Indian Celebrities Born In January

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Sushant Singh Rajput
(Actor)
Sushant Singh Rajput
47
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Patna, Bihar, India
Died: June 14, 2020
 2 
Subhas Chandra Bose
(Indian Nationalist Who Participated in Indian Freedom Movement)
Subhas Chandra Bose
62
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 23, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cuttack, India
Died: August 18, 1945

An Indian nationalist known for his role in the country’s struggle for freedom from the British, Subhas Chandra Bose was a politician with radical views. He was part of the Indian National Congress in the late 1920s and 1930s. However, his association with Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan made him a controversial figure.

 3 
Hrithik Roshan
59
Birthdate: January 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mumbai

Hrithik Roshan is one of the most popular and highest-paid Indian actors. Also known for his dancing skills, Hrithik has established himself as a style icon and sex symbol over the years. One of the most bankable Indian stars, he started his career with romantic films, eventually finding success as an action hero. 

 4 
Irrfan Khan
(One of the Finest Actors in Indian Cinema)
Irrfan Khan
38
Birthdate: January 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tonk, Rajasthan, India
Died: April 29, 2020
Padma Shri- and National Award-winning actor and NSD graduate Irrfan Khan initially worked as an air conditioner repairman in Mumbai before he got a breakthrough in Salaam Bombay! He also impressed international audiences with movies such as The Namesake. He died of a colon infection at 53, leaving behind countless mourning fans.
 5 
Deepika Padukone
(One of the Highest-Paid Actresses in India)
Deepika Padukone
77
Birthdate: January 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Deepika Padukone is one of the highest-paid Indian actresses. She is also known for her off-screen work, which involves supporting charitable organizations. She founded The Live Love Laugh Foundation, which aims at creating awareness on mental health. In 2018, she was named in Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world.

 6 
A. R. Rahman
(One of the Most Famous Indian Film Composers)
A. R. Rahman
23
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

A. R. Rahman is an Indian film composer, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Rahman is one of the most decorated and celebrated musicians in Indian history. He was won several prestigious awards including two Grammy Awards, two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA Award. In 2009, he was named among the 100 most influential people in Time.

 7 
Shah Jahan
(Mughal Emperor)
Shah Jahan
62
Birthdate: January 5, 1592
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lahore
Died: February 1, 1666

Shah Jahan, emperor Jahangir’s son, ruled as the fifth Mughal emperor, from 1628 to 1658. He is known for commissioning the Taj Mahal for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, among other contributions to Mughal architecture. He was put under house arrest by his son, Aurangzeb, during his final years.

 8 
Anand Kumar
(Teacher)
Anand Kumar
25
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Patna, Bihar, India

Anand Kumar is an Indian educator who teaches mathematics. He is renowned for his educational program called Super 30, which selects 30 economically underprivileged candidates and trains them for IIT-JEE, potentially giving them an opportunity to get into the Indian Institutes of Technology. His life and career inspired the film Super 30, in which Anand Kumar's character was played by Hrithik Roshan.

 9 
Kapil Dev
(Indian Former Cricketer and One of the Sport’s Greatest All-Rounders)
Kapil Dev
23
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 6, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chandigarh, India
Kapil Dev is a former Indian all-rounder who captained India to its first Cricket World Cup win, in 1983. He started his career at 16, playing for Haryana. Wisden’s Indian Cricketer of the Century became the first cricketer to take 400 Test wickets and also scored 5,000 Test runs
 10 
Sidharth Malhotra
28
Birthdate: January 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Delhi

Sidharth Malhotra is an Indian actor who works predominantly in Hindi language films. Also known for his charity work, Malhotra has collaborated with organizations, such as PETA to raise awareness about dogs. In 2013, he performed at an event to raise funds for the victims affected by a flood in Uttarakhand.

 11 
Bipasha Basu
(actor, model, film actor)
Bipasha Basu
9
Birthdate: January 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Delhi
 12 
Preity Zinta
(Actor, Model, Journalist)
Preity Zinta
22
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 31, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Preity Zinta is an Indian actress and entrepreneur. She is best known for her roles in the romantic drama films Kal Ho Naa Ho and Veer Zaara. She has degrees in English honors and criminal psychology but chose to become a model and actress. She is known for playing unconventional roles and is the recipient of several awards. 

 13 
Shruti Haasan
(Actress & Daughter of Kamal Haasan)
Shruti Haasan
17
Birthdate: January 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
 14 
Diljit Dosanjh
(Singer)
Diljit Dosanjh
5
Birthdate: January 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dosanjh Kalan, Punjab, India
 15 
Rahul Dravid
(Indian Cricket Coach and Former Captain of the Indian National Team)
Rahul Dravid
19
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Nicknamed The Wall for his resilient batting in Test cricket, Rahul Dravid was known for his unmatched concentration. He was selected for the Indian cricket squad while pursuing his MBA. Apart from winning the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, he has also been named to the ICC Hall of Fame.

