India has a large number of political parties; it is estimated that over 200 parties were formed after India became independent in 1947. Jawaharlal Nehru, a central figure in Indian politics before and after independence became the first Prime Minister of India. He is considered to be the architect of the modern Indian nation-state. Rajendra Prasad, a freedom fighter during the Indian independence movement was the first President of independent India, and also the longest-serving president, for 12 years. Prominent philosopher and writer Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was also a much acclaimed political leader who served as the president of India from 1962 to 1967. Lal Bahadur Shastri, of the Indian National Congress, was the prime minister during a part of Radhakrishnan’s tenure. Jawaharlal Nehru’s daughter, Indira Gandhi created history when she became the first female Prime Minister of India. As a political leader, she was known for her political ruthlessness and unprecedented centralization of power. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a veteran politician and poet, is also counted amongst the greatest prime ministers of the nation. One of the most respected presidents of the country, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was a scientist who played a leading role in the development of India's nuclear weapons programs. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Indian political leaders.
Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi
02 October 1869
Leader of Indian Independence Movement
Narendra ModiNarendra Modi
17 September 1950
Prime Minister of India

Jawaharlal NehruJawaharlal Nehru
14 November 1889
First PM of India & Freedom Fighter

B. R. AmbedkarB. R. Ambedkar
14 April 1891
 

Indira GandhiIndira Gandhi
19 November 1917
Former Prime Minister of India

Subhas Chandra BoseSubhas Chandra Bose
23 January 1897
 
Priyanka GandhiPriyanka Gandhi
12 January 1972
Politician, Daughter of Rajiv Gandhi

Atal Bihari VajpayeeAtal Bihari Vajpayee
25 December 1924
Former Prime Minister of India

Maneka GandhiManeka Gandhi
26 August 1956
Politician, Animal Rights Activist

Bal Gangadhar TilakBal Gangadhar Tilak
23 July 1856
Indian teacher
Ram Nath KovindRam Nath Kovind
01 October 1945
14th President of India

Sonia GandhiSonia Gandhi
09 December 1946
President of Congress Party
Lal Bahadur ShastriLal Bahadur Shastri
02 October 1904
Former Prime Minister of India

K. Kamaraj K. Kamaraj
15 July 1903
Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, India

Rajendra PrasadRajendra Prasad
03 December 1884
Former President of India
Pranab MukherjeePranab Mukherjee
11 December 1935
13th President of India

P. V. Narasimha RaoP. V. Narasimha Rao
28 June 1921
Prime Minister of India
L.K. AdvaniL. K. Advani
08 November 1927
Politician

Arvind KejriwalArvind Kejriwal
16 August 1968
Anti Corruption Activist, Politician

Morarji DesaiMorarji Desai
29 February 1896
Politician, Prime Minister of India
M G RamachandranM. G. Ramachandran
17 January 1917
Actor, Politician

C. RajagopalachariC. Rajagopalachari
10 December 1878
Politician, Independence Activist, Lawyer, Writer
Lala Lajpat RaiLala Lajpat Rai
28 January 1865
Freedom Fighter

Jayaprakash NarayanJayaprakash Narayan
11 October 1902
Political Leaders

 Dadabhai NaorojiDadabhai Naoroji
04 September 1825
 

Bidhan Chandra RoyBidhan Chandra Roy
01 July 1882
Political Leader, Physician
K. R. NarayananK. R. Narayanan
27 October 1920
President of India
V P SinghV. P. Singh
25 June 1931
Eighth Prime Minister of India

I. K. GujralI. K. Gujral
04 December 1919
Former Prime Minister of India

Gulzarilal NandaGulzarilal Nanda
04 July 1898
Former Prime Minister of India

V. V. GiriV. V. Giri
10 August 1894
Fourth President of India
Gopal Krishna GokhaleGopal Krishna Gokhale
09 May 1866
Pioneer of Indian Independence Movement

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Nandan NilekaniNandan Nilekani
02 June 1955
Founder of Infosys

Madan Mohan MalaviyaMadan Mohan Malaviya
25 December 1861
Politician & Educationist

Jaswant SinghJaswant Singh
03 January 1938
Politician

Zail SinghZail Singh
05 May 1916
President of India
V. K. Krishna MenonV. K. Krishna Menon
03 May 1896
Indian Politician

Govind Ballabh PantGovind Ballabh Pant
10 September 1887
Freedom Fighter
Chittaranjan DasChittaranjan Das
05 November 1870
Indian politician

