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.

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

Pranab MukherjeePranab Mukherjee
11 December 1935
13th President of India

Narendra ModiNarendra Modi
17 September 1950
Prime Minister of India

Virat KohliVirat Kohli
05 November 1988
Cricketer

Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Chopra
18 July 1982
Actress
Shah Rukh KhanShah Rukh Khan
02 November 1965
Film actor

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

Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai
12 July 1972
CEO of Google Inc
Amitabh BachchanAmitabh Bachchan
11 October 1942
Actor

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

Alia BhattAlia Bhatt
15 March 1993
Actress

Kareena KapoorKareena Kapoor
21 September 1980
Actress

Deepika PadukoneDeepika Padukone
05 January 1986
Actor

Mother TeresaMother Teresa
26 August 1910
Founder of Missionaries of Charity
Bhagat SinghBhagat Singh
27 September 1907
Revolutionary

Anushka SharmaAnushka Sharma
01 May 1988
Actress

Subhas Chandra BoseSubhas Chandra Bose
23 January 1897
Political leader

Sachin TendulkarSachin Tendulkar
24 April 1973
Cricketer
Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
07 May 1861
Poet

Indira GandhiIndira Gandhi
19 November 1917
Former Prime Minister of India
Eijaz KhanEijaz Khan
28 August 1975
Actor

Mahesh BabuMahesh Babu
09 August 1975
Actor

Aamir KhanAamir Khan
14 March 1965
Actor
Vijay MallyaVijay Mallya
18 December 1955
Entrepreneur, Politician

Rakul Preet SinghRakul Preet Singh
10 October 1990
Actress, Model
Sunny LeoneSunny Leone
13 May 1981
Actress

Sarvepalli RadhakrishnanSarvepalli Radhakrishnan
05 September 1888
Confident, Ambitious

DharmendraDharmendra
08 December 1935
Actor
Samantha AkkineniSamantha Akkineni
28 April 1987
Actress

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Jawaharlal NehruJawaharlal Nehru
14 November 1889
First PM of India & Freedom Fighter
Hrithik RoshanHrithik Roshan
10 January 1974
Actor

Dawood IbrahimDawood Ibrahim
27 December 1955
Criminal

AkbarAkbar
14 October 1542
Mughal Emperor

Lata MangeshkarLata Mangeshkar
28 September 1929
 
Malaika AroraMalaika Arora
23 October 1973
Actress
Jaggi VasudevJaggi Vasudev
03 September 1957
Yoga Guru

Suresh RainaSuresh Raina
27 November 1986
Cricketer

Ratan Tata Ratan Tata
28 December 1937
Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons

Srinivasa RamanujanSrinivasa Ramanujan
22 December 1887
Mathematician
Rohit SharmaRohit Sharma
30 April 1987
Cricketer

Dilip KumarDilip Kumar
11 December 1922
 

Zohra SehgalZohra Sehgal
27 April 1912
Actress

Katrina KaifKatrina Kaif
16 July 1983
Actress

Lal Bahadur ShastriLal Bahadur Shastri
02 October 1904
Former Prime Minister of India
Kunal NayyarKunal Nayyar
30 April 1981
Actor

Padma LakshmiPadma Lakshmi
01 September 1970
Model
Swami VivekanandaSwami Vivekananda
12 January 1863
Indian Monk

Naga ChaitanyaNaga Chaitanya
23 November 1986
Actor

Kishore KumarKishore Kumar
04 August 1929
Indian playback singer
Ram Nath KovindRam Nath Kovind
01 October 1945
14th President of India

Urmila MatondkarUrmila Matondkar
04 February 1974
Actress
Rajiv GandhiRajiv Gandhi
20 August 1944
Former Prime Minister of India

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

Anil AmbaniAnil Ambani
04 June 1959
Chairman of Reliance ADA Group

Dinesh KarthikDinesh Karthik
01 June 1985
Cricketer

ShivajiShivaji
19 February 1630
King
Shahid KapoorShahid Kapoor
25 February 1981
Actor

KajolKajol
05 August 1974
Actress

Madhuri DixitMadhuri Dixit
15 May 1967
Actress

Poonam PandeyPoonam Pandey
11 March 1991
Model, Actress
AshokaAshoka
0304 BC
Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty

Manmohan SinghManmohan Singh
26 September 1932
Former Prime Minister of India
Ranbir KapoorRanbir Kapoor
28 September 1982
Actor

C. RajagopalachariC. Rajagopalachari
10 December 1878
Politician, Independence Activist, Lawyer, Writer

Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie
19 June 1947
British-Indian novelist
Atal Bihari VajpayeeAtal Bihari Vajpayee
25 December 1924
Former Prime Minister of India

Yami GautamYami Gautam
28 November 1988
Actress
Sarojini NaiduSarojini Naidu
13 February 1879
Poet and Freedom Fighter

P. V. Narasimha RaoP. V. Narasimha Rao
28 June 1921
Prime Minister of India

M G RamachandranM. G. Ramachandran
17 January 1917
Actor, Politician
Shubman GillShubman Gill
08 September 1999
Cricketer

Yuvraj SinghYuvraj Singh
12 December 1981
Cricketer
Sonia GandhiSonia Gandhi
09 December 1946
Former President of Indian National Congress

Kapil DevKapil Dev
06 January 1959
Cricketer

MadhubalaMadhubala
14 February 1933
Actress

The Great KhaliThe Great Khali
27 August 1972
Professional Wrestler
Parmeet SethiParmeet Sethi
14 October 1961
Actor
AurangzebAurangzeb
04 November 1618
Mughal Emperor

Bahadur Shah ZafarBahadur Shah Zafar
24 October 1775
Last Mughal Emperor

Dhirubhai AmbaniDhirubhai Ambani
28 December 1932
 

Shiva AyyaduraiShiva Ayyadurai
02 December 1963
Inventor of Email
Radha RaviRadha Ravi
29 July 1952
Actor

Feroze GandhiFeroze Gandhi
12 September 1912
Political Leader

Phoolan DeviPhoolan Devi
10 August 1963
Politician, Brigand

Shah JahanShah Jahan
05 January 1592
Mughal Emperor

Rakesh JhunjhunwalaRakesh Jhunjhunwala
05 July 1960
Investor, Trader
Neelima AzeemNeelima Azeem
02 December 1958
Actress

Lilly SinghLilly Singh
26 September 1988
YouTuber, Rapper, Actress and Comedian
JahangirJahangir
31 August 1569
Mughal Emperor

Mansoor Ali Khan PataudiMansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
05 January 1941
Cricketer
Chandragupta MauryaChandragupta Maurya
0340 BC
Founder of the Maurya Empire
Nedumudi VenuNedumudi Venu
22 May 1948
Actor

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.