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B. R. Ambedkar
(One of the Architects of the Indian Constitution)
B. R. Ambedkar
132
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 14, 1891
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madhya Pradesh, India
Died: December 6, 1956

India's first Minister of Law and Justice, B. R. Ambedkar inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement. He also fought against social discrimination prevalent in India at that time. Widely regarded as the chief architect of the Constitution of India, Ambedkar was posthumously honored with India's highest civilian award - The Bharat Ratna.

 2 
Sachin Tendulkar
(One of the Greatest Batsmen in the History of Cricket)
Sachin Tendulkar
70
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Often referred to as the God of Cricket in India, Sachin Tendulkar is a retired cricketer. Also known for his humility on and off the field, Sachin is one of the most revered, celebrated, and decorated cricketers. Considered one of the greatest batsmen of all time, Sachin Tendulkar played a key role in turning India into a cricket-frenzy nation.

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Mukesh Ambani
(Indian businessman)
Mukesh Ambani
68
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aden, Yemen

The richest person in Asia, Mukesh Ambani is an Indian billionaire business magnate. He is the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL). The son legendary Dhirubhai Ambani, he started his career by helping his father build their family business. As of today, he is the only Indian businessman on Forbes' list of the world's most powerful people.

 4 
Rohit Sharma
(Indian Cricketer Who Holds the World Record for the Highest Individual Score in ODIs)
Rohit Sharma
39
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Indian right-handed batsman Rohit Sharma is also the vice-captain in the limited-overs format. One of the few cricketers to score a century in all three formats, he is also the first player with two ODI double centuries. He is WWF-India’a Rhino Ambassador and works for PETA’s campaigns for street animals.

 5 
Varun Dhawan
33
Birthdate: April 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Actor Varun Dhawan, son of Indian film director David Dhawan, initially assisted director Karan Johar. Fans loved his award-winning debut in Student of the Year. He has also appeared in films such as Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badlapur, and has been featured on Forbes India's Celebrity 100 multiple times.
 6 
Allu Arjun
(One of the Highest Paid Actors in South India and Also Known for His Dancing)
Allu Arjun
46
Birthdate: April 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Allu Arjun is an Indian actor best known for his work in the Telugu film industry. A recipient of three Nandi Awards and five Filmfare Awards South, Arjun is one of the most bankable actors in south India. He is also one of the highest-paid actors and has been included in the Celebrity 100 list by Forbes India since 2014.

 7 
Ajay Devgn
(Indian Actor Known for His Work in Hindi Films)
Ajay Devgn
12
Birthdate: April 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Ajay Devgn, a two-time National Award winner, has also been honored with the Padma Shri. The son of stuntman Veeru Devgan, he began his career with the blockbuster hit Phool Aur Kaante. He later delivered stellar performances in films such as Dilwale and Zakhm, and now owns a production company.

 8 
Ravi Shankar
(Musician, composer)
Ravi Shankar
16
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 7, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Varanasi, United Provinces, British Raj
Died: December 11, 2012
Indian sitarist Pandit Ravi Shankar is best remembered for his pathbreaking collaborations with George Harrison and Yehudi Menuhin. The five-time Grammy-winner was trained in the sitar by Allauddin Khan and toured all over the U.S. and Europe, infusing Carnatic elements into Western music. He had also composed for Satyajit Ray.
 9 
Samantha Ruth Prabhu
(One of the Leading Indian Actresses in Telugu and Tamil Film Industries)
Samantha Ruth Prabhu
55
Birthdate: April 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Samantha Akkineni is one of South India's go-to actresses when it comes to playing the female lead in romantic-comedy films. One of the most bankable actresses, she works hard to raise funds for the Pratyusha Support charitable trust, which she founded in 2014. She also donates her earnings from inauguration events, endorsements, and product launches to support the foundation.
 10 
Kunal Nayyar
(British Actor Known for His Role as ‘Raj Koothrappali’ in the TV Sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory’)
Kunal Nayyar
10
Birthdate: April 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Named the world’s third-highest-paid TV actor by Forbes twice, Indian-origin English actor Kunal Nayyar made waves with his role in the Netflix series Criminal: UK. A business graduate, he explored the London stage before plunging into TV with The Big Bang Theory and is the best bet for South-Asian roles.
 11 
Vikram
(One of the Most Decorated Actors in Tamil Cinema)
Vikram
16
Birthdate: April 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
 12 
Chetan Bhagat
(Indian Author and Columnist)
Chetan Bhagat
35
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Delhi, India
Indian investment banker-turned-writer Chetan Bhagat is known for his bestselling novels such as Five Point Someone and One Night @ the Call Center. Many Bollywood movies, such as Kai Po Che! and 3 Idiots, have been adapted from his novels, with the former winning him a Filmfare Award.
 13 
Prabhu Deva
(Indian Actor, Dancer and Choreographer Who Has Garnered Two National Film Awards for Best Choreography)
Prabhu Deva
5
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: April 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mysore, Karnataka, India

Born Prabhu Sundaram, Prabhu Deva soared to fame with the song Mukkabla from Kadhalan. Born to a movie choreographer father, he followed in his footsteps to learn classical dance at an early age. The Padma Shri- and two-time National Award-winning dancer later gravitated to acting and direction.

