Indian film producer, screenwriter, and director. She is the wife of Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and the cousin of actress Aditi Rao.
7. Mouni Roy is an Indian actress, singer, Kathak dancer, and former model, who began her career with television in 2006 with Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. She is known for Naagin and Gold.
8. Muzaffar Alam is the George V. Bobrinskoy Professor in South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. Muzaffar Alam is a historian trained at Jamia Millia Islamia (New Delhi), Aligarh Muslim University, and Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi), where he obtained his doctorate in history in 1977.
9. Parvez Sharma is a New York-based Indian filmmaker, author, and journalist. He is a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship in the film/video category.
10. Saba Mumtaz is a noted Indian television writer and producer. She is the writer of successful shows like Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, and Navya among many others.
11. Shahrukh Khan is an Indian actor, film producer, and television personality. Referred to in the media as the “Baadshah of Bollywood”, “King of Bollywood” and “King Khan”, he has appeared in more than 80 Bollywood films and earned numerous accolades, including 14 Filmfare Awards.
12. Virendra Sehwag is a former Indian cricketer. Widely regarded as one of the most destructive batsmen of all time, Sehwag played as an aggressive right-handed opening batsman and also bowled part-time right-arm off-spin.