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Salman Rushdie
(Indian-born British-American Author Best Known for His Novel ‘The Satanic Verses’)
Salman Rushdie
22
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini

Salman Rushdie is a British Indian novelist whose work Midnight's Children is widely considered the best novel of all Booker Prize winners. In 2007, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to literature. In 2008, he was ranked 13th in the 50 greatest British writers since 1945 list published by The Times.

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Sachin Tendulkar
(One of the Greatest Batsmen in the History of Cricket)
Sachin Tendulkar
70
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus

Often referred to as the God of Cricket in India, Sachin Tendulkar is a retired cricketer. Also known for his humility on and off the field, Sachin is one of the most revered, celebrated, and decorated cricketers. Considered one of the greatest batsmen of all time, Sachin Tendulkar played a key role in turning India into a cricket-frenzy nation.

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Aamir Khan
(Actor)
Aamir Khan
73
Birthdate: March 14, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces

Considered one of India’s most influential and best actors of all time, Aamir Khan is known for his interesting choice of films, which are well-crafted, entertaining and commercially successful. They mostly have a social message and are appreciated both by critics and the people. Sarfarosh, Lagaan, Rang De Basanti, 3 Idiots, PK and Dangal are some of his acclaimed films.

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Ranbir Kapoor
43
Birthdate: September 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Son of Bollywood actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, Ranbir Kapoor is best known for his roles in Rockstar, Barfi!, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, and Sanju. Named to Forbes’s Celebrity 100, he has also won six Filmfare Awards. He owns a football team and works for empowerment of women, too.
 5 
Hrithik Roshan
59
Birthdate: January 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Hrithik Roshan is one of the most popular and highest-paid Indian actors. Also known for his dancing skills, Hrithik has established himself as a style icon and sex symbol over the years. One of the most bankable Indian stars, he started his career with romantic films, eventually finding success as an action hero. 

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Kareena Kapoor
(Indian Actress Known for Her Films: ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’, ‘3 Idiots’ and ‘Jab We Met’)
Kareena Kapoor
56
Birthdate: September 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo

One of the most popular and also amongst the highest paid Bollywood actresses, Kareena Kapoor is best known for her roles in movies like Chameli, Omkara, 3 Idiots and Jab We Met. Born into a film family, the beautiful, accomplished and award winning actress always aspired to enter the film industry and eventually made her debut at the age of 19 with the movie Refugee.

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Sanjay Dutt
(Actor, Film producer)
Sanjay Dutt
25
Birthdate: July 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo

Sanjay Dutt is an Indian film actor who appears in Hindi movies. One of the most popular actors in India, Dutt is also known for his off-screen controversies; he was arrested in 1993 for possessing illegal weapons. His life and career inspired the 2018 biographical film Sanju where he was played by Ranbir Kapoor.

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Madhuri Dixit
(One of the Most Popular Leading Actresses of Hindi Cinema)
Madhuri Dixit
39
Birthdate: May 15, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Padma Shri-winning actor Madhuri Dixit ruled Bollywood in the 1990s, with her performances in films such as Dil, Beta, and Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! The multiple-Filmfare-winning actor is a talented Kathak dancer. She owns a production company and an online dance school, and has also worked with UNICEF.
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Kajol
(Actress)
Kajol
46
Birthdate: August 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Padma Shri-winning Indian actor Kajol, daughter of yesteryear actor Tanuja, holds the record for the most Filmfare Award wins as the “Best Actress,” along with Nutan, her aunt. She is known for teaming up with Shah Rukh Khan in hit Hindi films such as Baazigar and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.
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Sania Mirza
(Indian Professional Tennis Player and a Former Doubles World No. 1)
Sania Mirza
88
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio

An impressive doubles tennis player, Sania Mirza has six Grand Slam titles under her belt. A former doubles world No. 1, Sania Mirza is one of the greatest Indian female  tennis players ever. In 2005, Sania Mirza was named in Time magazine's 50 Heroes of Asia list. In 2016, she was named in the magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list.

