List of famous Indian men with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Famous People From India

India boasts of a rich cultural and spiritual heritage and when we talk of Indian men, one of the first images that comes to one’s mind is that of Mahatma Gandhi, fondly known by the Indians as ‘Father of the Nation’. Along with spirituality, Indians are also famous for their sharp intellect and their contributions to the world of science and mathematics. From Aryabhata to Brahmagupta, from Satyendra Nath Bose to C. P. Ramanujam, the influence of Indian men in the field of mathematics has been tremendous. World famous scientists like C. V. Raman, Homi Bhabha, and Meghnad Saha were also born in India. Indian men like Rabindranath Tagore, Prem Chand and Bankim Chandra Chatterjee have enriched Indian literature with their prolific writings while artists like Raja Ravi Varma and M. F. Husain have beautified not only Indian art but have also left their influence on world art.

Shah Rukh KhanShah Rukh Khan
(Film actor)

02 November 1965

New Delhi

Scorpio

Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi
(Leader of Indian Independence Movement)

02 October 1869

30 January 1948

Porbandar, Kathiawar Agency, British Indian Empire

Libra

A.P.J. Abdul KalamA.P.J. Abdul Kalam
(Former President of India)

15 October 1931

27 July 2015

Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu

Libra

Hrithik RoshanHrithik Roshan
(Actor)

10 January 1974

Mumbai

Capricorn

Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai
(CEO of Google Inc)

12 July 1972

Chennai

Cancer

Ranbir KapoorRanbir Kapoor
(Actor)

28 September 1982

Mumbai

Libra

The Great KhaliThe Great Khali
(Professional Wrestler)

27 August 1972

Dhiraina, Himachal Pradesh, India

Virgo

Narendra ModiNarendra Modi
(Prime Minister of India)

17 September 1950

Vadnagar

Virgo

Verghese KurienVerghese Kurien
(Entrepreneur)

26 November 1921

09 September 2012

Kozhikode, Kerala

Sagittarius

Swami VivekanandaSwami Vivekananda
(Leader)

12 January 1863

04 July 1902

Kolkata

Capricorn

AshokaAshoka
(Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty)

0304 BC

0232 BC

Pataliputra

Jawaharlal NehruJawaharlal Nehru
(First PM of India & Freedom Fighter)

14 November 1889

27 May 1964

Allahabad

Scorpio

Sachin TendulkarSachin Tendulkar
(Cricketer)

24 April 1973

Mumbai, India

Taurus

AryabhataAryabhata

0476 AD

0550 AD

Assaka

Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
(Poet and Author)

07 May 1861

07 August 1941

India

Taurus

Srinivasa RamanujanSrinivasa Ramanujan
(Mathematician)

22 December 1887

26 April 1920

Erode

Sagittarius

ChanakyaChanakya
(Philosopher)

0371 BC

0283 BC

India

Virat KohliVirat Kohli
(Cricketer)

05 November 1988

Delhi

Scorpio

B. R. AmbedkarB. R. Ambedkar

14 April 1891

06 December 1956

Mhow

Aries

Subhas Chandra BoseSubhas Chandra Bose

23 January 1897

18 August 1945

Cuttack

Aquarius

Chandragupta MauryaChandragupta Maurya
(Founder of the Maurya Empire)

0340 BC

0298 BC

Pataliputra

Tipu SultanTipu Sultan
(Ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore)

20 November 1750

04 May 1799

Devanahalli

Scorpio

AkbarAkbar
(Mughal Emperor)

14 October 1542

27 October 1605

Umerkot

Libra

K. Kamaraj K. Kamaraj
(Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, India)

15 July 1903

02 October 1975

Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India

Cancer

M. VisvesvarayaM. Visvesvaraya
(Civil Engineer)

15 September 1860

14 April 1962

Muddenahalli, Chikballapur, Kingdom of Mysore (now in Karnataka)

Virgo

Amitabh BachchanAmitabh Bachchan
(Film actor)

11 October 1942

Allahabad

Libra

Haji MastanHaji Mastan
(Gangster, Smuggler)

01 March 1926

09 May 1994

Panaikulam, Ramanathapuram District (Madras Presidency now Tamil Nadu), British India

Pisces

BindusaraBindusara
(Second Maurya Emperor)

0320 BC

0273 BC

Bhagat SinghBhagat Singh
(Revolutionary)

27 September 1907

23 March 1931

Jaranwala Tehsil

Libra

Dhirubhai AmbaniDhirubhai Ambani

28 December 1932

06 July 2002

Junagadh

Capricorn

Mukesh AmbaniMukesh Ambani
(Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited)

