List of famous Indians with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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.

Shah Rukh KhanShah Rukh Khan
(Film actor)

02 November 1965

New Delhi

Scorpio

Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi
(Leader of Indian Independence Movement)

02 October 1869

30 January 1948

Porbandar, Kathiawar Agency, British Indian Empire

Libra

A.P.J. Abdul KalamA.P.J. Abdul Kalam
(Former President of India)

15 October 1931

27 July 2015

Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu

Libra

Kareena KapoorKareena Kapoor
(Actress)

21 September 1980

Mumbai

Virgo

Hrithik RoshanHrithik Roshan
(Actor)

10 January 1974

Mumbai

Capricorn

Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Chopra
(Film actress)

18 July 1982

Jamshedpur

Cancer

Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai
(CEO of Google Inc)

12 July 1972

Chennai

Cancer

Ranbir KapoorRanbir Kapoor
(Actor)

28 September 1982

Mumbai

Libra

The Great KhaliThe Great Khali
(Professional Wrestler)

27 August 1972

Dhiraina, Himachal Pradesh, India

Virgo

Narendra ModiNarendra Modi
(Prime Minister of India)

17 September 1950

Vadnagar, Bombay Presidency now Gujarat, India

Virgo

Verghese KurienVerghese Kurien
(Social Entrepreneur)

26 November 1921

09 September 2012

Calicut, (Madras Presidency) (now Kozhikode, Kerala, India)

Sagittarius

Swami VivekanandaSwami Vivekananda
(Leader)

12 January 1863

04 July 1902

Kolkata

Capricorn

Mother TeresaMother Teresa
(Founder of Missionaries of Charity)

26 August 1910

05 September 1997

Skopje

Virgo

KajolKajol
(Actress)

05 August 1974

Mumbai

Leo

AshokaAshoka
(Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty)

0304 BC

0232 BC

Pataliputra

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

14 November 1889

27 May 1964

Allahabad

Scorpio

Sachin TendulkarSachin Tendulkar
(Cricketer)

24 April 1973

Mumbai, India

Taurus

Deepika PadukoneDeepika Padukone
(Actor)

05 January 1986

Copenhagen, Denmark

Capricorn

AryabhataAryabhata

0476 AD

0550 AD

Assaka

Kishwar MerchantKishwar Merchant
(Actress)

03 February 1981

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Aquarius

Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
(Poet and Author)

07 May 1861

07 August 1941

India

Taurus

Lilly SinghLilly Singh
(YouTuber, Rapper, Actress and Comedian)

26 September 1988

Scarborough, Toronto, Canada

Libra

Aamir KhanAamir Khan
(Actor, Director, Producer)

14 March 1965

Mumbai, India

Pisces

Srinivasa RamanujanSrinivasa Ramanujan
(Mathematician)

22 December 1887

26 April 1920

Erode

Sagittarius

Indira GandhiIndira Gandhi

19 November 1917

31 October 1984

Allahabad

Scorpio

ChanakyaChanakya
(Philosopher)

0371 BC

0283 BC

India

Neerja BhanotNeerja Bhanot
(Air Hostess for Hijacked Pan Am Flight 73)

07 September 1963

05 September 1986

Chandigarh, India

Virgo

Virat KohliVirat Kohli
(Cricketer)

05 November 1988

Delhi

Scorpio

B. R. AmbedkarB. R. Ambedkar

14 April 1891

06 December 1956

Mhow

Aries

Subhas Chandra BoseSubhas Chandra Bose

23 January 1897

18 August 1945

Cuttack

Aquarius

Chandragupta MauryaChandragupta Maurya
(Founder of the Maurya Empire)

0340 BC

0298 BC

Pataliputra

Tipu SultanTipu Sultan
(Ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore)

20 November 1750

04 May 1799

Devanahalli

Scorpio

AkbarAkbar
(Mughal Emperor)

