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Mother Teresa
(Roman Catholic Nun, Founder and Active Member of the ‘Missionaries of Charity’)
Mother Teresa
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Skopje, North Macedonia
Died: September 5, 1997

An Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and a missionary, Mother Teresa was the founder of Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation. She was both an admired and controversial figure and was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. While she was admired by many for her charitable work, she also earned criticism for her stance against abortion and contraception.

 2 
Mahesh Babu
50
Birthdate: August 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Mahesh Babu is one of the most popular and highest-paid South Indian film actors. He is also one of the most celebrated, decorated, and bankable actors of the Telugu film industry. A well-known philanthropist, Mahesh Babu donates 30 percent of his annual income to charity organizations. In 2013, he became the goodwill ambassador of a non-profit organization called Heal-a-child Foundation.

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Satya Nadella
(Chairman & CEO of 'Microsoft')
Satya Nadella
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 19, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Satya Nadella is an Indian-American business executive, currently serving as the chief executive officer of Microsoft. Since he became CEO, the company has seen a 27% annual growth rate. Born in India to a Telugu-speaking family, Nadella serves as an inspiration to millions of Indians who nurse 'The American Dream'.

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The Great Khali
(Indian Professional Wrestler and Actor)
The Great Khali
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dhiraina, Himachal Pradesh, India
The Great Khali, with a towering height of 7’ 1”, was named the 8th-tallest professional wrestler in history, in 2014. He was earlier a Punjab Police officer. He became the first Indian-born winner of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and has also appeared in several Hollywood and Bollywood films.
 5 
Sridevi
(Indian Actress Cited as the 'First Female Superstar' of Indian Cinema)
Sridevi
27
Birthdate: August 13, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sivakasi, Madras State, India
Died: February 24, 2018

Sridevi was an Indian film actress who appeared in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam language films. Considered one of the most popular actresses of all time, Sridevi was dubbed the First Female Superstar in India. With several prestigious awards under her belt, she was also regarded as one of the finest actresses of her generation.

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Kajol
(Actress)
Kajol
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Birthdate: August 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mumbai
Padma Shri-winning Indian actor Kajol, daughter of yesteryear actor Tanuja, holds the record for the most Filmfare Award wins as the “Best Actress,” along with Nutan, her aunt. She is known for teaming up with Shah Rukh Khan in hit Hindi films such as Baazigar and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.
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Jahangir
(Mughal Emperor)
Jahangir
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Birthdate: August 31, 1569
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fatehpur Sikri
Died: November 8, 1627
Prince Salim, son of Mughal emperor Akbar, ruled as Emperor Jahangir from 1605 to 1627. Jahangir was a patron of the arts and architecture, and focused on expansion through war. Fictional accounts of his relationship with a courtesan named Anarkali were later portrayed in literature and movies. 
 8 
Kishore Kumar
(Indian playback singer)
Kishore Kumar
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Birthdate: August 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Khandwas, India
Died: October 13, 1987

A man of many talents, Kishore Kumar was an Indian actor, filmmaker, writer, music director, lyricist, and playback singer. One of the most popular Indian singers of his generation, Kishore Kumar sang in different genres and multiple Indian languages. In 1997, the Kishore Kumar Award was initiated for his contributions to Hindi cinema. Despite marrying four times, he remained a loner.

 9 
Vikram Sarabhai
(Scientist)
Vikram Sarabhai
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 12, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ahmedabad, India
Died: December 30, 1971

Padma Bhushan- and Padma Vibhushan-winning Indian scientist Vikram Sarabhai was born into the famous Sarabhai family of industrialists who were associated with the Indian Independence Movement. He made major contributions to India’s nuclear power and space research initiatives, developed textile research in India, and helped set up IIM-Ahmedabad.

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Sunil Chhetri
(Indian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Sunil Chhetri
18
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Secunderabad, Telangana, India
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Dhyan Chand
(One of the Greatest Field Hockey Players in History)
Dhyan Chand
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 29, 1905
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: December 3, 1979

Known as The Magician of field hockey, Dhyan Chand, one of the greatest hockey players from India, is remembered for his three Olympic gold medals and for his ability to control the ball. The Padma Bhushan awardee initially loved wrestling but deviated to hockey after joining the army.

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Baji Rao I
(Peshwa of Maratha Empire from 1720 to 1740)
Baji Rao I
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Birthdate: August 18, 1700
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sinnar, Maharashtra, India
Died: April 28, 1740

Baji Rao I was a peshwa, or chief minister, of the Maratha empire in India. His conquests led a massive blow to the Mughal Empire. In spite of being married to Kashibai, he took a second wife, half-Muslim Mastani, a story that was retold in several movies later.