19 April 1957

Aden

Aries

Maharana PratapMaharana Pratap
(Ruler of Mewar)

09 May 1540

19 January 1597

Kumbhalgarh

Taurus

Anil AmbaniAnil Ambani
(Chairman of Reliance ADA Group)

04 June 1959

Mumbai

Gemini

R. K. NarayanR. K. Narayan

10 October 1906

13 May 2001

Chennai

Libra

ShivajiShivaji
(King)

19 February 1627

03 April 1680

Shivneri

Aquarius

Ruskin BondRuskin Bond
(Writer)

19 May 1934

Kasauli

Taurus

Pranab MukherjeePranab Mukherjee
(13th President of India)

11 December 1935

Mirati, Birbhum, Bengal Presidency, British India (now West Bengal, India)

Sagittarius

R K LaxmanR. K. Laxman
(Cartoonist & Creator of 'The Common Man")

24 October 1921

26 January 2015

Mysore

Scorpio

Shah JahanShah Jahan
(Mughal Emperor)

05 January 1592

01 February 1666

Lahore

Capricorn

AurangzebAurangzeb
(Mughal Emperor)

04 November 1618

03 March 1707

Dahod

Scorpio

Lal Bahadur ShastriLal Bahadur Shastri
(Former Prime Minister of India)

02 October 1904

11 January 1966

Ramnagar, Varanasi, United Provinces, British Raj

Libra

Viswanathan AnandViswanathan Anand
(Chess Player)

11 December 1969

Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Sagittarius

Amartya SenAmartya Sen
(Economist & Philosopher)

03 November 1933

Santiniketan

Scorpio

Guru NanakGuru Nanak
(Sikh Guru)

15 April 1469

22 September 1539

Nankana Sahib

Aries

Jaggi VasudevJaggi Vasudev
(Yoga Guru)

03 September 1957

Mysore

Virgo

Dilip KumarDilip Kumar

11 December 1922

Peshawar

Sagittarius

Adi ShankaraAdi Shankara
(Advaita Philosopher)

0788 AD

0820 AD

Kalady

Sarvepalli RadhakrishnanSarvepalli Radhakrishnan
(Confident, Ambitious)

05 September 1888

17 April 1975

Thiruttani

Virgo

Ratan Tata Ratan Tata
(Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons)

28 December 1937

Surat

Capricorn

Baji Rao IBaji Rao I
(Peshwa of Maratha Empire)

18 August 1700

28 April 1740

Leo

Nikesh AroraNikesh Arora
(Former President & COO of SoftBank Corp)

09 February 1968

Aquarius

JahangirJahangir
(Mughal Emperor)

31 August 1569

08 November 1627

Fatehpur Sikri

Virgo

Ravi ShankarRavi Shankar
(Musician, composer)

07 April 1920

11 December 2012

Varanasi, United Provinces, British Raj

Aries

Bal Gangadhar TilakBal Gangadhar Tilak
(Indian teacher)

23 July 1856

01 August 1920

Ratnagiri, British India (present-day Maharashtra, India)

Cancer

M G RamachandranM. G. Ramachandran
(Actor, Politician)

17 January 1917

24 December 1987

Kandy, British Ceylon (Now Sri Lanka)

Capricorn

Raghuram RajanRaghuram Rajan
(Adviser)

03 February 1963

Bhopal

Aquarius

Milkha SinghMilkha Singh
(Indian track and field athlete)

20 November 1929

Govindpura, Muzaffargarh District, Pakistan

Scorpio

Rajiv GandhiRajiv Gandhi

20 August 1944

21 May 1991

Mumbai

Leo

Atal Bihari VajpayeeAtal Bihari Vajpayee
(Former Prime Minister of India)

25 December 1924

Gwalior

Capricorn

DharmendraDharmendra
(Actor)

08 December 1935

Nasrali

Sagittarius

Sai Baba of ShirdiSai Baba of Shirdi
(Spiritual Guru)

28 September 1835

15 October 1918

Pathri

Libra

Harilal GandhiHarilal Gandhi
(Mahatma Gandhi’s Son)

1888 AD

18 June 1948

New Delhi

KabirKabir
(Saint and Mystic Poet)

1440 AD

1518 AD

Varanasi

C.V. RamanC.V. Raman

07 November 1888

21 November 1970

Tiruchirappalli, Madras Province

Scorpio

Kailash SatyarthiKailash Satyarthi
(Child Rights Activist)