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Rani Mukerji
(Actor, Model)
Rani Mukerji
22
Birthdate: March 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries

Rani Mukerji is an Indian actress best known for her work in the Hindi film industry. One of the most successful actresses of her generation, Mukerji has featured in the highest-paid and most popular actresses of the 2000s lists. She has also received several awards like Filmfare Awards and Screen Awards. Rani Mukerji is also known for her humanitarian work.

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Raveena Tandon
(Model, Actor, Film producer)
Raveena Tandon
13
Birthdate: October 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Raveena Tandon is an Indian film actress, producer, and model. Although she is best known for her work in the Hindi film industry, Tandon has also played important roles in many popular South Indian films like Kamal Haasan's Aalavandhan and Upendra's eponymous film. Over the course of her career, Tandon has received several prestigious awards, including a National Film Award.

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Dimple Kapadia
(Actor)
Dimple Kapadia
13
Birthdate: June 8, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Shraddha Kapoor
(Actress)
Shraddha Kapoor
18
Birthdate: March 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Urmila Matondkar
22
Birthdate: February 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Urmila Matondkar started her career at 3 and then delivered a memorable performance in Masoom as a child actor. Fans have loved her appearances in Satya, Rangeela, Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, and Pinjar. She won a Filmfare for her role in Bhoot and has now joined the Indian National Congress.
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Karisma Kapoor
(Actor)
Karisma Kapoor
16
Birthdate: June 25, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer

Karisma Kapoor is an Indian film actress best known for her association with the Hindi film industry. Born into the famous Kapoor family, Karisma achieved popularity during the 1990s when she played important roles in successful films like Jigar. She then established herself as the leading actress of Bollywood by winning prestigious awards like National Film Award and Filmfare Awards.

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Homi Bhabha
(Indian physicist)
Homi Bhabha
16
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 30, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: January 24, 1966

Padma Bhushan-winning physicist Homi Bhabha revolutionized the Indian nuclear program singlehandedly. Born into an affluent family, he was educated at Cambridge. Initially geared toward a career in mechanical engineering, he later drifted to physics, eventually contributing to the formation of TIFR. The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre is named after him.

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Dinesh D'Souza
(Known for His Documentary Film '2016: Obama’s America', an Anti-barack Obama Polemic)
Dinesh D'Souza
11
Birthdate: April 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus

Born to Goan Christians in Bombay, Dinesh D'Souza later moved to the U.S. for higher studies. The Indian-American right-wing filmmaker and writer is known for his anti-Obama documentary 2016: Obama's America. Convicted of illegal campaign contribution, he was later pardoned by Trump. He was also associated with an adultery scandal.

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Varun Dhawan
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Birthdate: April 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Actor Varun Dhawan, son of Indian film director David Dhawan, initially assisted director Karan Johar. Fans loved his award-winning debut in Student of the Year. He has also appeared in films such as Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badlapur, and has been featured on Forbes India's Celebrity 100 multiple times.
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Vicky Kaushal
(Actor)
Vicky Kaushal
32
Birthdate: May 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Pooja Hegde
(Model)
Pooja Hegde
33
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 13, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Farhan Akhtar
(Actor & Director)
Farhan Akhtar
13
Birthdate: January 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Born to legendary screenwriter and poet Javed Akhtar and actor and screenwriter Honey Irani, Farhan Akhtar was destined to be part of the film industry. His debut directorial venture Dil Chahta Hai won him a National Award, following which he delivered stunning performances in films such as Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

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Abhishek Bachchan
(Actor, Film producer who won him three consecutive Filmfare Award after Dilip Kumar to win 3 Filmfare awards consecutively)
Abhishek Bachchan
14
Birthdate: February 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Tamannaah
(Indian Actress Who Predominantly Works in Telugu and Tamil Films)
Tamannaah
16
Birthdate: December 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Tamannaah Bhatia is an Indian film actress best known for her work in the Tamil and Telugu film industries. Apart from being a popular actress, Tamannaah is also an important celebrity endorser for famous products and brands. Over the years, Tamannaah has won many awards like the South Scope Awards. In 2010, she was honored with the prestigious Kalaimamani Award.

