Famous Indian Political Activists

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 1 Shabana Azmi

Shabana Azmi.
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hyderabad, Telangana, India

 2 Nathuram Godse

Nathuram Godse.
Famous As: Assassin of Mahatma Gandhi
Birthdate: May 19, 1910
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Maharashtra
Died: November 15, 1949

Nathuram Godse was an Indian man who gained notoriety for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi, a popular figure in India's successful campaign for independence from British rule. He was an advocate of Hindu nationalism and opposed many of Gandhi’s political views. He shot Gandhi thrice at point-blank range on 30 January 1948. Godse was later executed for this crime.

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 3 Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal.
Famous As: Anti Corruption Activist, Politician
Birthdate: August 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Siwani, Haryana
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.

 4 Gauri Lankesh

Gauri Lankesh.
Famous As: Activist, Journalist
Birthdate: January 29, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Died: September 5, 2017

 5 Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.
Famous As: Independence Activist, Reformer
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.

 6 Jaya Prada

Jaya Prada
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India

 7 Charan Singh

Charan Singh
Famous As: Prime Minister of India
Birthdate: December 23, 1902
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Noorpur, Uttar Pradesh India
Died: May 29, 1987

Charan Singh was an Indian politician who served as the prime minister of India for a short period of 24 weeks between July 1979  and January 1980. Referred to as the champion of India's peasants, Charan Singh is best remembered for working towards the welfare of farmers. Lucknow's international airport, which was earlier named The Amausi Airport, is now named after him.

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 8 Javed Jaffrey

Javed Jaffrey
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Malliwala, Uttar Pradesh, India

 9 Kasturba Gandhi

Kasturba Gandhi.
Famous As: Wife of Mahatama Gandhi
Birthdate: April 11, 1869
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Porbandar
Died: February 22, 1944

 10 Biju Patnaik

Biju Patnaik
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 5, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Asika Aska, Bihar, India
Died: April 17, 1997

 11 Anant Nag

Anant Nag
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bombay, State of Bombay, India

 12 Kovai Sarala

Kovai Sarala
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

 13 Mahadev Govind Ranade

Mahadev Govind Ranade.
Famous As: Judge, Social Reformer
Birthdate: January 18, 1842
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Niphad
Died: January 16, 1901

 14 Sunderlal Bahuguna

Sunderlal Bahuguna
Famous As: Environmentalist, Political activist
Birthdate: January 9, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tehri

 15 Naresh Kanodia

Naresh Kanodia
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 20, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kanoda, British India
Died: October 27, 2020

 16 Aruna Roy

Aruna Roy.
Famous As: Political and Social Activist
Birthdate: June 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chennai

 17 Tara Singh

Tara Singh
Famous As: Sikh leader
Birthdate: June 24, 1885
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rawalpindi, Punjab, British India
Died: November 22, 1967

 18 C. Sankaran Nair

C. Sankaran Nair
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: July 11, 1857
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kerala, India
Died: April 24, 1934

 19 Chandrawati

Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 8, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bhiwani District, India
Died: November 15, 2020

 20 Mahendra Yadav

Mahendra Yadav
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 5, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Delhi, India
Died: July 5, 2020

 21 M. J. Appaji Gowda

M. J. Appaji Gowda
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: India
Died: September 2, 2020

 22 Datta Ekbote

Datta Ekbote
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1936 AD
Birthplace: India
Died: September 2, 2020