 14 
Nithya Menen
(Indian Actress Who Works Primarily in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada films)
Nithya Menen
11
Birthdate: April 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Three-time Filmfare winner Nithya Menen is a sensation in South Indian films. Initially a child actor, she later aspired to be a journalist but eventually ended up gaining accolades with her roles in films such as Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde and Mynaa. She also appeared in the web series Breathe: Into the Shadows.

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Jyotiba Phule
(Social Reformer)
Jyotiba Phule
39
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 11, 1827
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Satara, Maharashtra, India
Died: November 28, 1890

Jyotiba Phule was an Indian thinker, social activist, writer, and anti-caste social reformer. During his lifetime, he worked towards eradicating the caste system and untouchability in India. He was also a pioneer of women education in India and began his first school for girls in Pune in 1848. B. R. Ambedkar had often cited Jyotiba Phule as an inspiration.

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Rajkumar
(Actor)
Rajkumar
24
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 24, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gajanur, India
Died: April 12, 2006

Legendary Kannada actor and singer Dr. Rajkumar had gained titles such as Nata Saarvabhouma and Gaana Gandharva from his fans. He was a major force behind the Gokak agitation for Kannada language. He had also been awarded with the Padma Bhushan and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

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Lara Dutta
(She was previously crowned as Miss Intercontinental 1997)
Lara Dutta
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 16, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Raja Ravi Varma
(One of the Greatest Painters in the History of Indian Art)
Raja Ravi Varma
14
Birthdate: April 29, 1848
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kilimanoor, Travancore, India
Died: October 2, 1906

One of the greatest Indian painters of all time, Raja Ravi Varma is best remembered for mixing Indian mythological subjects with the Western historicist style of art. His painting skills made the king of Travancore his patron at 14. His best-known works include The Milkmaid and The Begum’s Bath.

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Sam Manekshaw
(The First Indian Army Officer to be Promoted to the Rank of Field Marshal)
Sam Manekshaw
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 3, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Amritsar, Punjab
Died: June 27, 2008
Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw was the Indian Army’s Chief of the Army Staff during the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War, in which India emerged victorious. He had started his military career with the British Indian Army during World War II. He had also been awarded the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan.
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Kasturba Gandhi
(Wife of Mahatama Gandhi)
Kasturba Gandhi
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 11, 1869
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Porbandar
Died: February 22, 1944

Kasturba Gandhi was an Indian freedom fighter and political activist. Best remembered as the wife of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Kasturba took part in Indian independence movements along with her husband. Her life and career inspired a play titled Kasturba which was written by Narayan Desai and directed by Aditi Desai. The play was staged several times in India.

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Dadasaheb Phalke
(Father of Indian Cinema)
Dadasaheb Phalke
3
Birthdate: April 30, 1870
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tryambakeshwar, Bombay Presidency
Died: February 16, 1944
 22 
Arshad Warsi
(Indian Actor)
Arshad Warsi
6
Birthdate: April 19, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Orphaned at 14, Arshad Warsi quit school after the 10th standard and took to selling cosmetics at 17. His interest in dance made him join Akbar Sami's dance group. He later launched his own dance studio. He eventually soared to fame as Circuit in Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. and also won a Filmfare.

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Manoj Bajpayee
(Actor)
Manoj Bajpayee
7
Birthdate: April 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Belwa, Bihar, India
 24 
Sharman Joshi
(actor)
Sharman Joshi
0
Birthdate: April 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mumbai
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Rana Sanga
(Ruler of Mewar)
Rana Sanga
22
Birthdate: April 12, 1484
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Malwa
Died: March 17, 1527

Maharana Sangram Singh I, better known as Rana Sanga, is remembered in history as a fierce Rajput king of the Sisodia dynasty. He controlled modern-day Rajasthan, Gujarat, and MP, with Chittor as his capital. In his struggle for power, he had lost one arm and one eye, and was crippled for life.

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Abdul Qadeer Khan
(Nuclear Physicist, Metallurgical Engineer)
Abdul Qadeer Khan
15
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 1, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Died: October 10, 2021

Pakistani engineer Abdul Qadeer Khan was a major figure in the development of his country’s nuclear plans. His research also focused on uranium enrichment. He was later apparently involved in transfer of nuclear technology to Iran, among other countries, but was pardoned by then-president Pervez Musharraf.

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Mandira Bedi
(Actress)
Mandira Bedi
6
Birthdate: April 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India
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Mumtaz Mahal
(Padshah Begum of Shah Jahan (19 January 1628 – 17 June 1631))
Mumtaz Mahal
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 27, 1593
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Agra, India
Died: June 17, 1631
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Tarabai
(Regent of Maratha Empire)
Tarabai
11
Birthdate: April 14, 1675
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Satara
Died: December 9, 1761

Tarabai reigned as the Queen Regent of the famous Maratha Empire from 1700 to 1708. The queen of Rajaram Bhosle I, Tarabai played an important role in fending off the Mughal forces from the Maratha territories after the demise of her husband. Tarabai's life and heroics have inspired films like Shivrayachi Soon Tararani where she was portrayed by Nishigandha Wad.