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Ileana D'Cruz
(Actress)
Ileana D'Cruz
16
Birthdate: November 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Sunil Gavaskar
(One of the Greatest Opening Batsmen of All Time)
Sunil Gavaskar
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer

Sunil Gavaskar is an Indian former professional cricket player who represented the national team during the 1970s and 1980s. Considered one of the greatest batsmen in Test cricket history, Sunil Gavaskar was the first batsman to score over 10,000 runs in Test cricket. He also set many world records and held the record for most Test centuries for nearly 20 years.

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Tiger Shroff
(Actor)
Tiger Shroff
16
Birthdate: March 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Abhijit Banerjee
(Indian-born American Economist, Professor and 2019 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences)
Abhijit Banerjee
3
Birthdate: February 21, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces

Born to economics professor parents, Abhijit Banerjee grew up in India before he moved to the U.S. to study at Harvard. He later taught at Harvard and Princeton and is now associated with MIT. His studies on the ways of reducing world poverty won him a Nobel Prize.

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Divya Bharti
(Actor)
Divya Bharti
12
Birthdate: February 25, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: April 5, 1993
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Freida Pinto
(Indian Actress Who Has Appeared Mainly in American and British Films)
Freida Pinto
16
Birthdate: October 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Freida Pinto is best known for her award-winning portrayal of Latika in Slumdog Millionaire. She previously hosted a travel show named Full Circle. Pinto also amazed audiences with her performances in films such as Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Immortals, Love Sonia, and Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle.
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Sanjay Leela Bhansali
(Film director, Film producer, Music director, Television producer, Composer, Screenwriter)
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
7
Birthdate: February 24, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces

Known for epic romantic and historic drama films such as Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas, and Bajirao Mastani, Sanjay Leela Bhansali is an Indian director recognized for his signature opulent sets and star-studded cast. The five-time National Film Award winner also has a Padma Shri in his kitty.

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Anil Ambani
(Chairman of Reliance ADA Group)
Anil Ambani
6
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini

Indian businessman Anil Ambani is the chairman of Reliance Group. Once the sixth richest person in the world, he declared bankruptcy in early 2020 though the veracity of his claim is questionable. He has served in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India. He has been involved in many controversies.

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Nita Ambani
(Indian philanthropist)
Nita Ambani
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Philanthropist Nita Ambani, wife of Indian business magnate and Reliance Industries MD and chairman Mukesh Ambani, founded the Reliance Foundation. Nita co-owns the IPL team Mumbai Indians, has established an international school, and became the first Indian woman IOC member. She was initially a teacher and is trained in Bharatnatyam.
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Sonakshi Sinha
(Actress)
Sonakshi Sinha
6
Birthdate: June 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Genelia D'Souza
(Actress)
Genelia D'Souza
13
Birthdate: August 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Alia Bhatt
(One of Highest-Paid Indian Actresses)
Alia Bhatt
72
Birthdate: March 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces

Indian actress Alia Bhatt made her debut at the age of six in the movie Sangharsh. More than a decade later, she appeared in Student of the Year as its leading lady. The movie was a success and since then the actor’s career has seen tremendous rise. Her performances in movies like Highway, Raazi and Gully Boy have won her both, popularity and awards.

