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.

Virat KohliVirat Kohli
05 November 1988
Cricketer
Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Chopra
18 July 1982
Actress

Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi
02 October 1869
Leader of Indian Independence Movement

Narendra ModiNarendra Modi
17 September 1950
Prime Minister of India

Rohit SharmaRohit Sharma
30 April 1987
Cricketer

Sachin TendulkarSachin Tendulkar
24 April 1973
Cricketer
Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai
12 July 1972
CEO of Google Inc

Shahid KapoorShahid Kapoor
25 February 1981
Actor, Dancer

Shah Rukh KhanShah Rukh Khan
02 November 1965
Film actor

Sunny LeoneSunny Leone
13 May 1981
Actress
Jawaharlal NehruJawaharlal Nehru
14 November 1889
First PM of India & Freedom Fighter

Alia BhattAlia Bhatt
15 March 1993
Actress
Mother TeresaMother Teresa
26 August 1910
Founder of Missionaries of Charity

Amitabh BachchanAmitabh Bachchan
11 October 1942
Film actor

Yuvraj SinghYuvraj Singh
12 December 1981
Cricketer
Mahesh BabuMahesh Babu
09 August 1975
Actor

Hrithik RoshanHrithik Roshan
10 January 1974
Actor
Vikram SarabhaiVikram Sarabhai
12 August 1919
Scientist

B. R. AmbedkarB. R. Ambedkar
14 April 1891
Indian jurist

Deepika PadukoneDeepika Padukone
05 January 1986
Actor
Srinivasa RamanujanSrinivasa Ramanujan
22 December 1887
Mathematician

Indira GandhiIndira Gandhi
19 November 1917
Former Prime Minister of India
Rakul Preet SinghRakul Preet Singh
10 October 1990
Actress, Model

Anushka SharmaAnushka Sharma
01 May 1988
Actress

Mukesh AmbaniMukesh Ambani
19 April 1957
Indian businessman

Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
07 May 1861
Poet and Author
Saif Ali KhanSaif Ali Khan
16 August 1970
Actor
Samantha AkkineniSamantha Akkineni
28 April 1987
Actress

Aamir KhanAamir Khan
14 March 1965
Actor, Director, Producer

Kareena KapoorKareena Kapoor
21 September 1980
Actress

Jaggi VasudevJaggi Vasudev
03 September 1957
Yoga Guru
Aishwarya RaiAishwarya Rai
01 November 1973
Actress

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23 January 1897
 

Swami VivekanandaSwami Vivekananda
12 January 1863
Leader

Naga ChaitanyaNaga Chaitanya
23 November 1986
Actor

Priyanka GandhiPriyanka Gandhi
12 January 1972
Politician, Daughter of Rajiv Gandhi
AryabhataAryabhata
0476 AD
 

Anand KumarAnand Kumar
01 January 1973
Teacher
Bhagat SinghBhagat Singh
27 September 1907
Revolutionary

Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam
31 August 1919
Writer

Shikhar DhawanShikhar Dhawan
05 December 1985
Cricketer
Rajiv GandhiRajiv Gandhi
20 August 1944
Former Prime Minister of India

Ranbir KapoorRanbir Kapoor
28 September 1982
Actor
Kapil DevKapil Dev
06 January 1959
Cricketer

Madhuri DixitMadhuri Dixit
15 May 1967
Actress

AkbarAkbar
14 October 1542
Mughal Emperor

Manmohan SinghManmohan Singh
26 September 1932
Former Prime Minister of India

Kishore KumarKishore Kumar
04 August 1929
Indian playback singer
Atal Bihari VajpayeeAtal Bihari Vajpayee
25 December 1924
Former Prime Minister of India

Sania MirzaSania Mirza
15 November 1986
Indian Tennis Star

Lata MangeshkarLata Mangeshkar
28 September 1929
 

Maneka GandhiManeka Gandhi
26 August 1956
Politician, Animal Rights Activist
Bal Gangadhar TilakBal Gangadhar Tilak
23 July 1856
Indian teacher

Ratan Tata Ratan Tata
28 December 1937
Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons
Ram Nath KovindRam Nath Kovind
01 October 1945
14th President of India

Manjul KhattarManjul Khattar
20 July 1998
TikTok (Musical.ly) Star

Sai Baba of ShirdiSai Baba of Shirdi
28 September 1835
Spiritual Guru
Varun DhawanVarun Dhawan
24 April 1987
Actor

Sonia GandhiSonia Gandhi
09 December 1946
President of Congress Party
Sarvepalli RadhakrishnanSarvepalli Radhakrishnan
05 September 1888
Confident, Ambitious

Lal Bahadur ShastriLal Bahadur Shastri
02 October 1904
Former Prime Minister of India

DharmendraDharmendra
08 December 1935
Actor
Dawood IbrahimDawood Ibrahim
27 December 1955
Criminal

Dinesh KarthikDinesh Karthik
01 June 1985
Cricketer
The Great KhaliThe Great Khali
27 August 1972
Professional Wrestler

ShivajiShivaji
19 February 1627
King

Chandragupta MauryaChandragupta Maurya
0340 BC
Founder of the Maurya Empire

Ruskin BondRuskin Bond
19 May 1934
Writer
Azim PremjiAzim Premji
24 July 1945
Business Tycoon
K. Kamaraj K. Kamaraj
15 July 1903
Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, India

Nita AmbaniNita Ambani
01 November 1963
Chairperson of Reliance Foundation

Dilip KumarDilip Kumar
11 December 1922
 

AshokaAshoka
0304 BC
Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty
Vijay MallyaVijay Mallya
18 December 1955
Entrepreneur, Politician

Shah JahanShah Jahan
05 January 1592
Mughal Emperor

Sidharth MalhotraSidharth Malhotra
16 January 1985
Actor

KajolKajol
05 August 1974
Actress

Tipu SultanTipu Sultan
20 November 1750
Ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore
Poonam PandeyPoonam Pandey
11 March 1991
Model, Actress

Saina NehwalSaina Nehwal
17 March 1990
Indian Badminton Star
AurangzebAurangzeb
04 November 1618
Mughal Emperor

Sarojini NaiduSarojini Naidu
13 February 1879
Poet and Freedom Fighter

Lilly SinghLilly Singh
26 September 1988
YouTuber, Rapper, Actress and Comedian
Maharana PratapMaharana Pratap
09 May 1540
Ruler of Mewar

MadhubalaMadhubala
14 February 1933
Actress
Saeed JaffreySaeed Jaffrey
08 January 1929
Actor

Anil AmbaniAnil Ambani
04 June 1959
Chairman of Reliance ADA Group

Dhirubhai AmbaniDhirubhai Ambani
28 December 1932
 

Bhuvneshwar KumarBhuvneshwar Kumar
05 February 1990
Cricketer
Padma LakshmiPadma Lakshmi
01 September 1970
Model

Ravi ShankarRavi Shankar
07 April 1920
Musician, composer
R. K. NarayanR. K. Narayan
10 October 1906
 

Neelima AzeemNeelima Azeem
02 December 1958
Actress
Sunil GavaskarSunil Gavaskar
10 July 1949
Cricketer

N. R. Narayana MurthyN. R. Narayana Murthy
20 August 1946
Founder of Infosys
Guru NanakGuru Nanak
15 April 1469
Sikh Guru

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.