A. K. Ramanujan Attipate Krishnaswami Ramanujan (March 16, 1929 – July 13, 1993) also known as A. K. Ramanujan was a scholar of Indian literature who wrote in both English and Kannada.
A. Marthanda Pillai A. Marthanda Pillai- MS (Neuro), MNAMS (Neuro), FRCS, is an Indian neurosurgeon.
A. R. Rahman Allah-Rakha Rahman (born A. S. Dileep Kumar, 6 January 1967) is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician, multi-instrumentalist and philanthropist.
A. S. Rao Ayyagari Sambasiva Rao (అయ్యగారి సాంబశివరావు) (popularly known as A.S.Rao) (1914–2003) was the founder of the Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) (Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India).
A. Sivathanu Pillai A Sivathanu Pillai is the chief controller of the Research and Development and also holds the rank of "Distinguished Scientist" at the Defence Research and Development Organisation at the Minist...
Aamir Khan Aamir Khan (born Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan; 14 March 1965) is an Indian film actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and television presenter.
Aamir Raza Husain Aamir Raza Husain (born January 6, 1957) is an Indian theatre actor and director, noted for his large outdoor stage productions like The Fifty Day War (2000), based on the Kargil War and T...
Ajoy Chakrabarty Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty (অজয় চক্রবর্তী; born 1952) is an Indian Hindustani classical vocalist.
Akhtarul Wasey Akhtarul Wasey is a senior professor of Islamic studies at Jamia Millia Islamia (National Islamic University) in New Delhi.
Akkineni Nageswara Rao Akkineni Nageswara Rao (20 September 1923 – 22 January 2014) was a prominent Indian film actor and producer, predominantly in Telugu cinema.
Akshay Kumar Akshay Kumar (born Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia on 9 September 1967) is an Indian film actor, producer and martial artist who has appeared in over a hun...
Ali Jawad Zaidi Syed Ali Jawad Zaidi (Urdu: سید علی جواد زیدی) (March 10, 1916 - December 6, 2004) is a much feted Urdu poet, scholar and author of over 80 books in many languages.He was also a freedom fight...
Ali Sardar Jafri Ali Sardar Jafri (November 29, 1913 – August 1, 2000) was a prolific and versatile Urdu writer from India.
Alla Rakha Qureshi Alla Rakha Khan (Dogri: क़ुरैशी अल्ला रखा ख़ान) popularly known as Alla Rakha (29 April 1919 – 3 February 2000) was an Indian tabla player.
Allah Jilai Bai Allah Jilai Bai (1 February 1902 – 3 November 1992) was a folk singer from Rajasthan, India.
Allu Rama Lingaiah Allu Rama Lingaiah (1 October 1922 – 31 July 2004) was an Indian Telugu language comedic actor from Palakollu, India who appeared in over one thousand Tollywood films.
Alyque Padamsee Alyque Padamsee is an Indian theater personality and ad film maker.
Ameen Sayani Ameen Sayani is a popular radio announcer from India.
Amin Kamil Amin Kamil (born 1924) is a major voice in Kashmiri poetry and one of the chief exponents of modern ghazal in the language.
Amitabh Bachchan Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan (born 11 October 1942) is an Indian film actor.
Amitabh Mattoo Professor Amitabh Mattoo (अमिताभ मट्टू (Devanagari), امیتابھ مٹو (Nastaleeq), born 26 June 1962 in Srinagar) is one of India's leading thinkers and writers on inter...
Amitav Ghosh Amitav Ghosh (born July 11, 1956), is a Bengali Indian author best known for his work in English fiction.
Amiya Kumar Bagchi Amiya Kumar Bagchi (born 1936) is a distinguished Indian political economist.
Amjad Ali Khan Amjad Ali Khan (अमजद अली ख़ान; IAST:) (born 9 October 1945) is an Indian classical musician who plays the Sarod.
Ammannur Madhava Chakyar Padma Bhushan (Dr.) Guru Ammannur Madhava Chakyar (May 13, 1917 – July 2, 2008) was a master of Kutiyattam, the classical Sanskrit theatrical form indigenous to Kerala.
Amrita Pritam Amrita Pritam (31 August 1919 – 31 October 2005) was a Indian writer and poet, who wrote in Punjabi and Hindi.
Ananda Chandra Barua Ananda Chandra Barua (আনন্দ চন্দ্ৰ বৰুৱা; 1907–1983) was an writer, poet, playwright, translator, journalist and actor from Assam.
Ananda Mohan Chakrabarty Ananda Mohan Chakrabarty (আনন্দমোহন চক্রবর্তী Ānandamōhan Cakrabartī), Ph.D. is an Indian American microbiologist, scientist, and researcher, most notable for his work in directed evolution ...
Anjum Chopra Anjum Chopra (born 20 May 1977) is a member of the India national women's cricket team.
Anna Hazare Kisan Baburao "Anna" Hazare (born 15 June 1937) is an Indian social activist who led movements to promote rural development, increase government transparency, and investigate and pun...
Anu Aga Anu Aga (born 1942) is an Indian businesswoman and social worker, who led Thermax Ltd., the energy and environment engineering business, as its chairperson 1996–2004.
Anup Jalota Anoop Jalota, also Anup Jalota, (born 29 July 1953) is an Indian singer and musician, best known for his performances in the Hindu devotional music bhajan and the Urdu form of poetry, ghazal.
Anupam Kher Anupam Kher (born 7 March 1955) is an Indian actor who has appeared in nearly 470 films and 100 plays.
Asifa Zamani Asifa Zamani is an eminent Indian scholar of Persian language.
Astad Deboo Astad Deboo (आस्ताद देबू; born 1947) is an Indian contemporary and choreographer, who employs his training in Indian classical dance forms of Kathak as well as Kathakali to create a dance form t...
Atul Chandra Hazarika Atul Chandra Hazarika (অতুল চন্দ্ৰ হাজৰিকা), (1903–1986) was a prominent Assamese litterateur from Assam.
Avinash Chander Avinash Chander is an Indian politician and belongs to the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal.
Avinder Singh Brar Avinder Singh Brar was an Indian Police Service officer who was killed by the suspected militants in 1987 in Punjab, India.
AVS Raju Alluri Venkata Sathyanarayana Raju (అల్లూరి వెంకట సత్యనారాయణ రాజు) familiarly known as AVS Raju (ఎ.వి.ఎస్ .రాజు) is a person in the Indian construction industry.
Ayyagari Sambasiva Rao Ayyagari Sambasiva Rao was the founder of the Electronics Corporation of India Limited.
Ayyappa Paniker Dr K. Ayyappa Paniker, sometimes spelt "Ayyappa Panicker" (September 12, 1930 – August 23, 2006) was an influential Malayalam poet, literary critic, and an academic and a scholar in modern and p...
Azad Moopen Dr. Azad Moopen, an Indian physician, is a developer of healthcare facilities in Dubai.
B. Jayashree B. Jayashree (born June 9, 1950) is a veteran Indian theatre actor, director and singer, who has also acted in films and television.
B. K. Anand Professor Bal Krishan Anand, better known as B. K. Anand, was a famous Indian Physiologist and Pharmacologist.
B. K. Goyal Dr B. K. Goyal is a cardiologist and medical educationist from India.
B. K. S. Iyengar B. K. S. Iyengar, or Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar (born 14 December 1918), is the founder of Iyengar Yoga and is considered one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world.
B. N. Suresh Byrana Nagappa Suresh (ಬ್ಯರಣ್ಣ ನಾಗಪ್ಪ ಸುರೇಶ; born 12 November 1943) is an Indian aerospace scientist.
B. R. Deodhar Professor B. R. Deodhar (1901-1990) was an Indian classical singer, musicologist and music educator.
B. R. Shetty Bavaguthu Raghuram Shetty, better known as B R Shetty, is Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of the Abu Dhabi based New Medical Centre Group of Companies and UAE Exchange.
B. Ramana Rao Dr Bhogaraju Ramana Rao is an Indian physician from Bangalore.
B. S. Chandrasekhar Bhagwat Subramanya Chandrasekhar (informally Chandra; born 17 May 1945) is a former Indian cricketer who played as a leg spinner.
B. S. Kesavan Bellary Shamanna Kesavan is the first National Librarian of independent India.
B. V. Karanth Babukodi Venkataramana Karanth was a renowned film and theatre personality from India.
Baba Amte Dr Murlidhar Devidas Amte popularly known as Baba Amte, was an Indian social worker and social activist known particularly for his work for the rehabilitation and empowerment of poor peop...
Baba Bhand Baba Saluba Bhand is a Marathi writer / Publisher from Maharashtra, India.
Bachendri Pal Bachendri Pal (बचेंद्री पाल; born 24 May 1954) is an Indian mountaineer, who in 1984 became the first Indian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Badal Sarkar Badal Sircar (15 July 1925 – 13 May 2011), also known as Badal Sarkar, was an influential Indian dramatist and theatre director, most known for his anti-establishment plays during the Naxa...
Badri Narayan Badri Narayan (Born in Secunderabad, India in 1929) is an eminent Indian artist, illustrator, author and story-teller.
Bahadur Singh Chouhan Bahadur Singh Chouhan (born 8 February 1946) is a former Indian athlete who won gold medals in shot put in 1978 and 1982 Asian Games.
Baichung Bhutia Baichung Bhutia (बाईचुंग भुटिया; born 15 December 1976) or Bhaichung Bhutia is an Indian footballer of Sikkimese-Bhutia descent who plays as a striker.
Bakul Harshadrai Dholakia Bakul Harshadrai Dholakia was a professor in economics at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.
Bal Samant Bal Gangadhar Samant (May 27 1924 – January 18 2009) was an Indian writer.
Bala V. Balachandran Bala V Balachandran (born 5 July 1937) is the J. L. Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Accounting and Information Management at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Fo...
Balachandra Menon Balachandra Menon is an Indian film actor, director, script writer, lyricist, and producer who works in Malayalam cinema.
Balbir Singh Khullar Balbir Singh Kular is an Indian field hockey player and a Punjab Police officer.
Balbir Singh Kullar Balbir Singh Kular is an Indian field hockey player and a Punjab Police officer.
Balbir Singh, Sr. Balbir Singh is a retired field hockey player from India, who was a member of three Olympic gold medal winning teams, in London (1948), Helsinki (1952) (Vice Captain) and Melbourne (1956) (Captain).
Baldev Raj Baldev Raj is an Indian scientist and former director of the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) in Kalpakkam, India.He is now the chairman of National Institute of Technology, Pudu...
Balraj Sahni Balraj Sahni ((Shahmukhi) ਬਲਰਾਜ ਸਾਹਨੀ (Gurmukhi) (1 May 1913 – 13 April 1973), born Yudhishthir Sahni, was a famous Indian film actor.
Balu Sankaran Balu Sankaran was a professor, scientist and recipient of the Padma Shri and Padma Vibushan awards.
Balwant Gargi Balwant Gargi (4 December 1916 – 22 April 2003) (ਬਲਵੰਤ ਗਾਰਗੀ, Balwant Gārgi, Hindi: बलवंत गार्गी, Balwant Gārgi) was a renowned Punjabi language dramatist, theatre director, novelist, and short ...
Bansi Kaul Bansi Kaul (बंसी कौल (Devanagari), بنسی کول (Nastaleeq)) (born 1949) is a Hindi theatre director and the founder of Rang Vidushak, a theatre group and Theatre insti...
Bapu (artist) Bapu (born Satthiraju Lakshmi Narayana (Telugu: సత్తిరాజు లక్ష్మీనారాయణ) on December 15, 1933) is an Indian film director, known for his works in Telugu cinema He is a music artist, paint...
Bapu (film director) Bapu (born Satthiraju Lakshmi Narayana (Telugu: సత్తిరాజు లక్ష్మీనారాయణ) on December 15, 1933) is an Indian film director, known for his works in Telugu cinema He is a music...
Barkha Dutt Barkha Dutt is an Indian television journalist and columnist.
Begum Akhtar Akhtari Bai Faizabadi or Begum Akhtar (October 7, 1914 – October 30, 1974) was a well known Indian singer of Ghazal, Dadra, and Thumri.
Behram Contractor Behram Contractor (1930 – 9 April 2001), also known as Busybee, was a figure in Indian journalism.
Ben Kingsley Sir Ben Kingsley, CBE (born Krishna Pandit Bhanji; 31 December 1943) is an English actor.