 16 
Satyendra Nath Bose
(Indian Mathematician and Physicist, Best Known for His Work on Quantum Mechanics)
Satyendra Nath Bose
40
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 1, 1894
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kolkata, India
Died: February 4, 1974

Best known for working with Albert Einstein to form Bose–Einstein statistics, Indian scientist Satyendra Nath Bose was a master of quantum mechanics. He played the esraj, loved poetry, and had mastered quite a few languages. The Padma Vibhushan winner was also made a Fellow of The Royal Society.

 17 
Namrata Shirodkar
(Actor, Model, Beauty pageant contestant)
Namrata Shirodkar
2
Birthdate: January 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mumbai
 18 
Kailash Satyarthi
(Child Rights Activist)
Kailash Satyarthi
18
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 11, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vidisha, India

Kailash Satyarthi is an Indian social reformer who won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Satyarthi is best known for his campaign against child labor in India. Kailash Satyarthi is credited with founding several social activist organizations like Global March Against Child Labour, Bachpan Bachao Andolan, and Global Campaign for Education.

 19 
Bhuvan Bam
(Indian Comedian and YouTuber)
Bhuvan Bam
7
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: January 22, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Delhi, India
 20 
Savitribai Phule
(Social Reformer, Poet)
Savitribai Phule
22
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 3, 1831
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Naigaon, British India (now in Satara district, Maharashtra)
Died: March 10, 1887

Savitribai Phule was a revolutionary social reformer who dedicated her life to educate girls and bring about gender equality in the face of resistance from the conservative Indian society. Phule, who was illiterate till her marriage, went on to become a teacher, a feat considered first by an Indian woman. With her husband, she established schools for girls in Maharashtra.

 21 
Lala Lajpat Rai
(Indian Author, Freedom Fighter, Politician and One of the Three Members of the ‘Lal Bal Pal’ Trimurti)
Lala Lajpat Rai
10
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 28, 1865
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Punjab, India
Died: November 17, 1928

Lala Lajpat Rai was an Indian politician who played a major role in the Indian Independence movement. He is credited with inspiring many young men, including Bhagat Singh and Chandrasekhar Azad, to join the freedom struggle through journalistic writings and activism. He was popularly known as Punjab Kesari

 22 
Bobby Deol
(Actor)
Bobby Deol
4
Birthdate: January 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India
 23 
Nana Patekar
(Actor)
Nana Patekar
7
Birthdate: January 1, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Murud-Janjira
 24 
Aishwarya Rajesh
(Actress)
Aishwarya Rajesh
14
Birthdate: January 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
 25 
Saeed Jaffrey
(Britain's Highest-Profile Asian Actor)
Saeed Jaffrey
12
Birthdate: January 8, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Malerkotla, Punjab India
Died: November 15, 2015

Saeed Jaffrey is remembered for his roles in series such as Tandoori Nights and Merchant Ivory Productions movies such as The Guru. He won a Filmfare for his performance in Shatranj Ke Khilari, narrated the audiobook Kama Sutra, and voiced all characters in a BBC broadcast of A Suitable Boy

 26 
Anusha Dandekar
(MTV VJ, Actress and Singer)
Anusha Dandekar
9
Birthdate: January 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Khartoum, Sudan

Anusha Dandekar is an Indian-Australian VJ, actress, and singer. She is popularly known for hosting many TV shows. Beginning her career as a TV anchor and VJ, she branched out into acting as well, making her film debut with a role in the Bollywood film Mumbai Matinee. Since then, she has appeared in a few other movies.

 27 
Kabir Bedi
(Indian Actor Best Known as the Antagonist Gobinda in the Bond Film 'Octopussy')
Kabir Bedi
3
Birthdate: January 16, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan

Known for playing the villain in hits such as Khoon Bhari Maang, Kabir Bedi was born to a British mother and an Indian father. He has also impressed audiences with plays such as Shakespeare's Othello. His roles in the film Octopussy and the Italian series Sandokan made him an international sensation.

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Amrita Shergil
(Greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century)
Amrita Shergil
3
Birthdate: January 30, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: December 5, 1941

Amrita Sher-Gil was a Hungarian-Indian painter best remembered as a pioneer of modern Indian art. Widely regarded as one of the early-20th century's greatest avant-garde women artists, Sher-Gil's work has influenced several Indian artists like Arpita Singh and Sayed Haider Raza. Her life and career inspired the 1969 documentary film Amrita Sher-Gil which was directed by Bhagwan Das Garga.

