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Famous Parsis, Influential, Celebrity Zoroastrians
- Zoroaster - Founder of Zoroastrianism. Ranked as the 93rd most influential person in world history on in Hart's book The 100
- Cyrus the Great (580-529 BC) - founder of Persian Empire
- Darius I of Persia - king of Persia
- Xerxes the Great (519-465 BC) - king of Persia
- Freddie Mercury - British rock star. Front man for the band Queen. (lapsed)
- Zubin Mehta - World famous conductor. Currently with Israel Philharmonic. Has led the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Montreal Symphony.
- Rohiton Mistry - Novelist
- Firdaus Kanga - Writer; author and star of the movie Sixth Happiness.
- Dadabhoy Navroji - a co-founder of modern India, alongside Gandhi and Nehru
- Feroze Gandhi - prominent Indian politician; husband of Indira Gandhi; might have become Prime Minister if he hadn't died suddenly in 1960
- Soli J. Sorabjee - India's attorney general
- Farrukh Dhondy - Channel 4 editor and scriptwriter (Britain)
- Dadabhai Naoroji - MP for Finsbury 1892-95. Liberal. Britain's first Asian MP.
- Mancherjee Bhownagree - MP for Bethnal Green 1895-1905. Tory. Britain's second Asian MP.
- Shapurji Saklatvala - MP for Battersea 1922-29. Socialist. Britain's 3rd Asian MP.
- Sam Maneckshaw - Field Marshal
- Homi Jehangir Bhabha - physicist; founder of India's nuclear program
- Tata family - one of the world's richest families with holdings in steel and manufactured products in India
- Bharat Ratna J.R.D. Tata - Indian industrialist. Founded Tata Airlines, India's first major airline. In 1991 he received the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award.
- Adi Godrej and Godrej family - "well known for manufacturing household items and healthcare products"
- Farokh Engineer - world-class cricketer
- Byram Avari - world champion yachtsman
- Alexander Bard - Swedish musician and philosopher
- Bejan Daruwala - famous Indian astrologer (lives in Washington D.C. area)
- Persis Khambatta (1950-1998) - actress (best known as "Lieutenant Ilia", the bald Deltan woman in Star Trek: The Motion Picture
- John Abraham - Bollywood Actor
- Bapsi Sidhwa - writer whose books include story of Parsi girl entranced by American culture in An American Brat
- Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji - musician, composer
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