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Arvind Kejriwal
(Chief Minister of Delhi (2013-14, Since 2015))
Arvind Kejriwal
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Siwani, Haryana, India
Indian politician Arvind Kejriwal is the incumbent chief minister of Delhi and the founder of the Aam Aadmi Party. The Ramon Magsaysay Award-winning leader is an IIT-KGP alumnus and was initially a joint commissioner of income tax with the IRS. His book Swaraj highlights burning issues such as corruption.
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Nirmala Sitharaman
(Politician)
Nirmala Sitharaman
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 18, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Madurai, Madras State, India (present-day Tamil Nadu)
One of the world’s 100 most powerful women in 2020 according to Forbes, BJP member Nirmala Sitharaman is the first woman to be a full-time finance minister of India. The Madurai-born JNU alumna had earlier quit her PhD program in economics midway to move to London with her husband.
 15 
Sana Khan
(Actress)
Sana Khan
11
Birthdate: August 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
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Mrunal Thakur
(Actress)
Mrunal Thakur
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Birthdate: August 1, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dhule, Maharashtra, India
 17 
Genelia D'Souza
(Actress)
Genelia D'Souza
13
Birthdate: August 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
 18 
Rajkummar Rao
(Film actor)
Rajkummar Rao
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Birthdate: August 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gurugram, Haryana, India
 19 
Sunil Shetty
Sunil Shetty
10
Birthdate: August 11, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mulki, India
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Radhika Sarathkumar
(Actress)
Radhika Sarathkumar
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Birthdate: August 21, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Fahadh Faasil
(Actor)
Fahadh Faasil
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Birthdate: August 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kochi, Kerala, India
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Radhakishan Damani
(Indian Investor, Business Magnate and the Founder of ‘DMart’)
Radhakishan Damani
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 16, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bikaner, India
Indian business magnate Radhakishan Damani founded the hypermarket chain DMart and owns Bright Star Investments. Damani initially managed his ball-bearing business, which he later quit to become a stock-market broker. He was once the largest individual shareholder of HDFC Bank. He holds stakes in sectors ranging from cement to tobacco.
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Rashami Desai
(One of the Most Popular Indian Television Actresses)
Rashami Desai
7
Birthdate: August 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nowgong, Assam, India

Rashami Desai is an Indian actress known for playing Tapasya Rathore in the soap opera Uttaran, for which she won awards at the 2010 Indian Television Academy Awards and Indian Telly Awards. A much-acclaimed actress, Desai was amongst the highest-paid Indian television actresses in 2018. Apart from appearing in films and TV series, she has also appeared in reality shows.

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Gulzar
(Lyricist)
Gulzar
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Birthdate: August 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dina, Punjab

Famed Indian lyricist, poet, author, screenwriter, and film director Gulzar has been a major figure in Bollywood for over six decades. He started doing odd jobs as a teenager and eventually entered films, where he made a name for himself as a lyricist and screenwriter. He soon started directing films as well. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards.

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Sudha Murty
(Author)
Sudha Murty
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 19, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Shiggaon, Haveri, Karnataka, India

Known for her humility and simplicity, Indian philanthropist and author Sudha Murty had humble beginnings as a TELCO engineer. She is married to Infosys co-founder Narayan Murty and heads the Infosys Foundation. The Padma Shri winner has penned over 200 titles, such as Dollar Bahu, in both Kannada and English.

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Kanika Kapoor
(Indian Singer and Composer)
Kanika Kapoor
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Kanika Kapoor is an Indian singer who achieved popularity after the release of her song Baby Doll from the movie Ragini MMS 2. She then went on to record some of the most popular Hindi songs like Lovely. Over the years, she has won many prestigious awards like Brit Asia TV Music Awards, BIG Star Entertainment Award, and Filmfare Award.

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Maneka Gandhi
(Politician, Member of Parliament 'Lok Sabha')
Maneka Gandhi
7
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Maneka Gandhi is an Indian politician, environmentalist, and animal rights activist. She is credited with inspiring several individuals towards social entrepreneurship. Maneka Gandhi is best known as an animal rights leader for which she has received several international awards. She is also credited with establishing an animal welfare organization named People for Animals.

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Sunidhi Chauhan
(Singer, Actor)
Sunidhi Chauhan
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

A musical prodigy, Sunidhi Chauhan had started performing at events at age 4. Discovered by actor Tabassum, she quit school and plunged into a full-fledged music career, winning several reality shows. She then soared to fame with her playback singing in Mast and now has three Filmfare awards in her kitty.

