List of people claimed to be Kalki

This is a partial list of notable people who have been claimed, either by themselves or by their followers, to be Kalki, the tenth avatar of the Hindu deity Vishnu.


  • Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, founder of Ahmadiyya movement, claimed to be the Kalki Avatar, as well Mahdi.
  • In the Baháʼí Faith, Baháʼu’lláh is identified as Kalki as well as the prophesied redeeming messenger of God at the end of the world, as claimed in the Bábí religion, Judaism (Mashiach), Christianity (Messiah)), Islam (Masih) and Mahdi), Buddhism (Maitreya), Zoroastrianism (Shah Bahram), and other religions.
  • Various Muslim missionaries in South Asia – such as Siddiq Hussain of Shia sect of Islam – seeking to convert Hindus to their sect of Islam; they either claimed themselves to be Kalki, or claimed that “all” the Shia Imams were Kalki, or claimed Muhammad was Kalki.
  • Kalki Bhagavan, born Vijaykumar Naidu, born on 7 March 1949, founder of Oneness University.
  • Samael Aun Weor, founder of the Universal Christian Gnostic Movement.
  • Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi of Kalki Avatar Foundation.