Ben Kingsley filmography Sir Ben Kingsley, CBE (born Krishna Pandit Bhanji; Gujarati:કૃષ્ણા પંડિત ભાણજી; 31 December 1943) is an English actor who has won an Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards in ...
Bhabendra Nath Saikia Dr. Bhabendra Nath Saikia (ড˚ ভবেন্দ্ৰ নাথ শইকীয়া; 1932- 2003) was a novelist, short story writer and film director from Assam.
Bhagat Puran Singh Bhai Puran Singh (June 4, 1904 – August 5, 1992) was born in Rajewal (Rahon) Ludhiana district, Punjab.
Bhai Nirmal Singh Khalsa Bhai Nirmal Singh Khalsa is a "Hazoori Ragi" (respected residential priest/singer) at Sri Darbar Sahib (popularly referred to as the Golden temple in some parts of the world), Sri Amritsar, Punj...
Bhajan Sopori Bhajan Sopori (born 1948 in Srinagar, Kashmir) is an Indian instrumentalist.
Bhalchandra Nemade Bhalchandra Vanaji Nemade (Devanagari: भालचंद्र वनाजी नेमाडे) (born 1938) is a Marathi writer from Maharashtra, India.
Bhanumathi Ramakrishna Paluvayi Bhanumathi Ramakrishna (7 September 1925 – 24 December 2005) was a multilingual Indian film actress, director, music director, singer, producer, book writer and songs writer.
Bharat Bhushan (yogi) Bharat Bhushan (born April 30, 1952) is an Indian yoga teacher and winner of the Padma Shri for literature and education in 1991.
Bhaurao Krishnaji Gaikwad Bhaurao Krishnaji Gaikwad(October 15, 1902 - December 29, 1971) famously known as Dadasaheb Gaikwad was a politician and social worker from Maharashtra, India.
Bhavarlal Jain Bhavarlal Hiralal Jain(also known as Bade Bhau – Big Brother or Bhumiputra – Son of the Earth) is the Founder Chairman of Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd.(JISL).
Bhimsen Joshi Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi; February 4, 1922 – January 24, 2011) He was an Indian vocalist in the Hindustani classical tradition.
Bismillah Khan Bismillah Khan (21 March 1913 – 21 August 2006), often referred to by the honorific title Ustad, was an Indian musician credited with popularising the shehnai, a subcontinental wind instrument o...
Boyi Bhimanna Dr. Boyi Bhimanna (Telugu: బోయి భీమన్న) (19 September 1911 – 16 December 2005), also transliterated as Bheemanna, Bheemana and in other ways, was a famous Telugu poet.
Brahmanandam Brahmanandam Kanneganti (born 1 February 1956), is an Indian actor and comedian.
Brajesh Mishra Brajesh (or Brijesh) Chandra Mishra was the first National Security Advisor and principal secretary to the former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Brijesh Mishra Brajesh Chandra Mishra was the first National Security Advisor and principal secretary to the former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Bula Choudhury Bula Choudhury is a former national women's swimming champion of India.
C. N. R. Rao Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao FRS, also known as C.N.R. Rao (born 30 June 1934), is an Indian chemist who has worked mainly in solid-state and structural chemistry.
C. Narayana Reddy Dr. Cingireddy Narayana Reddy (Telugu: సి.నారాయణరెడ్డి) (29 July 1931) is an Indian poet, writer.
C. Narayanareddy Dr. Cingireddy Narayana Reddy (born 29 July 1931) is an Indian poet and writer.
C. P. Thakur Chandreshwar Prasad "C P" Thakur (born 3 September 1931) is a current member of Rajya Sabha, a former minister in the Government of India,a physician and a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party.
C. Sivarama Murti C. Sivaramamurti or Calambur Sivaramamurti, (1909–1983) was an eminent art historian and Sanskrit scholar.
Carmel Berkson Carmel Berkson (born 1924) is an American sculptor known for her documentation and books on Indian art, aesthetics and architecture.
Chand Ram Chand Ram is a former Indian athlete who won gold medal at 1982 Asian Games at Delhi in 20 kilometre road walk event.
Chandgi Ram Chandgi Ram (9 November 1937 – 29 June 2010) was an Indian wrestler who won a gold medal at 1970 Asian Games.
Chandi Prasad Bhatt Chandi Prasad Bhatt (चंडी प्रसाद भट्ट) (born 1934) is an Indian Gandhian environmentalist and social activist, who founded Dasholi Gram Swarajya Sangh (DGSS) in Gopeshwar in 1964, whic...
Chandraprabha Aitwal Chandraprabha Aitwal (born December 24, 1941) is a mountain climber and winner of the India's 2009 Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award - lifetime achievement, who has climbed peaks like Nand...
Chandrashekhara Kambara Chandrashekhara Kambara (ಚಂದ್ರಶೇಖರ ಕಂಬಾರ) (born 2 January 1937) is a prominent poet, playwright, folklorist, film director in Kannada language and the founder-vice-chancellor of Kannada Un...
Chandreshwar Prasad Thakur Chandreshwar Prasad "C P" Thakur (born 3 September 1931) is a current member of Rajya Sabha, a former minister in the Government of India,a physician and a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party.
Chandu Borde Chandrakant Gulabrao "Chandu" Borde born 21 July 1934 in Pune, is a former cricketer who was a member of the Indian team between 1958 and 1970.
Charles Borromeo (athlete) Charles Borromeo (Tamil: சார்லஸ் ஒர்ரொமெஒ; born December 1, 1958) is a track and field athlete born at Devakottai in Tamil Nadu, India.
Charles Correa Charles Correa (born September 1, 1930) is a noted Indian architect, urban planner and activist.
Chief Ministership of N. T. Rama Rao Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (popularly known as NTR) was a civil services officer-turned-Telugu film actor-turned-politician who served as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for three terms.
Chittor V. Nagaiah Chittor V. Nagaiah (born Vuppaladadiyam Nagayya, Telugu: వుప్పలదడియం నాగయ్య) was a multilingual Indian film actor, composer, director, producer, writer and playback singer from Andhra Prad...
Chuni Goswami Subimal Goswami (born 15 January 1938) commonly known by his nickname Chuni Goswami (চুনী গোস্বামী) is an Indian international footballer and first class cricketer.
Colonel Narendra Kumar Colonel Narendra Kumar (also known as Narendra Bull Kumar or Narinder Kumar) (born 8 December 1933) is an Indian soldier-mountaineer.
Cyrus S. Poonawalla Dr. Cyrus S. Poonawalla is the Chairman of Poonawalla Group which includes Serum Institute of India, which is an Indian biotech company that manufactures paediatric vaccines.
D. R. Bendre Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre (31 January 1896 – 21 October 1981) was amongst the most famous of Kannada poets of the Navodaya Period.
D. R. Karthikeyan D. R. Kaarthikeyan (Devarayapuram Ramasamy Kaarthikeyan) is an Indian Police Service Officer from Tamil Nadu, and a former special director of the Central Bureau of Investigation and Director Ge...
D. V. S. Raju Datla Venkata Suryanarayana Raju, better known as D. V. S. Raju was an Indian film producer from Telugu Cinema.
D. Y. Patil Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil (ज्ञानदेव यशवंतराव पाटील) (born 22 October 1935) is the current Governor-designate of Bihar state in eastern India.
Dagdu Maruti Pawar Daya Pawar or Dagdu Maruti Pawar was born to a Mahar Dalit family in Dhamangaon, was a Marathi author and poet known for his contributions to Dalit literature that dealt with the atrocitie...
Dalip Kaur Tiwana Dr. Dalip Kaur Tiwana is a foremost novelist and short-story writer of contemporary Punjabi literature.
Damayanti Joshi Damayanti Joshi (September 5, 1928 – September 19, 2004) was a noted Indian classical dancer in the Kathak dance form.
Danny Denzongpa Tshering Phintso "Danny" Denzongpa (born 25 February 1948) is an Indian actor of Sikkimese-Bhutia descent, working in Bollywood films though he has appeared in several Nepali, Telugu and Tamil ...
Darshana Jhaveri Darshana Jhaveri, the youngest of the four Jhaveri sisters, is a leading Indian exponent of Manipuri dance, an Indian classical dance form.
Dasari Prasada Rao Dasari Prasada Rao (born 21 January 1950) is an Indian Cardiothoracic surgeon.
Dashrath Patel Dashrath Patel (1927 - December 1, 2010) was Indian designer, sculptor, who was the founder secretary of the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, from 1961 to 1981.
David Abraham Cheulkar David Abraham Cheulkar (1909–December 28, 1981), popularly known as David, was a Jewish-Indian Hindi film actor.
Debaki Bose Debaki Bose, also known as Debaki Kumar Bose, was a top director, writer, actor of Bengali cinema/Indian cinema.
Deep Joshi Deep Joshi is an Indian social worker and NGO activist and the recipient of 2009 Magsaysay award.
Deepak B. Phatak Deepak B. Phatak, (born 2 April 1948) is a recipient of the Padma Shri Award for his contribution in science and technology in 2013, and an Indian computer scientist and academist.
Deepak Puri Deepak Puri is the founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Moser Baer, the world's second largest optical storage media manufacturer.
Dr. K. Anji Reddy Kallam Anji Reddy was an Indian entrepreneur in the pharmaceutical industry, the founder-chairman of Dr Reddy's Labs, which he established in 1984, and chairman of Dr Reddy’s Foundation, the cor...
Dula Bhaya Kag Dula Bhaya Kag (November 25, 1902 - February 2, 1977) was renowned poet, social reformer and freedom fighter.
Durga Khote Durga Khote (January 14, 1905−September 22, 1991) was an Indian actress, starting as one of the foremost leading ladies of her times, she remained active in Hindi and Marathi cinema, as well as ...
Durga Lal Pandit Durga Lal was a renowned Kathak dancer of the Jaipur Gharana.
E. A. S. Prasanna Erapalli Anantharao Srinivas Prasanna (ಎರಾಪಳ್ಳಿ ಅನಂತರಾವ್ ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸ್ ಪ್ರಸನ್ನ) (born: 22 May 1940) is a famous former cricket player from Bangalore, India.
E. Sreedharan Elattuvalapil Sreedharan is a retired Indian Engineering Service (IES) officer popularly known as the "Metro Man".
Ebrahim Alkazi Ebrahim Alkazi (born October 18, 1925) is one of the most influential Indian theatre directors and Drama teachers in 20th-century Indian theatre.
Ela Bhatt Ela Ramesh Bhatt (born 7 September 1933) is an Indian cooperative organiser, activist and Gandhian, who founded the Self-Employed Women's Association of India (SEWA) in 1972, and served as its g...
G. Bakthavathsalam G. Bakthavathsalam is the Managing Trustee of Dharmaveera K Govindaswamy Naidu Medical Trust, which runs the K.G. Hospital in Coimbatore, India.
G. Shankar G. Shankar is an architect from Kerala, India.
Gagan Narang Gagan Narang is an Indian shooter, in Air rifle shooting, supported by the Olympic Gold Quest.
Gajam Anjaiah Gajam Anjaiah (born 16 May 1955) is an Indian master handloom designer who is widely recognised in the handloom industry for his innovations and developments of Tie and Dye handloom products alo...
Gangadhar Pradhan Gangadhar Pradhan (1948–2010) was an eminent Odissi (Orissi) exponent and teacher, who also founded the Odissi Nritya Mandap in Puri in 1986 and organised several dance festivals in the temple c...
Habib Tanvir Habib Tanvir (1 September 1923 – 8 June 2009) was one of the most popular Indian Urdu, Hindi playwrights, a theatre director, poet and actor.
Hakim Abdul Hameed Hakim Abdul Hameed (1908-1999), Builder of Modern Hamdard India Attained the highest degree on Herbal from Tibbia college, Delhi Founder Chancellor - Jamia Hamdard (Hamdard University), Delhi Ch...
Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman (হাকিম সৈয়দ জিল্লুর রহমান), is well known for his contribution to Unani medicine.
Haku Shah Haku Shah is a Gandhian, an eminent Indian painter belonging to the Baroda School, he is also a cultural anthropologist, an author of international repute on folk and tribal art and culture.
Hans Raj Hans Hans Raj Hans is an Indian Punjabi language singer and politician.
Harbhajan Singh Harbhajan Singh Plaha born 3 July 1980 in Jalandhar, Punjab, India), commonly known as Harbhajan Singh, was an Indian cricketer and former captain of IPL team Mumbai Indians and Punjab st...
