Indian Celebrities Born In October

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Mahatma Gandhi
(Indian Freedom Fighter who Employed Non-violent Resistance & Known as 'Father of the Nation')
Mahatma Gandhi
244
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 2, 1869
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Porbandar, India
Died: January 30, 1948

An Indian lawyer and anti-colonial nationalist, Mahatma Gandhi was a major figure in India’s fight for independence from British rule. He is renowned for his employment of non-violent resistance and civil disobedience methods. Despite his popularity, he had numerous detractors as well and was assassinated in 1948. He is widely considered the Father of the Nation in India.

 2 
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
(Aerospace Scientist & 11th President of India)
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
139
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: October 15, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: July 27, 2015
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, India’s 11th president, had earlier been an aerospace scientist at DRDO and ISRO. Known as the “People’s President” and the “Missile Man of India,” he was instrumental in India's Pokhran-II nuclear tests. He died of a cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture at IIM Shillong.
 3 
Amitabh Bachchan
44
Birthdate: October 11, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
The megastar of Indian film industry, Amitabh Bachchan’s body of work is awe inspiring. From Zanjeer to Sholay and from Black to Paa, he has delivered performances that have become iconic. He is the host of KBC, the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and has also lent his baritone voice to some super hit songs.
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Akbar
(3rd Emperor of the Mughal Empire (1556 - 1605))
Akbar
84
Birthdate: October 25, 1542
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Umarkot, Pakistan
Died: October 27, 1605

Akbar, the third Mughal emperor, played an important role in inculcating Persian culture into the Indian subcontinent. Akbar is considered one of the most important rulers of the Mughal Empire, an empire that seeped foreign ideas and culture into medieval India, the effects of which are still visible in modern-day India, especially in the northern parts of the country.

 5 
Rekha
(Actor, Politician)
Rekha
31
Birthdate: October 10, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
 6 
Rakul Preet Singh
(Indian Actress Who Works in Telugu, Hindi and Tamil Films)
Rakul Preet Singh
35
Birthdate: October 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Indian actress Rakul Preet Singh started her career as a model and then graduated to films. She made her debut in a Telugu film in 2011 and then did a Tamil film in 2012. In 2014 she starred in a Hindi film Yaariyan. Venkatadri Express, Current Theega, Dhruva, Spyder and De De Pyaar De are some of her notable films.

 7 
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
(First Deputy Prime Minister of India and First Home Minister of India)
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
29
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 31, 1875
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nadiad, Gujarat, India
Died: December 15, 1950

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was an Indian politician who played an influential role in the Indian independence movement. Dubbed the Iron Man of India and Unifier of India, Sardar Patel played an important role in integrating various princely states into a united, independent nation. In 2018, the world's tallest statue called the Statue of Unity was dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

 8 
Prabhas
(Actor)
Prabhas
24
Birthdate: October 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chennai

Prabhas is an Indian film actor best known for his contribution to the Telugu film industry. He achieved national recognition when he played the title role in the second highest-grossing Indian film, Baahubali. He is also one of the highest-paid Indian actors and has been featured in the Celebrity 100 list by Forbes India on multiple occasions.

 9 
Lal Bahadur Shastri
(2nd Prime Minister of India)
Lal Bahadur Shastri
37
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mughalsarai, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: January 11, 1966

The second prime minister of India, Lal Bahadur Shastri, was known for his environmental campaigns and his support for the White Revolution. His slogan "Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan,” during the 1965 Indo-Pakistan War, became immensely popular. He ended the war by signing the Tashkent Agreement, but died a day later.

 10 
S. S. Rajamouli
(Film director)
S. S. Rajamouli
20
Birthdate: October 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Raichur,Karnataka, India

S. S. Rajamouli is an Indian film director best known for his work in the Telugu film industry. Rajamouli is credited with directing one of the most successful and popular Indian films of all time, Baahubali. In 2016, S. S. Rajamouli was honored with the prestigious Padma Shri Award for his contribution to Indian cinema.

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Ram Nath Kovind
(14th President of India)
Ram Nath Kovind
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Derapur, Kanpur Dehat District, Uttar Pradesh, India
Ram Nath Kovind, the 14th President of India, was the first RSS leader to become a president. He has earlier been the Governor of Bihar and a Rajya Sabha MP. He also had a 16-year career as a lawyer and worked at the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court.
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Pooja Hegde
(Model)
Pooja Hegde
33
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 13, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharastra, India
 13 
Freida Pinto
(Indian Actress Who Has Appeared Mainly in American and British Films)
Freida Pinto
16
Birthdate: October 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Freida Pinto is best known for her award-winning portrayal of Latika in Slumdog Millionaire. She previously hosted a travel show named Full Circle. Pinto also amazed audiences with her performances in films such as Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Immortals, Love Sonia, and Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle.
 14 
Indra Nooyi
(Former Chairperson & CEO of PepsiCo)
Indra Nooyi
18
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Indra Nooyi is an Indian-American business executive known for her association with PepsiCo where she served as the chief executive officer from 2006 to 2018. Often ranked among the most powerful women, Nooyi was named in Forbes' World's 100 Most Powerful Women list in 2014. In 2017, she was named in the magazine's 19 Most Powerful Women in Business list.

