Famous Indian Political Leaders

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.

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 1 Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 19, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian

 2 Jayalalitha Jayaram

Jayalalitha Jayaram
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Famous As: Indian Politician
Birthdate: February 24, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indian
Died: December 5, 2016

 3 Chiranjeevi

Chiranjeevi
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian

 4 Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
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Famous As: Iron Man of India
Birthdate: October 31, 1875
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian
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.

 5 Ram Nath Kovind

Ram Nath Kovind
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Famous As: 14th President of India
Birthdate: October 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian
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.

 6 Mohammad Azharuddin

Mohammad Azharuddin
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 8, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indian

 7 Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 18, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian
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 8 Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 5, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian

 9 Bal Thackeray

Bal Thackeray
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Famous As: Politician, Journalist, Painter
Birthdate: January 23, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indian
Died: November 17, 2012

 10 Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal
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Famous As: Anti Corruption Activist, Politician
Birthdate: August 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian
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.

 11 Nandamuri Balakrishna

Nandamuri Balakrishna
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Famous As: Actor, Politician
Birthdate: June 10, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian

 12 Subramanian Swamy

Subramanian Swamy
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Famous As: Economist, Politician, Author
Birthdate: September 15, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian

 13 Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Bal Gangadhar Tilak
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Famous As: Indian teacher
Birthdate: July 23, 1856
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian
Died: August 1, 1920
Indian nationalist and freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak, also known as Lokmanya Tilak, promoted the concept of Swaraj, or self-rule. He was part of the freedom-fighter trio know as Lal Bal Pal, along with fellow Indian National Congress members Lala Lajpat Rai and Bipin Chandra Pal.

 14 Rakhi Sawant

Rakhi Sawant
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Famous As: Model, Actor
Birthdate: November 25, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian

 15 Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy

Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy
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Famous As: Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
Birthdate: December 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian
Indian politician Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy is currently serving as the chief minister of the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. Son of former Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, he has also been the leader of the opposition in the state Legislative Assembly earlier.

 16 Paresh Rawal

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Famous As: Television producer, Actor, Politician
Birthdate: May 30, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian

 17 Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar
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Famous As: Independence Activist, Reformer
Birthdate: May 28, 1883
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian
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.

 18 M. Karunanidhi

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Famous As: Politician, Screenwriter, Author, Journalist, Writer
Birthdate: June 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian
Died: August 7, 2018

 19 Sanjay Gandhi

Sanjay Gandhi
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Famous As: politician
Birthdate: December 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian
Died: June 23, 1980

 20 Rajendra Prasad

Rajendra Prasad
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Famous As: Former President of India
Birthdate: December 3, 1884
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian
Died: February 28, 1963
Rajendra Prasad was India’s first and longest-tenured president, from 1950 to 1962. He was re-elected in 1957, thus becoming the only Indian president to serve two terms. He had previously been a freedom fighter and later also served as the president of the Constituent Assembly, which drafted India’s constitution.

 21 Asaduddin Owaisi

Asaduddin Owaisi
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Indian

 22 Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 12, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian

 23 N. Chandrababu Naidu

N. Chandrababu Naidu
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian

 24 Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
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Famous As: Indian scholar
Birthdate: November 11, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian
Died: February 22, 1958

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was an Indian independence activist, Islamic theologian, and scholar. He played a key role in the Indian independence movement, serving as a senior leader of the Congress. His contribution to the Indian education system is recognized across India by celebrating his birthday as National Education Day

 25 Raj Babbar

Raj Babbar
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 23, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian

 26 Arun Gawli

Arun Gawli
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Indian

 27 Vijayakumar

Vijayakumar
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Famous As: actor
Birthdate: August 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian

 28 L. K. Advani

L.K. Advani
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian

L. K. Advani is a retired Indian politician who served as the Deputy Prime Minister of India from 2002 to 2004. A co-founder of the Bharatiya Janata Party, he has also been the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha on two occasions. He is a recipient of the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian honor.

 29 Shatrughan Sinha

Shatrughan Sinha
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Famous As: Political Leaders
Birthdate: December 9, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian

 30 Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian

 31 Morarji Desai

Morarji Desai
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Famous As: Politician, Prime Minister of India
Birthdate: February 29, 1896
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indian
Died: April 10, 1995
Bharat Ratna-recipient Morarji Desai was a freedom fighter and served as the prime minister of India from 1977 to 1979. He had also been the minister of home affairs and the minister of finance. He was initially part of the Indian National Congress and later joined the Janata Party

 32 Ram Jethmalani

Ram Jethmalani
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Famous As: Lawyer, Politician
Birthdate: September 14, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian
Died: September 8, 2019

 33 Nandamuri Harikrishna

Nandamuri Harikrishna
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Famous As: Politician, Actor
Birthdate: September 2, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian

 34 Maneka Gandhi

Maneka Gandhi
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Famous As: Politician, Animal Rights Activist
Birthdate: August 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian

 35 H. D. Deve Gowda

H. D. Deve Gowda
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 18, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Indian

 36 K. Kamaraj

K. Kamaraj
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Famous As: Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, India
Birthdate: July 15, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian
Died: October 2, 1975

 37 Venkaiah Naidu

Venkaiah Naidu
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian

 38 Nusrat Jahan

Nusrat Jahan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian

 39 Lala Lajpat Rai

Lala Lajpat Rai
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Famous As: Freedom Fighter
Birthdate: January 28, 1865
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indian
Died: November 17, 1928

Lala Lajpat Rai was an Indian politician who played a major role in the Indian Independence movement. He is credited with inspiring many young men, including Bhagat Singh and Chandrasekhar Azad, to join the freedom struggle through journalistic writings and activism. He was popularly known as Punjab Kesari

 40 Uddhav Thackeray

Uddhav Thackeray
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian

 41 Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh Yadav
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian

 42 Khushboo

Khushboo
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Famous As: actor
Birthdate: September 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian

 43 Roja

Roja
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian

 44 Y S Rajasekhara Reddy

Y S Rajasekhara Reddy
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 8, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian
Died: September 2, 2009

 45 Ravi Kishan

Ravi Kishan
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian

 46 Dara Singh

Dara Singh
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Famous As: Indian professional wrestler
Birthdate: November 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian
Died: July 12, 2012

 47 Rajiv Dixit

Rajiv Dixit
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Birthdate: November 30, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian
Died: November 30, 2010

 48 Kirron Kher

Kirron Kher
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 14, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian

 49 Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian

 50 Motilal Nehru

Motilal Nehru
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: May 6, 1861
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Indian
Died: February 6, 1931