Famous Indian Public Speakers

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 1 Chetan Bhagat

Chetan Bhagat
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: April 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Delhi, India
Indian investment banker-turned-writer Chetan Bhagat is known for his bestselling novels such as Five Point Someone and One Night @ the Call Center. Many Bollywood movies, such as Kai Po Che! and 3 Idiots, have been adapted from his novels, with the former winning him a Filmfare Award.

 2 Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: October 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Deepak Chopra is an Indian-American alternative-medicine advocate and author. After emigrating to the United States in 1970, Chopra went on to become an important figure in the New Age movement. Credited with co-founding the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, Chopra is one of the wealthiest personalities in alternative medicine. He has also drawn criticisms, thanks to his tall and ridiculous claims.

 3 Ashish Vidyarthi

Ashish Vidyarthi
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 19, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tellicherry, Kerala, India

Ashish Vidyarthi is an Indian actor best known for portraying supporting roles. Vidyarthi has worked in various Indian film industries, such as Bollywood, Tollywood, and Kollywood. In 1995, he was honored with the prestigious National Film Award for his portrayal of Commander Bhadra in the 1994 crime drama film Drohkaal, which was directed by Govind Nihalani.

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 4 Jiddu Krishnamurti

Jiddu Krishnamurti
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Famous As: Public Speaker & Philosopher
Birthdate: May 12, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Madanapalle
Died: February 17, 1986

Jiddu Krishnamurti was an Indian philosopher, speaker, and writer. Many years after his death, Krishnamurti's supporters oversee several schools based on his views and ideas. The Krishnamurti Foundation runs several schools in India and foreign countries. Among those who were influenced by his works were Toni Packer, Dada Dharmadhikari, and Achyut Patwardhan.

 5 K.A. Paul

K.A. Paul
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Famous As: Evangelist
Birthdate: September 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Andhra Pradesh, India

Founder of Global Peace Initiative and Gospel to the Unreached Millions, Indian evangelist K. A. Paul is well-known for his charitable work among the poor.  As an evangelist, he has traveled all over the world and has interacted with numerous leaders.  However, he has also been dogged by controversies throughout his career.

 6 Sangram Singh

Sangram Singh
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: July 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Madina, Rohtak, Haryana, India

Confined to wheelchair for the first eight years of his life, Sangram Singh went on to become the World's Best Professional Wrestler, a title he won in 2012 for his style, stamina, and nature of wrestling. A brand ambassador for Government of India's Fit India Campaign, he also serves as a motivational speaker and appears in various reality television shows.

 7 Shiv Khera

Shiv Khera
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Dhanbad

 A sought-after speaker on attitude, leadership, motivation, and values, Shiv Khera is also a noted author, activist and business consultant. Founder of the Country First Foundation, his mission is to bring about freedom through education and justice and do away with caste-based reservation in India. Author of several books, including You Can Win, he has also participated in electoral politics.  

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 8 Pandurang Shastri Athavale

Pandurang Shastri Athavale
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: October 19, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Maharashtra, India
Died: October 25, 2003

Born to a Sanskrit teacher, Pandurang Shastri Athavale was taught as part of a separate school system set up by his father. The Padma Vibhushan-winning activist and spiritual leader later started his own Vedic movement known as the Swadhyaya Parivar. Shyam Benegal’s Antarnaad was based on his movement.

 9 V. S. Srinivasa Sastri

V. S. Srinivasa Sastri
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 22, 1869
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Valangaiman, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: April 17, 1946

Known for his mastery over English, Indian orator V. S. Srinivasa Sastri was also a noted independence activist, politician and writer.  A close follower of Gopal Krishna Gokhale and a friend of Mahatma Karamchand Gandhi, he took part in various international delegations and was seen as too sympathetic to British rule in India by many nationalistic leaders, including Jawaharlal Nehru.  

 10 Sandeep Maheshwari

Sandeep Maheshwari
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Famous As: Motivational Speaker
Birthdate: September 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Delhi

Sandeep Maheshwari is an Indian YouTuber and motivational speaker. His self-titled YouTube channel, which is the world's largest not-for-profit channel, has managed to accumulate more than 20 million subscribers. Sandeep Maheshwari is also popular on Instagram where he has more than 2.5 million followers.