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Surekha Sikri
(Actress)
Surekha Sikri
8
Birthdate: April 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Delhi, India
Died: July 16, 2021
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Terence Lewis
(Dancer & Choreographer)
Terence Lewis
3
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: April 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mumbai
Indian choreographer Terence Lewis is best known for his choreography in Hindi films such as Lagaan and Jhankaar Beats, and has won an American Choreography Award for the former. He has judged shows such as Dance India Dance and Nach Baliye 5. He also owns a dance academy in Mumbai.
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Saranya Ponvannan
(Actress)
Saranya Ponvannan
3
Birthdate: April 26, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Allappuzha, Kerala, India
 33 
Mohit Suri
(Film director)
Mohit Suri
1
Birthdate: April 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: India
 34 
Pallavi Joshi
(Actress)
Pallavi Joshi
0
Birthdate: April 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India
 35 
Zubin Mehta
(Philharmonic Orchestra's Music Director for Life)
Zubin Mehta
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
 36 
K. L. Saigal
(First Superstar of Hindi Cinema Revered and Idolised for Both His Singing and Acting Styles)
K. L. Saigal
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 11, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jammu Kashmir, India
Died: January 18, 1947

K. L. Saigal, the first superstar of Hindi cinema, was revered and idolised for his singing and acting styles. He gained-attention starring and singing in the Hindi film Puran Bhagat. He then starred in several films, most notably in the Hindi film Devdas. He was the first non-Bengali who was given consent by Rabindranath Tagore to sing the latter’s songs.  

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S. Janaki
(Actor, Singer)
S. Janaki
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 23, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Repalle

Better known as Janaki Amma, playback singer S. Janaki had begun her career with the Tamil film Vidhiyin Vilayattu. Also known as the Nightingale of South India, she has lent her voice to over 48,000 songs. Following her retirement, she has been the victim of death hoaxes at least twice.

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Zohra Sehgal
(Indian Actress, Dancer, and Choreographer.)
Zohra Sehgal
2
Birthdate: April 27, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saharanpur, India
Died: July 10, 2014

Zohra Sehgal was an Indian dancer, choreographer, and actress. Regarded as one of the most prominent Indian dancers of all time, Zohra Sehgal influenced and inspired several aspiring Indian dancers and actresses. She had won several prestigious honors, such as the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship and Padma Vibhushan, the country’s second-highest civilian award.

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Arjan Singh
(The First Indian Air Force Officer to Achieve the Marshal of the Air Force Rank)
Arjan Singh
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 15, 1919
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Faisalabad
Died: September 16, 2017

Arjan Singh was an Indian Air Force officer who served as the Air Force Chief from 1964 to 1969. Arjan Singh, who led the Air Force during the Second Kashmir War, was honored with the Padma Vibhushan for his service during the war. He was the first Indian Air Force officer to achieve the Marshal of the Air Force rank.

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Ashish Nehra
(Indian Cricket Coach and Former Cricketer)
Ashish Nehra
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Delhi, India
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Jaya Bachchan
(Actress)
Jaya Bachchan
3
Birthdate: April 9, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
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Moushumi Chatterjee
(Actress)
Moushumi Chatterjee
1
Birthdate: April 26, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Calcutta, West Bengal, India
 43 
Shivaji Satam
6
Birthdate: April 21, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: India
 44 
Ram Gopal Varma
(Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter)
Ram Gopal Varma
3
Birthdate: April 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hyderabad
 45 
Suchitra Sen
(Actress)
Suchitra Sen
3
Birthdate: April 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pabna, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died: January 17, 2014
 46 
Chandra Shekhar
(8th Prime Minister of India)
Chandra Shekhar
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: July 8, 2007
 47 
Erick Avari
(Actor)
Erick Avari
2
Birthdate: April 13, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
 48 
Dhondo Keshav Karve
(Social Reformer and Educator)
Dhondo Keshav Karve
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 18, 1858
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ratnagiri
Died: November 9, 1962

Dhondo Keshav Karve was an Indian social reformer who worked for women's welfare in India. A pioneer in supporting widows' education, Karve also promoted widow remarriage. He also walked the talk by marrying a widow. Karve is credited with founding SNDT Women's University, India's first women's university. In 1958, he was honored with India’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna.

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Mac Mohan
(Actor)
Mac Mohan
1
Birthdate: April 24, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan
Died: May 10, 2010
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Henry Louis Vivian Derozio
(Indian Poet and Educator Who Disseminate Western Learning and Science Among the Young Men of Bengal)
Henry Louis Vivian Derozio
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 18, 1809
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kolkata, India
Died: December 26, 1831

Henry Louis Vivian Derozio was an Anglo-Indian poet who became the assistant headmaster of Hindu College, Kolkata. He was born to a Christian Indo-Portuguese father and an English mother in British India. A brilliant young man, he was a radical thinker of his time, and his activities kindled the intellectual revolution in Bengal. Unfortunately, he died at the age of 22.