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.

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02 October 1869
Leader of Indian Independence Movement
Narendra ModiNarendra Modi
17 September 1950
Prime Minister of India

Virat KohliVirat Kohli
05 November 1988

A.P.J. Abdul KalamA.P.J. Abdul Kalam
15 October 1931
Former President of India

Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Chopra
18 July 1982

Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai
12 July 1972
CEO of Google Inc
Shah Rukh KhanShah Rukh Khan
02 November 1965
Film actor

Eijaz KhanEijaz Khan
28 August 1975

M. S. DhoniM. S. Dhoni
07 July 1981
B. R. AmbedkarB. R. Ambedkar
14 April 1891
Indian Jurist

Mukesh AmbaniMukesh Ambani
19 April 1957
Indian businessman
Srinivasa RamanujanSrinivasa Ramanujan
22 December 1887

Vijay MallyaVijay Mallya
18 December 1955
Entrepreneur, Politician

Sachin TendulkarSachin Tendulkar
24 April 1973

Amitabh BachchanAmitabh Bachchan
11 October 1942

Mother TeresaMother Teresa
26 August 1910
Founder of Missionaries of Charity
Jawaharlal NehruJawaharlal Nehru
14 November 1889
First PM of India & Freedom Fighter

Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
07 May 1861

Indira GandhiIndira Gandhi
19 November 1917
Former Prime Minister of India

Rohit SharmaRohit Sharma
30 April 1987
Kareena KapoorKareena Kapoor
21 September 1980

Anushka SharmaAnushka Sharma
01 May 1988
Subhas Chandra BoseSubhas Chandra Bose
23 January 1897
Political leader

Saif Ali KhanSaif Ali Khan
16 August 1970

Bhagat SinghBhagat Singh
27 September 1907
P. V. Narasimha RaoP. V. Narasimha Rao
28 June 1921
Prime Minister of India

Ratan Tata Ratan Tata
28 December 1937
Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons
Aamir KhanAamir Khan
14 March 1965

Deepika PadukoneDeepika Padukone
05 January 1986

Samantha AkkineniSamantha Akkineni
28 April 1987
Mahesh BabuMahesh Babu
09 August 1975

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Mughal Emperor
Sunny LeoneSunny Leone
13 May 1981

Sardar Vallabhbhai PatelSardar Vallabhbhai Patel
31 October 1875
Iron Man of India

M Night ShyamalanM Night Shyamalan
06 August 1970
Film Director

Jaggi VasudevJaggi Vasudev
03 September 1957
Yoga Guru
Alia BhattAlia Bhatt
15 March 1993
Hrithik RoshanHrithik Roshan
10 January 1974

Malaika AroraMalaika Arora
23 October 1973

Dilip KumarDilip Kumar
11 December 1922

Katrina KaifKatrina Kaif
16 July 1983
Rakesh JhunjhunwalaRakesh Jhunjhunwala
05 July 1960
Investor, Trader

08 December 1935

Kapil DevKapil Dev
06 January 1959

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

Vijay DevarakondaVijay Devarakonda
09 May 1989
Swami VivekanandaSwami Vivekananda
12 January 1863
Indian Monk

Sarojini NaiduSarojini Naidu
13 February 1879
Poet and Freedom Fighter
Shiva AyyaduraiShiva Ayyadurai
02 December 1963
Inventor of Email

20 November 1975
Adult Film Actresses

Shubman GillShubman Gill
08 September 1999
0304 BC
Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty

Kunal NayyarKunal Nayyar
30 April 1981
C. RajagopalachariC. Rajagopalachari
10 December 1878
Politician, Independence Activist, Lawyer, Writer

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

Shakuntala DeviShakuntala Devi
04 November 1929
Human Computer

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

Yami GautamYami Gautam
28 November 1988
Rajiv GandhiRajiv Gandhi
20 August 1944
Former Prime Minister of India

Varun DhawanVarun Dhawan
24 April 1987

Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie
19 June 1947
British-Indian novelist

Naga ChaitanyaNaga Chaitanya
23 November 1986
Dhirubhai AmbaniDhirubhai Ambani
28 December 1932

Dinesh KarthikDinesh Karthik
01 June 1985
Ram Nath KovindRam Nath Kovind
01 October 1945
14th President of India

19 February 1630

Yuvraj SinghYuvraj Singh
12 December 1981
Anil AmbaniAnil Ambani
04 June 1959
Chairman of Reliance ADA Group

Viswanathan AnandViswanathan Anand
11 December 1969
Chess Player
Ranbir KapoorRanbir Kapoor
28 September 1982

Gauri KhanGauri Khan
08 October 1970
Wife of Shah Rukh Khan

Guru NanakGuru Nanak
15 April 1469
Sikh Guru
The Great KhaliThe Great Khali
27 August 1972
Professional Wrestler

Dawood IbrahimDawood Ibrahim
27 December 1955
Sonia GandhiSonia Gandhi
09 December 1946
Former President of Indian National Congress

Shikhar DhawanShikhar Dhawan
05 December 1985

Padma LakshmiPadma Lakshmi
01 September 1970

Lata MangeshkarLata Mangeshkar
28 September 1929
Manmohan SinghManmohan Singh
26 September 1932
Former Prime Minister of India
Kishore KumarKishore Kumar
04 August 1929
Indian playback singer

Rakul Preet SinghRakul Preet Singh
10 October 1990
Actress, Model

Nita AmbaniNita Ambani
01 November 1963
Indian philanthropist

04 November 1618
Mughal Emperor
Madhuri DixitMadhuri Dixit
15 May 1967

Shah JahanShah Jahan
05 January 1592
Mughal Emperor

Suresh RainaSuresh Raina
27 November 1986

Freida PintoFreida Pinto
18 October 1984

Pranab MukherjeePranab Mukherjee
11 December 1935
13th President of India
Ajinkya RahaneAjinkya Rahane
06 June 1988

05 August 1974
Prithvi ShawPrithvi Shaw
09 November 1999

Phoolan DeviPhoolan Devi
10 August 1963
Politician, Brigand
Gautam AdaniGautam Adani
24 June 1962
Founder of Adani Group
31 August 1569
Mughal Emperor

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.