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.

Alia BhattAlia Bhatt
15 March 1993
Actress
Shah Rukh KhanShah Rukh Khan
02 November 1965
Film actor

Narendra ModiNarendra Modi
17 September 1950
Prime Minister of India

Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi
02 October 1869
Leader of Indian Independence Movement

Ranbir KapoorRanbir Kapoor
28 September 1982
Actor

Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Chopra
18 July 1982
Actress
Shiva AyyaduraiShiva Ayyadurai
02 December 1963
Inventor of Email

Amitabh BachchanAmitabh Bachchan
11 October 1942
Actor

Saif Ali KhanSaif Ali Khan
16 August 1970
Actor
Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai
12 July 1972
CEO of Google Inc

B. R. AmbedkarB. R. Ambedkar
14 April 1891
Indian Jurist
Ratan Tata Ratan Tata
28 December 1937
Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons

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

Aamir KhanAamir Khan
14 March 1965
Actor

Deepika PadukoneDeepika Padukone
05 January 1986
Actor

Mahesh BabuMahesh Babu
09 August 1975
Actor
Sunny LeoneSunny Leone
13 May 1981
Actress

Padma LakshmiPadma Lakshmi
01 September 1970
Model

Hrithik RoshanHrithik Roshan
10 January 1974
Actor

Dawood IbrahimDawood Ibrahim
27 December 1955
Criminal
Mukesh AmbaniMukesh Ambani
19 April 1957
Indian businessman

Indira GandhiIndira Gandhi
19 November 1917
Former Prime Minister of India
Katrina KaifKatrina Kaif
16 July 1983
Actress

Shahid KapoorShahid Kapoor
25 February 1981
Actor, Dancer

Anushka SharmaAnushka Sharma
01 May 1988
Actress
Virat KohliVirat Kohli
05 November 1988
Cricketer

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

Mother TeresaMother Teresa
26 August 1910
Founder of Missionaries of Charity

Sachin TendulkarSachin Tendulkar
24 April 1973
Cricketer
KajolKajol
05 August 1974
Actress

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Dilip KumarDilip Kumar
11 December 1922
 
Jawaharlal NehruJawaharlal Nehru
14 November 1889
First PM of India & Freedom Fighter

Jaggi VasudevJaggi Vasudev
03 September 1957
Yoga Guru

AkbarAkbar
14 October 1542
Mughal Emperor

Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
07 May 1861
Poet
Rakul Preet SinghRakul Preet Singh
10 October 1990
Actress, Model
Naga ChaitanyaNaga Chaitanya
23 November 1986
Actor

Madhuri DixitMadhuri Dixit
15 May 1967
Actress

Azim PremjiAzim Premji
24 July 1945
Business Tycoon

Rajiv GandhiRajiv Gandhi
20 August 1944
Former Prime Minister of India
Srinivasa RamanujanSrinivasa Ramanujan
22 December 1887
Mathematician

MadhubalaMadhubala
14 February 1933
Actress

ShivajiShivaji
19 February 1630
King

Varun DhawanVarun Dhawan
24 April 1987
Actor

Feroze GandhiFeroze Gandhi
12 September 1912
Political Leader
Freida PintoFreida Pinto
18 October 1984
Actress

M G RamachandranM. G. Ramachandran
17 January 1917
Actor, Politician
Sidharth MalhotraSidharth Malhotra
16 January 1985
Actor

Kishore KumarKishore Kumar
04 August 1929
Indian playback singer

The Great KhaliThe Great Khali
27 August 1972
Professional Wrestler
Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie
19 June 1947
British-Indian novelist

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

Manmohan SinghManmohan Singh
26 September 1932
Former Prime Minister of India

Anil AmbaniAnil Ambani
04 June 1959
Chairman of Reliance ADA Group

Malaika AroraMalaika Arora
23 October 1973
Actress

Lata MangeshkarLata Mangeshkar
28 September 1929
 
AshokaAshoka
0304 BC
Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty

Aishwarya RaiAishwarya Rai
01 November 1973
Actress

Kareena KapoorKareena Kapoor
21 September 1980
Actress

Sai Baba of ShirdiSai Baba of Shirdi
28 September 1835
Spiritual Guru
Swami VivekanandaSwami Vivekananda
12 January 1863
Leader

Ravi ShankarRavi Shankar
07 April 1920
Musician, composer
Subhas Chandra BoseSubhas Chandra Bose
23 January 1897
 

Satyajit RaySatyajit Ray
02 May 1921
Indian filmmaker

Lilly SinghLilly Singh
26 September 1988
YouTuber, Rapper, Actress and Comedian
Chandragupta MauryaChandragupta Maurya
0340 BC
Founder of the Maurya Empire

AurangzebAurangzeb
04 November 1618
Mughal Emperor
Vinayak Damodar SavarkarVinayak Damodar Savarkar
28 May 1883
Independence Activist, Reformer

Rohit SharmaRohit Sharma
30 April 1987
Cricketer

BodhidharmaBodhidharma
0483 AD
Buddhist Monk
Gauri KhanGauri Khan
08 October 1970
Wife of Shah Rukh Khan

Kay Kay MenonKay Kay Menon
02 October 1966
Actor
Prithviraj ChauhanPrithviraj Chauhan
1149 AD
Rajput king of the Chauhan dynasty

Dhirubhai AmbaniDhirubhai Ambani
28 December 1932
 

ChanakyaChanakya
0371 BC
Philosopher

Anand KumarAnand Kumar
01 January 1973
Teacher
Mansoor Ali Khan PataudiMansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
05 January 1941
Cricketer
Shah JahanShah Jahan
05 January 1592
Mughal Emperor

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

JahangirJahangir
31 August 1569
Mughal Emperor

RamdevRamdev
25 December 1965
Yoga Guru
Radha RaviRadha Ravi
29 July 1952
Actor

Yami GautamYami Gautam
28 November 1988
Actress

Ram Nath KovindRam Nath Kovind
01 October 1945
14th President of India

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

Urmila MatondkarUrmila Matondkar
04 February 1974
Actress
Yuvraj SinghYuvraj Singh
12 December 1981
Cricketer

Bhagat SinghBhagat Singh
27 September 1907
Revolutionary
Viswanathan AnandViswanathan Anand
11 December 1969
Chess Player

Tipu SultanTipu Sultan
20 November 1750
Ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore
Lal Bahadur ShastriLal Bahadur Shastri
02 October 1904
Former Prime Minister of India
Mariam-uz-ZamaniMariam-uz-Zamani
1542 AD
Akbar's Third Wife

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.