Hari Shankar Sharma Hari Shankar Sharma was a Hindi and Urdu poet from Harduaganj,Aligarh, North-Western Provinces, British India.
Hariharan (singer) Hariharan (ஹரிஹரன் हरिहरन) (born 3 April 1955) is an Indian playback singer who has sung for Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Marathi, Bhojpuri and Telugu films, an established ghazal ...
Harish Chandra Singh Rawat Harish Chandra Singh Rawat (July 3, 1934 – January 20, 2008) was a mountaineer who scaled the Mt Everest in 1965.
Hashmat Ullah Khan Hashmat Ullah Khan was born in 1954 in Nawab Bazaar, the Heart of Srinagar City.
Heisnam Kanhailal Heisnam Kanhailal (b 17 January 1941) is a noted art theatre personality from Indian state of Manipur.
Helen (actress) Helen Jairag Richardson is an Indian film actress and dancer of Anglo-Burmese descent, working in Hindi films.
Helen Jairag Richardson Helen Jairag Richardson is an Indian film actress and dancer of Anglo-Burmese descent, working in Hindi films.
Hema Malini Hema Malini (Born 16 October 1948) is an Indian actress, director and producer, Bharatanatyam dancer-choreographer, and a politician, well known for the roles in Hindi cinema.
Hermann Kulke Hermann Kulke (born 1938 in Berlin) is a German Historian and Indologist, who was Professor of the South and Southeast Asian History at the Department of History, Kiel University (1988-2003).
Hilda Mary Lazarus Hilda Mary Lazarus B.A., MBBS, FRCS (b: 1890 - d: 1978) was Christian missionary and popular Gynecologist and Obstetrician in India.
Hildamit Lepcha Hildamit Lepcha is a renowned exponent of Lepcha folk music.
Hirabai Barodekar Hirābai Barodekar (May 30, 1905 – November 20, 1989) was a renowned Indian Hindustāni classical music singer, of Kirana gharana.
Hisam-ud-din Usta Hisam-ud-din Usta was a celebrated artist born in 1910 in the village of Dulmera in the erstwhile Bikaner State.
Homi Sethna Homi Nusserwanji Sethna PhD (Hindi: होमी सेठना; August 24, 1923 – September 5, 2010) was an Indian nuclear scientist and a chemical engineer, gaining international fame as the Chairman of the At...
Hridayanath Mangeshkar Hridaynath Mangeshkar (ह्रदयनाथ मंगेशकर) (born October 26, 1937) is a composer/singer from India known for his eclectic compositions and a well-respected body of work.
Hridaynath Mangeshkar Hridaynath Mangeshkar (ह्रदयनाथ मंगेशकर) (born October 26, 1937) is a composer/singer from India known for his eclectic compositions and a well respected body of work.
Humpy Koneru Humpy Koneru (Telugu: కోనేరు హంపీ; born 31 March 1987 in Gudivada, Andhra Pradesh) is a chess grandmaster from India.
I. V. Subba Rao Idupuganti Venkata Subba Rao M.Sc. Ph.D., better known as I. V. Subba Rao, was an eminent Agricultural scientist.
Ignace Tirkey Ignacious ("Ignace") Tirkey is an Indian field Hockey player.
Ileana Citaristi Ileana Citaristi is an Italian-born Odissi and Chhau dancer, based in Bhubaneshwar, India.
Indira Hinduja Dr. Indira Hinduja M.D., Ph.D. is an Indian gynecologist, obstetrician and infertility specialist based in Mumbai.
Indira Jaising Indira Jaising (born 1940, Mumbai) is an Indian lawyer.
Indira Nath Indira Nath (born 14 January 1938) is an Indian immunologist.
Indrani Rahman Indrani Rahman (September 19, 1930, Chennai - February 5, 1999, New York) was an Indian classical dancer, of Bharata Natyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali and Odissi, which she popularized in the west, a...
Iravatham Mahadevan Iravatham Mahadevan (ஐராவதம் மகாதேவன் transliteration: airāvatam makātēvan; born 1930) is an Indian epigraphist, specializing on the Indus script and Early Tamil epigraphy.
Irrfan Khan Sahabzade Irrfan Ali Khan (born 7 January 1967), credited as Irrfan Khan or even simply Irrfan, is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Bollywood.
Iyyanki Venkata Ramanayya Shri Iyyanki Venkata Ramanayya or Ayyanki Venkata Ramanaiah is recognized as the "Architect of Public Library Movement in India".
J. A. K. Tareen Jalees Ahmed Khan Tareen, also known as J.A.K. Tareen, was born in Mysore, Karnataka, India in 1947.
J.B. Chaudhary J.B. Chaudhary ( Jai Bhagwan Chowdhury) is a former Vice-Chancellor of Haryana Agricultural University and recipient of the Padma Shri award.
Jack Gibson (schoolmaster) John Travers Mends Gibson OBE Padma Shri, (more commonly known as Jack Gibson) (March 3, 1908 - October 23, 1994), was an English schoolmaster, scholar, academic and a distinguished Britis...
Jagan Nath Kaul Jagan Nath Kaul (October 13, 1924 – December 16, 2008) was the founder, president, and patron of SOS Children’s Village of India (SOS CVI).
Jagmohan Jag Mohan Malhotra is an Indian politician.
Janaky Athi Nahappan Puan Sri Janaki Athi Nahappan, also known as Janaky Devar (born February 25, 1925), is a founding member of the Malaysian Indian Congress and one of the earliest women involved in the figh...
Jasbir Singh Bajaj Dr.Jasbir Singh Bajaj, is a Indian Physician and Diabetologist has been conferred with the Padma Vibhushan award, India's second highest, for his outstanding contribution to the medical sciences...
Jasraj Pandit Jasraj (born 28 January 1930) is an Indian classical vocalist.
Jasu Patel Jasubhai Motibhai Patel (26 November 1924, Ahmedabad, Gujarat – 12 December 1992, Ahmedabad) was an off-spinner who played Test cricket for India.
Javare Gowda D. Javare Gowda is a Kannada author and winner of the Padma Shri and the Karnataka Ratna awards.
Javed Akhtar Javed Akhtar (Hindi: जावेद अख्तर; born 17 January 1945) is a poet, lyricist and scriptwriter from India.
Jawahar Wattal Jawahar Wattal (जवाहर वट्टल (Devanagari), جواہر وٹل (Nastaleeq)), one of India’s top cultural entrepreneurs, director and producer, is best known for being a pionee...
Jaya Bachchan Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan (born Jaya Bhaduri; 9 April 1948) is an Indian actress and politician.
Jayanta Kumar Ghosh Jayanta Kumar Ghosh or Jaẏanta Kumāra Ghosha (Bengali: জয়ন্ত কুমার ঘোষ, born May 23, 1937) is an Indian statistician, currently emeritus professor at Indian Statistical Institute and a pr...
Jayanta Mahapatra Jayanta Mahapatra (born 1928) is one of the best known Indian English poets.
Jayaram Jayaram Subramaniam, better known as Jayaram, is an Indian film actor who predominantly acts in Malayalam films and at times in Tamil films.
Jaymala Shiledar Jaymala Shiledar (Marathi: जयमाला शिलेदार) (21 August 1926 – 8 August 2013) was an Indian Hindustani classical singer and theatre actress.
Jeev Milkha Singh Jeev Milkha Singh (born 15 December 1971) is an Indian professional golfer who became the first player from India to join the European Tour in 1998.
Jehangir Sabavala Jehangir Sabavala (23 August 1922 – 2 September 2011) was an Indian painter.
Jhulan Goswami Jhulan Goswami is an all round cricketer who plays for the India national women's cricket team, Bengal Women, East Zone Women as well as the Asia Women XI women's cricket team.On 1 February 2009...
Jitendra Abhisheki Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki (Devanagari: पंडित जितेंद्र अभिषेकी; 21 September 1929 – 7 November 1998) was an Indian vocalist, composer and scholar of Indian classical, semi-classical, and devotion...
Jivya Soma Mashe Jivya Soma Mashe (born 1934) is an artist of the Maharashtra state in India, who popularised the Warli tribal art form.
Jockin Arputham Jockin Arputham has worked for more than 40 years in slums and shanty towns, building representative organizations into powerful partners with governments and international agencies for the bett...
John Martyn (schoolmaster) John A. K. Martyn OBE Padma Shri (more commonly known as J. A. K. Martyn) (1903-1984), was an English schoolmaster, scholar, academic and a distinguished British Himalayan mountaineer.
Joseph Allen Stein Joseph Stein, (April 10, 1912 – October 6, 2001) was an American architect and a major figure in the establishment of a regional modern architecture in the San Francisco Bay area in the 1940s an...
Juthika Roy Juthika Roy (20 April 1920 – 5 February 2014) was a bhajan (devotional) singer from India.
Jyotirmoyee Sikdar Jyotirmoyee Sikdar (জ্যোতির্ময়ী সিকদার) was a Member of Parliament, India representing Krishnagar (Lok Sabha constituency) of West Bengal in the 14th Lok Sabha.
K. B. Sundarambal Kodumudi Balambal Sundarambal (1908–1980) was a renowned stage artist and singer from Erode, Tamil Nadu.
K. Balachander Kailasam Balachander (born 9 July 1930) is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer who works mainly in the Tamil film industry.
K. D. Singh K. D. Singh (Kanwar Deep Singh; born 21 August 1961) is an Indian Politician and Member of Parliament (MP), Rajya Sabha.
K. G. Subramanyan K. G. Subramanyan (born 1924) is one of the pioneers of Indian modern art.
K. J. Yesudas Kattassery Joseph Yesudas (born 10 January 1940) is an Indian classical musician and playback singer.
K. M. Beenamol Kalayathumkuzhi Mathews Beenamol, popularly known as K M Beenamol (born 15 August 1975, Kombidinjal, a village in Kerala, India) is an international athlete from India.
K. M. Cherian K. M. Cherian is a leading Indian heart surgeon who has pioneered new treatments, founded new hospitals and earned an international reputation.
K. M. George Karimpumannil Mathai George, popularly known as Dr. K. M. George, is an eminent Malayalam writer and educator.
K. M. Mammen Mappillai K. M. Mammen Mappillai (November 28, 1922 – March 3, 2003) was born in a Syrian Christian family in Kerala to K. C. Mammen Mappillai and Kunjandamma as the youngest of the prosperous family of e...
K. P. Udayabhanu K. P. Udayabhanu (6 June 1936 – 5 January 2014) was an Indian playback singer and music director, mainly in Malayalam films.
K. Raghavan K. Raghavan (കെ. രാഘവന്) (2 December 1913 – 19 October 2013), popularly known as Raghavan Master, was a Malayalam music composer.
K. Ramiah Dr. K. Ramiah (1892-1974) was an Indian parliamentarian.
K. S. Chandrasekharan Komaravolu S. Chandrasekharan (born 21 November 1920) is a professor emeritus at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich.
K. S. Chithra Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra (born 27 July 1963), often credited as K. S. Chithra or simply Chithra, is an Indian playback singer from Kerala.
K. Shankar Pillai Kesava Shankara Pillai (കെ. ശങ്കര് പിള്ള) (31 July 1902 - 26 December 1989), better known as Shankar, was an Indian cartoonist.
K. Ullas Karanth K. Ullas Karanth (ಕೋಟಾ ಉಲ್ಲಾಸ ಕಾರಂತ), Ph. D., is a conservation zoologist and a leading tiger expert based in Karnataka, India.
K. V. Narayanaswamy Palghat Kollengode Viswanatha Ramanarayanan (Malayalam:പാലക്കാട് കൊല്ലങ്കോട് വിശ്വനാഥ രാമനാരായണൻ) (November 15, 1923 – April 1, 2002), often referred to as KV Narayanaswamy was an Indian musici...
K. V. Subbanna Kuntagodu Vibhuthi Subbanna (20 February 1932-16 July 2005) was an acclaimed dramatist and writer in Kannada.
Kaashinathuni Vishwanath Kashinathuni Vishwanath (కాశినాథుని విశ్వనాథ్), is an Indian film, sound designer turned director and actor known for his works, predominantly in Telugu Cinema.
Kaasinathuni Viswanath Kasinathuni Viswanath (కాశినాథుని విశ్వనాథ్) is an Indian film, sound designer turned director and actor known for his works, predominantly in Telugu Cinema.
Kadri Gopalnath Dr. Kadri Gopalnath (born 11 December 1949) is an Indian saxophonist and one of the pioneers of Carnatic music on the saxophone.
