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Akshay Kumar
(One of the Biggest and Most Popular Actors in Bollywood Known for His Versatility)
Akshay Kumar
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Birthdate: September 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo

Akshay Kumar is one of the most popular and successful actors of Hindi cinema. He has been honored with several prestigious awards, such as Filmfare Awards, a National Film Award, and Padma Shri. Dubbed Indian Jackie Chan, Akshay Kumar is renowned for performing dangerous stunts in films.

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Sam Manekshaw
(The First Indian Army Officer to be Promoted to the Rank of Field Marshal)
Sam Manekshaw
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 3, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 27, 2008
Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw was the Indian Army’s Chief of the Army Staff during the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War, in which India emerged victorious. He had started his military career with the British Indian Army during World War II. He had also been awarded the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan.
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Jeetendra
(Actor)
Jeetendra
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Birthdate: April 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
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Mohammed Rafi
(One of India's Greatest and Most Influential Playback Singers)
Mohammed Rafi
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 24, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: July 31, 1980
Legendary Indian playback singer Mohammed Rafi was known for his versatility. The winner of one National Film Award and four Filmfare awards, Rafi often collaborated with ace composer S.D. Burman. He also received the Padma Shri and sang in countless Indian and foreign languages, including Arabic, Persian, and Dutch.
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Rajesh Khanna
(Actor, Politician, Film producer, Singer)
Rajesh Khanna
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Birthdate: December 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: July 18, 2012

Popularly known as the first superstar of Indian cinema, Rajesh Khanna ruled the 1960s and 1970s with his matinee idol appeal. He delivered 15 back-to-back hits in his heyday and was the highest-paid in Bollywood at one point. The Padma Bhushan winner is remembered for blockbusters such as Aradhana.

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Vikas Khanna
(Chef)
Vikas Khanna
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: November 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Kiran Bedi
(First Woman in India to Join the Officer Ranks of the Indian Police Service (IPS))
Kiran Bedi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 9, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini

Kiran Bedi is an Indian police officer and social activist. In 1972, she became the first Indian woman to serve as an officer in the Indian Police Service. From 2016 to 2021, she served as the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, playing an important role in the development of the Indian Union Territory. Her life has inspired many films, including Karthavyam.

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The Great Gama
(Amateur wrestler)
The Great Gama
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 22, 1878
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: May 22, 1963

A world-renowned Indian pehlwan, or wrestler, Ghulam Mohammad Baksh Butt competed using the ring name The Great Gama. Also known as Rustam-e-Hind, he remained undefeated over an illustrious career of almost 5 decades and even saved many Hindus during the communal riots at the time of the Partition of India.

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Bishan Singh Bedi
(Indian Former Cricketer)
Bishan Singh Bedi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 25, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
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Deepa Mehta
(Director and screenwriter, best known for her Elements Trilogy, Fire (1996), Earth (1998), and Water (2005))
Deepa Mehta
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Birthdate: January 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Bharti Singh
(Stand-up comedian)
Bharti Singh
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Birthdate: July 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
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Mahendra Kapoor
(Singer)
Mahendra Kapoor
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 27, 2008
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Sukhwinder Singh
(Indian Playback Singer)
Sukhwinder Singh
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer

Internationally acclaimed playback singer, Sukhwinder Singh first came to limelight with Chaiyya Chaiyya, a duet from the Shahrukh Khan starrer Dil Se. Since then he has been working with numerous renowned composers, earning international fame with the song Jai Ho from the movie Slumdog Millionaire. He has also given voice to many Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Marathi songs and has released two studio albums.

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Richa Chadda
(Known for Her Role of 'Nagma Khatoon' in ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’)
Richa Chadda
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Birthdate: December 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Jas Arora
(Model)
Jas Arora
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 21, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Vinod Mehra
(Actor)
Vinod Mehra
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Birthdate: February 13, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 30, 1990
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Guru Tegh Bahadur
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Birthdate: April 1, 1621
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: October 31, 1675

Guru Tegh Bahadur, the youngest son of Guru Hargobind Sahib, was the ninth Guru of the Sikhs. His 115 hymns find place in the Guru Granth Sahib. He tried to prevent forced conversion of Hindus and Sikhs into Islam, and was, as a result, executed by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.

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Guru Hargobind
(Sikh Guru)
Guru Hargobind
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Birthdate: June 19, 1595
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: March 19, 1644
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Rohan Mehra
(Actor)
Rohan Mehra
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Birthdate: April 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Amrinder Gill
(Actor, Singer)
Amrinder Gill
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 11, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Punjabi singer and actor Amrinder Gill initially gained fame with tracks such as Paigam and Khedan De Din. He has also gained praise with his hit movies such as Goreyan Nu Daffa Karo. The two-time Filmfare Award winner was also part of the highest-grossing Punjabi movie overseas, Chal Mera Putt.
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Harmanpreet Singh
(Indian Field Hockey Player Who Plays as a Defender)
Harmanpreet Singh
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 6, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Deepti Naval
(Actress)
Deepti Naval
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Birthdate: February 3, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Puneet Issar
(Actor)
Puneet Issar
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Birthdate: November 6, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Randhawa
(Indian Professional Wrestler and Actor)
Randhawa
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 1933 AD
Died: October 21, 2013
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Anu Peshawaria
(Lawyer, Tennis player)
Anu Peshawaria
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 5, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Bhupinder Singh
(singer)
Bhupinder Singh
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 6, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Vir Singh
(Indian Poet, Scholar, and Theologian of the 'Sikh Revival Movement')
Vir Singh
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Birthdate: December 5, 1882
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: June 10, 1957

Bhai Vir Singh was an Indian poet, scholar, and theologian. He was a prominent figure of the Sikh revival movement and made significant contributions to the renewal of Punjabi literary tradition. The son of a physician, he received both traditional indigenous training as well as modern English education. He was one of the founders of the Punjab & Sind Bank. 

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Saifuddin Kitchlew
(Politician, Lawyer)
Saifuddin Kitchlew
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 15, 1888
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 9, 1963

Apart from being a prominent freedom fighter, Saifuddin Kitchlew was a champion for Hindu-Muslim unity. A well-known barrister and an Indian National Congress member, he spearheaded the protests against the draconian Rowlatt Act, which led to the horrific Jallianwala Bagh massacre. He also established the Jamia Millia Islamia.

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Shakoor Rana
(Pakistani Cricketer and Umpire)
Shakoor Rana
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 3, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 9, 2001

Shakoor Rana was a Pakistani cricket player and umpire. Although he had a modest playing career, Rana gained popularity as an umpire as he stood in 22 One Day Internationals and 18 Test matches. Rana is best remembered for his altercation with English cricket captain Mike Gatting during a Test match in 1987. Gatting later issued an apology to Rana.

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Rupan Bal
(Indian-Canadian Actor, Director and Comedian)
Rupan Bal
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Birthdate: January 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Sanket Mehta
(Indian YouTuber, TikTok and Instagram Star)
Sanket Mehta
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Birthdate: January 25, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Manavjit Singh Sandhu
(Indian Sport Shooter)
Manavjit Singh Sandhu
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Anandmurti Gurumaa
Anandmurti Gurumaa
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 8, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
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Madan Lal Dhingra
(Revolutionary, Criminal)
Madan Lal Dhingra
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 18, 1883
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 17, 1909