Gandhi is an Indian family name. This surname is found in Banias (Vanias) of Gujarat, Marwar (Marwari baniya), and Khatris of Punjab. They are most common and famous in the Porbandar region. The family was once known to have great political influence in the princely states of Porbandar, Rajkot and Bikaner. Traditionally, Gandhis are associated with the perfume selling profession.