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
(Actress)

18 July 1982

Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi
(Leader of Indian Independence Movement)

02 October 1869

Deepika PadukoneDeepika Padukone
(Actor)

05 January 1986

Virat KohliVirat Kohli
(Cricketer)

05 November 1988

Mukesh AmbaniMukesh Ambani
(Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited)

19 April 1957

Saif Ali KhanSaif Ali Khan
(Actor)

16 August 1970

Shah Rukh KhanShah Rukh Khan
(Film actor)

02 November 1965

Narendra ModiNarendra Modi
(Prime Minister of India)

17 September 1950

Jawaharlal NehruJawaharlal Nehru
(First PM of India & Freedom Fighter)

14 November 1889

Sunny LeoneSunny Leone
(Actress)

13 May 1981

Alia BhattAlia Bhatt
(Actress)

15 March 1993

Amitabh BachchanAmitabh Bachchan
(Film actor)

11 October 1942

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Srinivasa RamanujanSrinivasa Ramanujan
(Mathematician)

22 December 1887

Kareena KapoorKareena Kapoor
(Actress)

21 September 1980

Aamir KhanAamir Khan
(Actor, Director, Producer)

14 March 1965

Isha AmbaniIsha Ambani
(Businesswoman)

23 October 1991

B. R. AmbedkarB. R. Ambedkar

14 April 1891

Indira GandhiIndira Gandhi

19 November 1917

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Mother TeresaMother Teresa
(Founder of Missionaries of Charity)

26 August 1910

Sachin TendulkarSachin Tendulkar
(Cricketer)

24 April 1973

Aishwarya RaiAishwarya Rai
(Actress)

01 November 1973

Nita AmbaniNita Ambani
(Chairperson of Reliance Foundation)

01 November 1963

Anushka SharmaAnushka Sharma
(Actress)

01 May 1988

Ranbir KapoorRanbir Kapoor
(Actor)

28 September 1982

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AkbarAkbar
(Mughal Emperor)

14 October 1542

Anil AmbaniAnil Ambani
(Chairman of Reliance ADA Group)

04 June 1959

Subhas Chandra BoseSubhas Chandra Bose

23 January 1897

Rohit SharmaRohit Sharma
(Cricketer)

30 April 1987

Sandeep SinghSandeep Singh
(Indian Field Hckey Player)

27 February 1986

Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
(Poet and Author)

07 May 1861

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Prithvi ShawPrithvi Shaw
(Cricketer)

09 November 1999

Shahid KapoorShahid Kapoor
(Actor, Dancer)

25 February 1981

Dhirubhai AmbaniDhirubhai Ambani

28 December 1932

Dadasaheb PhalkeDadasaheb Phalke
(Father of Indian Cinema)

30 April 1870

Swami VivekanandaSwami Vivekananda
(Leader)

12 January 1863

Atal Bihari VajpayeeAtal Bihari Vajpayee
(Former Prime Minister of India)

25 December 1924

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Hrithik RoshanHrithik Roshan
(Actor)

10 January 1974

Jaggi VasudevJaggi Vasudev
(Yoga Guru)

03 September 1957

Mahesh BabuMahesh Babu
(Actor)

09 August 1975

ShivajiShivaji
(King)

19 February 1627

Chandragupta MauryaChandragupta Maurya
(Founder of the Maurya Empire)

0340 BC

Shloka MehtaShloka Mehta
(Fiancée of Akash Ambani)

11 July 1990

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JahangirJahangir
(Mughal Emperor)

31 August 1569

Bhagat SinghBhagat Singh
(Revolutionary)

27 September 1907

KajolKajol
(Actress)

05 August 1974

AshokaAshoka
(Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty)

0304 BC

Lal Bahadur ShastriLal Bahadur Shastri
(Former Prime Minister of India)

02 October 1904

The Great KhaliThe Great Khali
(Professional Wrestler)

27 August 1972

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AryabhataAryabhata

0476 AD

Varun DhawanVarun Dhawan
(Actor)

24 April 1987

Rajiv GandhiRajiv Gandhi
(Former Prime Minister of India)

20 August 1944

DharmendraDharmendra
(Actor)

08 December 1935

Sonia GandhiSonia Gandhi
(President of Congress Party)

09 December 1946

Saina NehwalSaina Nehwal
(Indian Badminton Star)

17 March 1990

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Lata MangeshkarLata Mangeshkar

28 September 1929

Manmohan SinghManmohan Singh
(Former Prime Minister of India)

26 September 1932

Mary KomMary Kom

01 March 1983

Rakul Preet SinghRakul Preet Singh
(Actress, Model)

10 October 1990

Madhuri DixitMadhuri Dixit
(Actress)

15 May 1967

Sai Baba of ShirdiSai Baba of Shirdi
(Spiritual Guru)

28 September 1835

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Ratan Tata Ratan Tata
(Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons)

28 December 1937

Manjul KhattarManjul Khattar
(TikTok (Musical.ly) Star)

20 July 1998

Shah JahanShah Jahan
(Mughal Emperor)

05 January 1592

Baba AmteBaba Amte

26 December 1914

Guru NanakGuru Nanak
(Sikh Guru)

15 April 1469

Dawood IbrahimDawood Ibrahim
(Criminal)

27 December 1955

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Dilip KumarDilip Kumar

11 December 1922

Tipu SultanTipu Sultan
(Ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore)

20 November 1750

Freida PintoFreida Pinto
(Actress)

18 October 1984

AurangzebAurangzeb
(Mughal Emperor)

04 November 1618

Sania MirzaSania Mirza
(Indian Tennis Star)

15 November 1986

Padma LakshmiPadma Lakshmi
(Model)

01 September 1970

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Neelima AzeemNeelima Azeem
(Actress)

02 December 1958

P. V. SindhuP. V. Sindhu
(Badminton Player)

05 July 1995

Ram Nath KovindRam Nath Kovind
(14th President of India)

01 October 1945

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.