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The White House just released a list of guests expected at the first state dinner hosted by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Tuesday night honoring India Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife, Gursharan Kaur.

The list is a delicious mix of official Washington -- Obama administration staffers and congressional leaders -- along with prominent Indian-Americans, Hollywood celebrities, and pals from Chicago who helped with the early fundraising that made Obama's presidential quest viable.

Take a look:

Office of the Press Secretary

The President & First Lady Michelle Obama
Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister, India & Ms. Gursharan Kaur
The Honorable (Rep) Gary Ackerman, United States Representative
Mr. Sant Singh Chatwal (Guest)
His Excellency Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of the Republic of India, Indian Delegation
Mr. Mukesh D Ambani
Mr. Tim Dutta (Spouse of Ms. Pia Awal)
The Honorable (Mr.) David Axelrod, White House Communications
Mrs. Susan Axelrod
Ms. Preeta Bansal, OMB - General Counsel
The Honorable (Ms.) Melody Barnes, Domestic Policy Council
Mr. Marland E. Buckner
The Honorable (Rep.) Howard Berman, United States Representative (D/California)
Mrs. Jane Berman, Spouse of United States Representative (D/California)
Mr. Om Prakash Bhatt
Mr. Hunter Biden
Mrs. Kathleen Biden
The Honorable (Vice President) Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Vice President of the United States
Dr. Jill Biden
Mr. Robert O Blake, Jr., Assistant Sec for South and Central Asian Affairs, State Department
Mrs. Sofia Blake
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York, NY
Ms. Diana Taylor
The Honorable (Mr.) John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Deputy National Security Advisor for Counterterrorism, Homeland Security Council
Mrs. Katherine Brennan
The Honorable (Ms.) Lisa Brown, Office of Staff Secretary
Mr. Kevin Cullen
Mr. Donald Browne
Ms. Maria Junqera
The Honorable (Ms.) Carol Browner, Energy and Climate Change
The Honorable (Mr.) Tom Downey
Mr. William Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Department of State
Ms. Lisa Carty
General James E Cartwright, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Mrs. Sandee Cartwright
The Honorable (Senator) Bob Casey, United States Senator (D/Pennsylvania)
Mrs. Terese Casey, United States Senate Spouse (D/Pennsylvania)
Mr. Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Mrs. Julie Chandrasekaran
Mr. I.S. Chaturvedi, Personal Secretary to the Prime Minister of the Republic of India, Indian Delegation
Senator Satveer Chaudhry, State Senator
Colonel Ravi Chaudhry (Guest)
Ms. Rohini Chopra
Mr. Deepak Chopra
Mrs. Rita Chopra
The Honorable (Secretary) Steven Chu, Secretary of the Department of Energy
Mrs. Jean Chu
The Honorable (Secretary) Hillary R. Clinton, Secretary of State
The Honorable (Rep.) James E. Clyburn, United States Representative (D/South Carolina)
Mrs. Emily Clyburn
The Honorable (Senator) Kent Conrad, United States Senator (D/North Dakota)
Ms. Lucy Calutti, United States Senate Spouse (D/North Dakota)
Mr. David Cote
Ms. Katie Couric
Mr. Brooks L Perlin
Mr. Greg Craig, Assistant to the President and Counsel to the President
Mrs. Margaret D Craig
Mrs. Paula Crown
Mr. Jim Crown
The Honorable (Rep.) Elijah Cummings, United States Representative (D/Maryland)
Mrs. Maya Rockeymoore
Senator Swati Dandekar, State Senator
Mr. Arvind Dandekar
Mr. Rajesh De, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
Nancy Ann DeParle, Office of Health Reform
Mr. Jason P DeParle
Ms. Bhairavi Desai
Javaid Tariq
Dr. Vishakha N. Desai
Robert Oxman
The Honorable (Senator) Chris Dodd, United States Senator (D/Connecticut)