Kaifi Azmi Sayyid Akhtar Hussein Rizvi, known as Kaifi Azmi (कैफ़ी आज़मी; کیفی اعظمی; January 14, 1919 – May 10, 2002) was an Indian Urdu poet.
Kailash Chandra Meher Kailash Chandra Meher (Hindi - कैलास चऩ्द्र मेहेर; born in 22 January 1954) is an Indian artist, inventor, social activist.
Kailash Sankhala Kailash Sankhala (1925–1994) was a renowned naturalist and conservationist of India.
Kajol Kajol Devgan (née Mukherjee ) (born 5 August 1974), known mononymously as Kajol, is an Indian film actress.
Kaka Hathrasi Kaka Hathrasi (September 18, 1906 – September 18, 1995) was a noted Hindi satirist and humorist poet of India.
Kakarla Subba Rao Kakarla Subba Rao FRCR, FACR, FICP,FSASMA, FCCP, FICR, FCGP, (Telugu: కాకర్ల సుబ్బారావు) is an eminent bone radiologist and former Director of Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences in Hyderabad.
Kalamandalam Gopi Vadakke Manalath Govindan Nair (born May 21, 1937) popularly known as Kalamandalam Gopi is an exponent of the classical dance-drama style known as Kathakali.
Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair (March 11, 1914 – August 15, 1990) was one of the most renowned Kathakali artists of any time, and arguably the greatest in the history of the four-century-old classic...
Kallam Anji Reddy Kallam Anji Reddy was an Indian entrepreneur in the pharmaceutical industry, the founder-chairman of Dr Reddy's Labs, which he established in 1984, and chairman of Dr Reddy’s Foundation, the cor...
Kalpana Saroj Kalpana Saroj is a female dalit Indian entrepreneur born in Roperkheda village in Maharashtra, India.
Kalyanji Virji Shah Kalyanji Virji Shah (June 30, 1928 - 24 August 2000) was Kalyanji of Kalyanji-Anandji duo.
Kamalabai Hospet Kamalabai Hospet also known as (Kamalatai Hospet) (1896–1981) was a co-founder of Matru Sewa Sangh, a non-profit social organization based in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
Kamalatai Hospet Kamalatai Hospet (1896-1981) was a co-founder of Matru Sewa Sangh, a non-profit social organization in India.
Kamaljeet Sandhu Kamaljeet Sandhu is a former woman Indian athlete who won gold medal at 1970 Asian Games in 400 m race.She ran the distance in 57.3 seconds.
Kanak Rele Dr. Kanak Rele (June 11, 1937 –) is an Indian dancer and academic best known as an exponent of Mohiniyattom.
Kanhaiyalal Sethia Kanhaiyalal Sethia (कन्हैयालाल सेठिया) was a well known Rajasthani and Hindi poet.
Kantilal Hastimal Sancheti Dr. Kantilal H. Sancheti (born 24 July 1936) is an orthopaedic doctor, the inventor of India's first indigenous knee implant – the Indus Knee and founder of Maharashtra's first orthopaedic dedic...
Kanwar Pal Singh Gill Sardar Kanwar Pal Singh Gill (KPS Gill or KP Gill) served twice as Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab, where he is credited with having brought the Punjab insurgency under control,
Kapil Dev Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj (born 6 January 1959), better known as Kapil Dev, is a former Indian cricketer.
Kapil Deva Dvivedi Dr. Kapil Deva Dvivedi is the director of Vishva Bharati Research Institute, and a noted Sanskrit scholar in India.
Karnam Malleswari Karnam Malleswari (born June 1, 1975, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh) is an Indian weightlifter.
Kartar Singh Kartar Singh (born 7 October 1953) is an Indian wrestler who won gold medals at the Asian Games in 1978 and 1986.
Kartikeya Sarabhai Kartikeya V Sarabhai (born November 27, 1947) is the son of the late Vikram Sarabhai, a renowned scientist and the father of India's space programme and Mrinalini Sarabhai, a noted danseuse.
Keki N. Daruwalla Keki N. Daruwalla (born 1937) is a major Indian poet and short story writer in English language.
Kelucharan Mohapatra Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra (ଗୁରୁ କେଳୁଚରଣ ମହାପାତ୍ର; January 8, 1926 – April 7, 2004) was an Indian classical dancer, guru, and proponent of Odissi dance, who is credited for the revival of the...
Keshav Malik Keshav Malik is a renowned Indian poet, critic, arts scholar, and curator.
Khailshanker Durlabhji Khailshanker Durlabhji (1912–1992) was a notable jeweller from Jaipur city in Rajasthan state in India.He was awarded Padma Shri by Government of India for his contributuion in promotion of th...
Khwaja Ahmad Abbas Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (ख़्वाजा अहमद अब्बास) (7 June 1914 – 1 June 1987), popularly known as K. A. Abbas, was an Indian film director, novelist, screenwriter, and a journalist in the Urdu, Hin...
Kiran Seth Kiran Seth (born 1949) is an Indian academician, Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi since 1976, and is most known as the founder o...
Kishan Lal Kishan Lal (February 2, 1917 – June 23, 1980) was an Indian field hockey player.
Kishan Maharaj Pandit Kishan Maharaj (किशन महाराज) (September 3, 1923 – May 4, 2008) was an Indian tabla player who belonged to the Benares gharana of Hindustani classical music.
Komal Kothari Komal Kothari, commonly known as Komalda, was an Indian folklorist and ethnomusicologist from Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
Koneru Humpy Humpy Koneru (born 31 March 1987 in Gudivada, Andhra Pradesh) is an Indian chess Grandmaster.
Koneru Ramakrishna Rao Professor Koneru Ramakrishna Rao (Telugu: కోనేరు రామకృష్ణారావు) is a philosopher, psychologist, parapsychologist, educationist, teacher, researcher and administrator.
Kota Harinarayana Kota Harinarayana (b. 1943, in Berhampur, Orissa) was the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad and the President of the Aeronautical Society of India.
Kranti Shah Kranti Shah is the Founder, Director and Managing Trustee of Yuvak Biradari which is a voluntary, social, educational, cultural and youth movement of India.
Krishna Poonia Krishna Poonia (born 5 May, 1982) is an Indian discus thrower.
Krishnaswami Kasturirangan Dr. Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan (ಕೃಷ್ಣಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಕಸ್ತೂರಿರಂಗನ್) is a space scientist based in Bangalore, Karnataka who headed the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for more than 9 years until 2003.
Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan Dr. Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan (ಕೃಷ್ಣಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಕಸ್ತೂರಿರಂಗನ್) is a space scientist based in Bangalore, Karnataka who headed the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for more than 9 years until 2003.
Kumudini Lakhia Kumudini Lakhia (born 1930) is an Indian Kathak dancer and choreographer based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, where she founded Kadamb School of Dance and Music, an institute of Indian dance and music i...
Kunhiraman Palat Candeth Kunhiraman Palat Candeth (23 October 1916 – 19 May 2003) was a Major General in the Indian army when he led the operation to annex Goa from the Portuguese colonial rule and served briefly ...
Kunjarani Devi Nameirakpam Kunjarani Devi (born 1 March 1968) is the most decorated Indian sportswoman in weightlifting.
Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan (March 2, 1935 – September 8, 2008) was an Indian classical music violinist.
L. Subramaniam Dr. Lakshminarayana Subramaniam (born 23 July 1947) is an acclaimed Indian violinist, composer and conductor, trained in the classical Carnatic music tradition and Western classical music, and r...
Lakshmi Kumari Chundawat Lakshmi Kumari Chundawat (born June 24, 1916) is an author and a politician from Rajasthan, India.
Lalchand Hirachand Lalchand Hirachand Doshi (1904–1993) was a scion of Walchand group, noted industrialist, philanthropist and Jain social leader.
Lalgudi Jayaraman Lalgudi Gopala Iyer Jayaraman (லால்குடி கோபால ஐயர் ஜெயராமன்) (September 17, 1930 – April 22, 2013) was a well-known and award-winning Indian Carnatic violinist, vocalist and composer.
Lalji Singh Lalji Singh (born May 7, 1947) is an Indian molecular biologist.
Laurie Baker Laurence Wilfred "Laurie" Baker (2 March 1917 – 1 April 2007) was a British-born Indian architect, renowned for his initiatives in cost-effective energy-efficient architecture and for his unique...
Laxman Mane Laxman Bapu Mane (लक्ष्मण बापू माने) (born June 1, 1949) is a Marathi writer and a social activist from Maharashtra, India.
Leander Paes Leander Adrian Paes (born 17 June 1973) is an Indian professional tennis player who features in the doubles events in the ATP Tour and the Davis Cup tournament.
Leela Samson Leela Samson (born 1951) is a Bharatanatyam dancer, choreographer, instructor and writer.
Leslie Claudius Leslie Walter Claudius (25 March 1927 – 20 December 2012) was an Indian field hockey player from Bilaspur.
Lila Ram Lila Ram Sangwan was an Indian wrestler from Bhiwani district of Haryana, who was the first Indian to win a gold medal in the Commonwealth Games.
Limba Ram Limba Ram is an Indian archer who represented India in international competitions including three Olympics.
M. K. Binodini Devi Maharaj Kumari Binodini Devi (February 6, 1922 – January 17, 2011) was an Indian writer from Manipur, a Southeast Himalayan state in North-east India and a member of the erstwhile royal family o...
M. K. Radha M. K. Radha (20 November 1910 - 29 August 1985) was a Tamil cinema actor.
M. Leelavathy M. Leelavathy (born 16 September 1927) is a Malayalam writer, literary critic, and educationist.
M. M. S. Ahuja Professor Man Mohan Singh Ahuja, better known as M. M. S. Ahuja (born 1929 - died 12 July, 1998) was famous Indian Physician and Endocrinologist.
M. Mahadevappa Madappa Mahadevappa(born 4 August 1937), popularly known as Rice Mahadevappa is an Indian agricultural scientist and plant breeder, renowned for developing high yielding hybrid varieties of rice.
M. Night Shyamalan Manoj Shyamalan (born 6 August 1970), known professionally as M. Night Shyamalan, is an Indian screenwriter, film director, and producer known for making movies with contemporary supernatu...
M. R. Acharekar Murlidhar Ramachandra Acharekar (1907–1979) was an Indian artist, film art director in Hindi cinema, who won Filmfare Best Art Direction Award three times, 1958 for Pardesi, 1960 for Kaaga...
M. R. S. Rao Manchanahalli Rangaswamy Satyanarayana Rao known by the abbreviation M. R. S. Rao, is an Indian scientist, born on 21 January 1948 at Mysore, India.
M. S. Sathyu Mysore Shrinivas Sathyu (Kannada ಮೈಸೂರು ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸ ಸತ್ಯು)(born 6 July 1930 in Mysore, Karnataka) is a leading film director, stage designer and art director from India.
M. S. Swaminathan Mankombu Sambasivan Swaminathan (born 7 August 1925) is an Indian geneticist and international administrator, renowned for his leading role in India's "Green Revolution," a program under which h...
M. Vijayan Mamannamana Vijayan (born 16 October 1941, Cherpu, Kerala) is an Indian structural biologist.
M.P. Nachimuthu Padma Shri M. P. Nachimuthu Mudaliar was an Padma Shri award winner in 1983 for his social work in the Hand loom field.
Ma. Po. Si. M. P. Sivagnanam, (Mylapore Ponnuswamy Sivaganam) popularly known as Ma.Po.Si (26 June 1906 – 3 October 1995), was an Indian politician and the founder of the political party Tamil Arasu K...
Madhav Gadgil Madhav Gadgil (born 1942 Pune) is an Indian ecologist.
Madhavi Mudgal Madhavi Mudgal is an Indian classical dancer known for her Odissi dance style.
Madhu (actor) Madhavan Nair (മധു, മാധവന് നായര്), commonly known by his stage name Madhu is an actor in Malayalam cinema.
Madhu Sudan Kanungo Prof. Madhu Sudan Kanungo (April 1, 1927 – July 26, 2011) was an Indian scientist in the field of gerontology and neuroscience as well as a teacher of molecular biology and biochemistry.
Mallika Srinivasan Mallika Srinivasan (மல்லிகா ஸ்ரீனிவாசன்) is a thought leader and a strategist, recognized for entrepreneurship, commitment to excellence and contribution to Indian agriculture machinery business...
Mallikarjun Mansur Mallikarjun Bheemarayappa Mansur (ಮಲ್ಲಿಕಾರ್ಜುನ ಮನಸೂರ) (December 31, 1910 –1992) was an Indian classical singer of the khyal style in the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana of Hindustani classical music.