14 October 1542

27 October 1605

Umerkot

Libra

K. Kamaraj K. Kamaraj
(Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, India)

15 July 1903

02 October 1975

Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India

Cancer

M. VisvesvarayaM. Visvesvaraya
(Civil Engineer)

15 September 1860

14 April 1962

Muddenahalli, Chikballapur, Kingdom of Mysore (now in Karnataka)

Virgo

Gauri KhanGauri Khan
(Wife of Shah Rukh Khan)

08 October 1970

New Delhi, India

Libra

Amitabh BachchanAmitabh Bachchan
(Film actor)

11 October 1942

Allahabad, United Provinces, British India (present-day Uttar Pradesh, India)

Libra

Aishwarya RaiAishwarya Rai
(Actress)

01 November 1973

Mangalore

Scorpio

Haji MastanHaji Mastan
(Gangster, Smuggler)

01 March 1926

09 May 1994

Panaikulam, Ramanathapuram District (Madras Presidency now Tamil Nadu), British India

Pisces

Sania MirzaSania Mirza
(Indian Tennis Star)

15 November 1986

Mumbai, India

Scorpio

BindusaraBindusara
(Second Maurya Emperor)

0320 BC

0273 BC

Padma LakshmiPadma Lakshmi
(Model)

01 September 1970

Chennai

Virgo

Varun DhawanVarun Dhawan
(Actor)

24 April 1987

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Taurus

Bhagat SinghBhagat Singh
(Revolutionary)

27 September 1907

23 March 1931

Jaranwala Tehsil

Libra

Dhirubhai AmbaniDhirubhai Ambani

28 December 1932

06 July 2002

Junagadh

Capricorn

Sarojini NaiduSarojini Naidu
(Poet and Freedom Fighter)

13 February 1879

02 March 1949

India

Aquarius

Mukesh AmbaniMukesh Ambani
(Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited)

19 April 1957

Aden

Aries

Maharana PratapMaharana Pratap
(Ruler of Mewar)

09 May 1540

19 January 1597

Kumbhalgarh

Taurus

Shahid KapoorShahid Kapoor
(Actor, Dancer)

25 February 1981

New Delhi, India

Pisces

Anil AmbaniAnil Ambani
(Chairman of Reliance ADA Group)

04 June 1959

Mumbai

Gemini

R. K. NarayanR. K. Narayan

10 October 1906

13 May 2001

Chennai

Libra

ShivajiShivaji
(King)

19 February 1627

03 April 1680

Shivneri

Aquarius

Ruskin BondRuskin Bond
(Writer)

19 May 1934

Kasauli

Taurus

Saina NehwalSaina Nehwal
(Indian Badminton Star)

17 March 1990

Hisar, Haryana

Pisces

Pranab MukherjeePranab Mukherjee
(13th President of India)

11 December 1935

Mirati, Birbhum, Bengal Presidency, British India (now West Bengal, India)

Sagittarius

Mariam-uz-ZamaniMariam-uz-Zamani
(Akbar's Third Wife)

1542 AD

19 May 1623

Poonam PandeyPoonam Pandey
(Model, Actress)

11 March 1991

Delhi

Pisces

R K LaxmanR. K. Laxman
(Cartoonist & Creator of 'The Common Man")

24 October 1921

26 January 2015

Mysore

Scorpio

Saif Ali KhanSaif Ali Khan
(Actor)

16 August 1970

New Delhi

Leo

Shah JahanShah Jahan
(Mughal Emperor)

05 January 1592

01 February 1666

Lahore

Capricorn

AurangzebAurangzeb
(Mughal Emperor)

04 November 1618

03 March 1707

Dahod

Scorpio

Mary KomMary Kom

01 March 1983

Kangathei, Manipur, India

Pisces

Lata MangeshkarLata Mangeshkar

28 September 1929

Indore

Libra

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

02 October 1904

11 January 1966

Ramnagar, Varanasi, United Provinces, British Raj

Libra

Rakul Preet SinghRakul Preet Singh
(Actress, Model)

10 October 1990

New Delhi, India

Libra

Saira BanuSaira Banu
(Actress)

