Indians are argumentative by nature and it is this inherent quality that has played a vital role in shaping India in its present form. With a rich civilization heritage of over 5000 years Indians are probably among the few people in the world who have a continuous uninterrupted past. The Indian nationality consists of many regional ethno-linguistic groups, reflecting the rich and complex history of India. The history of the Indian people goes back to the Indus Valley Civilization and since then there have been many Indians who have left their lasting legacy in different fields, be it philosophy, science, arts, culture and sports. Great philosophers like Buddha and Mahavira showed people an alternative way of life and gave birth to new religions. Ancient Indian mathematicians Aryabhata, Bhaskara and Brahmagupta invented the concept of zero and the decimal system.  Great Indian writers like Kalidasa, Premchand, Rabindranath Tagore and others vividly portrayed the social life during their era and made the world of literature a lot richer by their contribution.

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04 November 1929
Human Computer
Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi
02 October 1869
Leader of Indian Independence Movement

Alia BhattAlia Bhatt
15 March 1993
Actress

Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Chopra
18 July 1982
Actress

Amitabh BachchanAmitabh Bachchan
11 October 1942
Actor

Narendra ModiNarendra Modi
17 September 1950
Prime Minister of India
Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai
12 July 1972
CEO of Google Inc

Shah Rukh KhanShah Rukh Khan
02 November 1965
Film actor

Pranab MukherjeePranab Mukherjee
11 December 1935
13th President of India
Saif Ali KhanSaif Ali Khan
16 August 1970
Actor

Padma LakshmiPadma Lakshmi
01 September 1970
Model
Mukesh AmbaniMukesh Ambani
19 April 1957
Indian businessman

Dawood IbrahimDawood Ibrahim
27 December 1955
Criminal

Aamir KhanAamir Khan
14 March 1965
Actor

Virat KohliVirat Kohli
05 November 1988
Cricketer

Deepika PadukoneDeepika Padukone
05 January 1986
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09 August 1975
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Anushka SharmaAnushka Sharma
01 May 1988
Actress

Indira GandhiIndira Gandhi
19 November 1917
Former Prime Minister of India

B. R. AmbedkarB. R. Ambedkar
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Indian Jurist
Mother TeresaMother Teresa
26 August 1910
Founder of Missionaries of Charity

Sunny LeoneSunny Leone
13 May 1981
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Hrithik RoshanHrithik Roshan
10 January 1974
Actor

Katrina KaifKatrina Kaif
16 July 1983
Actress

Samantha AkkineniSamantha Akkineni
28 April 1987
Actress
Kareena KapoorKareena Kapoor
21 September 1980
Actress

DharmendraDharmendra
08 December 1935
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14 November 1889
First PM of India & Freedom Fighter

Sachin TendulkarSachin Tendulkar
24 April 1973
Cricketer

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03 September 1957
Yoga Guru
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25 February 1981
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Ratan Tata Ratan Tata
28 December 1937
Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons

Subhas Chandra BoseSubhas Chandra Bose
23 January 1897
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07 May 1861
Poet
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Mathematician
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23 November 1986
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05 August 1974
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19 June 1947
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28 September 1982
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20 August 1944
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04 August 1929
Indian playback singer

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04 June 1959
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ShivajiShivaji
19 February 1630
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15 May 1967
Actress
Malaika AroraMalaika Arora
23 October 1973
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10 October 1990
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16 January 1985
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12 January 1863
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M G RamachandranM. G. Ramachandran
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09 December 1946
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27 November 1986
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28 September 1929
 

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12 September 1912
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25 December 1924
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14 February 1933
Actress

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01 October 1945
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27 September 1907
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Prime Minister of India
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30 April 1981
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0304 BC
Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty
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29 July 1952
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14 October 1961
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Professional Wrestler

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Mughal Emperor
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26 September 1932
Former Prime Minister of India

Shiva AyyaduraiShiva Ayyadurai
02 December 1963
Inventor of Email

RamdevRamdev
25 December 1965
Yoga Guru
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05 January 1941
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12 December 1981
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30 April 1987
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07 April 1920
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Indian filmmaker

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28 November 1988
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In modern times too Indians have been trailblazers in many fields. Mahatama Gandhi gave the novel concept of Ahimsa and led the world on to the path of non violence.  Artists such as Ravi Shankar and Bhimsen Joshi made us aware of rich Indian musical heritage. In the field of sports, people such as Vishwanathan Anand and Sachin Tendulkar reached the pinnacle of their profession and inspired us to achieve similar feats. This section is dedicated to all such Indians who have excelled in their chosen field and have made India proud.