J. B. KirpalaniJ. B. Kripalani
11 November 1888
Politician

Sardar Vallabhbhai PatelSardar Vallabhbhai Patel
31 October 1875
Iron Man of India
Gopinath BordoloiGopinath Bordoloi
06 June 1890
First Chief Minister of Assam, India

Syama Prasad MookerjeeSyama Prasad Mookerjee
06 July 1901
Indian Politician
Maulana Abul Kalam AzadMaulana Abul Kalam Azad
11 November 1888
Indian scholar

Dr Zakir HussainDr Zakir Husain
08 February 1897
Former President of India

Sushma SwarajSushma Swaraj
14 February 1952
Politician

Arun JaitleyArun Jaitley
28 December 1952
Politician, Lawyer, Spokesperson, Strategist

Amit ShahAmit Shah
1964 AD
politician
P. ChidambaramP. Chidambaram
16 September 1945
Politician, Lawyer

Y. S. Jaganmohan ReddyY. S. Jaganmohan Reddy
21 December 1972
politician

Rahul GandhiRahul Gandhi
19 June 1970
Politician

Vallabhbhai PatelVallabhbhai Patel
31 October 1875
Politician, Lawyer, Economist
Mamata BanerjeeMamata Banerjee
05 January 1955
Politician, Painter

Mithun ChakrabortyMithun Chakraborty
16 June 1950
actor, politician
Feroze GandhiFeroze Gandhi
12 September 1912
Politician, Journalist

Bal ThackerayBal Thackeray
23 January 1926
Politician, Journalist, Painter

Rakhi SawantRakhi Sawant
25 November 1978
Model, Actor
Vinayak Damodar SavarkarVinayak Damodar Savarkar
28 May 1883
Poet, Philosopher, Politician, Playwright

Asaduddin OwaisiAsaduddin Owaisi
13 May 1969
Politician
Sanjay GandhiSanjay Gandhi
14 December 1948
politician

Sunil DuttSunil Dutt
06 June 1930
Actor

Venkaiah NaiduVenkaiah Naidu
01 July 1949
Politician
Subramanian SwamySubramanian Swamy
15 September 1939
Economist, Politician, Author

Yogi AdityanathYogi Adityanath
05 June 1972
Politician
Nandamuri BalakrishnaNandamuri Balakrishna
10 June 1960
Actor, Politician

Paresh RawalParesh Rawal
30 May 1950
Television producer, Actor, Politician

N. Chandrababu NaiduN. Chandrababu Naidu
20 April 1950
Politician

H. D. Deve GowdaH. D. Deve Gowda
18 May 1933
Politician
Shabana AzmiShabana Azmi
18 September 1951
actor
Abul Kalam AzadAbul Kalam Azad
11 November 1888
Politician, Journalist

Muhammad Zia-ul-HaqMuhammad Zia-ul-Haq
12 August 1924
Politician, Officer

Nitin GadkariNitin Gadkari
27 May 1957
Politician

Ram Vilas PaswanRam Vilas Paswan
05 July 1946
Politician
Sharad PawarSharad Pawar
12 December 1940
Politician

Raj BabbarRaj Babbar
23 June 1952
Actor

Rajiv DixitRajiv Dixit
30 November 1967
 

Varun GandhiVarun Gandhi
13 March 1980
Politician

Lalu Prasad YadavLalu Prasad Yadav
11 June 1948
Politician
Chandra ShekharChandra Shekhar
17 April 1927
politician

Nitish KumarNitish Kumar
01 March 1951
Politician
Raj ThackerayRaj Thackeray
14 June 1968
Politician

George FernandesGeorge Fernandes
03 June 1930
Politician, Journalist, Trade unionist

Ram JethmalaniRam Jethmalani
14 September 1923
Lawyer, Politician
MayawatiMayawati
15 January 1956
Politician

M. K. StalinM. K. Stalin
01 March 1953
Politician, Actor
Arun GawliArun Gawli
 

Ravi Shankar PrasadRavi Shankar Prasad
30 August 1954
Politician, Lawyer

Pramila JayapalPramila Jayapal
1965 AD
politician, state senator

Akhilesh YadavAkhilesh Yadav
01 July 1973
Politician
Uddhav ThackerayUddhav Thackeray
27 July 1960
Politician

Nandamuri HarikrishnaNandamuri Harikrishna
02 September 1956
Politician, Actor
Sumitra MahajanSumitra Mahajan
12 April 1943
Politician

Poonam DhillonPoonam Dhillon
18 April 1962
Actress
Mohammad Hamid AnsariMohammad Hamid Ansari
01 April 1937
Diplomat

Mulayam Singh YadavMulayam Singh Yadav
22 November 1939
Politician
HarshaHarsha
0590 AD
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