Mamang Dai Mamang Dai (Assamese: মামাং দাই) is an Indian journalist, author, poet, and former civil servant based in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.
Mammen Mathew Mammen Mathew(Born:1945)is present Chief Editor and Managing Director of Malayala Manorama.
Mammootty Mammootty (born Muhammad Kutty Ismail Paniparambil; 7 September 1951), is an Indian film actor and producer who has mainly worked in Malayalam cinema.
Mamoni Raisom Goswami Indira Goswami (Asamiya: ইন্দিৰা গোস্বামী) (14 November 1942 – 29 November 2011), known by her pen name Mamoni Raisom Goswami and popularly as Mam...
Manchanahalli Rangaswamy Satyanarayana Rao Manchanahalli Rangaswamy Satyanarayana Rao ( ಮಂಚನಹಳ್ಳಿ ರಂಗಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಸತ್ಯನಾರಾಯಣ ರಾವ್, मंचानाहल्ली रंगास्वामी सत्यानारयाना राव) (M.R.S. Rao) is an eminent Indian scientist, born on January 21, 1948 a...
Mandan Mishra Dr. Mandan Mishra was a noted Sanskrit scholar from India and founder of Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha.
Mani Lal Bhaumik Mani Lal Bhaumik is an Indian-born American physicist and a Bestselling author.
Mani Madhava Chakyar Guru Mani Madhava Chakyar (മാണി മാധവ ചാക്യാര്, Devanāgarī: माणि माधव चाक्यार्, IAST:) (15 February 1899 – 14 January 1990) was a celebrated master performance artist and Sanskrit scholar from K...
Mani Ratnam Gopala Ratnam Subramaniam (born 2 June 1956) is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer who predominantly works in Tamil cinema, based in Chennai.
Manik Varma Manik Varma (hindi: माणिक वर्मा) (1920 — November 10, 1996) is considered the doyen of Hindustani classical Music from the Kirana Gharana, most known for her song, Amrutahuni Goad.
Manindra Agrawal Manindra Agrawal (born 20 May 1966) is a professor at the department of computer science and engineering and the Dean of Faculty Affairs (DoFA) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
Manju Bharat Ram Manju Bharat Ram was an Indian educationist, who was the Founder, Chairperson of the Managing Committee & Member of the Board of Trustees, The Shri Ram Schools, New Delhi; ranked as India’s No. ...
Manna Dey Prabodh Chandra Dey (প্রবোধ চন্দ্র দে) (1 May 1919 − 24 October 2013), known by his stage name Manna Dey, was an Indian playback singer.
Manoj Das Manoj Das (born 1934) is an Indian award-winning bilingual creative writer who writes in Oriya and English on whom Kendra Sahitya Akademi has bestowed its highest award (also India's highest li...
Manorama (actress) Manorama (died February 15, 2008) was a Bollywood character actress known best for her role as the comical tyrant aunt in Seeta Aur Geeta (1972).
Manorama (Tamil actress) Manorama, also Aachi (born Gopishantha Kasi Kilakudaiyar in Mannargudi, Tamil Nadu, India), is a Tamil actress who has appeared in more than 1,000 films, 1,000 stage performances, an...
Manoranjan Das Manoranjan Das (ମନୋରଞ୍ଜନ ଦାସ) (1923-2013) is an influential Indian dramatist, and pioneer of modernism in Oriya Literature.
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi Mansoor Ali Khan or Mansur Ali Khan sometimes M. A. K. Pataudi (5 January 1941, Bhopal – 22 September 2011, New Delhi), nicknamed Tiger Pataudi, was an Indian cricketer and for...
Maria Aurora Couto Maria Aurora Couto is an Indian writer, historian and educationalist from Goa.
Mario Miranda Padma Vibhushan Mario João Carlos do Rosario de Brito Miranda, ComIH (2 May 1926 – 11 December 2011), popularly known as Mario Miranda or Mario de Miranda, was an Indian cartoonist ...
Mark Tully Sir William Mark Tully, KBE (born 1935) is the former Bureau Chief of BBC, New Delhi.
Martha Chen Martha Alter Chen is an American academic, scholar and social worker, who presently a Lecturer in Public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and International Coordinator of the global researc...
Mary Kom Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom (born 1 March 1983), also known as MC Mary Kom, Magnificent Mary or simply Mary Kom, is an Indian boxer.
Mary P. Verghese Mary Verghese was born in Cherai village, Cochin, Kerala, India, in a prosperous family.
Mary Verghese Mary Verghese was born in Cherai village, Cochin, Kerala, India, in a prosperous family.
Mattannoor Sankarankutty Marar Mattanur Sankarankutty Marar (Malayalam:മട്ടന്നൂർ ശങ്കരൻകുട്ടി) (M. P. Sankara Marar) is an Indian percussionist who plays the chenda (a traditional Kerala drum), Thayambaka, Panchari me...
Mayadhar Raut Guru Mayadhar Raut (born July 6, 1930) is an Indian classical Odissi dancer and Guru.
Mecca Rafeeque Ahmed Mecca Rafeeque Ahmed is an Indian businessman and entrepreneur from Tamil Nadu.
Melville de Mellow Melville de Mellow (also de Mello) (1913 - 1989) was an Indian radio broadcaster with the All India Radio.
Mihir Sen Mihir Sen (মিহির সেন) (16 November 1930 - 11 June 1997) was an Indian swimmer, best known for being the first Asian to swim the English Channel in 1958, and for being the first swimmer ever to h...
Milind Gawali Milind Gawali (born 16 June), is an Indian film actor, director, TV actor.
Milkha Singh Milkha Singh (born 1935), also known as The Flying Sikh, is a former Indian track and field sprinter who was introduced to the sport while serving in the Indian Army.
Mithu Alur Mithu Alur (born 27 March 1943) usually referred to as Dr. Mithu Alur, is the founder chairperson of The Spastic Society of India - now rechristened ADAPT - Able Disable All Peopl...
Moti Lal Kemmu Moti Lal Kemmu (मोती लाल क्यमू (Devanagari), موتی لال کیمو (Nastaleeq)) (1933-) is an important contemporary playwright from Kashmir.
Moturi Satyanarayana Satyanarayana Moturi (February 2, 1902 – March 6, 1995) was an Indian freedom fighter alongside Mohandas Gandhi until 1947 and then a member of the Constituent Assembly of India which drafted th...
Mrinalini Sarabhai Mrinalini Sarabhai (born May 11, 1918) is a celebrated Indian classical dancer, choreographer and instructor.
Mukesh Batra Mukesh Batra is a homeopathy practitioner and the CEO of Dr. Batra’s Positive Health Clinic Pvt Ltd, a chain of homeopathy clinics in India.
Mukesh Kumar (hockey) Nandanoori Mukesh Kumar (born April 16, 1970) is an Indian field hockey midfielder.
Murugappa Channaveerappa Modi Murugappa Channaveerappa Modi (ಮುರುಗಪ್ಪ ಚೆನ್ನ ವೀರಪ್ಪ ಮೋದಿ; October 4, 1916 – November 11, 2005) (Dr M C Modi) was an Indian ophthalmologist.
Mushtaq Ali Syed Mushtaq Ali (17 December 1914 – 18 June 2005) was a former Indian cricketer, and an aggressive Test batsman.
Mustansir Barma Padma Shri Dr. Mustansir Barma is an Indian Scientist specializing in Statistical Physics.
Muzaffar Ali Rajah Muzaffar Ali (born 21 October 1944, Lucknow) is an Indian filmmaker, a fashion designer, a poet, an artist, a music-lover, a revivalist, and a social worker.
Myneni Hariprasada Rao Myneni Hariprasada Rao, aka MHP Rao, born on 21 July 1927 in Edlalanka village near Avanigadda, is a retired Director of the Nuclear Power Board (now known as NPCL) of DAE, Mumbai, India.
N. R. Narayana Murthy Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy CBE (Kannada: ನಾಗವಾರ ರಾಮರಾವ್ ನಾರಾಯಣ ಮೂರ್ತಿ; born 20 August 1946), commonly referred to as Narayana Murthy, is an Indian IT industrialist and the co-founder...
N. Rajam N. Rajam (born 1938) is an Indian violinist who performs Hindustani classical music.
N. Ramani Natesan Ramani (commonly known as N. Ramani, born 1934) is an Indian Carnatic flautist.
N. T. Rama Rao Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (28 May 1923 – 18 January 1996), popularly known as N. T. Rama Rao or by his initials NTR, was an Indian film actor, director, producer, and politicia...
Nabaneeta Dev Sen Nabaneeta Dev Sen (নবনীতা দেবসেন; Nôbonita Deb Sen) (born January 13, 1938) is an award-winning Indian poet, novelist and academic.
Naina Devi (singer) Naina Devi (September 27, 1917 - November 1, 1993) also known as Naina Ripjit Singh, was Indian vocalist of Hindustani classical music, most known for her thumri renditions, though she also sang...
Nalini Bala Devi Nalini Bala Devi was a noted Indian writer and poet of Assamese literature, known for nationalistic as well as mystical poetry.
Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti (நல்லி குப்புசாமி செட்டியார், born November 9, 1940) is a successful textile industrialist and philanthropist.
Namdeo Dhasal Namdeo Laxman Dhasal (नामदेव लक्ष्मण ढसाळ; 15 February 1949 – 15 January 2014) was a Marathi poet, writer and Human Rights activist from Maharashtra, India.
Nana Patekar Vishwanath "Nana" Patekar (born 1951) is an award-winning Indian actor, writer and filmmaker Born as Vishwanath Patekar in Murud-Janjira in Raigad District, Maharashtra, to Dinkar Patekar ...
Nanabhai Bhatt (Lokbharti) Nanabhai Bhatt has been the founder of prestigious and unique educational institutions such as Dakshinamurti Vidyarthi Bhavan / Dakshinamurti Vinay Mandir - Bhavnagar, Gram Dakshinamurti - Ambala, an...
Narain Karthikeyan Kumar Ram Narain Karthikeyan (born 14 January 1977, in Coimbatore) is the first Formula One motor racing driver from India.
Narayan Gangaram Surve Narayan Gangaram Surve (October 15, 1926 – August 16, 2010) was a Marathi poet from Maharashtra, India.
Narayan Shridhar Bendre Narayan Shridhar Bendre (नारायण श्रीधर बेंद्रे) (August 21, 1910 – February 19, 1992) (N. S. Bendre) was one of India's celebrated artists of the 20th century.
Narayan Singh Bhati Narayan Singh Bhati (1930–2004) was a prominent writer in Rajasthani language.
Narayan Singh Manaklao Dr Narayan Singh Manaklao is a noted social worker of India and was member of the Rajya Sabha, by nomination during August 2003 to August 2009.
Naresh Sohal Naresh Sohal was born in 1939 in Punjab, Northern India.
Nargis Nargis Dutt (नर्गिस; 1 June 1929 – 3 May 1981), born Fatima Rashid but known by her screen name, Nargis, was an Indian film actress.
Nari Contractor Nariman Jamshedji "Nari" Contractor (born 7 March 1934, Godhra, Gujarat) is a former cricket player.
Narla Tata Rao Narla Tata Rao (4 September 1917 - 7 April 2007) was a doyen of the power sector in India and a former chairman of the Andhra Pradesh State Electricity Board.
Nautam Bhagwan Lall Bhatt Nautam Bhagwanlal Bhatt (10 April 1909 – 6 July 2005) was an Indian physicist born in Jamnagar, Gujrat.
Nawang Gombu Nawang Gombu (नवांग गोम्बु born 1935 – April 24, 2011) was a Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer.
Nek Chand Nek Chand Saini is an Indian self-taught artist, famous for building the Rock Garden of Chandigarh, an eighteen acre sculpture garden in the city of Chandigarh, India.
Nek Chand Saini Nek Chand Saini (नेक चंद सैनी)is an Indian self-taught artist, famous for building the Rock Garden of Chandigarh, an eighteen acre sculpture garden in the city of Chandigarh, India.
Nemai Ghosh Nemai Ghosh (1934 - ?) was an Indian cinematographer who is well known for his work in Satyajit Ray's films as a still photographer for over two decades, starting with Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne...
Nemai Ghosh (director) Nemai Ghosh (1914 - 1988)was an Indian cinematographer who is well known for his work in Satyajit Ray's films as a still photographer for over two decades, starting with Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne'...
