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.

Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi
02 October 1869
Leader of Indian Independence Movement
Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai
12 July 1972
CEO of Google Inc

Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Chopra
18 July 1982
Actress

Virat KohliVirat Kohli
05 November 1988
Cricketer

Shah Rukh KhanShah Rukh Khan
02 November 1965
Film actor

Narendra ModiNarendra Modi
17 September 1950
Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal NehruJawaharlal Nehru
14 November 1889
First PM of India & Freedom Fighter

Amitabh BachchanAmitabh Bachchan
11 October 1942
Actor

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

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

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

Lata MangeshkarLata Mangeshkar
28 September 1929
 

Deepika PadukoneDeepika Padukone
05 January 1986
Actor
Vinayak Damodar SavarkarVinayak Damodar Savarkar
28 May 1883
Independence Activist, Reformer

Indira GandhiIndira Gandhi
19 November 1917
Former Prime Minister of India
Anand KumarAnand Kumar
01 January 1973
Teacher

Srinivasa RamanujanSrinivasa Ramanujan
22 December 1887
Mathematician

Rohit SharmaRohit Sharma
30 April 1987
Cricketer
Guru NanakGuru Nanak
15 April 1469
Sikh Guru

Saif Ali KhanSaif Ali Khan
16 August 1970
Actor
Mukesh AmbaniMukesh Ambani
19 April 1957
Indian businessman

Aishwarya RaiAishwarya Rai
01 November 1973
Actress

Aamir KhanAamir Khan
14 March 1965
Actor, Director, Producer

Samantha AkkineniSamantha Akkineni
28 April 1987
Actress
Kareena KapoorKareena Kapoor
21 September 1980
Actress
Sachin TendulkarSachin Tendulkar
24 April 1973
Cricketer

Rakul Preet SinghRakul Preet Singh
10 October 1990
Actress, Model

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

Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
07 May 1861
Poet and Author
Swami VivekanandaSwami Vivekananda
12 January 1863
Leader

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ShivajiShivaji
19 February 1630
King

Subhas Chandra BoseSubhas Chandra Bose
23 January 1897
 

Jaggi VasudevJaggi Vasudev
03 September 1957
Yoga Guru

Nathuram GodseNathuram Godse
19 May 1910
Assassin of Mahatma Gandhi
Shahid KapoorShahid Kapoor
25 February 1981
Actor, Dancer

AkbarAkbar
14 October 1542
Mughal Emperor
DharmendraDharmendra
08 December 1935
Actor

Mahesh BabuMahesh Babu
09 August 1975
Actor

Priyanka GandhiPriyanka Gandhi
12 January 1972
Politician, Daughter of Rajiv Gandhi
Ratan Tata Ratan Tata
28 December 1937
Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons

Ranbir KapoorRanbir Kapoor
28 September 1982
Actor
Lilly SinghLilly Singh
26 September 1988
YouTuber, Rapper, Actress and Comedian

Madhuri DixitMadhuri Dixit
15 May 1967
Actress

Kishore KumarKishore Kumar
04 August 1929
Indian playback singer

AshokaAshoka
0304 BC
Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty

M G RamachandranM. G. Ramachandran
17 January 1917
Actor, Politician
Anushka SharmaAnushka Sharma
01 May 1988
Actress

Bhagat SinghBhagat Singh
27 September 1907
Revolutionary

AurangzebAurangzeb
04 November 1618
Mughal Emperor

Dilip KumarDilip Kumar
11 December 1922
 
KajolKajol
05 August 1974
Actress

Sidharth MalhotraSidharth Malhotra
16 January 1985
Actor
Maneka GandhiManeka Gandhi
26 August 1956
Politician, Animal Rights Activist

Sai Baba of ShirdiSai Baba of Shirdi
28 September 1835
Spiritual Guru

Yami GautamYami Gautam
28 November 1988
Actress
Atal Bihari VajpayeeAtal Bihari Vajpayee
25 December 1924
Former Prime Minister of India

Naga ChaitanyaNaga Chaitanya
23 November 1986
Actor
Ram Nath KovindRam Nath Kovind
01 October 1945
14th President of India

AryabhataAryabhata
0476 AD
 

Manjul KhattarManjul Khattar
20 July 1998
TikTok (Musical.ly) Star
Feroze GandhiFeroze Gandhi
12 September 1912
Political Leader

Shah JahanShah Jahan
05 January 1592
Mughal Emperor
Rajiv GandhiRajiv Gandhi
20 August 1944
Former Prime Minister of India

Dawood IbrahimDawood Ibrahim
27 December 1955
Criminal

Manmohan SinghManmohan Singh
26 September 1932
Former Prime Minister of India

Dinesh KarthikDinesh Karthik
01 June 1985
Cricketer
Amartya SenAmartya Sen
03 November 1933
Economist & Philosopher
N. R. Narayana MurthyN. R. Narayana Murthy
20 August 1946
Founder of Infosys

Varun DhawanVarun Dhawan
24 April 1987
Actor

The Great KhaliThe Great Khali
27 August 1972
Professional Wrestler

Tipu SultanTipu Sultan
20 November 1750
Ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore
Nita AmbaniNita Ambani
01 November 1963
Chairperson of Reliance Foundation

Baji Rao IBaji Rao I
18 August 1700
Peshwa of Maratha Empire

Sonia GandhiSonia Gandhi
09 December 1946
Former President of Indian National Congress

Guru Gobind SinghGuru Gobind Singh
22 December 1666
Warrior

Poonam PandeyPoonam Pandey
11 March 1991
Model, Actress
Saeed JaffreySaeed Jaffrey
08 January 1929
Actor

MadhubalaMadhubala
14 February 1933
Actress
Anil AmbaniAnil Ambani
04 June 1959
Chairman of Reliance ADA Group

Chandragupta MauryaChandragupta Maurya
0340 BC
Founder of the Maurya Empire

Arvind KejriwalArvind Kejriwal
16 August 1968
Anti Corruption Activist, Politician
Freida PintoFreida Pinto
18 October 1984
Actress

Sarojini NaiduSarojini Naidu
13 February 1879
Poet and Freedom Fighter
Mary KomMary Kom
01 March 1983
 

JahangirJahangir
31 August 1569
Mughal Emperor

Padma LakshmiPadma Lakshmi
01 September 1970
Model

Ruskin BondRuskin Bond
19 May 1934
Writer
Dhirubhai AmbaniDhirubhai Ambani
28 December 1932
 

Maharana PratapMaharana Pratap
09 May 1540
Ruler of Mewar
Neelima AzeemNeelima Azeem
02 December 1958
Actress

Ravi ShankarRavi Shankar
07 April 1920
Musician, composer
Sania MirzaSania Mirza
15 November 1986
Indian Tennis Star

Azim PremjiAzim Premji
24 July 1945
Business Tycoon
Phoolan DeviPhoolan Devi
10 August 1963
Politician, Brigand

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.