 15 
R. K. Narayan
(Indian Author Known for His known for His Work Set in the Fictional South Indian Town of Malgudi)
R. K. Narayan
113
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 10, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: May 13, 2001

Remembered as one of the greatest authors of Indian literature in English, R. K. Narayan created the iconic character Swami and related his experiences set in the fictional town of Malgudi. The Sahitya Akademi and Padma Vibhushan winner was also the brother of cartoonist R.K. Laxman.

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Homi Bhabha
(Indian physicist)
Homi Bhabha
16
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 30, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: January 24, 1966

Padma Bhushan-winning physicist Homi Bhabha revolutionized the Indian nuclear program singlehandedly. Born into an affluent family, he was educated at Cambridge. Initially geared toward a career in mechanical engineering, he later drifted to physics, eventually contributing to the formation of TIFR. The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre is named after him.

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Raveena Tandon
(Model, Actor, Film producer)
Raveena Tandon
13
Birthdate: October 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mumbai

Raveena Tandon is an Indian film actress, producer, and model. Although she is best known for her work in the Hindi film industry, Tandon has also played important roles in many popular South Indian films like Kamal Haasan's Aalavandhan and Upendra's eponymous film. Over the course of her career, Tandon has received several prestigious awards, including a National Film Award.

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Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
(Indian Islamic Reformer and Educationist Who Founded the ‘Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College’, the First Muslim University in Southern Asia)
Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
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Birthdate: October 17, 1817
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Died: March 27, 1898
Sir Syed Ahmad Khan was the founder of the Aligarh Muslim University. He is accredited as the father of Two-Nation Theory and is regarded as the originator of Muslim nationalism in India. A proponent of freedom of speech and democratic ideals, he propelled social and educational reforms.
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Kriti Kharbanda
(Actress)
Kriti Kharbanda
14
Birthdate: October 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Delhi
 20 
Parineeti Chopra
(Actor)
Parineeti Chopra
11
Birthdate: October 22, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ambala
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Bahadur Shah Zafar
(Last Mughal Emperor of India)
Bahadur Shah Zafar
11
Birthdate: October 24, 1775
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Died: November 7, 1862
Bahadur Shah Zafar, son of Akbar II, was the last Mughal emperor. Back then, the Mughals had been reduced to nominal rulers, and his authority extended till the walled city of Old Delhi, or Shahjahanbad. Following the Indian Rebellion of 1857, he was exiled to Rangoon by the British.
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Gauri Khan
(Wife of Shah Rukh Khan)
Gauri Khan
12
Birthdate: October 8, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Gauri Khan is an Indian film producer who co-founded the production company Red Chillies Entertainment along with her husband, Shah Rukh Khan. Also a well-known designer, Gauri Khan has designed spaces for renowned personalities like Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavalli, Mukesh Ambani, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Karan Johar. In 2018, she was named in Fortune magazine's list of 50 Most Powerful Women.

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Jayaprakash Narayan
(Indian Independence Activist Who is Remembered for Leading the Mid-1970s Opposition Against Prime Minister Indira Gandhi)
Jayaprakash Narayan
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 11, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bihar, India
Died: October 8, 1979

Jayaprakash Narayan was a theorist, political leader, socialist, and Indian independence activist. Often referred to as the Hero of Quit India Movement, Jayaprakash Narayan was honored with the prestigious Magsaysay Award in 1965 for Public Service. He was posthumously honored with India's highest civilian award—The Bharat Ratna—in 1999.

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Avneet Kaur
(Dancer, Actress)
Avneet Kaur
18
Birthdate: October 13, 2001
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jalandhar, Punjab
Indian actor Avneet Kaur soared to fame with her role of Yasmine in Aladdin – Naam Toh Suna Hoga. Fans also loved her as Charumitra in Chandra Nandini, as Khushi in Hamari Sister Didi, and on the dance shows Dance India Dance Li'l Masters and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5
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Anirudh Ravichander
(Composer)
Anirudh Ravichander
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chennai

Anirudh Ravichander is an Indian singer and film composer. He achieved international recognition in 2012 when his debut track Why This Kolaveri Di went viral on the internet. Since then, Anirudh has been an important composer in the Tamil film industry. Over the years, he has received several prestigious awards like Edison Awards, Vijay Awards, and Mirchi Music Awards South.

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Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
(Astrophysicist Known for his 'Theoritical Studies of the Physical processes of importance to the Structure and Evolution of the Stars')
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
10
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 19, 1910
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
Died: August 21, 1995

Remembered for his varied contribution to astrophysics, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar is perhaps best known for his work on the evolution of massive stars. Today known as Chandrasekhar limit, it contributed to final understanding of supernovas, neutron stars, and black holes. A prolific writer, he also did significant work on energy transfer by radiation in stellar atmospheres and convection on solar surface.