Mrs. Jackie Clegg Dodd
Mr. John Doerr
The Honorable (Mr.) Thomas Donilon, Assistant to the President, Deputy National Security Advisor, NSC
Ms. Cathy Russell
The Honorable Anita Dunn, White House Communications Director
Mr. Bob Bauer
Mr. Ari Emanuel
Mrs. Sarah Emanuel
The Honorable (Mr.) Rahm Emanuel, Chief of Staff to the President
Ms. Amy Rule
The Honorable (Mr.) Jon Favreau, Assistant to the President and Director of Speechwriting
Ms. Sarah Feinberg, Office of the Chief of Staff
The Honorable (Mayor) Adrian Fenty, Mayor of the District of Columbia
Mrs. Michelle Fenty
Ms. Michelle Flournoy
Mr. Thomas Friedman
Mrs. Ann Friedman
The Honorable (Mr.) Mike Froman, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs, NSC
Dr. Ashok S Ganguly
The Honorable (Mr.) Patrick Gaspard, Office of Political Affairs
Mrs. Raina Washington
The Honorable Robert Gates
Ms. Charlene Gaynor
Mr. Richard Heiss
Mr. David Geffen
Mr. Jeremy Lingvall
The Honorable (Secretary) Timothy F. Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury
Ms. Carole Sonnenfeld
The Honorable (Mr.) Robert Gibbs, White House Press Secretary
Mr. Anish Goel, Acting Senior Director, South Asia Affairs, NSC
Mr. Senapathy Gopalakrishnan
Mr. Mark Gorenberg
Ms. Wendy Wanderman
Mr. John Gorman
Mrs. Tamra Gorman
Representative Jay Goyal, State Representative
Kiran Goyal
Representative Raj Goyle, State Representative
Mrs. Monica Arora
The Honorable (Governor) Jennifer Granholm, Governor of Michigan (D)
Mr. Daniel Mulhern, First Gentleman of Michigan
Mr. Earl G. Graves
Mrs. Barbara Graves
Ms. Geeta Rao Gupta
Mr. Arvind Gupta
Mr. Raj Gupta
Mr. Rajat Gupta
Mrs. Anita M Gupta
Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Mrs. Rebecca Olson Gupta
Mr. Lee Hamilton
Mrs. Nancy Hamilton
The Honorable (Ms.) Kamala Harris
Ms. Maya Harris
Mr. Kamil Hassan
Mrs. Talat Hassan
Mr. George Haywood
Mrs. Cheryl J Haywood
The Honorable Fred Hochberg, Export-Import Bank
Thomas P Healy
The Honorable (Rep.) Paul Hodes, United States Representative (D/New Hampshire)
Mrs. Margaret Hodes
The Honorable (Attorney General) Eric Holder, United States Attorney General, Department of Justice
Dr. Sharon Malone, MD
Dr. John P. Holdren
Dr. Cheryl E Holdren
The Honorable (Rep.) Eleanor Holmes-Norton, United States of Representative (D/DC)
Mr. John Norton
Mr. Robert D Hormats, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Agricultural Affairs, State Department
Ms. Camille Massey
The Honorable (Rep) Steny Hoyer, United States Representative (D/Maryland)
Ms. Kathleen May
Mr. Chris Hughes
Mr. Sean S Eldridge
Mr. Jeff Immelt
The Honorable (Senator) Daniel Inouye, United States Senator (D/Hawaii)
Ms. Irene Hirano, United States Senate Spouse (D/Hawaii)
Mrs. Deepa Iyer
Mr. Parag Khandhar
Mr. Vasudeva Iyer
The Honorable (Administrator) Lisa Jackson, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
Mr. Kenneth Jackson
The Honorable (Ms.) Valerie Jarrett, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor
The Honorable (Governor) Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana
Mrs. Supriya Jindal, First Lady of Louisiana
The Honorable (General) James Jones, Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor
Mrs. Diane Jones
Mrs. Ann Jordan
Mr. Vernon Jordan
Mr. Anil Kakani
Mr. Farooq Kathwari
Mrs. Farida Kathwari
Mr. Neal Katyal, Principal Deputy Solicitor General, Office of the Solicitor General
Mr. Jeffrey Katzenberg
Mrs. Marilyn Katzenberg
Ms. Maneesha Kelkar, Manavi
Vinay Vaishampayan
The Honorable (Senator) John Kerry, United States Senator (D/Massachusetts)
Dr. Harish Khare, Media Advisor to the Prime Minister of India, Indian Delegation
The Honorable (Mr.) Bradley Kiley, Office of Management and Administration
Mr. James Coley, Jr.
