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A Sampling of Indian English Accents

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Uploaded on Jun 26, 2011

A video mashup of various Indian English Accents and select South Asian English Accents. ID's are best guesses and not linguistic certainties. :) The main point of the video is to counteract the stereotype that all Indians sound like Apu on the Simpsons. :)

Amol Palekar -- Marathi (Maharashtra)
Girish Karnad -- Marathi, Mumbai (Maharashtra)
Kajol -- Hindi, Mumbai Urban (Maharashtra)
Siddharth Trivedi -- Gujarati (Gujarat)
Kishore Biyani -- Gujarati (Gujarat)
Sunil Mittal -- Marwari Ethnic (Rajasthan)
Juhi Chawla -- Punjabi, Urban (Punjab)
Manmohan Singh -- Punjabi, Sikh (Punjab)
Omar Abdullah -- Kashmiri (Jammu and Kashmir)
Om Puri -- Punjabi, Jat (Haryana)
Aamir Khan -- Hindi, Delhi (Delhi)
Kajal Agarwal -- Hindi, Delhi
Preity Zinta -- Hindi, Delhi -- "Military Brat" (Delhi)
Naseeruddin Shah -- Hindi, UP Urban (Uttar Pradesh)
Anita Desai -- Hindi, UP Urban (Uttar Pradesh)
Irrfan Khan -- Bihari-Bengali (Bihar/West Bengal)
Dibakar Banerjee -- Bengali (West Bengal)
Sharmila Tagore -- Bengali, Urban (West Bengal)
Danny Denzongpa -- Sikkim (Sikkim)
Lal Thanhawla -- Mizo (Mizoram)
Ram Gopal Varma -- Telugu (Andhra Pradesh)
Rajnesh Domalpalli - Telugu (Andhra Pradesh)
Vikram -- Tamil (Tamil Nadu)
Kanimozhi -- Tamil (Tamil Nadu)
Prithviraj -- Malayalam (Kerala)
Adoor Gopalakrishnan -- Malayalam (Kerala)
Girish Kasaravalli -- Kannada (Karnataka)
Remo Fernandes -- Goan (Goa)
Dharmesh Darshan -- Goan (Goa)
Ratan Tata -- Parsi Ethnic Group
Nikhil Advani -- Sindhi Ethnic Group
Prannoy Roy -- "News Anchor"
Shyam Benegal -- "City Indian"
Harsha Bhogle -- "Generic Indian"
Salman Rushdie -- "British Indian"
Imran Khan -- Pakistan
Dalai Lama -- Tibet (and in Dharamsala, Himalchal Pradesh, India)
Rookmangud Katawal -- Nepal
Aung San Suu Kyi -- Burma (Burmese-Indian)
Sanath Jayasuriya -- Sri Lanka

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