Famous Indian - Indian Celebrities

Indians are argumentative by nature and it is this inherent quality that has played a vital role in shaping India in its present form. With a rich civilization heritage of over 5000 years Indians are probably among the few people in the world who have a continuous uninterrupted past. The Indian nationality consists of many regional ethno-linguistic groups, reflecting the rich and complex history of India. The history of the Indian people goes back to the Indus Valley Civilization and since then there have been many Indians who have left their lasting legacy in different fields, be it philosophy, science, arts, culture and sports. Great philosophers like Buddha and Mahavira showed people an alternative way of life and gave birth to new religions. Ancient Indian mathematicians Aryabhata, Bhaskara and Brahmagupta invented the concept of zero and the decimal system.  Great Indian writers like Kalidasa, Premchand, Rabindranath Tagore and others vividly portrayed the social life during their era and made the world of literature a lot richer by their contribution.

Find out more about the greatest Indians, including Mahatma Gandhi, Priyanka Chopra, Virat Kohli, Alia Bhatt and B. R. Ambedkar.

The Most Famous Indian

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Sunny LeoneMay 13, 1981Canadian, Indian, AmericanSunny Leone is an actress and model
Urmila MatondkarFebruary 4, 1974IndianUrmila Matondkar is an Indian film actress known for her films like ‘Rangeela’ and ‘Satya.’
Ajaypal Banga1960AmericanAjaypal Banga is an Indian-American business executive who is the CEO of MasterCard
The Great KhaliAugust 27, 1972IndianThe Great Khali is an Indian American professional wrestler
DharmendraDecember 8, 1935IndianDharmendra is an Indian film actor best known for his role in the hindi blockbuster movie ‘Sholay’ (1975)
Priyanka Chaudhary RainaJune 18, 1986IndianPriyanka Chaudhary Raina is the wife of Indian cricketer Suresh Raina
Ayesha MukherjeeAugust 27, 1975IndianAyesha Mukherjee is an amateur boxer and the wife of famous Indian cricketer, Shikhar Dhawan
Deepika PadukoneJanuary 5, 1986IndianDeepika Padukone is one of the top rated Indian model-turned-actress who has gained international fame & recognition
Ritika SajdehDecember 21, 1987IndianRitika Sajdeh is the wife of Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma
Himanshi KhuranaNovember 27, 1991IndianHimanshi Khurana is a ravishing Punjabi actress and model

Chanakya

Chanakya was an Indian philosopher, economist, and statesman who wrote the Indian political treatise, the ‘Arthashastra’ (Economics).

Indian371 BC162 views

Kalpana Chawla

Kalpana Chawla was American astronaut who died in the Space Shuttle ‘Columbia’ disaster

AmericanMarch 17, 1962158 views

Bodhidharma

Bodhidharma was a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th or 6th century and is credited as the person who spread Chan Buddhism to China.

Chinese48395 views

Phoolan Devi

Phoolan Devi, also known as "Bandit queen", was an Indian bandit, who later became a Member of Parliament.

IndianAugust 10, 1963179 views

Mata Amritanandamayi

Mata Amritanandamayi, lovingly called Amma, Ammachi, or Mother, is a Hindu spiritual leader of international standing

IndianSeptember 27, 195389 views

Lilly Singh

Lilly Singh aka Superwoman is an Indo-Canadian YouTube star, vlogger, comedian, actress and rapper

CanadianSeptember 26, 1988143 views

Sri Aurobindo

Sri Aurobindo was a great political reformer and a spiritual master

IndianAugust 15, 187299 views

Bindeshwar Pathak

Bindeshwar Pathak is an Indian social reformer who founded Sulabh International

IndianApril 2, 1943100 views

Nikesh Arora

Nikesh Arora is the former the President and Chief Operating Officer of SoftBank Corp

IndianFebruary 9, 1968140 views

Merle Oberon

Merle Oberon was a ravishing and classy Anglo-Indian actress

IndianFebruary 19, 1911114 views