EMINENT PARSEES OF INDIA
In science and industry
Adi Bulsara (born 1952): Physicist
Ardaseer Cursetjee of the Wadia shipbuilding family, first Indian elected Fellow of the Royal Society.
Ardeshir Darabshaw Shroff (1899–1965): economist; delegate at the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference; co-author of the Bombay Plan; founder-director of the Investment Corporation of India; first Indian chairman of the Bank of India
Ardeshir Godrej (1868–1936): inventor; co-founder (with his brother Piroj) of the Godrej industrial empire
Avabai Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy Lady, continued her husband Sir Jamsetji Jeejeebhoy philanthropic work, builder of Mahim Causeway, connects two islands of Bombay and Salsette (north Bombay.)
Byram Dinshawji Avari (born 1942): Pakistani hotelier, founder and chairman of the Avari Group of companies.
Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Sir: philanthropist and founder of B.J. Medical College, Pune.
Cowasjee Jehangir, Sir (1879–1962): civil engineer; master constructor of Bombay
Cowasji Shavaksha Dinshaw (Adenwalla) (1827–1900): entrepreneur; founder of the modern port of Aden
Cowasji Jehangir Readymoney Sir, (1812–1878), 1st Baronet, philanthropist, including various academic buildings of the Bombay University.
Cyrus Pallonji Mistry (born 1968): Chairman of Tata Group; Irish businessman
Cyrus Poonawalla (born 1945): industrialist, pharmacologist; co-founder of the Serum Institute of India
Dinshaw Maneckji Petit, Sir (1823–1901): founded the first textile factories in India
Dorabji Tata, Sir (1859–1932): industrialist and philanthropist, Sir Dorab Tata Trust.
Fardunjee Marzban (1787–1847): publisher, founded the first vernacular newspaper on the Indian subcontinent Bombay Samachar
Homi Jehangir Bhabha (1909–1966): nuclear scientist; first chairman of the Indian Atomic Energy Commission.
Homi Nusserwanji Sethna (1923–2010): Padma Vibhushan awardee, chemical engineer; guided the development of India’s first nuclear explosive device.
Hormusjee Naorojee Mody, Sir (1838–1911): financier and industrialist in Hong Kong
Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy (J. R. D.) Tata (1904–1993): industrialist; founder of India’s first commercial airline: Air India
Jamsetji Jeejeebhoy, Sir (1783–1859): opened sea trade with China; philanthropist, J J Hospital,
Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata (1839–1904): industrialist; founder of the Tata group of companies, titled a “One-Man Planning Commission” by Jawaharlal Nehru
Jehangir Hormusjee Ruttonjee (1880–1960): industrialist; founded Hong Kong‘s first brewery; established the first anti- tuberculosis sanatorium in the far-east
Keki Dadiseth (born 1946): Home and Personal Care Director, Unilever plc
Lovji Nusserwanjee Wadia (1702–1774): shipwright and naval architect; builder of the first dry-dock in Asia
Nadirshaw Edulji Dinshaw (18??–1924?): industrialist and philanthropist; NED Engineering College.
Ness Wadia (born 1970): joint-Managing Director of Bombay Dyeing.
Nowroji Saklatwala Chairman of Tata group of companies from 1932 till his untimely death in 1938.
Pallonji Mistry (born 1929): construction tycoon
Pirojsha Godrej (1882–1972): entrepreneur; co-founder (with his brother Ardeshir) of the Godrej industrial empire
Ratan Naval Tata (born 1937): Chairman emeritus of Tata Sons; former Chairman of the Tata Group of companies; member of the central board of the Reserve Bank of India
Russi Mody (born 1918): former Chairman and Managing Director of Tata Steel Limited. He is the son of Sir Homy Modi and brother of Piloo Mody.
Shiraz Minwalla (born 1973): theoretical physicist, String theorist
Spenta R. Wadia theoretical physicist. Ratan Jamshetji Tata, Sir, younger son of Jamshetji Tata, industrialist and philanthropist,
Sir Ratan Tata Trust In academia
In entertainment, religion, sports and astrology
Aban Marker Kabraji (born 1953): Pakistani ecologist, Asian regional director of IUCN
Amyra Dastur (born 1993): model, film actress, television presenter
Ardeshir Cowasjee (1926–2012): investigative journalist and newspaper columnist.
Ardeshir Irani – Filmmaker
Bapsi Sidhwa (born 1938): author and screenwriter; vocal proponent of women’s rights
Behram “Busybee” Contractor (1930–2001): journalist and columnist.
Behramji Malabari (1853–1912): poet, publicist, author, and social reformer.
Bejan Daruwalla (born 1931): astrologer.
Boman Irani (born 1959): Indian film and theatre actor, host of the 2007 IIFA Awards
Cyrus Broacha (born 1971): MTV India VJ and stand-up comedian.
Cyrus Poncha (born 1976): Asian Squash Federation Junior Coach of the Year 2003–04.
