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.

Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Chopra
(Actress)

18 July 1982

Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi
(Leader of Indian Independence Movement)

02 October 1869

Virat KohliVirat Kohli
(Cricketer)

05 November 1988

Mukesh AmbaniMukesh Ambani
(Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited)

19 April 1957

Narendra ModiNarendra Modi
(Prime Minister of India)

17 September 1950

Saif Ali KhanSaif Ali Khan
(Actor)

16 August 1970

Deepika PadukoneDeepika Padukone
(Actor)

05 January 1986

Shah Rukh KhanShah Rukh Khan
(Film actor)

02 November 1965

Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai
(CEO of Google Inc)

12 July 1972

Sunny LeoneSunny Leone
(Actress)

13 May 1981

Alia BhattAlia Bhatt
(Actress)

15 March 1993

Subhas Chandra BoseSubhas Chandra Bose

23 January 1897

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Indira GandhiIndira Gandhi

19 November 1917

Srinivasa RamanujanSrinivasa Ramanujan
(Mathematician)

22 December 1887

Kareena KapoorKareena Kapoor
(Actress)

21 September 1980

B. R. AmbedkarB. R. Ambedkar

14 April 1891

MadhubalaMadhubala
(Actress)

14 February 1933

Swami VivekanandaSwami Vivekananda
(Leader)

12 January 1863

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Mother TeresaMother Teresa
(Founder of Missionaries of Charity)

26 August 1910

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

14 November 1889

Bhagat SinghBhagat Singh
(Revolutionary)

27 September 1907

Amitabh BachchanAmitabh Bachchan
(Film actor)

11 October 1942

Sachin TendulkarSachin Tendulkar
(Cricketer)

24 April 1973

Hrithik RoshanHrithik Roshan
(Actor)

10 January 1974

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Aamir KhanAamir Khan
(Actor, Director, Producer)

14 March 1965

Isha AmbaniIsha Ambani
(Businesswoman)

23 October 1991

Anil AmbaniAnil Ambani
(Chairman of Reliance ADA Group)

04 June 1959

Anushka SharmaAnushka Sharma
(Actress)

01 May 1988

Shahid KapoorShahid Kapoor
(Actor, Dancer)

25 February 1981

Aishwarya RaiAishwarya Rai
(Actress)

01 November 1973

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Priyanka GandhiPriyanka Gandhi
(Politician, Daughter of Rajiv Gandhi)

12 January 1972

Ranbir KapoorRanbir Kapoor
(Actor)

28 September 1982

Nita AmbaniNita Ambani
(Chairperson of Reliance Foundation)

01 November 1963

Manmohan SinghManmohan Singh
(Former Prime Minister of India)

26 September 1932

ShivajiShivaji
(King)

19 February 1627

Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
(Poet and Author)

07 May 1861

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Sonia GandhiSonia Gandhi
(President of Congress Party)

09 December 1946

Mahesh BabuMahesh Babu
(Actor)

09 August 1975

Dhirubhai AmbaniDhirubhai Ambani

28 December 1932

AkbarAkbar
(Mughal Emperor)

14 October 1542

Rajiv GandhiRajiv Gandhi
(Former Prime Minister of India)

20 August 1944

Madhuri DixitMadhuri Dixit
(Actress)

15 May 1967

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

25 December 1924

Jaggi VasudevJaggi Vasudev
(Yoga Guru)

03 September 1957

Rohit SharmaRohit Sharma
(Cricketer)

30 April 1987

Saina NehwalSaina Nehwal
(Indian Badminton Star)

17 March 1990

Lata MangeshkarLata Mangeshkar

28 September 1929

Rakul Preet SinghRakul Preet Singh
(Actress, Model)

10 October 1990

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Ratan Tata Ratan Tata
(Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons)

28 December 1937

Chandragupta MauryaChandragupta Maurya
(Founder of the Maurya Empire)

0340 BC

Padma LakshmiPadma Lakshmi
(Model)

01 September 1970

AryabhataAryabhata

0476 AD

Dilip KumarDilip Kumar

11 December 1922

Varun DhawanVarun Dhawan
(Actor)

24 April 1987

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KajolKajol
(Actress)

05 August 1974

AshokaAshoka
(Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty)

0304 BC

Baba AmteBaba Amte

26 December 1914

Dawood IbrahimDawood Ibrahim
(Criminal)

27 December 1955

Freida PintoFreida Pinto
(Actress)

18 October 1984

Neelima AzeemNeelima Azeem
(Actress)

02 December 1958

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Kishore KumarKishore Kumar
(Indian playback singer)

04 August 1929

Sidharth MalhotraSidharth Malhotra
(Actor)

16 January 1985

DharmendraDharmendra
(Actor)

08 December 1935

P. V. SindhuP. V. Sindhu
(Badminton Player)

05 July 1995

Manjul KhattarManjul Khattar
(TikTok (Musical.ly) Star)

20 July 1998

Ram Nath KovindRam Nath Kovind
(14th President of India)

01 October 1945

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The Great KhaliThe Great Khali
(Professional Wrestler)

27 August 1972

Sania MirzaSania Mirza
(Indian Tennis Star)

15 November 1986

AurangzebAurangzeb
(Mughal Emperor)

04 November 1618

Shah JahanShah Jahan
(Mughal Emperor)

05 January 1592

Mary KomMary Kom

01 March 1983

Sai Baba of ShirdiSai Baba of Shirdi
(Spiritual Guru)

28 September 1835

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Vijay MallyaVijay Mallya
(Entrepreneur, Politician)

18 December 1955

JahangirJahangir
(Mughal Emperor)

31 August 1569

Sarojini NaiduSarojini Naidu
(Poet and Freedom Fighter)

13 February 1879

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.