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M. S. Swaminathan
(Indian Agronomist Who is Known as the Main Architect of the Green Revolution in India)
M. S. Swaminathan
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 7, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kumbakonam, India

Ramon Magsaysay Award-winning geneticist M. S. Swaminathan is best known for his contribution to the Indian Green Revolution. Featured on Time, he introduced high-yielding varieties of wheat and rice seedlings to Indian farmers. He is also known for his administrative work as part of the Indian civil services.

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Amrita Pritam
(Indian Author Who Wrote in Punjabi and Hindi and is Considered One of History's Foremost Female Punjabi Writers)
Amrita Pritam
572
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 31, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gujranwala, Pakistan
Died: October 31, 2005

Amrita Pritam was an Indian poet, essayist, and novelist who wrote in Hindi and Punjabi languages. She is widely regarded as the first major female Punjabi poet and the leading Punjabi-language poet of the 20th century. In 1956, she was honored with the Sahitya Akademi Award, becoming the first woman to receive the prestigious award.

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Johnny Lever
(Actor, Comedian)
Johnny Lever
7
Birthdate: August 14, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh, India
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Ahsaas Channa
(Actress)
Ahsaas Channa
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Birthdate: August 5, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
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Suhasini Mani Ratnam
(Actress)
Suhasini Mani Ratnam
4
Birthdate: August 15, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu, India
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Yashika Aannand
(Actress)
Yashika Aannand
7
Birthdate: August 4, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Delhi, India
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Meena Kumari
(Legendary Indian Actress Best Known as 'The Tragedy Queen' )
Meena Kumari
7
Birthdate: August 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dadar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: March 31, 1972

Known as Hindi cinema’s “Tragedy Queen,” Meena Kumari is remembered for her stellar performances in films such as Pakeezah and Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam. The four-time Filmfare-winning actor sank into alcoholism after her separation from her abusive husband, director Kamal Amrohi, and died of liver cirrhosis.

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V. V. Giri
(Fourth President of India)
V. V. Giri
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 10, 1894
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berhampur
Died: June 24, 1980

V. V. Giri served as the fourth president of India and was in the office from 1969 to 1974. For his immense contributions to the development of public affairs, V. V. Giri was honored with the Bharat Ratna. However, his presidency is often criticized as he was considered a rubber stamp president who subordinated himself to the prime minister.

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Menaka
(Actress)
Menaka
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Birthdate: August 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nagercoil, Kanyakumari, India
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Zakir Khan
(Stand-up Comedian, YouTuber)
Zakir Khan
3
Birthdate: August 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
 39 
Ishita Dutta
(Actress)
Ishita Dutta
5
Birthdate: August 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jamshedpur, Bihar, India
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Jim Sarbh
(Actor)
Jim Sarbh
0
Birthdate: August 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
 41 
Randeep Hooda
(Actor, Model)
Randeep Hooda
0
Birthdate: August 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rohtak
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S. Shankar
(Director)
S. Shankar
3
Birthdate: August 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India
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Teji Bachchan
(Human rights activist)
Teji Bachchan
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 12, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Faisalabad, Pakistan
Died: December 21, 2007
 44 
Shankar Dayal Sharma
(Former President of India)
Shankar Dayal Sharma
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 19, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bhopal
Died: December 26, 1999

Former president of India Shankar Dayal Sharma was born in a small village near Bhopal in India. His interest in law got him to Harvard and Cambridge, and he later participated in the Indian independence movement. He also headed the Indian National Congress and was the first chief minister of Bhopal.

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Gauhar Khan
(Actress)
Gauhar Khan
2
Birthdate: August 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pune, Maharashtra, India
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Prafulla Chandra Ray
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 2, 1861
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Khulna
Died: June 16, 1944

Indian Bengali chemist Prafulla Chandra Ray founded the country’s first pharma company, Bengal Chemicals. Educated in Calcutta and Edinburgh, he later worked from his home, a room on the first floor of the college where he taught. Knighted for his achievements, he donated generous sums to the Brahmo Samaj initiatives.

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Richa Pallod
(Actress)
Richa Pallod
1
Birthdate: August 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Vatsal Sheth
(Actor)
Vatsal Sheth
2
Birthdate: August 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Surveen Chawla
(Actress)
Surveen Chawla
2
Birthdate: August 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chandigarh, India

While she initially made her mark as Charu in the soap Kahin To Hoga and as Kasak in Kasautii Zindagi Kay, Surveen Chawla later stepped into films with movies such as Hate Story 2 and Himmatwala. She also won a IFFLA award for her performance in Parched.

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Bhavish Aggarwal
(Co-Founder & CEO of Ola Cabs)
Bhavish Aggarwal
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ludhiana, Punjab, India