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Sunny Leone
(Actress, Model)
Sunny Leone
152
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sarnia, Canada

In 2010, Sunny Leone was named among 12 top porn stars by Maxim magazine. After a flourishing career in the porn industry, Sunny Leone settled in India where she is currently popular as a film actress. Her journey from a porn actress to a successful Bollywood personality is viewed as an inspirational story by many young women across the world. 

Rabindranath Tagore
76
Birthdate: May 7, 1861
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: August 7, 1941

Rabindranath Tagore was an Indian polymath who contributed greatly to the fields of literature, art, and philosophy. Referred to as the Bard of Bengal, Tagore is credited with reshaping Bengali literature and music. The first non-European to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, Tagore is also credited with composing the national anthems of India and Bangladesh.

 3 
Vijay Devarakonda
108
Birthdate: May 9, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Achampet, Telangana

Vijay Devarakonda is an Indian actor best known for his work in the Telugu film industry. He achieved national recognition for his performance in the 2017 film Arjun Reddy, which was remade in Tamil and Hindi languages. Also known for his humanitarian efforts, Devarakonda founded a non-profit organization called The Deverakonda Foundation in 2019.

 4 
Madhuri Dixit
(One of the Most Popular Leading Actresses of Hindi Cinema)
Madhuri Dixit
40
Birthdate: May 15, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Padma Shri-winning actor Madhuri Dixit ruled Bollywood in the 1990s, with her performances in films such as Dil, Beta, and Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! The multiple-Filmfare-winning actor is a talented Kathak dancer. She owns a production company and an online dance school, and has also worked with UNICEF.
 5 
Anushka Sharma
55
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India

Indian actress and producer, Anushka Sharma is one of the most popular and highest-paid actresses in the country. She was featured by Forbes Asia in their 30 Under 30 list of 2018 and is the recipient of numerous awards. Beginning her career as a model, she soon ventured into acting and made a name for herself within a short while.

 6 
Maharana Pratap
(13th Rana of Mewar Who Became a Folk Hero for His Military Resistance Against Mughal Empire Under Akbar)
Maharana Pratap
110
Birthdate: May 9, 1540
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rajsamand District, Rajasthan, India
Died: January 19, 1597
Maharana Pratap, son of Maharana Udai Singh, ruled the Indian region of Mewar, in modern-day Rajasthan, from 1572 to 1597. Also known as “Mewari Rana,” he is best remembered for his exploits at the Battle of Haldighati, against the Mughal army of Akbar, led by Man Singh I of Amer.
 7 
Ajith Kumar
(Raider, Racing driver, Actor)
Ajith Kumar
13
Birthdate: May 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Secunderabad
 8 
Ruskin Bond
(Writer)
Ruskin Bond
322
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 19, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kasauli
Sahitya Akademi Award-winning children’s author Ruskin Bond is best known for creating the protagonist Rusty, modeled on his childhood in Dehradun and found in his books such as The Room on the Roof. Many of his books, such as The Blue Umbrella have been made into films. 
 9 
Manushi Chhillar
(Actress)
Manushi Chhillar
19
Birthdate: May 14, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rohtak, Haryana, India

Manushi Chhillar is an Indian actress and model. Chhillar achieved popularity in 2017 when she won the Miss World pageant, becoming only the sixth Indian to win the pageant. After winning the pageant, Chhillar went on to sign a three-film contract with the popular production company Yash Raj Films. She has also modeled for popular brands like Fashion Big Bazaar.

 10 
Sai Pallavi
(Actress)
Sai Pallavi
39
Birthdate: May 9, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tamil Nadu, India
 11 
Satyajit Ray
(Indian filmmaker)
Satyajit Ray
28
Birthdate: May 2, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: April 23, 1992

Satyajit Ray was an Indian film director, music composer, and writer. Considered one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, Ray became the first Indian to be honored with an Academy Honorary Award in 1992. Apart from Indian filmmakers, international directors like Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Francis Ford Coppola, Wes Anderson, and Christopher Nolan have been influenced by Satyajit Ray. 

 12 
Vicky Kaushal
(Actor)
Vicky Kaushal
33
Birthdate: May 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
 13 
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(Socio-religious Reformer)
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
26
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 22, 1772
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Radhanagore, West Bengal, India
Died: September 27, 1833

Raja Ram Mohan Roy was an Indian social and religious reformer. He is credited with co-founding the Brahmo Sabha, a social-religious reform movement. Often referred to as the Father of the Bengal Renaissance, Roy has had an influential role in fields like politics, education, and religion. In 2004, he was ranked 10th in BBC's Greatest Bengali of all time poll.

