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Ahluwalia (अहलुवालिया) is a surname native to the Punjab region of India.


It is derived from the words "Ahlu" (a place name) and "walia" (a Punjabi-language adjectival suffix).[1] It was first adopted by the Sikh chief Jassa Singh, the leader of the Ahluwalia misl. The surname was later adopted by many others, including the members of the other caste who were not his descendants, leading to the formation of the Ahluwalia caste.[2][3]

Ahluwalia Misal

Ahluwalia Misal was one of the Sikh Misals in Punjab. The leader of this Misal was Sardar Sadhu Singh Aujla a Jat. But the true founder was Jassa Singh Ahluwalia so this Misal was named after him as Ahluwalian Misal.

Alhuwalia Dynasty of Kapurthala

Alhuwalia Dynasty of Kapurthala

The Alhuwalia Dynasty of Kapurthala from Sardar Jassa Singh to Maharaja Sir Jagatjit Singh of Kapurthala. The Alhuwalias of Kapurthala belong to Sandhu clan and trace there origin to Ahlu village, a village in Lahore[4] , (hence the name Ahluwalia).

Source - Jat Kshatriya Culture

Notable people

  • Ashim Ahluwalia, Indian film director and screenwriter
  • Dolly Ahluwalia, Indian actress and costume designer
  • H. P. S. Ahluwalia, Indian mountaineer
  • Harry Ahluwalia, Indian actor
  • Iloosh Ahluwalia, Indian businesswoman
  • Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Indian economist
  • Jasbina Ahluwalia, American matchmaker
  • Jassa Ahluwalia, English actor
  • Jassa Singh Ahluwalia, Sikh Confederacy leader
  • Kiran Ahluwalia, Indo-Canadian singer
  • Kiranjit Ahluwalia, Indian women's rights activist
  • Manraj Ahluwalia, English cricketer
  • Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Indian economist and civil servant
  • Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia, Indian television actor
  • Poonam Ahluwalia, Indian social entrepreneur
  • S. S. Ahluwalia, Indian politician
  • Sukhdev Ahluwalia, Indian film director
  • Shabir Ahluwalia, Indian television actor
  • Vijay Kumar Ahluwalia, Indian soldier
  • Waris Ahluwalia, Indian-American designer


External links


  1. Patrick Hanks; Richard Coates; Peter McClure, eds. (2016). The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland. Oxford University Press. p. 22. ISBN 978-0-19-252747-9.
  2. Patrick Hanks, ed. (2003). Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-19-977169-1
  3. W. H. McLeod (2009). The A to Z of Sikhism. Scarecrow Press. p. 6. ISBN 978-0-8108-6344-6.
  4. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/K,p.438