Pankaj Advani Pankaj Arjan Advani (born 24 July 1985 in Pune) is India's leading professional billiards and snooker player.
Pankaj Mullick Pankaj Mullick, also known as Pankaj Kumar Mullick was a Bengali Indian music director, who was a pioneer of film music in Bengali cinema and Hindi cinema at the advent of playback singing, ...
Pankaj Roy Pankaj Roy (31 May 1928 – 4 February 2001) was an Indian cricketer.
Pankaj Udhas Pankaj Udhas is an Indian singer, in the Indian music industry, along with other musicians like Jagjit Singh and Talat Aziz, with bringing the Ghazal style to the realm of popular music.
Paresh Maity Paresh Maity (পরেশ মাইতি)(Born 1965) is an Indian painter.
Paresh Rawal Paresh Rawal (born 30 May 1950) is an Indian film and stage actor of Gujarati background.
Pargat Singh Pargat Singh is a hockey player turned politician in India and belongs to the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal.
Parveen Sultana Begum Parveen Sultana (Assamese: বেগম পাৰৱীন চুলতানা) (born 10 July 1950) is an Assamese Hindustani classical singer of the Patiala Gharana.
Perugu Siva Reddy Perugu Siva Reddy (12 September 1920 – 6 September 2005) was a renowned eye surgeon from Andhra Pradesh, India.
Phanishwar Nath 'Renu' Phanishwar Nath 'Renu' (फणीश्वर नाथ रेणु) (March 4, 1921 – April 11, 1977) was one of the most successful and influential writers of modern Hindi literature in the post-Premchand era.
Pisharoth Rama Pisharoty Pisharoth Rama Pisharoty (പിഷാരത്ത് രാമ പിഷാരടി;February 10, 1909 – September 24, 2002) was an Indian physicist and meteorologist, and is considered to be the father of remote sensing in India.
Pothan Joseph Pothan Joseph was a journalist in 20th-century India whose career spanned the twenty years before and twenty years after India's independence.
Prabha Atre Prabha Atre (born 13 September 1932) is an Indian classical vocalist.
Pradip Kumar Banerjee Pradip Kumar Banerjee (born 23 June 1936) or PK Banerjee as he is called often, is an Indian footballer.
Prahlad Tipanya Prahlad Singh Tipaniya is an Indian folk singer who performs Kabir bhajans in the Malwi folk style from Madhya Pradesh.
Prakash Narain Tandon Prakash Narain Tandon (born 13 August 1928) is a distinguished Indian neuroscientist and neurosurgeon.
Prakash Padukone Prakash Padukone (born June 10, 1955) is a former Indian badminton player from Karnataka.
Prakash Singh Prakash Singh is a retired officer of the Indian Police Service, who was chief of the Uttar Pradesh Police and BSF.
Pramod Tandon Pramod Tandon is an Indian academic and the former vice-chancellor of North Eastern Hill University.
Pratima Barua Pandey Pratima Barua Pandey was a popular folk singer from the royal family of Gauripur in Western Assam's Dhubri district.
Predhiman Krishan Kaw Predhiman Krishan Kaw is an Indian plasma physicist, who is the director of the Institute for Plasma Research.
Prem Nazir Abdul Khader (7 April 1926 – 16 January 1989), better known by his stage name Prem Nazir (പ്രേം നസീര്), was an Indian film actor best known for his work in Malayalam cinema.
Premankur Atorthy Premankur Atorthy (প্রেমাঙ্কুর আতর্থী) (1 January 1890 – 13 October 1964) was a novelist, journalist, and film director, born in Faridpur.
Premchand Degra Premchand Degra was an IFBB professional bodybuilder from India.
Premchand Dogra Premchand Degra was an IFBB professional bodybuilder from India.
Premendra Mitra Premendra Mitra (প্রেমেন্দ্র মিত্র; 1904–1988) was a renowned Bengali poet, novelist, short story and thrillers writer and film director.
Premlata Agarwal Premlata Agarwal (born 1963) is an Indian mountain climber, who on May 20, 2011 became the oldest Indian woman to have scaled the world's tallest peak, Mount Everest (29,029 ft.), at the a...
Priya Paul Priya Paul (born 1967), is a prominent woman entrepreneur of India, and currently the Chairperson of Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels The Park Hotels chain of boutique hotels.
Purushottam Laxman Deshpande Purushottam Lakshman Deshpande (Marathi: पुरुषोत्तम लक्ष्मण देशपांडे) (8 November 1919 – 12 June 2000), popularly known by his initials पु.
Purushottama Lal Purushottama Lal (August 28, 1929 – November 3, 2010) was an Indian poet, essayist, translator, professor and publisher.
Puttaparthi Narayanacharyulu Puttaparthi Narayanacharyulu (March 28, 1914 - September 1, 1990) was a classical poet, literary critic, composer, musicologist, translator and polyglot.
Puttaraj Gawai Pandit Puttaraj Gawai (ಪುಟ್ಟರಾಜ ಗವಾಯಿ) (3 March 1914 – 17 September 2010) was an Indian musician in the Hindustani classical tradition, a scholar who authored more than 80 books in Kannada, Sans...
Queenie Rynjah Queenie Rynjah is a noted social worker and educationist from Indian state of Meghalaya.
Qurratulain Hyder Qurratulain Hyder (January 20, 1928 – August 21, 2007) was an influential Indian Urdu novelist and short story writer, an academic, and a journalist.
R. S. Subbalakshmi Sister R. S. Subbalakshmi (sometimes spelled Subbulakshmi or Subhalakshmi) (August 18, 1886 - December 20, 1969), was a social reformer and educationist in India.
Raakhee Raakhee Majumdar (born 15 August 1947) is an Indian film actress, who has primarily appeared in Hindi films, as well as several Bengali films.
Raghu Rai Raghu Rai (born 1942) is an Indian photographer and photojournalist.
Raghubir Singh (photographer) Raghubir Singh (1942–1999) was an Indian photographer, most known for his landscapes and documentary-style photographs of the people of India.
Raghunath Anant Mashelkar Raghunath Anant Mashelkar (रघुनाथ अनंत माशेलकर, born 1 January 1943 in Mashel, Goa) is also known as Ramesh Mashelkar.
Raghunath Panigrahi Pandit Raghunath Panigrahi (10 August 1932 – 25 August 2013) was an Indian classical singer and music director.
Rahul Dravid Rahul Dravid(मराठी : राहुल शरद द्रविड ; born 11 January 1973) is a former Indian cricketer, who captained the national Test and One Day International (ODI) teams.
Raj Begum Raj Begum (राज बेगम (Devanagari), راج بیگم (Nastaleeq)) is a leading Kashmiri singer, popular in the late twentieth Century.
Raja and Radha Reddy Raja and Radha Reddy are a dancing couple who are renowned as exponents of the South Indian dance form of Kuchipudi.
Raja Ramanna Raja Ramanna (January 28, 1925 – September 24, 2004) was an Indian nuclear scientist, best known for his leadership directing the research integral for the development of Indian nuclear programm...
Rajalakshmi Parthasarathy Rajalakshmi Parthasarathy (born November 8, 1925), popularly known as Mrs. Y. G. P. is an Indian journalist, educationist and social worker.
Rajdeep Sardesai Rajdeep Sardesai (born 24 May 1965) is an Indian journalist and news presenter.
Rajendra Kumar Rajendra Kumar (20 July 1929 – 12 July 1999) was one of the most successful Indian Bollywood actors in the 1960s and 1970s.
Rajesh Saraiya Rajesh Saraiya (राजेश सरैया; born 1969) is an industrialist who is one of India's first Dalit millionaire Rajesh Saraiya is CEO of the UK-based company Steel Mont, which has a turnover of...
Rajinder Singh Bedi Rajinder Singh Bedi (ਰਾਜਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਬੇਦੀ, राजिंदर सिंह बेदी ; 1915–1984) was a progressive Urdu writer, playwright and a Hindi film director, screenwriter and dialogue writer.
Rajkumar Singhajit Singh Rajkumar Singhajit Singh, (born May 1, 1935) is a leading exponent, choreographer and a guru of Indian classical dance form of Manipuri, including the Pung cholom and Raslila.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is an Indian shooter and politician, who rose to fame after winning the Silver Medal in Men's Double Trap at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
Ram Dayal Munda Ram Dayal Munda (1939 – September 30, 2011), known as R. D. Munda, was an Indian scholar and regional music exponent.
Ram Gopal Bajaj Ram Gopal Bajaj is a noted Indian theatre director, academician, and a Hindi film actor.
Ram Kumar (artist) Ram Kumar (राम कुमार; born in Shimla 1924) is an Indian artist and writer who has been described as one of India's foremost abstract painters.
Ram Mohan Ram Mohan is a veteran in the Indian animation industry, who started his career at the Cartoon Films Unit, Films Division of India, Government of India in 1956.
Ram Narain Agarwal Ram Narain Agarwal is noted scientist and an aerospace engineer of India and is known as father of the Agni series of surface-to-surface missiles.
Ram Narayan Ram Narayan (राम नारायण; IAST: born 25 December 1927), often referred to with the title Pandit, is an Indian musician who popularised the bowed instrument sarangi as a solo concert instrum...
Ram Nath Shastri Professor Ram Nath Shastri (April 15, 1914 – March 8, 2009), was a Dogri language writer, poet and litterateur, also known as the "Father of Dogri" for his role in revival and resurgence of Dog...
Ram Prakash Gehlote Ram Prakash Gehlote was awarded the Padma Shri in 1957 for his work in the fields of Science and Engineering.
Ram V Sutar Ram Vanji Sutar (born 1925) is a famous Indian sculptor.
Ramachandran Balasubramanian Ramachandran Balasubramanian (born March 15, 1951) is an Indian mathematician and is the Director of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences in Chennai, India.
Ramakant Achrekar Ramakant Vithal Achrekar (born 1932) is an Indian cricket coach from Mumbai.
Ramanand Sagar Ramanand Sagar (29 December 1917 – 12 December 2005) (born Chandramauli Chopra) was an Indian film director.
Ramesh Krishnan Ramesh Krishnan (ரமேஷ் கிருஷ்ணன்) (born 5 June 1961) is a tennis coach and former professional tennis player from India.
Ranjit Desai Ranjit Desai (Devanagari: रणजित देसाई) (1928–1992) was a Famous Marathi writer from Maharashtra, India.
Rashid Khan Ustad Rashid Khan (born 1 July 1966) is an Indian classical musician in the Hindustani music tradition.
Rashid Khan (musician) Ustad Rashid Khan (born 1 July 1966) is an Indian classical musician in the Hindustani music tradition.
Ratan Shastri Ratan Shastri was founder of Banasthali Vidyapith and a notable champion of women education.
Ratan Thiyam Ratan Thiyam (born 20 January 1948) is an Indian playwright and theatre director, and the winner of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1987, one of leading figures of the "theatre of roots" movement...
Ratna Fabri Ratna Fabri was a noted museologist of India who was awarded Padma Shri in 1971 for her achievements.
Ratnappa Kumbhar Dr. Ratnappa Bharamappa Kumbhar (15 September 1909 – 23 December 1998), also called Deshbhakt Ratnappa Kumbhar, was an Indian independence activists from Ichalkaranji, who actively partici...
Ravindra Kumar Dr. Ravindra Kumar (born 1959) is a political scientist, peace-worker, educationalist and the former Vice-Chancellor of Meerut University.
Relangi Venkata Ramaiah Relangi Venkata Ramaiah (09 August 1910 – 26 November 1975) was a comedian during the golden years of Telugu film.
Remo Fernandes Luís Remo de Maria Bernardo Fernandes, more popularly known as Remo Fernandes (born 8 May 1953), is a pop/rock/Indian fusion artist and film playback singer from the state of Goa, India.
Renana Jhabvala Renana Jhabvala is an Indian social worker based in Ahmedabad, India, who has been active for decades in organizing women into organizations and trade unions in India, and has been extensively i...
Resul Pookutty Resul Pookutty (born May 30, 1971) is an Indian film sound designer, sound editor and mixer.
Ritu Kumar Ritu Kumar is one of India’s foremost fashion designer, and the first woman to introduce the ‘boutique’ culture in India under the brand name ‘Ritu’.
Ritu Menon Ritu Menon is the co-founder, writer and publisher of India's first feminist publishing house, Kali for Women, co-founded in 1984, with Urvashi Butalia.
