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Famous Indians

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A

  • Shriram Sharma Acharya seer, philosopher, scholar, visionary, reformer
  • Aravind Adiga writer
  • Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed former president
  • Akbar former Mughal emperor
  • Aruna Asaf Ali legendary heroine of India's freedom struggle
  • Salim Ali ornithologist, naturalist
  • Ustad Bade Ghulam Alikhan classical vocalist
  • Mata Amritanandamayi spiritual leader
  • Mulk Raj Anand novelist
  • Mohammad Hamid Ansari politician
  • Emperor Ashoka emperor
  • Chandrashekhar Azad freedom fighter
B
  • Amitabh Bachchan actor
  • Harivansh Rai Bachchan poet
  • Manoj Bajpai actor
  • Anand Bakshi lyricist
  • Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay writer, novelist
  • Manik Bandopadhyay writer
  • Tarashankar Bandopadhyay novelist
  • Hirabai Barodekar classical music singer
  • Manjit Bawa painter
  • Kiran Bedi police officer
  • Homi Bhabha atomic scientist
  • Chetan Bhagat novelist, columnist, scriptwriter, motivational speaker
  • Subramanya Bharathi poet, journalist, reformer, independence activist
  • Dharamvir Bharati novelist, poet, playwright
  • Bhaskara II mathematician, astronomer
  • Bikash Bhattacharjee painter
  • Vinoba Bhave spiritual leader
  • Asha "Ashaji" Bhosle singer
  • Jagdish Chandra Bose scientist
  • Nandalal Bose painter
  • Nethaji Subhas Chandra Bose revolutionary leader
  • Subhas Chandra Bose revolutionary leader
  • Rameshwar Broota painter
  • Buddha religious leader
C
  • Bankim Chandra Chatterjee novelist, poet
  • Upamanyu Chatterjee officer, Indian administration service, author
  • Sarat Chandra Chatterji novelist
  • Makhanlal Chaturvedi freedom fighter, poet, journalist, playwright
  • Nirad C. Chaudhuri writer, journalist
  • Subhadra Kumari Chauhan poet
  • Dilip Chitre poet, painter, filmmaker
  • Deepak Chopra doctor, journalist
D - F
  • Shobha De novelist
  • Anita Desai novelist, writer
  • Kiran Desai author
  • Morarji Desai former prime minister
  • Shashi Deshpande dramatist, scholar, literature
  • Girija Devi vocalist
  • Mahasweta Devi writer
  • Mukul Chandra Dey printmaker
  • Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar' poet, essayist, academician, literary critic
  • Michael Madhusudan Dutt writer, lecturer
  • Hazari Prasad Dwivedi writer, critic, historian, scholar
  • Mehr Lal Soni Zia Fatehabadi poet
G
  • Kumar Gandharva singer
  • Indira Gandhi former prime minister
  • Mahatma Gandhi father of the nation
  • Rajiv Gandhi former prime minister
  • Sunil Gavaskar cricketer
  • Aurobindo Ghose freedom fighter, poet, scholar, yogi, philosopher
  • Varahagiri Venkata Giri former president
  • H. D. Deve Gowda former prime minister
  • Ramachandra Guha historian, writer, columnist
  • Inder Kumar Gujiral former prime minister
  • Satish Gujral painter, sculptor, architecture
  • Maithili Sharan Gupt poet, dramatist, translator
H - J
  • Gangubai Hangal classical vocalist
  • Bharatendu Harishchandra novelist, poet, playwright
  • Kaka Hathrasi poet
  • Anna Hazare social activist
  • Muhammad Hidayatullah former president
  • M F Hussain painter

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This page was last modified on April 7, 2017.