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.

Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Chopra
18 July 1982
Actress
Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi
02 October 1869
Leader of Indian Independence Movement

Virat KohliVirat Kohli
05 November 1988
Cricketer

Narendra ModiNarendra Modi
17 September 1950
Prime Minister of India

Subhas Chandra BoseSubhas Chandra Bose
23 January 1897
Political leader

A.P.J. Abdul KalamA.P.J. Abdul Kalam
15 October 1931
Former President of India
Shah Rukh KhanShah Rukh Khan
02 November 1965
Film actor

Kareena KapoorKareena Kapoor
21 September 1980
Actress

Mother TeresaMother Teresa
26 August 1910
Founder of Missionaries of Charity
Swami VivekanandaSwami Vivekananda
12 January 1863
Indian Monk

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

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

Indira GandhiIndira Gandhi
19 November 1917
Former Prime Minister of India

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

Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai
12 July 1972
CEO of Google Inc
M Night ShyamalanM Night Shyamalan
06 August 1970
Film Director

Varun DhawanVarun Dhawan
24 April 1987
Actor

M. S. DhoniM. S. Dhoni
07 July 1981
Cricketer

Amitabh BachchanAmitabh Bachchan
11 October 1942
Actor
Mukesh AmbaniMukesh Ambani
19 April 1957
Indian businessman

Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
07 May 1861
Poet
ShivajiShivaji
19 February 1630
King

Anushka SharmaAnushka Sharma
01 May 1988
Actress

Jaggi VasudevJaggi Vasudev
03 September 1957
Yoga Guru
Alia BhattAlia Bhatt
15 March 1993
Actress

Jawaharlal NehruJawaharlal Nehru
14 November 1889
First PM of India & Freedom Fighter
Rohit SharmaRohit Sharma
30 April 1987
Cricketer

Bhagat SinghBhagat Singh
27 September 1907
Revolutionary

Aamir KhanAamir Khan
14 March 1965
Actor
Srinivasa RamanujanSrinivasa Ramanujan
22 December 1887
Mathematician

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Deepika PadukoneDeepika Padukone
05 January 1986
Actor
Hrithik RoshanHrithik Roshan
10 January 1974
Actor

AkbarAkbar
14 October 1542
Mughal Emperor

Sunny LeoneSunny Leone
13 May 1981
Actress

DharmendraDharmendra
08 December 1935
Actor
Katrina KaifKatrina Kaif
16 July 1983
Actress
Shakuntala DeviShakuntala Devi
04 November 1929
Human Computer

Mahesh BabuMahesh Babu
09 August 1975
Actor

Vijay DevarakondaVijay Devarakonda
09 May 1989
Actor

Samantha AkkineniSamantha Akkineni
28 April 1987
Actress
Malaika AroraMalaika Arora
23 October 1973
Actress

Rajiv GandhiRajiv Gandhi
20 August 1944
Former Prime Minister of India

Ranbir KapoorRanbir Kapoor
28 September 1982
Actor

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

AshokaAshoka
0304 BC
Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty
Kishore KumarKishore Kumar
04 August 1929
Indian playback singer

ShakeelaShakeela
20 November 1975
Adult Film Actresses
The Great KhaliThe Great Khali
27 August 1972
Professional Wrestler

Kunal NayyarKunal Nayyar
30 April 1981
Actor

Shubman GillShubman Gill
08 September 1999
Cricketer
Saina NehwalSaina Nehwal
17 March 1990
Indian Badminton Star

KajolKajol
05 August 1974
Actress
M G RamachandranM. G. Ramachandran
17 January 1917
Actor, Politician

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

Gautam AdaniGautam Adani
24 June 1962
Founder of Adani Group

AurangzebAurangzeb
04 November 1618
Mughal Emperor

Lata MangeshkarLata Mangeshkar
28 September 1929
 
Shahid KapoorShahid Kapoor
25 February 1981
Actor

Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie
19 June 1947
British-Indian novelist

C.V. RamanC.V. Raman
07 November 1888
Physicist

Dilip KumarDilip Kumar
11 December 1922
 
Dawood IbrahimDawood Ibrahim
27 December 1955
Criminal

Madhuri DixitMadhuri Dixit
15 May 1967
Actress
Naga ChaitanyaNaga Chaitanya
23 November 1986
Actor

Shah JahanShah Jahan
05 January 1592
Mughal Emperor

Padma LakshmiPadma Lakshmi
01 September 1970
Model
Mansoor Ali Khan PataudiMansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
05 January 1941
Cricketer

Eijaz KhanEijaz Khan
28 August 1975
Actor
MadhubalaMadhubala
14 February 1933
Actress

Rakul Preet SinghRakul Preet Singh
10 October 1990
Actress, Model

Sardar Vallabhbhai PatelSardar Vallabhbhai Patel
31 October 1875
Iron Man of India
Manmohan SinghManmohan Singh
26 September 1932
Former Prime Minister of India

Sarojini NaiduSarojini Naidu
13 February 1879
Poet and Freedom Fighter
Nathuram GodseNathuram Godse
19 May 1910
Assassin of Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

Viswanathan AnandViswanathan Anand
11 December 1969
Chess Player
Lilly SinghLilly Singh
26 September 1988
YouTuber, Rapper, Actress and Comedian
Maharana PratapMaharana Pratap
09 May 1540
Ruler of Mewar

Ajinkya RahaneAjinkya Rahane
06 June 1988
Cricketer

JahangirJahangir
31 August 1569
Mughal Emperor

Dhirubhai AmbaniDhirubhai Ambani
28 December 1932
 
Yuvraj SinghYuvraj Singh
12 December 1981
Cricketer

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

Sidharth MalhotraSidharth Malhotra
16 January 1985
Actor

AryabhataAryabhata
0476 AD
 

Y. S. Jaganmohan ReddyY. S. Jaganmohan Reddy
21 December 1972
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
Chandragupta MauryaChandragupta Maurya
0340 BC
Founder of the Maurya Empire

Shiva AyyaduraiShiva Ayyadurai
02 December 1963
Inventor of Email
Savitribai PhuleSavitribai Phule
03 January 1831
Social Reformer, Poet

Feroze GandhiFeroze Gandhi
12 September 1912
Political Leader
Rakesh JhunjhunwalaRakesh Jhunjhunwala
05 July 1960
Investor, Trader
Sunil GavaskarSunil Gavaskar
10 July 1949
Cricketer

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.