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Ronit Roy
(Actor)
Ronit Roy
1
Birthdate: October 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
 28 
Asin
(Actor, Model)
Asin
5
Birthdate: October 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kochi
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K. R. Narayanan
(President of India)
K. R. Narayanan
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 27, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Uzhavoor
Died: November 9, 2005

Born to a modest Ayurveda practitioner in a Kerala village, K. R. Narayanan initially dabbled in journalism and then studied political science at LSE. He later served as the president of India, becoming the first Dalit to achieve the feat. He had also been an ambassador to the U.S. and China.

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Nivin Pauly
(Actor)
Nivin Pauly
6
Birthdate: October 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Aluva, Kerala, India
 31 
Kader Khan
(Indian Actor, Screenwriter and Film Director)
Kader Khan
10
Birthdate: October 22, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kabul, Afghanistan
Died: December 31, 2018

Kader Khan was an Indian actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film director. After starting his career as a professor of civil engineering, Kader Khan went on to become a prolific screenwriter for Hindi movies and ended up writing dialogues for 200 movies as well. In 2019, he was honored posthumously with the Padma Shri.

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Vijender Singh
(Professional Boxer and the First Indian Boxer to Win an Olympic Medal)
Vijender Singh
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kaluwas, Haryana, India

Indian star boxer Vijender Singh has won several medals for his country, including a bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The son of a bus driver, he had started training in boxing to improve his family’s financial condition. He had an unbeaten run till he eventually lost to Russia’s Artysh Lopsan in 2021.

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Ashok Kumar
(Indian Actor and a Member of the Cinematic ‘Ganguly Family')
Ashok Kumar
5
Birthdate: October 13, 1911
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bhagalpur, Bihar, India
Died: December 10, 2001

Affectionately called Dadamoni by his fans and well-wishers, Ashok Kumar was a veteran actor who gave Indian cinema some of its iconic hits, such as Kismet and Howrah Bridge. He had started his career as an assistant filmmaker. Of his countless awards are the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan.

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Sneha
(Actress)
Sneha
3
Birthdate: October 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
 35 
Shweta Tiwari
(Television Actress)
Shweta Tiwari
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 4, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pratapgarh. Uttar Pradesh, India
 36 
Sai Dharam Tej
(Actor)
Sai Dharam Tej
5
Birthdate: October 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hyderabad, Telangana, India
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Asha Parekh
(One of the Most Successfull and Leading Actresses of the Indian Cinema in the 1960s and 1970s)
Asha Parekh
2
Birthdate: October 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Asha Parekh is an Indian actress best known for her work in the Hindi film industry. Parekh was one of the most successful and highest-paid actresses of the 1960s and 1970s. She is also regarded as one of the most influential Bollywood actresses of all time. In 1992, she was honored with India's fourth-highest civilian award, the Padma Shri.

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Virender Sehwag
(Indian Former Cricketer and One of the Most Destructive Openers)
Virender Sehwag
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Najafgarh, Delhi, India

Born to a flour mill owner, Virender Sehwag convinced his family to let him learn cricket since he wasn’t good in academics. He later grew up to be an aggressive batsman, breaking many records. He’s one of two people with a double hundred in ODI and a triple hundred in Test cricket.

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Amala Paul
(Actress)
Amala Paul
5
Birthdate: October 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Aluva, Kochi, India
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R. K. Laxman
(Cartoonist & Creator of 'The Common Man")
R. K. Laxman
37
Birthdate: October 24, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mysore
Died: January 26, 2015
 41 
Ali Fazal
(Actor)
Ali Fazal
9
Birthdate: October 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lucknow, India
 42 
Sathyaraj
(Actor)
Sathyaraj
4
Birthdate: October 3, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boron

Tamil actor Sathyaraj had started his acting career with Komal Swamynathan’s drama troupe. He then stepped into movies and was initially typecast in roles of minor villains. He later took on lead roles. His popularity soared with his iconic role of Kattappa in the two Baahubali movies.

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Sayani Gupta
(Actress)
Sayani Gupta
3
Birthdate: October 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Calcutta, West Bengal, India
 44 
Digangana Suryavanshi
(Actress)
Digangana Suryavanshi
7
Birthdate: October 15, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mumbai
 45 
Kay Kay Menon
6
Birthdate: October 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kerala, India
 46 
Umesh Yadav
(Indian Cricketer)
Umesh Yadav
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
 47 
Hina Khan
(Actress)
Hina Khan
8
Birthdate: October 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Srinagar, India
 48 
Persis Khambatta
(Actress, Model)
Persis Khambatta
5
Birthdate: October 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: August 18, 1998
 49 
Simi Garewal
(Actress)
Simi Garewal
1
Birthdate: October 17, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ludhiana, Punjab, India
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Dilip Shanghvi
(Founder of Sun Pharmaceuticals)
Dilip Shanghvi
5
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Amreli, Gujarat, India