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Sindhi - Meaning, People, Religion, Origin, Caste, Tribes & History

Ideal Jhulelal (Hindu), Allah (Muslim), (Waheguru) Sikh
Meaning Indo-Aryan ethnic group who speak the Sindhi language
Religions Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism
Languages Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Sindhi
Country Pakistan, India, United Arab Emirates
Original States Sindh region Pakistan
Populated States Sindh (Pakistan), Gujarat (India), Maharashtra (India), Rajasthan (India)
Region Sindh region Pakistan & Western India
Islam Denomination Majority Sunni
Population 40 Million
Surnames Shivdasani, Balani, Advani, Fani, Hinduja, Jethmalani, Hirani, Kolhi, Lalvani, Malkani, Motwani, Sippy, Tejwani
Festivals Muslim, Hindu, Sikh Festivals

Who are Sindhi

Sindhis are a socio-ethnic group of people originating from sindh, a province of modern-day pakistan. the sindhi people live mainly in the north-western part of india. many sindhis inhabit the states of rajasthan, gujarat, maharashtra and madhya pradesh as well as the indian capital of new delhi. their most important festival is 'Cheti Chand', the birthday of Lord Jhulelal. besides this, they celebrate 'Akhand Teej' (akshaya tritiya) and 'Teejri' (teej).
With the teachings of guru nanak during one of his travels to sindh, many hindu sindhis adopted Sikhism.

Sindhi In Bollywood

Many popular Bollywood Actor, Actress, Director, Producer are Sindhi.

  1. Karan Johar - Director, Producer
  2. Sadhana Shivdasani - Actress
  3. Rajkumar Hirani(Director, Producer
  4. Govinda - actor
  5. Kareena Kapoor - Actress
  6. Ranveer Singh - Actor
  7. Kiara Advani - Actress
  8. Jackky Bhagnani(Actor
  9. Sangeeta Bijlani - Actress
  10. Tamanna Bhatia - Actress
  11. Saba Qamar - Actress
  12. Hansika Motwani - Actress

Type of Sindhi and Caste List

According islam religion majority sindhi are sunni. in sikhism, punjabi sikhs tend to refer to sindhi hindus as 'Sehajdhari Sikhs', in pakistan they are referred as 'Nanakpanthis'. Popular Hindu surnames Shivdasani, Balani, Advani, Fani, Hinduja, Jethmalani, Hirani, Kolhi, Lalvani, Malkani, Motwani, Sippy, Tejwani etc. are Sindhi.

Sindhi Guru, Ideal and Deity

Jhulelal is a name that refers to the Ishta Dev (most-revered deity) of sindhi hindus. muslim sindhi are follower of Allah and sikh sindhi are follower of Waheguru.

Femous People of The Sindhi Community

NameProfession / Popular
JhulelalIshta Dev of Sindhi Hindus
Sabeer BhatiaCo-Founder of Hotmail.com
Parmanand Deepchand HindujaFounder of Hinduja Group
Surendra HiranandaniCo-Founder of Hiranandani Group
Ranveer SinghIndian Actor
Ram JethmalaniIndian Lawyer and Politician.
Karan Johar Indian Film Director
Vashu BhagnaniFilm Producer
Sultana SiddiquiFounder of Hum Network Limited
Romesh WadhwaniFounder of Symphony Technology Group
Raja DahirThe Last Hindu Ruler of Sindh

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Ques 1. Who is known as Sindhi?
Ans.: Sindhis are a socio-ethnic group of people originating from sindh, a province of modern-day pakistan. the sindhi people live mainly in the north-western part of india.

Ques 2. What does the surname Sindhi mean?
Ans.: People from Sindhi community.

Ques 3.: Is Sindhi is OBC or general?
Ans.: Sindhi are considered as upper caste and not included in the lower caste according to indian caste reservation.

Ques 4. What are Sindhi surnames?
Ans.: Last name for Sindhi are Shivdasani, Balani, Advani, Fani, Hinduja, Jethmalani, Hirani.

Ques 5. In which state Sindhi population is more?
Ans.: The Sindhi population are found in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra (India) as well Sindh (Pakistan).

Ques 6. What is the population of Sindhi?
Ans.: Most of Sindhi community live in Sindh region Pakistan and Western India. total population of Sindhi is 40 Million approximately.

Ques 7. What is the meaning of Sindhi?
Ans.: Indo-Aryan ethnic group who speak the Sindhi language.

Ques 8. Who are famous Sindhi?
Ans.: List of Famous Personalities of Sindhi community.
Jhulelal - Ishta Dev of Sindhi Hindus
Sabeer Bhatia - Co-Founder of Hotmail.com
Parmanand Deepchand Hinduja - Founder of Hinduja Group
Surendra Hiranandani - Co-Founder of Hiranandani Group
Ranveer Singh - Indian Actor
Ram Jethmalani - Indian Lawyer and Politician.
Karan Johar - Indian Film Director
Vashu Bhagnani - Film Producer.

Ques 9. Is Sindhi and Punjabi are same?
Ans.: Sindhi and Punjabi both are distinct caste. but both are descendents of Indo Aryan culture and form a part of North Indian ethnic groups.

Ques 10. Who is the God of Sindhi?
Ans.: Jhulelal is god of Sindhi. muslim Sindhi also follow Allah and Hindu Sindhi also follow hindu god.


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