23 August 1944

Mussoorie, India

Leo

Nita AmbaniNita Ambani
(Chairperson of Reliance Foundation)

01 November 1963

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Scorpio

Viswanathan AnandViswanathan Anand
(Chess Player)

11 December 1969

Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Sagittarius

Amartya SenAmartya Sen
(Economist & Philosopher)

03 November 1933

Santiniketan

Scorpio

Guru NanakGuru Nanak
(Sikh Guru)

15 April 1469

22 September 1539

Nankana Sahib

Aries

Jaggi VasudevJaggi Vasudev
(Yoga Guru)

03 September 1957

Mysore

Virgo

Dilip KumarDilip Kumar

11 December 1922

Peshawar

Sagittarius

Adi ShankaraAdi Shankara
(Advaita Philosopher)

0788 AD

0820 AD

Kalady

Sarvepalli RadhakrishnanSarvepalli Radhakrishnan
(Confident, Ambitious)

05 September 1888

17 April 1975

Thiruttani

Virgo

Ratan Tata Ratan Tata
(Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons)

28 December 1937

Surat

Capricorn

Baji Rao IBaji Rao I
(Peshwa of Maratha Empire)

18 August 1700

28 April 1740

Leo

Nikesh AroraNikesh Arora
(Former President & COO of SoftBank Corp)

09 February 1968

Aquarius

JahangirJahangir
(Mughal Emperor)

31 August 1569

08 November 1627

Fatehpur Sikri

Virgo

Ravi ShankarRavi Shankar
(Musician, composer)

07 April 1920

11 December 2012

Varanasi, United Provinces, British Raj

Aries

Jyoti AmgeJyoti Amge
(Smallest Living Woman)

16 December 1993

Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Sagittarius

Bal Gangadhar TilakBal Gangadhar Tilak
(Indian teacher)

23 July 1856

01 August 1920

Ratnagiri, British India (present-day Maharashtra, India)

Cancer

M G RamachandranM. G. Ramachandran
(Actor, Politician)

17 January 1917

24 December 1987

Kandy, British Ceylon (Now Sri Lanka)

Capricorn

Rhea PillaiRhea Pillai
(Model)

1965 AD

London, United Kingdom

Raghuram RajanRaghuram Rajan
(Adviser)

03 February 1963

Bhopal

Aquarius

Milkha SinghMilkha Singh
(Indian track and field athlete)

20 November 1929

Govindpura, Muzaffargarh District, Pakistan

Scorpio

Rajiv GandhiRajiv Gandhi

20 August 1944

21 May 1991

Mumbai

Leo

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

05 July 1995

Hyderabad

Cancer

Razia SultanaRazia Sultana
(First Female Sultan of Delhi)

1205 AD

14 October 1240

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

25 December 1924

Gwalior

Capricorn

Shakuntala DeviShakuntala Devi
(Human Computer)

04 November 1929

21 April 2013

Bangalore

Scorpio

Sonia GandhiSonia Gandhi
(President of Congress Party)

09 December 1946

Lusiana

Sagittarius

Anoushka ShankarAnoushka Shankar
(Composer)

09 June 1981

London, England, U.K

Gemini

DharmendraDharmendra
(Actor)

08 December 1935

Nasrali

Sagittarius

Sai Baba of ShirdiSai Baba of Shirdi
(Spiritual Guru)

28 September 1835

15 October 1918

Pathri

Libra

Harilal GandhiHarilal Gandhi
(Mahatma Gandhi’s Son)

1888 AD

18 June 1948

New Delhi

KabirKabir
(Saint and Mystic Poet)

1440 AD

1518 AD

Varanasi

C.V. RamanC.V. Raman
(Physicist)

07 November 1888

21 November 1970

Tiruchirappalli, Madras Province

Scorpio

Kailash SatyarthiKailash Satyarthi
(Child Rights Activist)

11 January 1954

Vidisha, India

Capricorn

KrishnadevarayaKrishnadevaraya
(Emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire)

16 February 1471

1529 AD

Hampi

Aquarius

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.

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