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07 May 1861
Poet
Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie
19 June 1947
British-Indian novelist

Ruskin BondRuskin Bond
19 May 1934
Writer

Fareed ZakariaFareed Zakaria
20 January 1964
Journalist

Chetan BhagatChetan Bhagat
22 April 1974
Author

Vinayak Damodar SavarkarVinayak Damodar Savarkar
28 May 1883
Independence Activist, Reformer
Vikram SethVikram Seth
20 June 1952
Writer

Spike MilliganSpike Milligan
16 April 1918
Comedian

Khushwant SinghKhushwant Singh
02 February 1915
Novelist, Lawyer, Journalist & Politician
Ahmed Raza Khan BarelviAhmed Raza Khan Barelvi
14 June 1856
Islamic Scholar, Reformer

Kumar VishwasKumar Vishwas
10 February 1970
Poet
KuvempuKuvempu
29 December 1904
Novelist

Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam
31 August 1919
Writer

Mulk Raj AnandMulk Raj Anand
12 December 1905
 

Kamal AmrohiKamal Amrohi
17 January 1918
Director

Mahadevi VarmaMahadevi Varma
26 March 1907
Poet
Ramachandra GuhaRamachandra Guha
29 April 1958
Writer

Ahmed DeedatAhmed Deedat
01 July 1918
Writer

Ramdhari Singh DinkarRamdhari Singh Dinkar
23 September 1908
Poet

Tanikella BharaniTanikella Bharani
14 July 1954
Actor
R. K. NarayanR. K. Narayan
10 October 1906
 

Nabaneeta Dev SenNabaneeta Dev Sen
13 January 1938
Writer
KusumagrajKusumagraj
27 February 1912
Poet

Gollapudi Maruti RaoGollapudi Maruti Rao
14 April 1939
Actor

Soumitra ChatterjeeSoumitra Chatterjee
19 January 1935
Actor
Dinesh D'SouzaDinesh D'Souza
25 April 1961
Conservationists

NagarjunNagarjun
30 June 1911
Poet, Writer
Shreya GhoshalShreya Ghoshal
12 March 1984
Singer, Writer, Actor, Composer

Kalki KoechlinKalki Koechlin
10 January 1984
Actor, Screenwriter, Writer

MammoottyMammootty
07 September 1951
actor, film producer, screenwriter, film actor
Shashi TharoorShashi Tharoor
09 March 1956
Writer, Politician, Diplomat

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08 November 1919
Author, Film director, Actor, Composer, Poet,
Sajid NadiadwalaSajid Nadiadwala
18 March 1966
film producer

SugathakumariSugathakumari
03 January 1934
Writer, Human rights activist, Children's writer

Arundhati RoyArundhati Roy
24 November 1961
Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter, Essayist

Zakir NaikZakir Naik
18 October 1965
Physician, Writer, Intellectual, Preacher
Sudha MurthySudha Murthy
19 August 1950
Author, Social worker, Computer scientist,
Meena KumariMeena Kumari
01 August 1933
Actress

Ashutosh RanaAshutosh Rana
10 November 1967
Actor

Palak MuchhalPalak Muchhal
30 March 1992
Singer

Javed AkhtarJaved Akhtar
17 January 1945
Screenwriter, Politician, Writer, Poet, Lyricist,
KarunanidhiM. Karunanidhi
03 June 1924
Politician, Screenwriter, Author, Journalist,

Harivanshrai BachchanHarivanshrai Bachchan
27 November 1907
Poet

Vikramaditya MotwaneVikramaditya Motwane
06 December 1976
Film director

Akkitham Achuthan NamboothiriAkkitham Achuthan Namboothiri
18 March 1926
Author

Kamala SuraiyyaKamala Suraiyya
31 March 1934
 
Honey IraniHoney Irani
25 August 1955
Actor, Writer, Screenwriter

Mirza Tahir AhmadMirza Tahir Ahmad
18 December 1928
Translator, Homeopath, Writer
Tom AlterTom Alter
23 June 1950
Actor

Girish KarnadGirish Karnad
19 May 1938
Linguist, Author, Film director, Actor,

Rahul KhannaRahul Khanna
20 June 1972
Actor
Suresh OberoiSuresh Oberoi
17 December 1946
Actor

Salman KhurshidSalman Khurshid
01 January 1953
Politician
Amish TripathiAmish Tripathi
18 October 1974
Writer

Anand GandhiAnand Gandhi
26 September 1980
Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter

Madhur JaffreyMadhur Jaffrey
13 August 1933
Actor, Television actor, Film actor, Writer, Film

Ramanand SagarRamanand Sagar
29 December 1917
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Writer

Aravind AdigaAravind Adiga
23 October 1974
Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Film director
Nandana SenNandana Sen
19 August 1967
Actress

KannadasanKannadasan
24 June 1927
Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter

Piyush MishraPiyush Mishra
13 January 1963
Screenwriter, Music director, Actor, Singer,

Vandana ShivaVandana Shiva
05 November 1952
Philosopher, Physicist, Writer, University teacher
Amitav GhoshAmitav Ghosh
11 July 1956
Writer, Novelist, Journalist

Sagarika GhoseSagarika Ghose
08 November 1964
Author, Journalist
VairamuthuVairamuthu
13 July 1953
Author, Actor, Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter

Nasser HussainNasser Hussain
28 March 1968
Cricketer

Rahat IndoriRahat Indori
01 January 1950
Poet
SheelaSheela
22 March 1945
Actress

Ankit FadiaAnkit Fadia
24 May 1985
 
Vaikom Muhammad BasheerVaikom Muhammad Basheer
21 January 1908
Novelist, Screenwriter, Essayist, Writer, Diarist,

M. T. Vasudevan NairM. T. Vasudevan Nair
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Author, Film director, Screenwriter

Koratalla SivaKoratalla Siva
15 June 1975
 
Sahir LudhianviSahir Ludhianvi
08 March 1921
Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter

Anita DesaiAnita Desai
24 June 1937
Novelist
Raja RaoRaja Rao
08 November 1908
Author, Writer

Nissim EzekielNissim Ezekiel
14 December 1924
poet

Dibakar BanerjeeDibakar Banerjee
21 June 1969
Film director, Screenwriter

Sujatha RangarajanSujatha Rangarajan
03 May 1935
Writer, Screenwriter
Ritwik GhatakRitwik Ghatak
04 November 1925
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer,
Crazy MohanCrazy Mohan
16 October 1952
screenwriter

Ramchandra GandhiRamchandra Gandhi
09 June 1937
Author, Philosopher, University teacher, Writer

Devdutt PattanaikDevdutt Pattanaik
11 December 1970
Mythographer

Bipin Chandra PalBipin Chandra Pal
07 November 1858
Writer
Mahasweta DeviMahasweta Devi
14 January 1926
Human rights activist, Writer, Poet, Novelist,

Satinder SartaajSatinder Sartaaj
31 August 1982
Singer

Swami SivanandaSwami Sivananda
08 September 1887
Spiritual & Yoga Teacher

Siddhartha MukherjeeSiddhartha Mukherjee
21 July 1970
Physician

Shobhaa DeShobhaa De
07 January 1948
Journalist, Writer, Socialite, Model
Irom Chanu SharmilaIrom Chanu Sharmila
14 March 1972
Poet, Journalist

JeyamohanJeyamohan
22 April 1962
 
Arun ShourieArun Shourie
02 November 1941
Politician, Journalist, Writer

NaushadNaushad
25 December 1919
Musician
Tarun TejpalTarun Tejpal
15 March 1963
Journalist, Writer
J. P. DuttaJ. P. Dutta
03 October 1949
Film producer