Ritwik Ghatak Ritwik Ghatak (ঋত্বিক কুমার ঘটক, Ritbik Kumar Ghôţôk, 4 November 19256 February 1976) was a Bengali Indian filmmaker and script writer.
Riyaz Punjabi Riyaz Punjabi, is a former Professor and Vice Chancellor at the University of Kashmir.
Robin Banerjee Robin Banerjee (12 August 1908 - 6 August 2003) was a noted wildlife expert, environmentalist, painter, photographer and documentary filmmaker who lived at Golaghat in the Indian state of Assam.
S. B. Mujumdar Shantaram Balwant Mujumdar is an Indian botanist and Chancellor of the Symbiosis International University.
S. H. Raza Syed Haider Raza Alias S.H. Raza (born 22 February 1922) is an Indian artist who has lived and worked in France since 1950, but maintains strong ties with India.
S. Krishnaswamy S. Krishnaswamy is an Indian documentary film-maker and writer who won the Padmashri award in 2009.
S. M. Arif Syed Mohammed Arif, popularly known as Arif Saahab, is an Indian badminton coach.
S. M. Cyril Sister M. Cyril Mooney, IBVM is an internationally-recognized educational innovator and the 2007 winner of the Padma Shri Award, the Government of India's fourth-highest civilian honor.
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam (born 4 June 1946) is an Indian film playback singer, actor, music director, voice actor and film producer.
S. P. Varma S. P. Varma (Jammu and Kashmir) is a social worker and a peace activist from Jammu and Kashmir who has made exemplary contribution by spreading the message of peace in trouble-torn areas of the ...
S. R. Ranganathan Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan (12 August 1892 – 27 September 1972) was a mathematician and librarian from India.
S. Somasundaram Madurai S. Somasundaram (1919–1989) was a Carnatic music vocalist.
Sabitri Chatterjee Sabitri Chatterjee (সাবিত্রী চট্টোপাধ্যায়) (born 21 February 1937) is an Indian Bengali actress whose career as an actor spans more than 50 years.
Sabri Khan Ustad Sabri Khan (Hindi: उस्ताद साबरी खान,(Urdu: استاد صابری خان), born 1927 in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh) is an Indian sarangi player, who is descended on both sides of his family from a line of...
Sachidananda Routray Sachidananda Rautray (1916–2004) was an Oriya poet, novelist, short-shorty writer.
Sachin Tendulkar Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar (born 24 April 1973) is a former Indian cricketer widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of the modern generation, popularly holds the title "God of Cricket" among h...
Sadhu Singh Hamdard Sadhu Singh Hamdard was a well-known freedom fighter and journalist of Punjab, excelling in both Urdu and Punjabi and an innovative poet, who carried in his name the psudonym 'Hamdard', "sharin...
Sahir Ludhianvi Sahir Ludhianvi (8 March 1921 – 25 October 1980) was a popular Urdu poet and Hindi lyricist, who worked extensively in Hindi films.
Saibaba Goud Dr. Alampur Saibaba Goud is an Indian ophthalmologist and founder-chairman of the Devnar Foundation for the Blind.
Saif Ali Khan Saif Ali Khan (born Sajid Ali Khan on 16 August 1970) is an Indian film actor and producer.
Saina Nehwal Saina Nehwal (born 17 March 1990 in Dhindar, Ghaziabad district, Uttar Pradesh) is an Indian badminton player who attained a career best ranking of 2 in December 2010 by Badminton World Federation.
Samta Prasad Pandit Samta Prasad (July 20, 1921, – 1994) was an Indian classical musician and tabla player from the Benares gharana.
Sania Mirza Sania Mirza (सानिया मिर्ज़ा, born 15 November 1986, in Mumbai) is a professional Indian tennis player, well known for her powerful forehand ground strokes.
Satpal Singh Satpal Singh is a wrestling coach and former wrestler of India.
Satya Vrat Shastri Satya Vrat (or Satyavrat) Shastri (born 29 September 1930) is a highly decorated Sanskrit scholar, writer, grammarian and poet from India.
Satyajit Ray Satyajit Ray (Shôtôjit Rae 2 May 1921 – 23 April 1992) was an Indian filmmaker, regarded as one of the greatest auteurs of world cinema.
Sayyid Ahmedullah Qadri Sayyid Ahmedullah Qadri (9 August 1909- 5 October 1985) known as Lisan-ul-Mulk was a writer, author, critic, editor-in-chief, Indian independence activist, Indian politician and an acclaim...
Shabana Azmi Sayyida Shabana Azmi (born 18 September 1950) is an Indian actress of film, television and theatre.
Shahid Parvez Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan (born 14 October 1955) is a sitar player of Hindustani classical music.
Shahnaz Husain Shahnaz Husain, CEO of Shahnaz Herbals Inc, is a prominent Indian female entrepreneur best known for her herbal cosmetics, particularly skin care products.
Shahrukh Khan Shahrukh Khan (born 2 November 1965), often credited as Shah Rukh Khan and informally referred to as SRK, is an Indian film actor, producer, TV host, mentor and philanthropist.
Shaji N. Karun Shaji Neelakantan Karun (born 1 January 1952) is a National Award-winning Indian film director and cinematographer.
Shambhu Maharaj Pandit Shambhu Maharaj (1910 – November 4, 1970) was a celebrated Guru of the Lucknow Gharana (school) of the Indian classical dance form, Kathak.
Shamsur Rahman Faruqi Shamsur Rahman Faruqi (born January 15, 1935) is an Indian poet and one of the leading Urdu critics and theorists.
Shanno Khurana Shanno Khurana (born 1927) is a noted Indian classical vocalist and composer, from the Rampur-Sahaswan gharana of Hindustani classical music.
Shanta Gandhi Shanta Gandhi (20 December 1917 — 6 May 2002) was an Indian theatre director, dancer and playwright.
Shantha Sinha Prof. Shantha Sinha is an anti-child labour activist of international reputation.
Sharad Joshi Sharad Joshi was a Hindi poet, writer, satirist and a dialogue and scriptwriter in Hindi films and television.
Sharan Rani Backliwal Sharan Rani Backliwal (nee Mathur) (9 April 1929 – 8 April 2008) was an Indian classical instrumentalist and music scholar, best known for her expertise with the sarod.
Sharda Sinha Sharda Sinha (born October 1, 1952) is a folk-singer and professor of music from Samastipur, Bihar.
Shashi Deshpande Shashi Deshpande (ಶಶಿ ದೇಶಪಾಂಡೆ) (born in 1938 in Dharwad, Karnataka, India), is an award-winning Indian novelist.
Shashikala Shashikala Jawalkar-Saigal (शशिकला जवळकर-सैगल; born 1933), much better known as Shashikala, is an Indian actress.
Shayama Chona Shayama Chona (श्यामा चोना; born 12 August 1942) is the Founder-President of Tamana Association (estb.
Sheela Patel Sheela Patel (born 1952) is the founding director of the Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centers (SPARC), which she organised in Mumbai in 1984 as an advocacy group for the pavement d...
Sheik Chinna Moulana Sheik Chinna Moulana (షేక్ చిన్న మౌలానా) (May 12, 1924-April 13, 1999) popularly known as Sheik was a legendary Nadhaswaram Player in the Carnatic tradition.
Shekhar Kapur Shekhar Kapur (born 6 December 1945) is an Indian film director, actor and producer.
Shekhar Pathak Dr. Shekhar Pathak is an Indian historian, writer and academician from Uttarakhand.
Sheldon Pollock Sheldon I. Pollock is a scholar of Sanskrit, American intellectual and literary history, and comparative intellectual history.
Shiny Abraham Shiny Wilson (nee Abraham) (born May 8, 1965) is a retired Indian athlete.
Shiv Dutt Upadhyaya Shiv Dutt Upadhyaya, was born in Dwarahat district of Almora in Uttarakhand, India.
Shivani Gaura Pant (October 17, 1923– 21 March 2003), better known as Shivani, was one of the popular Hindi magazine story writers of the 20th century and a pioneer in writing Indian women based f...
Shivkumar Sharma Shivkumar Sharma (born January 13, 1938, Jammu, India) is an Indian Santoor player.
Shivram Bhoje Shivram Baburao Bhoje (born 9 April 1942) is a distinguished Indian nuclear scientist who worked in the field of fast-breeder nuclear reactor technology for forty years in the design, constructi...
Shobana Shobana (born Shobana Chandrakumar Pillai) is an Indian film actress and Bharata Natyam dancer from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
Shobha Raju Shobha Raju is an Indian musician, devotional singer, writer and composer, known as an exponent of sankirtana of the gospel of the 15th century saint-composer, Annamacharya.
Shobhana Bhartia Shobhana Bhartia (born 1957) is the Chairperson and Editorial Director of the Hindustan Times Group, one of India's newspaper and media houses, which she inherited from her father.
Shoji Shiba Prof. Shoji Shiba is an international expert in Total Quality Management (TQM) and Breakthrough Management.
Sirkazhi Govindarajan Sirkazhi Govindarajan (சீர்காழி கோவிந்தராஜன்; January 19, 1933 - March 24, 1988) was a leading vocalist in Carnatic Music.
Sis Ram Ola Sis Ram Ola (30 July 1927 – 15 December 2013) was a member of the 15th Lok Sabha of India.
Sita Ram Lalas Dr Sitaram Lalas (known as Sita Ramji maadsaab) was a renowned linguist and lexicographer of India.
Sitara Devi Sitara Devi (born early 1920s on a Diwali day) is an eminent Indian dancer of the classical Kathak style of dancing.
Sivaji Ganesan Viluppuram Chinnaiahpillai Ganesan (1 October 1928 – 21 July 2001), or Vettaithidal Chinnaiah Ganesan, but commonly known by his stage name Sivaji Ganesan, was a...
Sivaji Ganeshan Viluppuram Chinnaiahpillai Ganesan Manrayar (விழுப்புரம் சின்னையாபிள்ளை கணேசன் மன்றாயர்), popularly known as Sivaji Ganesan (சிவாஜி கணேசன்) (October 1, 1927 - July 21, 2001), was a popular...
Sivanthi Adithan Sivanthi Adityan (24 September 1936 – 19 April 2013) was an Indian media baron who ran Tamil newspapers Dina Thanthi and Maalaimalar.
Siyaram Tiwari (musician) Pandit Padma Shree Siyaram Tiwari (10 March 1919 -1998) was an Indian classical singer and leading exponent of Dhrupad-genre of Hindustani classical music.
Sobha Singh (painter) Sobha Singh (29 November 1901 – 22 August 1986) was a well known contemporary painter from Indian Punjab.
Sooni Taraporevala Sooni Taraporevala (born 1957) is an Indian screenwriter and photographer who is best known as the screenwriter of Mississippi Masala, The Namesake and Oscar-nominated Salaam Bombay ...
Sooranad Kunjan Pillai Sooranad P. N. Kunjan Pillai is a historian, researcher, lexicographer, poet, essayist, literary critic, orator, socio-cultural leader, grammarian, educationist, and scholar of Malayalam language.
Soumitra Chatterjee Soumitra Chatterjee or Soumitra Chattopadhyay (Shoumitro Chôṭṭopaddhae; born 19 January 1935) is an iconic Bengali film and stage actor and a poet from India, known among other things ...
Sourav Ganguly Sourav Chandidas Ganguly (born 8 July 1972), affectionately known as Dada (meaning elder brother) is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian national team.
Sridevi Sridevi Kapoor (born Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan on 13 August 1963) is an Indian film actress who has worked in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and a few Kannada films.
Srikumar Banerjee Dr. Srikumar Banerjee (শ্রীকুমার বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়) is an Indian nuclear scientist and a metallurigical engineer.
Srinibash Udgata Vidyavachaspati Padma Shri Dr. Srinivas Udgata (born 7 January 1935), is a poet, story and drama writer, painter, novelista and translator from Odisha, India.
Storytelling (film) Storytelling is a 2001 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Todd Solondz.
Subra Suresh Subra Suresh (born May 30, 1956) is the ninth and current president of Carnegie Mellon University.
Subrata Mitra Subrata Mitra (সুব্রত মিত্র, 12 October 1930 – 7 December 2001) was an Indian cinematographer.
Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal (born 1962) is an award-winning business journalist and author.
Suchitra Mitra Suchitra Mitra (19 September 1924 – 3 January 2011) was an Indian singer and composer, exponent of Rabindra Sangeet or the songs of Bengal's poet laureate Rabindranath Tagore, professor, and she...