Daisy Irani: Bollywood actress.
Deena M. Mistri (1924–2011): author and educationalist; recipient of Pakistan’s “Pride of Performance” medal.
Diana Eduljee (born 1956): first captain of the Indian women’s Cricket team – from 1978 till 1993
Erick Avari (born 1952): Hollywood actor.
Eruch Jessawala, Meher Baba’s interpreter
Fali R Singara: Indian radio jockey
Farokh Engineer (born 1938): cricketer.
Farooq Sheikh (born 1948): actor (Parsi mother) 
Farrukh Dhondy (born 1944): novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, journalist.
Firdaus Kanga (born 1960): author, actor and screenwriter.
Firdaus Kharas (1955–): animation, television and film producer and director.
Freddie Mercury (Farrokh Bulsara, 1946–1991): rock icon and lead singer for Queen.
Godrej Sidhwa (born 1925): theologian and historian.
Goshpi Avari (born 19??): first Pakistani woman to win a gold medal at the Asian Games.
Homai Vyarawalla (1913-2012): India’s first woman photojournalist, Padma Vibhushan.
Homi Adajania (born 1972): Film Director, Writer and Scuba Diving Instructor
Jivanji Jamshedji Modi Sir, Zoroastrian scholar, Ph.D from Heidelberg, Germany, recognition and awards, for scholarship, from Sweden, France, and Hungary.
Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (1892–1988): composer, music critic, pianist, and writer.
Kaizad Gustad (born 1968): film director.
Keki Daruwalla (born 1937), poet and writer
Maneckji Nusserwanji Dhalla (1875–1956): high priest and religious scholar.
Meher Baba (Merwan Sheriar Irani; 1894–1969): Indian mystic
Mehli Mehta (1908–2002): musician; founder of the Bombay Philharmonic and Bombay String Orchestras.
Mehr Jesia Indian model
Nariman “Nari” Contractor (born 1934): cricketer; coach at the CCI Academy.
Nauheed Cyrusi (born 1982): model, film actress, television presenter
Nina Wadia (born 1968): British-Indian comedienne and television actress, currently and most notably from EastEnders.
Perizaad Zorabian (born 1973): model, film actress
Persis Khambatta (1950–1998): actress and model. Miss India in 1965.
Pahlan Ratanji “Polly” Umrigar (1926–2006): cricketer.
Rohinton Mistry (born 1952): novelist, short story author, screenplay writer.
Rustom Khurshedji Karanjia (1912–2008): Journalist & editor, founder of India’s first tabloid, Blitz.
Sam Dastor (born 1941): television actor and director.
Sanaya Irani (born 1983): television actress.
Shapur Kharegat (1932–2000): Journalist, editor and director of The Economist (Asia).
Shiamak Davar: Bollywood choreographer
Sohrab Modi (1897–1984): stage and film actor, director and producer.
Sooni Taraporevala (born 1957): screenwriter, author and photographer.
Viraf Phiroz Patel (born 1980): The Grasim Mr. India 2005, model turned actor
Zarin Mehta (born 1938): musician; executive director of the New York Philharmonic since 2000
Zarnak Sidhwa (born 1972): Pakistani Chef with a TV show on Masala TV.
Zerbanoo Gifford (born 1950): human rights campaigner
Zubin Mehta (born 1936): musician; Musical Director for Life of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, former director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic and Bavarian State Opera.
Zubin Varla (born 19??): stage actor. Politicians, activists and bureaucrats
B. P. Wadia (1881–1958), Indian theosophist and labour activist. Pioneered the creation of workers unions in India.
Cowasji Jehangir (Readymoney) (1812–1878): J.P.; introduced income tax in India; first baronet of Bombay.
Frene Ginwala (born 1932): Is a member of the ANC and aided Nelson Mandela in abolishing apartheid in South Africa. Later served for 7 years as Speaker Of the House of Parliament in South Africa
Jamshed Nusserwanjee Mehta (1886–1952): former Mayor of Karachi for 12 consecutive years.
Jamsheed Marker (born 1922): Pakistani diplomat, ambassador to more countries than any other person; recipient of Hilal-i Imtiaz. Justice
Dorab Patel (1924–1997): Former Chief Justice of Sindh High Court, former Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan and human rights campaigner.
Mancherjee Bhownagree (1851–1933): politician, second Asian to be elected to the House of Commons (Conservative).
Minocher Bhandara (1937?–2008): Pakistani parliamentarian and owner of Muree Brewery.
Minoo Masani (1905–1998): author, parliamentarian and a member of the Constituent Assembly.
Piloo Mody (1926–1983): architect, parliamentarian, one of the founder-members of the Swatantra Party.
Rustam S. Sidhwa (1927–1997): judge on the Supreme Court of Pakistan as well as one of the original eleven judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
Shapurji Saklatvala (1874–1936): socialist, workers’ welfare activist, third Asian to be elected to the House of Commons (Communist, Labour). Law