Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
07 May 1861
Poet
Ruskin BondRuskin Bond
19 May 1934
Writer

Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie
19 June 1947
British-Indian novelist

Vinayak Damodar SavarkarVinayak Damodar Savarkar
28 May 1883
Independence Activist, Reformer

R. K. NarayanR. K. Narayan
10 October 1906
Writer

GulzarGulzar
18 August 1934
Lyricist
Fareed ZakariaFareed Zakaria
20 January 1964
Journalist

Chetan BhagatChetan Bhagat
22 April 1974
Author

Khushwant SinghKhushwant Singh
02 February 1915
Novelist, Lawyer, Journalist & Politician
Spike MilliganSpike Milligan
16 April 1918
Comedian

Ahmed Raza Khan BarelviAhmed Raza Khan Barelvi
14 June 1856
Islamic Scholar, Reformer
Mulk Raj AnandMulk Raj Anand
12 December 1905
 

Ahmed DeedatAhmed Deedat
01 July 1918
Writer

Kumar VishwasKumar Vishwas
10 February 1970
Poet

Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam
31 August 1919
Writer

Kamal AmrohiKamal Amrohi
17 January 1918
Director
Vikram SethVikram Seth
20 June 1952
Writer

Ramachandra GuhaRamachandra Guha
29 April 1958
Writer

Tanikella BharaniTanikella Bharani
14 July 1954
Actor

Mahadevi VarmaMahadevi Varma
26 March 1907
Poet
Ramdhari Singh DinkarRamdhari Singh Dinkar
23 September 1908
Poet

KuvempuKuvempu
29 December 1904
Novelist
KusumagrajKusumagraj
27 February 1912
Poet

Nabaneeta Dev SenNabaneeta Dev Sen
13 January 1938
Writer

Gollapudi Maruti RaoGollapudi Maruti Rao
14 April 1939
Actor
M. KarunanidhiM. Karunanidhi
03 June 1924
Politician, Screenwriter, Author, Journalist,

MammoottyMammootty
07 September 1951
actor, film producer, screenwriter, film actor
Shreya GhoshalShreya Ghoshal
12 March 1984
Singer, Writer, Actor, Composer

Zakir NaikZakir Naik
18 October 1965
Physician, Writer, Intellectual, Preacher

Shashi TharoorShashi Tharoor
09 March 1956
Writer, Politician, Diplomat
Javed AkhtarJaved Akhtar
17 January 1945
Screenwriter, Politician, Writer, Poet, Lyricist,

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Arundhati RoyArundhati Roy
24 November 1961
Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter, Essayist
Sajid NadiadwalaSajid Nadiadwala
18 March 1966
film producer

Sudha MurtySudha Murty
19 August 1950
Author

Meena KumariMeena Kumari
01 August 1933
Actress

Ashutosh RanaAshutosh Rana
10 November 1967
Actor
Dinesh D'SouzaDinesh D'Souza
25 April 1961
Conservationists
Atlee KumarAtlee Kumar
21 September 1986
Director

Palak MuchhalPalak Muchhal
30 March 1992
Singer

Honey IraniHoney Irani
25 August 1955
Actor, Writer, Screenwriter

Girish KarnadGirish Karnad
19 May 1938
Linguist, Author, Film director, Actor,
Kamala SuraiyyaKamala Suraiyya
31 March 1934
 

Harivanshrai BachchanHarivansh Rai Bachchan
27 November 1907
Poet

Tom AlterTom Alter
23 June 1950
Actor

Koratalla SivaKoratalla Siva
15 June 1975
 

Dibakar BanerjeeDibakar Banerjee
21 June 1969
Film director, Screenwriter
Anand GandhiAnand Gandhi
26 September 1980
Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter

Nasser HussainNasser Hussain
28 March 1968
Cricketer
Rahul KhannaRahul Khanna
20 June 1972
Actor

Suresh OberoiSuresh Oberoi
17 December 1946
Actor

SheelaSheela
22 March 1945
Actress
Madhur JaffreyMadhur Jaffrey
13 August 1933
Actor, Television actor, Film actor, Writer, Film

Soumitra ChatterjeeSoumitra Chatterjee
19 January 1935
Actor
Amish TripathiAmish Tripathi
18 October 1974
Writer

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

Tarun TejpalTarun Tejpal
15 March 1963
Journalist, Writer

KalpanaKalpana
05 October 1965
Actress

Aravind AdigaAravind Adiga
23 October 1974
Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Film director
Sahir LudhianviSahir Ludhianvi
08 March 1921
Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter

Amitav GhoshAmitav Ghosh
11 July 1956
Writer, Novelist, Journalist

Nandana SenNandana Sen
19 August 1967
Actress

Sujatha RangarajanSujatha Rangarajan
03 May 1935
Writer, Screenwriter
KannadasanKannadasan
24 June 1927
Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter

M. T. Vasudevan NairM. T. Vasudevan Nair
15 July 1933
Author, Film director, Screenwriter
Rahat IndoriRahat Indori
01 January 1950
Poet

J. P. DuttaJ. P. Dutta
03 October 1949
Film producer

Vaikom Muhammad BasheerVaikom Muhammad Basheer
21 January 1908
Novelist, Screenwriter, Essayist, Writer, Diarist,
Anita DesaiAnita Desai
24 June 1937
Novelist

Purushottam Laxman DeshpandePurushottam Laxman Deshpande
08 November 1919
Author, Film director, Actor, Composer, Poet,
Ramanand SagarRamanand Sagar
29 December 1917
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Writer

VairamuthuVairamuthu
13 July 1953
Author, Actor, Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter

Sagarika GhoseSagarika Ghose
08 November 1964
Author, Journalist
Swami SivanandaSwami Sivananda
08 September 1887
Spiritual & Yoga Teacher

Vikramaditya MotwaneVikramaditya Motwane
06 December 1976
Film director
Nissim EzekielNissim Ezekiel
14 December 1924
poet

Shiv Kumar BatalviShiv Kumar Batalvi
23 July 1936
Author, Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter

Devdutt PattanaikDevdutt Pattanaik
11 December 1970
Mythographer

Na. MuthukumarNa. Muthukumar
12 July 1975
Poet
Siddhartha MukherjeeSiddhartha Mukherjee
21 July 1970
Physician
Ritwik GhatakRitwik Ghatak
04 November 1925
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer,

Crazy MohanCrazy Mohan
16 October 1952
screenwriter

Mahasweta DeviMahasweta Devi
14 January 1926
Human rights activist, Writer, Poet, Novelist,

Ankit FadiaAnkit Fadia
24 May 1985
 
Irom Chanu SharmilaIrom Chanu Sharmila
14 March 1972
Poet, Journalist

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

NaushadNaushad
25 December 1919
Musician

Vijay TendulkarVijay Tendulkar
06 January 1928
linguist, screenwriter, writer, translator

Raja RaoRaja Rao
08 November 1908
Author, Writer
Bipin Chandra PalBipin Chandra Pal
07 November 1858
Writer

Shobhaa DeShobhaa De
07 January 1948
Journalist, Writer, Socialite, Model
Satinder SartaajSatinder Sartaaj
31 August 1982
Singer

Majrooh SultanpuriMajrooh Sultanpuri
01 October 1919
Author, Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter
Nayantara SahgalNayantara Sahgal
10 May 1927
Journalist, Writer
Ravinder SinghRavinder Singh
04 February 1982
writer