 29 
Gauri Lankesh
(Activist, Journalist)
Gauri Lankesh
4
Birthdate: January 29, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Died: September 5, 2017

The daughter of Kannada poet P. Lankesh, Gauri Lankesh began her career as a journalist for The Times of India. She also worked as an editor of Lankesh Patrike. Later, she was known for her firebrand left-wing activism against Hindutva and was eventually shot dead by three men near her Bengaluru home.

 30 
Ravi Teja
(Indian Actor and Film Producer)
Ravi Teja
5
Birthdate: January 26, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jaggampeta, Andhra Pradesh, India
 31 
Mithila Palkar
(Actress)
Mithila Palkar
7
Birthdate: January 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mumbai
 32 
K. Bhagyaraj
(Film director, Actor)
K. Bhagyaraj
0
Birthdate: January 7, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vellankoil, Erode, Madras State, India
 33 
Ashwini Kalsekar
(Actress)
Ashwini Kalsekar
2
Birthdate: January 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India
 34 
Rakesh Sharma
(Astronaut, Military personnel)
Rakesh Sharma
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 13, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Patiala
 35 
Tarun Kumar
4
Birthdate: January 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
 36 
Asrani
(Actor)
Asrani
3
Birthdate: January 1, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jaipur, India
 37 
Jay Mehta
(Businessman and Entrepreneur, he is Grandson of Nanji Kalidas Mehta, who own the Mehta Group)
Jay Mehta
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: India
 38 
Swami Vivekananda
(Indian Monk & Philosopher Who Introduced the Vedanta and Yoga to the Western World)
Swami Vivekananda
148
Birthdate: January 12, 1863
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: July 4, 1902

The founder of the Ramakrishna Mission and Ramakrishna Math, Swami Vivekananda was an Indian Hindu monk, philosopher, and spiritual leader. He is credited with introducing the Indian philosophies of Yoga and Vedanta to the Western world. He is also credited with elevating the status of Hinduism as a major religion in the modern world by raising interfaith awareness.

 39 
Varun Tej
(Actor)
Varun Tej
3
Birthdate: January 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hyderabad
 40 
Sakshi Tanwar
(Model, Television presenter, Actor, Presenter)
Sakshi Tanwar
2
Birthdate: January 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alwar
 41 
Riya Sen
(Actress)
Riya Sen
1
Birthdate: January 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
 42 
Monica Bedi
(Actress)
Monica Bedi
3
Birthdate: January 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India
 43 
Mahadev Govind Ranade
(Judge, Social Reformer)
Mahadev Govind Ranade
5
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 18, 1842
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Niphad
Died: January 16, 1901

Mahadev Govind Ranade was an Indian social reformer, scholar, author, and judge. Ranade is credited with co-founding the Indian National Congress as well as founding several organizations like the Poona Sarvajanik Sabha, Widow Marriage Association, and Vaktruttvottejak Sabha. He also contributed as an editor of a nationalist publication named Induprakash.

 44 
Nadira Babbar
(Theater Artist)
Nadira Babbar
4
Birthdate: January 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
 45 
Pandit Shivkumar Sharma
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jammu, India
Died: May 10, 2022
 46 
Bindiya Goswami
(Actress)
Bindiya Goswami
2
Birthdate: January 6, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India
 47 
Farhan Akhtar
(Actor & Director)
Farhan Akhtar
13
Birthdate: January 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Born to legendary screenwriter and poet Javed Akhtar and actor and screenwriter Honey Irani, Farhan Akhtar was destined to be part of the film industry. His debut directorial venture Dil Chahta Hai won him a National Award, following which he delivered stunning performances in films such as Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

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Mahasweta Devi
(Human rights activist, Writer, Poet, Novelist, Educator, Short story writer)
Mahasweta Devi
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 14, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dhaka
Died: July 28, 2016

Ramon Magsaysay Award-winning Indian author Mahasweta Devi is regarded as a gem of the Bengali literary world. She had also been a left-wing social activist, and her works such as Hajar Churashir Maa and Rudali have either tribals or people from the marginalized communities as their protagonists.

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Rahat Indori
(Poet)
Rahat Indori
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Died: August 11, 2020

Urdu poet Rahat Indori had an illustrious and versatile career as a painter, a Bollywood lyricist, and a professor. A regular at poetry events such as Kavi Sammelan, he was known for his captivating couplets such as Kisi Ke Baap Ka Hindustan Thodi Hai. He died of COVID-19 in 2020.

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Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
(Former Captain of the Indian Cricket Team)
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bhopal, India
Died: September 22, 2011

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was an Indian cricket player. Entrusted with the responsibility of captaining the Indian cricket team, at the age of 21, Pataudi went on to become one of the greatest Indian cricket captains of all time. Also known for his fielding abilities, he was described by many as the best fielder in the world during his playing career.