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Aasif Mandvi
(Actor)
Aasif Mandvi
5
Birthdate: March 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Janhvi Kapoor
(Actress)
Janhvi Kapoor
18
Birthdate: March 6, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Juliet Prowse
(Film, Stage and Television Actress Who Had a Four-Decade Long Career)
Juliet Prowse
14
Birthdate: September 25, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 14, 1996

Juliet Prowse was an actress and dancer whose stage, film, and TV career spanned 40 years. She gained prominence during the 1960s by appearing in films like Can-Can and G.I. Blues, which accentuated her dancing skills and her attractive legs. Towards the end of her career, Juliet Prowse hosted PBS' Championship Ballroom Dance Competition

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Sana Khan
(Actress)
Sana Khan
11
Birthdate: August 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Rishi Kapoor
(Indian Actor, Film director and producer)
Rishi Kapoor
10
Birthdate: September 4, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 30, 2020

Rishi Kapoor was an Indian actor, director, and producer best remembered for his work in Hindi cinema. One of the most popular Indian actors of his generation, Kapoor was the recipient of many prestigious awards, including a National Film Award and four Filmfare Awards. In 2008, he was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Hindi films.

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Paresh Rawal
(Indian Actor, Comedian, Film Producer, and Politician Who Has Appeared in More Than 240 Films)
Paresh Rawal
3
Birthdate: May 30, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini

Paresh Rawal is a renowned National Film Award- and Padma Shri-winning Indian actor who has entertained audiences in Hindi films such as Hera Pheri and Sir. He is also a well-known villain in Telugu films. Married to former Miss India Swaroop Sampat, Rawal has also previously been a BJP MP.

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Shiva Ayyadurai
(Indian-American Politician, Entrepreneur and Anti-Vaccine Activist)
Shiva Ayyadurai
11
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: December 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Shiva Ayyadurai is an Indian-American engineer, scientist, and entrepreneur. He gained recognition after claiming to be the inventor of email, which is widely disputed even today. His claim is based on a software called EMAIL, which he wrote while studying at Livingston High School in the late-1970s. He is also known for his unfounded medical claims, including treatments for COVID-19.

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Emraan Hashmi
(Actor)
Emraan Hashmi
6
Birthdate: March 24, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Namrata Shirodkar
(Actor, Model, Beauty pageant contestant)
Namrata Shirodkar
2
Birthdate: January 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Dadabhai Naoroji
(Indian Political Leader Who was the Second Person of Asian Descent to be a British MP)
Dadabhai Naoroji
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 4, 1825
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 30, 1917

Dadabhai Naoroji was an Indian scholar and political leader. Dubbed the Grand Old Man of India, Naoroji is remembered for co-founding the Indian National Congress where he served as the president on three occasions. He also played an important role in India's fight for freedom, popularizing the Indian wealth drain theory through his book Poverty and Un-British Rule in India.

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Jyothika
(Actress)
Jyothika
12
Birthdate: October 18, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Fareed Zakaria
(Journalist, Political Commentator, Author and Host of the Show ‘Fareed Zakaria GPS’)
Fareed Zakaria
10
Birthdate: January 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Fareed Zakaria is an Indian-American journalist, author, and political commentator. He has been serving as an editor-at-large for Time and editor for Newsweek International. He has also been serving as a columnist for Newsweek. His show, Fareed Zakaria GPS, which he hosts for CNN, has won a Peabody Award

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Armaan Malik
(Singer)
Armaan Malik
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer

Armaan Malik is an Indian singer, record producer, songwriter, actor, and voice-over artist. In 2015, he won two Global Indian Music Academy Awards (GiMA), becoming the youngest singer to win a couple of debut awards at GiMA. He has also received other prestigious awards like Stardust Award, Filmfare R. D. Burman Award, and South Indian International Movie Award. 

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Asha Parekh
(One of the Most Successfull and Leading Actresses of the Indian Cinema in the 1960s and 1970s)
Asha Parekh
2
Birthdate: October 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra

Asha Parekh is an Indian actress best known for her work in the Hindi film industry. Parekh was one of the most successful and highest-paid actresses of the 1960s and 1970s. She is also regarded as one of the most influential Bollywood actresses of all time. In 1992, she was honored with India's fourth-highest civilian award, the Padma Shri.