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Padma LakshmiPadma Lakshmi

01 September 1970

Chennai

Virgo

Ruskin BondRuskin Bond

19 May 1934

Kasauli

Taurus

Vikram SethVikram Seth

20 June 1952

Kolkata

Gemini

Varun GroverVarun Grover

26 January 1980

Sundernagar, Himachal Pradesh, India

Aquarius

Shreya GhoshalShreya Ghoshal

12 March 1984

Durgapur

Pisces

Shashi TharoorShashi Tharoor

09 March 1956

London

Pisces

Mahasweta DeviMahasweta Devi

14 January 1926

28 July 2016

Dhaka

Capricorn

MammoottyMammootty

07 September 1951

Chempu

Virgo

Sajid NadiadwalaSajid Nadiadwala

18 March 1966

Mumbai

Pisces

Kalki KoechlinKalki Koechlin

10 January 1984

Pondicherry

Capricorn

VairamuthuVairamuthu

13 July 1953

Vadugapatti, Theni

Cancer

Palak MuchhalPalak Muchhal

30 March 1992

Indore

Aries

Zakir NaikZakir Naik

18 October 1965

Mumbai

Libra

Chetan BhagatChetan Bhagat

22 April 1974

Delhi

Taurus

Arundhati RoyArundhati Roy

24 November 1961

Shillong

Sagittarius

Javed AkhtarJaved Akhtar

17 January 1945

Khairabad, Sitapur

Capricorn

Girish KarnadGirish Karnad

19 May 1938

Matheran

Taurus

Honey IraniHoney Irani

17 January 1950

Mumbai

Capricorn

Kumar VishwasKumar Vishwas

10 February 1970

Pilkhuwa

Aquarius

GulzarGulzar

18 August 1936

Dina, Pakistan

Leo

Sudha MurthySudha Murthy

19 August 1950

Shiggaon

Leo

Suhaib IlyasiSuhaib Ilyasi

08 September 1966

New Delhi

Virgo

Vandana ShivaVandana Shiva

05 November 1952

Dehradun

Scorpio

Jayant NarlikarJayant Narlikar

19 July 1938

Kolhapur

Cancer

Piyush MishraPiyush Mishra

13 January 1963

India

Capricorn

Amish TripathiAmish Tripathi

18 October 1974

Mumbai

Libra

Dibakar BanerjeeDibakar Banerjee

21 June 1969

New Delhi

Gemini

Gayatri Chakravorty SpivakGayatri Chakravorty Spivak

24 February 1942

Kolkata

Pisces

Pankaj MishraPankaj Mishra

1969 AD

Jhansi

Na. MuthukumarNa. Muthukumar

13 July 1975

14 August 2016

Kanchipuram

Cancer

Madhur JaffreyMadhur Jaffrey

13 August 1933

Delhi

Leo

Sagarika GhoseSagarika Ghose

08 November 1964

New Delhi

Scorpio

Amitav GhoshAmitav Ghosh

11 July 1956

Kolkata

Cancer

Irom Chanu SharmilaIrom Chanu Sharmila

14 March 1972

Imphal

Pisces

Tanikella BharaniTanikella Bharani

14 July 1956

Secunderabad

Cancer

Vikramaditya MotwaneVikramaditya Motwane

12 June 1976

Mumbai

Gemini

M. T. Vasudevan NairM. T. Vasudevan Nair

15 July 1933

Kudallur

Cancer

Shobhaa DeShobhaa De

07 January 1948

Mumbai

Capricorn

Kiran DesaiKiran Desai

03 September 1971

New Delhi

Virgo

Tarun TejpalTarun Tejpal

15 March 1963

Jalandhar

Pisces

Arun ShourieArun Shourie

02 November 1941

Jalandhar

Scorpio

O. N. V. KurupO. N. V. Kurup

27 May 1931

13 February 2016

Chavara

Gemini

M. J. AkbarM. J. Akbar

11 January 1951

Kolkata

Capricorn

Aravind AdigaAravind Adiga

23 October 1974

Chennai

Libra

Irshad KamilIrshad Kamil

05 September 1971

India

Virgo

Anand GandhiAnand Gandhi

26 September 1980

Mumbai

Libra

Crazy MohanCrazy Mohan

16 October 1952

Tamil Nadu

Libra

Thunchaththu EzhuthachanThunchaththu Ezhuthachan

1495 AD

1575 AD

Tirur

Ankit FadiaAnkit Fadia

24 May 1985

Coimbatore

Gemini

Preeti ShenoyPreeti Shenoy

21 December 1971

Sagittarius

Nayantara SahgalNayantara Sahgal

10 May 1927

Allahabad

Taurus

Ashok BankerAshok Banker

07 February 1964

Mumbai

Aquarius

SugathakumariSugathakumari

03 January 1934

Aranmula

Capricorn

C. Narayana ReddyC. Narayana Reddy

29 July 1931

Karimnagar district

Leo

Chandrashekhara KambaraChandrashekhara Kambara

02 January 1937

Gokak

Capricorn

Shashi DeshpandeShashi Deshpande

1938 AD

Dharwad

Nabaneeta Dev SenNabaneeta Dev Sen

13 January 1938

Kolkata

Capricorn

Varun AgarwalVarun Agarwal

06 December 1986

Bangalore

Sagittarius

Vikas SwarupVikas Swarup

1963 AD

Allahabad

Abhijat JoshiAbhijat Joshi

12 January 1969

Ahmedabad

Capricorn

Yandamuri VeerendranathYandamuri Veerendranath

14 November 1948

Razole

Scorpio

Satish KumarSatish Kumar

09 August 1936

Dungargarh

Leo

Joy MathewJoy Mathew

30 December 1951

Thrissur

Capricorn

Javed SiddiquiJaved Siddiqui

13 January 1942

India

Capricorn

Anita NairAnita Nair

26 January 1966

Shoranur

Aquarius

Vir SanghviVir Sanghvi

05 July 1956

London

Cancer

Gollapudi Maruti RaoGollapudi Maruti Rao

14 April 1939

Vizianagaram

Aries

Balakumaran VBalakumaran

05 July 1946

Palamaneri

Cancer

KarunanidhiKarunanidhi

03 June 1924

Chennai

Gemini

Nalini SinghNalini Singh

17 February 1945

Fiji

Aquarius

Goreti VenkannaGoreti Venkanna

1963 AD

Mahabubnagar

Amit ChaudhuriAmit Chaudhuri

1962 AD

Kolkata

JeyamohanJeyamohan

22 April 1962

Nagercoil

Taurus

Akkitham Achuthan NamboothiriAkkitham Achuthan Namboothiri

18 March 1926

Kumaranellur

Pisces

Geeta IyengarGeeta Iyengar

30 November 1944

Pune

Sagittarius

Ravinder SinghRavinder Singh

04 February 1982

Kolkata

Aquarius

Balachandran ChullikaduBalachandran Chullikadu

30 July 1957

North Paravur

Leo

Koratalla SivaKoratalla Siva

15 June 1975

India

Gemini