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India's Information

Flag of India
Land Area 2,973,193 km2
Water Area 314,070 km2
Total Area 3,287,263 km2
Population 1,266,883,598
Population Density 385.39 / km2
Government Type Federal Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $8,720.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $6,700
Currency Rupee (INR)
Largest Cities
  • Mumbai (12,691,836)
  • Delhi (10,927,986)
  • Bangalore (5,104,047)
  • Kolkata (4,631,392)
  • Chennai (4,328,063)
  • Ahmedabad (3,719,710)
  • Hyderabad (3,597,816)
  • Pune (2,935,744)
  • Surat (2,894,504)
  • Kanpur (2,823,249)
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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    H continued

    • Zakir Hussain former president
    • Kazi Nazrul Islam poet, musician, revolutionary
    • Shah Jahan former Mughal emperor
    • Hasrat Jaipuri poet, lyricist
    • Balshastri Jambhekar journalist, social activist
    • Pandit Jasraj classical vocalist
    • Basappa Danappa Jatti politician
    • Bhimsen Joshi singer
    • Manohan Shyam Joshi writer, journalist, scriptwriter
    K
    • Anil Kakodkar nuclear scientist
    • A. P. J. Abdul Kalam scientist, former president
    • Swami Vive Kanada spiritual leader of Vedanta philosophy
    • Dr. Pandurang Vaman Kane indologist, scholar
    • Raj Kapoor actor, director, producer
    • Syed Ahmed Khan educator, judge, political leader
    • Devaki Nandan Khatri novelist
    • Balamurali Krishna vocalist, composer
    • Yamini Krishnamurthy dancer
    • Jiddu Krishnamurti public speaker, author, philosopher
    • Kishore Kumar king of Indian music
    L - M
    • Padma Lakshmi actress, author
    • Sahir Ludhianvi poet, lyricist
    • Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis scientist, statistician
    • Lata Mangeshkar singer
    • Gulzarilal Nanda former prime minister
    • Jawaharlal Nehru former prime minister
    • Tyeb Mehta artist
    • Anjolie Ela Menon artist
    • Ismail Merchant director, producer
    • Mirabai poet
    • Rohinton Mistry writer
    • Binod Behari Mukherjee artist
    • Pervez Musharraf military leader, politician
    N - P
    • Sarojini Naidu activist, political leader, poet
    • R. K. Narayan journalist, author
    • Kocheril Raman Narayanan former president
    • Jawaharlal Nehru former prime minister, lawyer, statesman
    • Motilal Nehru lawyer, activist
    • Suryakant Tripathi 'Nirala' writer
    • Asra Nomani women's rights activist, academic, author, blogger, journalist
    • Tenzing Norgay mountaineer
    • Osho guru
    • Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit diplomat
    P
    • Sumitranandan Pant writer, poet
    • Ramakrishna Paramhansa Hindu spiritual leader
    • Pratibha Patil president
    • Medha Patkar social activist
    • Jyotiba Phule activist, thinker, reformer
    • Sam Pitroda prime minister advisor
    • Jaishankar Prasad novelist, poet, playwright
    • Dr. Rajendra Prasad educator, former president
    • Premchand literary
    • Amrita Pritam novelist, poet, essayist
    R
    • Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan former president
    • Aishwarya Rai former Miss World, actress
    • Raja Ram Mohar Rai women's rights activist, philosopher, religious leader, educational reformer
    • G. N. Ramachandran scientist
    • Venkataraman Ramakrishnan structural biologist
    • C. V. Raman physicist, nobel laureate
    • Raja Ramanna nuclear scientist, nuclear physicist
    • Srinivasa Ramanujan mathematician
    • Saraswati Abdul Rane singer
    • Kotcherlakota Rangadhama Rao physicist
    • P. V. Narasimha Rao former prime minister
    • S H Raza painter
    • Dr. K. Anji Reddy pharmaceutical research pioneer, philanthropist
    • Neelam Sanjiva Reddy former president
    • Vishwanath Rao Ringe singer
    • Jamini Roy painter
    • Salman Rushdie author
    S
    • Meghnad Saha scientist
    • Raghuvir Sahay poet
    • Birbal Sahni paleobotanist
    • Rahul Sankrityayan writer, scholar, nationalist, traveler, polymath, polyglot

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      S continued
      • B. C. Sanyal painter, sculptor, teacher
      • Vikram Sarabhai scientist
      • Sahajanand Saraswati social reformer, revolutionary
      • Vikram Seth novelist, poet, travel writer, biographer
      • Ravi Shankar musician, composer
      • Shankar Dayal Sharma former president
      • Lal Bahadur Shastri former prime minister
      • Chandra Shekhar politician, former prime minister
      • Amrita Sherqill painter
      • Vitthal Ramji Shinde social reformer
      • Charan Singh former prime minister
      • Giani Zail Singh former president
      • Khushwant Singh novelist, poet, writer, journalist
      • Dr. Manmohan Singh prime minister
      • Shaheed Bhagat Singh freedom fighter
      • V. P. Singh former prime minister
      • Francis Newton Souza artist
      • Yellapragada Subbarao biochemist
      • Majrooh Sultanpuri poet, lyricist
      T - V
      • Abanindranath Tagore artist, painter
      • Debendranath Tagore theologian
      • Rabindranath Tagore poet, painter, playwright, screenwriter, author
      • Jamsetji Tata industrialist
      • Sachin Tendulkar cricket player
      • Ganapathi Thanikaimoni botanist, palynologist
      • Bal Gangadhar Tilak father of the Indian National movement
      • Atal Bihari Vajpayee former prime minister
      • Mahadevi Varma poet
      • Raja Ravi Varma painter, artist
      • Ramaswamy Venkataraman former president
      • Nirmal Verma novelist, writer, activist, translator
      • Ishwar Chandra Vidasagar reformist, writer, academic
      • M. Visvesvaraya engineer, statesman
      • Vivekananda spiritual leader, activist
      • C. R. Vyas singer
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