When it comes to heritage and legacy, not many countries can assert of a rich and vibrant history as India. Home to several rulers, dynasties, emperors, conquerors, kings and monarchs, the opulence and grandeur of India reached new heights under different dynasties and empires. Be it Chandragupta Maurya, the founder of Mauryan Empire and the first ruler of unified India or his grandson Samrat Chakravartin Ashoka who globally spread Buddhism and gave modern India its emblem, Akbar, the greatest Mughal Emperor who led way for cultural integration or Privithiraj Chauhan who ruled the kingdom of Delhi, Rajasthan and Haryana, each of them added to the lustrous heritage of the country. While some contributed as great warriors the others became connoisseurs of art, some proved to be generous in their rule and others were known for their bravery and chivalry. At different phases, India was ruled by different rulers before coming under the British rule, and finally gaining its independence in 1947. Chronicling through the pages of history, one can only marvel at how the country became a hotbed for some of the greatest monarchs and kings. Check out this section to know about the life and works of some of the greatest Indian emperors and kings.
AkbarAkbar
14 October 1542
Mughal Emperor
AshokaAshoka
0304 BC
Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty

ShivajiShivaji
19 February 1630
King

AurangzebAurangzeb
04 November 1618
Mughal Emperor

Shah JahanShah Jahan
05 January 1592
Mughal Emperor

JahangirJahangir
31 August 1569
Mughal Emperor
Chandragupta MauryaChandragupta Maurya
0340 BC
Founder of the Maurya Empire

Maharana PratapMaharana Pratap
09 May 1540
Ruler of Mewar

Tipu SultanTipu Sultan
20 November 1750
Ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore
HumayunHumayun
17 March 1508
Mughal Emperor

Maharaja Ranjit SinghMaharaja Ranjit Singh
13 November 1780
Founder of the Sikh Empire
Prithviraj ChauhanPrithviraj Chauhan
1149 AD
Rajput king of the Chauhan dynasty

KrishnadevarayaKrishnadevaraya
16 February 1471
Emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire

Sher Shah SuriSher Shah Suri
1486 AD
Founder of the Sur Empire in North India

BindusaraBindusara
0320 BC
Second Maurya Emperor

Muhammad bin TughluqMuhammad bin Tughluq
1300 AD
Sultan of Delhi
Hyder AliHyder Ali
1721 AD
Ruler of Mysore

HarshavardhanaHarshavardhana
0590 AD
Indian emperor

SamudraguptaSamudragupta
0335 AD
Ruler of the Gupta Empire

Rana SangaRana Sanga
12 April 1484
Ruler of Mewar
Rajendra Chola IRajendra Chola I
1014 AD
Ruler

Bahadur Shah ZafarBahadur Shah Zafar
24 October 1775
Last Mughal Emperor
Kumbha of MewarKumbha of Mewar
1433 AD
Ruler of Mewar

Raja Raja Chola IRaja Raja Chola I
0947 AD
Sovereign

Alauddin KhiljiAlauddin Khilji
1250 AD
Ruler
AjatasatruAjatasatru
0492 BC
King

Jahān ShāhJahān Shāh
05 January 1592
Emperor
SambhajiSambhaji
14 May 1657
Ruler

King PorusKing Porus
0350 BC
King

PorusPorus
King
Muhammad of GhorMuhammad of Ghor
1149 AD
King

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Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VIIOsman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII
06 April 1886
Prince
Bahadur Shah IBahadur Shah I
14 October 1643
Emperor

Shah Alam IIShah Alam II
25 June 1728
Emperor

Siraj ud-DaulahSiraj ud-Daulah
1733 AD
King

Dalip SinghDalip Singh
04 September 1838
Sikh maharaja
Samudra GuptaSamudra Gupta
0335 AD
Emperor
KanishkaKanishka
0078 AD
King

Jahandar ShahJahandar Shah
09 May 1661
Emperor

Chandragupta IIChandragupta II
0380 AD
King

Akbar IIAkbar II
22 April 1760
 
BharataBharata
Monarch

BimbisaraBimbisara
0558 AD
King of Magadha

Ibrāhīm LodīIbrāhīm Lodī
Sultan

Alamgir IIAlamgir II
06 June 1699
Emperor

Chandra Gupta IChandra Gupta I
Emperor
JanamejayaJanamejaya
King

Muhammad Quli Qutb ShahMuhammad Quli Qutb Shah
1580 AD
poet
Rajaram ChhatrapatiRajaram Chhatrapati
24 February 1670
Ruler

ŚuddhodanaŚuddhodana
King

RanjitsinhjiRanjitsinhji
10 September 1872
Cricketer
BharmalBharmal
1491 AD
Ruler

Jayachamarajendra WadiyarJayachamarajendra Wadiyar
18 July 1919
Poet, Composer, Philosopher, Philanthropist,
Mahadaji ShindeMahadaji Shinde
1727 AD
Ruler

Harihara IHarihara I
1333 AD
Emporer

MihirakulaMihirakula
King

Thirumalai NayakThirumalai Nayak
 

RamanathaRamanatha
Ruler