- Jibanananda Das
, famous Bengali poet.
- Kamini Roy
, famous poetess and first woman graduate with honours in the subcontinent.
- A.K. Fazlul Huq
, (Mayor of kolkata
(1935, first Muslim mayor of kolkata), Prime Minister of undivided Bengal
(1937–1943) and of East Bengal
(1954), Home Minister of Pakistan
(1955) and Governor of East Pakistan
- Altaf Mahmud
noted bengali film song composer and one of the martyred intelligentsia in 1971.
- Sufia Kamal
- Kadambini Ganguly
, first female graduate and first female physician in the entire British empire
- Mohiuddin Jahangir
(Bir Shreshto) was a Captain in the Bangladesh Army during the 1971 Liberation War. The main gate of Dhaka Cantonment- "Shaheed Jahangir Gate" is named in his honour.
- Mithun Chakraborty
, famous actor.
- Sushmita Sen
, bollywood actress.
- Utpal Dutt
(29 March 1929 – 19 August 1993), was an Indian actor, director and writer-playwright.