Suchitra Sen Suchitra Sen, born Roma Dasgupta (6 April 1931 – 17 January 2014), was an Indian actress who acted in several Bengali and a few Hindi films.
Sudarsan Pattnaik Sudarsan Pattnaik (born 15 April 1977) is a notedIndian sand artist from Orissa.
Sudarshan Pattnaik Sudarsan Pattnaik(born on 15 April 1977) born in Puri nearly 60 km from Bhubaneswar the capital city of Odisha.
Sudarshan Sahoo Sudarshan Sahoo, the master sculptor was born in the divine city of Puri in 1939.
SUDEEP KUMAR SUDEEP KUMAR is an Indian classical musician and playback singer.
Sudha Malhotra Sudha Malhotra (born 30 November 1936) is an Indian playback singer.
Sudha Murthy Sudha Murthy (also spelled Sudha Murty; née Kulkarni born on 19 August 1950) is an Indian social worker and author.
Sudha Murty Sudha Kulkarni Murthy (ಸುಧಾ ಮೂರ್ತಿ)(born August 19, 1950 in Shiggaon, Karnataka, India) is an Indian social worker and author.
Sudha Varghese Sudha Varghese, also known as Sister Sudha, is a social worker and Catholic nun in India who has devoted herself to the Musahar, the Dalit of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, one of the Scheduled ...
Sudhir Khastgir Sudhir Ranjan Khastgir (24 September 1907 - 6 June 1974) was an Indian painter of Bengal school of art and an art educator.
Suman Sahai Suman Sahai is an Indian activist and the founder of Gene Campaign.
Sumati Mutatkar Sumati Mutatkar (1916–2007) was an Indian classical music vocalist and musicologist from the Agra gharana of Hindustani classical music, and a Professor of Department of Music in University of Delhi.
Sumitra Charat Ram Sumitra Charat Ram (November 17, 1914 - August 8, 2011) was noted Indian arts patron, impresario and the founder of Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra (SBKK) established in 1952.
Sundari K. Shridharani Triveni Kala Sangam is an important cultural and arts complex and education centre in New Delhi.
Sunil Dabas Sunil Dabas is a coach of national female Kabbadi team of India.
Sunil Das Sunil Das (born 1939) is an Indian expressionist painter.
Sunil Dutt Sunil Dutt (6 June 1929 – 25 May 2005), born Balraj Dutt, was an Indian movie actor, producer, director and politician.
Sunil Gavaskar Sunil Manohar "Sunny" Gavaskar (born 10 July 1949) is a former cricketer who played during the 1970s and 1980s for Bombay and India.
Sunil Kothari Dr. Sunil Kothari is a noted Indian dance historian, scholar and critic.
Sunita Kohli Sunita Kohli is an Indian interior designer, architectural restorer and furniture manufacturer.
Sunita Narain Sunita Narain is an Indian environmentalist and political activist as well as a major proponent of the Green concept of sustainable development.
Sunita Rani Sunita Rani is an Indian athlete who won a gold medal in the 1500 m and a bronze medal in the 5000 m during the 14th Asian Games.
Supriya Devi Supriya Devi (সুপ্রিয়া দেবী) (born 8 January 1935), also known as Supriya Choudhury (সুপ্রিয়া চৌধুরী), is an Indian Bengali actress, who has acted in Bengali cinemas for more than 50 years.
Surendra Mohanty Surendra Mohanty born in Orissa was an award-winning author who wrote in Oriya.
Suresh H. Advani Dr Suresh H Advani is a famous oncologist who pioneered Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in India.
Surinder Kaur Surinder Kaur (ਸੁਰਿੰਦਰ ਕੌਰ) was a Punjabi singer-songwriter.
Surinder Singh (singer) Singh Bandhu is an Indian musical duo composed of brothers Tejpal Singh and Surinder Singh leading classical music exponents, who performed both Hindustani classical music and Sikh m...
Surya Kumar Bhuyan Surya Kumar Bhuyan (সূৰ্যকুমাৰ ভূঞা; 1894-1964) was a notable writer, historian, short story writer and poet from Assam.
Sushil Kumar (wrestler) Sushil Kumar (born 26 May 1983) is an Indian World Champion wrestler who won the gold medal in the 66 kg freestyle competition at the FILA 2010 World Wrestling Championship...
Swami Kalyandev Swami Kalyandev (June 21, 1876? – July 14, 2004) was an ascetic who was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award in India, for his years of social work in the villages of India.
T S Satyan Tambrahalli Subramanya Satyanarayana Iyer, popularly known T. S. Satyan, was one of India's earliest and most eminent photojournalists.
T. K. Alex Thekkethil Kochandy Alex is an Indian space scientist.
T. M. Soundararajan Thoguluva Meenatchi Iyengar Soundararajan(24 March 1922 - 25 May 2013)was aplayback singer in the Tamil film industry for over six decades.
T. N. Krishnan Trippunithura Narayana Krishnan (born 6 October 1928) is a Carnatic music violinist.
T. N. Manoharan Padma Shri (CA.) T. N. Manoharan is an Indian Chartered Accountant and a former president of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).
T. N. Ramachandran T.N. Ramachandran (1901–1973) was an Indian art historian, artist, archaeologist and a Sanskrit scholar, specialising in the study and exposition of various aspects of Indian art.
Tabu (actress) Tabu (born Tabassum Hashmi; 4 November 1971) is an Indian film actress.
Tanmoy Bose Tanmoy Bose (born 23 August 1963), is an Indian percussionist and tabla player, besides being a musical producer, film actor and composer, who collaborated with Pandit Ravi Shankar, Anoushka S...
Taraprasad Das Taraprasad Das (born on April 1, 1950) is an accomplished medical specialist, specialized in ophthalmology and super specialized in diseases of retina and Vitreous.
Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay (তারাশঙ্কর বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়) (23 July 1898 - 14 September 1971) was one of the leading Bengali novelists.
Tarla Dalal Tarla Dalal (June 1936 – 6 November 2013) was a noted Indian food writer, chef, best-selling cookbook author and host of cooking shows like "Tarla Dalal show" and "Cook It Up With Tarla Dalal" (...
Tarlok Singh (economist) Tarlok Singh (1912 - 10 December 2005) was member of Planning Commission of India and a civil servant.
Tarun Majumdar Tarun Majumdar (born 1931) (also often credited as Tarun Mazumdar) (তরুণ মজুমদার Torun Mojumdar) is a renowned Bengali Indian film director who makes films in Bengali and is notable fo...
Teejan Bai Teejan Bai (born 24 April 1956) is an exponent of Pandavani, a traditional performing art form, from Chhattisgarh, in which she enacts tales from the Mahabharata, with musical accompaniments.
Teesta Setalvad Teesta Setalvad (born 1962) is an Indian civil rights activist and journalist.She is the secretary of Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) an organization formed for fighting for justice for the...
Temsula Ao Temsula Ao (Assamese: তেমচুলা অ) is a poet, short story writer and ethnographer.
Thanu Padmanabhan Thanu Padmanabhan (born 10 March 1957) is an Indian theoretical physicist and Cosmologist whose research spans a wide variety of topics in Gravitation, Structure formation in the universe and Qu...
Thetakudi Harihara Vinayakram Thetakudi Harihara Vinayakram (born June 24, 1944), also known as Vikku Vinayakram is a Grammy Award–winning Indian percussionist.
Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair was a Nagercoilite born Malayali Indian poet, playwright, script writer, lyricist, orator, film director and actor, though he is best known as an actor in Malayalam cinema.
Thilakan Surendranatha Thilakan (സുരേന്ദ്രനാഥ തിലകന്; 15 July 1935 – 24 September 2012), known mononymously as Thilakan, was an Indian film and stage actor who had starred in over 200 Malayalam fi...
Thota Tharani Padmashri Thota Tharani is an Indian film art Director and production designer.
Thotta Tharani Thota Tharani is an Indian film art Director and production designer who has worked in Tamil cinema, Telugu cinema, Malayalam cinema and Bollywood.
Tom Alter Tom Alter (born 2 Jul 1950) is an Indian actor.
Tripti Mitra Tripti Mitra née Tripti Bhaduri (October 25, 1925 – 1989) was a popular Indian actress of Bengali theater and films, and wife of Sombhu Mitra, noted theatre director, with whom she co-foun...
Tulasi Munda Tulasi Munda is a noted social activist from Indian state of Orissa who was awarded Padma Shri in 2001 by Government of India.
U. Srinivas Uppalapu Shrinivas (ఉప్పలపు శ్రీనివాస్), (born February 28, 1969) is an Indian mandolin player of the Carnatic musical tradition of Southern India.
Udaybhansinhji Natwarsinhji Jethwa Patvi Namdar Maharajkumar Shri Udaybhansinhji Natwarsinhji Jethwa Sahib (born 6 October 1901, Shrinagar, Gujarat - died 1977, Bombay), was the last Maharajkumar or Yuvraj of Jethwa dynasty of Pr...
Udit Narayan Udit Narayan Jha (उदित नारायण झा) known as Udit Narayan, is a Nepalese playback singer.
Ulhas Kashalkar Pandit Ulhas N Kashalkar (born 14 January 1955) is a Hindustani classical vocalist.
V. K. Gokak Vinayaka Krishna Gokak (1909–1992) was a major writer in the Kannada language and a scholar of English and Kannada literatures.
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V. Mohan Padma Shri Dr. V. Mohan is an eminent Indian Diabetologist who has been working in the field of diabetes for over 30 years in Chennai in southern India.
V. S. Wakankar Vishnu Shridhar Wakankar (4 May 1919 – 3 April 1988) was an Indian archeologist.
V. V. S. Laxman Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman (born 1 November 1974), commonly known as V.V.S. Laxman, is a former Indian cricketer.
V. Venkatachalam Padma Shri Vishwanathan Venkatachalam was an eminent Sanskrit scholar.
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Vazhenkada Kunchu Nair Vazhenkada Kunchu Nair, also spelt Kunju Nair, was an outstanding Kathakali mastero of the 20th century.
Veer Singh Mehta Dr. Veer Singh Mehta, born on 5 December 1949 in Rajasthan, India, is a notable Indian neurosurgeon.
Venu Srinivasan Venu Srinivasan is an Indian industrialist; the Chairman and Managing Director of Sundaram Clayton Ltd and TVS Motor Company, the third largest two wheeler manufacturer in India.
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Vishwa Mohan Bhatt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt also known as V. M. Bhatt (born July 12, 1950) is Grammy-winning Hindustani classical music instrumentalist who plays the Mohan Veena (slide guitar).
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W. D. Amaradeva Wannakuwatta Mitiwaduge Don Albert Perera (වන්නකුවත්ත මිටිවඩුගේ දොන් ඇල්බට් පෙරෙරා; born 5 December 1927) in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, better known by his adopted name Amaradeva, is a Sri Lanka...
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Weer Rajendra Rishi Weer Rajendra Rishi was an Indian linguist known for his contributions in the field of linguistics.
Yashodhar Mathpal Yashodhar Mathpal (born 1939) is an Indian archaeologist, painter, curator, Gandhian and Rock art conservationist.
Yelavarthy Nayudamma Yelavarthy Nayudamma (Telugu: యలవర్తి నాయుడమ్మ) (September 10, 1922 - June 23, 1985) was a chemical engineer and a scientist killed on Air India Flight 182 (Emperor Kanishka bombing).
Yogeshwar Dutt Yogeshwar Dutt (Hindi: योगेश्वर दत्त, born 2 November 1982) is an Indian wrestler He belongs to a Brahmin family in Haryana.
Yuvraj Singh Yuvraj Singh (born 12 December 1981) is an Indian international cricketer.
Zakir Hussain (musician) Zakir Hussain (Hindi: ज़ाकिर हुसैन, Urdu: ذاکِر حسین), (born 9 March 1951), is an Indian tabla player, musical producer, film actor and composer.
Zia Fariduddin Dagar Zia Fariduddin Dagar (15 June 1932 - 8 May 2013) was an Indian classical vocalist in the Dhrupad, the oldest existing form of north Indian classical music (Hindustani classical music) and part ...
Zohra Segal Zohra Segal is an Indian stage and film actress, who started her career as dancer with legendary dancer Uday Shankar in 1935 and worked with him for the next eight years.
Zohra Sehgal Zohra Segal (born 27 April 1912) is an Indian stage and film actress, who started her career as dancer with legendary dancer Uday Shankar in 1935 and worked with him for the next eight years.