Ms. Gayle King
The Honorable (Ambassador) Ron Kirk, USTR
Mrs. Matrice Ellis-Kirk
The Honorable (Mr.) Ronald Klain, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the Vice President, Office of the Vice President
Mrs. Chanda D Kochhar
His Excellency S.M. Krishna, Minister of External Affairs of the Republic of India, Indian Delegation
Ms. Gaitri Kumar, Joint Secretary (Americas), Ministry of External Affairs of the Republic of India, Indian Delegation
Mr. Vivek Kundra
Mrs. Jhumpa Lahiri
Mr. Alberto Vourvoulias
Mr. Marc Lasry
Cathy Lasry
Mr. Jacob Lew, Deputy Secretary, Department of State
The Honorable Gary Locke, Secretary of Commerce
Mrs. Mona Locke
The Honorable (Mr.) Christopher Lu, Cabinet Affairs
Ms. Kathryn Thomson
The Honorable (Senator) Richard Lugar, United States Senator (R/Indiana)
Mrs. Char Lugar, United States Senate Spouse (R/Indiana)
Mr. Michael Lynton
Ms. Elizabeth Jamie Alter
Mr. Surinder Malhotra
The Honorable (Chief of Protocol) Capricia Marshall
The Honorable (Ms.) Alyssa Mastromonaco, White House Office of Scheduling
Mr. Brian Mathis
Mrs. Tracey Kemble
Ms. Kiran Mazumda-Shaw
The Honorable (Senator) Claire McCaskill, United States Senator (D/Missouri)
Mr. Joseph Shepard, United States Senate Spouse
The Honorable (Rep) Jim McDermott, United States Representative (D/Washington)
Mrs. Therese Marie Hansen
Mr. Zarin Mehta
Ms. Carmen Lasky
The Honorable (Mr.) Jim Messina, Office of Chief of Staff
Mr. Judd Miner
Mrs. Linda Miner
Mr. Newt Minow
Mrs. Josephine Minow
Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal
Kalpen Modi, Associate Director, Office of Public Engagement
Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Mrs. Deborah Mullen
The Honorable (Secretary) Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
His Excellency M.K. Narayanan, National Security Adviser of the Republic of India, Indian Delegation
Mr. Shantanu Narayen
Mrs. Reni Narayen
Mr. Raju Narisetti
Durga Raghunath
Mr. Martin Nesbitt
Ms. Anita Blanchard
Mr. Konrad Ng
Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng
Ms. Indra Nooyi
The Honorable (Rep) David Obey, United States Representative (D/Wisconsin)
Mrs. Joan Obey
The Honorable (Mr.) Peter Orszag, Director, Office of Management & Budget
Mr. Jim Owens
Ms. Katie Owens
Mr. Deepak Parekh
Mr. Eboo Patel
Ms. Shehnez Mansuri
The Honorable (Governor) Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts (D)
Mrs. Diane Patrick, First Lady of Massachusetts
The Honorable (Speaker) Nancy Pelosi, United States Representative (D/California) and Speaker of the House
Mr. Paul Pelosi
Mr. Dan Pfeiffer, White House Office of Communications
Mr. Sam Pitroda
Mrs. Anjana Pitroda
General Colin Powell
Ms. Alma Powell
Dr. Rachakonda D Prabhu
Dr. Lata Shete Prabhu
Mrs. Penny Pritzker
Dr. Brian Traubert
Ms. Kavita Ramdas
Her Excellency Nirupama Rao, Foreign Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs of the Republic of India, Indian Delegation
Ms. Preetha Reddy
The Honorable (Governor) Edward Rendell, Governor of Pennsylvania (D)
The Honorable (Judge) Marjorie Rendell, First Lady of Pennsylvania
Mr. Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting
The Honorable (Ambassador) Susan Rice, United States Ambassador to the United Nations
Mr. Ian Cameron
The Honorable (Governor) Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico (D)
Mrs. Barbara Richardson, First Lady of New Mexico
Ms. Robin Roberts
Mrs. Marian Robinson
Ambassador Timothy Roemer, US Ambassador to India
Mrs. Mary Johnston
Ms. Desiree Rogers, Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary
Mr. John Rogers
The Honorable (Dr.) Christina Romer, Chair, Council of Economic Advisers
Mr. Dennis Ross, NSC
The Honorable (Rep) Edward Randall Royce, United States Representative
Marie Therese Royce
Mr. Michael Sacks
Mrs. Cari Sacks
The Honorable (Rep.) Linda Sanchez, United States Representative (D/California)
Mr. James Sullivan, Guest of Then Honorable Linda Sanchez
Mr. Pankaj Saran, Joint Secretary to the Prime Minister of the Republic of India, Indian Delegation
His Excellency Shyam Saran, Special Envoy to the Prime Minister on Climate Change, Indian Delegation
Mr. Jaideep Sarkar, Personal Secretary to the Prime Minister of the Republic of India, Indian Delegation
Mr. Parag Saxena
The Honorable (Rep.) Jan Schakowsky, United States Representative (D/Illinois)
Mr. Robert Creamer
The Honorable (Mr.) Phil Schiliro, Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs
Mrs. Jody Schiliro
Ms. Annetta Seecharran
Seema Agnani
Mr. Stuart Seldowitz, Acting Director for South Asia, NSC
Dr. Amartya Sen
Ms. Emma Georgina Rothschild
Under Secretary Rajiv J Shah, Under Secretary for Research, Education & Economics, Department of Agriculture
The Honorable Sonal Shah, Deputy Assist to the President, Director Office of SICP, Domestic Policy Council
Mr. Vinod Shah
Her Excellency Meera SHANKAR, Ambassador, India
The Honorable Susan Sher, Assistant to the President/Chief of Staff to the First Lady
The Honorable (Mr.) Neil Cohen
Mr. M. Night Shyamalan
Mrs. Bhavna Shyamalan
Ms. Amrit Singh
Mr. Analjit Singh
Mr. Arun K. Singh, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of India, Indian Delegation
Mr. Balvinder Singh
Mr. Mohinder Singh
Mr. Lakhwinder Singh
Mrs. Sukhbir Kaur
Ms. Upinder Singh
Mr. Steven Spielberg
Mr. Sri Srinivasan
Ms. Carla Garrett
Ms. Srinija Srinivasan
The Honorable (Mr.) Jim Steinberg, Deputy Secretary of State
Ms. Sherburne Bradstreet
Mrs. Semonti Stephens, Deputy Press Secretary, Office of the First Lady
Mr. Andy Stern
Ms. Anna Burger
Mrs. Jane Stetson
Mr. Bill Stetson
Honorable (Dr.) Larry Summers, Director, National Economic Council
Dr. Elisa New
The Honorable (Ms.) Mona Sutphen, Office of Chief of Staff
Mr. Clyde Williams
Mr. Ratan Tata
The Honorable (Ms.) Tina Tchen, Office of Public Liaison
Ambassador Vinai Thummalapally, Ambassador, Embassy of Belize
Mrs. Barbara Thummalapally
Mr. Jim Torrey
Ms. Rose P Lynch
Mr. Richard Trumka
Mr. Paul H Lemmon
Ms. Urvashi Vaid
Ms. Kate Clinton
Mr. Kirk Wagar
Ms. Crystal Connor
Dr. Eric E. Whitaker
Dr. Cheryl Whitaker
Mr. Brian Williams
Mrs. Jane Williams
Mr. Wellington Wilson
Mrs. Wilson
Mr. Neal Wolin, Deputy Secretary, Department of Treasury
Ms. Alfre Woodard
Mr. Blair E Underwood
Mr. Fareed Zakaria
Ms. Paula Throckmorton Zakaria

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