Top 10 Famous Personalities of Goan Origin2 min read

Goa is not only about sun, sand and beaches. The tiny state has also produced many famous personalities. Find here the top 10 famous goan personalities who have contributed in various fields like sports, politics, art, music, and entrepreneurship.


Here is the list of Top 10 Famous Goan Personalities :

  1. Armando Colaco (Football coach and football manager at dempo Goa )
  2. Shadab Jakati (Indian cricket player from Goa )
  3. Cajetan Fernandez (Football players from Goa )
  4. Lenny Rodrigues (Football player from Goa )


  1. Manohar Parrikar ( Politician from goa )
  2. Digambar Kamat (Politician from goa )


  1. Gail Nicole Da Silva (Super model from goa )
  2. Remo Fernandes ( Musician Indian Singer, Musician, Playback Singer, Songwriter, Film Actor & Composer )
  3. Lata Mangeshkar and her sister Asha Bhosale. (The nightingale of India )


  1. Shama Hyder (Entrepreneur from Goa)

  1. Armando Colaco

Armando Colaco was born on 22nd June 1953 in Panaji, North Goa. He is an Indian Football Coach, Football Manager and a recipient of the State Kerkar award.. He is considered as one of the best football managers in India owing to his success with Churchill Brother S.C and Dempo.

He was Dempo’s longest-serving and most successful manager. During his period spanning over 20 years, the club enjoyed great success in terms of wins and trophies.

  1. Shadab Jakati

Shadab Jakati was born on 27 November 1980 in Vasco da Gama in the state of Goa, India. He is an Indian Cricket Player. He was brought by the IPL Chennai Superkings in 2008; he got his first opportunity in IPL 2009.


  1. Remo Fernandes

Remo Fernandes was born on 08-05-1953 in Panaji in the state of Goa, India. He is an Indian Singer, Musician, Playback Singer, Songwriter, Film Actor & Composer who best known for his work in Bollywood industry .

His association with music started when he was just seven years old. He heard Bil Haley and his Comets rock song “Rock Around The Clock” and decided that he will be a singer one day. Since then he started listening to rock music of several other artists and fell in love with rock music. He learned Guitar and formed a band called “The Beat 4” with his 3 other mates named Caetano Abreu,  Alexander Rosario and Tony Godinho. At the age of 14, he along with his band performed at the All Goa Competition and won the best lead Guitarist, best composer and best vocalist award.

  1. Shama Hyder

Shama Hyder born on 25th April 1985 is an US Citizen of Indian Origin. She is well known Entrepreneur,  Author,  Spokesperson, Businessperson & Television Presenter and also CEO & Founder Marketing Zen Group, a full-service web marketing agency she founded in 2009.

She has written many books and runs a TV  Channel as well named Shama TV. For details refer her official website


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