11 January 1954

Vidisha, India

Capricorn

KrishnadevarayaKrishnadevaraya
(Emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire)

16 February 1471

1529 AD

Hampi

Aquarius

Bhāskara IIBhāskara II
(Mathematician)

1114 AD

1185 AD

Bijapur

Jagadish Chandra BoseJagadish Chandra Bose
(Physicist)

30 November 1858

23 November 1937

Bikrampur, Bengal Presidency, British India (Now Munshiganj District of Bangladesh)

Sagittarius

Manmohan SinghManmohan Singh
(Former Prime Minister of India)

26 September 1932

Gah

Libra

MahaviraMahavira
(Last tirthankara of Jainism)

0599 BC

0527 BC

Vaishali

HumayunHumayun
(Mughal Emperor)

17 March 1508

27 January 1556

Kabul

Pisces

Prithviraj ChauhanPrithviraj Chauhan
(Rajput king of the Chauhan dynasty)

1149 AD

1192 AD

Ajmer

Maharaja Ranjit SinghMaharaja Ranjit Singh
(Founder of the Sikh Empire)

13 November 1780

27 June 1839

Gujranwala

Scorpio

Jiddu KrishnamurtiJiddu Krishnamurti
(Public Speaker & Philosopher)

12 May 1895

17 February 1986

Madanapalle

Taurus

Kishore KumarKishore Kumar
(Indian playback singer)

04 August 1929

13 October 1987

Khandwas, India

Leo

N. R. Narayana MurthyN. R. Narayana Murthy
(Founder of Infosys)

20 August 1946

Mysore

Leo

M. S. SwaminathanM. S. Swaminathan
(Agricultural Scientist)

07 August 1925

Kumbakonam

Leo

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
(Founder of Transcendental Meditation Technique)

12 January 1918

05 February 2008

India

Capricorn

Azim PremjiAzim Premji
(Business Tycoon)

24 July 1945

Karachi

Leo

Arvind KejriwalArvind Kejriwal
(Anti Corruption Activist, Politician)

16 August 1968

Siwani, Haryana

Leo

Rajendra PrasadRajendra Prasad
(Former President of India)

03 December 1884

28 February 1963

Ziradei, Siwan, Bihar

Sagittarius

J. R. D. TataJ. R. D. Tata
(French-Indian aviator)

29 July 1904

29 November 1993

Paris, France

Leo

BrahmaguptaBrahmagupta
(Mathematician and Astronomer)

0598 AD

0670 AD

Bhinmal

Shomu MukherjeeShomu Mukherjee
(Film Director & Producer)

19 June 1943

10 April 2008

Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

Gemini

Kapil DevKapil Dev
(Cricketer)

06 January 1959

Chandigarh, Punjab, India

Capricorn

Muhammad bin TughluqMuhammad bin Tughluq
(Sultan of Delhi)

1300 AD

20 March 1351

Satyendra Nath BoseSatyendra Nath Bose

01 January 1894

04 February 1974

Kolkata, India

Capricorn

Kumar Manglam BirlaKumar Mangalam Birla
(Chairman of Aditya Birla Group)

14 June 1967

India

Gemini

Raja Ravi VarmaRaja Ravi Varma
(Painter)

29 April 1848

05 October 1906

Kilimanoor

Taurus

Tanmay BhatTanmay Bhat
(Standup Comedian, Writer, YouTuber)

23 June 1987

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Cancer

Khushwant SinghKhushwant Singh

02 February 1915

20 March 1999

Hadali, British India (now in Khushab District, Punjab, Pakistan)

Aquarius

TulsidasTulsidas
(Poet & Saint)

1497 AD

1623 AD

Rajapur

Guru Gobind SinghGuru Gobind Singh
(Warrior)

22 December 1666

07 October 1708

Patna

Sagittarius

RamdevRamdev
(Yoga Guru)

25 December 1965

Mahendragarh

Capricorn

Sathya Sai BabaSathya Sai Baba
(Spiritual Guru)

23 November 1926

24 April 2011

Puttaparthi

Sagittarius

P. V. Narasimha RaoP. V. Narasimha Rao
(Prime Minister of India)

28 June 1921

23 December 2004

Karimnagar

Cancer

Jayaprakash NarayanJayaprakash Narayan
(Political Leaders)

11 October 1902

08 October 1979

Saran district

Libra

Mangal PandeyMangal Pandey
(Revolutionary)

19 July 1827

08 April 1857

Nagwa

Cancer

Vikram SethVikram Seth
(Writer)

20 June 1952

Kolkata

Gemini

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