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
Anand KumarAnand Kumar
01 January 1973
Teacher

Narendra ModiNarendra Modi
17 September 1950
Prime Minister of India

Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Chopra
18 July 1982
Actress

Virat KohliVirat Kohli
05 November 1988
Cricketer

Amitabh BachchanAmitabh Bachchan
11 October 1942
Actor
Shah Rukh KhanShah Rukh Khan
02 November 1965
Film actor

Hrithik RoshanHrithik Roshan
10 January 1974
Actor

Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai
12 July 1972
CEO of Google Inc

Sunny LeoneSunny Leone
13 May 1981
Actress
Mother TeresaMother Teresa
26 August 1910
Founder of Missionaries of Charity

Jawaharlal NehruJawaharlal Nehru
14 November 1889
First PM of India & Freedom Fighter
Sarvepalli RadhakrishnanSarvepalli Radhakrishnan
05 September 1888
Confident, Ambitious

Vikram SarabhaiVikram Sarabhai
12 August 1919
Scientist

Alia BhattAlia Bhatt
15 March 1993
Actress
B. R. AmbedkarB. R. Ambedkar
14 April 1891
Indian jurist

Lal Bahadur ShastriLal Bahadur Shastri
02 October 1904
Former Prime Minister of India
Indira GandhiIndira Gandhi
19 November 1917
Former Prime Minister of India

Mukesh AmbaniMukesh Ambani
19 April 1957
Indian businessman

Shahid KapoorShahid Kapoor
25 February 1981
Actor, Dancer
Deepika PadukoneDeepika Padukone
05 January 1986
Actor

Saif Ali KhanSaif Ali Khan
16 August 1970
Actor
Sachin TendulkarSachin Tendulkar
24 April 1973
Cricketer

Bhagat SinghBhagat Singh
27 September 1907
Revolutionary

Aamir KhanAamir Khan
14 March 1965
Actor, Director, Producer

Aishwarya RaiAishwarya Rai
01 November 1973
Actress
Samantha AkkineniSamantha Akkineni
28 April 1987
Actress
DharmendraDharmendra
08 December 1935
Actor

Subhas Chandra BoseSubhas Chandra Bose
23 January 1897
 

Srinivasa RamanujanSrinivasa Ramanujan
22 December 1887
Mathematician

Kareena KapoorKareena Kapoor
21 September 1980
Actress
Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
07 May 1861
Poet and Author

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Rakul Preet SinghRakul Preet Singh
10 October 1990
Actress, Model

Swami VivekanandaSwami Vivekananda
12 January 1863
Leader

Mahesh BabuMahesh Babu
09 August 1975
Actor

Jaggi VasudevJaggi Vasudev
03 September 1957
Yoga Guru
Rohit SharmaRohit Sharma
30 April 1987
Cricketer

Lilly SinghLilly Singh
26 September 1988
YouTuber, Rapper, Actress and Comedian
Vinayak Damodar SavarkarVinayak Damodar Savarkar
28 May 1883
Independence Activist, Reformer

Lata MangeshkarLata Mangeshkar
28 September 1929
 

Ranbir KapoorRanbir Kapoor
28 September 1982
Actor
Priyanka GandhiPriyanka Gandhi
12 January 1972
Politician, Daughter of Rajiv Gandhi

Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam
31 August 1919
Writer
Manmohan SinghManmohan Singh
26 September 1932
Former Prime Minister of India

AkbarAkbar
14 October 1542
Mughal Emperor

Naga ChaitanyaNaga Chaitanya
23 November 1986
Actor

Rajiv GandhiRajiv Gandhi
20 August 1944
Former Prime Minister of India

Nathuram GodseNathuram Godse
19 May 1910
Assassin of Mahatma Gandhi
Madhuri DixitMadhuri Dixit
15 May 1967
Actress

Kishore KumarKishore Kumar
04 August 1929
Indian playback singer

Atal Bihari VajpayeeAtal Bihari Vajpayee
25 December 1924
Former Prime Minister of India

Raghuram RajanRaghuram Rajan
03 February 1963
Adviser
Sai Baba of ShirdiSai Baba of Shirdi
28 September 1835
Spiritual Guru

AryabhataAryabhata
0476 AD
 
Anushka SharmaAnushka Sharma
01 May 1988
Actress

Maneka GandhiManeka Gandhi
26 August 1956
Politician, Animal Rights Activist

Ratan Tata Ratan Tata
28 December 1937
Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons
Ishwar Chandra VidyasagarIshwar Chandra Vidyasagar
26 September 1820
Social Reformer, Philosopher

ShivajiShivaji
19 February 1627
King
AshokaAshoka
0304 BC
Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty

KajolKajol
05 August 1974
Actress

Dilip KumarDilip Kumar
11 December 1922
 
The Great KhaliThe Great Khali
27 August 1972
Professional Wrestler

Ram Nath KovindRam Nath Kovind
01 October 1945
14th President of India
Manjul KhattarManjul Khattar
20 July 1998
TikTok (Musical.ly) Star

Bal Gangadhar TilakBal Gangadhar Tilak
23 July 1856
Indian teacher

Dawood IbrahimDawood Ibrahim
27 December 1955
Criminal

Guru NanakGuru Nanak
15 April 1469
Sikh Guru
Varun DhawanVarun Dhawan
24 April 1987
Actor
Dinesh KarthikDinesh Karthik
01 June 1985
Cricketer

Feroze GandhiFeroze Gandhi
12 September 1912
Political Leader

Sidharth MalhotraSidharth Malhotra
16 January 1985
Actor

AurangzebAurangzeb
04 November 1618
Mughal Emperor
Shah JahanShah Jahan
05 January 1592
Mughal Emperor

Amartya SenAmartya Sen
03 November 1933
Economist & Philosopher

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

Nita AmbaniNita Ambani
01 November 1963
Chairperson of Reliance Foundation

Tipu SultanTipu Sultan
20 November 1750
Ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore
MadhubalaMadhubala
14 February 1933
Actress

Saina NehwalSaina Nehwal
17 March 1990
Indian Badminton Star
Poonam PandeyPoonam Pandey
11 March 1991
Model, Actress

Chandragupta MauryaChandragupta Maurya
0340 BC
Founder of the Maurya Empire

Saeed JaffreySaeed Jaffrey
08 January 1929
Actor
Dhirubhai AmbaniDhirubhai Ambani
28 December 1932
 

Azim PremjiAzim Premji
24 July 1945
Business Tycoon
Maharana PratapMaharana Pratap
09 May 1540
Ruler of Mewar

Anil AmbaniAnil Ambani
04 June 1959
Chairman of Reliance ADA Group

Sarojini NaiduSarojini Naidu
13 February 1879
Poet and Freedom Fighter

Satyendra Nath BoseSatyendra Nath Bose
01 January 1894
 
M. VisvesvarayaM. Visvesvaraya
15 September 1860
Civil Engineer

Ruskin BondRuskin Bond
19 May 1934
Writer
Asha BhosleAsha Bhosle
08 September 1933
Indian playback singer

Motilal NehruMotilal Nehru
06 May 1861
Political Leader
Padma LakshmiPadma Lakshmi
01 September 1970
Model

Ravi ShankarRavi Shankar
07 April 1920
Musician, composer
Arvind KejriwalArvind Kejriwal
16 August 1968
Anti Corruption Activist, Politician

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.