Find out more about the greatest Indians, including Mahatma Gandhi, Priyanka Chopra, Virat Kohli, Alia Bhatt and B. R. Ambedkar.

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.

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

25 December 1924

Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Chopra
(Film actress)

18 July 1982

Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi
(Leader of Indian Independence Movement)

02 October 1869

Virat KohliVirat Kohli
(Cricketer)

05 November 1988

Sunny LeoneSunny Leone
(Actress)

13 May 1981

Narendra ModiNarendra Modi
(Prime Minister of India)

17 September 1950

Sandeep SinghSandeep Singh
(Indian Field Hckey Player)

27 February 1986

Alia BhattAlia Bhatt
(Actress)

15 March 1993

Shah Rukh KhanShah Rukh Khan
(Film actor)

02 November 1965

Rhea PillaiRhea Pillai
(Model)

1965 AD

Prasanta Chandra MahalanobisPrasanta Chandra Mahalanobis
(Statistician)

29 June 1893

Shahid KapoorShahid Kapoor
(Actor, Dancer)

25 February 1981

Srinivasa RamanujanSrinivasa Ramanujan
(Mathematician)

22 December 1887

Ranbir KapoorRanbir Kapoor
(Actor)

28 September 1982

Sachin TendulkarSachin Tendulkar
(Cricketer)

24 April 1973

Mother TeresaMother Teresa
(Founder of Missionaries of Charity)

26 August 1910

Deepika PadukoneDeepika Padukone
(Actor)

05 January 1986

Indira GandhiIndira Gandhi

19 November 1917

Amitabh BachchanAmitabh Bachchan
(Film actor)

11 October 1942

Aishwarya RaiAishwarya Rai
(Actress)

01 November 1973

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

14 November 1889

Mukesh AmbaniMukesh Ambani
(Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited)

19 April 1957

B. R. AmbedkarB. R. Ambedkar

14 April 1891

Saif Ali KhanSaif Ali Khan
(Actor)

16 August 1970

Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
(Poet and Author)

07 May 1861

Mahesh BabuMahesh Babu
(Actor)

09 August 1975

Kareena KapoorKareena Kapoor
(Actress)

21 September 1980

Aamir KhanAamir Khan
(Actor, Director, Producer)

14 March 1965

Subhas Chandra BoseSubhas Chandra Bose

23 January 1897

Anushka SharmaAnushka Sharma
(Actress)

01 May 1988

Swami VivekanandaSwami Vivekananda
(Leader)

12 January 1863

Bhagat SinghBhagat Singh
(Revolutionary)

27 September 1907

DharmendraDharmendra
(Actor)

08 December 1935

Madhuri DixitMadhuri Dixit
(Actress)

15 May 1967

AryabhataAryabhata

0476 AD

Dhyan ChandDhyan Chand

29 August 1905

Hrithik RoshanHrithik Roshan
(Actor)

10 January 1974

AkbarAkbar
(Mughal Emperor)

14 October 1542

Rajiv GandhiRajiv Gandhi
(Former Prime Minister of India)

20 August 1944

Dawood IbrahimDawood Ibrahim
(Criminal)

27 December 1955

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

05 July 1995

ShivajiShivaji
(King)

19 February 1627

Rakul Preet SinghRakul Preet Singh
(Actress, Model)

10 October 1990

Varun DhawanVarun Dhawan
(Actor)

24 April 1987

Lata MangeshkarLata Mangeshkar

28 September 1929

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

15 July 1903

L.K. AdvaniL. K. Advani
(Politician)

08 November 1927

Sania MirzaSania Mirza
(Indian Tennis Star)

15 November 1986

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

15 October 1931

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

17 January 1917

KajolKajol
(Actress)

05 August 1974

Sai Baba of ShirdiSai Baba of Shirdi
(Spiritual Guru)

28 September 1835

Rohit SharmaRohit Sharma
(Cricketer)

30 April 1987

The Great KhaliThe Great Khali
(Professional Wrestler)

27 August 1972

Kishore KumarKishore Kumar
(Indian playback singer)

04 August 1929

Dhirubhai AmbaniDhirubhai Ambani

28 December 1932

Manmohan SinghManmohan Singh
(Former Prime Minister of India)

26 September 1932

Bal Gangadhar TilakBal Gangadhar Tilak
(Indian teacher)

23 July 1856

Sarvepalli RadhakrishnanSarvepalli Radhakrishnan
(Confident, Ambitious)

05 September 1888

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

01 October 1945

Anil AmbaniAnil Ambani
(Chairman of Reliance ADA Group)

04 June 1959

AshokaAshoka
(Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty)

0304 BC

Ruskin BondRuskin Bond
(Writer)

19 May 1934

Saina NehwalSaina Nehwal
(Indian Badminton Star)

17 March 1990

Sarojini NaiduSarojini Naidu
(Poet and Freedom Fighter)

13 February 1879

Dilip KumarDilip Kumar

11 December 1922

Ratan Tata Ratan Tata
(Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons)

28 December 1937

Jaggi VasudevJaggi Vasudev
(Yoga Guru)

03 September 1957

R. K. NarayanR. K. Narayan

10 October 1906

Milkha SinghMilkha Singh
(Indian track and field athlete)

20 November 1929

Goldie BehlGoldie Behl
(Film Maker)

1975 AD

Sonia GandhiSonia Gandhi
(President of Congress Party)

09 December 1946

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

26 September 1988

Shah JahanShah Jahan
(Mughal Emperor)

05 January 1592

Rani PadminiRani Padmini
(Queen of Chittor)

1303 AD

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.