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Tenzing Norgay
(Nepali-Indian Sherpa Mountaineer One of the First People to Set Foot on the Summit of Mount Everest)
Tenzing Norgay
26
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 29, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Khumbu, Nepal
Died: May 9, 1986

Nepali-Indian Sherpa mountaineer, Tenzing Norgay, was one of the first two individuals known to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the other being Edmund Hillary. He was named one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century by Time magazine. In his later years, he became the first Director of Field Training of the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.

 15 
Trisha
(Actress)
Trisha
16
Birthdate: May 4, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
 16 
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar
(Independence Activist, Reformer)
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar
12
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 28, 1883
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bhagur
Died: February 26, 1966

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was an Indian politician and independence activist. He formulated the Hindu nationalist philosophy of Hindutva and was a leading figure in the Hindu Mahasabha. He was known for his strong oratory skills and was an eloquent writer. He was initially charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi but was later acquitted.

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N. T. Rama Rao Jr.
(Actor, Dancer)
N. T. Rama Rao Jr.
22
Birthdate: May 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hyderabad

Nicknamed the Young Tiger and Jr. NTR, N. T. Rama Rao Jr. is the grandson of legendary Telugu actor-politian N.T. Rama Rao. A talented Kuchipudi dancer in his youth, he was a child actor, too. Now known for films such as Nannaku Prematho and Yamadonga, he also won two Filmfare Awards.

 18 
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
(Actor)
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
9
Birthdate: May 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Budhana
 19 
Kazi Nazrul Islam
(One of the Greatest Poets in Bengali Literature)
Kazi Nazrul Islam
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 24, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Churulia, India
Died: August 29, 1976

The Rebel Poet of Bengal Kazi Nazrul Islam is remembered for his vast body of literary work, including poems and songs written during the British Raj, mostly laced with socio-political overtones. His songs, known as Nazrul Geeti, are the staple for any Bengali household. He is also Bangladesh’s national poet.

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Kunal Khemu
(Actor roles in films include Raja Hindustani (1996) as a child actor, and as an adult actor, Kalyug (2005))
Kunal Khemu
9
Birthdate: May 25, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Srinagar, J&K, India
 21 
Erica Fernandes
(Actress)
Erica Fernandes
7
Birthdate: May 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
 22 
Sonal Chauhan
(Actress, Model)
Sonal Chauhan
1
Birthdate: May 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Uttar Pradesh, India
 23 
Dilip Joshi
(Actor)
Dilip Joshi
2
Birthdate: May 26, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Porbandar, Gujarat, India
 24 
Paresh Rawal
(Indian Actor, Comedian, Film Producer, and Politician Who Has Appeared in More Than 240 Films)
Paresh Rawal
3
Birthdate: May 30, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, Indian

Paresh Rawal is a renowned National Film Award- and Padma Shri-winning Indian actor who has entertained audiences in Hindi films such as Hera Pheri and Sir. He is also a well-known villain in Telugu films. Married to former Miss India Swaroop Sampat, Rawal has also previously been a BJP MP.

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Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
(5th President of India)
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 13, 1905
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Old Delhi, India
Died: February 11, 1977

Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed was an Indian politician and lawyer who served as the country's fifth president from 1974 to 1977. He became only the second Indian president to die in office. He was also only the second Muslim to serve as the president of India. He signed the proclaimation by which the Emergency was imposed in India

 26 
Gopal Krishna Gokhale
(Indian Political Leader and a Social Reformer During the Indian Independence Movement)
Gopal Krishna Gokhale
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 9, 1866
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kothluk, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra
Died: February 19, 1915
 27 
Sambhaji
(Ruler)
Sambhaji
9
Birthdate: May 14, 1657
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Purandar fort, India
Died: March 11, 1689

The Maratha Empire’s second Chhatrapati, Sambhaji Bhosale, was the eldest son of Shivaji. After losing his mother at 2, he was raised by his grandmother. A treaty made him a Mughal mansabdar. Later, following repeated clashes with the Mughals, he was eventually captured and tortured to death.

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Bachendri Pal
(Mountaineer)
Bachendri Pal
36
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 24, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nakuri, Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand, India
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Sid Sriram
(Playback singer)
Sid Sriram
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chennai district Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Born in Chennai, to a Carnatic music teacher mother, Sid Sriram later moved to the US with his family. The talented singer-songwriter is a Berklee College of Music alumnus and is known for his skills mixing pop/soul and Indian classical elements. His Indian playback credits include Adiye from the film Kadal.

