The Janjua Rajput (Urdu: جنجوعہ) is a Rajput (Urdu: راجپوت) royal warrior clan of Northern India and Pakistan. They have been referred to as the most Valiant Warriors of Punjab. Their warlike nature and dominant rule of their kingdoms against other tribes earned them a powerful reputation in Western Punjab and the Valley of Kashmir. The Mughal Emperor Jalaludin Mohammed Akbar's record keeper Abu Fazl celebrated the Janjua Rajput as among the most renowned Rajputs of India. The Janjua Rajput were later referred to by researcher Christopher Birdwood as among "the hardest breed in the Continent."
They have a recorded history that spans centuries through famous Maharajas, Rajas, Emperors, Sultans, Nawabs and Princes since the Vedic age to the modern era. They were among the earliest Rājput converts to Islam. Rebelling against the Delhi Sultanate in the early 13th and 16th century, the Janjua princes aided the Mughal conqueror Babur in his conquest of India. They served as generals in the Imperial Mughal Army and have played a major part in Punjabi history through the battles, rebellions and alliance. Under the British Raj of India, they were designated as a "Martial Race" and provided strong numbers to the British Indian Army and fought in both World Wars.