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Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
(Sixth President of India)
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 19, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Illur, Anantapur District, Madras Presidency, British India
Died: June 1, 1996

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy had initially been part of the Indian independence movement. He was the first chief minister of the state of Andhra Pradesh in India and later served as the president of India. He had also headed the Indian National Congress and had been the speaker of the Lok Sabha.

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Zareen Khan
(Actress)
Zareen Khan
4
Birthdate: May 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India
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Ahilyabai Holkar
(Queen)
Ahilyabai Holkar
1
Birthdate: May 31, 1725
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jamkhed, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
Died: August 13, 1795

Ahilyabai Holkar was the Queen of the Maratha Empire who reigned from 1767 to 1795. A great pioneer, Ahilyabai is credited with building hundreds of temples throughout India. She is best remembered for rebuilding the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple which had been plundered, desecrated, and converted into a mosque by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.

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Kasthuri
(Actress)
Kasthuri
3
Birthdate: May 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chennai
 34 
Nitin Gadkari
(Politician)
Nitin Gadkari
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nagpur
 35 
Sushil Kumar
(Former Indian Wrestler and Olympic Medalist)
Sushil Kumar
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 26, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baprola, Delhi, India
 36 
Lakshmi Menon
(actor)
Lakshmi Menon
2
Birthdate: May 19, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kochi
 37 
Zail Singh
(President of India)
Zail Singh
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 5, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Faridkot, Punjab, India
Died: December 25, 1994

Zail Singh was the seventh President of India and was the first Sikh to occupy the office. Before becoming the President, he served as the Home Minister of India in Indira Ganhi's cabinet. The latter part of his presidency was marked by tension with the then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

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Diana Hayden
(Actress)
Diana Hayden
0
Birthdate: May 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
 39 
Mallika Sarabhai
(Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam dancer)
Mallika Sarabhai
3
Birthdate: May 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ahmedabad

Mallika Sarabhai is an Indian classical dancer, activist, and actress. She is best known as the daughter of prominent space scientist Vikram Sarabhai. An accomplished Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi dancer, Mallika Sarabhai uses the dance forms to bring about a social change. She is the recipient of Gujarat's prestigious Gaurav Puraskar and India's third-highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan.

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Shantanu Narayen
(CEO of Adobe)
Shantanu Narayen
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hyderabad, Telangana, India
 41 
Gaurav Chaudhary
(Indian YouTuber)
Gaurav Chaudhary
12
Birthdate: May 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: India
 42 
Rahman
(Actor)
Rahman
1
Birthdate: May 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
 43 
Sachin Khedekar
(Actor)
Sachin Khedekar
2
Birthdate: May 14, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharahstra, India
 44 
Ashwini Bhave
(Model)
Ashwini Bhave
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India
 45 
Mrinalini Sarabhai
(Classical Dancer and Choreographer)
Mrinalini Sarabhai
3
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: May 11, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kerala
Died: January 21, 2016

Padma Shri- and Padma Bhushan-winning classical dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai received a unique education, having been part of both the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Shantiniketan. She specialized in Bharatnatyam and Kathakali, and later launched her own dance academy, along with her physicist husband Vikram Sarabhai.

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Gopi Sundar
(Indian Music Director and Playback Singer)
Gopi Sundar
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kochi, Kerala, India

Gopi Sundar is an Indian singer, songwriter, and music director. He is predominantly active in the Malayalam, Telugu, and Tamil film industries. He started his career composing music for TV commercials and gradually made his way to more substantial projects.  After achieving success as a music director, he started his own recording label, Gopi Sundar Music Company. 

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Debendranath Tagore
(Philosopher)
Debendranath Tagore
6
Birthdate: May 15, 1817
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kolkata
Died: January 19, 1905
 48 
Jennifer Winget
(Actress)
Jennifer Winget
5
Birthdate: May 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bombay, Maharashtra, India
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Nana Saheb
(Peshwa of the Maratha Empire)
Nana Saheb
38
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 19, 1824
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bithoor
Died: 1859 AD

Nana Saheb, also known as Dhondupant, was a major figure of the 1857 Sepoy Munity, or the first war of Indian independence. The adopted son of Peshwa Baji Rao II, he was initially on friendly terms with the British but was later forced by circumstances to join the rebels against the British.

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Dinesh Patel
(Baseball player)
Dinesh Patel
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lucknow, India